SA Innovavation Summit’s Pitching Den Competition: Promoting and Developing Entrepreneurial Creativity of Startups

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Do you have a start-up or a business solution characterized by high growth potential, proprietary innovation, sustainable competitive advantage? If yes, then apply for Pitching Den Competition. Set against the backdrop of SA Innovation Summit, the Pitching Den competition aims to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of startups, able and willing to disrupt the status-quo, to showcase their ground-breaking products or services, to gain visibility across … [Read more...]

USAID: Seeking Applications for Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (CEP-NTD) Program

Deadline: 27 April 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement(s) from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled "Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (CEP-NTD)". CEP-NTD seeks to support disease-endemic countries to control and/or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with proven, cost-effective public health interventions. Building on the successes that have been … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Conectas Human Rights invites contributions in the form of articles, case studies, institutional reflections and artistic pieces with preference given to activist voices from the Global South for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in July 2018. The objective of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas, is to influence the global human rights agenda by producing, fostering and disseminating … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Worldwide!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for “The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition” to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. Competition Goals No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible … [Read more...]

Submit Proposals for 2020 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research!

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is accepting proposals for its 2020 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research. The Journal of Peace Research is a leading international and interdisciplinary journal in peace research, published in collaboration between the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and SAGE Publications. They welcome issues on topics that significantly advance the research frontier of the field, with a focus on causes and consequences of violence, … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Investigator Awards in Science

Deadline: 24 July 2018 The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Investigator Awards in Science that enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Benefits research expenses staff materials and consumables animals equipment access charges research management and support costs travel and subsistence overseas allowances fieldwork expenses inflation allowance … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundation’s Exhibition and Fellowship: Moving Walls 25

Deadline: 20 April 2018 The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and fellowship opportunity focused on the topic of migration. Selected projects will be featured in the next installment of their ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in September 2018 at the Open Society Foundations—New York. The Open Society Foundation is inviting proposals about the work that engages with topics of migration, identity, belonging, and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 to mobilize Innovation Potential of Africa!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 which is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build a broad constituency in support of innovation in Africa. The basic fact is that Africa cannot outsource its development. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 May 2018 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently seeking applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive … [Read more...]

Kurt Schork Memorial Fund: Seeking Applications for 2018 Awards in International Journalism

Deadline: 31 May 2018 The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2018 Awards in International Journalism to support journalists, freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger. The three annual awards, for freelance and local journalism and, since 2017, for newsfixers, are recognized worldwide as a mark of excellence and have an established track record for brave reporting on conflict, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) Innovation Fund

Deadline: 25 April 2018 The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) has launched a second phase to run from 2017-2021. SAIS 2 provides grants to projects that seek to pilot, demonstrate and replicate concepts and prototypes before rolling them out to the market as new or improved products, services or processes. The objective is to support entrepreneurship and early-stage entrepreneurs as well as to strengthen the cooperation amongst innovation organizations at local and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for AU-RIATT-ESA Media Award on Reporting Child Marriage in Africa!

Deadline:  23 March 2018 Nominations are open for the AU-RIATT-ESA reporting on Child Marriage in Africa Awards 2018 that are presented to individual journalists that have significantly contributed to the promotion of the principles espoused by the Campaign to end Child Marriage in Africa through their print articles or electronic reporting. The objective of the Awards is to promote reporting of child marriage issues hence raising public awareness, understanding and action. Award recipients … [Read more...]

Apply for “Stay below 1.5!” Writing Competition & Win a fully funded Fellowship in Bonn, Germany!

Deadline: 23 March 2018 The Climate Tracker is inviting trackers from everywhere in the world for its “Stay below 1.5!” writing competition  and the best writer will get a chance to attend the UNFCCC climate negotiations in May 2018, which will be held in Bonn, Germany. Climate Tracker are looking for young writers from around the world who want to make a big impact in their countries by writing about the necessity to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming and the ways in which they can reach that … [Read more...]

Apply for 7th International City Health Conference!

Deadline: 1 April 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the seventh series of the City Health conferences that will take place on 13-14 September 2018 at Odesa (Ukraine). The event is hosted by Alliance for Public Health (Ukraine), AFEW International (Netherlands) and the City of Odesa, in association with Knowledge-Action-Change (The United Kingdom). The theme for City Health 2018 is ‘Developing healthy responses in a time of change’. This includes changes in political and societal norms, … [Read more...]

Astana Civil Service Hub: Seeking Applications for Innovative Solutions Scheme 2018

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Astana Civil Service Hub has announced a Call for Applications for the Innovative Solutions Scheme aimed at supporting initiatives for public administration modernization and encouraging innovation and creativity in public institutions. The Innovative Solutions Scheme is a multistage mechanism, which allows: to identify successful innovative solutions, to facilitate deeper understanding by the Hub participating countries of the identified solutions by … [Read more...]

Cerebro Labs: Seeking Applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge

Deadline: 23 March 2018 Cerebro Labs is seeking applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge to help startups create a disruptive value proposition, innovate their business models, and accelerate their business growth through an array of business support services. The challenge aims to assist startups to connect with a network of domain experts, investors, advisors, and corporate partners. Cerebro Labs is a tech business incubator and accelerator for pre-seed and early stage startups … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Core Infrastructure Fund

Deadline: 1 May 2018 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently seeking applications for its Core Infrastructure Fund that supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. Award information OTF awards are performance-based contracts signed directly with the applicant. Payment is issued on completion of stated … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition that is a unique global challenge in which three university students are rewarded for their most innovative, impactful ideas for the wellness industry. This competition defines the wellness industry broadly and is looking for innovations in sectors as varied as architecture/design, beauty, education, fitness, hospitality, investment, medicine, nutrition, real estate, spa, technology, travel, … [Read more...]

Health Systems Research Initiative: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in LMICs

Deadline: 5 June 2018 The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. Aims The funders aim for a significant majority of research projects within the portfolio to focus on low-income countries. Generate evidence on how to strengthen and improve health systems for people living in low- and middle-income countries. … [Read more...]

The IFREE Small Grants Program: Promoting Human Betterment through Experimental Economics

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program to promote Human Betterment through Experimental Economics to Improve the Understanding of Exchange Systems. IFREE funds primary research in market and personal exchange systems. IFREE sponsors: participatory, hands-on, educational, workshops, interdisciplinary academic discussions, outreach programs for those outside the … [Read more...]