Applications Open for Culture and Animals Foundation’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Culture and Animals Foundation is accepting applications for its grant program to support artists and scholars in advancing the understanding of and commitment to animals. The foundation aims to advance animal advocacy through intellectual and artistics expression. Grant Categories The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects … [Read more...]

MissionBox Philanthropic Fund: Grants for Nonprofits Supporting Immigration/Refugees Services

Deadline: 26 January 2018 The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering two $1,500 (US dollars or equivalent) cash grant awards to nonprofits or charities, from anywhere in the world, that specifically contribute to the basic needs, education and/or protection of individuals and/or families who have been forced to flee their country of origin. Applicants are only asked to provide documentation of their service delivery model, with compelling case stories. Telling your mission story is a way to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Thought For Food (TTF) Global Challenge!

Deadline: 4 May 2018 Are you 18-35 years old and have a great idea to change the world of food and agriculture and also want to become part of a growing global movement? If yes, then apply for the 2018 Thought For Food (TFF) Global Challenge! Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, applicants are joining a movement of young innovators … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 The Breakthrough Generation Fellowship!

Deadline: 13 February 2018 Applications are open for 2018 The Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of the three main issues areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive  only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted and … [Read more...]

Food Sustainability Media Award: Inviting Professional Journalists and Emerging Talent Worldwide

Deadline: 31 May 2018 The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from a different perspective and turning the spotlight on food sustainability. The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise the work of professional journalists and emerging talent from all over the world for excellence in … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for United Nations Public Service Awards!

Deadline: 7 February 2018 Nominations are open for United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) to recognize excellence in public service at the global level. The purpose of the UNPSA is to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda. It takes into account the various levels of development of countries while reflecting the universal nature of the … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Scholarship (for Low and Middle Income Countries)

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC),UK is inviting talented and motivated individuals for 'Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships'. It is for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. All applications, with full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English), must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 … [Read more...]

STARTS Prize 2018: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society Stimulated by the Arts

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its “STARTS Prize 2018” to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to … [Read more...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Call for VR/AR Technologies to Improve Children’s Lives

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children’s lives? If yes, then apply for the UNICEF Innovation Fund. UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand … [Read more...]

IDEX: Accepting Applications for the July 2018 Global Fellows Program in India!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 IDEX is developing the next wave of "social intrapreneurs" who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. They are searching all corners of the world for individuals who are committed and passionate about having a high-impact career and advancing the social impact space. They are seeking … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships!

Deadline: 22 February 2018 Applications are open for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships that are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Themes Areas Science and technology for development Strengthening health systems and capacity Promoting global prosperity … [Read more...]

Apply for Pitching for Peace! A Competition for Journalists

Deadline: 1 March 2018 War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is currently inviting journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in an international conflict area. WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. Funding Information Three projects will be selected for Pulitzer Center … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund!

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for its “Kim Wall Memorial Fund - Inaugural Grant” Program. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. Grant Information The Kim Wall Memorial Fund will distribute one … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize 2018, awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the … [Read more...]

JRS Biodiversity Foundation: 2018 RFPs for Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity

Deadline: 9 March 2018 The JRS Biodiversity Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. Programs Freshwater Biodiversity Scope: JRS seeks projects that increase the access to and use of biodiversity information relating to freshwater biodiversity assessment and the conservation of freshwater ecosystem services in targeted … [Read more...]

Applications Open for NEF Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i)!

Deadline: 12 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) to reward research based innovation and highlight the global impact of African researchers and entrepreneurs. On 26-28 March 2018, the Next Einstein Forum will host its second Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. A critical component of the NEF is its unique innovation competition, the Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i). Young African scientists and … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education. Priority Areas Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with … [Read more...]

Saving Lives at Birth Round 8: A Grand Challenge for Development

Deadline: 28 February 2018 United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to launch the eighth round of "Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development". The program seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment … [Read more...]

UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017

Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDB) in partnership with the Resilient Africa Network (RAN Lab) has announced the UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017. The program will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the country’s social economic development. Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2018. UDBL provides project finance with a minimum of UGX 100 Million Grants.  To further develop the solution, … [Read more...]

Call For Application: ASSAf-TWAS-AAAS Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from 21 to 25 May 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is 9 February 2018.  Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as … [Read more...]