FAO: Fourth Call for Proposals under the Benefit-sharing Fund

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has launched a Call for Proposals for its fourth cycle of projects to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment. This Call for Proposals also emphasizes new … [Read more...]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Seeking Applications to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is seeking applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question … [Read more...]

A List of Open Opportunities on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition!

Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize 2018! Deadline: 15 May 2018 Nominations are open for Africa Food Prize 2018 which is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. Objectives The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of … [Read more...]

WWF’s Russell E. Train Fellowships: Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation

Deadline: 1 March 2018 To build local capacity in Asia, Africa and Latin America, EFN is offering fellowships to current and aspiring faculty members to enable them to pursue their PhD. EFN is providing fellowships to support current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue doctoral degrees in conservation-related fields. After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, or establish … [Read more...]

Apply for EDD 2018 Young Leaders Programme!

Deadline: 2 March 2018 Are you playing an active role in the fight for gender equality and women empowerment at the local, national or regional level? Do you want to share your vision of the future with other influential development actors? The time has come to make your voice heard: Apply for the Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas! Themes Ensuring the Physical and Psychological Integrity of Girls and Women Promoting Economics … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applicants for Early Career Grant

Deadline: 4 April 2018 The National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its Early Career Grant which is a request for funding that offers less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society … [Read more...]

Martin Ennals Award 2019: Inviting Human Rights Defenders around the World

Deadline: 26 March 2018 Nominations are open for 2019 Martin Ennals Award that is an annual prize for human rights defenders. The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others, while at risk. This could include physical danger, repressive legal processes, or other forms of harassment. The Award is named after Martin Ennals (1927-1991), an activist who was instrumental to the modern human rights movement and a driving force behind … [Read more...]

KIOS Call for Proposals 2018: Strengthening the Realization of Human Rights Defenders

Deadline: 20 March 2018 KIOS Foundation has announced a call for proposals 2018 to strengthen the realization of human rights by supporting the human rights work of civil society in developing countries. Priority Groups Special emphasis is given to proposals focusing on women’s rights and gender equality, human rights defenders, the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups as well as advocacy work related to the rights of these priority groups. Project Duration The first KIOS grant is … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applicants for Standard Grants

Deadline: 4 April 2018 The National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its Standard Grants which is a request for funding by an experienced project lead. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 Laureate Global Fellowship!

Deadline: 6 March 2018 Applications are now open for the 2018 Laureate Global Fellowship sponsored by Laureate International Universities. The Laureate Global Fellowship is a pioneering youth social entrepreneurship program working to redefine how young people lead change. It is one of YouthActionNet’s 23 national/regional youth leadership institutions worldwide, whose fellows shape network of nearly 1700 youth driving change in over 90 countries. Launched in 2001, the fellowship … [Read more...]

Jana Robeyst Trust Fund: Inviting Applicants for Small Conservation Grants

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) is currently inviting applicants for its “Small Conservation Grants” to provide financial resources for non-profit organisations and individuals to carry out vital field conservation work in Africa. The Trust Fund will support, on a small scale, up to a maximum of 1.500 euro per application, scientists financially in carrying out their research. The JRTF aims to provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot … [Read more...]

Apply for UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applications are open for UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme to  offer young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Fellowships may last from six months to two years, and Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the needs of UNU and UNFCCC. Upon completion of the UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate … [Read more...]

AfDB-NIW’s High 5s Startup Challenge: Improving the Quality of Life for the People of Africa

Deadline: 23 February 2018 The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) have partnered to run a joint innovation challenge that focuses on the Bank’s High 5 priorities; Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. Priorities Area Light up and power Africa: The AfDB is working to unify efforts to achieve universal access to energy. Its new Energy Strategy aims to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Open Society Fellowship!

Deadline: 15 July 2018 The Open Society Foundation is seeking applications for its Open Society Fellowship Programme with an aim to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address new and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality. This proposition is intended as a provocation to … [Read more...]

Gratitude Network: Seeking Applications for Gratitude Awards 2018

Deadline: 15 March 2018 The Gratitude Network is now seeking applications for the Gratitude Awards 2018. It is working through social entrepreneurs to impact the lives of children globally. The Gratitude Network seeks out the world’s most dynamic and innovative leaders and organizations impacting the lives of children and youth. Those that are selected as awardees receive a 1‐year program of intense coaching, mentoring and strategic advice to help them scale their business model to achieve … [Read more...]

PSFU Call for Proposals: Matching Grant Facility (MGF) Program Round 6

Deadline: 6 March 2018 The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is currently inviting eligible entities to submit proposals requesting for funds under the Matching Grant Facility (MGF) program to improve enterprise capacity, enhance productivity and competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda. The Government of Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). Grant Information The eligible enterprises may … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are now open for the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018. It is an international award of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA).  The Prize Ceremony will be held on 28 October 2018 in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. The Prize aims to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 31 May 2018 The Rotary Peace Fellowship is currently open for applications and invites professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. Benefits … [Read more...]

Apply for USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research Women in Science Mentoring Program!

Deadline: 16 March 2018 Applications are now open for the USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Women in Science Mentoring Program. The program receives applications from across the globe, with the numbers varying regionally by gender. The PEER Program has received more than 2,500 applications in six years, with fewer women applying from the Sub Saharan Africa region (just 18.4%, 11.7% lower than the UNESCO statistics) and the Arab States region (just 26.7%, 10.1% … [Read more...]

P4G Partnership Fund: Supporting Innovative Public-Private Sector Partnerships

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund, whose purpose is to support innovative public-private sector partnerships that address global sustainable development needs. The P4G Partnership Fund will contribute to overcoming barriers related to accessing finance by providing catalytic funding necessary to inspire the replication of more public-private sector partnerships. Type of Partnerships The P4G Partnership Fund is open to … [Read more...]