Call for Proposals: 10th UNESCO Youth Forum for Young Change-makers

Deadline: 25 June 2017 UNESCO has launched a call for proposals for young change-makers to attend the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, entitled “Rethinking Youth Engagement with UNESCO” (25-26 October 2017, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France). The primary aim of the Forum is to build sustainable relationships with young change-makers who are leading or co-shaping impactful initiatives in a UNESCO field of competence (education, science, culture, communication and information). The Forum is looking … [Read more...]

MGIEP Call for Proposals: Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017

Deadline: 15 August 2017 The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is seeking proposals for its international conference entitled ‘Transforming Education Conference for Humanity’ (TECH) in partnership with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam, India from December 16 – 18, 2017. The Conference is also supported by the Government of India – Ministry of Human Resource Development. The MGIEP is an integral part of UNESCO and … [Read more...]

Apply for ESD Okayama Award 2017: A Chance to Win Up to US $3,000!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Applications are open for the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Okayama Award 2017 with an aim to showcase good practices worldwide and to further advance ESD. Project integrates environmental, social, and economic dimensions of ESD. The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities, and also showcase … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Are you an amateur or professional photographer? If yes, then use your skills to capture pictures that not only show but tell amazing stories and submit your photos to the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition! Applications are open for Skills in Action Photo Competition that is organized as part of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities in celebrating World Youth Skills Day this July 2017. Award Goals The goals of the award are to: Raise awareness on the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for the 15th Edition UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture with an aim to encourage the propose qualified candidates who deserve to be rewarded for their literary, scientific or artistic achievements, as well as for their global outreach devoted to promoting Arab culture and its worldwide dissemination – independent of any religious considerations. The UNESCO-Sharjah … [Read more...]

The UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize: Promoting Social Science Research in Latin America & the Caribbean

Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for "The UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize" to reward the best social science thesis written by young researchers in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and that has made a significant research contribution to the promotion of social science research geared to social development policies. The Prize was instituted by the Executive Board of UNESCO, at the initiative of the Government of the Dominican Republic, in connection with the commemoration of … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for EOIs: Needs-assessment on Implementing the UNESCO 2003 Convention

Deadline: 20 June 2017 The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individuals, teams or organizations to undertake a survey intended to assess the main needs and priorities for the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The activity, to be undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The World Heritage Center, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund, is seeking papers to be included in its forthcoming publication entitled: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa. The main objective of this publication is to publicize endogenous site management practices and share successful experiences with a view to contributing to the improvement of site management and conservation. This publication will be an opportunity … [Read more...]

Call for Applications and Nominations: UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2017

Deadline: For Applications: 31 May 2017 For Nominations: 14 June 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting applicants for its International Literacy Prizes (ILP) 2017 under the theme “Literacy in a Digital World” to support effective literacy practices and encourage the promotion of dynamic literate societies. Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 475 … [Read more...]

TWAS: OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS are currently seeking nominations for an award to recognize and spotlight talented early career women scientists living and working in developing countries. Benefits Five women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrated each year for their research excellence, receiving a cash prize of USD5,000, a year’s free … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UNESCO ‐ Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2017!

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Applications are open for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2017, with an aim to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation. The annual Summit aims to contribute to building research capacity … [Read more...]

UNCDF Call for EOIs: SHIFT Challenge Fund for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Deadline: 9 June 2017 The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is seeking Expression of Interest (EOIs) for its Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) Challenge Fund entitled “Linking remittances as a catalyst for financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment”. The fund will award matching grants to projects offering either an innovative business model or scaling-up of an existing business model for international remittance service delivery for women in Cambodia, … [Read more...]

UNESCO IIPE-Pôle de Dakar Call for Proposals: Supporting Innovation in the Operationalization of Renewed Vocational Training Policies

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Do you have an innovative vocational training practice in one of the 11 African countries mentioned below? Is your practice promising and needs a boost to be finalized or improved? Participate in the first call for proposals to benefit from the innovation support of the IIPE-Pôle de Dakar within the framework of its Platform of expertise in vocational training! The IIPE-Pôle de Dakar is accepting applications for its Call for Proposals to encourage the … [Read more...]

UNESCO: Request for Proposals for Organizing Regional Workshop

Deadline: 22 May 2017 Applicants are invited to submit an offer for "Organizing Regional Workshop: to Strengthening Science-Policy-Society for Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific Region". The regional workshop: Strengthening Science-Policy-Society Interface for Implementing Sustainability Science for Biodiversity Conservation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific Region is being arranged under the project “Science Harnessed for ASEAN Regional Policy” (SHARP) financially … [Read more...]

UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning: Applications Open for CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme 2017

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) is currently accepting applications from government officials and representatives of civil society organizations for its CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme to support the implementation of the commitments made at CONFINTEA VI. The Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of Member States in implementing major elements of the Belém Framework for Action (BFA). Fellows are, therefore, selected on the basis of their … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO ‐ Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2017!

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Applications are open for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2017, with an aim to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa's development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation. The annual Summit aims to contribute to building research capacity … [Read more...]

EC-EASME Call for Proposals: Supporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products

Deadline: 29 June 2017 The European Commission- Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Supporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries” with an aim to support projects developing and promoting transnational thematic tourism products capitalising on European cultural heritage. Objectives Strengthen transnational … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science!

Deadline: 27 May 2017 Applications are open for "UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science" to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public. The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the Programme of the Organization in the field of the raising … [Read more...]

Apply for ESD Okayama Award 2017: A Chance to Win Up to US $3,000!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Applications are open for the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Okayama Award 2017 with an aim to showcase good practices worldwide and to further advance ESD. Project integrates environmental, social, and economic dimensions of ESD. The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities, and also showcase … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize: Improving the Performance and Effectiveness of Teachers Worldwide!

Deadline: 31 October 2017 Nominations are open for the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for outstanding practice and performance in enhancing the effectiveness of teachers. The mission of this prize is to improve the performance and effectiveness of teachers worldwide. The Prize was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities. The Prize will be awarded for the 5th time at a … [Read more...]

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