UNESCO Request for Proposals: Strengthening Cultural and Creative Industries in Rwanda  

Deadline: 16 October 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Regional Office for Eastern Africa has opened a request for proposals for professional services to strengthen Cultural and Creative Industries in Rwanda. UNESCO requires that bidders, contractors and their subcontractors adhere to the highest standard of moral and ethical conduct during the procurement and execution of UNESCO contracts and do not engage in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UNESCO’s “Support to Media in Jordan” Program!

Deadline: 17 October 2017 Applications are open for "Support to Media in Jordan" to help Jordan’s efforts in advancing the Jordanian media to further increase its freedom, independence and professionalism. During the first phase of the project, UNESCO developed a comprehensive study of the Jordanian media landscape on the basis of UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDI). In the second phase of the project, UNESCO has been implementing activities based on the MDI report … [Read more...]

UNESCO Kabul Call for Applications: Bibi Gul Youth and Adult Literacy Contest for Afghanistan

Deadline: 11 October 2017 UNESCO Kabul in partnership with the Office of the First lady, the Office of Second Vice President of the and the Deputy Ministry of Education for Literacy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan have opened call for applications for 2017 ‘Bibi Gul Youth and Adult Literacy Contest for Afghanistan with the theme ‘Literacy For Social Change& Sustainable Development’. The main purpose of Bibi Gul Youth and Adult Literacy Contest for Afghanistan is to recognize and … [Read more...]

SciCom Call for Applications for 8th World Science Forum!

Deadline: 22 September 2017 SciCom is inviting applications for its 8th World Science Forum with an aim to offer a platform whereby print and audio-visual journalists, editors, bloggers and social media can rub shoulders with speakers and delegates to discuss and report on the latest scientific, policy and civil society developments worldwide. After the highly successful 2015 World Science Forum held in Budapest, Hungary, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan will host the 2017 biennial event … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for GAPMIL Awards 2017!

Deadline: 11 September 2017 Nominations are open for "Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) Awards 2017" that will recognize information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their work and related activities. The GAPMIL Awards are led by the GAPMIL and the Media and Information Literacy … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UNESCO’s Sport and the SDGs Youth Funshop!

Deadline: 1 October 2017 Are you between 18 and 30 years old and an advocate for sport as a development tool? Do you run a sports-based social enterprise? Are you a leader in your community?  If yes, then apply for the first ever UNESCO Sport and the SDGs Youth “Funshop”. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Philippine Sports Commission are inviting young leaders from the ASEAN Member States and Timor-Leste to participate in a Sport & the … [Read more...]

African World Heritage Fund: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Grants

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking proposals for its Conservation Grants to provide grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO’s Photography Contest on “Literacy in a Digital World”!

Deadline: 30 September 2017 On the occasion of International Literacy Day 2017, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting applicants for its Photography contest on the theme “Literacy in a Digital World”. This year, Literacy Day’s theme will examine and highlight what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Queen’s Young Leaders Award Programme!

Deadline: 21 August 2017 The Queen’s Young Leaders is inviting applicants for its Queen’s Young Leader Award that recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Benefits Mentoring As a Queen’s Young Leader applicants will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise who will support them over the course of the year to continue and develop … [Read more...]

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: Helping Young People Help the Planet

Deadline: 15 December 2017 Applications are open for MAB Young Scientists Awards to target young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Priority is given to projects carried out in biosphere reserves. MAB Young Scientists Award applicants are strongly encouraged to take into account the priorities of the LAP, and to identify in their applications how their research contributes to the research-related actions of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Youth Foundation’s Structural Grant!

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. The foundation is accepting applications for its Structural Grants that are grants for general administrative costs incurred by youth NGOs. Grant Categories The EYF offers two types of structural grants: Structural grant for 2 consecutive years These grants are available every 2 years and … [Read more...]

UNESCO 2017 Global Report Call for Infographics!

Deadline: 29 August 2017 The Secretariat of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) is inviting companies, individuals or consortiums to submit a proposal for the production of infographics to be included in the second edition of the UNESCO Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention, to be published in December 2017. As part of a wider exercise to promote transparent and informed/evidence-based policy … [Read more...]

ACTTiVAte Call for Proposals: Innovating SMEs & Enabling the Emergence of Cross-Border/Cross-Sectors Value Chains

Deadline: 5 September 2017 The ACTTiVAte has announced a Call for Proposal with an aim to enable the emergence of new cross-border and cross-sectoral value chains through fostering technology transfer within four sectors with strong synergies: Aerospace, Agri-food, Health and ICT. The PAn-European Clusters for Technology Transfer and new VAlue chains, ACTTiVAte (INNOSUP-1-2015) envisages the support of innovation in SMEs and fostering the smart reindustrialization of Europe by enabling the … [Read more...]

Innovate for Life Fund: Tackling Africa’s most Daunting Health Challenges

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Applications are open for Innovate for Life Fund that will tackle Africa’s most daunting health challenges by supporting local entrepreneurs and investing in companies that develop innovative, home-grown solutions. The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to create home-grown health solutions for the African market. The Innovate for Life Fund offers African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is … [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...]

UNESCO Call for Proposals: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Regional Office for Eastern Africa has announced a call for proposals for its International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). Priority Areas Supporting media pluralism (particularly community media) and independence (improving self-regulation and professional standards) Promoting the safety of journalists Countering hate speech in media and social media, … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for UNESCO-GAPMIL Awards 2017!

Deadline: 1 August 2017 Nominations are open for "The GAPMIL (Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy) Awards 2017". The GAPMIL Awards will recognize information/library, media and technology specialists, educators, artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, NGOs, associations and other groups integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their work and related activities. The GAPMIL Awards are led by the GAPMIL and the Media and … [Read more...]

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...]