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...]

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...]

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