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...]

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

Deadline: 30 May 2017 The UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize is currently open for nominations in order to promote the Social Science research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Prize was instituted by the Executive Board, at the initiative of the Government of the Dominican Republic, in connection with the commemoration of the centenary of Professor Bosch’s birth in 2009. In creating the Prize, the Member States on the Executive Board recognized the remarkable contribution of Professor Juan Bosch … [Read more...]

AWHF Call for Applications: Moses Mapesa Research Grant

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking applications for its Moses Mapesa Research Grant to support African Doctoral and Masters Students in the field of heritage. The AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African States Parties in implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an inter-governmental organisation that was launched in 2006 with the mission to … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Deadline: 30 May 2017 Nominations are open for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts, intended to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. It is meant to promote pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity. The … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific

Deadline: 7 May 2017 The University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS is currently seeking applications for Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific, organized by the World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC). Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and recovering the connections … [Read more...]

NordForsk: Seeking Proposals for Nordic Centre of Excellence under the Nordic Research Programme Education for Tomorrow

Deadline: 13 September 2017 NordForsk, in collaboration with the Academy of Finland; the Swedish Research Council; the Research Council of Norway; the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland; and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Denmark, is issuing a call for proposals for a Nordic Centre of Excellence under the Nordic research programme Education for Tomorrow. The aim of the call is to bridge the gap between research and practice in the area of teaching and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development!

Deadline: 2 May 2017 Nominations are open for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). UNESCO is now inviting the Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2017 edition of the Prize. Prize Information Endowed with a total of USD 150,000 to be divided between three recipients, the … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 Al-Sumait Prize “Education”: A Chance to Win Up to 1 Million!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is currently inviting applicants for its 2017 Al-Sumait Prize "Education" in order to advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in the African continent. Focus Areas Improving peoples access to basic or advanced education. Improving literacy among all members of society. Decreasing the dependence of children’s education on the socio-economical status of … [Read more...]

A List of Open Funding Opportunities on Education

Here is a list of open opportunities for organisations/individuals working on education around the world. Nominations Open for 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education! Deadline: 5 May 2017 Nominations are open for the 2017 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education with a motive to improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. The purpose of the … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Applications: Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific

Deadline: 7 May 2017 The World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC) at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS, are seeking applications for its "Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific". Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and recovering the connections between nature … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Summit Awards 2017!

Deadline: 15 June 2017 Nominations are open for World Summit Awards (WSA) 2017, a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. The World Summit Award is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high social impact. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in World Press Freedom Day 2017!

Deadline: 20 April 2017 UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia have organized the World Press Freedom Day's main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1-4 May 2017. Under the global theme of Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies, participants will examine current challenges facing media, including the continuous trend worldwide of attacks … [Read more...]

UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Applications are currently open for UNESCO's 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo contest: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets - Target 4.7 - in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable … [Read more...]

UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Seeking Applications from NGOs in Developing Countries

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications for the 8th edition of its International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The IFCD is providing more than 6 million USD in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas. Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, as well as international NGOs are all eligible to … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Proposals: Photographs on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job and in particular on the issues of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes against them. As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO aims to promote freedom of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship

Deadline: 19 April 2017 The  L’Oréal Foundation has launched the 8th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship to support young women scientists. Benefits 12 Fellowships of Euros 5,000 each, will granted to 12 African Ph.D Students enrolled in an African University 12 Fellowships of Euros 10,000 each, will be granted to 2 African postdoctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the region's … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Participants: Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy

Deadline: 31 March 2017 UNESCO’s offices in Bangkok and Jakarta are teaming up with Rappler Indonesia to organize a one day training session “Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy: A Special Session on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2017” taking place from 1-4 May 2017 in Jakarta for Indonesian youth. In line with the global theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies” … [Read more...]

Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Entries are open for 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as its social impact, including community involvement in … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017

Deadline: 17 April 2017 Applications are being accepted for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017 with an aim to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO … [Read more...]