NEA/AC Call for Proposals: Supporting Libya’s Political Transition in MENA Region

Deadline: 22 May 2017 The Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program within the Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), is seeking proposals to assist Libya’s transition toward stability and national reconciliation by advancing public dialogue. Priority Areas Priority Area A: Supporting Libya’s Constitutional Process Priority Area B: Supporting a Professional and Responsive Media Sector Program Aims enable the … [Read more...]

DRL Global Religious Freedoms: Protecting Religious Freedom in Regions of Europe and East Asia and the Pacific

Deadline: 26 April 2017 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that promote and protect religious freedom in the regions of Europe and East Asia and the Pacific. Objectives In Europe ($400,000) DRL’s objective is to have a direct and lasting impact in combating discrimination and intolerance, including acts that can lead to violence, on … [Read more...]

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Conservation Collaboration Grants Program 2017!

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for its Conservation Collaboration Grants Program. Purpose The purpose of Conservation Collaboration Grants will be to leverage NRCS and partner resources to: Improve soil health in South Dakota. Improve water quality in South Dakota. Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern. Improve the environmental … [Read more...]

Apply for the Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge

Deadline: 7 May 2017 The Encore Prize, a Generation to Generation Challenge, is currently open for nominations to support innovations focused on new ways to bring experienced talent to social problems. The first challenge: To help kids at risk. The first Encore Prize will be for organizations with innovative solutions that utilize experienced talent to serve youth, in conjunction with the Generation to Generation campaign to mobilize adults 50+ to help young people thrive. The Prize A total … [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...]

U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon: Fulbright Student Scholarship Program

Deadline: 15 May 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon is currently seeking applications for its "Fulbright Student Scholarship Program". This scholarship has become the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Congress and administered by AMIDEAST. Benefits The grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board. Funding is not available to … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

Deadline: 16 May 2017 Applications are being accepted for New Connections Programme in order to increase diversity of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The … [Read more...]

UNDP/South Sudan: Inviting CSOs for Small Grants to Establish and Implement a Legal Aid Scheme

Deadline: 12 April 2017 The UNDP country office in South Sudan is seeking an implementing partner or Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to develop and implement a Legal Aid and Assistance Scheme that will be funded under UNDP’s Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project. The Project aims to contribute to national priorities as articulated in the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) Conflict Prevention & Security Pillar. The specific Rule of Law Sector Objective is “to strengthen … [Read more...]

MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: Apply and win Cash Prize of up to $250,000

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience … [Read more...]

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF): Providing Local Project Developers and Originators in Africa

Deadline: 8 May 2017 The Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) is currently accepting applications to provide local project developers and originators in Africa with the technical expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to fruition. Access Power aims to contribute its project development expertise and resources to catalyze power projects across the African continent. The partner with local power developers, and assist them through the project development stage … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Tulip Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  is currently open for nominations recognising courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders to learn from each other. The winner of the … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food Safety Challenge Area

Deadline: 21 June 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its "Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Food Safety Challenge Area" to promote and enhance the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. The purpose of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program 2017!

Deadline: 28 April 2017 The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is currently accepting applications for its Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Research Grants Program 2017 with an aim to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites. The Grants Program supports … [Read more...]

Norwegian Human Rights Fund: Protecting Rights of Vulnerable and Marginalized Individuals and Groups

Deadline: 5 May 2017 The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) is currently accepting applications for its Grants Program with an aim to support professional human rights actors’ working for the protection of the rights of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups through initiatives such as legal assistance, advocacy work, documentation and rights education. Objectives Work against impunity and for access to justice work against discrimination and/or marginalisation of … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Smart City Awards!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 The Smart City Expo World Congress is seeking nominations for its prestigious World Smart City Award where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognised based on innovation, impact and feasibility. Winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards on November 15th in a ceremony that attracts an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility. The WSCA have … [Read more...]

The Noble Foundation Grants: Seeking LOIs on Capital Funding for Higher Education in the United States

Deadline: 1 June 2017 The Noble Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry with the primary focus on capital funding for higher education and on health research and delivery systems. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, established by Lloyd Noble, is the largest independent agricultural research institution in the U.S. Eligibility Criteria Proposals are considered only from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the United States. No loans or grants are available … [Read more...]

XminusY Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Movements for Democracy around the World

Deadline: 30 June 2017 XminusY is currently accepting proposals to support social movements, action groups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms … [Read more...]

Nokia Bell Labs Prize: Apply to Win Exciting Prizes

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Applications are currently open for Nokia Bell Labs Prize, a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. Categories Web Applications Cloud Services Computational … [Read more...]

OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge: Addressing Global Challenges through Innovations

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with GHR Foundation,  is currently seeking applications from organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. These global challenges are complex and interwoven -- problems that cannot be solved in isolation. They are also evolving at a rate that requires immediate action to provide relief, restoration and … [Read more...]

Apply for IWMF’s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Worldwide!

Deadline: 11 April 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking fellows for its "The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship" which gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The … [Read more...]

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