U.S. Embassy to Zambia: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The U.S. Embassy to Zambia Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications from eligible organizations for  its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS awards grants to Zambian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support the U.S. goals in the Republic of Zambia, including those promoting a better understanding of the United States, democracy and governance, entrepreneurship … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for IWA’s Global Water Award!

Deadline: 5 May 2018 Nominations are open for IWA’s Global Water Award to recognise those individuals who, through innovative leadership and practice, have made a significant contribution to a world in which water is wisely managed. Showcasing exceptional individuals who have changed industry norms to create lasting progress, IWAs Global Water Award aims to recognise and reward those water innovators that are driving change. The IWA Awards Committee seeks to find true influencers, leaders, … [Read more...]

Facebook: Seeking Proposals for Global Literacy & Accessibility Challenge Grants

Deadline: 25 July 2018 In order to better understand and address global literacy and accessibility issues, Facebook is currently inviting the academic community to respond to a call for research proposals in the field of literacy and accessibility. Grants will be awarded for both qualitative and quantitative research proposals including, but not limited to: Novel, scalable methods on accessing individual or population literacy levels. Understanding the experiences and challenges … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: 2018 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award

Deadline: 30 June 2018 The Takeda Foundation has announced a call for applications for its 2018 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award that will be given to the individuals who propose the most creative and promising projects with a high potential for enhancing the well being of people at the site. The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of … [Read more...]

Entries Open for The Liveability Challenge!

Deadline: 25 May 2018 All thinkers, dreamers, innovators and problem solvers from all over the world are welcome to submit their ideas for The Liveability Challenge. The Liveability Challenge is a global platform to identify and accelerate the implementation of solutions to urban challenges, and the first-ever edition is searching for solutions to waste management and sustainable cooling. Challenge Information Finalists of The Liveability Challenge will receive support to hone their … [Read more...]

Nature Research Awards: Inspiring Science and Innovating Science

Deadline: 11 June 2018 Nominations are open for "Nature Research Awards” to celebrate and support the achievements of leading women in science and of those who have encouraged girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects around the world. Types of Award In 2018, they are launching two new Nature Research Awards: Inspiring Science Award 2018: The Inspiring Science Award welcomes nominations of exceptional scientists who self-identify as female and who are within 10 years of … [Read more...]

Hilden Charitable Fund: Addressing the Needs and Potential of Girls and Women

Deadline: 6 June 2018 The Hilden Charitable Fund is currently inviting applications to award grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries with an aim to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Priority Areas In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. … [Read more...]

Apply for Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) Funding Program!

Deadline: 6 June 2018 The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) has announced its 2018 Request for Proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams and invites you to be a part of the solution. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by a single organization acting alone. SNAPP aims to deliver innovative science in a practical form that can be rapidly adopted by its intended audiences … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship!

Deadline: 7 May 2018 Applications are now open for the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship which is a unique opportunity for young journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to cover the United Nations. Hosted every fall at UN Headquarters, the programme brings a select group of journalists to New York for the opening of the General Assembly. The 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship will take place at United Nations Headquarters … [Read more...]

Demo Africa 2018: Calling All African Startups with Innovative Technologies

Deadline: 15 June 2018 Applications are open for Demo Africa 2018 that is one of the flagship initiatives of [email protected], a public-private alliance aimed at enhancing and deepening the start-up and innovation ecosystems of targeted fast-growing African economies. For over 25 years DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, promoting and commercializing some of the most game-changing products the world has ever seen. DEMO Africa is the launch pad for African technology and trends, … [Read more...]

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018 The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment. The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

Paul Hodges Trust: Grants for Women’s Empowerment – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Paul Hodges Trust is seeking applications to award grants to projects that tackle poverty through advancing women’s empowerment. Activities that empower women and adolescent girls – allowing them to have voice, choice and control over their lives and giving them the chance to thrive – provide a vital opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. The Trustees are looking to fund projects that work with poor communities to do one or more of the following: … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applicants for Conservation Technologies Programme

Deadline: 10 July 2018 National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its Conservation Technologies programme in order to create novel tools and technologies to monitor ecosystem health. In the same way that human health is monitored in real time (e.g., thermometer, MRI, blood pressure), environmental diagnostic monitoring techniques are needed to provide practical measurements correlated with ecosystem health. Because of the complexity and interconnectedness of global … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Supporting Participatory Science through Development!

Deadline: 10 July 2018 National Geographic Society is seeking proposals to support Participatory Science through the development or innovative use of data-driven, technology-powered tools that will increase the understanding, preservation, and protection of our planet. Applicants should design and/or implement tools that support citizen science work, particularly data collection or data analysis, in ways that create learning experiences for citizen scientists, including … [Read more...]

Big Cats Conservation Initiative: Identifying Projects to Help Halt the Decline of Big Cats Worldwide

Deadline: 10 July 2018 The National Geographic Society has announced a request for proposals for its Big Cats Conservation Initiative to identify projects that will help halt the decline of big cats worldwide. The National Geographic Big Cats Initiative seeks to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs. Projects may be based in any of a … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applicants for Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Deadline: 10 July 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the National Geographic Society’s ‘Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction’ program to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans. National Geographic Society will support on the ground priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans (e.g. Action Plans, Conservation Strategies, Population and Habitat Viability Assessments) as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for ‘Documenting Human Migrations’ Program

Deadline: 10 July 2018 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Documenting Human Migrations”. These migrations are challenging social bonds and resource allocations across the world, motivating political agendas and potential backlash, but also creating new and dynamic multicultural communities. The goal of this RFP is to support impactful projects that – through education or storytelling – seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals for Early Career Grant Program

Deadline: 10 July 2018 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its Early Career Grant program to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Funding Information Grants are typically funded for less than US $5,000. Eligibility Criteria Project Leadership Applicants may … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Making the Case for Nature Programme

Deadline: 10 July 2018 One of the greatest challenges in addressing wildlife issues is that simply communicating the science is often insufficient to inspire action. How might visual artists, photographers, and videographers more effectively create and use images or video to overcome apathy towards species? National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its programme entitled “Making the Case for Nature” to determine effective ways to market wildlife to inspire positive … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution Program

Deadline: 10 July 2018 The National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its program entitled “Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution” with an aim to reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. National Geographic Society supports scientists working to fill key knowledge gaps around the flow of plastic from their sources into the ocean. National Geographic Society seeks innovators, including conservationists, educators, and storytellers, who can develop solutions to … [Read more...]