Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

Funding brief: The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the […]

Funding brief: Techstars invites application for Techstars Accelerator Programs. They don’t tell you what to do or when. They create an environment that is conducive to helping your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you. ● Grow Your Network : From a large pool of mentors, find your […]

Funding brief: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) was created to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists. The program supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology graduate students working on wild felids in situ. They welcome applications for projects on all wild cat species in all regions. Award amounts vary; the […]

Funding brief: The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral […]

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) supports projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support work of the highest international standard and applicants need to […]

Funding brief: Established in 1984, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA accredited zoos and aquariums, and their collaborators. CGF grants are awarded in six categories: animal health, animal welfare, conservation education, field conservation and/or reintroduction, animal management and/or breeding, […]

Funding brief: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of […]

Funding brief: The ReSource Award acknowledges social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices. Examples include access to, use and supply of water, sanitation and hygiene in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. Criteria: […]

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe […]

Funding brief: The role of the media is crucial for raising public awareness about the importance of issues concerning food sustainability. For this reason, the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from […]

Funding brief: VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand our understanding of complex systems and improve how we interact with one another. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that […]

Funding brief: Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named […]

Funding brief: The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise […]

Funding brief: The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering two $1,500 (US dollars or equivalent) cash grant awards to nonprofits or charities, from anywhere in the world, that specifically contribute to the basic needs, education and/or protection of individuals and/or families who have been forced to flee their country of origin in January, 2018,. You are […]

Funding brief: Its purpose is to reward individuals, institutions and other entities or non-governmental organizations that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The Prize was established in 1995 on the occasion of the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma […]

Funding brief: USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek ground breaking prevention […]

Funding brief: The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, originally founded in 1953. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Awarding over $9 million in […]

Funding brief: The International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. in each November. They’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media […]

Funding brief: The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious juried illustration Awards globally, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike. The World Illustration Awards has eight categories. ● Advertising, sponsored by procreate: Advertising products,s events or brands including printed posters, billboards and flyers, and digitally on websites, apps and TV. ● Children’s books, sponsored by walker […]

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) invites applications for support of Commodity development activities. The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organizations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity […]

Funding brief: War Stories, Peace Stories and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Partner to Offer Journalism Grants for “Peace” Reporting in International Conflict Areas. War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, invites journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort […]

Funding brief: This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to one female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in […]

Funding brief: The  International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights […]

Funding brief: The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.  Your programs must align with these priorities. Priorities: ● Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability  Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of […]

Funding brief: The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is […]

Funding brief: The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people by the year 2050, the challenge of meeting human demand for scarce global resources will intensify. Finance has a key […]

Funding brief: World of Children provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. They give awards in five categories: Education, Health, Humanitarian, Protection and Youth Helping Youth. Categories: Awards are divided into five distinct categories: ● The Health Award is for […]

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

Funding brief: The Spark* Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organizations that exist to change the lives of Bangladeshi’s. If you are successful in your application you: –  ATTEND THE SPARK* ACCELERATOR – An intensive five day live-in workshop […]

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

Funding brief: The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honours Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. They encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from […]

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

Funding brief: The Bristol Short Story Prize is an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. They publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes. Donor Name: The Bristol Short Story Prize Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: The closing […]

Funding brief: The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are encouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes […]

Funding brief: Federal Assistance Awards, hereafter referred to as grants, under this notice are intended for local representatives of civil society, including U.S. or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private institutions of post-secondary and higher education. Grant proposals submitted should meet one or more of the following U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Public Diplomacy priorities: 1. Improve […]

Funding brief: Van Tienhoven Foundation is a small foundation that makes grants on the basis of the estate of Pieter Gerbrand van Tienhoven. They are concerned about life on earth and the delicate balance between human life, nature and biodiversity. They believe local people are instrumental and key to conserve and restore nature and species […]

Funding brief: The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism attests to the power of photojournalism in our image-oriented world. Fundamentally influencing our perception of humanity in all its facets, photojournalism contributes to our education and sensitization, rouses our emotion, and enables us to share. The Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hanover organizes the LUMIX […]

This is not a simple thing that a site started its journey to find fund with a particular focus on a particular country. Fund For Bangladesh (Fund For Bangladesh)  has taken the initiative to show the world that we can! Yes, Fund For Bangladesh had taken initiative and was able to take the courage to […]

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. This NFO is issued to solicit applications to manage F2F volunteer programs under Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreements […]

Funding brief: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual […]

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the award category […]

Funding brief: The objective of the transnational access is to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network. As there are limitations to the amount of access available for each facility, it is necessary to set a procedure over the whole duration of the project allowing optimum […]

Funding brief: The TWAS Prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: The TWAS Prizes Deadline: 15th, March, 2018 […]

Funding brief: The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. […]

Funding brief: As part of the Global Trees Campaign and the Conservation Leadership Programme, Fauna & Flora International is offering student grants to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species. They invite applications for a maximum grant of up to £1,000 towards […]

Funding brief: Under our Tropical Rainforests programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. Local projects: Applications for practical local projects that we will consider would typically be […]

Funding brief: NextWorldNow learns about community based projects that need more resources to meet their goals. They connect with the leaders, learn about their work, and decide which projects to invest in.  Investments may include time spent supporting a project, in-kind resources, and financial grants.  They invite community proposals. They rate the likely success and […]

Funding brief: BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife […]

Funding brief: The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. Donor Name: Auckland Zoo Funding name: Conservation Fund Deadline: Applications close on Sunday 25th, March, 2018. Funding details link: https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/conservation-fund Funding limit: ​Small grants will be […]

Funding brief: UNHCR are searching for a hero supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Donor Name: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Funding name: Nansen Refugee Award Criteria: Nominees are considered by the Nansen Refugee Award Committee in the following light: ● The deed for which the person/ entity is nominated should take place […]

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honours women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

Funding brief: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: ● Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law ● Support freedom […]

Funding brief: The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy that seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay must be a legal article. The Academy will grant two Awards, […]

Funding brief: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word. […]

Funding brief: The NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the objective to provide financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and […]

Funding brief: The “Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science and/or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. The Tinker Foundation’s goal is to establish a […]

Funding brief: Ekhagastiftelsen (Ekhaga foundation) was founded by Gösta Videgård as early as 1944 and since then they support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine. Donor Name: Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: May, 20th, 2018 Funding limit: There is no maximum amount that can be applied […]

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. ● Early Career Grant: An Early Career Grant application is […]

Funding brief: The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist. Categories: ● Immersive Storytelling: A visual story or project produced […]

Funding brief: The ITF is pleased to announce our second call for proposals for trans groups, collectives and networks. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The purpose of the ITF is […]

Funding brief: KR Foundation address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguard the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, […]

Funding brief: The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) is inviting the following research fund- AAV Companion Bird Health Research Fund: Pre-proposals for research projects addressing clinical aspects of companion bird health, are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Areas of interest include but are not limited to […]

Funding brief: The prize has recognized open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries since 2011. The SUEZ – Institut de France Prize is awarded to two innovative projects that improve access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries. The two […]

Funding brief: Scoping projects are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative. The aim is to develop a workable project idea and build potential project partnerships within the country where the project would take place. A successful scoping project should lead to a main round project application. Scoping Awards […]

Funding brief: The YLA brings together youth from all over the world, united by the goal of creating positive change in their communities. It is a one year program comprised of three components: ● The YLA Retreat ● Project Implementation ● Alumni Mentorship and Support The YLA launches with the Retreat in late July, held in New York, […]

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas […]

Funding brief: The C&A Foundation is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Implementing of Circular Economy in the Apparel Sector’. Circular Apparel: Circular economy thinking is redesigning the apparel industry to make it work for the people and ecosystems it touches. It challenges the industry on its material choices, manufacturing choices, and retail and use choices. […]

Funding brief: The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to offer two to three grants of $10,000 each for innovative uses of http://www.OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first searchable online repository of publicly available commercial agriculture and forestry contracts. The grants are offered to support and advance innovative uses of the repository and of the […]

Funding brief: The WASH Research Awards aim to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.’’ The WASH Research Awards will grant funding for research under the following five priority themes (examples are indicative only): ● Gender and social inclusion and WASH (for example: […]

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

Funding brief: The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint […]

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists. New this year, U.S. Department of State is […]

Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science (“the Institute”) is pleased to announce The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award to provide the means for promising early-career, creative nonfiction writers to report on an untold story that uncovers truths about the human condition (“the Work”). Donor […]

Funding brief: The Climate CoLab invites proposal seeking the answer of the ‘Question: How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts?’ Key Issues: ● Impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities ● What is social protection? ● How can social protection help communities to cope with […]

Funding brief: The European Journalism Centre today opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries. Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities, the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical […]

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

Funding brief: The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of […]

Award brief: The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 Young Researchers Award on behalf of the network of national Participants,. This annual programme aims to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data. Donor Name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility […]

Funding brief: The programme covered by this call for proposals is part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human development, including decent […]

Funding brief: Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT) connecting […]

Funding brief: The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) has established a grant program to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Proposals are due by April 30 of each year, and recipients are announced by September. Grants are available annually in amounts up to $1000 and will be awarded to […]

Award brief: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural […]

Funding brief: The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priority will be given […]

Funding brief: This challenge is seeking replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. New infections in children can be reduced if they and their mothers have […]

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

Award brief: The Global Editors Network has organized the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide. Donor Name: Global Editors Network Award name: Data Journalism Awards Deadline: 26th, March, 2018 at 23:59 GMT Award details link: https://www.datajournalismawards.org Award limit: This year the prizes are worth […]

Award brief: The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision. Candidates will be considered by a distinguished international jury for the outstanding quality and distinction of their original research […]

Funding brief: The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged […]

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

Funding brief: The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and co-produced by The Open University. Donor Name: BBC World Service Funding name: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 Deadline: The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31st, January, 2018. Funding limit: ● £2,200 sterling, ● a trip […]

Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is now accepting applications for The Reporting Award of 2018 for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 and a decision is expected on or about […]

Funding brief: Are energy providers going to stay the same for the next years and decades or will there be another Tesla-effect within the industry? They want to disrupt the current business model and they need your help! Find a business model that will make SEAS-NVE’s current energy consulting business model obsolete or find a […]

Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those […]

Funding brief: The overall objective of the research grant program is to increase research capacity especially of the young researchers and generate local evidence to support effective tobacco control measures in the country, and thus prevent death and disease from tobacco use. Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) in collaboration with the Institute for Global […]

Funding brief: The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. The projects and people they support inspire […]

Funding brief: Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the call for proposals for the eighth round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). Stop TB Partnership’s CFCS is a unique small grants mechanism that, since 2007, supports innovative community responses to […]

Award brief: The 2018 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

Funding brief: An MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive training materials, a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development. Since 2005, they’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people they believe in, trust, and […]

Funding brief: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally. Vitamin Angels focuses on serving pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition and do not have access to national health services. To support these populations we provide […]

Funding brief: The Global Trees Campaign has identified a number of research opportunities which would contribute to tree species conservation. These may be of interest to MSc and MRes students looking to collaborate with applied practitioners for their research projects in 2018. Working with our in-country partners, the Global Trees Campaign is currently supporting conservation […]

Funding brief: The Souter Charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Donor Name:  Souter Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Grant applications for consideration at the meeting […]

Award brief: UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour […]

Funding brief: The MEASURE Evaluation project is pleased to announce a request for applications for its small grants program to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The three primary objectives of this program are: ● To build research capacity among local agencies; ● To address research […]

Funding brief: The Aziz Foundation prioritizes support for the following: a) Youth, community and education b) Arts, culture and sports c) Development of community centres into best practice centres Donor Name: The Aziz Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: 8th, January, 2018 at 11pm on Monday Funding details link: http://azizfoundation.org.uk/funding/ Funding limit: Not found Special […]

Funding brief: Every year the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation presents the Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award to a student from a developing country conducting research in tropical conservation biology. This award is in remembrance and recognition of the contributions of our colleague and friend Navjot Sodhi, who inspired many students and colleagues with […]

Award brief: The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet […]

Funding brief: The Varkey Foundation believes in the power of new ideas to shape the future of education. But they know that taking a great idea off the drawing board and into the real world doesn’t just take hard work – it takes support. That’s why they created our Challenge Fund.​ They believe every child […]

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

Funding brief:  WDF projects combine one or more interventions with one or more focus areas. Funding can be described in two ways. Firstly, programmes can be divided by the purpose of the activity: either to stimulate Access to Care, Prevention or Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement. These areas they name Interventions. Secondly, programmes can be divided […]

Funding brief: The Award takes into consideration all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels. The initial focus was on two major categories of awards; The International and National Awards, with subcategories […]

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting pre-proposals until January 11, 2018. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to exceed […]

Award brief: The Borealis Student Innovation Award is an international competition for students from all over the world. This year’s competition marks the tenth anniversary of the award. Following Borealis’ trailblazing mission of value creation through innovation, our award aims to recognize your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions. The award recognizes and rewards the three best […]

Funding brief: The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work. Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students […]

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

Funding brief: In 2018 Production Programme, SAF is offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this cycle. The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in […]

Award brief: The Clean Energy Ministerial invites your company or organization to compete for a prestigious global award by sharing your experiences in implementing energy management strategies through ISO 50001. Winners will be honored at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting. This high-profile event will gather clean energy leaders and partners from around the world, […]

Funding brief: The Call for concept notes on the Economics of Tobacco Control in Low and Middle-income Countries (LMICs) offers up to CA$1 million over a maximum of four years to support evidence-based research on the economic rationale for the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, […]

Funding brief: The McCain Institute’s flagship program is the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. Applications and nominations are now open! Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded professional development program empowers emerging […]

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They’re looking for teams with a track record of working together to tackle research […]

Funding brief: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD), established in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government, is an ongoing series of competitions that leverages science and technology to source, test, and disseminate scalable solutions to improve literacy skills of […]

Funding brief: The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded by The Wild Animal Health Fund in 2011.  The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Criteria:Grants will be critically evaluated using the […]

Funding brief: The GCF Readiness Programme is a funding programme to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund. The Programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDA) or Focal Points and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants […]

Funding brief: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications from research institutions in low- to middle-income countries (LMIC) to provide senior administrators from these institutions with advanced training in the management of NIH grants. The ultimate goal is to improve oversight of NIAID grant awards and compliance with NIH funding […]

Funding brief: The SDF has three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure. At present only the Social Window is fully activated. The SDF Secretariat is in the process of operationalizing the Economic and Infrastructure Windows. The Fund hopes to have few investment projects running soon. Social Window: The Social Window primarily funds […]

Award brief: Have you made your mark on the practice of technology in higher education? They want to know about it! The Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations. Our goal […]

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, Wednesday, 31st, January, 2018. Funding details link: http://www.traceinternational.org/investigative-reporting Funding limit: […]

Funding brief: The third call under the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme invites proposals that ● Enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region ● Support GBIF nodes in Asia to develop or improve biodiversity information portals GBIF invites the submission of proposals under the […]

Funding brief: Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning.They will have a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications. For […]

Funding brief: The Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aim to empower the youth and prepare them for success in the future knowledge economy. Great opportunities exist as technologies and industries advance faster than ever before. But disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, also present challenges. Industries will undergo major transformations and according […]

Funding brief: In Climate CoLab contests, people from all over the world are invited to work together in developing proposals for what humanity should do about global climate change. The primary goals of Climate CoLab are to: Study collective intelligence: Climate CoLab is a research project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for […]

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF […]

Award brief: The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2018 aim to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the […]

Funding brief: The Asian Community Trust (ACT) aims to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia. To pursue this aim, ACT assists projects developed by local people’s groups, NGOs and other civil society organizations with the purpose of improving people’s quality of life in their own communities and […]

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires them to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and they celebrate […]

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian […]

Funding brief: 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. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the […]

Award brief: This Award was instituted in 1988 to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Jamnalal Bajaj. The objective of the Award is to recognize outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the following : (a) Promotion of peace and harmony among people and friendliness among nations through the application of Gandhian philosophy of truth and non-violence. […]

Funding brief: Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year they invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business […]

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

Funding brief: The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. The Foundation also believes in the power of stories […]

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully. Donor Name: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application period […]

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. All funders are committed to funding world-class research with high potential for impact on policy and practice. Launched in 2013 this programme will […]

Award brief: Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. They believe that young people can have a positive […]

Funding brief: The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) (BKFA) operates from Australia, where Birthing Kits are assembled by hundreds of volunteers each year. BKFA does not employ any staff or volunteers overseas and therefore works in partnership with organizations on the ground in developing countries. Field Partners are essential for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits […]

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) seeks to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable […]

Funding brief: Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development in a society. The Human Rights Fund (MRF) supports organizations that work for human rights worldwide. Theme: The disbursement of grants for activities is restricted to the following themes: ● Human rights defenders; ● Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) […]

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place. Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation accepts applications for funding year round. […]

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to […]

Funding brief: UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. […]