H&M Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Global Change Award 2018’ for early stage ideas presenting new circular approaches intended to reinvent the fashion industry.

Award brief: H&M Foundation  is looking for early stage ideas presenting new circular approaches intended to reinvent the fashion industry. This means changing the way garments are currently designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by adding disruptive technology, processes, or new business models. Neither the H&M Foundation nor the company H&M will take…

The Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture-The Academy of Finland: Inviting applications for ‘Academy Programme for Development Research’ to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise.

Funding brief: The Academy Programme for Development Research is intended to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise. Its purpose is to work towards achieving the Agenda…

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Applications. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development.  These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere.  Grants can support…

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals for platform technologies to enable rapid vaccine development for epidemic prone infections’

Funding brief: The objective of this Call for Proposals is to identify and fund proposals for vaccine platform technologies that enable rapid vaccine development, fast scale up, and achieve clinical benefit quickly for reactive use in outbreaks of novel or previously unrecognized viruses. Proposals can include new platforms with the potential for rapidly making a…

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017’ to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed.

Funding brief: The Youth Empowerment award comes as an initiative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the first award of its kind that will be open to all Member States. This initiative aims to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed. It…

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Humanitarian Prize’ presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Award brief: The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The Prize is not only intended to recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization, but also to call attention to the worldwide need…

The American Philosophical Society (APS): Inviting applications for ‘The Lewis and Clark Fund’ to encourage exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Funding brief: The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited…

The Center for Education and Ethics: Inviting applications for ‘new grant program’ for research projects in philosophy as it relates to educational policy and practice.

Funding brief:  The Center for Education and Ethics announces a new grant program. The Center will make awards of up to $40,000 for research projects in philosophy as it relates to educational policy and practice. We encourage applicants to understand educational policy and practice in broad terms, including issues that directly relate to K-12 schools…

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Calls for Proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and Capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) Programmes’.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. Priorities: APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing…

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020’

Funding brief:  Norad’s Civil Society Department hereby announces a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations. It will be possible to address the application to one or both of these allocations. The two Grant Scheme Allocations are the following: Grant Scheme Allocation number 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325-…

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights and Labor Programs in Bangladesh’ to support the diversification of the Bangladesh economy by assisting efforts to promote good jobs in sectors beyond the ready-made garment sector.

Funding brief:  The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support the diversification of the Bangladesh economy by assisting efforts to promote good jobs in sectors beyond the ready-made garment sector. Donor Name:  The U.S. Department of…

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX): Inviting applications for ‘Community Solutions Program (CSP)’ for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.

Funding brief: The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2018–2019, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the program,…

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Disability Inclusiveness Development Programme’.

Funding brief: Early Market Engagement Session Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Programme DFID intends to publish a new opportunity shortly to seek partners for a new Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme, valued between £25- £30 million, which will improve the long-term well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. In delivery of…

Islamic Development Bank: Inviting applications for ‘IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development’ to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process.

Award brief: The Islamic Development Bank established the IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development in 2006 to draw international attention to the vital role women play in developing their communities and the world. Objectives: The Prize aims to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process. It aims to: ●…

HP Mars Home Planet: Inviting applications for ‘Mars Valley Urbanization Concept Challenge’ to find designs that solve Mars’s future Transportation and Infrastructure needs and participants can choose either path, or design for both!

Funding brief: Sometime, in the not too distant future, one million humans will be living in the Mars Valley (Mawrth Vallis) on planet Mars. Their mission is to conceptualize and then design the urban areas supporting these future martians; the homes, buildings, shelters, school buses, bicycles, cars, public transportation systems, ski resorts, shopping malls, and…

Gairdner Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Canada Gairdner Awards’ to recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

Award brief:  The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. There are the following categories- ● The Canada Gairdner International Awards: The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through…

Embassy of France in Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘2017 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC’

Award brief: This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes. 1 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless…

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grant Program’ to support the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education.

Funding brief: The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes: ● Conservation Education – building an awareness…

The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section: Inviting applications for ‘SCB Marine Section – Conservation Research Small Grants Program’ to provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding.

Funding brief: The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 cycle of our Conservation Research Small Grants Program!  The program will provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding. Donor…

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund’ to find ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts

Funding brief: The GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund can provide funding to help you to test or scale it. We are looking for ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts. The Fund’s objectives are to support…

Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health (NIH), US: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for the funding theme-‘Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21)’

Funding brief: The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions that link to increase…

Securing Water for Food (SWFF): Inviting applications for ‘global water-agriculture photo contest’ to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

Funding brief: Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to:…

Vital Voices (VV): Inviting applications for ‘VV GROW Fellowship’ for women owners of small and medium businesses to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact.

Funding brief: A Leading Global Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs is a highly competitive one-year global accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through online and in-person trainings, fellows…

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology-Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘31st  Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)’ to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology.

Award brief: The Khwarizmi International Award seeks to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology. The Khwarizmi International Award is named in memory of the achievements of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the Iranian mathematician…

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Inviting applications for ‘Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation’ to work on the ground to advance conservation research, build capacity among local populations, strengthen environmental education, promote community involvement, and foster behavior change that benefits animals and people.

Funding brief: Established more than 25 years ago, the Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation has helped hundreds of dedicated wildlife heroes across the globe protect threatened and endangered animals and their critical habitats.  Each year the Zoo awards 70 grants to projects in 30 countries. By providing grants to local conservation leaders, the Zoo puts…

Google (Launchpad Accelerator): Inviting applications for ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ for growth-stage startups from emerging markets to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world.

Funding brief: Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. Through this program, startups get the opportunity to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world. The program offers equity-free support, Google product credits, and an all-expense-paid training in San Francisco. Donor Name: Google…

Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief:  Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM): Inviting applications for ‘RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme’ to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev).

Funding brief: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges…

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for ‘The Nordic Development Fund (NDF)’ for the funding theme- ‘Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts’.

Funding brief:  The theme for this year’s call is Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts. The call focuses on testing innovative green business concepts and ideas that could become commercially viable. A successful project: ● Contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals ● Tackles climate in an innovative manner ● Stimulates local business…

The Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields to pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an…

The Pacsafe Turtle Fund: Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to conserve our planet’s original explorer – the marine turtle.

Funding brief: Migrating the globe with its home on its back, the turtle symbolizes endurance, wisdom and life in balance with the environment. These majestic creatures inspire Pacsafe’s mission to help people explore the world safely and respectfully, represented in our logo from the very start. The vision of the fund is a world where…

Water Air Food Awards (WAFA): Inviting applications for ‘Water Air Food Awards 2017’ to acknowledge and reward people committed to developing solutions in these crucial areas like clean water, air and food security.

Funding brief: At WAF Awards, they believe that clean water, air and food are undeniable human rights and among the most critical world problems. They believe that by acknowledging and rewarding people committed to developing solutions in these crucial areas, they can spread a message of HOPE globally. They want to reward those Silent Heroes…

The MITEF Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Innovate for Refugees Competition (IFR Competition): Inviting applications for ‘Innovate for refugees’ to find and reward innovative and tech-driven solutions for life threatening challenges faced by refugees worldwide.

Funding brief: The MITEF Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Innovate for Refugees Competition (IFR Competition) is designed to attract the best tech-driven solutions addressing the refugee crisis. Launched on World Refugee Day in 2016, the Innovate for Refugees program is an initiative by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab to find and reward innovative and tech-driven…

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2018’ to uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future.

Funding brief: In 2018 they will be awarding work that fits into the different categories and also meets the key criteria listed in the eligibility sections. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. They will consider your application in categories other than the ones you…

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation (MGAEF): Inviting applications for ‘Environmental Curricula Grants’ award to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula.

Funding brief:  The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below. Grant Mission: The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that: ● Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and ● Incorporate basic ecological…

Souter Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to support 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.

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…

The Pollination Project: Inviting applications for ‘Seed Grants’ to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. They fund individuals and community groups, and you do not need to be a registered or established organization to apply. Donor Name:  The Pollination Project Funding name: Seed Grants Deadline: No deadline found…

Ockenden International: Inviting applications for ‘The Ockenden International Prizes’ to support locally-based and/or refugee-led organizations that work directly with refugees and displaced people to advance self-reliance.

Funding brief:  The cash prizes recognize and reward innovative work that fosters self-reliance for refugees and/or internally displaced people (IDPs) anywhere in the world – the hallmark of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951. The Ockenden International Prizes remain focused on identifying solutions to the challenges faced by displaced people, raising awareness of their…

The ST Andrews Prize for the Environment: Inviting applications for ‘ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of ST Andrews and Independent exploration and production company conocophillips announce the call for entries for the ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be…

The Sumitomo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Fiscal 2017 grant for Japan-related research projects’ to promote the mutual understanding between Japan and other Asian countries

  Funding brief: The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan. Donor Name: The Sumitomo Foundation Funding name: Fiscal 2017 grant for Japan-related research projects Deadline: September, 1st to October, 31st , 2017…

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development…

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF): Inviting applications to advance the rights of women and girls.

Funding brief: VGIF supports projects that advance the rights of women and girls across a number of topic areas including, but not limited to: ● Economic empowerment (i.e. income generating skills, revolving loans, financial literacy) ● Health and wellness (i.e. nutrition, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health) ● Education (i.e. promoting STEM for girls, literacy, numeracy) ● Leadership and building…

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Georg Forster Research Award Programm’ to recognize a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.

Funding brief:  The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing…

Embassy of the Czech Republic in India: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2018’ to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi…