The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017.

Award brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December,…

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Award brief: The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all…

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society: Inviting applications for ‘The queen’s young leaders programme’ award to discover, celebrate and support exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for her majesty the queen.

Award brief: The queen’s young leaders programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for her majesty the queen. In 2014 a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young…

Global Poverty Project (Global Citizen): Inviting applications for ‘The Waislitz Global Citizen Award’ to recognize the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty.

Award brief:  The Waislitz Global Citizen Award, an annual cash prize of $100,000 presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, recognizes the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty. Recipients are selected based on individual merit in four key areas: ● Global citizenship: How does the nominee embody and exemplify the values…

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP): Inviting applications for ‘2017 CGAP Photo Contest’ to find original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Funding brief:  The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But 2…

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘The Tomorrow’s Peace builders awards’ to inspire individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.

Award brief: Tomorrow’s Peace builders are the global awards for local peace building Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places. Prizes will be decided in 3 categories.…

publicpeaceprize.org: Inviting applications for ‘The Public Peace Prize’ to foster greater recognition for peacemakers and peace initiatives around the world by the general public: on local, national and international levels.

Award brief: The Public Peace Prize is the only peace award in the world for which the candidates are proposed, nominated and supported simply by citizens of the world. This mark of recognition allows everyone to offer their appreciation for initiatives and for people, known or unknown, who are working for reconciliation, non-violence and mutual…

Japan Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize’ for award to honor a distinguished organization that has been working for solving critical water issues in developing countries, through which the Prize making a contribution to the grass-root activities as well as promoting and calling for the importance of problem-solving actions to many people and organizations ranging from those who are involved in adoption of political policies and play roles in international discussions to those striving for grass-roots activities.

Donor Name:  Japan Water Forum Award name:  5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize Award brief:  The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. The first Kyoto World Water Grant Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto as host of the 3rd…

Millennium Campus Network (MCN): Inviting applications for ‘Millennium Oceans Prize’ to seek celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration.

Donor Name: Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Funding name: Millennium Oceans Prize Funding brief:  The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed…

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2017’.

Donor Name:  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Funding name: Global Youth Video Competition 2017 Funding brief:  If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. UNFCCC…

Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH): Inviting applications for award from Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership.

Donor Name: Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Award name: No specific fund name Award brief:  Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. Candidates can come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’ (see below for list based…

Thomson Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Journalist Award 2017’ to find and inspiring ambitious and emerging journalistic talent from across the globe.

Donor Name:  Thomson Foundation Award name:  Young Journalist Award 2017 Award brief:  Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world to submit their most compelling stories. Now leading into its fifth year, the Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to…

Wolfgang Neumann: Inviting applications for ENERGY GLOBE Award to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Donor Name:  Wolfgang Neumann Award name:  ENERGY GLOBE Award Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017…

Prime Minister of the French Government: Inviting applications for 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic to recognize 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.

Donor Name: Prime Minister of the French Government Award name: 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic Award brief: Applications are now open for the 2017 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is…

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat: Inviting applications for The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards to recognize and honor the achievements of individuals, organizations and governments around the world for the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

Donor Name:  The Ramsar Convention Secretariat Award name: The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards Award brief: The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards were established in 1996 to recognize and honor the achievements of individuals, organizations and governments around the world for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. They will be awarded for the seventh time at…

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their…

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI): Inviting applications for The IPNI Science Award to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production.

Donor Name: International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Award name: The IPNI Science Award Award brief: The IPNI Science Award was established by the IPNI Board of Directors in 2006. Its purpose is to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production. Ecological intensification is defined as…

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative: Inviting applications for Borlaug Global Rust Initiative to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​

Donor Name: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Award name: Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award Award brief: This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​ Up to five awards may be granted in a given year.​ However, the number…

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for Stockholm Water Prize to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Donor Name:  The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Award name:  2018 Stockholm Water Prize Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. A candidate for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting…

Geneva Centre for Security Policy: Inviting applications for innovation in global security to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.  

Donor Name: Geneva Centre for Security Policy Award name: 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security Award brief: Through its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established in 2015 an annual prize to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security…

Panthera: Inviting applications for The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists.

Donor Name: Panthera Funding name: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) 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…

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

Donor Name: Teach A Man To Fish Funding name: The School Enterprise Challenge, 2017 Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This…

The Future for Nature Foundation: Inviting applications for Future For Nature Award 2018 to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young and talented conservationists who are committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants.

Donor Name: The Future for Nature Foundation Funding name: Future For Nature Award 2018 Funding brief: The Future for Nature Foundation aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young and talented conservationists who are committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. Each year, they fund the…

Hogan Lovells: Inviting applications for The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 to recognize and support outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.

Donor Name:  Hogan Lovells Award name:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 Award brief:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes and supports outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities. Deadline: The deadline for Award submissions is 16 August 2017, 23:59…

International Women Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists award to promote the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

Donor Name: International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) Award name: Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Award brief:  Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative…

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative: Inviting Applications for 2018 Aurora Prize to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

Donor Name: Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Award name: 2018 Aurora Prize Award brief:  The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity. Nominations are open…

D-Prize: Inviting applications to fund new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Donor Name: D-Prize Award name:  D-Prize award Award brief:  D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. D-Prize Challenges: ● Girl’s education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education ● Governance and infrastructure ● Custom Deadline: ● Submission deadline for early decision round: July 30, 2017 at midnight PT (Pacific Time) ● Regular submission deadline: August 20, 2017 at…

Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd.: Inviting Applications for Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge award towards start up, business mentoring support and unparalleled access to networks and media opportunities.

Donor Name:  Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd. Award name: Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge Award brief:  The competition rewards one young person each year and the pitching process is competitive. Last year, over 30 countries were represented in the applications. The initiative has been praised by the UK Government and gives one lucky young person up…

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting Applications for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018 to reward outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.

Donor Name: The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation Award name: The Volvo Environment Prize 2018 Award brief:  The Volvo Environment Prize is an independent Foundation instituted in 1988 with the purpose of rewarding outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment…

Ellen Stewart International Award: Inviting Applications for award to be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice.

Donor Name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award name: Ellen Stewart International Award Award brief:  The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Criteria: Criteria for Ellen…

The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP): Inviting Applications for the 7th edition of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award to reward and publicly recognize individuals, organizations or institutions that have made a significant contribution toward promoting and fostering peace.

Donor Name: The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) Award name: 7th edition of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award Award brief: The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) calls for nominations for the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2017. This Award aims to reward and publicly recognize individuals, organizations or institutions that have made…

Henley & Partners Holdings Ltd.: Inviting Applications for award to honor an inspirational global citizen who has worked towards significantly improving and supporting the global community, and whose action or thinking has in some way contributed to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.

Donor Name:  Henley & Partners Holdings Ltd. Funding name: Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award Funding brief: Henley & Partners honors an inspirational global citizen who has worked towards significantly improving and supporting the global community, and whose action or thinking has in some way contributed to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world, once…

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting Applications for Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize to be awarded to a female scientist based on scientific achievements in conservation and management of natural resources rather than environmental advocacy.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize Funding brief:  This new annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The 2017 prize will be awarded to a female scientist based on scientific achievements in conservation and management…

Unilever: Inviting Applications for award to recognize up to eight winners in 2017.

Donor Name: Unilever Award name: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, 2017 Award brief:  The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards will recognize up to eight winners in 2017. Two finalists in each of the four categories will be selected from a video interview process and invited to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, where they will work with experts…

Telstra International Limited: Inviting Applications for award to recognize and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia and Asia’s most inspirational business women.

Donor Name: Telstra International Limited Award name: Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award Award brief: The Telstra Business Women’s Awards were launched 23 years ago to recognise and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s most inspirational business women. Last year saw this esteemed awards program extend into Asia. Deadline: 15 June 2017 Award…

The Franklin Institute: Inviting Applications for award for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or its applications.

Donor Name:  The Franklin Institute Award name: The 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Theme: Genome Editing Award brief:  The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or…

UNESCO: Inviting Applications for International Literacy Prizes 2017 to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

Donor Name: UNESCO the Rapid Response Facility and Fauna & Flora International Funding name: UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2017 Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for its two prestigious International Literacy Prizes for the 2017 edition. This year’s theme is ‘literacy in a digital world’, which will also set the focus for…

Women in Photography: Inviting Applications for award to provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year.

Donor Name: Women in Photography Funding name: The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Funding brief:  The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program will provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year. Deadline: May…

Global Development Network: Inviting Applications for award to recognize excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world.

Donor Name: Global Development Network Funding name: The Global Development Awards Competition Funding brief:  The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing…

The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA: Inviting Applications for the NextGen Global Competition to engage young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

Donor Name: The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA Funding name: The NextGen Global Competition, 2018 Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. We are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring…

Cartier international: Inviting Applications for Cartier Women’s Initiative Award to early-phase women entrepreneurs to grow significantly in the years to come.

Donor Name: Cartier international Award name: Cartier Women’s Initiative Award Award brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Deadline: From…

Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF): Inviting Applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches.

Donor Name: Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) Award name:  World Habitat Awards (2018/19) Award brief:  The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is seeking applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches which are sought that ● demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the…

UNICEF: Inviting Applications for Meena Media Award to recognize excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media.

Donor Name: UNICEF Award name: Meena Media Award 2017 Award brief:  Meena Media Award has stepped into the 13th year in 2017 since its launch in 2005.The award recognizes excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media. Submissions are solicited from Bangladeshi citizens working with print and visual media in two different age groups- Under-18…

Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality: Inviting Applications for award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

Donor Name: Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality Funding name: 11th Cycle of Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) Funding brief:  The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.  The Award recognizes outstanding contributions that ● have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life, ● are the result…

UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM): Inviting Applications for award to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, and to encourage pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

Donor Name:  UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Funding name: UNESCO-UNAM – Jaime Torres Bodet Prize Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is to reward contributions to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and…

World Justice Project (WJP): Inviting Applications for The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.

Donor Name:  World Justice Project (WJP) Funding name: The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism Funding brief:  The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism acknowledges journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.…

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group: Inviting Applications for award to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage inter-cultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Donor Name: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group Award name:  Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2017 Award brief: The Inter-cultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage inter-cultural dialogue and…

ESD Okayama Award Steering Board and Okayama City: Inviting Applications for award to reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities, and also showcase and promote ESD.

Donor Name: ESD Okayama Award Steering Board and Okayama City Award name:  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Okayama Award 2017 Award brief:  The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities, and also…

United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting Applications for UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism to recognize the work of organizations and individuals around the world that contribute to foster innovation in tourism and build a more sustainable and responsible tourism, in line with the celebration of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Donor Name: United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award name: UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism Award brief:  UNWTO is pleased to announce that it is currently inviting submissions to the 14th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism, organized for the fifth consecutive year in collaboration with the International Tourism Trade Fair…

UNESCO : Inviting Applications for UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.

Donor Name: UNESCO Award name: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize Award brief: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially. The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab): Inviting Applications for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

Donor Name: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) Award name:  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Award brief:  Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Both Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize…

Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF): Inviting Applications for award to identify innovative visionaries in the areas of food, air and water from around the world, who are creating proven breakthrough solutions.

Donor Name: Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) Award name: Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards Award brief:  The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards launches a yearly call for applications to individuals, groups and organizations anywhere in the world developing solutions that bring water, food and clean air to those in need. The main conditions for…

Medtronic Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to recognize and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism.

Donor Name: Medtronic Foundation Funding name: The Bakken Invitation Award Funding brief: The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism. Deadline: Applications close on July 31, 2017. Funding details link: http://liveongiveon.medtronic.com/ApplicationLogin Funding limit: At least…

MasterCard Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples.

Donor Name: MasterCard Foundation Funding name: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017 Funding brief: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize aims to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples. Applications should describe practices that are…

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan: Inviting Applications for award to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions.

Donor Name: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Funding name: 2017 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) Funding brief: This annual award is organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan, and supported by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences…

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA): Inviting Applications for prize to encourage the global development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research and innovation in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission.

Donor Name: The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) Funding name: The World Agriculture Prize Funding brief: The Prize aims to encourage the global development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research and innovation in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution…

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI): Inviting Applications for award to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​

Donor Name: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Award name: Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award Award brief: This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career. Recipients of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT award are invited to the annual…

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting Applications for award for young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world.  

Donor Name: The Takeda Foundation Award name: The 2017 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award Funding brief: 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 young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs will lead to the…

The Waterbird Society: Inviting Applications for award to encourage significant scientific advances in the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds (i.e. herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies).

Donor Name: The Waterbird Society Funding name: The Waterbird Society grant Funding brief: The goal of the Kushlan Research Award in Ciconiiform Biology and Conservation is to encourage significant scientific advances in the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds (i.e. herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies). The grants committee currently solicits proposals…

The Union: Inviting Applications for award nominations for the Karel Styblo Public Health Prize, The Union Scientific Prize, The Union Young Investigator and the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize, The Union Medal (for members only) and Honorary membership (for members only).   

  Donor Name: The Union Award name: The Union welcome nominations for the Karel Styblo Public Health Prize, The Union Scientific Prize, The Union Young Investigator and the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize, The Union Medal (for members only) and Honorary membership (for members only). Award brief: The Union welcome nominations for the Karel…

The United Nations Development Group: Inviting Applications for Data Visualization Contest to offer the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal.

Donor Name: The United Nations Development Group Funding name: Data Visualization Contest Funding brief: The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Data Visualization Contest, sponsored by Tableau, is offering the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal (http://open.undg.org/ ). The UNDG Transparency Portal displays…

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) and SDG Action Campaign: Inviting Applications to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects.

Donor Name: The Junior Chamber International (JCI) and SDG Action Campaign Funding name: The Global Youth Empowerment Fund Funding brief: The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the…

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting Applications for a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

Donor Name: Teach A Man To Fish Funding name: The School Enterprise Challenge Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This free…

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Lenovo: Inviting Applications for award to scientists from the developing world for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award name: TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize Award brief: The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to scientists from the developing world. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Goal: Together, TWAS and Lenovo are offering the TWAS-Lenovo…

Australian Government: Inviting Applications for award to connect, mobilize and celebrate development innovators amongst the Australia Awards alumni in the region.

Donor Name: Australian Government Award name: Alumni Innovation Challenge Award brief: Australia Awards South and West Asia conducts one Regional Alumni Workshop each year. Each workshop is intended to be uniquely conceived to focus either on a particular sector or on participants from a particular interest group. This will be the third such workshop that…

Dutch government: Inviting Applications for award for courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways.

Donor Name: Dutch government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Award name: The Human Rights Tulip  Award brief: The Human Rights Tulip is an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human…

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Inviting Applications for award to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites.

Donor Name: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Award name: The CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program  Award brief: The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) funds research projects associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network of Forest Dynamics Sites. The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers,…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Inviting Applications for award to highlight effective, responsible, ethical disobedience across disciplines, and around the world.

Donor Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Award name: The MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award Award brief: The MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award seeks to highlight effective, responsible, ethical disobedience across disciplines, and around the world. Disobedience Award objectives are to build awareness and support of disobedience-robust work being done, and to promote role models…

Prime minister’s office, Finland : Inviting Applications for award to a distinguished defender and builder of equality to provide additional support and a new platform for the game changers in gender equality.

Donor Name: Prime minister’s office, Finland Award name: International gender Equality prize, 2017 Award brief: The Prize has been established as a decision of the Finnish government in connection with Finland’s 100th anniversary. The award is apolitical by nature, and granted by the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland based on a recommendation by an independent…

Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc: Inviting Applications for award to selfless, passionate women and girls who are working to promote peace.

Donor Name: Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc Award name: Women of Peace Award Award brief: From the foundation’s beginning in 1998, WPPF’s awards have been given to help make our homes, streets, and schools safer and more peaceful. The awards have been given to selfless, passionate women and girls who are working to promote peace. They…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Inviting Applications for award to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Donor Name: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Award name: The Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award Award brief: This award spreads MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. Deadline: June 16th 2017 Award details link: http://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/info/japan_entry_form_11th_e.html Award limit: ● The Gold Award of the Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award will be given to…

International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG): Inviting Applications for award to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face a related challenge.

Donor Name: International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) Award name: Best Climate Practices 2017 Contest Award brief: In the effort to harness the collective brilliance and promote a wide range of valuable proposals, every year the Best Climate Practices observatory invites the users to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face…

The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress Award name: The World Smart City Awards Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event.…

Rolex: Inviting Applications for award to extraordinary individuals to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.

Donor Name: Rolex Award name: The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Award brief: Since 1976, Rolex has honored extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity…

The BBVA foundation: Inviting Applications for Awards to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

Donor Name: The BBVA foundation Award name: 10th edition of The BBVA foundation frontiers of knowledge awards (2017)  Award brief: The BBVA Foundation promotes scientific research of excellence by funding research projects, disseminating the results to society through diverse channels including symposia, workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions, and providing advanced training and research awards. The…

The American Society of Primatologists: Inviting Applications for award to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the prestige of an ASP award or grant can be a valuable aid to the recipient’s conservation efforts.

Donor Name: The American Society of Primatologists Award name: ASP Conservation Fund Award brief: Nominations for ASP Conservationist Awards is now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries…

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applications for award for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Early Career Grant, Standard Grant, Expedited Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling 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…

The World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty

Donor Name: The World Food Prize Foundation Award name: The Borlaug Field Award Award brief: This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award will honor…

Green Cross International: Inviting Applications for award to recognize individuals, organizations, governments and companies who demonstrate achievements in preventing, preparing for and responding to environmental emergencies as well as to integrate environment in humanitarian action across the world.

Donor Name: Green Cross International Fund name: Green star awards 2017 Funding brief: The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) is to recognize outstanding individuals or organisations that have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental emergencies – as well as to integrate environment with humanitarian action across the world.…

The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to recognize the “best in class” of the corporate sector: companies that are leading the fight against modern slavery in their supply chains.

Donor Name: The Thomson Reuters Foundation Award name: The Stop Slavery Award Award brief: The Stop Slavery Award is an initiative from the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The Award recognizes the “best in class” of the corporate sector: companies that are leading the fight against modern slavery in their supply chains. Conferred for the first time…

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Inviting Applications for award to honor investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions.

Donor Name: Global Investigative Journalism Network Award name: Global Shining Light Award Award brief: Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Deadline: Deadline for submissions…

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Inviting Applications for award to honor courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world.

Award Name: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award name: Human Rights Award Award brief: Robert F. Kennedy believed that each individual holds the power to invoke change, that a single voice has the ability to declare an iniquity, and that each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot…

Tanenbaum-Center for Interreligious Understanding: Inviting Applications for award to respond to the wars, religious tensions and sectarian battles that make the world so dangerous by working with religiously motivated men and women who are putting peace into action and working to resolve these conflicts – including those involving religion.

Donor Name: Tanenbaum-Center for Interreligious Understanding Award name: Tanenbaum’s Peacemaker in Action Award 2017 Award brief: Tanenbaum responds to the wars, religious tensions and sectarian battles that make the world so dangerous by working with religiously motivated men and women who are putting peace into action and working to resolve these conflicts – including those…

The KidsRights Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to a child, anywhere in the world, for his or her dedication to children’s rights.

Donor Name: The KidsRights Foundation Award name: The International Children’s Peace Prize Funding brief: The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child, anywhere in the world, for his or her dedication to children’s rights. The International Children’s Peace Prize is a sign of recognition for the young winner. He or she receives…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting Applications for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education.

Donor Name: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Award name: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education Award brief: The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature…

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM): Inviting Applications for award to propose an innovator in the organic agriculture sector.

Donor Name: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) Award name: 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA) Award brief: Every three years, at the Organic World Congress (OWC), IFOAM-Organics International, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea, and the IFOAM Technology Innovation Platform (TIPI) award outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming…

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW): Inviting Applications for award focusing on water-related scientific innovation

Donor Name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Fund name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Funding brief: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five…

TED Conferences, LLC: Inviting Applications for award of TED Prize to a leader at a tipping point in their career — one who has an innovative idea for catalyzing global change

Donor Name: TED Conferences, LLC Fund name: TED prize 2018 Funding brief: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to…

Foundation Fiat Panis: Inviting Applications for providing award for World Nutrition for outstanding achievements in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Donor Name: Foundation Fiat Panis Fund name: Justus von Liebig-Award for World Nutrition Funding brief: For the fifth time, the Foundation fiat panis is calling for nominations for the Justus von Liebig-Award for World Nutrition for outstanding achievements in the fight against hunger and poverty. The prize will be awarded to people or institutions which…

The Mind & Life Institute: Inviting Applications for Research Awards for the Promotion and Assessment of Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics

Donor Name: The Mind & Life Institute Fund name: PEACE Grants Funding brief: The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind and human behavior as a way to reduce suffering and promote flourishing. In particular, we promote the integration of rigorous scientific inquiry with contemplative practices…