The University of Texas at Austin (Harry Ransom Center): Inviting applications for ‘2018–2019 Research Fellowships’ to support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Funding brief:  The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections for its 2018–2019 fellowship program. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Donor Name: …

International Franchise Association (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.

Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. They are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring and support from franchise business leaders who are the best in the world at scaling concepts. Donor…

International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘2017 global media competition on labour migration’ to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Funding brief:  The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. Entries submitted should fall under either one of the following 2 categories: (i) written articles (print and online) that should not exceed 8000 words; and, (ii) media production (including photo journalism, audio and video) that should…

IMM Cologne: Inviting applications for ‘the Pure Talents Contest’ to mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.

Funding brief:  The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018 will mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exclusively for designers who…

Milken Family Foundation (Penn Graduate School of Education): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to attract innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues,

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the…

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…

Women Deliver: Inviting applications for ‘The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program’ to train, elevate, and empower youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality, including the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women, and young people.

Funding brief:  As a leading global advocate for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. They build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication,…

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant’ to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography.

Funding brief: The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org) Student Media Grant is now open! This photojournalism grant, funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, awards up to $5,000 to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have…

Teach For Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Fellowship’ for outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are looking for a personal and professional challenge while working to end educational inequity in Bangladesh.

Funding brief: The Fellowship is a leadership development program for outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are looking for a personal and professional challenge while working to end educational inequity in Bangladesh. Fellows work full-time for two years as teachers in low-income primary schools across Dhaka city. They also take weekly courses to complete…

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research: Inviting applications to announce the Call for Applications for ‘the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace’.

Funding brief:  The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. The appointment, for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, offers distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines…

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…

The Lancet: Inviting applications to find six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work to set up a Youth Network on ‘Adolescent Health and Wellbeing’ for The Lancet Standing Commission.

Funding brief: The Lancet is establishing a Standing Commission to continue the work of The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The 2016 Commission report included recommendations for engaging and partnering with young people as agents for change. They are looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to…

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.(SECL) & UNEP (Tunza Eco-generation): Inviting applications for ‘the 19th Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program’ to provide exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs in each region and country.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce the call for applications for the 19th Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or…

British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): Inviting applications for ‘BOU Small Research Grants’ to fund scientific studies.

Funding brief:  The British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) will fund scientific studies with clear aims and objectives (ideally with clearly stated hypotheses) where the methods are clearly explained, robust and appropriate to answering the questions asked within the application. Applications may be on any aspect of ornithology but the BOU will look especially favorably on areas…

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC): Inviting applications for ‘AVAC 2018 Advocacy Fellows Program’ to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens.

Funding brief: The overall goal of the Program is to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens. The Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy…

Young Water Solutions: Inviting applications for ‘The Young Water Fellowship Program’ to to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Donor Name:  Young Water Solutions Funding name: The Young Water Fellowship Program Funding brief: Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. We do so by empowering young leaders, providing them…

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…

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges.

Donor Name: The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Funding name: The 2017 WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) Funding brief:  The RDF offers grants of up to £10,000 to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges (see WUN website for full description of…

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…

The Phoenix Zoo: Inviting applications to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation.

Donor Name:  The Phoenix Zoo Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  The Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation Department mission is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. This is accomplished through participation and leadership in conservation efforts locally and throughout our region, and by supporting conservation and science programs worldwide. Funding Priorities:Priority is…

International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA): Inviting applications to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

Donor Name: International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) Funding name: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant  2017 Funding brief: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant was founded in 2011 to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering…

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…

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe.

Donor Name:  Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Funding name: ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First Funding brief:  Cultural mobility, whether for work, co-production or participation in a seminar or residency, is integral to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe. However, securing funding to finance international travel (for touring shows,…

The Taronga Conservation Society: Inviting applications for Taronga Field Conservation Grants to help to protect and regenerate habitats, stop poaching and trafficking of wildlife and reduce conflict between communities and wildlife living side by side.

Donor Name: The Taronga Conservation Society Funding name: Taronga Field Conservation Grants 2017-2018 Funding brief: Every two years, Taronga Conservation Society Australia awards funding to projects and programs that demonstrate measurable conservation outcomes in the field — anywhere in the world. Since launching its Field Conservation Grants in 2008, Taronga has given over $500,000 to…

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…

Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF): Inviting applications for International Innovation Grant to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings.

Donor Name: Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) Funding name: International Innovation Grant Funding brief: The International Innovation Grant provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).  It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the…

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia): Inviting applications for the funding categories of: a) Internet Operations Research Grants; b) Internet for Development Grant; c) Cybersecurity grants.

Donor Name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding brief:  During 2017, ISIF Asia is allocating AUD 145,000 to support grants across three categories and AUD 10,000 for one award. ● Internet Operations Research Grants: The Internet Operations Research Grants support the development of an independent…

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…

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Inviting applications for 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization.

Donor Name: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Funding name: 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security Funding brief:  The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative,…

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc: Inviting applications for JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.

Donor Name: Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), Inc Funding name: JFTC Essay Competition 2017 Funding brief:  JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods…

Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ): Inviting Applications to conserve nature by supporting scientific research and activities overseas, especially in developing countries.

Donor Name: Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ) Funding name: Pro Natura Fund Funding brief: “PRO NATURA FUND” is a conservation grant program managed by Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ). The mission of this program is to conserve nature by supporting scientific research and activities overseas, especially in developing countries. Criteria: Projects that are qualified to…

Youmanity: Inviting Applications for award to celebrate the lives of ordinary women who perform extraordinary jobs.

Donor Name: Youmanity Award name:  The Everyday Heroine photography award 2017 Award brief: This Award aims to celebrate the lives of ordinary women who perform extraordinary jobs. The Award is open to photographers both professional and amatuer, of all nationalities worldwide. The selected artwork will be showcased at a central London location. The Everyday Heroine exhibition will…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Climate Co-Lab: Inviting Applications to make harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change.

Donor Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Climate Co-Lab Funding name: The Climate CoLab Funding brief: The Climate CoLab is a site where you can work with people from all over the world to develop and select high-impact ideas for what we should do about climate change. Become a member and you can submit a proposal in…

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…

YVES Rocher Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to present to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in journalistic work on environmental issues, relations between humanity and the planet, or key issues in sustainable development.

Donor Name:  YVES Rocher Foundation Award name: Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award Award brief:  In partnership with the International Festival of Journalism “Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan”, the Yves Rocher Foundation decided to create the Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award. The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award is presented to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in…

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…

ViiV Healthcare group of companies: Inviting Applications for funding theme-a) Improving retention of breastfeeding women LWHIV on ART and b) Every Hour Matters.

Donor Name:  ViiV Healthcare group of companies Funding name:  The Positive Action Challenges Funding brief:  The Positive Action Challenges seeking application for the following funding call- ● Improving retention of breastfeeding women LWHIV on ART: This challenge is seeking to Identify effective solutions at the community level to improve retention of mothers living with HIV on…

The Rufford Foundation: Inviting Applications for funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries.

Donor Name: The Rufford Foundation Funding name:  Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation Funding brief:  The Rufford Foundation provides funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time of the year and these are reviewed once all references have been received. Funding details link:…

Purley Overseas Trust (POST): Inviting Applications for a better standard of living by funding small-scale self-generating projects mostly been in the categories of agriculture, health/sociology and education.

Donor Name:  Purley Overseas Trust (POST) Funding name: Purley Overseas Trust (POST) Small Grant Funding brief:  POST seeks to increase awareness in the Purley and District area of the problems of deprivation in developing countries, and to alleviate them by supporting small-scale projects which allow the people there to help themselves. Since POST was formed…

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…

IDRC | CRDI: Inviting Applications for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Donor Name: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Centre de recherché pour e deveppement International Funding name: IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2017 Funding brief: IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing…

The International SeaKeepers Society: Inviting Applications to provide marine scientists with a unique and cost effective platform for at sea research by placing researchers on privately owned vessels to conduct oceanographic research.

Donor Name: The International SeaKeepers Society Funding name: The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts program Funding brief: The International SeaKeepers Society is currently accepting research proposals for DISCOVERY Yacht expeditions. The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts program provides marine scientists with a unique and cost effective platform for at sea research by placing researchers on privately owned vessels to…

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Inviting Applications to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

Donor Name: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Funding name: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Funding brief: The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and…

The Walt Disney Company: Inviting Applications to support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.

Donor Name: The Walt Disney Company Funding name: The Disney Conservation Fund Funding brief: The wellbeing of people is deeply connected to the health of the planet. That’s why the Disney Conservation Fund grants support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their…

Club300: Inviting Applications for bird protection projects all around the world.

Donor Name: Club300 Funding name: Club300 Bird Protection Grant Funding brief: Since 1991 the Swedish Club300 has contributed more than USD600,000 to bird protection projects all around the world. Projects that have supported include conservation and research on many rare, threatened or little known species like Guerney’s Pitta, Hawaiian Crow, Pale-headed Brush-finch, Puaiohi and Sumatran…