Misk Foundation: Inviting applications to find new innovative ideas that transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in the future.

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

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development’.

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

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications for ‘’ to invite civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

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

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018’ to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.

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

Asian Community Trust (ACT): Inviting applications for ‘Local Projects on Education and Youth Development for FY2018’ to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia.

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

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications from female photojournalists of any nationality for ‘2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award’ to celebrate women photojournalists whose work inspires to take action and better understand the world.

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

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the…

The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Jamnalal Bajaj Awards’ to recognize outstanding contribution, made outside India.

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

Iridescent: Inviting applications to offer girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

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

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

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

Commonwealth Foundation: Inviting applications to support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation.

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

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to engage in environmental activities.

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

The Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications to provide evidence to strengthen health systems in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

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

Action For Nature, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘International Young Eco-Hero Awards’ to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16.

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

The Birthing Kit Foundation (BKFA): Inviting applications for facilitating the distribution of Birthing Kits to the mothers that need them most, and for providing us with information about the use and impact of the Birthing Kits.

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

The Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Money Grant 2018’ to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges.

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

Government of Netherland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Fund’ to support organizations that work for human rights worldwide.

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

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications to support early stage, high impact social enterprises.

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

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

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

United Nation Environment Programme: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge’ to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.

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

United Nations Women’s Guild: Inviting applications for ‘UNWG Charity Programme for Children’ to support many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.

Funding brief: Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.  This project-based programme is organized for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.  The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean…

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Inviting applications for ‘EPFL Seed Money Program’ to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, CODEV seeks to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

Oriental Bird Club (OBS): Inviting applications for ‘The OBC Conservation Fund’ to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region.

Funding brief: The OBC Conservation Fund invites applications for grants for conservation work and conservation awareness projects. OBC Conservation Committee will consider all proposals for these awards that aim to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region. Preference will be given to proposals addressing these priority objectives: ● Projects benefiting Globally Threatened bird…

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): Inviting applications for ‘International Disaster and Risk Management – IKARIM – Call for Proposals within the “Research for civil security 2012-2017”’ to transfer know-how and to form international partnerships for disaster risk management.

Funding brief: The IKARIM grant aims to transfer know-how and to form international partnerships for disaster risk management. The focus is on innovative, application-oriented co-operation projects that contribute to population protection, disaster prevention and the protection of critical infrastructures as well as the development of early warning systems in selected African and Asian countries. Experts…

Global Legal Empowerment Network: Inviting applications for ‘The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition’ to recognize grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands.

Funding brief: Legal empowerment is about helping people to know, use, and shape the law.The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition recognizes grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands. All three of this year’s awards are for grassroots justice projects that…

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’ for the funding theme- a) Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; b) Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 21st funding cycle in 2017, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of…

Singapore International Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business…

European Union Inviting applications for ‘European Instrument For Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)’ to support civil society in its actions to support the protection and the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.

Funding brief: The general objective of this call for proposals is to support civil society in its actions to support the protection and the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. This call for proposals is fully in line with the European Consensus on Development , the EU’s response to the UN 2030 agenda…

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting application for the funding theme-‘ Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons’.

Funding brief:  The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. LGBTI persons face violence and discrimination in all regions. Violence targeting any vulnerable group undermines collective…

American Academy of Pediatrics: Inviting applications for ‘ICATCH grants’ to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community.

Funding brief: ICATCH grants provide both financial and technical support to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community. Priority is given to applicants from low-income and low-middle-income countries. Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years. ICATCH grants emphasize: ● Partnerships with governmental and/or nongovernmental…

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Energy Globe Award 2018’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

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 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world…

Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain): Inviting applications for ‘Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography competition’ for the competition theme-‘humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups’.

Funding brief: Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain) Invites applications for ‘Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography competition’ for the competition theme-‘humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups’. Themes: Photographs must be related to any of the following themes: humanitarian action,…

Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) 2018’ for the funding theme-‘Nature conservation efforts in developing countries’.

Funding brief: The Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation is Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) 2018’ for the funding theme-‘Nature conservation efforts in developing countries ‘. Donor Name: Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation Funding name: Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), 2018 Deadline: From 09:00, October, 2nd (Monday), 2017 to 17:00 JST, December, 4th…

IBM Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘Master the Mainframe Contest’ to progressively teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment.

Funding brief:The contest is sponsored by the IBM Z Academic Initiative, which has provided mainframe training and resources to students at more than 1,000 schools in 70 countries. By participating in the contest you learn, prepare for a career – and you may win prizes. Due to the contest’s success, the challenges and systems from the…

Nesta: Inviting applications for ‘the IGL Grants’ to find out what works, and what doesn’t, to accelerate innovation, support entrepreneurship and help businesses grow.

Funding brief: The IGL Grants programme is one of the activities of the Innovation Growth Lab, a global collaboration that aims to make policy in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth more experimental and evidence-based. Working together with researchers and public and private organizations from around the world, IGL aims to find out what works, and what…

University of California, Berkeley: Inviting applications for ‘Global Social Venture Competition’ to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Competition brief: The Global Social Venture Competition leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Through our global network of 14 partner schools and competitions, they give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures. Each of the competition’s three rounds…

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Award’.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Award are open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering or a related area. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, an annual stipend, and conference…

First Solar: Inviting applications for ‘the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on green education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Funding brief: The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and…

Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Dream.Build.Play 2017 Challenge’ to elevate the industry by connecting, showcasing and rewarding talent and innovation.

Competition brief: This Challenge will operate as a skilled-based contest. This Challenge is hosted in the United States and entry information is collected on computers in the United States. This Challenge will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of…

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Excluded People’s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh’ .

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a nongovernmental organization has been working for promoting Human Rights and Good Governance in partnership with national and local NGOs for last 15 years. The UK aid awarded MJF a programme, “Excluded People’s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh”. This programme will promote rights and equality of 1.64 million people.…

The American Philosophical Society (APS): Inviting applications for ‘The Lewis and Clark Fund’ to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

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…

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grants 2018’ for the funding theme-a) Peace and Sustainable Security; b) Environmental Sustainability.

Funding brief:  The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports work in the following areas: ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes. ● Environmental Sustainability – They support work that a addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. Donor Name: Polden-Puckham…

Hult International Business School: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Hult Prize’ to bring together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies.

Funding brief: The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in…

Building and Social Housing Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘World Habitat Awards 2018’ to provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

Award brief: The World Habitat Awards are presented each year in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Historically the awards were presented on World Habitat Day, which was organized in October each year by UN-Habitat. The awards are still presented each year at a major UN-Habitat event, providing opportunities for international exposure,…

The American Philosophical Society: Inviting applications for ‘ASP Conservationist Awards and Grants’ 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.

Funding brief: Nominations for ASP Conservationist Awards and Grants are now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards and grants, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the…

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Lab cycle’ to unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult sustainable development challenges, for the 2018 Lab cycle.

Funding brief: The Lab is currently accepting proposals for financial instruments and early stage businesses that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult sustainable development challenges, for the 2018 Lab cycle. This call for ideas encompasses four programs, each with distinct priorities. If you apply by November 28th and you are not…

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at…

German Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Small-Scale Projects for Development and Cooperation’ to implement a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Funding brief: The German Embassy supports NGOs, local communities and religious institutions in Bangladesh with funds of up to 14,000 Euros for each project that has a direct and concrete impact for the beneficiaries. The projects should in particular satisfy the basic needs of the poor and disadvantaged groups of society. In recent years the…

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): Inviting applications for ‘Lesbian Health Fund’ to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.

Funding brief: The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. In honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Spring cycle will give preference to funding research focused on societal and domestic violence affecting sexual minority women…

Philip Morris International (PMI): Inviting applications for ‘PMI Impact-Round II’ to address different forms of illegal trade and related crimes such as money laundering, corruption and organized crime.

Funding brief: For its second funding round, PMI IMPACT calls for projects that address different forms of illegal trade and related crimes such as money laundering, corruption and organized crime. Donor Name: Philip Morris International (PMI) Funding name: PMI Impact-Round II Deadline: The deadline for submitting your proposal is November, 15th, 2017 23:59 CET. Funding…

World Water Council: Inviting applications for ‘King Hassan II Great World Water Prize’ for the award theme-‘Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice.’

Award brief: Jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council, this Prize pays tribute to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, and to his strategic vision for His country’s sustainable integrated water resources management, in addressing the Kingdom’s water security. Donor Name: World Water Council Award name:…

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): Inviting applications for ‘the Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds’ to help the world’s rarest birds.

Funding brief: RSPB awards small grants to help the world’s rarest birds. Around 600 bird species are listed as globally Endangered or Critically Endangered. These are the rarest and most threatened species on the planet. Yet some of them are so poorly known that it is difficult to know what to do to help them.…

The U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘Promoting & Protecting the Human Rights of Marginalized Individuals’ for the funding theme-‘Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Women and Girls, LGBTI persons and other Marginalized Individuals’.

Funding brief:  The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from civil society organizations to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized populations. This request is seeking programs that take an intersectional approach to addressing violence and discrimination targeting marginalized populations, which undermine society collective…

World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘REACH for Reading KLI Grants’ to support efforts toward more and better education services, especially to those most excluded, by helping country systems focus more sharply on results.

Funding brief: The REACH for Reading Call for Proposals is a joint initiative by the Results for All Children (REACH) trust fund, housed at the World Bank and the Global Book Alliance, a multi-partner alliance led by USAID. Funded by NORAD, USAID, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, REACH supports efforts…

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘the Asia Seed Grants Program’ to support field conservation and research projects in Asia.

Funding brief: With generous support from the Cleveland Zoological Society, the Asia Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation and research projects in Asia. Annual awards ranging from $1000 to $3500 will be made to conservation and research initiatives involving wildlife and their habitats, and educational or cultural activities that involve or impact…

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA): Inviting applications for ‘INGSA Research Associate Grants 2018’ to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: INGSA is proud to announce that in 2018 it will be offering six professional development and research grants to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Each grant recipient will manage and conduct a project of their choice on the priority research theme of the role…

World Economic Forum: Inviting applications for ‘Young Global Leader 2019’ to identify and select the most exceptional leaders from politics, business, civil society, academia, and arts and culture across seven geographic regions.

Award brief: The Forum of Young Global Leaders has established a comprehensive selection process for identifying and selecting the most exceptional leaders. Every year, thousands of candidates from around the world are proposed and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria. Only the very best candidates are selected and all efforts are extended to create a…

Johnson & Johnson: Inviting applications for ‘GenH Challenge’ to find new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas that can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide.

Funding brief: The GenH Challenge is based on the notion that new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide. Working together, we can spark the next great idea that will change the trajectory of health.The Competition is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, with…

Roddenberry Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Catalyst Fund’ to award small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges.

Funding brief: The Catalyst Fund awards small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges. They’re looking for ideas that challenge our thinking, that compel us to see a problem in a new light; and whose creativity and imagination redefine notions of what can be done and how. They don’t limit themselves…

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 Funding…

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…

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for grant to support projects and organizations that -a) are suited to improve the economic, cultural and social conditions of the population in tourist destinations; b) contribute to sustainable tourism development in the destinations; c) Contribute to improving inter-cultural understanding between people in tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief:  The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) was founded in January 2001. The Foundation’s assets consist of the proceeds from the sale of the former SSR Travel, Swiss Student Travel Office (cooperative) to the STA Travel Group. Through its activities in the field of tourism the Foundation continues to work towards the…

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards’ to support research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

Funding brief: UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards is helping young people help the planet. Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation…

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Sea Pact wishes to place an emphasis on projects…

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Water for Women Fund’ to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund.

Funding brief: DFAT invites proposals from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund. The Fund is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in WASH and is part of Australia’s commitment to…

Health Systems Global (HSG): Inviting applications for ‘first Media Fellowships Programme’ to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global community in a rapidly changing world.

Funding brief:  Health Systems Global (HSG) has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme offering six fellowships to journalists undertaking cutting edge news and reporting on health systems and health policy topics across the world. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some…

Union of European Football Associations  (UEFA) Foundation for Children: Inviting applications for further promoting the fundamental rights of children throughout the world.

Funding brief:  The UEFA Foundation for children is launching a call for projects on 15 august with the aim of further promoting the fundamental rights of children throughout the world. To fulfill its objective of helping children and safeguarding their rights, the UEFA Foundation for Children has launched a call for projects for the third…

The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage ’to engage young people with cultural heritage in South Asia through arts and new media.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council announce a new joint Call for Proposals: Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage. They believe that both heritage and arts have the potential to create dialogue between communities and foster mutual understanding, and that new media opens up further opportunities for such dialogues to become inclusive…

UNICEF : Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Fund Call for VRAR Technologies’  to find start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies solutions.

Funding brief:  The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. They are looking to make investments in 1) software for authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content…

St Francis Xavier University (The Coady International Institute): Inviting applications for ‘a seven-week education program’ to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

Funding brief:  The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership established in 2011. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded…

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable…

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘2017 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant’ to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians.

Funding brief: The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. The typical awards are in the range of $2,000 to $3,000. Clinically-oriented proposals, conservation-based proposals, and proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Proposals will be evaluated based on clinical significance, conservation…

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘the Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program’ to discover and promote effective solutions to global poverty problems.

Funding brief: The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is launching its first request for proposals. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions…

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Large grant’ to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research.

Funding brief:  Large grants are awarded to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research. Conservation projects are evaluated for their relationship to sustainable use of wildlife, and their ability to work toward maintaining healthy ecosystems and providing quality habitat for all wildlife…

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…

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘Startup Open 2017’ from entrepreneurs of any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding.

Funding brief:  Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2017. Donor Name: The Global Entrepreneurship…

Andreu World: Inviting applications for ‘Andreu World International Design Contest’ to submit new designs for a wooden chair and/or table.

Funding brief:  Andreu World launches its 17th annual International furniture Design Contest and opens registration for 2017. Participants are invited to submit new designs for a wooden chair and/or table. In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in…

Nokia: Inviting applications for ‘Open Innovation Challenge 2017’ to enable a smart, safe and sustainable world in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners.

Funding brief: The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with venture firm Nokia Growth Partners, is a call for ideas, technologies, and new business models in IoT. If your product or technology is targeting markets in transportation, smart cities, safety and security, and connected industries, or if your solution enables a smart, safe and sustainable…

International Iguana Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The International Iguana Foundation awards’ to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity.

Funding brief: The International Iguana Foundation awards were established to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity. The IIF provides annual project funding to a wide range of species and programs through our grant application process Preference will be given to: ● Projects that are components…

Youth LEAD: Inviting applications for ‘Youth LEAD Technical Assistance Fund 2017’ to provide financial support and technical assistance in order for Young Key Population-led organizations, networks or groups to achieve catalytic role in their critical works in HIV response.

Funding brief: The technical assistance has significant role to play for the development of the organization and often small amount of fund can help community-based organizations to continue its critical work towards addressing the HIV epidemic and SRH access impediments in their respective communities. However, the cost of TA is expensive and accessing the existing…

Rainforest Trust: Inviting applications for- a) ’Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge’ to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species;  b) ‘Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards’ to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas.

Funding brief: Rainforest Trust invites application for the following funding opportunities throughout the year- a) Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge: This is to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species; Through our SAVES Challenge, Rainforest Trust has committed $50 million as a challenge match that will direct a total…

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,…

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…

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘New Contest’ to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change.

Funding brief:  Climate CoLab is an open problem-solving platform to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change. These seven contests seek proposals that can create the building blocks for these plans. ● Adaptation ● Buildings ● Carbon Pricing ● Energy Supply ● Land Use Change: Agriculture,…

The World Bank Development Data Group (DECDG) & the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

Funding brief:  The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place primarily in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the…

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education’ to contribute to equity in education.

Award brief: The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education aims to contribute to equity in education, a key pillar of the Education 2030 agenda, and the guiding principle of Sustainable Development Goal 4. The new agenda recognizes how ICT can be harnessed to assure inclusive and equitable…

The United Nations: Inviting applications for ‘The United Nations / Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards’ to  promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons depicting the spirit of the United Nations has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie.

Funding brief:  The United Nations in its desire to promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons depicting the spirit of the United Nations has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie. Entries for awards must represent work done from 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…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Migratory Bird Program): Inviting applications for ‘Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) program’ to provide matching grants to Neotropical migratory bird conservation projects.

Funding brief: The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) addresses migratory bird population needs on a continental scale and conserves birds throughout their life cycles. The projects our grants support in other countries foster security, generate good will, and improve foreign relations, while sustaining healthy bird populations. Since 2002, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act…

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…

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Labour Rights Participatory Action Research for Change’.

Funding brief: APWLD invites women trade unions, workers’ groups and migrant workers groups to take part in this exciting Labor Rights Feminist Participatory Action Research (Labor FPAR) programme that aims to develop knowledge, tools and resources that support women in labor movements to shape and engage in policies regarding labor rights and strengthen women workers’…

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…

Dubai Future Foundation (Dubai Future Accelerators): Inviting applications for ‘The Humanitarian Accelerators program’ to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region.

Funding brief:  The Humanitarian Accelerators is a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World connecting start-ups and established companies from around the world with the UAE’s humanitarian sector to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region. Challenges: ● Education for Refugee Children ● Job Opportunities for Refugees ● Solutions for Water Sanitation ● Arabic…

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…

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…

The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW): Inviting applications to Grant for energy & climate journalism beyond borders.

Funding brief: A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative projects from at least two different countries on the topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Donor Name:  The Clean Energy…