Tag Archives: Environment

Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences’ to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Funding brief: This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. Eligible Projects International intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Research Grant’ to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science; b) ‘Training Grant’ to support an individual receiving training at educational institutions, NGOs, research institutes, etc. that will enhance their expertise as Citizen Scientists and help them gain hands-on experience.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2020 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. Grant Categories ● Research Grant Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here. The grant may […]

Scientific Exploration Society (SES): Inviting applications for ‘2020 Explorer Awards’ to find rising stars whose passion for environmental sustainability, health and conservation set them out to become major influencers for future generations.

Funding brief: Echoing SES’s long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, the Society’s quest to encourage Scientific Trailblazers and Pioneers with Purpose is the primary focus of the Explorer Awards, which support inspirational leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between.

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

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to achieve different priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing ocean governance, and (5) empowering women to achieve gender equality in society.

Funding brief: In the context of these evolving global challenges, SPF has set five priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing […]

World Meteorological Organization (WMO): Inviting applications for ‘WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize’ to an early- to mid-career researcher for his or her outstanding contribution to the Earth system science community.

Funding brief: The development of high-quality, real-world data sets constitutes an on-going need of the climate research, observations, and modelling communities and their joint activities. Key areas in data collection for climate change research still remain under-sampled today, also affecting efforts in climate model calibration, evaluation, and reanalysis. Recognizing this need for further advancing climate […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Innovative Solutions to Transform Waste to Wealth’ to collate the best solutions and innovative practices from around the world and present these at World Habitat Day for practitioners to take home and be inspired to replicate them.

Funding brief: The world’s cities produce every year 7 – 10 billion tonnes of solid, liquid, domestic, industrial and commercial waste. Managing waste properly is essential for building sustainable and liveable cities, but it remains a challenge for many developing countries and cities. This year, World Habitat Day is calling attention to the issue of […]

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a […]

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Peace and Sustainable Security’ to support work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict and the development of ways to prevent and resolve conflict and ‘Environmental Sustainability’ to support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to global environmental breakdown.

Funding brief: The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation invites application for the following- ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict and the development of ways to prevent and resolve conflict ● Environmental Sustainability – They support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to global […]

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF): Inviting applications for ‘environment fund’ to support projects which can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment and contribute to a positive change both now and in the future.

Funding brief: Through our environment fund they want to support projects which can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment and contribute to a positive change both now and in the future. The fund has two main themes: ● Marine – support for projects working to halt declining fish stocks ● […]

Gray Matters Capital: Inviting applications for ‘IDEX Accelerator — IDEX Fellowship 2020’ to find The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World.

Funding brief: IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World! This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first hand experience […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme’ to support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Funding brief: Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS. The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral […]

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries.

Funding brief: The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets […]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘free legal service’ for NGOs and social enterprises.

Funding brief: TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. They connect high-impact NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance. They produce groundbreaking legal research and offer innovative training courses worldwide. TrustLaw […]

Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI): Inviting applications for ‘Visiting International Fellows (VIFs)’ to increase the participation of water resources and environmental professionals from developing countries in EWRI conferences, and to promote sustained professional and cultural exchange.

Funding brief: The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) annually invites applications for Visiting International Fellows (VIFs). The fellowships provide support for faculty, professionals, or student researchers from developing countries to participate in the annual World Water and Environmental Resources Congresses (typically in May of each year) and in several days of supplementary activities during […]

European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for plastic clean up projects; on beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains and trails – alongside other conservation projects as well.

Funding brief: EOCA will next be accepting funding applications from 1 – 30 June 2019, for funding in autumn 2019. They will still be looking for plastic clean up projects; on beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains and trails – alongside other conservation projects as well. Projects must also meet all EOCA’s other criteria for a conservation […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to recognize the world’s most influential artists working in the medium through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.

Funding brief: Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019’ to reward activities in the field of advancing the “Ethics of Environment” with a special thematic focus on ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO, various professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of ethics of science and technology, members of relevant UNESCO’s expert bodies and UNESCO’s partners, to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in […]

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme’ for the theme – ‘Strengthening Gender Equity and Intersectionality” in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR)’ to build skills in research, networking and leadership for early career researchers working in the broad area of HPSR.

Funding brief: The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) welcomes applications for an 18-month fellowship programme on “Strengthening Gender Equity and Intersectionality” in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). The fellowship aims to build skills in research, networking and leadership for early career researchers working in the broad area of HPSR. Early career researchers from […]

Common Fund For Commodity: Inviting applications for ‘Funding Innovation – Support For Commodity Development’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grant Programme’ to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Research Grant Programme financially supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. With the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region, grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for groups/teams, to enhance their skills, […]

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Volvo Environment Prize’ to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field.

Funding brief: Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. […]

The World Academy of Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to award a women scientist, national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas.

Funding brief: This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative Womenconnect Challenge’ to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy.

Funding brief: At the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced the second round of the WomenConnect Challenge under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative. W-GDP is a U.S. Government wide effort to economically empower 50 million women in the developing […]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Science’ to promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery.

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. They fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. Your proposal should describe a significant piece of work that addresses the […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its second annual Mountain Prize, awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. Nominations […]

Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ): Inviting applications for ‘Pro Natura Fund’ to support investigations and researches, as well as education and awareness raising activities for wildlife protection or ecosystem conservation, in areas other than Japan.

Funding brief: “PRO NATURA FUND” is a conservation grant programme managed by Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ). The mission of this programme is to conserve nature by supporting scientific researches and activities in areas other than Japan, especially in developing countries. They welcome your application for the fiscal year 2019 (October 2019 – September 2020) […]

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

Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. They welcome […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity.

Funding brief: The IKI key objectives are on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. And IKI seeks to maximize synergies between these two objectives. The main focus of the IKI in the area of climate protection is to provide support for the implementation of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim […]

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to establish, enhance, or lay the groundwork for formal or informal inter-governmental dialogue, institutional arrangements, and/or technical processes for shared water management decision-making that are endorsed by key stakeholders and/or financially supported by governments.

Funding brief: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Environment, Conservation, and Water announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for a program on international cooperation on shared waters.  The agreement will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2018 Economic Support Funds. Eligibility is limited to U.S. […]

The Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2019’ to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries and to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources.

Funding brief: The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and solely operated by Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Every year, JWF publicly seeks for projects and those adopted after due assessment will be eligible to get […]

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia’ to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those policies to maximize positive, economic impacts.

Funding brief: The goal of the “Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia” project is to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those […]

CONNECTHER: Inviting applications for ‘The Girls Impact the World Film Festival’ to focus on issues facing women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of […]

Google LLC: Inviting applications for ‘GNI Innovation Challenge’ to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models.

Funding brief: As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, we’re launching GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. They’re launching the first in our series of global challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Challenge will […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Inviting applications for ‘The Borlaug Fellowship Program’ to provide opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security.

Funding brief: The Borlaug Fellowship Program provides opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers. Competitively selected fellows will work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program.  After completion of the 10-12 […]

Famae: Inviting applications for ‘Water Challenge’ to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens.

Funding brief: The € 2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses). The […]

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Inviting applications for ‘The Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program’ to foster the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach.

Funding brief: The Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach. Research Priority Areas (listed in no particular order):* ● Ethnobotany, with special interest in plant use for physical […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to offer financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture • SDG 6 Water and Sanitation • SDG 7 Clean Energy • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities • SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption […]

Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS): Inviting applications for ‘Crowder-Messersmith Fund’ to help fund small, local conservation and education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects have not attracted major support from other sources.

Funding brief: The Fund honors Orville Crowder and Don and Sherry Messersmith, leaders in nature tourism, as a means to further global nature conservation. The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, together with the Audubon Naturalist Society, helps fund small, local conservation and education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects […]

University of Virginia: Inviting applications for ‘The Dalai Lama Fellowship’ to offer emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity.

Funding brief: The Fellowship offers emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity. Fellows cultivate practices in mind training for increasing self-awareness, self-care and resilience, for connecting with others […]

New York University: Inviting applications for ‘World Journalist Fellowship’ to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism.

Funding brief: This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All of our programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters: ● Business and Economic Reporting ● Cultural Reporting […]

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions. Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused […]

PADI Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage and support research and education related to aquatic environments.

Funding brief: The PADI Foundation encourages and supports research and education related to aquatic environments. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that either: ● Enrich mankind’s understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems. ● Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving […]

Rainforest Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create new protected areas for Critically Endangered and Endangered species.

Funding brief: Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. Join their partnership now to save species and protect our planet. Criteria: Partnership applications should meet the following criteria: ● Clear focus on creating a new protected area or the expansion of existing protected areas through land […]

Schwelle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the International Bremen Peace Award’ to honor people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding.

Funding brief: The schwelle Foundation will confer for the ninth time the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation on November, 15th, 2019. The award is given with the aim of honoring people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, […]

The Lawrence Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funding category-a) Environment; b) Human Services; c) Disaster relief;

Funding brief: The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date they have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest: ● Environment (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world), ● Human Services ● Disaster relief (US headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the US […]

Google.org: Inviting applications for ‘Google AI Impact Challenge’ to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.

Funding brief: Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more. At Google, they […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center: Inviting applications for ‘the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition’ to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.

Funding brief: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. It is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector. Criteria: The projects must be […]

Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Topic Area A: Research and Conservation’ and ‘Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity’.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting research pre-proposals until January 7, 2019. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to […]

Kinship Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Fellowship’ to explore new ways to apply market-based approaches to environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Kinship Foundation invites applications for ‘The 2019 Fellowship’. Only the best and the brightest practitioners in the field are chosen to become Fellows. Those who are selected receive a $6000 stipend and a month of valuable training. The curriculum is delivered by a faculty of global experts who work closely with each […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019’ to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

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

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator’ to strengthen the innovation ecosystem around the university and contribute to self-sustaining economic development in the region.

Funding brief: The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator (I2@OIST) is Okinawa’s first global startup accelerator program. Each year, a highly selective group of entrepreneurs from all over the world will be chosen to participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where they will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships required to launch […]

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI): Inviting applications for ‘The Fellowship Scheme’ for candidates who have a demonstrable interest in development; relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country, and strong computer skills.

Funding brief: The Fellowship Scheme is open to candidates of any nationality. You must have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics or a related field. Suitable specialisms include agricultural, environmental, international, health or development economics. You must also be willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries. […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support.

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to research cooperation to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

Scientific Exploration Society (SES): Inviting applications for ‘award’ to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit.

Funding brief: Echoing the SES’s long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, the Society’s quest to encourage Scientific Trailblazers and Pioneers with Purpose is the primary focus of the Explorer Awards, which support inspirational leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Funding brief: The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’.

Funding brief: The European Commission invites applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’. Scope: Actions should deliver visionary and integrated solutions (e.g. therapy gardens, urban living rooms, creative streets, city farms) at the intersection of social, cultural, digital and nature-based innovation to increase citizens’ health and well-being […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Funding brief: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The International Affairs Program delivers on this mission through its financial assistance programs by supporting strategic projects that deliver measurable conservation […]

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non-Profit Organization (NPO) engaged 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. Objective: ● Entry Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to expand ● Continuous-Project Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to take […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales.

Funding brief: Under Marine programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. The protection of mangroves to benefit local fisheries is […]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health.

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

Expo Dubai 2020 LLC: Inviting applications for ‘The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three subthemes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Criteria: ● Alignment with EXPO 2020 Dubai Objectives Is the project relevant to the […]

Chivas Venture: Inviting applications for ‘Accelerator Programme’ to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Chivas Venture is an annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues. Candidates must apply to the competition in one of the participating countries, for a chance to join the global final and win a share of $1million. They’re looking […]

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA): Inviting applications for ‘Leading from the South Programme’ to support activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South.

Funding brief: Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in […]

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

Funding brief: IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Community Solutions Program (CSP). 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 2019–2020, up […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

Commonwealth Secretariat: Inviting applications for ‘The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards’ to celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. 

Funding brief: The International Foundation for Science (IFS) invitees applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. Research Areas Funded By IFS: The world will need to draw on exceptional individual and collaborative actions, and to […]

Blue Earth Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘fiscal sponsorship’ to documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues.

Funding brief: Blue Earth Alliance offers fiscal sponsorship to documentary projects that align with their mission. As a non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status, Blue Earth Alliance is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. They extend that exempt status to accepted project photographers allowing them to seek […]

Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for the categories-(a) Projects carried out for the purpose of nature conservation in developing countries, particularly in the AsiaPacific region. Priority is given to projects for preserving biodiversity; (b) Projects expected to receive appropriate levels of cooperation from the host governmental agencies, related international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the local citizenry;(c) Projects that do not serve the special interests of any specific corporation or individuals; (d) Projects that will be carried out by persons with sufficient scientific expertise, or with the advice and cooperation of persons having such expertise;

Funding brief: The Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund seeks projects meeting all of the following four conditions- ● Projects carried out for the purpose of nature conservation in developing countries, particularly in the AsiaPacific region. Priority is given to projects for preserving biodiversity. ● Projects expected to receive appropriate levels of cooperation from the host governmental […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA): Inviting applications for ‘Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)’ to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of utilization of research outcomes.

Funding brief: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in […]

France Libertés – Danielle Mitterrand Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals’ for the funding theme-‘Water and Climate-Return water to the earth to restore the climate’ learn from these projects, both on the threats to the water cycle caused by human activities and on the actions taken to protect the balance of this cycle in the fight against climate change.

Funding brief: In this call, they focus on the interrelations between water and climate and taking into account their links, in order to integrate the protection of this natural resource in the fight against global warming. The links between Water and Climate have been regularly demonstrated and highlighted, the disruption of one or the other […]

Niwano Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promote interreligious understanding and cooperation and to build a world of peace and coexistence.

Funding brief: the Niwano Peace Foundation promotes interreligious understanding and cooperation. It also strives to strengthen cooperation among people actively making continuing efforts, in a religious spirit, to achieve a peaceful society. The Foundation does not support any specific religious group. Respecting the uniqueness of all religions and embracing the spirit of tolerance, it aims […]

KR Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries.

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

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

The Elsevier Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge’ to seek to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities.

Funding brief: The Elsevier Foundation believes that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities. […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant’ to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship.

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

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to develop a new “Approach for selecting, designing, and measuring the impacts of GEF small-grants projects in energy access”.

Funding brief: SGP is calling for proposals based on a new grant making modality to be administered at the regional and global levels. This regional/global grantmaking modality will be used in special circumstances or particular strategic purposes, and will be in addition to the regular ‘Call for Proposals’ (CFP) which are issued by national level […]

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5 billion fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through: challenge-led disciplinary […]