Tag Archives: Funding

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI): Inviting applications for ‘Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award’ to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.

Funding brief: This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​ The award is named after Jeanie Borlaug Laube, mentor to many, and daughter of Nobel Laureate Dr.​ Norman E.​ Borlaug.​ Jeanie Borlaug Laube has served as Chair of the Borlaug Global Rust […]

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 […]

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives.

Funding brief: PlanetRomeo Foundation provides funding up to € 5,000 to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives. Our support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. They also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI […]

Amnesty International: Inviting applications for ‘the Ginetta Sagan Award’ to recognize and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread.

Funding brief: The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. ● Recognizes outstanding achievement, often at great personal risk. ● Enhances the recipient’s ability to live and work freely, and protects the recipient’s capacity […]

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 […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Jaime Torres Bodet Prize 2019’ to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019. Established in 2014 and fully endowed by the National […]

The Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ to fill a need for opportunities for senior-level professionals, fellows, scholars and writers to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to their field.

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 United Nations (UN), The Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme Critical Needs Fellowship’to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

Funding brief: The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of […]

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB): Inviting applications for ‘International IGB Fellowship Programme‚ Freshwater Science’ to enable outstanding scientists to contribute to research at IGB and thus further their own scientific development or training.

Funding brief: They invite excellent scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit at IGB. They offer fellowships for postdocs and senior scientists for 6-24 months. These fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to contribute to research at IGB and thus further their own scientific development or […]

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps): Inviting applications for ‘Atlas Corps Fellowship’ for the world’s top social change leaders to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows.

Funding brief: The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States for the world’s top social change leaders. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows. Participants in this […]

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. […]

Technology Academy Finland (TAF): Inviting applications for ‘2020 Millennium Technology Prize’ to be awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world.

Funding brief: The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society. The Prize is one million euros and awarded every second year by Technology Academy Finland, an independent foundation. Millennium Technology Prize Winners The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of […]

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Training Grant (TG) to support a small research project such as a MSc or PhD thesis project or another training endeavor; b) Pilot Grant (PG) to provide support for pilot research that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant; c) Small Research Grant (SRG) to support of a small research study; d) Large Research Grant (LRG) to do Full grant application of a complete research proposal according to the guidelines; e) Re-Entry Grants (REG) to encourage the return and re-establishment of post-graduate students into their careers in their own countries.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. Research Grants The Foundation offers different research grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant […]

Mérieux Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Program’ to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Funding brief: Fondation Mérieux’s grants programme contributes towards financing projects that aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The projects including as beneficiaries mothers and children will be given priority. Donor Name: Mérieux Foundation Funding name: Small Grants Program Deadline: September Session-Deadline for submission of applications: August, 1ST Funding details link: […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme (R2HC)’ to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. This grant programme is an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts. Area […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2019’ to explore how you can create or foster new kinds of inclusive partnerships and/or connectivity solutions that include people in novel ways and thus improve the delivery of services to refugees, those who welcome them and beyond.

Funding brief: The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award celebrates efforts and achievements that advance the innovative delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2019 looks for innovative and inclusive solutions in partnerships and connectivity. The Award was widely announced for the first time in 2018, amongst […]

Laerdal Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Saving Lives at Birth in Low-Resource Settings’.

Funding brief: The Board has earmarked 50% of the annual appropriations through 2020 (i.e. half of annual expected grants of NOK 30 mill, equaling USD 3,5 mill) for projects related to Saving Lives at Birth. The support will be focused on practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (that in 2015 […]

Matsumae International Foundation (MIF): Inviting applications for ‘2020 Research Fellowship Program’.

Funding brief: Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980. “2020 Research Fellowship Program” has been officially released. For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships […]

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 […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘Small-Scale Research Project Scheme – South Asia’ to provide funding (up to £5,000) for early career researchers in the UK and countries in South Asia to work collaboratively on a joint research project.

Funding brief: The British Council Small-Scale Research Project Scheme provides funding (up to £5,000) for early career researchers in the UK and countries in South Asia to work collaboratively on a joint research project. A partnership must be formed between a UK university/research institute and a university/research institute in one of the following South Asian […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2019’ to become be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? Submit a 3 minute video for a chance […]

Global Development Network (GDN): Inviting applications for ‘Global Development Awards Competition 2019’ to find researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).

Funding brief: The Global Development Network (GDN) invites researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD). The Japanese Award for Outstanding […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Sofja Kovalevskaja Award’ to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany.

Funding brief: Submit an application if you are a successful top-rank junior researcher from abroad, only completed your doctorate with distinction in the last six years, and have published work in prestigious international journals or publishing houses. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award allows you to spend five years building up a working group and working on […]

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 […]

Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF): Inviting applications for ‘The Small Grant’ to find original and innovative start-up projects, the grant presents early career scientists, conservationists or educators with an opportunity to prove themselves.

Funding brief: The Small Grant is designed for short (12- to 18-month) and small (grants average US$5,000) projects dedicated to early career scientists (within five years of a degree being awarded). Aimed at original and innovative start-up projects, the grant presents early career scientists, conservationists or educators with an opportunity to prove themselves. It targets […]

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to facilitate the implementation of activities under the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).

Funding brief: The Secretariat for the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for SDM 2019 projects. SDM is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative, established jointly by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2019’ to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions […]

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 […]

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre de Recherches Pour Le Developpement International (CRDI): Inviting applications for the funding theme ‘Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science’ to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: IDRC is pleased to launch a call for research proposals to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Funding brief: One of the primary aims of the Ernest Solvay Fund is to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. It does this by supporting initiatives in both education and entrepreneurship in areas of science and technology such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. The […]

American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS): Inviting applications for ‘Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists’ to be awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years.

Funding brief: The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant’s thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology; Ecology and​ […]

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 […]

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme’ to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict.

Funding brief: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. With the World […]

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme’ to young scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in […]

Sense about Science: Inviting applications for ‘John Maddox Prize 2019’ to recognize the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

Funding brief: The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations for 2019 are now open. Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging […]

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 […]

Seeding Labs: Inviting applications for ‘Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price’ to seek applications from universities and research institutes in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price.

Funding brief: Seeding Labs seeks applications from universities and research institutes in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price. Participation in Instrumental Access is economical, but it is not free. Awardees must pay a fee that is adjusted to the […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Funding brief: With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries: ● SDG 2 (ending hunger) ● SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) ● SDG 17 (partnerships for the […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: On the initiative of, and with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), the Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects targeted by this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG. The Facility […]

MacArthur Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘A possible grant award from the MacArthur Foundation of $100,000,000’ to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.

Funding brief: Are You Ready to Solve a Problem? They’re ready to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. 100&Change takes place over a two-year period and includes several stages of evaluation and review. Are you ready to solve a problem? They’re ready to […]

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and The Social Science Research Council (SSRC): Inviting applications for ‘Abe Fellowship Program competition’ to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

Funding brief: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. The Purpose of the Fellowship The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. […]

Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘Access to Essential Services projects’ to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony.

Funding brief: The vocation of the Fondation SUEZ is to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favour of: ● Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for […]

Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Inviting applications for ‘The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)’ for individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in international relief and development work.

Funding brief: The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) is a unique professional development opportunity for individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in international relief and development work. During the 12-month fellowship period, fellows build their skills in programming and operations by taking leading and supporting roles on a variety of CRS projects […]

ETH Zurich and The World Food System Center: Inviting applications for ‘World Food System (WFS) Grants’.

Funding brief: “World Food System” Grants- the World Food System Center administers a competitive grants platform in coordination with the Research Commission of the ETH Zurich. Please check the following link for the details of each calls supported by the donors. a) Coop Research Program b) Mercator Research Program Donor Name: ETH Zurich and The […]

Toledo Community Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to 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: First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy […]

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 […]

Volkswagen Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘bold research ideas’ to pave the way for fundamentally new research topics even though the outcome may be contingent.

Funding brief: The exploration of exceptionally daring new ideas is not yet really a focal point of the research agenda in Germany, as far as facing challenges and radically transforming common wisdom are concerned. This often requires to establish counterintuitive hypotheses as well as unconventional methodologies or technologies, and to focus on entirely new research […]

Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR): Inviting applications for ‘SFIAR Award 2019’ for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development to support relevant agricultural research for development.

Funding brief: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. In line with its objectives, the SFIAR runs the annual SFIAR Award. With this award the SFIAR pursues the following main aims: a) Support relevant agricultural […]

The GOI Peace Foundation, digital experts united (DEU), Stiftung Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition’ to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

Funding brief: A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a worldwide initiative that delivers exposure to entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of 15 and 35 by placing them and their creative potential for change at the lead of social transformation. This year, they’re excited […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Wenhui Award 2019’ to promote University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship.

Funding brief: The theme of the 2019 Wenhui Award, Promoting University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, aims to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship. Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region […]

Charities Aid Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Step Up! the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme’ to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health.

Funding brief: “Step Up!” the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme aims to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health. It builds on the success of the Young Health Programme and enables a wider range of applications to be considered from NGOs, non-profits and other charitable organisations seeking to innovate and scale their impact in […]

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. […]

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ): Inviting applications for ‘2019 News Corp Media Fellowship for Global Journalists’ for international journalists an opportunity to participate in an innovative program that includes training on creative storytelling and offers grants to support data-driven projects.

Funding brief: In collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ is offering international journalists an opportunity to participate in an innovative program that includes training on creative storytelling and offers grants to support data-driven projects.  The prize for the best project is a three-month News Corp Fellowship in New York, where the fellow will receive […]

UNITECH International: Inviting applications for ‘Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019’ to find passionate people and ideas that can decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing, industrial processes as well as for products throughout their entire value chain.

Funding brief: Do you have a passion for the planet? A good idea is the starting point to address the key issue of our time. But ideas without action won´t create change! They invite students and young professionals around the globe to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 to bring that action. The Carbon Footprint […]

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 […]

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Fund’ to supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The Muste Institute supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world: The Social Justice Fund makes grants for grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding […]

The Leakey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to fund research related to human origins.

Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. Please consider the following if you are thinking of applying for a Leakey Foundation Research Grant: ● Is my research relevant […]

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 […]

The Annual Report of 2018!

The Annual Report of 2018! The Annual Report of 2018 will be published at soonest. We were  not able to publish this in due time as the domain of wordpress was unavailable in Bangladesh for last few months.

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘New Directions in Advancing Locally Led Development’ to identify opportunities for co-creation, co-design, co-investment and collaboration to advance knowledge and practice for locally led development.

Funding brief: USAID is interested in identifying opportunities for co-creation, co-design, co-investment and collaboration to advance knowledge and practice for locally led development. These solutions may include applied research and development interventions to address gaps in knowledge and practice, and designing and testing new approaches relevant to USAID and other donors. Applicants should also consider […]

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘the WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

Funding brief: The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. They believe the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on mitigating proliferation and security risks from state and non-state actors.

Funding brief: The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR). […]

Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Jamnalal Bajaj Awards-International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values outside India’ to recognize outstanding contribution, made outside India.

Funding brief: 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. (b) Ending exploitation in any form and seeking solution of social, cultural religious […]

Indian National Science Academy (INSA): Inviting applications for ‘INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship’ to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries.

Funding brief: Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSAJRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS (Formerly CCSTDS) in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Request for Research Proposals for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research Awards’ to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive WASH projects in Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: The Water for Women Fund Coordinator, GHD, has announced a request for proposals from eligible Research Organisations (ROs) to implement WASH Research Awards (Research Type 1) through the Water for Women Fund. The WASH Research Awards is a $10.6 million Research Component associated with the wider Water for Women Fund, which supports civil society organisations […]

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism: Inviting applications for ‘The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism’ to provide editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.

Funding brief: The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering Fellowships to accomplished journalists in the summer of 2014. The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to […]

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)’ to address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region.

Funding brief: The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to […]

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 […]

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘The Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges.

Funding brief: The Energy Management Leadership Awards recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges. Organizations certified to ISO 50001 are invited to submit case studies for recognition. Each entry will describe […]

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB): Inviting applications for ‘SCB 2019 Global Distinguished Service Awards’ to recognize scientists and institutions from around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.

Funding brief: In 1987, shortly after its founding, the Society for Conservation Biology started an awards tradition to recognize scientists and institutions from around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity. Past winners include Albert Gore, Eleanor Sterling, Michael Soulé, Georgina Mace, E.O. Wilson, David Attenborough, Phoebe Barnard, […]

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Satch Krantz Conservation Support Fund’ to provide important assistance to conservation biologists involved in an array of wildlife conservation projects both in the US and abroad.

Funding brief: In 1996 the Riverbanks Society established the Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund in order to provide important assistance to conservation biologists involved in an array of wildlife conservation projects both in the US and abroad. Over the past two decades, Riverbanks’ conservation fund has provided grants for nearly 200 projects in 36 countries around […]

Arrell Food Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards’ to recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.

Funding brief: The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact. Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges […]

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 […]

National University of Singapore (NUS): Inviting applications for ‘Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2019’ from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country.

Funding brief: The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in […]

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI): Inviting applications for ‘Conny Kristel Fellowship Call 2018’ to provide grant to Holocaust researchers, archivists and digital humanists comprehensive transnational access to key collections and centres of expertise across Europe and beyond.

Funding brief: EHRI announces a special call for the firstConny Kristel Fellowship. EHRI is offering a fellowship of three weeks at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Conny Kristel, former EHRI project director and senior researcher at the NIOD, who sadly passed away on 6 October […]

Aqua for All, Netherlands Water Partnership, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and World Waternet: Inviting applications for ‘Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2019’ to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All, endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. In 2018 the Water […]

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 […]

Sanofi Espoir Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘My Child Matters grant award 2019-2021’ to give all children with cancer, wherever they live in the world, the same opportunity to get well.

Funding brief: If you are a health care professional specialized in pediatric oncology, with a project aiming at giving all children with cancer, wherever they live in the world, the same opportunity to get well again, this is your chance! My Child Matters programme was initiated by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation in December 2005 in […]

United For 2030: Inviting applications for ‘Citizens Assembly’ to provide any young person with a simple way to support the Global Goals.

Funding brief: United For 2030 is a community developed by they Make Change CIC in partnership with The International Development House Ltd and the United Nations Association Westminster Young Professionals. ● One year As a member of the United For 2030 Citizens Assembly, you will take part in a 12 month programme to develop a […]

University of Delaware: Inviting applications for ‘The Diamond Challenge’ to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Funding brief: The Diamond Challenge is run by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Learn more about why tens of thousands of students have engaged with them! Business Innovation If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that […]

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships’ from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Funding brief: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)’ for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funding brief: Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who […]

Audimax MEDIEN GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s STEM Award 2019’ from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future.

Funding brief: STEM graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future. Your Bachelor or Master thesis is (almost) completed? You studied a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)? Apply! […]

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 […]

Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF): Inviting applications for ‘turtle conservation and research grants program’ to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows.

Funding brief: As one of its main functions, TCF administers a turtle conservation and research grants program. Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows. From 2003 through 2018 […]

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 […]

Bridport Arts Centre: Inviting applications for ‘The Bridport Prize’ to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

Funding brief: The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize is an international competition looking to find the best new writing from across the globe each year. The competition has four categories: ● Poetry ● Short Stories ● Flash Fiction ● […]

Zhengzhou University (ZU): Inviting applications for ‘President Scholarship’ to enhance international exchange & cooperation and encourage more excellent international students to study.

Funding brief: Zhengzhou University President Scholarship-To enhance international exchange & cooperation and encourage more excellent international students to study, Zhengzhou University hereby introduces “Zhengzhou University President Scholarship” (hereinafter referred to as the scholarship). The scholarship aims to sponsor international postgraduate students to pursue their degree, especially the doctor degree, in Zhengzhou University. The duration of […]

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme’ for the advancement of science in developing countries.

Funding brief: According to an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years. This CAS-TWAS President’s […]

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 […]

FilmTaiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Culture: Inviting applications for ‘Student Journalist Prize’.

Funding brief: Entries to the Taiwan Film Festival UK Student Journalist Prize are now open! Entries will be judged by a panel of international film journalists. The winning reviews will be published on the festival website and in their festival brochure. The winning writer will be presented with their award at the festival opening in […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

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 […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]