Tag Archives: Individual

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund analyses that address the extent to which the ACA has affected outcomes such as financial security and family economic wellbeing, labor supply and demand, family and children’s outcomes, and participation in other social safety net programs.

Funding brief: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 represents the most significant reform of the U.S. health care system in decades. It was enacted to increase access to health insurance, enhance the quality of care and moderate the growth in costs. The law, and recent and proposed changes to the law, are likely to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ETH Zurich: Inviting applications for ‘Student Summer Research Fellowship’ to allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience in their department during the summer months.

Funding brief: The Computer Science Department at ETH offers a new and interesting program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience in their department during the summer months. The program is open to all students worldwide. The department is committed to increasing diversity in the computer science area. List of research areas: […]

McCain Institute: Inviting applications for ‘the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program’ to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The McCain Institute’s flagship program is the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are open now through mid-February 2019. Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded […]

Yale University: Inviting applications for ‘The Fox International Fellowship’ to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.

Funding brief: The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale University and 20 world-renowned academic partners. The goal of the Fox International Fellowship is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders. […]

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Inviting applications for ‘The summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship’ to gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms.

Funding brief: The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship starts on 27th, May and ends on 30th, August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the […]

Colorado State University: Inviting applications for ‘Colorado Prize for Poetry’ to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing.

Funding brief: The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which the Center for Literary Publishing is a longtime member: “CLMP’s community of independent […]

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University: Inviting applications for ‘The Ashton Award for Student Research’ to support investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology.

Funding brief: The Ashton Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Selection of recipient(s) will be based on the educational background of the student and their readiness to conduct the proposed research; the quality of the proposed research; and the relevance of the proposed […]

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, […]

La Casa Encendida: Inviting applications for ‘Puchi Award 2019’ to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable.

Funding brief: They’re looking for a book. La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award. The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. They’re looking for […]

Foundation Fiat Panis: Inviting applications for ‘Hans H. Ruthenberg -Graduate Award’ to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security.

Funding brief: The promotion of young talented scientists was of major concern to the Eiselen-Foundation. In addition to the Josef G. Knoll-European Science Award, the Eiselen-Foundation had created the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate Award in 1999 to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security. Since 2010 the Foundation fiat panis is […]

Fellowship of Reconciliation: Inviting applications for ‘International Peacemakers’ Fund’ to provide financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe

Funding brief: When nonviolent peacemaking is given a real chance, it relieves suffering, invites atonement and forgiveness, and makes communities safer. In short, it transforms the world. For close to 15 years, FoR has run an International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF). It provides financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war […]

Asia Philanthropy Awards Committee: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to provide a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia.

Funding brief: Asia Philanthropy Awards Program provides a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia. Award Category ● Philanthropist of the Year This most honorable award of Asia Philanthropy Awards will be given to a successful philanthropist who proved to […]

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

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

The Bristol Short Story Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

Funding brief: The Bristol Short Story Prize is an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. They publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes. The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Donor Name: The Bristol Short Story […]

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO): Inviting applications for ‘Follow-up Research Fellowship’ for former International Students in Japan to researchers who have previously come to study in Japan from a developing country, region, etc., and are currently active in education, research, or government in their home country, region, etc.

Funding brief: International students who have returned to their countries after having studied in Japan and who are currently active in education, academic research or public administration, are invited to a Japanese university to conduct joint research with relevant academics. The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) provides the follow-up Research Fellowship for former International Students […]

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award’ to honour an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the non-violent pursuit of human rights.

Funding brief: The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award honors an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights. Since inception, the Human Rights Award has honored activists from 30 countries. They forge strategic partnerships with laureates whose work advances human rights […]

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

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

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 […]

Wilson Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant’, ‘George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant’, ‘Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant’.

Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required.  Willingness to report results of the […]

The Sydney Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Sydney Peace Prize’ to recognize the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honour the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.

Funding brief: For over 20 years, the Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage. The Prize creates a platform for recipients to spread their messages far and wide, recognizes the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honors the […]

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 […]

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: TRACE is now accepting entries for the 2019 award. Submissions are open until […]

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 […]

Smithsonian.com: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: Smithsonian.com invites applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’. The following six contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian.com: ● Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors. ● Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. […]

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Awards in Science’ to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

Funding brief: Wellcome Trust (WT) invites applications for ‘Seed Awards in Science’ to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere. Your research proposal must be within our scientific remit. These awards give researchers the opportunity to use innovative methodologies and carry out a […]

Agropolis Fondation and Olam International: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019’ to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of society and ‘Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security’to recognize an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists […]

Nasa: Inviting applications for ‘Essay Contest’ for the ‘Topic 1: Enceladus’, ‘Topic 2: Titan’, ‘Topic 3: Europa’.

Funding brief: Continuing in the tradition started by the Cassini mission to Saturn, Scientist for a Day challenges students in grades 5-12 to think like NASA scientists. Examine real spacecraft images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Saturn’s moon Titan, and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Choose the destination you think would be the best place to return with […]

Fentress Global Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘International Student Design Competition’ to help advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.

Funding brief: Fentress Global Challenge is an international student design competition that was launched by Curtis Fentress in 2011. Over 1,000 entries from 77 countries competed in the inaugural competition, which resulted in three winners. In addition to an increased number of entrants each year, there has also been a steady rise in the quality of submittals. […]

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, […]

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. […]

Open Society Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Open Society Fellowship’ to support individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

Funding brief: The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. The Open Society Fellowship only accepts applications relevant to specific […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 WISE Awards’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Funding brief: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

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 […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘Nansen Refugee Award’ to find heroes supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people to invest in their humanitarian work.

Funding brief: UNHCR are searching for heroes supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Do you know an inspirational individual or group making a difference? Each year, the Nansen Refugee Award recognizes an individual, group or organization who have shown outstanding dedication and service to people forced to flee their homes. Four finalists are also […]

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC): Inviting applications for ‘Conflict Research Fellowship’ to provide year-long support for experienced scholars.

Funding brief: The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on the drivers of conflict at universities and non-governmental organizations. The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers year-long support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Lead2030’ to find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

Funding brief: In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the […]

Schlumberger Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’ to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad.

Funding brief: The Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’. The Faculty for the Future program aims to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad. If you’ve been accepted in a university of excellence you are […]

U. S. Department of State: Inviting applications for ‘The GIST Tech-I Competition’ for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. For the 2019 competition, up […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life’ to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to honor and award creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Funding brief: The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 26th annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities. The Prize aims to draw international […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.

Funding brief: The SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc invites applications for ‘grant’ to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education. The Fund works with organizations, individuals and experts in the U.S. and around the world […]

European Union (EU): Inviting applications for the theme-‘Renewing the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism’.

Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is renewing the EU multifaceted human rights defenders mechanism led by a consortium of specialized organizations with worldwide coverage addressing the most difficult situations faced by human rights defenders. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: (i) To enable HRDs at risk (individuals, […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Turtle Conservation Fund’ to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries.

Funding brief: The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCA) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The U.S. Government enacted the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 in response to the […]

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 […]

Nikon Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nikon Corporation invites applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’. Entry Categories- 1. Open Award ● Theme: Change ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment can be used. ● No age restrictions 2. Next Generation Award ● Theme: Identity ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment […]

University of Oxford: Inviting applications for ‘The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme’.

Funding brief: The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships […]

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Right Livelihood Award’ to honour and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.

Funding brief: The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honour and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 170 Laureates from 69 countries. Donor Name: The Right Livelihood Award […]

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowship Programmes’ for scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research.

Funding brief: The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships programme offers long and short-term fellowships for scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town. 1. PhD fellowships: ICGEB offers postgraduate studies with the aim of obtaining the “Doctor Philosophiae” (PhD) degree in the life sciences. Thanks to specific agreements, the title can be […]

American Society of Primatologists (ASP): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Small grant´to recognize and financial support for students and early career investigators from habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation and ‘Conservationist award’ for conservation research or related projects, including conservation education.

Funding brief: The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) invites applications for a) ‘Conservation Small grant´ to recognize and financial support for students and early career investigators from habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation; and b). ‘Conservationist award’ for conservation research or related projects, including conservation education; ASP […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘#IdeasChangeLives challenge’ to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

The Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Japan Foundation Grant Programme 2019’ in the areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia.

Funding brief: The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are […]

The Brooke Hospital for Animals: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Fund’ to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them.

Funding brief: The Innovation Fund invests in new ideas to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them. Brooke’s Innovation Fund exists to address persistent problems affecting working equids in new and effective ways. Let us fund new successes – or meaningful failures! Priorities for these projects […]

Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Center): Inviting applications for ‘EMK Small Grant’ from individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, community development, youth engagement, entrepreneurship-related projects and the various forms of digital, audiovisual, graphics or performance arts in Bangladesh to provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society.

Funding brief: To provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society in 2019, the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center) will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts – of between two hundred thousand […]

The 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 story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business 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 business journalists in the summer of 2014. More than two dozen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000. The aim of […]