Tag Archives: Policy Practitioners

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund’ to End Violence against Women.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund organizations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level.

Funding brief: The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation funds organizations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organizations with a broader remit.  We give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organizations. They only support […]

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

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

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify women led and managed CSOs working for women’s empowerment at national, and local levels; assess their interest, experience and potential capacity to engage in gender inclusive disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian actions, including advocacy and negotiations for the same purpose.

Funding brief: UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. […]

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Inviting applications for ‘Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program’ to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

Funding brief: The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. With funds from Michael R. Bloomberg, through his charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. Proposals must focus […]

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

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

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

Funding brief: With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have […]

The 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 […]

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

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

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Small public space implementation projects’.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result: The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities […]

Foodshot Global: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Landing Moonshots:Innovating Soil 3.0’ to meet the needs of innovative entrepreneurs in the global food sector through an integrated platform of prize dollars, equity, working capital/debt, and growth capital that will provide a pathway to scale, impact and success; b) ‘Groundbreaker Prize’ to honor rising stars working in research, social enterprise, or advocacy.

Funding brief: Landing Moonshots: Innovating Soil 3.0: FoodShot Global aspires to meet the needs of innovative entrepreneurs in the global food sector through an integrated platform of prize dollars, equity, working capital/debt, and growth capital that will provide a pathway to scale, impact and success. Groundbreaker Prize: Foodshot Global welcomes nominations for its prestigious $500,000 groundbreaker […]

UNDP, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘small grants’ to support for Human Rights programme under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: Human Rights Programme (HRP) is a rights-based initiative UNDP supported by a consortium of donors. The programme has a specific focus on ‘’strengthening capacity of civil society organizations/community-based civil organizations to engage in human rights advocacy and awareness raising in Bangladesh’’. The Human Rights Programme will build the capacity of existing human rights […]

International AIDS Society (IAS): Inviting applications for ‘CIPHER Grant Programme’ to fund research projects with the potential to address critical research questions that remain unanswered in the global response in order to inform policy change and ensure better outcomes in infants and children living with and affected by HIV in resource-limited settings.

Funding brief: The CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators, awarding up to US$150,000 for up to two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. This is a unique ‘stepping up’ opportunity, designed to give investigators the experience they need to compete for larger funding. The […]

Dining for Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

Funding brief: Dining for Women is an educational giving circle: members of their organization meet monthly, learn about our featured and sustained grantees, and donate to DFW, allowing us collectively to support grass-roots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in […]

Comic Relief: Inviting applications for ‘Power Up: resourcing women’s and girls’ movements for change’ to strengthen women’s and girls’ movements. 

Funding brief: Comic Relief is excited to launch this funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements. They believe that the material and practical considerations of women and girls’ daily lives will only be significantly improved when they have full and equal power in decision making at all levels. Studies have shown that women’s […]

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

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

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

Funding brief: The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government. In line with this mission, INGSA is offering six […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies’ to seek new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies.

Funding brief: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies. They specifically encourage approaches that not only help countries prioritize agricultural development policies, but also inform long-term strategic planning. Proposals must closely align with the goals of the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development team. Although proposed solutions may be generated from […]

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

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

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

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

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

The Center for Ethics & Education: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ for research projects in philosophy as it relates to educational policy and practice.

Funding brief: The Center for Education and Ethics announces a new grant program. The Center will make awards of up to $40,000 for research projects in philosophy as it relates to educational policy and practice. They encourage applicants to understand educational policy and practice in broad terms, including issues that directly relate to K-12 schools […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion and the enhancement of the lives of persons with disabilities in society through the effective, innovative and inclusive application of digital solutions.

Funding brief: The call for nominations for the 2018/2019 edition of the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is now open. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion and the enhancement of the lives of persons with […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.7 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration. The […]

UNFPA: Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition’ to recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). 

Funding brief: UNFPA is hosting an Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition that will further recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on SRHR and CSE. These videos will act as advocacy and awareness-raising to further strengthen policies and programmes of SRHR and CSE in the region. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase […]

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP): Inviting applications for ‘a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers’ to conduct high-quality, policy-relevant research.

Funding brief: The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is pleased to announce a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers to: ● Contribute to the evidence base needed to better meet the family planning (FP) and related reproductive health (RH) needs of the most vulnerable in urban areas of countries […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to foster and support independent Citizen Scientists who propose well-founded criticism and scientific counterarguments about problems and threats caused by present-day science and technology.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2019 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. Grant Categories: ● Research Grant  Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here.  The grant may cover […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting applications for ‘UNWTO Awards’ to acknowledge the contribution of institutions – public, private or NGOs – to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels.

Funding brief: The UNWTO Awards aim to acknowledge the contribution of institutions – public, private or NGOs – to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels. The contribution of the awardees is in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and Sustainable Development Goals. […]

The Weeden Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Protect Biodiversity.

Funding brief: For its 40 years of existence, the Weeden Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. It has helped preserve more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide. Since its inception, the Weeden Foundation has supported International and Domestic Population Stabilization projects based on the rationale that an increasing population causes […]

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia to help secure a future for wildlife and positively impact human communities.

Funding brief: The Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Annual awards, ranging from $1000 to $3500, are made to conservation and field research initiatives that will help secure a future for wildlife and educational or cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities. […]

PAI: Inviting applications for ‘YOUAccess fund’ to support youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South.

Funding brief: YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Network Fellowship’ to focus on leadership development, team development, and operational issues.

Funding brief: for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Fellowship is designed to help the social entrepreneur scale their organization to the next level and therefore positively impact even more children. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program consisting of intense mentoring and coaching focusing on leadership development, team development, and […]

Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: The MRC, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council , is pleased to announce a third call to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Originally launched in 2015, this programme now […]

The United Nations (UN), Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes.

Funding brief: The United Nations (UN) and the Nippon Foundation is inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes. Donor Name: The […]

NWO-WOTRO: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund research projects that strengthen the evidence-base of the policy framework Dialogue and Dissent.

Funding brief: NWO-WOTRO launches a second call for proposals in the Assumptions programme to scrutinize the Theory of Change of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ CSO policy framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ in LMICs. This second call focuses on theme 3, ‘Civic space under pressure’ and is open to research consortia from around the world. […]

The INSPIRE Working Group: Inviting applications for ‘INSPIRE Fund’ to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The INSPIRE Working Group, an informal network of some 100 agencies committed to implementing INSPIRE-related programmes, has also launched a call for proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries. Funding is made possible by the New Venture Fund and Ignite Philanthropy: Inspiring the End to Violence Against […]

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.

Funding brief: PPCF aims to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. Priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Criteria: ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support the development of ways of resolving […]

Heightening Institutional Capacity for Government Use of Health Research (HIGH-Res) Award: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to enhance the capacity of ministries of health in lower-middle and low-income countries to use health research evidence in policy-making.

Funding brief: This is a joint call for proposals from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Welcome to enhance the capacity of ministries of health in lower-middle and low-income countries to use health research evidence in policy-making. This call focuses on strengthening institutional and government use of health research to systematically demand […]

Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center): Inviting applications for ‘Innovative Grant 2018’ to address Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation.

Funding brief: Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center) have collaborated together to address SRHR needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation. One of the highlights of this collaboration has been to promote innovative ideas and initiatives from various youth […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘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. Donor Name: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Funding name: 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Deadline: 30th, September, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/ Funding limit: Not found Special Notes: […]

The Russell Sage Foundation and Carnegie Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘Immigration and Immigrant Integration’ to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.

Funding brief: The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. This initiative falls under RSF’s Race, […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is is an initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

DFID, Medical Research Council (MRC), The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)’.

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

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh: Inviting applications for Challenge Fund’ to Support for Innovative Human Rights Actions under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: The Challenge Fund supports to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs in an initiative of Human Rights programme (HRP) to foster innovative human rights actions under the coalition of CSOs/CBOs at grass roots/district/national level with limited management capacity. The actions will special focus on vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and women and the coalition should include at least […]

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA): Inviting applications for ‘WHPCA palliative care direct stakeholder grants’ from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care.

Funding brief: WHPCA is pleased to invite applications from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, for up to $15,000 per project to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care. Applications must be led either by hospice and palliative care organizations, organizations […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018’ 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) announces its first annual Mountain Prize, 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. The ICIMOD Mountain Prize will be awarded […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

The Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat: Inviting applications to shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

Funding brief: Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The 2018 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus: ● Women for Results, recognizing the critical leadership […]

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Story Grants’ to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience.

Funding brief: The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Story Grants are available to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience. ● Expected story lengths ● Long-form Narrative: 2,500 to 5,000 words […]

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR): Inviting applications for ‘IRDR Young Scientists Programme’.

Funding brief: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of […]

The Culture and Animals Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).

Funding brief: The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Strategic Grants’.

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

The Van Tienhoven Foundation: Inviting applications for biodiversity, conservation, raising awareness and engaging other stakeholders, and change in policy and practice etc.

Funding brief: Van Tienhoven Foundation is a small foundation that makes grants on the basis of the estate of Pieter Gerbrand van Tienhoven. They are concerned about life on earth and the delicate balance between human life, nature and biodiversity. They believe local people are instrumental and key to conserve and restore nature and species […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Tropical Rainforests programme’ to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.

Funding brief: Under our Tropical Rainforests programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. Local projects: Applications for practical local projects that we will consider would typically be […]

National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year.

Funding brief: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions each year. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: ● Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law ● Support freedom […]

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA)’ to provide financial support for implementing national climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) via NAMAs in relevant sectors thereby realizing sustainable transformational change towards a low-carbon pathway.

Funding brief: The NAMA Facility was jointly established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the objective to provide financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and […]

The Tinker Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica’ to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science and/or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica.

Funding brief: The “Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science and/or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. The Tinker Foundation’s goal is to establish a […]

KR Foundation: Inviting applications to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguard the planetary boundaries.

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

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges: Inviting applications to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘The Water for Women Fund – WASH Research Awards’ to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.

Funding brief: The WASH Research Awards aim to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.’’ The WASH Research Awards will grant funding for research under the following five priority themes (examples are indicative only): ● Gender and social inclusion and WASH (for example: […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme- ‘Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors’.

Funding brief: The programme covered by this call for proposals is part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human development, including decent […]

The World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

Award brief: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural […]

The Bloomberg Initiative: Inviting applications to reduce tobacco use.

Funding brief: The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priority will be given […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP): Inviting applications for ‘Bangladesh Tobacco Control Policy Research Grant Program 2018’ to increase research capacity especially of the young researchers and generate local evidence to support effective tobacco control measures in the country, and thus prevent death and disease from tobacco use.

Funding brief: The overall objective of the research grant program is to increase research capacity especially of the young researchers and generate local evidence to support effective tobacco control measures in the country, and thus prevent death and disease from tobacco use. Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) in collaboration with the Institute for Global […]

MEASURE Evaluation: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants to Support Research in Family Planning’ to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH).

Funding brief: The MEASURE Evaluation project is pleased to announce a request for applications for its small grants program to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The three primary objectives of this program are: ● To build research capacity among local agencies; ● To address research […]

Varkey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Fund Grants 2018’ to invest in the future of education.

Funding brief: The Varkey Foundation believes in the power of new ideas to shape the future of education. But they know that taking a great idea off the drawing board and into the real world doesn’t just take hard work – it takes support. That’s why they created our Challenge Fund.​ They believe every child […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support time-limited, projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

World Diabetes Foundation (WDF): Inviting applications to WDF focus areas-a) Either to stimulate Access to Care, Prevention or Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement ; b) programmes can be divided by the disease state they address within diabetics: Type 2, Diabetes foot care, Diabetes eye care, Pregnancy and diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and TB and diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and TB and diabetes.

Funding brief:  WDF projects combine one or more interventions with one or more focus areas. Funding can be described in two ways. Firstly, programmes can be divided by the purpose of the activity: either to stimulate Access to Care, Prevention or Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement. These areas they name Interventions. Secondly, programmes can be divided […]

The Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for Community-driven conservation approaches to eliminate, manage, or mitigate threats to marine mammals.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting pre-proposals until January 11, 2018. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to exceed […]

IDRC–CRDI, Cancer Research United Kingdom: Inviting applications to support evidence-based research on the economic rationale for the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Funding brief: The Call for concept notes on the Economics of Tobacco Control in Low and Middle-income Countries (LMICs) offers up to CA$1 million over a maximum of four years to support evidence-based research on the economic rationale for the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, […]

The 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 and nominations are now open! Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded professional development program empowers emerging […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP): Inviting applications for ‘New PEP Call for Proposals – PAGE II (Round 2)’ to submit proposals for projects of policy analysis under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment in their home countries, or other LICs, fragile or conflict-affected situations.

Funding brief: PEP research grants are awarded on a competitive basis to teams of researchers based in developing countries who wish to conduct research projects pertaining to general or specific themes/issues identified by PEP experts and donors as particularly relevant to support development policy dialogue, formulation and implementation in developing countries. The main objectives are […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2017’.

Donor Name:  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Funding name: Global Youth Video Competition 2017 Funding brief:  If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. UNFCCC […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications that seeks projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance.

Donor Name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding name:  International Visegrad Fund Funding brief: In general, they seek projects that display active cooperation with the following accents: sustainability, youth, innovativeness and regional relevance. Each project proposal shall also fall within one or two thematic categories and clearly address fund‘s objectives/desired outcomes related to the theme: ● Culture and […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting Applications for Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change.

Donor Name: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Funding name: Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a research network within the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) that provides research support to […]

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

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

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for Strategic Grant to support organizations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Donor Name: AmplifyChange Funding name:  Strategic Grant Funding brief:  The purpose of a Strategic grant is to support organizations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange. Strategic grant applicants must therefore be able to demonstrate achievement in at least one of the five […]

Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF): Inviting applications to support to developing countries through project preparation grants (PPGs) to prepare technically sound and sustainable projects.

Donor Name: Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Funding name:  Project Preparation Grants (PPGs) Funding brief: STDF provides support to developing countries through project preparation grants (PPGs) to prepare technically sound and sustainable projects. Deadline: 04th, August, 2017 Funding details link: http://www.standardsfacility.org/project-preparation-grants Funding limit: ● An amount of up to US$50,000 may be requested under a […]

Islamic Development Bank: Inviting applications for Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology to recognize of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development.

Donor Name: Islamic Development Bank Award name: Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology-16th Edition (1439H- 2018G) Award brief:  In recognition of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development, the IDB has, over the years, diversified and increased its assistance to its member countries in this area. […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding title- Innovative approaches for local nutrition governance.

Donor Name: European Commission Funding name:  European Commission Fund Reference No: EuropeAid/154555/DD/ACT/BD Funding brief:  The present Call for Proposals covers the third component of the broader EU funded programme on Food and Nutrition Security Programme for Bangladesh 2015 for which the ultimate beneficiaries are children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls from poor households. […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting Applications for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes.

Donor Name: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Funding name: SANDEE’S call for research concept notes on managing environmental changes, ongoing call Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy: Inviting Applications for the first Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) to nurture innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound and fosters knowledge exchanges between practitioners.

Donor Name: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Funding name:  The first Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Call of 2017 Funding brief: Through the supporting scheme SEPS – Sustainable Energy Project Support – WISIONS nurtures innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound and fosters knowledge exchanges between practitioners. Sustainable Energy Project […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting Applications for Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize to be awarded to a female scientist based on scientific achievements in conservation and management of natural resources rather than environmental advocacy.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize Funding brief:  This new annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The 2017 prize will be awarded to a female scientist based on scientific achievements in conservation and management […]

MISEREOR: Inviting Applications to provide assistance where the people and institutions on the ground have reached their own limits and thus require external support.

Donor Name: MISEREOR Funding name: Misereor Fund Funding brief:  For MISEREOR, each individual project is part of a larger task. In dialogue with partners in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America joint visions and goals are developed so that social processes can be effectively supported. MISEREOR underpins these processes by facilitating exchange of experiences and […]

Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF): Inviting Applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches.

Donor Name: Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) Award name:  World Habitat Awards (2018/19) Award brief:  The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is seeking applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches which are sought that ● demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the […]

United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting Applications for UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism to recognize the work of organizations and individuals around the world that contribute to foster innovation in tourism and build a more sustainable and responsible tourism, in line with the celebration of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Donor Name: United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award name: UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism Award brief:  UNWTO is pleased to announce that it is currently inviting submissions to the 14th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism, organized for the fifth consecutive year in collaboration with the International Tourism Trade Fair […]