Tag Archives: Prize

PEN America: Inviting applications for ‘2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers’ to recognize twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published during a given calendar year in a literary magazine or cultural website and aim to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers.

Funding brief: The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers each year recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published during a given calendar year in a literary magazine or cultural website and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers. Each of the twelve winning writers will receive […]

Conrad Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Conrad Challenge’ to bring science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach.

Funding brief: The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. There are no theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions. They give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become […]

Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

Funding brief: The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity. Selection Criteria ● Courage The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:  […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected they will award you up […]

The French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH): Inviting applications for ‘the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic’ to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights.

Funding brief: Applications are now open for the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or […]

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the 2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize’ to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Funding brief: At $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The Prize is not only intended to recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization, but also to call attention to the […]

Photography 4 Humanity: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to call on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images.

Funding brief: Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery – illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large – the images will […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 ● […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Accademia Riaci: Inviting applications for ‘International Art & Design Competition’ to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study.

Funding brief: “The International Art & Design Competition” takes place in this marvelous environment. The aim of the competition is to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study abroad in Italy. Theme 2019: […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘The International José Martí Prize 2019’ to promote and reward an activity of outstanding merit in accordance with the ideals and spirit of José Martí.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize, which will be awarded for the eighth time in 2019. The purpose of the International UNESCO/José Martí […]

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize’ to be presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Funding brief: At $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Every year, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation receives hundreds of nominations from around the world for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Nominations are […]

The Dan David Prize: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to recognize and encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.

Funding brief: is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary […]

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 […]

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Global Climate Observing System (GCOS): Inviting applications for ‘WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize 2018’ to an early- to mid-career researcher for his or her outstanding contribution to the Earth system science community.

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

University of Connecticut (UConn): Inviting applications for ‘Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights 2019’ to an individual or group who has had significant impact advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights.

Funding brief: The Dodd Prize is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has had significant impact advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights. The prize commemorates the distinguished career in public service of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd who, as Executive Trial Counsel […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Prize’ to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Funding brief: Grinnell College is accepting nominations from across the globe for the 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. The College awards the $100,000 Grinnell Prize annually to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate someone who is: ● A change-maker […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture’ to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world.

Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture is to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world. The objective of the […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education’ to recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

Funding brief: UNESCO is launching the call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies […]

Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity: Inviting applications for ‘Prize’ to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

Funding brief: The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity. Criteria Courage: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate: ● Courage in helping […]

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: […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019’.

Funding brief: They are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM). This year the theme is London Stories. Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always […]

iF Design Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘iF Social Impact Prize’ to publish and support projects that contribute to our society.

Funding brief: The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. They do not charge any fees. The best projects will be honoured with a prize money of EUR 50,000 in total. Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete […]

The Coalition for art and sustainable development (COAL): Inviting applications for ‘COAL Prize 2018’ to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods.

Funding brief: The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the […]

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

Funding brief: The Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage for over 20 years. 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 honours the […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting applications for ‘International Literacy Prizes’ to award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’. Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of […]

Victor Pinchuk Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Future Generation Art Prize’ to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

Funding brief: The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre […]

Rattle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The annual Rattle Poetry Prize’.

Funding brief: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are […]

The Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF): Inviting applications for ‘The Stellar Prize’ to recognize talents in poetry and short stories from all over the world.

Funding brief: The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: Inviting applications for ‘Prize’ to reward an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

Funding brief: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity. While doing so, the prize also celebrates engineering as a discipline and career choice, shining light […]

The Letten Foundation and The Young Academy of Norway: Inviting applications for ‘Letten Prize’.

Funding brief: The Letten Prize is awarded every other year to one young researcher who: ● Conducts research aimed at solving global challenges within the fields of health, development, Environment and equality in all aspects of human life ● Has conducted excellent research of great societal relevance ● Is under 45 years old the year when the prize […]

The AEON Environmental Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity’ to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.

Funding brief: The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is an international biennial prize co-organized by the AEON Environment Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It aims to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020. It aims to […]

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 […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

The Toyota Mobility Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge’ to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis.

Funding brief: They are looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. They know that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. They want the innovators of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge to form a community. They encourage dialogue that will […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’ to recognize the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.

Funding brief: Through this prize the European Commission recognizes the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues and applications are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print or audio-visual works. It will reward outstanding reporting on issues such […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize’ to recognize economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for at least 10 years.

Funding brief: With funding from the Siwei Cheng Foundation of the Education Foundation of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the prize will recognize economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for at least 10 years. The prize reflects the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ strong support to TWAS and, […]

Asia Society: Inviting applications for ‘the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia’.

Funding brief: Asia Society is currently seeking applications for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. Evaluation criteria include impact of the work, its originality, creativity, depth of research and educational value in informing the public about Asia. Asia Society encourages submissions from individual reporters, and from outlets based in Asia. The […]

UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO-Japan Prize 2018’ for outstanding projects in Education for Sustainable Development.

Funding brief: UNESCO has launched the fourth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes with US$ 50,000 each. Nominations must be written in English or French and need to focus on a specific ESD project […]

Milken Family Foundation and Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ventures (opening January 2018), as well as a path for Ideas. In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for  women’s creativity in rural life’ to honor women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honors women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

Rice University: Inviting applications for ‘The Rice Business Plan Competition’ to the support of entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Madanjeet Singh Prize’ to promote of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018.

Funding brief: Its purpose is to reward individuals, institutions and other entities or non-governmental organizations that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The Prize was established in 1995 on the occasion of the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma […]

The KidsRights Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the International Children’s Peace Prize’ to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights.

Funding brief: The  International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights […]

University of Louisville: Inviting applications for ‘The Grawemeyer Award’ for those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world.

Funding brief: The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is […]

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 […]

All Children Reading -A Grand Challenge for Development (ACRGCD): Inviting applications for ‘Sign On For Literacy Prize’ to seek technology-based innovations to increase access to sign languages and literacy interventions for children who are Deaf in low-resource contexts.

Funding brief: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD), established in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government, is an ongoing series of competitions that leverages science and technology to source, test, and disseminate scalable solutions to improve literacy skills of […]

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, Wednesday, 31st, January, 2018. Funding details link: http://www.traceinternational.org/investigative-reporting Funding limit: […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Embassy of France in Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘2017 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC’

Award brief: This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes. 1 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless […]

The ST Andrews Prize for the Environment: Inviting applications for ‘ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of ST Andrews and Independent exploration and production company conocophillips announce the call for entries for the ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be […]

Milken Family Foundation (Penn Graduate School of Education): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to attract innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues.

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the […]

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

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

Prime Minister of the French Government: Inviting applications for 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.

Donor Name: Prime Minister of the French Government Award name: 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic Award brief: Applications are now open for the 2017 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is […]

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.

Donor Name:  The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Award name:  2018 Stockholm Water Prize 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. A candidate for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting […]

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. […]

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc: Inviting applications for JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.

Donor Name: Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), Inc Funding name: JFTC Essay Competition 2017 Funding brief:  JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods […]

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 […]

Unilever: Inviting Applications for award to recognize up to eight winners in 2017.

Donor Name: Unilever Award name: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, 2017 Award brief:  The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards will recognize up to eight winners in 2017. Two finalists in each of the four categories will be selected from a video interview process and invited to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, where they will work with experts […]

The Franklin Institute: Inviting Applications for award for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or its applications.

Donor Name:  The Franklin Institute Award name: The 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Theme: Genome Editing Award brief:  The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or […]

UNESCO: Inviting Applications for International Literacy Prizes 2017 to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

Donor Name: UNESCO the Rapid Response Facility and Fauna & Flora International Funding name: UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2017 Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for its two prestigious International Literacy Prizes for the 2017 edition. This year’s theme is ‘literacy in a digital world’, which will also set the focus for […]

Children’s Prize Foundation: Inviting Applications from Master’s and Doctorate students who are driven to save children’s lives.

Donor Name: Children’s Prize Foundation Funding name: The 2017 Children’s Prize competition Funding brief: The Children’s Prize Foundation opens its 2017 global call for Round 1 entry forms On May 16th. During this round, they welcome all Master’s and Doctorate students who are driven to save children’s lives to submit a brief proposal online. They seek […]

The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA: Inviting Applications for the NextGen Global Competition to engage young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

Donor Name: The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA Funding name: The NextGen Global Competition, 2018 Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. We are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring […]