Tag Archives: Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy.

Funding brief: The aim of the co-funded call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy. The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and include at least two of the following scientific approaches: ● Synthetic biology for the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, or […]

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

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

U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with U.S. Government (USG)-funded and selected private sector partners. 

Funding brief: The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with U.S. Government (USG)-funded and selected private sector partners. The […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies’ to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Funding brief: These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. They’re looking for ● Your project must be innovative, disruptive and address an unmet healthcare need or challenge. ● It should develop technologies that could result in significant, measurable changes in quality, speed, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa.

Funding brief: The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) provides financial resources to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa. The trust fund wishes to support scientists financially on a small scale, with amounts up to a maximum of 1500 euro per application. It is often […]

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 […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘International Master’s Fellowships’ for nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Funding brief: This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. Before 4th, June, 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Donor Name: Wellcome Funding name: International Master’s Fellowships Deadline: ● August 2018 round: Application deadline: 31st, August, 2018, 17:00 BST By […]

Energy and Economic Growth (EEG): Inviting applications for ‘research proposals’ to explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia.

Funding brief: EEG is welcoming research proposals that explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia. The recent paper Barriers to regional cooperation for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy in Eastern South Asia provides detailed insights into the wide spectrum of barriers to regional power […]

The Field Museum: Inviting applications for ‘scholarships and fellowships’ to support basic research on its collections by interested students and scholars throughout the world.

Funding brief: The Field Museum houses some of the world’s finest collections. The Field Museum recognizes the need to support basic research on its collections by interested students and scholars throughout the world. To this end, the Museum offers a modest number of grants and fellowships to visiting scientists and students for research and training […]

CIVICUS: Inviting applications for ‘The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator’ to engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Funding brief: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot project that will engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (Global Goals 1-6). These youth advocates will have access to a suite of […]

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): Inviting applications for ‘The Other Countries Partnering Awards’ to support the development of long-term collaborations with overseas scientists in countries not currently offered though our existing partnering award schemes.

Funding brief: The Other Countries Partnering Awards will provide funding to support the development of long-term collaborations with overseas scientists in countries not currently offered though our existing partnering award schemes. Aims: ● To establish partnerships between UK and overseas laboratories ● To promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists ● To promote access to facilities […]

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

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

IHE Delft: Inviting applications for ‘DUPC2 Call 2018: Research for Development Proposals Led by Institutes from Developing Countries’ to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners from developing countries, and their engagement in the programme.

Funding brief: IHE Delft works with partners in developing countries to help tackle water and development challenges. Bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives helps to find local solutions and strengthen local capacities. The DUPC2 programme supports these partnership activities. The purpose of this call is to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners […]

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Homus.org: Inviting applications for ‘Scholarship’ to research and cover the following topic “How E-Commerce Will Look Like in 2030 – Trends and Ideas”.

Funding brief: Homus.org is a new professional home improvement center, our articles provide expert reviews of the top products in particular categories so you could make the best choice. Since its conception in 1991, electronic commerce, or e-commerce, has made revolutionary changes in the way people do business transactions. Prior to e-commerce, consumers had to […]

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University: Inviting applications for ‘The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellowship for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education.

Funding brief: The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience […]

The Sumitomo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to enhance mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities

Funding brief: The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan. Donor Name: The Sumitomo Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: 31st, October, 2018 Funding details link: Click to view Funding limit: […]

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

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

The Explorers Club: Inviting applications for ‘Student Grants’ to recognize the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration.

Funding brief: The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers exploration grants in the following categories. ● High […]

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 […]

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for ‘HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research’ to stimulate high priority research relevant to drug misuse and HIV/AIDS.

Funding brief: The National Institutes of Health has recently announced the HIV/AIDS research priorities for the next three to five years https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-137.html. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate high priority research relevant to drug misuse and HIV/AIDS. Donor Name: The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding name: HIV/AIDS High Priority […]

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘The Khwarizmi International Award’ to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology.

Funding brief: The Khwarizmi International Award seeks to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology. The Khwarizmi International Award is named in memory of the achievements of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the Iranian mathematician and astronomer. […]

Nesta: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Experimentation Fund’ to generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta is offering grants of up to £20,000 for projects that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems. They want to fund applied research/practical experiments that help generate evidence on the best approaches to designing and employing collective intelligence (human and machine […]

MaRINET2: Inviting applications for ‘transnational access program to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network.

Funding brief: Evolving from the successful EC-funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, MaRINET2 is working towards its vision of unlocking the energy potential of our oceans by ensuring the integration and enhancement of leading European research infrastructures specializing in research, development and testing of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) systems. ORE is an important source of clean energy […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘ERC Synergy Grant’ to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines.

Funding brief: ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems. The aim is to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and […]

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 […]

Europeana: Inviting applications for ‘Europeana Research Grants Programme 2018’ to explore the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection and to submit projects that are transnational in scope.

Funding brief: They invite you to explore the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection and to submit projects that are transnational in scope. The collection hosts 400,000 items aggregated from Europeana partner libraries, archives and museums, including over 600 hours of video, alongside 200,000 items of content contributed by individuals both online and during the 200+ collection days. […]

The Morris Animal Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for established Investigator, first award, fellowship training and pilot study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

Funding brief: The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare. The mission of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is to advance the science of animal health. Toward this aim, they are dedicated to funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries’ to enable prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation.

Funding brief: With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German […]

American Philosophical Society: Inviting applications for ‘Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research’ to encourage exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Funding brief: The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Fellowship Program’ to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters. While open to students […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Taking a Local Perspective on Measuring the Impact of GBV Programmes in Emergencies’ to review and analyze the practices used to measure the impact of GBV programmes in one specific humanitarian context and identify tangible opportunities for innovation.

Funding brief: Elrha aims to open up a critical space for actors working on humanitarian GBV at community, national and/or regional levels to reflect collectively on current impact measurement practices in their specific contexts and identify fresh lines of enquiry or approach. This Funding Call is directly supported by SIDA and the UK Government (DFID). […]

Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS): Inviting applications for ‘The Biodiversity Fellows Programme’ to improve engagement between researchers, conservation practitioners in the international and local NGO sectors, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies, in order that scientific research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues.

Funding brief: One of the aims of the ICCS group is to improve engagement between researchers, conservation practitioners in the international and local NGO sectors, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies, in order that scientific research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues. There is a widely recognised problem of a mismatch […]

The Leakey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to fund research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.

Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are generally not considered. Criteria: Please consider the following if you are thinking of applying for a Leakey Foundation Research Grant: ● Is my research relevant to human origins […]

The Royal Society: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenges Research Fund Challenge-led Grants’ to support research consortia involving groups in the UK and developing countries to address Global Challenges with a focus on resilience.

Funding brief: This scheme, led by the Royal Society on behalf of the National Academies, provides funding to support research consortia involving groups in the UK and developing countries to address Global Challenges with a focus on resilience. This £8 million call invites proposals from researchers across all academic disciplines. These interdisciplinary consortia will generate […]

CLIFF-GRADS program: Inviting applications for ‘CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to emissions and carbon storage in agriculture’.

Funding brief: The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate […]

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to help the conservation of endangered species.

Funding brief: The PBNF helps the conservation of endangered species. If your project proposal is directed towards one or several endangered species, please make sure that you mention the scientific species name in your proposal, and please verify the IUCN Red List status of the species to make sure it is indeed vulnerable, endangered or […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grant Program’ to support the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. 

Funding brief: The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes: ● Conservation Education – building an awareness of a […]

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Funding brief: The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Climate Change and Health Awards’ to support researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate.

Funding brief: This funding supports researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate. To be eligible, your proposal must focus on at least one of the following areas: 1. Developing tools, data sources and other resources to support research into climate change and health ● To advance research into the […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Photography Prize 2019’ to celebrate compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science.

Funding brief: They invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, our newly re-launched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues […]

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 Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The aim of this competition is to […]

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 […]

British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): Inviting applications for ‘BOU Career Development Bursary’ to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree.

Funding brief: These aim to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree. Successful grant proposals will combine the applicant’s development of skills that will be useful for their future career in ornithology with sound science. Donor Name: […]

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘ARAV Research & Conservation Grant’ to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians.

Funding brief: The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. Objectives of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) include: ● To advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians. ● To promote […]

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. […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant Program’ to enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding brief: ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have travelled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions. ConDev—part of Texas A&M University’s […]

The Nieman Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships’ to offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism.

Funding brief: The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Since this initiative’s inception in 2012, the Nieman Foundation has awarded 42 visiting fellowships ranging between two and twelve weeks. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to help  young scientists in this region grow up as world-class scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the AsiaPacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

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

Funding brief: Seed Awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere. Your research proposal must be within our scientific remit. These awards give researchers the opportunity to use innovative methodologies and carry out a broad range of activities, such as: ● Pilot and […]

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Inviting applications for ‘Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience-Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)’ to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships.

Funding brief: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the programme “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” (PRIME) to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships in 2014. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the […]

Society for Conservation Biology: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP)’ to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe.

Funding brief: The need for financial support of marine conservation efforts is acute in many parts of the world, especially in developing nations and those with little or no access to conservation funding. The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section initiated the Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP) to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe. […]

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the business viability of climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: Nordic Climate Facility’s eight call for proposals is now open for applications. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. NCF has five objectives: ● Increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change ● Encourage […]

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Inviting applications for ‘IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition’ to aim at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access.

Funding brief: IEEE Empower a Billion Lives is a global competition aimed at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access. Solutions are expected to be scalable, regionally relevant, holistic, and leverage 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition is agnostic to energy sources, technologies, and business models. […]

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘NatureNet Science Fellows Program’ to create a reservoir of new interdisciplinary science talent that will carry out the new work of conservation.

Funding brief: As a leading global conservation organization with a mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, The Nature Conservancy has a critical role to play in creating a world where people and nature thrive. Over the next ten years, through our Shared Conservation Agenda, the Conservancy is addressing the […]

Mahathir Science Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mahathir Science Award’ to bestow on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

Funding brief: The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. This award will be given to researchers who have made internationally recognized breakthroughs […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘Grant’ to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact was established in 2013 as a group of leading North American seafood companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. In 2018 Sea Pact expanded to ten member businesses, and also redesigned the process for submitting proposals for project […]

Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding.

Funding brief: These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. They support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support […]

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 […]

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program’ to focus on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies.

Funding brief: The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program is focused on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies, including: ● International and internal wars ● State-supported violence and repression, from mass killings to police brutality ● Electoral violence ● Riots, protests, strikes, and other collective action […]

Camargo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Camargo Core Program’ to offer time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect.

Funding brief: The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Outreach Grants’ to promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) actively encourage our members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offer grants of up to £2,000. They define ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. Applications should promote and engage […]

IDRC | CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance (InnoVet-AMR)’ to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health by minimizing the misuse of antibiotics and the development and spread of antibiotics resistance in developing countries, through the development and uptake of innovative veterinary products.

Funding brief: The InnoVet-AMR initiative addresses antibiotic resistance and is divided into two themes focused on reducing the use of antibiotics in the livestock (poultry and swine) and aquaculture (fish and shellfish) sectors in low and middle income countries. The main goal of both themes is to develop innovative veterinary solutions, focusing on product development, to […]

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. […]

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants and Support’ to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the award category: […]

Safari Club International Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘SCI Foundation Large Grants’ to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research.

Funding brief: SCI Foundation is a nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) corporation. The mission of SCI Foundation is to fund and direct wildlife programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. More specifically, the conservation purpose of SCI Foundation is to conduct and support scientific and technical studies in the field of wildlife conservation, to assist in […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘Subsidy from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK)’ to support your project with a subsidy, as well as through a knowledge project incorporating information, advice and the exchange of knowledge.

Funding brief: Are you an international entrepreneur? If so, you may not always see everything that happens in your production chain. For example, you may not know whether child labor is taking place within that chain. Do you want to take active steps to tackle child labor within your production chain? Then you can apply […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science’ to promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery.

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They’re looking for teams to tackle research questions that can only be approached collaboratively. Teams […]

The National Geographic Society (NGS), Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Artificial intelligence (AI) for earth’ to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects that improve the way they monitor, model, and ultimately […]

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative’.

Funding brief: The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative is issuing a second call for proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in low income countries. In this round, the IPV Initiative will consider proposals that: ● Add IPV focused survey modules to existing studies. These are smaller grants that would fund the cost of adding IPV-focused […]

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

Funding brief: The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award allows you to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany. Submit an application if you are a successful top-rank junior researcher from abroad, only completed your […]

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

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

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Applications for the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence must be received online by September 5, 2018. SVRI and the World […]