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…

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian…

The Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications to provide evidence to strengthen health systems in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

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

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

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

The Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Money Grant 2018’ to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) seeks to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable…

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to…

United Nation Environment Programme: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge’ to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.

Funding brief: UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.…

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Inviting applications for ‘EPFL Seed Money Program’ to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, CODEV seeks to enhance linkages between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and researchers and non-academic actors in countries of the Global South, to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): Inviting applications for ‘International Disaster and Risk Management – IKARIM – Call for Proposals within the “Research for civil security 2012-2017”’ to transfer know-how and to form international partnerships for disaster risk management.

Funding brief: The IKARIM grant aims to transfer know-how and to form international partnerships for disaster risk management. The focus is on innovative, application-oriented co-operation projects that contribute to population protection, disaster prevention and the protection of critical infrastructures as well as the development of early warning systems in selected African and Asian countries. Experts…

Nesta: Inviting applications for ‘the IGL Grants’ to find out what works, and what doesn’t, to accelerate innovation, support entrepreneurship and help businesses grow.

Funding brief: The IGL Grants programme is one of the activities of the Innovation Growth Lab, a global collaboration that aims to make policy in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth more experimental and evidence-based. Working together with researchers and public and private organizations from around the world, IGL aims to find out what works, and what…

The American Philosophical Society (APS): Inviting applications for ‘The Lewis and Clark Fund’ to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Funding brief: The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited…

The 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 a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at…

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): Inviting applications for ‘the Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds’ to help the world’s rarest birds.

Funding brief: RSPB awards small grants to help the world’s rarest birds. Around 600 bird species are listed as globally Endangered or Critically Endangered. These are the rarest and most threatened species on the planet. Yet some of them are so poorly known that it is difficult to know what to do to help them.…

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘the Asia Seed Grants Program’ to support field conservation and research projects in Asia.

Funding brief: With generous support from the Cleveland Zoological Society, the Asia Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation and research projects in Asia. Annual awards ranging from $1000 to $3500 will be made to conservation and research initiatives involving wildlife and their habitats, and educational or cultural activities that involve or impact…

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

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

Johnson & Johnson: Inviting applications for ‘GenH Challenge’ to find new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas that can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide.

Funding brief: The GenH Challenge is based on the notion that new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide. Working together, we can spark the next great idea that will change the trajectory of health.The Competition is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, with…

The Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture-The Academy of Finland: Inviting applications for ‘Academy Programme for Development Research’ to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise.

Funding brief: The Academy Programme for Development Research is intended to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise. Its purpose is to work towards achieving the Agenda…

The American Philosophical Society (APS): Inviting applications for ‘The Lewis and Clark Fund’ 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 (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited…

The Center for Education and Ethics: Inviting applications for ‘new grant program’ 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. We encourage applicants to understand educational policy and practice in broad terms, including issues that directly relate to K-12 schools…

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Calls for Proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and Capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) Programmes’.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. Priorities: APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing…

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Disability Inclusiveness Development Programme’.

Funding brief: Early Market Engagement Session Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Programme DFID intends to publish a new opportunity shortly to seek partners for a new Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme, valued between £25- £30 million, which will improve the long-term well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. In delivery of…

Gairdner Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Canada Gairdner Awards’ to recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

Award brief:  The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. There are the following categories- ● The Canada Gairdner International Awards: The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through…

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…

The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section: Inviting applications for ‘SCB Marine Section – Conservation Research Small Grants Program’ to provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding.

Funding brief: The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 cycle of our Conservation Research Small Grants Program!  The program will provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding. Donor…

Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health (NIH), US: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for the funding theme-‘Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21)’

Funding brief: The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions that link to increase…

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology-Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘31st  Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)’ 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.

Award 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…

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Inviting applications for ‘Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation’ to work on the ground to advance conservation research, build capacity among local populations, strengthen environmental education, promote community involvement, and foster behavior change that benefits animals and people.

Funding brief: Established more than 25 years ago, the Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation has helped hundreds of dedicated wildlife heroes across the globe protect threatened and endangered animals and their critical habitats.  Each year the Zoo awards 70 grants to projects in 30 countries. By providing grants to local conservation leaders, the Zoo puts…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM): Inviting applications for ‘RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme’ to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev).

Funding brief: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges…

The Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields to pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

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

The Sumitomo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Fiscal 2017 grant for Japan-related research projects’ to promote the mutual understanding between Japan and other Asian countries

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: Fiscal 2017 grant for Japan-related research projects Deadline: September, 1st to October, 31st , 2017 Funding…

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Georg Forster Research Award Programm’ to recognize a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.

Funding brief:  The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing…

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards’ to support research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

Funding brief: UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards is helping young people help the planet. Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation…

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

Funding brief: Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Sea Pact wishes to place an emphasis on projects…

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘2017 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. The typical awards are in the range of $2,000 to $3,000. Clinically-oriented proposals, conservation-based proposals, and proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Proposals will be evaluated based on clinical significance, conservation…

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘the Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program’ to discover and promote effective solutions to global poverty problems.

Funding brief: The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is launching its first request for proposals. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions…

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

Funding brief:  Large grants are awarded to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research. Conservation projects are evaluated for their relationship to sustainable use of wildlife, and their ability to work toward maintaining healthy ecosystems and providing quality habitat for all wildlife…

The University of Texas at Austin (Harry Ransom Center): Inviting applications for ‘2018–2019 Research Fellowships’ to support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Funding brief:  The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections for its 2018–2019 fellowship program. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Donor Name: …

Rainforest Trust: Inviting applications for- a) ’Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge’ to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species;  b) ‘Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards’ to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas.

Funding brief: Rainforest Trust invites application for the following funding opportunities throughout the year- a) Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge: This is to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species; Through our SAVES Challenge, Rainforest Trust has committed $50 million as a challenge match that will direct a total…

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…

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research: Inviting applications to announce the Call for Applications for ‘the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace’.

Funding brief:  The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Member of the Leibniz Association is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. The appointment, for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, offers distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines…

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Labour Rights Participatory Action Research for Change’.

Funding brief: APWLD invites women trade unions, workers’ groups and migrant workers groups to take part in this exciting Labor Rights Feminist Participatory Action Research (Labor FPAR) programme that aims to develop knowledge, tools and resources that support women in labor movements to shape and engage in policies regarding labor rights and strengthen women workers’…

British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): Inviting applications for ‘BOU Small Research Grants’ to fund scientific studies.

Funding brief:  The British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) will fund scientific studies with clear aims and objectives (ideally with clearly stated hypotheses) where the methods are clearly explained, robust and appropriate to answering the questions asked within the application. Applications may be on any aspect of ornithology but the BOU will look especially favorably on areas…

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC): Inviting applications for ‘AVAC 2018 Advocacy Fellows Program’ to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens.

Funding brief: The overall goal of the Program is to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens. The Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy…

IBM Corporation: Inviting applications for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data and cloud storage to support your climate or environmental research project.

Funding brief: Are you a scientist studying climate change or ways to mitigate or adapt to its impacts? IBM invites you to apply for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data and cloud storage to support your climate or environmental research project. Up to five winning research teams will be announced beginning Fall 2017. In return for…

The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI): Inviting applications to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Applications to the Development Market place for Innovation in Prevention of Gender-Based Violence must be received online by October 6, 2017. SVRI and the World Bank Group…

International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Programme 2017’ to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from France and the Principality of Monaco.

Funding brief: This grants programme is a joint initiative of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment, to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from…

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 Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Uncovering Security – Story Lab 2018’ to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience.

Funding brief: The programme will support journalists to collaborate with researchers to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience. Uncovering Security was launched in 2016 to give journalists and researchers who are interested in similar security-related topics the opportunity to work together – to…

The Research Councils UK (RCUK): Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF): RCUK Collective Fund’ to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries.

Funding brief: Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organizations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance.1 Between £8M – £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on…

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

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

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting applications for ‘Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2)’ to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry.

Donor Name: The Research Council of Norway Funding name:  Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) Funding brief: The primary objective of the Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) is to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Secondary objectives: The programme will fund both basic research…

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS): Inviting applications for ‘CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund’ to supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding.

Donor Name:  Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) Funding name:  CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund Funding brief: The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding. Deadline: The deadline…

The Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants for Maritime and Ship-Related Projects’.

Donor Name:  The Nippon Foundation Funding name:  The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants for Maritime and Ship-Related Projects Funding brief: The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization founded in 1962. It was established by legislation for the purpose of carrying out philanthropic activities using revenue from motorboat racing. The Foundation is providing aid to…

The Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nippon Foundation’s overseas grants’

Donor Name:  The Nippon Foundation Funding name:  The Nippon Foundation’s overseas grants Funding brief: The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization founded in 1962. It was established by legislation for the purpose of carrying out philanthropic activities using revenue from motorboat racing. The Foundation is providing aid to projects that fall under one…

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Ernest du Bois Fund’ to encourage young people to study for engineer and especially those who are involved in the academic world to engage with problems surrounding water availability in the world.

Donor Name:  King Baudouin Foundation Funding name: The Ernest du Bois Fund Funding brief: The Ernest du Bois Fund aims to encourage young people to study for engineer and especially those who are involved in the academic world to engage with problems surrounding water availability in the world. Since 2012 the Fund awards the Ernest…

Millennium Campus Network (MCN): Inviting applications for ‘Millennium Oceans Prize’ to seek celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration.

Donor Name: Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Funding name: Millennium Oceans Prize Funding brief:  The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed…

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges.

Donor Name: The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Funding name: The 2017 WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) Funding brief:  The RDF offers grants of up to £10,000 to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges (see WUN website for full description of…

The PCMA Education Foundation: Inviting applications to fund programs that inspire the meetings and business events community through senior level education; ground-breaking research; and individual scholarships which help to create new generations of event strategists throughout the world.

Donor Name: The PCMA Education Foundation Funding name: The PCMA Education Foundation funds Funding brief: The PCMA Education Foundation funds programs that inspire the meetings and business events community through senior level education; ground-breaking research; and individual scholarships which help to create new generations of event strategists throughout the world. The PCMA Education Foundation is…

CISV International: Inviting applications for CISV International Peace Fund to: a) To advance education in the understanding, internationally, of children throughout the world, without distinction of race, religion or politics, so that they may grow to maturity, conscious of their responsibilities as human beings; b)To develop the individual child’s potential for cooperation with others; c) To further research contributing to this work.

Donor Name: CISV International Funding name: CISV International Peace Fund Funding brief:  The CISV International Peace Fund Trust was created in 1988 to globally support CISV objectives, but it is registered independently and has different Trustees and governing instruments. The Peace Fund’s governing instruments are the 23 September 1991 Declaration of Trust and Administrative Regulations…

ELRHA: Inviting applications to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

Donor Name: ELRHA Funding name:  Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. This will be an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the…

Climate CoLab: Inviting applications on sustainable land use and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to address the challenges of global climate change.  

Donor Name:  Climate CoLab Funding name:  No specific funding name Funding brief:  This contest seeks proposals on sustainable land use and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to address the challenges of global climate change. The primary goals of Climate CoLab are to: ● Study collective intelligence: Climate CoLab…

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

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

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR): Inviting applications for Roger Conant Grants in Herpetology to provide financial support for deserving individuals (with a primary emphasis on student researchers) or organizations involved in herpetological research, education, or conservation.

Donor Name:  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) Funding name: Roger Conant Grants in Herpetology Funding brief: This program is intended to provide financial support for deserving individuals (with a primary emphasis on student researchers) or organizations involved in herpetological research, education, or conservation. Categories: Grant proposals will be considered in the…

Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI): Inviting applications to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates.

Donor Name:  Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) is a not-for-profit foundation founded to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species.…

The Zebra Foundation: Inviting applications to help veterinary surgeons and students extend their knowledge of zoological medicine.

Donor Name: The Zebra Foundation Funding name:  ZEBRA Foundation award Funding brief:  The Zebra Foundation wants to help veterinary surgeons and students extend their knowledge of zoological medicine. This may be by attending relevant organizations at home or abroad, undertaking elective study projects or zoological research. Deadline: Applications are considered twice a year in December…

International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA): Inviting applications to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

Donor Name: International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) Funding name: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant  2017 Funding brief: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant was founded in 2011 to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering…

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their…

American Museum of Natural History: Inviting applications for Research Grants Application for FRANK M. CHAPMAN MEMORIAL Fund to investigate fundamental questions in evolutionary ornithological science.

Donor Name: American Museum of Natural History Funding name: Research Grants Application for FRANK M. CHAPMAN MEMORIAL Fund Funding brief: The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund supports ornithological research anywhere in the world. Priority for funding is given to grants investigating fundamental questions in evolutionary ornithological science. Chapman Grants: Modest short-term awards for research in…

The World Cancer Research Fund International: Inviting applications for Research grant for the funding theme- a) cancer prevention; and b) cancer survivors;

Donor Name:  The World Cancer Research Fund International Funding name: Research grant Funding brief:  The grant programme groups research into two themes – cancer prevention and cancer survivors. Each of these areas may be addressed either from the perspective of identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effect of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer,…

John Ball Zoo: Inviting applications for The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management.

Donor Name: John Ball Zoo Funding name: The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund Funding brief:  The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management. Deadline: The…

ETH Zurich-The World Food System Center: Inviting applications for the funding theme: a) Sustainability in Food Value Chains (Coop Research Program, Call 5); and b) Organic Production Systems for Food Security (Mercator Research Program, Call 7);

Donor Name:  ETH Zurich-The World Food System Center Funding name: “World Food System” Grants Funding brief: The World Food System Center administers a competitive grants platform in coordination with the Research Commission of the ETH Zurich. Please see below and related pages for important information about the World Food System (WFS) Grants, including eligibility and…

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Inviting applications for the funding theme-Resilient and sustainable energy networks for developing countries.

Donor Name: The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Funding name: EPSRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Funding brief:  This call is supported through EPSRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation. The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research to tackle the energy distribution challenges faced by developing countries.…

The Academy of Medical Sciences: Inviting applications for Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges.

Donor Name:  The Academy of Medical Sciences Funding name: Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants Funding brief: The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society, is delighted to announce the inaugural call for applications to a new scheme to allow researchers from developing…

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for the funding theme- Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Donor Name: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Funding name:  Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development. Funding brief:  This Call for proposals  is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant…

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for Standard Grant for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Standard Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.…

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe.

Donor Name:  Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Funding name: ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017 Mobility First Funding brief:  Cultural mobility, whether for work, co-production or participation in a seminar or residency, is integral to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe. However, securing funding to finance international travel (for touring shows,…

Geneva Centre for Security Policy: Inviting applications for innovation in global security to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.  

Donor Name: Geneva Centre for Security Policy Award name: 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security Award brief: Through its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established in 2015 an annual prize to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security…

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Inviting applications Satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions.

Donor Name:  DigitalGlobe Foundation Funding name: Satellite imagery grants Funding brief:  The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions. Imagery grants are used to advance research in environmental studies, humanitarian support and disaster relief, as well as geographic information systems (GIS) and…

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

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

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017.

Donor Name: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name:  Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017 Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the 2017 call for proposals for Danida Market Development Partnerships. Danida Market Development Partnerships contributes to sustainable market development that promotes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on SDG 8…

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for John z. Duling grant program to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Donor Name: Tree Fund Funding name:  John z. Duling grant program Funding brief:  The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this…

Panthera: Inviting applications for The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists.

Donor Name: Panthera Funding name: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) Funding brief: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) was created to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists. The program supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology graduate students working on wild felids in situ. They welcome applications for projects on…

American Psychological Foundation: Inviting applications for graduate student grants for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy.

Donor Name:  American Psychological Foundation Funding name: Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants Funding brief:  The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of…

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia): Inviting applications for the funding categories of: a) Internet Operations Research Grants; b) Internet for Development Grant; c) Cybersecurity grants.

Donor Name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding brief:  During 2017, ISIF Asia is allocating AUD 145,000 to support grants across three categories and AUD 10,000 for one award. ● Internet Operations Research Grants: The Internet Operations Research Grants support the development of an independent…

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Inviting applications for 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization.

Donor Name: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Funding name: 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security Funding brief:  The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative,…

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…

Australian High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for The Direct Aid Program (DAP) to address humanitarian hardship and to advance development activities.

Donor Name: Australian High Commission, Bangladesh Funding name: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) Funding brief: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the DAP is to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing…

The International Elephant Foundation (IEF): Inviting applications for 2018 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support.

Donor Name: The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) Funding name: 2018 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Funding brief:  The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is now accepting proposals for 2018 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support. AFRICAN ELEPHANT Conservation Funding Support. ● Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence ● Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss ● Action to eliminate illegal killing and…

Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India: Inviting Applications for the earth care award to reduce emissions, adopt approaches to protect land and water resources and promote innovations for reducing impacts, emphasizing appropriate environmental action.

Donor Name: Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India Award name: The Earth Care Awards Award brief:  The Earth Care Awards seeks to identify and foster actions across several sectors with special reference to mitigation and adaptation imperatives related to climate change. This is in response to the growing consciousness on climate impacts…

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018: Inviting Applications to support competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

Donor Name: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018 Funding name: Climate Program Office 2018 Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005133 Funding brief:  CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Deadline: ● Letter of Intent:…

Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ): Inviting Applications to conserve nature by supporting scientific research and activities overseas, especially in developing countries.

Donor Name: Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ) Funding name: Pro Natura Fund Funding brief: “PRO NATURA FUND” is a conservation grant program managed by Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ). The mission of this program is to conserve nature by supporting scientific research and activities overseas, especially in developing countries. Criteria: Projects that are qualified to…

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

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

Bentham-Moxon Trust: Inviting Applications to provide financial support for plant and fungal collection, research and education that further the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Donor Name: Bentham-Moxon Trust Funding name: Bentham-Moxon Trust Fund Funding brief: The mission of Bentham-Moxon Trust is to provide financial support for plant and fungal collection, research and education that further the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Grants are made in four main areas: 1.Plant collection and field research expeditions: The Trust is…

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Inviting Applications for $1 million Circular Design Challenge to inspire creatives to design solutions for plastics packaging to stay in the economy, and out of the environment and $1 million Circular Materials Challenge to find new materials with the potential to be used in packaging films for consumer products, and be collected, sorted and recycled or composted in commonly used recycling infrastructures.

Donor Name: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Funding name: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize Funding brief: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the…

Elrha: Inviting Applications for User-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement.

Donor Name:  Elrha Funding name: The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Funding brief: This call is part of a broader challenge around improving user-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement. They are looking for proposals for innovative projects that use rapid community engagement to understand the sanitation needs and practices of communities affected by emergencies and…

The Leakey Foundation: Inviting Applications to exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins.

Donor Name: The Leakey Foundation Funding name: Research Grants Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. Deadline: The deadlines for research grant applications are January 10th and…

Global Development Network: Inviting Applications for award to recognize excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world.

Donor Name: Global Development Network Funding name: The Global Development Awards Competition Funding brief:  The Global Development Awards Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing…

CRDF Global: Inviting Applications for 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program to catalyze new international research collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for U.S. early career scientists, their South/Southeast Asian, Latin American West/Sub-Saharan African counterparts, and the broader international science community.

Donor Name: CRDF Global Funding name: 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program Funding brief:  As part of its efforts to promote and support international collaboration in science and technology, CRDF Global is pleased to announce the 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships Program (Cat-NRP). Through this program, CRDF Global aims to catalyze new international research…

Arts Collaboratory: Inviting Applications for Open call 2018 residency opportunity in Colombia for Artists, curators, or researchers, related to Arts Collaboratory participants in Africa, Asia and Middle East.

Donor Name: Arts Collaboratory Funding name: Open call 2018 residency opportunity in Colombia Funding brief: The residency is based on a desire to promote knowledge exchange, the melding of social and cultural contexts, dialog, experimentation and the intersection of disciplines in order to generate collaborative processes in the host spaces. The residencies are open to…

The Spencer Foundation: Inviting Applications to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Donor Name: The Spencer Foundation Funding name:  The Small Research Grants program Funding brief: In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines,…

Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality: Inviting Applications for award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

Donor Name: Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality Funding name: 11th Cycle of Dubai International Award for Best Practices (DIABP) Funding brief:  The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.  The Award recognizes outstanding contributions that ● have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life, ● are the result…

UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM): Inviting Applications for award to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, and to encourage pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

Donor Name:  UNESCO and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Funding name: UNESCO-UNAM – Jaime Torres Bodet Prize Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is to reward contributions to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and…

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

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

UNESCO : Inviting Applications for UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.

Donor Name: UNESCO Award name: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize Award brief: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially. The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme…

Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI): Inviting Applications for forming SIANI Expert Groups to Promote Sustainable Agriculture.

Donor Name: Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) Funding name: Expert Group proposals 2017/18 Funding brief: Expert Groups are manageable interdisciplinary groups whose purpose is to support dialogues that capture, develop, consolidate and communicate knowledge on emerging issues contributing to SIANI’s vision. SIANI Expert groups widen the network by nurturing  interaction between the Swedish resource…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab): Inviting Applications for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

Donor Name: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) Award name:  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Award brief:  Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Both Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize…

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

Donor Name: Seeding Labs Funding name: Seeding Labs Fund Funding brief:  Seeding Labs, a US-based non-governmental organization dedicated to helping talented scientists in the developing world conduct life-changing research, seeks applications from universities and research institutions in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education…

The Toyota Foundation: Inviting Applications for the research title-Exploring New Values for Society.

Donor Name: The Toyota Foundation Funding name: Research Grant Program 2017 Funding brief: Research Grant Program 2017, titled “Exploring New Values for Society”, supports ambitious projects that adopt a panoramic view of the world and look generations into the future to seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring novel philosophies and arts to address…

Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting Applications for research grants on the management of solid wastes.

Donor Name: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Funding name: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Fund Funding brief:  The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) invites application for research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, bio-fuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other…

The Fonds SUEZ: Inviting Applications to support concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment.

Donor Name: The Fonds SUEZ Funding name: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives Funding brief: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment. Their…

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Inviting Applications to assist original and challenging international research which meets social as well as academic demands in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Donor Name: The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Funding name:  Research Grants Funding brief: The funds (Research Grant) are provided to assist original and challenging international research which meets social as well as academic demands in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Objective: Two major objectives of The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation are ● to contribute…

Futureearth: Inviting Applications to increase knowledge, promote innovation, and establish evidence-based solutions to the world’s most difficult sustainability challenges.

Donor Name: Futureearth Funding name: Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) – Biodiversity and Natural Assets Funding brief:  Future Earth is pleased to announce the first in a series of new funding opportunities through the Future Earth Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS). The PEGASuS program will focus on interdisciplinary research…

IDRC | CRDI: Inviting Applications for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Donor Name: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Centre de recherché pour e deveppement International Funding name: IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2017 Funding brief: IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing…

Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG): Inviting Applications to support immediate action to avert the threats that are driving our planet’s wildlife towards extinction.

Donor Name:  Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) Funding name: The Leapfrog Conservation Fund Funding brief:  The Leapfrog Conservation Fund was founded by Rainforest Trust, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation to support immediate action to avert the threats that are driving our planet’s wildlife towards extinction. The Fund…

The International SeaKeepers Society: Inviting Applications to provide marine scientists with a unique and cost effective platform for at sea research by placing researchers on privately owned vessels to conduct oceanographic research.

Donor Name: The International SeaKeepers Society Funding name: The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts program Funding brief: The International SeaKeepers Society is currently accepting research proposals for DISCOVERY Yacht expeditions. The SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts program provides marine scientists with a unique and cost effective platform for at sea research by placing researchers on privately owned vessels to…

Holohil Systems Ltd: Inviting Applications to support endangered species research and educational work for a variety of agencies and researchers.

Donor Name: Holohil Systems Ltd. Funding name: Holohil Grant Program Funding brief:  For more than 30 years Holohil Systems Ltd. has supported endangered species research and educational work for a variety of agencies and researchers. They have donated transmitters and services predominately for bat and raptor research. While they still have a strong commitment to…

Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF): Inviting Applications for a series of grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide. Projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on charismatic marine megafauna, particularly sharks, rays and skates.

Donor Name: Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) Funding name: Grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide Funding brief:  The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) offers a series of grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide. Projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on charismatic marine megafauna, particularly…

Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG): Inviting Applications for seed grant applications to help kick start projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges.

Donor Name: Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) Funding name:  Seed grants Funding brief:  The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), is pleased to announce an open call for seed grant applications. Seed grants are designed to help kick start projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to…

The Leakey Foundation: Inviting Applications to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are generally not considered.

Donor Name: The Leakey Foundation Funding name: Research Grants Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research into human origins, including paleoanthropology,…

The Society for Marine Mammalogy: Inviting Applications to help support marine mammal research in countries with developing economies as defined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based on World Bank data and endorsed by the Society’s International Relations Committee.

Donor Name: The Society for Marine Mammalogy Funding name: Small Grants In Aid of Research Funding brief: The Society for Marine Mammalogy established a program to help support marine mammal research in countries with developing economies as defined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based on World Bank data and endorsed by the Society’s International…

The Walt Disney Company: Inviting Applications to support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.

Donor Name: The Walt Disney Company Funding name: The Disney Conservation Fund Funding brief: The wellbeing of people is deeply connected to the health of the planet. That’s why the Disney Conservation Fund grants support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their…

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation: Inviting Applications to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Donor Name: Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Funding name: Research Grant Programme 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…

Association of Field Ornithologists: Inviting Applications for award to support minimally invasive research into the life histories, especially social relations and reproduction, of little known birds of the continental Neotropics, including Trinidad and Tobago.

Donor Name: Association of Field Ornithologists Funding name: The Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award Funding brief: The Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award supports minimally invasive research into the life histories, especially social relations and reproduction, of little known birds of the continental Neotropics, including Trinidad and Tobago. Deadline: 15 July Funding…

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation: Inviting Applications to provide grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic.

Donor Name: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation Funding name:The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation grants Funding brief: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation provides grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic. The categories “Campaigns” and “Historical Partners” include projects which are grouped…

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting Applications to provide grants for research projects and for practical projects within Child Development programme.

Donor Name: The Waterloo Foundation Funding name: Child Development programme grants for research projects Funding brief: The Waterloo Foundation provides grants for research projects and for practical projects within Child Development programme.  There are separate guidelines for how to apply for funding depending on whether your application is for research or a practical project. Categories:…

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan: Inviting Applications for award to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions.

Donor Name: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Funding name: 2017 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) Funding brief: This annual award is organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan, and supported by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences…

Mozilla: Inviting Applications for award to researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

Donor Name: Mozilla Funding name: The Mozilla Fellowships for Science Funding brief: The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities. They’re looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift…

Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen): Inviting Applications to support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine.

Donor Name: Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen) Funding name: Scientific Research in Organic Agriculture and Complementary and Biological Medicine Fund Funding brief: Ekhagastiftelsen (Ekhaga foundation) was founded by Gösta Videgård as early as 1944 and since then we support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine. Deadline: May, 20th, 2017 Funding details link: http://www.ekhagastiftelsen.se/eng/…

Tree Fund: Inviting Applications to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Donor Name: Tree Fund Fund name: Jack Kimmel International Grant Program Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, provides much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. Priority Areas: The TREE Fund research priority areas are derived from the Revised National Research and…

University of California, Santa Barbara: Inviting Applications to bring together teams of 12-18 people from diverse organizations to tackle questions at the heart of sustainable economic development, human well-being and nature conservation.

Donor Name: University of California, Santa Barbara (The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP)) Funding name: SNAPP Call for Proposals 2017 Funding brief: The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by any single organization acting alone. Just as human and…

Iowa State University: Inviting Applications for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.

Donor Name: Iowa State University (Department of Economics) Funding name: NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Funding brief: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization. The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is…

Making Cents International and USAID: Inviting Applications for the funding theme- Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peace building or in Countering / Prevention of Violent Extremism.

Donor Name: Making Cents International and USAID Funding name: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA Number: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA#003-2017 Funding brief: Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded contract YouthPower Learning is launching a request for applications: YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective…

The Department of State-Office of the Secretary-US: Inviting Applications for the funding title-Global Programming Consortium to Advance the Status of Women and Girls

Donor Name: The Department of State-Office of the Secretary-US Funding name: Global Programming Consortium to Advance the Status of Women and Girls Funding Opportunity Number: SBUR-SGWIPF-17-002 Funding brief: Goal: To proactively equip civil society and especially locally-based organizations with the capacity, knowledge, and skills to deepen their expertise and influence on Women, Peace and Security…

The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE): Inviting Applications for the IFREE Small Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 for research projects that are consistent with IFREE’s Mission Statement and IFREE’s “principles of belief.”

Donor Name: The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) Funding name: The IFREE Small Grants Program Funding brief: The IFREE Small Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 for research projects that are consistent with IFREE’s Mission Statement and IFREE’s “principles of belief.” Deadline: 15th, August, 2017 Funding details link: http://ifreeweb.org/research/the-ifree-small-grants-program/ Funding…

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Inviting Applications to try out your innovative solution to your local water problem, be it an approach, a technology, or a business model.

Donor Name: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Funding name: PDA Grant Funding brief: ADB provides $50,000 grant for trying out innovative local solutions to Asia’s water challenges, with the intention of replicating and scaling up such successful practices across the region called Pilot and Demonstration Activities, these small water projects test and validate approaches, technologies, and…

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Lenovo: Inviting Applications for award to scientists from the developing world for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award name: TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize Award brief: The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to scientists from the developing world. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Goal: Together, TWAS and Lenovo are offering the TWAS-Lenovo…

European Commission: Inviting Applications to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries.

Donor Name: European Commission Funding name: Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Reference Number: EuropeAid/154498/DH/ACT/Multi Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries. This call has two lots. Each lot has a specific objective that corresponds…

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Inviting Applications for award to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites.

Donor Name: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Award name: The CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program  Award brief: The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) funds research projects associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network of Forest Dynamics Sites. The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers,…

Swiss National Science Foundation: Inviting Applications to support research on global issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Donor Name: Swiss National Science Foundation Funding name: Third thematically open call in the r4d programme Funding brief: The thematically open module invites high-quality research that contributes to the solution of global problems in least developed, low- and middle income countries. The topics in this module emerge bottom-up by the researchers. The third thematically open…

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting Applications for funding for research stays abroad, visiting researcher stays in Norway and events that promote the scientific and strategic objectives of the programme.

Donor Name: The Research Council of Norway Funding name: The KLIMAFORSK programme Fund Funding brief: The KLIMAFORSK programme is announcing funding for research stays abroad, visiting researcher stays in Norway and events that promote the scientific and strategic objectives of the programme. A total of up to NOK 2 million is available for all three…

International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG): Inviting Applications for award to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face a related challenge.

Donor Name: International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) Award name: Best Climate Practices 2017 Contest Award brief: In the effort to harness the collective brilliance and promote a wide range of valuable proposals, every year the Best Climate Practices observatory invites the users to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face…

The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress Award name: The World Smart City Awards Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event.…

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF): Inviting Applications to support scientists in Asian countries who are conducting research in their own countries on the conservation and restoration of water resources, which are defined as oceans, surface water and underground water as well as the areas of land adjacent to them.

Donor Name: Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) Fund name: KWEF Research Grant Program (for Overseas Research) Funding brief: The KWEF supports scientists in Asian countries who are conducting research in their own countries on the conservation and restoration of water resources, which are defined as oceans, surface water and underground water as well as…

The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH): Inviting Applications for AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining Cancers

Donor Name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-425 Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment…

Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration: Inviting Applications for Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies.

Donor Name: Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration Fund name: FY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0001568 Funding brief: (a) Since 2010, PRM has allocated specific funding to complement ongoing efforts through regional GBV responses and…

The BBVA foundation: Inviting Applications for Awards to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

Donor Name: The BBVA foundation Award name: 10th edition of The BBVA foundation frontiers of knowledge awards (2017) Award brief: The BBVA Foundation promotes scientific research of excellence by funding research projects, disseminating the results to society through diverse channels including symposia, workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions, and providing advanced training and research awards. The…

The American Society of Primatologists: Inviting Applications for award to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the prestige of an ASP award or grant can be a valuable aid to the recipient’s conservation efforts.

Donor Name: The American Society of Primatologists Award name: ASP Conservation Fund Award brief: Nominations for ASP Conservationist Awards is now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries…

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applications for award for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Early Career Grant, Standard Grant, Expedited Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be…