Tag Archives: Research

The Academy of Medical Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘GCRF Networking Grants’ to organize networking events for pump-priming collaborations, generating new research ideas for addressing global challenges.

Funding brief: The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to be working with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to offer Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants, available through the GCRF, which is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).  The GCRF is an initiative that aims […]

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability.

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

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Research Awards for Health Professionals’ to offer practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.

Funding brief: This scheme offers practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health. Donor Name: Wellcome Trust (WT) Funding name: Research Awards for Health Professionals Deadline: ● Preliminary application deadline: 6th, July, 2018, 17:00 BST ● Full application deadline: 20th, September, 2018, 17:00 BST Funding […]

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

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

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Core Infrastructure Fund’ to support the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to dedicate source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Funding brief: Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest. Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member […]

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme for International Researchers’ to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Funding brief: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and […]

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Research Grant’ to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

Funding brief: The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. […]

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

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

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Science Without Borders® Challenge’ to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

Funding brief: The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral […]

The British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project.

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) supports projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support work of the highest international standard and applicants need to […]

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Grants Fund (CGF)’ to support the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA accredited zoos and aquariums.

Funding brief: Established in 1984, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA accredited zoos and aquariums, and their collaborators. CGF grants are awarded in six categories: animal health, animal welfare, conservation education, field conservation and/or reintroduction, animal management and/or breeding, […]

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

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

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation and The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Food Sustainability Media Award’ to highlight innovative solutions to today’s food challenges.

Funding brief: The role of the media is crucial for raising public awareness about the importance of issues concerning food sustainability. For this reason, the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from […]

The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society: Inviting applications for ‘STARTS Prize 2018’ to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the art.

Funding brief: Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named […]

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

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

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘The World Illustration Awards 2018’.

Funding brief: The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious juried illustration Awards globally, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike. The World Illustration Awards has eight categories. ● Advertising, sponsored by procreate: Advertising products,s events or brands including printed posters, billboards and flyers, and digitally on websites, apps and TV. ● Children’s books, sponsored by walker […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’ in 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Funding brief: The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.  Your programs must align with these priorities. Priorities: ● Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability  Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Environmental Protection Agency: Inviting applications for ‘People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program’ to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges.

Funding brief: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual […]

Nestle Foundation: Inviting applications for Research Grants and Support.

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

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

Funding brief: The objective of the transnational access is to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network. As there are limitations to the amount of access available for each facility, it is necessary to set a procedure over the whole duration of the project allowing optimum […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘The TWAS Prizes’ to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.

Funding brief: The TWAS Prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: The TWAS Prizes Deadline: 15th, March, 2018 […]

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign (Student Grants)’ to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species.

Funding brief: As part of the Global Trees Campaign and the Conservation Leadership Programme, Fauna & Flora International is offering student grants to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species. They invite applications for a maximum grant of up to £1,000 towards […]

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

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

Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine.

Funding brief: Ekhagastiftelsen (Ekhaga foundation) was founded by Gösta Videgård as early as 1944 and since then they support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine. Donor Name: Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: May, 20th, 2018 Funding limit: There is no maximum amount that can be applied […]

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

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. ● Early Career Grant: An Early Career Grant application is […]

Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV): Inviting applications for a) AAV Companion Bird Health Research Fund; and b) AAV Wild Bird Health Research Fund;

Funding brief: The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) is inviting the following research fund- AAV Companion Bird Health Research Fund: Pre-proposals for research projects addressing clinical aspects of companion bird health, are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Areas of interest include but are not limited to […]

The Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘SUEZ – Institut de France Prize’ to recognize open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

Funding brief: The prize has recognized open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries since 2011. The SUEZ – Institut de France Prize is awarded to two innovative projects that improve access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries. The two […]

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

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

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘The Benefit-sharing Fund’ of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Core Infrastructure Fund’ to support the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-International Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Asian Elephant Conservation Fund’ to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant.

Funding brief: The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of […]

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF): Inviting applications for ‘GBIF Young Researchers Award’ to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data.

Award brief: The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 Young Researchers Award on behalf of the network of national Participants,. This annual programme aims to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data. Donor Name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility […]

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

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

The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS): Inviting applications for ‘International Herpetological Symposium Grant’ to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education.

Funding brief: The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) has established a grant program to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Proposals are due by April 30 of each year, and recipients are announced by September. Grants are available annually in amounts up to $1000 and will be awarded to […]

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

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

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

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

Champalimaud Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award’ to be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision.

Award brief: The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision. Candidates will be considered by a distinguished international jury for the outstanding quality and distinction of their original research […]

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

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

The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries’. 

Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those […]

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

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

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign’ to contribute to tree species conservation.

Funding brief: The Global Trees Campaign has identified a number of research opportunities which would contribute to tree species conservation. These may be of interest to MSc and MRes students looking to collaborate with applied practitioners for their research projects in 2018. Working with our in-country partners, the Global Trees Campaign is currently supporting conservation […]

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

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

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC): Inviting applications for ‘Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award’ to a student from a developing country conducting research in tropical conservation biology.

Funding brief: Every year the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation presents the Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award to a student from a developing country conducting research in tropical conservation biology. This award is in remembrance and recognition of the contributions of our colleague and friend Navjot Sodhi, who inspired many students and colleagues with […]

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

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

Mohammed Bin Rashid Humanitarian and Charity Establishment: Inviting applications for ‘The International Awards’ to recognize all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels.

Funding brief: The Award takes into consideration all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels. The initial focus was on two major categories of awards; The International and National Awards, with subcategories […]

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

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

Harvard University-Graduate School of Design (GSD): Inviting applications for ‘Wheelwright Prize’ to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career.

Funding brief: The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work. Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to promote capacity building of young scientists.

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

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

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

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science’ to fund teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

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

The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV): Inviting applications for ‘AAZV Zoological Medicine & Wildlife Health Research Grant’ to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.

Funding brief: The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded by The Wild Animal Health Fund in 2011.  The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Criteria:Grants will be critically evaluated using the […]

The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Global Infectious Disease Research Administration Development Award for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions’ to provide senior administrators from these institutions with advanced training in the management of NIH grants.

Funding brief: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications from research institutions in low- to middle-income countries (LMIC) to provide senior administrators from these institutions with advanced training in the management of NIH grants. The ultimate goal is to improve oversight of NIAID grant awards and compliance with NIH funding […]

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Inviting applications to award a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects.

Funding brief: Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning.They will have a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications. For […]

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 […]

The Flying Mind Foundation: Inviting applications to fight the air pollution through technology.

Donor Name: The Flying Mind Foundation Funding name:  Smogathon 2017 Funding brief: Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the air pollution through technology. Our idea is to get start-ups from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in cash and $75,000 as a contract to implement their idea in Krakow, in order to […]

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 […]