Tag Archives: Research

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW): Inviting applications for ‘Award’ to focus on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world.

Funding brief: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed every two years. ● Specialized Prizes Each of the four specialized prizes is worth US$ 133,000. Researchers and research teams nominate […]

The World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Research Proposals (Papers)’.

Funding brief:  In 2016, the UK government’s Department for International Development, the World Bank, and the UNHCR established a joint research program, Building the Evidence on Protracted Forced Displacement: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership, with the objective of improving global knowledge on forced displacement. The program has been instrumental in expanding the knowledge base on forced displacement […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘The Stockholm Water Prize’ to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. They welcome […]

Regional Studies Association (RSA): Inviting applications for ‘RSA Research Grant’ to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science.

Funding brief: This grant aims to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science.  It is intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science and who are currently individual members of the RSA.  The value of the award […]

The Graduate Institute: Inviting applications for ‘The 2020 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students’ to present innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the challenges of social inclusion.

Funding brief: Beyond rigorous analysis of a relevant problem area, submissions should bring forward innovative proposals to affect change. They welcome contributions by groups of 3 to 5 master students involving at least two different disciplinary backgrounds or an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributions must be both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to an important relevant […]

UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries’ to support the interdisciplinary research needed to understand the risks plastic pollution poses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and to explore which interventions, policies and regulations can mitigate these risks.

Funding brief: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call. This programme is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, and funding under this call will […]

Sight and Life: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Challenge | Climate Smart Innovations For Better Nutrition’, a contest, to identify and support such projects that can be implemented and produce a meaningful impact in the short term.

Funding brief: The Innovation Challenge | Climate Smart Innovations For Better Nutrition An elevator pitch is a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. As competition for research and investment funds increases, young scientists need to effectively articulate their idea and do so in a manner that is persuasive and precise. Sight and Life developed a […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions’.

Funding brief: Many of the natural physical processes occurring in the polar atmosphere and oceans are potentially of profound significance in controlling conditions across the globe and affecting lives and livelihoods across the world, in the Polar, sub-Polar, temperate, and tropical regions. Understanding the interacting nature and feedback of polar processes and addressing their consequences […]

Harvard Graduate School of Design: Inviting applications for ‘The Wheelwright Prize’ to a talented early-career architect to support expansive, intensive design research.

Funding brief: The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) is pleased to announce the 2020 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support expansive, intensive design research. The 2020 Wheelwright Prize is now accepting applications; the deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 26, […]

Swiss Network for International Studies: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences.

Funding brief: The Call offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary teams working on international studies. The SNIS supports pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences. The SNIS does not support pluri-disciplinary projects that only consist of natural sciences. The SNIS does not fund individual grants, i.e., career grants. […]

American Society of International Law: Inviting applications for ‘Helton Fellowship Program’ to provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.

Funding brief: Since its founding the Helton Fellowship Program has supported more than 80 young lawyers pursue projects on four continents, expanding the capacity of dozens of international and non-governmental organizations. Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international […]

Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for 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 […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘ZUKOnnect Fellowships’ to support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Funding brief: The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. As ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without […]

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History: Inviting applications for ‘Botany Travel Awards’ to support the study of specimens housed in the U.S. National Herbarium and preference is given to students or researchers who work on tropical plants.

Funding brief: Travel Awards sponsored by the Department of Botany are awarded through an annual competition. Typically, about four awards of up to US$3000 are made. The intent of these awards is to support the study of specimens housed in the U.S. National Herbarium and preference is given to students or researchers who work on […]

MIT Water Club: Inviting applications for ‘MIT Water Innovation Prize’, a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally.

Funding brief: The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards up to $35K in innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally. The Prize started in 2015 and has since awarded $100K to 12 teams. As the main innovation-focused event of MIT Water Club, […]

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians: Inviting applications for ‘AAZV Wild Animal Health Fund’ to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.

Funding brief: In 2012, 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.  The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Donor Name: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians […]

American Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Fellowships’ for ornithological research.

Funding brief: American Ornithological Society (AOS) is pleased to announce up to three new fellowships of $15,000 each for ornithological research. These fellowships have been made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. Brina Kessel and are directed to early career scientists. The full range of ornithological research currently published in peer-reviewed journals, such as […]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom.  In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF): Inviting applications for ‘promoting the mobilization and use of biodiversity data in Asia’.

Funding brief: GBIF invites the submission of concept notes for projects that enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region. The call is issued under the fifth phase of the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme, funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. […]

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund’ to provide grant capital to test models for increasing investment into women-led SGBs in emerging markets.

Funding brief: ANDE has run Catalyst and Challenge Funds since 2009 with the purpose of fueling initiatives poised to improve the capacity of organizations within the small and growing business (SGB) sector. These funds have taken many forms and addressed various sector challenges since then, but their core function remains constant – the fund awards […]

Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for consideration on any subject in support of marine mammal conservation, protection, research, and management.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting proposals between November 4, 2019 and April 21, 2020 for consideration on any subject in support of marine mammal conservation, protection, research, and management.  Preference will be given to proposals requesting $35,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to exceed $70,000) will be […]

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCFHK): Inviting applications for ‘OPCFHK 2020/21 conservation funding’ to find projects on threatened wildlife in Asia, particularly on the Foundation’s focal species, the giant panda and the Chinese white dolphin, as well as other threatened wildlife (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes, invertebrates and other aquatic and terrestrial mammals) and their habitats throughout Asia.

Funding brief: OPCFHK envisions a world where Asian wildlife remains biologically diverse under the stewardship of humans, corporations and governments. They are committed to advocating, facilitating and participating in effective conservation efforts of Asian wildlife, with an emphasis on Chinese white dolphins and giant pandas, as well as their habitats. This will be achieved through […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to provide grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation.

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

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions. Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused […]

Royal Society of Biology: Inviting applications for ‘Travel Grants’ to give the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching or research.

Funding brief: The aim of these grants is to give the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching or research to those who would otherwise be unlikely to have it. The Royal Society of Biology offers two types of travel grant of £500 every year to members worldwide: ● Travel Grants (Student […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support programmes on policy advice, capacity building, technology cooperation and investment as well as the implementation of policies and strategies.

Funding brief: The International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) finances climate and biodiversity programmes in ODAeligible states. It supports programmes on policy advice, capacity building, technology cooperation and investment as well as the implementation of policies and strategies. The selection procedure consists of two […]

Harvard University: Inviting applications for ‘Ashton Award for Student Research’ to support investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology.

Funding brief: The Ashton Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Donor Name: Harvard University (The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University) Funding name: Ashton Award for Student Research Deadline: Submit Application online between November, 5th  – February, 1st  Funding details link: Click to view […]

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Inviting applications for ‘The Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program’ to foster the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach.

Funding brief: The Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach. Research Priority Areas (listed in no particular order):* ● Ethnobotany, with special interest in plant use for physical […]

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 […]

IDRC-CRDI: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘research on scaling the impact of educational innovations’.

Funding brief: The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite expressions of interest from individual organizations or consortia of up to four organizations to build knowledge and capacity on scaling the impact of educational innovations in GPE member countries. The project funded out of this expression of interest will: ● Design and lead action […]

USAID: Inviting applications for Funding Opportunity Title -‘Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development – Regional Innovation Hubs’ to expand the scale of innovations that impact the sectors food and water, food and energy or all three sectors of the nexus (food, water, energy) to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improving energy and water efficiency as well as to improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets in accordance with the SDGs, with a particular focus on the poor and women.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to address the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F): A Grand Challenge for Development Regional Innovation Hubs. USAID invites organizations and companies to submit […]

Wildlife Acoustics: Inviting applications for ‘Scientific Product Grants’ 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 […]

American Society of Primatologists (ASP): Inviting applications for –a) ‘ASP Conservationist Award’ to provide recognition and financial support for students and early career investigators from habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation; b) ‘Conservation Small Grants’ for conservation research or related projects, including conservation education.

Funding brief: The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) invites applications for –a) ‘ASP Conservationist Award’ and b) ‘Conservation Small Grants’. ASP Conservationist Award: This award provides recognition and financial support for students and early career investigators from habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation. Past awards have been […]

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 in Humanities and Social Science This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. Donor Name: Wellcome Trust Funding name: Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science Deadline: In 2020, they’re going to pause Collaborative Awards for one year […]

Department for International Development fund (DFID): Inviting applications for ‘IMPACT Programme’ to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of capital aligned to the Global Goals to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Funding brief: The UK’s Department for International Development IMPACT Programme is pleased to announce that its first call for concept notes is now open. The first round of funding will channel up to £5,000,000 in grants to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of […]

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programmes’ which include five types of long and short-term PhD and Postdoctoral awards available to scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research.

Funding brief: ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programmes, named in memory of Prof. Arturo Falaschi, the mind and driving force of the Centre at its inception, include five types of long and short-term PhD and Postdoctoral awards available to scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa.

Funding brief: For more than 50 years, the National Geographic Society has supported exploration into the evolution of humankind. The grants have led to hundreds of new discoveries in paleoanthropology, paleolithic archaeology, molecular anthropology, and paleoecology that have fundamentally changed the understanding of our own species. As they consider that legacy, they look to those […]

Spencer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants on Education: Small’ to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Funding brief: The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. They accept applications three times per year. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a […]

International AIDS Society (IAS): Inviting applications for ‘CIPHER Grant Programme’ to support the development of early-stage investigators to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings.

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

Spencer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Large Research Grants on Education Program’ to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Funding brief: The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. They accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions […]

Spencer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Conference Grants’ to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

Funding brief: The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. This program is intended to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. This grant program supports conference proposals with […]

Fondation SUEZ and Institut de France: Inviting applications for – a) ‘The Access to Essential Services Award’ to be awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation; and b) ‘The Social Entrepreneurship Award’ to be awarded to a social entrepreneur for an initiative in the field of water access, sanitation or waste management.

Funding brief: The SUEZ-Institut de France Award includes two categories, for two types of applicant: – The Access to Essential Services Award, for a sum of €50,000 (fifty thousand euros) is awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation. It aims at creating a bridge between applied research and operational development projects. […]

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Country-level stories of change on health policy and systems research’ to find a team of diverse health policy and systems researchers and communicators to develop stories of change on eleven low- and middle- income countries that provide an overview of how the HPSR environment has changed between 2009-2019 at the country level, and what the Alliance’s contribution to those changes has been.

Funding brief: The Alliance is seeking a team of diverse health policy and systems researchers and communicators to develop stories of change on eleven low- and middle- income countries that provide an overview of how the HPSR environment has changed between 2009-2019 at the country level, and what the Alliance’s contribution to those changes has […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2020’ to find innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: Is your organization working to improve environmental reporting?Do you have a unique or creative idea to help people understand climate change and other environmental issues? This is your chance to win a grant and be part of the solution to the environmental crisis. In Asia and the Pacific region, home to both some […]

Wild Planet Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects.

Funding brief: Each year, Wild Planet 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 have a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications. Please ensure that […]

The Green Institute: Inviting applications for ‘fellowship’ to invite recent university or college graduates and postgraduate students from across the world to join one its online cohort in 2020, to conduct original research, develop innovations, or implement action in collaboration.

Funding brief: The Green Fellowship invites recent university or college graduates and postgraduate students from across the world to join one its online cohort in 2020, to conduct original research, develop innovations, or implement action in collaboration with faculty at The Green Institute. In addition to their project, Fellows participate in career workshops, trainings, and […]

Bat Conservation International: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Student Research Scholarships for Global Bat Conservation Priorities’ for students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution.

Funding brief: Bat Conservation International requests proposals through BCI’s online application system from exceptionally talented student researchers interested in seeking financial support for their bat conservation research projects. This RFP is only open to students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution. They anticipate granting 13 awards total, up to […]

Sumitomo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of human, be handed down to future generation.

Funding brief: The program is offered so that cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of human, be handed down to future generations. Subjects of Grant Contents of Projects (1)Projects for the protection, preservation & restoration of cultural properties (i.e., fine arts or historical monuments) outside Japan, which are tangible, old and artistically or academically […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ 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 […]

Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Grants’ to experiment that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network are collaborating to offer grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. Collective intelligence isn’t inherently new. For centuries, humans have been finding ways to work together and bring together disparate […]

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot’ to support low or middle income countries meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Recognising the fast-moving nature of many of the challenges facing low or middle income countries (LMICs), the AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), it is an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and […]

Nieman Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation’ to bring individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation.

Funding brief: The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation* brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of […]

Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI): Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to provide projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species.

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 involvement of citizens from the country in which the primates are […]

yplusnetwork.org: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants’ to implement specific programs and activities that aim to improve the quality of life of YPLHIV in their diversity.

Funding brief: Y+ is pleased to share the call for small grants application dedicated to YPLHIV led organizations. With an estimation of 1.7 million children (0-14), 1.6 million adolescents (10-19), and 3.5 million young people (15-24) living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS 2019). The time to support and believe in youth leadership is NOW! Despite the […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Bay of Bengal Media Grants 2020’ to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India.

Funding brief: Funding is available to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India. This grant will help enable media outlets, civil society organizations, think-tanks and academic institutions working in the Bay […]

Royal Geographical Society (RGB) and Institute of British Geographers (IBG): Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for desk-based research, fieldwork and expeditions, developing teaching resources, and for international conference attendance.

Funding brief: In 2019 over £196,000 of funding supported 67 research projects involving more than 300 individuals. Grant recipients carried out research in over 40 countries across the world, from Greenland to Myanmar. Student expedition teams, postgraduates and senior researchers alike studied a great variety of topics, from balancing forest conservation and development needs in […]

Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp: Inviting applications for ‘Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH)’, an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system actors with an interest to become influential global health voices and/or local change makers.

Funding brief: Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system actors with an interest to become influential global health voices and/or local change makers. EV4GH coaches “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences […]

StartupXs: Inviting applications for ‘ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020’ for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas.

Funding brief: StartupXs has launched “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. The aim of the ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020 is about identifying and promoting the best early-stage business idea of innovators, startups and social enterprises. StartupXs supports young entrepreneurs […]

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

Funding brief: The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the […]

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): Inviting applications for ‘Funding competition’ to support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. They will support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ to provide research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources.

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is an initiative of ICIMOD under its MKAN Regional Programme. SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources. ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing […]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘International Intermediate Fellowships’ to enable you to establish yourself as an independent researcher leading a unique and innovative programme of research within the Science remit.

Funding brief: This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes. The aim of this scheme is to enable you to establish yourself as an independent researcher leading a unique and innovative programme of research within the Science remit. It allows you to start to build your […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities.

Funding brief: The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative […]

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN): Inviting applications for ‘2019 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes’ to support for regional research and capacity development activities.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2020. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. APN invites proposals under its Collaborative Regional Research Programme […]

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

Funding brief: The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy, and progress and to […]

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for ‘Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development’ for the subject–“Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” to identify successful development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work.

Funding brief: Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, carries a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000, awarded annually by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND). Since its establishment in 1999, the prize has been known as AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects. Following the passing away of His Royal Highness Prince Talal […]

World Cancer Research Fund International: Inviting applications for ‘Investigator initiated grants and Seed grants’ for the research theme-‘a) Identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer; b) Addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression;’.

Funding brief: Funding vital research into diet, weight, physical activity and cancer To help to achieve the mission of living in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) funds research into cancer prevention and survival through lifestyle. This research looks at the effects of diet, nutrition (including body […]

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

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

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Inviting applications for ‘a call for proposals’ for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations.

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

Egyptian Association for Science and Engineering (EASE): Inviting applications for ‘Egypt International Science and Technology Fair (EISTF)’ to host an annual event for students from all over Egypt, as well as other countries, to showcase their research and compete for awards in 20 different categories.

Funding brief: Association for Science and Engineering (EASE), is the biggest international science competition in Egypt. EISTF is an international science competition that hosts an annual event for students from all over Egypt, as well as other countries, to showcase their research and compete for awards in 20 different categories. Additionally, they are hosting the […]

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

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

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Building Research Partnerships To Disseminate Social Innovation In Health In Low- And Middle-Income Countries’ to build upon the work of the SIHI research country hubs and support research institutions in other low- and middle-income countries to embed social innovation in their programmes.

Funding brief: TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, is pleased to announce a call for Letters of Interest for Building research partnerships in low- and middle-income countries to disseminate social innovation in health. The selected partnerships will build upon, contribute to […]

Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Participation – 33rd Khwarizmi International Award’ to acknowledge the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and to appreciate their high quality research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology.

Funding brief: The Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST) has organized the 33rd session of the Khwarizmi International Award, where the distinguished scientists and researchers worldwide are invited to present their candidature to the secretariat, by no longer than 1st November 2019. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the efforts made […]

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Inviting applications for ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships’ for scholars performing research in topics related to drylands, including: desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology.

Funding brief: The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships’. Candidates interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships from the Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation. These fellowships are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are eligible to […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that are closely aligned with the following four key focus areas- a) Environmentally sustainable, socially and financially responsible joint Sea Pact sea food sourcing policy; b)  Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s (SFP) Target 75 Initiative; c)  Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy; d)Aquaculture Education’.

Funding brief: Sea Pact is a group of leading North American Seafood Companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. Sea Pact is interested in supporting projects that are closely aligned with the following four key focus areas: ● Environmentally sustainable, socially and […]

End Violence Against Children: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Open Call: Request For Expressions of Interest’ focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Funding brief: The End Violence Fund is requesting Expressions of Interest focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Total funds to be awarded through this open call is approximately US$13 million. * The Fund will explore scaling/adapting existing solutions and developing new technologies, […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘the 2020 Facebook Fellowship’ to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. They also encourage people of diverse backgrounds […]

The Academy of Medical Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants’ to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges.

Funding brief: The scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. They expect that these new networks will then be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives. […]

The Waterbird Society: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ for research in the science and conservation of waterbirds.

Funding brief: The Waterbird Society periodically awards grants for research in the science and conservation of waterbirds. These grants were established from funds provided by the generosity of two former Presidents of the Waterbird Society. The Waterbird Society is very grateful to receive the funds and encourages others to consider financially supporting the Society. ● […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Research Grant’ to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science; b) ‘Training Grant’ to support an individual receiving training at educational institutions, NGOs, research institutes, etc. that will enhance their expertise as Citizen Scientists and help them gain hands-on experience.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2020 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. Grant Categories ● Research Grant Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here. The grant may […]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘International Training Fellowships’ to offer nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.

Funding brief: The Wellcome Trust invites applications for ‘International Training Fellowships. This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. Donor Name: Wellcome Trust Funding name: International Training Fellowships Deadline: ● Preliminary application deadline: 21st, November, 2019, 17:00 GMT ● Full application deadline: 4th, February. […]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the Funding Opportunity Title ‘Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’ to reduce to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in LMICs.

Funding brief: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) seeks to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in […]