Tag Archives: Small Grants

Commonwealth Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation.

Funding brief: With more than 2.3 billion citizens, the Commonwealth provides a potentially huge pool of ideas for advancing societies. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding title-‘Country Health Information Systems and Data Use’ to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions.

Funding brief: The project goal is to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions. Integration and harmonization of systems across health areas is needed to improve data collection, analysis and use at national and sub-national levels. A cross cutting priority for the project will be the […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2019’ to provide empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enable them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world.

Funding brief: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2019 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local […]

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 […]

The British Academy: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Futures Programme’ to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges.

Funding brief: This programme aims to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges. Around half of all young people in the world are unemployed or underemployed, and this situation is likely to get worse. The World Bank estimates that 1 billion […]

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 […]

Technovation: Inviting applications for ‘Technovation Girls Programme’, a free technology-based program for girls to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to their global competition.

Funding brief: Girls will change the world through technology. Girls are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas. Girls will learn to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to our global competition. Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls […]

Stanford University: Inviting applications for ‘Fellowships’ to support diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to journalism’s biggest problems.

Funding brief: The JSK Journalism Fellowships supports diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to journalism’s biggest problems. They focus on accelerating change in the journalism industry to improve the access to information people need to create and sustain democratic communities. Journalism fellowships at Stanford started in 1966 with a […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her Competition’ to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: ● Recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; ● Increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts […]

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation (MGAEF): Inviting applications for ‘Environment Curricula Grants’ to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that- a) Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and b) Incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.

Funding brief: The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below. The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that: ● Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and ● Incorporate basic ecological principles and […]

Amphibian Ark: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Grants’.

Funding brief: AArk has offered grants since 2009 and in the past these have been predominantly seed grants, for newly created ex situ programs, for species that have been assessed as in need of urgent ex situ rescue. In 2018 our grants program was expanded, to include a wider range of programs types that are […]

Golden Turtle Contest (Authorities): Inviting applications for ‘Photography competition’.

Funding brief: The organizer and the right holder of the Golden Turtle Contest, exhibitions and all facilities and events related thereto is the MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund. Anyone may submit his/her works to participate in the competition, except for the competition organizers and the professional jury members. Authors from any countries can participate […]

Singapore International Foundation (SIF): Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE Programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

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 […]

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA): Inviting applications for ‘CrossCulture Programme (CCP) Fellowships’ to deepen expertise and acquire intercultural skills of the participants.

Funding brief: With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 80 professionals and committed volunteers from over 35 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from […]

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism: Inviting applications for ‘the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism’ to provide editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.

Funding brief: The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering Fellowships to accomplished journalists in the summer of 2014. Nearly three dozen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000. The aim of the McGraw […]

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 […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco – Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020’ to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

Funding brief: Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies […]

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 […]

Yves Rocher Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award’ for the award theme –‘ medicinal plants, living heritage and future prospects’ to recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.

Funding brief: In 2019, the Yves Rocher Foundation has created a new Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award. If you are a woman citizen of this beautiful planet and are working to preserve it, and if your project corresponds to the theme set each year, fill out the application form now to apply. […]

German Energy Agency (dena), World Energy Council (WEC), Start Up Energy Transition (SET): Inviting applications for ‘SET Award 2020: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition’ for start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.

Funding brief: The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas. The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2020. The fourth round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2020’ to be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives.

Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. […]

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 […]

African Union Commission (AUC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘the 1st iDove Intercontinental Youth Forum in Southeast Asia’ to provide a valuable platform for young community workers, academics, creatives & policy makers across the globe to share experiences, ideas and knowledge on innovative approaches to prevent violent extremism.

Funding brief: Are you engaged or interested in preventing violent extremism? Do you have experience in and/or want to learn more about building social cohesion through interfaith dialogue? Are you excited about exchanging ideas with like-minded young people from all over the world? Then make sure to apply to the The 1st iDove Intercontinental Youth […]

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. […]

Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values’ to recognise outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the -(a) Promotion of peace and harmony among people and friendliness among nations through the application of Gandhian philosophy of truth and non-violence; (b) Ending exploitation in any form and seeking solution of social, cultural, religious; in view of the western upheaval in the name of the religion, economic and political problems through Gandhian principles and Constructive Programme; (c) Innovative work in social organisations with a view to promoting Gandhian values by awakening moral conscience, fostering community self-reliance and bringing about harmony of human life with nature;

Funding brief: This Award was instituted in 1988 to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj. The Award carries cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000 (its equivalent in foreign currency), a trophy and a citation. The objective of the Award is to recognise outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the following: (a) Promotion […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘IdeasChangeLives’, the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

Funding brief: #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. They’re looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their […]

Online News Association (ONA): Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Leadership Accelerator’, a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation.

Funding brief: The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year they welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe. Donor Name: Online News Association (ONA) Funding name: Women’s Leadership Accelerators […]

The Fine and Country Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to be used for prevention of homelessness, care of the homeless or constructive projects to get homeless people off of the streets permanently.

Funding brief: The Fine and Country Foundation invites applications for ‘grants’ to be used for prevention of homelessness, care of the homeless or constructive projects to get homeless people off of the streets permanently. Donor Name: The Fine and Country Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: The autumn grant programme reopened from 1st […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Public space implementation projects’ for implementing partnerships with local governments and non-profit organisations that can manage and deliver innovative public space upgrading and regeneration projects.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria and Vietnam. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to […]

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 […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting applications for ‘UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition’ to tackle the core concepts of travel shaping the sectors future.

Funding brief: For the second straight year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is running the world’s largest startup competition in tourism boosted by wakalua, the global tourism innovation hub. Together with our corporate partners they want you to tackle the core concepts of travel shaping the sectors future. Beat your competition with the most disruptive, […]

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 […]

Salzburg Global Seminar: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Asia Peace Innovators Forum’ for mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation.

Funding brief: Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation. Peace is key to ensuring Asia’s sustained development and prosperity as the world’s most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship’.

Funding brief: As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador from March 2 – 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course from […]

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 American Center at the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘The Community College Initiative Program FY 2020-21’ to study at community colleges in the United States to build mutual understanding through a non-degree program of academic, vocational, and cultural studies.

Funding brief: The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program for academic year 2020-21.  The CCI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This in a non-degree program but students will earn credits for two semesters […]

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program FY 2020-21’ to enable exemplary Bangladeshi high school students from grades eight through eleven to spend one academic year at an American high school.

Funding brief: The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program for academic year 2020-21. The K-L YES program is a high school exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is administered in […]

German Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Small Scale Development Projects’ that have a direct and concrete poverty alleviating impact for the beneficiaries.

Funding brief: The German Embassy in Dhaka supports communities and institutions in Bangladesh to tackle a broad range of development challenges. The Embassy provides funding of an average amount of 10,000 Euros (approximately 1 million BDT) for individual projects that have a direct and concrete poverty alleviating impact for the beneficiaries. Under the small-scale scheme […]

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 […]

UNDP: Inviting applications for ‘Diversity Fund’ to support to CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and their Coalitions for promoting tolerant and inclusive society in Bangladesh (PTIB).

Funding brief: The diversity fund support to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions is an initiative of Parterships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) to foster innovative  actions to promote tolerance and inclusivity under CSOs/NGOs/CBOs at grassroots/district/national level with limited magament capacity. The actions will specially focus on solidarity with vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Women Leading, Women Organising (WLWO)’ training.

Funding brief: The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) invites applications to participate in the 5th Asia Pacific “Women Leading, Women Organising (WLWO)” training in Penang, Malaysia from 14 – 18 December 2019. Training Methods & Content This participatory training will draw from the experiences and existing knowledge of the participants. It will […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability’ to provide support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities.

Funding brief: The United Nations provides support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities through the UN Voluntary Fund on Disability. Funding priority is targeted to building the capacity of non-governmental organizations to take part in the making of the Convention and its future implementation. The Fund also provide small grants to support […]

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 […]

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Science Without Borders Challenge’, an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

Funding brief: The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires […]

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

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

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to consider many ideas presented to them that aim to achieve substantial positive change in the world.

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is honored to be able to consider the many ideas presented to us that aim to achieve substantial positive change in the world.  As described below, our team conducts deep diligence on social enterprises that move to the final stages of consideration, as many of the proposed ventures […]

Dining for Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

Funding brief: Dining for Women is an educational giving circle: Members meet monthly, learn about featured and sustained grantees, and donate to DFW, allowing collectively to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries. They are devoted to […]

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 […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to fight the smog with innovations and technology.

Funding brief:  Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the smog with innovations and technology. The idea is to get the best teams from all over the world to compete for cash prizes and special implementation prizes. Application process is divided into 4 short sections: ● Personal information ● Hackathons and smog-fighting background ● Additional […]

Asia Pacific Youth Camp Authorities: Inviting applications for ‘Asia Pacific Youth Camp’ to-a) Build awareness of the younger generation about the importance of clean environment for future; b) Establish communication and network among World Youth Generation having passion in environmental sector; c) Accommodate environmental issue sharing and cultural exchange for World Youth Leaders.

Funding brief:Asia Pacific Youth Camp 2.0 will be conducted in Baliwoso Ecotourism Park, Bali, Indonesia. Bali is a tourism destination that offers not only its beautiful scenery, but also abundance of cultural traditions inherited through generations as its local wisdom. This event includes the learning program of culture and ecotourism in a few day. Within […]

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 […]

opentravelgrants.com: Inviting applications for ‘Travel4Youth: Travel Grant Opportunity 2019’ for young changemakers around the world to promote travel as an educational and skill developing tool for teenagers and young adults.

Funding brief: TravelGrants has launched a “Travel4Youth: Travel Grant Opportunity 2019” for young changemakers around the world. The aim of Travel4Youth is to promote travel as an educational and skill developing tool for teenagers and young adults. They encourage young activists, changemakers, charities, students, social media influencers, artists, and all others to apply. In your […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border – March 2020’.

Funding brief: As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, five pairs of journalists will travel to Tapachula, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from March 2 – 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training […]

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA): Inviting applications for ‘International Training Programmes (ITP)’ to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training.

Funding brief: Sida’s International Training Programmes are open to candidates from low and middle income countries. The aim is to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training. The methodology is based on the assumption that participating countries wish to carry […]

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 […]

Asian Cultural Council (ACC): Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia.

Funding brief: The Asian Cultural Council makes grants to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia. The large majority of grants are awarded directly to individual artists, scholars, and arts specialists. Organizations that will facilitate a cultural exchange opportunity for artists, scholars, or arts specialists […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries.

Funding brief: P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries. These projects should be aimed at bettering the social, environmental and economic status of the communities (local to global) in which they work. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of […]

Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Annual E360 Young Writers Awards’ to honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35.

Funding brief: Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation are accepting entries for our first Young Writers Awards. The awards will honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35. Articles should focus on topics related to the natural world, with an emphasis on subjects related to land conservation, […]

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 […]

Pasona Group Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Awaji Youth Federation (AYF) program (2020 Fellowship)’ which designed so that Fellows will be able to enhance their skills and abilities without being burdened financially while in Japan.

Funding brief: The AYF program has been designed so that Fellows will be able to enhance their skills and abilities without being burdened financially while in Japan. As an Awaji Youth Federation Fellow, you will be employed by Pasona Group Inc. and enjoy the following benefits and conditions, while fees and government taxes are processed by […]

BBC: Inviting applications for ‘BBC Young Reporter Competition’ to give young people to tell story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

Funding brief: The BBC is looking for young people aged between 11 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the world around them. The BBC Young Reporter Competition gives young people like you a unique chance to tell your story on TV, radio, online […]

Qatar University: Inviting applications for ‘Various Scholarships’ to support a wide variety of scholarships recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students.

Funding brief: Qatar University supports a wide variety of scholarships recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students. While the vast majority of academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and scholarly achievement. All scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees while the benefits of some scholarships may also […]

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 Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development’ to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth Secretary-General will launch the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work on August, 28th. Are you a young change maker that fits the below criteria? Do not miss out on the opportunity to nominate yourself or a youth leader working on achieving the 17 SDG’s in your community Young […]

International Scholarship for Women (ISW): Inviting applications for ‘International Scholarship for Women’ to the women for full-time research or study.

Funding brief: In the United States (US) Universities, the International Scholarship for Women (ISW) will be granted to the women for full-time research or study. At recognized Canadian or U.S. institutes, both graduates, as well as postgraduate educations, are supported under this scholarship sponsored by SheBegan Women’s Magazine. Since 1998, international Scholarship for Women (ISW) […]

Chivas Holdings (IP) Limited: Inviting applications for ‘Chivas Venture’ to find entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues.

Funding brief: At Chivas, they believe in blending profit with purpose. That’s why every year, they give away $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs that have a positive impact on the world. They’re looking for entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues. If your business was created […]

Rockefeller Foundation, Acumen: Inviting applications for ‘On Campus Competition’ to provide Acumen resources that pull from our decades of experience backing companies, leaders, and ideas and ‘Virtual Competition’ for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.

Funding brief: There are two tracks for this challenge: on-campus competitions and a Virtual Challenge. On-Campus Competitions They have partnered with four competitions that reach 30+ universities: Big Ideas@Berkeley, Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, MIT IDEAS, and Innovation in Action. They are supporting the students in these on-campus competitions through our library of online courses, workbooks, […]

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Inviting applications for ‘MEXT Scholarship’ to enhance the international competitiveness and promoting the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities.

Funding brief: This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students who are recommended by APU. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides this scholarship with the aim of enhancing the international competitiveness and promoting the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities. Donor Name: The Japanese Ministry of Education, […]

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

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

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 […]

GreenMatch: Inviting applications for ‘Sustainability Scholarship’ to bring the aspect of sustainability to the life of a student.

Funding brief: GreenMatch provides renewable energy solutions for homeowners in the UK. All services aim to facilitate the research process of thousands of customers by connecting them with relevant companies that offer solar panels, heat pumps, windows, doors and boilers. They highlight and promote the use of clean energy with the goal of engaging more homes and families in sustainability. Being […]

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

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

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX): Inviting applications for ‘Community Solutions Program (CSP)’, a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.

Funding brief: The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2020–2021, up to 80 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, […]