Tag Archives: Small Grants

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on mitigating proliferation and security risks from state and non-state actors.

Funding brief: The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR). […]

Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Jamnalal Bajaj Awards-International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values outside India’ to recognize outstanding contribution, made outside India.

Funding brief: The objective of the Award is to recognize outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the following: (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 […]

Indian National Science Academy (INSA): Inviting applications for ‘INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship’ to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries.

Funding brief: Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSAJRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS (Formerly CCSTDS) in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Request for Research Proposals for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research Awards’ to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive WASH projects in Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: The Water for Women Fund Coordinator, GHD, has announced a request for proposals from eligible Research Organisations (ROs) to implement WASH Research Awards (Research Type 1) through the Water for Women Fund. The WASH Research Awards is a $10.6 million Research Component associated with the wider Water for Women Fund, which supports civil society organisations […]

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business 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. The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to […]

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)’ to address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region.

Funding brief: The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to […]

CONNECTHER: Inviting applications for ‘The Girls Impact the World Film Festival’ to focus on issues facing women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of […]

Google LLC: Inviting applications for ‘GNI Innovation Challenge’ to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models.

Funding brief: As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, we’re launching GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. They’re launching the first in our series of global challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Asia-Pacific Challenge will […]

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘The Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges.

Funding brief: The Energy Management Leadership Awards recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges. Organizations certified to ISO 50001 are invited to submit case studies for recognition. Each entry will describe […]

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Satch Krantz Conservation Support Fund’ to provide important assistance to conservation biologists involved in an array of wildlife conservation projects both in the US and abroad.

Funding brief: In 1996 the Riverbanks Society established the Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund in order to provide important assistance to conservation biologists involved in an array of wildlife conservation projects both in the US and abroad. Over the past two decades, Riverbanks’ conservation fund has provided grants for nearly 200 projects in 36 countries around […]

Arrell Food Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards’ to recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.

Funding brief: The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact. Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Inviting applications for ‘The Borlaug Fellowship Program’ to provide opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security.

Funding brief: The Borlaug Fellowship Program provides opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers. Competitively selected fellows will work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program.  After completion of the 10-12 […]

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI): Inviting applications for ‘Conny Kristel Fellowship Call 2018’ to provide grant to Holocaust researchers, archivists and digital humanists comprehensive transnational access to key collections and centres of expertise across Europe and beyond.

Funding brief: EHRI announces a special call for the firstConny Kristel Fellowship. EHRI is offering a fellowship of three weeks at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Conny Kristel, former EHRI project director and senior researcher at the NIOD, who sadly passed away on 6 October […]

Aqua for All, Netherlands Water Partnership, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and World Waternet: Inviting applications for ‘Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2019’ to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All, endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. In 2018 the Water […]

Famae: Inviting applications for ‘Water Challenge’ to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens.

Funding brief: The € 2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses). The […]

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 […]

Sanofi Espoir Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘My Child Matters grant award 2019-2021’ to give all children with cancer, wherever they live in the world, the same opportunity to get well.

Funding brief: If you are a health care professional specialized in pediatric oncology, with a project aiming at giving all children with cancer, wherever they live in the world, the same opportunity to get well again, this is your chance! My Child Matters programme was initiated by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation in December 2005 in […]

University of Delaware: Inviting applications for ‘The Diamond Challenge’ to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Funding brief: The Diamond Challenge is run by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Learn more about why tens of thousands of students have engaged with them! Business Innovation If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that […]

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships’ from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Funding brief: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)’ for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funding brief: Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who […]

Audimax MEDIEN GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s STEM Award 2019’ from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future.

Funding brief: STEM graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future. Your Bachelor or Master thesis is (almost) completed? You studied a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)? Apply! […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to offer financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture • SDG 6 Water and Sanitation • SDG 7 Clean Energy • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities • SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption […]

Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF): Inviting applications for ‘turtle conservation and research grants program’ to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows.

Funding brief: As one of its main functions, TCF administers a turtle conservation and research grants program. Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with either partial or full support as funding allows. From 2003 through 2018 […]

Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS): Inviting applications for ‘Crowder-Messersmith Fund’ to help fund small, local conservation and education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects have not attracted major support from other sources.

Funding brief: The Fund honors Orville Crowder and Don and Sherry Messersmith, leaders in nature tourism, as a means to further global nature conservation. The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, together with the Audubon Naturalist Society, helps fund small, local conservation and education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects […]

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund analyses that address the extent to which the ACA has affected outcomes such as financial security and family economic wellbeing, labor supply and demand, family and children’s outcomes, and participation in other social safety net programs.

Funding brief: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 represents the most significant reform of the U.S. health care system in decades. It was enacted to increase access to health insurance, enhance the quality of care and moderate the growth in costs. The law, and recent and proposed changes to the law, are likely to […]

Bridport Arts Centre: Inviting applications for ‘The Bridport Prize’ to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

Funding brief: The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize is an international competition looking to find the best new writing from across the globe each year. The competition has four categories: ● Poetry ● Short Stories ● Flash Fiction ● […]

University of Virginia: Inviting applications for ‘The Dalai Lama Fellowship’ to offer emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity.

Funding brief: The Fellowship offers emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity. Fellows cultivate practices in mind training for increasing self-awareness, self-care and resilience, for connecting with others […]

FilmTaiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Culture: Inviting applications for ‘Student Journalist Prize’.

Funding brief: Entries to the Taiwan Film Festival UK Student Journalist Prize are now open! Entries will be judged by a panel of international film journalists. The winning reviews will be published on the festival website and in their festival brochure. The winning writer will be presented with their award at the festival opening in […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

New York University: Inviting applications for ‘World Journalist Fellowship’ to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism.

Funding brief: This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All of our programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters: ● Business and Economic Reporting ● Cultural Reporting […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

McCain Institute: Inviting applications for ‘the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program’ to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The McCain Institute’s flagship program is the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are open now through mid-February 2019. Geared to mid-career professionals, this yearlong, fully funded […]

Yale University: Inviting applications for ‘The Fox International Fellowship’ to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.

Funding brief: The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale University and 20 world-renowned academic partners. The goal of the Fox International Fellowship is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders. […]

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Inviting applications for ‘The summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship’ to gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms.

Funding brief: The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship starts on 27th, May and ends on 30th, August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the […]

Colorado State University: Inviting applications for ‘Colorado Prize for Poetry’ to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing.

Funding brief: The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which the Center for Literary Publishing is a longtime member: “CLMP’s community of independent […]

PADI Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage and support research and education related to aquatic environments.

Funding brief: The PADI Foundation encourages and supports research and education related to aquatic environments. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that either: ● Enrich mankind’s understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems. ● Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving […]

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University: Inviting applications for ‘The 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. Selection of recipient(s) will be based on the educational background of the student and their readiness to conduct the proposed research; the quality of the proposed research; and the relevance of the proposed […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund’ to End Violence against Women.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

Harvard Kennedy School: Inviting applications for ‘Tech and Human Rights Fellowship Program – The Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Future of Life Initiative’ to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework.

Funding brief: The Tech+Human Rights Fellowship is part of a new Carr Center for Human Rights Policy initiative to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework. The core tenet of human rights is that power […]

Rainforest Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create new protected areas for Critically Endangered and Endangered species.

Funding brief: Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. Join their partnership now to save species and protect our planet. Criteria: Partnership applications should meet the following criteria: ● Clear focus on creating a new protected area or the expansion of existing protected areas through land […]

Schwelle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the International Bremen Peace Award’ to honor people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding.

Funding brief: The schwelle Foundation will confer for the ninth time the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation on November, 15th, 2019. The award is given with the aim of honoring people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, […]

La Casa Encendida: Inviting applications for ‘Puchi Award 2019’ to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable.

Funding brief: They’re looking for a book. La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award. The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. They’re looking for […]

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund organizations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level.

Funding brief: The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation funds organizations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organizations with a broader remit.  We give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organizations. They only support […]

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, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

The Lawrence Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funding category-a) Environment; b) Human Services; c) Disaster relief;

Funding brief: The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date they have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest: ● Environment (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world), ● Human Services ● Disaster relief (US headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the US […]

The Bristol Short Story Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

Funding brief: The Bristol Short Story Prize is an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. They publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes. The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Donor Name: The Bristol Short Story […]

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO): Inviting applications for ‘Follow-up Research Fellowship’ for former International Students in Japan to researchers who have previously come to study in Japan from a developing country, region, etc., and are currently active in education, research, or government in their home country, region, etc.

Funding brief: International students who have returned to their countries after having studied in Japan and who are currently active in education, academic research or public administration, are invited to a Japanese university to conduct joint research with relevant academics. The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) provides the follow-up Research Fellowship for former International Students […]

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award’ to honour an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the non-violent pursuit of human rights.

Funding brief: The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award honors an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights. Since inception, the Human Rights Award has honored activists from 30 countries. They forge strategic partnerships with laureates whose work advances human rights […]

World Summit on the Information Society Prizes (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

Wilson Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant’, ‘George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant’, ‘Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant’.

Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required.  Willingness to report results of the […]

The Sydney Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Sydney Peace Prize’ to recognize the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honour the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.

Funding brief: For over 20 years, the Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage. The Prize creates a platform for recipients to spread their messages far and wide, recognizes the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honors the […]

Efficiency for Access Coalition: Inviting applications for ‘Research and development fund’ to support and accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies and markets.

Funding brief: Efficiency for Access Coalition launches research and development fund to accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies. The Efficiency for Access Coalition, with funding from UK Aid, will invest into Research and Development (R&D) projects that lead to the acceleration of availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of Low […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center: Inviting applications for ‘the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition’ to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.

Funding brief: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. It is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector. Criteria: The projects must be […]

International Olympic Committee (IOC): Inviting applications for ‘The Sport and Active Society Development Grants’ to organizations that promote the health and social benefits of sport and participation in regular physical activity.

Funding brief: The Sport and Active Society Development Grants are an initiative of the IOC’s Sport and Active Society Commission: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International and National Sports Federation (including IOC-Recognized International Federations) can submit their applications by 14 December, and winners will be announced within the first few months of 2019. Four development grants worth […]

Kinship Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Fellowship’ to explore new ways to apply market-based approaches to environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Kinship Foundation invites applications for ‘The 2019 Fellowship’. Only the best and the brightest practitioners in the field are chosen to become Fellows. Those who are selected receive a $6000 stipend and a month of valuable training. The curriculum is delivered by a faculty of global experts who work closely with each […]

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: TRACE is now accepting entries for the 2019 award. Submissions are open until […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019’ 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 […]

Smithsonian.com: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: Smithsonian.com invites applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’. The following six contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian.com: ● Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors. ● Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. […]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University: Inviting applications for ‘The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator’ to strengthen the innovation ecosystem around the university and contribute to self-sustaining economic development in the region.

Funding brief: The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator (I2@OIST) is Okinawa’s first global startup accelerator program. Each year, a highly selective group of entrepreneurs from all over the world will be chosen to participate in a fixed-term residency program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where they will receive the funding, mentoring, and partnerships required to launch […]

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

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

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

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

BRAC: Inviting applications for ‘Social Innovation Fellowship 2019’ to the troublemakers who never settle.

Funding brief: BRAC is excited to launch first ever fellowship opportunity open to the troublemakers who never settle. BRAC, world’s largest and no. 1 NGO, is looking for the next big innovator to join their tribe by applying for BRAC Social Innovation Fellowship 2019. If you question the obvious, challenge traditional approaches of solving social […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify women led and managed CSOs working for women’s empowerment at national, and local levels; assess their interest, experience and potential capacity to engage in gender inclusive disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian actions, including advocacy and negotiations for the same purpose.

Funding brief: UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. […]

Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony.

Funding brief: The vocation of the Fondation SUEZ is to combat exclusion by favoring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favor of: ● Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for […]

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Inviting applications for ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges.

Funding brief: The Lab is holding an open call for ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges. The Lab is seeking ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment for climate mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries. This year, the Lab […]

Fentress Global Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘International Student Design Competition’ to help advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.

Funding brief: Fentress Global Challenge is an international student design competition that was launched by Curtis Fentress in 2011. Over 1,000 entries from 77 countries competed in the inaugural competition, which resulted in three winners. In addition to an increased number of entrants each year, there has also been a steady rise in the quality of submittals. […]

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Fund’ to support several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The Muste Institute supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world. The Social Justice Fund makes grants for grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘The WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

Funding brief: The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. They believe the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Inviting applications for ‘Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program’ to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

Funding brief: The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. With funds from Michael R. Bloomberg, through his charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. Proposals must focus […]

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI): Inviting applications for ‘The Fellowship Scheme’ for candidates who have a demonstrable interest in development; relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country, and strong computer skills.

Funding brief: The Fellowship Scheme is open to candidates of any nationality. You must have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics or a related field. Suitable specialisms include agricultural, environmental, international, health or development economics. You must also be willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries. […]

International Trans Fund (ITF): Inviting applications for ‘ITF’s Third Grantmaking Cycle’ to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe.

Funding brief: The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans groups across the globe. The purpose of the ITF is to: 1. Build & Sustain the Fund | Build and sustain a mechanism to support trans-led […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 WISE Awards’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Funding brief: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support.

Funding brief: EKCT aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution […]

The GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

Funding brief: The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘Nansen Refugee Award’ to find heroes supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people to invest in their humanitarian work.

Funding brief: UNHCR are searching for heroes supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Do you know an inspirational individual or group making a difference? Each year, the Nansen Refugee Award recognizes an individual, group or organization who have shown outstanding dedication and service to people forced to flee their homes. Four finalists are also […]

Commonwealth Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ 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 […]

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC): Inviting applications for ‘Conflict Research Fellowship’ to provide year-long support for experienced scholars.

Funding brief: The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on the drivers of conflict at universities and non-governmental organizations. The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers year-long support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Funding brief: The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Lead2030’ to find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

Funding brief: In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the […]

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

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

U. S. Department of State: Inviting applications for ‘The GIST Tech-I Competition’ for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. For the 2019 competition, up […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life’ to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to honor and award creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Funding brief: The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 26th annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities. The Prize aims to draw international […]

Toledo Community Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Funding brief: First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy […]

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

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

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

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

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

European Union (EU): Inviting applications for the theme-‘Renewing the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism’.

Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is renewing the EU multifaceted human rights defenders mechanism led by a consortium of specialized organizations with worldwide coverage addressing the most difficult situations faced by human rights defenders. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: (i) To enable HRDs at risk (individuals, […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Turtle Conservation Fund’ to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries.

Funding brief: The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCA) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The U.S. Government enacted the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004 in response to the […]

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

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

Nikon Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nikon Corporation invites applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’. Entry Categories- 1. Open Award ● Theme: Change ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment can be used. ● No age restrictions 2. Next Generation Award ● Theme: Identity ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment […]

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

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

University of Oxford: Inviting applications for ‘The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme’.

Funding brief: The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme was established in 2015 thanks to generous donations from multiple donors to mark the 95th birthday of Lord Weidenfeld. This scholarship is part of the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, which were established through a ground-breaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Small public space implementation projects’.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result: The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities […]

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Right Livelihood Award’ to honour and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.

Funding brief: The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honour and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 170 Laureates from 69 countries. Donor Name: The Right Livelihood Award […]

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non-Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities.

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non-Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully. Objective: ● Entry Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to expand ● Continuous-Project Grant: Grant to support grass-roots projects to take […]

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

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

German Embassy: Inviting applications for ‘Small-Scale Project Funding’ to provide financial assistance to NGOs, local communities and religious institutions for the implementation of a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Funding brief: Under the small-scale scheme swift and direct financial assistance can be provided to NGOs, local communities and religious institutions for the implementation of a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society. Donor Name: German Embassy Funding name: Small-Scale Project Funding in 2019 Deadline: 31st, December, 2018 Funding details link: Click to […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales.

Funding brief: Under Marine programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. The protection of mangroves to benefit local fisheries is […]