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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Editors Network: Inviting applications for ‘Data Journalism Awards’ to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide.

Award brief: The Global Editors Network has organized the Data Journalism Awards competition to celebrate and credit outstanding work in the field of data-driven journalism worldwide. Donor Name: Global Editors Network Award name: Data Journalism Awards Deadline: 26th, March, 2018 at 23:59 GMT Award details link: https://www.datajournalismawards.org Award limit: This year the prizes are worth…

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

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

BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018’.

Funding brief: The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and co-produced by The Open University. Donor Name: BBC World Service Funding name: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 Deadline: The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31st, January, 2018. Funding limit: ● £2,200 sterling, ● a trip…

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute: Inviting applications for ‘The Reporting Award of 2018’ for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest.

Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is now accepting applications for The Reporting Award of 2018 for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 and a decision is expected on or about…

SEAS-NVE: Inviting applications for ‘Energy services of the future contest’ to identify and serve a genuine need for B2B energy customers.

Funding brief: Are energy providers going to stay the same for the next years and decades or will there be another Tesla-effect within the industry? They want to disrupt the current business model and they need your help! Find a business model that will make SEAS-NVE’s current energy consulting business model obsolete or find a…

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

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

Stop TB Partnership: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS)’ to support innovative community responses to fight tuberculosis (TB).

Funding brief: Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the call for proposals for the eighth round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). Stop TB Partnership’s CFCS is a unique small grants mechanism that, since 2007, supports innovative community responses to…

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE AWARDS 2018’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Award brief: The 2018 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…

Staying Alive Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications for ‘MTV Staying Alive Foundation 2018 Grants’ to fight to beat HIV in local communities in the most innovative ways.

Funding brief: An MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive training materials, a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development. Since 2005, they’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people they believe in, trust, and…

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

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

Souter Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to support projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Funding brief: The Souter Charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Donor Name:  Souter Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Grant applications for consideration at the meeting…

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018’ reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Award brief: UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour…

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

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

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

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

The World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘ZEISS Photography Award 2018’ to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

Award brief: The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet…

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

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

Borealis: Inviting applications for ‘Student Innovation Award 2017-2018’ to recognize your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions.

Award brief: The Borealis Student Innovation Award is an international competition for students from all over the world. This year’s competition marks the tenth anniversary of the award. Following Borealis’ trailblazing mission of value creation through innovation, our award aims to recognize your innovative thinking and pioneering solutions. The award recognizes and rewards the three best…

All Children Reading -A Grand Challenge for Development (ACRGCD): Inviting applications for ‘Sign On For Literacy Prize’ to seek technology-based innovations to increase access to sign languages and literacy interventions for children who are Deaf in low-resource contexts.

Funding brief: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD), established in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government, is an ongoing series of competitions that leverages science and technology to source, test, and disseminate scalable solutions to improve literacy skills of…

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

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

TRACE International, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting’ to recognize journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Funding brief: The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Donor Name: TRACE International, Inc Funding name: TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery Deadline: The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, Wednesday, 31st, January, 2018. Funding details link: http://www.traceinternational.org/investigative-reporting Funding limit:…

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF): Inviting applications for ‘Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme’ for data mobilization and portal support in Asia.

Funding brief: The third call under the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme invites proposals that ● Enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region ● Support GBIF nodes in Asia to develop or improve biodiversity information portals GBIF invites the submission of proposals under the…

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

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

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018’ 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.

Award brief: The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2018 aim 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. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the…

Asian Community Trust (ACT): Inviting applications for ‘Local Projects on Education and Youth Development for FY2018’ to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia.

Funding brief: The Asian Community Trust (ACT) aims to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia. To pursue this aim, ACT assists projects developed by local people’s groups, NGOs and other civil society organizations with the purpose of improving people’s quality of life in their own communities and…

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications from female photojournalists of any nationality for ‘2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award’ to celebrate women photojournalists whose work inspires to take action and better understand the world.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires them to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and they celebrate…

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

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United Nations Women’s Guild: Inviting applications for ‘UNWG Charity Programme for Children’ to support many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.

Funding brief: Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.  This project-based programme is organized for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.  The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean…

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

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

Oriental Bird Club (OBS): Inviting applications for ‘The OBC Conservation Fund’ to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region.

Funding brief: The OBC Conservation Fund invites applications for grants for conservation work and conservation awareness projects. OBC Conservation Committee will consider all proposals for these awards that aim to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region. Preference will be given to proposals addressing these priority objectives: ● Projects benefiting Globally Threatened bird…

Global Legal Empowerment Network: Inviting applications for ‘The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition’ to recognize grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands.

Funding brief: Legal empowerment is about helping people to know, use, and shape the law.The biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition recognizes grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands. All three of this year’s awards are for grassroots justice projects that…

Singapore International Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)’ 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! Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business…

American Academy of Pediatrics: Inviting applications for ‘ICATCH grants’ to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community.

Funding brief: ICATCH grants provide both financial and technical support to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community. Priority is given to applicants from low-income and low-middle-income countries. Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years. ICATCH grants emphasize: ● Partnerships with governmental and/or nongovernmental…

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

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

University of California, Berkeley: Inviting applications for ‘Global Social Venture Competition’ to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Competition brief: The Global Social Venture Competition leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Through our global network of 14 partner schools and competitions, they give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures. Each of the competition’s three rounds…

First Solar: Inviting applications for ‘the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that 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: The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and…

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

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

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grants 2018’ for the funding theme-a) Peace and Sustainable Security; b) Environmental Sustainability.

Funding brief:  The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports work in the following areas: ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes. ● Environmental Sustainability – They support work that a addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. Donor Name: Polden-Puckham…

Building and Social Housing Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘World Habitat Awards 2018’ to provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.

Award brief: The World Habitat Awards are presented each year in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Historically the awards were presented on World Habitat Day, which was organized in October each year by UN-Habitat. The awards are still presented each year at a major UN-Habitat event, providing opportunities for international exposure,…

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

Funding brief: Nominations for ASP Conservationist Awards and Grants are now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards and grants, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the…

German Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Small-Scale Projects for Development and Cooperation’ to implement a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Funding brief: The German Embassy supports NGOs, local communities and religious institutions in Bangladesh with funds of up to 14,000 Euros for each project that has a direct and concrete impact for the beneficiaries. The projects should in particular satisfy the basic needs of the poor and disadvantaged groups of society. In recent years the…

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): Inviting applications for ‘Lesbian Health Fund’ to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.

Funding brief: The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. In honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Spring cycle will give preference to funding research focused on societal and domestic violence affecting sexual minority women…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roddenberry Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Catalyst Fund’ to award small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges.

Funding brief: The Catalyst Fund awards small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges. They’re looking for ideas that challenge our thinking, that compel us to see a problem in a new light; and whose creativity and imagination redefine notions of what can be done and how. They don’t limit themselves…

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Applications. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development.  These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere.  Grants can support…

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017’ to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed.

Funding brief: The Youth Empowerment award comes as an initiative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the first award of its kind that will be open to all Member States. This initiative aims to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed. It…

The American Philosophical Society (APS): Inviting applications for ‘The Lewis and Clark Fund’ to encourage exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

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

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

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

HP Mars Home Planet: Inviting applications for ‘Mars Valley Urbanization Concept Challenge’ to find designs that solve Mars’s future Transportation and Infrastructure needs and participants can choose either path, or design for both!

Funding brief: Sometime, in the not too distant future, one million humans will be living in the Mars Valley (Mawrth Vallis) on planet Mars. Their mission is to conceptualize and then design the urban areas supporting these future martians; the homes, buildings, shelters, school buses, bicycles, cars, public transportation systems, ski resorts, shopping malls, and…

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grant Program’ to support the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education.

Funding brief: The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes: ● Conservation Education – building an awareness…

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

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

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

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

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2018’ to uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future.

Funding brief: In 2018 they will be awarding work that fits into the different categories and also meets the key criteria listed in the eligibility sections. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. They will consider your application in categories other than the ones you…

The Pollination Project: Inviting applications for ‘Seed Grants’ to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. They fund individuals and community groups, and you do not need to be a registered or established organization to apply. Donor Name:  The Pollination Project Funding name: Seed Grants Deadline: No deadline found…

Ockenden International: Inviting applications for ‘The Ockenden International Prizes’ to support locally-based and/or refugee-led organizations that work directly with refugees and displaced people to advance self-reliance.

Funding brief:  The cash prizes recognize and reward innovative work that fosters self-reliance for refugees and/or internally displaced people (IDPs) anywhere in the world – the hallmark of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951. The Ockenden International Prizes remain focused on identifying solutions to the challenges faced by displaced people, raising awareness of their…

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF): Inviting applications to advance the rights of women and girls.

Funding brief: VGIF supports projects that advance the rights of women and girls across a number of topic areas including, but not limited to: ● Economic empowerment (i.e. income generating skills, revolving loans, financial literacy) ● Health and wellness (i.e. nutrition, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health) ● Education (i.e. promoting STEM for girls, literacy, numeracy) ● Leadership and building…

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

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

Embassy of the Czech Republic in India: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2018’ to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi…

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for grant to support projects and organizations that -a) are suited to improve the economic, cultural and social conditions of the population in tourist destinations; b) contribute to sustainable tourism development in the destinations; c) Contribute to improving inter-cultural understanding between people in tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief:  The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) was founded in January 2001. The Foundation’s assets consist of the proceeds from the sale of the former SSR Travel, Swiss Student Travel Office (cooperative) to the STA Travel Group. Through its activities in the field of tourism the Foundation continues to work towards the…

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

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

UNICEF : Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Fund Call for VRAR Technologies’  to find start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies solutions.

Funding brief:  The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. They are looking to make investments in 1) software for authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content…

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘2017 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant’ to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians.

Funding brief: The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. The typical awards are in the range of $2,000 to $3,000. Clinically-oriented proposals, conservation-based proposals, and proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Proposals will be evaluated based on clinical significance, conservation…

International Iguana Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The International Iguana Foundation awards’ to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity.

Funding brief: The International Iguana Foundation awards were established to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity. The IIF provides annual project funding to a wide range of species and programs through our grant application process Preference will be given to: ● Projects that are components…

Youth LEAD: Inviting applications for ‘Youth LEAD Technical Assistance Fund 2017’ to provide financial support and technical assistance in order for Young Key Population-led organizations, networks or groups to achieve catalytic role in their critical works in HIV response.

Funding brief: The technical assistance has significant role to play for the development of the organization and often small amount of fund can help community-based organizations to continue its critical work towards addressing the HIV epidemic and SRH access impediments in their respective communities. However, the cost of TA is expensive and accessing the existing…

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

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

International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘2017 global media competition on labour migration’ to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Funding brief:  The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. Entries submitted should fall under either one of the following 2 categories: (i) written articles (print and online) that should not exceed 8000 words; and, (ii) media production (including photo journalism, audio and video) that should…

IMM Cologne: Inviting applications for ‘the Pure Talents Contest’ to mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.

Funding brief:  The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018 will mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exclusively for designers who…

Milken Family Foundation (Penn Graduate School of Education): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to attract innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues.

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the…

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘New Contest’ to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change.

Funding brief:  Climate CoLab is an open problem-solving platform to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change. These seven contests seek proposals that can create the building blocks for these plans. ● Adaptation ● Buildings ● Carbon Pricing ● Energy Supply ● Land Use Change: Agriculture,…

The World Bank Development Data Group (DECDG) & the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

Funding brief:  The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place primarily in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the…

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education’ to contribute to equity in education.

Award brief: The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education aims to contribute to equity in education, a key pillar of the Education 2030 agenda, and the guiding principle of Sustainable Development Goal 4. The new agenda recognizes how ICT can be harnessed to assure inclusive and equitable…

Women Deliver: Inviting applications for ‘The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program’ to train, elevate, and empower youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality, including the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls, women, and young people.

Funding brief:  As a leading global advocate for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. They build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication,…

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant’ to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography.

Funding brief: The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev, condev.org) Student Media Grant is now open! This photojournalism grant, funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, awards up to $5,000 to students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have…

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW): Inviting applications to Grant for energy & climate journalism beyond borders.

Funding brief: A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative projects from at least two different countries on the topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Donor Name:  The Clean Energy…

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP): Inviting applications for ‘2017 CGAP Photo Contest’ to find original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Funding brief:  The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But 2…

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

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

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund’ to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector.

Funding brief:  The objective of the Innovation Fund is to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector: ● How can mobile support utility services? ● For a mobile-enabled solution to be adopted at scale, what building blocks are needed ● What are…

The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS): Inviting applications for ‘Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) Sub-grant Program’ to for the funding theme-‘Increasing Participation of Traditionally Marginalized Populations in Electoral Processes’.

Funding brief:  Building upon its experience in partnering with a broad range of organizations, CEPPS will support activities that increase participation of traditionally marginalized populations in electoral processes by providing sub-grants to targeted local and/or regional organizations. CEPPS seeks projects which will: ● Decrease barriers and increase access to electoral processes for traditionally marginalized communities, including…

Japan Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize’ for award to honor a distinguished organization that has been working for solving critical water issues in developing countries, through which the Prize making a contribution to the grass-root activities as well as promoting and calling for the importance of problem-solving actions to many people and organizations ranging from those who are involved in adoption of political policies and play roles in international discussions to those striving for grass-roots activities.

Donor Name:  Japan Water Forum Award name:  5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize Award brief:  The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. The first Kyoto World Water Grant Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto as host of the 3rd…

Zoos Victoria: Inviting applications ‘International Conservation Grants Program – 2017-18’ to focus on alleviating community-driven threats to wildlife.

Donor Name: Zoos Victoria Funding name: International Conservation Grants Program – 2017-18 Funding brief: Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit zoo-based conservation organization dedicated to fighting extinction. Our pursuit of tangible conservation outcomes for threatened species includes a major focus on engaging communities (people) in ways that enable them to take action to help wildlife; ‘Wildlife…

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC): Inviting applications to take into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of the UNVTF Small Grants Programme- a) To provide essential assistance and protection to victims of trafficking in persons, in particular from the identification phase until their legal status has been resolved; b)To provide direct and effective access to essential services and remedies for victims of trafficking in persons, with an emphasis on assistance delivery by grassroots organizations, including, but not limited to, shelter, food, medical care, legal aid, access to justice, and psychosocial support;

Donor Name: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC) Funding name:  The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons Funding brief:  This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of the UNVTF Small Grants…

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

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

Young Water Solutions: Inviting applications for ‘The Young Water Fellowship Program’ to to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Donor Name:  Young Water Solutions Funding name: The Young Water Fellowship Program Funding brief: Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. We do so by empowering young leaders, providing them…

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

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

Energy Assistance: Inviting applications for project related to the energy sector or energy services.

Donor Name:  Energy Assistance Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  Energy Assistance  is seeking project related to the energy sector or energy services. Deadline: Not found Funding details link: http://www.energy-assistance.org/en Funding limit: The required investment must be limited, generally less or equal to the volunteer services provided. Certain exceptions are possible for pilot…

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

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

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

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

Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH): Inviting applications for award from Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership.

Donor Name: Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Award name: No specific fund name Award brief:  Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. Candidates can come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’ (see below for list based…

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

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

Wolfgang Neumann: Inviting applications for ENERGY GLOBE Award to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Donor Name:  Wolfgang Neumann Award name:  ENERGY GLOBE Award Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017…

Prime Minister of the French Government: Inviting applications for 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.

Donor Name: Prime Minister of the French Government Award name: 2017 Human Rights Prize of The French Republic Award brief: Applications are now open for the 2017 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is…

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

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

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

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding priority in a) UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25; b) Overseas: priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Donor Name:  The Hilden Charitable Fund Funding name:The Hilden Charitable Fund Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development,…

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

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

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

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

The Phoenix Zoo: Inviting applications to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation.

Donor Name:  The Phoenix Zoo Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  The Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation Department mission is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. This is accomplished through participation and leadership in conservation efforts locally and throughout our region, and by supporting conservation and science programs worldwide. Funding Priorities:Priority is…

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

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

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

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

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge: Inviting applications from developers and data scientists who create tools capable of liberating species records from open data repositories for scientific discovery and reuse.

Donor Name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge Funding name:  Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Ebbe Nielsen Challenge Fund Funding brief: The 2017 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award a total of €14,000 to developers and data scientists who create tools capable of liberating species records from open data repositories for scientific discovery…

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Inviting applications to contribute to the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Donor Name:  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Funding name:  Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2017 Funding brief: The Secretariat for the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for SDM 2017 sub-grant projects. SDM is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama…

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

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

Rainforest Action Network: Inviting Applications for Protect-an-Acre Grant Application to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions.

Donor Name: Rainforest Action Network Funding name: Protect-an-Acre Grant Application Funding brief: RAN established Protect-an-Acre (PAA) in 1993 to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions. PAA is a grassroots alternative to “buy-an-acre” programs that seek to provide rainforest…

Eric Hosking Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to pursue projects on Birds and other Natural History subjects, which are of scientific and conservation value, through the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration.

Donor Name: Eric Hosking Charitable Trust Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  The Trust bursaries are to be awarded annually to applicants requiring financial assistance, in order to pursue projects on Birds and other Natural History subjects, which are of scientific and conservation value, through the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration.…

Brevard Zoo: Inviting applications for Wildlife Emergency Fund to address severe and time-sensitive threats to wildlife.

Donor Name:  Brevard Zoo Funding name: Wildlife Emergency Fund Funding brief:  The Brevard Zoo Wildlife Emergency Fund is a small grant program that provides emergency funding of up to $2,500 to address severe and time-sensitive threats to wildlife. Emergency funding is focused on saving wildlife impacted by natural or man-made catastrophes such as earthquakes, flooding,…

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF): Inviting applications for different funding streams: 1) Small Grants; 2) Mid-Level Coalition Grants; and 3) National Coalition Grants;

Donor Name:  The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) Funding name: The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) Funding brief:  The Disability Rights Fund is a grant making collaborative that supports persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. Through grant making, advocacy, and technical…

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

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

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

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

The Jephcott Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources.

Donor Name: The Jephcott Charitable Trust Funding name:  The Jephcott Charitable Trust Fund Funding brief:  They like to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects,…

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

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

The Taronga Conservation Society: Inviting applications for Taronga Field Conservation Grants to help to protect and regenerate habitats, stop poaching and trafficking of wildlife and reduce conflict between communities and wildlife living side by side.

Donor Name: The Taronga Conservation Society Funding name: Taronga Field Conservation Grants 2017-2018 Funding brief: Every two years, Taronga Conservation Society Australia awards funding to projects and programs that demonstrate measurable conservation outcomes in the field — anywhere in the world. Since launching its Field Conservation Grants in 2008, Taronga has given over $500,000 to…

FRIDA: Inviting applications for Environmental justice special grants for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on Climate and Environmental Justice in targeted regions and countries to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability.

Donor Name: FRIDA Funding name: Environmental justice special grants Funding brief:  With the aim of ensuring that young feminists and young women are supported in continuing to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability; FRIDA is launching a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on…

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

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

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Inviting applications for emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives.

Donor Name: PlanetRomeo Foundation Funding name: No specific name Funding brief:  PlanetRomeo Foundation focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. They also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI community in those challenging contexts. The…

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc: Inviting applications for JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.

Donor Name: Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), Inc Funding name: JFTC Essay Competition 2017 Funding brief:  JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods…

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

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

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

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

D-Prize: Inviting applications to fund new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Donor Name: D-Prize Award name:  D-Prize award Award brief:  D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. D-Prize Challenges: ● Girl’s education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education ● Governance and infrastructure ● Custom Deadline: ● Submission deadline for early decision round: July 30, 2017 at midnight PT (Pacific Time) ● Regular submission deadline: August 20, 2017 at…

Japan Water Forum: Inviting applications to support organizations addressing water-related issues at the grass-roots level in developing countries.

Donor Name: Japan Water Forum Funding name: Japan Water Forum Fund 2017 Funding brief:  Japan Water Forum (JWF) Fund is the fund program aiming at supporting organizations addressing water-related issues at the grass-roots level in developing countries. They hope that it will be a small but certain step to solve water-related issues while meeting local…

Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd.: Inviting Applications for Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge award towards start up, business mentoring support and unparalleled access to networks and media opportunities.

Donor Name:  Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd. Award name: Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge Award brief:  The competition rewards one young person each year and the pitching process is competitive. Last year, over 30 countries were represented in the applications. The initiative has been praised by the UK Government and gives one lucky young person up…

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

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

Lisle International: Inviting Applications for Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another.

Donor Name: Lisle International Funding name: Global Seed Grant Program Funding brief: Lisle International offers a Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another. Lisle only funds…

YVES Rocher Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to present to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in journalistic work on environmental issues, relations between humanity and the planet, or key issues in sustainable development.

Donor Name:  YVES Rocher Foundation Award name: Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award Award brief:  In partnership with the International Festival of Journalism “Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan”, the Yves Rocher Foundation decided to create the Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award. The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award is presented to a professional photographer who wishes to engage in…

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

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

The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA: Inviting Applications for the NextGen Global Competition to engage young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

Donor Name: The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA Funding name: The NextGen Global Competition, 2018 Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. We are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring…

Toyota Motor Corporation: Inviting Applications to support those project activities by any private nonprofit organizations or groups on ‘Biodiversity Conservation’ or ‘Climate change measures’.

Donor Name: Toyota Motor Corporation Funding name:  Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program Funding brief:  The Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program FY2017 grantees to support those project activities by any private nonprofit organizations or groups (except any schools). The areas of themes applied to this grant should be on “Biodiversity Conservation” or “Climate change measures”. Followed…

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

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

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

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

Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF): Inviting Applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches.

Donor Name: Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) Award name:  World Habitat Awards (2018/19) Award brief:  The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is seeking applications for World Habitat Awards for Housing projects and approaches which are sought that ● demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the…

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

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

The Rufford Foundation: Inviting Applications for funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries.

Donor Name: The Rufford Foundation Funding name:  Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation Funding brief:  The Rufford Foundation provides funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time of the year and these are reviewed once all references have been received. Funding details link:…

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group: Inviting Applications for award to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage inter-cultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Donor Name: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group Award name:  Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2017 Award brief: The Inter-cultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage inter-cultural dialogue and…

Green Alley: Inviting Applications for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy to find creative people with innovative ideas about how to turn waste into a sustainable business model.

Donor Name: Green Alley Funding name: Green Alley Award 2017 Funding brief: The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy, initiated in 2014 by a group of strong partners in Germany’s entrepreneurial eco-system. This is the first start-up award to recognize promising business ideas that contribute…