Tag Archives: Small Grants

The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD): Inviting applications for ‘Jeunes équipes associées à l’IRD (JEAI) Program 2018’ to promote and strengthen new research teams in the Developing Countries through partnership with IRD research units.

Funding brief: The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) supports the Developing Countries scientific communities in their search for autonomy, international recognition and in the development of research collaborative networks. The “Jeunes Équipes Associées à l’IRD” (JEAI) is designed to promote and strengthen new research teams in the Developing Countries through partnership with […]

The Barcelona Zoo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promote projects in accordance with general objectives in the scope of research and conservation.

Funding brief: The purpose of these rules is to regulate the awarding of grants and financial aid by the Barcelona Zoo Foundation within the limits established in its 2018 budget to those entities, institutions and persons considered of interest. Grants and aids shall be awarded in the framework of a collaboration agreement subject to these […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Senior Research Fellowships’ to support independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field.

Funding brief: Senior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field. Donor Name: Wellcome Funding name: Senior Research Fellowships Deadline: ● Full application deadline-12th, March, 2018, 17:00 GMT ● Full application deadline- 24t, July, 2018, 17:00 BST ● Full application deadline-12th, November, 2018, 17:00 […]

The National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘Big Cats Initiative’ to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Big Cats Initiative seeks to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs. The goal of this RFP is to identify projects that will help halt the decline of big cats worldwide. Projects may be based […]

Free Press Unlimited: Inviting applications for ‘Free Press Awards’ to support journalists worldwide to make stories be told.

Funding brief: Free Press Unlimited is excited to announce the fourth edition of the Free Press Awards. They aim to celebrate the work of the best journalists and media professionals. Free Press Unlimited wants people to have access to reliable information they need to develop and prosper. They support journalists worldwide to make stories be […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Global Literacy & Accessibility Challenge’ to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together.

Funding brief: At Facebook, they strive to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together. To do so, we need to reduce the barrier for everyone to participate, regardless of their backgrounds and abilities. Lack of literacy skills has been shown as one of the top challenges for people to adopt technologies […]

The Coalition for art and sustainable development (COAL): Inviting applications for ‘COAL Prize 2018’ to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods.

Funding brief: The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists – CGF Programme’ to help young scientists in this region grow up as worldclass scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: This funding opportunity is offered to young scientists to enrich thier capacity and experience as a scientist through implementing their own research project and collaborating with their supervisor. For detailed information for applying, please read “Framework of CGF.” The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the […]

DFID, Medical Research Council (MRC), The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)’.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. All funders are committed to funding world-class research with high potential for impact on policy and practice. Launched in 2013 this programme will […]

Department for International Development fund (DFID): Inviting applications for ‘Impact grants’ to bring tangible change to the lives of the poorest and most marginalized, on a large scale.

Funding brief: Impact grants are open to applications from medium-sized, non-government organizations registered in the UK, one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or in a country considered to be of high or moderate fragility. Themes: there are no specific thematic areas of interest for this particular funding round but applications must […]

UNESCO and The Goi Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Essay Contest for Young People 2018’ to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development and to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Funding brief: Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a Key Partner of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s […]

Henley & Partners Holdings Ltd: Inviting applications for ‘Global Citizen Award’ to remarkable individuals who work towards improving the global community, and whose actions contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.

Funding brief: Once a year, Henley & Partners honors an inspirational global citizen. The award is a tribute to remarkable individuals who work towards improving the global community, and whose actions contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world. The 2018 laureate will be selected by a nine-member committee and honored at the Global […]

Springer Nature: Inviting applications for ‘Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science’ to celebrate and support the achievements of leading women in science and of those who have encouraged girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects around the world.

Funding brief: Nature Research is proud and excited to announce our inaugural Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies. Nature Research has always strived to support gender equity and to showcase the work of female researchers. The aim of the two new Nature Research Awards, in partnership with […]

The Roger Williams Park Zoo: Inviting applications for ‘The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF)’ to support conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF), established by Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive […]

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

Funding brief: The Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage for over 20 years. 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 honours the […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting applications for ‘International Literacy Prizes’ to award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’. Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of […]

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘Peacebuilders 2018’ to offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world.

Funding brief: Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places. Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’.

Funding brief:The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’. Objectives: ● To find a game changing, universal solution to all these challenges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Page Family are launching the “Universal Influenza Vaccine Development […]

Victor Pinchuk Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Future Generation Art Prize’ to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

Funding brief: The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre […]

The Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC): Inviting applications for ‘The village to raise a child 2018’ to identify and nurture young social entrepreneurs from around the world.

Funding brief: Village to Raise a Child is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative that identifies and nurtures young social entrepreneurs from around the world. These students—called “Global Trailblazers”—are selected via a global competition that searches for the most inspiring high schoolers with the most innovative ideas from countries around the globe. […]

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

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

Rattle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The annual Rattle Poetry Prize’.

Funding brief: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are […]

The Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF): Inviting applications for ‘The Stellar Prize’ to recognize talents in poetry and short stories from all over the world.

Funding brief: The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects […]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call. This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to […]

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurship Award’.

Funding brief: The Takeda Foundation has put out a call for applications for the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award. The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs […]

Unilever: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurs Awards’ to recognize and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges, and to help them achieve scale for impact.

Funding brief: Unilever believes the world will only succeed in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals if we all start to think and work differently. That means a real shift towards meaningful partnerships and collaboration across the whole range of players – from governments to NGOs, and big businesses to start-ups. Imagine what we […]

Teach For Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘The Teach For Bangladesh 2019 Fellowship’ to prepare you to excel in any field you choose, as the skills that Fellows will develop are all transferrable.

Funding brief: Teach For Bangladesh is looking for our country’s most promising leaders to take on the challenge of rebuilding our nation. Admissions process is highly selective, and they normally admit less than 6% of applicants. Successful candidates typically demonstrate a proven record of academic excellence and non-academic leadership, alignment with our core values and […]

Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to deliver rapid solutions to the most critical challenges facing humans and our planet.

Funding brief: The world’s biggest conservation and sustainable development challenges demand innovative solutions. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by a single organization acting alone. SNAPP announces its 2018 Request for Proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams and invites you to […]

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI): Inviting applications for ‘Co-funded Small Grants Program’ for the role of ecosystem services in adaptation to global change for human wellbeing.

Funding brief: The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)  has been announced for the role of ecosystem services in adaptation to global change for human well-being. Objectives of the Small Grants Program – Encourage scientists in the Americas to focus on global change research that responds to the challenges identified by the IAI Conference […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Funding brief: This new annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honor scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: […]

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: Inviting applications for ‘Prize’ to reward an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

Funding brief: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity. While doing so, the prize also celebrates engineering as a discipline and career choice, shining light […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy grants program’ to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding brief: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is Thorough instructions on the application process are available at: pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy grants program, and is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year that further public diplomacy goals to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for ‘The School Enterprise Challenge’ to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge is a global business start-up Awards Programme run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It aims to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs. The Awards Programme is FREE and helps students to plan and set up school businesses that: ● Generate real profits to help support […]

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-SRMGI DECIMALS Funds Research Grants’ to analyze the impacts that Solar Radiation Management might have in their regions.

Funding brief: The DECIMALS fund has been set up to provide grants to small research teams in developing countries, allowing them to analyze the impacts that Solar Radiation Management might have in their regions. It was launched in response to a common concern voiced at SRMGI’s engagement workshops, where local participants often proposed and widely […]

The British High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Programme Funds 2018-2019’ to find innovative and creative interventions that will make a difference.

Funding brief: The British High Commission in Dhaka manages programme funds on behalf of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The programme funds small, targeted projects which support UK priorities. 2018/19 Programme: The bidding round for prospective projects for the financial year 2018-19 is now open. They are pleased to invite NGO’s/civil society, think […]

Young Water Solutions (YWS): Inviting applications for ‘Young Water Fellowship Program’ 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.

Funding brief: The Young Water Fellowship Program aims 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 […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘IELTS Award 2018’ to assist high calibre individuals who have a strong motivation to develop their career and who can demonstrate that they have the potential to contribute to society with their studies.

Funding brief: Creating opportunities that can change lives, they established the British Council IELTS Award in order to assist high calibre individuals who have a strong motivation to develop their career and who can demonstrate that they have the potential to contribute to society with their studies. The award will enable successful applicants to study […]

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism’ to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger.

Funding brief: The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2018 awards in international journalism. Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often […]

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS): Inviting applications for ‘Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)’ to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries.

Funding brief: This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the […]

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh: Inviting applications for Challenge Fund’ to Support for Innovative Human Rights Actions under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: The Challenge Fund supports to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs in an initiative of Human Rights programme (HRP) to foster innovative human rights actions under the coalition of CSOs/CBOs at grass roots/district/national level with limited management capacity. The actions will special focus on vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and women and the coalition should include at least […]

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund’.

Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.  Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its […]

Unitaid: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to improve cure rates for people affected by MDR TB by addressing concrete challenges where measurable impact may be achieved, using technologies that are available in a targeted timeframe, and filling concrete gaps in the global response.

Funding brief: Unitaid aims to improve cure rates for people affected by MDR TB by addressing concrete challenges where measurable impact may be achieved, using technologies that are available (or soon will be) in a targeted timeframe, and filling concrete gaps in the global response. Through extensive outreach and consultations with TB stakeholders, Unitaid has […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Excluded People`s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh’.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), a national non-governmental organization, has been working for the last 16 years to promote Human Rights and Good Governance, in partnership with national and local NGOs. The UK aid recently awarded MJF a programme named Excluded Peoples Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh` for five years. Expected Impact: ● Poor, marginalized […]

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grant’ to provide local project developers and originators in Africa with the technical expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to fruition.

Funding brief: The ACF is a financial and technical support mechanism designed to provide local project developers and originators in Africa with the technical expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to fruition. The ACF is at the forefront of an exciting new concept as the first private sector driven crowdsourcing origination […]

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ for the areas-‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ in order to-1)To contribute to the society by promoting international understanding; 2)To realize a society where mankind respects nature and harmonize with it under the concept of “co-existence of nature and mankind”;

Funding brief: Two major objectives of The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation are: 1) To contribute to the society by promoting international understanding; 2) To realize a society where mankind respects nature and harmonize with it under the concept of “co-existence of nature and mankind”; In line with these objectives, the Foundation provides funds to excellent […]

The Swedish Research Council,  The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Research project grant’ for the research theme-‘Sustainability and resilience – Tackling consequences of climate and environmental changes’.

Funding brief: The purpose of the research project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. This grant is funded jointly by the Swedish Research Council and Sida through the Swedish Government’s development aid funds, […]

The Letten Foundation and The Young Academy of Norway: Inviting applications for ‘Letten Prize’.

Funding brief: The Letten Prize is awarded every other year to one young researcher who: ● Conducts research aimed at solving global challenges within the fields of health, development, Environment and equality in all aspects of human life ● Has conducted excellent research of great societal relevance ● Is under 45 years old the year when the prize […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Improving the Accessibility of the Bangladesh Budget and Encouraging Greater Budget Awareness through Local Dialogue’.

Funding brief: The U.S. Embassy Dhaka of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or program) to increase accessibility and readability of national budget information, improve local input into the parliamentary budget process, and increase the public’s awareness of local government budget expenditures. […]

Australian High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘The Direct Aid Program (DAP)’ to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries.

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 countries. DAP is administered through Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts on an annual basis. […]

The Truth Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Award’ to an individual or organization from South Korea or abroad that has made a significant contribution to help and heal survivors of torture and state-sponsored violence, as well as to prevent such violence.

Funding brief: The Truth Foundation grants the Truth Foundation Human Rights Award to an individual or organization from South Korea or abroad that has made a significant contribution to help and heal survivors of torture and state-sponsored violence, as well as to prevent such violence to commemorate the United Nations International Day in Support of […]

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘End of poverty in all its forms everywhere’.

Funding brief: The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) announces the first goal of the SDGs 2030 ” End of poverty in all its forms everywhere ” as subject for the 2018 AGFUND International Prize 2018 and invites the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, social business enterprises, national NGOs, individuals […]

The University of St Andrews and ConocoPhillips: Inviting applications for ‘The St Andrews Prize’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the call for entries for the st andrews prize for the environment 2019. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as women and youth that are most vulnerable to its impacts.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as […]

The Liveability Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to help them unearth sustainable solutions for more liveable cities.

Funding brief: The Liveability Challenge is a global platform to identify and accelerate the implementation of solutions to urban challenges, and the first-ever edition is searching for solutions to waste management and sustainable cooling. Finalists will have a shot at securing up to S$1 million in funding for their projects at The Liveability Challenge finale. […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Opportunity grant’ to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.

Funding brief: The purpose of Opportunity grants is to nurture and encourage innovative ideas and approaches on SRHR advocacy in new contexts. For this Opportunity grant call, AmplifyChange seeks to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework. At AmplifyChange, they […]

Human Rights First: Inviting applications for ‘the 2018 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award’ for Those involved in human rights throughout the world are encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to international human rights advocacy in areas such as the defense of civil society, protection of refugees, combatting of antisemitism and other forms of extremism, promotion of religious freedom, defense of the rights of LGBT persons, and advancement of accountability for human rights abuse, among others.

Funding brief: Human Rights First is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award. Those involved in human rights throughout the world are encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to international human rights advocacy in areas such as the defense of civil society, protection […]

The AEON Environmental Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity’ to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.

Funding brief: The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is an international biennial prize co-organized by the AEON Environment Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It aims to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020. It aims to […]

Women Who Tech: Inviting applications for ‘Women Startup Challenge Podcast’ to fund women-led startups.

Funding brief: Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power. That’s where we come in. […]

Global Citizen: Inviting applications for ‘The Waislitz Global Citizen Award’ to recognize the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty.

Funding brief: The Waislitz Global Citizen Award, an annual cash prize of $100,000 presented by Alex Waislitz and Global Citizen, recognizes the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty. Criteria: Recipients are selected based on individual merit in four key areas: ● Global citizenship: How does the nominee embody and exemplify the […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ‘Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018’ to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings.

Funding brief: In recognizing how integral mobility is for artists and cultural professionals, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) launches Mobility First! Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings. Mobility support is provided to selected individuals for travel from […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

Women Photograph: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Women Photograph + Nikon Grants; b) Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant.

Funding brief: Women Photograph is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers. Getty Images has partnered with Women Photograph to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism and elevate the work and the voices of female visual journalists. Through funding and mentorship, this $10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project […]

European Student’s Union (ESU): Inviting applications for ‘small grants’ to build positive refugee-host interactions.

Funding brief: ‘Together, Moving Forward’ is a small grants programme run by ESU aiming at building positive refugee-host interactions across Europe. They kicked off this programme in the winter of 2016. Since then, they supported several valuable projects, shared views with resourceful activists and creative change-makers. They are also still confronted with little or uneven […]

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA): Inviting applications for ‘WHPCA palliative care direct stakeholder grants’ from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care.

Funding brief: WHPCA is pleased to invite applications from palliative care organizations and organizations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organizations of older people, for up to $15,000 per project to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care. Applications must be led either by hospice and palliative care organizations, organizations […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces its first annual Mountain Prize, to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. The ICIMOD Mountain Prize will be awarded […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action.

Funding brief: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’. The aim of this call is to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action. With this, the resilience […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

Global Youth Empowerment Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the UN Millennium Campaign), the Fund will offer grants, financing and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises […]

The Strong Cities Network (SCN): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia.

Funding brief: The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO U40 Empowered’ to support projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries.

Funding brief: “U40 Empowered” is a UNESCO initiative started in 2018 with the support of Sabrina Ho. This initiative expands the actions of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity by supporting projects from national and international NGOs that promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. It is designed to increase opportunities […]

The Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

The International Quant Championship: Inviting applications for ‘International Quant Championship’ to team up with other students, alumni and/or professors and represent your university and country while exploring the field of quantitative finance.

Funding brief: This exciting global competition will allow you to team up with other students, alumni and/or professors and represent your university and country while exploring the field of quantitative finance. Participants will have the opportunity to create teams and compete at the university, national and global levels with top quantitative minds from around the […]

SPIDER: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing.

Funding brief: SPIDER is calling for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing. Project proposals should focus on national/local public health priorities. SPIDER welcomes project proposals that contribute to, in part or in full, SPIDER’s Health Programme short-term outcomes: 3.1 Citizens have access to information and health services 3.2 Forums […]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Inviting applications for ‘The Intersex Human Rights Fund to supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people.

Funding brief: The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the […]

Valeo: Inviting applications for ‘Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018’ to reward an innovative project, whether it is a technological innovation or an idea for new ways to use cars.

Funding brief: The aim is to reward an innovative project, whether it is a technological innovation or an idea for new ways to use cars. The participants will have to propose new solutions in one of the following categories: ● Vehicle electrification ● Autonomous vehicle ● Digital mobility Donor Name: Valeo Funding name: Valeo Innovation Challenge 2018 Deadline: […]

Center for international Forestry Research (CIFOR): Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to express to leaders in the region and beyond why our rainforests matter.

Funding brief: The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) is organized by the Indonesian Government with the support of the Australian Government, and in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The Photo Competition is your chance to express to leaders in the region […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) UK: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 b) Overseas: 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 […]

ViiV Healthcare, Positive Action Challenges (PAC) and International AIDS Society (IAS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find seeking technological innovations and interventions which foster sustainable collaborations between public clinics and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to increase stigma-free access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services for key populations.

Funding brief: This challenge is seeking technological innovations and interventions which foster sustainable collaborations between public clinics and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to increase stigma-free access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services for key populations. Increasingly, addressing stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings in a sustainable manner involves two key enablers: Utilizing innovative […]

Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Science’ to promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery.

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. They fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. Donor Name: Wellcome Trust (WT) Funding name: Collaborative Awards in Science Deadline: […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Womanifesto Sub-grant: Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy. Despite rising proportions of women parliamentarians, and the presence of the ‘largest democracies’, Asia Pacific continues to have the largest number of women living in poverty, the largest gender pay gap and […]

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat: Inviting applications to shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

Funding brief: Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The 2018 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus: ● Women for Results, recognizing the critical leadership […]

USAID, UKAID, and Grand Challenges Canada: Inviting applications to identify, promote, and accelerate groundbreaking local solutions that have the potential to save and significantly improve the lives of people that are affected by conflict.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and Grand Challenges Canada are partnering on Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. Aligned with the Grand Bargain, they aim to identify, promote, and accelerate groundbreaking local solutions that have the potential to save and significantly improve the lives […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘EU Aid Volunteers initiative’ to fund projects involving the selection, preparation and deployment of EU Aid Volunteers to contribute to strengthening the Union’s capacity to provide needs-based humanitarian aid aimed at strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable and disaster-affected communities in third countries.

Funding brief: The present call for proposals will provide funding to deploy EU Aid volunteers in support of actions that support and complement the provision of humanitarian aid in third countries, that improve the resilience of vulnerable and disaster affected communities, or in support of actions that aim at linking relief rehabilitation and development (LRRD). […]

Royal Museums Greenwich: Inviting applications for ‘Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’.

Funding brief: Astrophotographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their best images to the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. 1.There are eight categories in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Each of these categories will have one winner, one runner-up and one highly commended award. Each of the eight […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

Funding brief: WFP’s 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. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

Fast Forward: Inviting applications for ‘Fast Forward accelerator’ to provide training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits.

Funding brief: The Fast Forward accelerator provides training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits. Fast Forward fosters a supportive network of tech and social sector leaders to grow the tech for good ecosystem. We want to see more organizations leverage open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, and APIs to build […]

Souter Charitable Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ 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: The next meeting of the trustees will […]

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

Funding brief: The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the […]

The Society for Marine Mammalogy: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants In Aid of Research’ to help support marine mammal research in low-income countries.

Funding brief: The Society for Marine Mammalogy established a program to help support marine mammal research in low-income countries in 1999. Applications are particularly welcome from scientists working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Island states, and countries which made up the former USSR. Donor Name: The Society for Marine Mammalogy Funding name: Small Grants […]

The Miller Center: Inviting applications to connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world.

Funding brief: Miller Center delivers world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world. They are launching a 6-month accelerator program for social enterprises that serve or are led by migrants, refugees, […]

The Moth: Inviting applications for ‘The Moth Short Story Prize’.

Funding brief: The Moth Short Story Prize is an important date on the literary calendar. Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth. Donor Name: The Moth Funding name: The Moth Short Story Prize Deadline: 30th, June, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8227&page=23 […]

The Veolia Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Student Solidarity Award’.

Funding brief: The Student Solidarity Award were created by the Veolia Foundation, in partnership with the Veolia Campus and representatives of schools and universities. Donor Name: The Veolia Foundation Funding name: The Student Solidarity Award Deadline: 30th, April, 2018 Funding details link: https://fondation.veolia.com/en/foundation/foundation-s-prizes/student-solidarity-award Funding limit: ● Financial support in the form of a grant: depending on […]

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The UK National Commission of UNESCO, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU): Inviting applications for ‘The Cities for our Future challenge’ to find imaginative problem solvers from the wider field of surveying, urban design, architecture and engineering to submit transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining challenges of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

World of WearableArt (WOW): Inviting applications for ‘2018 WOW Design Competition’ to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018.

Funding brief: World of WearableArt invites you to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018. For 30 years, World of WearableArt has bewitched and beguiled. Now, for this very special anniversary event, we’re once again calling on designers, artists […]

The Toyota Mobility Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge’ to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis.

Funding brief: They are looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. They know that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. They want the innovators of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge to form a community. They encourage dialogue that will […]

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

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

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL): Inviting applications to provide funds for local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness to create or expand safe reserves and connect wildlife habitats.

Funding brief:The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL) is currently accepting applications for its Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN) to enable strong local conservation NGOs to secure, connect and efficiently protect habitat of Red List species. The IUCN NL programme Small grants for the SPN provide funds for local […]