Tag Archives: Small Grants

Cartier Women’s Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Cartier, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact. Donor Name: […]

UNDP: Inviting applications for ‘Open call: Growth Stage Impact Venture for the SDGs’ to identify and showcase mature impact ventures in emerging countries with the catalytic potential to drive both large impact and yield sustainable profit.

Funding brief: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Orange and SAP launch the second edition of the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative; aimed at identifying and showcasing mature impact ventures in emerging countries with the catalytic potential to drive both large impact and […]

UNICEF: Inviting applications for ‘The UNICEF Innovation Fund’ to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

Funding brief: The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.  Applicants have the opportunity to receive a portion of funding in cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) through our recently launched CryptoFund. Given the current […]

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

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

Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2020’ to provide grants for organizations in developing countries which aim at solving water-related issues at grassroots level.

Funding brief: The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and is operated solely by the Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries that have been addressing local water-related issues. Every year, the JWF publicly seeks out projects to support. Those adopted after due assessment are eligible for funding […]

The World Summit Awards (WSA): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards 2020’, a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society.

Funding brief: The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration. The World […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Zurich – One Young World Scholarship’ which will enable outstanding young leaders.

Funding brief: At Zurich Insurance, they aspire to become one of the most sustainable companies in the world. They strive to create positive and sustainable change as an insurer, an investor and as an employer. Through their Z Zurich Foundation, they also look to empower vulnerable people within our communities to better protect themselves from […]

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

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

Tunza Eco-generation: Inviting applications for ‘the 24th Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program’, an elite position awarded to youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce a call for applications for the 24th Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides exceptional […]

World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center: Inviting applications for ‘Ideas for Action’, a competition to engage young people (18-35 years old) to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.” Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role […]

United Nations Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘Minorities Fellowship Programme’, comprehensive training programme for human rights and minority rights defenders belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.

Funding brief: Launched in 2005, the Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) is OHCHR’s most comprehensive training programme for human rights and minority rights defenders belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. At the end of the MFP, the fellows should have a general knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and […]

Ocean Innovation Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’.

Funding brief: The Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) is a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’. The OIC seeks innovations that […]

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

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

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV): Inviting applications for ‘International Conference Scholarship’.

Funding brief: AAZV is proud to name this program after Murray Fowler.  Murray was known around the world for his contributions to zoo and wildlife medicine and shared his knowledge countless times with colleagues from developing nations. It is only rightfully so to bestow his name to this program that fosters continuing education to those […]

European Marine Board: Inviting applications for becoming ‘young ambassadors’ to play an important role in advocating for European Marine Board and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general.

Funding brief: The European Marine Board (EMB) is looking for two new enthusiastic, engaged and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general. The will reinforce and liaise with our two current Ambassadors to […]

World Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘World Habitat Awards’.

Funding brief: Entries to the 2020 competition can be made from Wednesday, 1, January, 2020 until Monday, 23, March, 2020. Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that: ● Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges; ● Can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world; […]

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

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

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

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

Charity Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘Incubation Program’.

Funding brief: The Charity Entrepreneurship invites applications for ‘Incubation Program 2020’. The two-month, fully cost-covered boot camp will take you from a basic familiarity with starting charities to being fully prepared to create and operate an effective organization. Management, fundraising, impact analysis – everything you need to know will be taught by mentors who have […]

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), REPIC: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects of renewable energies, and  projects in the areas of energy efficiency and resource efficiency.

Funding brief: In addition to renewable energies, REPIC also supports projects in the areas of energy efficiency and resource efficiency. Depending on the needs, the project idea can be discussed with the REPIC Secretariat, which allows for a first evaluation without any commitment. This makes it possible to determine whether the request meets the requirements […]

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

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

Academy of Change: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to learn more about sustainable behaviour change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world.

Funding brief: This is your opportunity to learn more about sustainable behaviour change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world. Building on, and motivated by, an inspiring first round of our capacity building programme on sustainable behaviour change, they are happy to announce that the call for applications for the second […]

Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).

Funding brief: The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise […]

Women4Climate: Inviting applications for ‘Tech Challenge’ to select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them.

Funding brief: The 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge will select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. C40 cities joining the Tech Challenge commit to pilot the winning solution and contribute to the selection by participating in the expert jury panel, which will select the finalists, […]

Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions): Inviting applications for ‘The Round 2 Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation (OPTions) Initiative’ to support Bold Ideas for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The goal of the OPTions Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. They seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate their pregnancy. The focus of this […]

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Inviting applications for ‘Adaptation Fund’ to finance projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change.

Funding brief: The Adaptation Fund finances projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. Initiatives are based on country needs, views and priorities. The Adaptation Fund was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and since 2010 has committed US$ 720 million to climate adaptation […]

Fondation Ensemble: Inviting applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’ to contribute to protecting one or more threatened animal species.

Funding brief: The Fondation Ensemble invites applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’. For ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects, there are no country restrictions. ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects are open to any organization, irrespective of annual budget, that has been in existence for at least two years. Your project contributes to […]

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

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

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

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

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for the theme-‘Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development’.

Funding brief: In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified.  With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialised UN agency, they will bring together journalists from around the world […]

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

Funding brief: In 2012, The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded by The Wild Animal Health Fund.  The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Donor Name: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians […]

Olympus Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Olympus Image of the Year – Life Science Microscopy Award’ to recognize the very best in life science imaging worldwide.

Funding brief: Inspired by the beauty and breadth of images submitted for the 2018 Image of the Year Award held in Europe, Olympus is continuing to search for the best light microscopy images in 2019—this time on a global scale. Olympus’ first Image of the Year Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award recognizes the very […]

World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to be awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.

Funding brief: The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited […]

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

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

Reuters: Inviting applications for ‘Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants’, Reuters Photojournalism Grants program.

Funding brief: Reuters today announced the third edition of the Reuters Photojournalism Grants program, renamed the Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants, at the Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism, taking place in Perpignan, France. The Reuters photography grant program, launched in 2017, has been expanded and renamed here for long-time Reuters photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE Awards’ to recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenge.

Funding brief: Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 60 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to […]

International Peace Research Association Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Countries in the Global South in Peace and Development Studies’.

Funding brief: The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband, Lawrence, established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was […]

United States Institute of Peace (USIP): Inviting applications for ‘Women Building Peace Award’ to reflect the Institute’s comprehensive commitment to gender and peacebuilding and demonstrates the important role women play in peacebuilding efforts.

Funding brief: Over the past two decades, international organizations and the U.S. government have increasingly recognized the importance of gender equality in creating enduring, peaceful societies. Women’s involvement in peace processes is vital to the overall success and longevity of peace agreements. It has been shown that when women are included in peace processes, the […]

Front Line Defenders: Inviting applications for ‘The annual Front Line Defenders Award’ to honour the work of HRDs who are courageously making outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, at great personal risk to themselves.

Funding brief: The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of HRDs who are courageously making outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, at great personal risk to themselves. The Award focuses national and international attention on the HRDs work, providing them with […]

Equator Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Equator Prize 2020’ for the theme- ‘Nature for Life’ to be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives that advance innovative nature-based solutions for sustainable development.

Funding brief: The Equator Initiative is a United Nations-led partnership that brings together governments, civil society, grassroots organizations, and businesses to foster resilient communities by recognizing and advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The Equator Initiative creates opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practices, develops capacities of local communities and indigenous peoples, […]

Stop TB Partnership: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) in the TB response for an equitable TB response.

Funding brief: In Jakarta on the 10th of December 2019, the Stop TB Partnership launched the Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019 funding. This year’s call for proposals, in alignment with the United Nations Political Declaration on TB and the Global Plan to End TB, is to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Women2030 Sub-grant for National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice 2020-2021’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Women2030 Sub-grant: National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice. In this Women2030 programme 2020-2021, APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organisations to do monitoring of the SDGs implementation in their country using the […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Promoting women’s leadership through partnerships with women-led and women’s rights organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building’.

Funding brief: CSOs have enhanced capacity to promote women’s leadership and accelerate localization of Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building, and promoting gender mainstreaming in DRR processes at national and international levels. Activity: ● Build capacity of 63 local and national level women led organizations on Governance and Accountability, Safeguarding and Protection, Networking and Leadership […]

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

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

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

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

US Embassy In Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grant Program FY 2020’ to support projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas: a) Cultural Sites—such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites; b) Cultural Objects And Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and c) Forms Of Traditional Cultural Expression—such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts.

Funding brief: The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is now accepting Expression of Interest (EoI) statements for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) fiscal year 2020 competition.  Interested institutions are urged to consult with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy as soon as possible for details and guidance on the AFCP 2020 competition. […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Business Partnership Facility – Enterprises for SDGs’ to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: On the initiative of, and with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), the Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects targeted by this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG. The Facility […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Shared Scholarships’ for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funding brief: Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable […]

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

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

U.S. Department of State: Inviting applications for ‘Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)’ to provide one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Funding brief: The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. Donor Name: U.S. Department of State Funding name: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) Deadline: The […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Zurich (UZH): Inviting applications for ‘Mobility Grant’ to study one or two semesters at UZH during the academic year 2020-21.

Funding brief: In collaboration with the Oeuvre St.-Justin Fribourg and the Solidarity Fund for Foreign Students, the North-South Cooperation of the University of Zurich (UZH) is awarding up to three grants per semester for mobility students from universities in the Global South (see country list). The grants can be used to study one or two […]

Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat’.

Funding brief: The previous calls for proposals in 2017 and 2018 drew a resounding response. Now the Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a third round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. They invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Core Infrastructure Fund’ to support the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening Internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the Internet.

Funding brief: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening Internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the Internet. The Core Infrastructure Fund (CIF) strives to uphold and increase capacity for individuals, organizations, and companies working to fortify the foundational […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Investigative Environmental Story Grants’.

Funding brief: With the world undergoing dramatic environmental change, they believe it is increasingly important for journalists to dig deep into stories that uncover the various drivers of degradation, point out the actors and hold them to account and push decision-makers to respond. They’re seeking stories that go beyond answering the basic who, what, when […]

The Royal Commonwealth Society: Inviting applications for ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’.

Funding brief: The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 was launched in Christchurch, New Zealand by the Society’s Vice-Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on the theme ‘Climate Action and the Commonwealth’. HRH and students Building upon the 2019 theme of A Connected Commonwealth, this year’s topics […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kim Wall Memorial Fund’.

Funding brief: This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to a journalist whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a woman reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘Requests For Proposals:Recovery Of Species On The Brink Of Extinction’.

Funding brief: The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Fondation Segré, the goal of this […]

Wildlife Acoustics: Inviting applications for ‘Scientific Product Grants’ to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship.

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

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

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme-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 : projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Funding brief: The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘Nansen Refugee Award’ to find heroes that go beyond the call of duty in supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.

Funding brief: Nominations for 2020 UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award are now open, until February 9, 2020. Each year, UNHCR searches for heroes that go beyond the call of duty in supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. If you know an inspirational individual or group making a difference nominate now. Donor Name: UNHCR Funding name: […]

Rockefeller Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Food System Vision Prize’, an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050.

Funding brief: The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. By “organizations” they mean legally registered and organized entities, including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities. The Rockefeller […]

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Maker Challenge’, a collaborative competition for start-ups and entrepreneurs to solve real-world problems through innovation.

Funding brief: The Global Maker Challenge is an online open-innovation platform that offers an opportunity for ‘makers’ and innovators to connect and collaborate, wherever they are in the world, to solve real-world problems affecting people’s lives. Leveraging manufacturing innovation to provide viable and deployable solutions for the world’s most pressing issues, it invites world-leading manufacturers […]

Common Fund For Commodity (CFC): Inviting applications for ‘investment’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science’ to fund teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amphibian Ark: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Grants’.

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