Tag Archives: Technology

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): 2018 Global Call for Proposals’ to support civil society in protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.

Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is to support civil society in protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. This call for proposals is fully in line with the European Consensus on Development, the EU’s response to the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The recently adopted European […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘#IdeasChangeLives challenge’ to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Inviting applications for ‘Statements of Interest (SOI)’) for programs that support Internet Freedom.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies’ to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Funding brief: These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. They’re looking for ● Your project must be innovative, disruptive and address an unmet healthcare need or challenge. ● It should develop technologies that could result in significant, measurable changes in quality, speed, […]

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust: Inviting applications for ‘International Funding Programme’ to address inequality of access for girls and women living in low income countries into secondary, tertiary or adult education.

Funding brief: The focus of the Sir Ernest Cassel Centenary Awards will be projects or organizations that address inequality of access for girls and women living in low income countries into secondary, tertiary or adult education. Also of interest are projects focusing on the transition points within education and between education and employment, which improve […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ 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: 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 in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

Energy and Economic Growth (EEG): Inviting applications for ‘research proposals’ to explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia.

Funding brief: EEG is welcoming research proposals that explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia. The recent paper Barriers to regional cooperation for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy in Eastern South Asia provides detailed insights into the wide spectrum of barriers to regional power […]

CIVICUS: Inviting applications for ‘The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator’ to engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Funding brief: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot project that will engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (Global Goals 1-6). These youth advocates will have access to a suite of […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. 

Funding brief: The International Foundation for Science (IFS) invitees applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. Research Areas Funded By IFS: The world will need to draw on exceptional individual and collaborative actions, and to […]

Protected: ETH Zurich: Inviting applications for ‘the Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships’ to promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-income countries.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings’ to promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe, and productive lives.

Funding brief: This request for proposals represents a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Arm, and The African Academy of Sciences (AAS). African entrants located in African organizations should apply through the Grand Challenges Africa (a program of The AAS) portal; entrants located throughout the rest of the world should apply through the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA): Inviting applications for ‘Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)’ to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of utilization of research outcomes.

Funding brief: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement’ to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, they are looking for innovative ideas.

Funding brief: Within this call to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, they are looking for innovative ideas in the following areas: Innovative ideas for improving the measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) with a […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)’ to source innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness.

Funding brief: Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness. DIV’s tiered funding model; inspired by venture capital funds, invests comparatively small amounts of funding in a variety of unproven ideas, and provides more substantial […]

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘The Khwarizmi International Award’ to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology.

Funding brief: The Khwarizmi International Award seeks to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology. The Khwarizmi International Award is named in memory of the achievements of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the Iranian mathematician and astronomer. […]

MaRINET2: Inviting applications for ‘transnational access program to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network.

Funding brief: Evolving from the successful EC-funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, MaRINET2 is working towards its vision of unlocking the energy potential of our oceans by ensuring the integration and enhancement of leading European research infrastructures specializing in research, development and testing of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) systems. ORE is an important source of clean energy […]

The Walt Disney Company: Inviting applications for ‘the Disney Conservation Fund’ to give priority consideration to holistic programs addressing a significant conservation need.

Funding brief: The Disney Conservation Fund gives priority consideration to holistic programs addressing a significant conservation need (or projects that are part of a program) which reflect: ● Education and community engagement, including measuring results ● Sustainable development programs directly connected to protecting species and habitats ● Scientific field studies on species and habitats (the Disney Conservation Fund […]

Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

Rabobank: Inviting applications for ‘Food Loss Challenge Asia’ to find an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia.

Funding brief: Food loss occurs at each stage of the food value chain. Rabobank and our partners want to work with effective startups along the food value chain to promote the adoption of sustainable solutions and practices across the region. Criteria: ● Scalability of Impact ● Strength of Business Model ● Robustness of Solution Bonus Criteria: Positive impact […]

The Dan David Prize: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to recognize and encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.

Funding brief: is an international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion and the enhancement of the lives of persons with disabilities in society through the effective, innovative and inclusive application of digital solutions.

Funding brief: The call for nominations for the 2018/2019 edition of the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is now open. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion and the enhancement of the lives of persons with […]

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Funding brief: The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.7 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration. The […]

IREN: Inviting applications for ‘IREN Startup Award’ to find startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector.

Funding brief: IREN, a top player among Italian multi-utilities, is seeking startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector for the second edition of its Startup Award, powered by Intesa Sanpaolo’s international acceleration program StartUp Initiative. This year IREN is launching IREN UP, the new Corporate Venture Capital instrument that will provide […]

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The aim of this competition is to […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to foster and support independent Citizen Scientists who propose well-founded criticism and scientific counterarguments about problems and threats caused by present-day science and technology.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2019 from groups and individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”. Grant Categories: ● Research Grant  Research grants are to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science described here.  The grant may cover […]

The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev): Inviting applications for ‘Student Media Grant Program’ to enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding brief: ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have travelled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Turkey, Nigeria, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions. ConDev—part of Texas A&M University’s […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Network Fellowship’ to focus on leadership development, team development, and operational issues.

Funding brief: for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Fellowship is designed to help the social entrepreneur scale their organization to the next level and therefore positively impact even more children. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program consisting of intense mentoring and coaching focusing on leadership development, team development, and […]

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Inviting applications for ‘IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition’ to aim at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access.

Funding brief: IEEE Empower a Billion Lives is a global competition aimed at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access. Solutions are expected to be scalable, regionally relevant, holistic, and leverage 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition is agnostic to energy sources, technologies, and business models. […]

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘NatureNet Science Fellows Program’ to create a reservoir of new interdisciplinary science talent that will carry out the new work of conservation.

Funding brief: As a leading global conservation organization with a mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, The Nature Conservancy has a critical role to play in creating a world where people and nature thrive. Over the next ten years, through our Shared Conservation Agenda, the Conservancy is addressing the […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Enterprise Development for Jobs (2018)’ to contribute to job creation by stimulating to more, sustainable commercial investments.

Funding brief: The overriding goal of Norwegian development assistance is poverty reduction. Promoting private sector development and job creation is vital for achieving this. In June 2015 the Norwegian Government launched the White Paper “Working together” which describes how Norway will intensify its efforts to create an enabling environment for private sector development in developing […]

Mahathir Science Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mahathir Science Award’ to bestow on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

Funding brief: The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. This award will be given to researchers who have made internationally recognized breakthroughs […]

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

Funding brief: Sea Pact was established in 2013 as a group of leading North American seafood companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. In 2018 Sea Pact expanded to ten member businesses, and also redesigned the process for submitting proposals for project […]

Nokia: Inviting applications for ‘Nokia Open Innovation Challenge’ for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain.

Funding brief: The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with NGP Capital, is looking for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain. It is time to submit your greatest ideas for technology and business models which could change the world. Together with Nokia Bell Labs experts and mentors you can make a […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: The MRC, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council , is pleased to announce a third call to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Originally launched in 2015, this programme now […]

The Positive Action Challenges: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus a global community of problem solvers on the enduring gaps, unmet needs and bottlenecks preventing the end of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Funding brief: This Challenge is seeking innovative storytelling approaches via digital technology, including but not limited to social media channels, to engage targeted, hard-to-reach groups on issues related to HIV prevention, testing, care and/or. Positive Action Challenges is a ViiV Healthcare funded innovation platform with a simple objective: to focus a global community of problem […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: 2018 Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

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

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

Siemens Stiftung: Inviting applications for ‘empowering people. Award 2019’ to identify and support low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions.

Funding brief: Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation.

Funding brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11th, December, 2018. Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used […]

World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work’ for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”.

Funding brief: The next World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2019 will address The Changing Nature of Work. For the first time since the World Bank began publishing the WDR in 1978, the writing process has been completely transparent and open to the public. Every Friday afternoon, the latest draft is uploaded to the World […]

GSMA: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund’ to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

Funding brief: The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and […]

NASA, SciArt: Inviting applications for ‘Project Mars Competition’ to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.

Funding brief: NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about […]

Accenture: Inviting applications for ‘Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge’ to bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues.

Funding brief: Now in its third year, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge will once again bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. Scroll down to see our schedule of regional round locations around the globe and updated themes. The HealthTech Innovation Challenge is part of Accenture’s […]

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge Research Fund’ to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five year, £1.5bn resource funding stream, announced as part of the 2015 spending review, to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. In addition to a Collective Fund for interdisciplinary research, the Research Councils have each […]

Sense about Science and the science journal Nature: Inviting applications for ‘The John Maddox Prize’ to recognize the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

Funding brief: The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Nominations are now open for the 2018 prize. Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘startup competition’ to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem.

Funding brief: Smogathon 2018 is an international startup competition aiming to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem; Donor Name: Smogathon Funding name: Smogathon Deadline: 15th, July, 2018 at 23:59: 59 Funding details link: http://smogathon.com/apply-now/ Funding limit: Take part in a pitch contest and compete for $15 000, $10 000, $5000 and […]

School of Information Systems (SIS): Inviting applications for ‘SIS Design Challenge 2018’ for the theme-“Redesign Your Business with Digital Technology” to demonstrate their problem solving and design ability to propose solutions for digital-technology issues.

Funding brief: SIS Design Challenge 2018 facilitates students (undergraduate program) from various design and technology backgrounds (e.g. HCI, UX, ICT, industrial design, product design, visual design, interaction design) to demonstrate their problem solving and design ability to propose solutions for digital-technology issues. This year’s competition theme is “Redesign Your Business with Digital Technology”. This theme […]

Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center): Inviting applications for ‘Innovative Grant 2018’ to address Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation.

Funding brief: Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center) have collaborated together to address SRHR needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation. One of the highlights of this collaboration has been to promote innovative ideas and initiatives from various youth […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education’ to recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

Funding brief: UNESCO is launching the call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘filmmaking grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote diverse communities […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2018’ to present science and technology that are applicable to the real world and come up with optimal solutions to water problems.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week(KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them. […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘JOHN Z. Duling Grant Program’ to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Funding brief: The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Ernest Solvay Fund’ to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Funding brief: One of the primary aims of the Ernest Solvay Fund is to promote interest in scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. It does this by supporting initiatives in both education and entrepreneurship in areas of science and technology such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. The […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to give researchers an opportunity to gain experience in their academic field by working as a Research Assistant on a faculty member’s research project or on their own project under the close guidance of academic institution or scientific research center.

Funding brief: The ICPSR grant program is designed to give researchers an opportunity to gain experience in their academic field by working as a Research Assistant on a faculty member’s research project or on their own project under the close guidance of academic institution or scientific research center. These grants are intended to help in […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘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. Donor Name: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Funding name: 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Deadline: 30th, September, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/ Funding limit: Not found Special Notes: […]

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA): Inviting applications for ‘Pathfinder Award’ to recognize outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organizations or groups.

Funding brief: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as well as WildArk- A Movement for the Wild present the inaugural Pathfinder Award. The Pathfinder Award recognizes outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by […]

The BBVA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards’ to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.

Funding brief: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are: ● Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) ● […]

The 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 […]

The Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Internet Freedom Fund’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Grand Challenge’ for the funding title-‘ Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development’ to recognize that solving the most pressing challenges in global health and development requires more of the world’s brightest minds working on them.

Funding brief: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recognizes that solving the most pressing challenges in global health and development requires more of the world’s brightest minds working on them. The Grand Challenges family of initiatives seeks to engage innovators from around the world to solve these challenges. Grand Challenges initiatives are united by their […]

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): Inviting applications for ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF)’ to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation.

Funding brief: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has established a special Fund, known as Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF) to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation. Transform is a multi-million-dollar fund that provides seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs to […]

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank, DFID and the Centre for Global Disaster Protection: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Fund’ to pilot and support the development of innovative risk financing mechanisms, and align global innovation with on-the-ground user needs.

Funding brief: The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Centre for Global Disaster Protection are launching a new Challenge Fund to pilot and support the development of innovative risk financing mechanisms, and align global innovation with on-the-ground user needs. Developing countries […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The World Youth Essay Competition (WYEC): Inviting applications for ‘opportunity’ to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most.

Competition brief: The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as- ● Aspects of society ● Environmental issues ● Science and technology ● Global affairs and more. The essay has to be […]

InterAction: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’ to focus on incredible humanitarian and development work.

Funding brief: Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. They encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited […]

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 […]