Tag Archives: Technology

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 […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa.

Funding brief: For more than 50 years, the National Geographic Society has supported exploration into the evolution of humankind. The grants have led to hundreds of new discoveries in paleoanthropology, paleolithic archaeology, molecular anthropology, and paleoecology that have fundamentally changed the understanding of our own species. As they consider that legacy, they look to those […]

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA): Inviting applications for ‘CrossCulture Programme (CCP) Fellowships’ to deepen expertise and acquire intercultural skills of the participants.

Funding brief: With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 80 professionals and committed volunteers from over 35 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from […]

Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN): Inviting applications for ‘investment’ for a great climate change adaptation or clean energy project to provide climate change adaptation benefits, or offer or use clean energy technologies, products or services.

Funding brief: Do you have a great climate change adaptation or clean energy project, but have you had difficulty attracting investment? PFAN can help! PFAN accepts applications for projects in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Central America and Caribbean Islands (see below […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco – Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020’ to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

Funding brief: Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2020’ to be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives.

Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. […]

Fondation SUEZ and Institut de France: Inviting applications for – a) ‘The Access to Essential Services Award’ to be awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation; and b) ‘The Social Entrepreneurship Award’ to be awarded to a social entrepreneur for an initiative in the field of water access, sanitation or waste management.

Funding brief: The SUEZ-Institut de France Award includes two categories, for two types of applicant: – The Access to Essential Services Award, for a sum of €50,000 (fifty thousand euros) is awarded to a non-profit organisation as a reward for its innovation. It aims at creating a bridge between applied research and operational development projects. […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘IdeasChangeLives’, the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

Funding brief: #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. They’re looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their […]

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘The Community College Initiative Program FY 2020-21’ to study at community colleges in the United States to build mutual understanding through a non-degree program of academic, vocational, and cultural studies.

Funding brief: The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program for academic year 2020-21.  The CCI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This in a non-degree program but students will earn credits for two semesters […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability’ to provide support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities.

Funding brief: The United Nations provides support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities through the UN Voluntary Fund on Disability. Funding priority is targeted to building the capacity of non-governmental organizations to take part in the making of the Convention and its future implementation. The Fund also provide small grants to support […]

Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)’ to-a) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region; b) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.

Funding brief: The Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation invites applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)’ to-a) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region; b) provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan. Projects Eligible for Grants: Projects meeting […]

Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Grants’ to experiment that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network are collaborating to offer grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. Collective intelligence isn’t inherently new. For centuries, humans have been finding ways to work together and bring together disparate […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to fight the smog with innovations and technology.

Funding brief:  Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the smog with innovations and technology. The idea is to get the best teams from all over the world to compete for cash prizes and special implementation prizes. Application process is divided into 4 short sections: ● Personal information ● Hackathons and smog-fighting background ● Additional […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns’ to accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns.

Funding brief: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Specifically, they are looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries.

Funding brief: P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative projects in developing countries. These projects should be aimed at bettering the social, environmental and economic status of the communities (local to global) in which they work. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘ERC Synergy Grant’ to enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines.

Funding brief: The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the […]

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): Inviting applications for ‘Funding competition’ to support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. They will support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through […]

Conrad Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Conrad Challenge’ to bring science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach.

Funding brief: The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. There are no theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions. They give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities.

Funding brief: The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative […]

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN): Inviting applications for ‘2019 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes’ to support for regional research and capacity development activities.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2020. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. APN invites proposals under its Collaborative Regional Research Programme […]

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

Funding brief: The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy, and progress and to […]

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

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 180 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2020 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

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 […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Inviting applications for ‘a call for proposals’ for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations.

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 […]

Egyptian Association for Science and Engineering (EASE): Inviting applications for ‘Egypt International Science and Technology Fair (EISTF)’ to host an annual event for students from all over Egypt, as well as other countries, to showcase their research and compete for awards in 20 different categories.

Funding brief: Association for Science and Engineering (EASE), is the biggest international science competition in Egypt. EISTF is an international science competition that hosts an annual event for students from all over Egypt, as well as other countries, to showcase their research and compete for awards in 20 different categories. Additionally, they are hosting the […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes.

Funding brief: This Strengthening grant call focuses on supporting advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes. In this call for Strengthening grant proposals, we will consider proposals working to strengthen one or more of the outcome […]

Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Participation – 33rd Khwarizmi International Award’ to acknowledge the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from across the globe and to appreciate their high quality research work and contributions to different fields of science and technology.

Funding brief: The Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST) has organized the 33rd session of the Khwarizmi International Award, where the distinguished scientists and researchers worldwide are invited to present their candidature to the secretariat, by no longer than 1st November 2019. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the efforts made […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that are closely aligned with the following four key focus areas- a) Environmentally sustainable, socially and financially responsible joint Sea Pact sea food sourcing policy; b)  Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s (SFP) Target 75 Initiative; c)  Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy; d)Aquaculture Education’.

Funding brief: Sea Pact is 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. Sea Pact is interested in supporting projects that are closely aligned with the following four key focus areas: ● Environmentally sustainable, socially and […]

Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences’ to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Funding brief: This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. Eligible Projects International intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, […]

End Violence Against Children: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Open Call: Request For Expressions of Interest’ focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Funding brief: The End Violence Fund is requesting Expressions of Interest focused on solutions that leverage existing and new technologies to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Total funds to be awarded through this open call is approximately US$13 million. * The Fund will explore scaling/adapting existing solutions and developing new technologies, […]

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS): Inviting applications for ‘Non-Resident Fellowship- Digital Civil Society Lab’ to support social sector leaders to dedicate time to working on ideas that apply to broad swaths of civil society but that may not quite fit into their day job.

Funding brief: The Non-Resident Fellowship supports social sector leaders to dedicate time to working on ideas that apply to broad swaths of civil society but that may not quite fit into their “day job.” The fellowship provides time, space, expertise, and financial support to help turn ideas into prototypes or action, and to build a […]

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 […]

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science: Inviting applications for -a) ‘Research Grant’ to support research projects by individuals or groups that befit Citizen Science; b) ‘Training Grant’ to support an individual receiving training at educational institutions, NGOs, research institutes, etc. that will enhance their expertise as Citizen Scientists and help them gain hands-on experience.

Funding brief: The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund, Tokyo, Japan) will invite grant applications for the year 2020 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 […]

International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict.

Funding brief: ALIPH supports a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict. To be considered for selection, projects need to fulfil certain criteria, in particular the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the solutions being proposed, their scientific quality and their […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Innovative Solutions to Transform Waste to Wealth’ to collate the best solutions and innovative practices from around the world and present these at World Habitat Day for practitioners to take home and be inspired to replicate them.

Funding brief: The world’s cities produce every year 7 – 10 billion tonnes of solid, liquid, domestic, industrial and commercial waste. Managing waste properly is essential for building sustainable and liveable cities, but it remains a challenge for many developing countries and cities. This year, World Habitat Day is calling attention to the issue of […]

Global Environment Facility (GEF): Inviting applications for ‘$10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation’ to harness the potential of the private sector actor.

Funding brief: The GEF seeks proposals for a $10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation to harness the potential of the private sector actors. The Challenge Program aims to contribute to the global goal on adaptation for the Paris Agreement, by supporting initiatives to increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability […]

U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)’ to highlight American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities.

Funding brief: GIST is a program that highlights American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities. Program Goals GIST strengthens the […]

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 […]

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): Inviting applications for ‘The Follow-on Funding (FoF)’ to support the translation of research into practical application, including commercialisation.

Funding brief: The Follow-on Funding (FoF) supports the translation of research into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research. The FoF is a proof-of-concept programme to support bioscience innovation and provide funding where further work on an idea will take […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognise entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year. Our 2020 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Inviting applications for ‘the 2019 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security’ to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

Funding brief: Do you have an innovative idea that could revolutionise the field of Global Security? Through its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established in 2015 an annual prize to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize […]

UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL): Inviting applications for ‘RebootTheEarth: Youth Tech Challenge on Climate’ to bring young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.

Funding brief: Reboot The Earth is planned as a social coding event that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.Through a series of Tech Challenge in four continents, young people, […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019’ to reward activities in the field of advancing the “Ethics of Environment” with a special thematic focus on ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO, various professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of ethics of science and technology, members of relevant UNESCO’s expert bodies and UNESCO’s partners, to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in […]

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Volvo Environment Prize’ to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field.

Funding brief: Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. […]

Technology Academy Finland (TAF): Inviting applications for ‘2020 Millennium Technology Prize’ to be awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world.

Funding brief: The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society. The Prize is one million euros and awarded every second year by Technology Academy Finland, an independent foundation. Millennium Technology Prize Winners The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme (R2HC)’ to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. This grant programme is an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts. Area […]

The World Academy of Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to award a women scientist, national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas.

Funding brief: This 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 honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2019’ to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

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 the world is facing and to find feasible solutions […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ 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 […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019’ 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) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its second annual Mountain Prize, 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. Nominations […]

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 […]

UNITECH International: Inviting applications for ‘Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019’ to find passionate people and ideas that can decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing, industrial processes as well as for products throughout their entire value chain.

Funding brief: Do you have a passion for the planet? A good idea is the starting point to address the key issue of our time. But ideas without action won´t create change! They invite students and young professionals around the globe to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 to bring that action. The Carbon Footprint […]

The Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2019’ to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries and to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources.

Funding brief: The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and solely operated by Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Every year, JWF publicly seeks for projects and those adopted after due assessment will be eligible to get […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Fiat Panis: Inviting applications for ‘Hans H. Ruthenberg -Graduate Award’ to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security.

Funding brief: The promotion of young talented scientists was of major concern to the Eiselen-Foundation. In addition to the Josef G. Knoll-European Science Award, the Eiselen-Foundation had created the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate Award in 1999 to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security. Since 2010 the Foundation fiat panis is […]

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

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

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

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

Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Topic Area A: Research and Conservation’ and ‘Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity’.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting research pre-proposals until January 7, 2019. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019’ to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

Funding brief: Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies […]

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

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

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 […]