Tag Archives: Technology

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 […]

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA): Inviting applications for ‘Open Call for Innovation’ to find innovative ideas on how they can improve the defence and security of the UK.

Funding brief: The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas on how they can improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity. Defence innovations can apply to any part of defence, and can include technological solutions as well as product, service […]

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme for International Researchers’ to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Funding brief: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and […]

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 […]

Milken Family Foundation and Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike.

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

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Inviting applications for a) Planning Grants Program; b) Demonstration Grants Program;

Funding brief: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) invites application for the following funding theme- a) Planning Grants Program b) Demonstration Grants Program Focus areas: The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offers clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Climate change adaption/mitigation ● Ecosystem services ● Renewable […]

Techstars: Inviting applications for ‘Techstars Accelerator Programs’ to help your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you.

Funding brief: Techstars invites application for Techstars Accelerator Programs. They don’t tell you what to do or when. They create an environment that is conducive to helping your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you. ● Grow Your Network : From a large pool of mentors, find your […]

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR): Inviting applications for ‘IRDR Young Scientists Programme’.

Funding brief: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of […]

Thought For Food Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge’ to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe […]

UNICEF: Inviting applications for ‘UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for VR/AR Technologies’ for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions.

Funding brief: VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand our understanding of complex systems and improve how we interact with one another. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that […]

The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society: Inviting applications for ‘STARTS Prize 2018’ to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the art.

Funding brief: Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named […]

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA: Inviting applications for ‘Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development’ to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.

Funding brief: USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek ground breaking prevention […]

The Motorola Solutions Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant’ to support organizations that represent veterans, professional and volunteer fire service personnel, EMS professionals and disaster response professionals.

Funding brief: The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, originally founded in 1953. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. Awarding over $9 million in […]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ): Inviting applications for ‘Knight International Journalism Awards’ to seek nominees (reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or blogger) whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world.

Funding brief: The International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at our annual gala in Washington, D.C. in each November. They’re now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘The World Illustration Awards 2018’.

Funding brief: The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious juried illustration Awards globally, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike. The World Illustration Awards has eight categories. ● Advertising, sponsored by procreate: Advertising products,s events or brands including printed posters, billboards and flyers, and digitally on websites, apps and TV. ● Children’s books, sponsored by walker […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’ in 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Funding brief: The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.  Your programs must align with these priorities. Priorities: ● Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability  Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of […]

AnitaB.org: Inviting applications for ‘Pass It On Awards Program’ to honour Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other.

Funding brief: The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honours Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. They encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from […]

US Environmental Protection Agency: Inviting applications for ‘People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program’ to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges.

Funding brief: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual […]

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

Funding brief: The objective of the transnational access is to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network. As there are limitations to the amount of access available for each facility, it is necessary to set a procedure over the whole duration of the project allowing optimum […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘The TWAS Prizes’ to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.

Funding brief: The TWAS Prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: The TWAS Prizes Deadline: 15th, March, 2018 […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. ● Early Career Grant: An Early Career Grant application is […]

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

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

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST): 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 and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists. New this year, U.S. Department of State is […]

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 […]

Cisco: Inviting applications for ‘Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge’ to recognize new innovative solutions 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, we 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 digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT) connecting […]

Champalimaud Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award’ to be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision.

Award brief: The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision. Candidates will be considered by a distinguished international jury for the outstanding quality and distinction of their original research […]

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

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

Mohammed Bin Rashid Humanitarian and Charity Establishment: Inviting applications for ‘The International Awards’ to recognize all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels.

Funding brief: The Award takes into consideration all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels. The initial focus was on two major categories of awards; The International and National Awards, with subcategories […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to promote capacity building of young scientists.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

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

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

SAARC Development Fund (SDF): Inviting applications for three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure.

Funding brief: The SDF has three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure. At present only the Social Window is fully activated. The SDF Secretariat is in the process of operationalizing the Economic and Infrastructure Windows. The Fund hopes to have few investment projects running soon. Social Window: The Social Window primarily funds […]

Campus Technology: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Campus Technology Impact Awards’ to honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

Award brief: Have you made your mark on the practice of technology in higher education? They want to know about it! The Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations. Our goal […]

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

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

Misk Foundation: Inviting applications to find new innovative ideas that transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in the future.

Funding brief: The Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aim to empower the youth and prepare them for success in the future knowledge economy. Great opportunities exist as technologies and industries advance faster than ever before. But disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, also present challenges. Industries will undergo major transformations and according […]

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development’.

Funding brief: In Climate CoLab contests, people from all over the world are invited to work together in developing proposals for what humanity should do about global climate change. The primary goals of Climate CoLab are to: Study collective intelligence: Climate CoLab is a research project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for […]

Iridescent: Inviting applications to offer girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

Funding brief: Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year they invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business […]

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

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

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

Government of Netherland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Fund’ to support organizations that work for human rights worldwide.

Funding brief: Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development in a society. The Human Rights Fund (MRF) supports organizations that work for human rights worldwide. Theme: The disbursement of grants for activities is restricted to the following themes: ● Human rights defenders; ● Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) […]

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

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

IBM Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘Master the Mainframe Contest’ to progressively teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment.

Funding brief:The contest is sponsored by the IBM Z Academic Initiative, which has provided mainframe training and resources to students at more than 1,000 schools in 70 countries. By participating in the contest you learn, prepare for a career – and you may win prizes. Due to the contest’s success, the challenges and systems from the […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Award’.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Award are open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering or a related area. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, an annual stipend, and conference […]

First Solar: Inviting applications for ‘the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on programs that support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on green education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

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

Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Dream.Build.Play 2017 Challenge’ to elevate the industry by connecting, showcasing and rewarding talent and innovation.

Competition brief: This Challenge will operate as a skilled-based contest. This Challenge is hosted in the United States and entry information is collected on computers in the United States. This Challenge will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of […]

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

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

Hult International Business School: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Hult Prize’ to bring together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies.

Funding brief: The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in […]

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

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

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

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

World Water Council: Inviting applications for ‘King Hassan II Great World Water Prize’ for the award theme-‘Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice.’

Award brief: Jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council, this Prize pays tribute to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, and to his strategic vision for His country’s sustainable integrated water resources management, in addressing the Kingdom’s water security. Donor Name: World Water Council Award name: […]

H&M Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Global Change Award 2018’ for early stage ideas presenting new circular approaches intended to reinvent the fashion industry.

Award brief: H&M Foundation  is looking for early stage ideas presenting new circular approaches intended to reinvent the fashion industry. This means changing the way garments are currently designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by adding disruptive technology, processes, or new business models. Neither the H&M Foundation nor the company H&M will take […]

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals for platform technologies to enable rapid vaccine development for epidemic prone infections’

Funding brief: The objective of this Call for Proposals is to identify and fund proposals for vaccine platform technologies that enable rapid vaccine development, fast scale up, and achieve clinical benefit quickly for reactive use in outbreaks of novel or previously unrecognized viruses. Proposals can include new platforms with the potential for rapidly making a […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gairdner Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Canada Gairdner Awards’ to recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

Award brief:  The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. There are the following categories- ● The Canada Gairdner International Awards: The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through […]

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund’ to find ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts

Funding brief: The GSMA Disaster Response Innovation Fund can provide funding to help you to test or scale it. We are looking for ideas that use mobile technology to assist and empower individuals or communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, or to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response in disaster contexts. The Fund’s objectives are to support […]

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology-Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘31st  Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)’ 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.

Award 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 […]

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

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

Google (Launchpad Accelerator): Inviting applications for ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ for growth-stage startups from emerging markets to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world.

Funding brief: Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. Through this program, startups get the opportunity to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world. The program offers equity-free support, Google product credits, and an all-expense-paid training in San Francisco. Donor Name: Google […]

Water Air Food Awards (WAFA): Inviting applications for ‘Water Air Food Awards 2017’ to acknowledge and reward people committed to developing solutions in these crucial areas like clean water, air and food security.

Funding brief: At WAF Awards, they believe that clean water, air and food are undeniable human rights and among the most critical world problems. They believe that by acknowledging and rewarding people committed to developing solutions in these crucial areas, they can spread a message of HOPE globally. They want to reward those Silent Heroes […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

Nokia: Inviting applications for ‘Open Innovation Challenge 2017’ to enable a smart, safe and sustainable world in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners.

Funding brief: The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with venture firm Nokia Growth Partners, is a call for ideas, technologies, and new business models in IoT. If your product or technology is targeting markets in transportation, smart cities, safety and security, and connected industries, or if your solution enables a smart, safe and sustainable […]

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 on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017.

Award brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December, […]

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

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

Dubai Future Foundation (Dubai Future Accelerators): Inviting applications for ‘The Humanitarian Accelerators program’ to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region.

Funding brief:  The Humanitarian Accelerators is a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World connecting start-ups and established companies from around the world with the UAE’s humanitarian sector to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region. Challenges: ● Education for Refugee Children ● Job Opportunities for Refugees ● Solutions for Water Sanitation ● Arabic […]

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

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

The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI): Inviting applications to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Applications to the Development Market place for Innovation in Prevention of Gender-Based Violence must be received online by October 6, 2017. SVRI and the World Bank Group […]

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

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

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘ Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’.

Funding brief:  This call is focusing on innovations that support development in two areas: ● Leave No One Behind: We are looking for innovations that will provide more detailed, disaggregated, in-depth information on groups that have historically been left out by traditional surveys and other data-gathering tools. Specifically, we are looking for innovations that bring […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Central African Republic (CAR) And Rwanda Reporting Fellowships’ for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda.

Funding brief: The IWMF is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for two reporting trip locations in November: the Central African Republic (CAR) and Rwanda. From November 5-18, two groups of six women journalists will report from CAR on issues related to the impact of humanitarian aid and from Rwanda on technology and […]

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting applications for ‘Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2)’ to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry.

Donor Name: The Research Council of Norway Funding name:  Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) Funding brief: The primary objective of the Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) is to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Secondary objectives: The programme will fund both basic research […]

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘The Geodata for Agriculture and Water facility (G4AW)’ to support programmes in the area of food security.

Donor Name: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name: The Geodata for Agriculture and Water facility (G4AW) Funding brief: The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It falls under the policy priority of food security, which focuses on increasing and enhancing sustainable food […]

Cargill: Inviting applications to support in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship.

Donor Name:  Cargill Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief: Cargill supports projects in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship. Grants are made to national and global nonprofit NGO partners that serve communities in which Cargill has a business presence. Focus Areas: ● Food Security and Nutrition: We support partners working to address […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2017’.

Donor Name:  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Funding name: Global Youth Video Competition 2017 Funding brief:  If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. UNFCCC […]

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

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

The Fund to End Violence Against Children: Inviting applications for the the funding theme- ‘Online Child Sexual Exploitation’.

Donor Name:  The Fund to End Violence Against Children Funding name: The Fund to End Violence Against Children Funding brief: The Fund to End Violence Against Children supports activities to achieve the vision of the Global Partnership – A world in which every child grows up free from violence. Specifically, the Fund provides financial support […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. The world has seen substantial success on poverty reduction. However, 1.2 billion people remain in extreme poverty. There […]

The Fund to End Violence Against Children: Inviting applications to provide financial support to programs which aim to further the Partnership’s second strategic goal of accelerating action to prevent and respond to the violence children face.

Donor Name:  The Fund to End Violence Against Children Funding name:  The Fund to End Violence Against Children Funding brief: The Fund to End Violence Against Children (“the Fund”) launched together with the Global Partnership in July 2016. It will initially provide financial support to programs which aim to further the Partnership’s second strategic goal […]

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

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

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: Inviting applications for Ocean Fund to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

Donor Name:  Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Funding name: Ocean Fund Funding brief: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations in conserving the world’s oceans. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain […]

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.

Donor Name:  The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Award name:  2018 Stockholm Water Prize 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. A candidate for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting […]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for the funding theme- Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Donor Name: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Funding name:  Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development. Funding brief:  This Call for proposals  is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Inviting applications for Solving Global Challenges on different themes.

Donor Name:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Funding name: Solving Global Challenges 2017 Funding theme: Youth, skills, & the workforce of the future Funding brief:  The Solve community aims to unearth and support innovative solutions to guarantee disadvantaged young people under 24 from low socio-economic (income, wealth, and education) backgrounds are equipped with 21st century skills […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for Standard Grant for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Standard Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. […]

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

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

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting Applications for Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change.

Donor Name: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Funding name: Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a research network within the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) that provides research support to […]

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017.

Donor Name: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name:  Danida Market Development Partnerships 2017 Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the 2017 call for proposals for Danida Market Development Partnerships. Danida Market Development Partnerships contributes to sustainable market development that promotes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on SDG 8 […]

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

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

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Funding brief:  Making grants available to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals. The Small Charities […]

The Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for the funding title-Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR).

Donor Name: The Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR) programme Funding brief:  The Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK Government is supporting a humanitarian preparedness and response programme in Bangladesh. The aim of the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR) programme is to provide more effective, timely […]

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia): Inviting applications for the funding categories of: a) Internet Operations Research Grants; b) Internet for Development Grant; c) Cybersecurity grants.

Donor Name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding name: The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Funding brief:  During 2017, ISIF Asia is allocating AUD 145,000 to support grants across three categories and AUD 10,000 for one award. ● Internet Operations Research Grants: The Internet Operations Research Grants support the development of an independent […]

Hogan Lovells: Inviting applications for The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 to recognize and support outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities.

Donor Name:  Hogan Lovells Award name:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 Award brief:  The Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes and supports outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities. Deadline: The deadline for Award submissions is 16 August 2017, 23:59 […]

Islamic Development Bank: Inviting applications for Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology to recognize of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development.

Donor Name: Islamic Development Bank Award name: Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology-16th Edition (1439H- 2018G) Award brief:  In recognition of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development, the IDB has, over the years, diversified and increased its assistance to its member countries in this area. […]

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

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

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding title- Innovative approaches for local nutrition governance.

Donor Name: European Commission Funding name:  European Commission Fund Reference No: EuropeAid/154555/DD/ACT/BD Funding brief:  The present Call for Proposals covers the third component of the broader EU funded programme on Food and Nutrition Security Programme for Bangladesh 2015 for which the ultimate beneficiaries are children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls from poor households. […]

Action for The Wild and Colchester Zoo: Inviting applications to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Donor Name: Action for The Wild (AFTW) and Colchester Zoo Funding name:  Action For The Wild (AFTW) fund Funding brief:  Colchester Zoo aims to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. Action for the Wild aims to provide habitat […]

Aidsfonds: Inviting applications for 2017 Call for Proposals: Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh and/or Ukraine.

Donor Name: Aidsfonds Funding name: 2017 Call for Proposals Funding brief:  Aidsfonds is pleased to announce its 2017 Call for Proposals: Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh and/or Ukraine. With this call, Aidsfonds aims to […]

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative: Inviting Applications for 2018 Aurora Prize to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.

Donor Name: Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Award name: 2018 Aurora Prize Award brief:  The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity. Nominations are open […]

Conservation International: Inviting Applications to submit full proposals for the implementation of conservation agreements related to sustainable sourcing and conservation.

Donor Name: Conservation International Funding name: Conservation International Fund Funding brief: The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) invites applicants to submit full proposals for the implementation of conservation agreements related to sustainable sourcing and conservation. The CAPPP is an initiative financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the Untied Nat​ions Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

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

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

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy: Inviting Applications for the first Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) to nurture innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound and fosters knowledge exchanges between practitioners.

Donor Name: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Funding name:  The first Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Call of 2017 Funding brief: Through the supporting scheme SEPS – Sustainable Energy Project Support – WISIONS nurtures innovative energy projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sound and fosters knowledge exchanges between practitioners. Sustainable Energy Project […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Inviting Applications for $1 million Circular Design Challenge to inspire creatives to design solutions for plastics packaging to stay in the economy, and out of the environment and $1 million Circular Materials Challenge to find new materials with the potential to be used in packaging films for consumer products, and be collected, sorted and recycled or composted in commonly used recycling infrastructures.

Donor Name: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Funding name: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize Funding brief: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the […]

Elrha: Inviting Applications for User-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement.

Donor Name:  Elrha Funding name: The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Funding brief: This call is part of a broader challenge around improving user-centred sanitation design through rapid community engagement. They are looking for proposals for innovative projects that use rapid community engagement to understand the sanitation needs and practices of communities affected by emergencies and […]

The Franklin Institute: Inviting Applications for award for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or its applications.

Donor Name:  The Franklin Institute Award name: The 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Theme: Genome Editing Award brief:  The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or […]

The Leakey Foundation: Inviting Applications to exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins.

Donor Name: The Leakey Foundation Funding name: Research Grants Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. Deadline: The deadlines for research grant applications are January 10th and […]

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

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

CRDF Global: Inviting Applications for 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program to catalyze new international research collaborations designed to open up new scientific directions for U.S. early career scientists, their South/Southeast Asian, Latin American West/Sub-Saharan African counterparts, and the broader international science community.

Donor Name: CRDF Global Funding name: 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships (Cat-NRP) Program Funding brief:  As part of its efforts to promote and support international collaboration in science and technology, CRDF Global is pleased to announce the 2017 Catalyzing New Research Partnerships Program (Cat-NRP). Through this program, CRDF Global aims to catalyze new international research […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cisco: Inviting Applications from students to search for early stage technology-enabled solutions that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment.

Donor Name:  Cisco Funding name: The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Funding brief: The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is a worldwide search for early stage technology-enabled solutions that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment. This competition is open to teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university. […]

UNESCO : Inviting Applications for UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme director or film producer, which has enabled him/her to help interpret science, research and technology to the public.

Donor Name: UNESCO Award name: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize Award brief: The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is awarded biennially. The purpose of the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television programme […]

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab): Inviting Applications for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

Donor Name: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) Award name:  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Award brief:  Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Both Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize […]

Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF): Inviting Applications for award to identify innovative visionaries in the areas of food, air and water from around the world, who are creating proven breakthrough solutions.

Donor Name: Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) Award name: Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards Award brief:  The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards launches a yearly call for applications to individuals, groups and organizations anywhere in the world developing solutions that bring water, food and clean air to those in need. The main conditions for […]

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA): Inviting Applications for the funding theme-Energy for Sustainable Development.

Donor Name: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) Funding name: 2017 UN DESA Grant Thematic Focus: “Sustainable Energy for Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World”. Funding brief:  The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is seeking to grant on Energy for Sustainable Development. Deadline: Applications […]

The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI): Inviting Applications for small grants for Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) preparedness, awareness raising, for building some component of an SDI or to add to SDI sustainability.

Donor Name: The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) Funding name: GSDI Small Grants Program 2017 Funding brief: The GSDI Association has been making Small Grants Program awards since 2003 – their longest running project. These grants are for $2,500. Although this is not a large amount of money, in emerging nations and developing SDI’s, […]

Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting Applications for research grants on the management of solid wastes.

Donor Name: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Funding name: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Fund Funding brief:  The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) invites application for research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, bio-fuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other […]

Medtronic Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to recognize and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism.

Donor Name: Medtronic Foundation Funding name: The Bakken Invitation Award Funding brief: The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism. Deadline: Applications close on July 31, 2017. Funding details link: http://liveongiveon.medtronic.com/ApplicationLogin Funding limit: At least […]

The Walt Disney Company: Inviting Applications to support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.

Donor Name: The Walt Disney Company Funding name: The Disney Conservation Fund Funding brief: The wellbeing of people is deeply connected to the health of the planet. That’s why the Disney Conservation Fund grants support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their […]

KEA: Inviting Applications to foster new ideas in an international endeavour to better handle issues like: growing poverty rates, social cohesion, access to education and digital literacy, mental and physical wellbeing, transport and people’s mobility, new food and sustainable agriculture, climate change and environmental protection.

Donor Name: KEA Funding name: b.creative challenge 2017 Funding brief: b.creative, organized by KEA, is pleased to invite artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world to take part in the b.creative challenge 2017. The aim of the b.creative challenge is to foster new ideas in an international endeavour to better handle issues […]

MasterCard Foundation: Inviting Applications for award to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples.

Donor Name: MasterCard Foundation Funding name: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize 2017 Funding brief: The MasterCard Foundation Clients at the Centre Prize aims to provide applicants a platform where they can demonstrate their client-centric practices and share their successes and experiences through practical, ‘real world’ examples. Applications should describe practices that are […]

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan: Inviting Applications for award to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions.

Donor Name: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Funding name: 2017 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) Funding brief: This annual award is organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan, and supported by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences […]

Mozilla: Inviting Applications for award to researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

Donor Name: Mozilla Funding name: The Mozilla Fellowships for Science Funding brief: The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities. They’re looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift […]

Tree Fund: Inviting Applications to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Donor Name: Tree Fund Fund name: Jack Kimmel International Grant Program Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, provides much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. Priority Areas: The TREE Fund research priority areas are derived from the Revised National Research and […]

University of California, Santa Barbara: Inviting Applications to bring together teams of 12-18 people from diverse organizations to tackle questions at the heart of sustainable economic development, human well-being and nature conservation.

Donor Name: University of California, Santa Barbara (The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP)) Funding name: SNAPP Call for Proposals 2017 Funding brief: The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by any single organization acting alone. Just as human and […]

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting Applications for award for young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world.  

Donor Name: The Takeda Foundation Award name: The 2017 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award Funding brief: 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 will lead to the […]

Iowa State University: Inviting Applications for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.

Donor Name: Iowa State University (Department of Economics) Funding name: NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Funding brief: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization. The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is […]

The United Nations Development Group: Inviting Applications for Data Visualization Contest to offer the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal.

Donor Name: The United Nations Development Group Funding name: Data Visualization Contest Funding brief: The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Data Visualization Contest, sponsored by Tableau, is offering the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal (http://open.undg.org/). The UNDG Transparency Portal displays data […]

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Inviting Applications to try out your innovative solution to your local water problem, be it an approach, a technology, or a business model.

Donor Name: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Funding name: PDA Grant Funding brief: ADB provides $50,000 grant for trying out innovative local solutions to Asia’s water challenges, with the intention of replicating and scaling up such successful practices across the region called Pilot and Demonstration Activities, these small water projects test and validate approaches, technologies, and […]

World Bank: Inviting Applications to develop effective and efficient national statistical systems and to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Donor Name: World Bank Funding name: Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) Funding brief: The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) provides a practical mechanism to develop effective and efficient national statistical systems and to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making. Key Features of TFSCB: ● Aims to achieve the PARIS21 vision and […]

European Commission: Inviting Applications to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries.

Donor Name: European Commission Funding name: Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Reference Number: EuropeAid/154498/DH/ACT/Multi Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries. This call has two lots. Each lot has a specific objective that corresponds […]

Australian Government: Inviting Applications for award to connect, mobilize and celebrate development innovators amongst the Australia Awards alumni in the region.

Donor Name: Australian Government Award name: Alumni Innovation Challenge Award brief: Australia Awards South and West Asia conducts one Regional Alumni Workshop each year. Each workshop is intended to be uniquely conceived to focus either on a particular sector or on participants from a particular interest group. This will be the third such workshop that […]

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Inviting Applications for award to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites.

Donor Name: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Award name: The CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program  Award brief: The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) funds research projects associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network of Forest Dynamics Sites. The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, […]

The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress Award name: The World Smart City Awards Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event. […]

Rolex: Inviting Applications for award to extraordinary individuals to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.

Donor Name: Rolex Award name: The Rolex Awards for Enterprise Award brief: Since 1976, Rolex has honored extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity […]

The BBVA foundation: Inviting Applications for Awards to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance.

Donor Name: The BBVA foundation Award name: 10th edition of The BBVA foundation frontiers of knowledge awards (2017) Award brief: The BBVA Foundation promotes scientific research of excellence by funding research projects, disseminating the results to society through diverse channels including symposia, workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions, and providing advanced training and research awards. The […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applications for award for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Early Career Grant, Standard Grant, Expedited Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be […]

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Inviting Applications to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship.

Donor Name: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Fund name: Empowerment Fund IV Funding brief: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship. The objective of the WEF is to […]