Tag Archives: University

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 […]

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme’ to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict.

Funding brief: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict. With the World […]

Seeding Labs: Inviting applications for ‘Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price’ to seek applications from universities and research institutes in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price.

Funding brief: Seeding Labs seeks applications from universities and research institutes in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price. Participation in Instrumental Access is economical, but it is not free. Awardees must pay a fee that is adjusted to the […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity.

Funding brief: The IKI key objectives are on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. And IKI seeks to maximize synergies between these two objectives. The main focus of the IKI in the area of climate protection is to provide support for the implementation of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Wenhui Award 2019’ to promote University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship.

Funding brief: The theme of the 2019 Wenhui Award, Promoting University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, aims to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship. Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region […]

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 […]

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

Funding brief: The Ashton Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Selection of recipient(s) will be based on the educational background of the student and their readiness to conduct the proposed research; the quality of the proposed research; and the relevance of the proposed […]

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 […]

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO): Inviting applications for ‘Follow-up Research Fellowship’ for former International Students in Japan to researchers who have previously come to study in Japan from a developing country, region, etc., and are currently active in education, research, or government in their home country, region, etc.

Funding brief: International students who have returned to their countries after having studied in Japan and who are currently active in education, academic research or public administration, are invited to a Japanese university to conduct joint research with relevant academics. The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) provides the follow-up Research Fellowship for former International Students […]

Wilson Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant’, ‘George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant’, ‘Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant’.

Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required.  Willingness to report results of the […]

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 […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 WISE Awards’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Funding brief: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC): Inviting applications for ‘Conflict Research Fellowship’ to provide year-long support for experienced scholars.

Funding brief: The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on the drivers of conflict at universities and non-governmental organizations. The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers year-long support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.

Funding brief: The SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc invites applications for ‘grant’ to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education. The Fund works with organizations, individuals and experts in the U.S. and around the world […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

European Union (EU): Inviting applications for the theme-‘Renewing the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism’.

Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is renewing the EU multifaceted human rights defenders mechanism led by a consortium of specialized organizations with worldwide coverage addressing the most difficult situations faced by human rights defenders. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: (i) To enable HRDs at risk (individuals, […]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation 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 […]

Homus.org: Inviting applications for ‘Scholarship’ to research and cover the following topic “How E-Commerce Will Look Like in 2030 – Trends and Ideas”.

Funding brief: Homus.org is a new professional home improvement center, our articles provide expert reviews of the top products in particular categories so you could make the best choice. Since its conception in 1991, electronic commerce, or e-commerce, has made revolutionary changes in the way people do business transactions. Prior to e-commerce, consumers had to […]

France Libertés – Danielle Mitterrand Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals’ for the funding theme-‘Water and Climate-Return water to the earth to restore the climate’ learn from these projects, both on the threats to the water cycle caused by human activities and on the actions taken to protect the balance of this cycle in the fight against climate change.

Funding brief: In this call, they focus on the interrelations between water and climate and taking into account their links, in order to integrate the protection of this natural resource in the fight against global warming. The links between Water and Climate have been regularly demonstrated and highlighted, the disruption of one or the other […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘the United Nations Public Service Awards’ to recognize excellence in public service at the global level.

Funding brief: The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, […]

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

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

The Morris Animal Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for established Investigator, first award, fellowship training and pilot study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

Funding brief: The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare. The mission of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is to advance the science of animal health. Toward this aim, they are dedicated to funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health […]

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 […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Fellowship Program’ to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters. While open to students […]

The Royal Society: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenges Research Fund Challenge-led Grants’ to support research consortia involving groups in the UK and developing countries to address Global Challenges with a focus on resilience.

Funding brief: This scheme, led by the Royal Society on behalf of the National Academies, provides funding to support research consortia involving groups in the UK and developing countries to address Global Challenges with a focus on resilience. This £8 million call invites proposals from researchers across all academic disciplines. These interdisciplinary consortia will generate […]

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (United Board): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure benefit to academic staff, enrich the teaching–learning process, and build the capacity of Asian institutions to design and deliver whole person education in innovative and effective ways. 

Funding brief: The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia.  Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of responsibility that encourages […]

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Inviting applications for ‘Chevening Scholarships’ to offer a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Funding brief: Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. Chevening […]

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

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

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

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

British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU): Inviting applications for ‘BOU Career Development Bursary’ to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree.

Funding brief: These aim to support short-term research positions for young (or early career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree. Successful grant proposals will combine the applicant’s development of skills that will be useful for their future career in ornithology with sound science. Donor Name: […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘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 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

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

Funding brief: 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 AsiaPacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD): Inviting applications for ‘Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience-Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)’ to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships.

Funding brief: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the programme “Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” (PRIME) to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships in 2014. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the […]

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the business viability of climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: Nordic Climate Facility’s eight call for proposals is now open for applications. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. NCF has five objectives: ● Increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change ● Encourage […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding.

Funding brief: These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. They support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support […]

The United Nations (UN), Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes.

Funding brief: The United Nations (UN) and the Nippon Foundation is inviting applications for ‘United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea’ to contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes. Donor Name: The […]

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

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

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants and Support’ to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the award category: […]

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

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

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, […]

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

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

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Inviting applications for ‘The Bloomberg Initiative’ to supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.

Funding brief: The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. With funds from Michael R. Bloomberg, through his charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. A global initiative […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Systems Support Activity (S3A)’ to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production.

Funding brief: The goal of Seed Systems Support Activity (S3A) is to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production. The Activity seeks to improve functioning of national seed sector in Feed the Future countries and in countries with resilience and […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting applications for ‘Positive Action Challenges (PAC)’ to find innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C.

Funding brief: This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C. They are looking for interventions that can demonstrate they have effected a sustained change in attitudes and social norms at community level towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting. This includes […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize’ to recognize economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for at least 10 years.

Funding brief: With funding from the Siwei Cheng Foundation of the Education Foundation of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the prize will recognize economic scientists who have been living and working in a developing country for at least 10 years. The prize reflects the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ strong support to TWAS and, […]

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 International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to dedicate source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Funding brief: Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest. Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member […]

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 […]

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Research Grant’ to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

Funding brief: The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley: Inviting applications for ‘The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge’ to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead.

Funding brief: The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people by the year 2050, the challenge of meeting human demand for scarce global resources will intensify. Finance has a key […]

Nestle Foundation: Inviting applications for Research Grants and Support.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the award category […]

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 […]

Saint Louis University (The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)’ for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.

Funding brief: The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint […]

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 […]

ViiV Healthcare group of companies and The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): Inviting applications to seek replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections.

Funding brief: This challenge is seeking replicable innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. New infections in children can be reduced if they and their mothers have […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries’. 

Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE AWARDS 2018’ to identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society.

Award brief: The 2018 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build […]

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign’ to contribute to tree species conservation.

Funding brief: The Global Trees Campaign has identified a number of research opportunities which would contribute to tree species conservation. These may be of interest to MSc and MRes students looking to collaborate with applied practitioners for their research projects in 2018. Working with our in-country partners, the Global Trees Campaign is currently supporting conservation […]

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 […]

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

Funding brief: Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They’re looking for teams with a track record of working together to tackle research […]

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 […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to […]

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. […]

Johnson & Johnson: Inviting applications for ‘GenH Challenge’ to find new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas that can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide.

Funding brief: The GenH Challenge is based on the notion that new thinking and new ways to apply everyday ideas can support those on the front lines of health care worldwide. Working together, we can spark the next great idea that will change the trajectory of health.The Competition is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, with […]

The Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture-The Academy of Finland: Inviting applications for ‘Academy Programme for Development Research’ to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise.

Funding brief: The Academy Programme for Development Research is intended to provide funding for multidisciplinary, phenomenon-driven and problem-based research that is concerned with issues of global development, that benefits developing countries’ economic, social and ecological development, and that puts to good use Finnish knowledge and expertise. Its purpose is to work towards achieving the Agenda […]

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 […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Water for Women Fund’ to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund.

Funding brief: DFAT invites proposals from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund. The Fund is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in WASH and is part of Australia’s commitment to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Inviting applications Satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions.

Donor Name:  DigitalGlobe Foundation Funding name: Satellite imagery grants Funding brief:  The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions. Imagery grants are used to advance research in environmental studies, humanitarian support and disaster relief, as well as geographic information systems (GIS) and […]

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 […]

Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF): Inviting applications for International Innovation Grant to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings.

Donor Name: Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) Funding name: International Innovation Grant Funding brief: The International Innovation Grant provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).  It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the […]

ViiV Healthcare group of companies: Inviting Applications for funding theme-a) Improving retention of breastfeeding women LWHIV on ART and b) Every Hour Matters.

Donor Name:  ViiV Healthcare group of companies Funding name:  The Positive Action Challenges Funding brief:  The Positive Action Challenges seeking application for the following funding call- ● Improving retention of breastfeeding women LWHIV on ART: This challenge is seeking to Identify effective solutions at the community level to improve retention of mothers living with HIV on […]

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. […]

Seeding Labs: Inviting Applications from universities and research institutions in low and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price.

Donor Name: Seeding Labs Funding name: Seeding Labs Fund Funding brief:  Seeding Labs, a US-based non-governmental organization dedicated to helping talented scientists in the developing world conduct life-changing research, seeks applications from universities and research institutions in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education […]

USAID: Inviting Applications to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address key challenges in the developing world in a manner that advances our respective interests and objectives.

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) Funding name: Partnering to accelerate entrepreneurship (pace) 3.0 Reference No: APS-OAA-16-000001-ADDENDUM-PACE Funding brief: The APS invites private businesses, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, private grant-making foundations, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and other private-sector organizations to identify and suggest ways we can work together to address […]

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation: Inviting Applications to provide grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic.

Donor Name: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation Funding name:The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation grants Funding brief: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation provides grants to projects which fall into one of the following areas: Charity, Educational, Environmental conservation, Medical research, Construction, Cultural/Artistic. The categories “Campaigns” and “Historical Partners” include projects which are grouped […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting Applications to provide grants for research projects and for practical projects within Child Development programme.

Donor Name: The Waterloo Foundation Funding name: Child Development programme grants for research projects Funding brief: The Waterloo Foundation provides grants for research projects and for practical projects within Child Development programme.  There are separate guidelines for how to apply for funding depending on whether your application is for research or a practical project. Categories: […]

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL): Inviting Applications to support the study of civil society law at universities and schools of law in eligible countries in Asia.

Donor Name: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) Funding name: Asia Education Initiative Grants Funding brief: ICNL is pleased to announce an Asia Education Initiative (AEI) to support the study of civil society law at universities and schools of law in eligible countries in Asia. The AEI will provide grants to support the creation of […]

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 […]