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…

The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM): Inviting Applications for the funding title-Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation.

Donor Name: The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) Funding name: FY 2017 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund) Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-OAA-17-000011 Funding brief: The United States…

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…

Swiss National Science Foundation: Inviting Applications to support research on global issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Donor Name: Swiss National Science Foundation Funding name: Third thematically open call in the r4d programme Funding brief: The thematically open module invites high-quality research that contributes to the solution of global problems in least developed, low- and middle income countries. The topics in this module emerge bottom-up by the researchers. The third thematically open…

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.…

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF): Inviting Applications to support scientists in Asian countries who are conducting research in their own countries on the conservation and restoration of water resources, which are defined as oceans, surface water and underground water as well as the areas of land adjacent to them.

Donor Name: Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) Fund name: KWEF Research Grant Program (for Overseas Research) Funding brief: The KWEF supports scientists in Asian countries who are conducting research in their own countries on the conservation and restoration of water resources, which are defined as oceans, surface water and underground water as well as…

The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH): Inviting Applications for AIDS Research on Non-AIDS-defining or AIDS-defining Cancers

Donor Name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund name: The U. S. Department of State’s National Institute of Health (NIH) Fund Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-425 Funding brief: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment…

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…

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…

 The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology  (ICGEB): Inviting Applications for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.

Donor Name: The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology  (ICGEB) Fund name: Research Grants 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…

ViiV Healthcare group of companies: Inviting Applications to combat Stigma & Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

Donor Name: ViiV Healthcare group of companies Fund name: Combating Stigma & Discrimination In Healthcare Settings Fund Funding brief: Positive Action Challenges and the International AIDS Society are seeking to combat stigma and discrimination faced by key populations in healthcare settings by scaling up and fostering best practices by which every person will be treated…

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW): Inviting Applications for award focusing on water-related scientific innovation

Donor Name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Fund name: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) Funding brief: The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five…

Open Technology Fund: Inviting Applications 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.

Donor Name: Open Technology Fund (OTF) Fund name: Internet Freedom Fund 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. The Internet Freedom…

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting Applications to support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries according.

Donor Name: Nestlé Foundation Fund name: Research Grants Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation, established in 1966 by a donation by the Nestlé Company, initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification (http://www.worldbank.org). The results of the research projects should ideally…

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting Applications to promote Conservation, Food and Health in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

Donor Name: Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Fund name: The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Fund Funding brief: Incorporated in 1985, the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The…

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting Applications for individual mobility grants for researchers from growth and transition countries (involved in the programme “Partnering with Denmark”)

Donor Name: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) Fund name: Mobility Grants Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. Within this framework, the MFA invites applications for individual Danida Mobility Grants to facilitate the creation and development…