Tag Archives: Urban Development

The Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘SUEZ – Institut de France Prize’ to recognize open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

Funding brief: The prize has recognized open innovation to increase access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries since 2011. The SUEZ – Institut de France Prize is awarded to two innovative projects that improve access to water, sanitation, and waste management among disadvantaged communities in developing countries. The two […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘The Water for Women Fund – WASH Research Awards’ to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.

Funding brief: The WASH Research Awards aim to contribute to the goal of ‘Improved health, gender equality and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities through inclusive, sustainable WASH.’’ The WASH Research Awards will grant funding for research under the following five priority themes (examples are indicative only): ● Gender and social inclusion and WASH (for example: […]

Asian Community Trust (ACT): Inviting applications for ‘Local Projects on Education and Youth Development for FY2018’ to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia.

Funding brief: The Asian Community Trust (ACT) aims to build a “Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing” in civil societies across Asia. To pursue this aim, ACT assists projects developed by local people’s groups, NGOs and other civil society organizations with the purpose of improving people’s quality of life in their own communities and […]

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at […]

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 […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development […]

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 […]

Milken Family Foundation (Penn Graduate School of Education): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to attract innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues.

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 Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the […]

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 […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for John z. Duling grant program to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Donor Name: Tree Fund Funding name:  John z. Duling grant program Funding brief:  The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this […]

Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India: Inviting Applications for the earth care award to reduce emissions, adopt approaches to protect land and water resources and promote innovations for reducing impacts, emphasizing appropriate environmental action.

Donor Name: Nehru Foundation for Development, JSW and Times of India Award name: The Earth Care Awards Award brief:  The Earth Care Awards seeks to identify and foster actions across several sectors with special reference to mitigation and adaptation imperatives related to climate change. This is in response to the growing consciousness on climate impacts […]

MISEREOR: Inviting Applications to provide assistance where the people and institutions on the ground have reached their own limits and thus require external support.

Donor Name: MISEREOR Funding name: Misereor Fund Funding brief:  For MISEREOR, each individual project is part of a larger task. In dialogue with partners in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America joint visions and goals are developed so that social processes can be effectively supported. MISEREOR underpins these processes by facilitating exchange of experiences and […]

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 […]

European Union (EU): Inviting Applications for the funding topic- EU Support to Health and Nutrition of the Poor in Urban Bangladesh.

Donor Name:  European Union (EU) Funding name:  EU Support to Health and Nutrition of the Poor in Urban Bangladesh Reference No: EuropeAid/155083/DD/ACT/BD Funding brief: The global objective of this call for proposals is to improve health and nutrition status of the urban poor in Bangladesh through sustainable integrated and comprehensive services provided and managed in […]

The Fonds SUEZ: Inviting Applications to support concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment.

Donor Name: The Fonds SUEZ Funding name: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives Funding brief: The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports concrete actions to sustainably develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, in addition to supporting the integration of the most vulnerable populations in France through education and employment. Their […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG): Inviting Applications for award to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face a related challenge.

Donor Name: International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) Award name: Best Climate Practices 2017 Contest Award brief: In the effort to harness the collective brilliance and promote a wide range of valuable proposals, every year the Best Climate Practices observatory invites the users to submit innovative best practices to tackle climate change or to face […]

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. […]

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 GSMA Foundation: Inviting Applications to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services.

Donor Name: The GSMA Foundation Fund name: Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund Funding brief: The Mobile for Development Utilities (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund aims to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services. Objective: The objective of the Innovation Fund is to extract insights […]

Tree Fund: Inviting Applications for longer term research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists

Donor Name: Tree Fund Fund name: The Hyland R. Johns Grant Program funds Funding brief: The Hyland R. Johns Grant Program funds longer term research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists. Priority Areas:TREE Fund research priority areas are derived from the Revised National Research and Technology […]

PFAN-Asia and USAID: Inviting Applications for Women-Led Clean Energy Businesses and Projects and Smart Solutions for Adaptable Communities and Cities

Donor Name: PFAN-Asia and USAID Fund name: Not Found Funding brief: a. Women-Led Clean Energy Businesses and Projects: The USAID Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia (USAID PFAN-Asia), the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), announce a call for proposals for women entrepreneurs in clean energy. Selected woman entrepreneurs […]

USAID: Inviting Applications for improving Urban health in Asia

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) Fund name: Broad agency announcement: improving urban health in Asia Funding Opportunity Number: BAA-OAA-RM-2017-ADDENDUM01 Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) is seeking EOI from the eligible organizations and companies for its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for “Improving […]