Tag Archives: Urban Development

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

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

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

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

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Public space implementation projects’ for implementing partnerships with local governments and non-profit organisations that can manage and deliver innovative public space upgrading and regeneration projects.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria and Vietnam. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to […]

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

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

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

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

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)’ to accelerate reductions in maternal, new born, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, new born, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to announce the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, New born, and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement (APS). MOMENTUM seeks […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ in three priority areas: a) Conservation, b) Performing Arts and c) Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Inviting applications for ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships’ for scholars performing research in topics related to drylands, including: desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology.

Funding brief: The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships’. Candidates interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships from the Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation. These fellowships are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are eligible to […]

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

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

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme’ to support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Funding brief: Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS. The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries.

Funding brief: The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

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

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

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

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions […]

Arrell Food Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards’ to recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.

Funding brief: The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact. Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges […]

Aqua for All, Netherlands Water Partnership, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and World Waternet: Inviting applications for ‘Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2019’ to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All, endorsed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. In 2018 the Water […]

Famae: Inviting applications for ‘Water Challenge’ to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens.

Funding brief: The € 2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses). The […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to offer financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture • SDG 6 Water and Sanitation • SDG 7 Clean Energy • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities • SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

International Olympic Committee (IOC): Inviting applications for ‘The Sport and Active Society Development Grants’ to organizations that promote the health and social benefits of sport and participation in regular physical activity.

Funding brief: The Sport and Active Society Development Grants are an initiative of the IOC’s Sport and Active Society Commission: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International and National Sports Federation (including IOC-Recognized International Federations) can submit their applications by 14 December, and winners will be announced within the first few months of 2019. Four development grants worth […]

BRAC: Inviting applications for ‘Social Innovation Fellowship 2019’ to the troublemakers who never settle.

Funding brief: BRAC is excited to launch first ever fellowship opportunity open to the troublemakers who never settle. BRAC, world’s largest and no. 1 NGO, is looking for the next big innovator to join their tribe by applying for BRAC Social Innovation Fellowship 2019. If you question the obvious, challenge traditional approaches of solving social […]

Fondation SUEZ: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony.

Funding brief: The vocation of the Fondation SUEZ is to combat exclusion by favoring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favor of: ● Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to research cooperation to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Funding brief: The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity […]

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 Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’.

Funding brief: The European Commission invites applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’. Scope: Actions should deliver visionary and integrated solutions (e.g. therapy gardens, urban living rooms, creative streets, city farms) at the intersection of social, cultural, digital and nature-based innovation to increase citizens’ health and well-being […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘Small public space implementation projects’.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result: The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘#IdeasChangeLives challenge’ to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable […]

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 […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings’ to promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe, and productive lives.

Funding brief: This request for proposals represents a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Arm, and The African Academy of Sciences (AAS). African entrants located in African organizations should apply through the Grand Challenges Africa (a program of The AAS) portal; entrants located throughout the rest of the world should apply through the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5 billion fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through: challenge-led disciplinary […]

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP): Inviting applications for ‘a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers’ to conduct high-quality, policy-relevant research.

Funding brief: The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is pleased to announce a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers to: ● Contribute to the evidence base needed to better meet the family planning (FP) and related reproductive health (RH) needs of the most vulnerable in urban areas of countries […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

Medical Research Council (MRC): Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: The MRC, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council , is pleased to announce a third call to fund research grants to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Originally launched in 2015, this programme now […]

UN-Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award’ to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

Funding brief: UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched in 1989 and is one of the most prestigious human settlements award in […]

Citypreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Urban Innovation Challenge’, also known as “Citypreneurs”, a young SDGs startup competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief:  “Urban Innovation Challenge: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society […]

Urban Studies Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Seminar Series Competition’ to support the generation of internationally excellent research in all areas of urban studies.

Funding brief: The Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Competition aims to support the generation of internationally excellent research in all areas of urban studies. They welcome proposals from academics working in any country, and they expect the proposal to be of international interest in terms of its coverage and scope. Each series must propose at […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Feminist Participatory Action Research – Support to Grassroots Women Organizations for Land Rights and Development Justice 2018-2020’ to strengthen feminist movements for land rights and development justice.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots women’s rights organizations and movements to take part in this exciting Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) programme that aims to develop capacity, tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant and urban poor women (RIMUP) to demand their rights on land, water, soils, biodiversity, and other natural resources. Eight to […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2018’ to present science and technology that are applicable to the real world and come up with optimal solutions to water problems.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week(KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them. […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘JOHN Z. Duling Grant Program’ to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Funding brief: The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019’.

Funding brief: They are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM). This year the theme is London Stories. Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always […]

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): Inviting applications for ‘City region food systems’ to look for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty.

Funding brief: With this new call for proposals, SDC is looking for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty. The proposal shall consider the following strategic considerations:  Innovations in city region food systems shall provide future oriented, practical and sustainable solutions in which the relationships between […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is is an initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

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 […]

The University of St Andrews and ConocoPhillips: Inviting applications for ‘The St Andrews Prize’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the call for entries for the st andrews prize for the environment 2019. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be […]

The Liveability Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to help them unearth sustainable solutions for more liveable cities.

Funding brief: The Liveability Challenge is a global platform to identify and accelerate the implementation of solutions to urban challenges, and the first-ever edition is searching for solutions to waste management and sustainable cooling. Finalists will have a shot at securing up to S$1 million in funding for their projects at The Liveability Challenge finale. […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

The Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The UK National Commission of UNESCO, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU): Inviting applications for ‘The Cities for our Future challenge’ to find imaginative problem solvers from the wider field of surveying, urban design, architecture and engineering to submit transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining challenges of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]