Tag Archives: Women and Gender

IHE Delft: Inviting applications for ‘DUPC2 Call 2018: Research for Development Proposals Led by Institutes from Developing Countries’ to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners from developing countries, and their engagement in the programme.

Funding brief: IHE Delft works with partners in developing countries to help tackle water and development challenges. Bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives helps to find local solutions and strengthen local capacities. The DUPC2 programme supports these partnership activities. The purpose of this call is to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners […]

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 […]

Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation.

Funding brief: CJRF grants focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation. By using these four issue areas as project “entry points,” CJRF aims to address the most profound […]

Echoing Green: Inviting applications for ‘fellowship’ for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels to build a diverse and inclusive social impact space.

Funding brief: This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why they invest in talent wherever it is. Fellows represent diverse ethnic, religious, and gender experiences, with varied educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds. As they seek to build a diverse and […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

The Coady International Institute: Inviting applications for ‘the Global Change Leaders program’ to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

Funding brief: Established in 2011, the Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded […]

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to develop a new “Approach for selecting, designing, and measuring the impacts of GEF small-grants projects in energy access”.

Funding brief: SGP is calling for proposals based on a new grant making modality to be administered at the regional and global levels. This regional/global grantmaking modality will be used in special circumstances or particular strategic purposes, and will be in addition to the regular ‘Call for Proposals’ (CFP) which are issued by national level […]

Toptal: Inviting applications for ‘Toptal Scholarships for Women: Empowering Future Female Leaders to Change the World’ to support women with great leadership potential.

Funding brief: As part of our commitment to supporting women with great leadership potential Toptal has established the Toptal Scholarships contest. These scholarships provide assistance to women from around the world to help empower them to follow their passion and become leaders. Subject to these Toptal Scholarships Official Rules, the selected recipients will receive US$10,000 […]

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2019’ to build capacity of the implementer but to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

The Asia Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows program’ to provide highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges.

Funding brief: The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working […]

The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM): Inviting applications for ‘European Partnership for Responsible Minerals Fund 2018’ to support activities that help improve conditions in and around tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) mines and for miners in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs).

Funding brief: The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) has published a new Call for Proposals to support activities that help improve conditions in and around tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) mines and for miners in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs). From 14 August 2018, companies, NGOs, public or semi-public bodies and knowledge institutions […]

UNFPA: Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition’ to recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). 

Funding brief: UNFPA is hosting an Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition that will further recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on SRHR and CSE. These videos will act as advocacy and awareness-raising to further strengthen policies and programmes of SRHR and CSE in the region. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase […]

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The aim of this competition is to […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for the theme-‘enriching lives through diversity and inclusion’ to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: Is your organization a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries? If so, then your project can receive support from the SDGP. With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants’ from  grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region. The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries […]

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 […]

coLABS: Inviting applications for ‘early-stage investment portfolio’ to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: coLABS is an early-stage investment portfolio seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. coLABS is a portfolio under Gray Matters Capital (GMC), a private operating foundation founded by Bob Pattillo that focuses on […]

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF)’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Project Concepts. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere. Grants can […]

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program’ for artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult.

Funding brief: Grant Program For artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult. The Effing Foundation runs a grant program to help meet this need. Projects criteria: The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality, which can include many different types of projects. This […]

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gender Responsive Investment Projects – Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) Program in Bangladesh’ to address structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries. The Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) pilot programme in Bangladesh is a joint global initiative of UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women that addresses structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular […]

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 […]

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Funding brief: The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil […]

GSMA: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund’ to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

Funding brief: The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and […]

The Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain, UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment’ to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue the accomplishment of development goals related to achieving gender justice.

Funding brief: In an effort by the Supreme Council for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain to highlight the accomplishments that have reflected the progress on the status of women at the national level, and in order to circulate and spread best practices that enhance the status of women at the global level and pursue […]

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Inviting applications for ‘The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative’.

Funding brief: The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative is issuing a second call for proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in low income countries. In this round, the IPV Initiative will consider proposals that: ● Add IPV focused survey modules to existing studies. These are smaller grants that would fund the cost of adding IPV-focused […]

The INSPIRE Working Group: Inviting applications for ‘INSPIRE Fund’ to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The INSPIRE Working Group, an informal network of some 100 agencies committed to implementing INSPIRE-related programmes, has also launched a call for proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries. Funding is made possible by the New Venture Fund and Ignite Philanthropy: Inspiring the End to Violence Against […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to recognize promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Funding brief: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Applications for the Development Marketplace for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence must be received online by September 5, 2018. SVRI and the World […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) UK: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 b) Overseas: Community Development, Education, and Health;

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Network Grants Round 4’ to contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Funding brief: To contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), AmplifyChange seeks proposals for Network grants. Networks create connections to help like-minded organizations strengthen and coordinate their impact, including finding strengths in diversity. They should be led by southern-based organizations capable of convening and supporting […]

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘global pitch competition’ to find submissions for a pitch for competition for diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good and are positively impacting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, have opened applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Launched in 2016, Pitch with Purpose was the first-ever pitch competition centered around solutions to […]

AYNI and The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership.

Funding brief: The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI) is a global network that promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership. Among the main programmatic axes, FIMI develops political advocacy in various international and high-level spaces. In […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2018’ to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.

Funding brief: For the third year running One Young World is teaming up with Mary Robinson to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations. The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around […]

Cartier international: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Initiative Awards’ to find committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Donor Name: Cartier international Funding name: Women’s Initiative Awards Deadline: 31st, August, […]

Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF): Inviting applications for ‘GFCF grants programme, 2018’ to strengthen and support community philanthropy approaches.

Funding brief: The GFCF is inviting concept notes for a grants programme aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches that: ● Strengthen the efforts of CPOs to respond to, change mindsets around and build support for complex, sensitive or apparently intractable issues at the community level (e.g. social cohesion and other community divisions, environmental issues, […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards 2019’ to ensure that the best female researchers from each continent are recognized and rewarded for their scientific excellence.

Funding brief: Scientists and scientific institutions around the world are invited to present and nominate the most qualified candidates for the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards, until 13 July 2018. Their active participation will ensure that the best female researchers from each continent are recognized and rewarded for their scientific excellence. For the […]

Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center): Inviting applications for ‘Innovative Grant 2018’ to address Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation.

Funding brief: Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center) have collaborated together to address SRHR needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation. One of the highlights of this collaboration has been to promote innovative ideas and initiatives from various youth […]

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 […]

Girl Rising Creative Challenge: Inviting applications from individuals and organizations from across the world to share how they are helping create a gender equal world.

Funding brief: Is someone you admire doing right by girls? Or maybe YOU are the one making the world a better place! They’re calling on individuals and organizations from across the world to share how they are helping create a gender equal world. Our actions, however big or small, can lead to profound change. So […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘filmmaking grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote diverse communities […]

The WE Empower Challenge: Inviting applications from women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

Funding brief: The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030. Donor Name: The WE Empower Challenge Funding name: The WE Empower Challenge Deadline: July, 1st, 2018 (12:00AM EDT) Funding details link: […]

Cartier international: Inviting applications for ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ to find committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come.

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level. Donor Name: Cartier international Funding name: Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards’ Deadline: 31st, […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘Stockholm Water Prize’ to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Donor Name: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Funding name: 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Deadline: 30th, September, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/ Funding limit: Not found Special Notes: […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories’ to support journalism produced by and about women.

Funding brief: The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for […]

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 Feminist Review Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to represent the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face.

Funding brief: Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. Run as a collective since its inception in 1979, the voluntary work of  Feminist Review’s editorial teams over the years has provided the means for the Trust to share the success of the journal with groups of women throughout the world similarly […]

The Open Technology Fund (OTF): Inviting applications for ‘The Internet Freedom Fund’ to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

Funding brief: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

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 World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘online competition’ for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to “create the future we want in 2030.”SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: […]

Protected: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the programme theme-‘Programme on marginalized women for advancement (PROMA) (পরমা)’.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘Danida Market Development Partnerships’ to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) with an aim to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Partnerships programme features an innovative approach to involvement of the business sector and contributes […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Global Literacy & Accessibility Challenge’ to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together.

Funding brief: At Facebook, they strive to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together. To do so, we need to reduce the barrier for everyone to participate, regardless of their backgrounds and abilities. Lack of literacy skills has been shown as one of the top challenges for people to adopt technologies […]

Springer Nature: Inviting applications for ‘Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science’ to celebrate and support the achievements of leading women in science and of those who have encouraged girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects around the world.

Funding brief: Nature Research is proud and excited to announce our inaugural Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies. Nature Research has always strived to support gender equity and to showcase the work of female researchers. The aim of the two new Nature Research Awards, in partnership with […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting applications for ‘International Literacy Prizes’ to award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’. Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of […]

Peace Direct: Inviting applications for ‘Peacebuilders 2018’ to offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world.

Funding brief: Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places. Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its […]

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 […]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call. This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to […]

US Embassy, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Public Diplomacy grants program’ to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding brief: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is Thorough instructions on the application process are available at: pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy grants program, and is seeking proposals for projects throughout the fiscal year that further public diplomacy goals to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic […]

The British High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Programme Funds 2018-2019’ to find innovative and creative interventions that will make a difference.

Funding brief: The British High Commission in Dhaka manages programme funds on behalf of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The programme funds small, targeted projects which support UK priorities. 2018/19 Programme: The bidding round for prospective projects for the financial year 2018-19 is now open. They are pleased to invite NGO’s/civil society, think […]

Young Water Solutions (YWS): Inviting applications for ‘Young Water Fellowship Program’ to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Funding brief: The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during […]

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh: Inviting applications for Challenge Fund’ to Support for Innovative Human Rights Actions under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: The Challenge Fund supports to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs in an initiative of Human Rights programme (HRP) to foster innovative human rights actions under the coalition of CSOs/CBOs at grass roots/district/national level with limited management capacity. The actions will special focus on vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and women and the coalition should include at least […]

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund’.

Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.  Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its […]

Protected: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Excluded People`s Rights (EPR) in Bangladesh’.

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Australian High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘The Direct Aid Program (DAP)’ to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries.

Funding brief: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the DAP is to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries. DAP is administered through Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts on an annual basis. […]

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 […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Opportunity grant’ to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.

Funding brief: The purpose of Opportunity grants is to nurture and encourage innovative ideas and approaches on SRHR advocacy in new contexts. For this Opportunity grant call, AmplifyChange seeks to fund civil society organizations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework. At AmplifyChange, they […]

Women Who Tech: Inviting applications for ‘Women Startup Challenge Podcast’ to fund women-led startups.

Funding brief: Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power. That’s where we come in. […]

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 […]

Women Photograph: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Women Photograph + Nikon Grants; b) Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant.

Funding brief: Women Photograph is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers. Getty Images has partnered with Women Photograph to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism and elevate the work and the voices of female visual journalists. Through funding and mentorship, this $10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action.

Funding brief: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’. The aim of this call is to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action. With this, the resilience […]

The Strong Cities Network (SCN): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia.

Funding brief: The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organization to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support […]

International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions as well as the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.

Funding brief: On February 26th, 2018 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its 9th call for funding requests. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund established under Article 18 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Its purpose is to promote […]

SPIDER: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing.

Funding brief: SPIDER is calling for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing. Project proposals should focus on national/local public health priorities. SPIDER welcomes project proposals that contribute to, in part or in full, SPIDER’s Health Programme short-term outcomes: 3.1 Citizens have access to information and health services 3.2 Forums […]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Inviting applications for ‘The Intersex Human Rights Fund to supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people.

Funding brief: The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. Astraea launched the Intersex Human Rights Fund in 2015 to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and to ensure the […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Womanifesto Sub-grant: Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy. Despite rising proportions of women parliamentarians, and the presence of the ‘largest democracies’, Asia Pacific continues to have the largest number of women living in poverty, the largest gender pay gap and […]

United Nations Climate Change Secretariat: Inviting applications to shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

Funding brief: Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. The 2018 call for applications includes the following four areas of focus: ● Women for Results, recognizing the critical leadership […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’ to recognize the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.

Funding brief: Through this prize the European Commission recognizes the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues and applications are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print or audio-visual works. It will reward outstanding reporting on issues such […]

The Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Network Partnership Grant’ to create a sustainable international network of strong and relevant cultural/arts organizations that enables structural stability for the organizations themselves.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund is now accepting applications for the Network Partnership Grant from cultural organizations operating in Africa (Please note that only countries from these regions listed in the DAC List will be eligible to apply for this grant). The Fund and its Partners work together from the conceptualization of the partnership […]

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 […]

InterAction: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’ to focus on incredible humanitarian and development work.

Funding brief: Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. They encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited […]

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Courage in Journalism Award’ to honor women journalists for their extraordinary bravery.

Funding brief: The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists for their extraordinary bravery. In facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. The IWMF also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world […]

TRAID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains.

Funding brief: TRAID funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains every year. Criteria: TRAID will consider projects, and/or associated costs, that: ● Combat the negative impacts of the textile supply and production chain on people and/or the environment ● Projects can tackle issues relating to any of the stages in the chain […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for  women’s creativity in rural life’ to honor women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honors women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ to support youth-led civil society organizations, with a particular focus on the role of young people in promoting peace and in preventing violent extremism.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Established in 2008, the […]

Institute of International Education, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund’ to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

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

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

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kim Wall Memorial Fund’ to female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

Funding brief: This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to one female reporter whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in […]

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

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

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 […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for women’s creativity in rural life’ to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to honor and award creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honours women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

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: […]

The European Journalism Centre (EJC): Inviting applications for ‘Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)’.

Funding brief: The European Journalism Centre today opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries. Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities, the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical […]

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 […]

Staying Alive Foundation (SAF): Inviting applications for ‘MTV Staying Alive Foundation 2018 Grants’ to fight to beat HIV in local communities in the most innovative ways.

Funding brief: An MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grant comes with a small amount of funding, Staying Alive training materials, a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a personal grant manager, as well as training and development. Since 2005, they’ve been giving out small sums of money to young people they believe in, trust, and […]

Vitamin Angels: Inviting applications to give grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally.

Funding brief: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to nonprofit organizations working with underserved populations globally. Vitamin Angels focuses on serving pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition and do not have access to national health services. To support these populations we provide […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support time-limited, projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Funding brief: Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (usually 6-24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project. Up to […]

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications to invite civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF […]