Tag Archives: Women and Gender

United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.

Funding brief: The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, which will open from mid-November, 2019 until mid-December, 2019 at: https://www.un.org/democracyfund/. UNDEF supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes.

Funding brief: This Strengthening grant call focuses on supporting advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes. In this call for Strengthening grant proposals, we will consider proposals working to strengthen one or more of the outcome […]

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi: Inviting applications for ‘Small Local Projects for 2020’ to promote local development, improve health or medical care, eradicate poverty, make education available, educate people in rural areas, protect the environment, improve the position of women in the society or promote coexistence between ethnic and religious communities.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the Small Scale Projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. The Small Scale Projects (SSP) are one of the instruments of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic. […]

Stanford Center on Longevity: Inviting applications for ‘2019 – 2020 Design Challenge “Reducing The Inequity Gap”: Designing for Affordability’.

Funding brief: The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to participate in its seventh annual Design Challenge. About the 2020 Theme: This year’s contest challenges teams to create solutions for “Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability.” One of the key challenges of the 21st century is the rising level […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected they will award you up […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally Short Course for women from South Asia’ .

Funding brief: Are you a South Asian woman who owns and operates a successful small business? Do you wish to learn about international trade and how you might be able to embark on the pathway of growing your business into new international markets? Then here’s an excellent opportunity for you. Applications are now open for […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ‘Capacity Building Training on Equitable Access to Higher Education’ to equip managers in higher education institutions in Europe and Asia to be able to advance equitable access & success in their institutions.

Funding brief: The ASEF Capacity Building Training on Equitable Access to Higher Education builds on the ideas and policy recommendations developed during the 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) in Bucharest, Romania, from 11-15 May 2019. The policy recommendations developed both by the rectors and the students underlined the need to ensure equitable access to higher […]

The Aspen Institute: Inviting applications for ‘New Voices Fellowship’ to provide intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts.

Funding brief: The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts. With support from a team of experienced mentors and trainers, New Voices fellows develop and amplify their ideas to bring about meaningful change. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both […]

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 […]

International RiverFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women’ to give women from developing countries the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through the IRF and its partners, with the goal of advancing women’s participation in water and river management.

Funding brief: The International RiverFoundation’s Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women gives women from developing countries the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through the IRF and its partners, with the goal of advancing women’s participation in water and river management. This fellowship goes towards bridging the gap in women’s participation in river basin management in developing countries. Awarded in the name of the late Vera Thiess, […]

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to achieve different priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing ocean governance, and (5) empowering women to achieve gender equality in society.

Funding brief: In the context of these evolving global challenges, SPF has set five priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective: (1) further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship, built around the bilateral security agreement, (2) expanding Japan’s presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationships with Islamic countries in the Middle East, (4) establishing […]

Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to registered charities in the UK for different areas of interest Medical research and care, Social welfare, Homelessness, Hospices, Mental health/counselling, Drug and alcohol therapeutic support, Offender support, Community regeneration, Vulnerable families, women and children’.

Funding brief: The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity (“the Charity”) gives grants to registered charities in the UK, usually operating in London, and also in the developing world. Generally grants go to charities where the grant will make a difference and where the Trustees can see how the money is being used. In the U.K. The […]

IDRC-CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts’ from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues.

Funding brief: The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for KIX Global Grants from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues. The projects funded under these grants will: ● Generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key […]

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Social Justice Fund’ to promote nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world.

Funding brief: The Muste Institute supports several active grantmaking programs promoting nonviolent action for social justice in the United States and around the world: Social Justice Fund Due to administrative challenges, the Muste Institute is suspending its Social Justice Fund grants to international organizations for the remainder of 2019 and until further notice. They will […]

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 […]

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

Funding brief: The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) invites application for the following funding theme- Theme: Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions The application process in a nutshell ● Do you have a great climate solution? ● Prepare an application for NCF and tell us about your project idea. ● The strongest project ideas will […]

Global Environment Facility (GEF): Inviting applications for ‘$10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation’ to harness the potential of the private sector actor.

Funding brief: The GEF seeks proposals for a $10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation to harness the potential of the private sector actors. The Challenge Program aims to contribute to the global goal on adaptation for the Paris Agreement, by supporting initiatives to increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Nourishing lives (meal distribution) partnership opportunities’ for partner organizations worldwide who operate ongoing education, health and empowerment programs.

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 […]

Gray Matters Capital: Inviting applications for ‘IDEX Accelerator — IDEX Fellowship 2020’ to find The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World.

Funding brief: IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World! This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first hand experience […]

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

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.9 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary […]

American Association for the Advancement of University Women (AAAUW): Inviting applications for ‘International Fellowship program’ to provide support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Funding brief: AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2019 – Round 2’ to promote the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

Funding brief: Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with […]

U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)’ to highlight American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities.

Funding brief: GIST is a program that highlights American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities. Program Goals GIST strengthens the […]

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 […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Responsible Party to implement “Empowering Rohingya refugee and host community women through leadership and livelihoods” Project’.

Funding brief: UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis response. UN Women has developed a humanitarian response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women […]

Minority Rights Group International: Inviting applications for ‘Call for local advocacy projects: promoting accountability and inclusive citizenship of religious minorities across South Asia’ to support projects focused on religious minorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Funding brief: The South Asia Collective, a regional network of researchers, activists, and organisations from across South Asia is looking to support projects focused on religious minorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This call seeks to support local civil society initiatives to design and implement their own advocacy initiatives with the […]

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE): Inviting applications for ‘KIX Global Grants’ to invite proposals from individual organizations or consortia of multiple organizations, for projects that will (1) generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key education priorities in GPE member countries; and (2) mobilize research and knowledge to support the scaling of these proven innovations.

Funding brief: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) invite proposals from individual organizations or consortia of multiple organizations, for projects that will (1) generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key education priorities in GPE member countries; and (2) mobilize research and […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership- Bangladesh’ to address the constraints and challenges towards women’s empowerment.

Funding brief: Women’s Voice and Leadership Bangladesh (WVLB) Project is part of global initiative of Global Affairs, Canada to support Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. This program has been launched to respond to the needs of local women’s organizations working to advance the empowerment of women and girls, promote gender equality, and protect the […]

Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: SVRI and World Bank Group Development Marketplace Award for Innovation in the Prevention and Response of Gender Based Violence 2020’ to contribute to the prevention and response of gender based violence (GBV) in low and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are seeking applications for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender based violence (GBV) in low and middle-income countries. Awards supported by the SVRI and the World Bank Group should: ● […]

Cartier Women’s Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Cartier Women’s Initiative 2020’ to support female entrepreneurs worldwide.

Funding brief: Since 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative has supported 219 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 21 finalists representing 7 regions (Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, East Asia and South Asia & Oceania) are selected during the first round of the competition. These finalists are […]

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ for organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs.

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. Through a competitive evaluation […]

Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work toward a world where  rights to access safe and legal abortion are established and protected, women are empowered to exercise these rights and  lives are saved.

Funding brief: The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) works toward a world where  rights to access safe and legal abortion are established and protected, women are empowered to exercise these rights and  lives are saved. Hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), SAAF supports local and grassroots organizations, providing flexible grants for projects that: […]

Feminist Review Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that transform the lives of women.

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 working […]

Clean Cooking Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ to recognize outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.

Funding brief: The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (WEYA) Award are now open. This annual award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets. Donor Name: Clean Cooking Alliance Funding name: 2019 […]

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI): Inviting applications for ‘Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award’ to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.

Funding brief: This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​ The award is named after Jeanie Borlaug Laube, mentor to many, and daughter of Nobel Laureate Dr.​ Norman E.​ Borlaug.​ Jeanie Borlaug Laube has served as Chair of the Borlaug Global Rust […]

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme’ for the theme – ‘Strengthening Gender Equity and Intersectionality” in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR)’ to build skills in research, networking and leadership for early career researchers working in the broad area of HPSR.

Funding brief: The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) welcomes applications for an 18-month fellowship programme on “Strengthening Gender Equity and Intersectionality” in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). The fellowship aims to build skills in research, networking and leadership for early career researchers working in the broad area of HPSR. Early career researchers from […]

Amnesty International: Inviting applications for ‘the Ginetta Sagan Award’ to recognize and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread.

Funding brief: The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. ● Recognizes outstanding achievement, often at great personal risk. ● Enhances the recipient’s ability to live and work freely, and protects the recipient’s capacity […]

Common Fund For Commodity: Inviting applications for ‘Funding Innovation – Support For Commodity Development’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

The United Nations (UN), The Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme Critical Needs Fellowship’to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

Funding brief: The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of […]

Nestlé Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for a) Training Grant (TG) to support a small research project such as a MSc or PhD thesis project or another training endeavor; b) Pilot Grant (PG) to provide support for pilot research that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant; c) Small Research Grant (SRG) to support of a small research study; d) Large Research Grant (LRG) to do Full grant application of a complete research proposal according to the guidelines; e) Re-Entry Grants (REG) to encourage the return and re-establishment of post-graduate students into their careers in their own countries.

Funding brief: The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. Research Grants The Foundation offers different research grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant […]

Mérieux Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Program’ to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Funding brief: Fondation Mérieux’s grants programme contributes towards financing projects that aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The projects including as beneficiaries mothers and children will be given priority. Donor Name: Mérieux Foundation Funding name: Small Grants Program Deadline: September Session-Deadline for submission of applications: August, 1ST Funding details link: […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme (R2HC)’ to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

Funding brief: R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. This grant programme is an ‘Open Call’, with proposals sought that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts. Area […]

Laerdal Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Saving Lives at Birth in Low-Resource Settings’.

Funding brief: The Board has earmarked 50% of the annual appropriations through 2020 (i.e. half of annual expected grants of NOK 30 mill, equaling USD 3,5 mill) for projects related to Saving Lives at Birth. The support will be focused on practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (that in 2015 […]

The World Academy of Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to award a women scientist, national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas.

Funding brief: This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative Womenconnect Challenge’ to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy.

Funding brief: At the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced the second round of the WomenConnect Challenge under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative. W-GDP is a U.S. Government wide effort to economically empower 50 million women in the developing […]

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre de Recherches Pour Le Developpement International (CRDI): Inviting applications for the funding theme ‘Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science’ to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Funding brief: IDRC is pleased to launch a call for research proposals to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of a greater participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in both the public and the private sector, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). […]

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

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

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Funding brief: With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries: ● SDG 2 (ending hunger) ● SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) ● SDG 17 (partnerships for the […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: On the initiative of, and with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), the Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects targeted by this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG. The Facility […]

Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Inviting applications for ‘The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)’ for individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in international relief and development work.

Funding brief: The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) is a unique professional development opportunity for individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in international relief and development work. During the 12-month fellowship period, fellows build their skills in programming and operations by taking leading and supporting roles on a variety of CRS projects […]

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT): Inviting applications for ‘Request for Research Proposals for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research Awards’ to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive WASH projects in Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: The Water for Women Fund Coordinator, GHD, has announced a request for proposals from eligible Research Organisations (ROs) to implement WASH Research Awards (Research Type 1) through the Water for Women Fund. The WASH Research Awards is a $10.6 million Research Component associated with the wider Water for Women Fund, which supports civil society organisations […]

CONNECTHER: Inviting applications for ‘The Girls Impact the World Film Festival’ to focus on issues facing women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of […]

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB): Inviting applications for ‘SCB 2019 Global Distinguished Service Awards’ to recognize scientists and institutions from around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.

Funding brief: In 1987, shortly after its founding, the Society for Conservation Biology started an awards tradition to recognize scientists and institutions from around the world for extraordinary contributions to conservation biology and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity. Past winners include Albert Gore, Eleanor Sterling, Michael Soulé, Georgina Mace, E.O. Wilson, David Attenborough, Phoebe Barnard, […]

Audimax MEDIEN GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Women’s STEM Award 2019’ from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future.

Funding brief: STEM graduates women from all over the world can submit their thesis with focus on one of the strategic growth areas: Cloud, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Networks of the Future. Your Bachelor or Master thesis is (almost) completed? You studied a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)? Apply! […]

University of Virginia: Inviting applications for ‘The Dalai Lama Fellowship’ to offer emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity.

Funding brief: The Fellowship offers emerging leaders a rigorous, interdisciplinary program on ways to be a different kind of leader, a leader that connects and cares for self, extends genuine compassion to others, and works for our common humanity. Fellows cultivate practices in mind training for increasing self-awareness, self-care and resilience, for connecting with others […]

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 […]

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions. Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund’ to End Violence against Women.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

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 […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify women led and managed CSOs working for women’s empowerment at national, and local levels; assess their interest, experience and potential capacity to engage in gender inclusive disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian actions, including advocacy and negotiations for the same purpose.

Funding brief: UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. […]

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 […]

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

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

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her online competition’ for Women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the 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 micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs Through their business operations. SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs […]

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 […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Lead2030’ to find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

Funding brief: In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the […]

Schlumberger Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’ to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad.

Funding brief: The Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’. The Faculty for the Future program aims to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad. If you’ve been accepted in a university of excellence you are […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘annual 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: The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 26th annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities. The Prize aims to draw international […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Initiative Fund’ to support community based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people.

Funding brief: In 2019, the YIF enters its seventh year. The YIF was initiated by the Division of International Protection in Geneva to support community based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people. Since 2014, the YIF has supported more than 100 youth led projects globally that have addressed protection challenges including sexual […]

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 […]

UK Aid Match: Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to fund activities that aim to reduce poverty in eligible countries.

Funding brief: UK Aid Match funding must be used to fund activities that aim to reduce poverty in eligible countries. All projects designed to bring about measurable and lasting benefits to poor people within the project life span are eligible. UK Aid Match brings charities, British people and the UK government together to change the […]

Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Center): Inviting applications for ‘EMK Small Grant’ from individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, community development, youth engagement, entrepreneurship-related projects and the various forms of digital, audiovisual, graphics or performance arts in Bangladesh to provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society.

Funding brief: To provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society in 2019, the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center) will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts – of between two hundred thousand […]

UNDP, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘small grants’ to support for Human Rights programme under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: Human Rights Programme (HRP) is a rights-based initiative UNDP supported by a consortium of donors. The programme has a specific focus on ‘’strengthening capacity of civil society organizations/community-based civil organizations to engage in human rights advocacy and awareness raising in Bangladesh’’. The Human Rights Programme will build the capacity of existing human rights […]

Laerdal Foundation: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Saving Lives at Birth in Low-Resource Settings’ to prioritize projects that beyond a local impact have the potential to document long term practical value, and stimulate developments also in other regions/countries through publication of results in peer reviewed journals. 

Funding brief: The Board has earmarked 50% of the annual appropriations through 2020 (i.e. half of annual expected grants of NOK 30 mill, equaling USD 3,5 mill) for projects related to Saving Lives at Birth. The support will be focused on practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN Sustainability Goal no 3 (that in 2015 […]

U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Inviting applications for ‘Statements of Interest (SOI)’) for programs that support Internet Freedom.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Dining for Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

Funding brief: Dining for Women is an educational giving circle: members of their organization meet monthly, learn about our featured and sustained grantees, and donate to DFW, allowing us collectively to support grass-roots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in […]

Comic Relief: Inviting applications for ‘Power Up: resourcing women’s and girls’ movements for change’ to strengthen women’s and girls’ movements. 

Funding brief: Comic Relief is excited to launch this funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements. They believe that the material and practical considerations of women and girls’ daily lives will only be significantly improved when they have full and equal power in decision making at all levels. Studies have shown that women’s […]

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA): Inviting applications for ‘Leading from the South Programme’ to support activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South.

Funding brief: Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in […]

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust: Inviting applications for ‘International Funding Programme’ to address inequality of access for girls and women living in low income countries into secondary, tertiary or adult education.

Funding brief: The focus of the Sir Ernest Cassel Centenary Awards will be projects or organizations that address inequality of access for girls and women living in low income countries into secondary, tertiary or adult education. Also of interest are projects focusing on the transition points within education and between education and employment, which improve […]

The United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.

Funding brief: Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.  This project-based programme is organized for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.  The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean […]