Tag Archives: Women and Gender

Cartier Women’s Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Cartier, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact. Donor Name: […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘The 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. Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. They welcome […]

The World Summit Awards (WSA): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards 2020’, a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society.

Funding brief: The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration. The World […]

Women4Climate: Inviting applications for ‘Tech Challenge’ to select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them.

Funding brief: The 2nd C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge will select women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. C40 cities joining the Tech Challenge commit to pilot the winning solution and contribute to the selection by participating in the expert jury panel, which will select the finalists, […]

Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions): Inviting applications for ‘The Round 2 Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation (OPTions) Initiative’ to support Bold Ideas for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The goal of the OPTions Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. They seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate their pregnancy. The focus of this […]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for the theme-‘Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development’.

Funding brief: In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified.  With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialised UN agency, they will bring together journalists from around the world […]

International Peace Research Association Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Countries in the Global South in Peace and Development Studies’.

Funding brief: The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband, Lawrence, established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was […]

United States Institute of Peace (USIP): Inviting applications for ‘Women Building Peace Award’ to reflect the Institute’s comprehensive commitment to gender and peacebuilding and demonstrates the important role women play in peacebuilding efforts.

Funding brief: Over the past two decades, international organizations and the U.S. government have increasingly recognized the importance of gender equality in creating enduring, peaceful societies. Women’s involvement in peace processes is vital to the overall success and longevity of peace agreements. It has been shown that when women are included in peace processes, the […]

Equator Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Equator Prize 2020’ for the theme- ‘Nature for Life’ to be awarded to outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives that advance innovative nature-based solutions for sustainable development.

Funding brief: The Equator Initiative is a United Nations-led partnership that brings together governments, civil society, grassroots organizations, and businesses to foster resilient communities by recognizing and advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The Equator Initiative creates opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practices, develops capacities of local communities and indigenous peoples, […]

Stop TB Partnership: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) in the TB response for an equitable TB response.

Funding brief: In Jakarta on the 10th of December 2019, the Stop TB Partnership launched the Challenge Facility for Civil Society 2019 funding. This year’s call for proposals, in alignment with the United Nations Political Declaration on TB and the Global Plan to End TB, is to augment and embed community, rights and gender (CRG) […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Women2030 Sub-grant for National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice 2020-2021’.

Funding brief: APWLD is inviting women’s rights and feminist organizations in the region to apply for the Women2030 Sub-grant: National Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice. In this Women2030 programme 2020-2021, APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organisations to do monitoring of the SDGs implementation in their country using the […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Promoting women’s leadership through partnerships with women-led and women’s rights organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building’.

Funding brief: CSOs have enhanced capacity to promote women’s leadership and accelerate localization of Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building, and promoting gender mainstreaming in DRR processes at national and international levels. Activity: ● Build capacity of 63 local and national level women led organizations on Governance and Accountability, Safeguarding and Protection, Networking and Leadership […]

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund’ to provide grant capital to test models for increasing investment into women-led SGBs in emerging markets.

Funding brief: ANDE has run Catalyst and Challenge Funds since 2009 with the purpose of fueling initiatives poised to improve the capacity of organizations within the small and growing business (SGB) sector. These funds have taken many forms and addressed various sector challenges since then, but their core function remains constant – the fund awards […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Kim Wall Memorial Fund’.

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

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme-a) 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; b) Overseas : projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health.

Funding brief: The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at […]

Common Fund For Commodity (CFC): Inviting applications for ‘investment’ 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 […]

Technovation: Inviting applications for ‘Technovation Girls Programme’, a free technology-based program for girls to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to their global competition.

Funding brief: Girls will change the world through technology. Girls are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas. Girls will learn to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to our global competition. Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her Competition’ to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: 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: ● Recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; ● Increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts […]

Yves Rocher Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award’ for the award theme –‘ medicinal plants, living heritage and future prospects’ to recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.

Funding brief: In 2019, the Yves Rocher Foundation has created a new Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award. If you are a woman citizen of this beautiful planet and are working to preserve it, and if your project corresponds to the theme set each year, fill out the application form now to apply. […]

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

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

Online News Association (ONA): Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Leadership Accelerator’, a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation.

Funding brief: The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. Each year they welcome a cohort of women representing a range of backgrounds, expertise and newsrooms around the globe. Donor Name: Online News Association (ONA) Funding name: Women’s Leadership Accelerators […]

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

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

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Country-level stories of change on health policy and systems research’ to find a team of diverse health policy and systems researchers and communicators to develop stories of change on eleven low- and middle- income countries that provide an overview of how the HPSR environment has changed between 2009-2019 at the country level, and what the Alliance’s contribution to those changes has been.

Funding brief: The Alliance is seeking a team of diverse health policy and systems researchers and communicators to develop stories of change on eleven low- and middle- income countries that provide an overview of how the HPSR environment has changed between 2009-2019 at the country level, and what the Alliance’s contribution to those changes has […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2020’ to find innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: Is your organization working to improve environmental reporting?Do you have a unique or creative idea to help people understand climate change and other environmental issues? This is your chance to win a grant and be part of the solution to the environmental crisis. In Asia and the Pacific region, home to both some […]

Global Campus of Human Rights: Inviting applications for an online course on ‘Children Deprived of Liberty: Learning from the UN Global Study’, which stems from the UN Global Study and provides insights, learning and recommendations in this important area at the crossroad of children, violence, and human rights studies.

Funding brief: Despite the fact that the Convention of the Rights of the Child affirms that, in principle, children should not be detained and deprivation of liberty should be a measure of last resort, millions of children in the world are locked away. This MOOC stems from the UN Global Study and provides insights, learning […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship’.

Funding brief: As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador from March 2 – 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course from […]

Bat Conservation International: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Student Research Scholarships for Global Bat Conservation Priorities’ for students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution.

Funding brief: Bat Conservation International requests proposals through BCI’s online application system from exceptionally talented student researchers interested in seeking financial support for their bat conservation research projects. This RFP is only open to students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution. They anticipate granting 13 awards total, up to […]

UNDP: Inviting applications for ‘Diversity Fund’ to support to CSOs/NGOs/CBOs and their Coalitions for promoting tolerant and inclusive society in Bangladesh (PTIB).

Funding brief: The diversity fund support to CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and/or their coalitions is an initiative of Parterships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) to foster innovative  actions to promote tolerance and inclusivity under CSOs/NGOs/CBOs at grassroots/district/national level with limited magament capacity. The actions will specially focus on solidarity with vulnerable groups/communities, particularly minorities, youth and […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Women Leading, Women Organising (WLWO)’ training.

Funding brief: The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) invites applications to participate in the 5th Asia Pacific “Women Leading, Women Organising (WLWO)” training in Penang, Malaysia from 14 – 18 December 2019. Training Methods & Content This participatory training will draw from the experiences and existing knowledge of the participants. It will […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability’ to provide support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities.

Funding brief: The United Nations provides support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities through the UN Voluntary Fund on Disability. Funding priority is targeted to building the capacity of non-governmental organizations to take part in the making of the Convention and its future implementation. The Fund also provide small grants to support […]

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot’ to support low or middle income countries meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Recognising the fast-moving nature of many of the challenges facing low or middle income countries (LMICs), the AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), it is an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life Award’ 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 […]

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 meet monthly, learn about featured and sustained grantees, and donate to DFW, allowing collectively to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries. They are devoted to […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Bay of Bengal Media Grants 2020’ to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India.

Funding brief: Funding is available to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India. This grant will help enable media outlets, civil society organizations, think-tanks and academic institutions working in the Bay […]

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF): Inviting applications for ‘Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border – March 2020’.

Funding brief: As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, five pairs of journalists will travel to Tapachula, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from March 2 – 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training […]

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA): Inviting applications for ‘International Training Programmes (ITP)’ to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training.

Funding brief: Sida’s International Training Programmes are open to candidates from low and middle income countries. The aim is to support and strengthen the participants’ plans for change on organizational and sectoral levels and should not be regarded as individual competence training. The methodology is based on the assumption that participating countries wish to carry […]

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA): Inviting applications for ‘UN Public Service Day & Awards’ to reward the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.

Funding brief: The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and […]

International Scholarship for Women (ISW): Inviting applications for ‘International Scholarship for Women’ to the women for full-time research or study.

Funding brief: In the United States (US) Universities, the International Scholarship for Women (ISW) will be granted to the women for full-time research or study. At recognized Canadian or U.S. institutes, both graduates, as well as postgraduate educations, are supported under this scholarship sponsored by SheBegan Women’s Magazine. Since 1998, international Scholarship for Women (ISW) […]

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX): Inviting applications for ‘Community Solutions Program (CSP)’, a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.

Funding brief: The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2020–2021, up to 80 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, […]

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

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

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for ‘Submitting Art’ for the theme-“enriching lives through diversity and inclusion”.

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 […]

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

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

UN ESCAP: Inviting applications for ‘Request for Applications – Women Enterprise Impact Investment Fund: Partnering to Unlock Investment Capital for Women Enterprises’ to partner and provide grant funding for-1) the establishment of a women enterprise impact investment fund; or 2) to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Funding brief: ESCAP seeks to partner and provide grant funding for 1) the establishment of a women enterprise impact investment fund; or 2) to expand an existing impact investment fund to specifically focus on women enterprises in the Asia-Pacific Region. ESCAP’s call for applications asks applicants to take a gender lens investing approach, meaning investing […]

Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND): Inviting applications for ‘Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development’ for the subject–“Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” to identify successful development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work.

Funding brief: Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, carries a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000, awarded annually by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND). Since its establishment in 1999, the prize has been known as AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects. Following the passing away of His Royal Highness Prince Talal […]

Wedu: Inviting applications for becoming ‘Rising Star’ to gain lifelong access to dynamic, always-evolving Leadership Development programmes and services, ranging from mentorship and education funding to leadership opportunities and a global community of professionals.

Funding brief: Rising Stars are action-oriented women who lead the change in their communities, schools, businesses, and beyond. Being an inspiring leader is not an easy nor straight path – invest in your leadership development to help you reach your goals. Do you see your potential? Why become a rising star? As a Rising Star, […]

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 […]