Tag Archives: Youth Empowerment

Indian National Science Academy (INSA): Inviting applications for ‘INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship’ to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries.

Funding brief: Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSAJRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS (Formerly CCSTDS) in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific […]

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 […]

United For 2030: Inviting applications for ‘Citizens Assembly’ to provide any young person with a simple way to support the Global Goals.

Funding brief: United For 2030 is a community developed by they Make Change CIC in partnership with The International Development House Ltd and the United Nations Association Westminster Young Professionals. ● One year As a member of the United For 2030 Citizens Assembly, you will take part in a 12 month programme to develop a […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

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 […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

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 […]

Asia Philanthropy Awards Committee: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to provide a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia.

Funding brief: Asia Philanthropy Awards Program provides a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia. Award Category ● Philanthropist of the Year This most honorable award of Asia Philanthropy Awards will be given to a successful philanthropist who proved to […]

Singapore International Foundation (SIF): Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

Wilson Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant’, ‘George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant’, ‘Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant’.

Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required.  Willingness to report results of the […]

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 […]

Agropolis Fondation and Olam International: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019’ to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of society and ‘Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security’to recognize an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support.

Funding brief: EKCT aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI)’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI) is a project of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) funded by GCERF. SAMPREETI is pleased to ask the 3rd Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and […]

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 […]

Transparency International (TI): Inviting applications for ‘Future Against Corruption Award 2018’ to recognize a particular initiative planned or undertaken by one or several individuals and constituting a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and the mission of the TI movement.

Funding brief: Since 1993, Transparency International (TI) has been leading the fight against corruption worldwide, working in more than 100 countries as part of a broader global movement. What TI’s work has consistently proven is that corruption can be challenged. TI is calling on young people across the globe to join the anti-corruption movement and […]

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 […]

Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW): Inviting applications for ‘scholarship’ to provide training of various duration on IT disciplines leading to a certificate or professional diploma.

Funding brief: Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW) was established following an agreement between the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the Government of Bangladesh. IDB-BISEW undertakes funding and implementing of projects in the areas of education, human resource development and institutional strengthening. It is a technology skills development project under which the scholarship winners are […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

CIVICUS: Inviting applications for ‘The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator’ to engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Funding brief: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot project that will engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (Global Goals 1-6). These youth advocates will have access to a suite of […]

The American Association of University Women (AAUW): Inviting applications for ‘International Fellowship program’ to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

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 […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

The Kectil Program: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.

Funding brief: The Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries. What Is Kectil? ● Web-Based Mentoring Program ● Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service ● Assignments & Sharing ● Connect with […]

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

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

The Diana Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can revive for their social action or humanitarian work.

Funding brief: Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can revive for their social action or humanitarian work. Criteria: ● Vision: Demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action. ● Youth led: […]

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Young Person of the Year’ to find exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in London next March, during Commonwealth Week. […]

Transparency International (TI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘A Global Competition: Mini-grants for Social Entrepreneurs’ to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption.

Funding brief: Transparency International (TI) is calling for young people under 35 years old who are motivated to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption. TI, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark ahead of International Anti-Corruption Conference Series, are together launching a global competition for new project ideas […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

PAI: Inviting applications for ‘YOUAccess fund’ to support youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South.

Funding brief: YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative […]

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Inviting applications for ‘a call for applications’ to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs.

Funding brief: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and partners in announcing a call for applications to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs. The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to help  young scientists in this region grow up as world-class scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the AsiaPacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Network Fellowship’ to focus on leadership development, team development, and operational issues.

Funding brief: for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Fellowship is designed to help the social entrepreneur scale their organization to the next level and therefore positively impact even more children. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program consisting of intense mentoring and coaching focusing on leadership development, team development, and […]

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

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

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

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

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.(SECL), & UNEP (Tunza Eco-generation): Inviting applications for ‘Call for applications – the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors’ to be awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce a call for applications for the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

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

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

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

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

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential.

Funding brief: The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative […]

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

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

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘Nasser Bin Hamad (NBH) Youth Creativity Award to attract and develop talents and promote innovation by reducing obstacles faced by many of the world’s youth by providing them with the opportunity to express themselves and their talents and involving them in the development of their nation.

Funding brief: In the framework of strengthening the strategic plan for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the implementation of initiatives related to the goals and objectives of the strategy, which in turn is seeking to keep up with global developments in the field of youth and sports. These were then translated into a […]

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

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

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

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

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Inviting applications for ‘Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants 2018’ to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally.

Funding brief: This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme. The objective of this Grants programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally. Grants may be awarded for activities […]

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment’ to recognize young people’s endeavour to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact, in all United Nations Member States.

Funding brief: First of its kind, this global award comes as an expression of the firm faith of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, in young people’s potential to lead their countries and the world towards a better shared future of peace and prosperity for all people on a healthy […]

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

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

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Inviting applications for ‘UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018’ with the theme of ‘A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’.

Funding brief: Every two years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organizes a Youth Forum. This year’s Forum will take place as part of a larger event, the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum. The 2018 theme is Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. The UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 offers […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global youth video competition’.

Funding brief: Are you 18-30 and taking part in activities to fight climate change? Send a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change is co-organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small […]

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS): Inviting applications for ‘short film competition’ to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.

Funding brief: CineSpace, short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held […]

Lush Retail Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 Lush Prize’ to reward initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research.

Funding brief: The Lush Prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research. Now in our seventh year, they have awarded £1.8 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals. They […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ to represent the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads” through culture, monuments, landscape, and people.

Funding brief: The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April  to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Silk Roads Project (https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/unesco-silk-road-online-platform), UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable […]

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

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

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

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

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential.

Funding brief: The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative […]

Austin Community Foundation (ACF): Inviting applications for ‘The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund’ to any registered nonprofit or charity that provides services in the following areas: mental health or counseling support, substance abuse/misuse treatment, family support, LGBT support services, vocational or life training, community engagement, health or wellness education or personal safety, intended to empower teens and improve their lives.

Funding brief: Does Your Nonprofit Make a Positive Impact for Teens? Win a $3,500 Grant Award from the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund. MissionBox knows that high-quality services provided to our youth can help shape the health and well-being of future adults. The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering a May 2018, $3,500 cash grant award to a […]

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

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

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists – CGF Programme’ to help young scientists in this region grow up as worldclass scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: This funding opportunity is offered to young scientists to enrich thier capacity and experience as a scientist through implementing their own research project and collaborating with their supervisor. For detailed information for applying, please read “Framework of CGF.” The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the […]

UNESCO and The Goi Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Essay Contest for Young People 2018’ to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development and to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Funding brief: Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a Key Partner of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC): Inviting applications for ‘The village to raise a child 2018’ to identify and nurture young social entrepreneurs from around the world.

Funding brief: Village to Raise a Child is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative that identifies and nurtures young social entrepreneurs from around the world. These students—called “Global Trailblazers”—are selected via a global competition that searches for the most inspiring high schoolers with the most innovative ideas from countries around the globe. […]

The Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF): Inviting applications for ‘The Stellar Prize’ to recognize talents in poetry and short stories from all over the world.

Funding brief: The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects […]

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurship Award’.

Funding brief: The Takeda Foundation has put out a call for applications for the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award. The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs […]

Teach For Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘The Teach For Bangladesh 2019 Fellowship’ to prepare you to excel in any field you choose, as the skills that Fellows will develop are all transferrable.

Funding brief: Teach For Bangladesh is looking for our country’s most promising leaders to take on the challenge of rebuilding our nation. Admissions process is highly selective, and they normally admit less than 6% of applicants. Successful candidates typically demonstrate a proven record of academic excellence and non-academic leadership, alignment with our core values and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as women and youth that are most vulnerable to its impacts.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as […]

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

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

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

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

Global Youth Empowerment Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an initiative to empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. A partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign (formerly the UN Millennium Campaign), the Fund will offer grants, financing and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to dedicate source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Funding brief: Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest. Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member […]

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme for International Researchers’ to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Funding brief: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and […]

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

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

The Misk Foundations: Inviting applications for ‘Misk Grand Challenges’ to devise and demonstrate ways to positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship at scale and in depth.

Funding brief: They are seeking innovators to devise and demonstrate ways to positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship at scale and in depth. A young person’s personal interaction with a social cause can easily turn into lifelong commitment. Youth who have had positive experiences in contributing to, for example, […]

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

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

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR): Inviting applications for ‘IRDR Young Scientists Programme’.

Funding brief: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of […]

World of Children, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change-makers for children worldwide.

Funding brief: World of Children provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. They give awards in five categories: Education, Health, Humanitarian, Protection and Youth Helping Youth. Categories: Awards are divided into five distinct categories: ● The Health Award is for […]

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

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

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International); b) Reproductive Health (International).

Funding brief: The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. […]