Call for Papers: Urban Poverty in the Developing World

Deadline: 15 May 2016 The Wilson Center is seeking abstracts from graduate students for its 7th annual paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world. Competition Topics Climate Change: Cities are grappling with the impacts of a changing climate, and the urban poor are the most adversely affected, especially women and children who experience difficulty in accessing resources, services, and decision-making opportunities. Arrival Cities: Responding to Migrants and Refugees: … [Read more...]

European Commission: Support to Kenya Energy and Transport Sector

Deadline: 17 May 2016 The European Commission is currently accepting applications for a programme entitled “Support to Kenya Energy and transport sector” whose aim is to contribute towards poverty reduction and accelerated and inclusive economic growth through more sustainable and efficient energy and transport sectors. Focus Areas Transport sector governance and technical issues (road safety, transport planning, traffic modelling, traffic engineering, project management, public private … [Read more...]

Call for EOIs: Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low-income households in developing countries. Supporting Areas Designing financial and non-financial services linked to digital finance channels, including payments for health and education services. Increasing women’s use … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: ESPA-NERC Research Grants Program 2016

Deadline: 13 May 2016 The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) grant program invites research synthesis projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation. The call will fund a set of projects that build upon the scientific advances and evidence generated by ESPA projects. Grant Information Applications are invited for funding in the range of between £50,000 and £200,000 Full Economic Cost (FEC). … [Read more...]

European Commission’s Call for Proposals to Enhance CSO Contribution to Governance & Development Processes in Swaziland

Deadline: 10 May 2016 The European Commission is currently accepting concept notes from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Enhance Civil Society Organizations contribution to governance and development processes in Swaziland”. The objective of this Call for Proposals is to build the capacity of Swazi NSAs to contribute to poverty reduction through supporting improved services delivery in agriculture and social protection to the poor and vulnerable in Swaziland; as well as to … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNEP Champions of the Earth Award 2016!

Deadline: 30 April 2016 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently inviting applications from individuals and organizations worldwide for its 2016 Champions of the Earth Award.  The Award seeks to build on this by highlighting individuals and organizations who show leadership and vision in delivering on the environmental dimension of the sustainable development agenda. The Programme will focus or address the sustainability of natural resources poverty, health, food and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2016 WWSF Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life!

Deadline: 30 April 2016 The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) is currently inviting applicants for its 22nd annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life in rural communities. The Prize aims to draw international attention to laureate’s contributions to sustainable development, food security and peace. WWSF participates in empowering rural women in their … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: TDR/WPR Small Grants for Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Deadline: 15 March 2016 The World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WPR) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) have announced the 2016-2017 call for applications for the Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty. Objectives Strengthen the research capacity of relevant national individuals and institutions in conducting implementation research. Facilitate and strengthen … [Read more...]

Women Caring for Women International Grant Programme: Inviting Women from Developing Nations

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation is currently accepting applications for its “Women Caring for Women” International Grant Programme in support of sustainable projects. The goal of the project is to promote leadership, self-confidence and self-esteem through the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of health and education focusing on women and children. Focus Areas Health Education Poverty Alleviation Grants available The foundation will award … [Read more...]

CEPF Small Grants to Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot: Supporting Biodiversity Conservation!

Deadline: 3 March 2016 The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot has jointly announced a call for proposals from civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support biodiversity conservation in the region of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. Goals Strengthening the ability of civil society to integrate biodiversity conservation into … [Read more...]