Category Archives: Development Research

Abe Fellowship: International Multidisciplinary Research on Topics of Pressing Global Concern

Abe Fellowship: International Multidisciplinary Research on Topics of Pressing Global Concern

Deadline: 1 September 2015 The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is announcing the Abe Fellowship Program Competition to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral… Continue Reading

EDCTP-The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship Program

EDCTP-The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship Program

Deadline: 28 January 2016 The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) in partnership with Tropical Disease Research(TDR) is inviting call for proposals for its Clinical Research and Development Fellowship program with a motive of supporting researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to acquire… Continue Reading

Research Training Fellowships for Developing Country Scientists

Research Training Fellowships for Developing Country Scientists

Deadline: 15 June 2015 The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is currently inviting applications from Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS) for its Research Training Fellowship to provide opportunity to young researchers for their capacity building in science and technology through their affiliation with premier academic and… Continue Reading

PEDL Exploratory Research Grants

PEDL Exploratory Research Grants

Deadline: Ongoing The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is accepting research proposals. PEDL is a joint research initiative of CEPR and DFID. Grant Information Exploratory Grants are research grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 that are designed to allow researchers to: explore new approaches to the study of firms in low-income-countries (LICs); and… Continue Reading

Top Opportunities

18 New Funding Opportunities for Media, Advocacy and Awareness-building

18 New Funding Opportunities for Media, Advocacy and Awareness-building

In most developing countries, NGOs play a more prominent role in increasing awareness and organizing advocacy efforts for development than the traditional media. NGOs have a better reach and a clear understanding of issues and their approaches are effectively carried out to bring about a positive change through media-based activities. However, limited access to funding… Continue Reading

Norad’s Oil for Development Programme: Grants for NGOs in 12 countries

Norad’s Oil for Development Programme: Grants for NGOs in 12 countries

Deadline: 1 October 2015 The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has an NGO grant programme called Oil for Development Programme and it is currently accepting proposals from organizations in 12 countries. The aim of the Oil for Development Programme is to reduce poverty by promoting economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources.… Continue Reading

International Visegrad Fund Supporting Organizations Worldwide: Four Different Grant Programmes

International Visegrad Fund Supporting Organizations Worldwide: Four Different Grant Programmes

Deadline: Different for different programs The International Visegrad Fund founded by four countries the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic (collectively called Visegrad Group [V4] Countries annually provides grants to organizations around the globe to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region… Continue Reading

Grants for Innovative Development Storytelling Grants

Grants for Innovative Development Storytelling Grants

Deadline: 9 September 2015 Do you have a development story in original? Is your story inquisitive and engaging? Does it combine critical thinking and an exploration of new technology developments? If yes, then pitch your story by applying to Journalism Grants! The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is currently accepting applications from innovative journalists/media outlets for… Continue Reading

OSISA: Enhancing Disability Rights in Namibia and Swaziland

OSISA: Enhancing Disability Rights in Namibia and Swaziland

Deadline: 13 July 2015 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is accepting call for proposals for enhancing disability rights in Namibia and Swaziland in order to support and build the capacity of the disability communities in Namibia and Swaziland to know, demand and defend their rights, in addition to supporting reforms and the… Continue Reading

Red Umbrella Fund: 2015 Call for Applications is now open!

Red Umbrella Fund: 2015 Call for Applications is now open!

Deadline: 3 August 2015 Red Umbrella Fund – a unique global fund guided by and for sex workers is now open to accepting new applications. Founded in 2012, this Fund has supported 52 sex worker-led groups in 42 different countries. The Fund is supported by American Jewish World Service, Comic Relief, Levi Strauss Foundation, Mama Cash,… Continue Reading

Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use: Call for Proposals

Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use: Call for Proposals

Deadline:24 July 2015 Bloomberg Initiative is a global initiative seeking call for proposals to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. Funding Information Grants will be made available to proposals applying for grants between US$50,000 to US$500,000. Objectives of the Initiative… Continue Reading

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Where to look for Grants for Peace and Democracy Projects?

Where to look for Grants for Peace and Democracy Projects?

As conflicts increase and threaten the foundations of peace and democracy, NGOs in many countries find it challenging to identify grants that can help them address this issue. Communities in developing countries need to be engaged, their awareness has to be enhanced and their participation in policy decisions should be ensured. NGOs play a prominent… Continue Reading

Top 25 UK Foundations Funding Projects Around the World

Top 25 UK Foundations Funding Projects Around the World

There are hundreds of Foundations and donor agencies supporting the NGOs efforts towards different issues for an equitable society. Applying to trusts and foundations is largely about demonstrating how your particular project can help them achieve their purpose. In any process of fundraising, it is important to understand that not every donor will fund your… Continue Reading

World Environment Day Today! 10 Open Opportunities (2015) for NGOs/Individuals Working on Environment Sector

World Environment Day Today! 10 Open Opportunities (2015) for NGOs/Individuals Working on Environment Sector

Today is World Environment Day! The theme for this year’s World Environment Day (WED)is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources, says UNEP, which celebrates the World Environment Day every year… Continue Reading

Searching for Human Rights Donors? Here is a Massive List

Searching for Human Rights Donors? Here is a Massive List

As NGOs increase their efforts to address human rights violations, access to sustained funding still remains a challenge. With few donors available, the impact of their work can get reduced to a great extent. In order to assist organizations in finding new donors, we have developed this list of 50 international funders providing grants for… Continue Reading

A List of Open Grants for Participating in International Conferences

A List of Open Grants for Participating in International Conferences

International conferences for NGOs and individuals not only provide an opportunity to exchange ideas but also for building strong networks and explore potential partnerships. However, participating in these conferences is not only challenging but it can be impossible for organizations in developing countries as they demand expensive airfare and accommodation in addition to Visa formalities.… Continue Reading

International Foundations that give Small Grants to NGOs

International Foundations that give Small Grants to NGOs

Small grants not only provide needed funding for organizations in developing countries, they open up new channels of partnership and cooperation. These grants are easier to apply as they are lesser formalities and straightforward application processes. Besides, these types of grants are highly flexible and can be utilized as per need. They can also become… Continue Reading

Disability Rights Fund Inviting LoIs from Bangladesh and Uganda for “Advancing Rights and Development – Beyond 2015”

Disability Rights Fund Inviting LoIs from Bangladesh and Uganda for “Advancing Rights and Development – Beyond 2015”

Deadline: 5 June 2015 The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is accepting applications for its second grant-making round – small grants, mid-level coalition grants or national coalition grants. The civil society organizations of the disabled persons’ in Bangladesh and Uganda are encouraged to submit letters of interest on “Advancing Rights and Development – Beyond 2015”. The… Continue Reading

Is Your Organisation Eligible for Disability Rights Fund 2015?

Is Your Organisation Eligible for Disability Rights Fund 2015?

Key Dates June 5, 2015: Deadline for LoI submissions. July 9, 2015: DRF will invite selected applicants to submit full proposals. August 20, 2015: Deadline for full proposals. December 2015: Applicants will be notified about final funding decisions. January 1, 2016-December 31, 2016: Project activities will occur. Eligibility Criteria for Disability Rights Fund 2015 For Small-grants,… Continue Reading

Funding Guide: USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program

Funding Guide: USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program

Deadline: through the year The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing support to Pakistani people through Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program. Mission of USAID is to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Overview of USAID small grants and ambassador’s fund program The Small… Continue Reading

UAE: An Emerging Source of Funding in International Development

UAE: An Emerging Source of Funding in International Development

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has showed an unprecedented achievement in its overseas aid donations according to the UAE Foreign Aid Report 2013 released on the second of February 2015. UAE’s foreign aid tripled from Dh5.83 billion in 2012 to Dh21.63 billion (US $5.89 billion) in 2013, achieving 270% of increase. In 2013, UAE foreign… Continue Reading

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