NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards Program: Supporting Early stage Investigators

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program: Supporting Early stage Investigators

Deadline: 9 September 2016 The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for its NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards that is an initiative to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that […]

ACF Refugee Individual Development Accounts Program

ACF Refugee Individual Development Accounts Program: Inviting Projects to Establish and Manage IDAs

Deadline: 21 June 2016 The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) is seeking applications from eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute […]

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of ECA: Inviting NGOs for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of ECA: Inviting NGOs for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking applications from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations for FY2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program with an aim  to build mutual understanding and strengthen U.S. engagement with professionals from designated countries who are well placed to address […]

Applications Open for the Humanitarian Water and Food Awards 2016

Applications Open for the Humanitarian Water and Food Awards 2016

Deadline: 12 June 2016 Applications are open for the Humanitarian Water and Food Awards (WAF Awards) that acknowledges and promotes sustainable initiatives all over the world that help to bring water clean air and food to those who need them most. The award wants to bring exceptional pioneers in the areas of food air and […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting Applicants for Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Program

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting Applicants for Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Program

Deadline: 20 May 2016 ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations […]

The Scurrah Wainwright Charity Grants Program: Supporting Projects Emphasized on Social Inequity

Deadline: 14 May 2016

The Scurrah Wainwright Charity is currently accepting applications for its grants program, in support of a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of Social Inequity.

Grant Size

Typically, grants size lies between £1,000 and £5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The Charity has three programmes:

  • Yorkshire: Trustees give priority to applicants working in the Yorkshire region. An organisation need not be based in the region but the project itself must directly benefit the Yorkshire community. The national charitable organisations  are funded only if the project is specifically working in the Yorkshire region, with clear evidence of local control and access to the grant.
  • Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe.
  • Projects that have applied to the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust because they meet the AWRT’s broad objectives to work for a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices, but have not been able to proceed with an application to that Trust because they are eligible for charitable funding.

An organisation does not have to be a charity to apply, but its work must satisfy the Charity Commission’s definition of charitable purposes and public benefit.

Ineligible Entities

The Charity does not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Large and national charitable organisation unless specifically working in the Yorkshire region and providing local control and access to the grant
  • Animal welfare
  • Buildings
  • Medical research or support for individual medical conditions
  • Substitution for Government funding eg in education and health
  • Charities who send unsolicited general appeal letters
  • Activities that have already happened
  • Applicants who do not have a UK bank account into which a grant can be paid

How to Apply

Applicants must submit:

  • a completed application form
  • Applicants’ most recent audited accounts
  • an application of not more than two A4 pages, setting out:
    • Background information about you and/or your organisation
    • The nature of the project you wish to pursue and what it seeks to achieve
    • Your plans for practical implementation of the work and a budget
    • Other current funding applications, successful or not.

Applications must be sent via email or a post.

For more information, please visit this link.

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform.

This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of emerging and new leaders in drug policy reform, including people not necessarily working full-time on drug-related issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the fellowship include the following:

  • increase their knowledge of global drug policy reform issues on a region-by-region approach
  • increase their understanding of the international drug control system and conflicts with other United Nations priorities
  • have a greater awareness of the drug policy reform landscape and key figures within that movement
  • establish links with those working in drug policy, particularly in the UK
  • build and develop their communications skills, including for media interviews, press releases, press databases, public speaking
  • have an understanding of the tools for debate, so that they can confidently challenge anti-reform positions
  • improve their confidence as drug policy advocates both through participation in the program and through ongoing support from the host organization

Priority Areas

The program includes the following topics:

  • global overview of drug policy reform
  • overarching issues relevant to drug policy reform
  • international drug control system
  • overview of international human rights in the context of drug policy
  • drug policy developments in Africa
  • effective campaigning
  • media and public engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful candidates will have a track-record of public engagement in the issues of drug policy reform or other relevant field (e.g., public health) at the local, national, or international levels.
  • Applications are welcome from those working across numerous fields related to drug policy. Previous fellows have worked in drug policy NGOs, at law enforcement agencies, in national governments, in health care facilities, and at universities, among other organizations. Please note that before receiving the fellowship, finalists will be asked to present a letter from their employer agreeing to their two-week participation in the course.
  • The purpose of this program is to promote the capacities of both new advocates and individuals who are emerging leaders in drug policy reform. Starting in 2016, employees of organizations currently receiving support from the Open Society Foundations are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Eligible Countries

  • Asia Program
    • Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia
    • East Asia: Japan
  • Africa Program
    • West Africa: Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria
    • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
    • South Africa

How to Apply

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following documents in English as .doc or .pdf attachments, together via email:

  • Application: Download and complete the application form. Note that the applicant is asked to address all prompts, including providing short-answer responses to four questions.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should specify the applicant’s academic and professional background, including a detailed description of previous employment, a list of academic and policy projects in which the applicant has been involved, public engagement record, and honors (including scholarships and fellowships).
  • Writing sample (optional): The sample must be in English and should demonstrate the candidate’s expertise in a field related to drug policy. The writing sample should not exceed two pages.

For more information, please visit The Global Drug Policy Program.

Apply for Youth Opportunity Fund: Supporting NGOs Working in Innovative Ways!

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The Citi Foundation, in partnership with the America’s Promise Alliance is currently inviting applicants from United states for its Youth Opportunity Fund with a motive to help urban youth build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial, and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job.

The key priority of the Fund is to support nonprofits working in innovative ways to place low-income young adults on a path towards college and career.

Benefits

  • One-year grant up to $250,000
  • Technical assistance
  • Communications support
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other grantees

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofit organizations from United States are eligible to Apply.
  • Program should reach a minimum 250 low-income youth ages 16-24.
  • Use strategies that connect youth to economic opportunities in their communities through but not limited to: entrepreneurship training, mentorship, service/leadership opportunities, and/or work experiences such as jobs, internships, and/or work-based learning opportunities.
  • Engage municipal government partners. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate evidence of prior relationships with municipal government agencies such as the Mayor’s office, housing authorities, schools, health departments and planning departments, etc.
  • Focus on innovation. Preference will be given to organizations that adopt unique approaches to service delivery including but not limited to: leveraging technology, utilizing digital and social media, and/or collaborations with new and/or local industry partners.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Opportunity Fund.

CODESRIA’s Call for Applications: African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa

Deadline: 15 July 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for two (2) weeks, from 17 to 28 October 2016 to strengthen the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a specific aspect of the conditions of children and youth, especially in Africa.

The 2016 child and youth institute focuses on how African children place themselves with respect to aspirations, rights, entitlements, and imaginations in Africa’s futures.

Theme

The theme of 2016 child and youth institute is “African futures and the futures of childhood in Africa”

Objectives

  • encourage the sharing of experiences among researchers, civil society activists and policy makers from different disciplines, methodological and conceptual orientations and geographical/linguistic areas
  • promote and enhance a culture of democratic values that allows to effectively identify issues facing children and youth on the African continent
  • foster the participation of scholars and researchers in discussions and debates on the processes of child and youth development in Africa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Resource Persons: Lectures to be delivered during the session are intended to offer laureates an opportunity to advance their reflections on the theme of the Institute. Resource persons should therefore be senior scholars or researchers who have published extensively on the theme, and who have significant contributions to make to the debates on it. They will be expected to produce lecture materials which would stimulate laureates to engage in discussion and debate around their respective lectures and the general body of literature available on the theme. Once selected, resource persons must:
    • Interact with the Director of the Institute and the laureates to help the latter readjust their research questions and their methodological approaches
    • Submit a copy of their course materials for reproduction and distribution to participants no later than one week before they deliver their lectures
    • Deliver their lectures, participate in debates and comment on the research proposals and the papers of the laureates
    • Review and submit the revised version of their lecture notes or research papers for publication by CODESRIA not later than two months following their presentation at the Institute.
  • Laureates: Applicants should be PhD candidates or scholars in their early career with a proven capacity to conduct research on the theme of the Institute. Intellectuals active in the policy process and/or social movements and civil society organizations are also encouraged to apply. The number of places offered by CODESRIA at each session is limited to ten (10). Non-African scholars who are able to raise funds for their participation may also apply for a limited number of places.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Child and Youth Institute.

EU-Eritrea: Strengthening the Capacities of Civil Society Organisations & Local Authorities

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities” to strengthen civil society organisations’ and local authorities’ contribution to governance and development processes.

The programme is divided into two lots:

  • LOT 1 – CSOs (EUR 950 000): To support and strengthen CSOs’ capacity to perform their roles as development actors, services providers and agents in policy processes, in coordination with the country’s relevant stakeholders, in the areas of:
    • support to children, women, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
    • gender equality
    • education
    • health
    • food security and sustainable natural resources management
    • water and sanitation
    • culture, media and information
    • cultural and natural heritage
    • interfaith dialogue and prevention of radicalisation
    • youth empowerment;
    • economic empowerment for disadvantaged groups and populations segments out of mainstream services
    • decent work and rights at work;
    • migration and fight to trafficking and smuggling.
  • To foster CSOs’ cooperation with similar entities (eg with other Eritrean, African and European CSOs) and with LAs in-country and abroad and/or to strengthen CSOs’ cooperation with international and regional intergovernmental organisations.
  • LOT 2 – LAs (EUR 300 000): To support LAas’ capacity to perform their roles as development actors, service and welfare providers, and promoters of inclusive and sustainable growth at the local level (according to their institutional mandate) in the areas of:
    • support to children, women, people with disability and other vulnerable groups
    • gender equality
    • education
    • health
    • food security and sustainable natural resources management
    • water and sanitation
    • culture, media and information
    • cultural and natural heritage
    • interfaith dialogue and prevention of radicalisations
    • youth empowerment
    • economic empowerment for disadvantaged groups and populations segments out of mainstream services
    • decent work and rights at work
    • migration and fight to trafficking and smuggling
  • To foster LAs’ cooperation with similar entities (eg with other Eritrean, African and European LAs) and with CSOs in-country and abroad and/or to strengthen LAs’ cooperation with international and regional intergovernmental organisations.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • LOT 1 – CSOs
    • minimum amount: EUR 150 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 500 000
  • LOT 2 – LAs
    • minimum amount: EUR 150 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 300 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person or an entity without legal personality
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, , local authority
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the State of Eritrea or in another EU partner countries, as follows:
      • developing countries that are included in the list of recipients of ODA established by the OECD/DAC including countries and territories falling within the scope of Council Decision 2013/755/EU on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union (‘Overseas Association Decision’)
      • countries that are signatories to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, including South Africa
      • countries eligible for the European Development Fund
      • countries eligible for Union funding under the European Neighbourhood Instrument established by Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the ‘European Neighbourhood Instrument’) including the Russian Federation.
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.