Call for Proposals: Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund

Deadline: 2 May 2016

Creative New Zealand is currently inviting proposals for Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund programme, in order to support the commissioning of new work with New Zealand and Asian partners for national and international presentation.

Priority is given to projects where the presenting partners are also investing in the development of the new work.

Costs covered

Grant amount of $750,000 will be awarded as :

  • artists’ fees for New Zealand artists
  • artists’ fees for Asian artists and practitioners working in collaboration with New Zealand artists
  • research and development, including travel costs
  • materials

Costs not covered

Presentation costs are not eligible, e.g. venue hire or marketing costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply for Creative New Zealand funding, applicant:
    • must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or organisation (overseas arts organisations or overseas-based New Zealand artists may be funded only if the project directly benefits New Zealand arts)
    • cannot be a Creative New Zealand staff member or a member of the Arts Council.
  • Partner countries
    • China
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Hong Kong
    • Taiwan

Eligible Projects

  • The new work concept must be of high artistic merit.
  • The New Zealand artists involved must have a track record for delivering high quality work.
  • Projects can be new works or works which are already in development.
  • The work should be suitable for domestic and international audiences.
  • Projects must demonstrate the potential to develop new and ongoing strategic long-term relationships and/or cultural and artistic exchange.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register themselves in order to apply for the programme.

For more information, please visit this link-

http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/asia-new-zealand-co-commissioning-fund

2016/2017 GERDA HENKEL Fellowship: Research in fields of Humanities & Social Sciences

Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) is seeking applications for its 2016/2017 GERDA HENKEL Fellowship for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.

CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months.

Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of 750 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia
  • Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases
  • Travel from the home country to Sofia and back, visa and insurance costs (up to 850 Euro);
  • Research field trip abroad during the fellowship period – up to1500 Euros (a one-time allowance)
  • Research expenses (100 euro per month)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (permanent residence in Tibet or Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences
  • International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages
  • Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 45

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

All application documents should be presented in English.

For more information, please visit GERDA HENKEL Fellowship.

Apply for Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships: Get Scholarships worth £4,000!

Deadline: 1 May 2016

Applications are open for the Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) programme. The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and targeted at the priority sectors of creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy.

Priority Subject Areas

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Clean and Renewable Energy
  • Communications, Media and Culture
  • Design
  • Earth Sciences
  • Financial Services
  • Music and the Performing Arts
  • Physical and Life Sciences
  • Technology

Funding Information

The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000 towards the tuition fees of successful applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of Canada, India, Pakistan, USA or the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong also being eligible as it is a Special Administrative Region of China).
  • Have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course before an application can be considered.
  • Be able to demonstrate that they can meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
  • Not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.
  • Not have previously received a Saltire Scholarship.
  • The course must be an undergraduate, Masters or PhD level course in one of the following broad subject areas (mentioned above).
  • Courses must be full time and delivered in Scotland. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are not eligible for the scholarship.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Saltire Scholarships.

UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships Programme whose aim is to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhance international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland.
The fellowship will be an opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia & Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
  • Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Latin America & The Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela(Bolivarian Republic of)

Facilities Offered

  • By Polish Authorities:
    • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
    • Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair
    • Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (1 USD = approximately 3.9 PLN)
  • By UNESCO:
    • International travel expenses
    • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Individuals from the member states (mentioned above) are eligible to apply.
  • Hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees.
  • Be proficient in reading and writing English.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application from via given website.

For more information, please visit Fellowships Programme.

Women’s Empowerment Fund III: Building Capacity of Enterprises & Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 21 March 2016

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for its third annual Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship.

WEF’s goal is to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

Focus Areas

  • Establishing a strong evidence base and evaluating effective approaches
  • Increasing access to finance to integrate women’s empowerment into the sector
  • Building capacity of enterprises and women entrepreneurs
  • Raising awareness and generating demand among women consumers and adolescent girls and boys
  • Influencing and setting international and national policies and processes

Funding Information

  • The WEF will award grants of up to US$75,000 to at least 4 qualifying organizations.
  • The selected WEF projects will have a 12-month timeframe to meet concrete objectives and performance milestones.

Focus Countries

Bangladesh, China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda

Eligibility Criteria

  • Focus Geographies: All qualified individuals and organizations, regardless of location, are encouraged to apply. Although the Alliance has a preference for partners operating in Alliance focus countries (mentioned above), organizations operating in other countries are also encouraged to apply. The Alliance will select the most qualified applications regardless of location; the preference for Alliance focus countries is only weighted if the Alliance needs to make a final selection between applications of comparable quality.
  • Alliance Partnership: The applicant organization must be a registered partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Applicants who are not currently a Partner must be registered prior to submitting their application.
  • Organizational Type/Legal Structure: Organizations can include but are not limited to for-profit companies, social enterprises, foundations, non-profits, universities, research institutes, faith-based institutions, etc.
  • Organization Stage of Development: Organizations at all stages of operational development from seed-stage to large global organizations and enterprises.
  • Impact: The applicant must be focused on driving highly scalable gender and empowerment impacts in alignment with the Alliance’s mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment. It is recommended that applicants consult the Alliance’s social impact M&E indicators and tools prior to submission, and highlight any relevant socio-economic indicators that will be measured in your proposal.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the EOIs form via given website.

Note: A shortlist of applicants will be selected to submit a full proposal in the next round, and will receive further instructions by April 8, 2016.

For more information, please visit Global Alliance for Clean.

Common Fund for Commodities: 8th Call for Proposals to support Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for its 8th Call for Proposals to support of commodity development activities in eligible countries. The CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Objectives

  • Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries (mentioned above) or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in the value chains
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, Please visit: http://common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

Asia-Europe Foundation: Journalists’ Workshop on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity”

Deadline: 14 March 2016

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is inviting applicants for ASEF Journalists’ Workshop on “Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity” to provide an opportunity for 20 journalists to come together to share their professional media experiences and perspectives from national and regional levels, in a direct exchange with their regional counterparts.  It is a two day event which will be held from 7-11 May 2016 in Guangzhou, China.

This workshop will be a platform for the participants to share their journalistic experiences in and perspectives on handling digital connectivity from national and regional levels. Through discussions, the event will explore the current environment of ‘digital connect’ and the role of journalism in reflecting and facilitating ‘connectivity’ between diverse communities.

ASEF is the only permanently established institution of ASEM and is funded by voluntary contributions from its member governments and shares the financing of its projects with its civil society partners across Asia and Europe.

Objectives

  • Strengthen Asia-Europe ties
  • Create shared experiences for learning and dialogue
  • Enhance mutual understanding
  • Explore opportunities for cooperation

Eligible Countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India,  Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a citizen of an ASEM member country.
  • be currently working as a journalist (traditional media, online media, freelance are all eligible)
  • have more than 5 years of working experience as a journalist covering international affairs

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Asia-Europe Foundation.

Asia Foundation’s Civil Society Fund: The South Asia Water Governance Program to Support Transboundary Water Issues

Deadline: 22 March 2016

The Asia Foundation is seeking proposals from eligible non-government (NGO) and civil society organisations (CSOs) for Civil Society Fund (CSF) of the South Asia Water Governance Program (SAWGP) that will support civil society and community engagement on transboundary water issues in the South Asia region.

The CSF seeks to promote regional cooperation in the management of the Himalayan river systems in order to deliver sustainable, fair, and inclusive and climate resilient development of water resources. It aims to deliver regional benefits and therefore proposed projects must involve engagement between two or more countries in the region.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan

Focus Areas

  • Implement innovative transboundary water initiatives that seek to engage directly with communities living in transboundary water environments.
  • Collaborate, share knowledge, experiences and best practices on transboundary water issues.
  • Build CSO awareness of the impacts and implications of transboundary water governance decisions and build their capacity to engage in transboundary water decision making processes.

Grant Information

Grant activities will be funded for 12-16 months and up to 20 grant awards will be awarded in two lots.

  • Lot 1: Up to $ 150,000 – $ 450,000- 5 Awards
  • Lot 2: Up to $ 150,000– 15 Awards

Eligibility Criteria

  • Type of organisation: Grants will be limited to not-for-profit organisations. ‘Not-for-profit organizations’ include international and national civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs), consortia, networks, federations and membership bodies, think tanks, academic institutions etc. but exclude government bodies (national, regional or local) and individuals.
  • Registration: Applicants must be based in one of the CSF focused All CSOs/NGOs applying must be registered under the applicable CSO/NGO laws of the country in which they are located. All CSOs/NGOs must be eligible to receive foreign donor funds.
  • Experience: Applicants must have a strong track record of work on water governance and management, with at least three years of programming on such issues in at least one of the following CSF focus countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan. This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. Applicants must have a track record of working directly with or supporting community engagement and participation.
  • Geographic scope: Initiatives funded through the CSF must be transboundary in nature. Therefore, proposals must involve work in two or more CSF focus countries.
  • Consortia: Applications from consortia, partnerships or networks of two or more CSOs are preferred. For all consortia, a lead organisation must be declared, and all consortium partners should be not-for-profit organisations.
  • Capacity: Applicants must have demonstrable financial and human resource capacity to execute large donor funded projects, and in the case of INGOs, in multiple countries.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Civil Society Fund.

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 implementation research in countries for the control and elimination of infectious diseases of poverty, including research that addresses issues related to the culture and environment that contribute to these problems.

Research Areas

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty.
  • Knowledge gap related to an operational/programmatic issue that has a direct policy and programmatic relevance.
  • Health systems, health service delivery, community-based approaches or qualitative research topics in the context of the diseases.

Funding Information

TDR/WPR Small Grants are available of up to US$ 15 000 per project.

Eligible Countries

Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applicants from the WHO Western Pacific Region (mentioned above) are eligible to apply.
  • Proposals must be researchers or health professionals working in infectious disease programmes of ministries of health, national universities, or research institutions; and who are from and are working in low- and middle-income countries of the WHO WPR.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website and submit required documents:

  • Relevant questionnaires and forms (including consent/assent forms)
  • Letter of endorsement from the related disease programmes of the ministry of health
  • Updated curriculum vitae of all investigators

For more information, please visit call for applications.

Landesa Rural Development Institute: 2016 Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

Deadline: 28 February 2016

Landesa Rural Development Institute (LRDI) is currently seeking applications for six weeks long Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals program, to support motivated professionals to enhance their ability to improve women’s land rights in the developing world. The Program seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from around the world who are strongly committed to securing women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels.

The program’s goal is to enhance and learn from participants’ expertise, to support their commitment to securing women’s land rights, and to foster participation in a global women’s land rights network.

Areas of Interest                             

  • Identify and address challenges to securing women’s land rights within the local and broader global development context, as well as geographic, social, and political realities.
  • Expand the set of options, approaches, and potential solutions based on comparative experiences and expertise in legal and policy reform and implementation and in the design, execution, and evaluation of women’s land rights interventions.
  • Foster a worldwide network of women’s land rights colleagues to serve as resource and support.
  • Enhance their impact with stronger leadership, management, and communication skills.

Benefits

The program covers the cost of tuition, obtaining a US visa, roundtrip flights, airport transfers in the US, lodging, and public transportation, and provides a modest stipend for food and other living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants must be currently based and working in India, China, Ghana, Liberia, or Tanzania due to current funding guidelines.
  • Professionals currently working in-country for national or international organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, etc.
  • Practitioners, policy advocates, community organizers, educators, and other development professionals strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights.
  • Professionals with at least five years’ development experience, with two of those years focused on issues related to land tenure or women’s rights.
  • Professionals with advanced English proficiency skills (speaking, reading, and writing).

How to Apply

  • Applicants must download the application form via given website and also submit required documents:
    • Letter of interest
    • One writing sample (five-pages maximum)
  • Finalists will be notified for interviews by April, and selected program participants will be notified and announced by May 2016.

For more information, Please visit Visiting Professionals Program.