Call for Applications: Regional Youth Exchange Programme on Gender Equality

Deadline: 1 April 2016

Swedish Institute Alexandria (SwedAlex) and the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) are currently inviting young people from the EU-MENA region to apply for its Regional Youth Exchange Programme in Alexandria, Egypt, with an aim to conceptualize a gender agenda that is conducive and sustainable.

The four days program will include interactive activities mainly based on participant’s insights and knowledge.


The programme will address the following themes:

  • What is a gender agenda?
  • Equality and/or Feminism.
  • Gender Equality and Political Parties.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants should be working in a NGO, a government body, or an active member of a political party.
  • Participant can be student doing research in the area of equality, gender, and development.
  • Participant’s eligibility requirements must include:
    • Age: 22 – 32
    • Regions: From MENA and Europe
    • Professional and Educational Background: youth working in civil society, government, academia, political party, or a student researching in this area, and have a clear interest in the topic.
    • Eligible participants should be working in a NGO, a government body, or an active member of a political party.
    • Language: Fluent in English

How to Apply

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

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Biography (One paragraph + a recent picture)
  • Letter of motivation, explain in 500 words
  • Contact information sheet (Email/Phone number/Address/Nearest Airport)
  • A presentation in less than 8 slides

For more information, please visit Youth Programme.

Social Fund for Development 2016: Inviting Non-Profits to Promote Community Projects!

Deadline: 16 March 2016

The French government has announced a Social Fund for Development (SFD) Program 2016 for NGOs in Kenya. The SFD aims at contributing to poverty alleviation efforts and at meeting the direct needs of communities, as well as building the capacities of the local civil society.


  • Contributing to social development
  • Giving the beneficiaries a chance to be directly involved in the development process
  • Focusing on education, informal settlements and gender is a priority. However, projects from other sectors and responding to specific needs are not excluded.

Grants Information

The maximum amount one can request is 4M KES and the duration of the project should not exceed 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be CBOs, NGOs or other independent non-profit organizations
  • Applicants can be Kenyan or international
  • Applicants must have organizational capacity and administrative efficiency
  • Applicants must have an established record of achievements

Eligible Project

  • Small infrastructure projects for local development in key areas (classrooms building, community centres, technical training facilities, etc.)
  • Capacity building projects (trainings, income generating activities, etc.)

How to Apply

Applicants must download and fill the application form and return it with the requested documents by email or post via given website.

For more information, Please visit Call for Proposal.

BERSAMA: Inviting NGOs for Gender Based Violence Prevention Program!

Deadline: 24 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development mission in Indonesia (USAID/Indonesia) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for a program to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia; entitled BERSAMA

“Bersama” is a new activity that USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) proposes to begin in FY 2016. Bersama will focus on addressing the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in four provinces of Indonesia.

USAID/Indonesia’s Bersama activity is significant in the context of USAID’s GBV Strategy, because it is one of a few USAID-funded anti-GBV programs that approach GBV from a democracy, human rights, governance and accountability lens or via a community-based approach.

BERSAMA supports United States Government (USG) priorities encompassing development and diplomatic goals, including USAID’s Global Strategy to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Development Objectives

  • Democratic Governance Strengthened
  • Essential Human Services for the Poorest and Most Vulnerable Improved
  • Global Development Priorities of Mutual Interest Advanced
  • Collaborative Achievement in Science, Technology and Innovation Increased

Areas of Intervention

  • Addressing the root causes of violence, including gender inequality, contexts that support men’s domination of women, and rigid norms about masculinity;
  • Improving prevention and protection services, including strengthening government service provision and justice systems;
  • Responding to the health and economic needs of those affected by GBV;
  • Supporting legislation and its enforcement against GBV, calling for government accountability to uphold women and survivors’ rights.

Funding Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID/INDONESIA anticipates level of funding for this award is not to exceed $7,400,000 over five years period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are eligible to submit an application.
  • NGOs include any incorporated entity, either nonprofit or for profit, other than a governmental organization.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The Agreement Officer may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the applications both in hard copies and electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Gender Based Violence Prevention Program.


Be a Part of 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education!

Deadline: 29 February 2016

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students for its 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (and Research) to Paris, on 12-14 September 2016.

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.

Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union. Therefore ‘Making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond’ is EIGE’s vision.

The conferences provide an international forum to discuss and exchange information and experiences and share research results on the changes and challenges related to gender in academia, gender equality promotion and interventions in higher education and research institutions.

Objectives and Priorities

  • To provide high quality research and data to support better informed and evidence based decision-making by policymakers and other key stakeholders working to achieve gender equality;
  • To manage all knowledge produced by EIGE to enable timely and innovative communication that meets the targeted needs of key stakeholders;
  • To meet the highest administrative and financial standards while supporting the needs of EIGE’s personnel.


  • Gender equality in higher education and research, evolution and comparative approaches with other sectors of society (e.g. business and politics) as well as between countries: Gender balance, diversity, discrimination, intersectionality
  • Public policies promoting gender equality, national and European challenges, European Research Area roadmaps
  • Higher education reforms and their gender impacts
  • Women’s access to decision-making positions: issues of power at stake, and effects of legal provisions or regulations promoting parity (e.g. targets and quotas)
  • Structural change and institutional gender equality plans (recruitments, promotions, careers, work-life balance, work time organisation, etc.)
  • Addressing and preventing sexual harassment, gender-based violence and sexist behaviors
  • Equal opportunities in research funding

Researching and Teaching

  • Researching on gender, teaching and learning gender equality: Gender research, its funding, and the transfer of its findings into higher education: what evolutions?
  • Teaching gender in social science and humanities and in other disciplines
  • Gender equality and anti-discrimination trainings for teachers
  • Gender training for future gender equality professionals
  • Gender training for academic and scientific leaders and managers
  • Integration of the gender dimension in research contents beyond social science and humanities, institutional, national and European challenges.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the forms via given website.

For more information, please visit European Institute for Gender Equality.

USAID: Supporting People with Disability and Strengthening the Capacity of Disabled People’s Organization!

Deadline: 2 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development-Uganda (USAID/Uganda) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non U.S. organisations to propose innovative and effective approaches that increase the participation of people with disability (PWD) in USAID activities and strengthen the capacity of Disabled People’s Organization (DPO’s).

Areas of Interest

USAID seeks applications for projects that integrate people with disabilities in USAID Mission programs and strengthen the capacity and leadership of DPOs. Activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture and food security;
  • Democracy, human rights & governance;
  • Economic growth and trade; education;
  • Environment and global climate change;
  • Sports;
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Capacity building programs for DPOs may include organizational capacity, advocacy efforts, cross-disability coalition building, coordination, and leadership and training.

Areas for Disability Funding Support

  • Increase participation of people with disabilities in new or existing USAID programs
  • Strengthen and Support Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs)

Grant Information

Subject to availability of funds, USAID intends to provide $6 million, for grants in two categories below in total estimated cost over one to three years to support these activities.

  • Small fund programs ranging from $20,000 to $300,000
  • Large fund programs ranging from $300,000 to $600,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications should be from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.
  • Local DPOs are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Mainstream (non-DPO) organizations applying for funds must include in their application letter(s) of signed support from local DPOs they intend to partner with for the purpose of the project.
  • Partners new to USAID may submit applications.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. PIOs are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Expanding Participation of People with Disability.

FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship: Award of upto US$10,000 Supporting Graduate-level Studies

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The FINCAD is currently inviting the women from around the world to apply for the FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship 2016 Program, an annual scholarship program supporting outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly relating to the use of derivatives in capital markets and/or financial risk management, and give them an opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge.


US $10,000 will be awarded to the applicants to support their graduate-level studies.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program.

How to Apply

The interested applicants are required to submit an application form along with the following scanned documents:

  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • An official transcript from each University you have attended
  • Research papers (if applicable)

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit FINCAD.

Third Wave’s Grow Power Fund for Emerging Gender Justice Organizations in US

Deadline: 9 February 2016

Third Wave’s Grow Power Fund 2016 is accepting proposals to support youth-led Gender Justice Activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. The Grow Power Fund is:

  • A long-term investment in youth-led gender justice organizations providing grants of up to $40,000 a year for general support, capacity building and coaching
  • An opportunity for emerging feminist, trans, queer organizations to collaborate and partner across movements
  • An effort to increase the scale and sustainability of work led by young women of color; trans, intersex, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and queer youth of color; and low-income communities

Areas of Interests

  • Racial and/or economic justice
  • Immigration justice
  • Reproductive justice and HIV/AIDS justice
  • Trans, intersex, gender non-conforming, and queer justice
  • Disability justice
  • Anti-violence and/or anti-criminalization work

Grants available

Each grantee will receive funding for:

  • General operating funds: Up to $25K per year
  • Capacity building support: Up to to $10K per year
  • Organizational development coach funds: $5K per year

Eligibility Criteria

Is your organization:

  • Based in the United States?
  • A registered 501c3, fiscally-sponsored, or in its final stages of securing fiscal sponsorship?
  • A feminist, queer, and/or Tran’s community-based local or state organization?
  • Led by young people under 35 – specifically young women of color; trans, intersex, non-binary, and/or queer youth of color; and/or low-income youth of color?

Does your organization:

  • Have an annual budget of less than $200,000 USD?
  • Lack access to grant funding and philanthropy, particularly foundations at the national level?

If you’re answered “YES” to these questions, then you’re eligible to apply!

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an Electronic LOI through the website.

For more information, please visit Power Fund 2016.

Apply for the Geneva Challenge 2016 Advancing Development Goals Contest, The Challenges of Urbanization

Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Graduate Institute Geneva invites teams of 3-5 enrolled Masters Students from anywhere in the world to participate in the Geneva Challenge 2016 Advancing Development Goals Contest, The Challenges of Urbanization. Three finalist teams will be invited (traveling and accommodation expenses covered) to an oral presentation in Geneva.

The Geneva invites teams of students to:

  • identify a challenge stemming from urbanization
  • construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context
  • Propose innovation at the policy, practice, processor technology levels turning the challenge into development opportunity

Areas of Interest

  • Urban Planning, Design, Housing & Slum Upgrading
  • Environment, Climate Change & Energy
  • Health, Water & Sanitation
  • Human Rights, Gender, Inequality & Social Exclusion
  • Safety & Resilience


The ADG contest 2016 will distribute 17,500 CHF in monetary prizes.

  • The winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF.
  • The second prize will receive 5,000 CHF.
  • The third prize will receive 2,500 CHF.


  • Mid-February 2016- Announcement of the Jury Panel and the Keynote Speaker
  • 25 May 2016- Registration deadline
  • 31 July 2016- Submission deadline
  • September 2016- Semi-finalists announced
  • Late September 2016- Jury Evaluation meeting
  • Early October 2016 -Finalists announced
  • Late November 2016- Presentations of the Finalists and Award Ceremony

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants of the ADG contest 2016 must be enrolled graduate students at the time of their registration of the contest.
  • Graduate students to be anyone enrolled in post bachelor level university program with a maximum duration of 2 years, or anyone who can prove to be studying towards acquiring a masters level degree.
  • Participants must gather in teams of 3 to 5 graduate students, who are able to contribute from at least 2 different disciplinary perspectives to the submitted analysis.
  • Participants can be enrolled in a same graduate program, collaborate with students from other programs from the university they are enrolled in or coordinate with students from different universities and institutions worldwide.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form available on the website

For more information, please visit ADG Contest 2016.

Call for Proposals for Non-Profit Indigenous Organizations Addressing Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests Through Video

Deadline: 30 January 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently inviting indigenous organizations to submit a proposal to develop a video of maximum 10 minutes (preferably an animation video) on the practical use that Indigenous Peoples could make of the VGGT.


The (animation) video should:

  • Highlight the role of the VGGT as a tool for Indigenous Peoples to use in land related matters
  • Turn into a tool that will enable Indigenous Peoples to learn about the VGGT (facilitating exchanges and discussions among them)
  • Bring to light the parts of the VGGT that are most relevant for indigenous peoples
  • Showcase good practices related to their application (e.g. registration of customary land rights of an indigenous community, development of new laws for the recognition and protection of the legitimate tenure rights of indigenous peoples, others)
  • Be of universal character (addressed to indigenous communities in different parts of the world)
  • Emphasize specific/key articles of the UNDRIP affirming rights to lands and resources, subsistence, redress and restitution, traditional knowledge, sacred sites, as well as Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
  • Reflect self-determination


The amount allocated for this call for proposals is US$ 12.000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profit Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations (women and youth’s organizations from all regions are encouraged to apply)
  • Interested non- indigenous and non-profit organizations are kindly asked to create a partnership with an indigenous organization and apply through them.
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Indigenous organizations sending a 1 page describing the storyboard to be developed;
    • Indigenous organizations explaining the video production technique they will use;
    • Projects covering above mentioned objectives;
    • Projects giving concrete examples;
    • Projects making reference to some of the technical guidelines accompanying the Voluntary Guidelines.
      1. Gender
      2. Governance of forest tenure
      3. Free, Prior and Informed Consent
      4. Small scale fisheries tenure
      5. Agricultural Investments
    • Applications should be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
    • The video can be produced in any FAO official language (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) or in an indigenous language with dubbing and/or subtitles.

How to Apply

Organizations are requested to submit abstracts and proposals via email.

For more information, please visit FAO.

Call for Concept Notes: SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund

Deadline: 31 March 2016

With support from the Government of Sweden, SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) funds events focused on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction. Organizations across Asia or addressing issues in Asia are invited to submit concept notes.

The Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme funded by Sweden aims to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development.

The programme seeks to change mind-sets and everyday practices to ultimately benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to poor and marginalized groups such as, but not limited to, women, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups based on their specific contexts.

Funding available

A total of 1,200,000 SEK will be awarded evenly in the 4 quarters of a year to support 4 strategic events each year with the maximum limitation of 300,000 SEK. The awards can fund an event in its entirety or provide supplemental funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • SEI welcomes concept notes for events in Asia on advancing environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction.
  • The events should preferably bring representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society together with researchers, and feature active exchanges between participants.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the template for concept Note (Word) available on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for Concept Note.