European Union: Skills and Technical Education Programme in Malawi

Deadline: 26 May 2016 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) in Malawi in order to increase the informal and formal TEVET training and to facilitate innovative research on TEVET training and financing. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1: Increasing access to formal and informal training EUR 4.000.000 Lot 2: Innovative research aimed at improving TEVET training and financing of … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Submit Your Applications for DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016!

Deadline: 28 March 2016 Do you have an innovative approach to help keep adolescent girls and young women AIDS-free? If yes, then apply for this Dreams Innovation Challenge! Applications are open for the DREAMS Innovation Challenge 2016 with a motive to reduce HIV infections by infusing new thinking and high-impact approaches to meet the urgent, complex needs of adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. Focus Areas Strengthening Capacity of Communities for … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: ACU Early Career Academic Grants 2016

Deadline: 15 April 2016 The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is currently inviting applicants from ACU member universities for its Early Career Academic Grants 2016. Applications will be strengthened by the applicant providing evidence of the submission/acceptance of a paper or poster, or other communication with the conference organisers. Eligible Countries Australasia: Australia, New Zealand Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, … [Read more...]

YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Programme 2016: Building a Diverse Generation of Leaders

Deadline: 26 February 2016 The Young African Leaders Center is currently inviting African Leaders for its YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Programme 2016. The objective of the programme is to provide the platform and tools to empower dynamic young Africans and to awaken their innate leadership potential for the benefit of Africa and its global partners. Aims Create critical thinkers Solve complex and multidisciplinary problems Foster entrepreneurial … [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...]

Three Grant Programs by Disability Rights Fund: Apply for Round One!

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is seeking applications for its three grant programs to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). DRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing … [Read more...]

National Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Advancement of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The National Coalition Funding Stream supports advancement of the CRPD at national levels through lobbying for legislative changes (including but not limited to CRPD ratification), monitoring and reporting on implementation of the CRPD or other international human rights mechanisms, or following up on the recommendations made by UN human rights mechanisms to States in regard to implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). In addition, this funding … [Read more...]

Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Civil Society and Addressing the Rights of PWDs

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream supports civil society coalitions at sub-national levels to ensure that national legislation and policy addressing the rights of PWDs is implemented at these levels, including through establishment of budgets. In addition, this funding stream supports sub-national level coalitions to advocate that sub-national development programs, policies and plans are inclusive of persons with disabilities and to ensure that efforts to implement … [Read more...]

Small Grants Funding Stream: Strengthening the Capacity of Persons with Disability

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The Small Grants Funding Stream helps organizations to build a broader movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels.  Organizations can use funds from DRF to strengthen the capacity of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to participate more actively in decision-making processes in CRPD implementation and monitoring or to advocate for the advancement of rights defined in specific articles of the CRPD. In addition, this funding stream supports DPOs to participate … [Read more...]

The SEED Awards: Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development!

Deadline: 21 March 2016 Extended up to 31 March 2016 Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If yes, then apply for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. Applications are open for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development with a motive to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up … [Read more...]

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people. UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Eligible … [Read more...]

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity: Seeking Proposals for the 2016 Innovation Competition

Deadline: 28 March 2016 The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking proposals for its 2016 Innovation Competition. The competitions are destined for financial service providers such as banks, microfinance institutions, insurance companies and agribusinesses who may wish to apply for support. The three principles guiding The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity are: Impact: Projects should have a positive effect on the lives of rural poor people through … [Read more...]

UK Department for International Development: LEGEND Challenge Fund of up to £750,000 to Improve Land Rights

Deadline: 26 February 2016 The Land Portal Foundation is seeking applications for its LEGEND Challenge Fund to support the development and testing of innovative approaches and partnerships for strengthening land governance, with a specific focus on piloting approaches to responsible land-related investments. The Fund has two concurrent “windows” through which applicants can apply for grants: Window 1: Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments Window 2: Open … [Read more...]

Southern Africa Prosperity Fund 2016/17 to Promote Economic Reform & Development

Deadline: 15 February 2016 The British High Commission Pretoria has announced a Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries. The Funding priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption. The Fund will primarily be focused on ODA eligible middle income countries, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2016: EDCTP Grants of up to € 3 million to Clinical Research in Sub Saharan Africa

Deadline: 18 February 2016 The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently accepting proposals from Sub Saharan Africa for EDCTP Regional Networks Program. The purpose of this Call is to provide funding for actions that aim to support regional networking in sub-Saharan Africa and with Europe in order to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct clinical trials in line with the International Conference on … [Read more...]

Apply for 2016/2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 12 February 2016 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC has jointly announced applications for Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship. Eligible Countries Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, … [Read more...]

New Zealand Development Scholarships for Candidates from Selected Developing Countries!

Deadline: 15 April 2016 Applicants are invited for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) funded by the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are … [Read more...]

Apply for the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan

Deadline: 15 April 2016 Applicants are invited for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by MFAT. The selection process in New Zealand is managed by Universities New Zealand. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first … [Read more...]

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