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.

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/

Inter-American Development Bank: Promoting Regional Public Goods in Latin America & the Caribbean

Deadline: 7 April 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced 2016 call for Proposals under the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation.

Cross- cutting Issues

  • Gender equality and diversity
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Institutional capacity and the rule of law

Grants available

The size of the grant typically ranges between US$0.6 and US$ 1.2 million per project.

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of three borrowing member countries (mentioned above) of the Bank are involved in the production of the RPG.
  • Public national, sub-national and local institutions in the IDB’s borrowing member countries with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the Bank.
  • Private, non-profit entities that are legally established in one of the IDB’s borrowing member countries.
  • Latin American and/or Caribbean regional or sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit call for Proposals.

Capital Magnet Fund: Serving Low-income Families and Communities across America

Deadline: 30 March 2016

The Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI), U.S. Department of Treasury is seeking applications from organisations for Capital Magnet Fund to spur investment in affordable housing and related economic development efforts that serve low-income families and low-income communities across America.

The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, as a bipartisan initiative.

Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund provides competitively awarded grants to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.

Organizations that receive Capital Magnet Fund awards are required to produce housing and community development investments at least ten times the size of the award amount, generating a multiplier effect that means that more low-income people and low-income communities nationwide will have housing options within their financial reach.

Objectives

  • To empower America’s economically distressed communities
  • To increase economic opportunity
  • To promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States.
  • To promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Eligibility Criteria

Capital Magnet Fund Applicants must be:

  • A certified CDFI, or
  • A non-profit organization operating with a principal purpose of developing or managing affordable housing solutions
  • All Applicants (regardless of entity type) must demonstrate that they have been in existence as a legally formed entity for at least three years prior to the funding round application deadline.

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit Capital Magnet Fund.

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 Countries

  • Central & Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati,Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Eastern & Southern Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Republic of Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Middle east & North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of)
  • West & Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

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 required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations.

NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific Latin American and African countries, some Chinese provinces, and from Nepal, Timor-Leste and Mongolia. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Algeria, Angola, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia,  Nepal,  Timor-Leste, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Development Scholarships. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can pick the application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in their country or apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand Development Scholarship.

Rahem Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Programme: An Open Opportunity for Journalist from Developing Countries!

Deadline: 1 March 2016

The United Nations Department of Public Information is currently seeking applications from young journalists and broadcasters for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme. The fellowship is for junior and mid-level broadcasters and journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.

The Programme provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations. It is also an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN communication professionals.

Upon completion of the Programme, participants are expected to continue working in journalism or broadcasting and help promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home country.

Benefits

  • Economy single round trip airline ticket from fellow’s country to New York.
  • A daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to cover fellow’s accommodation, meals, local transportation and other expenses. The current daily rate for New York is US$ 385.00.
  • Upon completion of the Programme requirements and assignments, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Eligibile Countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Cyprus, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Venezuela, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kuwait, Oman

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be nationals of one of the countries mentioned above and must meet all the following requirements:

  • Age between 22 and 35.
  • Currently employed by a recognized media organization. Freelancers, translators and UN employees or immediate family members of UN employees are not eligible.
  • Oral and written fluency in English. Applicants from Non-English speaking countries will be interviewed on the phone.
  • Several years of professional journalism experience and proven interest in the work of the United Nations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email all their documents at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Rahem Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Programme.

Romanian Government Scholarships 2016-2017 for non EU Countries

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for the 85 scholarships program for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania.

Scholarship Covers

  • Free-of-charge tuition,
  • Free-of-charge accommodation
  • Financial support
    • 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students.
    • 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization).
    • 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree).

Priority Fields

Political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts.

Eligibility Criteria

Application open to:

  • Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence).
  • Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements.

How to Apply

  • Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or to the MECS.
  • Applications files should contain documents in English or French language.
  • If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.

 For more information, please visit Government Scholarship.

Monsanto Fund: Improving Lives in Farming Communities

Applications Open: 1 January 2016

Deadline: 28 February 2016

The Monsanto Fund is inviting applicants in order to improve the lives of farming communities around the world – as well as supporting the communities.

The Monsanto Fund accepts grant proposals for programs outside of the U.S. in the following areas:

  • Providing basic education support designed to improve education in farming communities around the world, including supporting schools, libraries, science centers, farmer training programs and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs
  • Meeting critical needs in communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that help with things such as food security, sanitation, access to clean water, public safety and various other local needs.

Funding Information

The smallest grant will consider is US $25,000.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Asia: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Europe & The Middle East: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • North America: Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay

Eligible Criteria

  • Applicant can apply for either a new program OR an existing program.
  • International applications from organizations to fund projects located in eligible countries (given above)
  • Applications to the Monsanto Fund for international regions are by invitation only
  • Eligible organizations include public charities incorporated in the U.S. and working in a foreign country, indigenous public charities, units of government, private schools primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population, and private hospitals primarily serving an economically disadvantaged population.
  • Monsanto Fund will not fund to Individual aid, Underwriting deficits, Fraternal, labor, Religious, politically partisan or similar groups.
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, age or national origin are not eligible to apply.

For application details and more, please visit Monsanto Fund.

MAC AIDS Fund’s International Grants of up to $75,000 USD for NGOs Providing Direct Services for Individuals living with HIV/AIDS

Applications are considered throughout the year

The MAC AIDS Fund supports organizations that provide direct services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and that address the link between poverty and AIDS.  The aim is to help fund those direct care services most needed in a particular community based on HIV/AIDS prevalence and the availability of other public or private funding sources.

Examples of the kinds of services eligible under this program include, but are not limited to: food and nutrition, transportation assistance, prevention and education, treatment adherence, and housing.

Focus Regions/Countries

  • Asia Pacific: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
  • Europe/Middle East: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

Grant Size

Grants range from $25,000 to $75,000 USD. The maximum grant amount for a first-time grant is $50,000 USD.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant’s organization must be registered as a non-profit organization in one of the countries listed above.
  • Applicant’s organization must provide direct services that address the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS.
  • Applicant’s organization must have been in operation for three years or longer.
  • Applicant’s organization must have not applied for a grant from the M∙A∙C Affiliate Community Grants Program in the current calendar year.
  • The M·A·C AIDS Fund will not fund the following:
    • Political lobbying
    • Religious activities; faith-based organizations must provide services to all clients regardless of denomination
    • Capital campaigns
    • Sponsorship of events
    • Individuals
    • Research
    • Endowments, unless they provide a direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS
    • Debt reduction
    • Direct medical care or services
    • Programs based outside of the country where the organization is based
    • Requests from past grantees who have not met our reporting requirements or terms of past grants.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants can apply through MAF online system.

For more information about these grants, please visit MAC AIDS Grants.