Latest Grants, Fellowships and Resources for Youths

A list of latest grants and fellowship opportunities for youths and youth-led NGOs around the world.

Apply for Intercultural Achievement Award 2016: Inviting Individuals & Organizations!

Deadline: 4 April 2016

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for its Intercultural Achievement Award 2016 with an aim to identify and award innovative and solution-oriented projects that operate under the umbrella of intercultural dialogue both within Austria as well as on a global scale.

The projects either have to be in the process of being implemented or have already been successfully concluded.

Focus Areas

  • Media
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Migration
  • Integration

Award Category

  • Sustainability: Best practice project” in the amount of EUR 10.000
  • Recent Events: “Best project with reference to current issues” in the amount of EUR 5.000
  • Innovation: “Most innovative intercultural project” in the amount of EUR 5.000
  • Media Award: “Best media contribution for intercultural understanding” in the amount of EUR 5.000
  • Special Award: “Integration in Austria” in the amount of EUR 5.000

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are open to both non-profit organisations (including non-government organisations as well as associations, foundations, charitable educational institutions or religious organisations) and commercial organisations.
  • Individuals from civil society may also apply.
  • Only organisations operating and localised in Austria may apply for the Special Award.
  • Government, science, research or international institutions are excluded from admission.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Intercultural Achievement Award.

U.S. Embassy Armenia: Alumni Outreach Grants Program 2016 to Promote Democratic Advancement & Civic Education

Deadline: 22 May 2016

The U.S. Embassy Yerevan is currently inviting applications for its U.S. Alumni Outreach Grant Program Competition, which aims to maintain contacts with U.S. Government-funded exchange and training program alumni and encourage networking among alumni and their colleagues in fields that promote democratic advancement, civic education, academic excellence, association building, youth projects, and economic reform.

U.S. Alumni Outreach Grant can be used for the following purposes:

  • To initiate a public or community service program
  • To support and promote social inclusion
  • To enhance cooperation among the media, civil society, and the general public to eliminate different forms of corruption
  • To foster startup communities and to spur entrepreneurial activities
  • To conduct projects that support democratic and economic reform initiatives, civic education, media freedom, IPR, association building, youth engagement, or cross-border cooperation with Turkey or Azerbaijan

Eligibility Criteria

  • An individual alumnus or an Armenian-registered NGO (non-profit, non-governmental organization) that has USG alumni members.
  • Alumni of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs, including ECA, USAID, USDA, and ODC training programs are eligible.
  • American and third-country organizations and individuals are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All applications must be written in English and should be delivered to U.S. Embassy by post or via email.

For more information, please visit Alumni Outreach Grant Program.

Apply to Participate in the Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations, 2016

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations (YA) is currently inviting applications from across the globe in order to discuss and examine the important role of youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The program will be held in New York.

The 2016 Summer edition will feature three days of plenary sessions and interactive workshops where youth will develop the skills they need to take a stand and enact change in their communities and globally. The Youth Assembly is structured around the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Youth Assembly Organizing Committee has announced two options designed exclusively for Youth Assembly (YA) delegates: the Conference Only option and the Delegate Package option.

Key Dates

  • Conference only
    • 23 March- Early Bird registration opens
    • 29 April- Early Bird registration closes
    • 30 June- General registration closes
    • 30 June- Early Bird visa confirmation deadline
    • 25 July- General delegate visa confirmation deadline
    • 9 August- Delegate check-in (required)
    • 10-12 August – 2016 Summer Youth Assembly
  • Delegate Packages
    • 23 March- Registration opens
    • 30 June- Registration closes
    • 6-9 August- Pre-YA Program: The Social Ventures for Sustainable Development Seminar
    • 10-12 August- 2016 Summer Youth Assembly
    • 13 August- Volunteer day in NYC
    • 14-16 August- Post-YA Program: World Bank Seminar and DC Visit

Eligibility Criteria

  • Youth leaders and aspiring youth leaders, ages 16-28 and more are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants under 16 years old (at the time of the event) are not eligible and will not be accepted.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to apply through online registration process.

For more information, please visit YA 2016.

CODESRIA’s International Conference Addressing Psychosocial Disorders in Children and Youth in Africa

Deadline: 10 April 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently inviting the researchers for its programmes on Health of the Child and Youth, aiming at encouraging and developing research in the areas of health, child, and youth in Africa. For 2016, an international conference will be held on the theme: “Children and Adolescents in Africa in the midst of Psychosocial Disorders.”

With an urgent and compelling need to raise the issue of psychosocial trauma affecting children and adolescents this questioning should go beyond such wars which are exceptional situations that tend to normalize various forms of violent and lethal experiments in which children are involved.

The conference will be held from 19-21 October 2016 at Niamey, Niger.

Themes

The following are some of the themes the conference will be addressing:

  1. Trauma, armed conflicts and sexual violence against minors ;
  2. Pathological careers of children who are exposed to drug issues ;
  3. Dealing with children’s and adolescents’ psychosocial disorders by states and societies: public and private modes of enmity ;
  4. Care and support for minors suffering from mental disorders ;
  5. Cultural representations of psychosocial disorders among children and adolescents;
  6. Mental health of children seeking refuge from war ;
  7. Children and adolescents in the midst of school violence ;
  8. Children and adolescents in the midst of family violence (incest, corporal punishment, etc.).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Researchers from around the world are eligible to participate;
  • Works that adopt a multidisciplinary approach will be privileged.

How to Apply

  • Participants must submit a 300-word abstract and a CV via email.
  • All documents should be sent in Word format.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

Call for Applications: Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund Community Grants

Deadline: 28 March 2016

The Commonwealth Bank is currently inviting applications from the youth-focused community organisations across Australia, for its Staff Community Fund Community Grants to support the health and well being of Australian youth.

Award Information

The maximum amount payable by the SCF for each successful application will be $10,000. However, the SCF, in its absolute discretion, may choose to pay an amount less than $10,000 (the “Community Grant”).

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to receive a Community Grant, each applying organisation (“Organisation”) must:
    • run, manage, conduct or implement programs (each an “Eligible Youth Program”) that support children and youth up to the age of twenty-one years old in Australia;
    • be endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient (“DGR”) status by the Australian Tax Office or Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and maintain DGR status until such time as a Community Grant is paid; and
    • hold a current bank account in Australia in its name.
  • An Organisation may apply for a Community Grant for separate Eligible Youth Programs but only where each Eligible Youth Program:
    • is conducted in a separate location from any other Eligible Youth Program which is the subject of an application for a Community Grant; or
    • is managed by a part of the Organisation which operates out of its own distinct territorial location (eg. a State/Territory or part of a State/Territory).

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit their completely filled online application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Commonwealth Bank Community Grants.

UNESCO: International Fund for the Promotion of Culture 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Are you an artist or creator? Are you an NGO or a non-profit private body or a public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If yes then apply for the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture 2016.

The United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently inviting applicants for its International Fund for the Promotion of Culture 2016. The resources of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture are intended to promote:

  • Cultures as sources of knowledge, meanings, values and identity
  • The role of culture for sustainable development
  • Artistic creativity in all its forms, while respecting freedom of expression
  • International and regional cultural cooperation

Funding Information

The amount of assistance required is between US$ 20,000 and US$ 100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total project budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The potential beneficiaries of the Fund shall be:
    • public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation
    • non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit private bodies whose objectives are in conformity with those of the Fund and whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation
    • individuals, particularly artists and creators
  • Priority shall be given, as far as possible, to requests from or benefiting countries on the latest DAC List of Official Development Assistance Recipients.
  • Priority is given to projects submitted by young creators aged 18 to 30 years and to projects aimed at benefitting youth.
  • Eligible activities for receipt of assistance from the IFPC are:
    • the production of cultural and artistic works
    • the organization of cultural and artistic events of national, regional and/or international scope contributing to the establishment of culture and development strategies and programmes

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit IFPC 2016.

Apply for Youth Entrepreneurship Support Programme: Seeking Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs!

Deadline: Ongoing

The Bank of Industry (BOI) is currently inviting applicants from Nigerian for its Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme, which focus on young aspiring entrepreneurs within the age bracket of 18 – 35 years that have viable business ideas by developing a Product Program.

Objectives

The YES Programme has the following broad objectives:

  • To create an interactive learning platform to train young aspiring entrepreneurs in entrepreneurship and business management that will ultimately translate into improved efficiency and productivity.
  • To kindle the entrepreneurial spirit of the youths.
  • To act as an incubation center where business ideas are nurtured to their full potential as well as entrenching global best practices by inculcating a culture of innovation-driven entrepreneurship and ethics in the programme participants.
  • Promotion of self-employment among graduates of institutions of higher learning, thereby changing their job-seeking mindset.
  • To deepen financial inclusion by de-risking the young aspiring entrepreneurs and making them eligible for small business loans to be provided by BOI.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a Nigerian.
  • Must have a viable business idea within the 40 identified clusters that is operated, or will operate in Nigeria.
  • Must be within the age limits of 18 and 35. (proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required).
  • Must possess a minimum educational qualification of Ordinary National Diploma (OND).
  • Must be able to carry out the application process online.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit YES Programme.

Participate in Go Green in the City Global Challenge! Find Solutions for Sustainable Energy

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Schneider Electric is inviting applicants to participate in its sixth annual Go Green in the City global business case challenge that will give a chance to revolutionize energy management and gain unique insight into one of the leading global energy management companies.

Go Green in the City is the ultimate global student competition for sustainable energy solutions.

Benefits

  • Go Green in the City provides an opportunity to learn about Schneider Electric and to experience their work culture firsthand.
  • All participants will receive a digital certificate of participation sent to the email address used for registration.
  • Finalists along with the digital certificate will also get a memento from the Go Green in the City final competition.
  • All finalists are invited to the final event in Paris; all travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Schneider Electric.
  • Semi-finalists will get an opportunity to work with a mentor from Schneider Electric and a chance to complete a digital interview.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Business and engineering students pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s, or MBA degree are eligible to compete.
  • Go Green in the City 2016 is open to two-member teams with at least one female member.
  • Both of the team members must study in the same country for the duration of the competition. They are not, however, required to be from the same university, nor are they required to study the same subject or be in the same year, as long as they are not in their first year of their undergraduate education.
  • English language competency is required.
  • Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Go Green in the City.

Capacity Building Workshop of the EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF) for the Young Professionals from the MENA Region

Deadline: 28 March 2016

DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF), in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Swedish Institute Alexandria and Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), is currently inviting applications from the young and mid-level professionals, for its upcoming Capacity Building Workshop on “Turkey and Egypt in 2025: Foreseeing Challenges and Opportunities” (Scenario Planning and Strategic Policy Analysis), which will take place in Istanbul on June 01 – 04, 2016.

Objectives

The objectives of the forum are:

  • To analyze and generate knowledge about factors shaping developments in Egypt andTurkey in the mid-term
  • To sensitize participants for current tendencies and possible future trajectories of relevant actors in Egypt and Turkey
  • Capacity building in the fields of alternative, strategic, future oriented, and joined thinking, structured communication, and democratic discussion culture
  • To connect young and mid-level professionals and multipliers from North Africa and the Middle East, Turkey, and Europe, who work on similar subjects

Benefits

The organizers will cover accommodation and provide for travel subsidies based on participants’ country of residence (maximum 250€ for participants travelling from the EU, 350€ for participants travelling from Egypt and 50€ for participants based in Turkey).

Eligibility Criteria

The invitees of the workshop are young and mid-level professionals (aged around 27-35) with at least two years of professional work experience in policy analysis or policy making in think tanks, academic research institutions, politics or civil society, with a focus on Turkey or Egypt. Participants should come from or currently reside in Turkey, Egypt, other countries of the MENA region, or the EU.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an online application form along with their CV a short (approx. one page) outline of what is perceived to be the greatest challenges facing Turkey or Egypt in the next eight to ten years and what are the main concerns regarding the country’s future developments, as well as a short email outlining the motivation to participate in the capacity building workshop.

For more information, please visit EUMEF.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition: Check the Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

Prizes and Recognition

Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition will be selected in each of the following two categories:

  • Best Ideas Category: Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)
  • Best Projects Category: Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will receive a Gold Medal and a Certificate.
  • Second Prize winners will receive a Silver Medal and a Certificate.
  • Third Prize winners will receive a Bronze Medal and a Certificate.
  • Finalists not chosen as prize winners will receive Honorable Mention.
  • Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will receive a Certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • between the ages of 15 and 35
  • operating an enterprise, contributing towards the SDGs, in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply by registering themselves through an online registration process.

For more information, please visit Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.

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