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USAID/West Africa: Countering Violent Extremism Piloting

Deadline: 25 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Piloting” to develop solutions to urgent and critical violent extremist (VE) challenges in West Africa. The activities will focus on providing innovative approaches that address current […] … [Read more...]

USAID/Benin: Increasing the Use of High Impact Health Services and Healthy Behaviors

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The United States Agency for International Development in Benin (USAID/Benin) is seeking applications from qualified Benin local entities to fund a program entitled “Support for Scale-Up of Community Package of High Impact Interventions -Phase II” with an aim to align with the USAID/Benin Health Project (BHP) and support its development objective […] … [Read more...]

Apply for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

Deadline: 26 April 2016 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (hereafter ACCER Awards) is Africa’s premier environmental and climate change reporting program, run and founded by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in 2013.  journalists and other media practitioners from across Africa submit entries which demonstrate how their work has practically enhanced access […] … [Read more...]

The Scurrah Wainwright Charity Grants Program: Supporting Projects Emphasized on Social Inequity

Deadline: 14 May 2016 The Scurrah Wainwright Charity is currently accepting applications for its grants program, in support of a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of Social Inequity. Grant Size Typically, grants size lies between £1,000 and £5,000. Eligibility Criteria The Charity has three programmes: Yorkshire: Trustees give priority to applicants working in the Yorkshire region. An organisation need not be based in the … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016 The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of … [Read more...]

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program

Deadline: 23 May 2016 Department of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program that began in FY2013 and supports the Department's goals of fostering regional cooperation on the continent in addition to nurturing young leaders. The program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, … [Read more...]

CODESRIA’s Call for Applications: African Futures and the Futures of Childhood in Africa

Deadline: 15 July 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for two (2) weeks, from 17 to 28 October 2016 to strengthen the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a … [Read more...]

EU-Eritrea: Strengthening the Capacities of Civil Society Organisations & Local Authorities

Deadline: 30 May 2016 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities" to strengthen civil society organisations' and local authorities' contribution to governance and development processes. The programme is divided into two lots: LOT 1 – CSOs (EUR 950 000): To support and strengthen CSOs' capacity to perform their roles as development actors, services providers and agents … [Read more...]

CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) call for applications for the 2nd CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa. The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa, but also in other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. It focuses on African Studies as an instance … [Read more...]

DST-NRF Professional Development Programme 2016: Supporting Young Scientists & Professionals

Deadline: 29 April 2016 Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) has announced DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) block grant Call for 2016 in order to support the professional development of the next generation and emerging researchers. Objectives To leverage innovation and research at public Research Institutions, Science Councils and National Facilities in South Africa, through the implementation of science and technology … [Read more...]

ViiV Healthcare: Call for Proposals for Positive Actions for Girls and Women Funds

Deadline: 26 April 2016 ViiV Healthcare is seeking proposals from organisations for its Positive Actions for Girls and Women Fund with an aim to tackle the harmful practices and norms that limit the aspirations of girls and women and increase their vulnerability to HIV and to fund projects which focus on the reducing the commoditization of girls as well as supporting projects and organisations that advocate for girls and women. Objectives Reduce the commoditization of girls (e.g. sexual … [Read more...]

ESRC-NRF Newton Call for Collaborative Research: Higher Education in Africa

Deadline: 3 May 2016 The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and National Research Foundation (NRF) invite Collaborative Research between the UK and South Africa, offering additional value to existing programmes of education research, and contribute to the economic development and welfare of South Africa and Africa more broadly. Thematic Areas Proposals addressing the following themes are invited: Organisation of higher education systems, higher education institutions (HEIs) and … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in MDLI East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: 16 May 2016 The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is seeking applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression that will held in Kampala, Uganda from 8 - 11 August 2016. All applicants are required to submit for discussion and workshopping a current or potential case involving a violation of the right to freedom of expression. Objectives To identify and … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The webinar video on ‘How to Raise Funds from DFID’ is now available online. The Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. DFID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. Its funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the environment, water and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

 Deadline: 26 April 2016 Applications are open for the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards in order to raise the profile of Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa by recognizing the important role with professional media practitioners and citizen journalists play in the environmental discourse. Objectives To propagate the African narrative on Climate Change in environmental discourse. To motivate journalists and media houses in Africa to … [Read more...]

Call for EOIs: Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low-income households in developing countries. Supporting Areas Designing financial and non-financial services linked to digital finance channels, including payments for health and education services. Increasing women’s use … [Read more...]

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: International Fund to Support LGBTQI Communities

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is seeking applications for its International Fund to support groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice. Astraea supports lesbian, trans, intersex and LGBTQI groups that promote racial, economic and gender justice and mobilize communities to challenge … [Read more...]

Apply for BFCN YES Competition 2016: Supporting Research on Issues Relating to Food & Nutrition!

Deadline: 27 July 2016 The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation is seeking applications from across the globe for its BCFN young Earth Solutions (YES) competition 2016 to support higher education and interdisciplinary research, to advance the knowledge base in food and sustainability. Objectives to encourage young scientists to conduct research on issues relating to food and nutrition to favour collaborative research to open new fields of research and create … [Read more...]

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...]

Apply for 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship: Providing Exceptional Educational Opportunities!

Deadline: 2 May 2016 The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is currently accepting applications from young Africans for its 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, whose aim is to provide exceptional educational opportunities, develop a network of leaders, and thereby help to build leadership capacity in Africa. Benefits Tuition and registration fees as set by the institution. A study materials allowance as set by the MRF. Accommodation and meal allowances as set by the MRF. A medical aid … [Read more...]

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