EACEA Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Inclusion through Education, Training & Youth

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The European Commision in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, which aim at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.

The programme is divided into two lots

  • Lot 1: Education and training (EUR 10 000 000)
  • Lot 2: Youth (EUR 3 000 000)

Objectives

  • Preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
  • Fostering the inclusion of disadvantaged learners, including persons with a migrant background, while preventing and combating discriminatory practices.

Size of Grant

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 500 000.

Eligible Countries

  • 28 Member States of the European Union
  • EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth in the areas covered by the Paris Declaration:

  • educational institutions and other learning providers
  • public authorities at national/regional/local level responsible for education, training and youth;
  • non-profit organisations (NGOs)
  • research institutions
  • trade organisations and social partners
  • guidance and recognition centres
  • international organisations
  • private companies
  • networks of the organisations listed above are also eligible as long as they have legal personality
  • Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Initiatives for policy innovation.

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Youth Leadership Program with Burma

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking proposals from public and private non-profit organizations for FY 2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma to conduct three- to four-week U.S.-based exchange programs for teenagers and adult educators.

Participants will be high-school-aged youth and adult educators. Applicants should plan to provide U.S.-based programming for 17-18 youth and 2-3 adult participants from Burma. The activity for each program will prepare participants to conduct projects at home that serve a community need.

Funding Information

The Bureau intends to award:

  • One cooperative agreement for $190,000 (base year)
  • Two non-competitive continuations for an estimated total amount of $570,000.

Focus Areas

  • Civic education
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Community engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

For more information, visit Youth Leadership Program with Burma.

DHHS/ACF: Supporting Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Deadline: 27 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities with an aim to support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs and activities in tribal and migrant communities to prevent child abuse and to strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund tribes, tribal organizations and migrant programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent child abuse or neglect within the tribal and migrant populations.

Organizations should foster strong linkages with the State Lead Agency for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs (CBCAP) funded by Title II of CAPTA.

Funding Information

  • The estimated total program funding is $397,640
  • It is anticipated that three grants will be funded under this announcement. The funding period will be for 5 years.

Focus Areas

  • Voluntary home visiting
  • Respite care
  • Parenting education
  • Family resource centers
  • Domestic violence services
  • Family support services

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Grantees are strongly encouraged to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices that reflect the unique cultural characteristics and needs of their communities.
  • The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant.
  • ACF will consider funding at least one tribal organization or Indian tribe and at least one migrant organization that falls within the funding range under this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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 of area studies and seeks to identify themes that are theoretically, conceptually and methodologically relevant to the reflection on the intellectual challenge of Africa as an object of knowledge and its contribution to general scholarship while inquiring into the relevance of the findings to African approaches to other regions.

The forthcoming CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa will address the prevalent demand – implicit or explicit – that knowledge produced in Africa (as in other regions in the so-called developing world) should be practically based, solution-oriented, relevant for development. It will focus on conceptual challenges this may entail.

Objectives

The goals of the Summer School can be broadly defined in the following manner:

  • The Summer School allows PhD and MA students, under the guidance of senior scholars, to engage critically with new theoretical, conceptual and methodological developments in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa in general and make them relevant to their work;
  • The Summer School stimulates PhD students to reflect on the potential relevance of knowledge on Africa to the task of improving our theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools both for the disciplines as well as for interdisciplinary work;
  • The Summer School fosters among PhD students a sense of belonging to a community of scholars in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship;
  • The Summer School encourages junior scholars to work towards carving a space for African Studies or Area Studies in Africa in general in the broader field of scholarship and in this way helping to place Africa right at the centre of knowledge production.
  • The Summer School serves to identify young scholars who wish to develop or finalise a PhD-project in the field of African Studies and Area Studies in general and to further support them in their pursuit of their career goals.

Programme Structure

The main elements of the learning event are five one-day workshops that will address these challenges along the following lines:

  • Research design: Conceptual problems vs. practical problems
    • This unit introduces participants to fundamental epistemological issues around the production of knowledge by making a distinction between basic research (conceptual problems) and applied research (practical problems).
  • Analytical design: Formulating problems
    • This unit elaborates on the nature of basic research by exploring the ways in which it can be understood as research which helps to formulate problems for which there may already be solutions or, at any rate, which require solutions to be worked out.
  • Practical design: Formulating solutions
    • This unit is the counterpart to the previous one (formulating problems) and focuses on the process of identifying problems for which solutions can be worked out.
  • Policy design: How solutions work in the real world
    • The focus of this unit is on the political, economic and social conditions which must be met for a solution to be effective.
  • Evaluation design: Checking the relevance of research
    • This unit introduces participants to the important task of drawing up criteria to ascertain the extent to which the implementation of research results can be used to improve research design.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The summer school is open for PhD students enrolled at an Institute of Higher Education in any country.
  • The application of PhD students enrolled in African and Swiss institutions is encouraged.

How to Apply

Participants will be selected on the strength and merits of:

  • One duly completed application form;
  • A cover letter;
  • A five-page application in which they explain:
    • what they are working on, and
    • how their work relates to the topic of the Summer School;

In addition, applications must be supported by a CV and two letters of recommendation.

All application documents must be submitted via email.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

USDA/NIFA: Inviting Applicants for Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program

Deadline: 2 June 2016

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting applicants for Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program to support projects that encourage those from local communities, community based- and non-governmental organizations, universities, extension and state and federal agencies to develop and implement food safety outreach programs that facilitate the integration of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food safety guidelines into a variety of agricultural production and processing systems, including conventional, sustainable, and organic systems, among others.

Project Categories

  • Pilot Projects will support the development and implementation of new and potentially high risk, high-impact food safety education and outreach programs in local communities that address the needs of small, specialized audiences from among the various target groups.
  • Community Outreach Projects will support the growth and expansion of already-existing food safety education and outreach programs that are currently offered in local communities.
  • Multistate Education and Training Projects will support the development and implementation of multi-county, state-wide, or multi-state food safety education and outreach programs where there are common food safety concerns, but the counties and states are not necessarily located within the same regions.

Funding Information

The anticipated amount available for NIFA support of this grant in FY 2016 is approximately $4.7 million.

  • Pilot Projects (awards not to exceed $50,000);
  • Community Outreach Projects (awards not to exceed $150,000);
  • Multistate Education and Training Project (awards not to exceed $400,000)

Eligibility Criteria

Applications may only be submitted by:

  • The Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory;
  • Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety;
  • Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies;
  • An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education;
  • A collaboration of two or more eligible entities.
  • Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not directly eligible to apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application packages electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program.

European Union RE-INTEG: Creating a Conductive Environment for Economic & Social Development

Deadline: 15 July 2016

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Enhancing Somalia’s responsiveness to the management and reintegration of mixed migration flows” with an aim to contribute to Somalia’s transition out of fragility by strengthening stability and security and by creating a favorable environment for the economic and social development.

The programme is divided into five lots:

  • Lot 1: Mogadishu – 12 M€
  • Lot 2: Somaliland (with a special focus on Hargeysa and Burao) – 4 M€
  • Lot 3: Puntland and Galmadug (with a special focus on Bosasso, Galkayo, Dhusamareb and Cadaado – 9M€
  • Lot 4: Jubaland (with a special focus on Baardhere, Ceel Waaq, Bu aale, Kismayo and Afmadoye) –  4M€
  • Lot 5: South-West (with a special focus on Afgoye, Merka and Baidoa) – 4 M€

Focus Sectors

  • Education
  • Health (including psychosocial support)
  • WASH
  • Social protection
  • Sustainable job
  • livelihood

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot 1: Mogadishu
    • minimum amount: EUR 8 000 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 12 000 000
  • Lot 2: Somaliland
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000
  • Lot 3: Puntland and Galmadug
    • minimum amount: EUR 7 000 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 9 000 000
  • Lot 4: Jubaland
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000
  • Lot 5: South-West
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as non-governmental organisation or international (inter-governmental) organisation of the EU Financial Regulation
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a member states of the European Economic Area (EEA), an ACP State or a least developed country as defined by the UN. This obligation does not apply to international organisations
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
    • have at least two years of experience in Somalia/Somaliland and have a legal valid registration in the area of intervention (where applicable)
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations.
  • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.

How to Apply

Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 13 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is inviting applicants for USAID Global Health Challenges to seek opportunities to co-create, co-design, coinvest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health.

It is to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.

 Criteria for Consideration

  • Initial submissions are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely whether USAID believes that the submitter will be a valuable contributor to the co-creation process.
  • Concept Papers are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely based on USAID’s determination that the Concept Paper will successfully address the Problem and Challenges set forth herein.
  • Decisions regarding USAID’s pursuit of a particular project, technology or relationship are based on the available evidence, data and resulting analysis.
  • The reputations of an organization, its past performance, the managerial and technical ability of the person or team of people engaged in the endeavor are always significant considerations in assessing the potential and the risks associated with each award.
  • Additional criteria that may be considered under this BAA to indicate that the submission successfully addresses the Problem and Challenges will be specified in each Addendum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA.
  • All organizations must be determined to be responsive to the BAA and sufficiently responsible to perform or participate in the final award type.

For more information, visit grants.gov.

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 or gender-based violence, early marriage, forced sex work, inter-generational relationships)
  • Support existing projects, organisations and innovators that advocate for girls and women

Funding Information: The 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to applications of £50,000 over two years (about £25,000 per year).

Focus Areas

  • Community leadership to improve knowledge of and access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services in early adolescence
  • Reducing incidence of and ending community acceptance of early marriage, forced marriage and relationships of power imbalance
  • Community interventions to end sexual and gender based violence, particularly amongst adolescent girls
  • Community initiatives that support HIV positive adolescent girls to access appropriate SRH information and services; and reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination that may lead to vulnerability for these girls
  • Community advocacy that address punitive laws and policies that put adolescent girls at risk of harassment, violence and/or arrest by the police, including girls in key populations

Selection Criteria

  • Addresses harmful practices that leads to health/HIV risk
  • Promoting rights, education and campaigning rights of girls
  • Build aspiration and opportunities to escape poverty for adolescent girls
  • Enhance information about and access to SRH services
  • Advocacy
  • Demonstrating Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Addresses root causes
  • Assure sustainability

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level
  • The PAGW does not have any specific restrictions, although it is expected to be focused on communities in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • The PAGW accepts applications in French.
  • The lead contact should be the person responsible for delivery of the project at a country level wherever possible.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

Nominations Open for Youth Week Awards 2016!

Deadline: 18 April 2016

Nominations are open for Youth Week Awards 2016, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions that young people make to community and through their significant impact on others.

Award Categories

  • Change Maker – LGBTI: For young people who have created positive change in, or for, the LGBTI community.
    • Change Maker – Cultural: For young people who have created positive change to foster cultural understanding in their community.
    • Change Maker – Community Safety: For young people who have created positive change, resulting in a safer environment for young people in their community.
  • Leadership: The Leadership Award will be awarded to a young person who has demonstrated their leadership in a project or organisation.
  • Giving Back: The Giving Back Award will be awarded to a young person whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact on their community.
  • Working for Youth: The Working for Youth Award will be awarded to a young person whose actions specifically support other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, the environment or sport.
  • Youth With Disability: The Youth with Disability Award will be awarded to a young person with a disability who has made significant contribution to the disability sector and/or their community.
  • Youth Group: The Youth Group Award will be awarded to a group of young people who have made significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, the environment or sport.
  • Youth Champion: The Youth Champion Award will be awarded to an individual or an organisation who has made significant contribution to young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, the environment, health, research or sport.

Key Dates

  • Youth Week | Ara Taiohi : 21st – 29th May 2016
  • Youth Awards Gala: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be currently living, and have lived in New Zealand for the past 12 months or more.
  • Have participated in the activities they have been nominated for within the past 12 months.
  • For Change Maker (LGBTI and/or Cultural and/or Community Safety), Leadership, Giving Back, Working for Youth, Youth with Disability and Youth Group awards: have participated in activites they were nominated for outside of their regular study or work commitments.
  • For Change Maker (LGBTI and/or Cultural and/or Community Safety), Leadership, Giving Back, Working for Youth, Youth with Disability and Youth Group awards: be aged between 12 and 24 at the beginning of Youth Week on 21st May 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Week Awards.

Call for Applications: Community Relations Council’s Cultural Diversity Grant

Deadline: 28 November 2016

The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a Cultural Diversity Grant of approximately £400,000 to spend each year on community relations projects.

This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.

Program Objectives

This grant scheme seeks to achieve the aims listed below by providing advice and financial support for projects.

  • To develop opportunities for groups to explore their own cultures, beliefs and traditions, thus increasing their capacity to develop relationships of trust with those of different traditions and values.
  • To develop opportunities for groups to extend their knowledge and understanding of others ‘cultures, beliefs, traditions; increasing their acceptance of and respect for diversity.
  • To enable groups to challenge stereotypes of their own and other communities in order to acknowledge and address difference.
  • To increase the ability and confidence of groups and organisations to identify and address those issues that divide them.
  • To develop networks of communication, trust and co-operation between divided communities.
  • To promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scheme is aimed at locally based groups such as community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants associations and other organisations and groups involved in community relations, reconciliation projects and cultural engagement.
  • The scheme is aimed primarily at projects involving adults over the age of 16. Groups whose main work is with children or youth may be eligible for funding by the Department of Education, Education and Library Boards or the Youth Council. People working with 0 – 5 year olds should contact local health and social services.

Eligible Costs

Grants may be awarded towards the cost of the following:

  • Bursaries for community relations practitioners to attend conferences. (These are limited to one bursary per year for an individual from an applicant group).
  • Organisation of events.
  • Seminars or discussion groups.
  • Fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators.
  • Basic travelling costs within Ireland and Britain.
  • Cost of accommodation for speakers.
  • Renting appropriate facilities.
  • Creche provision.
  • Resource materials.
  • Action research and small publication costs.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the duly filled application form, in order to apply.

For more information, please visit Cultural Diversity Grant.