U.S. Mission to India: U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge

U.S. Mission to India: U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai is seeking applications from organisations for a programme entitled “U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge” that seeks to raise awareness of and increase interest in opportunities for innovation in the renewable energy field among young South Indian entrepreneurs and innovators. The proposed […]

EU Call for Proposals: Complementary Support to the Development of Waste Management Schemes

U.S. Mission to India: U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 17 June 2016 The European Union is seeking proposals for Complementary Support to the Development of Waste Management Schemes having an aim to contribute to the development and improvement of comprehensive waste management schemes at municipalities’ level. The global objective of this call for proposals is to protect the coastal zones and maritime resources […]

U.S. Mission to India: Workshops and Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Mission to India: Workshops and Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 21 June 2016 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is seeking proposals from organisations for a grant program entitled “WE Can: Workshops and Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs” to target aspiring young female entrepreneurs throughout the major cities of the North India region with the aim of giving them the […]

Call for Proposals: Arts Research Programme for Indian Researchers & Scholars

Deadline: 11 June 2016

India Foundation for the Arts is currently accepting proposals from researchers and practitioners for its Arts Research Programme to encourage projects in Indian languages other than English, so as to contribute to discourse in particular language contexts.

The Arts Research programme support scholars, researchers, and practitioners to undertake research into the various histories and expressions of artistic practices in India. It seeks to foster wider perspectives, understandings, interpretations and engagements in the arts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The programme is open to proposals from scholars, researchers and practitioners across disciplines.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply if they are an Indian national, a registered non-profit Indian organisation, or have been resident in India for at least five years.
  • If they are applying on behalf of an institution, please include background information on the organisation as well as the memorandum of association/trust deed, annual reports, and audited statements of accounts for the past three years.

How to Apply

  • Applicants can send the draft proposal by email but the final proposal, including bio-data, supporting material, should be in hard copy only.
  • Applicants may choose to write proposal in any Indian language including English.

For more information, please visit Arts Research Programme.

ViiV Healthcare Small Grants Program: Positive Action for MSM and Transgender

Deadline: 20 May 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations around the world and to enable MSM and transgender individuals to safely seek culturally competent HIV care and services.

The program focuses on vulnerable communities and the stigma and discrimination they face on a daily basis due to sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status and will continue to support MSM/T communities as they strengthen their capacity to lead, participate in policy-making and advocate addressing the health disparities and health service access issues keeping MSM/T individuals from lifesaving prevention and treatment.


  • Reduce the level and impact of stigma experienced by MSM/T individuals
  • Increase access to health related services through community-based collaborations with local governments and health care enablers
  • Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations that engage MSM/T communities in reducing HIV

Grant Information

In 2016 ViiV Healthcare will provide a series of small grants covering a two year period with funding amounts up to £25,000/year within two funding tracks;

  • Applications for MSM community-led projects that are limited to applications of 50,000 over two years
  • Applications for Transgender community-led projects that are limited to applications of £50,000 over two years.

Funding Priorities

  • Community engagement, participation and leadership
  • Community-centred approaches
  • Evidence-based and Evidence-generating
  • New technology and Innovation
  • Advocacy and Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no geographical restrictions on applications.
  • For applicants applying from India must have the following documentation in place to submit an application and be able to meet ViiV Healthcare due diligence process:
    • Proof of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration, and
    • Copy of current 80g

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

EU-India Cooperation on ICT-related Sandardisation, Policy & Legislation

Deadline: 13 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting applications for a programme entitled “EU-India cooperation on ICT-related standardisation, policy and legislation” with an aim to support intensified cooperation between the EU and India on ICT-related standardisation, policy and legislation issues as well as on exchange of statistical data and metadata.

The specific purpose of this contract is to support efforts for early alignment of ICT standardisation in the areas and facilitate co-operation and exchange of best practices between relevant actors in the EU and India.


  • For the ICT component
  • For the component on statistics

Funding Information

The funds are available up to the estimated amount of approximately EUR 2,400,000.


All actions must take place in India.

Eligibility Criteria

Participation is open to all natural persons who are nationals of and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping – consortium – of tenderers) which are effectively established in a Member State of the European Union or in a eligible country or territory establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for external action (CIR) for the applicable Instrument under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.

Selection Criteria

  • Economic and financial capacity of candidate
  • Professional capacity of candidate
  • Technical capacity of candidate

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the Contracting Authority in a sealed envelope by post via given website.
  • All written communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.

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

HIF Development Grants: Turning Ideas into Action

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides Development Grants for the implementation of an innovation to produce tangible real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions

The fund sees development as a preliminary stage involving initial testing in the field as opposed to implementation which is a more mature phase involving refinements for wider testing and scale readiness.

Focus Projects

  • Testing ideas that have demonstrated success at a small scale
  • Testing methods and business models
  • Testing social impact and cost-effectiveness
  • Making operational refinements
  • Examples of Development projects
  • RAM-OP is a project by Help Age International.
  • Innovating Disaster Micro-insurance for local Market Recovery by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)

How to Apply

The application procedure for development grant is a two-stage process:

  • Phase1: Expressions of Interest (EoI) must be submitted via HIF’s online grant management system.
  • Phase2: Successful applications at this phase will then be invited to submit a full proposal.


Apply for ESD Scholarship Programme 2016-2017 in Estonia!

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) is currently inviting applicants from young diplomats and civil servants for its training program International Relations and European Integration taking place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn. The training course includes three thematic modules:

  • International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Diplomatic Studies

Scholarship Covers

  • tuition fee
  • monthly allowance (450 EUR)
  • accommodation in Tallinn (incl. utilities and internet connection)
  • health insurance in Estonia during the studies
  • cost of Schengen visa and Estonian residence permit
  • scholarship does NOT cover the costs of travel to and from Tallinn

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Nepal, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Holds the citizenship of Eligible Countries (mentioned above).
  • Is not older than 35 years (when applying).
  • Has very good command of English (speaking, reading, writing skills are required on the level of advanced).
  • Is currently employed by the foreign or civil service of the above listed countries and has been employed there at least one year.
  • Is highly motivated to learn about international relations and related disciplines.
  • Priority will be given for the candidates strongly motivated to continue their professional careers within the service of their respective country/territory.
  • Is hard working, co-operative and ready for cross-cultural study environment.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Scholarship Programme.

Apply to Participate in Meeting the WASH 2020 Challenge!

Deadline: 1 May 2016

DFID invites applications for its early stage of ‘Meeting the WASH 2020 Challenge programme’, expected to operate in a similar manner as the current WASH Results Programme.

The programme aims to reach people with improved sanitation or water together with hygiene promotion by March 2020.

DFID will directly oversee and manage the portfolio, providing management, policy and monitoring oversight, having geographic coverage including low- and lower-middle income countries where there are significant WASH needs  and where relevant high levels of malnutrition (predominately stunting or wasting). The principal focus should be on the priority countries where DFID has a bilateral programme.

Programme Focus

To be classified as nutrition-sensitive, a programme needs to:

  • Include nutrition as an objective, and include malnutrition indicators (e.g. stunting/ wasting) at impact-level
  • Contribute to at least one nutrition-sensitive outcome – in this case the relevant outcome is ‘improve women’s or adolescent girls’ or children’s access to water, sanitation and hygiene’
  • Be aimed in part or in full at women and / or children below 5 years DFID’s intent is to source, through a competitive process, up to five suppliers or consortia of suppliers to deliver WASH and nutrition-sensitive WASH results that will make a significant contribution to the UK Government’s WASH and Nutrition targets.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to register themselves on DFID Supplier Portal.

Note: The UK’s aid relationship with India has evolved, and the programme cannot fund interventions in India.

For more information, please visit WASH 2020.

Emmes Scholarship Fund: Advance Your Career and Work in the Area of Public Health

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Public Health Foundation of India is inviting applicants for its Emmes Scholarship Fund with a motive to encourage students to choose, pursue and advance career and work in the area of public health. This scholarship (full/ half/ part) fund will be available to students enrolling for Master of Public Health (MPH) programs at IIPHs (Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar and Hyderabad).

The Emmes Scholarship will be based on the setout selection process as per the Institutional guidelines including but not restricted to merit, means and demonstrated need. They will also be mentored over the course of study and will be guided to develop their full potential and to pursue their passion and build strong careers in public health. The fund also encourages scholars to take up roles in non-governmental organizations and backward areas of the country to implement public health programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Emmes scholarship would only be offered to the Indian nationals
  • Emmes scholarship would be offered to the applicants applying for on-campus (full time) MPH being offered by PHFI through the IIPHs.
  • A select Scholarship Committee will review applicant’s candidature for the said scholarship
  • Decision to call a candidate for interview or select a candidate for scholarship will be final and no representation in this regard will be entertained
  • Incomplete and unsigned/unsubstantiated application forms are liable to be rejected

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by filling up the application form given on the website.

For more information, please visit Emmes Scholarship Fund.