Deadline: 27 June 2016 Nominations are open for the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize to recognize innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment. Objectives Doubling renewable energy Doubling energy efficiency Clean energy access Prize Ceremony The Zayed Future […]
Deadline: 1 July 2016 The Conservation, Food and Health (CFH) Foundation is seeking concept notes for its second round grants from organizations in the developing countries to support projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem […]
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.
- 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.
- Youth Week | Ara Taiohi : 21st – 29th May 2016
- Youth Awards Gala: Tuesday 24th May 2016
- 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.
Deadline: 2 June 2016
The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency(CHAFEA) is seeking proposals for its 3rd Health Programme to support collaborative projects that aim to promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles; protect EU citizens from serious cross-border health threats; contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems; facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for EU citizens.
- migrants’ health – best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees;
- gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking;
- gathering knowledge and exchanging best practises to on measures to prevent illicit drug use in line with the minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction;
- support to member states and stakeholders to address the chronic disease challenge;
- donor selection and protection.
- Applicants must be legally established organisations, public authorities, public sector bodies, in particular research and health institutions, universities and higher education establishments.
- Applicants participating in a project proposal have to be different legal entities (i.e. independent from each other) from at least 3 countries participating in the Health Programme.
- Only applications from entities established in one the following countries are eligible:
- EU Member States;
- Iceland and Norway
- Countries which have a bilateral agreement with the European Union in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 282/2014 on the establishment of a third Health Programme for the Union’s action in the field of health (2014-2020).
How to Apply
Proposals can only be submitted electronically via the Electronic Exchange System of the EU Research & Innovation Participant Portal available on the given website.
For more information, please visit CHAFEA.
Deadline: 22 April 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 AMA Public Health Awards that provide well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and associated health groups make to health care and public health.
- AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award: for an individual, not necessarily a doctor or AMA member, who has made a significant contribution to improving health or health care in Australia. The person may be involved in health awareness, health policy, or health delivery.
- AMA Woman in Medicine Award: for a member of the AMA who has made a major contribution to the medical profession.
- AMA Women’s Health Award: for a person who does not have to be an AMA member, doctor or a female, but is somebody who has made a major contribution to women’s health.
- AMA Men’s Health Award: for a person who does not have to be an AMA member, doctor or a male, but is somebody who has made a major contribution to men’s health.
- AMA Youth Health Award: for a young person between 15-27 years who does not have to be an AMA member or doctor, but has made an outstanding contribution to youth health in Australia.
The AMA supports the medical profession through a range of essential services including:
- protecting the academic, professional, and economic independence of medical practitioners
- protecting the wellbeing of medical practitioners
- promoting and advancing ethical behaviour of the medical profession
- protecting the integrity and independence of the doctor/patient relationship
- preserving and protecting the political, legal and industrial interests of medical practitioners
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their nominations electronically and email all documents at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit AMA 2016.
Deadline: 11 May 2016
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a call for ideas for its 17th round of Global Grand Challenges Exploration.
The program’s goal is to harness advances in science and technology to save lives, and all of our investments are driven by the need to develop and apply solutions that can be deployed, accepted, and sustained in the developing world.
Applications are invited to encourage innovators around the world to think outside the box and potentially address challenges outside their primary field of work. Applicants must review the priority funding areas for additional information and consider ideas that can be sufficiently tested within the scope of a GCE Phase I award ($100,000 USD over 18 months).
The foundation is seeking innovative ideas to assess the burden of disease and to develop new diagnostics, especially to:
- Develop methods for simple preparation and preservation of stool samples for room-temperature transport and remote-analysis;
- Better understand cause of death from tissue samples;
- Develop point-of-care nucleic acid diagnostics to below $2 per test;
- Enable self-testing for cervical cancer;
- Develop malaria diagnostics to accelerate toward eradication.
Criteria for Successful Proposals
Successful proposals will:
- Clearly describe how the idea, if successful, would help solve one of the challenges described in the call;
- Be directly relevant to the developing world (e.g. low-cost, useful across multiple geographical and cultural settings, self-sustaining);
- Have a clear and testable hypothesis and include an associated plan for how the idea would be tested or validated;
- Yield interpretable and unambiguous data in Phase I, in order to be considered for Phase II funding.
- Develop methods for simple preparation and preservation of stool samples for room-temperature transport and remote-analysis
- Better understand cause of death from tissue samples
- Develop Point-of-care nucleic acid diagnostics to below $2 per test
- Enable self-testing for cervical cancer
- Develop malaria diagnostics to accelerate toward eradication
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply by downloading the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Global Grand Challenges.
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EC Call for Proposals: Sustainable and Innovative Cities and Regions – India
Deadline: 19 April 2016
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Deadline: 30 March 2017
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SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme
Deadline: 10 June 2016
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Teach for India Fellowship: Developing the Lives of the Children
Deadline: 25 August 2016
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Call for Proposals: Water for Health 2016 to Support High Quality Research & Development Programmes
Deadline: 24 May 2016
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Deadline: 30 April 2016
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Deadline: 30 April 2016
The Swiss Re Foundation is currently accepting proposal for its International ReSource Award 2016 to support social entrepreneurial initiatives addressing water-related challenges with new and innovative approaches.
The ReSource Award is focused on social entrepreneurial approaches applied to water-related social and/or ecological issues.
In addition to the USD 20 000 received while a finalist, the winner will be further supported financially (to a total value of USD 75 000, over three years) and non-financially from April 2017 to April 2020.
ReSource Award Criteria
The short and full proposals submitted will be assessed with regard to the following areas:
- Social and ecological challenge: The proposal demonstrates a profound and authentic understanding of the social and ecological problem to be addressed.
- Impact: The expected social, ecological and economic impact is clearly defined and in line with the scope of the ReSource Award.
- Approach: The proposal outlines a compelling social entrepreneurial approach to address the defined challenge. The defined goal and expected impact can realistically be achieved with the approach presented.
- Financials: There is a financially viable business plan in place based on clear and logical assumptions.
- Competencies: A qualified team with appropriate skills and track record is in place.
- Risk management: All relevant risk drivers and related prevention and risk mitigation measures are defined.
- Only proposals are being considered that are designed to be implemented in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries.
- Charities, non-profit organisations and revenue-generating social enterprises are invited to participate in sustainable water management.
- Applicants with the skills, resources and commitment to launch and manage a social entrepreneurial initiative related to sustainable water management practices are invited to apply for the ReSource Award.
- The ReSource Award intends to partner up directly with social purpose organisations with existing or planned revenue generating activities.
- Accordingly, intermediary institutions that support social entrepreneurs are not supported under the Award.
- Originators (for example, a team or organisation) may not submit more than one proposal a year.
- 1 June 2016: Invitation to submit full proposal
- 30 June 2016: Application deadline for full proposal
- 4 & 5 August 2016: Oral interviews
- 3 October 2016: Announcement of the three finalists for the ReSource Award 2017
- October 2016 to March 2017: Financial and non-financial support to three finalists
- March 2017: Announcement of the ReSource Award winner for 2017
- April 2017 to April 2020: Support to 2017 winner
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to provide information on their social entrepreneurial initiative by completing the online questionnaire via given website.
For more information, please visit ReSource Award 2016.
Other Open Grants to address Water-related issues:
Deadline: 15 April 2016
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is accepting applications from distinguished African researchers to conduct research on the subject of institutional development in Africa examining one of these three (3) aspects:
- Nation building in Africa: This paper will examine case studies of post-independence-era attempts at nation building in Africa, interrogating the ideals, objectives and methodologies by which the objectives were pursued.
- The challenges of institutional reform in Africa: This paper will analyze case studies of institutional reform efforts in Africa and extract lessons from the successes and failures of these reforms.
- The efficacy of presidential term limits: This paper will interrogate the efficacy of presidential term limits in African countries. The paper will compare the advantages and disadvantages of presidential term limits by analyzing the impact thereof in developing countries.
Budget & Duration
- The budget estimate must not exceed four thousand five hundred US dollars ($4 500).
- The researcher is expected to be contracted for at least three (3) months.
- Have at least a Master’s degree in relevant fields of study.
- Have published work in academic journals.
- Be able to write and present, fluently, in English. The ability to collect data, write and present in other African languages especially French and/ or Arabic will be an advantage.
- Have a demonstrated research interest in governance in Africa, African youth or African economies.
- Have an extensive, accessible research network in at least two of the five regions of the African continent.
- Have a demonstrated track record of applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Be available to commence work immediately.
- Have the flexibility to travel, should that be necessary.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to send the following set of documents via email:
- The applicant’s detailed CV
- One reference letter
- A research proposal
- A preliminary timeline AND budget estimate
For more information, please visit African Researcher.
Deadline: 16 May 2016
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is currently inviting applicants from developing countries for its 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. The prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Chemical Sciences.
The prize carries a monetary award of USD100, 000, generously provided by Lenovo, a medal and a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.
- Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
- The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
- Individuals who have received the Nobel Prize, the Tokyo/Kyoto Prize, the Crafoord Prize or the Abel Prize are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
- Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) will not be eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
- Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions.
- Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.
- Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Science Prize.