Nominations Open for 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize!

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 […] … [Read more...]

Best Climate Practices Contest 2016: Expanding Access to Climate Financing

Deadline: 30 May 2016 Best Climate Practices observatory and the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) are currently accepting proposals for its Best Climate Practices contest 2016 that will focus on ideas and projects designed to raise and drive financial support toward local, small-scale mitigation and adaptation actions. The focus of the 2016 contest  will be on "Expanding access to climate financing".  Focus Topics (including but not limited to) clean energy land … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: Urban Poverty in the Developing World

Deadline: 15 May 2016 The Wilson Center is seeking abstracts from graduate students for its 7th annual paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world. Competition Topics Climate Change: Cities are grappling with the impacts of a changing climate, and the urban poor are the most adversely affected, especially women and children who experience difficulty in accessing resources, services, and decision-making opportunities. Arrival Cities: Responding to Migrants and Refugees: … [Read more...]

Apply for Children’s Prize 2016: A Chance to Win $250,000 USD!

Deadline: 14 May 2016 Are you ready to implement a plan to save the lives of children under age five? If yes, then apply for the Children’s Prize 2016. The Children's Prize Foundation is currently accepting applications from individuals, teams and organizations from around the globe to submit their proposals to reduce child mortality to save lives. The Prize promote connections between donors and recipients, encouraging modern networking technology while trying to add a new technique to the … [Read more...]

Apply for International ReSource Award 2016 to Enhance Resilience in Water Management!

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. Award Information In addition to the USD 20 000 received while a finalist, the winner will be further supported financially … [Read more...]

MINDS: Call for Applications for African Researchers

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 … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Watson University’s Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 15 April 2016 The Watson University is currently accepting applications from next generation Social Entrepreneurs from across the world for its Fall 2016 semester program or degree track. Watson provides a 15 week incubator like experience in which selected candidates complete short master courses from the world’s foremost leaders, entrepreneurs, and thinkers including a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and more; intensive … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize of USD100, 000!

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. Award Information 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. Eligibility Criteria Candidates must be … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Midwives4all Prize 2016: Saving the Lives of Mothers, New born & Families!

Deadline: 6 April 2016 International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is currently inviting applicants for its Midwives4all Prize 2016 with a motive to increase the visibility of their good work in saving the lives of mothers, new born and families. The Midwives4all Prize, a certificate of recognition, is awarded to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated her/his achievements as a change-agent in the midwifery profession through education, provision of services, regulation, research, … [Read more...]

Call for Applications 2016: Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa

Deadline: 29 April 2016 The Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are currently inviting applicants from South Africa for its Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) 2016 to promote clean technology innovation and supporting SMEs and start-ups in developing and emerging economies. Focus Areas Energy Efficiency Water Efficiency Renewable Energy Waste Beneficiation Green … [Read more...]

Apply for the World Food Prize for the Borlaug Field Award and Win up to $250,000!

Deadline: 30 June 2016 The World Food Prize invites nominations from the individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium. Eligibility Criteria Nominees must be under the age of 40 (40th birthday not reached before … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Awards! Recognizing Initiatives for the Advancement of Human Rights in Malaysia

Deadline: 30 June 2016 Nominations are open for Human Rights Awards that will be given to individuals, groups, organisations and agencies that have an outstanding track record in the advancement of human rights in Malaysia. The awards were established in 2011 by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and the introduction of the Awards is part of the Commission’s effort to promote human rights and to honor the contributions made by extraordinary individuals, groups, organisations and … [Read more...]

Apply for European Social Innovation Competition 2016!

Deadline: 8 April 2016 The European Commission is seeking entries from individuals, groups and organizations for its Social Innovation Competition 2016 whose aim is to promote the integration of refugees and migrants. Competition Themes Education and skills development Employment and entrepreneurship Access to appropriate housing and health services Safety and human rights Community cohesion and cultural diversity Funding available The 3 winners of the competition will each … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016!

Deadline: 30 June 2016 The AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity are seeking nominations for its Midori prize for Biodiversity 2016, with an aim to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity. The MIDORI Prize honors three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to conservation and sustainable use at local and global levels, and who have influenced and strengthened various biodiversity-related efforts, as well as … [Read more...]

FRIDA Awards: Acknowledging Innovative Initiatives and Practices in Latin America and the Caribbean

The FRIDA Awards seek to acknowledge innovative initiatives and practices in Latin America and the Caribbean that have made concrete contributions through the use of information and communications technologies and have had a proven impact on the region’s social and economic development. Award Information The FRIDA Award consists of a USD 5,000 cash prize plus full travel and accommodation for one representative of each project to attend the awards ceremony, which will be held in Mexico … [Read more...]

Apply for Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016! A Chance to Win €500,000

Deadline: 1 June 2016 Do you know a green entrepreneur with a promising business plan, or do you own a sustainable start-up yourself? If yes then apply for the 10th edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the world's largest competition in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Prize available The winner gets EUR 500,000 to bring his/her business to market. The runner-up will receive EUR 200,000. Eligibility … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Water for Health 2016 to Support High Quality Research & Development Programmes

Deadline: 24 May 2016 The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) jointly announces a call for proposals under the topic of Water for Health 2016 to support high quality research and development programmes aiming at ‘new’ wastewater management to ensure good quality fresh water free of risk-causing contaminants and promote productive, safe reuse of water, thereby enhancing human and environmental health … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2016 WWSF Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life!

Deadline: 30 April 2016 The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) is currently inviting applicants for its 22nd annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life in rural communities. The Prize aims to draw international attention to laureate’s contributions to sustainable development, food security and peace. WWSF participates in empowering rural women in their … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2016 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education!

Deadline: 20 April 2016 Nominations are open for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2016 with a motive to improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. The purpose of the Prize is to reward outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions or non- governmental organizations that contribute to the advancement of education for girls and women. Award … [Read more...]