Grants and Resources for Research

A list of current and past grant funding opportunities and useful resources for NGOs for research.

Bell Fellowship Program: Providing Opportunities for Research and Leadership Training!

Deadline: 7 December 2015 Applications are open for The Bell Fellowship Program at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) that provides opportunities for research and leadership training in a flexible, one or two year non-degree program for postdoctoral researchers in the field of population and development.  This postdoctoral fellowship program is named in honor of the late David E. Bell, Clarence Gamble Professor of Population Sciences and International Health, … [Read more...]

Mind and Life 1440 Awards: Reducing Suffering & Promoting Human Flourishing!

Deadline: 5 February 2016 The Mind & Life Institute in partnership with the 1440 Foundation is offering the Mind and Life 1440 Awards, specifically geared towards the investigation of social and relational outcomes of contemplative practice. These awards are intended to promote research that evaluates whether and how contemplative practice can promote inner well-being and healthy relationships in a variety of settings, with a particular interest in evaluating the application of … [Read more...]

Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland

Deadline: 1 December 2015 The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is inviting applicants for Icelandic Government Scholarships available for the period from September 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016. Approximately 15 scholarships will be awarded for students of modern Icelandic. Icelandic as a second language is comprised of both theoretical and practical fields of study. Eligible Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada , China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, … [Read more...]

2016-2017 Research Associate Program – Five College Women’s Studies Research Center

Deadline: 15 February 2016 The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center is inviting research associates from all over the world to support them and enable them an environment to carry out their research work. Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. The Five College … [Read more...]

USAID: Funding to Promote Human Rights in Southern Africa

Deadline: 23 November 2015 The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG), within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are seeking applications for a program entitled "Promoting Human Rights in Southern Africa". The resources will be made available to USAID Missions and Offices who are encouraged to submit applications for projects that will: Respond to urgent or … [Read more...]

Vodafone Americas Foundation: Funding the best Innovations using Wireless Technology to Address Critical Social Issues around the World

Deadline: 22 February 2016 The Vodafone Americas Foundation is currently inviting applications for its competition- 'designing the Wireless Innovation Project' to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Total awards up to $600,000 will be available to support projects . The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project (the “competition”) seeks to identify and fund the best innovations using wireless related technology to address critical social … [Read more...]

Apply for the Holland Scholarship 2016-2017!

Deadline: 1 February 2016 Are you planning to do your bachelor’s or master’s abroad? Are you from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and are you ready for a chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship! The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences  are inviting international students for Holland Scholarship (2016-2017) from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)who want to do … [Read more...]

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor at IRC, DR Congo

Deadline: Ongoing The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor in Kinshasa, DR Congo. IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in the DRC seeks to increase the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls, and prevent and respond to gender based violence. The IRC DRC has been responding to gender based violence in North and South Kivu … [Read more...]

Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia. The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia. Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their … [Read more...]

2016 Asian Institute of Technology Scholarships to Promotes Technological Change & Sustainable Development in Asia

Deadline: 31 March 2016 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is currently inviting applications from nationalities in the Asian region. AIT promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. The scholarships provide an opportunity for students of diverse background from all countries in Asia to study and do research work together in the truly international environmental at AIT, to build a good foundation for … [Read more...]

Development and Special Events Manager at Jhpiego, USA

Deadline: Ongoing The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Development and Special Events Manager at Los Angeles, California US. The Development and Special Events Manager performs a variety of professional functions to assist the Development Office’s strategy with fundraising and donor cultivation on the West coast. Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments … [Read more...]

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

Deadline: Ongoing The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief of Party in Malawi. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will manage the day-to-day management and human resources for an upcoming USAID integrated health project. Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people. Key Jobs … [Read more...]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Individual Research Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries

Deadline: 31 December 2015 International Foundation for Science (IFS) is currently inviting early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country. Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals – WaterAid’s Climate Finance Initiative for Water Security & Climate Resilience of People living in WASH poverty

Deadline: 16 November 2015 WaterAid is seeking proposals for a new Climate Finance Initiative. The aim is to demonstrate the changes required to ensure that a proportion of future climate finance flows is spent on increasing the water security and climate resilience of people living in WASH poverty. Eligibility for funding is open worldwide for individuals and teams. As a guide, the research budget is expected to range between £40 thousand and £50 thousand. Research Topics Research questions … [Read more...]

ITTO Fellowship Programme: Promoting Human Resource Development & Strengthen Professional Expertise

Deadline:  22 February 2016 International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is offering fellowship through the Freezailah fellowship fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical … [Read more...]

Finance and Budget Assistant at UNEP, Kenya

Deadline: 28 November 2015 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance and Budget Assistant in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Key … [Read more...]

Scholarships to Attend the Kavli Prize: An Opportunity for Science Journalists Worldwide!

Deadline: 15 January 2016 The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is inviting science journalists from all over the world to provide them with scholarships to attend the Kavli Prize. The scientific program will include the laureates’ lectures as well as popular science lectures by some of the world’s leading science communicators. The winning journalists will be invited to the Award Ceremony followed by a Banquet, The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures and the Kavli Prize … [Read more...]

Next Generation Women Leaders Award: Inviting Women based across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Deadline: 30 November 2015 McKinsey & Company is inviting female student across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award. This will also be an opportunity for women to learn more about McKinsey and their people and to join an exceptional group of the peers. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and not-for-profits. The company help their clients make … [Read more...]

Pontica Magna Fellowship Program for Young Researchers, Media professionals, Writers and Artists in Countries Around Black Sea

Deadline: 7 December 2015 New Europe College, an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania is currently inviting applications for its Pontica Magna Fellowship Program. This program targets young researchers, media professionals, writers and artists from the countries around the Black Sea. Candidates are welcome to apply with projects on topics of their choice, for in-residence fellowships of one or two terms at the NEC. Fellows have the … [Read more...]

Business Development Officer at Counterpart International, USA

Deadline: Ongoing The Counterpart International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Business Development Officer based in Arlington, USA. The Business Development Officer will coordinate and support Counterpart’s new business development to build on Counterpart’s program successes with innovative new program initiatives while remaining true to our vision, mission, and values. The Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more … [Read more...]