FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Applications Open for Inspire Africa’s Train-the-Trainers Program!

Applications Open for Inspire Africa’s Train-the-Trainers Program!Deadline: 23 October 2017 Inspire Africa is inviting applicants for its Train-the-Trainers Program that is designed to empower young business leaders across Nigeria through partner facilitators/trainers. This program is proudly sponsored by the US Embassy Consulate (Lagos, Nigeria) with the aim of scaling the impact of our LIGS programs to benefit more entrepreneurs and create more jobs in Nigeria and other African countries. Benefits Participation is free. Accommodation, feeding and … [Read more…]

Elizabeth R Media Fund: Seeking Applications for Commonwealth Digital Challenge

Elizabeth R Media Fund: Seeking Applications for Commonwealth Digital ChallengeDeadline: 3 November 2017 Elizabeth R Media Fund is seeking applications for its “Commonwealth Digital Challenge” with an aim to provide young and aspiring media managers from the Commonwealth with the skills and tools necessary to help their organisations face the digital challenges in their countries. The event will also act as a spur to the competitors to discuss the needs of a free and competitive media across the Commonwealth. The overall winner will be invited to spend a week’s … [Read more…]

Apply for King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017!

Apply for King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017!Deadline: 10 October 2017 Applications are open for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017 with an aim to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed. It will encourage all eligible participants to improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to allow them to be effective and productive citizens contributing to their communities. Objectives Stimulate Different Sectors to Empowering Young People Encourage Various Sectors … [Read more…]

Kectil Program: Identifying and Nurturing Youth in Developing Countries

Kectil Program: Identifying and Nurturing Youth in Developing CountriesDeadline: 15 November 2017 The Kectil Program is inviting highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries. Program Categories Web-Based Mentoring Program: Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service Assignments & Sharing: Connect with other students on social media (Facebook & Twitter) with facilitated web-based group discussions … [Read more…]

AAU Call for Volunteer Young Social Media Reporters!

AAU Call for Volunteer Young Social Media Reporters!Deadline: 30 October 2017 The Association of African Universities (AAU) has organised key events to mark the 2017 African University Week. The theme for the African University Week is “AAU@50: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Africa”. This year the AAU Secretariat will use Social Media with the help of Volunteer Social Media Reporters to create awareness about the African University Week. Roles of Young Volunteer Social Media Reporters Selected … [Read more…]

Apply for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship!

Apply for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship!Deadline: 1 December 2017 Applications are open for African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. The program expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries. The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses. Fellowship … [Read more…]

Applications Open for Prince Bernhard Nature Fund!

Applications Open for Prince Bernhard Nature Fund!Deadline: 1 February 2018. Applications are open for Prince Bernhard Nature Fund that supports small, preferably local initiatives worldwide towards the conservation of endangered species (flora & fauna), or initiatives that in other ways promote the conservation and wise use of nature and their natural resources base. The fund envisions a biodiverse world with healthy ecosystems and a sustainable, wise use thereof. Funding Information The grants do not exceed US$ 15.000 or € … [Read more…]

2018 Gro Brundtland Award: Inviting Female Scientists from Taiwan and Developing Countries

2018 Gro Brundtland Award: Inviting Female Scientists from Taiwan and Developing CountriesDeadline: 24 November 2017 Applications are open for the 2018 Gro Brundtland Award that offers an opportunity to young female scientists to meet and discuss with other female researchers in the same field and establish the international connection. It’s a great chance to introduce their own research to other international research groups and it promotes future collaborations between institutions. Benefits Round-trip economy class airfare to Taiwan, 6-days’ accommodation, some meals and … [Read more…]

Applications Open for Digital Africa Challenge Program!

Applications Open for Digital Africa Challenge Program!Deadline: 22 October 2017 The Digital Africa is inviting applicants for its Challenge Program that is an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa. The first edition of the Digital Africa contest, launched in October 2016, received more than 500 entries and rewarded 10 startups winners who convinced the jury by the potential impact of their innovation. Strengthened by this success, AFD and Bpifrance confirm their commitment and renew the experience with … [Read more…]

Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund(BUSAC): Supporting Private Sector Business Groups in Ghana

Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund(BUSAC): Supporting Private Sector Business Groups in GhanaDeadline: 9 October 2017 The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) has announced a 1st Call for Applications under Window 5 for private sector and farmer based organizations. The Fund will consider applications on BDS modules and topics that will improve the competitiveness and growth potentials of the organization. The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund is a programme set up to strengthen the advocacy capacity of private sector business groups and associations in Ghana. … [Read more…]

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: International Climate Protection Fellowships for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: International Climate Protection Fellowships for Young Climate Experts from Developing CountriesDeadline: 1 March 2018 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is seeking applications for its International Climate Protection Fellowships for young climate experts from developing countries. The fellowships enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under … [Read more…]

NIESBUD: Seeking Applications for Project Management Training and Certification Program

NIESBUD: Seeking Applications for Project Management Training and Certification ProgramDeadline: 5 October 2017 The National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), a premier Institution of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India is offering fully funded International Training Programme on “Project Management Training & Certification” under ITEC fellowship which is flagship capacity building programme of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The project management now becomes a professional … [Read more…]

PFAN/ECREEE/CTCN Call for Proposals: Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa

PFAN/ECREEE/CTCN Call for Proposals: Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West AfricaDeadline: 20 November 2017 The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa. The goal of this Call for Proposals is to facilitate the initiation and management of … [Read more…]

Applications Open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program!

Applications Open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program!Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program that seeks to build local climate change leaders who can shape understanding of the extent and severity of climate-related stressors on African economies and ecosystems, and propose solutions on how countries can build resilience to these impacts. The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to … [Read more…]

Apply for Nordic Climate Facility’s 7th Call for Proposals!

Apply for Nordic Climate Facility’s 7th Call for Proposals!Deadline: 29 September 2017 The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has announced its 7th call for proposals which is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. The theme of this year’s call for proposals is Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts. Focus Areas The call focuses on testing innovative green business concepts and ideas that could become commercially viable. Projects … [Read more…]

Nominations Open for Tusk Conservation Awards 2018! A Chance to Celebrate Extraordinary People

Nominations Open for Tusk Conservation Awards 2018! A Chance to Celebrate Extraordinary PeopleDeadline: 2 March 2018 The Tusk Conservation Awards have partnered with Investec Asset Management to give nominees a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. The awards aim to shine a light on the incredible work of individual conservationists; to inspire, encourage and support their work, and the efforts of others across the continent. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with over 25 years of experience … [Read more…]

Apply for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme!

Apply for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme!Deadline: 1 October 2017 Applications are open for the  Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme that exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. Focus Project Project applications will score more highly during the selection process if they: Are likely to have a direct conservation impact. Are collaborative and involve a local conservation organization. Are logistically feasible, … [Read more…]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Seeking NGOs to Promote Conservation, Food & Health in Developing World

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Seeking NGOs to Promote Conservation, Food & Health in Developing WorldDeadline: 1 January 2018 The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently seeking entities for its Grant Program to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local … [Read more…]

A List of Open Opportunities on Environment and Wildlife Conservation!

A List of Open Opportunities on Environment and Wildlife Conservation!Apply for WFN’s Whitley Awards 2018! A Chance to Win Up to £40,000 GBP Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is seeking applications for its Whitley Awards 2018 to support outstanding nature conservationists around the developing world. Aims Find and fund the most effective grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries. Support the scale-up of projects with a track record of success, founded on scientific evidence and community involvement. Fund … [Read more…]

Norad’s Civil Society Department: Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020

Norad’s Civil Society Department: Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020Deadline: 15 October 2017 Norad’s Civil Society Department has announced a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations: Allocation 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security Allocation 2: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Empowerment) Allocations & Priorities Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, … [Read more…]

Applications Open for Comic Relief’s “Safety From: Spaces To” Initiative!

Applications Open for Comic Relief’s “Safety From: Spaces To” Initiative!Deadline: 29 September 2017 Comic Relief is seeking applications for its initiative entitled “Safety From: Spaces To” in order to strengthen and build safe spaces and platforms with women and girls in Ghana, Kenya or South Africa; enabling them to recover and be safe, protect themselves from violence and create the radical change they want to see in their lives. Funding Information Comic Relief anticipates making between 15-25 grants up to a total value of £750,000. Proposals are … [Read more…]

Nominations Open for African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence!

Nominations Open for African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence!Deadline: 10 November 2017 The African Union Commission is currently inviting applicants for its African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental Award 2017. Objectives The objectives of AUKNASE are to: Award and honour outstanding African scientists for their achievements and discoveries in science, technology and innovation; Promote scientific development in Africa through recognition of excellence among African scientists, women, men alike … [Read more…]

WAAW Foundation: Seeking Applications for STEM Scholarship Program

WAAW Foundation: Seeking Applications for STEM Scholarship ProgramDeadline: 15 October 2017 The WAAW Foundation is seeking applications for its STEM Scholarship with an aim to support need based African female STEM-focused college education. Goals The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and Computer Science in Africa and to ultimately increase the pipeline of African girls entering STEM careers. The STEM Chapter project recruits, trains, equips and facilitates a chapter consisting of 9 – … [Read more…]

USDA/NIH: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries

USDA/NIH: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income CountriesDeadline: 11 December 2017 The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its program “Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries”. The overall goals of this NOFO is to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals … [Read more…]

Applications Open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program!

Applications Open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program!Deadline: 30 September 2017 Applications are open for Africa Climate Change Leadership Program that seeks to build local climate change leaders who can shape understanding of the extent and severity of climate-related stressors on African economies and ecosystems, and propose solutions on how countries can build resilience to these impacts. The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to … [Read more…]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Rural Entrepreneurship (11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018)

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Rural Entrepreneurship (11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018)Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) invites applications for its short term course on Rural Entrepreneurship from 11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 in Ghana. Course Structure This course on rural entrepreneurship centres around the Chain Wide Learning methodology (CWL), that consists of three components: a multi-stakeholder workshop in which producers in the value chain gather and share their issues and opportunities at functional chain … [Read more…]

Apply for Nordic Climate Facility’s 7th Call for Proposals!

Apply for Nordic Climate Facility’s 7th Call for Proposals!Deadline: 29 September 2017 The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has announced its 7th call for proposals which is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. The theme of this year’s call for proposals is Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts. Focus Areas The call focuses on testing innovative green business concepts and ideas that could become commercially viable. Projects … [Read more…]

African Women’s Development Fund: Call for Applications for World Aids Day 2017

African Women’s Development Fund: Call for Applications for World Aids Day 2017Deadline: 12 September 2017 The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is seeking applications for its World Aids Day 2017 to offer grants to support activities by African women’s organisations focused on young women’s bodily rights, HIV prevention, and intersections with violence against women. AWDF encourages approaches that address the underlying needs to support young women to make positive choices around their bodies and health, and build societies that support their right to live free … [Read more…]

Submit Your Ideas for the Amplify Reproductive Health Challenge!

Submit Your Ideas for the Amplify Reproductive Health Challenge!Deadline: 17 September 2017 OpenIDEO is seeking ideas from organizations or individuals on how might we provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to girls and women affected by conflict or disaster? Opportunity Areas The challenge is looking for a wide range of solutions focused on: Adolescents’ rights and health Health services resilience and preparedness Protecting the most vulnerable Last mile delivery of commodities Benefits At least five winning … [Read more…]

The Government of Ghana: Seeking Concept Notes for 2017 Adaptation Fund

The Government of Ghana: Seeking Concept Notes for 2017 Adaptation FundDeadline: 10 September 2017 The Government of Ghana is seeking concept notes for its 2017 Adaptation Fund to create emerging income generating opportunities in livelihood diversification that would shift communities away from purely climate dependent sectors. The small grants of up to US$50,000 to Civil Society and Community-based Organizations for the most innovative initiatives in the following focal areas in the three (3) Northern Regions of Ghana. Women groups are encouraged to … [Read more…]

Call for Applications: LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition

Call for Applications: LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography CompetitionDeadline: 10 November 2017 Applications are open for LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition that is conducted by Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain). Themes Photographs must be related to any of the following themes: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. Award Information The winner will receive … [Read more…]

Apply for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme!

Apply for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme!Deadline: 1 October 2017 Applications are open for the  Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme that exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. Focus Project Project applications will score more highly during the selection process if they: Are likely to have a direct conservation impact. Are collaborative and involve a local conservation organization. Are logistically … [Read more…]

Universities Canada Call for Proposals: Queen Elizabeth Scholarships 2017 Competition

Universities Canada Call for Proposals: Queen Elizabeth Scholarships 2017 CompetitionDeadline: 18 October 2017 Applications are open for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) that has been created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement. Objectives Develop global citizens … [Read more…]

Nominations Open for Young Gender Justice Activists Program!

Nominations Open for Young Gender Justice Activists Program!Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is currently inviting applicants for its Young Gender Justice Activists program on the theme “Achieving Gender Justice & Reconciliation” to recognise the contribution of young people across the continent. IJR recognises persons or organisations that do exceptional reconciliation work.  Parallel to the main award, the IJR would like to recognise 10 young activists who are doing exceptional work in the Gender Justice … [Read more…]

African Development Bank: Inviting Applicants for Young Professionals Program

African Development Bank: Inviting Applicants for Young Professionals ProgramDeadline: 11 September 2017 Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Do you have outstanding academic and professional achievements? Are you committed to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, then apply for AfDB’s Young Professionals Program! The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of … [Read more…]

MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition: Improving the Lives of Poor People in Rural Africa

MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition: Improving the Lives of Poor People in Rural AfricaDeadline: 5 October 2017 Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven … [Read more…]

The Tropical Health and Educational Trust: Call for Applications for Health Partnership Scheme

The Tropical Health and Educational Trust: Call for Applications for Health Partnership SchemeDeadline: 1 October 2017 The Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET) has announced a call for applications for large and small grants supporting health partnership projects with a focus on sustainability, scale-up and access. The grants form part of the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) which is a programme that funds health partnerships to carry out training and capacity-building projects in low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.  The Scheme is funded by the UK Department for … [Read more…]

African World Heritage Fund: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Grants

African World Heritage Fund: Seeking Proposals for Conservation GrantsDeadline: 29 September 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking proposals for its Conservation Grants to provide grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. … [Read more…]


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