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Offer: CALLS for PAPERS and PROPOSALS - May 2014 deadlines

1) Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health Explorations Round 13
GCE is inviting innovative ideas for its Round 13 of funding that can receive grants of up to US $100,000 during the Phase I. Ideas transformed into projects during the Phase II period can receive grants of up to US $1 million. Both foreign and US non­profit organizations, for­profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions are eligible to apply. Proposal must demonstrate an innovative approach that complies with all restrictions and guidelines for the topic to which application is being made.
Applications will be accepted until May 6 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstruction...

2) The Tech Awards on five different Categories
The project must address a problem that is well defined and globally significant and uses innovative technology in one of the 5 categories – Environment, Education, Young Innovator (under the age of 27 as of 31 Dec 2014), Health, or Economic Development. The technology and application must be ground­breaking and stand out from existing solutions. The application must prove that innovation is being used in the field and is measurably impactful. The technology application is in the field and had demonstrated a measurable benefit.
Last date: May 6
http://thetechawards.thetech.org/

3) The Humanitarian Innovation Fund’s Large Grant Facility
Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is accepting Expression of Interest (EoI) for Large Grants from non-profit institutions. The grant can be requested for innovative projects in development or implementation stage. Request can be made for grant size in between £75,000 and £150,000. Lead applicants must be either a non-profit institution such as a non-governmental organization; or a public or governmental institution; or an academic or research institution. The project may be located anywhere in the world and applicant organization can be registered/established anywhere in the world.
Last date : May 6
http://humanitarianinnovation.org/

4) AAL Forum 2014 ­ Call for contributions & side events (Sep 9 – 12; Bucharest, Romania)
The annual flagship event of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP), the AAL Forum is the core connection of the joint programme to the AAL Community. This community includes policy makers, ICT developers, manufacturers, health professionals, commissioners, businesses, venture companies, technologists, academics, designers, carers & of course older adults. Its purpose is to exhibit & demonstrate existing or developing ICT solutions (products & services), promote networking within the community, foster the interest of other sectors in the field of AAL, provoke debate & discussion on various topics & highlight new or emerging developments in the area to inform the AAL community.
The call is open until May 10
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?i...

5) Global Health Research and Research Training eCapacity Initiative by National Institutes of Health Innovative research education programs to teach researchers at low and middle income country (LMIC) institutions the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into global health research and research training are invited.
The goal of this initiative is to develop innovative educational approaches that enhance research capacity at LMIC institutions by expanding the use of ICT in global health research and research training. Application can be submitted for a period of 3 years and applicant may request up to $100,000 direct cost per year.
Deadline: May 16 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa­files/PAR­13­107.html

6) 14th Intl Conference on Knowledge, Culture, & Change in Organizations (Aug 4 – 5; Oxford, UK)
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited. Proposals are invited that address issues of management & the organization through one of the following categories: Management Education; Change management; Knowledge Management; Organizational Cultures.
Final Submission Deadline: May 23
http://ontheorganization.com/Oxford­2014

7) EAI 2014: EAI Transactions on Creative Technologies ­ Special issue on Multimodal Interfaces for Natural Interactions
Creativity & user interfaces become an application field of cutting edge technologies like human behavior tracking & understanding, social signal processing, artificial intelligence systems or embodied agents. EAI Transactions on Creative Technologies aims in providing a forge between science, technology & human factors on one side, & creative industries on the other side naturally leading to the theme of this special issue: “where technology gets closer to the human being”. This special issue aims to encourage & publish research about the challenges & new trends associated with applying multimodal interactions & natural user interfaces to education, entertainment & assistive technologies in a creative way or to foster human creativity. The publications can be either long or short papers
May 25th: Submission of manuscripts
http://eai.eu/transactions/cfp/special­issue­multimodal­interfaces­natural­interactions

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The International Growth Center Call Research Proposals for the Growth Policies in Developing Countries

The International Growth Center (IGC) invites researchers in select developing countries to submit proposals to conduct research projects relevant to the growth policies in developing countries.

Programs:
Research Program
Country Program
Research Program focuses on the production of cutting-edge and policy-relevant academic research (global public goods) that go towards informing effective policymaking in developing countries

Research Themes:
Cities
Energy
Firm Capabilities
State Effectiveness

Country Program focuses on tailoring top-quality research with the specific policy needs of the IGC’s partner countries – Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India – Central and Bihar, Liberia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Eligibility Criteria:
The proposed research should be innovative and must contribute to substantive creation of knowledge. It should help expand and strengthen the existing relevant literature on growth and development.
The proposed research must contribute to evidence-based policy making in developing countries.

Deadline: 31 May 2014

For more information, please visit IGC Central Call for Proposals at http://www.theigc.org/news/igc-central-call-proposals

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Ana Isabel
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The United States PRM Calls Proposals for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya

The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is accepting grant proposals for the NGO (non-governmental organization) Programs Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Funding Priorities:
Health
Protection
Education/Livelihoods
Target areas in Ethiopia are
- Dollo Ado (Melkadida, Bokolmayo, and/or Buramino camps only),
- Gambella, Jijiga, and Tigray.

Funding priorities and sub-priorities vary in each target locations. PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of potentially vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population.

Grant application can be made for maximum $1,500,000 per year. Initial application can be made for up to 3 years.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and International Organizations are eligible to apply for the grant.
- Proposals should be shared with UNHCR in advance of submission and must be developed in full consultation with UNHCR to ensure coherence with its overall comprehensive planning for refugee operations.
- Proposals must have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators.
- Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance.
- For Ethiopia, proposals must be accompanied by a letter from the UNHCR Addis Ababa Office showing endorsement of the proposed activities and inclusion on the Government of Ethiopia’s Agency for Refugee and Returnee Affairs’ (ARRA) accountability matrix (3W matrix).
- For Kenya, proposals must be accompanied by a letter from the UNHCR Nairobi Office showing endorsement of the proposed activities and inclusion on the respective camp’s accountability matrix (3W matrix).
Note:
Proposals must be submitted via grants.gov.
Please begin the registration to grants.gov as soon as possible (if yet not registered) because it might take two weeks and sometimes more to finalize the registration.

Deadline: 27 May 2014

Please visit Funding Opportunity Announcement [http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/fy2014/225199.htm] and read the whole document before preparing the proposal template.
PRM recommends applicants to use the template that can be available upon email request from the PRM’s NGO Coordinator.
Find the email address on the document.

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Ana Isabel
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Grant Proposals for Visegrad+ Western Balkans

The International Visegrad Fund is accepting proposals for Visegrad+ Western Balkans grant program. Projects that facilitate transfer of know-how between non-governmental and civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs) in the Visegrad Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) will be funded under the program.

Priority Areas:
Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights
Good Governance
Regional Cooperation
EU Approximation
Environment and Sustainable Development

Eligibility Criteria:
Proposed projects must involve active participation of entities from at least 3 different V4 countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and at least 2 different Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) regardless of the coordinator.
Proposed project must facilitate transfer of know-how between non-governmental and civil society organizations in the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans.
Proposed project must be on one of the above mentioned priority areas/sub-areas.
Proposed projects must be completed within 18 months.
Grant request can be made up to €80,000. Overhead costs cannot exceed 5% & tangible/intangible assets cannot exceed 7% of the requested support.
Projects that contribute to the democratization and transformation process in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU mem­ber states in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus (the EU’s Eastern Partnership), and the Western Balkans are supported under the Visegrad+ fund.

Deadline: 15 May 2014

For more information on Visegrad+ Western Balkans, please visit Call for Proposal at http://visegradfund.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/download/visegrad+_...

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Ana Isabel
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Adult Literacy and Self-Development Programs of UNESCO & UNHCR for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Iraq Office and the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) invite project proposals from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to implement adult literacy and self-development programs for the Syrian refugees in three Iraqi cities Erbil, Dohuk and Suleimaniyeh. The grantee should provide legal counseling and advice to 600 Syrian refugees in urban areas in and around Dohuk City and Suleimaniyeh (300 refugees in each area). Literacy, early childhood development/parenting skills, community-based psycho-social awareness, and vocational training must be incorporated within the course.

Grant application can be made for maximum $50,000 for each location to implement adult literacy classes for at least 7 months. This will be a formal education following the national curriculum and each participant will take an official final exam recognized by the Kurdistan Ministry of Education.
The grant recipient NGO will provide trainer to undertake the training and carry out the course with the beneficiaries after the training. They will choose 10 exceptional and willing students to serve as community advocates. These community advocates will visit other public venues within their communities to share their lessons related to early childhood development and psycho-social awareness so as to educate their community members about these important issues. These students should be supported by a teacher or facilitator.

Eligibility Criteria:
Application must include detailed information and rationale on the chosen target communities, including their geographic location.
Application must detail the results of participatory assessment along with other information.
The proposed intervention should address the most urgent literacy needs of targeted beneficiaries through diversified delivery models based on the national curriculum.
Applications can be made for more than one grant. Separate proposals should be submitted for each location.
Proposal and work plan should indicate the weekly class schedule and number of classes per week in order to fulfill the required number of hours of the national curriculum.
Proposal must indicate that life skills and vocational training classes will be offered continuously through the project period.
Targeted beneficiaries must be Syrian refugees in select geographical location at least 15 years of age and above who cannot read and write Arabic or any other language.
The applying NGO should include within its proposal a budget line for classroom refurbishment to make minor improvements to the quality of the learning environment.
Proposed project should begin no later than 15 July 2014 and end by 31 December 2014.
Complete application includes – NGO profile, NGO registration certificate, NGO operation license, NGO internal statute, NGO organizational chart, description of decision-making process within the NGO, description of financial management/auditing process within the NGO, power of attorney besides two separate technical and cost/business applications.

Deadline: 10 May 2014

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals at http://www.ncciraq.org/en/opportunities/for-ngos/grants/item/4772-access...

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Ana Isabel
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EU/Tajikistan Grant Support for Youth Employment for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan is seeking proposals under ‘Peace Building Partnership Program: Youth Employment as Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Vector’ Grant Support to In-country Actors to Prevent and Respond to Crisis in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations.
Lack of employment opportunity is one of the major reasons of instability in Tajikistan others to be mentioned specifically being lack of alternatives, increased number of drug users.
The major objective of the grant program is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and support activities that create, restore or consolidate appropriate ways, tools and mechanisms at local and regional level to prevent conflicts and contribute to durable peace.

The grantee should implement local initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected areas. The grant supports in-country capacities for effective conflict management and peace building.

Grant request should be made in between €300,000 and €500,000 which is 60% to 80% of the total eligible cost for the action. The initial planned duration of an action should be at least 24 months and at most 36 months. Applicants may propose financial support to third parties in order to help achieving the objectives of the Action. The maximum amount of financial support per third party is € 60 000, except where financial support to third parties is the main purpose of the action in which case no thresholds apply.

Priorities:
Employment driven actions aiming at diverting youth from engaging in gangs and other forms of violence, or their recruitment by extremist groups
Professional initiatives aiming at employment opportunities
Actions to promote youth civic engagement, empowering them to play an active role in their communities and public affairs affecting them

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must be legal person in non-profit making organization.
The organization must be established in a Member state of European Union or in the Republic of Tajikistan.
Applicants must be non-state actors (NSA) [non-governmental organizations, organizations representing indigenous peoples, local citizens' groups and traders' associations, cooperatives, trade unions, organizations representing economic and social interests, local organizations (including networks) involved in decentralized regional cooperation and integration, consumer organizations, women's and youth organizations, teaching, cultural, research and scientific organizations, universities, churches and religious associations and communities, the media and any non-governmental associations and private and public foundations].
Applicants must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Proposed actions must take place in Badahshan region (GBAO) of Tajikistan.
The proposed actions should be designed to produce specific, measurable results in response to identified problems.

Deadline: 16 May 2014

For more information, please visit Peace Building Partnership Program at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publ... , download the document and read thoroughly.

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
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NGOs Invited to apply for programs Benefiting Refugees in Chad and Cameroon

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration has invited all interested NGOs to apply for programs Benefiting Refugees in Chad and Cameroon.

The goal of this program is to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50% refugees.

Thematic areas:
Health (including reproductive health)
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Livelihoods
Protection
Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence
Psychosocial Support
Child Protection, to include secondary education for Sudanese refugees

Eligibility criteria:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
International Organizations. International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the PRM Program Officer (as listed below) on or before the closing date of the funding announcement.

Note: Project proposals must not be less than $250,000 and not more than $2.5 million or they will be disqualified.

Deadline: 16 May 2014

For further information and applications please go to: http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/fy2014/224928.htm

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
fairchange@gmail.com
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Funding Opportunity to Non-Profits and International Organizations for the Protection of and Assistance to the Syrian & Iraqi Refugees

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) invites funding proposals from non-profits and international organizations to implement the programs targeted towards protection of and assistance to the Syrian refugees, Iraqi refugees, and other populations of concern in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt; and also the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Program Sectors & Sub-sectors:
Protection
Addressing vulnerability
Dissemination of reliable information about registration (including birth registration) and others
Psychosocial support and mental health
Child/adolescent protection
Preventing and responding to gender-based violence
Legal assistance and counseling
Health
Shelter and Infrastructure
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Education
Livelihoods/Self-Reliance

Funding Limits to make Grant Requests:
Turkey – Between $500,000 and $4 million per year
Jordan/Lebanon – Projects for either Iraqi or Syrian Populations must fall between $500,000 and $3 million per year; projects targeting both Iraqi and Syrian refugee population must fall in between $1,000,000 and $4,500,000 per year.
Iraq – Between $500,000 and $4 million per year for both (each) kinds of programs.
Egypt – Between $200,000 and $500,000.
Syria-Iraqi Refugees – Between $500,000 and $2 million.

Eligibility Criteria:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and international organizations can apply for the grant under this call.
The proposed program should be either 12 or 24 months long. Multi-year proposals should contain activities and budgets that do not exceed 24 months from the proposed start date.
Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance.
Proposals must have a concrete implementation plan – well-conceived objectives and indicators; the objectives should be clearly linked to specific sectors.
Note:
All organizations except international multilateral organizations should submit proposals through grants.gov.
Please refer to the General NGO Guidelines http://www.state.gov/j/prm/releases/factsheets/2014/219758.htm.
Begin the registration with grants.gov instantly – Organizations not registered with Grants.gov should register well in advance of the deadline as it can take up to two weeks to finalize registration (sometimes longer for non-U.S.-based NGOs to get the required registration numbers).

Deadline: 16 May 2014

For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) at http://www.state.gov/j/prm/funding/fy2014/224925.htm#Sector

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
fairchange@gmail.com
skype: anaisabelbbp

Nike Foundation’s Requests for Proposals: Two Great Funding Opportunities for NGOs

Nike Foundation has announced two great funding opportunities for NGOs all across the world to seek partnerships and provide funding to undertake advocacy for influencing the post-2015 development agenda to prioritize the issue of adolescent girls living in poverty.

Nike Foundation’s Girl Declaration is a call to action to put girls at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda. It contains recommended guiding principles, goals and targets for inclusion in the post-2015 framework developed through a collaborative global process that included consultation with leading development organizations and more than 500 adolescent girls living in poverty in 14 countries around the world.

The Girl Declaration has inspired action around the world, from the Daraja Academy in Kenya to BRAC in South Sudan, both of which shared inspirational videos of their girls reading and signing the Girl Declaration within their networks. Dermalogica’s FITE team gathered hundreds of supporters who signed the Declaration and raised awareness about girls by putting up Girl Declaration posters in their salons. Supporters of the Girl Declaration signatories, including Oprah Winfrey, pushed the reach of #girldeclaration to 29 million during the 10 days of activation leading up to International Day of the Girl.

For more information, download the full information about Nike Foundation’s Global Advocacy Request for Proposals at https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.fundsforngos.org/nikefoundations2014apr/N...

The two opportunities currently open are:
1) Global Advocacy Request for Proposals:
2) National Advocacy Request for Proposals

To apply for any of these opportunities, you also need to download the following:
a) Proposal Cover Sheet: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.fundsforngos.org/nikefoundations2014apr/N...
b) Budget and Financial Report Template: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.fundsforngos.org/nikefoundations2014apr/N...

Deadline: 16 May 2014.

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
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ISSC Seed Funding for The Transformations to Sustainability Program

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is accepting grant applications from eligible entities for The Transformations to Sustainability Program.

The major aim of the Transformations to Sustainability program is to build scientific understanding of transformative social change in the face of global change and sustainability.

Successful applicants will receive seed funding which allows the researchers or social scientists to build necessary partnerships with colleagues in other disciplines and fields and other countries, to identify and establish contact with relevant societal stakeholders, and to engage them as knowledge partners in the co-design of proposals to develop Transformative Knowledge Networks.

Up to 30 proposals will be awarded up to maximum €30,000 each.
The money contributes towards travel, accommodation, workshops and administrative assistance.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants can be individual social science researchers (from academic and other organizations that have a strong focus on research) from any part of the world.
Applicants must have a PhD in the social sciences or at least 5 years full-time equivalent research experience.
Applicants must commit to be available and participate in the Transformations Knowledge Workshop to be held in Potsdam, Germany, in September 2014 or, in case of unavailability, to be represented at the workshop by a colleague who will contribute significantly to the proposed work.
The proposal must be accompanied with curriculum vitae including a list of the 5 most relevant publications to the proposal, written indication of availability and commitment to participate in the Transformations Knowledge Workshop.

Deadline: 31 May 2014

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals at http://www.worldsocialscience.org/activities/transformations/call-propos...

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
fairchange@gmail.com
skype: anaisabelbbp

AGFUND: Human Development Projects Grant for NGOs & Individuals

The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) – a funding organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the United Nations Organization, with regional and national development organizations, with public institutions, with the private sector, as well as with organizations of the civil society. Its major grant program is the AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects.

The Prize has been set up with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in the areas of human development. The idea of the Prize was stemmed from AGFUND’s approach to enhance development performance and support key development projects in order to achieve the goal of sustainability and investment in people.

This year (2014), the prize will be offered in the field of “Marketing of Home Products.”

AGFUND invites the UN, International and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, NGOs, universities and research centers and experts in the field all over the world to submit their nominations for the Prize, which is worth US $ 500,000 allocated for its four categories.

The Prize has four categories:

FIRST CATEGORY: (US$ 200,000)

The role of UN and international organizations in supporting the developing countries’ programs through marketing of homemade products (For projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations).

SECOND CATEGORY: (US$ 150,000)

The role of NGOs in marketing of homemade products (For projects implemented by national NGOs).

THIRD CATEGORY: (US$ 100,000)

The role of governmental and public institutions in setting up policies and programs that are supportive to homemade products (For projects implemented by ministries and public institutions).

FOURTH CATEGORY: (US$ 50,000)

Individual-led initiatives for empowerment of woman through marketing of homemade products (For projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals).

Deadline: 31 May 2014

For more information, visit http://www.agfundprize.org/?page_id=190

Kindest regards,

Ana Isabel
fairchange@gmail.com
skype: anaisabelbbp

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