Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Offer: CALLS for APPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS & ENTRIES / JULY 2014 deadlines [updated weekly]

1) Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations (free on-line course/MOOC) – From July 1st to Sep 2
9 weeks of study - 6-8 hours of work / week - in English – videos with English subtitles
This course is intended to help you improve your ability to manage creativity, innovation and change in business, education, healthcare, government, and in any other complex organization or institution by diagnosing potential innovation failures before they can occur. Using an “innovation constraints” framework that draws on modern social science research and on insights from business practice, participants will learn how to best manage people (be they co-workers, bosses, customers, clients, friends or any other stakeholders) when innovation is the goal. While we see several examples of technological innovation, we are not focused on the management of technology. Instead, we focus on something much more powerful: understanding and managing the people engaged in creation, innovation and positive change, regardless of the context.
https://www.coursera.org/course/innovation

2) The Peter F. Drucker Award
Non-profit organizations demonstrating change that creates a new dimension of performance are invited to submit application for this of US $100,000 award. Highly effective programs that have made a demonstrable difference in the lives of the people they serve are strongly encouraged to apply. The major purpose of the award is to find the innovators (small or large), recognize & celebrate their example, & to inspire others. The applicant organization must be an IRS-certified 501(c)(3). The award is granted to the organization that best demonstrates Druckerʼs definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” Also, the judges look for highly effective programs that have made a demonstrable difference in the lives of the people they serve!
Deadline: July 1st at 3pm PT
http://www.druckerinstitute.com/project/nonprofit-innovation-award/

3) The Rotary Foundation Global Grants for Projects Addressing & Responding Human Needs
The major purpose of this program is to exchange ideas, build relationships, & take action. The minimum total project financing is US $30,000 and should be taken into consideration in determining total project costs. Areas of Interest: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease; Prevention & Treatment; Water & Sanitation; Maternal & Child Health; Basic Education & Literacy; Alleviation of Poverty - Economic & Community; Development. Eligibility: a) a club must be qualified (attending a Grants Management Seminar District Responsibilities); b) have adequate District Designated Funds available to support the project; c) a project must be humanitarian in nature & must benefit a community in need.
Deadline: July 1st
http://tinyurl.com/lfgjknw

4) USAID Regional Leadership Centers: Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
Its goal is to develop a prestigious network of young female & male leaders across critical sectors who use innovative & entrepreneurial approaches to strengthen democratic institutions & spur economic growth, as well as to build stronger ties to the U.S. Partnerships might include entities from the public, private & non-profit sectors that together bring relevant technical expertise, a strong track record in the development of young leaders, & necessary resources. Eligibility: a) private sector organizations; b) incorporate the expertise, experience & resources of academia & of a broad range of civil society org & initiatives, including US & non-US gov organizations; c) preferred locations: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, Kenya.
Deadline: July 1st
Visit www.grants.gov & search for RFA-OAA-14-000037

5) Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programmes (Sep 1-5; Manila, Philippines)
Call for presentations on any aspect of impact evaluations (IE) and systematic reviews, including findings, methods and translation of evidence into policy. We welcome proposals on the design (particularly innovative designs for difficult to evaluate interventions), implementation, findings and use of IE and systematic reviews. Policymakers and development programme managers are welcome to submit proposals on the use of IE and systematic review findings. Bursaries are available for participants from low- and middle-income countries.
Deadline: July 3
http://tinyurl.com/kv6dqrn

6) Public consultation on the Green Paper on mobile Health
The EU Commission is inviting comments on the barriers and issues related to the use of mHealth. Your input will help identify the right way forward to unlock the potential of mobile health in the EU. It is essential that you read the Green Paper on mHealth and the Staff Working Document before responding to the on-line questionnaire.
Extended deadline: July 10 at 12:00 noon CET.
http://tinyurl.com/kpvw3e5

7) Darwin Initiative Round 21
This UK gov initiative supports developing countries to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty. Projects must meet their objectives under the CBD, the ABS, the ITPGRFA, and the CITES. On average, a typical Darwin main round project is around £250,000 - £300,000 and up to three years in length. Eligibility: a) no restrictions on the location or nationality of applicants, but projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries; b) applicant organisations must have experience of managing similar projects in developing countries and also be able to demonstrate financial stability and provide audited accounts; c) the proposed project leader must have suitable qualifications or at least 10 years’ experience working on similar projects in developing countries.
Deadline for Stage 1 applications: July 3
http://tinyurl.com/o9o5trs

8) The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional 2014 Award For Scientific Women
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in collaboration with the African Union Commission has launched the program which is implemented at national level for young researchers, regional level for women scientists and continental level open to all scientists. A prize worth US$20,000 will be awarded in each of the two different scientific areas for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings. Scientific Areas: 1) Life and Earth Sciences, etc; 2) Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, etc. Eligibility: a) applicant must be from one of the 15 West African States that constitute ECOWAS; b) must be a woman (female) professional in the field of science and technology; c) must be in one of the fields identified by the competition; d) must be of good moral character and must not have been subject to any professional discipline; e) submission requires completed application form, CV signed and approved by the candidate’s institution, scientific publications, scientific papers, works, certificates and diplomas, one confidential letter from head of the institution, and two recommendation letters.
Deadline: July 4
http://orid.ug.edu.gh/update.php?id=22

9) Call for Proposals - Human-Centered Design and Smallholder Finance: Can digital financial products and services meet the needs of smallholder farmers and their families?
Given that the vast majority of the world’s 500 million smallholder farming households are not reached by financial services, designing adequate products and delivery mechanisms for this underserved group is an important need. Yet, despite an increasing interest by many financial services providers in reaching low-income or unbanked customers via the use of technology, very few providers have an in-depth understanding of how smallholder farmers manage their money or what sort of products these customers need. CGAP has worked with a number of human-centered design firms in the past to complete applied product innovation projects in Brazil, Mexico and Uganda. Now, we are seeking to build on this experience by developing digital products and delivery mechanisms specifically designed for smallholder families.
The winning proposals will be selected based on the openness of the providers to bring to market innovative financial services as well as how best they can help us answer our key learning question: How do we design digital products that not only meet any of the wide array of financial services needs of smallholder farming families but also do so in a commercially viable way?
Please submit your proposals (in English, French or Spanish) before July 4 for consideration.
http://tinyurl.com/pmf8ysf

10) Trust Women Awards
The Trust Women Awards accepts nominations of exceptional individuals who have provided real solutions to some of the challenges faced by women worldwide and raised awareness of women’s rights issues globally. The individuals who have performed prolific activist work in the areas of human rights and women’s equality, and whose bold thinking and high-impact work has helped women defend and advance their rights can be the nominated for the award. Prizes: a) Cash Prize worth $5,000; b) Acknowledgement of work on the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Trust Women conference websites. Eligibility: Nominations can be made by the public; Self nominations are also accepted; Nominee must be a women who has provided real solutions to some of the challenges faced by women worldwide and raised awareness of women’s rights issues globally.
Deadline: July 4th
http://www.trustwomenconf.com/about/awards/

11) Technology & the Future: Managing Change & Innovation (free MOOC): Jul 7 to Aug 25 (flexible starting date)
This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology & innovation. Concepts, tools, & process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, & case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation; Dynamics of technological change; Factors affecting technological innovation & adoption; Organizational strategy & strategic management in the face of rapid technological change.
https://www.canvas.net/courses/technology-the-future-managing-change-and...

12) Mobile Health Without Borders (free online course/MOOC): July 7th to Aug 31st (flexible starting date)
The course will function like a conference, but it takes place over 8 weeks rather than two days, and encourages the transformation from passive audience observer to active participant and thought leader. The themes to be addressed are: Global Health Challenges; Mobile Health Opportunities; Entrepreneurship in Health Care. Students will work closely with classmates from around the world on small group assignments to prepare for the Health Innovation Challenge: an opportunity to work with a global multi-disciplinary team and world-class mentors to design a solution to a health challenge you care about.
https://novoed.com/mhealth-2014-2

13) Leaders of Learning (free on-line course/MOOC)
Classes Start: Jul 8 (flexible starting date); Course Length: 6 weeks; Estimated effort: 4 - 6 hours/week
The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn — all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design. The only requirements for the course are: an interest in the evolving world of learning; a curiosity about leadership in this new world; a willingness to examine your own beliefs about learning; and an openness to sharing your thoughts with and responding to others.
http://tinyurl.com/oa5tvmp

14) Request for Concept Notes (RFCN): SSTP Round 1 (Mozambique)
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is implementing Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP) with a grant from the USAID (the donor). SSTP intends to support the scaling up of quality seed/planting material of superior varieties of four crops: cassava, maize, pigeon pea and soybeans. This work will be focused along the Nacala, Beira, Zambezi Valley and Limpopo Corridors. Requirements to be eligible for AGRA financial assistance: 1. Organizations must be operational in Mozambique with current registration and a DUNS identification number (for grants over $25,000); 2. Organization’s primary business activity must be in Mozambique, with a current registration, be in a sound financial condition and have sufficient existing capability/capacity to perform new work; 3. Organization must have demonstrated favorable past performance record, acceptable to AGRA accounting systems and corporate integrity/ethics; 4. Organization must not be excluded from the eligibility to receive AGRA’s donor-provided funds.
Any funds made available are subject to AGRA’s and its donor (USAID) strict accountability and audit test.
Deadline: 5:00 pm (Local Time) July 8.
http://www.agra.org/download/53a284f33a00b/

15) USAID Partnership for Education: Learning activity in Ghana
The major purpose of this programme is to focus on improving literacy at primary school levels. Objectives: 1) Enhanced early grade reading and math teaching and learning; 2) Improved basic education policy and management systems for sustained learning outcomes especially in reading; 3) Strengthened parent, school and local government capacity and engagement to promote support reading. Eligibility: a) organizations must have a politically neutral humanitarian mandate, a commitment to nondiscrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices. Non-discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and political affiliation; b) all qualified U.S and Non-U.S. organizations may apply. USAID encourages applications from potential new partners. There is no requirement for prior USAID experience under this RFA
Deadline: July 9
Visit grants.gov and search by RFA-641-14-000004

16) International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
The IYIP is designed to offer young Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The objective of the IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organizations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and private companies. All proposals must be aligned with at least one of the five priorities: increasing food security; securing the future of children and youth; stimulating sustainable economic growth; advancing democracy; ensuring security and stability. Proposals must also integrate the three crosscutting themes: environmental sustainability, gender equality, and governance. Eligibility: 1) projects of up to two years in length; individual internships are for a maximum of one year; 2) organizations are required to provide and must cover the cost of pre-departure and reintegration training for interns; 3) organizations can apply for a minimum of 5 interns and up to a maximum of 20 interns per year; 4) Internships must occur in an eligible country; 5) only Canadian organizations can apply; 6) only one proposal per organization.
Deadline: July 9 at 3 pm EDT (UTC-4)
http://tinyurl.com/ky3jgym

17) International Women's Health & Human Rights (free on-line course/MOOC) – from Jul 10 to Sep 5
This course provides an overview of women's health and human rights issues, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. We will consider economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles. The course focuses on "critical issues," namely those that may mean life or death to a woman, depending on whether she can exercise her human rights. These critical issues include poverty; discrimination against women; unequal access to education, food, paid work and health care; forms of violence, in the home and in war and refugee circumstances; maternal health; and sex trafficking of women. Our MOOC will have a special focus on creating a network of engaged participants to share experiences and to take part in interactive discussions and cooperative exercises. We ask participants to engage with the communities they live in, in order to deepen their understanding of the issues and tie academic ideas to real-life circumstances.
http://tinyurl.com/lmlve8t

18) Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) Second Phase Grant Program for All
The Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) invites grant applications for the R2HC Second Phase. The scope of this call is deliberately broad and includes any research that will strengthen the evidence base around public health interventions, and thereby lead to more effective public health interventions, in humanitarian crises. The project for which grant request is made should thereby lead to more effective public health interventions, in humanitarian crises. Proposals may also address the ethical issues surrounding the conduct of public health research in humanitarian crisis contexts. Grants will be for a maximum duration of 24 months. Eligibility: a) application can be submitted by consortia of variety of organizations (research institutions, operational organizations, governmental organizations, individual experts, and local implementing partners); b) the research consortia must include both a research institution and an operational humanitarian organization; c) the lead applicant must be legally registered in the country in which it is based and presents evidence of such registration.
EoI must be submitted online by July 10 at 11:59pm BST
http://www.elrha.org/r2hc

19) Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Innovation grants
Program: ‘What it takes to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)?’.The primary aim of the program is to build knowledge on what works to prevent VAWG. The grants will cover the development and implementation of the intervention, as well as the formative research, monitoring, evaluation, and capacity development of staff from the in-country lead organization and the final report. The award duration will be up to three years. Applicants should: 1) be from one of the following DFID priority countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India , Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, South Africa, Tajikistan,Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe; 2) be institutions/organizations with experience in reducing VAWG; 3) submit applications that should be interventions or combinations of interventions that have a clear theory of change; address multiple risk factors, or work across settings; address the intervention/research priorities; have potential for scale up; 4) propose interventions (or combinations of interventions) by consortia that include implementing organizations and researchers or policy makers; 5) propose interventions that may work with socially excluded or marginalized groups or strengthen understanding of how social exclusion affects risk of violence and effectiveness of interventions.
Last date: July 10 at midnight (24.00 hrs) South Africa Standard Time
http://www.svri.org/funding.htm

20) Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Making Video News Training program for South East Asia
Applicants are invited to take part in five day training course that will take place in Hanoi (Vietnam) from Aug 11 to Aug 15, 2014. The goal of this program is to teach creative approaches to producing TV news stories. Subjects include research, writing for TV, camera work and editing. The class will be run by senior Reuters television journalists. Eligibility: a) must be from South East Asia and be working as broadcast journalists and currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organizations; b) must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country; c) must have at least two years’ professional experience; d) must have a good level in spoken and written English. Bursaries would include economy travel expenses (for participants travelling to Vietnam) and accommodation.
Deadline: July 14
http://www.trust.org/course/?id=a05D000000LLMXZIA5

21) Creativity, Innovation & Change (free MOOC)
Start Date: July 14; 6 Weeks; Workload: 3-5 Hours Per Week
This course is designed to stimulate problem-solving, so participants can capitalize on change & diversity. A broad review of the creative process, students will apply fast failure, differentiation, & value creation techniques to help them become change agents. Consisting of 5-10 videos & readings, the course foregoes exams & quizzes, relying on creative exercises & reflection papers for students to demonstrate their mastery of course content. There will one per week (total = 6), required reflection submissions for a Statement of Accomplishment, & an additional 12 peer reviews during the entire course for a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction. While the official language of the course is English, the Chinese translation is provided to ease the experience of our Chinese student population.
https://www.coursera.org/cours

22) Entrepreneurship Training for Social Change (Oct 16-22/ Torino, Italy)
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAC) in collaboration with the Fondazione CRT and the Italian Government invites youth from the Euro-Mediterranean region to participate in a 7-day training program aimed at enhancing the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion. T he program targets young people from communities struggling with tensions or marginalization linked to cultural and/or religious differences and at the start-up phase of their social enterprise which seeks to address these challenges. Applicants must 1) have a social enterprise (or be in the process of establishing a social enterprise) which is either leveraging cultural and religious diversity or promoting broader social change and can potentially create economic opportunities and social inclusion for a specific community or across communities; 2) be able to demonstrate how its idea is grounded and sustainable; 3) have born between Oct 15, 1978 and Oct 15, 1996; 4) hold a valid passport at least until 30 April 2015; 5) live in and be the nationality of a Euro-Med country; 6) be fluent in spoken English.
Deadline: July 14.
http://unaocyouth.org/e4sc/

23) Open World Forum (Oct 30 - Nov 1; Paris, France)
OWF is the 1st European summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts to debate the technological, economic and social impacts of Free and Open-Source technologies on the market. It also welcomes the general public, with a specific cycle of conferences and demonstrations to make them aware of what is at stake in the digital open world. Classic and essential subjects such as Cloud computing, Data, Internet of Things, Dev, etc. will be treated from the point of view of users. We will also put a strong emphasis on trending topics - Security, Privacy, Trust and Mobility.
Deadline: Jul 15
http://www.openworldforum.paris/en/

24) Atlas Corps Fellowship for Young NGO Leaders
The fellowship program aims to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Fellows are placed in US non-profit organizations for 50-weeks volunteer service. The fellow is offered with living stipend, travel expenses (economy class round trip from and to fellow’s home country and fellowship host city), health insurance, end of service award ($1,000) and visa expenses (reimbursement). Eligibility: a) 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector; b) Bachelor's degree or equivalent; c) English proficiency (oral, writing, reading); d) 35 years or younger; e) Apply to serve in a country other than where you are from (U.S. citizens are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship); f) Commitment to return to your home country after the 6-18 month fellowship.
Deadline for the January Fellowship: July 15
http://www.atlascorps.org/apply-to-united-states.php

25) Intl Conference: Institutionalization of Child Rights in the Digital Future (Oct 16-17; Istambul, Turkey)
The conference will be co-hosted by the UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office, the UNICEF Turkey Country Office and the communications faculties of eleven Turkish universities – namely, Ankara, Anadolu, Bilgi, Gazi, Galatasaray, İstanbul, İstanbul Aydın, Kocaeli, Konya and Mersin. This event is being organized to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly. UNICEF is making use of the anniversary both to celebrate the progress made over the past quarter of a century and to draw attention to outstanding inequity. The goal is to generate new ideas for upholding the rights of children – especially the most disadvantaged, excluded, and vulnerable – in the new and very different era that lies ahead. It will address both the challenges and the opportunities which children and young people encounter in the communications and digital environment. Inequitable access, risks to safety and privacy, skills and digital literacy, and spaces for participation and innovation are just some of the topics on the agenda. Conference Topics: Child Rights Syllabus: Era of Institutionalization of Child Rights (Opening); The Role of Communication on Future Dynamics of Developing Countries (Special Session); Global Communication and Social Change; Understanding Safe Digital Citizenship; New Ethic Codes and Tendencies; Social Transformation, Digital Media and its effects on children; Children as Cultural Consumer of New Media; Child Rights Syllabus/Journalism Education for Future; Redefining Journalism in the Era of Change.
Abstract Deadline: July 15
Conference website: www.icrdf.org

26) The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Fund
The SEJ’s Fund helps the journalists underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The primary objective of the fund is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism. The SEJ provides up to $3,500 for the research work which can be spent towards project-related travel, training, research materials, database analysis, environmental testing, and other direct non-personnel costs required for success of the reporting project/entrepreneurial venture. Applicants: a) must be qualified journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization worldwide; b) work must be in journalism or closely related to journalism, and her/his responsibilities must not include public relations work on environmental issues or lobbying on environmental issues; c) can be journalists working for print, broadcast and/or online media; and/or full-time faculty or students working or enrolled at accredited schools.
Deadline: July 15
http://tinyurl.com/3g399yl

27) Call for chapter abstracts - Social Inequalities, Media and Communication: A Global Perspective
Social inequality is a universal phenomenon. The unequal distribution of economic, social and cultural capitals has consequences on every sector of human life. Contributions are invited for an edited international collection of original chapters engaging theoretical and empirical themes on social inequalities, media and communication. This book intends to engage this theme in two parts: Part 1: Historical and Theoretical Analyses of Social Inequality; Part 2: Empirical analysis of social inequality, media and communication. Editors: Jan Servaes - jservaes@cityu.edu.hk; Toks Oyedemi - toyedemi@gmail.com
Abstract submission: July 15

28) Call for Papers - Special Issue (Autumn 2014): International Media Assistance
This issue is primarily focused on the ways in which international donors have supported the media sector in developing countries over the last 25 years. Support to the media sector is understood as aid to strengthen an independent, diverse and plural media, including press, broadcast and digital/social media.
Submissions until July 15
http://tinyurl.com/Call-GMJ-2-2014

29) Grant Proposals on Education, Public Health and Sustainable Development
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Creative Network is accepting grant proposals from the networks and cultural organizations from Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries for establishing and/or strengthening of bi-regional cultural networks connecting Asia and Europe. Thematic Areas: 1) Culture; 2) Economy; 3) Education; 4) Governance; 5) Public Health; 6) Sustainable Development. Grant proposal can be made for up to SGD (Singapore Dollars) 25,000 which can be maximum 50% of the total eligible costs for project. The proposed project must take place between April 1st and Nov 30 2015. Eligibility: a) must be from ASEM member countries; b) projects should be jointly proposed by a minimum of 2 partner organisations/networks (not individuals), with at least 1 partner each from Asia and Europe. There can be multiple project partners; c) proposals should include result-oriented projects that facilitate dialogue, collaboration and knowledge exchange between artists & cultural professionals from Asia and Europe; d) projects should only take place in and be managed from ASEM countries.
July 15: Initial Project Proposal Submission Deadline
http://tinyurl.com/lftpvqv

30) The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Grant Prize
The Awards recognize and honour the achievements of individuals, organizations and governments around the world for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The award aims to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
Categories: 1) Wetland Wise Use; 2) Wetland Innovation; 3) Young Wetland Champions. Eligibility: a) individuals, institutions (including government institutions and NGOs and community groups), or private companies, of any nation; b) nominees must be alive at the time of nomination; c) a proven and documented record of achievement and success in one of the three categories; d) Nominations submitted in English, French or Spanish; e) letters of recommendation from two independent individuals. Three Awards will be given – each Prize of US$10,000.
Deadline: July 15
http://tinyurl.com/pjr6hpb

31) Request for Concept Notes (RFCN): Soil Testing Kit (SHP - REF: 2014001)
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) through the Soil Health Program (SHP) supports the efforts of public and private stakeholders in improving their soil quality when the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) technology is applied. Several grants are awarded to support such initiative. The program is successfully being
implemented in 13 AGRA focal countries. Along ISFM, soil analysis is an important component needed to guide the identification of appropriate soil nutrients components for fertilizer recommendation.
The purpose of this project is, therefore, to identify and improve access to appropriate and user-friendly soil testing kits to the extension service providers and create a platform that provides reliable soil data in real time to a wide range of stakeholders (e.g., farmers, agrodealers, and the fertilizer industry) through ICT applications. This is important for decisions making on investments by all concerned. Eligibility: Ministry for Agriculture, farmers organizations, private NGOs which perform in agricultural development, AfNet of TSBF- CIAT (Nairobi, Kenya), ICRISAT, Country Soil Health Consortia that is backstopped by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), and the national fertilizer
recommendation project that are backstopped by IITA and CABI-International, and Africarice.
Closing date: July 15th
http://www.agra.org/download/53ac2e56cd321/

32) Know-how Exchange Programme Italy 2014
The purpose of this programme is to contribute to the development of the CEI region, bolstering social cohesion and economic dynamism while strengthening the cooperation between the CEI member states. Any grant awarded under this Call for Proposals shall not exceed fifty per cent (50%) of the total cost of a given project, and the maximum grant amount allocated to a single project cannot exceed forty thousand euro (€40,000). Eligibility: The applicant shall: 1) be from organisations registered in CEI member states which are also members of the European Union, i.e. Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia; 2) be public and private sector bodies, international and non‐governmental organisations operating in the public interest, e.g. national, regional and local authorities, education/research institutions, environmental organisations; 3) demonstrate and give evidence of their experience in the sector of intervention, and of their capability to deliver the proposed project results; 4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project for all its duration. Applicants must also demonstrate their competitive advantage in the proposed area of intervention, relative to organisations from other CEI countries of eligible applicants.
Deadline: July 15
http://www.cei.int/KEP?tab=2

33) Europe Aid Support to the Implementation of Gender Equality in Macedonia - EuropeAid/135919/IH/ACT/M
The primary objective of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the country’s preparation for EU Accession and to ensure efficiency of EU programs in the country. The major purpose is to build the capacities with regards to gender equality, as key human rights and fundamental freedoms. The project must take place in the beneficiary country. Initial planned duration of the project can be 21 months. Eligible Activities: a) Advice and coaching sessions; b) Tailor made training program; c) Seminars, workshops and conferences; d) Manuals, procedures and check-lists; e) Study visit; f) Assessment.
Deadline: July 15
http://tinyurl.com/mk9v5l6

34) The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) Calls CSOs in South Africa to Implement LGBTI Program
African continent has granted official recognition to same-sex marriages through the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006. the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is recognized by asserting the right to equal protection and benefit of the law but legal rights do not always translate into attitudinal change and full acceptance. Thus, the AJPCR program aims to contribute to the promotion, protection and realization of rights established in the Constitution through three key objectives – improving access to justice, raising awareness of constitutional rights and strengthening democracy through partnerships with civil society. The project is divided into three phases, to be undertaken consecutively. Applicants must: 1) be a legal entity/organization whose core mandate is the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights, and must be registered with the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organization; 3) be able to demonstrate their ability to implement the project and to transfer knowledge at local level; 3) have specialist expertise in the following areas - human rights context in South Africa, LGBTI experiences (specifically rights violations) in South Africa, gender-based violence, knowledge of gaps in state and civil society service delivery to women and LGBTI populations, experience in desktop research, literature review and other relevant research methods, track record of timely delivery of appropriate materials/outcomes.
Closing Date : 2014-07-15 01:54:00
http://www.fhr.org.za/funding/calls-proposals/terms-reference-lgbti-proj...

35) The Enabling Writers Global Competition
This is a global prize competition to incentivize the development of software solutions that allow writers to easily create and export decodable and leveled fiction and non-fiction readers in mother tongue languages to help early primary students (ie. grades one to three) learn to read. It aims to spur the development of software that would allow writers to use an easy step-by-step process, on a computer or mobile device, to create texts that follow tested early-grade reading instruction methodologies. Prizes: $100,000 to grand prize winner; $12,000 each to top three finalists; other Prizes: invitations to exclusive events; global recognition from ACR GCD; expert feedback on their software from child development and digital education specialists. The winning software will be freely available and released to the public for open source development. Eligibility: a) from anywhere in the world and from any professional background, preferably software development, digital literacy and education communities; b) certain software specifications must be met: - readers should be able to be outputted to PDF and a common editable format in which layout is preserved when opened through free-to-use software (e.g. HTML); - if creating electronic readers, they should be outputted to at least .epub format; - software should be available on both Windows and Mac or Linux, or both an Android or iOS or Windows Mobile application; - software should be user friendly such that the font type & size, word and line spacing, number of words on a page, and sentence length are automatically set on the templates.
Entrant Information deadline: July 18
https://www.omnicompete.com/enabling_writers.html

36) Global Development Network (GDN): Building Research Capacity program
The GDN is accepting ‘Expression of Interest’ from organizations in Least Developed Countries for its project on Building Research Capacity in those countries. Proposals should be made of demand-led programs designed to support the contending institutions in addressing their research capacity gaps. These projects should be aimed at raising and strengthening their research and outreach skills in a sustainable manner. Up to four research institutions from least developed countries will be selected on the basis of a 24 month (two year) research capacity building program that they will design and propose. The GDN will partner with the selected four institutions refine, implement and monitor the projects. The grant for each selected institution will range between US$ 40,000-US$ 100,000 per year, dependent on the scope and success of the proposed program. Eligibility: a) non-partisan, not-for-profit, research institutions headquartered and working in one of the following LDCs are the potential partners for the project [see at http://www.gdn.int/admin/uploads/editor/files/List_of_eligible_countries.pdf]; b) Universities, Think-tanks, or Stand-alone research institutions; c) lead applicant must be headed and managed by members who are citizens of developing or transition countries and currently residing in LDCs; d) individuals cannot apply in their own capacity, but as members of an institution.
Deadline: July 18 at 6:00 pm Indian Standard Time
http://www.gdn.int/html/page11.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=79

37) The University of Delaware’s Horn Program / Diamond Challenge
The challenge is a real world business concept competition with an educational purpose. Participating students will work in teams of 2-4 to prepare and submit a written concept for a business or social enterprise. They will also prepare and deliver a 5-minute pitch and answer questions about their concept. They will be supported by a curriculum developed on real world best practices for conceiving and validating new business ideas. The implementing partners will be provided training, modest pilot funding (up to $3,000 in milestone payments) and project management assistance. Thematic Areas: Youth & Adolescents; Economic Development;
Entrepreneurship & Business Education. Priority is given to the following target countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia. Eligibility: a) must be member of an established non-governmental organization; b) must prove a track record in at least two of the thematic areas concerning the target countries; c) must have available network of various stakeholders in the thematic areas concerning the target countries; d) must have experience in impacting the stakeholders; e) must have strong communication skills and a working knowledge of the English language; f) must register in teams (with a teacher or mentor per team to advise the students).
Deadline: July 20
http://diamondchallenge.org/

38) 2014 Intl Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology - Fall Sessions (Nov 12-14; Tokyo, Japan)
The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which helps deal with certain important topics of e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent peers.
Submission Deadline: July 20
http://tw-knowledge.org/ecase2014fall/

39) 2nd Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Grant Opportunity
PeaceDirect is accepting grant proposals from locally based and registered organizations around the globe. The local organizations that work on the front line of conflict to prevent violence and build peace, risking their lives are encouraged to submit the grant proposals. The term ‘Peacebuilding’ stands for Stopping Violence and Destructive Conflict; and Building Just and Sustainable Peace. Peace Direct provides resources that the local peacebuilders, need to carry out their work. Total four organizations will be selected to be the winners for 2014 Competition. Prizes: $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities; the opportunity to attend an international Peace Direct peacebuilder event or another peacebuilding exchange visit; online promotion of their work (including on the Insight on Conflict and Peace Direct websites and newsletters). Applicants: a) need to show how they are making communities more peaceful, or breaking the cycle of violence; b) must be a locally based registered organization or community association, established for at least 2 years; c) must be either a peacebuilding organization or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of work; d) must have a maximum annual income of $60,000 USD or less; e) must be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO. Applications can be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
Deadline: July 21
http://www.insightonconflict.org/tomorrows-peacebuilders

40) 7th Intl Conference on E-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies (Oct 3 - 4; Forest Grove, Oregon, USA)
Proposals are invited to address one of the following categories: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social Transformations.
Abstracts for in-person presentations should be submitted by July 22nd
http://ubi-learn.com/2014-ForestGrove

41) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants for Public Health Services and System Research
This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Up to nine studies may be selected to receive funding of up to $350,000 to support projects of up to 24 months in duration. Studies funded through this solicitation will focus on multidisciplinary research that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services and the subsequent impact on population health outcomes. Projects may seek to: 1) elucidate the health and economic value of public health activities; 2) understand how elements of the public health system influence the effective implementation of evidence-based public health strategies and/or strategies for collaboration between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems; and/or 3) test the impact of alternative strategies for delivering evidence-based public health services and/or collaborative approaches aimed at community health improvement between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems. Public health strategies include programs, policies, laws, services and administrative practices that are implemented by a variety of contributors within public health delivery systems for the primary purpose of promoting health and/or preventing disease and injury on a population-wide basis. Applicant organizations must: 1) be either public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS; 2) be based in the US or its territories at the time of application, and proposed projects must focus on the U.S. public health system and its services.
Deadline: July 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET
http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-ser...

42) GlobalGiving's September 2014 Global Open Challenge
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes -- including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. It periodically announces an Open Challenge to invite participants to become long-term members in GlobalGiving if they are able to raise a minimum amount of funding within a defined period. Join more than 2,000 organizations already using GlobalGiving! Joining GlobalGiving is easy and takes two steps: 1) Submit an application! We only approve registered, charitable organizations that are implementing programs. See the list of documents that you will be asked to submit. 2) Succeed in a Global Open Challenge - a 30 day event during which you will engage your supporters on the GlobalGiving platform to raise at least US$5,000 from 40 unique donors.
Deadline to apply: July 24.
https://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/

43) The Sustaining Health initiative / Wellcome Trust
Proposals should be designed to open up new research avenues, ultimately leading to work that will have a significant impact on human health. As general guidance, awards are of the order of £250,000. Aims: a) pilot projects may address any aspect of the interplay between health, environment and nutrition but key is a focus on health. Projects are not required to cover issues related to both environment and nutrition; b) to stimulate collaborations and build capacity for interdisciplinary research. Our scoping work has highlighted two sub-themes that we have a particular interest in: 1) the health impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures; 2) How to feed 9 billion.
Deadline for concept notes: July 25
http://tinyurl.com/mnefohv

44) European Union Grant Support to Improve Health and Nutrition of the Poor in Urban Bangladesh
The major objective of the grant program is to improve and increase sustainable, integrated and comprehensive primary health care services delivery including nutrition for the urban poor in Bangladesh. Grant request can be made in between €2,000,000 and €3,000,000 which must be 50% to 75% of the total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of the action should be at least 36 months and at most 42 months. Applicants can propose financial support to third parties so as to achieve the program objectives. The maximum 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. Types of Action: a) Creating New Primary Health Care; b) Consolidating Existing Services. The grantee will offer an adapted and friendly service to each patient according to her/his age, sex, health status and financial status. Better skilled health workers are a must to offer the best health services. Eligibility: 1) be legal person established in a Member State of the European Union or a Member of the European Economic Area, or an official Candidate Country as recognized by the EU, or a beneficiary country of the DCI, or an OECD/DAC member country; 2) 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. 3) be able to provide an agreement with Municipalities of Bangladesh where the action will be implemented, or a plan to get this agreement. Applicants who have already entered into an agreement with Municipalities are given priority; 4) the proposed action must take place in Dhaka and other large municipalities in Bangladesh with more than 150,000 population.
Deadline: July 27.
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publ...

45) FRIDA - The Young Feminist Fund (third call for proposals)
This is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. FRIDA was created to bring new resources and new opportunities to young women and trans* youth globally. We believe that supporting young feminists is key to the expansion, rejuvenation and sustainability of women’s movements and organizations, both now and in the future. To date, FRIDA has completed two grant cycles in 2012 and 2013, and cumulatively supported 32 different groups of young feminists in 28 different countries around the world and awarding a total of 196,000 USD in direct grants. We intend to support up to 18 new young feminist groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age.
Who can apply? Groups founded or led by young women or trans* youth (under 30 ykears) that are committed to: a)
Advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective; b) Improving the lives of young women/transgender youth at local, national, regional or international levels; c) Inclusive organizing, collective action and feminist movement building; d) Groups, networks, or collectives based in the Global South (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central, Southern, Eastern Europe and Caucuses and Central Asia); e) Groups founded in the past 5 years (i.e. your group was formed between 2010 – 2014).
Deadline: July 28th
http://youngfeministfund.org/apply-for-a-grant-2/

46) Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Phase II - Call for Proposals
Aim: to strengthen the capacity to build sustainable communities in the context of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) though Public Private Partnerships. Eligibility: government agencies, NGOs, community based organizations and academic institutions registered in the Central American and Caribbean member countries of the OAS. Priority Areas: 1) Community-based Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency; 2) Resilience to Natural Disasters; 3) Waste management, Recycling (including electronic waste) and Improved Water Resource Management; 4) Sustainable Transport Solutions. Grants of up to US$50,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Deadline: July 28th.
http://ecpamericas.org/Events/?id=465

47) TWAS-CNPq Postgraduate Fellowship Programme (Brazil)
The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia, Brazil, and TWAS offer up to 50 (30 sandwich and 20 full time) postgraduate fellowships each year to young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in natural sciences. Duration: up to 4 years. Fields: Agricultural Sciences; Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biological Systems and Organisms; Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics. Age limit: at most 35 years old on Dec 31st, 2014. In most institutions the language of instruction is Portuguese; in a few institutions it is English.
Deadline: July 28.
http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnpq-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

48) TWAS-CNPq Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (Brazil)
The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia, Brazil, and TWAS offer up to 10 postdoctoral fellowships each year to young scientists from developing countries (other than Brazil) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences. Duration: Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months. Applicants for these fellowships must: 1) be a maximum age of 45 years on Dec 31st of the application year; 2) not hold a visa for permanent or temporary residency in Brazil or in a developed country; 3) hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences; 4) be a regular employee in a developing country (other than Brazil) and hold a research assignment there; 5) provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship; 6) not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship; 7) provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution ; 8) prove knowledge of Portuguese; 9) present a detailed research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor; 10) be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
Deadline: July 28.
http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnpq-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

49) Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Cultural & Economic Impacts of the Information Society
The objective of this book is to introduce the audience to a completely new world of what they own & use in their everyday life. The book is a comprehensive & timely analysis of various aspects of ICT applications that aims to be an essential reference source built on the available literature. Though on one h&, researchers around the world have argued that the information society is bringing a major thoughtful & wide-ranging revolution in the society while the rest skeptically view the commoditization & alienation aspects of the same. In this book, editors significantly evaluate the standards taken by the respective authors to illuminate the phenomenon by surveying the works of major information society theorists. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding the nature of the information society & the technological revolution that made it possible.
Proposals Submission Deadline: July 30
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1251

50) SEARCA Graduate Scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields for Academic Year 2015-2016. for Southeast Asians
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications from nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic, research or government institutions and not more than 35 years old at the time of application. Fields of Studies: Agriculture and related sciences (including biological sciences, fishery, environmental science, statistics, forestry and social sciences). Financial Support: Covers stipend, tuition, international and domestic travel allowances, thesis/dissertation support, book allowance, and health insurance.
Deadline: July 30th.
http://searca.org/index.php/component/content/article/26-scholarship-ann...

51) She Leads Africa Pitch Competition for Startup Female Entrepreneurs
She Leads Africa is a group of young, global professionals united by the belief that unlocking the potential of female entrepreneurs in Africa can have a transformative impact on the continent’s trajectory. Unequal access to education, constraining cultural stereotypes, limited opportunities to develop useful networks, and limited access to financing are the 4 Key Barriers that restrict Female Entrepreneurs from their full participation in Africa’s growth story. The early stage start-up entrepreneurs and company leaders (female) seeking platform to showcase their talent to the investors, accelerators, and mentors and grow across Africa are invited to participate. Prizes: 1st Place = US$ 10,000; 2nd Place = US$ 5,000. Eligibility: 1) entrepreneurs who have a woman on the founding team who will present at the pitch day; 2) the female founder must be between 18-35 years old; 3) must be based in an ECOWAS country and focused on the African market; 4) the applying company must have received less than $50K USD in funding; 5) be in operation for less than 3 years; 6) must have a live product in the market.
Application deadline: July 30.
http://sheleadsafrica.org/#the-problem

52) Doing Research – Assessing the Environment for Social Science Research in Developing Countries
The Global Development Network (GDN) invites research grant applications from multi-disciplinary research teams for ‘Doing Research’ project to undertake a systematic study of the research environment in developing countries. The project aims to build a systematic framework to document the research environment in developing countries around the world. The GDN will support 6-7 extensive research studies within the overarching theme of ‘Doing Research’. Depending on the geographical coverage and the level of data and information, maximum grant up to US$43,000 is provided for the research. The research project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of France, and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation. Eligibility: 1) the research studies must be based on developing countries from Africa, South Asia, East Asia, South East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean and carried out by research teams in developing countries. Preferred countries are- India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal, Malawi, Zambia, Mali, Mozambique, China, Indonesia and Botswana; 2) Applicant researchers must be the permanent residents of the developing country they are applying studies for; 3) Proposals can be submitted in English or French.
Deadline: July 30.
http://www.gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=5&SCID=42

53) PATHWAYS Leadership Program for Kenya 2014
Annual awards ($500) to help candidates to move their projects forward and assists them with university fees. Eligibility: 1) Applicants from Kenya; 2) KCSE overall grade average of B+ or higher; 3) Demonstrated financial need; 4) Strong interpersonal, communication and educational skills; 5) Written project proposal and letter of support from the community group; 6) Three letters of recommendation from three different people in leadership positions who are familiar with your abilities and character. Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged groups such as AIDS orphans and girls. An in-country mentor guides and counsels the students with their project plans and with other aspects of life.
Deadline: July 30.
http://www.pathwayslp.org/

54) 2015 Ockenden International Prizes
The primary objective of the prizes include highlighting the challenges faced by displaced people, raising awareness of their range of needs, and providing reward and recognition for those giving outstanding support. Prizes: Grand Winner - $100,000; Runner-ups (2) – $25,000 each. Eligibility: a) Submissions can be made by internationally operating organizations registered on as charities; b) Nominations can be made for organization’s own project or to a project by a registered partner or affiliate organization; c) the project must have been initiated after May 2011 and should demonstrate properly measured and evaluated outcomes.
Deadline: July 31st at midnight GMT
http://www.ockendenprizes.org/ockenden-news

55) Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)’s Small Grants to Grassroots Projects
It provides small grants to grassroots projects that empower women and girls. It focuses its investments on projects that create local solutions to advance women’s rights and social justice in developing countries. VGIF often provides early support, funding innovative projects that help grow new organizations, test new community change strategies and foster women leaders. It relies on local project directors to identify their own needs, design action strategies and develop projects. VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world, including the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Deadline: July 31st
http://www.vgif.org/our-work/for-grantseekers/

56) Cyberspace 2014 - 12th Intl conference (Nov 28-29; Brno, Czech Republic)
Papers are solicited to the following streams: Cybersecurity, Cybercrime; eCommerce, eFinance; Government 2.0; Intellectual Property On-Line; Intl Internet Law; Legal Informatics, Jurimetrics; Privacy, Personal Data, Surveillance; New Media & Politics; New Media & Society; Psychology of Cyberspace; Religion in Cyberspace; Video Games & Society; Ideas for Cyberspace.
Abstract submission deadline: July 31st
http://cyberspace.muni.cz/

57) FRIDA - the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean: third 2014 call
A project may be submitted under one of the two following basic categories: 1) Research projects; or 2) ICT development projects. In turn, each project must choose one of the specific topics listed within their selected category. Each project may request a maximum of USD 20,000, to be executed within a maximum of one year.
Deadline: Jul 31st at 20:00 UTC
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2014-frida-anuncio-su-tercera-conv...

58) GEO Appathon - global App development competition
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) invites students, scientists and developers around the globe to participate. The primary aim of the competition is to allow all the people an opportunity to make smarter decisions about the planet. The GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations which facilitates, coordinates and strengthens Earth observation data and information to enable better information and decisions to be made. The Best App will win: $20,000 Cash Prize and Geo Endorsement. Eligibility: Interested individuals, teams or entities can discover, research and apply any and all types of Earth observation data using the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)data portal and GEOs APIs (Application Programming Interface).
Deadline: July 31st
http://geoappathon.org/

59) The Future Technologies for Water Competition (FWT)
FTW aims to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan with wide-scale applicability. The competition is managed by the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and sponsored by Takata Corporation. This competition seeks to foster the development of viable ideas into sustainable, impactful ventures. Applications may be submitted by an individual or by a team of two or more people. At least one person on the team must be a founding member of the idea/venture and cannot be a token team member added to gain eligibility for the competition. This generally means the founding member has at least 25% ownership of the venture. An individual may not compete on two teams. To be eligible, a venture: a) cannot have raised more than $10,000 in seed funding or “equity financing” other than from founding members. This does not include grant funding or prize money from other competitions; b) should have fewer than 10 paying customers and less than $25,000 in booked revenue; c) cannot have been operating for more than 12 months. The prizes are $15,000 (1st place) and $5,000 (2nd place winner).
Deadline? July 31st.
http://ftw.waterinstitute.unc.edu/

60) The Global Junior Challenge (GJC) International Competition Rewarding Innovative Use of Technology for the Education of 21st Century and the Social Inclusion
The Fondazione Mondo Digitale´s international competition rewards the innovative use of technology for the education and the social inclusion and projects in all fields of youth education ranging from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training. Eligibility: a) individual citizens of any age, schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide; public and private institutions and organizations; associations, cooperatives and other non-profit organizations; public and private companies; research centers; b) projects that were still in operation as of Dec 31, 2013 and addressed to youth up to 29 years of age and which use new ICT technology for education and training.
Deadline: July 31st
http://www.gjc.it/2014/en

61) Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management Challenge
The Young Innovators Competition seeks for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters. Open source technologies such as 3D printing, UAVs, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other open source computer programs and systems could hold the key to providing solutions in the poorest and most vulnerable areas, and are already a crucial element of the emergency management systems of many countries, as they strengthen the capacities of communities threatened by disaster. Two winners will be selected per challenge, and will receive up to USD 10,000 of seed funding, in addition to mentorship, dedicated workshops and an opportunity to showcase at the InnovationSpace of ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar. The Competition is open to individuals: a) from Members States of the ITU; b) born between 1 December 1984 and 1 December 1996; c) serving as a legitimate representative of their organization (they do not necessarily need to be its founder or serve in another specific capacity).
Deadline: July 31st
https://ideas.itu.int/category/#/category/1983

62) Scholarships in Germany: Development-Related Postgraduate Courses - Educating Professionals for Sustainable
Development
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully chosen selection of programmes of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries. These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide young, academically-trained professionals in leading positions from developing countries
with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession. At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields: Economic Sciences/ Business Administration/ Political Economics; Development Co-operation; Engineering and Related Sciences; Mathematics; Regional Planning; Agriculture and Forest Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; Veterinary Medicine; Social Sciences and Education; Media Studies. Duration: 12-24 months, Requirements: 1) Holds a Bachelor’s degree (four years) in a related subject; 2) Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience; 3) No older than 36; 4) a very good command of German at the time of application; 5) Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies.
Deadline: July 31st.
https://www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/entwicklung/hochschulen/ast/brosc...

63) AuthorAID small grants (second set for 2014)
FOUR travel grants ($1500 each), following a competitive selection process. Eligibility: 1) Researchers who have an accepted proposal to present at a conference; 2) people who are citizens of and are working in our partner countries in the developing world. A complete list of eligible countries can be found in the application form; 3) You should be ready to complete the online application form in a single session, as partial applications cannot be saved. Therefore, before you begin the application, please prepare your responses to the questions that require some thought.
Deadline: July 31st.
http://authoraid.info/en/news/details/760/

64) UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups
The Executive Director of UN Women calls for nominations of member for the Civil Society Advisory Group from among eminent civil society professionals. The specific objectives of the Global Civil Society Advisory Group are to- foster dialogue and engagement with a view to advance global goals of gender equality and women’s empowerment; enable the Executive Director to consult with civil society and draw upon the rich and diverse expertise, experience, outreach and networks, perspective and knowledge that civil society can offer; serve as a consultative forum of ideas and strategies for UN Women’s program; and to serve as an advocacy coalition for UN Women. UN Women will select two new members for the Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG) as youth representatives. Nominee must: 1) be between the age of 18 and 25 years with a record of accomplishment in areas related to gender equality and women’s empowerment; 2) have proven track record in their respective fields preferably with strong credentials as gender, development and or human rights advocates; 3) be from NGOs, women’s organization networks/coalitions, or movements, grassroots/community based organizations, academia, youth organizations, men and boys, or others working on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment.
Deadline: July 31st at 5 p.m. EST (DST).
http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/7/call-for-nominations-for-y...

65) Grants for health programs implementation: Subsidies for Improving Programme Implementation
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) - World Health Organization (WHO) are developing a country-focused program to support the implementation of technical cooperation projects in the region. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate improvements in programme implementation through implementation research that is embedded within existing processes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). These are country-focused proposals and are not conventional ‘research studies’. The funds might be used to cover the costs of some researchers’ time or data collection activities, but it should not be used to pay for additional staff within the program. Implementation research is most likely to be useful where implementers such as programme managers have played a part in the identification, design and conduct of the research undertaken, and are not just a passive recipients of results. People on the front line of health care, whether running specific programmes, or working in health systems have a great deal to contribute to the information-gathering endeavour. These subsidies are intended for programme implementers such as managers and district health officers (in coordination with PAHO/WHO country technical advisers) aiming to: 1) Generate insights that enable more effective implementation of programmes; 2) Support the embedding of implementation research within existing implementation processes and programme activities; 3) Close gaps in existing knowledge on the subject of implementation; and 4) Facilitate decision-making based on the best available evidence.
Deadline: July 31st
http://www.paho.org/Hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9684...

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Kirabo Josephine's picture

Good information

This is very good for developing countries. However, I would also like to get such opportunities where it needs participation/ training women from developing countries to learn skills to bring to our people.

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About my listing of calls

Dear

In my posting there are more than fifty calls with July 2014 deadlines.
They were chosen by me because I thought some or a few might be of interest to the WorldPulse community.
Of course not all of them may be interesting, available and/or timely to you/your group/your region.
Also, the World Pulse website is not the only one where you can find this kind of opportunities...

Anyway, see the Resource Exchange at the WorldPulse website for lots of info about:
- Opportunities (457): Jobs, Internships, Volunteering, Speaking, Classes/Workshops, Contests/Awards, Proposals/Abstracts, Fellowships/Residencies, Partnerships;
- Funding (245): Microloans, Grants, Scholarships, Fundraising Support;
- Marketplace (12): Goods, Services, Barter, Income-generating Development;
- Languages (4): Translation, Tutoring;
- Information Sharing (110): Expertise, Fact Sheets, Resource links;
- Supplies (9): Medical supplies, Clothing, Office/Business equipment;
- Mentorship and Training (105): Leadership, Business Planning, Marketing/PR, Finance/Accounting, Organizational Management, Media/Journalism, Healthcare;
- Travel and Transport (8): Shipping/Couriers, Tickets, Transportation, Friends/Travel Buddies, Meetup;
- Communications Technology (13): Website development, I.T. Training, Computers/Laptops, Video/Photo cameras, Mobile Phones;
- Other (44): Needs and offers that don't fit in the above mentioned categories.

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