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

1) Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards
Open to anyone aged 30 or under, Unilever is looking for scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impacts, improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviours. The Awards, run in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in collaboration with Ashoka, offer seven young people a total of more than €200,000 in financial support and individually tailored mentoring. The overall winner also receives the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize. All seven finalists take part in an online development programme and then participate in a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where expert help and professional guidance is provided to help them develop their ideas.
Deadline: August 1st.

2) Drivers of Food Choice
Undernutrition remains one of the world’s greatest human and economic development challenges. One in four children under 5 years of age suffers from stunting, or chronic undernutrition, which is caused by poor quality and quantity diets, inappropriate care and feeding practices in early life, and high rates of infectious disease.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation) are seeking applications to manage a competitive small grants program that will deliver a deeper understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in developing countries. It is expected that one organization will provide services related to designing and competitively tendering a research call, and awarding and managing up to 15 small research grants to sub-grant recipients. The sub-grantees will conduct quantitative or qualitative research studies that will contribute to improved knowledge of food choices, thereby enhancing the ability of national programs and policies to influence consumer behaviors and improve nutrition outcomes, particularly among the poor in developing countries.
Concept memo deadline: August 1st.

3) The European Union Civil Society in Development Program to Lebanon
The Neighborhood Civil Society Facility is the operational response to the global and regional EU approach outlined in 2011 EC Communication “Agenda for Change ” which acknowledge civil society’s role in reform and democratic change in the region. Its major aim is to strengthen and promote the role of civil society organizations. The major objective of this particular call is to stimulate and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to enhance their participation in sustainable development through multi-stakeholders involvement. Grant request can be made in between €150,000 and €250,000 which can be 50%-90% of the total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action must be at least 12 months and at most 24 months. Eligibility: Applicants must: 1) be legal persons in non-profit making organization; 2) be established in Lebanon or EU Member State. This obligation does not apply to international organizations. In the case of a Lebanese NGO, be constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in Lebanon for at least two years at the time of the submission of an application and registered with the Ministry of Interior and/or Ministry of Youth and Sports. 3) 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 Lebanon. Priority is given to applications where co-applicants are Local Authorities and/or grass-roots and remote organizations. Applications considering participatory approaches and ensuring knowledge and skills transfer are prioritized.
Deadline: August 4th.

4) European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Country-based Support Scheme for South Africa / EuropeAid/134918/DD/ACT/ZA
The call´s major objective is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation and establish a financing instrument for democracy and human rights. The grant program specifically targets to provide support to the fight against gender-based violence, and protection of the rights of LGBTI persons; enhance political, civil, economic, social and / or cultural rights of women and children; and support the prevention of torture, other forms of ill-treatment, and violence in society along with the right to remedy and rehabilitation of victims. Priority Areas: a) Civil society monitoring of actions in South Africa relating to adoption, ratification, and implementation of international human rights commitments; b) Promotion of social dialogue, networking, training, and education aimed at preventing different forms of violence and human rights abuse; c) Promotion and / or mainstreaming of women’s rights and gender equality, including through actions aiming at legislative change to promote women’s rights; d) Promotion and / or mainstreaming of children’s rights; including through actions aiming at legislative change to promote children’s rights; e) Promotion and / or mainstreaming of activities in support of victims of torture, other forms of ill-treatment, and violence in society to restore their right to remedy and reparation; f) Promotion and / or protection of the rights of LGBTI persons through support to organizations defending the rights of LGBTI persons or protecting LGBTI human rights defenders. The grant request can be made in between €150,000 and €300,000 which can be 50 to 95% of the total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of any action should be at least 30 months and at most 42 months. Applicant must: 1) be legal person in non-profit making organization established in South Africa or in a Member State of the European Union or be a Member State of the European Economic Area or of an accession or official candidate country; 2) be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development of the kind covered by this program; 3) 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; 4) Actions must take place in South Africa.
Deadline: August 5

5) IDRC 2015 Research Awards
As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted to the competition and receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Eligibility: You must: 1) be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country; 2) be currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master's or doctoral level OR have completed a master's or doctoral degree at a recognized university; 3) submit a research proposal focused on one or more developing countries. Duration: January – December 2015 (minimum 6 months to a maximum of 12 months). Based in Ottawa, Canada. Budget: CA$39,000-CA$45,000 (salary for one-year, paid internship)
Deadline: August 6 by 4:00pm EST

6) Agriculture-Nutrition Impact Studies
The UK Department for Intl Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation) are seeking applications to conduct innovative, large-scale studies in agriculture to improve nutrition and health outcomes. There is currently insufficient knowledge on how to design, implement and measure the impact of agricultural programs on nutritional status and health, particularly of women and children. This Request for Application (RFA) seeks applications for large-scale, medium to long-term research studies and evaluations that will deliver robust evidence on the impact of agriculture on nutrition and health outcomes.
Concept memo deadline: August 8th

7) Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF)
The ACCF, housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching its first call for grant proposals. Its primary aim is to enhance the capacity of African countries to improve their national institutional governance for direct and international access to climate finance, and to develop transformational policies, programs and projects for climate resilience and low carbon growth, in alignment with UNFCCC decisions. Grant request can be made for minimum US$250,000. ACCF grants can be used to fund the following type of activities: the recruitment of national and international consultants; trainings; consultation workshops; regional and international meetings; communication, advocacy and translation services; the provision of technical assistance in the preparation of studies and analytical pieces; and office equipment and transportation fees (these costs are eligible only if a direct beneficiary executes the grant after approval by the Bank). Applicants can be African governments, NGOs, research and regional institutions.
Deadline for proposal submission: before midnight CET on August 8th.

8) Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund
Applications are invited for grants up to $15,000 for research/conservation projects that focus on important conservation issues of species and/or habitats interpreted at the Aquarium. Projects must fall under one of five categories; Conservation Management, Fisheries Management, Habitat Restoration, Species Culturing/Culturing Techniques, or Wildlife Management. Grant funds may not be used for indirect/overhead costs.
Deadline: August 12 at 17:00 CST

9) Women Weave the Web Campaign: Support to Grassroots Women Leaders Create Positive Change in the Community
World Pulse's Digital Action Campaigns bring together powerful grassroots women leaders who are generating vital changes on the ground. By providing key resources and tools to our community, we can support the empowerment of exceptional women creating positive change. For the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign, World Pulse will be giving away some incredible prizes, including the $20,000 Lynn Syms Prize. Anyone and everyone interested in supporting women's empowered access to the Internet is welcome to participate!
Last date: August 13.

10) The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Fellowships
The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. Applications are welcome from early-career researchers who wish to develop their understanding of the challenges identified in Goal 1 by developing their research expertise in a different discipline. The fellowships will address the aim of the programme by improving our understanding and questioning of: a) the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses; b) the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystems services; c) the links between ecosystem stocks and tipping points; d) how the values of ecosystem services change as tipping points are reached and exceeded; e) critical levels of natural capital that avoid abrupt and damaging ecosystem change. Applicants must: 1) have a maximum of eight years of full-time postdoctoral research experience from the PhD certificate date to the deadline of the fellowship; 2) expect to submit their PhD thesis before the fellowship interview would take place (Dec 2014); 3) propose a project with a start date stated no later than Feb 2015; 40 research organization must be registered as a Je-S user for individual to apply for the fellowship. Funds of up to £900k (80% FEC) are available in support of this call and applications are invited for proposals of a maximum of 36 months duration.
Closing date for proposals: 16:00 on August 14.

11) OWSD’S Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC)
The objective of this programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
Stipend: a) Travel expenses to and from the host institute; b) A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country; c) Refund of visa costs; d) A contribution for medical insurance. Eligibility: 1) Only women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and/or one of the Least Developed Countries; 2) Host institutions must be located in a developing country; 3) postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence outside one´s own country. It is strongly recommended that prior to applying, candidates identify one or more host institutes suitable to their research interests and seek to identify a prospective supervisor willing to work with them.
Deadline for applications: August 15.

12) The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) Conservation Project Grant 2015 for Asia & Africa
During the 2015 grant cycle, the Foundation will specifically target five specific themes for funding: • Human elephant conflict action; • Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants; • Community capacity building; • Conservation education; and • Management of elephant populations. Eligibility: Proposals must: 1) be grounded in sound scientific methodology, be logistically feasible, and have a high probability of success; 2) be part of an established conservation program or be well-suited to become a long-term program; 3) validate a new approach for long-term elephant and/or habitat conservation; 4) be action-oriented not simply data collection or survey; 5) have multi-institutional participation and matching funds; 6) demonstrate a spirit of cooperation with ex situ elephant facilities and other like-minded conservation institutions; 7) have Principal Investigators (PI) who have a reputation for completing projects, publishing results in an expeditious manner and cooperating with funding agencies in providing reports and educational materials; 8) if awarded funding previously by the IEF, have had satisfactory performance on previous grant awards; 9) meet humane standards of care when animals are involved; 10) be approved by the appropriate governmental body in the range country or agency at the facility or institution where the study is conducted.
Deadline: August 15.

13) Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)
MMMF supports women from developing world studying in four select Universities of South Africa. The education grants designed for Women who make a difference is provided to students of University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch and University of Witwatersrand. MMMF also has Latin America Program and US/Canada Program. Eligibility: Applicants must: 1) be women and the national of an eligible developing or middle-income country; 2) be at least 25 years of age by the deadline; 3) be enrolled for the full academic year in one of the above mentioned Universities in South Africa; 4) demonstrate financial need (provide relevant financial information); 5) demonstrate a commitment and record of service to women and/or children in developing world; 6) have plans to return to a developing country about two years after completing the degree; 7) not be prior recipients of MMMF grants or from the immediate or extended family member of any World Bank Group, IMF or Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) staff member or their spouse.
Deadline: August 15.

14) Think Tank Links (TTL) Fellowship of Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Atlas Corps
Fellows will be based at leading think tanks in Washington, DC (USA) area for six months (January through July). They will serve 40 hours per week at their host think tanks, focused on a mutually agreed-upon research topic that relates to democratic and/or economic reforms. Fellows are expected to publish their research during the program through articles, blogs, and presentations. The fellows will receive logistical support regarding visa, health insurance, stipend, and international travel. They will also receive monthly living stipend to cover housing, food and transportation for one person. The TTL fellows will conduct research on topic related to democratic or economic reforms; contribute to CIPE’s Development blog to highlight key findings; participate in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab Training sessions; and attend orientation, roundtable discussions, and other activities. Eligibility: Applicants must: 1) have a demonstrated research background relating to issues of democracy and/or economic reform; 2) have a Bachelors degree or higher, preferably in Economics, Public Policy, Finance, or a related field; 3) have at least two (2) years of professional experiences with proven record of research-based work; 4) be proficient in English (both in writing and speaking); 5) be 35 years old or younger; 6) be currently working for a think tank, policy research institution, or a similar organization.
Applications are due August 15.

15) The 2014 CORINNA SEITH Award
The Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) invites published or unpublished essay/paper from young scholars working and living in Europe. Themes: Institutional responses to domestic violence or sexual violence; Children and domestic violence; Violence prevention, including self-defense for women and girls; Innovations in methodology for studying violence against women and/or children; Theoretical perspectives on violence against women and/or children
Eligibility Criteria: 1) the submission can be published or unpublished essay/paper written by young scholar; 2) the young scholar should have a PhD candidate or new PhD within the last 5 years or a researcher with a career of 5 years or less; 3) the essay or paper should be sole authored by the applicant and reflect the applicant’s own, original research; 4) submission can be either in English or German language, must address one of the above mentioned themes, make link to policy and/or practice, have feminist perspective/foundations, adopt a new or original approach, relevance to practice and social change, awareness of current knowledge base, and must be clear and writing must be qualitative.
Deadline: August 17.

16) The New Women’s Health Agenda in the Region of the Americas: Pan American Journal of Public Health Call for Papers
The objective of the issue is to identify and examine the main challenges that demographic, social, and epidemiological changes will pose to women’s health in the Region of the Americas in the coming years. It will address subjects not yet fully examined within what we refer to as the “ongoing agenda”, as well as subjects of the new health agenda. Articles may be submitted in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Manuscript selection will be based on the Journal’s peer review procedures. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts written in their native tongue.
Deadline: 17 August 2014

17) ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program 2014 Request For Proposals
The program is a partnership among ConocoPhillips, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Geographic Focus: specific states or provinces within the U.S. and Canada. Eligible applicants include: non-profit 501(c) organizations (or their international equivalents); state government agencies; local governments; Indian tribes; and educational institutions. Grant awards will range from US$50,000 to US$500,000. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services, of which at least 50% should be from non-Federal sources, be voluntary in nature, be raised and dedicated specifically for the project; be applied only to this grant and spent/applied between the project start and end dates designated in the grant application.
Pre-proposal Due Date: August 18 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

18) BBC’s Performing Arts Fund (PAF) Fellowship Programme
Offering bespoke placements within existing organisations, it is designed to support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts careers. Covering dance, theatre, music and anything in-between, through this scheme we hope to identify the next generation of performing arts talent, whether they are directors, choreographers, composers, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, producers or any other creative working in the sector. The PAF Fellowship scheme aims to support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts career; helping them to establish themselves in the professional world through bespoke placements within existing organisationsEligibility criteria for fellows: 1) must be resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years and be able to demonstrate this.; 2) must be aged 18 or over on 1st May 2014. 3) must have the right to work in the UK. 4) must have good written and spoken English. 5) must not have already undertaken any paid work in any capacity for the Organization.
Deadline: August 18.

19) The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Grants
Our grant recipients range from small farming cooperatives and community associations to international organizations. Every grant helps implement an investment strategy found in the ecosystem profile for each region where we invest. With our support, hundreds of civil society groups have achieved significant outcomes. For example, their efforts have influenced major governmental policies in dozens of countries and helped protect more than 10 million hectares of globally important land since the program’s creation in 2000. Projects must be located in an approved biodiversity hotspot and in a country that is not excluded by U.S. law. Open calls: Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot – deadline: Aug 18. East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot – deadline: Aug 26. Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot – deadline: Aug 29. Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot: Indonesia and Timor-Leste – deadline: Aug 29.

20) Call for Applications: PREPARED Grants Programme
The Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project, invites concept papers from regional and national organizations in East Africa for projects to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s initiative to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of East African economies, trans-boundary and freshwater ecosystems and communities. Individual grants will range between US$100,000 to US$150,000, with project length of a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months duration. However on a case-by-case basis, applications less than $100,000 or that exceed $150,000 or 12 months in duration may be considered. Successful applicants must be operational and legally registered in at least one of the following countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applicants must also have the experience, presence and organizational mandate to operate in a regional context and contribute to the regional goals and objectives of the East Africa PREPARED Project.
Deadline: August 20.

21) UNOV / UNODC Call for Proposals: HIV Grants for Civil Society Organizations
The primary aim of the funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs. The proposals must focus on one, more than one or all of the following – HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support among people who inject drugs. The projects should support the active participation of drugs user communities, have an international reach (regional or global), and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by community based organization. Project funding ranges between US$5,000 to US$60,000. Applicant must: 1) be a non-profit making organization or NGO registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered; 2) demonstrate prior experience of implementing activities in the area of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who use drugs; 3) have the required experience or capability to administer international funding; 4) have a bank account; 5) propose a project which aims at strategic initiatives addressing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs; 6) propose a project which has an international reach, either regional or global/worldwide.
Deadline for receipt of applications: August 20 at midnight (GMT+2 hours).

22) FundRaising Success Gold Awards competition
Each year, we get a great mix of nominees in the following categories: Direct mail; E-Mail Campaign; Multichannel; Telefundraising; Special Event; Peer-to-Peer; Website; Social-Media Mastery; On the Edge. Do you know a fundraising campaign that fits the bill? Maybe you were part of an especially deserving campaign yourself. Either way, we’d love to hear from you. Please describe the package/campaign, its goals, any special considerations or challenges that were addressed in its creation and why you’ve entered it in the competition, as well as anything else you would want the judges to know about the package/campaign. Entries without background information will not be considered. Payment may be made by check only. Each entry must be accompanied by an individual check. Make checks payable to FundRaising Success. Entry fees: $125 first entry; $75 each additional.
Deadline for nomination: August 22nd (actual delivery, not postmark).

23) Healthcare Innovation Award
GSK and Save the Children, committed to working together to help save the lives of one million children, are pleased to announce the launch of the second annual award. The organisations judged to improve newborn (under-5 child) survival in developing countries (classified as ‘low’, ‘lower-middle’, or ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank and not from the European Union), in the most innovative and effective ways will be eligible for an Award of up to USD$ 400,000. Eligibility: 1) innovative organisations from the non-profit, private or public sector, if both the organisation and the innovation are from the developing world; 2) nominations can be submitted by the organisation themselves, or an organisation may be nominated by a third-party organisation or individual. Innovation is a match between a new solution and an unmet need that involves the creation and implementation of new processes, products, systems, services and/or methods of delivery. Source: InnoCentive.
Entries close on August 25th at 11:59 pm GMT

24) Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 for South Asia
With “Social Media for Development & Change”, Digital Empowerment Foundation is greeting the very spirit of social media and the potential it possess. The mission of this programme is to foster the momentum of Social Media for social empowerment while in a cross-border learning, experience sharing relationships by creating a regional network of Social Media enthusiasts in the region. Eligibility: 1) any Individuals, NGO/NPO, Corporates, Students, Teachers, Farmers, Startups, Corporate, Government Organizations, Mobile app Developers, Marketing experts can apply; 2) the initiative presence shall be more than six months at the time of applying; 3) nominations from these South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan; 4) entries should focus on execution and impact rather than level of reach and engagement. There is no limitation regarding the platforms, cost or channels the projects work with. There are no charges applicable for nominations.
Deadline: August 25.

25) The tvebiomovies Film Competition
Interested individuals or groups around the world are invited to submit a proposal about the film they would like to make. The pitches can be sent on English, French, Russian or Spanish languages. Films can be maximum one minute in duration including credits and titles. Any film that exceeds 70 seconds in duration will be disqualified. Prizes: US$1500 – to Winners of Each Categories – total 3. Selected best nine proposals will be invited to submit the final film by 14 October 2014.The nine finalist films will be shown at the CBD COP 12 Conference on Biodiversity in the Republic of Korea in October 2014; they may be screened on TV, used for publicity purposes or shown at other events.
Deadline: 25 August 2014.
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26) The CIVICIS Innovation Awards 2014
The individuals/organizations will be awarded for their excellence, innovation, and brave risk-taking. The Awards are open to any individual or civil society organisation, including but not limited to non-profit, non-governmental, socially responsible and/or voluntary organisations and movements that takes an interest in the affairs of civil society and campaigns for positive social change. For Youth Activist category, applicant must be between the ages of 18-30 by 1 November 2014.
For Individual Activist category, applicant must be over the age of 30 by 1 November 2014. For organization category, applicant’s activities and campaign must have occured during the period of 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014. Applicant must be a civil society organization. Entrant cannot be a member of the Civic Space Initiative or individual who is otherwise involved with the 2014 CIVICUS Innovation awards, whether s/he be an officer, director, employee, or independent contractor.
The Awards application process ends at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+2) on August 27, 2014.

27) South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) Handprint Challenge for Colleges in Asia-Pacific
The primary aim of the challenge to promote sustainability in college students across Asia and the Pacific. The major objective of the challenge is to create awareness in the field of sustainable development and motivate youth to live in a sustainable manner. Projects and programs related to research, energy conservation, pollution prevention and wise water usage are some of the examples of sustainable campus projects. Applicant: 1) must be a bonafide student who is currently officially enrolled/registered for a degree or diploma at the university/college whose status is recognized by the appropriate authority of the country; 2) academic course must be at least one year of academic duration and her/his examination must be conducted by the university; 3) must be not less than 17 and not more than 24 years of age as on 1 July 2014. Top teams will be given a seed funding of up to USD 1,000 each to implement their action plans and carry out sustainability activities on campus.
Final Date of Application Submission: August 28.

28) DAPC Grants 2014 in the context of the UNODC Youth Initiative
Eligible projects are: 1) to provide funding support to NGOs in low- and middle-income countries; 2) focused on prevention on substance use (this is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with the Intl Standards on Drug Prevention and follow the evidence based practices for prevention work targeting youth presented in these standards); 3) targeting youth; 4) supporting the active participation of youth in their communities; 5) initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth; 6) to connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative also through its visibility in social media; 7) for grant requests for a maximum of USD 10,000, but generally not under USD 5,000. Only novel proposals are considered.
Deadline: August 29 at midnight GMT+2 hours.

29) Canon Collins Green Matter Fellowships Awards
The major purpose of this programme is to support South Africa’s economic, environmental and social goals. The Fellowship is designed to connect a community of outstanding champions, leaders and advocates who contribute positively towards managing and maintaining our South Africa’s biodiversity. Cash awards of R40 000 per year for study at Masters level and R 90 000 per year for study at PhD level. Financial support is complemented by networking, mentoring and structured professional development opportunities. Eligibility criteria: 1) A citizen and resident in South Africa; 2) In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application; 3) Seeking funding for a full or part-time Masters or doctoral programme at a South African higher education institute; 4) Pursuing a field of study aligned to GreenMatter’s Priority Skill Areas.
Deadline at 3 pm BST (British Summer Time) on 29 August 2014.

30) Safe Communities, Resilient Children initiative of Firelight Foundation - Locations: Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Organizations already working on child rights, child protection, or activities that help build children’s emotional health in Tanzania and Zimbabwe are invited to submit Letters of Inquiry (LoI). We are seeking to fund a cohort of partners in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania and in Zimbabwe in the following districts: Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South, Nkayi, Lupane, Binga, and Hwange. Only organizations based in these areas are eligible to apply. Organizations based in other districts/regions will be declined. Grant applications can be made for $1000 to $15000. Eligibility: Applicant organization must: 1) have leadership with vision, knowledge, and facilitative approach; 2) have sound organizational governance including distinct roles between the Board and Director; 3) be registered with the local government; 4) have sound organizational management – basic systems for managing financial resources, good documentation, competent staff, and resourceful leveraging of resources; 5) have deep understanding of the issues affecting children locally. They should have knowledge of the local community, its culture, social norms and key influential leaders; 6) Propose program that must be aimed towards the whole development of children with well articulated goal, strategy, and results to be achieved.
Submission Deadline: 29 August 2014

31) The Pollinate Energy Fellowship for Youth Outside India
Pollinate Energy is a social business helping the urban poor in India ‘leapfrog’ to clean and affordable technology, like solar lights and improved cook-stoves. They do this by training and developing a local entrepreneur (Pollinator) to sell and distribute these products. The Pollinator then runs a long-lasting business in these communities to continue to reach more and more people. The Fellowship offers a hands-on work experience to youth with energy and willingness to support underprivileged population, in the social business and clean energy industries while being immersed in Indian culture. The fellows will help train a new Pollinator and spend each day working side by side with them and the Indian counterparts in the local communities. They will use their skills and knowledge to use to support Pollinate Energy’s plans to grow on working bee projects. Applicants: 1) may be young professionals, postgraduate students, and undergraduate students in their final years of study; 2) can be from any and all disciplinary background; 3) must demonstrate interest in social business and entrepreneurship, desire to improve energy access in the developing world, leadership and teamwork experience, and must be flexible and must have capacity to work in challenging environments. No prior technical experience in renewable energy is required.
Deadline: August 29,

32) The Nieman Foundation International Journalists Visiting Fellowships Program
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is accepting applications from journalists around the globe fr short-term Visiting Fellowships. Who should apply? Applicants need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. U.S. and international applicants are welcome. Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism. The proposed project may be completed during the time spent at Harvard or be part of a larger undertaking. All visiting fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during their study and present their findings to the Nieman community at the end of their research period. Total 24 fellows (12 intl and 12 US) will be selected.
Deadline: August 29.

33) Greenovators Contest for Youth Innovators
An initiative of the Inter-Development Bank (IDB), Earth University and the Republic of Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy, the contest aims to reward and promote projects of mitigation and adaptation to change climate led by young people. Youth innovators from 26 borrowing countries of Inter-American Development Bank are invited to participate. Total 30 projects that represent innovative solutions to the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be selected. Prizes: US$15,000 to 5 young leaders; US$10,000 each to 10 young leaders; US$5,000 each to 15 young leaders. The 30 Young Winners will participate in the Greenovators event in Costa Rica. Areas of Interest: a) Education and Awareness; b) Energy Efficiency; c) Renewable Energy; d) Sustainable Transport; e) Sustainable Business; f) Resilient Agriculture; g) Water resources. Applicants must: 1) be the national of one of the LAC countries; 2) be 18-30 years of age at the time of project registration; 3) submit an application in one of the above mentioned areas of interest, in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese; 4) propose a project which provides specific indicators to monitor its impact.
Deadline: August 30

34) Call for Applications: The 2014 West Africa Civil Society Leadership Institute (October 13 – 24, 2014)
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with support from the Ford Foundation is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to its maiden edition of the Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) for West Africans. This two-week programme seeks to enhance the organisational leadership capacities of middle management West African civil society practitioners. The overall goal is to provide capable leaders for the civil society sector for the next ten to thirty years and foster lasting social change through strategic partnerships with key development stakeholders. Applicants must meet the following criteria; 1) Be at the middle management (or a level lower than the executive director position); 2) Be nationals from and/or working in The Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia; 3) Have a minimum of two years of work experience in their current organisation; 4) Have demonstrated leadership or critical problem-solving skills in their current or previous job; 5) Be willing to return to their current organisations and stay for at least one year; 6) Have an excellent understanding of the English language.
Application Deadline: August 30.

35) The Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2015
The fellows will spend around three months in a UK host organization on a program of professional development. Priority Areas: a) Skills Development; b) ICTs and disability; c) Youth and ICTs; d) Cyber Security; e) Mobile Broadband; f) Regulation. The fellows will participate in a comprehensive in-house training program, including seminars and group discussions, that cover a range of topics designed for the CTO staff. Eligibility: 1) be from a Full Member Country of the CTO, other than UK; 2) be mid-career professionals with at least five years’ relevant work experience in the selected field.
Deadline: August 31st.

36) From Multitude to Crowds in Social Movements – publics, gatherings, networks and media in the 21th century (Jan 26-27; Lisbon, Portugal)
It aims to discuss media relevance on present-day social movements and if and how collective action is being transformed in contemporary mediatized societies. It proposes to study of social movements repertoires and how social groups are led to adapt, improvise and invent new ones under the social constraints imposed by the use or presence of media.
Abstract deadline: August 31st

37) Matsumae International Foundation -- Research Fellowships 2015
It will award approximately 20 short-term fellowships (of 3-6 months) for pursuing research in Japan. Preference is for applicants in the natural science, engineering, and medicine who select the Japanese host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions, or private industry). Applicants should hold a PhD degree, be less than 49 years old, and have sufficient conversational ability in Japanese or English.
Application deadline: August 31st

38) 2014 African Philanthropy Awards
Theme: Philanthropy in Africa 2014 - People, Policy and Practice. The Awards will recognise individuals and organisations that demonstrate: a) Excellence in philanthropic practice; b) Innovation in philanthropic practice; c) Genuine partnership with local, national and international communities; d) Tangible commitment to lasting and institutional change; e) A vision of African agency and self determination.
Nominations open until August 31st.

39) 2014 International Smart Gear Competition
It seeks innovative, environmentally friendly ways to reduce the amount of fisheries bycatch. Open to all, the competition has attracted entries from all kinds of people who care about fishing— from gear technologists and fishermen to engineers and chemists. Our international judges panel includes fisheries experts, gear technologists, fishermen, scientists, researchers and conservationists. Please take time to read through the competition rules before filling out your entry form.
The competition entry deadline is August 31st.

40) From Multitude to Crowds in Social Movements – publics, gatherings, networks and media in the 21th century (Jan 26-27; Lisbon, Portugal)
It aims to discuss media relevance on present-day social movements and if and how collective action is being transformed in contemporary mediatized societies. It proposes to study of social movements repertoires and how social groups are led to adapt, improvise and invent new ones under the social constraints imposed by the use or presence of media.
Abstract deadline: August 31st

41) The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) Grants
HDIF is a five year, £30 million UK Government supported challenge fund for innovation to create social impact in education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. HDIF is not a research grant and requires applicants to submit innovations which have been tested and are ready for implementation. Medium to large scale enterprises are eligible to apply. This round of funding will award grants with a maximum of £400,000. Our application process is of two stages, the first stage being Concept Note. Those not submitted in the template will be automatically disqualified.
Deadline: Aug 31st at 05:00 PM East Africa

42) Studies on the Impact of Open Educational Resources on Education and Training in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Open Call for Proposals to conduct
The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) is inviting grant proposals from researchers around the globe to conduct studies on the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption (whether positive or negative) on aspects such as costs, teaching and educational practices, student performance, quality of materials and policy following the use of OER in developing countries. The study can be formal education, informal or non-formal learning, at all levels – primary, secondary, tertiary, including life-long learning, especially in sustainable development, agriculture and health. The research must be conducted in any of the emerging economies of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa that are eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). Grant request can be made for up to MYR 150,000 (about CAD 50,000. In case of studies involving multiple countries, grant request can be made for up to MYR 225,000 (about CAD 75,000).
Closing Date: 31st August 2014 at 24:00 (Malaysia time +0800 UTC)

43) Give2Asia and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) invites Proposals for Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency Programs
Give2Asia and IIRR invite local NGOs and CBOs to submit proposals and concept notes for funding consideration. One-year projects up to $25,000 and two-year projects up to $50,000 will be considered for funding. Submissions should include explicit information on the hazard being addressed and describe the factors of why the target community is at risk to these hazards. Applications must also include the project plan, and organizational experience in this or related projects. Both new and ongoing disaster preparedness and resilience building programs will be considered. Additional consideration will be given to projects that: a) Prepare for multiple hazards; b) Leverage technology; c) Include poverty reduction or economic development components; d) Include a focus on women and girls or other marginalized groups. Applicant organizations must be registered in the country they intend to work, and must be eligible to receive funding from foreign sources in that country. Organizations and projects based in the following countries are eligible: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam.
Deadline: 31 August 2014

44) Postgraduate Fellowship in Agricultural Sciences by TWAS-CSIR for Developing Countries Outside India
The mission of this program is to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world. Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria: 1) Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2014. Be nationals of a developing country (other than India); 2) Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country; 3) Hold a Master’s degree in science and technology; 4) Be regularly employed in their home country and hold a research assignment there; 5) Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution; 6) Provide evidence of proficiency in English; 7) For Sandwich Fellowships, applicants must be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the home university; 8) For Full-time Fellowships, applicants must be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR.
Deadline: 31 August 2014.

45) Youth for International Development (YID) - Global Youth Networks: Grant Program 2014/15
YID is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2011 with the objective to create a platform for youth people to attain sustainable social and economic development globally. The Global Youth Networks initiative of YfID is a platform for local, regional and global organizations in any stage of development. Till date, 1,000 youth organizations from more than 100 countries have become member of the Global Youth Network initiative. Membership is free. Organizations worldwide (with internet access) can register and interact with other members on the social platform and they will have free access to all the funding information. This will provide the organizations opportunities to find donor organizations and organizations to partner with to conduct various projects. Priority Areas for Grants Program 2014/15: a) Education; b) Employment including agri-business; c) Advocacy and policy; d) Networks and youth groups; e) Social programs. Eligibility: any organization (a start-up, a group, regional or global organization) around the globe is eligible to become member free of cost.
Deadline: 31 August 2014

46) Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - RNTC Short-Courses
The RNTC is accepting fellowship/scholarship applications from young and mid career journalists, program-makers, print and online media professionals as well as media trainers and senior managers from 51 NFP countries and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries to participate in the short-courses designed specifically for them. There are five open opportunities accepting applications for NFP Fellowship and MENA scholarships to attend the course: Multimedia Journalism (16 March – 24 April 2015); Facts and Formats (30 march – 24 April 2015); Using Media for Development (11 – 22 May 2015); Broadcast Management (1 – 12 June 2015); Online Journalism (11 May – 19 June 2015). Applicants must: 1) have minimum of three years experience in the media/NGO sector. Freelancers can apply writing their own employment statement; 2) have successfully followed secondary education, and professional education or training in media; 3) have good command over English language and those whose official/national language is other than English should submit certified statement from a recognized authority establishing her/his proficiency in spoken and written English. Only one application can be made per NFP application deadline. An individual can participate in one short-course per NFP fellowship; 4) not be employed by a multinational corporation, a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, a bilateral or multinational donor organization, or a large national and/or commercial organization; 5) not have already received two NFP fellowships for short courses in the past are not eligible to apply; 6) not have already received an NFP fellowship for a short course in the year prior to this fellowship application; 7) upload a government statement and employer’s statement along with the fellowship application.
Deadline: 31 August 2014

47) KIOS Grants for Human Rights Projects in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Tibet
The KIOS aims to support the promotion of the human rights of the most vulnerable groups. Priority Areas: Human rights campaigning, lobbying and advocacy; Human rights monitoring and documentation; Human rights awareness raising and education; Providing legal aid; Capacity building. Grant applications can be made for any amount required for the project presented in local currency of the country. Applicants can: 1) be from one of the following countries for projects on the same countries – Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Tibet; 2) be local civil society organizations or working groups and networks of civil society organizations working on human rights issues; Proposed budget should be maximum 90% of the total cost of the project. 10% of the project cost must be self-financing share of the organization. Funding is not granted for development work, educational projects (unless human rights education), social work, humanitarian aid, research projects or socio-economic support for marginalized groups. No scholarships, fellowships, or financial support for conferences or travelling are awarded.
Deadline: 31 August 2014.

48) Humantech Seeks Participants for New Survey on Technology
Humantech has just launched a new survey on the use of computer technology for managing ergonomics programs. We are conducting the study to determine current trends, needs, and best practices used to manage information, plans, and results of effective programs. This study is being conducted through a confidential online survey (16 questions) and is open to any company with an established ergonomics program. We would appreciate your contribution! In return for completing the short survey, you will receive a copy of the report summarizing the results. It is our intention that the findings will help you leverage best practices, improve the management of your company’s ergonomics program, and take it to the next level. To participate, go to
The survey will be open until August 31st.

49) Call for Papers: Workshop on Political Institutions and Inclusive Development (November 10-11; Berlin, Germany)
It will feature innovative empirical and analytic papers on the effects of political institutions on economic or human development outcomes. The workshop is also
open to contributions developing new schemes to classify political regimes or measure political institutions
and to papers exploring the various governance implications of institutional performance across regime
types. Submissions should include a full paper or an extended
abstract containing details about the empirical strategy and preliminary results.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2014.

50) Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for Developing Country Women to Study in Latin America
Women enrolled in one of the following universities in Latin America are eligible to apply for the scholarship grant: University of La Plata (Argentina), Javeriana University (Colombia), Los Andes University (Colombia), National University of Colombia (Colombia), Iberoamericana University (México), and Catholic University of Perú (Perú). Applicants must also: 1) have a record of service (paid and/or volunteer) to women and children in the developing world; 2) demonstrate a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world through field of study and/or topic of research; 3) be committed to return to home country or any other developing country to work for the improvement of the lives of women and children within two years of completing the degree; 4) demonstrate financial need via the financial information; 5) be able to demonstrate good academic performance at the university where she is registered; 6) be at least 25 years of age by the deadline.
Deadline: August 31st.

51) HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Research 2014: Masters and PhD Scholarships for South Africans
Scholarships funded by the Public Health Enhancement Fund under the National Health Scholars Programme of the National Department of Health. This Program aims to contribute positively towards efforts to strengthen and accelerate progress towards equity in research capacity development of all young scientists across South Africa. Priority is given to under-represented designated groups, institutions and research tracks. Eligibility: Applicants must: 1) be South African nationals; 2) be eligible health professionals; 3) propose projects to be conducted in the fields of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in South Africa or abroad; 4) engage for a period ranging from one to four years as a tax free scholarship for full-time study in a chosen field, to either commence or complete a Masters or PhD degree.
Deadline: August 31st.

52) The CNN Heroes 2014
Do you know someone who has contributed positively to the lives of lot many people? Do you think that person deserves recognition from wider community for what s/he has done? You can play a vital role to provide the person wide recognition s/he deserves! Nominate her/him to become one of the top 10 CNN Heroes 2014. If you have yet not nominated the individual, do it today! The award created to offer recognition to the everyday people who are changing the world accepts nominations from people around the globe. The award selects total 10 individuals whose work has resulted to meaningful impact to the lives of people.Eligibility: 1) Nominations must be in the name of a single individual, at least 13 years of age; 2) Accomplishment of the nominees must have occurred (or continued) after 1 November 2013; 3) Nominations submitted in prior years of the awards program which meet all requirements are also be considered eligible nominees; 4) Groups and organizations are not eligible. Self-nominations are also not accepted.
Deadline: August 31st.




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Greatful to you

Thank you dear anaisabelbbp
it is a great help, you not only mentioned and shared the opportunities but also posted them in order by deadline dates. Bless you

Alina Chaudry
Media & Communication
shifa International hospital
Islamabad, Pakistan

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