October 2019 Grants and Fellowship Opportunities (Part 2)

October 2019 Grants and Fellowship Opportunities (Part 3)

Building Research Partnerships to Disseminate Social Innovation in Health in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Application Deadline Date – 11-Oct-2019

Grant Award – Elected proposals are expected to be implemented in 2020-2021. They will be funded as per availability of funds.

About the grant – TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, has announced a call for Letters of Interest for Building research partnerships in low- and middle-income countries to disseminate social innovation in health. The selected partnerships will build upon, contribute to and synergize with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative’s work to contribute to universal health coverage.

Applicants are requested to provide a lower budget scenario and a higher budget scenario.

Indicative budget requested to be supported by this call: maximum US$ 80,000 for the lower budget scenario and maximum US$ 140,000 for higher budget scenario of each partnership, and for 2020-2021 period; leverage from applicants’ institutions and partners is a great asset.


Strengthening Grants inviting Women-led, LGBTIQ-led and Disabled Persons Civil Society Organisations

Deadline Date – 11-Oct-2019

Grant Award – Strengthening grant will range from EUR40,000 – EUR100,000

About the grant – AmplifyChange is seeking applications for its Strengthening Grants to support time-limited projects (usually up to 24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) priority themes of AmplifyChange.

Strengthening grants are intended to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.


Humanitarian Innovation Challenge to Solve Problems through Digital Innovation in Africa

Deadline Date – 11-Oct-2019

Award grant – The top five (5) innovators will be invited to a three day-long Prototype Lab in Nairobi (Kenya) 20,000 EURO to develop their idea into an innovative digital product, service or tool in an intensive accelerator phase.

About the grant – The African Union, Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons Division of the Department of Political Affairs, is organizing an “Humanitarian Innovation Challenge” to identify five promising digital technology-based ideas which tackle forced displacement or other humanitarian challenges in Africa.

The challenge is part of the activities of AU’s theme of the Year 2019: The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa. The innovations are also expected to tackle other aspects of humanitarian challenges including man-made/natural disasters in Africa e.g. conflicts, famine, droughts, floods, epidemics, etc.


African Culture Fund launches 2nd Call for Proposals

Deadline Date – 12-Oct-2019

Grant award: $10,000

About the grant – African Culture Fund has launched its 2nd call for proposals to support the professionalization of the cultural and creative sector of African countries through innovative artistic projects that it finances.

Focus Areas:

Lot 1 : Performing arts

The projects involved in this call are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of the performing arts. The current call concerns the following performing arts: music, dance and theater.

Lot 2 : Visual arts

The projects involved in this call are activities and projects of creation, production and dissemination of works and capacity building in the field of visual arts. This call concerns traditional visual arts, photography, digital art, decorative arts (textile art, design, marquetry…) as well as all pre-production, production, post-production, dissemination and distribution concerning the following cinematographic and audiovisual disciplines: Fiction / animation (short films, medium-length films, feature films or series); Documentaries (unitary or series); Art videos.

Website – https://africanculturefund.net/en/call-for-projects/

Submit Proposals for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme

Deadline Date – 13-Oct-2019

Award grant- NZD $2,000 – NZD $5,000About the grant – Applicants are invited to submit proposals for the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme that exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value.

Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund supports their own staff to develop or utilize their specialist skills and participate in field conservation initiatives. These can be projects led by Auckland Zoo or by other conservation partners. On average, the Zoo spends approximately 11,000 hours working on around 40 projects around New Zealand and overseas to conserve wildlife and wild habitat.

Website: https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/conservation-fund

Nominations Open for 2019 Human Rights Prize

Deadline Date – 14-Oct-2019

Grant award – €70,000

About the grant – Nominations are now open for the 2019 Human Rights Prize to recognize the fundamental role of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights around the world.This Prize is intended to reward and enable to carry out, in France or abroad, individual or collective actions on the ground, regardless of nationality or borders, which works to promote or the protection of human rights.

The five laureates of the Prize will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will receive a medal and will share the global allocation of 70,000 euros allocated by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, and intended to implement their projects.

Website: https://www.cncdh.fr/fr/prix/prix-des-droits-de-lhomme

Submit Your Applications for 2019 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

Deadline Date – 14-Oct-2019

Grant award – €70,000

About the grant – Applicants are invited to apply for 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.

This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights.

The 2019 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister or another French minister, around 10 December 2019.

Website – https://cz.ambafrance.org/2019-HUMAN-RIGHTS-PRIZE-OF-THE-FRENCH-REPUBLIC-CALL-FOR-APPLICATIONS-July-2019

Common Fund for Commodities seeking Proposals to Support Commodity Development Activities (15th Round)

Deadline Date – 15-Oct-2019

About the grant – The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is inviting applicants for support of commodity development activities in its member countries.

The CFC provides a range of financial and technical instruments in support or business activities contributing to commodity sector development in Developing Countries. Examples include agriculture, commodity value addition and trade, minerals and metals. Besides generating a viable financial return, eligible activities should also deliver a measurable social and environmental impact.

Website – http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

VERF Launches Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC)

Deadline Date 15-Oct-2019

Grant award – 3 million Swedish crowns (approx. 280.000 Euros).

About the grant – VREF has launched a new initiative for funding research and education on Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC) to increase knowledge and research capacity on issues related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access in Africa.The MAC program seeks to contribute to forming a new generation of highly skilled sub-Saharan university researchers and teachers, as well as to engage professionals, policy makers and actors within civil society who are committed to achieving goals of sustainable and equitable urban mobility and access. Leading international experts can also contribute to the program through collaborative research projects with their sub-Saharan African counterparts.


Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize

Deadline Date – 15-Oct-2019

Grant award – $5,000 USD

About the grant – Nominations are now open for “Photography 4 Humanity” which is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images.

Their esteemed jury is looking for compelling, dynamic and impactful images that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions.Highlighting the most compelling imagery – illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large – the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and to take a stand for human rights.

Website – https://photography4humanity.com/

Aspen Institute seeking Nominations for 2020 New Voices Fellowship Program

Deadline Date – 15-Oct-2019

 Grant award – All expenses related to the fellowship are paid, including certain media-related travel costs.

About the grant – The Aspen Institute is seeking nominations for its 2020 New Voices Fellowship that is a year-long program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts.

While the fellowship is non-resident and not full-time, it does require a significant and sustained time commitment as fellows write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences.

Website: http://newvoicesfellows.aspeninstitute.org/Nominations

Funding Call for Individuals & Organizations to build a World of Peace and Coexistence

Deadline Date – 15-Oct-2019

Grant award – 1,000,000 Japanese yen

About the grant – The Niwano Peace Foundation is seeking applications for its 2019 grant program that aims to build a world of peace and coexistence. The Foundation makes grants in order to actively encourage activities undertaken in the spirit of religious principles grounded and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social participation.

The Niwano Peace Foundation promotes inter-religious understanding and cooperation. It also strives to strengthen cooperation among people actively making continuing efforts, in a religious spirit, to achieve a peaceful society.

The activity grant theme for fiscal year 2019 is “Dialogue and collaboration in divided societies”.

Website: http://www.npf.or.jp/english/grant/guidelines_application_forms



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