Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunities and Notices – 25/05/2016

USAID Global Development Alliance and Global Partnership 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the private sector is seeking concept papers from eligible entities for Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) which is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such collaboration.

The deadline will be 18th November 2016.

https://www.usaid.gov/GlobalDevLab/global-partnerships

Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women in Zambia

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

Mechanisms of Cancer and Treatment-related Symptoms and Toxicities (R21)

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

Improving Effectiveness of the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Programs in Resource Limited Countries

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

Advancing the development and licensure of vaginal rings and innovative systemic methods for prevention of HIV infection in women

https://npin.cdc.gov/funding/advancing-development-and-licensure-vaginal-rings-and-innovative-systemic-methods-prevention

Application open for 2016 Pan –African Awards for Entrepreneurs Education.

All Africa based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate in Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Teach a Man to Fish is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization the deadline will be 15thJuly 2016

https://www.globalinnovationexchange.org/funding/pan-african-awards-entrepreneurship-education

DFID Aim at Food Trade Eastern and Southern Africa

Food Trade Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is a 5 year trade enhancement and promotion programme focusing on staple food crops. Funded by the UK Government and managed by Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), Food Trade ESA operates in 9 East and Southern African countries. The programme works with private sector and relevant institutions to improve storage, inputs and service markets, information and coordination mechanisms and policy and regulation with the aim to get more people trading in regional staple food markets.

https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/east-and-southern-africa-food-trade-programme

 

ARCOS Small Grants Programme

ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains. Please note that for this round until further notice, the call is for African Mountains only. Under this programme, civil society organizations are invited to submit project proposals of which budgets don’t exceed $5,000 and which contribute to the achievement of the programme’s goals under the following areas of work:

ü  Nature based community enterprises

ü  Ecosystem services and sustainable benefits

ü  Policy analysis and advocacy

ü  Climate change and community adaptation

ü  Natural resources management governance

ü  Biodiversity threat mitigation.

Every year, proposals are received on a two-round basis with the first round open from 1st of April through 31th of May and the second round open from 1st of October through 30th of November.

http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/small-grants.html

UNESCO: International Fund for the promotion of culture 2016

Are you an artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private body or a public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your project application and be considered in order to benefit from the financial support of the Fund. Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old. Only a limited number of projects will be approved for funding. Deadline is 31st May 2016. http://en.unesco.org/ifpc/content/apply-for-support/call-proposals

Humanitarian Water and food Awards 2016

The call for applications to the Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards is open to individuals, groups and organisations, operating anywhere in the world who have developed and implemented solutions that bring water, food and clean air to those in need. The main conditions for applying are for the project to satisfy selection criteria below, and have at least 2 years of proven results and success in bringing relevant change. To apply to the awards, download and fill in the application form at the link above, and send it to us at apply@wafaward.org. Include any relevant documentation that can help us better understand and evaluate your project. The deadline for submitting the application is June 12, 2016.

http://wafaward.org/awards-2016/

 

DFID Aid on the Regional Infrastructure Program Africa

Regional Infrastructure Program Africa Sub-Saharan Africa’s poor transport, energy, water and ICT infrastructure constrains economic growth and restricts integration. A major part of the required investment is regional cross-border in nature and as a consequence tends to receive inadequate attention because of the extra costs, complexities and risks associated with coordination between governments, agencies and other stakeholders in 2 or more countries.

The Regional Infrastructure Programme for Africa (RIPA) mainly works with:

ü  Multilaterals

ü  National Governments

ü  Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/regional-infrastructure-programme-for-africa

DFID aim at Africa Agriculture Development Company

AgDevCo consider investments in primary agriculture or processing for crops, livestock and fisheries. It operates across the agricultural value chain:

ü  In-puts: supplying farmers with inputs to create benefits along the supply chain. These include seed and equipment companies, financial intermediaries and suppliers of supporting infrastructure, such as power and water

ü  primary production: helping farmers to manage their crops and livestock more effectively, including bespoke schemes, such as irrigation and improved local food security

ü  processing: improving farming practices and governance systems for immediate financial benefit and to secure future sustainable partnerships

ü  storage, marketing and distribution: connecting farmers to long-term market opportunities and improving logistics, warehousing and transportation to facilitate cost-effective supply

https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/africa-agriculture-development-company

Funding Opportunities and Notices – 27/05/2015

First People World-wide’s Keepers of the Earth Grants: Empowering Indigenous Communities around the World

The First People World Wide Keepers of the Earth grants supports projects that empower Indigenous communities. Applicants can be grassroots organizations, groups, societies, associations, consortiums, Tribes, or group representing an Indigenous-led project. The grant aims to empower Indigenous communities around the world. Grants are provided to the projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Deadline: The annual funding cycle of the foundation runs from 1 January to 31 October. In special circumstances application after October 31st can also be considered.

http://www.firstpeoples.org/grants/impact

CODESRIA Textbook Program 2015

African researchers are invited to submit their textbook manuscripts to the Council. This program is for senior scholars with a proven track record of academic achievement and a demonstrable knowledge of the domain in which they wish to produce a textbook. In selecting proposals, the Council will lay emphasis on the value which is likely to be added by the manuscript. Proposals can be submitted by single authors or by a team of contributors. Each textbook can be organized around a discipline, a body of disciplines, or a specific theme. The textbooks will cover the African continent, a sub-region or a specific country. All applications received will be reviewed by an independent selection committee and those selected will receive funding from CODESRIA. To be eligible under the 2015 Program, all applications should reach CODESRIA no later than26th August 2015. Further details available

http://newebsite.codesria.org/spip.php?article2245&lang=en

Joint AFRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty

This grant supports implementation research for infectious diseases of poverty in the context of health systems strengthening. Proposals should include the collection of evidence on best approaches to service availability, functionality and readiness assessments of health systems for outbreaks of infectious and neglected tropical diseases, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations.

Deadline: 31 May 2015

http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/

NIH-PEPFAR Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-free Generation (R21)

The NIH, in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) is soliciting applications for implementation science research that will inform delivery and scale-up of efficacious interventions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Africa.

Deadline: July 28, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-15-021.html#sthash.HIM5AhnF.dpuf

Mechanisms of Immune Protection from TB among HIV-infected Individuals (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies characterizing the genetic, epigenetic, and/or immunological correlates of protection against tuberculosis infection in highly-exposed but resistant individuals, and the interaction of these correlates with HIV infection. Studies may include identification of underlying genetic or epigenetic factors, as well as characteristics of the innate immune system and related regulatory genes and signaling pathways that play a role in protection from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).  Multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged, incorporating clinical studies coupled with functional experiments using samples and data from well-defined cohorts.Deadline: July 22, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-072.html

Investigation of the magnitude and causes of residual malaria parasite transmission in selected settings

Research institutions working on malaria transmission in the WHO regions of Africa, the Americas, the South-East Asia and the Western Pacific are invited to submit collaborative research proposals to investigate the magnitude and causes of residual malaria parasite transmission in low- to high-transmission areas. Research proposal objectives must include the production of updated data on residual malaria from selected settings in Africa, Americas, Asia and/or Western Pacific on the prevalence of residual malaria and scientific evidence on the causes of this residual malaria through investigations of entomological, social and environmental determinants.

Deadline for submission: 16 June 2015, 17:00

http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/

Submit Your Innovative Business Idea for African Entreprenuership Award 2015-Fourth Round

Are you an African citizen with a business idea that will create jobs and improve lives in Africa Will it improve education or the environment, or solve a problem that is uncharted? If yes, then apply for this award!. The BMCE Bank of Africa is currently accepting applications from African citizens of minimum 18 years of age for African Entreprenuership Award 2015. The award seeks to enable you the entrepreneur to be a job enabler in Africa. Through their regional and global mentoring program, participants will receive coaching that enables them to launch or grow their business idea so that they can create jobs – enable others – in Africa. Interested applicants can submit their innovative business idea by first registering on the website and then filling the online application form. Deadline: 30 June 2015

https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com/the-award/eligibility/  

Comic Relief International Grants Opening Soon for 2015 grant cycles

The Comic Relief International Grants for 2015 are opening soon. The Comic Relief funds organizations working among the disadvantaged population through its three types of funding approaches. The projects that are based on one of the five thematic areas – better futures, healthier finances, safer lives, stronger communities, and fairer societies – are considered for funding. Cycle 4 for Implementing and Adapting grants will open for proposals on 1 April 2015 with the deadline of midday on 12 May 2015. Generating Ideas cycle will open on 1 June 2015 and deadline for proposals is midday on Wednesday 22 July 2015. Only small and diaspora organizations are eligible to submit a Generating Ideas proposal.

http://www.comicrelief.com/our-grants/international

SEED Foundation – Prizes for Agricultural Innovations in Africa

The SEED Foundation supports French organizations in partnership with non-profit local organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for innovative solutions that address food security. The Foundation announces the Seed Foundation Prize to be given in three categories related to African agricultural development. The prizes range from €4 thousand to €6 thousand. Eligible countries are Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Togo. The closing date is 20 May 2015.

http://www.seed-foundation.org/page.php?id_page=212

Joint call for proposals with EDCTP and the UK Medical Research Council; Research and capacity development in support of the EVD response

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct high quality health research (e.g. clinical trials, operational and/or implementation research) during infectious disease outbreaks resulting in health emergencies.

Deadline for submission: 18 June 2015

http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/en/

Small and Medium Grant Opportunities for small NGOs in Africa – 20/05/2015

The Global Innovation Fund

We look for innovative solutions to global development challenges with the potential for substantially greater impact than existing approaches, especially for poor and vulnerable groups. We identify cost-effective innovations that can achieve better results than competing alternatives and that have clear metrics for judging success. We ask applicants submitting Initial Applications to address the questions listed below (in a 2-4 page text document or in 8-12 slides). GIF supports innovations that benefit people living on less than the equivalent of $5 per day (PPP) in developing countries, and we are especially interested in innovations that impact people living on less than $2 per day (PPP). We are also seeking innovations that benefit vulnerable groups such as women and girls, the disabled, minority or indigenous groups, refugees or displaced communities, or other vulnerable populations.

http://www.globalinnovation.fund/

Call for Applications for the 2016 Indigenous Fellowship Programme, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva

Participants of the Fellowship Programme are entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva; a daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport; a basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme. The objective of this training programme is to enhance the knowledge of indigenous peoples on existing international human rights instruments and mechanisms, so they can use them to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities and raise their concerns at the international level. Fellows are also given the opportunity to actively participate in the annual meeting of EMRIP.Please note that the deadline to receive applications for the 2016 English language programme is 25 May 2015.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/Pages/IFP.aspx

Rufford Small Grants Foundation

Rufford Small Grants Foundation has given more than 2000 grants in 137 countries. We provide staged funding process with five different types of grants: Rufford Small Grant (up to £6,000), 2nd Rufford Small Grant (up to £6,000), Booster Grant (up to £12,000), Continuation Grant (up to £25,000) and Completion Grant (up to £25,000). The main target beneficiaries are countries in Africa and Asia

http://www.rufford.org/

The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fund

The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fund aims to support initiatives on the path for Africans to a full life. It provides initial grants, donations for direct micro-, small-scale, local health projects in Africa. This initial funding is focused on the development of effective, sustainable and accessible health care or directly related subjects. It supports projects in the area of health. It supports projects specifically across Sub-Saharan Africa

http://www.schweitzer.nl/

Call for Applications, National Endowment for Democracy Grants

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. In 2012, NED funded about 1236 projects in 92 countries around the world. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000. NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.

http://www.ned.org/grantseekers

Maypole Funds’ Small Grants for Women’s Protection Against Violence

The Maypole Funds invites applications from women or women’s group involved in projects which supports females from any kind of issue including male violence. Maypole Funds helps women who aim to works for women’s political and social autonomy around the globe. Total 10-12 projects will be supported. Fill the application form by following instructions given below: Application should not exceed four A4 sheets, Clearly define the aim of your project, Provide an active e-mail address to contact you and also provide bank account details with IBAN code.

http://www.maypolefund.org/grant.html

Hivos Grants for Innovative Ideas and Best Practices for more open, democratic & greener societies

Hivos is accepting submissions for its first round of Social Innovation Awards that provide grants to individuals, organizations and companies from Asia, Africa and Latin America to share their most innovative ideas and best practices that contribute to more open, democratic and green societies. Addressing the major challenges to the future of people and the planet requires new ideas. In the face of persistent inequality, an unsustainable economic system and threats to freedom and dignity, Hivos is continuously looking for new ways, new practices and new alliances that will contribute to systemic change. This year, Hivos is launching its first Social Innovation Award. The award is meant to encourage new solutions for social change by supporting innovative ideas and practices which expand and defend freedom or create productive ecosystems that sustain human progress.

https://hivossocialinnovationaward.org/

Large Grants for International Development: up to $22.6 million from Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) is calling applications for large grants for international development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The total budget available for this Call is DKK 135 million (approximately USD 22,6 million). Duration of the grants is up to 5 years, and the grant is up to DKK 10 million. The objective of the Danish support to development research is to generate new knowledge capable of alleviating development problems and strengthening research capacity in Danida priority countries –AfghanistanBangladeshBolivia, Burkina Faso, EthiopiaGhanaIndonesiaKenyaMaliMozambiqueMyanmarNepal, Niger, Pakistan,Palestine Territories, South SudanSomaliaTanzaniaUganda and Zimbabwe. Applicants are requested to fill and submit electronic application form by the deadline (Deadline: 4 September 2015)

http://dfcentre.com/research/calls-for-applications/  

Submit Proposal to ECF Group for 2015 Development Agenda on Violence against Children

The Elevate children Funders (ECF) Group is calling proposals for the Post 2015 Development Agenda on violence against children. The goal of the project is to secure and to support advocacy and communications efforts which seek to ensure the Violence against Children (VaC) related targets. The maximum available fund under Post 2015 Advocacy project is $325,000. Potential grantee organizations may apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. The Development Agenda program is scheduled form 25-27 September 2015 and it will be held in New York. Applicant has to submit proposal by deadline. Deadline: 31 July 2015

https://www.crin.org/en/library/news-archive/funding-opportunity-projects-support-advocacy-and-communications-related-post

US Embassy in Uganda announces 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The US Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has announced a call for applications for the 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy-level who have a record of leadership and a commitment to public service. Fellows are based at leading American universities for ten-months to pursue self-designed programs to include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise. Deadline: 2 July 2015. Fellowships are available in the following fields: Agricultural and Rural Development, Economic Development/Finance and Banking, Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change, Urban and Regional Planning, Communications/Journalism; Law and Human Rights, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Trafficking in Persons, Prevention and Policy, Technology Policy & Management, Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Higher Education Administration, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Public Health Policy and Management, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention and Substance Abuse, Education, Prevention and Treatment

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than July 2, 2015.

http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship

Robert Key Memorial Fund for agencies working with HIV/AIDS in developing countries

The Robert Key Memorial Fund is applicable in all 25 countries in which we currently fund and is open all year around. If you are sure that your project meets all of the required criteria for the Robert Key Memorial Fund, then we invite you to complete and submit our online Concept Note Form. It is open to;

v  Organizations that can demonstrate an immediate, tangible benefit for individuals living with HIV

v  Awards of up to £10,000 per year on a rolling basis and may be for single or multi-year programmes

http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1088668-XPnugvtl0n

Grant Assistance for Human Security Grassroots Projects (GGP)

In 1989, the Government of Japan introduced Grant Assistance for Human Security Grassroots Projects (GGP) in order to respond to diverse development needs in developing countries. The aim of GGP is to provide financial assistance to non-profit development organizations for implementing projects at community level. The Embassy funds projects to construct and maintain infrastructures in the areas of primary education, health care, water and sanitation, agriculture and environmental protection with the maximum funding amount of 100,000 USD. Special attention may be given to projects assisting vulnerable groups (ex. street children, orphans, widows, and people with disability).

http://www.rw.emb-japan.go.jp/kusa_pamplet_en.pdf

Comic Relief International Grants Opening Soon for 2015 grant cycles

The Comic Relief International Grants for 2015 are opening soon. The Comic Relief funds organizations working among the disadvantaged population through its three types of funding approaches. The projects that are based on one of the five thematic areas – better futures, healthier finances, safer lives, stronger communities, and fairer societies – are considered for funding. Cycle 4 for Implementing and Adapting grants will open for proposals on 1 April 2015 with the deadline of midday on 12 May 2015. Generating Ideas cycle will open on 1 June 2015 and deadline for proposals is midday on Wednesday 22 July 2015. Only small and diaspora organizations are eligible to submit a Generating Ideas proposal.

http://www.comicrelief.com/our-grants/international

First People World-wide’s Keepers of the Earth Grants: Empowering Indigenous Communities around the World

The First People World Wide Keepers of the Earth grants supports projects that empower Indigenous communities. Applicants can be grassroots organizations, groups, societies, associations, consortiums, Tribes, or group representing an Indigenous-led project. The grant aims to empower Indigenous communities around the world. Grants are provided to the projects that seek to control, utilize, leverage, retain, create, and increase the assets of Indigenous communities. Deadline: The annual funding cycle of the foundation runs from 1 January to 31 October. In special circumstances application after October 31st can also be considered.

http://www.firstpeoples.org/grants/impact

Partnership for Transparency Fund

The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) is US-based and provides advice and small grants to civil society organizations to engage citizens in actions to remove corruption in the public sector. We empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to play an effective role in the design, implementation and monitoring of anti-corruption activities. Organizations receive small grants ($25,000 – $40,000) for projects that are results-oriented, time-bound (typically 12-18 months) and evaluated on completion. PTF will only support projects that (1) will have a direct and sustainable impact on reducing corruption, (2) as far as possible have a measurable and sustainable outcome and (3) involve direct interaction with public agencies. To apply for funding from PTF, a concept note has to be submitted.

http://ptfund.org/

African Women’s Development Fund

The AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement. In addition to raising money and awarding grants, the AWDF will attempt to strengthen the organizational capacities of its grantees. It funds programs in Women’s Human Rights; Political Participation; Peace building; Health & Reproductive Rights; Economic Empowerment; HIV/AIDS. Funding is with-in a range of US$1,000 – US$40,000 (only regional organizations are eligible for grants over US$20,000)

http://www.awdf.org/pages/index.php?pid=2&sid=45

World Bank (Small Grants Program)

The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to strengthen the voice and influence of poor and marginalized groups in the development processes, thereby making these processes more inclusive and equitable. The Small Grants Program funds activities to enhance partnerships and promote dialogue and dissemination of information on development, focusing on civic engagement for the empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable groups. Funding is usually for projects less than US$15,000 and requires leveraging and partnerships with other organizations.

https://wbi.worldbank.org/developmentmarketplace/partner/world-bank-small-grants-program

Trust Africa

TrustAfrica also provides small grants for capacity building to help African organizations develop the institutional skills necessary to do their work effectively. Usually in the range of US$5,000 to US$10,000, this support is aimed at fostering sound management, transparent governance, fruitful collaboration, effective communication, and sustainable results. It may be used, for example, to pay for staff exchanges, consultant’s fees, study tours, board training, the preparation of videos and other communications tools, and the establishment of specific management systems.
http://www.trustafrica.org/index.php?option=com_grants&task=search&Itemid=75&lang=en

Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women supports women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women’s right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from US$500 to US$20,000 for operating and program expenses. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.

http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/content/view/212/202/

Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness

The Collaborative Fund represents the first time that a global coalition of people living with AIDS has developed a funding mechanism that will allow them to set funding priorities and implement their strategies. Over 100 community-based and regional organizations around the world are already involved in Collaborative Fund activities.

http://www.hivcollaborativefund.org/index.php?id=69

The Africa Development Foundation

The United States Congress established the African Development Foundation (ADF) in 1980 as an independent public corporation with a mandate to promote the participation of Africans in the economic and social development of their countries. For more than 20 years, ADF has helped grassroots groups and individuals in Africa help themselves by providing the resources they need to advance their own efforts to promote economic and social development. ADF provides small grants of US$250,000 or less to private and other nongovernmental entities in Africa to finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development, stimulate and expand the participation of Africa’s poor in the development of their countries and build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development.

http://www.adf.gov/funding.html

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. A small grant up to £20,000 is available for the Recognition phase of the process. This means the recognition of a specific problem, challenge, or opportunity to be seized, in relation to the provision of humanitarian aid. A large grant between £75,000 and £150,000 is available for the Development phase of the process. This means the development of an innovation by creating practical, actionable plans and guidelines. Turning ideas into action, the development stage takes designs from the drawing board and transforms them into real-world solutions.

http://www.elrha.org/hif/funding/core-grants/

The UNDP Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme

The UNDP-GEF has a Small Grants Programme (SGP) that embodies the very essence of sustainable development by “thinking globally acting locally”. By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods. SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. In this way, SGP complements the large and medium-sized GEF project funding by providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations.
https://sgp.undp.org/index.php?option=com_countrypages&view=countrypage&country=112&Itemid=204

PEPFAR Community Grants Program

The PEPFAR Community Grants Program, using PEPFAR funds, seeks to assist communities and local Ugandan organizations with small-scale development projects to provide care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) and orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). PEPFAR Community Grants are not funds available to private profit-making activities or foreign based organizations. The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) is an historic global program to provide treatment, prevention and care for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. In Uganda, the PEPFAR program is implemented by five U.S. Government agencies, which include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Department of State, Peace Corps, and the United States Agency for International Development. The PEPFAR program in Uganda provides treatment, reduces HIV infections, and provides care and support for many Ugandans.

Applications are due to the Small Grants Office by February 1st of every year.

http://kampala.usembassy.gov/community_grants.html

Funding Opportunities and Notices

Development Grants Program (DGP) – Kenya
Agency for International Development (USAID)
East Africa USAID-Kenya
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275765

Large Grants for International Development: up to $22.6 million from Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) is calling applications for large grants for international development researchactivities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The total budget available for this Call is DKK 135 million (approximately USD 22,6 million). Duration of the grants is up to 5 years, and the grant is up to DKK 10 million. The objective of the Danish support to development research is to generate new knowledge capable of alleviating development problems and strengthening research capacity in Danida priority countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana,Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine Territories, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania,Uganda and Zimbabwe. Applicants are requested to fill and submit electronic application form by the deadline (Deadline: 4 September 2015)

http://dfcentre.com/research/calls-for-applications/

USAID/Kenya Calls Concept Papers for Global Development Alliance Annual Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Kenya) is accepting concept papers for Global Development Alliance Annual Program. The program is focused on advancing the success and achieving the goals of the Power Africa Initiative. USAID anticipates entering into 2 or 3 partnerships over the course ofa 3-5 year period.  USAID also anticipates investing $2.0 to $7.5 million over the life of the project. Prospective USAID contributions to partnerships awarded under this addendum could range from $100,000 to $3 million. Priority will be given to alliance building in six priority countries (Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) and select host government and regional institutions in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). Deadline: 13 November 2015

http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/get-grant-or-contract/opportunities-funding/global-development-alliance-annual-program

Submit Proposal to ECF Group for 2015 Development Agenda on Violence against Children

The Elevate children Funders (ECF) Group is calling proposals for the Post 2015 Development Agenda on violence against children. The goal of the project is to secure and to support advocacy and communications efforts which seek to ensure the Violence against Children (VaC) related targets. The maximum available fund under Post 2015 Advocacy project is $325,000. Potential grantee organizations may apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. The Development Agenda program is scheduled form 25-27 September 2015 and it will be held in New York. Applicant has to submit proposal by deadline. Deadline: 31 July 2015

https://www.crin.org/en/library/news-archive/funding-opportunity-projects-support-advocacy-and-communications-related-post

US Embassy in Uganda announces 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The US Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has announced a call for applications for the 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy-level who have a record of leadership and a commitment to public service.Fellows are based at leading American universities for ten-months to pursue self-designed programs to include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise. Deadline: 2 July 2015.

Fellowships are available in the following fields: Agricultural and Rural Development, Economic Development/Finance and Banking, Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change, Urban and Regional Planning, Communications/Journalism; Law and Human Rights, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Trafficking in Persons, Prevention and Policy, Technology Policy & Management, Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Higher EducationAdministration, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Public Health Policy and Management, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention and Substance Abuse, Education, Prevention and Treatment

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than July 2, 2015.

http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship

Youth Fund System

This Fund supports urban youth in developing countries. It aims to advance the achievements of the Millennium Development goals and the Habitat Agenda by providing grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure. Urban Youth Fund Applications – Deadline Extended to 30th April 2015, 23:59:00 GMT

http://www.unhabitatyouthfund.org/

Smart Villages Calls for Energy Innovation Challenge 2015

The Smart Villages Initiative aims to provide policy makers, donors and development agencies concerned with rural energy access with new insights on the real barriers to energy access in villages in developing countries – technological, financial, social and political – and how they can be overcome. The Smart Villages is seeking entrants for Energy Innovation Challenge 2015. This Energy Innovation Challenge seeks to find and support new entrants into the entrepreneurial space who have ideas for businesses to improve energy access in off-grid communities. The challenge includes 8-week business development training with CDI in Dar es Salaam. Winner will receive 90% of seed capital to progress their project. Applicants are requested to fill and submit online application form.Deadline: 17 April 2015

http://e4sv.org/competitions/enter/apply/

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund HIF Large Grants Call for Applications

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Large Grants Call is open for applications. Innovations in development and implementation stages are eligible to make request of grants between £75,000 and £150,000. HIF is accepting Expression of Interest (EOI) through online grant management system. EOI should explain the innovative idea. The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. Deadline: 14 May 2015

http://www.elrha.org/news/funding-alert-call-for-large-grant-applications-is-open/

New Zealand Aid Program Scholarships

The New Zealand Aid Program, managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development program. Its mission is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. New Zealand Aid Program Scholarships are for individuals from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home. Scholars have the opportunity to study subjects that will help with social, economic or political needs in their own country. The New Zealand Aid Program is looking for people with strong academic or work skills, and leadership ability or potential.

http://www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/scholarships

Register for School Enterprise Challenge and Grab a Chance to Win $50,000

Do you want to plan and start a real school business that generates income for your school and teaches students practical workplace skills? If yes, then register your school for School Enterprise Challenge and get a chance to win cash prizes worth over $50,000! The School Enterprise Challenge is a student-led, business start-up competition for schools around the world. The competition guides and supports teachers and students to set up real school businesses. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way. The competition helps schools generate extra income for their school, or a social cause of their choice. Interested schools can register themselves online. Applicants entering in two teams must register twice (or more) use different email addresses. Deadline: 20 May 2015

http://www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org/

Cities Alliance Calls Proposals for 2015 Catalytic Fund

The Cities Alliance invites proposals promoting innovation and catalytic impact to stimulate transformational change in cities, for its 2015 Catalytic Fund with the theme “Migration and the Inclusive City”. Through this call, the Cities Alliance seeks innovation in policy responses and practical approaches that increase spatial, social and economic inclusion by also extending to migrants the rights to the city:  access to land, services, opportunity, as well as to an urban citizenship. Its over-arching objectives are to – strengthen and promote the role of cities in poverty reduction, and in sustainable development; capture and strengthen the synergies between and among members and partners; and improve the quality of urban development cooperation and lending. Grant request can be made in between US $50,000 and US $200,000. Deadline: 8 May 2015.

http://www.citiesalliance.org/CATF-2015

Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Courses for Skills Development (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NCI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-151.htm

Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Research Experiences (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NCI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-152.htm

Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R03)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research focused on the role of early-life factors in cancer development later in life.  Given that current emerging evidence from limited research indicates a potentially important role for early-life events and exposures in cancer development, it is necessary to better understand 1) the early-life (maternal-paternal, in utero, birth and infancy, puberty and adolescence, and teenage and young adult years) factors that are associated with later cancer development; 2) how early-life factors mediate biological processes relevant to carcinogenesis; and 3) whether predictive markers for cancer risk based on what happens biologically at early-life can be measured and developed for use in cancer prevention strategies.http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-124.html

Community Engagement Program – Agency for International Development (South Sudan (USAID)-Juba

The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), anticipates issuing a request for applications (RFA) on April 15, 2015 focusing on the New Community Engagement Program (CEP). This is a three year program designed to serving as a pilot which will guide future USAID program engagement at the community level in the Republic South Sudan. The goal of the program will be to assist engage a range of different types of communities in South Sudan through the process of Community Driven Development (CDD) and associated assessments which will simultaneously inform the design of future developmental interventions based on the revealed needs of these different types of communities.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

The Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation will be accepting the next call for proposals after May 1, 2015. The Elton John AIDS Foundation – US only funds programs in the Americas and the Caribbean. For information on funding opportunities for programs in Europe, Africa, and Asia, please visit;

http://newyork.ejaf.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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