Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2014 invites Project Proposals

Deadline: 5 September 2014

The Toyota Foundation is inviting project proposals for 2014 Research Grant program entitled ‘Exploring New Values for Society’. The major aim of the research grant is to respond to a diverse array of social issues, with a focus on areas of human and natural environment, social welfare, and education and culture.

Grant Frameworks

Joint Research Projects led by project team – Up to around 4 million yen for projects spanning one (1) year and up to around 8 million yen for projects spanning 2 years. Total allocated grant amount is approximately 80 million yen.

Individual Research Projects carried out by individuals – Up to around 1 million yen for projects spanning one (1) year and up to around 2 million yen for projects spanning 2 years. Total allocated grant amount is approximately 20 million yen.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants (project representatives or participants) can be citizen and resident of any nation, without any restriction.
  • There is no restriction to the applicants’ affiliation (or lack or affiliation) with any university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.
  • Grant request cannot be made for the payment of personnel or living expenses of the applicants.
  • Proposed projects that involve research in different disciplines and fields of activity involving the participation or cooperation of  researchers affiliated with universities or research institutes in the grant recipient’s country and elsewhere, as w ell as those involved with NPOs and NGOs are prioritized.

Note: Proposals can be submitted from 25 August till 5 September 2014.

For more information, please visit Research Grant Program.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Antipode Foundation Grant Opportunities – Scholar-Activist Project Awards & International Workshop Awards

Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Antipode Foundation is accepting grant applications for its two types of funding opportunities -

Scholar-Activist Project Awards to support collaborative research with artistic, community, cultural, grassroots, or social movement groups; the production of educational materials and other innovative pedagogical initiatives; and the promotion of links between universities and institutions/organizations outside the academy. Adventurous initiatives that explore and go beyond the boundaries of established academic practice are highly encouraged.

International Workshop Awards to fund work that leads to the exchange of ideas across disciplinary boundaries, countries and sectors; and to the building of relationships and productive partnerships. Participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, whether with fellow scholars, research groups, university departments, NGOs, think tanks or social movements are highly encouraged. Adventurous initiatives that explore the boundaries of established academic practice, and that trespass and disrupt disciplinary borders are encouraged.

Grant Allocations:Up to £10,000 to each project under both Scholar-Activist Project Awards & International Workshop Awards.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be anyone including academics and students, and activists of all kinds but the grant must be held and administered by a host institution.
  • Proposed projects must take place within the year of award i.e. between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016.
  • Those who have already received funding for a previous project under Scholar-Activist Project are not eligible to apply for another.
  • Eligible expenses under International Workshop Awards may include economy-class travel, translation, accommodation and catering.
  • Applications must demonstrate activities that have implications for praxis, to better understand contemporary political concerns and to develop alternatives.

Note: Applications from historically under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions are strongly encouraged.

For more information, please visit Antipode Foundation funding opportunities for 2015.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

BFI Film Fund Application

We are the film production heart of the BFI, and the largest public film fund in the UK.

Each year we invest over £26m of Lottery funds to support film development, production and distribution activity in the UK and the budget is set to rise to £30m by 2017.
Our aim is to champion a breadth of bold and distinctive filmmaking across the UK; to nurture new talent; and to back the development, production and distribution of films that will enrich UK film culture and define the UK and its storytellers in the 21st century.
We welcome applications for film projects in all genres, and we are committed to promoting diversity in the filmmakers we support, the stories they tell and the audiences they reach.

We also support independent UK distributors to help ensure that the best British and specialised films connect with a wide range of audiences across a range of platforms. We support sales companies that are launching new UK films at key international film festivals and markets.

On these pages you will find information regarding all our activities and how to apply for funding.

We provide funding for:

  • Feature film production, including international co-production and completion funding
  • Feature film development, principally script development
  • Talent development (including funding for short films) via the BFI NET.WORK
  • Feature documentaries
  • Production company slate development, via the Vision Awards
  • Digital and cross-media activity
  • Distribution of feature films in the UK
  • International sales of UK feature films and other film export activities
Applications can be made to the Film Fund at any time, and you should expect to receive an initial response from us within six to eight weeks.

Make a Film Fund application

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Spiritous arts initiative 2015—call for applications

Spiritous is an Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) funding initiative designed to support and deliver artistic activity at the unique and beautiful site in Melbourne.
Spiritous supports five projects each year and proposals are welcome from all creative discipines that celebrate the site’s location, architecture, environment, people and history.
Support from the Abbotsford Convent includes:
  • Up to $2000 for each project’s development and presentation
  • Up to $1000 in-kind on-site venue hire for your project
  • Marketing support via Abbotsford Convent channels
  • Inclusion in the printed Spiritous printed program
  • Support to seek additional external funding if required
Visit the Abbotsford Convent website to apply and to learn more about the selection criteria, eligibility and grant details.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 19 September 2014 
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