Tuesday, 26 August 2014

WeTech Seed Fund for CSOs & Individuals working for Women + Girls in Africa

Deadline: 10 September 2014

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and individuals working to increase the access of computer science related training, jobs and leadership roles for women and girls in Africa are invited to apply for Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech)’s Seed Fund for Women + Girls. Volunteer-led organizations are highly encouraged to apply for the grant.

Grant Range

  1. $2,000-$5,000 for individuals and volunteer-led or smaller organizations
  2. $5,000-$20,000 for organizations with an annual operating budget of at least $25,000

Priority is given to projects demonstrating

  1. a collaborative approach
  2. plans for sustained engagement with women and girls involved in initial project activities
  3. an innovative use of technology
  4. realistic plans for expansion and growth

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant can be from any country in the African continent.
  • Applicant must be an individual working independently (minimum 18 years old), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO), social enterprise or educational institution based in Africa.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate previous experience conducting high-impact activities supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership potential.
  • Application must be made in English language.
  • Applicant must be committed to developing and contributing to a virtual community for WeTech Seed Fund grantees
  • Applicant must be committed to report quarterly on their progress and also participate in and contribute to a virtual community of fellow grantees.

For more information, please visit WeTech Seed Fund.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Pioneer Grants

Deadline: 12 September 2014

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is accepting applications from registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean for its Pioneer Grants. The foundation aims to create an AIDS free future for everybody in this world. The foundation provides funding to programs that help to

  1. Alleviate the physical, emotional or financial pain of people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS
  2. Continue the fight against HIV/AIDS so that no one is left behind

The Pioneer Grant supports a specific initiative focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and injecting drug users – within an individual country. Applications can be made for more than one year and there is no maximum/minimum figure for grant request.

Priority Areas

  1. Gay men and HIV
  2. Youth and HIV
  3. Black Americans and HIV
  4. Prisoners and ex-offenders and HIV
  5. Injection drug users and HIV
  6. Policies and HIV

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization in one of the following countries – Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Applicants must have focus on service delivery.
  • Applicants must be catalytic in nature, scalable in design, and innovative.
  • Applicants must be able to track changes such as access to condoms, HIV testing and treatment of program beneficiaries.

Note: Eligible applicants must complete and submit the online Concept Note Form within the deadline. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposal.

For more information, please visit EJAF Pioneer Grants.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Civil Society Organizations Submit Proposal to IPPF for ICPD Small Grants 2014

Deadline: 17 August 2014

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) invites civil society organizations (CSOs) working at national or regional levels in South, East, and South East Asia and Africa including North Africa and Central Asia who are working with their governments, at country level, to submit proposals on the theme ‘Taking the ICPD beyond 2014, to position SRHR and the priorities of the ICPD in the next development framework’. The primary objective of the small grant program is to ensure that the Civil Society engagement in influencing government priorities and positions for the post-2015 regional and global negotiations is strong, meaningful and has impact on future Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) policy, funding and programming priorities at global and national level.

Grant Allocations

  1. $9,500 – for CSOs working at national or regional levels in South, East, and South East Asia, Africa including North Africa and Central Asia.
  2. $10,900 for CSOs based in Central Asia

The grantees must provide 10% matching funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must work at the national level or regional level in Asia, Africa, and Central Asia. Organizations based in Europe or Latin America and the Caribbean are not eligible.
  • Applications must demonstrate a clear plan to communicate positive messages about SRHR to governments who are sending delegations to global policy events.
  • Applications must demonstrate a clear plan to participate in government delegations at global policy events and do follow up advocacy at the national level to ensure national follow up of global policy debates.
  • Applications must have a clearly defined plan for follow up work on accountability and transparency over the following 12 months, at national level.
  • Applications can be made on English or French language.

Complete application includes – completed application form, latest audited accounts, NGO certification (unregistered NGOs can apply in partnership with a registered NGO who will act as a fiduciary).

Note: Applicants will be sent an acknowledgement once the applications are received by IPPF.

For more information, please visit ICPD Small Grants Call for Proposals.

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.
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