Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. The stay is partly financed by the European Commission. Open to: (a) New entrepreneurs, firmly planning to set up their own business or have already started one within the last three years; and (b) Experienced entrepreneurs who own or …

2019 Thought For Food Challenge

Closing Date 24.1 2020. Annual global innovation competition focused on creating and accelerating successful, socially responsible food and agriculture startups in all parts of the world. Next generation innovators and entrepreneurs are called upon to develop new food and agriculture-related business concepts and ventures that improve livelihoods, replenish natural resources, sequester carbon, reduce waste and enhance health and nutrition. Projects should leverage cutting-edge technologies like biotech, blockchain, AI/machine learning, and robotics and incorporate collaborative, circular and inclusive business models. Open to individuals between the ages …

Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships Grants [European Cultural Foundation]

STEP travel grants support creative and critical artists and cultural changemakers travelling across Europe and its neighbours, to help foster a society with greater solidarity, participation, equality and a stronger sense of social justice. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but must be submitted at least 50 days prior to the intended departure date. Open to applicants ages 18 and older who have had no/few professional travel opportunities. Applicants must be (1) travelling to the destination country professionally for the first time; (2) …

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society. Topic Priorities Data privacy 2018/2020 elections Role of technology in society Political influence campaigns Interrogating harmful technologies Countering disinformation Artificial …

Maze X – Cohort 2

Closing Date 31.12 2019. Pan-Europe startup accelerator, based in Lisbon, for impact tech-based solutions. The aim is grow unicorn-level social enterprises (valuations of USD $1bn) focused on solving the world’s hardest social and environmental challenges. Ten (10) startups will be selected for each cohort. Open to tech-based early-stage impact startups focused on solving social and environmental challenges while generating attractive financial results. Ventures are welcome to participate in Maze X even if they are not originally from a European country. But they must be interested …

International Schools Essay Competition [Trust for Sustainable Living]

Entries Due 20.12 2019. TSL is pleased to invite children around the world to share their ideas on how partnerships can help to achieve the SDG’s and build a more sustainable world. The brief for 2020 – My vision: Partnerships for a sustainable future The essay competition is aimed at primary and secondary school students, supported by Teacher Champions, parents and schools. (To participate, each school simply needs to register a Teacher Champion to coordinate on its behalf.) Students and Teacher Champions who participate in …

Google AI Residency Program

Applications Close 19.12 2019. Program trains and supports the next generation of deep learning researchers. Residents will have the opportunity to be mentored by distinguished scientists and engineers from various teams within Google AI, and work on real-world machine learning problems and applications. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to collaborate and partner closely with various research groups across Google and Alphabet. Ideal candidates have a degree (BS, MS or PhD) or equivalent experience in STEM field such as CS, Math or Statistics. …

UGC Writers Campus 2020 by Series Mania

Applications Close 18.12 2019. Week-long television series writing workshop, conducted in English, hosted 20-27 March 2020 during the Series Mania Forum in Lille, France. Twenty (20) screenwriters will be selected. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by experienced professionals and writers, to attend dedicated workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions on their projects with their mentors. In a final showcase at Series Mania Forum, the Campus’s work will be presented to industry professionals and projects will be pitched at …

Money Trail Working Project Grants [Journalismfund.eu]

Apply by 16.12 2019. Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Each team must consist of journalists from at least two continents / at least one African, one Asian and/or one European journalist. The total amount available for projects: EUR 50.000 Money Trail is a collaborative project between highly regarded journalism and training organisations Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Oxfam Novib and Journalismfund.eu. Money …

Artist in Residence Program – Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts & Amphitheatre

Applications Due 16.12 2019. KIRA aims to promote excellence in the arts in Canada as well as in the international scene, while benefiting the local community of St. Andrews, New Brunswick as a cultural destination. Every year, eighteen artists with a one month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, and a modest monthly stipend (CAD $1500). Open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, new …