Commonwealth Digital Challenge 2019: Media Tech Accelerator [Elizabeth R Media Fund]

Competition Closes: 3.5 2019. Annual competition aimed at helping young, aspiring and tech-savvy entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth to develop an app, digital idea or tool to improve the work of, or solve challenges encountered by, journalists, communicators and media organisations within the Commonwealth. Open to anyone aged between 18 and 30 who are citizens of a Commonwealth member country (excluding the UK). The competition is open to individuals and groups of up to three people. The winning individual or group will be invited to the …

Bell Labs Prize [Nokia Bell Labs]

Entries Due: 26.4 2019. Competition for innovators (ages 21 and older) from participating countries around the globe who bring game-changing and impactful ideas in the field of information and communications technologies which have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to compete at an event scheduled in late autumn 2019, in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders. Bell Labs will be awarding a 1st prize of USD $100k, …

Call for Nominations: Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards [Commonwealth Secretariat]

Due Date: 30.12 2018. The Awards will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity. Three award winners for innovations within each of the 5 categories: Improve the well-being (i.e. health, education, human rights etc.) of Commonwealth PEOPLE Improve PROSPERITY (i.e. economic development, trade, etc.) in the …

Call for Entries: GIST Tech-I 2019 Competition

Closing Date: 23.11 2019. Annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. For the 2019 competition, up to 24 finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain to showcase their venture and to receive intensive training. Winners will receive prizes and one-on-one mentorship and …

Call for Entries: 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Due Date: 1.11 2018. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words), from the Commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific. Five (5) regional winners will be selected. The overall winner will receive £5,000, with the remaining four regional winners receiving £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country. The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification …

Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights [Grand Challenges Canada]

Closing Date: 25.9 2018. Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. Successful proposals will be awarded grants of up to CAD $100,000 for a period of up to 12 months. The bold ideas are expected to improve the provision and use of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, (e.g. contraception; comprehensive sexuality education; safe abortion where legal; and menstrual hygiene …

Call for Projects: Gender Programme Grants – Association of Commonwealth Universities

Due Date: 21.9 2018. Annual grants (up to GBP 1,000) are available for ACU member universities meet the costs of organising projects which promote gender equity and equality in their institutions and on their campuses. Proposed projects should last for a minimum of 6 months and maximum of 12 months. Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis. https://www.acu.ac.uk/focus-areas/gender-programme/gender-grants

Call for Proposals: 2018 Institutional Grants | Tinker Foundation

Due Date: 1.3 2018. Latin America-focused organizations invited to submit innovative projects with strong public policy elements and solutions-oriented frameworks. Priority themes: (1) democratic governance; (2) education; (3) sustainable resource management. Preference towards institutions actively engaged with external stakeholders. Latin America-U.S. collaborations encouraged. [via Tinker Foundation Inc.]#LatinAmerica, #philanthropy, #publicpolicy, #Argentina, #Belize, #Bolivia, #Brazil, #Chile, #Colombia, #CostaRica, #Ecuador, #ElSalvador, #FrenchGuiana, #Guatemala, #Guyana, #Honduras, #Mexico, #Nicaragua, #Panama, #Paraguay, #Peru, #Suriname, #Uruguay, #Venezuela, #LatAm

Cultural Survival: Call for Proposals 2018 – Community Media Grants Project

Closing Date: 15.12 2017. Cultural Survival’s Community Media Program partners with Indigenous media producers who are amplifying Indigenous voices on issues that matter to their communities. Indigenous community radio stations from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nepal, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa are eligible to apply to this round of funding.” https://lnkd.in/emgwdwt#broadcastmedia, #communitymedia, #radio, #Belize #Bolivia #Botswana #Colombia #CostaRica #Ecuador #ElSalvador #Guatemala #Honduras #Mexico #Namibia #Nepal #Nicaragua #Panama #Peru #SouthAfrica