IREX Community Solutions Program 2020–2021

Apply by 30.10 2019. Year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Open to applicants, ages of 25-38, who are citizens of eligible program countries listed below. Applicants must currently live and work in their home countries. Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration. High level of proficiency in spoken and written English …

Call for Policy Relevant Research Proposals on Local Democracy [Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy – ICLD]

Proposals Due 20.9 2019. The aim of the call is to better understand the role of local governments and local democratic institutions in addressing global challenges. Proposed research should focus on problems and opportunities where there is a potential to generate innovative and transformative policies that can increase the influence of vulnerable people in the decisions made by local governments that affect their lives. ICLD will prioritize research projects that include the countries where ICLD operates: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, …

Call for Vloggers – Face2Hearts

Applications Due 27.5 2019. Faces2Hearts is a life-changing experience, which will take 20 enthusiastic Vloggers (video bloggers) to unusual destinations across the world to report on how the European Union is changing people’s lives for the better. The initative will pair a local vlogger and a European vlogger to discover communities beyond faces and reveal compelling stories to the world. Each pair will travel for a month in one of the countries selected (Argentina, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Jamaica, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Sierra Leone and …

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls’ STEAM Camps

Open to self-identifying girls (ages 15-18) interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects. The camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn for two weeks together. WiSci facilitators teach girls to value taking risks, to bounce back after failing, and to build the reliance to keep trying again. Participants will learn alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills, in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses …

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 …

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls’ STEAM Camps

Open to self-identifying girls (ages 15-18) interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects. The camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn for two weeks together. WiSci facilitators teach girls to value taking risks, to bounce back after failing, and to build the reliance to keep trying again. Participants will learn alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills, in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses …

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 …

Sage Foundation Enterprise Fund for Non-Profits 2019

Closing Date: 7.12 2018. Support for new entrepreneurial programmes or pilot-stage initiatives, with an income of less than USD $2 million, that face funding challenges. Open to recognized/registered charities and non-profit organisations, with incomes of less than USD $2 million. Organisations must work in the areas of military veterans, young people, or women and girls. Focus Areas: Education, Enterprise & Employment, Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing. Priority Activities: Build upon existing success to support the delivery of overall missions Generate additional income to make …

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: Startupper of the Year Challenge 2018-2019 [Total Group]

Due Date: 13.11 2018. Open to young entrepreneurs in any of 55 participating countries from any sector with a project or business less than two years old. Entries will be judged according to (1) social and community impact; (2) product or service innovation; and (3) potential and feasibility. Three (3) winners from each country will receive financial support of EUR 25 000, extensive publicity and coaching. From among the finalists, six (6) grand regional winners will be offered additional support. A special award for the …