Opportunities

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31 August 2013

Common Fund Call for Proposals: Funding Innovation to Make a Difference

The Netherlands-based Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has issued a call for proposals to support commodity development activities that benefit the poor in more than hundred countries around the world. CFC is a membership-based organization comprising of 105 countries and 10 institutional members such as the European Union (EU), the African Union/African Economic Community (AU/AEC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and most recently, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. The intervention should be scalable, commercially viable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.

The objectives of the CFC-supported projects are:

(i)             Social: Create employment particularly for youth and women, increase household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.

(ii)            Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organizations and small and medium sized industries; support the financial sector development.

(iii)           Building partnerships: Build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders for commodity based development

http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

 

Rights and Empowerment in Northern Uganda – Uganda USAID-Kampala

USAID Kampala is calling for applications to implement the Rights and Empowerment in Northern. The project in Uganda will focus on promoting the rights of vulnerable populations, specifically women and girls affected by conflict and who continue to be marginalized due to cultural and institutional gender discrimination

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

 

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-144.html

 

Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence–iKnow Projects (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote innovative research that addresses one or both of the following objectives:

1.     Devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions.

2.     Develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-323.html

Translational Research in Paediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01)
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in pregnant women and the developing fetus. The overall goals of the FOA are to improve the safety and effectiveness of current drugs for pediatric or obstetric patients, and to enhance the development of new drugs or a safer usage of the existing drugs for tailored therapies to meet emerging clinical needs for these special populations.
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239293

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R03)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in pregnant women and the developing fetus. The overall goals of the FOA are to improve the safety and effectiveness of current drugs for pediatric or obstetric patients, and to enhance the development of new drugs or a safer usage of the existing drugs for tailored therapies to meet emerging clinical needs for these special populations.
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239294

 

Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R21)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in pregnant women and the developing fetus. The overall goals of the FOA are to improve the safety and effectiveness of current drugs for pediatric or obstetric patients, and to enhance the development of new drugs or a safer usage of the existing drugs for tailored therapies to meet emerging clinical needs for these special populations.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=239295

 

CNIHR Funding Opportunity for HIV Research

The CNIHR (Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research) has announced funding of up to 2 years in length and with up to $150,000 direct cost per year for both international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission and research towards a cure. Eligible applicants include junior investigators who have either completed their first terminal research degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DVM, MMed + postdoctoral fellowship or formal research training and experience) or medical residency within the last ten years from the concept proposal deadline (i.e. 16 October 2003), and who have a faculty or equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor, senior lecturer, etc.) in good standing at an academic institution or have a comparable position in a not for profit organization or institution with a primary mission of research. U.S. Federal Government employees are ineligible to apply.

Research topics could include any aspect of HIV and HIV-related research, but may not include prospective human interventional trials (e.g. clinical trials of new drugs, treatments, or devices; or off-label use of a licensed drug). Studies of animal models, stored samples from existing cohorts, small pathogenesis studies or in vitro trials are acceptable.

http://www.cnihr.org/

13 August 2013

US Agency for International Development – Emerging Priorities in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition Office in the Global Health Bureau (USAID/GH/HIDN) is pleased to announce the Emerging Priorities in RMNH Annual Program Statement (APS). USAID/GH/HIDN requests applications that propose effective approaches to overcome persistent implementation challenges for specific RMNH interventions in order to significantly increase coverage of under-utilized interventions and associated commodities. Although this list may evolve, at present the 24 priority MCH countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia.
Priority Technical Areas;

1. Newborn Health: Prevention and Management of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight Complications
2. Maternal Health: Addressing Pre-Eclampsia/ Eclampsia
3. Reproductive Health: Increasing the Uptake of LARCs and PMs in Postabortion Care Settings

Jul. 10, 2014

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=237520

Japan Water Forum Fund 2013 for Grassroots NGOs

The Japan Water Forum (JWF) Fund 2013 is accepting proposals from grassroots organizations in developing countries to work on projects related to water and sanitation. The Japan Water Forum’s vision is of a world where everyone enjoys the lasting benefits and values of safe water. It promotes an understanding of the fundamental impact of water on everyone’s lives, leading to decisive action to address the water issues on the planet. It works in Japan, in the Asia-Pacific Region and Worldwide.  JWF Funding can be requested for projects related to; Installation of rainwater-harvesting tanks, ponds or digging wells; Development of small scale water supply systems; Building new toilets and upgrading existing sanitation facilities; Prevention of water-related disasters projects; Establishment and encouragement of water-efficient irrigation; Solving gender issues on water and sanitation; Water environment restoration activities.

http://www.waterforum.jp/en/what_we_do/pages/grass_roots/jwf_funds/2013/call_for/index.php

 

CNIHR Funding Opportunity for HIV Research

The CNIHR (Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research) has announced funding of up to 2 years in length and with up to $150,000 direct cost per year for both international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission and research towards a cure. Eligible applicants include junior investigators who have either completed their first terminal research degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DVM, MMed + postdoctoral fellowship or formal research training and experience) or medical residency within the last ten years from the concept proposal deadline (i.e. 16 October 2003), and who have a faculty or equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor, senior lecturer, etc.) in good standing at an academic institution or have a comparable position in a not for profit organization or institution with a primary mission of research. U.S. Federal Government employees are ineligible to apply.

Research topics could include any aspect of HIV and HIV-related research, but may not include prospective human interventional trials (e.g. clinical trials of new drugs, treatments, or devices; or off-label use of a licensed drug). Studies of animal models, stored samples from existing cohorts, small pathogenesis studies or in vitro trials are acceptable.

http://www.cnihr.org/

Rights and Empowerment in Northern Uganda – Uganda USAID-Kampala

USAID Kampala is calling for applications to implement the Rights and Empowerment in Northern. The project in Uganda will focus on promoting the rights of vulnerable populations, specifically women and girls affected by conflict and who continue to be marginalized due to cultural and institutional gender discrimination

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

 

Research Project Grant (Parent R01)

The Research Project Grant (R01) supports any discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-302.html

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)

This is an NIH Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity that supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $100,000. No more than $50,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-304.html

Association for International Cancer Research – Research Grants

AICR awards grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. We do not support clinical research. We will consider applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational. However, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research are beyond the remit of AICR. Before submitting applications that include clinical research, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact AICR for advice.

Deadlines: Oct. 25, 2013

http://www.aicr.org.uk/ApplyingforResearchGrants.stm

 

Rational Games Small Grant Program for nonprofit organizations that use games and play approaches to conflict resolution

The Rational Games Small Grant program provides targeted financial assistance to qualified organizations that make innovative use of games and play in the service of conflict resolution, negotiation or mediation.

http://www.rationalgames.org/en/contributions.htm

 

Global Fund for Women – Grants for Women’s Groups that Advance Human Rights of Women (outside US)

The Global Fund for Women supports women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women’s right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 for operating and program expenses. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.

http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cms/grant-criteria/

 

National Endowment for Democracy – Call for Funding

Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. In 2012, NED funded about 1236 projects in 92 countries around the world with an average grant being around $50,000 for 12 months. NED is currently calling for proposals due for 4th October, 2013

http://www.ned.org/grantseekers

US Agency for International Development – USAID/Uganda Rights and Rule of Law

Consistent with key USAID policy directives that elevate human rights, and recognize the relationship between human rights and development, the Rights and Law Activity will employ a rights-based approach. The rights-based approach aims at strengthening the capacity of duty bearers and empowers rights holders to achieve a positive transformation of power relations. The project will achieve results in three primary areas including; Supporting an independent judiciary, Fostering advocacy, Advancing the flow of informationDeadlines: Concept Papers: Aug. 10, 2013. Full Application: Sep. 26, 2013

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=237176

Peace Project around the World – Call for Funding

Peace Projects acknowledges the critical importance of supporting peace building and conflict resolution initiatives. Therefore JWF is soliciting creative and innovative projects that aim to prevent and constructively respond conflicts around the world. Eligible projects include; Inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation, Peace education, Pluralism and multiculturalism, Youth, conflict and peace-building, Early warning and conflict prevention, Mediation and negotiation, Post-conflict reconciliation, Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, Good governance, rule of law and transitional justice, Poverty reduction, development and peace-building, Gender equality and empowerment. Peace Projects will provide funds for projects up to US$50,000The deadline for project proposals is September 30, 2013

http://peaceprojects.net/index.php/news-and-announcement/22-nonummy-nibh-5

Common Fund Call for Proposals: Funding Innovation to Make a Difference

The Netherlands-based Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has issued a call for proposals to support commodity development activities that benefit the poor in more than hundred countries around the world. CFC is a membership-based organization comprising of 105 countries and 10 institutional members such as the European Union (EU), the African Union/African Economic Community (AU/AEC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and most recently, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. The intervention should be scalable, commercially viable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.

http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in categorical program areas. The R21 activity code is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-303.html

Water Security Scholarship Program

University of the West of England is pleased to invite applications for Water Security Scholarship Program funded by Lloyds Register Foundation International Water Security Network. Topics covered; Determinants of water consumption behavior in cities, Understanding and managing water-energy relations (the ‘water-energy nexus’) in port cities, Socio-legal foundations of the near-inshore marine and estuarine environment, Engineering cities for surface water management (water sensitive cities), Factors influencing water security in developing areas. Eligibility & Criteria-

§  Applicants must have a first class or upper second class honours degree in geography, sociology, economics, environmental science, transport studies or other relevant discipline.

§  Candidates would normally be expected to hold a Masters degree in a relevant area by 1 September 2013.

§  An understanding of how to work with both quantitative and qualitative data is preferred.

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/studentshipopportunities/watersecurityscholarship.aspx

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS 

 

NextGen Fellowship Program

All eligible applicants are invited to submit applications for Next Generation Fellowship Program which aims to develop research opportunities and skills, obtain doctoral degrees, and participate in robust research communities. The purpose of this program is to encourage innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. The program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/nextgenafrica/

 

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships is available to foreign students from selected countries that wish to pursue postgraduate studies in any field of study at one of the accredited universities in Switzerland.

http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01366/01380/01828/index.html?lang=en

The Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)is now open to international students from any country that want to pursue a Masters by Research or Doctoral Degree in any field at any Australian University.

http://www.innovation.gov.au/Research/ResearchBlockGrants/Pages/InternationalPostgraduateResearchScholarships.aspx

 

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION/ GRANTS TRAINING WORKSHOP 

 

Kampala, Uganda (Resource Mobilization, Fundraising and Grants Writing Workshop – Self sponsored – 23rd – 25th October, 2013)

FIND Partners (Uganda) will be conducting its 10th Regional Training Workshop in Resource Mobilization, Fundraising and Grants/ Proposal Writing. Registration is now open.

http://www.findpartnersinternational.org/

 

VOLUNTEERS 

 

Call for Volunteer Trainees (interested in Resource Mobilization, Fundraising and Organisational Development)

FIND Partners is an agency that works to build capacity of institutions in Resource Mobilization, Fundraising and Grants. We are soliciting for both Local and International Volunteer Trainees highly interested and committed in the area of resource mobilization and Organizational Development especially for institutions in resource limited settings. These Volunteers will be placed at both FIND Partners and other collaborating institutions in Uganda. Fresh graduates are preferred.

Send your Letter of Interest tointernationalfind@gmail.com

18 July 2013

Emerging Priorities in Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition Office in the Global Health Bureau (USAID/GH/HIDN) requests for applications that propose effective approaches to overcome persistent implementation challenges for specific RMNH interventions. At present the 24 priority MCH countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia.

 APS Close Date: July 10, 2014

http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=hvwQRhrVpJfKqk3JMGGsyKgnq1kvRGrwzySBV3Tl1ZyFqb7TbNzs!1704609608

Developing a Point-of-Care Device for the Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Disease in Low Resource Settings

This FOA encourages applications that propose to develop a point of care (POC) device for the diagnosis of sickle cell disease (SCD) in infants and young children in low-income and low-resource settings. The aim of this program is to provide rapid diagnosis of SCD to children such that appropriate therapy can be given to reduce the risk of future complications.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-010.html

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Grants Program

USAID wants to increase the number and quality of local NGOs (and US organizations) who can meet the needs of the communities they serve and contribute to the objectives of the Agency. The program is closely aligned with Agency initiatives to strengthen and sustain civil society by improving capacities of the organizations to address today’s development challenges and priorities. USAID has earmarked a budget of up to $45 million in funding. A substantial portion of it will support activities that strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of the organizations. To apply for this opportunity, applicants have to follow a two step process. In the Step 1, only a concept note has to be submitted. Selected applicants will be requested for the full application after review of concept notes.

The deadline for the submission concept notes is 15 August 2013.

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=DTYbRbyF3dQmtF4Wn8fGZwqXLg2Q1lwVMmpMCpxnh1jTQd5x02qh!-1603384280?oppId=237329&mode=VIEW

Seeing is Believing Grants: Call for Proposals

Seeing is Believing, a collaborative effort of the Standard Chartered Bank and International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced a new funding opportunity for NGOs working in low and middle-income countries. Under this grant opportunity, Seeing is Believing Innovation Fund aims to fund grants between $10,000 to $200,000 to projects that develop and test ideas, new technology or operating models for delivering eye care with the potential for high impact or even systemic change. The fund is prepared to target projects with a higher degree of uncertainty around the outcome than traditional grant funding in order to allow space for organizations or individuals to experiment with new ideas and approaches that have the potential to become viable new, cost-effective approaches to helping tackle avoidable blindness. Stage 1 – Pilot stage, Stage 2 – Preparing for scale. If you are an organization or individual with a great idea or new approach to promoting eye health, or enabling blind and visually impaired people to become more independent, we want to hear from you.

http://seeingisbelieving.org/InnovationFund

The Bill and Melinda Gates is accepting Letters Of Intent (LOI) for its Global Health Grants. Areas where LOI are sought include;

v  Discovery & Translational Sciences

v  Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases

v  HIV

v  Malaria

v  Neglected Infectious Diseases

v  Pneumonia

v  Tuberculosis

All letters of inquiry must be submitted in English.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Open-LOI-Global-Health-Grants

Ockenden International’s $75,000 International Prize for Organizations working for the Displaced

Ockenden International is accepting applications from organizations with projects, programs or activities that help refugees and displaced people in Africa, the Middle East or Asia for the Ockenden International Prize that provides funding of up to $75,000.

http://www.ockendenprizes.org/2014-prizes/international-prize

 

African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative

For 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will award up to $3 million for one or more cooperative agreement(s) to fund a technical assistance project(s) in Uganda to address exploitative child labor among youth (age 15 to 18) by helping them develop marketable skills to secure decent work and serve as civic leaders in their communities. The project will target vulnerable youth ages 15 to 18 in Uganda, promoting education and vocational training and decent work opportunities for those of appropriate work age.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=237018

USAID/Uganda Rights and Rule of Law

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda is seeking applications to fund one or more organizations through a Cooperative Agreement for a 5-year USAID/Uganda Rights and Rule of Law activity as described in Section I of this RFA. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and expects one award as a result of this solicitation; however, more than one award may result. This is a full and open competition, under which any type of organization, large or small, commercial (for-profit) firms, faith-based, and non-profit organizations in partnerships or consortia, are eligible to compete.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=RbCSRX1cpckpG5wrByJlQQTmC0VspLzth8rGXJpsHpbzqLkLHcKp!-1802730642

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R21)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. Quantifying latent HIV reservoirs is critical to evaluating strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-038.html

 

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R21)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. Quantifying latent HIV reservoirs is critical to evaluating strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-038.html

 

Project to Reduce Child Labor in Rwanda

The donor will award up to $5 million for one or more cooperative agreement(s) to fund a technical assistance project(s) to work with the Government of Rwanda (GoRw) and tea industry entities to assist in significantly reducing child labor in the production of tea, including by implementing a child labor monitoring system (CLMS), enhancing labor law enforcement efforts on smallholder farms, and increasing children’s access to education.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=234373

Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change Impacts through Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CM-DRR)

USAID/Ethiopia would like to make a special call for applicants to submit concept papers related to the Mission’s efforts to build community resilience to climate-related shocks and disasters while improving long-term climate change adaptive capacity in drought-prone areas of East Hararghe, West Hararghe, and Bale Zones in Oromia Region.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236619

Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focuses on control and elimination of seven NTDs that can be targeted with preventive chemotherapy, including: lymphatic filariasis (LF), blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and three soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH). USAID through its NTD Program seeks to award a five-year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement to support countries to increase access to morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) services for blinding trachoma and LF.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=237257

Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease (R21). Also has R03 and RO1 versions

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R21 applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of alcohol as it relates to chronic disease etiology and epidemiology. The goal of this program is to facilitate cost-effective exploratory or novel studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-251.html

100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

To enable 100 cities to better address major 21st century challenges, the Rockefeller Foundation is inviting cities from around the world to apply for the100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. In August, cities can be nominated through a formal application process.

Winning cities will be announced in three rounds over the next three years, with the final round of winners named in 2015. Each winning city will receive:

1.     Membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network which will provide support to member cities and share new knowledge and resilience best practices.

2.     Support to hire a Chief Resilience Officer to oversee the development of a resilience strategy for the city and be part of a learning network of other CROs.

3.     Support to create a resilience plan, along with tools and resources for implementation.

Now is the time for action to ensure our cities remain places of opportunity for the next 100 years.

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/current-work/100-resilient-cities

Integrated physical and psychological rehabilitation assistance (Plastic surgery, Prosthetic devices, Physiotherapy treatment, Orthotic devises orthopaedic surgery services) for victims in Northern Uganda

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is pleased to call upon competent non-governmental organizations in Uganda who are active in the area of Medical services to submit their proposals of developing and implementing innovative projects to increase the capacity and enhance access to rehabilitative surgical services, reproductive health care and psychological rehabilitation services to alleviate victim injuries.

http://www.trustfundforvictims.org/

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS 

University Scholarships for Ugandan University students

The EABL Foundation is offering Scholarships to young, bright but NEEDY students in the following degree Courses;

1.     Bachelor of Business

2.     Bachelor of Commerce

3.     Bachelor of Engineering

4.     Bachelor of Food Science

5.     Bachelor of Business Information Technology

6.     Bachelor of Science

This is open to ALL Ugandan students who have completed UACE. Applicants MUST have and MUST append a University admission letter (among other documents) to one of the above courses. Applications close on 31st July, 2013.

www.eablfoundation.com

Gates Cambridge Scholarships will open to international students around the world on 1 September 2013 to pursue a fully-funded Masters or PhD Degree in any field of study at the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom. The deadline is 5 December 2013 for courses starting October 2014

http://www.gatescambridge.org/

 

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

Oxford Rhodes Scholarships is now open to international students from selected countries around the world to pursue a Masters or Doctoral Degree in any field of study offered at University of Oxford in UK.

http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/

University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS) is now open to international students from around the world. Pursue a fully-funded Masters or PhD Degree by research at University of Newcastle in Australia. Deadline is 31 August annually.

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/scholarships/

01 July 2013

 A Community-Based Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Counseling and Testing Program to Reduce HIV Incidence

The United States Government, as represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Southern Africa, is seeking applications from South African organizations interested in implementing a five-year Community-Based Comprehensive Prevention and HIV Counseling and Testing program entitled Communities Forward in order to reduce HIV incidence, as fully described in this Request for Applications (RFA).

http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=vtrYRKXKm7q5SBy2pzYYB0ZR6LnV1LVQH2WXn6vVS3JkJyPg2Glr!1082171526

Records for life contest – redesigning the look and feel of child health records

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking help to redesign the look and feel of child health records. A redesigned health record will not only increase accuracy but also make medical records easier to interpret and use.  The contest is open to all individuals from all sectors (for-profits, Non-Governmental Organizations, governments, universities, etc.) and all levels of expertise (students, professors, frontline workers, CEOs, etc.). Submissions can come from individuals or teams of individuals.  The Records for Life contest will run through October 31, 2013. Winners will be announced in early 2014.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Records-for-Life-RFP

USAID Funding for Technical assistance to political parties in the DRC

USAID is seeking application from one or more organisations for funding a cooperative agreement for the Komikotisa Program in the DRC. The USAID Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks applications to implement a three year Tomikotisa Program to provide technical assistance to political parties in the DRC. The proposed Tomikotisa Program aims at providing targeted assistance to relevant institutions, actors, and processes to increase citizens’ democratic participation through the enhanced inclusiveness and effectiveness of political parties in the DRC. USAID/DRC will provide up to $3 million.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=ByGlRKPWKSspQmvyfK2Y3ljMr70Nfb0zL7dJ27JdxFf3L5z9DlGW!1082171526

USAID – Strengthening Democratic Local Governance Program in Southern Sudan (SDLGSS)

The USAID Mission in Southern Sudan invites applications to respond to the Strengthening Democratic Local Governance Program in Southern Sudan (SDLGSS). This program is aimed at addressing inclusive participatory, accountable and effective Local Governance

http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=WYz2RKSHBlW5Z7HQ0ypQfJs3HKZglcLpNZ67ST76QNhGxWKJ4Z2p!1082171526

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (R21).  Also has R03 and R01 versions

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-13-010.html

Local Partners for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project

The purpose of the Local Partners for Orphans and Vulnerable Children project is to support local Nigerian civil society partners to improve the accessibility and quality of services for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through: the improvement of the systems and structures at communities, local government authorities and states for providing responsive quality care, protection and support services for vulnerable children and their households in selected Nigerian states; improvement of the organizational and technical capacity of local Nigerian partners and other local providers to offer services to vulnerable children and families; and facilitating local Nigerian civil society partners to engage more effectively with local government and private partners.

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236573

Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) funding to civil society organizations for projects that help reduce poverty

The GPAF provides funding to civil society organizations for projects that help reduce poverty. The GPAF Community Partnership Window. The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) is a demand-led fund. supporting projects focused on poverty reduction and pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through tangible changes to poor people’s lives including through:

v  Service delivery

v  Empowerment and accountability

v  Work on conflict, security and justice

Projects will be selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.

https://www.gov.uk/global-poverty-action-fund-gpaf

The Innovation in Oral Care Awards

The Innovation in Oral Care Awards (“Award(s)”) are jointly sponsored by IADR and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), with funding provided exclusively by GSK. The IADR mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide. Competitive Award(s), of up to $75,000 each, will be provided to recipients to advance oral care programs directed toward the development of innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials or devices that can be used ultimately at the public health level

http://www.iadr.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3426#.Ucqq353frIU

National Blood Foundation (NBF) Scientific Research Grants Program

The National Blood Foundation (NBF) has awarded $7.5 million in grants. The important focus of research is transfusion medicine, to include aspects of immunology, hematology, tissue and transplantation medicine, cellular therapies, emerging infectious disease, immune-hematology, donor health, and implementation of technological devices. Priority is given to new investigators and innovative projects with the potential to have a practical impact on patients and donors in these areas. Grants for one or two-year research projects, have a maximum award per grant of $75,000. The deadline for the 2014 grants cycle is December 30, 2013

http://www.aabb.org/programs/nbf/Pages/grants.aspx

Impact Economy Innovations Grant Fund for Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation invite proposals from organizations interested in receiving support for initiatives aimed at fostering Africa’s Impact Economy, specifically by aiding the growth of the Impact Investing industry and social enterprise sector.

Grant Areas: The Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) will fund projects that seek to:

v  enable earlier stage capital solutions

v  foster entrepreneurial ecosystems

v  promote and establish impact investing industry infrastructure

v  develop market ecosystems for specific sectors

v  form leadership and networking platforms for common actions

http://www.thegiin.org/cgi-bin/iowa/ieif/index.html

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships 

Scholarships and fellowships for students from Commonwealth countries

These awards enable Commonwealth citizens to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in other countries. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme that awards scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK supports around 800 awards every year

https://www.gov.uk/scholarships-and-fellowships-for-students-from-commonwealth-countries

IDRC Research Awards for citizens of developing countries

IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university. As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will be mentored by an IDRC staff member. Deadline: August 7, 2013 (awards will be announced in November 2013)

http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=59

26 June 2013 

Call for applications: Privacy, ICT policy, and ICT infrastructure courses (thematic Internet governance courses)

DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the following thematic courses in Internet governance:

  • Privacy and Personal Data Protection delves into the details of many of the global and local discussions surrounding privacy, the main instruments dealing with data protection and information privacy, their effects on national and regional regulations, emerging privacy issues such as anonymous expression, social networks, and cloud computing, the risks and challenges related to cybersecurity concerns, and the roles that companies play in the privacy protection ecosystem.
  • ICT Policy and Strategic Planning offers in-depth discussion of national ICT policies and strategies, development, implementation and management, e-readiness assessment and benchmarking, including the analysis of case studies.
  • ICT Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources (CIRS) presents topics and issues related to infrastructure and CIRs, including infrastructure development, connection costs, regulatory frameworks, IP protocols, network neutrality, the domain name system (DNS), and the roles of the main actors.

Dates: The courses are conducted online over a period of ten weeks, starting 22 July. For more information visit  http://learn.diplomacy.edu/registration/events.php

Job: UN Women Training Centre Consultancy – Development of Tools for the Evaluation of Training Courses, UN Women, Home-based

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?280414

UN WOMEN TRAINING CENTRE CONSULTANCY – DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS FOR THE EVALUATION OF TRAINING COURSES
Location : Home-based
Application Deadline : 05-Jul-13
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Jul-2013
Duration of Initial Contract : 9.5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 9.5 months

Job: Communication Specialist – Effective Development Cooperation, UNDP, Republic of Korea

For more information, please visit: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=11725

Communication Specialist – Effective Development Cooperation

Procurement Process : RFP – Request for proposal
Office : UNDP APRC – KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)
Deadline : 10-Jul-13
Posted on : 24-Jun-13
Development Area : CONSULTANTS CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 11725

 

24 June 2013

Learning opportunities

The International Committee of the Red Cross provides#eLearning opportunities – free of charge! The complete catalog is open to everyone. It has clusters such as : Personal Development, Management & Leadership, Disaster Management, Humanitarian Diplomacy, National Society Development.

Social and Voluntary Sector Leadership 

Application deadline: Each month – please check website for further details Start date: Monthly – please check website for further details This certificate programme in social and voluntary sector leadership is offered by the Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Network of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with Thunderbird Online, the online…
Online postgraduate certificate programme in Global Health
Bursary application deadline: 30 June 2013 Application deadline: 31 July 2013 Start date: 16 September 2013 This post graduate certificate programme in global health is offered by the Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Network of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University …
Humanitarian Diplomacy online course
Application deadline: 22nd July 2013 Start date: 2nd September 2013 Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles. The  rapid expansion of  the number of humanitarian actors in recent years, working for or with governments at all levels and often …
Online Certificate Course on Disaster Management
Bursary Deadline: 30 June 2013. Application Deadline: 30 July 2013. Start date: 23 September 2013 Introduction The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) have established an on-line Certificate Course on Disaster Management. This initiative is in line with IFRC’s Strategy 2020er, Strategic Aim 1: “Save lives, protect…

– See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/learning#sthash.sCUboWNi.dpuf
More info: http://www.ifrc.org/learning

21 June 2013

Below is a list of Web 2.0 and Social Media Opportunities which will take place in July and August in Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Madagascar.

·         Web 2.0 LO, KINU, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 12-16/8/2013 Application Form (open for applications)

·         Web 2.0 LO, 26-30 août 2013, Yam Pukri, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (open for applications)

·         Web 2.0 LO, 1-5 juillet 2013, Yam Pukri, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (application deadline expired)

·         Opportunité d’apprentissage du web 2.0 – inscription, 08-12 Juillet 2013, MCFD,Madagascar (application deadline expired)

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20 June 2013

Contest: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Deadline July 15, 2013

For more information, please visit: http://www.schwabfound.org/content/global-selection

The Search and Selection process was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

The Global Selection is open to all organizations based in

  • ASIA / ASIA Pacific (except India)
  • AFRICA
  • EUROPE (except France)
  • LATIN AMERICA (except BrazilChileVenezuela)
  • MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA
  • NORTH AMERICA

Having read the criteria for selection, if you believe you qualify as a candidate, please download and complete the application form and return it to us by e-mail (global@schwabfound.org)  along with the requested documentation by 15 July 2013.

If you think you know someone who should be a candidate, forward this link to him or her.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Invitation to Applicants: 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF):
The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
As part of the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, the Ambassadorships to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) are available to Internet Society members between the ages of 20 and 40.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.

About the 2013 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF):In 2013, the theme of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be “Building Bridges-Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.”  The Forum will be held in Bali, Indonesia from the 22-25 October 2013.
Ambassadors to the IGF may be involved in various activities at the Forum, including contributions to the IGF Ambassadors’ blog, participating broadly in the IGF meeting agenda and assisting with staffing of the Internet Society booth at the venue. Details of these opportunities will be confirmed in advance of the Forum.For more information, please visit:

http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/next-generation-leaders/igf-ambassadors-programme

How to Apply:
To apply to be chosen as one of the 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), please go to:

Please Note: If you have not used our ZoomGrants online application system before, please register as a new user on the system. For those who have previously used our system, please use your existing username and password to apply.

In addition to completing the online application form, you will be required to upload a 2-3 page briefing paper as well as upload your most recently updated CV (with a photograph).
The deadline for applications is midnight UTC on 21 June 2013.
Successful candidates will be notified on 19 July 2013.
The Next Generation Leaders Programme:
The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme is supported by funding from SIDN.
For more information about the Next Generation Leaders programme, please visit:http://InternetSociety.org/ Leaders

You can also contact us at leaders@isoc.org.

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate or Organizational partner of the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, please email leader-sponsor@isoc.org
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Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes

Internet Society
1775 Wiehle Ave. Suite 201
Reston, VA 20190
direct: 571.299.2509
mobile: 246.243.3818
skype: olokunbb

16th June 2013

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND NOTICES 

USAID Wheelchair Service Development Project

USAID is seeking Applications from U.S. or International Organizations (IOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) to submit Applications to JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI) under the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) Project in support of wheelchair1 service development in less resourced settings. The goal of the award is for people with disabilities in developing countries to have greater access to affordable and appropriate wheelchairs and services. It is anticipated that one grant of $9 Million USD for a project of up to four years will be awarded.The Application should encompass activities that 1) expand the provision of wheelchairs; 2) provide training for wheelchair service personnel; and 3) foster an enabling environment toward effective wheelchair service management and development.  Applications must be submitted in English by July 12, 2013, at 1 PM EDT/5 PM GMT.

http://www.advancingpartners.org/grants#.UbdEtp3frIU

Fistula Prevention and Repair project in priority countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to strengthen health system capacity for fistula prevention, detection, treatment and reintegration. In selected settings, the Recipient will introduce and document approaches to address the problems of traumatic fistula and pelvic organ prolapsed.

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=mnSQR4jBsVnH2MFSJGG2mrFG6p9vMVbQtXHTycS4vRyG124Cw9b2!2075041033?oppId=236113&mode=VIEW

Grand Challenges Canada: Request for 2 – page written Proposals

Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has announced a new Request for Proposals to provide grant support for bold ideas with big impact in global health. The bold ideas integrate science and technology, social and business innovation (called as Integrated Innovation).

Grand Challenges Canada has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support bold ideas with big impact from the best and brightest talent.  Assuming a sufficient number of proposals of merit, it aims to fund 50–100 projects in this round. It anticipates that the proportion of awardees will be at least 65% from low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), with the balance from Canada. Awards are valued at $100,000 CAD for up to 18 months to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the idea.

In the Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improves global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition. Deadline: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

The full proposals will consist of:

v  A brief (two-page) written proposal

v  The applicant’s (principal investigator’s) curriculum vitae (CV)

v  A two-minute video explaining the target global health problem, the proposed solution, and why it is a creative, bold and innovative approach.

http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grand-challenges/stars-phase-i/

Innovate for Health

The U.S Agency for International development (USAID)/ Ghana Mission, seeks applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S., nonprofit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Government of Ghana (GOG) academic and research institutions to support its Annual Program Statement (APS) entitled “Innovate for Health”. The purpose of the APS is to publicize USG plans to fund a limited number of programs through USAID/Ghana to research, introduce and scale-up innovative solutions to key health challenges as defined in the Program Summary and Objectives.

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=mnSQR4jBsVnH2MFSJGG2mrFG6p9vMVbQtXHTycS4vRyG124Cw9b2!2075041033?oppId=236207&mode=VIEW

TWAS Research Grants in the Basic Sciences is now open

TWAS is now accepting applications for projects in the basic sciences from individual young scientists and leaders of research units based in scientifically lagging countries. Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 August.  Individual young researchers and heads of research units in 81 science and technology-lagging countries are invited to submit their research proposals in the areas of basic biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The programme, which is supported by funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency allows for the purchase of laboratory equipment, consumable supplies and scientific literature.

http://twas.ictp.it/news-in-home-page/programmatical/twas-research-grants-call-for-applications-now-open

Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01)

The focus of this FOA is on understanding the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms that link aging with inflammation and chronic diseases. The long term view is to better inform clinical trials and eventually interventions that will directly benefit humankind, but clinical trials are not the focus of this FOA.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-233.html

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships 

Wellcome Trust New Investigator Awards for Junior/ University lecturers within the first five years of their independent research careers

The Wellcome Trust is particularly interested in receiving applications from university lecturers within the first five years of their independent research careers. To be eligible for a New Investigator Award you should be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country. New Investigator Awards provide a flexible package of funding that is driven by the requirements of the proposed research.

The award covers the direct costs of carrying out the research, such as:

v  Research expenses; this may include research assistance, animals, equipment, fieldwork costs and funding for collaborative activity

v  travel and subsistence for scientifically justified visits

v  overseas allowances where appropriate

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Investigator-Awards/WTX059284.htm

 

Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme provides researchers from low- and middle-income countries – who are at an early stage in the establishment of their research careers – with opportunities for research experience and high-quality research training in public health and tropical medicine. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and diseases of local, national and global relevance. This fellowship is normally forthree years (non-renewable), but may be for up to four years for those who wish to undertake a relevant Master’s training or diploma course. It provides support that includes:

v  a basic salary for the fellow

v  research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection)

v  training costs where appropriate and justified

v  an inflation and flexible funding allowance

v  Support to attend scientific meetings.

Contributions to costs of the project that are directly incurred by the overseas institution may also be provided. If you are already in receipt of a salary from the host institution, the host institution may use the salary to pay for a replacement member of staff while the Trust provides your salary for the duration of the fellowship. It is not expected that you will receive a salary in addition to the one provided by the Trust.

Note that any requests for research assistance on this junior-level fellowship must be strongly justified.

Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary costs) should not normally exceed £30 000 per annum. Overseas allowances will be provided for periods of training and collaborative research spent outside the home institution country, where appropriate.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Public-health-and-tropical-medicine/wtd025882.htm

 

OWSD Fellowships: 2013; Call for applications now open

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) offers postgraduate fellowships to female scientists from sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2013.

http://twas.ictp.it/news-in-home-page/istitutional/owsd-fellowships-2013-call-for-applications-now-open

Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

The agency is inviting for applications from high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish an independent research programme. These Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and diseases of local, national and global relevance in the various topics of interest. Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable) and provide support that includes:

v  a basic salary

v  research expenses

v  training costs where appropriate and justified

v  an inflation and flexible funding allowance

v  Support to attend scientific meetings.

v  Contributions to costs of the project which are directly incurred by the overseas institution may be provided.

Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary costs) should not exceed £60 000 per annum

If the fellow is already in receipt of a salary from the host institution, the host institution may use the salary to pay for a replacement member of staff while the Trust provides the fellow’s salary for the duration of the fellowship. It is not expected that the fellow will receive a salary in addition to the one provided by the Trust.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Public-health-and-tropical-medicine/wtd025883.htm

Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme supports outstanding researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a low- and middle-income country location. We will consider applications that fall within the Public Health and Tropical Medicine remit. This covers research on infectious and non-communicable diseases within the fields of public health and tropical medicine that is aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Public-health-and-tropical-medicine/WTD025884.htm

JOBS   

 TDR Coordinator, research capacity strengthening and knowledge management

We are seeking a senior level person with a strong track record in research management, research capacity strengthening and knowledge management in low- and middle-income countries.

http://www.who.int/tdr/about/jobs/en/index.html

Below are the updates posted on 05 June 2013

USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures: to provide funding of up to $100,000 for new project ideas and again $1 million to $15 million for scaling up of innovative ideas for several years.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) for the years 2012 and 2013. DIV is accepting proposals for projects which offer innovative solutions to problems related to development. As this opportunity seeks to address different kinds of development challenges, you can submit proposals for any sector. This is a unique grant opportunity because NGOs from all across the world are invited to apply for it.

SEED Initiative – SEED Awards 2013

The SEED Awards support local small-scale enterprises in the developing world which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models. In 2013, SEED will make 35 awards according to geographical and thematic priorities, including themes of gender equality and low-carbon enterprises. Each award recipient is granted US$5 thousand plus capacity building and networking opportunities. The application deadline is 12 June 2013

Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks: Call for Proposals

The Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks (RCNF) has announced its second Request for Proposals for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. The Fund provides grants to both global and regional networks, but with a positive funding bias towards proposals submitted by consortia of networks, followed by proposals submitted by global networks, followed by proposals submitted by regional networks. Regional networks are encouraged to form or join a consortium for a joint application. Regional networks can apply for a minimum of $ 100,000 and a maximum of $ 350,000 per network per year, for two years maximum. Global networks can apply for a minimum of $ 100,000 and a maximum of $ 500,000 per network per year, for two years maximum. A consortium can apply for a minimum of $ 200,000 per consortium per year, for two years maximum. As the size of different consortia may vary substantially, no fixed ceiling is set for an application by a consortium.

http://www.robertcarrfund.org/grantees/request-for-proposals/

AGFUND is accepting nominations for the AGFUND international prize for pioneering human development projects in the field of “Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children”.

The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) invites The UN, International and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, NGOs, universities and research centers all over the world are invited to apply for this US $ 500,000 funding. AGFUND invites the UN, International and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, NGOs, universities and research centers all over the world to submit their nominations for the prize which is worth US $ 500,000 allocated. http://agfundprize.org/?p=2718

Stars in Global Health program now accepting applications

Grand Challenges Canada is seeking proposals for Stars in Global Health, a program looking for innovators with bold ideas with big impact to address real-world global health challenges. The deadline is July 30, 2013. Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support bold ideas with big impactthat improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.

Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions program still accepting applications

The Agricultural Development and Nutrition teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are now accepting letters of inquiry for the development of a consortium with both agricultural and nutrition expertise, and with the mandate of “Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions” in Africa. Letters of inquiry for this opportunity are due June 7, 2013. More information and the English and French version of the request for proposals can be found athttp://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Improving-Nutrition-Outcomes-Through-Agricultural-Interventions-Request-for-Letters-of-Inquiry.

Bill and Melinda Gates innovation challenge now seeking student ideas to improve dairy data
A $7,500 Bill and Melinda Gates innovation challenge seeks ideas from students to improve the measurement, aggregation, and sharing of data associated with smallholder farmer dairy production in developing countries. The Challenge closes on July 11, 2013 and 
seeks bold, innovative, feasible, and scalable ideas to leapfrog existing approaches and significantly improve the collection, reporting, aggregation, and sharing of data associated with dairy production and consumption all along the smallholder dairy production value chain in, but not limited to, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We are seeking student solvers at all academic levels (ranging from the middle school to postdoctoral level) in order to access nontraditional creative minds and passionate problem-solvers.  We encourage students to form teams or other models of collaboration to engage as many different perspectives as possible.

 

Both ENDS – Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative for Young Environmentalists

The Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative offers grants to advance the leadership and learning of junior persons working for — or affiliated with — environmental civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries. JWH especially encourages the nomination of young women and local community leaders. Grants can be applied for a wide range of activities, but candidates should have a clear idea of how they intend to use the grant. The grants range from €2,500 to €10,000 each, and 15 grants are offered twice a year. The nomination deadlines are 01 June and 01 December of each year

 

Advancing Partners and Communities’ Grant Opportunity: Call for Proposals

The Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) is a five-year project funded and managed by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health and implemented by JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc (JSI). APC has announced a new call for proposals to provide grants in developing countries. Qualified organizations are invited to submit proposals to the JSI in support of wheelchair service development in less resourced settings. The goal of the award is for people with disabilities in developing countries to have greater access to affordable and appropriate wheelchairs and services. The total award for this project, including sub-awards, will be up to $9,000,000 (nine million) USD. Sub-awards may range from $300,000 up to $1,500,000USD per organization. Applications must be submitted in English by July 12, 2013, at 1 PM EDT/5 PM GMT

AFDB’s Young Professionals Program (YPP)

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets motivated and talented individuals under thirty-two (32) years of age, who are committed to African development, have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional achievements, and have demonstrated effective team work as well as leadership potential. The African Development Bank (AfDB) hires approximately twenty young professionals each year. Young Professionals (YP) completes a mandatory minimum of two years and maximum of three years on rotational assignments in different organizational units and sectors within the Bank. YPs will undergo on-the-job training and mentoring that will equip them with skills, knowledge and experience to address developmental issues in Africa in particular and the developing world in general. Upon successful completion of the program, the YPs will be equipped to compete for any relevant job vacancies in the AfDB.

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund provides grants and interest free loans

This is to businesses who wish to implement innovative, commercial viable, high impact projects in Africa.
The AECF supports businesses working in agriculture, financial services, renewable energy and technologies for adapting to climate change. We also support initiatives in media and information services where they relate to these sectors. Applications are assessed during competitive rounds which each have their own entry criteria. Winners can receive up to US $ 1.5 million. The competition is open to companies from anywhere in the world provided the business idea is implemented in Africa.
http://www.aecfafrica.org/

Ashoka’s Nutrients for All and Ashoka Changemakers

They are seeking your innovative solutions that will ensure the availability of nutrients for healthy, natural ecosystems, farms, food, and people. Enter before the deadline on June 19, 2013 for a chance to win cash prizes totaling US $45,000.

http://www.changemakers.com/nutrientsforall/competition

Acumen Fund – East Africa Fellows Program

The Acumen Fund’s program for East Africa seeks to harness the power of social innovation to create solutions to the region’s most pressing problems. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. In 2012, the application deadline was 05 August

Gates Fellows program now recruiting

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is excited to announce the newly created Gates Fellows program. Fellows will work in close collaboration with foundation employees to support research, evaluation of strategic priorities, grant projects, and initiatives. Additionally, Fellows will have broad access to mentoring from world class leaders and opportunities to leverage the foundation’s network.  We are currently recruiting a cohort of Fellows to join the foundation in fall of 2013. 
http://careers.gatesfoundation.org/job/Seattle-Gates-Fellow-Job-WA-98101/2584907/?utm_source=emailcampaign&utm_campaign=GH_Gates-Fellow_kkaye_4084 . 

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships 

TED Fellowshipseclectic, heterogeneous group of young thinkers and doers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design, the sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts, economics, business, journalism, entrepreneurship and NGOs.

The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. The program targets individuals from the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East, though anyone from anywhere in the world, age 18 and over, is welcome to apply. TED is looking for an eclectic, heterogeneous group of young thinkers and doers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design, the sciences, engineering, humanities, the arts, economics, business, journalism, entrepreneurship and NGOs. We are targeting applicants of ages 21-40 from five target regions: Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East. However, anyone over the age 18 from around the world is welcome to apply.

 

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis.

Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Only lecturers and researchers from eligible countries working on their doctoral thesis can apply for the fellowship. Candidates should be under 45 years, and have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program.

 

Women’s Water Fund Call for Proposals: Short Capacity Building Visits to Denmark

Applicants from developing countries are invited to apply for Women’s Water Fund which offers them career opportunities in the field of water resources development and management. The Fund supports short capacity building visits to Denmark. The visits will include a combination of formal training and “hands-on” interaction with managers in public authorities and in the water industry. The Fund will cover all travel, accommodation and living costs. It is the intention that the Fund will maintain longer duration contact with the participants. This year’s programme includes a two-week training and management internship in Denmark from 14 to 29 September 2013. The present programme/study visit in September 2013 is for women from developing countries in Africa and Asia.

IDEA Applied and Professional Ethics Scholarships

The IDEA Centre is able to fund a number of fees scholarships for the MA in Applied and Professional Ethicsfor entry in 2013. Up to six scholarships will be available. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, which will be assessed by considering the candidate’s application to the University and supporting documents, and the interview conducted as part of the admissions process.

The closing date for scholarships applications is 30th June 2013.

Australian Government – Australia Awards Fellowships, Round 14

The Australian government makes a significant contribution to the education of talented individuals in the developing countries through its Leadership Awards. The subject areas for fellowships in Australia correspond to the priorities of Australia’s aid programs by regions and countries — and include agriculture, energy, natural resources, and environment. Applications will be accepted from 13 May 2013 through 19 June 2013

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