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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

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/

07 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

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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16th June 2013

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

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.

http://www.usaid.gov/div

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

http://www.seedinit.org/en/component/k2/item/260-seed-awards-2013-now-open.html

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.

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

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 at http://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.

https://www.scientistswithoutborders.org/projects/item/seeking-innovative-ideas-to-improve-data-collection-in-the-global-dairy-sector-for-human-health-and-well-being?category_id=11.

 

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

http://www.jwhinitiative.org/about/what-is-the-jwh/

 

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

http://www.advancingpartners.org/grants#.UacSfp3frIU

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.

http://www.afdb.org/en/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/

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

http://acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/east-africa/

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 . 

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