Jonathan Ball Publishers Calling all writers!

Accepting fiction submissions from 1–15 November 2019. SUBMIT YOUR NOVEL NOW! What do I need to submit?See ‘How to submit a manuscript’ below for what to send. Where do I send my submission?Send all submissions to When will I hear the outcome of my submission?Jonathan Ball Publishers needs 2–3 months to read and review manuscripts. […]

Ambassador’s Fund For Cultural Preservation 2020 (Small Grant)

Deadline: December 10, 2019.  The U.S. Mission to Nigeria of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to issue a notice of funding opportunity for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The deadline for submitting applications to the Center is December 10, 2019.  Please carefully follow all […]

Training Opportunities

Human rights defenders can contact these organizations to take advantage of their training programs to enhance their skills and knowledge. Some training focuses on security while others cover advocacy tactics, policy frameworks, and other issues.  The Engine Room o The Engine Room investigates and supports the effective use of data and technology in advocacy. […]

Human Rights Awards

Human rights defenders can be nominated for these awards, which offer protective visibility, enhanced credibility, prize money, and travel opportunities for advocacy and protection purposes.  American Bar Association: International Human Rights Award o The International Human Rights Award honors and gives public recognition to an individual who has made a special contribution in the […]


Human rights defenders can apply for fellowships, which are sometimes affiliated with universities, in order to enhance their skills and temporarily relocate to a location abroad. Fellowships offer short-term protection and a chance to re-energize.  Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York: Protective Fellowship Scheme o This protective fellowship scheme for human rights […]

Emergency Funds

Human rights defenders facing imminent threats or who have experienced targeted violence can apply for emergency funding. Some of these funding sources have strict requirements for how the funds can be used, while others are more flexible. Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de L’Homme: Emergency Fund This emergency defense fund aids human rights defenders who […]

International Trans Fund (ITF) Grant 2020

Deadline: December 2, 2019, at 5 pm ET. The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting trans organizations across the globe. The purpose of the ITF is to: 1. Build & Sustain the Fund | Build and […]

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) 2019/2020 (Masters & Ph.D.) Scholarship Scheme for Nigerians

Application Deadline: 21 November 2019. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has as its mandate to develop and regulate the Information Technology in Nigeria. Developing and regulating IT will support transforming Nigeria into an IT-driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need for digital literacy. The Agency has since 2010 established a scholarship […]