Norad’s Civil Society Department: Funds for Women’s Rights 2018-2020

Deadline: 15 October 2017 Norad’s Civil Society Department has announced a call for proposals for efforts supporting two Grant Scheme Allocations: Allocation 1: Funds for efforts supporting the follow-up of 1325- Women, Peace and Security Allocation 2: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment and Women’s Political Participation and Empowerment) Allocations & […]

Call for Applications: Voices Uganda Sudden Opportunity and Empowerment Grant

SUDDEN OPPORTUNITY GRANT: (DEADLINE: 31 December 2017) Through this Sudden Opportunity grant, Voice in Uganda is calling on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to undertake a collective action to address specific anticipated threats to marginalised and discriminated groups such as women at risk of exploitation, abuse and/or violence, youth, the elderly, indigenous minority groups and/ or people living […]

Call for Applications: IREX Community Solutions Program (Fully Funded)

Deadline: October 31, 2017. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2018–2019, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the […]

Call for Applications: The Standard Bank Africa Derek Cooper Scholarship

Qualifying criteria for the Standard Bank Africa, Derek Cooper Scholarship The Standard Bank Africa, Derek Cooper Scholarship is available to graduate students who are and will ordinarily remain resident in one of the African countries in which Standard Bank is present (see full list below). Prospective candidates must demonstrate an exceptional academic track record and […]

Apply to be an Obama Foundation Fellow

Deadline: 06 October 2017. The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and […]

Call for Applications: YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018

Deadline: October 11, 2017. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting […]

Call for Applications: Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018

Deadline: November 1, 2017. This competition is free to enter and is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction(2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil. WORTH There will […]

Call for Applications: Comic Relief Safe Spaces Grant

What are ‘safe spaces’ and ‘platforms’? Safe spaces provide supportive and non-judgemental opportunities for women to come together and freely express their feelings, emotions and experiences without fear of being shunned or judged. They encourage healing, allow them to challenge false beliefs about women and girls’ capabilities and destinies, and allows them to build self-confidence […]