Grant Program 2016 - UNDEF: for Projects to Advance and Support Democracy

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, November 16, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: December 31, 2015.

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window.

The United Nations Democracy Fund  was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations — both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization.

Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, with fewer than two per cent chosen for funding. Projects fall under one or more of seven main areas:   
§  Community Activism
§  Rule of Law and Human Rights
§  Tools for Knowledge
§  Women’s Empowerment
§  Youth Engagement
§  Media and Freedom of Information
§  Strengthening Interaction with Government

Grant Fund:

Applicants can request a grant of a minimum of 100,000 US dollars and a maximum of 300,000 US dollars.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - CEPF: Biodiversity Conservation in Indonesia

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, November 13, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: December 1, 2015.

The CEPF funds conservation strategies for the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot. The current call is for large grants (>US$20 thousand) that conserve key biodiversity areas and species in the Seram and Buru Marine Corridor; the Lake Poso and Malili Lakes System; and the Flores and Solor-Alor Marine Corridor. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. CEPF particularly welcomes applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups.

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Call For Concept Note 2015 - SEI SIDA: for Environmentally Sustainable Development, Gender equality, and Poverty Reduction

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Closing Date: December 31, 2015.

SEI welcomes concept notes for events in Asia on advancing environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction. The events should preferably bring representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society together with researchers, and feature active exchanges between participants.

Overall, the programme seeks to change mind-sets and everyday practices to ultimately benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to poor and marginalized groups such as, but not limited to, women, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups based on their specific contexts.

The programme will seek to strengthen environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction in the region. Selected events should build new knowledge; leadership; strengthen existing capacity; enhance and foster networks and partnerships; and generate new collaborations and undertakings in ways that are gender-responsive. Special priority will be given to applicants who address gender issues and work towards the advancement of gender equality in innovative ways. There is also scope to consider private-sector collaboration and partnerships for development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Events should also demonstrate likelihood to change practice and policy.

Criteria for selection:
Due to limited funding, SEI in consultation with SIDA will undertake a selection process of the submitted concept notes on the basis of the following criteria:
1.     Thematic focus and relevance within the area of environmental sustainable development.
2.   Equal and balanced participation of women and men such as resource persons, panellists, and discussants in the event.
3.     Demonstrate likelihood that the event leads to more gender-responsive policy outcomes.
4.     Regional-level strategic outreach and the scope of the event within the Asia Region, as opposed to a country-level event.
5.     Demonstrate that the event would benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to the poor, women, and other marginalized groups.
6.    Demonstrate likelihood to change practice and policy that will address poverty alleviation in the region.
7.  Use of innovative facilitation methods and technologies to enhance participation and active discussion among participants.
8.   Soundness of monitoring and evaluation plan for monitoring the change of behavior of target groups.
9.     Reasonable proposed budget.

Grant Total:
A total of 1,200,000 SEK will be awarded evenly in the 4 quarters of a year to support 4 strategic events each year with the maximum limitation of 300,000 SEK.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - Oxfam UK: Humanitarian Evidence Programme

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, October 29, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: November 19, 2015.

Oxfam UK through the humanitarian evidence programme accepts proposals from researchers based around the world to conduct evidence syntheses on the topics of market support interventions and pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises. The Programme encourages proposals from research teams in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such researchers in the team. 

Applicants may apply either individually or form teams, and they will be reviewed based on their:

§ Key competencies and staff composition;
§ Management, including the timetable for deliverables;
§ Quality of technical proposal; and,
§ Budget, ensuring value for money.

Humanitarian actors and researchers have amassed evidence about the state of knowledge in the humanitarian sector, including assessments of what works and what does not work. Synthesizing this information and making it readily available to policymakers and humanitarian practitioners remains challenging. 

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Grant Program 2016 - GIF: for Innovative Solutions to Global Development Challenges with the Potential for Substantially Greater Impact than Existing Approaches, Especially for Poor and Vulnerable Groups (Grant up to USD $15 Million)

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, October 14, 2015 0 comments
GIF is open and accepting applications from social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country to apply for funding. We take applications on a rolling basis, with no specific deadline to apply.

GIF welcomes applicants to propose innovative, cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge in any country (or in multiple countries) in the developing world.

We evaluate our investments within the following criteria:

1.    Innovation and Impact 
GIF supports innovations that benefit people living on less than the equivalent of $5 per day (PPP) in developing countries, and we are especially interested in innovations that impact people living on less than $2 per day (PPP). We are also seeking innovations that benefit vulnerable groups such as women and girls, the disabled, minority or indigenous groups, refugees or displaced communities, or other vulnerable populations.
2.    Potential to Scale
We seek innovations that have potential to eventually scale up and meaningfully improve the lives of millions of people living in developing countries. We ask all of our applicants to share their vision and plans for growing their innovations to a large scale, as we hope that many of the innovations we invest in will eventually reach this goal. Innovations should have strong potential to be politically, logistically, and financially viable at scale, whether they plan to commercialize or attract ongoing public support.
3.    Team
We look for innovators with the relevant expertise and capabilities to achieve success, with clear roles, responsibilities, and time commitments needed to be successful. Teams should be able to demonstrate strong knowledge of the problems they are addressing and what approaches are likely to work in the local environment surrounding their innovation (e.g. operational, geographical, political, or social context).

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Grant Program 2016 - World Bank: for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.

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Closing Date: December 9, 2015.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the greatest social, economic and development challenges facing the world today. At least one-third of women across the globe experience GBV and the health and development consequences that this violence brings. The costs of violence are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes full participation in society, limits access to education, labor force participation and ownership of assets, to name a few. For intimate partner violence alone, selected country estimates suggest that out-ofpocket expenditures, lost income and reduced productivity can amount to up to 4% of GDPmore than what many governments spend on primary education.

The SVRI and the World Bank Group are requesting proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries. Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in your funding application. Applications from legally constituted institutions, or organizations that have existing capacity, with high quality proposals are most likely to be successful in this category.

Eligibility of Applications:
Applications for support under this grant should be affiliated with a recognized, legally constituted research institution or non-government organization with existing research or programming capacity.

Project Length and Duration:

The activitiessupported underthis grantshould be for amaximumof 12months duration, with the expectation that the grant will cover all, or the majority of, the costs of the activities specified. The common characteristic of these grants isthe provision of limited funding for a short period oftime with a clear measurable outcome. Grants to a maximum of USD150,000 may be awarded. Any applications with requests exceeding this amount will not be considered.

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