Call For Proposal 2014/2015 - SPF: Grant Fund 2014

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, April 14, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: October 31,2014: 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation was established in 1 September 1986 as endowment of the Nippon Foundation and Japanese Motorboat Racing Industry with the mission to contribute to the welfare of humankind and the sound development of the international community. The foundation has worked to promote efforts to contribute to the international community. SPF promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, and endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) accepts grant proposals from eligible organizations/institutions in different categories. Grant can be requested for projects in two different categories – Regular Projects and Special Funds.

Regular Projects – For projects in fields considered important by SPF, such as peace building and human migration. Regular Projects deal with issues.
1.    Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community
§  Peace Building and Security Issues
§  Non-Traditional Security Issues
2.    Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
§  Market and Disparities Issues
§  Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement
§  Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society
3.    Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan
§  Exchange Program between Japan and the United States

Special Funds – For projects addressing pressing issues in the Asian and Pacific Islands Regions. Special Funds focus on four prioritized geographical areas –
1.    The Sasakawa Pacific Islands Nations Funds
2.    The Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund
3.    The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund
4.    The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund

Application can be made for any amount; projects supported by SPF till date fall between the range US$20,000 to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
§  Incorporated foundations and corporations, NPO corporations, universities and other incorporated educational institutions, and private organizations conducting non-profit activities, established on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Specified Non-profit Activities are eligible to apply.
§  Commercial enterprises and individuals are not eligible for the grant.
§  Applicant can be from any country.

§  Applications must be submitted either in English or Japanese language.


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Call For Proposal 2014 - HIF: Large Grant Facility for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

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Closing Date: May 6, 2014.

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has a Large Grant Facility for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

The Fund seeks to work towards: enabling and supporting humanitarian innovators to move creative ideas through the innovation process; supporting them in building new partnerships with key actors; enabling the lessons from grant funded projects and from analysis of innovation processes in humanitarian contexts to be disseminated more widely; and strengthening existing relationships between humanitarian agencies, academics and those in the private sector engaged in innovation processes.

The basic criteria of applying for the grants at HIF are that the project proposed has to be innovative and it has to be related to humanitarian aid.

Calls for large grants proposals are made twice a year and offer grants from £75,000 to £150,000 for the development and implementation of a humanitarian innovation.

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Call For Proposal 2014 - ADB: Small Grant Projects on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, April 5, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: April 30,2014.

Natural hazards continue to cause significant loss of life in Asia and the Pacific. Direct physical losses from the disasters are not only following a steady upward path, but are also rising more rapidly than the regional gross domestic product. However, rising disaster losses are not inevitable and can be reduced by investing in disaster resilience.

Asian Development Bank’s IDRM approach brings together:
Disaster risk reduction: Investments to enhance hazard management, including risk assessment and measures to reduce exposure and vulnerability
Climate change adaptation: Planning for changes in the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and taking actions to reduce risk both today and many years into the future
Disaster risk financing: Development and application of financing strategies to manage and transfer residual risk, including through the use of insurance and capital market instruments

ADB’s Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund (IDRM Fund) for Southeast Asia supported by the Government of Canada invites proposals to implement small grant projects for community-based disaster risk management (DRM) in Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB – Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. This call for proposals will finance small grant projects under a regional technical assistance project supported by the IDRM Fund and will be implemented in close coordination with other activities of the technical assistance.

What are the project requirements?
§  Participation of local governments and civil society including target communities, youth groups, and grassroots women’s organizations in identifying and prioritizing needs; supporting implementation of non-structural interventions; and helping implementation of prioritized structural interventions by linking with ongoing and pipeline investments of local governments and/or development partners;
§  Address the needs of the target community, and recognize women as agents of change for strengthening disaster resilience
§  Demonstrate innovation in strengthening disaster resilience at the community level or focus on elements to strengthen the enabling environment for scalling-up community-based DRM interventions through regular development processes;
§  Benefitting ongoing or planned projects of government and/or ADB that focus on DRM or wider community-driven development
§  Addressing community-level DRM issues common in Southeast Asian DMCs through single country interventions, with lessons that can be shared regionally
§  Cost not more than US$100,000; and
§  Have an implementation period of 12–18 months

Eligibility criteria for accessing the IDRM Fund:
§    DMC agencies in Southeast Asia, development partners, regional and subregional institutions, and relevant  regional departments of ADB are eligible for IDRM Fund resources.
§        Regional projects that can be implemented in three or more of ADB's DMCs in Southeast Asia and that    have an implementation period of less than 3 years.
§       Projects consistent with regional disaster risk management priorities of Southeast Asia DMCs, with the    objectives of ADB’s country partnership strategy and results framework in each participating country,    and with the objectives of ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy.
§        Projects that introduce innovative solutions in establishing proactive and scaled-up approaches to IDRM,  and that are linked to ongoing regional disaster risk management programs endorsed by DMCs.
§ Project that support strong engagement with civil society and the private sector, and the enhance gender  equality and social inclusion. 

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Call For Proposal 2014 - IDRC: Health Policy and Research Organizations

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, March 20, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 11, 2014.

The Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa program is launching a call for proposals for the selection of Health Policy and Research Organizations. This program is funded by Canada’s Global Health Research Initiative, a collaboration of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and IDRC.

Eligibility:
Organizations (or the lead organization of a consortium) must:
§  be a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization legally founded and registered as an independent entity in the country of operation. Only non-partisan and not-for-profit organizations can be included in a consortium.
§  be an African organization. United Nations agencies and international organizations based in Africa or overseas are ineligible to be the lead organization or to be part of a consortium.  
§  support a health policy development and implementation mandate through knowledge brokering, analysis, and research. 
§  work in at least one of the targeted countries and demonstrate willingness and capacity to expand their work in all the other targeted countries in the selected HPRO region (East or West).

Geographic area:
Sub-Saharan Africa is the program’s region of focus, targeting these nine countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

Project duration: 68 months


Budget total and apportionment: A budget of approximately CA$5 million is available where two grants of a maximum of CA$2.5 million each will be awarded (one for West Africa and one for East Africa). 


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Call For Proposal 2014 - HIF: Wash Innovation Fund

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, January 17, 2014 0 comments
ELRHA's Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has launched an ambitious new programme of work to stimulate innovation in emergency water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Supported by £3.3 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the HIF is calling upon creative minds from far and wide: from inventors in their garden shed to established product designers, to address the most pressing challenges facing emergency WASH practitioners.

Through open innovation and crowd sourcing experts InnoCentive, the HIF has launched the first in a series of challenges to inspire individuals' imaginations.


Latrine lighting was highlighted in the gap analysis we commissioned and by the HIF's technical working group as a continuing humanitarian problem that requires significant innovation. Through the InnoCentive HIF pavilion, potential 'solvers' can read the 'latrine lighting' challenge scope and respond with their ideas. The best idea will receive up to $20,000.

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Call For Proposal 2014 - NCF: Funding for Climate Projects in Developing Countries

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, December 27, 2013 0 comments
Closing Date: January 31, 2014.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched the Fourth Call for Proposals on this year’s theme “Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development”.
The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched the Fourth Call for Proposals on this year’s theme “Inclusive green growth projects contributing to private sector development”. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 January 2014 via the on-line application platform here.
 
The aim of NCF is to promote the transfer of technology, expertise and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries facing challenges related to climate change. The main goal is to bolster the capabilities of low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change challenges and implement sustainable development measures that will reduce poverty.

Grant financing of up to EUR 500,000 can be granted to partnerships between relevant Nordic (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) institutions, organisations, companies, authorities and qualified local partners in low-income countries. A minimum of 20% co-financing is required.
NCF is financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and administered by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). The total budget for the Fourth Call is EUR 4 million.

In its previous calls, NCF has received 442 applications, and 40 climate projects have been financed by the facility. The projects relate to mitigation of climate gases as well as to adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Since the inception of the facility in 2009, 11 projects have been completed.


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Call For Proposal 2014 - WWF: Reforestation Grants

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Forest Landscape Restoration can bring back life to degraded (e.g. forest fires) or clear-cut areas (e.g. deforestation, extractive activities). When carefully planned, forest restoration activities can provide environmental services to the local community and develop new habitats in formerly bare areas. Restoration and reforestation activities also provide an excellent way to involve local stakeholders, generate income, and allow communities to connect with nature and become a vested part of a larger conservation program. Connecting corridors, creating buffer zones, improving degraded lands, restoring watersheds, and expanding forest cover are just a few ways that forest landscape restoration can have real and lasting impact for conservation. EFN, with generous funding from the UPS Foundation, has launched a special grant opportunity focused on supporting communities in regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human wellbeing in deforested or degraded forest landscapes.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
Local organizations from the following WWF-US priority ecoregions are eligible to apply.
·         Mesoamerican Reef (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras)
·         Tropical Andes (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
·         Coastal East Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania)
·         Madagascar
·         Eastern Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal)
·         Greater Mekong (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
·         Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia)

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for an EFN Reforestation Workshop Grant, an organization must meet the following criteria:
1.      Be a legally registered organization in a WWF-US priority ecoregion.
2.      Conduct reforestation /restoration activities in a WWF-US priority ecoregion (priority is given to local organizations conducting tree planting activities).
3.      Include an active learning, practical skill component, or field-based learning activity that builds skills and knowledge for local stakeholders as part of the project activities.
4.      Priority is given to local organizations that have not yet benefited from this opportunity.
5.      Complete all grant activities before August 31, 2014.

DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted online by one of the two following deadlines:
1st Deadline: December 15, 2013
2nd Deadline: March 15, 2014



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Call For Proposal 2014 - USAID: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, November 15, 2013 0 comments
Closing Date: January 13,2014.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) are working together to support the third cycle of Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science. PEER Science is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators.

Topics:
Areas in which both NSF and USAID have strong mutual interests include, but are not limited to, the following: 
§  Food security topics such as agricultural development, fisheries, and plant genomics
§ Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
§  Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy 

Eligible Countries (List Revised as of October 2013):
ASIA
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Burma
Cambodia
India
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos*
Malaysia*
Maldives**
Mongolia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
SriLanka
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
EUROPE AND EURASIA                                                
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia
Kosovo
Macedonia
Moldova
Serbia
Ukraine
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA                                              
Angola
Benin
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of
Congo                                             
Ethiopia
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
               
LATIN AMERICA AND          
CARIBBEAN                                                                   
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Brazil
Colombia
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
  Grenadines
MIDDLE EAST
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Tunisia
West Bank/Gaza
Yemen

Selection Criteria:
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the relevant disciplines to be convened by the National Academies in collaboration with USAID. Proposals will be evaluated primarily on developmental impacts, including the following: 
§  Relevance to USAID’s global and country-specific programmatic interests
§  Technical merit and scientific feasibility
§  PI’s demonstrated ability to achieve proposed project goals
§  Strength of the international collaboration and potential for continued interaction after the proposed project ends
§  Consistency of the proposed project with the U.S. partner’s NSF-funded award
§  Other developing country scientists involved in project (for example, students, postdoctoral and other beginning researchers, and/or female participants)
§  Potential to build sustained capacity at the applicant’s institution (for example, through acquisition of new equipment, development of new courses, or capacity building of research personnel and students)
§  Prospect for broader impact and dissemination, for example through producing research results that inform local policies or programmatic activities or by accelerating progress towards innovative solutions to global development challenges.
§  Cost-effectiveness of proposed budget
§  Administrative and financial management capabilities of the applicant’s institution


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Grant Program 2014 - Stars Foundation: for Health, Education, Protection and WASH program

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Closing Date: January 8,2014.

The Stars Foundation in the UK has announced the opening of its annual funding for NGOs around the world. The 2014 Stars Impact Awards is an opportunity to for “outstanding organisations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in countries with the highest rates of under-five mortality.” The Awards recognise outstanding organisations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in countries with the highest rates of under-five mortality.

This year, we will be inviting applications from Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to a selection of new countries in our existing regions of Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

A total of 24 Awards will be split across these three regions and the four categories of Health, Education, Protection and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).

The main Impact Award will be given to four winners per region that will each receive $100,000 of unrestricted funding together with a bespoke package of consultancy, PR support, and media training. Runners Up will receive up to $50,000 of unrestricted funding in addition to consultancy support.

In 2014 we are piloting a programme with The Global Fund for Children UK Trust to recognise and encourage grassroots organisations that show real potential as they work to improve the lives of vulnerable children. The Global Rising Stars Award will target organisations with incomes between $75,000 – $200,000, and for this year, will be invitation-only until the success of the pilot has been assessed.

Eligibility:
1.  Is your organisation a locally registered non-profit-making organisation – a charity, non-governmental organisation, voluntary organisation or similar?
2.  Does your organisation work directly or indirectly with children in one or more of the areas of Health, Education, Protection or WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)?
3.  Is your organisation legally established and registered in one of these countries:

Africa-Middle East:Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia-Pacific: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Latin America-Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

4.  Does your organisation have its own annual independently audited annual accounts?
5.  Does your organisation have an annual income in its most recent set of independently audited annual accounts between US$200,000 and US$4,000,000 (or equivalent in local currency)?
6.  Does your organisation have its own constitution?
7.  Does your organisation have its own bank account?
8.  Does your organisation have its own dedicated Board of Trustees/Directors?
9.  Is your organisation open to staff and beneficiaries from different faiths?

10. Does your organisation have independent decision-making power and complete autonomy over how it spends its money?


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Grant Program 2014 - The Keidanren Fund: Conservation Fund

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, October 28, 2013 0 comments
Closing Date: December 10,2013.

The Keidanren Fund supports field projects in environment, biodiversity, and natural resources in developing countries, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The program is open to groups and organizations with appropriate legal status, and at least three years of experience in nature conservation. Grants are for one year. 

Projects meeting all of the following four conditions:
§  Projects carried out for the purpose of nature conservation in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Priority is given to projects for preserving biodiversity.
§  Projects expected to receive appropriate levels of cooperation from the host governmental agencies, related international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the local citizenry.
§  Projects that do not serve the special interests of any specific corporation or individuals.
§  Projects that will be carried out by persons with sufficient scientific expertise, or with the advice and cooperation of persons having such expertise.

Eligibility:
A group or organization meeting all of the following three conditions
§  A group capable of making appropriate reports, as requested by the Fund, regarding progress in implementing the funded project and its financial status including budgetary matters and settlements of account.
§  A group with corporate status or a similar level of public trust.
§  A group with a record of at least three years of carrying out nature conservation projects.

Term of Grant:
1.    Funding will be granted for a period of one year, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. For multi-year projects, application for continued funding must be made for each subsequent year. A condition when applying for continued funding for a subsequent year is submission of an Interim Report for the current year of the project by the deadline for submission.

2.    Funding of the same project is in principle limited to three years. (Funding will not be granted for four ormore consecutive years.)

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