Dear SDSN Members,
As every week, we are excited to share a brand-new set of funding opportunities in the broad range of sustainable development with you. Further down, you can find the exhaustive list of all currently open funding opportunities of previous editions.
**Please note that this list no longer includes announcements of events (such as conferences) as well as awards and prizes. We will now share them as individual posts in the groups they are most relevant to.
If you are considering applying for any of the following opportunities, you can let others know in the comments section or reach out to your local Network Manager, as there may be other members looking to jointly apply.
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1. International Fellowships for Urban Scholars, Urban Studies Foundation (see link for eligible countries)
2. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7, One Young World
3. 2023 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program
4. Young Global Leaders Class of 2023
5. Conference Grants, Spencer Foundation
6. Research Grants on Education: Large, Spencer Foundation
All currently open calls:
1. Joint Project on Gender and Antimicrobial Resistance, International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (see link for eligible countries)
To explore the interconnections between antimicrobial resistance and gender as well as interconnected socio-behavioral characteristics. The scope of this project should consider at minimum human health (including healthcare and community settings) and animal health, including food animal production, focusing primarily on small- and medium-scale farming.
Funding information: this project has a maximum budget available of USD 150,000.
Deadline: Mar 9, 2022.
2. Future Rising Fellows Program, Girl Rising
Virtual Fellowship program provides financial assistance and professional development for a cohort of 10 young leaders between 17-24 who are working at the intersection of gender equity and climate change or environmental justice.
Funding information: each fellow will receive a stipend of USD 5,000 and can apply for a small additional grant for direct project expenses and materials.
Deadline: Mar 10, 2022.
3. Racial Equity Research Grants Program, Spencer Foundation
Supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education through rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research.
Funding information: accepting applications for projects ranging from one to five years with budgets up to USD 75,000.
Deadline: Mar 14, 2022.
4. Water Management 2022 Program, Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Areas (see link for eligible countries)
Proposals should look into the integrated water resource management aspects by specifically dealing with the water storage and distribution system challenges through innovative technologies and solutions, when possible, nature-based, and considering the effects of climate change.
Grant size: total indicative amount allocated to this call is EUR 8.2 million
Deadline: Mar 15, 2022.
5. Pacific Development Research Partnership Initiative 2022, Asian Development Bank (see link for eligible countries)
This call for proposals is limited to economists whose research focus is on the microeconomics of development, who are experienced in using micro-econometric methods (including quasi-experimental methods), and who are experienced in using microdata (e.g., household-level, individual-level, firm-level, or farm-level datasets).
Funding information: an honorarium of USD 5,000 will be paid to authors of selected proposals
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022.
6. Next Generation Women Leaders Program, McKinsey & Company (see link for eligible countries)
Seeking applications for the Next Generation Women Leaders (NGWL) EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Program to continue with weekly workshops and informative virtual sessions throughout May and June.
Deadline: Mar 21, 2022.
7. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 14, One Young World
Seeks to support solutions that utilize novel technologies to reduce marine pollution, enhance water quality, and promote biodiversity and sustainability of their natural marine ecosystems.
Funding information: sponsorship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2022 and a USD 50,000 grant from Novartis
Deadline: Mar 22, 2022.
8. Small Research Grants Program on Education, Spencer Foundation
To support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived for projects ranging from one to five years.
Funding information: proposed budgets for this program are limited to USD 50,000 total and may not include indirect cost charges per Spencer’s policy.
Deadline: Apr 12, 2022.
9. Grants Program, National Geographic Society
Provides seed funding and support to early career individuals, as well as those more advanced in their careers, who are working to address critical challenges, advance new solutions, and inspire positive transformation across all seven continents.
Funding information: Level I grants receive funding up to USD 20,000 and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, and mentorship; Level II grants are extremely competitive and recipients receive funding up to USD 100,000
Deadline: Apr 13, 2022.
10. Research Grants Program, Creating Safer Space (see link for eligible countries)
Supports research that explores how violence against civilians can be interrupted, reduced and/or prevented by civilians by using a range of active nonviolent strategies. The aim of this network, and of the projects it supports, is to strengthen civilian capacities for protection and to support local efforts to transform conflict nonviolently as a basis for lasting, sustainable peace.
Funding information: grants range from GBP 20,000 – 100,000 for periods of 6 to 16 months.
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022.
11. Small Grants Program, International Climate Initiative (see link for eligible countries)
To provide support to the implementation of both the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in enacting the Paris Agreement as well as to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in addressing the global loss of biodiversity (Aichi Targets and the goals of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework).
Funding information: between EUR 60,000 and 200,000.
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022.
12. Research Grants Program, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (see link for eligible countries)
The program provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy. Funds can only be used to cover expenditures that are directly relevant to the project. This may include purchasing consumable items, scientific literature and basic standard laboratory equipment. Travel and training costs can also be covered.
Funding information: the maximum annual contribution from ICGEB is EUR 25,000
Deadline: Apr 30, 2022.
13. Call for Projects, Fondation Suez (see link for eligible countries)
Projects that are favoring access to essential services – water, sanitation, and waste management for underprivileged populations in developing countries. Priority to applicants possessing local divisions or reporting a very close partnership with a local structure, facilitating project follow-up and an ex-post follow-up of the projects.
Funding information: grant size EUR 10,000 – 100,000
Deadline: Apr 30, 2022.
14. New Research Grants on Education: Large, Spencer Foundation
To support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. This program is “field-initiated,” meaning that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.
Funding information: budgets ranging from USD 125,000 up through 500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.
Deadline: May 4, 2022.
15. New Conference Grants, Spencer Foundation
To provide support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education research.
Funding information: this grant program supports proposals with budgets of USD 50,000 or less.
Deadline: May 5, 2022.
16. Scientific Product Grant Program, Wildlife Acoustics
To support the advancement of animal biology research, habitat monitoring and environmental conservation. Provides scientists with products and software to help further their research into the study of bats, birds, frogs and other vocal wildlife.
Funding information: USD 12,000 per quarter
Deadline: May 15, 2022.
17. Call for Applications, Grant Program, Ekhaga Foundation
To promote human health by supporting the development of better food, natural medicines and healing practices, and to support research for a healthier way of life, which in itself may have a disease preventive effect.
Deadline: May 20, 2022.
18. Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority.
Deadline: Jun 1, 2022.
19. Project Grants Program, Standards and Trade Development Facility (see link for eligible countries)
To improve food safety, animal and plant health capacity to comply with international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements.
Funding information: project grants, up to a maximum of USD 1,000,000.
Deadline: Aug 12, 2022.
20. Global Innovation Fund (see link for eligible countries)
A social impact-first investment vehicle that works with mission-aligned development agencies, philanthropy, and other funders to find and fund evidence-based innovations with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people.
21. Call for Proposals, Social Science Research Council (see link for eligible countries)
A call for proposals for The Mercury Project, a $10M+ research consortium investigating the impacts of health misinformation and evaluating interventions to prevent its spread in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
22. Call for Applications, Daily Grant Program, The Pollination Project
Micro grants 365 days a year to grassroots global change agents who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world for the benefit of all. To contribute to the creation of a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world for all.
Funding information: total cost for the immediate project for which you are requesting funding from TPP must be less than USD 40,000
23. Expedition Grants, Explorers Club and Discovery, Inc.
To foster scientific understanding for the betterment of humanity and all life on Earth and beyond, including our commitment to mitigate climate change, prevent the extinction of species and cultures, and ensure the health of our lands, oceans and all that inhabit them.
Funding information: grants generally range from USD 25,000 to 40,000.
24. Call for Applications, Fund for International Development, OPEC (see link for eligible countries)
To provide financial assistance to developing countries, particularly low-income countries, in support of their economic and social development efforts.
Funding information: amounts of up to USD 100,000, OPEC Fund’s contribution to a stand-alone project should not exceed 50% of the total cost of the said project
25. Rapid Response Fund, Open Technology Fund
Aims to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed.
Funding information: total value of support cannot exceed USD 50,000. Average support amounts are between USD 5,000 and 25,000.
26. Fund for Innovation in Development Grant Program
A new initiative to support innovation that contributes to reducing global poverty and inequality. Through flexible grant funding, FID enables innovators and researchers to test new ideas, build rigorous evidence of what works, and scale the highest-impact and most cost- effective solutions.
27. Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
This program seeks to invest in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Open to funding innovations in any sector as long as they can demonstrate their innovation improves the lives of those living on less than USD 5 PPP per day.
Range: USD 50,000 – 15,000,000
Fellowships and other opportunities
1. Call for Applications, Oppenheimer-Turvill PhD Scholarship (see link for eligible countries)
Part of the University’s new Oppenheimer Program in African Landscape Systems. Will examine the healthy and resilient functioning of socio-ecological systems including rangelands, croplands and woodlands that support human society, by focusing on the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) land surface model to improve its value to decision makers in Africa.
Benefits: covers international tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of at least GBP 15,609 for four years full-time, and a research training support grant
Deadline: Mar 4, 2022.