UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity | Diplomacy Opportunities

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund, established by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) to support its implementation in developing countries. The IFCD invests in projects that lead to structural change through: the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect…

African Women Development Fund (AWDF)

AWDF Grants For Women-Led Organisations | Diplomacy Opportunities

African Women Development Fund (AWDF) invites applications from eligible African women’s organisations under its main grants programme. Applications for the first grantmaking round of 2018 can be sent in under one or more of AWDF’s thematic areas as listed below. These frame AWDF’s current funding strategy Shaping Africa’s Future; Body & Health Rights The focus for…

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia YSI SEA

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia 2018 (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia YSI SEA has a fully funded Innovation program brings together youth from all over SEA, to ideate, prototype, and create real solutions to the 17 UN SDGs. The selected participants will undergo a rigorous four-month programme, which culminates in the Singapore Sustainability Conference where they’ll have the opportunity to pitch to investors and get…

Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges 2018 ($100,000 in Funding) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aim to empower the youth and prepare them for success in the future knowledge economy. Great opportunities exist as technologies and industries advance faster than ever before. But disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, also present challenges. Industries will undergo major transformations and according to the McKinsey…

International Children's Peace Prize

2018 International Children’s Peace Prize | Diplomacy Opportunities

The  International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that…

International Peace Research Association IPRA

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development | Diplomacy Opportunities

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband Lawrence established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was made at…

UNDEF UN Democracy Fund

United Nations Democracy Fund Grants | Diplomacy Opportunities

UNDEF was created by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. It was welcomed by the General Assembly in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit (A/RES/60/1, paragraphs 136-137). UNDEF funds projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage…

Commonwealth Foundation Grants

Commonwealth Foundation Grants 2017/2018 | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Commonwealth Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. The Foundation also believes in the power of stories and…

YSEALI Seeds for the Future

Apply: 2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future | Diplomacy Opportunities

YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides funding of up to $15,000 for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region. Projects cover one…

Call for Proposals for Innovations in Preventing Gender-Based Violence

Call for Proposals for Innovations in Preventing Gender-Based Violence | Diplomacy Opportunities

The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. SVRI and the World Bank Group will disburse more than US$1 million to advance evidence-based interventions to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in low- and middle-income countries. An expert panel will select winners engaged in research, interventions, or other…