Funding Available: Alliance for Global Good, Innovation Fund Round 2


Funding Available: Alliance for Global Good, Innovation Fund Round 2

Cross-posted from Innovation Fund:

Innovation Fund Round 2/Application Process

We’ve tried to make the application process clear and convenient!

First, get the Request for Proposals and review it to make sure that you’re eligible.

Assuming you are, then check out the Instructions for the Application. 

Really, check them out:Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Application Instructions and the worksheet included there carefully before beginning the Application Form.  You can also download the instructions and worksheet in Microsoft Word if that’s more

When you’re ready, complete the application.  Note that the deadline for application is  5 PM on May 31, 2013.

If you have questions about the RFP or the application process, participate in our conference call/webinar at Noon (EST) on April 22, 2013Participation requires registration. 

The list of questions raised will be circulated to all those registered no less than 24 hours before the call, together with relevant call-in information.   Questions submitted April 18, 2013, including those raised during the call, will be addressed on the call if time permits.   Responses to questions not answered on the call will be addressed in in a subsequent distribution.

Eligibility Criteria
An eligible organization has identified a clear strategy for mission-relevant, revenue generating activity and conducted enough of the needed preliminaries (e.g., studies, technical assistance, market analysis, etc.) to have in place a mature strategy for execution, all as reflected in a solid business plan, so that Innovation Fund resources will be used for implementation.  An eligible organization also:

  • is a 501(c)3 organization in the United States (including so called “friends of” and US fiscal agents for non-U.S. NGOs);
  • is engaged in in areas of health, education, environment, poverty and/or world relations outside the United States;
  • can demonstrate in quantitative terms the concrete impact it has made in addressing the problems it  targets;
  • can demonstrate organizational stability using information that might include but is not limited to: a) years of operation; b) relatively stable revenue; c) testimonial(s), e.g., from recurring donor(s); and/or d) cumulative impact;
  •  has had total revenue over the past five years that:
    •        averaged below $20,000,000, and above $5,000,000 per year, and
    •        derived in a significant part from at least one type of traditional funding (e.g.,     charitable giving, government support, investment income); and
  • has quality systems of governance and financial accountability.

Report: “On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Women and Men in 20 Countries,” World Bank


Report: “On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Women and Men in 20 Countries,” World Bank

Cross-posted from World Bank:,,content…

Are Gender Norms Changing? 4,000 Women and Men in 20 Countries Weigh In

Available in: 中文العربيةEspañolFrançaisрусский

Feb. 26, 2013

Focus groups from nearly 100 communities around the world described the influence of gender norms in their lives and how those norms are relaxing to allow for more inclusive development.

In Sisum’s childhood home in a rural village of Bhutan, the men eat dinner first and the women must wait until they finish. But at her uncle’s house in the city, where she lived while in school, the family eats together. “Such practices are not allowed there,” she says. “They are all educated, and they feel it is not right.”

She remembers the day she asked her parents about the village’s tradition. Her mother told her the practice had been followed by their ancestors. When she later asked her father, she said, he became angry and lashed out at her mother, telling her that before the marriage she was nothing, and without him she would have no food or shelter. He said it was up to the men whether she ate at all, Sisum recalls. She feared her mother would have been beaten if her brother had not stepped in.

Gender study: What does equality to mean to you?

What does equality mean to you?

“Equality for me means that all of us should work and should enjoy the fruit of our work. I should not work alone while the man is just sitting there.” –Woman from urban Tanzania

“Equality between men and women means that they have a happy relationship and are comfortable talking to each other about their problems.” –Man from urban Fiji

“[Equality for my daughter allows her] to have power, an education, and … more opportunities” – Woman from rural Peru

The young woman’s experience reflects findings on the state of gender relations in a new study that convened focus groups involving more than 4,000 men and women from a range of ages, economic mixes, and rural and urban communities in 20 countries.

By working with single-sex focus groups in 97 communities, and discussing how gender norms shape the participants’ everyday lives and decisions, the researchers were able to look deeper into how gender norms affect decision-making at the household and individual levels, as well as markets and formal institutions.

Relaxing gender norms
The picture that emerged from every focus group across the 20 countries was of communities that continue to adhere to long-held gender norms of men as breadwinners and women in domestic roles. Children learn those norms early – “If we went to school, who would do the housework?” a girl from rural Tanzania asked.

But within many homes and communities, particularly in cities, there is a clear relaxing of traditional norms as more men and women assume new responsibilities.

Girls are being allowed to stay in school longer, and they are aspiring to become scientists and business leaders. In fact, a larger percentage of teenage girls than boys in the study – 60 percent to 40 percent – expressed the desire to earn a graduate degree. “Now women can go out to work and hold a high ranking job, even in the army and the police. This is a great change since our parents’ time,” a young man from urban Sudan said.

The women talked about wanting their daughters to be more courageous, and about their own increasing opportunities to earn incomes and about feeling more control over their lives. Most of the participants, with the exception of rural men, also nominally agreed with the ideal of equality between men and women. “The moment that you know that you can do things by yourself and not have to depend on a man is the moment you begin moving up,” said a woman from urban Tanzania.

Gender report cover

Live Chat: What drives empowerment?

Join World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte, Director for Gender & Development Jeni Klugman, and authors of the report for an International Women’s Day live chat.

Read the report: On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Women….

The relaxing of gender norms is not necessarily changing traditional norms, though, as the conversations revealed.

In a village in Tanzania, for example, women are now making clay pots and growing vegetables to sell at market. The work is generating income, but within the community, it is viewed as an extension of women’s domestic duties and not as a breadwinner role.

Almost everywhere, the focus groups described men remaining the primary income earners and decision makers, and the allocation of free time, responsibilities, and power being unequally distributed. Nearly one-third of the groups said domestic violence was common and reinforced gender norms.

“Norms are changing, but the change is slow and incremental, and its pace does not always keep up with economic opportunities and development. As a result, women, as well as men, get excluded from opportunities perceived as gender-inappropriate,” said Carrie Turk, a World Bank gender specialist and co-author of the report. “Development programs can help alleviate these constraints, since change needs to happen on all levels to take effect: on individual, household and community levels.”

Lessons for development
“The development community needs to think about where it is financing gender-sensitive projects,” said study co-author Maria Beatriz Orlando, a social development specialist at the World Bank. “In the `90s, a lot of women’s development work focused on traditional gender roles – a lot of the projects were in crafts or in food. We have to question how much jam can be produced.”

“While respecting culture, we can also challenge these norms for the benefit of both women and men,” added Ana Maria Munoz,a co-author of the report, also co-authored by Patti Petesch and Maria Angelica Thumala.

Gender study education goals chart

How valuable is education to you?
“Education takes us to good places; It is our road to employment and a path out of poverty.” –Young man from Fiji

“Education lets us join the modern world and offers us better jobs now. In the past, it was not important because our people were farmers and did not pay attention to the future or look to change the present.” –Young man from Sudan

“Education is a girl’s best weapon to face the world.” –Young woman from West Bank and Gaza

Creating gender-neutral learning opportunities could also open more doors for future generations of both sexes, the authors write. Education and laws that help reduce domestic abuse can also increase empowerment and opportunities for women.

Laws and regulations promoting gender equality can promote change, but they must be well publicized and enforced. The study found that outreach and public understanding were uneven among the focus groups, particularly in rural communities. “In none of the sample countries did we find either men or women to be really well-informed of their rights, entitlements, or obligations with respect to key laws intended to promote gender equality,” the authors write.

The World Bank’s work

In its work, the World Bank assesses the gender dimensions of development within and across sectors in each country where it has active programs, and it uses Regional Gender Action Plans to lay out proposed directions to ensure that gender and inclusive development are better integrated into country and regional programming.

Gender is also a special theme of the Bank’s $49.3 billion fund for the poorest, the International Development Association. Its Gender Action Plan, started in 2007, has boosted attention to innovative programs to promote women’s economic empowerment. And the Road Map for Gender Mainstreaming directs more of the Bank’s technical assistance, projects, and programs towards giving women better economic opportunities.

The new focus group study adds to a body of knowledge that includes the World Development Report 2012 and suggests that when communities find ways to relax norms, men’s and women’s individual and collective sense of control over their futures can increase – and reinforce one another.


Award: Tech Awards Laureate, Applied Materials


Cross-posted from Applied Materials:

The Tech Awards Criteria
Click here for more information.

To see if you qualify to be a laureate of The Tech Awards please check the following criteria. We look forward to receiving your application. 

  • The technology application significantly improves the human condition in one of the 5 award areas or you are a Young Innovator (under the age of 27 as of December 31, 2013) who is working in one of the 5 award areas: Environment, Education, Health, or Economic Development.
  • A serious problem or challenge with global significance is addressed by the use of this technology.
  • The application of this technology, which may be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology, makes a noteworthy contribution that surpasses previous or current solutions.
  • The technology application has the potential to serve as an inspiration or model for further innovation.
  • The technology application is in the field and had demonstrated a measurable benefit.

Additional Guidelines

  • Applicants may submit their application in one category only.

  • The Tech Award laureates, including those named as category winners, are ineligible for The Tech Awards in the year immediately following the one in which they are honored, but may apply in subsequent years for technological innovations different from the one(s) for which they were already recognized.

  • Individuals not recognized in a given year may reapply in subsequent year and – with continued progress and evidence of impact – are encouraged to do so.

  • Applications must be submitted online in English.

  • Laureates must commit to be present at all 2013 events related to The Tech Awards, from November 10 -15, 2013 in San Jose, California.
The Tech Awards pays for all travel and accommodations for the laureates.

Applicants to the Young Innovator Award 
For this category, judges will assign more importance to innovation than proven impact. It is required that you have produced a working prototype of your innovative technology. The judges will look favorably on evidence of real-world testing and deployment. You will be required to list the essential team members and their dates of birth. You will also be asked to briefly describe their roles in the project. All individuals directly responsible for the technology innovation must be under the age of 27 as of December 31, 2013. It is acceptable for people in supporting roles to be older than 27.

‘New INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education!’


The INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and Network Tools is pleased to share the new Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education!

The Guidance Note offers strategies for developing and implementing conflict sensitive education programs and policies. Building upon the INEE Minimum Standards, the Guidance Note is a useful tool for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers working in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.

The strategies and resources in the Guidance Note are meant to provoke thought rather than indicate prescriptive measures; adaptation to each unique context is necessary.

Inside, Section I introduces key concepts related to conflict sensitive education. Section II offers strategies to implement conflict sensitive education programs and policies. Section III features the Conflict Sensitive Education Quick Reference Tool; conflict analysis activities and tools; case studies from Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Colombia; and references.

The INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education complements the INEE Minimum Standards, the INEE Diagnostic Program Tool and Guiding Principles for Donors on Conflict Sensitive Education (coming in April 2013). For these and more tools and resources on conflict sensitive education, visit the INEE Toolkit and INEE website. To order hard copies of INEE tools, click here.

Take Action – Make Conflict Sensitive Education a Reality!
We encourage you to:

1) Ensure that your education programs and policies are conflict sensitive. Informed by conflict- and context analysis, education programs and policy should contribute to peacebuilding, minimize exacerbating tensions and avoid contributing to conflict. Use the Guidance Note for strategies and guidance on achieving conflict sensitive education.
2) Introduce the new Guidance Note and the concept of conflict sensitive education to your colleagues and partners. Use any opportunity you have to promote conflict sensitivity. The Talking Points and Powerpoint Presentation can help you.

3) Share your experience with conflict sensitivity in and through education. Contact and

If you are not already, we encourage you to become an INEE member.

Award: 2013 Wise Awards for Educational Projects, Qatar Foundation


Award: 2013 Wise Awards for Educational Projects, Qatar Foundation

Cross-posted from Qatar Foundation:

The 2013 WISE Awards
Submission period now open until March 31, 2013

The 2013 WISE Awards will celebrate six innovative educational projects for their positive contribution within a community or society. WISE seeks to share best practices world over and inspire others to spark change in education. The WISE Awards thus highlight today’s most innovative solutions and approaches that are addressing educational challenges confronting the world at large.

Project holders from any region, educational sector or level are encouraged to submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria. 

Whether you are involved in a project that provides access to quality education, creates new opportunities for lifelong learning or develops innovative educational technologies, WISE invites you to apply for the 2013 WISE Awards. 


The submission period for the WISE Awards is open until March 31, 2013, 23.59 GMT.

Download the 2013 WISE Awards brochure for more information and to help spread the word.


Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields


Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues,
There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, directly from academic institutions and from various governmental and intergovernmental agencies. In addition, there are a number of fellowships that provide funding for independent research/internships/language study as part of (or after completing) an academic program. As part of developing increased field experience and opportunities, outside funding can be a wonderful opportunity to support work. It is not always easy to obtain a fellowship, as there can be significant competition for a limited number of fellowships. This guide is divided into four parts. The first is general suggestions how to obtain funding, the second is how to develop/write a successful funding application, the third is key funding/scholarship resources and the fourth is a list of key funding institutions.


  • Direct Funding from the University – A number of competitive universities at the BA (sometimes) MA (more often) level will offer partial (and occasionally full scholarships) directly to the most competitive students and especially at the Ph.D. level.
  • Outside Scholarships – See the resources on the this page for outside funding for academic (mostly graduate) study. There are many, many resources available to students depending on the location of study. The Ford International Fellowship is great (only open to citizens of certain countries), the Rotary World MA Peace Fellows (open to all, for study at six select universities. Applicants need to be over 25 and have at least a few years work experience in the peace/development field).
  • Government Agencies – Often select government agencies do provide funding opportunities. For example the US government provides Fulbright Scholarships and others. The German Government has the DAAD Agency. Check with the embassies of respective countries on their websites in your country or do some general searching.
  • Friends/Family/Local Businesses – Sometimes through a combination of creative support from friends/family and local business there may be a way to piece together funding. However, investing some time in energy in researching and applying for appropriate opportunities can be invaluable. Below are some suggestions for how to write a successful funding application and information on several leading fellowships and key organizations.





  1. Carefully Read the Funding Requirements and Goals of the Fellowship – This may sound like common sense, but it is critical to carefully read over the details of any funding opportunities. What are the goals of the funder? What are the administrative details (deadline, citizenship restrictions, etc.)? Many people do not take the time to educate themselves and frame their applications using the appropriate language to meet the goals of the funders. Alternatively, they may miss key logistical details that can cause an application to be disqualified.


  1. Frame Your Previous (and future) Experience as Part of a Coherent Narrative – One of the keys to writing a winning application is to demonstrate clearly how your previous academic and professional experience makes you qualified for a particular opportunity. Write a coherent narrative, demonstrating long-standing interest in a particular region, topic, explain how the fellowship will help you develop additional expertise and how this will be useful in the post-fellowship period in your career and for the larger society.


  1. Search out Multiple Fellowship Opportunities – Applying for fellowships can be very competitive. If possible, apply for several different fellowships at the same time. Consider that for many competitions there can be between 5-20 applicants per fellowship. Thus if you can identify various opportunities that are of interest and apply for several this will help increase your chances of having at least one (or more successful applications).
  1. Keep your Essays Focused, Clear and Logical – For most fellowship review processes, a single reviewer may read between 20-50 applications. Thus, it is important that in writing your essays that you provide clear, logical and easy to follow arguments. If it is a research fellowship, explain your research goals, questions, methods of research and intended outcomes. If it is a language fellowship, provide a clear plan of study and demonstrate your commitment to pursuing further language beyond this particular fellowship.


  1. Proofread and Peer Review – One method that can help ensure a quality application is to have your professors and/or colleagues read through the application. Ask if your essays are compelling, to assist with grammatical editing, etc. Sometimes working in peer groups where you might share your initial ideas with colleagues can help in further refining and developing your proposal.
  1. Learn from Rejection – Often applications may not be approved. You can take this a learning opportunity. Some donors will provide you with feedback about why you were not successful and perhaps encourage you to revise and resubmit in future years.
  1. Start Early – Many fellowship applications are due eight-12 months in advance. Thus you need to start research and exploring opportunities with sufficient time.

   8.   What are other Suggestions? Please feel free to provide additional suggestions for writing successful scholarship applications?




There are many resources for finding scholarship opportunities and the list below provide some key suggestions.

  • Consult Your University – Often your academic advisors, study abroad offices and other university divisions can be a wonderful source of information about fellowship opportunities. Also when you’re applying to academic institutions for study, inquire about specific funding that may be available if you’re admitted.
  1. The Peace and Collaborative Development Site There are hundreds of scholarship and fellowship opportunities posted on this site. You can find these opportunities in the forums on Fellowship Opportunities and also Research. A useful way to identify opportunities is to search by keywords such as fellowship, scholarship, graduate, Ph.D., “Call for Applications”, etc.
  3. See the Association of Professionals Schools in International Affairs Guide toFellowships and Scholarships.
  4. The Alliance for Peacebuilding Member List – Listserv for Alliance for Peacebuilding Members that provides information on many scholarship opportunities around the world at all levels.
  5. The Chronicle of Higher Education – Provides information some advanced (usually post-doc) fellowship opportunities.
  6. Idealist, one of the leading nonprofit career sites has recently developed the Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center. This is a terrific site that has key information for individuals seeking to pursue graduate programs related to social change. The resources includes tips for how to select a program, how to write an effective application, application procedures, identifying funding and more.
  7. H-HET Website network that provides information on numerous fellowship opportunities related to academia.
  8. American Political Science Association Funding Resources – Maintains a wonderful list of fellowships and grants for undergraduate, graduate, post-doc and research opportunities.
  9. Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Fellowship Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas. Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities. Applications need to be over 25 years of age and have several years experience.
  10. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others
    the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host
  11. Echoing Green’s Fellowship Program – Echoing Green awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators. Annually, we award fellowships to individuals with innovative ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas.
  12. Ford International Fellowships The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) was launched by the Ford Foundation in 2000 to provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education. IFP’s New York-based secretariat collaborates closely with partner organizations in 22 countries and territories.
  13. Fulbright Fellowships – Offers fellowship for US students and faculty to study and conduct research/teaching abroad and for international students and faculty to pursue opportunities in the US.
  14. United States Institute of Peace Senior and Ph.D. Fellowships – The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from around the world to conduct research at the U.S. Institute of Peace on important issues concerning international conflict and peace. Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships (open to Ph.D. students studying in the US). These fellowships are intended to support the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of preventing or ending conflict and sustaining peace.
  15. The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (US) The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.
  16. The Herbert Scoville Jr.Peace Fellowship (US) The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites college graduates (Graduate Student or Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional) to apply for full-time, six to nine-month fellowships in Washington, District of Columbia. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.
  17. National Security Education Program – The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate) to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.
  18. Thomas Pickering Fellowship (Graduate and Undergraduate). The goal of the fellowship Graduate Fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.
  19. Gates Cambridge FellowshipThe Gates Cambridge Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established by the Gates Cambridge Trust in order to give students from around the world the opportunity to study at Cambridge in one of three programs: a second Bachelor’s degree, one-year postgraduate course leading to a Master’s degree, or research and work leading to a Ph.D. (scholars are funded for a period of 1 to 4 years). The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides University tuition, a stipend for living expenses, and one return airfare.
  20. Chevening Scholarships – are prestigious awards available to international students for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom. They are available in more than 130 countries and around 1000 new Chevening Scholarships are awarded globally each year. Chevening scholarships offer an ideal opportunity for young, high-flying graduates not only to study their chosen subject, but also to meet and network with their peers in the unique learning atmosphere that the UK provides. The ultimate objective is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries.
  21. Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for Summer Language Study at Middlebury College – The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed supported by the program which include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.
  22. Reagan-Fascell Democrcy Fellows Program National Endowment for Democracy, enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research arm located in Washington, D.C.
  23. Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme -aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.


Many of these institutions sponsor and/or administer a number of fellowship opportunities. Therefore spending some time on each organization’s website to explore given opportunities can be invaluable.



  • Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute – Offers a number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities for students and professionals around the world. One new fellowship opportunity started in 2008 is the Open Society Fellowship
  • International Institute for Education Offers a number of fellowships for students and non-students. Most notable include Fulbright Fellowships (which are often open to non-students), National Security Education Program for Undergraduates and Graduates (study abroad program), and many others. They also maintain a wonderful site on Scholarships for US and International Students, see
  • International Research & Exchanges Board Offers several fellowship opportunities for graduate students and faculty to conduct field research abroad (short-term and long-term)
  • Social Science Research Council SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship.
  • American Council of Learned Societies CLS offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs, for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
  • AMIDEAST Administers a number of private, institutional, and non-U.S. government scholarship programs for students and professionals from the Middle East and North Africa, most of which are for study at U.S. universities.
  • The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Souther… (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. Its headquarters is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They offer several research fellowships each year.
  • The International Institute of Education maintains a useful directory of scholarships for study abroad, IIE Passport. This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.
  • Alfa Fellowship Program The Alfa Fellowship Program provides a new and exciting opportunity for young professionals from the US to live and work in Russia and to enable them to develop a genuine expertise through individualized professional assignments.
  • German Academic Exchange Council – DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, for study and research in Germany
  • Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) – The NFP are demand-oriented fellowship programmes designed to promote institutional development. The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are in employment. They offer MA, Ph.D. and short-course fellowships for applicants from select countries to study in the Netherlands.
  • Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Scholarships in Conflict Resolution (only open to EU Citizens) – This Scheme will offer opportunities for suitably qualified women and men to pursue one of the following post-graduate degrees at a recognised higher education institution in Ireland which include MA and Ph.D. Degrees at select institutions that are research based.
  • Other Suggestions?





Call for Nominations: Nominate a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow for 2013,


Call for Nominations: Nominate a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow for 2013,

Cross-posted from PopTech:

2013 Call for Nominations

The program is highly selective, with 10 to 20 Social Innovation Fellows selected annually from among hundreds of nominations.

Before submitting a nomination, please read carefully the following eligibility criteria. Successful candidates:

  • Work with highly disruptive breakthrough innovations to solve previously intractable problems.
  • Work in critical fields such as energy, green technology, climate change resilience, healthcare, the environment, performing arts, water, education and other areas with significant beneficial impacts.
  • Have a positive track record as leaders in social innovation.
  • Work in organizations that are well positioned for sustainable growth and high impact.
  • Are passionate leaders with a high potential for collaboration and success.

Fellows may be working within various models – for-profit companies, not-for-profit organizations, hybrid efforts and open-source platforms. Fellows come from a wide variety of geographies, and international candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fellows may be nominated by another individual or organization, self-nominated, or nominated from within the PopTech network. Nominations are open through April 2, 2013.