EU Grants for Media & Access to Justice Actions in Zambia The global objective of this Call is to enhance ‘public participation in democratic governance and to improve service delivery’. Particular attention should be paid to cross-cutting principles such as empowerment, participation and non-discrimination of vulnerable groups. The promotion of gender equality and women’s rights is fundamental. Applicant must: 1) be a legal person; non-profit making non-state actor (NSA) established in a member state of the European Union or any other eligible countries; 2) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary; 3) have a PADOR registration. In case an organisation does not have the capacity to develop or to implement a proposal, a partnership with another organisation could be set up (working with co-applicants). The maximum amount that can be requested as EU funding is 500.000 EUR; this amount can only represent 80 or 90% of the total cost of the project proposed. Concept notes must be submitted by regular mail, hand delivery or private courier service by December 1st. Source:

Grand Challenges in Global Health: Research Project on Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children’s, partner to fund the research project. The call aims to bring new investigators, novel technologies, and global attention to the field of maternal, neonatal, and child health through the application of systems biology and computational analysis to pregnancy. Fund will be made available to conduct pilot studies to access the feasibility of applying multi-omics high-throughput systems biology. Grant request can be made for maximum $500,000 (including indirect costs). Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8) on December 1st. Source:

MobiHoc 2015: 16th ACM Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (June 22 – 25; Hangzhou, China) This is a premier conference with a highly selective single-track technical program dedicated to addressing the challenges emerging from wireless networking and computing. We invite paper submissions on fundamental contributions to a broad variety of issues related to wireless and mobile networks. We encourage theoretical contributions as well as submissions related to implementation and experimentation that provide deeper understanding. The main focus is on contributions at and above the MAC layer. Abstract deadline: December 1st (11:59pm EST); Paper deadline: December 8 (11:59pm EST) Source:

IAMOT 2015 - 24th International Conference on Management of Technology (June 8 - 11; Cape Town, South Africa) The theme for the conference is Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Growth and the primary focus of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars and industry participants from all over the world to exchange and share their experiences and latest research results in all aspects of technology, engineering and project management as well as industrial and systems engineering. Full paper submission deadline: December 1st. Source:

e-CASE and e-Tech 2015 - International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (April 1-3; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Abstract/Paper submission due: December 1st. Source:

Call for Papers: International Journal of Digital Television, Issue 6.2 - Public service objectives in communications: Shifting paradigms (June 2015) Editor: Michael Klontzas (University of Huddersfield, UK) - Globalising markets, shifting political and economic paradigms, and the obsolescence of scarcity in the technical capacity of ICTs have been progressively eroding the privileged position of public service media. In this context, public service media further enjoying preferential and protected access to resources is under constant scrutiny. Deadline for Proposals: December 1st. Information about the Journal and Notes for Contributors are available at,id=175

Union for Democratic Communications 2015 conference (May 1-3; Toronto, Canada) The conference is dedicated to the critical study of ascendant, emergent, oppositional, democratic, and experimental forms of media, their production and distribution, and the development of local, regional and international systems of democratic communication. In this spirit, the organizers of the 2015 Toronto conference propose that participants engage with the theme of circuits of struggle. Deadline: December 1st. Source:

Expanding Communication: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers - ICA Regional Conference (April 9-11; Lodz, Poland) It welcomes paper submissions on a broad range of topics ranging from intercultural communication across diverse borders and bridges, old boundaries and new frontiers: transformations in audiences and societies, to the ethical issues in communication, domain-specific, Internet and mediated communication, AV translation and interpreting as well as the relationship among semiotic codes used in communication. Individual paper and poster submissions must be completed online no later than 23:00 EST, December 1st. Source:

Call for Chapters: On the other side of the sterile field - Medicine and the media This book seeks to provide readers with new perspectives on the current research in the relation between medicine and media. We seek contributions from researchers and practitioners in communication studies and allied fields (e.g., media studies, telecommunications, journalism, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies). Contributions may follow any methodological approach. Deadline of submitting the articles: December 1st. For inquiries, please contact the editors: Valentina Marinescu - and Bianca Mitu -

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Program 2015 in Mongolia Applicants must: 1) be non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage; 2) submit proposals that include local non-U.S. government cost-sharing (including in-kind) from sources such as governments, international organizations, and the private sector are highly encouraged; 3) submit project activities that meet international standards for the preservation of cultural heritage. The grant support for heritage preservation ranges in between $10,000 and $30,000. Deadline: no later than 8:00 Monday, December 1st. Source:

U.S. Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) The Program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting U.S. Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The SBIR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's (National Science Foundation) mission. Full Proposal Deadline: December 2nd. Source:

U.S. Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) The program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner to build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. These technologies have been inspired by existing breakthrough discoveries. Letter of Intent Deadline: December 3rd. Source:

U.S. Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) Its overarching goal is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts in hazards-related science and engineering in order to reduce the impact of hazards, enhance the safety of society, and contribute to sustainability. Successful proposals will integrate across multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards. Full Proposal Deadline: December 3rd. Source:

Aftermath Project Grant It supports photographic projects that tell the aftermath story of conflict - the story which addresses the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. Grant proposals are invited to reflect an understanding of the aftermath story of conflict. Proposals should relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. A grant of $20,000 is given every year to the winner. Eligibility Criteria: open to all working photographers world-wide. Deadline: December 3rd. Source:

ICSIT 2015 - 6th International Conference on Society and IT (March 10 - 13; Orlando, FL, USA) It aims to support and accelerate the cybernetic loops between Society and ICT and to help in the creation of relationships among different societal sectors. Major Themes, Areas and Suggested Topics: 1) Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Societies; 2) The Academic Sector and the ICT; 3) The Private Sector and the ICT; 4) The Public Sector and the ICT. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Submission deadline of draft papers (2000-5000 words), extended abstracts (600-2000 words) and abstracts for-presentation-only (300-600 words): December 3rd. Source:

ICETI 2015 - 6th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics (March 10 - 13; Orlando, FL, USA) Education (cognitive development) and training (performance in a specific skill) are different but highly related notions. They have common means to achieve their objectives as it is the case of, for example, teaching, learning and e-learning. Informatics is supporting both of them with an increasing frequency and effectiveness in more and more activities and domains. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Deadline: December 3rd. Source:

CICIC 2015 - 5th Ibero-American Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (March 10 - 13; Orlando, FL, USA) It aims to bring together academics and practitioners, researchers and experts from all three areas to submit the results of their research and experiences in a disciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for the purpose of an exchange of ideas and opinions. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Deadline: December 3rd. Source:

Become A Mentor for Small Youth-led Organizations: An Opportunity by UN-Habitat’s Urban Youth Fund The Fund is designed to empower youth round the world by providing grants and capacity building to selected organizations in developing countries. The major objectives of the fund are: a) to be a gate-opener for youth‐led groups with limited financial resources; b) to be a laboratory to test and scale successful youth-led development models; c) to increase participation and engagement of youth-led organizations in the UN. The Urban Youth Fund Mentors will guide the project coordinator on a range of areas, including project management, fundraising, budgeting, and media and operations issues. Individuals from any nationality are eligible to apply to become mentor. Applicants must: 1) have ability to offer specific, clear and constructive recommendations to resource-constrained projects/ 2) have a passion for working with and guiding young people and youth leaders, especially at the grassroots level; and should have an understanding of how to support teams facing economic or political uncertainties; 3) demonstrate a track-record of managing teams and navigating multicultural challenges/ 4) be able to coach on fundraising and growth initiatives and should have five years of experience in project management; 5) be fluent in one of the following languages: Spanish, English, or French. Applicants working in developing countries or underserved communities are given priority. Deadline: December 4. Source:

U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) It stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The STTR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's mission. Full Proposal Deadline: December 5. Source:

Educating Nomadic People – call for papers: Social Inclusion Special Issue Guest Editor: Dr. Caroline Dyer, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Policy discourses of the Education For All movement see education inclusion as a proxy for social inclusion, and chacterise nomadic groups as marginalised and educationally deprived. This Special Issue will examine social constructions of ‘education’ and narratives of ‘inclusion’ among, and in relation to, nomadic groups. It will explore how various forms of education shape social identities and human agency in contexts of negative governmentality, change, and of diversification, as livelihoods that depend on the strategic use of mobility and situated learning appear increasingly precarious. Deadline: December 5. Source:

Speech Generating Devices / Section 1861(n) of the Social Security Act In the USA, since 2001, the technology of devices that generate speech and the ways in which the devices are used by patients to meet their medical needs has changed significantly. For example, patients now use speech devices to generate text and email messages for the purpose of communicating with their caregivers and physicians. Therefore, in light of the changes in technology and use of devices that generate speech, we are generating a reconsideration of this NCD to address coverage of devices that generate speech as well as other forms of communication. Public Comment Period: until December 6. Source:

CeDEM15 – International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2015 (May 20-22; Krems, Austria) Tracks include: E-Democracy and E-Participation; E-Voting; Bottom-Up Movements; Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration; Open Collaborative Government; Democracy, Globalization and Migration; Connected Smart City; Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation; Technology and Architecture; Self-Governance in Complex Networks; Rethinking Information Visualization for the People; Freedom and Ethics in Digital Societies; Design and Co-Creation for E-Democracy; Citizens’ Participation in Democratic Governance Processes through ICT in Africa; Open Access; PhD Colloquium. Deadline for the submission of all papers, workshop proposals, reflections: December 8. Source:

Conference 'Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives' (June 8-10; Aarhus, Denmark) This conference seeks to explore the potential of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and opportunities of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision. Submissions (short papers, long papers, panel sessions, posters and demonstrations, workshops) are welcomed from all sectors and disciplines. Postgraduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply. 8 December: submissions due. Source:

Scholarships for Youths to attend the 2015 International Development Youth Forum (March 1 – 8; Tokyo, Japan) This conference has three aims: 1) Building continuous network between youth who are interested in International Development; 2) Providing opportunity that one can broaden one’s value, knowledge, and way of thinking; 3) Creating outcome that produces new change to society. There are two kinds of scholarships for youth with high potential from developing countries: fully funded scholarships covering participation fees, and flight expenses; and exemption of participation fees. Eligibility – Applicants: a) from around the world are eligible to apply; b) should be between 18 and 28 years. Deadline: December 9 at 23:59 Japan Time (GMT + 9:00) Source:

U.S. Smart and Connected Health (SCH) The Program´s goal is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Full Proposal Deadline: December 10. Source:

EdMedia 2015 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (June 22-25; Montréal, Québec, Canada) This annual intl conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. We invite you to attend it and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and SIG discussions. Submissions deadline: December 12. Source:

The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards For Entrepreneurship In Education (PAAEE) 2014 “Teach a Man to Fish” is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. All Africa-based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate. Applicants can: 1) be organizations located in one of the 55 African countries for which awards are available; 2) submit entries in English, French or Portuguese. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization. Deadline: December 12. Source:

D-Prize Are you worried about the poverty-problems the world is facing today? Do you think if the solutions that exist to these problems were if distributed to the needy people, we would be on the track to alleviating poverty soon? Do you find yourself in a position to solve these problems if supported with funding? If your answers are yes, read this opportunity! D-prize is seeking you to address the challenges! D-Prize is for anyone who can start a new social enterprise in the developing world and solve one of the D-Prize distribution problems. You must be committed, highly skilled, and ready to scale for the long term. We will fund some existing organizations, especially if your organization wants to pilot a new distribution-focused initiative. Applicant organization should: 1) be less than 12 months old; 2) not have already raised more than $100,000; 3) not be piloting a new distribution-focused initiative. Challenges: Girl’s Education - Energy - Education - Global health - Propose your own challenge! Deadline: December 12. Source:

The Young Leaders Visitors Program (YLVP) 2015 The YLVP is an intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. Areas: Leadership Training; Social Media; Knowledge exchange and inspiration; Practical experience. Applicants must: 1) be citizen of one of the following countries – Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza, Yemen or Sweden; 2) be an engaged leader within the spheres of society, culture, politics or media (for example project managers, youth leaders, journalists, bloggers, activists, youth politicians, cultural workers, civil servants, lawyers and pedagogues); 3) work actively for democracy and human rights; 4) be between 20-32 years old (at the time of the start of the program); 5) have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English; 6) commit to participate in all activities of both module 1 and 2. Costs related to accommodation, food and transport; insurance, visa will be covered by the Swedish Institute. Deadline for applications: December 12. Source:

Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) The 10YFP, adopted at Rio+20 (June 2012), is a global framework of actions that supports sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries, provide technical and financial assistance to developing countries thereby enhancing international cooperation. The first call for proposals is in the domain of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP). Governments and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries and countries with economies in transition are invited to respond. Several applicants can be considered in the case of a multi-country project. Deadline: December 14 at 6pm, Paris time. Source:

APN Individual Grants to Researchers, Policy Analysts, and Practitioners on Conflict & Peace-building Issues The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) will award up to 10 individual grants of maximum $15,000 each to conduct field-based research from May to November 2015. Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis. During the six months of grant period, grantees will have to participate in two workshops organized by the APN. Applicants must: 1) must be academic African citizens currently residing in an African country; 2) have a PhD and hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization; OR policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or sub-regional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization and have obtained at least a Master’s degree of no less than 5 years, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent; 3) submit proposals that clearly describe research objectives and significance, with alignment between research design/method and research questions and goals. Proposals should also demonstrate knowledge of the research subject and relevant literature, and address the feasibility of proposed research activities, including a time frame for project completion; 4) discuss the likely relevance of the proposed research to existing knowledge on peacebuilding practice and policy in their proposal. Deadline: December 14th. Source:

AHFE 2015 - 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences (July 26-30; Las Vegas, NV, USA) The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including, physical ergonomics, cognitive and neuroergonomics, social and occupational ergonomics, cross-cultural aspects of decision making, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, human digital modeling, healthcare and special populations, human factors in oil, gas and nuclear energy industries, human factors in unmanned systems, safety management and human factors, ergonomics in design, affective and pleasurable design, human factors, software, and systems engineering, transportation (road and rail, maritime and aviation), training and human performance, occupational safety management, and the human side of service engineering. Abstract deadline: December 15. Source:

Global Learn 2015 Berlin - Global Conference on Learning and Technology (April 16-17; Berlin, Germany) Its mission is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn serves as a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields about which they are passionate. Presentation Types: 1) Full papers; 2) Brief papers; 3) Virtual Brief Papers. Deadline for submissions: December 15. Source:

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. APLP graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments. In short, APLP alumni are navigators of change. The APLP is a nine-month program (mid-August to mid-May) with an initial five-month residency requirement in Hawai‘i. This means you live in Honolulu for a minimum period of August – December. However, you may choose to live and work in Hawai‘i for the full nine month. The Fellowship is intended for any individual with a deep interest in leadership training and promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region - regardless of citizenship, age or ethnicity. All citizenships and anyone who meets the minimum criteria is eligible to apply. Applicants requesting supplementary scholarships should submit a completed application by December 15. Source:

Digital Heritage and 'Heritagization' – Call Papers: RESET- Social Science Research on the Internet (Issue edited by Francesca Musiani and Valérie Schafer) The notion of ‘digital heritage’ designates both “digitized” and “born digital” resources (the latter being defined as resources for which “there is no other format but the digital object”). This dual meaning entails a reflection on digital heritage that is able to encompass continuity and long-term processes, as well as ruptures and breakdowns. Indeed, it calls for reflections about the ways in which digital resources can become or be qualified as heritage, but also about the ways in which heritage is ‘appropriated’ by the digital world. It therefore invites to pursue reflections, grounded in the social sciences, such as those on the ‘heritage question’ and what constitutes today the notion of heritage itself, as well as its ‘reinvention’. By means of empirical investigations, this issue of RESET wishes to contribute to shed light on the policies that shape, manage and develop digital heritage, as well as the actors and the issues underlying processes of heritagization. Abstracts (3000 characters maximum) in either English or French are due by December 15. Source:

Identifying, Collecting, Organizing, and Publicizing Democracy Education Materials - Call For Applications It seeks to support democratic consolidation at the grassroots level by providing a means by which educators and students in emerging democracies can easily access quality information on the roles of individuals and groups in the functioning of a democratic society. The project will encompass the collection and organization of educational materials on democratization, civil society, and civics into a free online format useful to students, educators, civil society, and others in emerging democracies worldwide. These materials will then be made publicly available, including through but not limited to the Community of Democracies’ website. Materials should address topics such as elections and separation of powers, and could consist of a variety of informative, engaging materials (e.g. websites, videos, worksheets, transcripts, slideshows, etc.) that contribute to the audience’s understanding of the topic. Elegibility: Non-profit organizations; For-profit organizations; Institutions of higher education; Public international organizations. The total funding of the program is US$ 45,000 for a duration of 6 months. Deadline: December 15. Source:

International Conference on ICT for Ageing Well and e-Health (May 20-22; Lisbon, Portugal) It aims to be a meeting point for those that study and apply ICT for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life. Conference Areas: 1. Ambient Assisted Living; 2. Telemedicine and e-Health; 3. Monitoring, Accessibility and User Interfaces; 4. Robotics and Devices for Independent Living; 5. HCI for Ageing Populations. Workshop Proposal: December 15; Regular Paper Submission: December 16. Source:

USAID Child Blindness Program / Request for Application (RFA) - No. PGRD – 14 – 0002 Child Blindness Program Funding under this program originated through a congressional directive in 1991, and since then, the program has helped over two million children receive eye care. The global grant fund has awarded more than $24 million to 51 projects in 29 countries,through 26 local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is seeking applications for activities aimed at increasing the number of children provided with quality eye care services and increasing global knowledge of pediatric eye care through innovation and the implementation of best practices. This RFA will fund grants under two categories: Delivery and Expansion (D&E) and Innovation and Knowledge (Innovation). Eligibility - Applicants must: 1) Be registered or incorporated legally local and Non-US For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Organizations (though, note that profit or fee is not allowed under grants); 2) Be able to legally operate in the country where the proposed grant activities will occur; 3) Have sound managerial, technical and institutional capacities to achieve proposed project results; 4) Apply a system of internal controls in order to safeguard assets, protect against fraud, waste and conflicts of interest; 5) Be in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities; 7) Possess financial accountability and maintain detailed records of all expenses; 8) Be willing to sign applicable assurance and certifications required by USAID, based on the value of their grant; 9) Focus their activities on pediatric and vulnerable populations. Letter of Interest (LOI) Deadline: December 18 at 5pm EST Source:

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program / NSF Tue purpose of the program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: 1) Innovation; 2) Advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments; 3) Promoting broad use and transferability of new genres. The intention of this program is to advance technologies that specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier will not be funded. Proposals that focus on teachers or facilitators as learners are invited; the aim in these proposals should be to help teachers and facilitators learn to make the learning experiences of learners more effective. Eligibility: Lead institutions must be US-based institutions in the 50 states, District of Columbia, or U.S. territories and associated states. Full Proposal Deadline: December 19 for Exploration Projects (EXPs). Source:

Vodafone Ghana Foundation Funds - Bring a Cheer to your Community To Improve Quality Of Life The Foundation was established to drive sustainable social interventions in communities all over Ghana. Since its establishment it has launched various social and impactful investment programmes in the country. Through this program, the Foundation seeks to fund development projects that contribute to the quality of life in the rural communities across the country. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants; 1) must be the citizen of Ghana; 2) can include NGOs, individuals, community development organizations and social enterprises; 3) projects must be based upon any one of the focus areas: health, education, entrepreneurship and youth. Deadline: December 20. Applicants can send their applications to

Challenge Cup 2015 Competition This is a global competition accepting startups in four different categories. The competition takes place in 16 cities around the world. Up to 40 startups will present 1 minute pitches at each competition. Among the 40, 8 startups will move to 5 minute pitch round and 4 will be selected to participate in the Global Finals to be held in Washington Dc. The Global Finals will be held during May 2015. The Global Final will feature total 64 startups, 4 winners from each 16 cities. Among the 64, total 8 startups will be selected and overall winner will be selected from among the 8. Categories: a) Education; b) Energy; c) Health; d) Cities. Since the competition deadline for 5 cities has already expired, please consider the competition dates and deadlines for the remaining 11 cities. Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must: 1) be offering scaleable products or services; 2) be from categories like education, health, energy & cities; 3) have risen less than $1.5 million USD at the time of application and have generated less than $3 million USD in revenue at time of application. Deadlines: from December 26 to February 6. Source:

International Design For All Foundation Good Practices Awards - 6th edition The Awards recognise achievements in the field of design for all, great and small; they aim to demonstrate that the implementation of design for all/universal design in any form contributes towards improving quality of life for everyone. The awards are open to public and private organisations, governments, professionals, not-for-profit organisations, networks, associations, consortia or any other type of union of organisations, temporary or permanent, as long as they are formally established as such, from any country. Candidates may submit entries in one of the following categories: 1) Spaces, products and services already in use; 2) Projects, proposals, initiatives, methodologies and studies. Entry is free to members of international networks of the Design for All Foundation. Entries must be submitted before 17:00 (CET) on December 27. Source:

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Promoting Labor Rights The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is inviting RFP for projects that will promote internationally recognized labor rights in Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa and guard the labor rights of migrant workers. Applicants: 1) can be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO); a public international organization; a private, public, or state institutions of higher education; a for-profit organization or business; 2) must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs; 3) have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects; 4) must have DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number and registration to apply through Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant. The proposals should be more than US$150,000 and less than US$500,000. Applicants are strongly encouraged to access in order to obtain a username and password. Deadline: 11:30 p.m. EST on December 29. Source:

Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Promoting Labor Rights in Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa and guard the labor rights of migrant workers Eligibility Criteria: 1) Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO); 2) Be a public international organization; 3) Be private, public, or state institutions of higher education; 4) Be a for-profit organization or business; 5) Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs; 6) Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects. The proposals should be more than $150,000 and less than $500,000. Deadline: 11:30 p.m. EST on December 29. Source:

EuroDIG 2015 - 8th European Dialogue on Internet Governance (June; Sofia, Bulgaria) It will have a special emphasis on the situation in South and Eastern European countries (SEE). The call for proposals is now open and is a core element of EuroDIG's inclusiveness and bottom-up process. The EuroDIG core team decided to try a slightly different approach for this year: In addition to freely propose any topic that you would like to see discussed, you can also propose a topic that might fit in one of the key topics we suggested. Everybody is invited to submit proposals on topics and issues to contribute to EuroDIG's 2015 agenda setting. Deadline: until Dec 31st..

PSPC 2015 - 8th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference (March 9 - 11, Bangkok, Thailand) This conference will focus on issues of poverty and its eradication, social inequality, race relations and policy management and mismanagement with an international perspective. As poverty continues to be an ongoing, often-inhumane problem, this conference aims to provide a comparative perspective in analyzing past/current trends and conditions to better understand the never-ending downward spiral many individuals and families find themselves in. We welcome: oral, poster and virtual presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available or by February 10th 2015 at latest. Source:

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Anna This is so helpful .Will try to apply for some of them. Thanks so much.

Grace Ikirimat "It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."