CALLS for APPLICATIONS, PAPERS and PROPOSALS - February 2015 deadlines

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 24, 2015 from Brazil
12 principles of collaboration

> Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund for local Projects in Developing Countries

The grants provide seed money to projects that have not attracted major support from other sources. Applicants: 1) must be based outside the US or other developed country and include local population. United States researchers planning work in foreign countries must have at least one local collaborator and consider how the project will benefit the local communities. Preference is given to applicants who have a record of prior conservation action relevant to the proposed project; 2) must submit projects that have lasting significance to local residents, protect threatened or endangered species or habitats, and must have public education component. Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner.

Application deadline: February 1st.


> Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF) Grants for Conservation Projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The Fund's mission is to support small, preferably local initiatives towards the conservation and wise use of nature and our natural resource base. Effectively our Fund aims to help save critically endangered flora and fauna. The Fund primarily focuses on work undertaken by organizations located in the Fund's focal regions. Preferably, our funding goes to organizations from these regions, sometimes in partnership with parties in Europe or North America. The Fund prefers to act as a catalyzer of larger initiatives, and link its project support as much as possible to larger themes and organizations. Applications must: 1) demonstrate clarity and urgency of the conservation case; 2) be made for direct contribution to the utilization and development of local capacity; 3) show the mid and long term sustainability of the results of the project i.e. how will the results be sustained once the PBN Funding will have been fully used; 4) must be written in English language.

Deadline for application: February 1st .


> Foundation Ensemble Grant Sustainable Technologies

It supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. The Foundation’s focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable technologies. The eligible countries for projects are Cambodia, Ecuador, Laos, Mozambique, and Peru. For projects in biodiversity conservation and sustainable fishing activities can also be undertaken in the coastal areas of Mauritania, Senegal, and Gambia - for year 2015. Grants are for two to four years. Grants cannot be over 50% of a project's total budget. Eligibility – Applicants must: 1) be a NGO that has been in existence for at least three (full) years and has an annual budget of at least € 500 000; 2) submit a proposal written in French or in English; 3) submit a project that corresponds to the Foundation’s mission: a) it is driven by the demands and needs of the local populations; b) it aims to bring concrete and sustainable improvements to the target communities’ living conditions (social and economic impacts) while protecting and/or rehabilitating the environment (environmental impacts).

The deadline for concept notes is February 2nd.


> Supporting the Government of Ethiopia: Developing pipeline programme and investment strategy to access funds from the Green Climate Fund

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is searching a supplier who can manage to do the following two tasks to support Government of Ethiopia (GoE): a) to develop a climate investment strategy that is aligned to the country’s second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) which is in progress; b) to support the GoE to develop a large-scale pipeline of Climate Compatible Development (CCD) projects and programmes. Applicants should have the following expertise: 1) Excellent understanding of programme proposal development for financing from international sources; 2) Experience of supporting countries with proposal development; 3) Experience of assessing the quality and impact of CCD projects, in order to identify suitable projects to include in the future programme; 4) Excellent understanding of the development and climate change policy and project landscape in Ethiopia; 5) Existing relations with the MOFED, MEF and sector ministries that are key to the implementation of the CRGE strategy, with access to all relevant departments and trusted with key internal documents; 6) Significant experience in developing relevant investment strategies; 7) Knowledge of the GCF’s priorities and key result areas; 8) An understanding of the environmental and social safeguards policy in Ethiopia and for the GCF; 9) Fluency in the local Amharic language to be able to translate key documents to be submitted to the GCF.

Deadline for submitting a proposal: 12pm UK time on February 4th.


> MobileHCI 2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (August 24th - 27th; Copenhagen, Denmark)

MobileHCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, or analyses related to human experiences with mobility. Our interpretation of mobility is inclusive and broadly construed. Likewise, our view of contribution encompasses technology, experience, methodology, and theory—or any mix thereof, and beyond. We seek richness and diversity in topic as well as approach, method, and viewpoint. If you can make a convincing case that you have something important to say about mobility, in all its many forms, we want to see your work.

Full and short papers deadline: February 6. Workshop proposals deadline: February 13th.


> Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF)

The DWCF grants program provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and the development of community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems around the world. Grant requests should be made for holistic programs addressing a significant conservation need (or projects that are part of a program) which reflect education and community engagement; sustainable development programs directly connected to protecting species and habitat; and scientific field studies (in-situ) on species and habitats. The Fund also seeks to support projects that are in areas where Disney has a significant business presence - Alaska, Australia, California, the Caribbean, China, Europe, Florida, Hawaii (and North America in general), Indonesia, Latin America.

Letter of Inquiry deadline: at 11:59pm on February 6th.


> Journal of Urban Health (JUH) – Call for Papers: Police Brutality as a Public Health Issue

Though violence has long been considered a public health issue, police brutality has remained largely outside the purview of public health. Few empirical studies have examined its consequences for the public’s health or tested interventions to reduce its frequency or toll. The purposes of this special section of the JUH are to foster and gather together cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work and pedagogy about police brutality in urban areas as a public health issue, and develop and disseminate related interventions. Manuscripts should focus on urban areas, and can focus on police brutality in any country. Editors: Drs. Hannah Cooper ( and Mindy Fullilove (

Submit an unstructured abstract of up to 500 words by February 6.


> Special issue of Journal of Peer Production (JoPP): Alternative Internets – Call for Papers

This special JoPP issue seeks to document and critically assess past and ongoing efforts to alter the commercial development process of mainstream Internet technologies in order to build viable alternatives. What are the futures awaiting these alternatives, which contradictions and ambiguities will they undergo, and which steps can be taken today to avoid failures and disappointments?

Submission abstracts of 300-500 words are due by February 8.


> III International Conference on Media Ethics (March 24 – 26; Seville, Spain)

This conference session will be Spanish, while sessions of 25 and 26 (both papers and plenary sessions) will be in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Papers, workshops, panels and the results of research projects are welcome.

Abstract deadline: February 8.


> Global Water Alliance (GWA ) Competition for the 7th World Water Forum

GWA would like to invite students and young professionals, the future leaders of the world, to participate in the first Gender & WASH GWA Student Competition. Participants are encouraged to showcase and/or propose projects in gender and WASH in the form of papers, journals and videos, with special emphasis on innovation, scalability and sustainability at local communities. The competition will allow participants to focus much needed attention on this topic, exchange knowledge and ideas, and learn from international experts. This is an opportunity for future leaders to spearhead innovative solutions for gender and water issues on a global scale, as the winners of the competition will be invited to present their work at the Citizen’s Forum of the 7th World Water Forum. This competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an academic institute and recent graduates (within two years) from similar schools. Participants from all over the world are welcome.

All entries must be submitted no later than February 8.


> Comparing Children’s Media Around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences (September 4; London, UK)

Where in the world are children best served by media available to them, and who judges the meaning of ‘best’? In today’s multiplatform environment, where children’s use of individualised social media challenges the status of professional players, the calls for quality, representation and diversity persist. Yet opinions divide over the levels of regulation and intervention required to improve media provision for children, and over the most urgently needed improvements. We welcome papers and pre-constituted panels from scholars and media practitioners that engage critically with children’s media in different countries.

Deadline for abstracts submission: February 9th.


> SWITCH Asia II: Europe Aid for Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production

The goal of the programme is to promote economic prosperity and help reduce poverty in Asia by encouraging a sustainable growth with low environmental impact from industries and consumers, in line with international environmental agreements and processes. More specifically it aims to promote sustainable products, processes, services and consumption patterns in Asia by improving cooperation with European retailers, producer and consumer organizations and the public sector. The grant support will be 50-80% of the total eligible costs of the action. It can raise up to 90% if the action takes place in least developed countries (LDCs). Applicants are particularly encouraged to implement projects in LDCs. The planned duration of an action may not be lower than 36 nor exceed 48 months.

Last date: February 9.


> Special issue of Trípodos Journal - From spectators to users: exploring the ongoing transformation of media audiences - Call for Papers

The role of media in the life of audiences has experienced a noticeable transformation during recent decades due to rapid technological transformation and the integration of media into social and institutional practices. Consequently, the concept of ‘audience’ itself has shifted to embrace new perspectives and approaches. We invite papers that deal with the ways people are getting involved in contemporary communication configurations, reflecting on how individuals, broader social groups and institutions and media producers frame the variety of forms of audiencehood.

Papers should be sent by February 10th.


> Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices (March 12 – 14; Chicago, USA)

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse are welcome. We encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia. Proposals are invited that address design through one of the following conference themes: Design Education; Design in Society; Designed Objects; Visual Design; Design Management and Professional Practice; Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design; Special Focus: Industrial–Post-Industrial–Neo-Industrial Design: Reflecting on the Transformation of Production in the Project.

Submission Deadline: February 11th.


> PeaceNexus Fund – New Organisational Development Call 2015

The purpose of the grant is to support NGOs that have a peacebuilding mandate, in increasing their ability to deliver on their missions. Examples of activities: coaching and advice on organisational restructuring; research and advice on building new partnerships; and support to strengthen organisational approaches to advocacy.

Eligibility: 1) NGOs with an explicit peacebuilding mandate that operate internationally (in at least five countries); 2) Local NGOs operating in one of the following countries: West Africa (Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, The Gambia) and the Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia).

Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest: February 11th.


> Integrating Research & Practice - five related special tracks at WMSCI 2015 - 19th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (July 12 - 15; Orlando, Florida, USA)

The five different tracks represent different ways, approaches, and/or methodologies that showed to be effective in the Integration of Research and Practice. What they have in common is their proven effectiveness in: 1) making adequate translating between disciplinary/technical terms and concept into everyday language; 2) appropriately relating quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

Full paper deadline submission: February 11th.


> Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC)

The objective of the PAEGC is to support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of Clean Energy Solutions (CES) for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. Such solutions are those that integrate clean energy technologies and innovative business models to: (i) Enhance agricultural yields/productivity; (ii) Decrease post-harvest loss; (iii) Improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues; and/or (iv) Increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses - while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries. Applicants from any category of organization or institution, US or non-US, are welcome to apply. Specific categories of organizations and institutions and entrepreneurs that are welcome to respond include, but are not limited to: educational, industrial, and not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, faith-based, foundations, academic institutions, civic groups, regional organizations, vendors, start-ups, and project developers. Applicants must: 1) have a presence in the country(ies) in which they propose to work or at least one local partner in the country(ies); 2) describe how their solutions will have an impact on both increasing use of clean energy/increasing energy efficiency & on increasing agriculture production and/or value.

Closing date for a 600-word concept note submission: February 12.

Source: and search for AID-SOL-OAA-00005

> Global Learn 2015 - Global Conference on Learning and Technology (online)

This is an online conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), whose aim 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.

Final Call for Submissions: February 13.


> Kosmos 2015 Seed Grants

Two Kosmos Seed Grants of $2500 each will be awarded in early 2015 to individuals or organizations that are working to advance ‘transformation in harmony with all Life’.

The microgrants program, intended to be ongoing, is being developed in recognition that social change often begins with small acts in out-of-the-way places, by people working at the edge of transformation. Any individual or organization working toward social change may apply. Projects should have a stated duration, with clear objectives and expected outcomes. Applicants should describe a clear and direct use of the funds and the impact it will have (i.e., not in funding general operations or overhead costs).

Deadline: February 14th.


> Call for chapters - Ambient Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications

It will be a handbook for researchers and technical professionals from a wide variety of related fields who need to refresh their knowledge of the recent state of the art and acquire a well-balanced in-depth and broad know-how of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and applications. This book will cover all major technologies used in the field, including but not limited to smart homes, environmental and wearable sensors, visual monitoring, person-environment interaction, networks, robotics and standards and interoperability. On the other hand, AAL applications are important also to healthcare professionals and caregivers. In this part, the book will go through tele-care and tele-health, as well as gait analysis, fall detection, prediction and management of chronic conditions, indoor and outdoor mobility and well-being and social interaction among others.

Proposal submission deadline: February 15.


> CTA Grants for NGOs in Developing Countries for Youth Development Projects

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. Proposals can be submitted in the following two categories: 1) Strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains; 2) Implementing the "AgriHack Talent" programme at national or regional level. Only youth organisations or organisations working on youth issues can submit proposals – in either French or English.

Applications must be submitted before February 15 at 23:59 hours, Netherlands time.


> MOBIQUITOUS 2015: 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Jul 22 – 24; Coimbra, Portugal)

Its goal is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research in the field at international level, involving practitioners and researchers from diverse backgrounds. Despite the considerable research effort in the area of Ubiquitous Computing in the past decade, and the maturity of some of its base technologies, many challenges persist.

Submission Paper Deadline: February 23th.


> Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Awards 2015

This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for 30 years. Levels of CLP Awards 2015: 1) Future Conservationist Awards; 2) Conservation Follow-up Awards; 3) Conservation Leadership Awards. In 2015, CLP funding is available to teams conducting projects in the following countries: Africa (Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa); Eurasia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey); Latin America & Caribbean (Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico); Asia & Pacific (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam); Middle East (Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, United Arab Emirates). Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the CLP team more than two weeks before the application deadline for advice on eligibility, project concept, methods and activities. The CLP can also put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.

Application deadline: February 23rd.


> IDR Innovative Development Storytelling Grants

This 5th call for applications from the European Journalism Centre, running under Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme, aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. Eligibility: 1) Projects that target audiences in one or more of the eligible nine European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK); 2) Journalists and media outlets not based in the mentioned countries, as well as freelancers, are only eligible to apply as cooperation partners of admissible organizations; 3) Projects are required to address by theme, style, and presentation the general public, or large audience segments, or must effectively leverage important multipliers. Projects aiming at cross-country cooperation and using multiple platforms are strongly encouraged to apply.

Journalists and media organisations can submit applications until February 25 at 22:00 CET.


> Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

This Program is a unique two-year international fellowship administered by the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC). Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty. During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women’s empowerment. The program begins with a one-year field placement in a developing country in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. Fellows spend the second year doing policy work, usually at the headquarters of the organization they served in the field year. Applicants must apply to a specific placement rather than to the fellowship itself.

Deadline to submit an application for the 2015-2017 cycle: January 25.


> “Inclusive Growth and Development; Challenges and Opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa” – Call for Chapters

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), in support with DANIDA, calls for abstracts for this book project. 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. Applicants should: 1) be nationals or residents of countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and be affiliated with an institution based in such countries; 2) hold at least a Master Degree in the social sciences or related fields from an accredited institution. The call for papers will encourage single sector or single country or comparative case studies

across sectors in one or more countries or comparative studies across countries

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail before February 25th.


> Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

It is an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women's Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. The Awards aim to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. The project to be considered for the Awards must be an original for-profit business creation in the initial phase (1-3 years old) led by a woman.

Deadline: February 27 at 10am Paris time (CET).


> Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative – call for Concept Papers

It aims to catalyze private-sector investment into early-stage enterprises and identify innovations that help entrepreneurs bridge the pioneer gap – thus unlocking the potential of thousands of promising enterprises around the world. PACE aims to work at the intermediary level by engaging incubators, accelerators, investors, and others with incubation models that identify, mentor, grow, or fund early stage enterprises. PACE is focused on entrepreneurship broadly and seeks to work with a wide array of early stage enterprises, including social enterprises. PACE is focused on incubation models that support early stage enterprises that are post idea, post revenue, but not yet profitable, and are in the process of developing or refining a business model that will lead to high growth and financial sustainability. USAID is interested in supporting organizations and models that can clearly articulate how they anticipate becoming financially sustainable, and intend to be on the path towards financial sustainability by the time the partnership with USAID has ended. We encourage coalitions of organizations to develop concepts that draw on different strengths and core capabilities of each organization. The requested funds should be focused on USAID presence countries.

Deadline: February 27 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Standard Time.


> 2016 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize

Its aim is to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems. We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable. There are three categories of funding: 1) Rural Development: sustainable agriculture, development of local value chains and extension services etc.; 2) Water: improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources: water, sanitation and hygiene etc.; 3) Nutrition: improving access to food; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes etc. Entities may reside in any country in the world and cover programmes implemented in low, middle and high-income countries that benefit underserved parts of the community.

Nominate innovative initiatives until February 28.


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Eliza Gilmore
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 26, 2015

Hi Ana Isabel,

Thanks for sharing this. I recommend you also post it as a Resource Exchange for greater visibility, so our community can take advantage of it. To do so, click on "My Pulse" and then "New Need or Offer". Let me know if I can further assist with anything!

Best, Eliza

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015

Thx for your feedback. Pls note I have already posted there a slightly different content with the same title. Anyway I will post again (this posting).