Category Archives: Global

Apply! Momentum for Change: Apply to win Participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

unccApplication Deadline: 25 April 2015

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat is accepting applications for the Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity which offers several benefits including fully covered participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.
If you’re leading a results-driven project that is successfully addressing climate change, then you can apply for this.

Organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2015 Lighthouse Activity.

If your project is selected as a winning activity, you will receive a wide range of benefits, including fully covered attendance to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France; access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference; public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat; public relations support and media training; high-quality promotional videos and podcasts; a dedicated page about your project on our website; and graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography.

Applicants must choose one of the following four focus areas where their activity is making a difference.

  • Urban Poor
  • Women for Results
  • Financing for Climate Friendly Investment
  • ICT Solutions

For more information, visit this link

Apply! 2015 International Citizen Service (ICS) Youth Exchange Programme

Application Deadline:ICS logo 8th February 2015

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government.

It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with you long after the 12-week placement is complete.

ICS is demanding but hugely rewarding – both in its own right and as a stepping stone to future job opportunities and to help you play a part in making your world a better place

Are you…
Positive and realistic?
Flexible and adaptable?
Good at working with others?
Up for the challenge of a lifetime?

Apply! New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship 2015


Application Deadline: 15th July 2015

The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.

Value of the Scholarship

The NZIDRS covers:

  • New Zealand University tuition fees and associated student levies for 3 years
  • An annual living stipend of NZ$25,000 per year for three years (NZ$2083.33 per month for 36 months)
  • Medical insurance coverage up to NZ$600 annually for 3 years

Approved Disciplines

Recipients can undertake PhD study in any discipline.

Approved Universities

Recipients can undertake PhD study at any of New Zealand’s eight Universities:

AUT University, Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection Criteria

The NZIDRS are awarded based on academic excellence and the impact of the PhD research for New Zealand.  Applications must propose research that has a clear, tangible and positive effect on:

  • New Zealand’s economy, in terms of international trade and business development in key sectors
  • Or, New Zealand’s population in terms of health and safety
  • Or, Research and scholarship in the above two areas


You must meet ALL five eligibility criteria. These criteria are non-negotiable.

  1. You can be a citizen of any country except New Zealand, Australia or Fiji
  2. You must hold a minimum equivalent GPA of 3.6/4.0 OR an A to A+ average or in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  3. You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
  4. You must meet the requirements for direct entry into a PhD programme at a New Zealand University :this includes having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency
  5. If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 15 January 2015

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete an NZIDRS Application Form (available below)
  2. Answer all questions by completing all fields and submit your form along with ALL required documents to Education New Zealand.

To apply click here

Apply! Cartier Women Initiative Award 2015


Application Deadline: 27 February 2015
The +Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are 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. A WEConnection won last year and she will be sharing her application experience at upcoming Weconnection events!

The mission of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is threefold:

  • To identify and support initial-phase women entrepreneurs through funding and coaching
  • To foster the spirit of enterprise by celebrating role models in entrepreneurship
  • To create an international network of women entrepreneurs and encourage peer networking

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards aim to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. Since their inception in 2006, they have accompanied over 140 promising female business-owners and recognized 44 Laureates.

It is interesting to note that in the 8 year CWIA history, the Laureates for Sub-Saharan Africa came from Nigeria in 2009, 2013 and 2014!

Apply Here

Apply! International Student Energy Summit (ISES)2015


The International Student Energy Summit (ISES) is a global forum that focuses on sustainable resource management and the role that students will play in defining the future of energy development. ISES is Student Energy’s pinnacle event and targets international, multidisciplinary post secondary students in undergraduate and graduate studies interested in energy. The ISES program focuses on three main pillars that address today’s key energy issues:

  • Markets & Regulation
  • Global Energy Dynamics
  • Technology & Innovation

ISES occurs every 2 years at academic institutions around the world.The internationally recognized event has brought high profile energy leaders such as Connie Hedegaard (EU Commissioner for Climate Action), and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (Nobel Laureate and Chair of the IPCC). The latest summit brought over 500 students from over 60 countries.

The ISES event theme is “connecting the unconnected” and will combine the vision of “striving forward” and leaving no one behind”


The conference is built specifically for students and is diverse in format

Student members receive a 50% discount to attend ISES. If you are not yet a member you can purchase membership with your conference attendance to take advantage of the discount.


Registration will be available in two terms – Early Bird and Normal. Our conference prices and bursary information are outlined below.  Please note that members of Student Energy receive a 50% discount to attend ISES. If you are not yet a member you can purchase a membership with your conference attendance to take advantage of the discount.

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration will be open from January 15th until April 4th. Delegates who sign up during this time will receive a significant price discount. our conference pricing  until April 4th is outlined below:

Early Bird – $680
Early Bird SE Members (code required) – $340
Early Bird + $19 Student Energy Membership – $359

Second Term (Normal Registration)

Normal registration will be open from April 5th until May 17th. Delegates who apply in normal registration stage will have a normal price.

Regular Price – $850
Regular SE Members (code required) – $425
Regular Price + $19 Student Energy Membership – $444

Delegate Registration Fee Include:

  • Access to all plenary and break-out sessions hosted by world energy experts and leaders
  • All meals for the duration of the event
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • Access to networking and social events
  • Transportation from delegates hotel to the venue
  • Conference kit
  • Booklet and Guidebook for Delegates

To register click Here




Apply! FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship 2015





Application Deadline: 27th February 2015

FINCAD is keenly aware that the majority of practitioners in the capital markets industry are men, and that the trend to include more women in the industry is not as rapid as it should be.

For these reasons, FINCAD established the annual FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program. The goal is to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly relating to the use of derivatives in capital markets and/or financial risk management, and give them an opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge.

The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program offers an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies.

The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program.

For more details, please download the application form

Apply! Funds for International Wheat Yield Partnership for Organizations Around The Globe


Application Deadline: 15 March 2015

The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) invites pre-proposals from both public and private organizations around the world for its first call of proposal for the year 2015. Organizations seeking new ways to increase the genetic yield potential of wheat are encouraged to participate in the grant program.

IWYP is inviting reliable proposals to maximize and enhance the genetic yield potential of wheat. The mission is to co-ordinate wheat research and contributes to global food security.

Organizations can request funds for 1-3 years with maximum cash limit of $2 million in span for three years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The proposal must be either directly oriented to wheat or can also be based on Triticeae gemplasm.
  • Proposal output should be defined in terms of significance in development and quantity deliverable.
  • Proposals containing only plant processes will not be considered.
  • Private industry collaborators may also apply.
  • Proposals will be accepted from all the countries around the world.

How to Apply:

Application has two phases

  1. Pre-Proposal Submission
  2. Full Proposal Submission

Short listed applicants from the Pre-proposal round will be invited to submit full proposal within a given deadline.

Finally selected proposal will be linked to holistic IWYP program. This program is led by Program director in association with scientific leadership committee which may include project leaders from funded projects.

For more information, please visit Link

Apply! Tiet Foundation Grants for Innovative Human Rights Activities/Projects

tiet foundation


Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices.

Its latest grant cycle is now open and organizations can request funding of up to US $5000. It mostly supports projects in the areas of:

  • Social/economic inequalities
  • Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

Funding is given to organizations that are either direct service providers or work in the field of advocacy.

Funds may be used for general organization support or for a project.

For more information, visit  link.

Apply! Creative Force Program Funding and Seed Funding

SIApplication Deadline: 21 January 2015

The Swedish Institute encourages civil society organizations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors in select countries of Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Russia to find a Swedish partner to apply for the Creative Force Program Funding and Seed Funding opportunities. Grant support is provided to projects that aim to promote human rights, transparency and democracy with the aid of initiatives which use either culture or the media as a method for achieving change. Applications should be made by Swedish Institute.  Application for collaborative projects should involve organizations in Sweden and in countries focused in the five geographic regions.

Projects must contribute to one of the following Creative Force Program objectives

  1. Enhanced mutual, capacity-building processes and sustainable networks between actors who use culture and other creative tools to promote a greater awareness of democratic values and human rights.
  2. Improved opportunities for freedom of opinion and expression through greater access to the means of cultural and artistic expression.
  3. Greater access to information and the right to communicate through the creation of new arenas and forms of communication.
  4. Greater equality and non-discrimination by means of approaches that promote cultural diversity and human rights.

Focus Geographic Areas

  1. Africa Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  2. Middle East and North AfricaAlgeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen
  3. Western Balkans and TurkeyAlbania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
  4. Eastern EuropeArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Ukraine
  5. Russia – especially north-western Russia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Online application form need to be completed and submitted. Use of appropriate application form as per the geographic area is must to be considered for evaluation.
  • Applications must be completed in English language.
  • Project partners are required to be involved in formulating the application form.

Complete application materials for collaborative projects include – completed online application form that requires applicants to upload budget form, memorandum of understanding, organization assessment, and risk analysis.

Complete application materials for seed funding include – completed online application form that requires applicants to upload budget form, letter of intent, and organization assessment.

For more information, please visit link

Apply! Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

GFWApplication Deadline: 1 March 2015

Global Forest Watch’s (GFW) Small Grants Fund (SGF) seeks to promote broad uptake and innovative use of Global Forest Watch by civil society around the world.

The SGF provides financial and technical support to empower civil society organizations to apply Global Forest Watch data and technology in support of their work to strengthen local forest management and conservation practices, conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and promote greater transparency in the forest sector.


The Small Grants Fund seeks applications for projects that use or contribute to Global Forest Watch. Potential project concepts may include but are not limited to:

  • Using GFW to monitor, assess, or map forest landscapes to support sustainable forest management, law enforcement, biodiversity conservation, land use planning, and/or recognition of the forest tenure rights of local communities;
  • Using GFW to support evidence-based advocacy, campaigning, education, or training;
  • Increasing forest transparency by (a) promoting disclosure of geospatial data by companies, governments or communities, by (b) aggregating and surfacing existing forest data, or by (c) developing new geospatial data for GFW;
  • Using GFW for journalism or other evidence-based storytelling to support broad communication and to raise awareness about a specific issue;
  • Generating original, policy-relevant research or analysis to discern spatial or temporal trends in land use, forest change or drivers of deforestation;
  • Supporting baseline setting or measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for REDD+ projects;
  • Building a customized app (web- or mobile-based tool) using GFW’s open source API;
  • Using GFW to support legal investigations and/or court cases related to forest crimes.

Eligibility is restricted to organizations that meet the following requirements:

  • Certified non-profit and non-governmental
  • Implementing projects at a regional, national or sub-national level
  • Annual budget of greater than $30,000 USD
  • Computerized financial systems for tracking and recording expenses
  • Ability to fill out an organizational assessment document (containing questions regarding organization finances) in fluent English
  • Other considerations: Although not required, special consideration will be given to projects that promote gender equity or benefit women, and to projects that support poverty reduction and/or social justice.

For more information, visit  link.