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Top 10 Grants to look forward to in the Development Sector

By NGOBOX

September 21, 2022

Top 10 Grants to look forward to in the Development Sector

NGOBOX, Asia’s largest development sector platform, brings together a list of grants for professionals in the development sector. Here are some of the upcoming grants one can look forward to in the month of September. 


Title- Applications invited for Sustainable Mobility Challenge 

Organization- Villgro 

Deadline- 20 September 2022  

Grant Amount- 5000000 INR

About the Organization-

Villgro was founded in 2001 by Paul Basil, with a mission to create impactful, innovative and successful social enterprises. Core to their work is the belief that market based models are a powerful way to solve social problems and create impact at scale. By capacitating these models with the right resources and knowledge, they are a sustainable way of creating lasting social impact.

About the Grant- 

The 'Sustainable Mobility Challenge' is a multi-pronged program targeting startups at different stages of maturity who are focussed on solving problems related to sustainable mobility. In a rapidly urbanizing country like India, although there is an increased focus on public infrastructure, there is a large gap when it comes to sustainable, convenient and cost-effective modes of transportation for large sections of society.

Eligibility Criteria- 

For-profit enterprises that are working on areas of sustainable mobility as per the below sub-categories are encouraged to apply:

  • Multi-modal transport fulfillment
  • Optimization – traffic flow, routes, fleets
  • Road Safety
  • Shared mobility and better access to transport
  • Application of Electric Vehicles to one or more of the above areas

For more information, please check the Link.

 

Title- Applications invited for TIH IIT Fellowship Grant under NIDHI-EIR

Organization- IIT Patna VISHLESHAN I-HUB FOUNDATION 

Deadline- 21 September 2022

About the Organization- 

The Organization is the nodal center and a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) for technology development and activities in “Speech, Video, and Text Analytics Technologies” and other related areas under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NMICPS)." Under the proposed TIH, IIT Patna aims to promote translational research in CPS technologies, especially in “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”.

About the Grant- 

IIT Patna Vishlesan I-Hub Foundation calls for proposals under NIDHI-EIR is National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation - Entrepreneur-in-Residence. TIH IIT Patna will facilitate fellowship grants to budding entrepreneurs for pursuing a promising technology business idea. 

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • The EIR applicant should be a citizen of India
  • Applicants should have completed 4 years of formal full time undergraduate/postgraduate education (across one or more-degree programs) with graduation /diploma in science or engineering. 
  • Applicants holding 3 years degree /diploma in science or engineering with 2 year full-time work experience after completion of degree or diploma are also eligible.
  • Applicants shall be willing to pursue the business idea under NIDHI EIR full time. It cannot be concurrent with any other remuneration or fellowship.
  • The applicant shall propose one technology business idea in a prescribed format and should have a formal business plan for the idea they intend to pursue
  • Applicants seeking the support should demonstrate the ability to build a scalable technology business startup and make a business presentation including the investment proposal.
  • The applicant should be willing to be registered for the pre-incubation or incubation program at the IIT Patna Vishlesan I-Hub Foundation for the entire duration of NIDHI-EIR support.

For more information, please check the Link


Title- Applications Invited for the Khyentse Foundation Trisong Grants 

Organization- Khyentse Foundation 

Deadline- 30 September 2022 

Grant Amount- 5000 USD

About the Organization- 

Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Khyentse Foundation activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for traditional monastic colleges in Asia.

About the Grant- 

Khyentse Foundation Trisong Grants aim to identify and support individuals and organizations that are working to promote mental health and well-being in the world, through projects and programs that have a foundation in Buddha’s wisdom. 

Eligibility Criteria-

  • Applications that offer innovative, creative, and skillful solutions to sharing a Buddhist view of basic well-being. Most of our applications come from Buddhist practitioners or groups.
  • Applications that will help others, care for those in need, and share Buddha’s wisdom and values, with new people in contemporary ways, are eligible to apply.  

For more information, please check the Link

 

Title- Applications invited for GBIF Grant

Organization- GBIF

Deadline- 02 October 2022 

Grant Amount- 3000 Euros

About the Organization-

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. 

About the Grant- 

The GBIF Secretariat is seeking proposals from data publishers, Participant nodes and developers of collection management systems to participate in a pilot project showcasing how an emerging unified data model can improve how data derived from specimens in scientific collections are represented in GBIF. 

Eligibility Criteria- 

Applications are welcome from representatives including staff or individual/freelance contractors of:

  • Institutions located in a country participating in GBIF (see list of voting and associate Participant countries)
  • Vendors of collection management systems used by institutions within countries participating in GBIF
  • GBIF Participant nodes with experience of shaping collections data and who have access to collections data to use in this pilot project
  • Partnerships among any of the above
  • In all cases, applicants should demonstrate in their proposal that they have permission to use the data that they intend to work with during this pilot project.

All applicants must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Must be actively publishing data via GBIF
  • Must commit to publishing new datasets through GBIF as a result of this work
  • Willing to actively develop or support a collection management system and have a dataset that can comply with criterion a or b

Applicants should have experience and knowledge of the following:

  • Current GBIF data publishing practices
  • Structure of the data they will use in the pilot work
  • Familiarity with the goals of the Diversifying the GBIF Data Model project
  • Sufficient technical skill to be able understand the Unified Data Model and deliver one or more datasets using that model. Technical support on the Unified Model will be available during the period of the contract, but applicants should be familiar with the basics of using a database such as PostgreSQL, schemas, constraints and foreign keys.

For more information, please check the Link

 

Title- Applications invited for Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grant

Organization- The Explorers Club

Deadline- 02 October 2022 

Grant Amount- 40000 USD

About the Organization- 

The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and resource conservation.  The Explorers Club has been supporting scientific expeditions of all disciplines, and uniting our members in the bonds of good fellowship for over a century.

About the Grant- 

The Explorers Club is excited to announce a new grant program in partnership with Discovery, Inc. The Explorers Club Discovery Expeditions grants align with The Club’s mission to foster scientific understanding for the betterment of humanity and all life on Earth and beyond, including our commitment to mitigate climate change, prevent the extinction of species and cultures, and ensure the health of our lands, oceans and all that inhabit them.

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • The Explorers Club Expedition grants support researchers and explorers from around the world.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

For more information, please check the Link

 

Title- Applications invited for ART for Hope Program 2023

Organization- Hyundai 

Deadline- 02 October 2022

About the Organization-

Under the global brand vision of "Progress for Humanity" Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd has an unwavering commitment toward a sustainable future under project 'Continue'. The three key areas of focus under 'Continue' are Earth, Mobility, and Hope.

About the Grant- 

A one-of-its-kind project inspired by Hyundai's global vision of ' Progress for Humanity', the Art for Hope program aims to revive traditional art and create awareness amongst youth. The program endeavors to showcase India's rich art, craft and culture while helping elevate the lives of artisans and craftspersons. 

Eligibility Criteria- 

Project proposals are invited from individual artists or collective/institutions/ foundations at any stage, in their practice across domains viz., visual art, performance art, digital art, folk & traditional arts and crafts (hereinafter called as the “Art”) in the following categories:

  • Institutional Grant – Registered NGO/Trust/Museum/Association/Collective or Social Enterprise
  • Individual Grant
  • Practicing artist under the age of 40
  • Having formally trained in arts for a minimum period of 3-4 years, unless a traditional and folk artist
  • Must have artisan card in case of traditional artist
  • Primary occupation of the participant should be Art
  • Project proposals must be for community relevant social & environmental causes unless in support of recognized traditional arts & crafts
  • Grant is open only to Indians citizens residing in India

For more information, please check the Link.

 

Applications invited for Mozilla Technology Fund

Organization- Mozilla Foundation

Deadline- 04 October 2022

Grant Amount- 50000 USD

About the Organization-

Mozilla’s work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto. Founded as a community open source project in 1998, Mozilla currently consists of two organizations: the 501(c)3 Mozilla Foundation, which leads our movement building work; and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, which leads our market-based work. The two organizations work in close concert with each other and a global community of tens of thousands of volunteers under the single banner: Mozilla.

About the Grant- 

Mozilla Technology Fund cohort, focuses on reducing the bias in and increasing the transparency of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Mozilla Technology Fund (MTF) is seeking proposals from projects which are providing tools and resources to auditors who are working to create greater accountability for AI systems. Their aim is to double-down on our investments in the AI transparency space while leveraging the learnings and community of the Open Source Audit Tooling (OAT) Initiative.

Eligibility Criteria- 

Applicants should:

  • Have a product or working prototype in hand--projects which have not moved beyond the idea stage will not be considered
  • Already have a core team in place to support the development of the project (this team might include software developers working in close collaboration with auditors, AI researchers, designers, product/project managers, and subject matter experts)
  • Embrace openness, transparency, and community stewardship as methodology
  • Make their work available under an open-source license

For more information, please check the Link.

 

Title- Applications invited for transformative action in the household energy sector

Organization- Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Deadline- 26 October 2022

About the Organization- 

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

About the Grant- 

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the sector and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals. Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector.

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply.

For more information, please check the Link.

 

Title- Applications invited for 2023 SOLV(ED) YOUTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Organization- MIT Solve

Deadline- 23 January 2023 

About the Organization - 

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact.

About the Grant- 

  • Solv[ED] sparks a sense of agency in people aged 24 and under, encouraging, inspiring, and supporting them to become problem-solvers. The Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for you to submit your tech-enabled solution that:
  • Improves learning opportunities and outcomes for learners across their lifetimes, from early childhood on (Learning)
  • Supports financial and economic opportunities for all (Economic Prosperity)
  • Accelerates healthcare access and health outcomes, reducing and, ultimately, eliminating disparities in health (Health)
  • Takes action to combat climate change and its impacts (Sustainability)
  • Addresses an unmet social, environmental, or economic need not covered in the four dimensions above.

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • Are you age 24 and under? Whoever you are, wherever you are in the world, we want to hear from you about your solution!

For more information, please check the Link.

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