National Council for Science & Technology – Health, Water and Sanitation Research Grants

The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) is accepting Concept Notes for research papers that address Kenya’s health, water and sanitation challenges. Each proposal must by submitted by a team of researchers representing varying backgrounds. Grants are worth Ksh 15,000,000 over a period of three years.

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WEAmericas Grants for Women Entrepreneurship

The WEAmericas is inviting NGOs to submit grant proposals for support to strengthen women owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This includes capacity building and improving access to markets and assets.

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2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)

The 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), aims to contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa.

Researchers will be invited to propose projects that unlock new African potential under one or more areas which include manufacturing and Service Industry; Agriculture/agribusiness; ICTs; Health and Wellbeing; and Environment, Energy and Water.

The organizers expect the prize to promote among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers and business applications.

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CDKN Innovation Fund for Africa – Round 2

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Innovation Fund is flexible to catalyze a range of different project types, scales of operation and stages of development. This fund is designed as an open competitive mechanism to offer fast-moving support for creative initiatives in the field of climate change and international development.

Round 2 is now structured around support for partnership in designing and developing projects on climate compatible development, through an innovation process. Potential outputs from this process could include a “game-changing” (defined as: ‘an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something’) project proposal, learning materials, best practice tool kits, policy briefs and an implementation road map.

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VGIF Small Grants for Grassroots Projects

The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) is providing small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries. It supports women’s organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.

The areas of support are:

  • Community development
  • Health and nutritional support
  • Literacy and leadership training
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Women’s human rights
  • Organizations that are governed and directed by women.

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Unreasonable at Sea

The Unreasonable Institute has partnered with Semester at Sea to launch this accelerator on a ship as it travels more than 25,000 nautical miles around the globe to 14 international destinations.

Over the course of the 100 day accelerator, the 10 companies we work with will have the chance to:

  • explore the local economies of 14 countries where they will experiment in taking their technology to market and will bridge connections with top government officials, foundations, venture capitalists, and serial entrepreneurs,
  • bring 2-3 core members of their founding team for the entirety of the program
  • be mentored by 20 world-class serial entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us on the ship,
  • be connected to and form relationships with top-tier globally centric venture capital funds and foundations,
  • go through an intensive accelerator led by the founder of the Unreasonable Institute and the founder of Stanford’s d-school,
  • live, travel, and work with 9 other extraordinary companies and their teams,
  • live, mentor, and learn from the over 600 undergraduates who will be studying abroad on Semester at Sea throughout the entire voyage, and
  • circumnavigate the globe on Semester at Sea’s MV Explorer (fastest cruise-liner in the world).

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Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is a youth innovation competition that promotes entrepreneurial projects amongst young people (age 15-20) in Africa. Finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to the African Leadership Academy campus in Honeydew, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a weeklong entrepreneurship conference. Grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share $75,000 USD in cash prizes to take their projects to the next level. This year, there will also be a special $10,000 award given to an Anzisha finalist with a renewable energy related project, courtesy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Circle for Africa.
The Anzisha Prize celebrates young entrepreneurs in the private and social sectors – both for-profit efforts that generate employment for other members of the community, and non-profit efforts that address entrenched social problems in the community. Applicants will be evaluated on the impact, ingenuity, and scalability of their entrepreneurial efforts.
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