2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge is providing grants of up to $100,000 to find a solution that has significant potential to solve one of humanity’s most pressing problems.

This prize program is a call to the world’s artists, scientists, designers, architects, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs committed to playing a transformative role in addressing the biggest issues we face today.

Named “socially-responsible design’s highest award” by Metropolis Magazine, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge program has attracted and awarded bold, visionary, and tangible solutions to the world’s most complex problems. Answering Buckminster Fuller’s call for a design science revolution to make the world work for all, Challenge winners exemplify the kind of breakthrough approach urgently needed to solve humanity’s most vexing challenges.

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2013 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards

The Google RISE Awards are designed to promote and support education initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS). Google grants awards of $5,000 – $25,000 USD to organizations around the world working with K-12 and university students in these fields.

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013, Call for Abstracts

Date: Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013
Venue: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Described as “A Meeting of Minds” by CNN, The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. In its tenth year, the conference brings together 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

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National Council for Science & Technology Women Scientists Research Grants

National Council for Science & Technology Women Scientists Research Grants Kenya’s National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) is receiving proposal for research from female scientists. The grant is worth Ksh 5,000,000 over a period of two years.

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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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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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