Deadline: 6 September 2016
Open to: research organisations with strong institutional commitment
Grants: £10 million full economic cost (fEC) over five years in research centres
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a new 5-year £1.5 billion funding stream to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF was announced as part of the UK government’s 2015 spending review and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.
The aims of the ESRC’s GCRF Centres competition 2016: Foundations of inclusive growth will be to:
Develop interdisciplinary relationships within and beyond the social sciences around key global research challenges;
Build strong collaborations with UK and international non-academic stakeholders in the identification of these challenges;
Co-produce and deliver substantive and innovative... Read More »
Deadline: 12 August 2016
Open to: travel bloggers
Award: all-expense paid trip across the Balkans for 2 weeks in a branded camper
Do you have what it takes to be a Balkanvibe.com travel blogger? Send your best original blog about the Balkans. If your post vibes it will be published on Balkanvibe.com website and expand your audience to include thousands of readers and fellow travelers!
By submitting your blog entries, you enter a chance to go on a free, 2-week trip around the Balkans. This is the first in a series of Balkanvibe.com trips to be hosted in the coming year. Even if you aren’t selected for this trip, there is an opportunity to connect with new partners to write... Read More »
Deadline: 31 July 2016
Open to: new Kanji or Latin typeface designs, by any individual, group or nationality.
Award: 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (8,250 USD)
Morisawa’s International Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design from 1984. The recent competitions held in 2012 and 2014 have received more than 1,000 entries, from over 20 countries and regions.
The 2016 Competition will mark the 31st anniversary of the Awards.
All category winners will receive a testimonial and a trophy;
The number of submissions per entrant is not limited;
The entry is possible in any or in both competition categories.
Awards will be announced in several categories and the total value of prize money that will be awarded is almost 50,000... Read More »
Deadline: 21 August 2016
Open to: Teams must have at least one person who is a student, faculty member or recent graduate (within the current calendar year) at the time of submission
Venue: 3-7 October, Copenhagen, Denmark
The University Startup World Cup will start off in Copenhagen with pitch session, investor meetings, mentor meetings, a trade show, a competition and the chance to build a strong startup network across the world. The week will end off with the election of the world’s best university startup!
The University Startup World Cup is more than just an entrepreneurial competition. The aim is to support the development process of all finalist teams. Over the course of one year, an environment in which the... Read More »
Deadline: 15 October 2016
Open to: creative young people around the world born between 1991 and 1998, interested in addressing the issue of sustainability for a more inclusive future
Awards: a round-trip from home country to the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria; accommodation and health insurance in Vienna (from the 20th November to the 26th November 2016) + a grant
The competition is organized by UNIDO, the UN specialized agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, together with AIESEC, the global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.
Contestants are required to submit a video message about their hopes, dreams and concerns with inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
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Deadline: 25 November 2016
Open to: MA or PhD students writing a thesis or a doctorate on Central Asia
Award: USD 300 and opportunity to publish the paper in Central Asian Affairs
The Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University promotes high-quality academic research on contemporary Central Asia, and serves as an interface for the policy, academic, diplomatic, and business communities.
Research on Central Asia tends to be carried out all too often by geographically compartmentalized groups. Central Asia Program strives to bring together counterparts from the United States, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Central Asia by promoting various forms of interaction and initiating joint projects.
To facilitate the growth and coherence of the Central Asian Studies field the Central Asia Program at the George Washington... Read More »
Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: creative people over 18 years of age
Prizes: join UNWTO for the official launch of the International Year in Madrid on 18 January 2017, winning logo will travel all around the world
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (A/C.2/70/L.5). This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.
In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Year aims to support a change... Read More »
Deadline: 1 July 2016
Open to: representatives of existing organizations, individual or as a team of up to three members
Grant: USD 25,000/ winning project, USD 10,000 grant/running-up
Project Inspire is a global initiative by Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, for organisations to win up to USD 25,000 for the project proposals. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women and Girls through Safety and Security”, focusing on women and/or girls in the Asia and/or Pacific region. This can range from food security, to health, sanitation, financial, physical, and emotional security (more about submission rules in the official call HERE).
Open to both males and females;
Representants fo an existing organization;
Participants may submit entries as an individual or as a team of up to... Read More »
Deadline: 30 October 2016
Open to: final-year bachelor’s and all master’s degree students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design
Award: over EUR 100,000 in different prizes
The Schindler Global Award (SGA) ideas competition asks students to put their skills to the test and participate in the making of livable and sustainable urban environments – with mobility in mind. Mobility systems move people, goods and ideas over road and rail, sea and air, and through neighborhoods, regions and the world. Mobility is a catalyst and a conduit for globalization and urbanization – and for the creation of better lives and neighborhoods.
The competition is open to all students in their final year of study, including thesis year, in a bachelor’s course and those... Read More »
Deadline: 15 September 2016
Open to: all comic artists from all over the world
Awards: 1st place – “Golden Comic”, EUR 200 and Diploma ; 2nd place – Diploma; 3rd place – Diploma
There is very match “historical open questions” between Macedonia-Bulgaria and Macedonia-Kosovo. Disappeared contacts and cooperation between Balkan’s states antis’ field, and with that exchange of experiences and promotion of their culture. They are in direct opposition with purposes of Euro integration. Comic – strip included: cartoon, writing, ethnology, history. During its history comic – strip narration and after that the comic – strip as its culmination used different carriers of picture to the electronic INTERNET space.
Because creation and development of network of comic – strip authors from their countries... Read More »