Deadline Alerts: July 30th to August 31st, 2013

Deadline Alert!

Hey Funds Fans!  Here it is nearly the end of July already and time for a recap of what’s coming up over the next month.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013.  Grants range: $50,000 +.  Round 6 Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada is seeking to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact that improve global health. Projects may encompass the whole spectrum of global health, including drug discovery, vaccine development, diagnostics, health and medical education, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases (including cancer and mental health), health-related water and sanitation, and health-related agriculture and nutrition.  Applicants MUST apply online through an application website.

July 31st, 2013.  Natural Resources Canada has announced that funding for the 2013/14 Science and Technology Internship Program is still available! Projects will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on funding availability.

August 1st, 2013: The Professional Development Project Assistance program assists professional artists and arts administrators 1) to take advantage of opportunities which require travel; or 2) to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists those who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link activities to the next stage of their professional development.

August 1st, 2013: Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development and audience development and touring opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees. Applicants who have recently received assistance through the BC Arts Council may also receive priority.

August 1st, 2013. Grants range from $4,000 to $40,000 EURO.  The Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that are based in any country in the world; registered or unregistered and/or led by women, men and/or trans.  The Red Umbrella Fund provides flexible core funding to support the general coordination, functioning and strengthening of a group, organisation or network and its members. Core funding can be used to cover expenses such as registration costs, rent, salaries, advocacy, (peer led) capacity building, membership meetings, networking activities, etc. Funding is flexible in that it may be used and adjusted largely according to self-identified needs of the grantee. Their grants are not meant solely for project-based activities.

August 1st, 2013. Grants range from up to $25,000+ (estimate).  Honda Canada Foundation values education, environment, and engineering. The Foundation uses these three areas as guiding principles in its charitable focus on the belief that a healthy understanding of each area will help both individuals and communities flourish. The Honda Canada Foundation’s mission is to enhance the social well being of Canadian communities through responsible investment in organizations that share their vision and values and focus on youth in Canadian communities .

August 1st, 2013The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) is now accepting cinema applications, a non-Arab producer can apply for a grant provided that the film director is Arab. It is preferred that film projects have producers attached to them. The producer or the director may apply for the grant.  AFAC’s cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects – short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000.The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture.

EOI applications begin July 29th, 2013.  The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada’s strategic plan towards funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing users of genomics based technologies.  For the purpose of this program, “Users” include the various stakeholders that have an interest in “pulling” technologies and other results of genomics research from academia to market and application, including industry, government, not-for-profits, and other organizations.  There is a two-stage application process for this program:  Expression of Interest (EOI) then Full Proposal.

August 8th, 2013.  Grants range from EUR$300,000 to EUR$1 Mil.  Big funding from the European Commission to combat discrimination around the world.  Recent years have seen an outburst of violence and human rights abuses, in particular, against indigenous peoples, LGBTI people, persons discriminated on the grounds of religion or belief (or non-belief), and the worst discrimination suffered by girl infants, leading to girls’ infanticide.  The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to reinforce the EIDHR fight against discrimination.  This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

August 9th, 2013.  Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peacebuilding organisations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peacebuilding jury. Each winning entry will receive:

  • $4,000 funding for peacebuilding activities
  • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peacebuilder conference or visit another peacebuilding organisation
  • Promotion of their work online.

The next deadline to submit the LOI is August 15th, 2013.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting proposals under Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) for projects which offer innovative solutions to problems related to development.  USAID/DIV welcomes applications from many types of organizations for activities that take place in countries in which USAID operates. As this opportunity seeks to address different kinds of development challenges, you can submit proposals for any sector, whether it is livelihood development, agriculture, climate change, environment, democracy, human rights, peace and conflict etc.  USAID/DIV provides funding of up to $100,000 for new project ideas and again $1 million to $15 million for scaling up of innovative ideas for several years. Interestingly, USAID has opened this opportunity to NGOs from all countries around the world.

August 30th, 2013.  Maximum Grant $10,000GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. By inspiring, supporting and creating opportunities for Canadian kids they believe this vision can become reality.   GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting requests for funding from registered charities and qualified donees.   Eligible recipients include: Registered charities, other qualified donees as identified under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and Elementary schools.

August 31st, 2013.  Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000+ (estimate)   Organizations helping animals in distress from abuse, neglect or injury need to apply for community gaming grants.  Last year animal welfare organizations shared $754,500 in B.C. government community gaming grants. Recipients include humane societies and other groups dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. Organizations helping specific animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, owls, wild birds and marine wildlife also received funding.  Services include off-setting veterinary costs for spay and neuter programs, providing permanent refuge for abandoned animals and rehabilitation for injured wildlife.

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