Call for Applications, World Innovation Summit for Education, Accelerator

The WISE Accelerator is dedicated to supporting and developing innovative education initiatives with high potential for scalability and positive impact. The program engages qualified mentors and partners with the specific expertise to support and ensure the development of projects through effective, concrete strategies.

Request for Proposals: Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program

In partnership with the Fetzer Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is pleased to announce the Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program for 2016. These grants are designed to provide seed funding to develop just, inclusive, and compassionate communities in academia: educational communities which share a commitment to the transformation of higher education and society through the use of contemplative practices and methods.

The United National Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications

The main objective of the UNAOC Fellowship Program is to challenge cultural stereotypes and develop cross-cultural partnerships between peoples from different faiths and cultures. During two weeks, the Europe & North-America (EUNA) cohort and the Middle East & North-Africa (MENA) cohort will visit each other’s region and interact with a wide range of local actors and partners. In 2016, the Fellowship Program will also focus on Education as a tool to prevent of radicalization and xenophobia. 2016 applications due June 26.

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8 Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant. The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. To help you get started, here are some tips compiled by Matt Davis of Edutopia for writing winning proposals, a few inspiring articles, and a list of interesting travel grants that you might want to research or apply to this summer.

The Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship

This year the Blossom Hill Foundation is launching a fellowship program to fund social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for breaking the cycle of violence that so often plagues youth in the Middle East. With this initiative, we are excited to support a new generation of emerging leaders who want to implement innovative solutions within and/or for the advancement of their own war-affected communities. Our vision is for these solutions to be generated and spearheaded by those who understand the situation the best – the young women and men who understand the multi-generational impact of war and are committed to creating a bright future.

Open Society Foundations: Civil Society Scholar Awards

The Open Society Foundation Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

ICNC Curriculum Fellowship for Classroom-Based and Online Teaching on Civil Resistance

The International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is launching the third edition of its popular Curriculum Fellowship program to support and advance both classroom-based and online teaching on civil resistance. In 2016, up to eight curriculum fellowships, each in the amount of $1,300, will be offered on open, merit and competitive bases to university and college faculty and instructors to develop either a curriculum unit on civil resistance that will be incorporated into the existing classroom-based, elective or mandatory, semester-long course at the applicant’s home university or an online seminar on civil resistance that will be offered to students and interested participants from applicant’s university, town, district, country or the region.

Two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies with affiliation in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and/or Religious Studies beginning Fall 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than August 2013 and no later than August 2016 in one of the above fields. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights. The teaching load is one course a semester for two years.

Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy.

UN Democracy Fund invites applications for projects advancing democracy

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window, which is open only from 15 November to 31 December at Only on-line proposals during this period, in either English or French, will be accepted. UNDEF projects are two years long.  Applicants […]

Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields

(Developed by: Craig Zelizer, Peace & Collaborative Development Network) In this section, I will provide some of the key resources for obtaining funding for on the ground work. Please also take a look at the posting 12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for on the Ground Work which provides overall conceptual strategies. Funding for peace and conflict […]

Open Society Fellowship

Global Grants: Open Society Fellowship( Application deadline: January 4, 2016 The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and […]

Funding Opportunity: Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Russell Sage Foundation Submission Deadlines: See upcoming deadlines The Russell Sage Foundation launched its program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the spring of 2015. This new program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities […]