Current Calls for Grant and Scholarships


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National and International Funding Opportunities for the Month of July –September 2020

Rukhshanda Saleem, Deputy Director ORIC, USKT | | +923314824830

Call for Proposal from July to September 2020

Sr. No Funding Agency Program Funding Amount Deadlines
 1 Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MoIT&T) – Ignite *For Pakistan only COVID-19 Call for Proposal N/A Accepting application
 2 IWMF seeking Applications for Journalism Relief Fund IWMF Call for Proposal $2,000 USD Ongoing
 3 COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund 2020 COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund 2020 $2,500 – $10,000 USD Ongoing
 4 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Research proposals addressing COVID-19 in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) – supported by NIHR and UKRI Up to £1 million per award​ Round 1 – June 22, 2020, 12 midday UK time
Round 2 – August 10, 2020, 12 midday UK time
Round 3 – September 28, 2020, 12 midday UK time​
 5 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) ​ COVID-19, Viral Outbreaks, Zoonotic Diseases, Diagnosis, Treatment ​The grant amounts to a maximum of US$50,000 per research group ­­– US$100,000 total for the joint-project Date Extended to July 2, 2020
 6 Ignite/Pakistan: AgriSurge Innovation Challenge Ignite/Pakistan: AgriSurge Innovation Challenge Award Information 1st place Team will receive PKR. 500,000/-
2nd place Team will receive PKR. 300,000/-
3rd place Team will receive PKR. 200,000/-
 7 Basel and Stockholm Conventions’ Regional Centre Small Grants Programme on Plastic Waste Regional Center Small Grants Programme On Plastic Waste USD 120,000 -USD 180,000. 15-Jul-2020
 8 Microsoft Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant N/A July 15th, 2020
 9 National center For Cyber Security Call for Proposal, National Center for Cyber security N/A July 15th, 2020
 10 Data.Org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge $10 million ​​July 17, 2020
 11 Call for Applications for Generation Equality Action Coalitions Leadership Application for Generation Equality, Action Coalitions Leadership N/A 19-Jul-2020
 12 INEE and Dubai Cares  E-Cubed Research Envelope £​100,000 – 1 million July 20th, 2020 at midnight EDT
 13 Japan Water Forum Fund (JWF Fund) Japan Water Forum Fund N/A July 21, 2020
 14 National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC)  For Pakistan Only National Center for Artificial Intelligence Up to PKR 15 million ​July 24, 2020
 15 Request for Proposals: AI for Earth Innovation Program 2020 National Geography Funding $5,000 to $100,000. 22-Jul-2020
 16 UNODC announces Drug Abuse Prevention Center (DAPC) Grant Programa UNODC & DAPC Grant Program USD 10,000 to USD 17,000. 27-Jul-2020
 17 World Bank Program: Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement World Bank Program: Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement $25,000 July 30, 2020
 18 Prince Claus Fund: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change Prince Claus Fund €15,000 – €20,000 July 31, 2020
 19 herox 2020 COVID-19 Call for Code Global Challenge $270,000 July 31, 2020
 20 F-LANE: Calling all Entrepreneurs working to advance Women’s Leadership, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion F-LANE Calling all Entrepreneurs N/A 31 July 2020
 21 USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments Challenge USAID RISE Challenges $100,000 and $300,000 5 August 2020
 22 VINNOVA Innovation projects in the health field that dampen the prevalence and effects of the covid-19 ​Up to 5 million SEK per innovation project​ 18 Aug 2020
 23 VINNOVA Pre-studies for innovation projects in the health area that prevent future pandemics ​Up to 1 million SEK per feasibility study 18 Aug 2020
 24 VINNOVA Finding new ways in the time of a crisiske-of-the-crisis-2020-01813/ Maximum of SEK 1 million per project August 21, 2020
 25 The Global Programme Food Security (GPFS) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Call for Proposals: Human Rights in Food Systems N/A 28-Aug-20
 26 MERCK 2020 RESEARCH GRANTS ​​Grants of EUR 100,000 to EUR 500,000 per year for up to 3 years  August 31, 2020​
 27 FORMAS Urgent grants 2020 to secure access to data or research materials N/A  August 31, 2020​
 28 ENCEPHALITIS Society Encephalitis and COVID 19 seed Funding ​ Up to £10,000​  August 31, 2020​
 29 Feminist Review Trust supporting Projects that Transform the Lives of Women Feminist Review Trust Supporting Projects UK £15,000 10-Sep-20
 30 PFAN Call for Climate or Clean Energy Projects PFAN Call for Climate US$1 million and US$50 million 1 September 2020
 31 Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) announces Call for Proposals Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking €3.7 billion 3 September 2020
 32 ​FORMAS, Sweden and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) Societal effects and opportunities for transition after Covid-19 SEK 500,000 –1 million ​September 3, 2020​​
 33 The Health Foundation (For UK only) COVID-19 Research Programme ​Between £100–£200k​ September 30, 2020