5 grants Zimbos can apply to right now


Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women

This Fellowship is an intellectual and financial award to those who are able to portray convincing demonstrable or potential capacity to bring about intellectual, policy or other change in their field. The Fellowship is a postgraduate non-degree programme, and does not lead to an academic qualification.


The Fellowships bring together African women in the early stages of their careers to undertake a carefully designed training programme in conflict, security and development. This training is followed by an attachment to an African Regional Organisation or a Centre of Excellence to acquire practical experience in the field of peace and security. It is intended that this project will train African women to develop a better understanding of African peace and security issues, in order to increase their participation in conflict management processes and other areas of security concerns for Africans.


Themes: Security, Peacebuilding, Gender

Eligibility: Female Citizens of African countries // must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent level of professional experience (see more on website)

Grant:  an intellectual and financial award

Deadline: Sunday 30th April, 2017

Link: http://applications.africanleadershipcentre.org/programs/fellowship/9/introduction/




XminusY supports social movements, actiongroups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. 


Themes: Social Movements, Democracy, Global Change

Eligibility: only supports groups, organizations or social movements that fight for an honest, just and ecologically sound society

Grant:  maximum of 3,000 euros

Deadline:  30th June, 2017

Link: https://www.xminy.nl/english/


ICTs For Social Good


The general goal of the grant is to sustain, as much as possible, local innovators in low-income countries but also to inform the development sector – too often still based on traditional intervention models – about local innovations.

Themes: ICTs, Social Good, Development


  1.  to be a Non-profit organisation or social venture/enterprise that is led by a social purpose and tackle social issues.
  2. to be an association, cooperative, NGO, individual enterprise, consortium at least since 6 months.

Grant: The two prizes are of 12.000 euros and 10.000 euros respectively and the winners will also be invited to Italy for the final event of the programme “Innovazione per lo Sviluppo” encouraging meetings with entrepreneurial realities and Italian research centres that might be interested in sustaining and developing the winning projects.

Deadline: 30th April, 2017

Link: http://ictforsocialgood.org/en/


The Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Program


The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement.

Themes: Technology, Innovation, Social Good, Information

Eligibility: Applications are invited from people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experiences.

Grant: up to $250,000 is set aside per Fellow per year as potential project funding. This funding is unlocked through a light weight project pitch process and the Foundation tops up the Fellow’s own investment by adding at least 10 times as much funding from their project funding pool.

Deadline: 14th May

Link: https://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/apply/

The Hurford Youth Fellows Program


The Hurford Youth Fellowship Program, facilitated by the World Movement for Democracy, seeks emerging democratic leaders from around the world who are committed to building their leadership skills, enhancing their organizational talents, and harnessing their potential. Through the Hurford program, two young activists will spend four months at the World Movement’s Secretariat office in Washington, D.C., where they will expand their global network, learn lessons from activists involved in democracy movements around the world, and contribute to the development of the World Movement for Democracy and the World Youth Movement for Democracy.

Themes: Leadership, democracy, activism

Eligibility: Youth leaders up to the age of 30

Grant: A monthly cost of living stipend and roundtrip airfare to Washington DC will be provided by the Program.

Deadline: 17th April

Link: http://www.ned.org/fellowships/hurford-youth-fellows-program/


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