Call for Applications: ACUMEN’s Making Sense of Social Impact e-course

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acumenWhat does social impact mean?
How does Acumen assess social impact when considering potential investments?
How can you apply the same concepts elsewhere?

One of the most common questions we get is how we measure our impact. Is it just the number of lives impacted? How do we know if the goods and services our companies provide are improving lives? When do social and financial goals coincide, and when do they deviate? These questions are core to our work to create a world beyond poverty.

Together with Acumen’s Impact Team, we’ve developed this introductory course to help you understand how we analyze impact in our portfolio and how you can apply the same building blocks to any socially-focused company or organization that you are personally excited about.

We believe this course will be especially insightful for those interested in impact investing, but it is by no means limited to that audience…

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Investigación en Google: Faculty Research Awards – Applying for Google Research Awards

googlesGoogle tiene abierta la convocatoria Faculty Research Awards cuyo objetivo principal es apoyar la investigación de vanguardia en Informática, Ingeniería, y campos relacionados. La fecha de cierre es el 15 de octubre 2014.

El apoyo comprende una asignación máxima de 150,000 dólares estadounidenses, para cubrir los gastos básicos de un estudiante de posgrado, durante un año. Los proyectos deben enmarcarse en las siguientes temáticas de interés para Google: Neurociencia computacional; Economía y algoritmos de mercado; Geografía / mapas; Interacción hombre-computadora; Recuperación de información, extracción, y organización (incluyendo gráficos semánticos); Machine learningy búsqueda de datos; percepción mecánica; traducción automática; telefonía celular; Procesamiento del lenguaje natural;networking; educación en línea a escala; Interacciones físicas con dispositivos; Política y normas; Privacidad; Robótica; Seguridad; Redes sociales; Ingeniería de software y lenguajes de programación; Discurso; Datos estructurados y gestión de bases de datos; Sistemas (hardware y software).

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Peace Revolution: Fellowship Internacional en Tailandia

tailandiaPeace Revolution tiene abierta la convocatoria para los Fellowship Internacionales en Tailandia, cuyo objetivo principal es posibilitar un mayor conocimiento de la relación entre la paz interna y una paz mundial sostenible y desarrollar la capacidad para crear la paz dentro de los ámbitos familiares, sociales y profesionales. La fecha de cierre es el 19 de octubrede 2014.

El apoyo comprende financiación parcial o completa del pasaje aéreo, alojamiento, alimentación, transporte local sin cargo y el retiro de meditación sin cargo en concepto de una beca.

Para ser admitidos, los solicitantes deberán reunir los siguientes requisito: tener entre 18 y 30 años de edad, haber completado el Programa Online de Desarrollo Personal, haber completado al menos un programa de “Online Special Ops”, tener fluidez en lengua inglesa, escrita y hablada, y ser optimistas, tener la mente abierta, mostrar potencial de liderazgo y tener un interés genuino por la paz. Solo se aceptarán aplicaciones en inglés.

Para inscribirse, los participantes deben registrarse online, y completar el formulario. Para consultas sobre la postulación escribir a fellowship@peacerevolution.net.

Para mayor información, visitar Peace Revolution

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Population and Reproductive Health Grants to South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa

healthwThe David & Lucile Packard Foundation accept grant applications from organizations in South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa for the Population and Reproductive Health program. The Foundation is committed to promoting reproductive health and rights and stabilizing population growth. The program invests in new ideas that explore a range of innovative approaches to advance sexual reproductive health and rights.

Population and Reproductive Health Grants Sub-Programs

  1. South Asia: to expand access to and improve the quality of voluntary family planning and contraception,gender responsive comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, including comprehensive abortion care. Focus areas – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, Karachi inPakistan and Myanmar.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa: to increase access to quality reproductive health information and services, including safe abortion and post-abortion care, for women and girls, and to advancing political and financial support for quality family planning and reproductive health. The Sub-Saharan Africa subprogram investments at the national level and in Oromia, Ethiopia and makes targeted investments in Kenya, Rwanda and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in regional advocacy efforts.
  3. United States: to support efforts at national, state and local levels to advance reproductive health and rights for women and young people by improving access to quality comprehensive sexuality education, voluntary family planning/contraception and safe abortion care. The US subprogram funds nongovernmental organizations and networks at the national level and in Louisiana and Mississippi (especially for women and young people from low-income and vulnerable communities).

Besides the Population and Reproductive health grants, the Packard Foundation focuses on following issues –

  • Improving the lives of children
  • Enabling the creative pursuit of science
  • Conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems.

With a belief that the young people have the best potential for building and sustaining a movement of change across the regions, the Packard Foundation emphasizes on serving and engaging young people.

Who can submit applications?

Nongovernmental organizations and networks that allow the Foundation to partner with government and donors are highly encouraged to apply for grants. The Foundation does not fund governmental institutions or direct services.

Note: Interested grant-seekers may submit an email inquiry (one page) to population@packard.org. Only inquiries that clearly support a particular subprogram strategy and fall within the subprogram’s geographic priorities will be considered. The inquiries will be responded within 4-6 weeks.

For more information, please visit The D & L Packard Foundation.

Call: EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Originalmente publicado en UEL Research Support Blog:

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – New Call for Operating Grants 2015
This Call covers the establishment of three-year Framework Partnership Agreements (2015-2017) with EU-level networks and operating grants for 2015 in the policy areas of:
  • RCHI – Rights of the child
  • RDAP – Daphne – Prevent and combat all forms of violence against children and women and protect the victims of such violence
  • RRAC – Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
  • RDIS – Non-discrimination
  • RDIB – Rights of persons with disabilities
  • RGEN – Equality between women and men

A budget of €6.98 million is available for 2015 Operating Grants, divided as follows:

  • Daphne and Rights of the Child – €1.08 million
  • Racism and non-discrimination – €2.75 million
  • Rights of persons with disabilities – €2.2 million
  • Equality between women and men – €950,000

To be eligible, networks must be organised at European level and for applications under the…

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Latinos, Discapacidades, Investigación, y NIDRR

Originalmente publicado en Collection Spotlight from the National Rehabilitation Information Center:

Para el Mes de Herencia Hispana de 2014, que comenzó el 15 de septiembre, 2014, nos centraremos en las investigaciones de NIDRR que se centran en los latinos con discapacidades y en los investigadores latinos en la comunidad de NIDRR (anteriores y presentes). Estos proyectos incluyen varios Proyectos Iniciados en el Campo (FIP por sus siglas en inglés) que se centran en la prestación de servicios para los niños latinos y sus familias, instrumentos de preparación para la rehabilitación para los latinos con discapacidades psiquiátricas, y que tienen que ver con la provisión de comunicación efectiva para las personas sordas o con problemas de audición y son latinos a través de la Iniciativa Trilingüe de Texas. La serie de nuestro blog, Preguntas y Respuestas, también se centrará en el Mes de Herencia Hispana y la investigación de discapacidad.

Hoy, nos centramos en un FIP financiado por NIDRR del Instituto…

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NESTA – Bright Ideas Research Fund – Open Call

Originalmente publicado en UEL Research Support Blog:

Providing small grants to develop interesting research projects and policy proposals in fields that relate to innovation.

We plan to fund a small number of projects over the course of the financial year 2014-15. You can apply for the fund any time during the year and we will review applications in batches. The last review date was Friday the 6th of June and the next review date will be on the 24th of October 2014 with the closing date for applications being 12 noon that day. The online application form for the 24th of October review is now open and can be found at the side of this page. We expect there to be subsequent batches after this (subject to our overall strategy and funding constraints) with the final review date for applications in this financial year being on Friday 16th January 2015 at 12 noon.

Who should apply? We…

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