The Global Resilience Challenge for Building Resilience to Acute Shocks and Chronic Stresses in Select Regions: A call by the Rockefeller Foundation and USAID

The Rockefeller Foundation and the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) invite proposals from organizations to participate in the Global Resilience Challenge for Building Resilience to Acute Shocks and Chronic Stresses in the Sahel, Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. The primary objectives are to promote resilience to a range of shocks and stresses by developing and testing novel solutions that address local contexts; and then, with dedicated public and private sector funding, to implement and scale the most promising solutions in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

The challenge intends to improve our understanding of regional vulnerabilities, strengths, and interdependencies, while fostering collaboration, increasing capacity, and building resilience on a large scale.


  1. Teams for Resilience – interdisciplinary teams will self-organize and apply to the Challenge with a list of Resilience Team members and their qualifications, and a Pre-Proposal that describes the direction the Resilience Team will take in their Stage Two Problem Statement.
  2. Problems and Solutions for Resilience – grounded, problem diagnosis and solution development stage. Finalist Resilience Teams will be awarded up to $200,000 USD to participate in this stage.
  3. Action for Resilience – Implementation of Solution Proposals and Solution Implementation Plans – evaluation of solution proposals and solution implementation plans. The winning Resilience Teams will be given a monetary award, of up to $1.0 million USD, for implementation of their Solution proposal and Solution Implementation Plan to be used for building resilience to the identified problem.

Team lead organizations must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). They will have to provide DUNS number and proof of SAM registration upon notification of selection for funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants (team lead organizations) can be US and non-US foundations, NGOs, faith based organizations, colleges and universities, civic groups and private businesses, business and trade associations.
  • Foreign governments, non-incorporated entities, and individuals are not eligible to apply. Colleges, universities, and research facilities that are funded by, and/or affiliated with, a foreign government are not considered a foreign government.
  • All Resilience Teams must demonstrate experience in interdisciplinary problem analysis and program implementation related to the region and topics.
  • All teams must include at least one local organization whose operations are primarily located in the team’s selected region.
  • At least one team member should have experience working on publicly funded projects.
  • All teams selected in Stage One to participate in the Challenge must continue to meet these requirements in each Stage in order to be eligible for any awards and for participation in subsequent Stages.
  • Each Resilience Team must identify specific needs to improve resilience and demonstrate the commitment, creativity, and capacity of its members to address resilience needs.

Note: Awards may not be made if any Team Member is on the USG Excluded Parties List, or that is from, or with a principal place of business in, a country subject to trade and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of Treasury or to any individual or entity subject to targeted trade and economic sanctions administered by OFAC. Check here for more details.

For more information, please visit Global Resilience Partnership.

WBI’s Scholarship and Fellowships Programs

WBI’s Scholarship and Fellowships Programs are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world.The Programs provide opportunities for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to masters and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from eligible developing countries.
WBI supplements its training programs by managing three programs:
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSM)
The RSM Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), sponsored by the Government of Japan
The JJ/WBGSP is for graduate studies in subjects related to economic development.Each year, the Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank. Scholars are required to return to their home countries on completion of their study Programs and apply their enhanced knowledge and skills to contribute to the development process in their respective regions and communities.
The Japan Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Program (JIPS)Funded by a grant from the JIPS Program supports PhD studies in an academic field of study covered by ten Indonesian Centers of Excellence participating in the program. Each of these newly established Centers of Excellence is located at a leading higher education institution in the country with a demonstrated track record in the pursuit of excellence. The goal of the program is to promote excellence in research in these Centers to support the Ministry of National Education in its mission to improve the quality of higher education and research in the country.

Learn more about WBI’s Scholarships Programs

Dora Maar Fellowship

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The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House is made possible through a grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc., in Houston. The program has been directed by the MFAH since 2006.

What Is Expected of a Fellow?

The MFAH wants you to enjoy the opportunities this remarkable residence affords, and to use your time well. Fellows are encouraged to offer suggestions on how the museum can improve the fellowship program in the future.

As a Dora Maar fellow, you are expected to be friendly toward the citizens of Ménerbes and to make one public presentation to them. Each fellow is required to donate to Dora Maar House one drawing, publication, or other work created during the residency. The MFAH asks that you recognize The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House in the acknowledgments of any publication resulting from your fellowship.

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American Express Corporate Social Responsibility: grants – American Express: Fondos de Responsabilidad Corporativa

American Express tiene abierta la convocatoria para su Fondo, cuyo objetivo principal es financiar aquellos proyectos de interés en Preservación Histórica, Liderazgo, y Servicio a la Comunidad. No tiene fecha de cierre.El apoyo comprende una asignación económica. Los proyectos deben estar inscriptos en las siguientes temáticas: Preservar y mantener lugares históricos; Desarrollo de líderes para el futuro; Fomento del servicio comunitario de clientes y empleados.Para ser admitidos, los solicitantes deberán reunir los siguientes requisitos: demostrar ser una organización sin fines de lucro; No discriminar según raza, religión, credo, nacionalidad, discapacidad, discapacidad, edad, orientación sexual, estado civil, estado de veterano, u otra basada prohibida por la ley.Para inscribirse los participantes deben completar la prueba de la elegibilidad online y luego reciben una invitación para enviar la propuesta de proyecto.Para mayor información, visitar American Express

American Express Corporate Social Responsibility makes grants in three major program areas: Leadership, Historic Preservation and Community Service.This includes the American Express Foundation, American Express Charitable Fund and certain corporate gifts. In 2013, contributions totaled $27.9 million.

Review Funding Priorities. Before applying, please review the three program themes that reflect our funding priorities: Historic Preservation, Leadership and Community Service. Continuar leyendo ‘American Express Corporate Social Responsibility: grants – American Express: Fondos de Responsabilidad Corporativa’

Applications Available for Food For All Grant

Scholarships and Other Opportunities

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1)      Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
2)      Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
3)      Presidential Match Scholarships for Study in Israel for Spring 2015
4)      Jane Bosart College Emergency Scholarship
5)      Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs
6)      IU Journal of Undergraduate Research: Call for Papers
7)      2015 Critical Language Scholarships
8)      2015 Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
This is a national scholarship program that supports undergraduate students planning research careers in natural sciences, math, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. The College holds an internal competition to select nominees for the national Goldwater competition and the Goldwater Foundation selects approximately 300 winners each year from all over the United States.
Eligibility criteria:
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Fundación Alexander von Humboldt: Fellowship en Protección Internacional del Clima – International Climate Protection Fellowships

lunesFor young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.

During a three-week introductory phase, you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany. An intensive German-language course before you begin the fellowship will smooth your way into everyday life in Germany whilst a continuing education event lasting several days in the course of the fellowship will enable you to acquire not only practical knowledge of climate protection but also expertise in management.

20 fellowships can be granted annually.

La Fundación Alexander von Humboldt tiene abierta la convocatoria para su programa de Fellowships en Protección Internacional del Clima, cuyo objetivo principal es brindar la posibilidad a jóvenes expertos en clima de realizar un proyecto en Alemania y desarrollar colaboraciones a largo plazo. La fecha de cierre es el 15 de marzo 2015.

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