Part of Arab NGO Portal, covers call for abstracts, papers, participation and proposals where it basically mean an invitation by different organizations asking people to submit original, scholarly articles for review, consideration and possible publication or presentation in a conference workshop, meeting, seminar, or a journal, for civil society in or for the Arab World.
Subjects vary depending on the event, the publication and the country.
There are currently 7 calls listed.
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Research Innovation Fund Call for Proposals for Research Projects on Land Governance in the Arab Region Background The Arab region is undergoing a decade of profound change and challenges.
Research Innovation Fund
Call for Proposals for Research Projects on Land Governance in the Arab Region
The Arab region is undergoing a decade of profound change and challenges. Noticeable progress in some countries and some sectors is clouded by the spiraling into social unrest, economic instability and violent conflict in others. With a growing frequency, yet unmet expectations of governance outputs across all sectors, results destabilization. Increasing knowledge about land and the way it is accessed, used and governed is key to understand the socio-economic transformations, societal changes and the various types of conflicts occurring in the Arab region.
Knowledge creation and research on different land-related key topics is a cornerstone of the BMZ-funded “Arab region programme on good land governance in support to inclusive development, peace and stability”, as part of the Arab Land Initiative. Implemented by different regional and country-level partner organizations, in collaboration with the Global Land Tool Network / UN-Habitat, the programme aims at improving the capacity of regional and national stakeholders in the Arab region to manage and administer land, peri-urban and rural land, to achieve inclusive social and economic development. As key part of the programme, the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) based in Cairo, Egypt, in collaboration with the Global Land Tool Network implements different activities aiming to create, foster and diffuse capacities, training and knowledge related to land governance. Encouraging and supporting quality research based on solid methodologies for improved data collection and increased empirical evidence is one of the objectives of this collaboration.
- Objectives and scope of the research grant
This call for proposals for research grants addresses students and young land professionals interested in conducting research on land governance-related topics in one or several countries of the Arab region. The objectives of this call are to foster the interest in land-related research and to gather innovative ideas and approaches. By supporting and motivating future academic and professional leaders in the field of land governance. The research grant will increase the information and empirical evidence on land-related issues in the region and foster the interest and engagement of students, young professionals and scholars in producing land-related research and become part of land sector networks in the Arab region.
- Who is eligible to apply for the research grant?
- Master and PhD students (social science, economics, law, multi-disciplinary land-related programmes, etc.) with interest in land management and land-related topics in one or several countries in the Arab region;
- Land professionals and land practitioners with expertise and/or field experience on land related projects in the Arab region.
- Young scholars working in universities or other relevant research institutions conducting research dealing with land-related topics in the Arab region;
Additional eligibility criteria:
- Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be nationals or resident of a country of the Arab region;
- Applicants must be maximum 45 years old;
- Applicants can apply individually or in group (max. of 3).
- Thematic areas
Land governance is a cross sectoral topic that relates to different aspects of the social and economic life of societies, touches upon different sectors including planning, economy, human rights, governance, law, etc. – and has technical, social, economic and political dimensions. This call for research proposals invites applicants from different backgrounds to submit their proposals focusing on one – or more than one – of the following topics:
- The nexus between land and conflict;
- Land and socio-economic development;
- Women and land;
- Youth and land;
- Land, natural resources (including water, minerals, extractives, etc.)
- Land and climate change (incl. land degradation, etc.);
- Land administration;
- Land policies, laws and regulations;
- Land-based investment, land markets, land value, land transactions;
- Monitoring land governance and land tenure security;
- Urbanization, planning, taxation and development control;
- Innovative land management tool;
- Research proposals
The submissions should contain:
- The name(s) and titles of the applicants;
- Copies of the ID(s) of the applicant(s);
- Proof of residency in Arab Country (incase if non-Arab Candidate)
- The themes of the proposed research (selected from the list above);
- The proposed title of the research paper;
- The geographical focus (one or more than one country in the Arab region);
- The outline (or table of content) of the research paper;
- An abstract describing the proposed research (max 2000 words).
Submissions should be done in Word and PDF format and written in either in English, French or Arabic.
Submissions should be sent by 15 July 2020 to the following email address:
- Submission Dates and Details
- Submission of Research proposals (as mentioned above) by 15/07/2020.
- A first review of the abstracts will be conducted.
- The selected candidates will be informed by 31/08/2020
- Submission of full research paper by 30/11/2020 (for selected candidates only).
Selected candidates should submit full research papers that includes;
- An executive summary of 4 pages;
- Body of the research of max 50 pages;
- Conclusions and recommendations (max 6 pages).
Word Count for full research paper min. 5000, max.10000
8.5″ x 11”-page size
11 point Times Roman
Line Spacing: Multiple 1.15
The final research papers will be reviewed by an expert committee and uploaded on websites of; GLTN; Arab Land Initiative; and UTI.
There is a possibility to further support the grantees for the attendance of relevant international conferences to present the research results; e.g. the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, or the Second Arab Land Conference, etc…
- Research Grants
Accepted research proposals will be funded a total grant of USD 4000 as follows;
- USD 1,500 will be paid to the selected researcher after the selection.
- The remaining USD 2,500 will be paid to the researcher after the submission of the final research paper.
 For more information visit www.gltn.net and https://arabstates.gltn.net/
 Established 1956, the UTI is the ‘HBRC’ National Research entity of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities,
 Born during or after 1975
 Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
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Mizna, the only Arab lit and art journal in the United States, is seeking submissions for a special Comix Issue. This issue will be guest edited by Palestinian graphic novelist
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Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival (TCAFF) is seeking films for our upcoming festival scheduled for September 24-27, 2020, as well as our new ongoing monthly film series. We accept
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Grants for Artists Deadlines: April 1 and October 1 These grants support artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. Among other activities, the grants can be used to pursue threads
Grants for Artists
Deadlines: April 1 and October 1
These grants support artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. Among other activities, the grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. The grants can cover part or all of the proposed activity or project. Approximately fifteen grants are awarded each calendar year, with an average value of US$5,000. Results are communicated within four weeks of the deadline to apply. Grant recipients are selected by an external advisory committee. The advisors’ names are published after grant recipients are announced.
- Applicants must come from the field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome). However, given the scale of our grants, applications for feature films production are not given priority.
- Applicants must be primarily engaged with artistic concerns and aim toward high artistic merit.
- Activities or projects can take place anywhere in the world, but must be by artists or arts practitioners from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world.
- The proposal must be achievable and completed within twelve months of the grant submission deadline.
- Applications to attend degree-based study programs (such as MAs or PhDs) are out of the grant program’s scope and will not be considered.
Please fill in the online form below, upload your work samples, upload your completed PDF application form and click ‘submit’ at the bottom left of this page.
For audio and visual links, please gather them in one word document and add them as a work sample to your application.
Supporting material sent through Wetransfer or similar platforms will not be considered.
You can download the fillable PDF application form here: PDF application form Grants for Artists
The form is best completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Applications can ONLY be submitted in English or Arabic.
Only completed PDF application forms with supporting material uploaded through this page will be accepted. Applications received by email will not be considered.
- All applicants, whether selected or not, receive a response to their applications.
- Due to the high volume of applications and the confidentiality of the selection process, Mophradat does not provide individual feedback explaining the reason an application was not selected.
- If selected, a grant agreement will be signed between the recipient and Mophradat.
- Funds will be released in a two-stage process: 80 percent when the grant agreement is signed, and the remaining 20 percent on project completion.
- A narrative summary of what was achieved and a financial report must be submitted by the date included in the grant agreement before the second installment is made.
*By applying for a grant, you agree that if you are selected, you will endeavor to realize your proposal. If the proposal is not realized to an appropriate level of completion, you may be asked to partially or fully reimburse Mophradat.
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iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE The iF SOCIAL
iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish
and support projects that contribute to our society. We do not charge
any fees. The best projects will be honored with a prize money of EUR
100,000 in total.
Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete for the prize in 2020! In addition, your project will reach the global design community.
Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations are welcome to submit. Your project should already be established and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times. Student concepts will not be accepted.
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Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies
Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.
Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.
The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate.
The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 140,000 or USD 150,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November each year.
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