Grants and Awards

Updated: May 27


No deadlines (read more about the dates in the text below) 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 50,000 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. There is no deadline for your publication and you can apply every day. Twice a year the prize money will be decided: after 27 May 2020, and after 19 November 2020. Apply here.


DEADLINE: 5TH APRIL 2020 This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 - 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and make the transition to social enterprise practitioner. We’re pleased to introduce our 4 program offerings that will now allow you to access the IDEX Fellowship from any part of the globe:

YRE International Competition

Deadline: 30 April 2020

The YRE International Competition is for winners of the YRE National Competition in countries running the YRE programme. Every year, the most inspiring and creative entries from the National Competitions are assessed by an International Jury and have the chance of being recognized on a global scale. Apply here.

2020 Climate Action Awards

Deadline: 30 April 2020

Spearheaded by UN Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative, the UN Global Climate Action Award shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change. Organizations, communities, cities, businesses, universities, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat as a 2020 Lighthouse Activity. Apply here.

The World Food Prize

Deadline: 01 May 2020

This is is the foremost international honor recognizing -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 annual award recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply including, but not limited to: plant, animal and soil science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation, storage and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy. Apply here.

The Bow Seat | Ocean Awareness Contest

Deadline: 15 June 2020

The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where teens can explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for environmental action. Students ages 11-18 are invited to participate. 2020 Theme is "Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis". Apply here.

We are a global youth leadership network catalyzing climate careers and actions

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