Principal Office: Spain
BBVA is a large multinational financial group, and the BBVA Foundation expresses the corporate responsibility of the BBVA Group. The Foundation sees knowledge as the cornerstone of its activities. It promotes scientific research in social science, biomedicine, and the environment.
The Foundation makes funding available for research projects, training and scholarships, scientific meetings, and awards (i.e., prizes).
BBVA’s program area of most importance in the Terra Viva Grants Directory is “Environment.” Within this program, the Foundation focuses on themes of biodiversity conservation.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Research Projects in Ecology and Conservation Biology. BBVA makes grants for conservation projects that take a multidisciplinary approach, and that promote science cooperation between Spain and Latin America. The program is for universities, institutes, and other research institutions in Spain, sometimes in collaboration with partners in Latin America.
2 — Awards for Biodiversity Conservation. The Foundation makes annual prizes to recognize outstanding projects, policies, and actions for environmental conservation in Spain and Latin America by government organizations and NGOs. Awards are made for each of two actions in biodiversity conservation, one in Latin America, and one in Spain. One additional award is made for environmental communications in Spain.
Grant seekers download application guidelines and forms from the Foundation’s website, according to the category of grants or awards.
Link to calls for project proposals and award nominations (environment)
3 — Awards in Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture. These are awards for innovative and fundamental advances in several areas of science, culture, and collaboration. The awards are open worldwide to individuals and nonprofit organizations of any nationality. The awards include categories for achievements in ecology and conservation biology; climate change; and development cooperation (among others). The BBVA Foundation allocates a cash prize of €400 thousand in each category.
About the awards, and how to nominate
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Note: The BBVA Foundation’s focus is Spain and Latin America. However, it extends wider eligibility in Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture.
The Foundation’s website is available in Spanish and English. The Spanish version is updated before the English version, and grant seekers should search in Spanish, when possible.
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