The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Monthly Update: November 2016

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 October 2016  >  15 November 2016.

SECTION A:  Updates to Application Deadlines

Below we identify the most recently added or changed opportunities which remain relevant (i.e., with calendar deadlines beyond the date of this posting). 

November 2016

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropical Andes. The CEPF announces additional small and large grants (over US$20 thousand) to advance conservation in the tropical Andes. The program is open to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. The closing dates for letters of inquiry are 16 November 2016 for Colombia, Peru, and multiple-country grants; and 29 November 2016 for activities in Ecuador. (The call for Bolivia is closed.) Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Partnerships with India. The BBSRC’s India Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between laboratories in the UK and India; to promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists; and to promote access to facilities. Funding will be typically up to £30 thousand over a period of up to four years for partnerships with one or more Indian life science laboratories. The application deadline is 17 November 2016. Link

Smart Villages — Off-Grid Energy in West Africa.  The Off-Grid Energy Challenge invites applications from early-stage energy entrepreneurs in West Africa who are running businesses that generate or can be powered by off-grid energy.  Businesses must have at least an existing prototype and business model to enter. The winners of the competition will receive free business, legal, and financial services and the chance to pitch for up to US$5 thousand in prize capital.  Up to three teams will be accepted into the programme. The deadline for applications (English, French, Portuguese) is 21 November 2016.  Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa. On behalf of the CEPF, Birdlife International announces the 16th and final call for proposals supporting biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. The eligible countries are Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The maximum grant is US$20 thousand. Applications need to be submitted by 23 November 2016. Link

ONE International — Africa Award 2016. The ONE Africa Award honors the exceptional work of individuals and organizations based in Africa to help Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The amount of the award is US$100 thousand, which may be split into more than one prize. Eligibility for the award extends to civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs. The application deadline is 25 November 2016. Link

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Africa — Small Grants for Organizations in Africa. PAN is an advisor to the Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) for grants to civil society in subjects of environment and sustainable development. PAN Africa invites African organizations to submit short proposals that may qualify for GGF support. Themes important to PAN include phasing out highly hazardous pesticides; alternatives to pesticides and DDT; monitoring the effect of pesticides on human health and environment; and opposition to GMOs. Proposals should include project objectives, methodology, expected results, and an activities budget. The requested contribution should not exceed US$3,500. Proposals must be sent to PAN by e-mail no later than 25 November 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) — Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the East Melanesian Islands. In partnership with the IUCN, the CEPF makes grants for biodiversity conservation in the East Melanesian Islands. Small and large (>US$20 thousand) grants will address biodiversity conservation in the islands region of Papua New Guinea. Funding is also available for multi-country projects covering the islands region of PNG, Solomon Islands, and/or Vanuatu. Eligibility for grants extends to community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, private companies,and other civil society organizations. The deadline for letters of inquiry (English) is 28 November 2016. Link

Eurasia Foundation — Professional Exchanges, Russia and USA. The U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE program) is a network of Russian and US professionals and entrepreneurs who exchange ideas and best practices leading to joint action and positive change in the social dimensions of both countries. SEE currently invites applications from Independent Professionals who will travel to an organization in the host country for one to two weeks in March-April 2017 to conduct activities related to their proposed project. Among the many themes is one on the protection of flora and fauna, and the promotion of animal welfare. The deadline for applications (English, Russian) is 28 November 2016 (29 November in Russia). Link

Bat Conservation International — Awards and Scholarships. BCI, in partnership with the Latin American Bat Conservation Network and the Bat Conservation Africa Network, requests proposals from student researchers interested in bat conservation. The geographical scope is Latin America and the Caribbean; Africa and its adjacent islands; and globally. BCI anticipates making 15-20 awards of up to US$2,500 each for undergraduate students, and up to US$5,000 each for graduate students. Additional funding is available through special awards. The application deadline is 30 November 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) — TROPIMUNDO Masters Program in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems 2017-2018. TROPIMUNDO is a 2-year Erasmus Mundus masters program in tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. Students alternate their semesters between consortium universities in Europe (Belgium, France, Italy) and tropical regions outside Europe (Australia, Cameroon, French Guiana, Malaysia). Applicants should have an internationally accepted bachelor’s degree in biology, natural sciences, environmental sciences, or equivalent. The EC provides a certain number of scholarships for EU and non-EU students. The deadline for applications (with scholarships) is 30 November 2016. Link

Israeli Agency for International Development — Professional Courses in Early 2017. Israel’s Agency for International Development (MASHAV) offers professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development. MASHAV offers a limited number of scholarships to cover course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Courses offered in English during the first few months of 2017 include (i) Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (apply before 30 November 2016); (ii) Post-Harvest Handling of Fresh Commodities (apply before 11 December 2016); and others. Additionally, MASHAV offers professional courses in Spanish, French, and Russian languages. Applications are submitted through Israel’s diplomatic missions. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture — Global Research Alliance Fellowships on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will be selected from countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on research related to climate change mitigation. The U.S. mentor later visits the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. The application deadline is 30 November 2016. Link

India Department of Science and Technology — Bilateral Research Collaboration. India’s DST calls for proposals of bilateral research in thematic areas that include energy, environment, climate change, plant-based medicines, and many others — varying with each program area. Calls with application deadlines in November 2016, December 2016, and January 2017 include joint research with Australia, Israel, Italy, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland. Link

December 2016

ICMA International — Fellows Program in Environmental Sustainability, ASEAN Countries. With funding provided by the U.S. Department of State, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is offering an Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program for 50 professionals from Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Additionally, the program will select 10 participants from the USA. The fellowships will build the capacity of young leaders to address local environmental sustainability challenges related to climate change, sustainable energy, and environmental justice. Each fellow will spend four weeks working with a local government, organization, or company in the USA — concluding with a final program in Washington, DC. The application deadline is 01 December 2016. Link

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) — International Training Programs. Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The programs include one on sustainable urban water and sanitation. The invited countries are Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda. Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities, or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector. The application deadline is 02 December 2016. Link

National Cheng Kung University — Gro Bruntland Awards 2017. Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University will host Gro Bruntland Week in March 2017 to honor Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Director-General of the World Health Organization. Five young female scientists, one from Taiwan and four from developing countries, will be invited to present their research related to public health and sustainable development. TVG Note: This can possibly include research related to food production and nutrition, water supply, or other environmental influences on health. Candidates should be female, less than 40 years old, and hold a research doctorate. The deadline to apply is 04 December 2016. Link

London School of Economics and Political Science, International Growth Centre — Research on Economic Growth in Developing Countries. The IGC invites proposals relevant to growth policies in developing countries. IGC’s programs are organized by countries and themes. The themes include one on energy. The topics include improving access to and quality of energy services for households and firms; rural electrification; energy efficiency; and the effects of energy consumption on health and the environment. Applications are open worldwide, although IGC’s particular countries of interest are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The next application deadline is 05 December 2016. Link

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation — Doctoral Scholarships 2017. Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation awards up to fifteen scholarships to Canadian and international doctoral candidates pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes, one of which is “People and their Natural Environment.” This theme includes studies of a social, economic or political nature that lead to the identification, evaluation, or dissemination of sustainable environmental practices. It also includes an interest in environmental security at the global level, and in the link between healthy ecosystems, communities, and individuals. Candidates must be nominated by the Canadian or international institution where they wish to study or are currently studying. Universities can nominate a candidate from their institution who is pursuing doctoral studies at another university. The deadline for submissions by the universities is 09 December 2016. Link

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) — Research Grants Program. OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Priorities are research on small grain production; soil health; social sciences related to adoption of organic systems; and organic animal production. OFRF particularly encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early-career researchers, veterans, and extension personnel to consider applying for funding. Grants are up to US$15 thousand for one year. The next deadline for proposals is 10 December 2016. Link

Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) — Private Financing to Build Resilience to Climate Change in West Africa. The WAFCEF-3 call for proposals solicits proposals from project developers in West Africa as part of a two-stage process to selecting finalist projects for the 3rd Edition of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing Business Plan Competition. The proposed project must promote or deploy technologies for clean energy. CTI PFAN will consider projects that require total initial capital in excess of US$1million (or any currency equivalent). Proposals seeking primarily grant funding are not eligible, although the proposal may include elements of grant, donor, and/or subsidized funding. The application deadline is 12 December 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in Timor-Leste. In support of conservation in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot, CEPF invites letters of inquiry from organizations wishing to work in or affect key biodiversity areas and species in Timor-Leste. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. Typical grants are US$100 thousand for periods of 12 to 30 months, although CEPF will consider proposals up to US$300 thousand for exceptionally qualified applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 13 December 2016. Link

University of California at Berkeley — Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2017. The Beahrs ELP sponsors an annual three-week summer course in environmental science, policy, management, and leadership at UC Berkeley. The next course is scheduled for July 2017. The ELP invites applications from mid-career professionals around the world. Workshops and field trips draw on the strengths of UC Berkeley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Course participants continue their learning and networking through the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network. The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. The application deadline is 13 January 2017. Link

World Bank — Robert S. McNamara Fellowships 2017. The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides up to US$25 thousand for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university, research, or development institution in a World Bank member country. The funding is for a period of 6-10 months in any field of applied research that addresses poverty alleviation in the context of developing countries. Applications are invited in English. The application deadline is 14 December 2016. Link

Audubon Naturalist Society — Small Grants for Conservation. The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund makes grants for local conservation projects in developing countries. The grants are intended as seed money for communities and individuals. The Fund especially invites applications from the developing countries. Grants are a maximum of US$2 thousand for one year. Applications are accepted through 15 December 2016. Link

BirdsCaribbean — Conservation of Caribbean Sea Birds. The David S. Lee Fund will make one or two small grants for bird conservation in the Caribbean region. The funds can cover travel to field sites, living expenses in the field, or costs for equipment and supplies to conduct conservation projects. Applicants should be students or early-career ornithologists, conservationists, or wildlife professionals working in the Caribbean. Applicants must be paid or sponsored members of BirdsCaribbean at the time of application. The application deadline is 15 December 2016. Link

Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund — Requests for Proposals. The Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund currently requests proposals in two thematic areas: (i) enhanced landscape governance and capacity — with application deadline on 15 December 2016; and (ii) jurisdictional partnerships for forests, climate and agriculture — with application deadline on 31 January 2017. Eligibility for funding extends to accredited organizations in the GCFF member states and provinces of Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Peru. Link

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum — Bioenergy Awards. The IUSSTF’s program Bioenergy – Awards for Cutting Edge Research (B- ACER) aims to nurture contacts between students and scientists from India and the USA in frontline area of biofuels and bioenergy. Opportunities are available for Indian citizens to pursue internships and fellowships at reputed U.S. scientific/technological institutions or laboratories to undertake the research work. The application deadline is 15 December 2016. Link

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum — Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The IUSSTF’s program Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) aims to nurture contacts between students and scientists from India and the USA in research related to energy efficiency in buildings. Opportunities are available for Indian citizens to pursue internships and fellowships at reputed U.S. scientific/technological institutions or laboratories to undertake the research work. The application deadline is 15 December 2016. Link

Smithsonian Institution — Post-Doctoral Research with the Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory. The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network invites proposals for postdoctoral fellowships that will advance the goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO). MarineGEO focuses on global-scale, long-term study of coastal biodiversity and ecosystems. Current sites in the network are located in the USA, Belize, and Panama. Postdoctoral scientists must collaborate directly with two or more Smithsonian scientists as named sponsors. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Global Innovation through Science and Technology. GIST is the flagship U.S. government international program on innovation and entrepreneurship. GIST participants in low and middle-income economies can develop skills, build networks, find mentors, and access financing through a combination of in-country training, a global pitch competition, interactive online programming, and direct connections to U.S. experts. Funding Opportunity OES-OPP-17-001. The application deadline is 15 December 2016. Link

Campus France — French Research Cooperation with International Partners. France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs collaborates with other French ministries to jointly support the Hubert Curien Partnerships for international exchanges in science and technology. The program periodically publishes calls for proposals. They currently include the PHC Pamoja partnerships with Kenya (application deadline is 16 December 2016); the PHC Xu Guangqi partnerships with China (deadline 15 January 2017); the PHC Napata partnerships with Sudan (deadline 17 January 2017); and the PHC Cai Yuanpei partnerships with China (deadline on 19 February 2017). Each partnership provides details about research priorities, eligibility for support, and how to apply. Link

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) — Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant. The AAZV awards the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant to professionals in zoological medicine for the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Grants are a maximum of US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 19 December 2016. Link

Amani Institute — Social Innovation Management 2017. The Amani Institute offers a post-graduate certificate in social innovation management that emphasizes leadership, communication, entrepreneurship and management, and creativity and problem solving. For 2017, Amani will accept up to 40 fellows worldwide for assignment to either Brazil or Kenya during the immersion training of four months. Fellows represent a diversity of fields contributing to sustainable development, including in themes related to environment. Amani offers discounted tuition plus a limited number of tuition scholarships (but excluding air fare and housing) in cases of extreme need. The application deadline is 20 December 2016. Link

Earth Journalism Network — Biodiversity Media Grant. The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers the Biodiversity Media Grant to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity. EJN is especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in high-biodiversity regions of the world such as the Amazon, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be about US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 23 December 2016. Link

Royal Bank of Canada — Blue Water Project 2017. The RBC’s Blue Water Project makes grants for watershed protection and safe drinking water in two programs. (i) The Community Action Grants are up to $10 thousand for local and community organizations in Canada, USA, and the Caribbean. (ii) Leadership Grants ranging from $10 thousand to $100 thousand are available in North America and other countries where RBC does business (including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Chile, and Uruguay). For Leadership Grants, applicants send an expression of interest before 04 November 2016. For Community Action Grants, the application deadline is 23 December 2016. Link

Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology, and Society — Fellowships 2017-2018. The IAS-STS in Graz (Austria) promotes interdisciplinary research on interactions among science, technology and society. Its annual fellowship program supports international research fellows for up to nine months of research at the Institute, and visiting scholars for shorter periods. Themes include gender, technology, and environment; life sciences and biotechnology; low-carbon energy systems; eco-design and public procurement; and sustainable food systems. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2016. Link

Stockholm Environment Institute — Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Program. With support from the Government of Sweden, SEI sponsors events that focus on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction in Southeast Asia. Events should build new knowledge and leadership; strengthen existing capacity; enhance and foster networks and partnerships; and generate new collaborations and undertakings in ways that are gender-responsive. Recipient organizations should be based in Asia or, if they are based outside the region, be addressing issues relevant to Asia. SEI invites concept notes that preferably bring together representatives from government, the private sector, civil society, and researchers. The program has the following deadlines for concept notes: 31 December; 31 March; 30 June; and 30 September. Link

January 2017

Weeden Foundation — Grants for Conservation in Chile and Russia. The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 06 January 2017. Link

Leakey Foundation — Research on Primates. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related to human origins. This includes research on primate biology, ecology, and behavior. The majority of research grants awarded to doctoral students range from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand. Larger grants for senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$25 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January 2017 and 15 July 2017. Link

Swedish Institute — Visby Scholarships for PhD Studies and Postdoctoral Research 2017. The Visby Scholarships provide PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study related to collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region. The program is open to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. About 40 Visby scholarships will be offered for 2017/2018. The application deadline is 10 January 2017. Link

Congressional Hunger Center — Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program 2017-2019. The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year international fellowship to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty. Leland Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. The fellowship provides the financial support for one year of international service, followed by another year of policy work. Fellows are placed with international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies, multi-lateral organizations, and private sector entities. These host organizations are responsible for providing meaningful work and supervision to the fellow. The application deadline for the 9th Class (2017-2019) is 11 January 2017. Link

Swiss Network for International Studies — Call for Projects 2017. The SNIS makes grants for pluri-disciplinary research on global issues that are relevant in the international arena, or that concern multiple countries simultaneously. A special theme for 2017 focuses on migration in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, including aspects of environmental change. The SNIS accepts submissions from Swiss institutions of higher education and research (listed in the announcement). SNIS strongly encourages international collaboration. Project funding ranges from CHF 100 thousand to CHF 300 thousand for two years. The application deadline is 11 January 2017. Link

Kinship Foundation — Conservation Fellows 2017. Kinship supports fellows worldwide to participate in its month-long conservation leadership program in the USA, supported with stipends and lodging. Kinship focuses on market-based mechanisms for conservation by strengthening the participants’ skills in leadership, communication, economics, and business and finance. Applicants should be mid-career conservation practitioners with at least five years of field experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a demonstrated desire to innovate. The next application deadline is 16 January 2017. Link

Olam — Prize for Food Security 2017. The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security honors and offers financial support to an outstanding research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility, or adequacy of food. Olam invites applications from research projects in plant science, soil science, nutritional science, agricultural sciences, and any other field of scientific research impacting food security, focused on any part of the agricultural supply chain. The winning research project will receive US$50 thousand in unrestricted funding to support further development of the research project. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2017. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Africa Program 2017. The program “Wildlife Without Borders” includes a regional component for Central Africa. Funding in 2017 will focus on projects that impact wildlife populations in the following countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe. The announcement defines the priority themes. Applications are open to qualified individuals; multi-national secretariats; institutions of higher education; and nonprofit NGOs. The application deadline is 17 January 2017. Link

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers — Awards 2017 with Deadlines in January-February. The RGS-IBG offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. Grants range from £250 to £30 thousand. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. The application deadline for the Small Research Grants, Henrietta Hutton Research Grants, Monica Cole Research Grants, and Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award is 18 January. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants have a deadline on 31 January. The Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants have an application deadline on 22 February. Link

Agropolis Foundation — Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food 2017. The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food recognizes contributions in research, development, and capacity building in the North, South, or the Mediterranean Region to sustainably improve food and agricultural systems while addressing food security and poverty reduction. The Prize will be awarded in three categories: distinguished scientist; promising young scientist; and outstanding career in agricultural development. The winner of each category will be awarded €20 thousand. Applications are open to academic and research organizations (private or public), civil society organizations, and the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises). The application deadline is 25 January 2017. Link

European Commission — Sustainable Energy in the Philippines. The EC will make grants to increase the availability of electricity generated from renewable energy in off-grid rural and semi-urban communities of the Philippines. The grants will be made in four lots, each with a different objective. Grants are up to €4 million, varying by lots and cost shares. The lead applicants should be NGOs, private or public utility operators, international organizations, foundations, electric cooperatives, or academic institutions in the EU, the Philippines, or other countries eligible under Europe’s DCI regulation. The application deadline is 31 January 2017. Link

International Osprey Foundation — Research on Ospreys. The IOF makes grants up to US$5 thousand for research on ospreys and other raptor species in the USA and worldwide. Applications should be submitted by postal mail to TIOF Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 250 Sanibel, Florida, USA 33957-0250. The application deadline is 31 January of each year. Link

February 2017

Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions — IMMANA Fellowships, Round 3. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), IMMANA aims to accelerate the development of scientific evidence to support effective policy and investments in agriculture for improved nutrition and health. Fellowships focus mainly on fieldwork in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate in any field related to agriculture, nutrition, and/or health within three years of the proposed fellowship start date. Applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorates anywhere. IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries, and applicants who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. The application deadline for concept notes in Round 3 is 01 February 2017. Link

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Science for Peace and Security. NATO’s support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). Applications are invited from researchers in NATO’s member countries and its partner countries — including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean region. The next deadlines for 2017 are 01 February, 01 July, and 01 October. Link

World Wildlife Fund U.S. — Funding for Women Conservationists in the Congo Basin 2017. WWF-US supports women conservationists in the Congo Basin for short-term training and for academic and technical degrees in conservation. Applicants must be citizens and permanent residents of Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, or Rep Congo. Note: EFN plans to include Cameroon in the list of eligible countries for the deadline on 01 February 2017. Most professional development grants are for less than six months and are funded up to US$5 thousand. Most academic grants are for one year and up to US$10 thousand for study anywhere in the world. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2016 and 01 February 2017. Link

Belgium’s University Commission for Development — Scholarships and Training Grants 2017-2018. The French-language universities of Belgium award 150 scholarships and about 70 training grants each year in the ARES program to applicants from developing countries. Subjects include environmental management and several others. Eligibility requirements are defined by age, previous education, and nationality. The eligible countries are Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia (only for courses in English), Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, and Vietnam. The deadline for applications for most courses is 10 February 2017. Link

European Commission Horizon 2020 — Sustainable Food Security 2017. The Horizon 2020 program of research and innovation includes topics that are suitable for international cooperation. This includes cooperation in several projects of sustainable food security (SFS). Topic SFS-8-2017 will research accessible and cost-efficient alternatives to contentious inputs (e.g., copper) in organic farming. Topic SFS-10-2017 will explore methods to detect and arrest emerging diseases and pests in plants and terrestrial livestock. Topic SFS-13-2017 will focus on protocols for the detection and quantification of pathogens and other factors of concern for the health of plants and terrestrial animals, and correlates of infection/immunity. Topic SFS-21-2016-2017 will support research on the knowledge base and management tools for fisheries in waters of third countries with which the EU has signed sustainable fisheries partnership agreements, and in international waters covered by regional fisheries management organisations. Topic SFS-30-2017 will support research on effective solutions for managing carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in agro-ecosystems. Topic SFS-43-2017 invites research proposals on using Earth observation assets to advance the projection of food supply and agricultural risk assessment in Africa. Topic SFS-46-2017 aims to reduce the use of anti-microbial drugs for treating farm animals in Europe and China. Topic SFS-47-2017 addresses the topic of soil-water management for increased crop production and agro-ecosystem services in Europe and China. Topic SFS-48-2017 aims to research resource-efficient urban agriculture, using examples in Europe and China. Topic SFS-50-2017 will explore agricultural soil carbon sequestration in different pedo-climatic conditions. Eligibility for funding in most topics extends to EU countries, Horizon 2020 associated countries, and over 100 mainly developing countries. The application deadline is 14 February 2017. Link

Hawk Migration Association of North America — Hawk Watch Fund 2017. The Hawk Watch Fund offers grants of US$250 to US$1000 to non-profit hawk watch groups in the Americas. The Fund will support projects in research, monitoring, education, and conservation. The next application period is 01 December 2016 through 15 February 2017. Link

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation — Grants 2017. The Foundation funds UK organizations for projects to promote peace and sustainable security — and environmental sustainability — including for international projects. Eligibility extends to UK-registered charities and to organizations in other countries that work through UK-registered charities. Most grants are between £5 thousand and £15 thousand per year, for up to three years. The next deadline for applications is 15 February 2017. Link

African Bird Club — Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards. The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £2 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £3 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October. Link

Monsanto Fund — Grants to Strengthen Farming Communities 2017. The Monsanto Fund makes grants to strengthen agricultural communities in several countries around the world. Grants of US$25 thousand and more are available to tax-exempt charitable organizations for activities and projects that address farmers’ education and training; food security; community water and sanitation; and other local needs. Monsanto’s international grants are administered at the country level. The Fund presents a list of eligible countries. Monsanto accepts international applications during two periods each year. The first period ranges from 01 January through 28 February. The second period ranges from 01 July through 31 August. Link

March 2017

American Society of Mammalogy — Research in Latin America. The ASM offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients receives US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000 to attend the ASM annual meeting following the award. The application deadline for both types of awards is 01 March. Link

Building and Social Housing Foundation — World Habitat Awards 2017-2018. The World Habitat Awards (WHA) demonstrate solutions to current housing issues faced by countries worldwide. The WHA take a broad perspective to include energy, waste management, water conservation, resilience to natural disasters, and other environmental aspects in the definition of habitat. Two winners will each receive £10 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 01 March 2017. Link

Ghent University — International Master of Science in Rural Development 2017. The International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD) is a two-year master’s program in rural development and agricultural economics, focusing on socioeconomic and institutional aspects. The IMRD comprises a consortium of 13 participating universities in the EU, China, Ecuador, India, South Africa, South Korea, and the USA. The program invites qualified individuals from around the world to apply. The program offers scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, applications to the program must be submitted by 01 March 2017. Link

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) — Fellowship Program 2017. The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Candidates may seek fellowships in any developing country. Among the fellowship categories, the “John Miller Musser Memorial Forest and Society” fellowships offer people with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the relationship of forest-resource problems to humans, including policy-makers, environmentalists, farmers, scientists, and forest-product industrialists. The next deadline for letters of interest is 01 March 2017. Link

International Primatological Society — Primate Conservation, Research, and Education. IPS makes grants to support primate conservation in the field; primate care in captivity; conservation education; and conservation training. Applicants for the Southwick Award (conservation education) and the Galante Award (training) must be residents of habitat countries. Grants range from US$1,000 to US$2,500. The annual deadline for applications in all categories is 01 March of each year. Link

Royal Society of Biology — Travel Grants for Members. The Royal Society of Biology is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the UK, representing approximately 14,000 biologists and over 90 organisations. Each year, the Society offers twenty grants of £500 to members for overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching, or research. The next application deadline is 01 November 2016 through 01 March 2017. Link

Asian Institute of Technology — Masters Scholarships in Energy and Environment. The Asian Institute of Technology invites applications for the Loom Nam Khong Pijai Scholarships for masters degree programs in infrastructure development; energy technology; oil, gas, and natural resources development; and environmental engineering and management. Eligibility extends to nationals of Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guangxi provinces), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each scholarship covers tuition and registration fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses at AIT‘s residential campus in Thailand for the 22 months of the masters program. The application deadline is 31 March 2017. Link

Oriental Bird Club — Bird Conservation in Asia. The OBC Conservation Fund makes grants for bird conservation in Asia. Grant-making priorities are projects that benefit globally threatened bird species; that conserve threatened bird habitats; and that are led by Asian residents. Small Conservation Awards are up to £1,500 for projects of 12-18 months, with applications before 31 March of each year. There is a special early deadline on 15 December for projects that have to begin before July. The OBC also considers special and emergency applications at any time. Link

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) — African Research Cooperation with Germany. Through the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits, post-doctoral researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa make cooperation visits to institutes in Germany. The visits are limited to three months, with the aim of promoting longer-term collaboration. Preference is for young PhD-level scientists, particularly women. The application deadline is 31 March 2017. Link

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Research Fellowships. The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB’s member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi, and Cape Town. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September. For short-term fellowships, the deadlines are at the end of each calendar quarter. Link

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas — Grants for Environmental Conservation. The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) makes grants to non-profit charitable organizations in Canada, the USA, and Latin America for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, environmental justice, and environmental education. Most recent grants are for two to four years, ranging in amount from under US$30 thousand up to US$1 million. The ideal timing for submitting proposals is during the first quarter of the calendar year. Link

April 2017

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) — Scholar Awards for Agricultural Graduate Students 2017. The IPNI Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. Applicants in Africa can apply if their research connects with international programs, even if their countries are not in IPNI (see the special criteria for Africans). Awards of US$2 thousand are available to students in the disciplines of agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition. The deadline for applications is 28 April 2017. Link

Inter-Research Science Center — Prizes and Fellowships 2017. The International Ecology Institute in Germany annually selects top performers worldwide in the field of ecology for the Ecology Institute Prize and the IRPE Prize. The winner of the Ecology Institute Prize will be awarded €6 thousand; the winner of the IRPE Prize will receive €3 thousand. Nominations are invited from research ecologists worldwide. The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2017.  Additionally, the Center calls for nominations for the Otto Kinne Foundation Fellowship, with deadline on 31 October 2017. Link

 

Applications and/or Letters of Inquiry Accepted Continuously  (Submit Any Time)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) — FLEGT Direct Assistance Grants. The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and private-sector organizations. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT and support the VPA process (Voluntary Partnership Agreement) with the EU. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Liberia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Grants are up to €50 thousand. Applications (English, French, Spanish) can be submitted at any time. Link

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation — Assistance for Fruit Orchards. FTPF offers planting materials and technical assistance to establish fruit orchards that will be used for charitable purposes. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations, public or nonprofit schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose. Most programs are implemented in the USA. However, FTPF will also consider international projects. Applications are accepted continuously. Link

Gadfly Project — Software for Natural Resources Management. The Gadfly Project provides advanced software to entities committed to promoting peace, environmental sustainability, economic development, and quality-of-life advancements worldwide. The Custom Web and Mobile Application Development (CWMAD) program makes in-kind grants to non-profit organizations needing software to improve their operations and outreach. Wildlife Incident Data Exchange (WIDE) is a platform to help wildlife scientists document incidents about wildlife sightings, migrations, poisonings, and deaths. The Gadfly Project publishes submission guidelines for each of CWMAD and WIDE. Requests for support can be submitted at any time. Link

Green Climate Fund — Readiness Grants. The GCF offers grants up to US$1 million per country per year to help developing countries understand the GCF program, and to submit applications for accreditation. Priority for the readiness grants focuses on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States. Proposals for readiness grants are submitted through the country’s National Designated Authority or Focal Point for the GCF. Proposals can be submitted at any time. Link

Noel Buxton Trust — Promoting Livelihoods in Africa. The Noel Buxton Trust makes grants up to £5 thousand per year for up to three years for projects in Africa that promote economic development, or that support the care of street children. Past recent projects in the theme of economic development include examples in livestock raising, aquaculture, and credit for women-led businesses. The Trust especially welcomes applications in support of initiatives that help build sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, and South Sudan. The Trust invites applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa, and from UK-based charities — including from diaspora organisations based in the UK – for projects in the priority countries. Applications can be submitted at any time.  Link

Tzedek — Funding for Grassroots Projects in Africa. Tzedek is a Jewish charitable organization aiming to reduce extreme poverty, currently focusing on grassroots projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Funding is for projects that aim to raise the income of the participants above the internationally defined poverty level. Most projects include one or more aspects of micro-finance; training for livelihoods or vocations; and agriculture or animal breeding. Organisations that have no previous international funding may apply for a maximum of £1,500 in their first application. There is no deadline for letters of inquiry. Link

 

SECTION B:  Updated Profiles of Grant Makers

The Terra Viva Grants Directory reviews grant makers on a calendar cycle. The profiles of grant-making foundations and NGOs are updated mainly during January-June. The profiles of international and government grant makers are updated mainly during September-December. The grant makers below were updated recently (since 16 October 2016).

SECTION C:  New Grant Makers Added to Profiles

These grant makers are newly included among the profiles of the Terra Viva Grants Directory (since 16 October 2016).

SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

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