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

FIRE Africa — ICT for African Development

The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa) promotes innovative online solutions to Africa’s needs in education, information, infrastructure, and communication. FIRE Africa can support any project that makes use of ICT to solve problems in the field. For example, previous winners include several organizations working in agriculture. Eligibility to apply extends to private and public organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for periods of 12-16 months. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy — Research on Land Policy and Urban Development in Latin America 2017

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy calls for proposals on several themes related to land policy and urban development in Latin America. One of these themes is climate change and environmental risks, such as for populations living on flood plains and steep slopes. The Lincoln Institute will pay for the research project based on the scope of work and the justification of the proposed budget. The deadline for proposals is 01June 2016. Link

Instrumentl — Funding Opportunities for Wildlife Research

Instrumentl is a team of scientists, university administrators, hackers, and grant writers who share the aim of helping researchers to find and apply for grants. The focus is researchers within the ecological and environmental sciences. Instrumental has compiled a list of 30 wildlife research grants that have application deadlines during the next few months. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research in the developing world. For these 30 featured grants, Instrumentl offers a free review of grant applications. The grants have deadlines in May, June, July, and August 2016 — along with some that accept applications continuously. Link

United Nations University (UNU) — ProSPER.Net Leadership Program 2016

The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability is the Secretariat for ProSPER.Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme helps its participants to develop interdisciplinary skills for sustainable development initiatives in local, regional, or global contexts. The fourth leadership program will be convened in Malaysia in August 2016. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016. Link

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) — Climate Resilience in Cities of Latin America

The CDKN is partnering with IDRC in Canada and FFLA in Latin America to offer research grants in support of making cities in Latin America resilient to climate change. The special focus is small and medium cities that are experiencing rapid growth. Proposals must relate to one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, México, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. The program expects to fund around six projects of between 12 – 21 months in duration.The deadline for expressions of interest (English, Spanish) is 13 June 2016. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) — Global Challenges Research in Food and Agriculture

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a new 5-year program of UK research to address problems faced by developing countries, with emphasis on health and agriculture. A consortium of BBSRC and other UK research organizations will support multidisciplinary awards for research on Global Agriculture and Food Systems in low and middle-income countries. The awards will focus on early-stage work, with grants up to £600 thousand for projects of 18-36 months. Applications are welcomed from UK research organisations eligible to receive funding from BBSRC.  Partners from the developing countries can be included in proposals. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 June 2016. Link 

Institute of International Education — Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a fellowship program for African-born academics currently living in the USA and Canada, and working in higher education. Fellows engage in educational projects for periods ranging from two weeks to three months at universities and colleges in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are no restrictions by disciplinary areas. Past fellows include examples in veterinary medicine, biology, forestry, and other areas of the natural sciences. The application deadline is 05 July 2016. Link

Belgian Development Agency (BTC) — Fair and Sustainable Trade in Precious Metals

BTC’s program in Trade for Development offers grants to improve the market access of organizations that are committed to fair and sustainable trade, including trade in precious metals. Among other objectives, project activities include the reduction of negative environmental impacts of mining and metals extraction. Grants ranging from €50 thousand to €100 thousand are available to private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations (if composed of 50% or more cooperative producers) in the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda,Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 July 2016. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — Clean Water in Armenia

USAID-Yerevan will fund the project Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE-Water) to improve the quality and use efficiency of water resources in the Ararat Valley. Activities will focus on the participation of Armenian civil society in policy development and small-scale pilot projects for integrated water management. Eligibility for grants extends to local organizations registered in Armenia. Funding Opportunity RFA-111-16-000004. The application deadline is 13 July 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) — Production of Quality Coffee in Nepal

The EC will fund technical assistance to help coffee growers and cooperatives in Nepal improve the value chain for Nepalese coffee. Activities should aim to raise the productivity of coffee plantations; introduce organic methods in coffee growing; strengthen farmers’ cooperatives and associations; and develop improved branding and marketing systems for coffee. Grants will be approximately €500 thousand. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the European Economic Area, developing countries (including Nepal), and certain international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/152076/DD/ACT/NP. The deadline for proposals is 02 August 2016. Link