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

Pro Natura Foundation — Applications 2016-2017

The Pro Natura Foundation makes grants to individuals and organizations for nature conservation in Japan and developing countries. This program is focused on scientific research concerning the conservation of biodiversity and the relationship between humans and the environment. Grants are for one year. Applications from countries outside Japan require the support of a nominator in Japanese language. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016. Link

AuthorAID — Travel Grants and Workshop Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries

AuthorAID announces its second round of small grants in 2016 to support researchers in developing countries with travel and workshops. In this second round, AuthorAID plans to award six travel grants (US$1,500 each) and six workshop grants (US$2,500 each). AuthorAID posts the list of eligible developing countries. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 17 July 2016. The deadline to apply for workshop grants is 27 July 2016. Link

Center for International Forestry Research — Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition seeks photographs that highlight the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. These can include photos of rainforests and forest landscapes; the communities who live in and around forests; forest products for trade, health or nutrition; diverse plants and animals that highlight the region’s rich biodiversity; or anything else that expresses why rainforests matter. Cash prizes of US$500 to US$1,000 will be awarded. The competition is open to everyone — professionals and hobby photographers. The submission deadline is 24 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Capacity Building for Tun Mustapha Park

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur seeks proposals to develop a compliance assessment, conduct training, and launch pilot projects for the newly-gazetted Tun Mustapha marine park in northern Sabah, Malaysia.  Applications are invited from non-profit organizations in the USA, as well as from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in other countries (e.g., Malaysia). The funding is up to US$250 thousand for one grant. Funding Opportunity S-MY300-16-GR-TMP. The application deadline is 30 July 2016. Link

Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation — STEM Prize for Young Africans

The STEM Prize aims to encourage young Cameroonians and other Africans, especially girls and young women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Applications are invited from teams of three to five persons who submit a project that has the greatest potential to positively improve their communities.  Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and be citizens in one of the following countries:  Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, or Gabon. The top teams will be invited to the foundation’s headquarters in Yaoundé to participate in a 3-day workshop focusing on research, career guidance, and project implementation. Cash prizes will be awarded totaling 5 million FCFA (approximately US$10 thousand).  The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 July 2016.  Link

U.S. Department of State — Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation

The U.S. Department of State will fund projects in marine protected areas and reduced nutrient pollution affecting coastal waters. Grants in Category 1 will strengthen compliance capacity for marine protected areas in the Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, and Panama. Grants in Category 2 will fund projects to more effectively manage marine protected areas in Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania. Grants in Category 3 will aim to reduce nutrient pollution in waterways, coastal waters, and the ocean. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the USA and other countries, and from public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OTI-16-005.  The closing date for applications is 01 August 2016. Link

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Advancing Geospatial Data in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to invest in an organization that will advance the quality, completeness, and sustainability of geospatial data in Africa. This organization will serve as a strategic grant maker, capacity builder, and effectively coordinate with others working in mapping and data on the continent. Applicant organizations should be ideally based in Africa. If headquartered elsewhere, the applying organization must have a strong presence and/or offices in Africa. The deadline for sending qualifications statements is 05 August 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity on Islands of the Western Indian Ocean

The CEPF announces its latest round of funding to conserve biodiversity in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. Small grants (<US$20 thousand) and large grants (<US$200 thousand) are available for conservation projects in Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations.The closing date for letters of inquiry (English, French, Malagasy) is 08 September 2016. Link

International Development Research Center (IDRC) — Innovations in Livestock Vaccines

Canada’s IDRC calls for research to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases. Proposals should address one or more of the 23 priorities in the Livestock Vaccines Innovation Fund. The call is open to researchers in academia, the private sector, and research institutes around the world. Grants are up to CA$1.5 million for projects of two years. The deadline for applications is 12 September 2016. Link

MEETAfrica — Supporting Young African Entrepreneurs

MEETAfrica is a program to help Africans who have diplomas at European universities to establish innovative enterprises for agriculture, industry, and services in their home countries. The current call is for recent university graduates and early-career researchers from Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia who are currently resident in France or Germany. Candidates should be less than 35 years old and have a masters, doctorate, or post-doctorate. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016. Link