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

Earth Journalism Network — Grants for Journalists at the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity

The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Cancun in December 2016.   The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for fellowships to participate.  All participants will have their travel expenses and lodging covered. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2016.  Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) — Video Contest on Development Topics 2016

France’s IRD invites short audiovisual presentations related to the topics of its research in the developing countries of the global South. The contest (“Plein Sud sur la Recherche”) is open to persons ages 18-28 as individuals or in groups. The winner will receive €3 thousand and technical and administrative assistance to engage in post-production opportunities. The application deadline is 15 September 2016. Link

Michigan State University — Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Bangladesh

With funding from the U.S. government, the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program supports long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors at the master’s and doctoral levels. The program currently includes scholarships for staff and faculty members at selected institutions in Bangladesh to pursue doctoral studies at universities in India. The application deadline is 30 September 2016. Link

Securing Water for Food — SWFF Grants, Round 4

The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of South Africa. The current call for proposals focuses on improving water efficiency and reusing agricultural wastewater;  effective water capture and storage systems for extending temporal availability of water supply; and management of salinity in water supplies.  Awardees will receive between US$100 thousand and US$2 million in funding and acceleration support to bring their innovations to scale. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2016. Link

Tata Group — Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, 5th Edition

The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), seeks to identify promising social enterprises in India. Proposals are invited for social enterprises in agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, and other thematic areas. The proposed enterprises should create social impact in India, although applicants do not have to be Indian nationals. Selected social entrepreneurs are offered funding opportunities, mentorship, and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Center. The deadline for submitting impact proposals (business plans) is 11 October 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Program for Mexico 2016

In “Wildlife Without Borders, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) partners with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to invite projects that build Mexico’s capacity for biodiversity conservation. Grants should focus on projects that improve the capacities of Mexican government agencies and local communities to protect wildlife from illegal trafficking and over-exploitation.  Applications are invited from government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. The maximum grant is US$500 thousand for two years. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2016. Link

ARCOS Network — Biodiversity Conservation in Africa

The ARCOS Small Grants enhance collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region, and the African mountains. The grants program is open to civil society organizations. Governments and for-profit organizations may participate as project partners, or in coalitions where a civil society organization is the main applicant. The maximum grant is US$5 thousand. Applications (English, French) are invited during two periods each year: 01 April to 31 May, and 01 October to 30 November. Link

German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture — Processing Local Food in Africa and Asia

The German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will fund international research cooperation on the topic of  innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The aim is to contribute to improved nutrition, as well as to qualitative and quantitative reduction of food losses.  BMEL will make grants to suitable research institutions in Germany, which will work with partner institutions in Africa and Asia.  The projects should focus on perishable food items of plant, animal, and fungal origin, in particular with seasonal surpluses.  Consideration should be given to the potential for innovation using neglected and under-utilized crops.  The deadline for short proposals and consortium agreements is 01 December 2016.  Link

WWF in India — Small Grants Program

WWF-India offers grants up to Rs. 400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years. Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities. Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF’s program in India. The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year. Link