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

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

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

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

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 — 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

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

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