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

EarthCorps — International Program 2017

EarthCorps invites applications from emerging environmental leaders around the world to participate in an environmental service program in the USA. Participants from the USA and other countries take part in field projects such as tree planting, trail construction, stream restoration, and removal of invasive plants. Projects are located in the state of Washington (i.e., not Washington, DC). Applicants should be 18-28 years of age, with a university degree in an environmental field (or equivalent work experience), and speak conversational English. International participants receive a living stipend, health insurance, and accommodations with host families. However, each participant is responsible for her/his travel to Seattle, Washington.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 09 January 2017. Link

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership — Request for Proposals

The Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 as a framework for the biodiversity-related conventions and for the UN system as a whole. The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) calls for proposals addressing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets 1, 3, and 15. To fill gaps in these targets, the BIP will fund proposals for indicator development up to a maximum of £75 thousand per proposal. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017. Link

Climate Strategies Accelerator — Breakthroughs to End the Age of Oil

The Climate Strategies Accelerator (CSA) aims to identify and support leaders with big ideas to address the complex problem of climate change. The 2017 theme is “end the age of oil.”  CSA selects prototype projects and program leaders in progressive stages, beginning with a Breakthrough Lab of intensive networking and proposal development.  At the end of the Breakthrough Lab, the CSA may choose to invest in one or more candidates, who would then become program leaders, receiving US$1-2 million per year for a three-year grant period to pursue their ideas. The CSA welcomes applications worldwide.  The application deadline to participate in the the Breakthrough Lab is 31 January 2017.  Link

Suranaree University of Technology — PhD Scholarships in Agricultural Technology for ASEAN Countries 2017

Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand offers PhD scholarships in various fields of studies, including in Agricultural Technology. Eligibility for scholarships extends to nationals of ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam). Applicants must old a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field, and be proficient in English. The application deadline is 31 January 2017. Link

Rainforest Biodiversity Group — Conservation in the Neotropics 2017

The Rainforest Biodiversity Group invites proposals for projects that contribute to the conservation of biodiversity in the Neotropics. The priority for 2017 is support for the San Juan – La Selva Biological Corridor in Costa Rica. Eligibility for funding extends to graduate students and non-profit organizations. Funding up to US$1,500 may be used for scientific research, environmental education, sustainable economic development, or other conservation activities that demonstrate benefit to the conservation of wildlife or their habitat. The application deadline is 15 February 2017. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Fomenting Agriculture Incomes and Resilience in Guatemala

USAID announces FAIR (“Fomenting Agriculture Incomes and Resilience”) as a five-year program to reduce poverty and chronic malnutrition by increasing agricultural incomes and improving resilience of small farmers and their families in five departments of Guatemala’s Western Highlands.  Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide US$60 million for the program over five years.  Eligibility for funding is restricted to local organizations in Guatemala.  Funding Opportunity RFA-520-17-000001.  The closing date for applications is 15 February 2017.   Link

French Institute for Development Research — Research on Plant Biodiversity, Call 2

Funded by IRD in collaboration with several other French organizations, the program “Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) aims to reinforce scientific research on plant biodiversity in 22 tropical countries. The eligible countries are distributed across West Africa; Central Africa; Indian Ocean; and Southeast Asia. Research themes in SEP2D are forest biodiversity; mitigation of mining activities; commercial applications of plant biodiversity; and agro-biodiversity.  In comparison with the first call for proposals, Call 2 does not require prior co-funding.  Additionally, research institutions or operational actors (NGOs, private or public societies, associations and CSOs, etc) are eligible to lead the partnerships. Funding is up to €40 thousand for national projects, and up to €80 thousand for regional and international projects. The application deadline is 01 March 2017. Link

French Institute for Development Research — Research on Plant Biodiversity, Call 3

Funded by IRD in collaboration with several other French organizations, the program “Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) aims to reinforce scientific research on plant biodiversity in 22 tropical countries. The eligible countries are distributed across West Africa; Central Africa; Indian Ocean; and Southeast Asia. Research themes in SEP2D are forest biodiversity; mitigation of mining activities; commercial applications of plant biodiversity; and agro-biodiversity.  In Call 3, proposals should address at least one and ideally more than one of the three priority research axes: (i)  multi-layer knowledge of plant biodiversity and plant ecosystems; (ii) plant resources and their utilization by communities and stakeholder institutions (ecosystem services); and (iii) strategies and operational approaches for the sustainable management of plant resources and the conservation of habitats and ecosystem services.  Funding is up to €30 thousand for national projects, and up to €60 thousand for regional and international projects. The application deadline is 07 March 2017. Link

Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network — Consortia for North-South Education and Research

The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) calls for various types of Swiss higher education institutions to collaborate with each other and with partners in the Global South to develop and organize Consortia for Education and Research (COFER).  COFER will aim for stronger integration of research, education, and implementation through new collaborative networks oriented towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Each COFER must address at least two SDGs; provide at least 50% matching funds; and provide funding for partners in the Global South. The application deadline is 31 March 2017. Link