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

Arab Council for the Social Sciences — Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences announces its fourth cycle of postdoctoral fellowships for junior Arab scholars. The program is open to individuals who completed their PhD within the past three years, and who are nationals or residents of countries in the League of Arab States. The fellowship provides for full costs over nine months in the proposed country/countries of residence where the fellow will reside. The thematic focus is open. The program has a special interest in attracting foreign-trained Arab scholars back to the region.The application deadline is 19 May 2017. Link

Global Cleantech Innovation Programme — Clean Technology for SMEs 2017

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for small and medium enterprises is co-sponsored by the GEF, UNIDO, and national institutions in the participating countries. The GCIP aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, green buildings, renewable energy, waste management, and water efficiency. Each country manages a competition to identify promising entrepreneurs and a business accelerator to connect them to potential investors, customers, and partners. The rules of participation, and the benefits of the program, vary by country. The remaining application deadlines include: 10 May for Turkey, Link; 09 June for Malaysia, Link; and 10 June for Pakistan, Link.

UNESCO — Juan Bosch Prize for Social Science Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

The United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites applications for the 2017 Juan Bosch Prize.  The Prize aims to reward the best social science thesis of young researchers who are making significant research contributions to social development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Past awards have included thesis topics on policies for natural resources, among others.  The amount of the prize is US$10 thousand.  The closing date for nominations (English, Spanish) is 30 May 2017.  Link

African Union Commission — Pan African University Scholarships for Postgraduate Education 2017-2018

The Pan African University (PAU) seeks to develop institutions of excellence in science, technology, innovation, social sciences, and governance in Africa. The African Union offers the Pan African University Scholarship for masters and PhD degree programs at four PAU Institutes (in Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Nigeria). Subject areas for the postgraduate educational programs include agriculture, water resources, arid lands management, energy, environmental management, and many others — varying among the PAU Institutes. The scholarships program is open to applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 May 2017. Link

UK Natural Environment Research Council — International Opportunities Fund 2017

NERC’s International Opportunities Fund announces grants that help UK researchers develop and strengthen collaborative links with international partners. Pump Priming grants are a maximum of £40 thousand for up to two years. Pump Priming Plus grants are a maximum of £250 thousand for up to three years. Eligibility is limited to applicants currently having grants through NERC. The closing date for proposals is 06 June 2017. Link

U.S. Department of State — Supporting Tunisia’s Agribusiness Sector

The program aims to increase the productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability in selected value chains and areas of the agribusiness sector to boost Tunisia’s agro-food exports. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public and state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses. The U.S. Embassy in Tunis strongly encourages applications from civil society organizations headquartered in the Middle East and North Africa. Funding Opportunity NEAAC-EMBASSYTUNIS-16-002. The application deadline is 08 June 2017. Link

Indian Council of Agricultural Research — Doctoral Fellowships in Agriculture 2017-2018

ICAR announces thirty Netaji Subhas-ICAR international fellowships for doctoral degrees in agriculture and allied sciences at agricultural universities and institutions in India and abroad. The priority areas are crop sciences, horticulture, animal sciences, natural resource management, agricultural engineering, and fisheries.  The application deadline is 15 June 2017. Link

U.S. Department of State — Capacity to Deter Wildlife Trafficking in Indonesia

The initiative Indonesia Countering Wildlife Trafficking is a partnership between the USA and Indonesia to combat wildlife trafficking in the region, including across the border between Indonesia and Malaysia.  The project will aim to build the capacity of Indonesian authorities to combat wildlife trafficking at all stages of enforcement. Eligibility to apply for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions (USA and internationally). Funding Opportunity INL-17GR0017-EAINDONESIA-04-27-2017. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2017. Link

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — Central European Initiative, Know-How Exchange 2017

The Know-how Exchange Program co-finances the transfer of know-how and best practices from EU to non-EU member countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI). Thematic areas in the current call by KEP-Italy include energy, environment, and agriculture and rural development (among others). Proposals are submitted by organizations in CEI member states which are also member states of the European Union for knowledge transfers to non-EU member states of the CEI. The non-EU members of the CEI are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine. The maximum grant is €40 thousand.  The closing date for expressions of interest is 29 June 2017. Link