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

Wuppertal Institute — Projects and Knowledge Exchange in Sustainable Energy

WISIONS of Sustainability is an initiatives of the Wuppertal Institute to nurture innovative energy projects and to foster knowledge exchanges between practitioners. The supporting scheme SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support) has launched its first call for proposals in 2017 to focus on projects and knowledge exchanges for the Caribbean, South and Central America, and Southern and Southeast Asia. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017. Link

Conservation International — Conservation Stewards Program

The Conservation Stewards Program works with communities who agree to protect their natural resources and the benefits they provide through conservation agreements. The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) is global in scope and open to all areas where greater support for biodiversity conservation from the private sector can be achieved through conservation agreements. The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2017. Link

CRDF Global — Conference of Asia Pacific Biosafety Association

CRDF offers travel support to early-career bioscience and veterinary professionals in Southeast Asia to participate in the conference of the Asia Pacific Biosafety Assocation scheduled for August 2017.  Applications are welcome from individuals in key positions related to biosafety or biosecurity in their respective institutions and regions.   Priority is for applicants from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.  Consideration will also be given to applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 30 June 2017.  Link

Unilever — Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards invite nominations of individuals ages 18 to 35 anywhere in the world who have initiatives, products, or services that address sustainability challenges in four categories. The categories are “farm to table” (sustainable agriculture and food and drink nutrition); opportunities for women; waste management; and water management. The awards will be made to individuals who are putting their ideas into action, i.e., who are already having an impact. Unilever will recognise up to eight winners in 2017, each of whom will be awarded a cash prize in addition to one-to-one mentoring support for a year. The overall winner will receive the “HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize” of €50 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2017. Link

European Commission — Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in Lebanon

The EC announces funding to enhance the protection and sustainable development of maritime resources in Lebanon. More specifically, activities should address how to recover the country’s affected marine ecosystems and to develop marine and coastal biodiversity.   Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs and universities in Lebanon, member states of the EU, and partner countries and territories covered by the European Neighborhood Instrument — in addition to qualifying international organizations. Grants will range from €250 thousand to €300 thousand, varying by cost shares. The deadline for concept notes is 05 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Policies for Agriculture and Nutrition in Burkina Faso

The EC will provide funding to collaborate with Burkina Faso on strategies and institutional reforms that improve agricultural sustainability and nutritional security in Burkina Faso. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs in countries of the EU and countries of the ACP agreement (including Burkina Faso). Grants will range from €1.5 million to €2.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/155765/DD/ACT/BF. The closing date for applications is 11 July 2017. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Improved Nutrition in Senegal

USAID announces funding of a 5-year project through the program Feed the Future to improve diets among the Senegalese population, particularly young children and women of reproductive age in selected zones of the country. Efforts may include expansion of nutrient-dense and bio-fortified crops such as orange-fleshed sweet potato, high-protein maize, iron-rich millet, moringa, mung bean, Sahel apple, and others — in addition to project activities that will improve food governance and increase women’s empowerment on matters of food selection. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-685-17-000007. The closing date for applications is 24 July 2017. Link

National Geographic — Chasing Genius

The Chasing Genius Challenge invites ideas from around the world to make the planet more sustainable; to improve global health; and to feed nine billion people by mid-century. Each idea should be submitted as a one-minute video. The submitted ideas will be evaluated according to criteria of innovation, creativity, viability, and inspiration. The winner in each of the three categories will be awarded US$25 thousand, in addition to a fourth winner chosen on the basis of popular vote. The submission period is 01 June through 31 July 2017. Link

French Institute for Development Research — GUYAMAZON, 4th Call for Proposals

France’s Institute for Development Research (IRD) collaborates with other French institutions and three Brazilian states to sponsor GUYAMAZON for collaborative French-Brazilian research in the Amazon region. Research themes include biodiversity, terrestrial and forest ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, climate and health, agro-ecology and subsistence farming, renewable energy, and social sciences. Projects link researchers in France (especially the department of French Guyana) and the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Amapá, and Maranhão. The application deadline is 31 August 2017. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Management of Indigenous Lands in Brazil

USAID announces funding to support territorial and environmental management of indigenous lands in selected areas of Maranhao, Rondonia, and Roraima in Brazil’s Amazon region. The program aims to enhance biodiversity conservation, and to strengthen Brazil’s national policy for land and environmental management on indigenous lands. USAID welcomes applications from many different types of organizations, U.S. and non-U.S., public and private, either in consortia or individually. USAID aims to make up to four awards.  Funding Opportunity APS-512-17-000002. The application deadline is 17 November 2017. Link