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

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Swine and Poultry Research in Asia

The UK’s BBSRC is collaborating with partner organizations in China, the Philippines, and Thailand on research of microbiological diseases in swine and poultry. Proposals should have a UK Principal Investigator, in addition to a Principal Investigator from one or more of the partner countries. BBSRC offers up to £6 million for this research, and partner organizations in China, the Philippines, and Thailand will provide matched funding. Each country provides eligibility rules for applicants. The deadline for letters of intent is 22 June 2017. Link

Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies — International Workshop and Course on Agrarian Studies

The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) and the Agrarian South Network invite participation in the 2017 First Edition of the Agrarian Studies Training Institute. SMAIAS is offering a one-month workshop and course on “Agrarian Transformations in the Global South” to be held in Harare (October and November 2017). It encourages applications from young scholars in the Global South, along with social movement activists who are engaged in agrarian policy lobby and advocacy. Successful candidates will be fully funded by SMAIAS. The application deadline is 30 June 2017. Link

Liebnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research — Travel Grants for the International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology, and Genetics of Wildlife 2017

The Liebnitz Instiute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) is partnering with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria to invite participants for the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology, and Genetics of Wildlife (October, Berlin). IZW offers travel grants up to €500 as well as free registration for the conference banquet for selected highly-qualified scientists from developing countries. Applicants for travel grants should register online and submit their abstracts no later than 19 July 2017. Link

Private Financing Advisory Network — Climate and Clean Energy in Asia

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) announces the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate and Clean Energy in Asia. PFAN provides coaching support to produce business plans for projects and businesses in clean energy. After the coaching phase, these projects will be eligible for financial mobilization, follow-up support, and deal-making facilitation. Some qualified mature projects will have the opportunity to present to potential investors at the Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing in Singapore in 2018. The application deadline is 19 July 2017. Link

Newton Fund — UK-China Agritech Challenge 2017

UK organisations can apply to work with Chinese partners on innovative agricultural solutions in China. Subject areas are precision agriculture; improved efficiency of sustainable agriculture; and processing of agricultural products. Eligible projects need to include one UK business and one UK higher education institute or research council institute eligible for BBSRC funding. Project partners in China need to include one Chinese business and one academic institution. Project costs can be £1 million to £2 million, with grant size not exceeding £1 million in the UK. The registration deadline is 26 July 2017. Link

CRDF Global — Agricultural Research, Ukraine and USA

The 2017 U.S.-Ukraine Agricultural Research Competition welcomes proposals on sustainable farming practices and agricultural biotechnology. Proposals are invited from all areas of the natural sciences and engineering (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics) as they relate to basic and non-commercial applied agricultural research in the two topic areas. Awards are up to US$107 thousand for one year. Applicants should submit their title and abstract by 14 July 2017. The application deadline for full proposals is 31 July 2017. Link

French Institute for Development Research — Building Capacity in Research Teams 2017

Through its program JEAI, France’s Institute for Development Research makes grants of up to €50 thousand for periods of three years to build the capacity of research teams in the developing world. Thematic areas include sustainable energy; water resources; climate change; ecosystems and biodiversity; agriculture and food safety; and several others. The supported teams will work closely with IRD. IRD recommends that applicants communicate with its relevant research units before submitting their applications. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 26 July 2017. Link

INK Fellows Program — Innovators and Change Makers 2017

The INK Fellows Program brings together young innovators and change makers from India and other emerging economies in a supportive peer group, and offers them media exposure to accelerate their ability to impact society. Candidates range from ages 18 to 40 in any professional field. Past Fellows represent activities in bamboo construction, control of oil pollution, rice agriculture, wildlife photography, and many others. The application deadline is 31 July 2017. Link

United States–India Science & Technology Endowment Fund — 8th Call for Proposals

The USISTEF announces its 8th competitive call for proposals to commercialize technologies for societal impact. Priority areas include health, education, agriculture, water, and others. Proposals must include at least one partner from each country, India and USA. Funding is up to Rs. 2.5 crores (approximately US$400 thousand) for projects that demonstrate a high potential to be commercial within 2-3 years. The bi-national teams can include incorporated companies; non-incorporated entities; and individuals or consortia from academic, government, and non-government R&D institutions. The deadline for proposals is 31 July 2017. Link

Nehru Foundation for Development — Earth Care Awards for South Asia 2018

The Earth Care Awards recognize efforts to promote resilience to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases in the development of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The awards are co-sponsored by the Nehru Foundation for Development, the JSW Foundation, the TERRE Policy Centre, and The Times of India. The award categories are: community-based mitigation and adaptation in water resources, agriculture, forestry, and other land use; innovations for climate protection; mitigation of greenhouse gases in large enterprises; and leadership in urban climate action. The three winners in each category will each receive a citation and trophy. In the community and innovation categories, the awards also include a cash payment. The deadline for applications is 04 August 2017. Link