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

Network for Rural Development of Serbia — Sustainable Rural Development in the Western Balkans

Network for Rural Development of Serbia invites civil society organisations (CSOs) to submit applications related to the thematic areas of sustainable rural development. This may include capacity building programs in sustainable agriculture, environment protection, sustainable management of natural resources, and others. The maximum grants size is €17 thousand per organization. Eligibility extends to organizations from Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. (Note: The Programme is part of the project “ALTER – Active Local Territories for Economic development of Rural Areas” by the European Union.) Deadline for applications is 17 December 2017. Hurry up!

AuthorAID — Small Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries: Travel Grants

AuthorAID announces its second round of small travel grants to support researchers in developing countries with travel and workshops. AuthorAID plans to award five travel grants of US$1,500 each for early-career researchers to present their research at an academic conference. AuthorAID posts the list of eligible developing countries. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 03 January 2018. More about the travel grants for researchers

Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund — Evaluating the Caribbean Islands Hotspot

The CEPF invites applications from civil society organizations to submit proposals to conduct an evaluation of lessons learned in relation to the Caribbean Islands Regional Implementation Team (RIT). CEPF intends to reinvest in this hotspot, and will use the results of this consultancy to inform future investment. The closing date for submissions is 08 January 2018. Link

Conservation Strategy Fund — Training Course on Economic Tools for Conservation 2018

The Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) invites applications for its annual international training course, “Economic Tools for Conservation”, to be held at the University of California Berkeley in July 2018. The course is aimed at managers of conservation programs and protected areas; directors of NGOs; and representatives of government agencies. Applicants from disciplines such as biology, forestry, law, anthropology, and economics are encouraged to apply. Accepted applicants are responsible for seeking their own funding. (CSF encourages applicants to apply for a Professional Development Grant from WWF-US before 01 February 2018.) Link to CSF / Link to WWF-US

Colorado State University — Training in Protected Areas Management 2018

Colorado State University, in collaboration with partner organizations in the USA, announces its annual one-month course in protected areas management to be held July-August 2018 in the Western USA. Participants are invited from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with emphasis on participants from Latin America. The course will be given in Spanish. The university does not offer scholarships for the course, but it suggests where to look for funding support in their FAQs. Applications are due by 02 February 2018. Course information (in Spanish)

SEED Foundation — Agricultural Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018

The SEED Foundation supports French nonprofit organizations in partnership with nonprofit organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for innovative solutions that address food security. Projects can address agricultural practices, farming knowledge and capacity, local agricultural products, etc. Grants range from €7 thousand to €15 thousand, up to 70% of project costs. The Foundation lists 21 eligible African countries. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 05 February 2018. See the Call for Proposals

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence — Climate CoLab: Absorbing Climate Impacts

The MIT Climate CoLab organizes contests to solicit the world’s best ideas to prevent and adapt to climate change. The current contest invites projects that focus on the question “How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts?” The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R and InsuResilience will provide seed funding for the implementation of the winning proposal (€40 thousand) and mentoring, training and technical assistance (€12 thousand euros). The deadline for proposal submission is 11 February 2018. Learn more about this contest

University of Bergen — PhD Course on Food Security

The Bergen Summer Research School offers parallel short courses for PhD students and young researchers on themes of urgent societal problems focusing on the transition to sustainability. One of the six courses will concentrate on the question “Can more food be obtained from the ocean in a sustainable way?”. Another course will deal with food and nutrition insecurity. Stipends to participate in the course are available for qualified individuals who are currently enrolled for studies and carrying out research in a list of eligible developing countries. The application deadline is 15 February 2018. Summer School

Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network — Consortia for North-South Education and Research (2nd Call)

The Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) calls for various types of Swiss higher education institutions to partner with each other and with partners in the Global South to develop 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 for the current, 2nd call is 28 February 2018. About COFER

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden — Conservation Support Fund 2018

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (USA) makes grants for field conservation; habitat management; conservation education; ex situ captive breeding; animal health and welfare; and other themes in wildlife research and conservation. Grants generally range from US$1 thousand to US$5 thousand. The annual application deadline is 01 June. About the Conservation Fund