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

U.S. Agency for International Development — Women in Science Mentoring Program

The PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program aims to help retain women in science and teach early career scientists to write successful international research awards. The USAID PEER Program invites applications from African Mentor-Mentee Cohorts. Cohorts should be made up of one woman senior faculty mentor and 2-4 women mentees (postdocs and/or junior faculty). Mentors will receive a US$2 thousand honorarium. Mentees will receive training and the opportunity to compete for small seed grants (US$10 thousand) following their participation in the year-long mentoring program. The application deadline for cohorts is 16 March 2018. About this program

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Evaluation of Pilot Long-term Vision Exercises

The CEPF seeks applications from civil society organizations to submit proposals to conduct an evaluation of three pilot long-term vision exercises for (1) the Balkans sub-region; (2) the Indo-Burma Hotspot; and (3) the Albertine Rift and Eastern Arc Mountains sub-region. The objective of the evaluation is to inform the scope of work for future long-term vision exercises. The evaluation must be conducted during April 2018. The price of the contract to be awarded will be an all-inclusive, fixed price. The deadline for applications is 19 March 2018. Here

World Bank — Public-Private Infrastructure in Water, Energy, and Transportation

The World Bank’s Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) welcomes submissions on topics pertaining to private-sector participation in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and sub-national finance for energy, water, and transportation. PPIAF is looking for knowledge products that provide lessons learned or best practices which can be applied across countries and across regions. Proposals are strongly encouraged to include co-financing. Proposals with a focus on gender or climate change are also strongly encouraged. The deadline for submissions is 29 March 2018. Information for proposals

International RiverFoundation — Thiess Asia-Pacific Riverprize

The Thiess Asia-Pacific Riverprize invites applications from any organization in the Asia-Pacific region involved in river management, restoration and/or protection. The finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their projects at the 21st International Riversymposium. The winner will receive a cash prize and a trophy. Entrants from New Zealand, Australia, and 45 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region are eligible to apply for this prize. The application deadline is 29 March 2018. Find the guidelines

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Mobility Scholarships

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme provides funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. The current scheme provides fellowships (PhDs and MSc) as well as short term mobility for students and staff in Agroforestry, Ecology, Biodiversity, Agro-Ecology and Food Systems; and Natural Resource Management; among others. The scholarships are open to candidates from Senegal, Uganda, Benin, Malawi, Mozambique, Congo, Tunisia, Mali, Madagascar, Lesotho and Sudan. (Please note that candidates will only be allowed to apply to institution outside of their home countries.) Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The current application window closes on 07 April 2018. More

USA, UK, and Canada — Humanitarian Grand Challenge

The U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and Grand Challenges Canada seek proposals for the “Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge”. Thematic areas that fall in the scope of the Terra Viva Grants Directory include drinking water, sanitation, and energy, among others. Projects should focus on life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. About 10 to 15 selected projects will receive seed funding of C$250 thousand over a maximum of 24 months to support the validation and testing of new approaches. Few selected projects (about 2 to 4) will receive transition-to-scale funding of up to C$1 million with technical support to support the implementation of innovative solutions that have already achieved proof of concept. Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions (e.g., non-profit organizations and for-profit companies) from all around the world. Interested applicants should create an account no later than 09 April and applications are due on 12 April 2018. The Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Innovation Grant Facility — Opportunity for Pacific Agro-SMEs

The Innovation Grant Facility (IGF) provides funding to agro-based small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven Pacific Island States; Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Projects should focus on “Leveraging the Development of Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains for Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” and be executed by SMEs that aim to grow their business and contribute, directly or indirectly, to the sustainable development of the agriculture and fishery sectors. The maximum amount per grant award is €17 thousand. The call for applications will close on 25 April 2018. Find details

African Union — Scholarship for African Women in Science

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme encourages the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Candidates must be under 35 years for Masters or under 40 years for PhD studies and have proof of admission to undertake a full time Masters or PhD programme at a recognized university of an African Union Member State. The scholarship award covers travel, tuition fees and a stipend of US$500 per month. Closing date for applications is 30 April 2018. View the scholarship

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — Global Citizenship Challenge

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks innovators who positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship. Investigators are invited to propose innovative and creative solutions that uses new knowledge to positively engage young people in no poverty, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation and other thematic areas of sustainable development. There are no geographical restrictions. Projects must request less that US$ 100 thousand for 12 months. The deadline for proposals is 02 May 2018. About the challenge

United Nations University — PhD Research Scholarships

The Ghent University invites applications for its PhD Scholarship program for research at UNU-CRIS. Proposals in the themes of climate change, clean water and sanitation, affordable clean energy, sustainable agriculture for zero hunger, and biodiversity conservation, among others, are particularly welcome. The average amount of the scholarship is € 2.070 per month (depending on the family status of the scholar). The scholarships are initially awarded for 2 years but an additional 2 years can be granted. Interested candidates have to find a supervisor at Ghent University, who is willing to supervise your PhD project. The deadline for applications is 03 May 2018. Find details on how to apply