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

Earth Journalism Network — Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers Organizational Grant to support the creation of media organizations in the Bay of Bengal region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change. Particular attention should be given to the adaptation needs, challenges, efforts and success stories of vulnerable and marginalized communities. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. However, EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be about US$15 thousand for one year. The application deadline is 18 May 2018. More

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy — Fellowships on Land Policy and Urban Development in Latin America

The Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy invites applications for its 2018 thesis fellowships. Fellowships will be awarded in the amounts of US$5 thousand for master’s theses, and US$10 thousand for doctoral theses, to students at universities in Latin America and North America who are in the mid to final stages of their thesis work. Thematic areas include one on environment and climate change. The deadline for applications (Spanish, English) is 21 May 2018. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

The CEPF seeks letters of inquiry for small grants (less than US$50 thousand) to conserve biodiversity in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. The conservation priorities are stated in the announcement for Strategic Directions 1, 2, and 3 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, universities, private enterprises, and other applicants from civil society. Government enterprises and institutions may be eligible if they can meet special criteria. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas prior to submitting. The closing date for applications is 23 May 2018. Find the call

World Academy of Sciences — Solar Radiation Management

The TWAS-SRMGI DECIMALS fund has been set up to provide grants to small research teams in developing countries, allowing them to analyze the impacts that SRM might have in their regions. The programme provides support for research projects in solar radiation management, climate change, agriculture, natural disasters, and climate impact analysis. A research grant of up to US$ 70 thousand will be provided for up to two years. Eligibility extends to scientists with PhD degree and significant research experience. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2018. Find more

Thomson Reuters Foundation — Diversity and Resilience Programme

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications for its reporting workshop ‘Diversity and Resilience in a Rapidly Changing World’ at the European Alpbach Forum in Austria (August 2018). The workshop will tackle the unintended consequences of the Industrial or Green Revolutions. Participants will have access to experts from the worlds of business, politics, culture and civil society. The Thomson Reuters Foundation will cover the visa, travel, accommodation costs and participation fee of all participants. Eligibility extends to professional journalists (print, radio, TV, online) working in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018. Find details

European Commission — European Development Fund

The European Union seeks proposals for the program “CSO-RISE – Civil Society Organisations in Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development” to foster the initiatives of the civil society organisations in their capacities to address economic, social and climate-resilient issues through innovative interventions. The proposals presented should cover technologies, economic activities, policies and services in the theme sustainable agriculture. Grants will fall between 1.5 – 2.2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations located in the European Union or Ghana. The deadline for concept notes is 01 June 2018. For more information, click here

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves — Energy and WASH for Rural Communities

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves welcomes projects for the call “Transform”, addressing the question ‘How can we ensure impactful products reach rural communities?’. The call is for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The winner receives up to £300 thousand and tailored business support to help solutions scale. Models benefitting women or that are globally replicable are especially welcome. The application deadline is 05 June 2018. Link

United States Government — Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Big Cats Species

The United States Department of State seeks to reduce wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes. Therefore, applications are invited from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, and other non-profit qualified organizations for a grant to implement a program to “Combat Trafficking in High Value Wildlife Products from Big Cats”. For the purposes of this NOFO, “big cats” include the following species and all of their subspecies: cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), jaguar (Panthera onca), leopard (Panthera pardus), lion (Panthera leo), puma (Puma concolor), snow leopard (Panthera uncia), and tiger (Panthera tigris). Grants range between US$1 million and US$2 million. The application deadline is 05 June 2018. Details

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World

BBSRC seeks collaborative research projects addressing challenges relating to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy in the developing world. Projects my focus on the themes of agriculture, sustainable energy or clean water. Applicants can request a maximum of £2 million per project for up to three years. The call is open to individuals and organisations. Projects must be led by an eligible PI in the UK. Applications must be submitted by 06 June 2018. More

Government of Canada — Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana

The Government of Canada seeks preliminary proposals (stage I) under the Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana call. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant Directory). Proposals must contribute to the achievement of enhanced economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive economic growth for women in Ghana. Successful pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full project (stage II) and be considered for funding, receiving between $5 million and $10 million over a period of five years. Applications can be submitted in English or French until 06 June 2018. Find the call