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

Engineers Without Borders Canada — Fellowship for African Social Entrepreneurs

Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) invites applications for the EWB Kumvana Fellowship 2019. The program gives African social entrepreneurs and changemakers the opportunity to foster collaborations with Canadian professionals. The Kumvana program consists of an 8-week online learning course, a one week African retreat, and a 1-month intensive Canadian experience. Eligibility extends to individuals from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Côte D’Ivoire, Zambia and Malawi. Applications close 11 July 2018. Participate

British Council — Africa-UK Trilateral Call

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the British Council announce the Africa-UK Trilateral Call. The call aims to support African researchers to establish research excellence and collaboration between Africa-UK and a third African Country. Proposals are invited from eligible applicants for the DST-NRF/British Council Africa-UK Trilateral Chair. Proposals should focus on the following priorities: Food Security, Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Manufacturing for SMEs (including Agro-processing), Governance and conflict resolution related to development, and Cross-Cutting Themes. The Africa-UK Trilateral chair will cover the core costs of the principal investigator’s participation. All applications should be submitted no later than 20 July 2018. Click here

SEED — SAG-Seed Replicator Workshops for Eco-Enterprises in Zambia

SEED is a global partnership founded by UNEP, UNDP, and IUCN to promote eco-enterprises. The program announces its next replicator workshop in Zambia. The replicator workshop of one day introduce motivated individuals to proven business models from various countries. Participants will learn how to adapt them to your individual local context to solve environmental, social and economic challenges. Focus areas are manufacturing, waste management and agriculture. Future entrepreneurs, business owners and NGOs are welcome to apply. The participation in the workshop is free of charge, participants must cover their own transport costs however. The application deadline is 22 July 2018. Info

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council — Early Career Researcher Project Development Workshop

The GCRF programme launches a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries. Over the course of the two-day workshop (25-26 October 2018 in London, UK), participants will develop their project ideas, receive critical feedback and insight from international peers and experts. After the workshop, participants will have 5 weeks to submit their application. (Note: Proposed projects may focus on one or more themes in the area of sustainable development in the categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) ECR Grant Awards range from £15-£30 thousand. The project team grant must be multi-institutional and include at least two Early Career Researchers – one from the UK and one from an ODA-country. The closing date for applications is 23 July 2018. Find out more

African Women’s Development Fund — Empowering African Women

The African Women’s Development Fund supports organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent. To increase income opportunities for women, projects can work with smallholder women farmers, and address issues of climate change and food security. Applicant organizations must have at least three years of experience, be led by a woman, and have a focus on women’s rights. Grants range from US$20 thousand to US$500 thousand for up to two years. AWDF accepts applications from women’s rights organisations in Africa and the Middle East. Applications are due 24 July 2018. More

British Council — Newton-Mosharafa Science Innovation

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund supports British and Egyptian scientific researchers and innovators to find joint solutions to the challenges facing Egypt in economic development and social welfare through training and researcher mobility schemes. The five focus areas of the currently open call include sustainable water management, renewable energy, and sustainable food production; among two others. The PhD Programme supports Egyptian researchers to do their PhD at UK Higher Education institutions. The call is open until 26 July 2018. Find details here

U.S. Department of State — Air Quality Capacity Building Fellowship

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) seeks international partnerships to implement the “U.S. Air Quality Capacity Building Fellowship” project, an international exchange program of American air quality experts with governments in targeted, highly-polluted countries. Selected organizations will manage the operations of the fellowship program, including the recruitment of Fellows, placement in host country governments as well as travel, and administrative support. Eligible countries under this award include: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. OES expects to make a single award of approx. US$490 thousand for a period of 36 months. Applications close on 02 August 2018. Here

U.S. Department of State — Environmental Governance

The U.S. Department of State announces a funding opportunity for Environmental Governance. The purpose of this project is to improve environmental governance, particularly to address the challenges of air pollution, water, and waste management in Morocco, Jordan, Oman, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and/or Honduras. OES/EQT will fund one to three cooperative agreements for up to US$800 thousand. Eligibility extends to NGOs and universities in the U.S. and eligible countries. Applications will be accepted until 02 August 2018. More

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation — Professional Courses in Israel 2018

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2018 calendar in English-language courses includes one on Agricultural Engineering Technologies (October-November 2018), with an application deadline on 05 August 2018; Agroecological Approaches for Sustainable Intensive Agriculture (October-November 2018), with an application deadline on 20 August 2018; Urban Water Technologies and Management (November 2018), with an application deadline on 24 August 2018; Renewable Energy as a Catalyst for Regional Development (November-December  2018), with an application deadline on 31 August 2018; and Intensive Fish Farming (December 2018), with an application deadline on 28 September 2018. MASHOV offers additional courses in Spanish, French, and Russian. Applications are submitted through Israel’s diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Link

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data — Data for Development Projects 2018

The GPSDD seeks innovative proposals for data production, dissemination, and use. This year’s call is anchored around two themes: Scaling local data for impact and Fostering synergies between the communities. Smaller amounts of funding (starting at US$25 thousand) are made for riskier, unproven innovations at the pilot stage. Larger amounts of funding (up to US$250 thousand) will be awarded to proposals which have a clear justification. The pilot funding round will close on 15 August 2018. Link