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 Natural Environment Research Council — Understanding Risk Caribbean

Young professionals with passion for risk communication are invited to apply for the Pressure Cooker event on Risk Communication at the 2019 Understanding Risk Caribbean Forum in Barbados, May/June 2019. Up to 20 professionals and students from all around the world will test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world problems facing local decision makers. Financial support for travel, accommodation and subsistence is available for a limited number of applicants. Applications have to be submitted before 15 March 2019. More about the event

International Marine Conservation Congress — Diversity Travel Grants

The International Marine Conservation Congress and Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section offer Diversity Travel Grants for delegates from developing countries (as defined by the World Bank). The Diversity Travel Grants will help offset some of the costs for qualifying delegates to present at the SCB Marine Section’s 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (IMCC 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019. Interested individuals must first submit an abstract and then apply for the travel grant. Completed application forms are to be submitted by 15 March 2019. Find out more

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture — Agricultural Research for Graduate Students in Africa

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) will support 30 young academics and professionals for research on youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. The research has to be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia. Applicants must currently be registered in PhD or masters programs in recognized universities, and may not be more than 40 years old. The program particularly invites applications from women. The accepted applicants will be offered coaching and training through IITA to build their research knowledge and skills. Awards for research grants are up to US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019. More

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network — Grants for Small Projects on Habitat Mapping

MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. Small grants are available for habitat mapping in 4 sub-regions: Alboran Sea, Straight of Sicily/Tunisia, South of the Adriatic Sea/North of the Ionian Sea and Central Aegean Sea/Cyprus Basin. Applicants may request up to €20 for projects with a duration of max. 7 months. The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2019. About

Clean Cooking Alliance — Field Study: Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels in Haiti

The Alliance launches a four-year clean cooking market development project in Haiti. The project aims to set the foundation for the transformation of the clean cooking market to cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuels in Haiti. The overall objective is to reduce the negative climate, environment, economic, and health impacts from traditional cooking practices. For that reason, the Alliance is seeks qualified experts to conduct a 12-month field study. Proposals have to be submitted by 24 March 2019. Link

African Union — Support for Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and Agribusiness

The African Union aims to promote the entrepreneurial agribusiness as means for job and wealth creation for Africa’s youth and women. Proposed projects under this call should address actions in the thematic areas of fisheries, aquaculture, animal farming and agribusiness networks. Existing agribusinesses and agribusiness startups may request grants of US$10 thousand or US$20 thousand. Deadline for submission of applications is 28 March 2019. Information

Society for International Development — Andrew E. Rice Award 2019

The Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership and Innovation recognizes the achievements of an exceptional young professional working in the field of international development. Past winners include field research on agriculture strategies and the creation of low-cost digital games that inspire social change. Candidates must be between 22 to 32 years old and have at least two years of experience in international development in developing countries. The winner will receive US$1,000. Candidates must complete the application form by 29 March 2019. Here

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use — Fellowships for Doctoral and Masters Studies

With funding provided by Germany, WASCAL engages in research to help tackle the severe challenges posed by climate change, focusing on West Africa. The WASCAL Graduate Studies Program offers full scholarships to support four master’s and six doctoral programs implemented at ten universities in West African countries. WASCAL’s member countries are Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Sénegal, and Togo. Doctoral students may spend up to six months at a host institution in Germany. Graduate students have access to the WASCAL research facilities located in various watersheds of West Africa. The application deadline is 29 March 2019. Graduate Studies Programme

UN Convention to Combat Desertification — Land for Life Award 2019

The Land for Life Award recognizes efforts towards achieving land degradation neutrality. Individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, academic and research organizations are eligible to apply. (Note: The award is not endowed.) Nominations have to be submitted by 30 March 2019. Link

Small-Scale Initiatives Program — Biodiversity Conservation in Central and Western Africa

The Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI) launches a new call for proposals “small grants” projects. Funding will be available to local non-profit projects in Central and Western African countries with the aim contribute to biodiversity conservation and addressing climate change adaptation. The maximum contribution under this call is €40 thousand for projects of up to 15 months. The deadline for submission of pre-proposal is 31 March 2019. Find rules and criteria