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

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa — Capacity Development in Agricultural Research

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) invites applications for the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA). Qualified African candidates will be trained in ARIFA-affiliated universities and centers of Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in affiliated countries abroad. The fellowship covers international air travel, tuition fees and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be under 35 years old and be citizens of one of the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. Applications have to be submitted by 30 June 2019. More

SEARCA and FSC — Summer School in Agriculture and Food Systems

The Summer School “Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems”, jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim in Germany, will take place in Laguna, Philippines (9-27 September 2019). The FSC will offer up to 16 scholarships for PhD students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to participate in the course. The scholarship covers air travel, accommodation and meals for the duration of the course. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2019. Link to FSC Sommer School

British Council — Professional Training for South Asia

The Professional Training Scheme provides a variety of specialized learning opportunities to practitioners in South Asia. The scheme is available for researchers based in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Priority areas include water (e.g. water resource management, water health and sanitation, water cooperation and diplomacy), among others. The Scheme covers air travel, accommodation, and course fees. This call is open until 01 July 2019. About

Kinaya Ventures — Innovation Challenges for African Startups

Kinaya Ventures is an innovation and investment platform with the mission to connect startups, corporations, and investors. The Spring Fellowship is a 4-month accelerator program, designed for African entrepreneurs and early to growth-stage startups in the areas Agtech, Foodtech, AdTech, MarTech, RetailTech. Selected participants will receive a seed grant of US$15 thousand as well as additional support and product perks. The call for applications closed 07 July 2019. About

Électricité de France S.A. — EDF Pulse Africa Awards

The EDF Pulse Africa Awards is open to start-ups, micro-enterprises and small businesses in Africa that develop solutions in the field of energy. The contest invites applications in three categories: (1) Off-grid electrical production; (2) Electrical uses and services; and (3) Access to water – innovative solution to improve access to water through electricity. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a prototype by 21 November 2019, allowing the demonstration of the proposed solution to the general public. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive €15 thousand, €10 thousand, and €5 thousand respectively. Applications (in French or English) have to be submitted by 08 July 2019. Details

Shell LiveWIRE — Innovation Competition in Circular Economy

Shell LiveWIRE, the enterprise development programme of Shell, seeks entrepreneurs with innovations in the theme of Circular Economy. The categories for this years competition are Agriculture & Food, Energy & Mobility, and Sustainable Future. The winners will receive US$20 thousand and runners-up will receive US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 10 July 2019. Click for details

Bayer Foundations — International Fellowship Program

The Bayer International Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer financial support to foreign students and young professionals pursuing a project in Germany. (Note: German students and young professionals can apply to realize a study or research project abroad.) Students in the field of veterinary medicine can apply for the Carl Duisberg Scholarship. Students in the fields of agro sciences, green biotechnology, environmental sciences and sustainability can apply for the Jeff Schell Scholarship. Students in life sciences, including biology, and bio-engineering, among others, can apply for the Otto Bayer Scholarship. The next round of applications must be submitted until 14 July 2019. Find the program

Sense about Science — John Maddox Prize for Science Communication

The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work of individuals who promote science and evidence, advancing the public discussion around difficult topics. The winner receives £3 thousand. An additional prize is awarded to one early-career scientist. Candidates must be nominated (no self-nomination) and can be from any country and in any field of science. Nominations close 19 July 2019. Details about the nomination process

U.S. Agency for International Development — WomenConnect Challenge

The WomenConnect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life. USAID seeks comprehensive solutions that empower women and girls to access and use digital technology to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families. USAID will support the development of selected pilot approaches through technical assistance and monetary support. Approx. three grants ranging from US$900 thousand to US$1 million will be made for projects of up to 24 months in duration. The WomenConnect Challenge is open to registered US or non-US organizations in countries with USAID presence. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 26 July 2019. Link

European Commission — Development of the Coffee, Tea and Horticulture Sectors in Tanzania

Through this call, the European Commission aims to support the development of coffee, tea and horticulture sectors in Tanzania. Priority areas include the improvement of small-scale farmers’ incomes, gender diversity in agriculture, and climate smart agriculture. Grants made under this call for proposals will be up to €6 million (please refer to the call document for further details). Only non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 26 July 2019. Find the call document