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. Department of Agriculture — Strengthening West African Community Phytosanitary Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to strengthen and further the technical assistance to the West Africa region to increase governmental capacity to meet international phytosanitary standards. USDA seeks partners with whom to collaborate to build the capacity of Economic Community of West African States. The initial award will be US$150 thousand. A total of US$350 thousand may be available over the lifetime of the project. Eligible applicants are state cooperative institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture — Strengthening East African Community Phytosanitary Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to strengthen and further the technical assistance to the East Africa region to increase governmental capacity to meet international phytosanitary standards. USDA seeks partners with whom to collaborate to build the capacity of Economic Community of East African States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The initial award will be US$150 thousand. A total of US$500 thousand may be available over the lifetime of the project. Eligible applicants are state cooperative institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. Link

United States Agency for International Development — Equal Access to Natural Resources

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE) Challenge. USAID seeks innovative interventions that prevent and respond to gender-based violence across programs that address the access, use and management of natural resources. The challenge aims to fund organizations to innovatively adapt and implement promising or proven interventions that enhanced environmental action and women’s empowerment. USAID will award up to three awards in the amount of up to US$300 thousand. Eligibility extends to all organizations regardless of type (e.g., NGO; for profit; not-for-profit; community organizations, etc.) with local presence where USAID is currently operational. Submissions are due on 05 August 2020. Rise Challenge

U.S. Department of State — International Transboundary Water Cooperation

The program on international water cooperation seeks to improve coordination and cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. A grant for up to US$950 thousand will be awarded for a multi-donor partnership mechanism to support cooperation on shared waters. Eligibility extends to US and foreign non-profit organisations, institutions of higher education, and public international organizations. Applications have to be submitted by 14 August 2020. More information

FoodTech Accelerator — Global FoodTech Accelerator

The Global Foodtech Accelerator 2020 is open for applications. The Program seeks 10 startups with innovative solutions and international partners to improve agrifood and retail sectors. Selected projects will receive an economic contribution, office space, mentorship and networking opportunities. Eligibility extends to Italian and foreign companies and individuals. The application deadline is 30 September 2020. Link

InVivo Group — AgFood Climate Change Challenges

InVivo’s Quest Competition seeks technological and ecological innovations to answer to climate change challenges in the AgFood industry. The competition is open to start-ups which already have a commercialized product or service with technology focus. The current 4th Quest is open to businesses in Europe, divided into 7 geographical areas. The laureate of each geographical area will earn a “business connexions” pack including consulting from leading agfood companies and a two day stay in Paris, including lunch with the InVivo Executive Committee. Start-us from Eastern Europe may apply until 30 September 2020. Link

World Meteorological Organization — International Prize for Earth Science Data

The World Climate Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System invite nominations for the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize. The prize will be awarded to an early- to mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the Earth system science community. The prize honors achievements in data collection for climate change research. Candidates should be within the first ten years of their career, as measured by receipt of a PhD or equivalent highest qualification. The prize encompasses a certificate, as well as funding for the recipient to present at a major conference or meeting of her/his choice. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2020. Nominate your candidate here

Swiss Government — Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships aim to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Thematic areas for post-graduate scientific research include Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, and Poverty Reduction, among others. Eligibility extends to young researchers from all around the world who have completed a master’s degree or PhD. Application deadlines vary by country (please check carefully). Prepare your application by 01 October 2020. About this scholarship

World Forest Center — International Fellowship Program

The International Fellowship Program in forestry hosts foresters and other natural resource professionals from around the world for 6 months on campus in Oregon (USA). Applicants propose research topics (e.g., urban forest inventory, biomass supply-chain, carbon policy, forestry regulation, conservation finance, etc.) that include elements from their home countries and the USA’s Pacific Northwest. Fellows also engage in professional networking and visitations. The World Forestry Center offers fellowships that cover 50% of the program fees. The application deadline is 15 October 2020. Find the fellowship

Fondation Segré — Wildlife Conservation

Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia and Australasia; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal. Details