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

LandSense — Data-driven Solutions for Environmental Monitoring

The LandSense Challenge targets individuals, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with innovative IT solutions for environmental monitoring. The IT solutions need to address one of the three LandSense domains: (1) Urban Landscape Dynamics; (2) Agricultural Land Use; or (3) Forest & Habitat Monitoring. Selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas online to an expert jury. The grand prize winner will receive €2,000 and a 1 year subscription to Sentinel Hub Enterprise. Proposals have to be submitted by 21 August 2020. More

European Commission — Civil Society Development in Eritrea

The European Commission (EC) seeks to strengthen the civil society in Eritrea to help tackle climate change and mitigating its adverse effects. The EC invites proposals that increase the capacities and engagement of local CSOs on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Applicants may request a financial contribution between €300 thousand and €500 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profits, universities, and other forms of civil society organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 31 August 2020. Find more

PAGES — Open Science Meeting 2021

The 2021 Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) will take place in Agadir, Morocco (May 2021). PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports research aimed at understanding the earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future and encourages international and interdisciplinary collaboration, including the participation of scientists from developing countries. PAGES offers financial support to scientists from developing countries and early-career researchers to attend the meeting. The application deadline for financial support is 01 October 2020. Link to OMS

Adaptation Fund — Readiness Grants

The Adaptation Fund announces that small grants are available under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme. South-South Cooperation grants are intended to increase peer-to-peer support among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Project Formulation Grants (up to a maximum of US$50 thousand) help build the capacity of NIEs in project preparation and design. Technical Assistance Grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of NIEs in the areas of environmental, social, and gender risk management. For all three categories of readiness grants, the application deadline is 06 October 2020. Readiness Grants

Global Water Partnership-Caribbean — Seed Funding for Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs

The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean invites young Caribbean entrepreneurs (18-34 years) to submit innovative water-related project ideas to the “Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition.” Project ideas should focus on water resources management in the Caribbean region and focus on one of five thematic areas: (1) Water and Climate; (2) Water and Agriculture; (3) Water and Health; (4) Water and Energy; (5) Water and Tourism. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a chance to secure seed funding of €4 thousand. The deadline for submission of project ideas is 14 October 2020. Participate

World Wildlife Fund U.S. — Professional Development Grants

WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2020 and 01 February 2021. About WWF Professional Development Grants

East-West Center — Asian Development Bank: Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) provides support for Master’s degree study in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Oceanography, and Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (among other fields of study) at the University of Hawai‘i. The scholarship program is intended for students from developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to share their new knowledge to promote socio-economic development. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is 01 December 2020. Link

Agropolis Foundation — Research and Education in Agriculture for Sustainable Development

The Agropolis Foundation in France seeks partnerships to address the world’s challenges related to food, agriculture, and biodiversity. The Foundation intends to devote one-third of its resources to co-invest with private and public partners. Potentially interested partners can contact Agropolis at the indicated email address. Click here for more information