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

Volkswagen Stiftung — Preventing Pandemics

The Volkswagen Stiftung funds international research collaboration and to generate new insights on “Preventing Pandemics: the Role of Human-Environmental Interactions”. Research should provide a better understanding of the emergence and spread of transmittable diseases like zoonoses, a deeper understanding of the complexity and dynamics of human-environmental interactions and the connections between human, animal and environmental health. Funding will be provided for small interdisciplinary research consortia of three to five researchers. At least one researcher has to work at a university or research institution in Germany, and two researchers have to be affiliated to academic institutions in Low and Middle Income Countries outside of Europe. For each project up to €1.5 million will be provided for up to four years. Applications have to be submitted by 04 November 2021. Preventing Pandemics call

Japan Science and Technology Agency — Research Partnership 2022

The Japan Science and Technology Agency, in collaboration with the Japan International Collaboration Agency, calls for proposals for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Proposals are invited in the following research fields: environment/energy; bio-resources; and disaster prevention and mitigation. The SATREPS program provides funding of approx. ¥ 100 million per project per year. Researchers external to Japan should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries. The deadline for proposals is 08 November 2021. Science and Technology Research Partnership

MedWet — World Wetlands Day

MedWet launches a call for projects to financially support actors in the realization of educational animations within the framework of the World Wetlands Day 2022. MedWet will select up to 34 projects and provide financial support of €250 for the implementation of sensibilizational campaigns and educational activities that highlight the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet. This call targets actors that engage in wetland conservation in the Mediterranean region. Applications have to be submitted by 10 November 2021. Link to more information

Commission for Environmental Cooperation — Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience

The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) launches EJ4Climate, a grant program to support environmental justice and climate resilience for underserved, vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities across North America (including Mexico). Possible projects under the grant program could include addressing extreme weather impacts, transitioning to clean energy and/or transportation systems, or utilizing traditional ecological knowledge to address climate change impacts. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, community-based associations, Indigenous Peoples and communities, universities, and academic and public research institutions. Proposals are due by 14 November 2021. EJ4Climate

RECOFTC — Forest Landscape Governance in Southeast Asia

The Explore Preparatory Grant Mechanism (Explore) is a research network and community of practice dedicated to expanding and applying knowledge on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. Explore seeks new ideas for research in forest landscape governance, which will be developed into research proposals. Explore will support research preparatory grants ranging from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand, depending on the complexity and scale of the issues addressed. In addition to funding, Explore provides training and mentorship by scientific experts. The call for concept notes is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research related to forest landscape governance. Professors, senior scientists and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with universities and think-tanks in Southeast Asia are eligible to apply. Deadline for submission of concept note applications is 14 November 2021. Explore

Green Alley — Green Alley Award 2021

The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the green economy. The award program focuses on business ideas that help build a circular economy and improve the waste and recycling industry. The contest finalists will be invited to Berlin to compete for a cash prize of €25 thousand, working space in Berlin for six months, and opportunities to raise additional funding. The submitted ideas must be relevant for Europe and focus on reducing, reusing, recycling, or transforming waste. The application deadline is 23 November 2021. Green Alley Award

Cambridge University — Masters in Conservation Leadership

The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2022. The full-time masters program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs offer support to students from developing countries. The application deadline for program admission is 02 December 2021. About the program

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab — Arab Startup Competition 2022

The Arab Startup Competition is a yearly competition run by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab in three different tracks: Ideas; Startups; and Social Entrepreneurship. Previous winners include examples in agricultural irrigation, transportation efficiency, and other green themes. The winning entrepreneurs are awarded prizes of up to US$50 thousand as well as training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, and networking opportunities. Eligible enterprises can be located in any Arab country, and each team must have at least two members. The application deadline is 06 December 2021. Link to the competition

Marine Stewardship Council — Ocean Stewardship Fund

The Marine Stewardship Council invites fisheries, scientists, NGOs and postgraduates to apply for grants from the Ocean Stewardship Fund. The fund supports best practices in sustainable fishing with the aim to increase the number of sustainable fisheries around the world. Grants are also available to support small-scale fisheries and fisheries in the developing world. Furthermore, the Student Research Grant awards funding to support postgraduate students who are carrying out research with fisheries engaged or working towards the MSC program. The two priorities in 2022 are research proposals related to endangered, threatened and protected species, and to habitat impacts. Awards of between £5 thousand to £50 thousand are available across five different strands. The application deadline is 06 December 2021. Ocean Stewardship Fund

United Nations University — MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

The United Nations University (UNU) and the University of Bonn welcome applicants for the international joint MSc program, “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.” The ideal candidate has a strong interest or experience in human-nature relations and risk governance in the Global South. Women and applicants from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to financially support successful applicants from developing countries. The application deadline is 15 December 2021. More