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

Ashoka — Fellowship Mexico, Central America, Caribbean

The Ashoka Fellowship selects social entrepreneurs with high impact and systems change projects in Mexico, Central American and Caribbean countries. Ashoka seeks projects with innovative strategies, methods, or new approaches to address opportunities and problems. Initiatives need to solve a problem at the root level and have the potential to generate geographically scaled impact. Applications have to be submitted by 16 October 2021. Ashoka Fellowship

PES Latam Alliance — Support for Social Entrepreneurs in Latin America

PES Latam Alliance supports social entrepreneurs in Latin America to accelerate their impact in the region. The Bridge for Billions program seeks social businesses with innovative solutions working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. Selected social enterprises will be able to access up to US$50 thousand of seed capital, support through courses and events, training with alliance partners, and a community of entrepreneurs. The applicants must be a registered hybrid or for-profit business and must have been operating (selling product/service) for at least a year. The application form has to be submitted by 20 October 2021. Bridge for Billions Fellowship

University of Oxford — African Biodiversity Fellowship Program

The A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellowship Program offers NGO, government and business employees working on biodiversity conservation, as well as researchers in academic institutions, the opportunity to engage with researchers based at the University of Oxford. The scheme offers the chance to spend up to three months at Oxford, attending training courses, networking and creating collaborations, writing papers, and developing ideas. Successful applicants can spend their fellowship in any department of the university as long as their project is within the sphere of conservation. Applications will close on 29 October 2021. African Biodiversity Fellowship Program

Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders — Call For Applications 2022

The Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders’ training program helps develop early-career conservation professionals through a combination of skills training, networking opportunities, and the completion of a global wildlife conservation initiative. Participation in the program lasts for two years. Applicants should have at least three years experience in wildlife conservation, with at least 15 years in the profession ahead of them. International applicants must show an ability to cover the cost of two flights to the USA, and must be fluent in English. Applications will be accepted until 31 October 2021. More

Explorers Club — Exploration Grants 2022

The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe. The Club offers five different grants: the Rising Explorer Grant (US$ 1,500 average) is open to high school students, college undergraduates, and independent researchers; the Exploration Fund Grant (US$ 2,500 – US$ 5,000 average) is designated especially for graduate/post-graduate students or early career scientists conducting fieldwork; the Rolex Explorers Club Grant (US$ 10 thousand) is focused on young explorers under the age of 35 who are conducting field research to address a novel scientific, environmental, or historic question; the Stephenson Explorers Advancement Program (US$ 10 thousand) is open to college undergraduates/graduate students, and independent explorers under the age of 35 conducting fieldwork focused specifically on marine research; the Fjallraven Field Grant (US$ 5 thousand) for explorers under the age of 35 doing fieldwork related to conservation, the environment, and/or sustainability; the Exodus Exploration without Boundaries Grant (US$ 4 thousand) supports expeditions that further our understanding of the world through scientific, cultural and conservation fieldwork. The application deadline is 15 November 2021. Exploration Grants

German Academic Exchange Service — Postdoc Program in Research on Climate Change in Africa

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) seeks African researchers for a new postdoc program in application-oriented research on climate change. The program supports capacity building and collaborative research activities in the following areas: Agriculture, Land Use, Biodiversity, Food Security, Marine Science, Energy, Water Security, Woodland and Forest Sustainability. The fellowship consists of a flat-rate travel allowance, research funding of up to €10 thousand, and a monthly allowance of €800. The fellowship awards are for a period of 12 to 24 months. The deadline for applications is 17 November 2021. Detailed information

European Commission — Sustainable Water and Natural Resources Management and Protection

The European Union Rural Development Program aims to improve agricultural production, management of natural resources, and promote sustainable and efficient use of water in Tajikistan. The goal is to enable inclusive growth and resilience to extreme climate conditions in rural communities and to improve livelihood in rural areas. The overall amount made available under this call is €15 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Lead applicants not established in Tajikistan must act together with at least two co-applicants established in Tajikistan. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 20 November 2021. Click here

U.S. Agency for International Development — Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications for a cooperative agreement to implement the USAID Feed The Future (Promoting Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems) program in Mozambique. Feed The Future supports producers and small to medium sized enterprises in agriculture to increase their profitability using a market systems development approach, while increasing their resilience to climate change. USAID intends to provide approximately US$25.5 million in total USAID funding over a 5 year period. Eligibility for this RFA is not restricted. Local organizations may partner with multiple applicants. The closing date for applications is 22 November 2021. Link

United Nations Environment Programme — Pilot Projects for Efficient and Resilient Energy Systems

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches a call on digitalization for flexible and resilient energy systems. The initiative aims to step up global climate action and uptake of clean energy models. UNEP intends to support the implementation of pilot projects across Brazil, Colombia, Morocco, Tunisia, India, Indonesia and South Africa. Projects must cater to the increasingly urgent need to ensure efficiency and resilience of power systems to enable cost-effective clean energy transitions, mainly based on renewables. Applicants can submit a project for a maximum of €1.8 million. Candidates will need to be part of an international consortium that includes both public and private actors. Applications must be submitted before the deadline on 30 November 2021. Details here

Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation — Prize in AgriTech

The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale. Registration is free and open to anyone, with a US$1 million grand prize available for the winning team, and US$1 million in additional prizes. First, teams submit their design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will select up to 25 teams to receive US$10 thousand each. In the finalist round, teams develop their prototypes and conduct field tests on small and medium-sized farms in Africa. To compete, agritech solutions have to be registered by 08 December 2021. Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech