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

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World Academy of Sciences — TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

In collaboration with UNESCO, TWAS institutes a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from developing countries to visit research centres regularly. Selected associates are appointed for three years during which they can visit one of 300 participating centres twice for research collaboration. TWAS provides travel support and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to […]

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Global Social Venture Competition — Competition 2019

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a partnership of business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and funding to support their social ventures. Past winners include plans for water supply, energy, micro-credit, agricultural technology, ecological building materials, and other environmental themes. The GSVC will award […]

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University of Delaware — Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs

The Diamond Challenge seeks social innovations that solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment. The winner will receive a prize package worth over US$13 thousand. (Note: Semifinalists receive an invitation to travel to the University of Delaware to compete in the semifinal round but must provide the necessary […]

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European Union — Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation

Kolarctic supports cross-border strategies between Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Norway in the Barents region of the Arctic. Projects may include issues related to environment and natural resources (e.g., fisheries, plant resources, climate change, etc.). Each proposal must have at least one actor from the EU (Sweden, Finland) and at least one from Russia. Eligibility requirements, […]

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Blue Earth Alliance — Photography Projects

Blue Earth sponsors photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. Blue Earth provides assistance with fundraising, publishing, and publicity. However, it does not make direct grants to sponsored projects. The next deadline for proposals is 20 January 2019. Find submission guidelines

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World Academy of Sciences — African Research Cooperation with Germany

Through the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit Programme, post-doctoral researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa make cooperation visits to institutes in Germany. The visits are limited to three months, with the aim of promoting longer-term collaboration. Preference is given to young PhD-level scientists, particularly women. The next application round will open in November with deadline on 14 February 2019. […]

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Soest Third World Group Foundation — Small-Scale Development Projects

The Soest Foundation, based in the Netherlands, supports small-scale development projects for water, agriculture, aquaculture, and other needs of the very poor. Project assistance is provided for up to three years. Many recent grants are in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, but there are no geographical restrictions. Applications can be made in English or French. How […]

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Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs — Mobility Grants for Research with Danish Partners

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Denmark provides grants for development research as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The MFA invites applications for individual Danida Mobility Grants to facilitate research stays in Denmark by researchers from the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. […]

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Tools with a Mission — Tools for Livelihoods in Africa

Tools with a Mission (TWAM) supports livelihood projects in Dem Rep Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The program ships tools and school books to registered charities and NGOs either working in Africa or based in Africa, and who meet the requirements and ethos of TWAM. TWAM lists the available equipment and books. There is […]

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Roddenberry Foundation — Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund makes small grants for ideas that are early-stage, unconventional, and innovative. It favors bold ideas that depart from the status quo, and that look at a problem and its solution in a new light. There are no restrictions by theme or place (and may include the subjects of the Terra Viva Grants […]

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