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

Monthly Update: December 2021

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 November 2021 > 15 December 2021.

 

SECTION A: Updates to Application Deadlines

Below we identify the most recently added or changed opportunities which remain relevant (i.e., with calendar deadlines beyond the date of this posting).

 

December 2021

International Fact-Checking Network — Climate Misinformation Grant

The International Fact-Checking Network welcomes applications to their Climate Misinformation Grant program. The initiative supports organizations working to combat misinformation to actor, behavioral, and content trends that are unique to climate change. Climate Misinformation Grant amounts will range up to US$100 thousand. Organizations around the world are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 27 November 2021. Climate Misinformation Grant

 

Save Our Seas Foundation — Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOS) introduces the new Ocean Storytelling Grant, which will focus on photography in 2021. SOS is looking for photographers who tell conservation stories about the oceans. The call is not limited underwater photography. Story topics can range from the animals themselves, to fisheries to the communities whose lives are intertwined with marine life. Four successful grantees will receive a fully-funded assignment to shoot a conservation photo story on location, under direct mentorship from professional photographers from National Geographic. SOS seeks to support early-career storytellers, therefore, applicants must have no more than 5 years of professional experience in any photography related discipline. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2021. Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant

 

One Young World — Afri-Plastics Challenge

One Young World seeks applications for Afri-Plastics Challenge. The challenge supports the development of early-stage products, technology and/or services that encourage the reduction or elimination of plastic usage across Sub-Saharan Africa. 10 selected finalists will receive a grant of £75 thousand to support in the development and validation of their solutions. Applicants can be formally constituted and operating in Sub-Saharan Africa as either a registered business or NGO, but applications from individuals and community groups will also be accepted. The application period closes on 01 December 2021. Afri-Plastics Challenge

 

Japan Fund for Global Environment — Environmental Conservation Grants 2022

The Japan Fund for Global Environment makes grants to non-profit organizations in Japan and developing countries for field projects in environmental conservation. Grants are for grass-roots projects and range from 500 thousand to 3 million JPY. Each non-Japanese applicant needs to have an agent in Japan to communicate and apply in Japanese language on behalf of the applicant. The application deadline is 02 December 2021. Environmental Conservation Grants

 

Ramsar Regional Center East Asia — Wetland Fund 2022

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) accepts project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2022. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: (1) Wetland Conservation; and (2) Celebration of World Wetlands Day. RRC-EA will support up to 4 projects under Thematic Area 1 with a budget of US$10 thousand each, and up to 3 projects under Thematic Area 2 with a budget of US$5 thousand each. Applicants can be practitioners, policy makers, researchers, local community leaders, media, or NGOs based in East, Southeast, and South Asia. Applications have to be submitted by 04 December 2021. Details here

 

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research — Call for Proposals 2021

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) launches its 2021 call for proposals. The Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) supports research on physical, biological, and human dimensions of change in the Earth’s systems. The Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) focuses on training, awareness raising, and partnerships. APN lists priority research topics (climate change, disaster risk reduction, smart agriculture, water quality, and invasive species, among others) for each of South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania. Applications can be submitted by researchers, academics, and practitioners working at institutions based in APN member countries and approved countries. APN encourages applications from early-career scientists. For both programs, the deadline to submit summary proposals is 05 December 2021. Link

 

Sozo Networks — Youth in Development Bootcamp and Fellowship

Sozo Networks seeks young civic civic leaders and social entrepreneurs from Africa for the Youth in Development Bootcamp. A group of 100 young leaders will be selected to attend a 3-day virtual workshop on leading sustainable social change. Twenty participants will be selected as Youth in Development Fellows to participate in a 3-month professional development program and have the opportunity to pitch for up to US$3000 seed funding. Applicants must be citizens of an African country and be between 18-30 years old. The submission deadline is 08 December 2021. Find more information

 

December 2021

 

Swiss National Science Foundation — Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships

SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality with destination Switzerland who intend to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions individual postdoctoral fellowship. This funding scheme will offer applicants with a PhD a position at a non-commercial research institution in Switzerland for 12-24 months. The grant includes a salary with social security contributions, financial contributions to research, and conference costs. The scheme is open to all research disciplines and topics. Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2021. SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Regional Implementation Partner Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

The CEPF aims to invest in biodiversity conservation projects targeting Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. CEPF anticipates to support the development and oversight of a portfolio of approximately 100 grants. CEPF seeks to partner with an organization to serve as the Regional Implementation Team. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs and other civil society organizations with substantial experience in climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 15 December 2021. Know more

 

Foundation Beyond Belief — Compassionate Impact Grant

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) makes grants to organizations that address critical community problems through evidence-based and culturally responsible social innovations. FBB will make one grant in the amount of US$30 thousand to one organization with the goal of increasing that organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. All applicants must be non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status but grants are often used to support international community projects. Past projects include women’s literacy in Malawi, beekeeping for sustainable livelihood in Guatemala, and mangrove management in Latin America. LOIs have to be submitted by 15 December 2021. Details

 

One Young World — Scholarships to Participate in the One Young World Summit 2022

The One Young World Summit brings together young talents (ages 18-30) from many nationalities to share solutions addressing the world’s pressing issues. To ensure that the most qualified young leaders participate in the Summit, regardless of their ability to pay, fully-funded scholarships are awarded. Each scholarship has its own deadlines and eligibility criteria, please check carefully. More scholarships will become available in the next couple of months. One Young World Scholarships

 

Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance — Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) seeks new finance and insurance innovations that build coastal resilience to ocean-derived risks. Organizations, local civil society, international NGOs and academia are invited to submit finance and insurance products that drive investment in coastal natural capital and increase resilience. Proposed projects must reduce ocean risk for the most vulnerable and protect biodiversity. Selected projects will receive customized support and benefit from tailored mentoring. The deadline for submissions is 17 December 2021. Link to the challenge

 

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission — Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022

With funding by the UK’s Department for International Development, the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available to citizens of Commonwealth countries for masters studies at UK universities, usually for one year. The participating academic programs include several in subject areas such as environmental science and management, agroforestry, livestock management, remote sensing, disaster management, wetlands science, etc. The CSC lists the participating universities and their eligible courses. Potential applicants must check with the relevant UK university regarding their admission requirements and guidelines for applying. The deadline for scholarship applications is 20 December 2021. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Conservation in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites letters of inquiry (LOI) to empower local communities to engage in conservation and management of key biodiversity areas of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, plus parts of southern China. The call is open to NGOs, community groups, Indigenous People’s organizations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organizations. CEPF intends to make small grants of US$40 thousand and large grants of up to US$250 thousand. Applications are accepted in the local languages. The deadline for receiving LOIs is 21 December 2021. Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

 

Rise — Global Talent Program

Rise is a global talent program for young people (ages 15 to 17) from around the world. Each year, Rise will select 100 winners and provide them with need-based financial support for university and internships, mentorship and career services, and access to funding to scale up their social impact throughout their careers. The program is open to any type of young talents, including environmentalists, musicians, artists, performers, product developers, software engineers, researchers, or social or political movement leaders. Participants have to download an app and set up a profile to participate in the selection for the global talents program. The deadline is 22 December 2021. Visit the Rise website to know more

 

Truepic — Social Impact Grant 2022

Truepic is the leading photo and video verification platform. Truepic Vision helps organizations use authenticated images and videos to achieve their goals and aid their projects. Truepic announces the request for applications for the social impact grant program 2022. Truepic seeks partners that have a real understanding of how to use imagery to accelerate a mission and positively impact their community or the world. Selected organizations receive a minimum of one year of pro-bono development, use, support, and training of Truepic Vision’s premium platform where they will be able to request and crowdsource authenticated images and videos from any smartphone in the world. The deadline to apply is 31 December 2021. Truepic Vision

 

Accelerate2030 — Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

Accelerate2030 supports entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Accelerate2030 is a Scale Readiness Program that provides support based on specific needs, such as access to experts, mentors, and partners. While Accelerate2030 supports solutions to any SDGs, the program is particularly looking for solutions related to the Circular Economy, access to Good Health and Wellbeing and Clean Water. The application deadline is 31 December 2021. Details here

 

YALI Regional Leadership Center — West Africa Emerging Leaders Program

The YALI West Africa Emerging Leaders Program provides business and entrepreneurship training to young West African leaders from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Burkina Faso. The program will teach young leaders about modern leadership through coursework (in-person or online), a mentorship program, internship or community service, and report writing. Applicants have to be proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. Applications close on 31 December 2021. YALI West Africa

 

HawkWatch International — Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant

HawkWatch International announces the launch of the first-ever Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant. The grant invests in projects led by citizens of developing countries with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusivity in conservation while building local capacity. Projects must be located in high-priority countries for raptor research and conservation (mainly Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, or Southeast Asia), focus on a single species of raptor, and be led by an applicant who is associated with a registered NGO and/or university in the country where the project will take place. Preference will be given to projects working in low-income countries. Applicants may apply for up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 31 December 2021. More information

 

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture — Scholarship Program for Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science

The NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) accepts applications for a Master Program at the National Taiwan University (NTU). The goal of Global ATGS is to train international academic and industrial leaders in advanced agriculture. The main fields of this program are digital agriculture, genomics, and modern breeding science. The scholarship award duration is two years and covers tuition fees, travel, and living expenses of students from SEAMEO member countries. The deadline is 31 December 2021. Link

 

January 2022

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland — Research Partnership Grants MENA

The Research Partnership Grants support research projects with collaborating institutions in MENA countries. The Leading House MENA accepts grant applications solely from applicants. The Swiss applicant needs to have a proposed or an ongoing research project with an institutional partner in the MENA region. The maximum grant amount per project is CHF15 thousand. Both the applicant and the partner institute abroad are required to make in-kind contributions to the proposed research project. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities. The call for applications is open until 02 January 2022. Research Partnership Grants

 

Agora Energiewende — Climate and Energy Transformation

Agora Energiewende invites applications for the EnerTracks Fellowship Program. Up to eight fellows will be invited to come to Berlin (Germany) while each fellow continues working part-time for their home institution. The fellowship offers multi-disciplinary sessions covering a variety of topics such as energy markets, power system flexibility, and research methodologies, among others. Applicants must be nationals of an Official Development Aid country and be currently employed or affiliated to a think tank or other civil society organization and/or an academic body. Fellows receive a travel grant covering half of the costs of participants’ international travel expenses, accommodation in Berlin, and a modest daily stipend. Applications have to be received by 03 January 2022. EnerTracks Fellowship

 

Earth Journalism Network — Story Grants on Green Recovery

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to support the production of in-depth or investigative stories that will highlight progress toward a post-pandemic “green recovery”. EJN welcomes stories that engage audiences to better understand the commitments (or lack thereof) from governments, administrations, corporations and other authorities to progress towards a green, sustainable future. EJN expects to award 10 grants with an average grant of £1,100. Applications are open to journalists and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environment and/or issues related to climate. The application deadline is 03 January 2022. Green Recovery

 

U.S. Department of State — TechWomen 2022

TechWomen offers professional mentorship and exchange to emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the developing world. The program is open to qualified women with a minimum of 2 years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields. Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe. TechWomen covers the costs of travel and accommodation for the program events in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The application deadline is 05 January 2022. TechWomen 2022

 

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics — Environmental and Resource Economics in South Asia

SANDEE invites research concept notes in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya, including environmental issues faced by people living in the plains, hills, and mountains. Examples of research previously supported by SANDEE include: renewable energy subsidies that target the poor; analysis of possible payments to farmers for ecosystem services; and research on the economics of climate change. Proposals must include a strong economics component. Grants will be in the range of US$20-30 thousand over a two-year period. Concept notes have to be submitted by 05 January 2022. SANDEE Research Grants

 

Audubon Naturalist Society — Small Grants for Conservation Projects

The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund makes grants for local conservation projects in developing countries. The grants are intended as seed money for communities and individuals. Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner. Grants are a maximum of US$3 thousand for one year. The deadline for applications is 06 January 2022. Crowder-Messersmith Fund

 

Association of Commonwealth Universities — Climate Resilience Challenge Grants

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) awards Climate Resilience Challenge Grants to member universities to support initiatives addressing climate resilience. The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops and events. Four grants of up to £2,500 each are available for ACU member universities to help meet the costs of organizing climate resilience projects. The applying university needs to outline the project and include a detailed action plan. Applications close on 07 January 2022. Climate Resilience Challenge Grants

 

United Nations  — World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

The United Nations World Wildlife Day organizes an international film showcase along the theme of “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. Organizers seek films that explore the threats to wild fauna and flora, their central importance for their habitats and ecosystems and for the communities who live near them, and initiatives to conserve them. The films will be made available for free, on an educational online streaming mechanism throughout the world. The call for entry will close on 07 January 2022. World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

 

Doc Society — Climate Story Fund

The Doc Society supports stories and impact campaigns from around the world that move humankind closer to a climate just and biodiverse future. The Climate Story Fund will support 6-10 projects with grants ranging from US$20 thousand to US$100 thousand per project. The fund is open to all mediums and will support both production and impact campaigns. Projects may come from all over the world (including localized stories serving local communities) and can be submitted by both new and established artists. Applications for the Climate Story Fund will close 07 January 2022. Climate Story Fund

 

Sigma Awards — Prize for Data Journalism

The Sigma Awards invite entries of published work in all areas of data journalism, including the topic environment. The winners will split a cash prize of US$5 thousand. Entries must be for work published in calendar year 2021, but can be submitted by large or small newsrooms as well as individuals from all over the world. The application deadline is 07 January 2022. Sigma Awards 

 

GSMA — Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation seeks to help accelerate the testing, adoption and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. GSMA aims to test innovations that can increase the capacity of low-income and vulnerable communities to adapt, and develop approaches or business models that can be scaled to build climate resilience and adaptation. Successful projects will receive an equity-free grant of between £100 thousand and £250 thousand to scale their innovation over a 15 to 18 month period. Start-ups, small and medium enterprises and social enterprises in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe are eligible to apply. Applications close on 09 January 2022. GSMA Innovation Fund

 

Association of Commonwealth Universities — Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022/2023

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) supports the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. The scholarship funds studies for a two-years Master’s degree in low- or middle-income countries of the Commonwealth across many subjects, including conservation ecology, horticulture, agriculture, animal science, and many others. Eligibility extends to citizens of (or with refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award. Scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses (stipend) for duration of award, return economy flight, one-off arrival allowance and research support grant (on request). The application deadline is 10 January 2022. About this scholarship

 

AgFunder — Foodtech and Agtech Accelerator

The GROW Impact Accelerator Program is a five-month accelerator for startups operating in new frontiers of foodtech and agtech. The program is designed for international startups looking to expand into Asia, and for regional startups to launch on the global stage. Companies receive US$200 thousand worth of cash and in-kind investments. Applications are open until 10 January 2022. GROW Impact Accelerator

 

European Commission — Climate Leadership

EIT Climate-KIC invites proposals from Higher Education Institutions and other organizations from across Europe that are willing to deliver the Climate Leadership Journey program in their local ecosystems. The program will empower future leaders and innovators from all disciplines and all university and training levels to become active change agents. EIT Climate-KIC can provide 30% of the cost (up to €33 thousand) of the program. The call for applications closes 10 January 2022. Climate Leadership Program

 

World Press Photo — Visual Journalism and Stories Awards 2022

The World Press Photo Contest recognizes the best visual journalism and awards visual stories in eight categories, including Environment and Nature. The award winners will receive €5 thousand each. The prize-winning photographs will be assembled into a worldwide year-long exhibition. The contest is only open to professional photographers. Entries close 11 January 2022. World Press Photo Awards

 

European Climate Initiative — Transboundary Climate Action in Europe

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) calls for project ideas for transboundary climate action in Europe. Projects may propose forward-looking ideas in the areas of climate policy, energy, buildings and municipalities, mobility, agriculture, soils and forestry, awareness, climate-aligned finance, or sustainable economy. Financing of between €50 thousand and €1 million may be provided for each project. EUKI supports climate projects in EU member states, with a regional focus on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe as well as the Baltic states. Non-profit organizations from EU accession candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) may apply for financing as implementing partners. Project ideas have to be submitted by 12 January 2022. More about EUKI

 

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program — Young Scientist Awards 2022

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program makes grants for conservation research through its Young Scientists Awards. The Award targets young researchers (not older than 35 years) carrying out interdisciplinary research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Priority is given to projects carried out in the world’s biosphere reserves. Awards are up to US$5 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 14 January 2022. MAB Young Scientists Awards

 

British Council — Newton Fund Institutional Links ASEAN

The UK-ASEAN Institutional Links Early Career Researchers (ILECR) Scheme provides seed funding to senior researchers from higher education institutions in the UK and partner countries – Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Subject areas for the collaborative research include local development challenges such as agritech and biodiversity, among others. Proposals are submitted jointly by a principal investigator in the UK with a principal investigator in a partner country. Grants are up to £50 thousand over 12 months. The deadline for proposals is 14 January 2022. Institutional Links ASEAN

 

International Research & Exchanges Board — Community Engagement Exchange Program

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks applications for its 2022 Community Engagement Exchange Program with the aim to build the capacity of local innovators working with communities. The program is open to young local leaders addressing issues related to the environment, youth, women, and sustainable development, among others. Community Engagement Exchange is a year-long professional development program with a three-month fellowship in the United States. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 27 at the time of application. Eligible countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Applications must be submitted by 14 January 2022. Link to the Community Engagement Exchange Program

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Water Innovation Prize 2022

The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a startup competition focused on water innovation. Submitted projects must involve a technology, product, service, or process aimed at solving a problem related to the world’s water challenges. Entering teams must include at least one student who is fully enrolled at any college or university. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. Winners will be awarded innovation grants of up to US$50 thousand. The application deadline for the statement of intent is 15 January 2022. Water Innovation Prize

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for small grants to promote biodiversity conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia. The call is open to NGOs, community groups, cultural organizations, women’s groups, private companies and civil society organizations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The maximum amount of funding is US$20 thousand. Expressions of interest have to be submitted by 15 January 2022. Link

 

Zurich University of Applied Sciences — Research Partnership Grants South Asia and Iran

The Research Partnership Grants support research projects with collaborating institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Leading House South Asia and Iran accepts grant applications solely from applicants. The Swiss applicant needs to have a proposed or an ongoing research project with an institutional partner in South Asia or Iran. The maximum grant amount per project is CHF35 thousand. Both the applicant and the partner institute abroad are required to make in-kind contributions to the proposed research project. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities. The call for applications is open until 15 January 2022. Research Partnership Grants

 

U.S. Department of State — TechGirls 2022

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology. The program is open to teenage girls (ages 15-17) from eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America. TechGirls covers the costs of travel, accommodation and meals for participation in the technology camp hosted by Virginia Tech University. The application will close on 15 January 2022. About TechGirls

 

Government of India — India Philippines Joint Research Program

The Governments of India and the Philippines invite joint research projects by researchers of both countries. The aim is to encourage scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries. Proposals for joint research in agriculture are eligible. The fund will cover research expenses, exchange of visits for research projects, and workshops. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 17 January 2022. Find the call

 

Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association — Ocean Science for Sustainability Development

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), and partners, offer a shipboard fellowship opportunity onboard the research vessel R/V Marion Dufresne during 2022 (29 June – 22 July). Ten early-career scientists and postgraduate students involved in oceanographic work at institutions in the Western Indian Ocean will be selected to participate in the Floating University project. The program is primarily open to postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) involved in oceanographic work, marine sciences, and maritime studies at institutions in Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Seychelles Somali, and Tanzania. All applications should be sent no later than 20 January 2022. Floating University

 

Commission for Environmental Cooperation — Resilient Community Recovery from COVID-19

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) seeks grant applications from organizations to support environmental initiatives that help North American communities (including Mexico) implement solutions and strengthen their capacities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021-2023 NAPECA grant cycle will support communities hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic, particularly vulnerable populations and some Indigenous peoples. A total of C$1.25 million in grants are available for non-profit organizations that wish to engage and partner with local and Indigenous communities, academics and non-governmental organizations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 January 2022. Resilient Community Recovery

 

Journalism Fund — Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

The Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism supports cross-border teams of professional journalists or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe. The grant covers working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400 thousand. The grant is open to professional freelance journalists or news outlets (cross-border teams of at least two journalists). The next application deadline is 27 January 2022. Click here

 

Breakthrough Institute — Generation Fellowship 2022

The Breakthrough Institute supports Generation Fellows who contribute writing and research to one of four policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy; Conservation; or Food and Farming. The program operates during ten weeks from June through August. Fellows receive US$600 per week. Eligibility to apply for the fellowships extends to final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country. The application deadline is 28 January 2022. About the fellowship

 

Embassy of Japan — Grants for Grassroots Projects in Uganda

The Embassy of Japan in Uganda provides financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations in support of community development projects in Uganda. Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing, including water and sanitation, disaster relief, and agricultural development. The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (approx. US$100 thousand). Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community based organizations, educational institutions and local governments. The Embassy receives concept papers anytime throughout the year, but the selection process is conducted twice a year with deadlines on 31 January and 31 July. More about this opportunity

 

ygap — Poverty Solutions for Kenya

The ygap accelerator provides support to Kenyan leaders with solutions to poverty. Entrepreneurs and startups with project ideas and solutions for their local community are invited to apply for the training program. The program offers a three-day accelerator followed by twelve months of tailored support including business skills development, strategy insights, mentor support, and more. Participants will gain access to professionals (designers, lawyers, coaches, etc.) and have the opportunity to apply for small grants. Eligibility extends to social entrepreneurs operating in Kenya, who are dedicated to creating a positive change in the lives of people living in poverty. Applications close 31 January 2022. ygap Kenya

 

Culture & Animals Foundation — Animal Rights

The Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about animal rights. Grants are awarded in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy). CAF does not fund animal rescue, public protest, trap-neuter-release programs or species conservation, unless they include a commitment to animal rights and fit into one of the three categories. CAF accepts grant applications from any country. The application deadline is 31 January of each year. Link to the CAF website

 

Eastern Bird Banding Association — Research Grants 2022

The Eastern Bird Banding Association (EBBA) seeks applicants for grants to be used toward research using banding techniques and/or bird banding data. From one to five grants of up to US$1000 each will be awarded. Priority is for research on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province, included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the USA, Canada, or the Western Hemisphere may also be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 31 January 2022. More

 

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation — Wildlife Conservation in Asia 2022-2023

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation solicits projects on threatened animal species in Asia. The Foundation supports conservation research and management, as well as community education and capacity building. Priority will be given to projects from Eastern, Southern, and Southeast Asia. Coastal countries connected to Asia, where funding is limited and with threatened wide-ranging Asian species, are included. The majority of projects are for one year, but the Foundation will also consider multi-year projects if they show promise of clear conservation outcomes. Successful applicants receive on average HK$250 thousand per year. The application deadline is 31 January 2022. Criteria here

 

Embassy of Japan in Mozambique — Water and Sanitation

The Embassy of Japan in Mozambique provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations in support of Basic Human Needs, including Water and Sanitation. The maximum grant amount per project is 10 million yen (approx. US$90 thousand). Potential recipients are community-based nonprofit organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level (NGOs, educational institutions, local governments, etc.). The deadline is 31 January 2022. Link to information

 

February 2022

World Wildlife Fund U.S. — Alumni Grants 2022

The Alumni Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Alumni Grants provide ongoing support of former WWF-US fellows and scholars to conduct research or attend conferences and workshops. Grant requests may not exceed US$2,000. Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFN is only accepting applications for trainings, conferences, or research-related activities that are accessible online or available locally at this time. The proposed training must take place at least 60 days after the application deadline. The next application deadline is 01 February 2022. WWF Alumni Grants

 

Dalai Lama Fellows — Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The Dalai Lama Fellowship 2022 offers emerging leaders from all around the world mentorship and coaching to design and implement their own original field project addressing a global challenge. Project areas include environmental sustainability, among others. The fellowship does not offer funding for projects, instead it offers coaching and a global community. This program is open to next-generation leaders (20-36 years old). Deadline for applications is 01 February 2022. Dalai Lama Fellows

 

Association of Avian Veterinarians — Wild Bird Health Fund 2022

The Association of Avian Veterinarians seeks research projects addressing wild bird health. Projects of interest include epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Grants are limited to US$5 thousand per project. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 01 February 2022. Find the call

 

University of Antwerp — Masters Program in Development Studies 2022-2023

The University of Antwerp’s Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) offers three specializations for one-year masters programs in development studies. Topics include poverty, climate change, conflict, good governance, sustainable development, and others. The Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS) awards scholarships to students from many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America for studies at Belgian universities that include Antwerp’s IOB. Candidates applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship have to submit their application by 01 February 2022. Link

 

Wilson Ornithological Society — Research Grants 2022

The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) offers four types of research awards to fund avian research anywhere in the world. Awards support ornithologists, graduate students, young professionals and independent researchers without access to funds. Eligibility is open to citizens of all countries. Grants range from US$1,000 to US$2,500 — varying with each award program. WOS membership is required. The next application deadline is 02 February 2022. Research Grants

 

Minor Foundation for Major Challenges — Public Awareness on Climate Change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The Foundation makes large grants ranging from €20 thousand to €200 thousand, although larger projects may be considered. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is 04 February 2022. Climate Change Awareness

 

American Ornithological Society — Student and Postdoctoral Research

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) makes student grants of up to $2,500 to support research in various areas of avian biology by undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. AOS encourages undergraduate students from any region to apply. Applicants must be members of AOS. Latin American students are particularly encouraged to apply for the Alexander Wetmore Memorial Research Award for research in avian systematics, paleo-ornithology, biogeography, and especially neotropical biology. Other AOS grant programs may also be of international relevance. Applications are due by 4 February 2022. AOS Research Awards

 

Cisco — Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022

Cisco invites submissions of innovative technology solutions from student entrepreneurs around the world that solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university. A total of US$1 million in prize money will be awarded for the adoption and development of breakthrough technologies, products, and services that drive economic development or solve social and environmental problems. Solutions have to be submitted by 11 February 2022. Participate

 

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust — Medium Grants for Conservation 2022

The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January – 11 February; 18 April – 19 May; 10 July – 20 August; and 09 October – 19 November 2022. Know more

 

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education — Water and Development Partnerships

The Water and Development Partnership Program supports transformations to ecologically sustainable water management practices by strengthening capacities in low- and middle-income countries through joint research, education, and knowledge sharing on water. For that purpose, IHE Delft seeks to support large-scale projects in the range from €1 to 1.5 Million for three to five years. The call is open for projects that aim to redress issues related to inequities and ecological degradation in water-related developments. Submission of project proposals closes on 14 February 2022. Further information

 

United Nations — Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

The OHCHR Human Rights Youth Challenge invites youth aged between 16 – 24 to produce and submit a video on: “the human rights to water and sanitation of peoples living close to nature”. Videos and digital content may focus on, but not limited to, indigenous peoples, peasants, farmers, fisherfolks, hunters and gatherers, livestock rearers, and traders. The winner will be invited to speak at a side-event of the UN Human Rights Council in September 2022. The deadline for submission is 15 February 2022. 5th Human Rights Youth Challenge

 

Swedish Institute — Sustainable Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

The Swedish Institute offers project funding through the call ‘Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region’. The Institute funds projects that will contribute to economic, environmentally and socially sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea region and its immediate area. The main applicant has to be based in Sweden, but must include at least three actors in three different countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, or Ukraine. Projects can apply for SEK100 thousand to SEK500 thousand. Applications can be submitted until 15 February 2022. About 

 

King Baudouin Foundation — Enterprises for SDGs

The Business Partnership Facility (BPF) awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. Projects submitted under this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly identified SDG. The BPF provides non-refundable grants between €50 thousand and €200 thousand that represent a maximum 50% of the total investment. Eligible countries include several from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa (full list of eligible countries is provided in the call). Partnerships must comprise actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector, with at least one organization from the for-profit private sector. The application deadline is 15 February 2022. Business Partnership Facility

 

European Commission — Food and Nutrition Security in Africa

The European Commission (EC) accepts proposals to improve food security and nutrition in African cities. Projects are expected to contribute to a shift to food security and improved nutrition in five African cities and reducing the food-system-related environmental footprint. Applicants must be established in a Member State of the European Union, countries associated with Horizon Europe, or low- and middle-income countries. The closing date for applications is 15 February 2022. Link

 

European Commission — Agro-ecological Approaches in African Agriculture Systems

The European Commission (EC) accepts proposals for the Agro-ecological Approaches in African Agriculture Systems Grant Program. The implementation of agro-ecological approaches will alleviate the pressure that agri-food production places on natural ecosystems, contributing to resilience of agri-food systems. Applicants must be established in a Member State of the European Union, countries associated with Horizon Europe, or low- and middle-income countries. The closing date for applications is 15 February 2022. Click here

 

Royal Geographical Society — Grants with Deadlines in January-February 2022

The RGS-IBG offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. Grants range from £250 to £30 thousand. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. The application deadline for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award is 18 January 2022. The Small Research Grants, the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, the Monica Cole Research Grants, and the Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award close on 03 February 2022. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants have the application deadline of 15 February 2022. The Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants have an application deadline of 22 February 2022. View all grant opportunities and deadlines

 

French Committee for International Solidarity — Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2022

The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale – CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project. The deadline for project summaries (French, English) is 22 February 2022. Find the call

 

Action for Nature — International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2022

This program honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have completed successful projects in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The selected individuals are awarded a cash prize (US$500) and certificate, as well as public recognition. The annual competition is open internationally. The application deadline is 28 February 2022. Become an Eco-Hero

 

Golden Turtle — Competition in Wildlife Photography

The Golden Turtle photo contest aims to recognize outstanding wildlife photography in Russia and internationally. The contest offers multiple categories for photography, eco-posters and art. The competition winner in the category “Photographer of the Year” will receive US$2 thousand. The official languages of the competition are Russian and English. Artwork has to be submitted by 28 February 2022. Click here for rules

 

March 2022

Waterloo Foundation — Environment Fund: Marine Resources

The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve marine resources. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 March and 01 September each year. About the Marine Fund

 

American Society of Mammalogists — Research in Latin America

The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients receives US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000 to attend the ASM annual meeting following the award. The application deadline for both types of awards is 01 March 2022. More about the Field Research Awards

 

University of California at Berkeley — Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2022

The Beahrs ELP sponsors an annual three-week summer course in environmental science, policy, management, and leadership at UC Berkeley. The next course is scheduled for July 2022. ELP invites applications from mid-career professionals around the world. Workshops and field trips draw on the strengths of UC Berkeley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Course participants continue their learning and networking through the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network. The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. The final deadline for scholarship review is 04 March 2022. Learn about the program

 

Royal Geographical Society — Grants with Deadlines in January-February 2022

The RGS-IBG offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. Grants range from £250 to £30 thousand. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. The application deadline for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award is 18 January 2022. The Small Research Grants, the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, the Monica Cole Research Grants, and the Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award close on 03 February 2022. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants have the application deadline of 15 February 2022. The Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants have an application deadline of 22 February 2022. View all grant opportunities and deadlines

 

French Committee for International Solidarity — Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2022

The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale – CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project. The deadline for project summaries (French, English) is 22 February 2022. Find the call

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation — Calouste Gulbenkian Prize 2021

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation seeks nominations for the 2021 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. The 3rd edition of the Prize highlights the commitment to urgent climate action. The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity in the amount of 1 million euros, aims to recognize people, groups or organizations from all over the world whose contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact. All entries must be submitted until 15 March 2022. Details here

 

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Research Fellowships 2022

The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB’s member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term PhD fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 31 September 2022. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2022. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2022. More about the Fellowships

 

BBVA Foundation — Awards in Biodiversity Conservation

The BBVA Foundation makes awards for biodiversity conservation in Spain and internationally. The Foundation’s goal is to publicly recognize the work done by conservationist organizations, institutions and agencies in carrying forward environmental conservation policies and projects. For Spain, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation, and another award of €80 thousand for environmental communication. For the rest of the world, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation. Applications for the worldwide award can be submitted in Spanish or English. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2022. 17th Biodiversity Conservation Awards

 

Industrial Development Cooperation — Green Tourism Incentive Program

The Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) seeks applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Program (GTIP). The key objective is to encourage privately-owned tourism enterprises in South Africa to adopt responsible tourism practices through installing solutions to reduce their energy and water consumption and costs. The GTIP offers grant funding from 50% to 90% of the total cost of approved energy and water efficiency solutions. The application deadline is 31 March 2022. Green Tourism Incentive Program

 

April 2022

US Department of State  — Coral Reef and Natural Resources

The Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reefs and combat invasive species in the U.S. insular areas. Priority will be given to projects that help address a variety of threats to coral reef ecosystems, research into how sea level rise impacts coral reefs, and to combatting and eradicating aquatic and terrestrial plant, insect, and animal invasive species. The U.S. insular areas include American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. The maximum budget is US$300 thousand for 12 to 36 months. Applications will be considered from insular government entities, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations. The submission deadline is 01 April 2022. More

 

Fondation SUEZ — Access to Water and Sanitation

The Fondation SUEZ supports access to essential services such as water, sanitation and waste for underprivileged populations in developing countries. One reward goes to an unregistered, royalty-free innovation developed by a non-profit organization. The other recognizes and encourages an initiative led by a social entrepreneur. The two winning projects receive €50 thousand each. Applications have to be submitted by 30 April 2022. Fondation SUEZ

 

Women’s World Summit Foundation — Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life 2022

The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) invites nominations for its annual Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life. The prize honors women’s groups for exceptional creativity, courage, and commitment to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Each year, between 5-10 winners receive a cash prize of US$1,000. Nominations include biographical data about the nominee; at least two endorsement letters; and labeled photos. Self-nominations are not accepted. The deadline for nominations (submitted by postal mail only) is 30 April 2022. Find the 2022 Nomination Form

 

Fiat Panis Foundation — Prize for Master Thesis in Food Security

The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture, ecology and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand in support of qualified young scientists by honoring their excellent master thesis in the field of food security. The deadline for submissions (German, English) is 30 April 2022. Ruthenberg Graduate Award

 

Fiat Panis Foundation — Hermann Eiselen Science Award 2022

The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Hermann Eiselen Science Award is made to a young scientist who focuses on helping to reduce hunger and malnutrition through agricultural research. The value of the award is €30 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022. Hermann Eiselen Science Award

 

May 2022

Children’s Climate Foundation — Children’s Climate Prize

The Children’s Climate Prize invites innovative and groundbreaking ideas and solutions on the issue of climate change. The prize is awarded to children aged 12-17 who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The winners will be invited to Sweden and receive prize money of SEK 100 thousand to continue to develop their projects. Individuals, groups or organizations can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Nominations from all over the world are welcome. The deadline is 15 May 2022. Children’s Climate Prize 2022

 

iF International Forum Design GmbH — Social Impact Prize

The iF Social Impact Prize aims to publish and support design projects that contribute to solving urgent challenges and help to improve living conditions in the developing world. Solutions should already be established and help to solve well known issues in any category of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The best projects will share a cash prize of €100 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations (student concepts will not be accepted). There is no deadline, projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. The winners will be decided twice per year, after 26 May and 09 November 2022. Information

 

June 2022

Waterloo Foundation — Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests

The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December 2022. About the Fund

 

American Society of Primatologists — Conservation Grants 2022

The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. Grant proposals are invited for either captive or wild primate-oriented research projects. Applications for start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology are welcome. Award amounts range from US$500 to US$1500. Applications for small grants need to be submitted by 17 June 2022. Learn about ASP’s research grants

 

Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

Gadfly Project — Software for Environmental Protection and Climate Change Mitigation

The Gadfly Project makes in-kind grants for organizations seeking to implement a software initiative in the fields of environmental protection and climate change mitigation. The grant is available to organizations both international and domestic with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability. Software development efforts with a magnitude between US$5 thousand and US$100 thousand are preferred. Please note that this is an “in-kind” grant (not a cash grant). Requests for support can be submitted at any time. Details here

 

South Pole — Nature-based Climate Action Projects

South Pole offers land-owners, community groups, conservation organizations, and other groups the opportunity to develop their own nature-based climate action projects. South Pole seeks conservation and restoration projects in forestry and land-use that protect wildlife, empower communities and create sustainable economies, as well as large-scale nature-based solutions for a post-COVID green recovery. Ecosystem protection projects and restoration projects must focus on creating or protecting the habitat of endangered species. South Pole offers support, short-term financing, technical guidance and advisory throughout the development process. Proposals will be open until further notice. Know more

 

Nestlé Foundation — Human Nutrition in Developing Countries

The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time. Link

 

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development — Development Projects in Arab Countries

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) finances development projects in countries of the League of Arab States. Grants can be used for technical and economic feasibility studies; or seminars and conferences. Thematic areas include agriculture and dry lands, water supply, environment, and many others. Grant size varies from less than US$20 thousand to over US$10 million. Grants are made to governmental organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations. There is no application deadline. More information

 

Urgent Action Fund Africa — Rapid Response Fund for African Women

Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa) is a rapid response fund to offer financial and technical resources at critical moments of need to African women’s organizations and women’s rights activists. Grants are made in five categories, including one category on natural resources governance & climate change. The Fund aims to respond to most urgent requests within 24 hours. Grants are up to US$12 thousand. Applications can be submitted in five languages (English, French, Swahili, Arabic, Portuguese) at any time. About

 

Rainforest Trust — Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards

The Rainforest Trust provides partnership and funding opportunities to local conservation NGOs across the tropics. The Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards is intended for conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas. Awards average US$5 thousand. The applicant must be an NGO based in the country of the proposed protected area. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Link

 

Savvy — Fellowship for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

The Savvy Fellowship is a 12-week online learning program for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. Savvy seeks early-stage business and entrepreneurs from across Africa working on solving the most pressing problems through innovation. Fellows will receive support, mentorship and access to a lifelong community in support of their innovative business idea. Fellows have to be no older than 40 years. The Savvy Fellowship program is open year-round and accepts applications on a rolling basis. More

 

Ashoka — Young Changemakers

Ashoka identifies and supports teenagers who start their own initiatives for addressing social and environmental problems. Selected Changemakers are inducted into a global community and gain access to co-leadership bootcamps, media partnerships, public speaking platforms, exposure visits, strategic allies and more opportunities to grow and to influence youth culture in their countries. Candidates must be under 20 years of age to participate. Ashoka offers youth related activities in the United States, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Expressions of interest can be submitted all year-round. Interested changemakers will be notified once the next round of applications for Ashoka Young Changemakers is available in their country. Details

 

European Union — European Exchange Program for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program for aspiring entrepreneurs. New entrepreneurs will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise in another participating country. The program provides practical and financial assistance, and matches entrepreneurs with experienced hosts. Applications are accepted from both, host entrepreneurs (HEs) – ideally owners of a micro or small enterprise – and new entrepreneurs (NEs) in their early stages. Participating NEs will receive financial support for travel, living and subsistence costs during the visit. Applications are accepted from permanent residents in one of 28 EU Member States, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo. Applications are accepted continuously. Find out how to participate

 

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development — Fellowships Program

The Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides Arab Ph.D. holders with opportunities to conduct research and/or teaching internationally. The fellowship provides maintenance allowances (about US$50 thousand over a period of 12 months), round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible members of their families. Arab nationals who are currently working at universities in Arab member countries are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted anytime but must be submitted at least one year prior to the expected starting date of the Fellowship. Find the application procedure

 

Netherlands Enterprise Agency — Energy Transition Facility

The Energy Transition Facility (ETF) aims to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) with their transition to a more sustainable energy supply. National governments can request advice and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency will decide how to best support the proposal, plan or idea. Proposals and requests for government-to-government collaboration can be submitted by governments and government partners in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Mozambique, the Palestinian Territories, Tanzania, and Tunisia. Applications can be submitted anytime. More about ETF

 

Arcus Foundation — Great Apes Conservation

Arcus makes grants to promote the survival of great apes in the wild and in sanctuaries that offer safety from invasive research and other forms of exploitation. Grants focus on activities that impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gibbons. Grant amounts range from small, with the majority falling between US$100 thousand and US$150 thousand per year. The grants program is open to organizations worldwide. Arcus invites initial funding concepts at any time. Find the Great Apes Program

 

Awesome Foundation — Micro-Grants to Projects Worldwide

Each month, the Awesome Foundation makes a micro-grant of US$1,000 to an organization or project worldwide. Projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Anyone is eligible for a grant, including individuals, groups, and organizations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more

 

Indo-German Science & Technology Center — Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research

The Indo-German Science & Technology Center (IGSTC) invites applications from women researchers in India/Germany to participate and collaborate in an ongoing Research and Development project. Women researchers and entrepreneurs holding a regular position in academic research institutions in India and Germany may apply. The grant will cover basic project assistance. The maximum grant for three years will be up to €48 thousand. Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Link to WISER

 

German Academic Exchange Service — Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a comprehensive range of scholarship programs for German and international students, graduates and academics. DAAD offers scholarship programs that are generally open to all subjects as well as subject-specific programs. Financial support consists of a regular monthly payment over a specified period of time. In addition to contributing to students’ cost of living, scholarship holders may often receive subsidies for books, health insurance or childcare. Every scholarship provider has its own selection and application procedures. DAAD scholarship database

 

SECTION B:  Updated Profiles of Grant Makers

The Terra Viva Grants Directory reviews grant makers on a calendar cycle. The profiles of grant-making foundations and NGOs are updated mainly during January-June. The profiles of international and government grant makers are updated mainly during September-December. The grant makers below were updated recently (since November 2021).

 

SECTION C:  New Grant Makers Added to Profiles

These grant makers are newly included among the profiles of the Terra Viva Grants Directory (since 16 November 2021).

None this month.

 

SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

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