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: February 2020

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 January 2020  >  15 February 2020.

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).


February 2020

Wildlife Acoustics – Bio-Acoustics Product Grants

Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadlines are 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November 2020. Overview


Women Environmental Programme — Women for Sustainable Development

Women Environmental Programme calls for applications from interested civil society and community-based organizations for the Women2030 seed-grants in Ghana. Sub-grants are intended to build capacity of women’s and gender civil society organizations to advance local, national and regional gender-responsive sustainable development policies (2030 Agenda & Climate). This may include, but is not limited to, gender specific trainings and monitoring, tracking SDG/climate policies and budgets, social media campaigns, and participatory community activities for gender equality and/or sustainable development. Each initiative may request €1 thousand for projects with a duration of 2-12 months. This call is limited to organizations in Ghana. The last date for receipt of applications is 16 February 2020. More about Sub-Grants


Yunus&Youth — Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs

The Yunus&Youth Fellowship Program is a six-month online program for young social entrepreneurs from all around the world. The program is designed for young early-stage social business leaders that have the potential to solve community-based problems with focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will be matched with a mentor, participate in expert webinars with business professionals and receive help with business plan development. In the final stage of the program, fellows will present their social businesses to a team of real investors to shape their presentation skills and test their pitch decks. The deadline to submit applications is 16 February 2020. Learn about the Y&Y Fellowship Program


U.S. Department of Agriculture — Borlaug Fellowships in Agricultural Science and Technology

The Borlaug Fellowship Program supports short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security in over developing countries. The program offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy. The program lists the eligible countries, and the research priorities for each of them. Fellows work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program. After completion of the 6 months fellowship, the mentor will visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. USDA will select U.S. host institutions and mentors for each fellow. The application deadline is 18 February 2020. Borlaug Fellowships


Swedish Institute — Management Program Africa

The Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) seeks responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. Applicants should be interested in topics such as business impact on the environment, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as financial strategies for sustainable development. Entrepreneurs between 25-45 years old from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia are invited to apply. The Swedish Institute will cover parts of the costs for the participation in the training program. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2020. More


Canon Collins — UK Scholarship for Africans

The Canon Collins Trust offers scholarships to students from Southern African countries to attend masters degree programs at certain UK universities. The Trust offers one-year scholarships for students studying justice, including politics and the environment, among others. Applicants must be nationals of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. The deadline to apply for University of London LLM Scholarships is 20 February 2020. Know more


Turkish Government — Türkiye Scholarships Burslari 2020

The Turkish Government offers scholarships to international students. The government-funded scholarship program is awarded to students that pursue full-time or short-term program at universities in Turkey. Fields of study include Agriculture, Natural and Applied Sciences, amongst many others. Applications are open from students from all around the world. Türkiye Scholarships Burslari provides financial support and university placements to its awardees. The application deadline is 20 February 2020. Find details


Eco-Generation — Youth Ambassadors for Environment

Eco-Generation announces the call for applications for the 24th Eco-Generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-Generation is a social networking platform offering a range of possibilities for engaging children and young adults youth to advance their role and commitment in environmental conservation and protection. Youth aged between 13 and 24 qualify to become an ambassador and represent Tunza Eco-Generation. The Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs around the world. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2020. Become a Youth Ambassador


Teach A Man To Fish — School Enterprise Challenge 2020

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 20 February, 20 May, 20 August, and 20 November 2020. About the School Enterprise Challenge


Fondation Franklinia — In-Situ Conservation of Globally Threatened Trees

The Foundation Franklinia launches a new call for proposals focused on in-situ conservation of globally threatened trees. Eligibility extends to any organization with well established expertise and efficiency in plant conservation from any country in the world. Projects must aim at improving the conservation status of globally threatened tree species listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Funding from the Foundation favors conservation projects with reasonable budget in relation to proposed activities. A minimum of 20-50% of co-funding will be required. The deadline for submission of proposals (English or French) is 21 February 2020. Find the call for proposals


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Albania or North Macedonia)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) invite Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to €50 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of plants or the sustainable management of water catchments in the wider Prespa area. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions and academic institutions legally registered in Albania or North Macedonia. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English and French. LOIs must be submitted by 21 February 2020. Link


United Nations Foundation — Girl Up Leadership Summit 2020

The Girl Up Leadership Summit is an opportunity for youth leaders (ages 13-22) to gain the skills, resources, and confidence to make an impact on gender equality in their communities. For selected participants, Girl Up will reimburse up to US$1,000 for transportation costs (bus/train/flight) and provide a complimentary registration to the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (USA). Applicants who represent underrepresented backgrounds in regards to race/ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status etc., are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for need-based travel financial assistance is 21 February 2020. About the Leadership Summit


Earth Journalism Network — Reporting on Climate Change Adaptation in the Bay of Bengal

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to journalists based in eastern India and coastal Bangladesh to report on critical issues related to climate change. ENJ seeks in-depth stories that focus on climate and environmental change, such as climate-induced migration, agricultural and water issues or food security in the Bay of Bengal region. EJN expects to award at least 10 grants averaging US$1,300 each. Early- or mid-career journalists from print, web, radio and television are eligible. Freelance reporters should demonstrate a plan for publication and provide a letter of interest from an editor. Deadline for applications is 21 February 2020. Story grants


South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics — Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics

SANDEE invites applications for the Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics (3-17 May 2020). The workshop seeks to introduce economists in South Asia to different themes in environment and development economics, and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. Economists interested in upgrading their knowledge and developing research proposals for later submission to SANDEE are invited to apply. SANDEE provides scholarships of US$4,500 to deserving candidates to cover course material, international travel, food, and accommodation. The application deadline is 22 February 2020. More information


Climate Technology Initiative — Clean Energy Technologies for Climate Resilience

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) seeks businesses in various sectors, including agriculture, water, and tourism, with commercially viable projects that deliver climate adaptation benefits, by reducing climate vulnerability or increasing the resilience of populations to the effects of climate change. For all projects, the the investment ask should lie between US$1 million and US$50 million. Energy access and rural electrification projects (clean cookstoves, solar home systems, etc.) may ask for smaller sums, starting at US$500 thousand. PFAN strongly encourages women-led projects to apply for support. PFAN accepts applications for projects in low- and middle-income countries in Eastern Africa (24 February 2020), Central America and the Caribbean (deadline 15 March 2020), Eastern Europe & Central Asia, South Asia & Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands (deadline 20 March 2020). Please be aware that application deadlines vary by region (please check carefully). Find all calls


United Nations — Indigenous Fellowship Program

The OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Program (MFP) is open for applications. The aim of the program is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. (Note: This may include land rights and biodiversity conservation issues.) Participants will learn how to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities and raise their concerns at the international level. Travel, stipend and basic expenses are covered by OHCHR. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020. Link


New Zealand Aid Program — Development Scholarships 2020

New Zealand’s government provides a variety of opportunities for training and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The program has four scholarship schemes, reaching a total of over 90 countries. The priorities for support often include agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries, disaster risk management, and other areas related to natural resources and environment. The eligibility requirements for scholarships are specific to each country/regional program. The application deadline for submissions is 28 February 2020 for most developing countries in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean; and 27 March 2020 for Commonwealth countries. Check the eligible countries and closing dates carefully. Details here


Earth Journalism Network — Workshop: Indian Ocean Marine Science

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks journalists to attend a three-day marine science workshop in the Maldives (24-26 June 2020). This opportunity is open to journalists from specific countries around the Indian Ocean to gain a better understanding of marine issues and how to report on them. The workshop will be held in English, therefore, participants must be able to understand and communicate in English. EJN will pay for travel, accommodation and meals of selected participants. The application deadline is 28 February 2020. About the workshop


U.S. African Development Foundation — Agriculture Value Chains and Off-Grid Energy in Benin

USADF, in collaboration with the Government of Benin, invites small and medium-sized enterprises to submit requests for funding and support for the development of their local Beninese businesses. Projects focusing on value chains of corn, cassava, cashew, shea, pineapple, palm oil, rice, peanut and soybean and off-grid energy and craft industries are eligible. Startups can request a total of US$50 thousand for projects in processing, crafts and off-grid energy sectors. Grants range from US$10 thousand to maximum of US$ 250 thousand. Businesses must provide a minimum contribution of 30% of the total cost of the project. The application deadline is 28 February 2020. Link


Government of Hungary — Masters Degrees in Agricultural Engineering 2020-2021

In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the government of Hungary announces scholarships for MSc degrees in agriculture at participating Hungarian universities. The fields of specialization for the 2020-2021 Academic Year are Food Safety, Horticultural Engineering, and Animal Nutrition. Applicants should be residents and nationals of the developing countries listed in the announcement. The application deadline for scholarships is 28 February 2020. More about this opportunity


Getty Images — Climate Visuals Grants

Getty Images is committed to evolving the visual narratives that define the global climate crisis in the commercial and editorial space. Together with Climate Visuals, Getty Images launches the Climate Visuals Grants which aim to support the creation of compelling and emotionally engaging imagery that explores the complex and layered climate crisis. Photojournalists from around the world are invited to submit projects with a compelling visual narrative based primarily on documentary still images. Two winners will receive US$10 thousand each to continue to produce their climate stories. The deadline to submit applications is 28 February 2020. Link to Climate Visuals Grants


International Fund for Agricultural Development — Rural Youth Innovation Award in Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches an award to promote youth initiatives for innovation in rural areas. The award honors good practices and technologies resolving issues related to the rural area, especially of small local farmers. Categories include food security, climate action, and conservation, among others. Participants must be young nationals (18-35 years) of Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants will compete for financial resources, products and services, and loans. Applications have to be submitted by 29 February 2020. About the award


Stockholm Environment Institute — Strategic Collaborative Fund Asia

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) supports regional environmental and sustainable development events in Asia. SEI welcomes concept notes for regional strategic events in Asia that focus on advancing environmentally sustainable development with integration of gender and social equality and rights-based approaches. Themes under the Strategic Collaborative Fund include: Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water, and Smallholder Agriculture. A total of SEK 450 thousand will be awarded per grant. Projects should be based in South or Southeast Asia or address issues relevant to Asia. Eligibility extends to nonprofit organizations or networks. The deadline is 29 February 2020. Find out more 


U.S. African Development Foundation — Off-Grid Energy Challenge

USADF and All On request proposals for the Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals are invited from Nigerian off-grid energy companies. Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of convertible debt and grant capital in the amount of max. US$100 thousand. Applicants must be 100% African-owned and must be operating in Nigeria. Applications have to be submitted by 29 February 2020. (Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.) Information


March 2020

Global Forest Watch — Small Grants for Civil Society Organizations

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to non-profit NGOs that want to use Global Forest Watch in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork. The focus for the 2020 grant cycle is rapid response to deforestation through the use of early warning systems. Grants range between US$10 thousand and US$40 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends to non-profit organizations for projects in selected countries of Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for submissions is 01 March 2020. Find the guidelines for applicants


World Wildlife Fund — Faculty Fellowship 2020

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), through the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), offers fellowship opportunities to support current and aspiring university faculty members that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities. The fellowship is offered to enable faculty members to pursue their PhD. Applicants from eligible countries can apply to three years of study, with funding of up to US$30 thousand per year. The application deadline is 01 March 2020. Guidelines


World Bank — Innovate4Climate Pitch Hub Competition

Innovate4Climate seeks innovators, startups and entrepreneurs who develop climate-smart solutions with potential for transformative impact in reducing emissions and/or increasing resilience to climate change. Solutions can be goods, services (e.g. financial instruments, risk management mechanisms), technological solutions, or innovative business models. The competition aims to support climate-smart cities with innovations for energy, food/agriculture, waste/water, and two additional categories.The call for solutions will close on 01 March 2020. Find the Pitch Hub competition


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 2020. More about the Field Research Awards


North American Banding Council — Training for Bird Banders in Latin America

The North American Banding Council (NABC) and Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) invite applications for small grants that support the development and certification of Latin American and Caribbean bird banders. Grants can be made to groups organizing NABC-based certification sessions and/or NABC-based training sessions that culminate in a certification opportunity. Grants are also available for individuals attending a bird banding training program based on NABC standards and culminating in a certification opportunity. The application deadline is 01 March 2020. Certification Small Grants


International Fund for Agricultural Development — Results Based Management for Rural Transformation

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks results based management approaches to enhance project management for rural transformation. The selected grant recipient (or consortium) will receive a three-year grant for a total amount of up to US$2 million (cash and in-kind co-financing is required). Eligibility to receive cash grants extends to non-profit organization, universities, vocational training providers, private sector companies and research institutes. The deadline to receive proposals is 01 March 2020. Find the call


U.S. Department of Agriculture — Scientific Cooperation Research Program

The Scientific Cooperation Research Program supports applied research and education projects between U.S. researchers and foreign scientists that create practical solutions to challenges faced by small farmers. Proposed solutions should address issues including agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. The program supports up to 10 collaborative research programs with up to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US public and private institutions of higher education. The application deadline is 02 March 2020. Scientific Cooperation Research Program


European Commission — STARTS Prize 2020

STARTS Prize is an innovation challenge of the European Commission honoring innovative artistic projects inspired by technology, industry and society. Projects from all fields of technological and scientific research and development that have been inspired by art or involve artists as catalysts of novel thinking are eligible. Artists or researchers from all around the world can participate. Two prizes, each with €20 thousand prize money, are offered. The open call ends on 02 March 2020. See this call


Society of Wetland Scientists — Student Research Grants

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) offers partial funding of wetland-related research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. A total of up to US$1 thousand can be requested to aid student’s costs of travel, room and board in the course of field investigation and to help cover costs of expendable materials and supplies required in the execution of the proposed research. The applicant must currently be enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program related to wetland science (e.g. biology, environmental science, environmental engineering, etc.) and be a member of SWS. Applications have to be submitted by 02 March 2020. Know more


Ashoka — Act for Biodiversity Challenge

The “Act for Biodiversity Challenge,” supported by Vittel, seeks already-implemented solutions that engage people and organizations across sectors to preserve and restore biodiversity. Solutions can be designed for agriculture, urban environments, and forests. The applicants must be a nonprofit, for-profit, hybrid organization, or have a fiscal sponsor with an already implemented project beyond the idea stage (pilot projects are eligible). Up to four winners will receive a cash prize (a total of CHF 60 thousand will be distributed among the winners). Applications have to be submitted by 03 March 2020. About the challenge


Wellcome Trust — International Exchange Programs in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

The Wellcome Trust enables researchers to run international exchange programs specializing in health-related humanities, social sciences or bioethics. An International Exchange Program is up to £1.5 million and can last for three to five years. The Trust covers the costs of carrying out the program. The proposed program must have one program leader based at an eligible UK organisation and one co-applicant based at an eligible organisation anywhere in the world outside the UK. Preliminary applications must be submitted by 03 March 2020. Find details


Wellcome Trust — Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

The Wellcome Trust funds groups of researchers who want to shape the direction of their research in health-related humanities, social sciences or bioethics. The Research Development Award is up to £1 million and lasts for three to five years. The award covers the costs of running the applicants research development program. Eligibility extends to emerging or established research groups consisting of two to six participants from anywhere in the world. Preliminary applications must be submitted by 03 March 2020. Find details


European Investment Bank Institute — Social Innovation Tournament 

The Social Innovation Tournament recognizes and supports the best European social entrepreneurs with projects focusing on the environment (with a special emphasis on biodiversity and ecosystem conservation). Prizes range from €20 thousand to €50 thousand. Finalists become members of the SIT Alumni Network and benefit from training opportunities, grants programs, participation in conferences around Europe and have access to a network of investors. The tournament is open to social enterprises, private sector companies, NGOs, government bodies and universities. The deadline for proposal submission is 04 March 2020. Participate


European Commission — Conservation of Forest Ecosystems in West Africa 

The European Commission seeks to enhance climate resilience in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Through this call for proposals the EC invites projects that aim to protect the Outamba-Kilimi National Park (Sierra Leone), Kuru Hills Forest Reserve (Sierra Leone), Pinselli and Soyah Classified Forests (Guinea) and the buffer zones and forest corridors that inter-connect them. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €1.45 million and €2.9 million. Eligibility to apply extends to non-profit organizations with previous experience in natural resources management. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 05 March 2020. Click here for details


UK Natural Environment Research Council — Impact of Plastic Pollution on Marine Ecosystems

UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) invite proposals for collaborative research projects to understand the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia. Applicants may request up to S$1.25 million from NRF and up to £700 thousand from NERC. Applications are sought from teams comprising researchers from Singapore, the UK and low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia. A Notification of Intent to submit should be submitted no later than 05 March 2020. Find details


Australia and Pacific Science Foundation — Research Grants 2020

The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF) makes research grants in ecology, biodiversity, and life sciences in Australia and the Southwest Pacific region. Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the Southwest Pacific region for activities within those countries or within the region. Most grants are up to A$15 thousand per year for up to three years. Applications are due 06 March 2020. Link 


African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development — Innovative Business Ideas

The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD), in collaboration with World Bank and SIDA, invites students and individuals, both nationals of Rwanda and non-nationals, to submit their business ideas to develop a product aimed at a practical solution reflecting the real problems faced by communities in Rwanda and Africa. Selected entrepreneurs will attend a boot camp and receive mentorship, coaching and guidance to further develop their idea into a real business. The best five ideas will receive seed funding. Proposals have to be submitted by 06 March 2020. Click for details


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education — Short Courses

IHE Delft offers a variety of short and specialized courses which are aimed mid-career professionals and senior experts. Courses focus on water and environmental law, water conflict analysis, water resources planning, and many other water related fields. Fieldwork, excursions and field visits often are a part of a short course. A small number of scholarships are available to deserving candidates. The current deadline for scholarships is 08 March 2020. Click for course overview


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropical Andes (Capacity-Building Program)

The CEPF invites applications for small grants (maximum budget: US$49,950) in support of biodiversity conservation in the Tropical Andes. Civil society organizations are requested to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOI) to implement a capacity-building program for CEPF grantees and key stakeholder groups located in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The deadline for submission of LOIs (English, Spanish) is 08 March 2020. Click for details


United Nations World Food Programme — Fighting Hunger Worldwide

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The program seeks profit and non-profit organizations with great ideas and bold solutions to solve hunger globally. The Innovation Accelerator offers financial support, training and access to WFP partners and technical experts. Selected teams get an opportunity to develop their projects and receive up to US$ 100 thousand. Applications for the 2020 Program (Cohort II) have to be submitted by 08 March 2020. About


U.S. Agency for International Development — Save Forests and Biodiversity in the Philippines

USAID aims to combat threats to biodiversity caused by habitat loss and degradation due to deforestation, mining and marine ecosystem degradation, and overexploitation in the Philippines. Therefore, USAID seeks projects and activities to be implemented in areas of biological significance and/or land areas of high climate change mitigation potential. The total estimated budget under this call is US$22 million. USAID intends to make two to three awards. The call is open to eligible U.S. and non-U.S. foundations, academic organizations, for-profit private enterprises, and consortia. The closing date for applications is 10 March 2020. Link


European Commission — Defense of Environmental Rights in Peru

The European Commission aims to strengthen environmental protection and mitigation of climate change by protecting environmental human rights and their defenders. This call focuses on (1) Promoting the transition to a low carbon economy in the Peruvian Amazon; and (2) Improving compliance with Environmental Human Rights (DHA) for better environmental governance. Projects with focus on low-carbon transition can apply for funding of between €500 thousand and €805 thousand. Projects with focus on environmental human rights can apply for funding up to €382 thousand. Eligibility extends to nonprofit entities in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (full list in the call document). The deadline is 10 March 2020. Find the call


World Academy of Sciences — TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize for Scientists in the Developing World

The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize gives international recognition to individual scientists in the developing world for their outstanding scientific achievements. The prize carries a monetary award of US$100 thousand. In 2020, the prize is for agricultural sciences. Candidates must be nationals of a developing country, and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years. The deadline for nominations is 10 March 2020. TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize


EEP Africa — Early Stage Clean Energy Projects

EEP Africa invites innovative project developers to submit applications for early stage clean energy projects in active development phase in Southern and East Africa. Applicants can apply for grants between €200 thousand and €500 thousand (minimum required co-financing is 30%). Eligibility extends to companies, start-ups and social enterprises with early-stage projects from Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The deadline for proposals is 10 March 2020. Find the Application Guidelines


Pacific Development and Conservation Trust — Community Projects in the Pacific Islands

New Zealand’s Pacific Development and Conservation Trust makes grants for conservation, cultural heritage, development, and goodwill in the Pacific Islands. The priority is community projects, including conservation projects that involve representative, endangered, threatened, or unique habitats and species. Eligibility for grants extends to citizens of New Zealand and eligible Pacific countries and territories. Most past grants range from NZ$2 thousand to NZ$50 thousand. The deadline for expressions of interest is 11 March 2020. More about the application process


InterAction — Photo Contest 2020

InterAction encourages photographers from all around the world to submit powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, innovative technology, food security and environmental development are within the contest’s theme, though entries are not limited to those areas. The Grand Prize Winner will receive US$1,000 and the winning photo will be showcased at InterAction’s 2020 Forum in April 2020, in Washington, DC (USA). The deadline for submissions is 11 March 2020. Submit your picture


UK Natural Environment Research Council — Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invites proposals to its Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund 2020 call. The Fund allows UK environmental science researchers to forge new partnerships and networks with international researchers from developing countries. Activities under this grant scheme may include, but are not limited to, programs of exchange visits, scoping studies, proof of concept studies and workshops. Awards are up to a maximum of £100 thousand for two years. The deadline to submit a notification of intent is 12 March 2020. Click here


UK Royal Society — International Exchanges 2020

The Royal Society’s International Exchanges Scheme makes grants to scientists based in the UK who seek new international collaborations. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, except clinical medicine. Applicants may request up to £12 thousand for travel to/from all countries outside the UK. For the standard program (i.e., not specific to countries and/or focal areas), the next application deadline is 12 March 2020. International Exchanges


Tropical Biology Association — Field Course for Early-Career Scientists

The Tropical Biology Association (TBA) sponsors field courses in tropical biology at the postgraduate level. TBA currently invites applications for a field course in Kenya (in July/August 2020). The course will take place at Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County and offer early-career researchers the opportunity for hands on savanna field research. Participants will gain experience in field research, project design, and conservation case studies. Full or partial scholarships are available to African applicants. The application deadline is 13 March 2020. Details here


Die Presse — MSc Scholarships in Environmental Technology & International Affairs

The daily newspaper “Die Presse” seeks applications for the MSc Program “Environmental Technology & International Affairs” which is available at the Technische Universität Wien (Austria). Students will receive €13,600 to pursue their MSc, thus contributing indirectly to the solution of problems relevant for environment at an international level. The scholarship application is open to international students from all around the world. Applications have to be submitted by 15 March 2020. Scholarship link


North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Science for Peace and Security

NATO’s support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). The SPS Programme supports multi-year research projects, research workshops, and training courses. Applications are invited from researchers in NATO’s member countries and its partner countries — including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean region. The next application deadline is 15 March 2020. Find the open call


Alfred Wegner Institute — Training in Oceanography 2020

The Alfred Wegner Institute hosts the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence. The program provides training and career development in oceanography, using facilities at Helgoland and Sylt in the North Sea. The next training program, beginning in late 2020, is open to participants from developing and emerging countries. Trainees must have at least a first degree in science. Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country, and who anticipate returning to the country after completion of the training. The program offers scholarships to cover travel, accommodation, tuition, and a modest allowance. The application deadline is 15 March 2020. Discover


Efficiency for Access Coalition — Research and Development Fund

The Efficiency for Access Coalition (EforA) seeks applications for the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund. The Coalition seeks projects that develop enabling technologies or products for off-grid and weak grid areas. Start-ups and micro-sized organizations can apply for grants of between £50 thousand and £300 thousand to be used for feasibility studies, industrial research, or experimental development. The applicant must be a legally registered business, academic organisation, non-profit, or research and technology organization. There are no geographical restrictions. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2020. Find out more


U.S. Mission to Slovenia — NGO Small Grants Program

The US Embassy offers small grants for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia. Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined and include energy security, entrepreneurship and business development (including women), youth engagement, and environmental preservation and sustainability. Projects may request funding of US$10 thousand to US$70 thousand. Only registered Slovenian NGOs (institutions of higher education and nonprofits) may apply. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020. Link


Boston University: West African Research Association — Travel Grants for West African Nationals

The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant’s current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. The next application cycle closes on 15 March 2020. Click here


Association of Zoos and Aquariums — Conservation Grants Fund 2020

The AZA’s Conservation Grants Fund makes grants for animal health; animal welfare; conservation education; field conservation and/or reintroduction; management and/or breeding; and research. The principal investigator in a grants application must be an AZA member. Many grants are awarded to collaborations among AZA-accredited institutions; government wildlife agencies; academia; and conservation NGOs. The average project award is about US$18 thousand for one year projects. The application deadline is 16 March 2020. Learn more


World Academy of Sciences — TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research

The TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain their PhD in natural sciences. Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the campuses of the COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan). Duration is from six months to a maximum of 3 years (18 months for a sandwich program). CUI will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs. The call for applications is open until 16 March 2020. Find the program


Climate Tracker — Sustainable Energy in Africa

Climate Tracker seeks applicants for a 8-week-long investigative reporting scholarship program. Fellows will receive training on climate journalism and have the chance to refine their journalism skills. Six African journalists will be selected to cover the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Rwanda (May 2020). Applicants have to write and publish a story focusing on energy access, clean cooking, energy transition, or climate change in order to apply. Articles have to be submitted by 18 March 2020. More information


Canadian International Development Research Center — Prize for Leadership in Research for Development

The Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) awards the David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development to two individuals for outstanding achievement in the field of international development. These prizes are available to researchers from low or middle-income countries who have previously received or currently receive IDRC support. The two winners will receive CA$50 thousand each. The application process is by nomination only. Institutions may nominate individuals with whom they have had or still have a significant association. The deadline for nominations is 18 March 2020. Details here


Hilden Charitable Fund — Community Projects in Developing Countries

The Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants in the UK and developing countries in defined thematic areas. Projects in developing countries focus on community development, education, and health. (Note: Projects related to food security, community water supply, local energy, etc., may be relevant.) Hilden particularly welcomes projects addressing the needs and potential of girls and women. Hilden will consider funding for charitable organizations based in any developing country, that have been active for at least five years, and that meet its criteria on financial income. Hilden only accepts applications from UK charities for overseas projects. Projects may be for more than one year. Average grants are £5 thousand. Applications can be submitted anytime but the closing date for the next meeting is 18 March 2020. Link


University of Science and Technology of Hanoi — Masters Studies 2020-2021

The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (also known as Vietnam France University) offers 2-year masters programs in subject areas that include energy; water, environment, oceanography; and several others. Eligibility to apply extends to Vietnamese and international students graduated from relevant training fields in or before 2020, with good academic results and ability in English. For highly qualified applicants, merit-based scholarships and/or need-based fellowships cover up to 100% of tuition fees and living expenses. The next application deadlines are 20 March and 22 May 2020. Link to the program


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Conserving the Guinean Forests of West Africa

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites letters of inquiry for large grants (minimum budget US$50 thousand per project) in support of conservation in the Guinean forests of West Africa. Grants under this call can be made to NGOs, private enterprises, universities and research institutes. The eligible countries are Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Applicants can apply in English or French using the templates provided in the announcement. The closing date is 20 March 2020. Link to the call


New England Biolabs Foundation — Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2020 

The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on regions (specified on the website) in Central America; South America, and West Africa. Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The deadlines for submission of LOIs are 23 March 2020 and 10 August 2020. Link


U.S. Agency for International Development — Energy Resilience in Jamaica

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) supports actions and activities that will strengthen the ability of Jamaica’s energy sector. USAID requests solutions that advance the development of a resilient alternative energy market. Concept notes should propose activities valued at no less than US$2 million. Please note that non-private sector applicants must include a letter of support from private-sector partners. Concept papers must be submitted by 24 March 2020. Here


King Baudouin Foundation — Fonds Ernest Solvay

The Ernest Solvay Fund provides grants to individuals and organizations implementing a non-commercial project which is intended to promote scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. Projects may focus on both education and entrepreneurship in areas such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. Financial support of up to €7500 will be provided. The deadline for submitting proposals is 25 March 2020. Link to details


UK Royal Society — Newton International Fellowships 2020

The Newton International Fellowships support early-stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The scheme covers the broad range of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Applicants should have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal with a UK host scientist. The announcement identifies additional criteria for applicants. Funding consists of £24 thousand per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8 thousand per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £2 thousand for relocation expenses. The deadline for applications is 26 March 2020. About the Fellowships


Australian Government — International Relations Grants Program

The Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) invites applications for the International Relations Grant Program 2020-21. The program aims to enhance and strengthen links between Australia and Latin America in the areas of mutual economic support, education, sustainability and applied research, among others. In the current grant round, COALAR will favor projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Grant applications between A$10 thousand and A$50 thousand will be considered. Eligibility extends to businesses, non-profit organizations, and government bodies. The deadline for applications is 26 March 2020. More


MarTERA — Transnational Research and Innovation Projects

MarTERA provides funding to collaborative research and innovation projects. The call identifies the following priority areas: (1) environmentally friendly maritime technologies; (2) innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures; (3) automation, sensors, monitoring and observations; (4) advanced manufacturing and production, (5) safety and security. Applicants from Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa, and Turkey are eligible for funding. The transnational call has a budget of €13 million. The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is 27 March 2020. Find more information


ygap — Poverty Solutions for Bangladesh

The ygap accelerator provides support to entrepreneurs from Bangladesh. Entrepreneurs and startups with project ideas and poverty solutions for their local community are invited to apply for the one week training program. The five-day workshop (April/May 2020) will provide social entrepreneurs with access to training designed to focus on business growth. Participants will gain access to professionals (designers, lawyers, coaches, etc.) and have the opportunity to apply for small grants. Interested entrepreneurs have to apply by 31 March 2020. About ygap Bangladesh


Inter-American Development Bank — Improving Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean

The JK VISIONARIES award recognizes organizations that are working to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. The award seeks sustainable solutions that solve people’s problems with new tools, methods, or techniques (possibly within one or more thematic areas of the Terra Viva Grant Directory) with the potential to be replicated in other countries. The winning organization will receive US$100 thousand to continue to implement the project that was presented with the application. Submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2020. More


Future Food — Postdoc Fellowships to Young Researchers

Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative awards up to ten postdoc fellowships each year to further expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences. The fellowship provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects in a Swiss research laboratory. Applicants must hold a doctorate (PhD). There is no restriction on nationality. The deadline for applications via the online form is 31 March 2020. Find details


Zebra Foundation — Support for Vets and Vet Students 

The Zebra Foundation for Veterinary Zoological Education assists veterinary students and veterinary surgeons from anywhere in the world to gain additional experience in veterinary zoological medicine. Grants range in the order of £100 to £1000. Applications are considered twice a year. The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2020. More information


World Academy of Sciences — Research Grants in Basic Sciences

The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those that lack access to appropriate research facilities. Grants are awarded for research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics either to individual young researchers or to research units. Research units can apply for up to US$30 thousand. Applying research units must be led by a renowned researcher who is a national of a developing country. The application deadline is 31 March 2020. Click Here


University of Durham — Hatfield Lioness Scholarship 2020

The University of Durham is open to applications for the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship 2020. The scholarship aims to enable female students from developing countries to undertake postgraduate studies at the University of Durham. Applicants must be offered a place in one of the University’s master programs and be a national of a developing country listed in the call. The scholarship provides tuition fees, stipend, accommodation, visa and travel costs. Applications must be submitted before 31 March 2020. About


Earth Journalism Network — Asia-Pacific Investigative Environmental Story Grants

The Earth Journalism Network makes investigative reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity, or explore new conservation-based solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Story ideas that uncover corruption, address the safety of environmental defenders and call out business practices that are impacting negatively on the environment and the lives of local communities are particularly welcome. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. For this grant, applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific region are accepted. The application deadline is 31 March 2020. Investigative Environmental Story Grants


World Academy of Sciences — PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites women scientists in the field of agriculture (and other sciences) from science and technology lagging countries to apply for the OWSD PhD Training Fellowships. Each fellow will receive a monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses, a special allowance to attend international conferences, travel expenses, medical insurance, and the opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops for up to four years. Applications will be accepted until 31 March 2020. Click here


Coimbra Group of Universities — Scholarships for Professional Mobility 

The Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European universities committed to creating academic and cultural ties in order to promote internationalization. Towards this end, the Coimbra Group offers scholarships to encourage short-term professional and academic experiences in Europe by applicants from Africa, Latin America, and the European Neighborhood. Each Coimbra university publishes its grant guidelines and contact information. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2020. Click here


April 2020

Nordic Africa Institute — Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2020

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarship includes travel (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK400 per day plus an installation grant of SEK2,500. The thematic research programs include the topics of economic growth, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, and sustainable development, among others. The application deadline is 01 April 2020. Link


King Baudouin Foundation — Drinking Water and Sanitation in Schools

The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund supports projects of Belgian organizations working in developing countries to improve access to drinking water. The Fund aims to improve access to water and sanitation by establishing drinking water and sanitation systems in schools. Financial support is up to €40 thousand. The deadline for applications is 01 April 2020. Find details


Latvian State Education Development Agency — Scholarships 2020/2021

The Latvian State Education Development Agency offers scholarships to foreign students, researchers and teaching staff for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) for the academic year 2020/2021. Study programs include Agriculture, Environmental Science, Forestry, Energy, among others. The scholarship amount varies from €500 to €670 per month, depending on the program. Eligibility extends to countries that signed an agreement on cooperation in education and science (detailed in the announcement). The deadline for application is 01 April 2020. About the scholarship


UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development — Training in Russia on Energy Resources

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia offers 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy. The program in October 2020 is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states. Instruction will be in English. The application deadline is 03 April 2020. Find the fellowship


Latin America Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies — Call for Proposals 2020

Latin America Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology — Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) — calls for innovations for the sustainable increase of agricultural productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of climate change. FONTAGRO member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Proposals are accepted from multi-country consortia of public and private organizations at national, regional, and international levels. Grants are up to US$200 thousand for projects of up to 24 months. Projects will require counterpart contributions. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish) is 03 April 2020. Convocatoria


Swedish International Development Agency — Training Workshop: Applied Land Governance (Africa)

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Sida invites professionals from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to apply for the advanced training program “Applied Land Governance, Land Valuation.” The overall objective of this program is to strengthening the ability of all course participants to design and lead internal change processes within their organization that enable sustainable organizational change toward gender equality. Sida will cover costs related to all three program phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The closing date for applications is 05 April 2020. Find the Training Program


IDEX Accelerator — IDEX Fellowship

IDEX invites applications worldwide for its Fellowship Program 2020. The Fellowships build the capacity of young professionals for social enterprise in areas such as agriculture, education, clean energy, sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods, and impact investing. The program provides six months of leadership training in enterprise development, including field placements at social enterprises in India. Candidates should be 21 to 35 years old, with a minimum of one to three years of professional work experience. IDEX offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to select candidates. The application deadline is 05 April 2020. Click here to access IDEX


Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange — Scientific Exchanges with Poland

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) accepts applications for the Ulam Programme. The Program allows exchange visits (6-24 months) of scientists from all around the world to Poland in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and increase scientific internationalization in all fields of science. (Note: This may include one or more focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) Awardees will receive a mobility and monthly maintenance allowance. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2020. More about the program 


Inter-American Development Bank — Regional Public Goods

The IDB calls for proposals on regional public goods that have the potential to generate significant shared benefits and positive spillover effects from country to country and sector to sector. Proposals that address cross-cutting issues, such as climate change and environmental sustainability (among other themes), are particularly welcomed. Projects should be tri-national, or exceptionally bi-national. Grants normally range from US$500 thousand to US$750 thousand for a maximum of 3 years. Counterpart resources are required. Eligibility extends to Latin American and/or Caribbean private and nonprofit entities or institutions. The deadline for proposals (English, Spanish) is 15 April 2020. About the program


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

WHOI invites professional science writers, journalists, producers, and editors from all around the world to apply for the one-week residential Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. The program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering through seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions. WHOI covers room and board during the program. Fellows will receive a travel allowance of US$1,200. The application deadline is 17 April 2020. More about how to apply


Global Giving — Crowdfunding Training Opportunity

GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes – including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a new Accelerator program that will offer virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. The program is open to nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least US$5 thousand total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn permanent membership with GlobalGiving and up to US$30 thousand in match funding and additional bonus prizes. The application deadline is 18 April 2020. About GlobalGiving Accelerator


National Geographic Society — Equity and the Natural World

The National Geographic Society seeks projects that will document underrepresented communities that have traditionally been given less consideration in stories of the environmental movement. Proposals may focus on all aspects of local and traditional communities, e.g., land use issues; indigenous heroes; impacts of environmental degradation; climate-related migration, etc. Applicants must have strong track records as storytellers (journalists, photographers, videographers, cartographers). Applicants may request up to US$80 thousand. The deadline is 22 April 2020. Find the RFP


National Geographic Society — Stories of Tropical Rainforests

The National Geographic Society (NatGeo) supports storytelling projects that highlight attempts to mitigate or reverse human impacts on tropical rainforests. Priority for this RFP will be given to projects led by journalists and storytellers from countries within the Amazon River basin, Congo River basin, and rainforests in Southeast Asia. Proposals will be funded from US$5 thousand to US$70 thousand. Application deadline for this call is 22 April 2020, however, candidates who wish to submit a Letter of Intent in Spanish, Portuguese, or Bahase need to submit their LOI by 15 April. Details here


Dining for Women — Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty

Dining for Women makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organisations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The submission deadlines for 2020 are 24 April and 24 October 2020. Find the program


Swedish International Development Agency — Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in South Asia

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, and Nepal are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme ‘Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.’ Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, universities, or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in two parts: part 1 in Sweden, and part 2 in Nepal. Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 26 April 2020. Learn more


Fiat Panis Foundation — Josef G. Knoll European Science Award

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 Josef G. Knoll European 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 2020. Click here


Regional Studies Association — Awards in Regional Studies

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes awards to recent Masters graduates, PhD students, and early-career researchers who made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. Each award is £500, plus an additional £200 to attend the 2020 RSA President’s Event (award ceremony) on London, UK. Grants have no geographical limitation, past award holders come from Egypt, Argentina, China, etc. The deadline for nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) is 30 April 2020. Link to awards


Australian Center for International Agricultural Research — John Allwright Fellowship 2020 

ACIAR awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR’s priority partner countries in the Asia-Pacific region, East Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application. Each awardee pursues research at an Australian tertiary institution relevant to the project in which the awardee is engaged. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020. Link


Dubai Municipality — Dubai International Award for Best Practices

The Dubai Municipality, in collaboration with UN Habitat, offers Best Practices Awards for outstanding contributions that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development. The five award categories include one on urban food systems, and one on addressing climate change and reducing pollution. The competition is open to governments, nonprofits, companies, universities and individuals. Total award prizes sum up to US$1 million. Winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony of the 12th cycle in Dubai (November 2020). The deadline to receive submissions is 30 April 2020. Link to the award


ETH Zurich — Doctoral Scholarships in Engineering

Engineering for Development (E4D) awards two doctoral scholarships per year and promotes projects that are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries. Funding of CHF 175 thousand is available to cover salary costs of selected doctoral students for three years. Interested candidates have to find an ETH professor who supports their application. The deadline for submissions of concept notes is 30 April 2020. Find the E4D Doctoral Scholarships


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — Momentum for Change 2020

Momentum for Change welcomes the submission of “Lighthouse Activities” that serve as examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change. Submissions are accepted from organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments, and others. The winners will receive a range of benefits, including fully-paid participation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland in November 2020. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020. Submit your activity here


Australian Government — Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021

The Australian government contributes to the education of talented individuals in the developing countries through its scholarship programs. Subject areas for study correspond to priorities of Australia’s aid programs by regions and countries — and include agriculture, energy, natural resources, and environment. The call lists countries that are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, and country-specific eligibility criteria. The application period for the 2020-2021 scholarships is 01 February 2020 through 30 April 2020. About the Australia Awards Scholarships


May 2020

University of Nottingham — Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2020

The University of Nottingham provides international scholarships for postgraduate masters courses to nationals of Africa, India, or countries of the Commonwealth. Thematic areas include engineering and sciences. Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Scholarships are available to cover tuition fees. Students who want to make a difference to the development of their home country are encouraged to apply by 01 May 2020. Details here


Environmental Research and Education Foundation — Research on Solid Waste

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other uses; and landfills. There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply. Previously awarded grants have ranged from US$15 thousand to over US$500 thousand, normally for projects of about two years. The deadlines for pre-proposals are 01 May and 01 December 2020. Link


Earth Island Institute — Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

Earth Island Institute seeks applications for the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership. The award is intended for ongoing environmental efforts, therefore, research and science fair projects will not be considered. Six winners will receive $3 thousand in cash, a professionally produced short film about their work, and a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Young environmental leaders ages 13 to 22 living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission is 01 May 2020. Overview


Heineken Africa Foundation — Water, Sanitation, and Health for Africa

The Heineken Africa Foundation funds projects to improve mother/child care, and projects for water, sanitation, and health (WASH). The support extends to projects in Sub-Saharan African countries where Heineken has a local operating presence. For each project a partnership is created between the Foundation, the local Heineken brewery and a local or international NGO. The Foundation provides funding and administrative assistance. Grants are up to €175 thousand per year for a maximum of five years. The next deadline for proposal submission is 01 May 2020. Find details


EUROPARC Federation — Study Visits at Protected Areas in Europe and Eurasia 

The EUROPARC Federation partners with the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung to promote international cooperation within the European dimension of protected area management. Grants of €3 thousand allow young conservationists to make study visits to one or more protected areas external to their home countries. The study visits should correspond to any of the five themes identified in the announcement. In addition to western Europe, participating countries include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The deadline for applications is 03 May 2020. Find the guidelines


Swedish International Development Agency — Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Africa

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme ‘Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.’ Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, universities, or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in two parts: part 1 in Sweden, and part 2 in one of the participating countries. Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 08 May 2020. Know more


Regional Studies Association — Research Grant

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to individual researchers in support of their research on a topic related to regional studies and regional science. Individuals can apply for up to £5 thousand. This scheme is restricted to RSA members who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science. Grants have no geographical limitation, past grant holders come from Egypt, Argentina, and China. Expressions of Interest have to be submitted by 14 May 2020. More about the research grant scheme 


Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Young Researchers Award 2020

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) invites proposals for the Young Researchers Award to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. GBIF will present awards of €5 thousand each to one master’s student and one doctoral student. Students must apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation of a GBIF participant country. The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2020, although some GBIF national delegations are likely to set earlier deadlines. More


United States-India Educational Foundation — Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships 2021-2022

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships support Indians residing in India to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities. The many eligible subject areas include environmental sciences such as toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering, and environmental policy analysis (among others). The fellowships are for one or two years. Applicants need to have at least three years full-time professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study at the time of application. The next application deadline is 15 May 2020. Click here 


Annie’s Homegrown — Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture

Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited college or graduate school in the US. Students must be focusing their studies on sustainable and regenerative agriculture. International students may apply as long as they are studying at an eligible institution in the US. Funds are intended for school needs, such as room and board, books, and tuition. The application deadline is 15 May 2020. Information about the scholarship


Einstein Forum — Einstein Fellowship

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation offer a fellowship for early-career researchers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. Please note that the proposed project must be significantly different in content, field and form, from the applicant’s previous work. The fellowship includes living accommodations for up to 6 months in Caputh (Germany). The fellow will receive a stipend of €10 thousand and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. Applicants have to submit their application by 15 May 2020. Details


Zayed Sustainability Prize — Call for Applications

The Zayed Sustainability Prize recognizes achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration in environmental stewardship and global sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Health; (ii) Food; (iii) Energy; (iv) Water; and (v) Global high schools (i.e., high schools in five world regions). The prize winners will divide US$3 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 21 May 2020. Know more


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 €50 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations. There is no deadline and projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. The winners will be decided after 27 May and 19 November 2020. Information


Regional Studies Association — Early-Career Grant

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to early-career researchers in support of their regional studies and/or regional science research. Individuals can apply for up to £10 thousand for projects of up to 18 months in duration. Please note that applicants have to be RSA members (non-members may apply and join RSA at the same time). Grants have no geographical limitation, past grant holders come from Egypt, Argentina, China, etc. Expressions of Interest have to be submitted by 28 May 2020. More information


Regional Studies Association — Travel Grants

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2020. Link to travel grants


Global Federation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences — World Agricultural Prize 2020

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) supports innovation and leadership in education, research, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences. This year, two World Agriculture Prizes will be awarded, each to a faculty member from a higher education institution for lifetime achievements in agriculture and life sciences. At least one prize will be awarded to a person from a developing country. The amount of the prize is US$100 thousand. The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2020. Link


September 2020

Regional Studies Association — Research Network Grant

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to researchers interested in establishing networks for research collaboration. The maximum funding is £10 thousand for newly established networks; and £7,500 for renewing networks. A research network must be organised and managed by active RSA members. Networks are typically made up of individuals from different countries, without any geographical limitation. The application deadline is 20 September 2020. Find details here


Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

International Women’s Media Foundation — Reporting Grants for Women Journalists

The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. The average grant size is US$10 thousand and provides opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. This may include various focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, i.e. women in agriculture, or stories about and by female conservationists. The Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis. About the Reporting Grants for Women Journalists


New Zealand Aid Program — Collaborate Pacific Fund

Collaborate Pacific aims to support effective governance, leadership, regional cooperation, and sustainable development in the Pacific. The fund supports small scale activities in the thematic priority areas: Agriculture, Climate Change, Oceans and Fisheries, Renewable Energy, and many other development priorities. Funding can cover travel (including transport, accommodation, and meals) and event costs (including hosting costs). Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more


SDG Academy — Online Course: Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

SDG Academy, in partnership with edX, offers an online course on natural resources for sustainable development. In this 12-week course, participants will learn about efforts to sustainably manage extractive industry investments. Applicants who are sustainable development practitioners, such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility or renewable energy, graduate students and climate change activists or are particularly encouraged to participate. The course is free. Enrollment is open. More


Service Objects — In-Kind Grants

Service Objects In-Kind Grants provide support to organizations that encourage environmental leadership through the reduction of waste or assist in the aftermath of natural disasters. Organizations working to encourage environmental leadership and conservation are welcome to apply for grants of up to $2,500. Grants are offered to organizations that have 501(c)(3) status within the United States, however, there are no geographical limitations in relation to project implementation. Grants will be made on an individual basis, therefore, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Find more information


Charles Stewart Mott Foundation — Environmental Grant Making

The Foundation’s grant making for environment includes important international dimensions. The program “Transforming Development Finance” aims to guard against unwise capital investments in large-scale dams, extractive industries, and other major projects which threaten environmental sustainability and local economic opportunity in China, Latin America, and other regions of the developing world. The program “Advancing Climate Change Solutions” makes grants to reduce policy and financial barriers to investments in clean energy, and to provide technical assistance and networking opportunities to communities in the Amazon and Sub-Saharan Africa. Letters of inquiry are accepted all year. Info for Grantseekers


Inter-American Foundation — Grants for NGOs in Latin America and Caribbean

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) makes grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise living conditions of disadvantaged populations, and to advance other social goals. The Foundation’s grant-making interests include grassroots projects in agriculture; clean water and sanitation; community conservation; and local management of natural resources (forests, fisheries, etc.). Applicants may request grants in the range of US$25 thousand to US$400 thousand. Applications can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, or Haitian Creole. Community Development Grants


Oak Foundation — Marine Conservation, Climate Change, and Wildlife Trade

The Oak Foundation makes grants in several thematic areas, including Environment. Oak’s grants in the sub-theme of marine conservation focus on industrial fishing, small-scale fisheries, and plastics pollution. The Foundation also makes grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North America, Europe, and some emerging economies, e.g., Brazil, China, and India. The Foundation’s sub-theme on illegal wildlife trade aims to conserve populations of African elephants and rhinos by curbing their illegal hunting and trade. Most grants range from US$25 thousand to US$7 million. Applicants that meet the Foundation’s requirements can submit letters of inquiry at any time. More about the application process


Peoples Trust for Endangered Species — Conservation Insight Grants

The PTES makes grants to scientific researchers and conservationists worldwide for work that helps preserve endangered species, either through research or applied field work. (Note: PTES no longer accepts grant applications for research and conservation of bird species.) The program offers small grants between £3 thousand and £10 thousand per year for up to two years. There are no calendar deadlines. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Info on worldwide grant criteria


Lemelson Foundation — International Entrepreneurship

The Lemelson Foundation supports programs to empower local inventors and entrepreneurs in India and East Africa to address social and economic challenges to improve the lives of the poor. Supported solutions include access to clean water and sanitation, agricultural productivity, and access to clean and affordable energy. The Foundation funds very few unsolicited applications. However, it accepts short concept notes on a rolling basis. Learn more about International Entrepreneurship


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 16 January 2020).


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 January 2020).

None this month.


SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

None this month.

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