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 2021

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 January 2021  >  15 February 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).

 

February 2021

Swedish Institute — Scholarships for Global Professionals

The Swedish Institute (SI) provides fully-funded international scholarships for master’s studies in Sweden. The scholarship for global professionals aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to a positive and sustainable development in their home countries. The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programs. SI fully covers tuition fees  and makes regular payments of SEK10 thousand to cover living expenses throughout the scholarship. The application portal will close on 18 February 2021. SI Scholarships for Global Professionals

 

Swedish Institute — Scholarships for South Africa

The Swedish Institute (SI) provides citizens of South Africa with fully-funded international scholarships for master’s studies in Sweden. The scholarship aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to a positive and sustainable development in South Africa. The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programs. SI fully covers tuition fees  and makes regular payments of SEK10 thousand to cover living expenses throughout the scholarship. The application portal will close on 18 February 2021. SI Scholarships for South Africans

 

Honnold Foundation — Solar Energy Funding

The Honnold Foundation provides funding to organizations or projects that use solar energy to serve underserved or marginalized communities. Both domestic and international organizations may apply. Grant awards are typically no larger than US$100 thousand. Organizations must have 501(c)3 status or equivalent status within their country of operation. The application deadline is 19 February 2021. Link to Core Grant Application

 

Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition: Greater India

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Greater India. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for sustainable energy access. Top teams will be invited to attend the Virtual Global Finals to pitch their ideas. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award. The deadline to submit energy ideas is 19 February 2021. Go Green India

 

Eco-Generation — Youth Ambassadors for Environment

Eco-Generation announces the call for applications for the 26th Eco-Generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-Generation is a social networking platform offering a range of possibilities for engaging children and young adults to advance their role and commitment in environmental conservation and protection. Regional Ambassadors serve for six months from March 2021 until August 2021. 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 22 February 2021. Become a Youth Ambassador

 

Earth Journalism Network — Ocean Story Grants 2021

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to support the production of investigative stories that will call attention to critical ocean issues. ENJ welcomes story ideas that will investigate threats to the conservation or sustainable use of the oceans, including marine pollution, ocean acidification and overfishing. ENJ expects to award 4-6 grants ranging from US$1,000 to US$2,000. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues. Applications will be accepted in both English and Portuguese. The deadline to submit story ideas is 25 February 2021. Ocean Story Grants

 

United Nations University — MSc in Sustainability Science 2021

The UNU’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers an MSc degree program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. UNU-IAS seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The deadline to apply for the MSc program is 26 February 2021. Link

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Balkans)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to US$30 thousand) in support of biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean Basin. Funding will be provided in support of sustainable management of water catchments/freshwater biodiversity and cultural landscapes in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English and French. LOIs must be submitted by 26 February 2021. Find details

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — Hungarian Government Scholarship Program 2021-22

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Hungary offer scholarships for Master of Science degree courses in agricultural water management engineering, plant protection, and crop production at participating Hungarian universities. Applicants should be residents and nationals of the developing countries listed in the announcement. The scholarship covers student costs only; family members are not supported. The application deadline for scholarships is 28 February 2021. FAO-Hungarian Government Scholarship

 

Global Environment Facility — Small Grants Program: Jordan

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) invites proposals from non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to submit project proposals on territories and areas protected by local communities. GEF makes COVID-19 relief grants to local communities in conserved areas in Jordan. Grants are up to US$50 thousand for a total duration of 24 months. Concept papers should be submitted no later than 28 February 2021. Know more

 

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture — Professorial Chair Grants

SEARCA accepts nominations for regional professorial chair grants. The grant is open to Southeast Asian experts in the academic field of Agricultural Technology/Innovation or with outstanding contribution on policies related to Agripreneurship. These include, but are not limited to, agriculture, social sciences, marine and fishery sciences, environmental sciences, economics, and rural development-oriented fields. The awardee will receive a grant of US$5 thousand. Universities in the Southeast Asian Region can nominate candidates with tenure positions holding an academic rank of not lower than Assistant Professor. The nomination deadline is 28 February 2021. Professorial Chair Grants

 

U.S. Agency for International Development — Off-Grid Energy Challenge Nigeria

the United States African Development Foundation (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 28 February 2021. (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.) Details here

 

Initiative for Climate Action Transparency — Support for Climate Action

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to help countries better assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions. ICAT delivers hands-on support via short, agile projects to governments and provides tailored support to develop effective transparency systems. Country support is delivered through focused and time-bound (12 to 18 months) projects with resources provided for work by national experts or expert institutions, training activities, stakeholder workshops and international expert advice. Interested countries are invited to submit a formal Expression of Interest by 28 February 2021. Know more

 

Eurasia Foundation — Innovative Solutions Grants (Kazakhstan)

The Eurasia Foundation (EF) announces Innovative Solutions Grants in support of civil society organizations in Central Asia (Kazakhstan). Grants are designed for civil society representatives proposing new solutions to social problems and civic initiatives that can lead to demonstrable positive change. Funding amounts range from US$2 thousand to US$10 thousand. Applications will be accepted in Kazakh and Russian. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis with the following deadlines: 28 February, 31 May, 31 August, and 30 November 2021. Click here for details

 

Cultural Survival — Small Grants for Indigenous-led Projects

The Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. Grants range between US$500 and US$5 thousand and are awarded to Indigenous-led projects, organizations and groups around the world. Themes of past grants include biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage, climate change, and fair use of natural resources and others. The application deadline is 28 February 2021. Link to KOEF

 

Eastern Bird Banding Association — Research Grants 2021

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 28 February 2021. More

 

March 2021

Global Forest Watch — Small Grants Fund 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 scope of the 2021 Small Grants Fund focuses on forest protection, forests and agriculture, and forest policy. 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 2021. Link to GFW

 

Swedish International Development Agency — Training Program: Locally Controlled Forest Restoration

The LoCoFoRest (Locally Controlled Forest Restoration) training program aims to build capacity in national, regional and local institutions and organizations in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The program will give participants the skills and knowledge to support local communities and entrepreneurs to make forest and landscape restoration scalable. The training consists of a web-based preparatory course, three weeks training in Sweden and a project in the participants’ home countries. The application should be made by the individual applicant but needs to be endorsed by an employer. International travel, accommodation, food, costs for lectures and study tours are covered by the organizer. The application deadline is 01 March 2021. Details

 

West African Research Association — Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, announces support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. The Fellowship program will award three doctoral research grants of US$4 thousand each. Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology, entrepreneurship, and a wide range of other fields. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The program is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent. The deadline for applications is 01 March 2021. Ideas Matter

 

U.S. Agency for International Development — Reducing Pollution in Vietnam

The U. S. Agency for International Development in Vietnam (USAID) seeks applications from qualified entities to implement the “USAID Reducing Pollution” activity. The overall objective of this activity is to reduce environmental pollution in targeted areas through a collective impact approach. USAID intends to provide up to US$11.3 million in total funding (please note that USAID has established a minimum required cost share of 10%). Eligibility for this call is not restricted. Applications must be submitted by 01 March 2021. Click here to know more

 

MCW Global — Young Leaders Access Program

MCW Global seeks to help communities around the world achieve greater levels of education, improved health, and increased economic security. The Young Leaders Access Program (YLP) is a year-long program that prepares young people (18 to 26) to become leaders of change in their communities. The program offers virtual training modules, Zoom discussions, and virtual one-on-one learning between mentors and mentees. Young leaders must demonstrate commitment to their community and identify an issue in their community to address. Applications have to be submitted before 01 March 2021. 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 €10 thousand to €75 thousand. In 2021, the Special Category prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable living. Finalists participate in a training program and benefit from grants programs, participation in conferences around Europe and 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 03 March 2021. Participate

 

Australia and Pacific Science Foundation — Research Grants 2021

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 05 March 2021. Link

 

Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition: Greater China

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Greater China. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for sustainable energy access. Top teams will be invited to attend the Virtual Global Finals to pitch their ideas. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award. The deadline to submit energy ideas is 05 March 2021. Go Green China

 

OceanHub Africa — Acceleration Program

OceanHub Africa supports African for-profit startups focused on preserving and restoring the health of the ocean. The 6-month acceleration program provides mentorship, services, software, fundraising support and a network of leading ocean experts, mentors (entrepreneurs, investors, innovation experts, impact experts, scientists, lawyers, etc.), impact investors and potential clients. Eligibility extends to for-profit start-ups operating in Africa and with clear focus on ocean issues (e.g., climate change, pollution or overexploitation). The application deadline is 05 March 2021. Details here

 

EKOenergy — Solar and Wind Energy Projects

EKOenergy seeks project proposals to provide funding for solar and wind energy projects in developing countries. The funding will be made available to renewable electricity projects aimed at alleviating energy poverty. All projects are managed by experienced organizations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs. EKOenergy will support 6-8 new projects of €15 thousand to €35 thousand each. The implementing organization must have experience in the field of renewable energy and prove strong involvement of local organizations. The deadline for proposals is 07 March 2021. Link

 

Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition: Asia-Pacific

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Asia-Pacific. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for sustainable energy access. Top teams will be invited to attend the Virtual Global Finals to pitch their ideas. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award. The deadline to submit energy ideas is 07 March 2021. Go Green Asia-Pacific

 

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 Ms or PhD 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 08 March 2021. Know more

 

UK Royal Society — International Exchanges 2021

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 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 deadlines are 10 March, 10 June and 29 September 2021. International Exchanges

 

Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education — Nuffic Scholarships for Short Courses

Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organization for internationalization in education, offers scholarships for training courses in The Netherlands. Subject areas include climate adaptation, water governance, and many others. The Nuffic Scholarships at The Hague Academy (OKP, MSP and StuNed) will cover the tuition fee, flights, insurance, accommodation and a small daily allowance. Potentially interested individuals review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and information about how to apply. The next deadlines to apply for Nuffic scholarships is 11 March 2021. Click here

 

Society of American Foresters — Scholarship SAF National Convention

The Gregory Award gives students or early-career professionals from developing countries the opportunity to attend the annual Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention (November 2021, California, USA). The award offers one individual complimentary registration and US$2 thousand to cover travel costs. Applicants must demonstrate past performance and contribute to their home or host country’s forestry education, government, or industry. Applications have to be completed by 15 March 2021. Click here

 

Association of Zoos and Aquariums — Conservation Grants Fund 2021

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 15 March 2021. Learn more

 

Eisenhower Fellowships — Africa Program to Fight Climate Change

Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) seeks applicants for its Fall 2021 Africa Program. The program recruits dynamic change agents primarily from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and brings them to the United States for a professional transformational experience. Ideal candidates are between the ages 32-45 and work in fields actively confronting the consequences of climate change, including agriculture, environmental protection, water quality, food security and energy, among others. The program combines a mixture of virtual and in-person meetings spread over several weeks, bringing African leaders to the United States. EF accepts applications through 15 March 2021. Details here

 

Panthera — Grants for Research and Conservation of Wild Cats 2021

Panthera makes grants for research and conservation of the world’s populations of wild cats. The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (up to US$15 thousand) supports conservation efforts of young biology graduate students working on all wild felids in situ, with a particular focus on threatened species. The Sabin Snow Leopard Grants Program supports in situ conservation efforts on the snow leopard in Asia. The Small Cat Action Fund (up to US$15 thousand) supports in situ conservation and research on many of the world’s 31 small cat species. The Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship is made to an exceptional early-career conservationist to undertake a field-based internship for training and experience on a wild cat conservation project selected by Panthera. Letters of Interest for all programs have to be submitted by 15 March 2021. Learn More

 

UN Global Compact — SDG Pioneers

UN Global Compact invites nominations and applications to the 2021 SDG Pioneer program. SDG Pioneer celebrates individuals and businesses behind sustainability in global and local markets. UN Global Compact encourages professionals working at any level of a UN Global Compact-participating company who are leveraging a principles-based approach to set ambitious, scalable and impactful Sustainable Development Goal targets to apply. The nomination deadline is 15 March 2021. SDG Pioneers

 

MasterCard Foundation — Scholarships for Africans at American University of Beirut

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers full scholarships for graduate education for the academic year 2021-2022​ at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Graduate scholarships are open to nationals of Africa, nationals of Lebanon, and r​​​efugees and displaced living in Lebanon. The application deadline is 18 March 2021. Scholarships American University of Beirut

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

FAO and the Federal Government of Switzerland invite applications for the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Agriculture on the theme ‘Innovation to transform food systems’. Individuals, private companies and institutions worldwide may submit agricultural innovations (digital innovation, products, or practices) that contribute to the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. The innovation award is divided in two categories: Category A (US$ 30 thousand) for excellence in digitization and innovation for sustainable food systems; Category B (US$ 30 thousand) recognizes an innovation that specifically empowers youth (under 35) in sustainable food systems. The call closes on 19 March 2021. Innovation Awards

 

Campus France — Research in the Maghreb 2022

Partenariats Hubert Curien (PHC) du Maghreb supports research cooperation between France and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on renewable energy, environment and health, and other development topics. Each project can request up to €27 thousand per year. The announcement includes contact information in each participating country. The closing date for applications is 22 March 2021. About this opportunity

 

SEED — Low Carbon Award 2021

SEED supports small-scale eco-enterprises in the developing world which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models. Applicants should be able to explain how the enterprise will be financially viable in the long term and be in the set-up phase and in the early stages of implementation. The eligible countries are Indonesia, India, Ghana, Thailand, Uganda, and South Africa. Each award recipient is granted capacity building and networking opportunities. The call for applications is open until 22 March 2021. More

 

SEED — Climate Adaptation Award 2021

SEED supports small-scale eco-enterprises in the developing world which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models. Applicants should be able to explain how the enterprise will be financially viable in the long term and be in the set-up phase and in the early stages of implementation. The eligible countries are Zambia, Malawi, and Botswana. Each award recipient is granted capacity building and networking opportunities. The call for applications is open until 22 March 2021. More

 

U.S. Mission to Pakistan — Empowering Girls through STEM

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan seeks an implementing partner to organize a series of technology-based programs on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) themes for middle to high school-aged girls in Pakistan. The programs should emphasize the development of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and design thinking skills. The total project funding is US$50 thousand. Eligibility is open to international non-profit organizations. The closing date for applications is 26 March 2021. More information

 

Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition: South America

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition South America. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for sustainable energy access. Top teams will be invited to attend the Virtual Global Finals to pitch their ideas. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award. The deadline to submit energy ideas is 26 March 2021. Go Green South America

 

Tusk Trust — Awards for African Conservation 2021

The Tusk Conservation Awards highlight achievements of individuals working for conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa (£100 thousand) is awarded to a distinguished individual for exceptional lifetime achievement in African conservation. The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa (£75 thousand) is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a considerable commitment to conservation, and who has already made a significant impact. The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award (£30 thousand) recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis protecting Africa’s wildlife. The deadline for nominations is 26 March 2021. Nominate here

 

European Commission — Improving Food Security of Vulnerable Populations in the Indian Ocean Region

The European Commission (EC) seeks to help reduce malnutrition and food insecurity in the Indian Ocean region (Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles). EC intends to grant a total of €5 million for the increase and diversification of agricultural production, €400 thousand to improve the nutritional situation of vulnerable populations in Mauritius and Seychelles, and €1.6 million to improve the nutritional situation of vulnerable populations in Madagascar and the Comoros. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, producer organizations, farmers’ organizations, cooperatives, social enterprises, and international organizations. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 26 March 2021. Link

 

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences — International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2021

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan make research awards in agriculture. Up to three young agricultural researchers with outstanding research proposals in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes will receive US$5 thousand each to further their research. Applicants must be nationals of a developing country, and belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university. Candidates need to be younger than age 40 to be eligible. The deadline for applications is 22 March 2021. Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

 

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 24 March 2021. More about the application process

 

African Leadership Academy — Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2021

The Anzisha Prize seeks young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$100 thousand. Applicants must be nationals of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/beneficiaries. The next application closes 30 March 2021. Anzisha Prize

 

Tokyo University of Agriculture — Scholarship for Dissertation Doctorate Program

The Dissertation Doctorate Program for Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to contribute to the enhancement of agricultural research and development in Southeast Asia. The scholarship provides one slot annually for a three-year graduate program leading to a Dissertation Doctorate at Tokyo NODAI. The scholarship is open only to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. Applicants must submit an application form by 30 March 2021. More about the dissertation scholarship

 

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 2021) 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 2021. About ygap Bangladesh

 

Aga Khan Foundation — International Scholarships 2021-2022

The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs in rural development, broadly defined, in a number of developing countries. It provides scholarships and loans for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from the developing world, with priority for masters studies. The Foundation also considers applications for PhD programs in certain circumstances. Applications are invited from the following nationalities: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. Please note that half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed. The application deadline is 31 March 2021, but earlier in some countries (please check the dates carefully). About the Fellowships

 

New England Biolabs Foundation — Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2021 

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. The maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The deadlines for submission of LOIs are 31 March 2021 and 20 August 2021. Link

 

University of Durham — Hatfield Lioness Scholarship 2021

The University of Durham is open to applications for the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship 2021. 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 2021. About

 

UN Environment — International Green Gown Awards

The International Green Gown Awards recognize exceptional climate sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. Students and universities are invited to submit solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. The Awards are open to any university or college across the world. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021. Know more

 

UNESCO — International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards projects and activities of individuals, institutions, and NGOs for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life. Projects in life sciences contribute to poverty eradication, improved health, food and water security. Nominations are submitted by governments of UNESCO’s member states, and by NGOs maintaining official relations with UNESCO that are active in the fields covered by the Prize. The Prize amount of US$350 thousand may be equally divided among a maximum of three laureates. The closing date for submissions (English, French) is 31 March 2021. Link

 

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Masters Scholarships

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, provides Masters Scholarships to citizens of any African country for studies at Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda. The scholarships are intended for disadvantaged, marginalized communities and those coming from conflict and post conflict areas. For the academic year 2021/2022, 30 Scholarships will be made available, of which 50% will be for Kenya and Uganda nationals. About 50% of the scholarships will be awarded to female applicants. The deadline to apply is 31 March 2021. MCF@RUFORUM Scholarship

 

April 2021

LEAP-RE — Joint Europe-Africa Call on Renewable Energy

The Long-term Europe-Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy (LEAP-RE) program aims to increase the use of renewable energy via research, demonstration, and technology transfer projects in both continents. LEAP-RE funds joint basic research, applied research and experimental development projects with a duration of 12-36 months. The call for proposals is aimed at actors in the renewable energy value chain (including universities, research institutes, companies, private sector, NGOs and public authorities). The maximum funding for each project is €1 million. Pre-proposals must be submitted no later than 01 April 2021. Link

 

Latvian State Education Development Agency — Scholarships 2021/2022

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 2021/2022. 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 2021. About the scholarship

 

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. Communities and organizations from developing countries may contact a Belgian organization to submit a joint project. Financial support is up to €40 thousand. The deadline for applications is 01 April 2021. Find details

 

Wellcome Trust — International Training Fellowships

The Wellcome Trust offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. The Trust considers research proposals with focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country, which includes exploring the harmful effects of climate change on health. The funding is between £150 thousand and £300 thousand for salary, fees and research expenses. Eligibility extends to early-career researchers with a PhD and clinically qualified doctors with some research experience. Applications must be submitted by 07 April 2021. Click here

 

United Nations University — PhD in Sustainability Science 2021

The UNU’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers a three-year PhD program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The program seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship to outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The deadline for applications is 09 April 2021. About PhD in Sustainability Science

 

Wellcome Trust — International Master’s Fellowships

The Wellcome Trust offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. The Trust considers research proposals with focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country, which includes exploring the harmful effects of climate change on health. A Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months and provides £120 thousand for salary, studentship stipend, fees, travel, and research expenses. Applications must be submitted by 13 April 2021. Link to the fellowship

 

World Academy of Sciences — Research Grants in Basic Sciences (Individuals)

The TWAS Research Grants Program in Basic Sciences supports 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. Individual scientists can apply for up to US$15 thousand. Individual applicants must be nationals of developing countries. The application deadline is 14 April 2021. TWAS Research Grants Individuals 

 

World Academy of Sciences — Research Grants in Basic Sciences (Groups)

The TWAS Research Grants Program in Basic Sciences supports 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 14 April 2021. TWAS Research Grants Groups

 

European Commission — WASH Services for All

The EU-WOP program funds sanitation-focused Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) nonprofit partnerships between at least two water/sanitation service providers aiming to increase access and to improve drinking water sources and/or sanitation in vulnerable communities. The overall objective is to contribute to SDG 6: Improved availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Up to 30 projects of 36 months’ duration will receive grant funding of between US$250 thousand and US$ 450 thousand (in addition to cash or in-kind counterpart contributions). To be eligible, the Lead Partner must be a water/sanitation service provider registered and operating in a European or DCI-approved country. The application deadline to submit project proposals is 15 April 2021. Access the EU-WOP program

 

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2021

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) sponsors a competition for young African entrepreneurs (< 35 years) to showcase their business innovations in agribusiness. Although the focus of the competition is agribusiness, business innovations in other themes (e.g., natural resources, meteorology, urbanization, green economy, etc.) will also be considered. Competition will provide seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas. The competition is open to all African countries. Submissions are invited in English or French before 15 April 2021. Link to the call

 

European Commission — Food and Nutritional Security Support to Chad

The European Commission (EC) seeks to promote the socio-economic development of Chad through a reduction in malnutrition. The call aims to increase access to irrigated land and the sustainable optimization of the use of water resources, and promotes the diversification of food systems and agricultural production to support rural producers and families. Funding of up to €3 million is available, depending on target region and focus area. Projects need to have a duration of between 46 and 48 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 2021. Know more

 

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 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 16 April 2021. Link

 

Weeden Foundation — Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia

The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden’s international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The average grant size is between US$15 and US$20 thousand. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 23 April 2021. About

 

Adaptation Fund — Climate Innovation Accelerator

The Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) provides small grants to developing countries to support innovation for effective, long-term adaptation to climate change. The program is open to nonprofit, civil society organizations, cooperatives, and community based organizations. The eligible countries include developing countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean. AFCIA will select 25 project concept notes in total to implement micro-projects (maximum funding US$250 thousand per project). The application deadline is 30 April 2021. More

 

UAE Water Aid — Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) invites nominations for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. The award supports research and development of new and innovative technologies that produce, distribute, and purify water using renewable energy to support poverty- and disaster-stricken communities worldwide. Prizes vary according to category from US$20 thousand to US$150 thousand. Suqia invites corporations, research centers, institutions, innovators and youth from around the world, whose novel technologies provide solutions to the challenges of water scarcity, to participate in the awards. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2021. Visit Suqia

 

Fiat Panis Foundation — Prize for Improvement of World Nutrition

Foundation Fiat Panis calls for nominations for the Justus von Liebig-Award for World Nutrition for outstanding achievements in the fight against hunger and poverty. Contributions can be scientific contributions to research and teaching in the field of agricultural sciences, entrepreneurial and organizational services, achievements of a humanitarian nature, or contributions to the communication of world food problems and possible solutions. The prize may be awarded an individual or institution. The winner receives €25 thousand. The deadline for submission of nominations is 30 April 2021. Self-nominations are not possible. More

 

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians – International Grants for Conference Participation 2021

The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) provides financial aid to zoo and wildlife veterinarians from outside of the USA to participate in the AAZV’s annual conferences. Preference is given to applicants from developing countries with demonstrable financial needs and focused educational/ conservation goals. Grants are normally up to US$2 thousand. The application deadline is 30 April 2021. Details about the program

 

French Ministry of Research and Education — Postdoctoral Fellowships for Young Marine Scientists

LabexMER is a program of France’s Ministry of Research and Education to address key questions about the global ocean, the deep ocean, and the coastal ocean. LabexMER offers four two-year postdoctoral fellowships for international young scientists to propose research projects in marine sciences to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories in western France. Fellows will receive an annual salary of €37 thousand and support to cover travel expenses, equipment and supplies (€5 thousand per year). The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. Find out more

 

Indian National Academy of Sciences — JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries

India’s National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year. Find out more

 

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Collaborative Research Grants 2021

The ICGEB Research Grants support projects in agricultural biotechnology, basic life sciences, bioenergy, and many other fields. The grants are intended to facilitate the creation of research facilities in promising institutes; to promote training of young scientists; and to develop new research programs in participating countries. The program is open to applicants who have positions at universities and research institutes in ICGEB’s member states. Grants are a maximum of €25 thousand per year for projects of up to 36 months. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2021. Click here

 

Australian Government — Australia Awards Scholarships 2021-2022

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 2021-2022 scholarships is 01 February 2021 through 30 April 2021. About the Australia Awards Scholarships

 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — Global Climate Action Awards

The United Nations (UN) welcomes the submission 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 2021. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. Submit your activity here

 

J.M. Kaplan Fund — J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M. Kaplan Fund supports innovation in the fields of environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is particularly designed for early-stage ideas in pilot and prototype phases. The prize provides up to three years of support at US$50 thousand per year, as well as US$25 thousand for technical assistance or project expenses. The Fund makes grants to non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organizations in the USA and to organizations in other countries that have equivalent charitable status. Applications have to be submitted by 30 April 2021. About the Prize

 

May 2021

IUCN-Netherlands — Land Acquisition for Conservation 2021

The World Conservation Union in the Netherlands (IUCN-Netherlands) provides grants up to €85 thousand for the purchase and protection of threatened wildlife habitats and vulnerable ecosystems in Asia, Asia-Pacific countries, Africa, and Latin America. The grants are to qualified and experienced local non-profit conservation organizations. The deadline for applications is 01 May 2021. About Land Acquisition for Conservation

 

Trust for Mutual Understanding — U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners in Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Russia

The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for environmental projects in collaboration with partners in the following countries:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. To be able to submit a full proposal, applicants must submit an initial inquiry. Application deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May 2021 and 01 November 2021. Find out more

 

U.S. Embassy in South Africa — Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for university graduates to pursue postgraduate studies at a United States university. The Fulbright program covers graduate degrees up to two years. The scholarship is not restricted to programs or specific subject areas. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year have to be submitted by 14 May 2021. Fulbright

 

Africa Food Prize — Call for Nominations 2021

The Africa Food Prize honors outstanding contributions to agriculture and food production in the challenge to combat hunger and reduce poverty in Africa. The Prize can be awarded for a specific contribution or achievement, or for a series of efforts and results within the last few years. Nominations are open to qualified candidates irrespective of their nationalities, professions, or locations. The Prize is US$100 thousand (to be shared if there is more than one winner), a diploma, and a trophy. The deadline for nominations (English, French) is 25 May 2021. Find the prize

 

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 (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 27 May and 18 November 2021. Information

 

Global Federation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences — World Agriculture Prize 2021

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 2021. GCHERA World Agriculture Prize

 

Beit Trust — Support for Community and Conservation Projects in Malawi and Zambia

The Beit Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Malawi and Zambia (Note: Due to uncertainties within Zimbabwe, funds for the construction of major projects are not being committed at this time). Themes include wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand. Applications should be submitted by the end of May and November each year. About the Beit Trust Grants

 

June 2021

University of Edinburgh — Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programs offered by the University. Thematic areas include agriculture, veterinary medicine, and engineering, among others. Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees for three years. Individuals must be nationals of developing countries listed in the announcement. The scholarship deadline is 01 June 2021. About this scholarship

 

Cargill — Cargill Global Scholars Program 2021

The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA — and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. The application deadlines are 04 March 2021 for India; 04 March 2021 for applicants in the USA; 31 March 2021 for Russia; 27 April 2021 for China; 26 May 2021 for Brazil; and 04 June 2021 for Indonesia. About the Global Scholars Program

 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Young Researchers Award 2021

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 21 June 2021, although some GBIF national delegations are likely to set earlier deadlines. Link to the award

 

Raptor Research Foundation — Grants and Awards for 2021 

The Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) offers seven categories of grants and awards to members and non-members of the Foundation. Each award or grant has different submission requirements and deadlines. The Amadon, Tully, and Brown grants support raptor research internationally. Past grants include several for raptor research and conservation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Maximum grant amounts in these categories vary from US$1,000 to US$2,500. Applications are due 30 June of each year. Link

 

July 2021

GlobalGiving — 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, in addition to $30 thousand in matching funding and bonus prizes. The application deadline is 16 July 2021. Crowdfunding Training Opportunity

 

Club300 Foundation — Grants for Bird Protection

The Club300 Foundation, based in Sweden, makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis. The objective is research and conservation of the world’s highly threatened and poorly known bird species (IUCN’s Red List). Only applications concerning projects aimed at birds listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Extinct in the Wild (EW) or Data Deficient (DD) are eligible for funding. The deadline for applications (English or Swedish) is 31 July of each year. More information

 

August 2021

ClimateScience — Olympiad 2021

ClimateScience is a global charity creating and providing educational resources on solutions to climate change to people worldwide. ClimateScience invites youth from 14-17 years and 18-25 years to participate in the Climate Science Olympiad 2021. Participants can compete in teams of two or on their own. Individual applicants can be matched up with a teammate. Each team (or individual) chooses one of three problem statements (topics: biodiversity, clean energy, and sustainable agriculture) to respond to. The top 3 teams win US$5 thousand, US$3 thousand and US$2 thousand, respectively. Registration ends on 01 August 2021. ClimateScience Olympiad

 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2021

The GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual competition that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data. In 2021, the Challenge will award a total of €20 thousand for advancements in open science that feature tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data. The Challenge is open worldwide to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees. The closing date for submissions is 02 August 2021. Ebbe Nielsen

 

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education — Short Courses

IHE Delft offers a variety of short and specialized courses which are aimed at 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 (Orange Knowledge Scholarships, WWF Professional Development Grants, and MENA Scholarship Program), each with a different deadline, are available to deserving candidates. The next deadline for MENA scholarships is 24 August 2021. Click for course overview

 

Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

Techstars — Global Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs

Techstars provides funding and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs. Techstars Impact Accelerator is for for-profit founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. Programs include Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator focusing on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture, and Techstars Sustainability Accelerator for entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change, among many others. Applications open six times a year, and stay open typically for 12 weeks (please check application deadlines carefully). Explore

 

Fondation Chanel — Women’s Empowerment

Fondation Chanel supports non-profit organizations, community groups, social enterprises, and women’s associations. Projects eligible for support should focus on women’s empowerment, including economic resources and entrepreneurship, among other themes. Projects are generally 2-3 years in duration. The Foundation currently supports projects in 35 countries from all around the world. Fondation Chanel accepts unsolicited requests for funding through a letter of inquiry. If the project is of interest, Chanel will request further information or invite the applicant to submit a formal proposal. Letters of inquiry are accepted on a continuous basis. Find the selection criteria

 

Cisco — Network Technology to Solve Social Challenges

Cisco welcomes applications for cash grants from community organizations around the world who offer an innovative approach to a critical social challenge. Cisco supports non-profit organizations that apply digital technology and have a broad impact on the most economically underserved parts of the world. The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75 thousand. Interested organizations take an eligibility quiz to determine whether they are aligned with Cisco’s mission. Applications are accepted year-round. More

 

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation — Forest Rehabilitation and Management 

The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) provides grants for field demonstration projects which showcase best practices in forest rehabilitation and management in APEC member countries. APFNet-funded projects are aimed at rehabilitating degraded forests and increasing forest cover, promoting sustainable forest management to enhance the ecological function and health of forests, and enhancing the contribution of forests to socio-economic development and local livelihoods. APFNet supports small projects that apply for less than US$10 thousand as well as regular projects with budgets of up to US$500 thousand. The proposed project cannot exceed 36 months in duration. Applications are accepted throughout the year. More about the grant application

 

Violet Jabara Charitable Trust — Grants for Projects in the Middle East 

The Violet Jabara Trust supports organizations working in the developing countries of the Middle East to promote sustainable economic development, as well as reproductive health and women’s welfare. The Trust’s thematic interests include environmental issues, among others. Priority countries are Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Yemen, Egypt and North Africa. Countries further afield (such as the Gulf countries, Sudan, or Afghanistan) may be considered, but will not be given priority. Eligibility for grants extends to nonprofit groups in the USA and internationally, with preference for small local organizations. There is no deadline for submitting letters of inquiry. Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

Ford Foundation — Community Rights over Natural Resources

In its theme Equitable Development, the Ford Foundation makes grants to challenge inequality. The sub-theme “Natural Resources and Climate Change” seeks to ensure that indigenous and other communities have secure access to and control over natural resources, and can benefit from them fully. The Foundation’s regional offices represent most of the developing world. The Foundation accepts project ideas at any time. Link

 

Rainforest Action Network — Climate Action Fund

The Climate Action Fund makes small grants to community groups that are active in preventing the extraction of fossil fuels, and in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Grants can be made in all regions, but the Fund’s geographic priority areas are South and North America. Grants generally do not exceed US$2,500. Applications can be submitted at any time. About the Climate Action Fund

 

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics — Research on Environment in South Asia

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections among development, natural resource use, and the environment. SANDEE invites concept notes for research on policies and instruments for greener development; ecosystems management; and economics of climate change. Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals. Most grants are likely to range from US$20 thousand to US$40 thousand over a one to two-year period. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. View the opportunity

 

The Pollination Project — Seed Capital for Community Projects Worldwide

The Pollination Project offers seed funding of up to US$1 thousand to compassion-driven individuals, informally organized groups and organizations, and formally registered or incorporated non-profit organizations based anywhere in the world. Topics for projects include education, clean water, afforestation, animal advocacy, and many others. The Pollination Project welcomes applications on a rolling basis. Program Overview

 

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 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 January 2021).

None this month.

 

SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

None this month.

 
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