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: January 2020

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 December 2019 > 15 January 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).


January 2020

British Ecological Society — Training & Travel Grants

The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants to PhD students and postgraduate research assistants to meet the costs of specialist field training courses and to network and publicize their research at workshops and conferences. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on nationality or residence of applicants. Grants of up to £1 thousand are available. There is no application deadline; instead, there are two opening dates within a 12 month period (January and July). Grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Training & Travel grants


Government of Switzerland — Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries

The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF150 thousand. Deadlines for project outline and proposal submissions are 15 January and 22 March 2020. Application procedure


Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia — Innovation Program 2020

Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Southeast Asia invites applications for a fully funded Incubation Program which will provide participants with the frameworks, mentorship and resources to start a company. Teams or individually are invited to create lasting solutions to Southeast Asia’s pressing problems in the themes of “Energy Transitions”, “Future of Food & Agriculture”, and “Circular Economy.” Candidates have to be 18-35 years old. Participants receive a fully funded trip to Singapore to participate in a 9-day workshop. Up to US$5 thousand funding is available to promising startups. Applications have to be received by 18 January 2020. More about this opportunity


UNESCO World Heritage Centre — World Heritage Volunteers Youth Campaign

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre announces the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2020. The WHV encourages young people to undertake concrete actions and to play an active role in the protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites. Legally registered public or private organisations and institutions are invited to submit a project proposal for practical, hands-on workshops with youth focus. Each organisation is eligible to apply for a maximum of 4 projects to be carried out at different World Heritage sites. Projects should have a minimum 10 day duration and involve as much international volunteers as possible. Applications have to be submitted by 19 January 2020. Link to instructions


PNG-Australia Partnership — Off-Grid Electrification Program Papua New Guinea

The PNG-Australia Off-Grid Electrification Program (Pawarim Komuniti) supports access to clean energy in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea. The Program will support local off-grid energy solutions such as solar home systems, and others, to provide rural households, community service facilities and businesses with affordable access to clean energy. Selected organisations will receive funding in the amount of between PGK250 thousand and PGK3 million. Pawarim Komuniti will accept proposals from legally registered national or international private companies and NGOs eligible to work in Papua New Guinea. Applications have to be submitted by 20 January 2020. Link


UK Research and Innovation — Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects with the aim to reduce the impacts of plastic waste in developing countries. This call aims to support up to five projects with a value of up to £3.5 million (note: overseas organisations are eligible for 100% direct project costs). All projects are required to have a Principal Investigator based in a UK research organisation. The call has a two stage application process. A Notification of Intent to submit has to be submitted no later than 20 January 2020. Find details


International Livestock Research Institute — Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub awards research fellowships to African agricultural researchers for short-term projects (6 month) at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi. Research projects should be aligned with crops and livestock agricultural development priorities (identified in the announcement). Candidates should be currently engaged in agricultural research and be affiliated with a national agricultural research system in the eligible countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Under special partnership and collaboration arrangements, applicants from other African countries are considered for the fellowship. The Fund supports travel, accommodation, stipend, and research costs. The deadline is 20 January 2020. More


Cambodia Climate Change Alliance — Innovation Responding to Climate Change

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) offers grants in support of Cambodia’s national priorities on climate change. The CCCA expects to award grants in amounts between US$50 thousand and US$100 thousand. Proposed projects should include innovative elements (technology or processes) and demonstrate a clear understanding of barriers to the adoption and scaling-up of the proposed innovation(s). The program is open to government ministries or agencies; NGOs (local and international based in Cambodia); and universities (based in Cambodia). The closing date for concept notes is 20 January 2020. Link


European Commission — Fossil-Free Farming 

The European Commission seeks ambitious approaches and strategies towards a fossil-energy-free agriculture (Scope A). In addition, proposals that test cost-effective technical solutions for reducing the dependence on fossil energy sources in agriculture are invited (Scope B). The Commission will consider proposals requesting a contribution of €2 million for Scope A and €5 million for Scope B projects. The deadline for submission is 22 January 2020. Information


Eurasia Foundation — US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange 2020

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) supports professionals and entrepreneurs in Russia and the USA to engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices. Projects may request funding of up to US$43 thousand for projects that focus on various topics in the fields of social inclusion, technology and innovation for social good, social entrepreneurship, and youth engagement. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of either the USA or the Russian Federation, and have professional proficiency in both English and Russian. The application deadline is 23 January 2020. About


Thought for Food Foundation — Thought For Food Global Challenge

The Thought for Food Foundation invites young teams to develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. TFF Challenge participants can win up to $25 thousand in cash prizes and participate in the TFF Startup Bootcamp, a 12-week workshop for social entrepreneurs. Ten Finalist Teams will receive an all expenses paid trip to the TFF Global Summit in Amsterdam (Netherlands). The challenge is open to participants around the world under the age of 40. Participants must join in teams of 3-5 people. Pitch ideas have to be submitted by 24 January 2020. More about terms & conditions


Foundation for the Third Millennium — Sustainability Program

The Foundation for the Third Millennium offers funds to projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions. Applications should focus on combining ecological, social, and economic aspects. The Foundation gives preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries, but may also accept grant seekers from Eastern Europe or worldwide. Submission deadlines are 24 January, 24 April, 07 August, and 02 October 2020. Link 


Loughborough University — Modern Energy Cooking Services Research Projects

The MECS Challenge Fund provides early-stage research funding to stimulate innovations in modern energy cooking technology in low-income countries. Community-Scale pilot studies can request up to £60 thousand, but preference will be given to projects with matched funding. Market assessments for efficient electric cooking appliances may be supported with up to £20 thousand in match funding. The majority of the project work will need to be completed within 6 or 12 months. The MECS Challenge Fund is open to all companies and organisations based anywhere in the world. The deadline to apply is 26 January 2020. Link


São Paulo Research Foundation — International Research Collaboration

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) offers seed funding to support the exchange of researchers under the program “São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration” (SPRINT). The 4th call seeks collaborations with selected partner research organizations in Argentina, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, and New Zealand. The fields of joint research interest include environment, energy, and others — varying with each partnership. FAPESP also considers proposals from institutions that do not currently have an agreement with FAPESP if these institutions can present matching funds. The deadline for proposals is 27 January 2020. Details here


European Commission — Integrated Local Energy Systems 

The European Commission seeks to support the economic growth of renewable energy sources as a means of decarbonising local energy systems (e.g. isolated villages, small cities, urban districts, rural areas with weak or non-existing grid connections). The objective of this call is to create a preliminary analysis of the local case as part of the content of the proposal and propose to develop solutions and tools for the optimization of the local energy network, that also have a high replication potential across Europe. The Commission will consider proposals requesting a contribution between €5 to €6 million. The deadline for submission is 29 January 2020. Here


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

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of plants that are critically endangered or have highly restricted ranges within Palestine. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English, French and Arabic. LOIs must be submitted by 30 January 2020. More


Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Middle East & Africa. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for efficient energy management. The Top 10 teams will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to Las Vegas (USA) to make their pitch in the Finals. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award, including a cash prize of US$1,000. The deadline is 30 January 2020. Here


Nigeria Energy Forum — Africa Energy Innovation Competition 2020

NEF invites applications for the 5th Africa Energy Ideas Competition which aims to accelerate the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The competition is open to early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries. Young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are invited to participate and nominate a relevant local research institution or organization. Winners will pitch their proposed prototype model at the 2020 Nigeria Energy Forum, in Lagos (Nigeria) and a cash prize of up to $5 thousand. The deadline for proposal submission is 30 January 2020. Click here


Rockefeller Foundation — Food System Vision Prize

The Rockefeller Foundation invites organizations across the globe to develop and submit their vision of a regenerative and nourishing food system. Project ideas must tackle global problems, including overpopulation, climate change, or soil, air and water pollution. Selected visionaries will receive US$200 thousand in project funding to help implement their ideas and participate in an accelerator during which they will have access to media and storytelling training. Submissions must be received by 31 January 2020. More about the prize


ONE International — Africa Award 2019

The ONE Africa Award honors the exceptional work of individuals and organizations based in Africa to help Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The amount of the award is US$100 thousand, which may be split into more than one prize. Eligibility for the award extends to civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs. The application deadline is 31 January 2020. Link


University of Oxford — Africa Visiting Fellows Program

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of time in Oxford. The AfOx TRADE fellowships target researchers addressing the challenges that humanity faces in halting the decline of global biodiversity. The AfOx Collaborative Fellowship is open to all disciplines. The fellowships will cover air travel, accommodation and a modest stipend. The scheme will be for a period of 8 weeks (July – August 2020), except AfOx TORCH and AfOx TRADE Fellowships (September – October 2020). Applicants must be African national working in an African institution. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. More


Women4Climate — Tech Challenge

The C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge seeks women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. Thematic areas of interest are: Adaptation and risk cities response, Healthy public buildings, and Green and healthier streets. A total of US$40 thousand in funding will be split among the winners to support their experimental phase. Applicants can apply from anywhere in the world as their solutions can be piloted in any city. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. Find the Tech Challenge 2020


Olympus — Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award

The Olympus Microscopy Award recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide. Olympus invites photographers and researchers worldwide to submit up to three microscopy photographs. Participants can win professional microscopy and photography equipment. One global winner and one regional winner from three world regions (Asia, Europe, Americas) will be selected. Deadline for entries is 31 January 2020. Know more


Sight and Life — Climate-Smart Nutrition

Sight and Life invites ideas from students, young professionals and entrepreneurs to provide a planet-friendly disruptive solution to combat malnutrition. Nutritional, climate-friendly and environmental-friendly innovative solutions from a diverse category of products, technologies and services are welcome. An Elevator Pitch Contest will be held at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference (March 2020). Seven selected finalists will win a round trip and accommodation to Bangkok to present their idea. The winner will receive a cash award of US$5 thousand. Online applications have to be submitted by 31 January 2020. Find the contest


European Marine Board — Young Ambassador Programme

The European Marine Board (EMB) seeks creative young ambassadors that are willing to play a role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science. EMB ambassadors will participate in various activities, including EMB Plenary meetings and external events or workshops. The Ambassador will receive a total grant of €2 thousand and a travel grant up to a total amount of €3 for meeting and events. Ambassadors should commit up to 120 hours per year for a period of 2 years. Any PhD or postdoc student with experience in marine-based research is welcome to apply. Candidates have to apply by 31 January 2020. More


Van Tienhoven Foundation — Small Grants for Biodiversity Conservation

The Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection promotes the protection, conservation, and sustainable use of ecosystems and their living organisms. The Foundation aims to counter the human-induced causes of threats to biodiversity. Grants are for projects outside of the Netherlands, and they should be initiated and owned or widely supported by local stakeholders. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Government organizations, companies or individuals are not supported. The maximum grant is €10 thousand. The next application deadlines are 31 January 2020. Link


U.S. Agency for International Development — WASH Capacity Building Grant Nigeria

The USAID Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E -WASH) Program seeks partners in Nigeria to support organizational development and to build technical capacity in urban WASH for civil society organizations and water utilities. Applicants should propose a program that will support organizational development and technical capacity strengthening of civil society organizations and federal ministry of water resources and state water utilities. USAID expects to make six awards. The funding amount for each award is up to US$100 thousand for a period of one year. Eligibility to apply extends to non-profit organizations located and operating in Nigeria. The submission deadline is 31 January 2020. Find the call


February 2020

Fondation Ensemble — Sustainable Development and Conservation 2020 

Fondation Ensemble supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. The Foundation’s focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable technologies. The eligible countries for sustainable sector projects are Ecuador, Peru, Mozambique, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar. Grants are a maximum of €50 thousand per year for two to four years. In addition, Fondation Ensemble offers a small project grant for threatened animal species (IUCN classification). This call is open worldwide and funding requested should not exceed €8 thousand. The deadline for concept notes (English, French) is 01 February 2020. Find the Call for Proposals


Wilson Ornithological Society — Research Grants 2020

The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) offers four types of research awards to fund avian research anywhere in the world. Eligibility is open to citizens of all countries. Grants range from US$1,000 to US$2,500 — varying with each award program. A WOS membership is required. The next application deadline is 01 February 2020. Research Grants


Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Capacity Enhancement Support Program 2020

The GBIF Secretariat welcomes proposals for funding under the 2020 Capacity Enhancement Support Program, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF participants through collaborative projects. The program provides cofunding to current GBIF Participants. The maximum funding request is €15 thousand per project involving partners located in one or two countries, and €25 thousand per project involving partners located in three or more countries. The deadline for concept notes is 02 February 2020. More


University of Queensland Australia — Online Course: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

The University of Queensland Australia, in partnership with edX, offers an online course on climate change science. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to better understand climate change, to identify the techniques and fallacies that climate myths employ to distort climate science, and to effectively debunk climate misinformation. The course is free and no previous knowledge on the subject is required. Enrollment is open. The course starts on 04 February 2020. About this course


Swedish Institute — Women’s Social Enterprise in the MENA Region 

The Swedish Institute supports “She Entrepreneurs” to develop women’s leadership in social enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). She Entrepreneurs is intended for women who have already started to build a social business (possibly in subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory). The program consists of seminars, workshops, and interactive learning methods mixed with reflection sessions, team-building, and practical exercises. The Swedish Institute covers the costs of participating in the training program. Eligibility to apply extends to women ages 22 to 45 in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, or Palestine. Applications can be submitted until 04 February 2020. Become a social entrepreneur 


Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network — MPA Co-Management Approaches

MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. This call targets co-management approaches for Marine Protected Areas. The call is only open to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Albania. MedPAN’s contribution will be €20 thousand per project (matching contributions of 25 % are required). The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 05 February 2020. Find the call


European Union — Developing Business Opportunities for African Countries

ARCHIPELAGO is a 4-year European program with the aim to support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. The program supports partnership projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal. Each selected project will receive a grant of between €400 thousand and €500 thousand. Each project proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two partners (one from Africa and one from the EU). Applications may be submitted by business support organisations (such as chambers and business associations), training centers or other entities which specialize in activities related to vocational training and/or business development services. Applications must be submitted before 06 February 2020. Find the 2nd call for proposals


Foundation Beyond Belief — Compassionate Impact Grant

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) makes grants to organizations that address critical community problems through evidence-based and culturally responsible social innovations. FBB will make one grant in the amount of US$30 thousand to one organization with the goal of increasing that organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. All applicants must be non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status but grants are often used to support international community projects. Past projects include women’s literacy in Malawi, beekeeping for sustainable livelihood in Guatemala, and mangrove management in Latin America. LOIs have to be submitted by 07 February 2020. Details


European Commission — Climate Change Champions

The European Commission seeks to support South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the fight against climate change. Grants are intended for projects focusing on youth participation, gender equality, and capacity building activities for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Grants under this call must fall between the minimum of €300 thousand and the maximum of €700 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations legally registered in South Africa. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 10 February 2020. Here


European Commission — Polar Climate 

The European Commission seeks to understand the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions. Proposals should aim at developing innovative approaches, building on existing data resource, and state-of-the-art climate models, to assess the key physical and chemical processes in the ocean and atmosphere. The Commission will consider proposals requesting a contribution between €7-8 million. The deadline for submission is 13 February 2020. Details


Association of Avian Veterinarians — Support Of Avian Research (SOAR)

The Association of Avian Veterinarians seeks research proposals addressing significant areas of need for research in avian species (atherosclerosis and cardiac disease; avian bornavirus, feather-damaging behavior). Preference will be given to grant submissions relating to avian species traditionally kept as companions, however proposals relating to zoological species will also be considered. Grants are limited to US$40 thousand. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2020. Find the announcement


Association of Avian Veterinarians — Wild Bird Health

The Association of Avian Veterinarians seeks research projects addressing wild bird health. Projects of interest include epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Grants are limited to US$5 thousand per project. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2020. Find the call


Eastern Bird Banding Association — Research Grants 2020

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 15 February 2020. More


Asia New Zealand Foundation — Capacity Building for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs offer young Southeast Asian agribusiness entrepreneurs the opportunity to visit New Zealand. Applicants will learn about the New Zealand agriculture business environment, meet and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders, and attend New Zealand’s leading agribusiness event, Fieldays. Applicants must be entrepreneurs or business leaders at CEO or senior management level involved in agriculture from an ASEAN country. The Asia New Zealand Foundation will cover the costs of participating in the capacity building program (airfare, accommodation, meals, etc.). Applications close 20 February 2020. More here


Kellogg School of Management — Sustainable Investing Challenge

The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches and solutions to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate. The overall winning team receives US$10 thousand and the runner up receives US$5 thousand. In addition, the 2020 Sustainable Investing Challenge encourages concepts that target plastic waste. Proposals that address the issue of plastic waste will be eligible for an additional prize of US$5 thousand. Deadline for submission of project ideas is 20 February 2020. Link to the competition


United Nations University — Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2020

The United Nations University offers postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world. The fellowship program is with the UNU’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). The research themes include water and urban development; governance for sustainable development; and others. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months. There are no nationality requirements, but applicants should be fluent in English. The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020. About the Fellowship


U.S. Department of State — Economic Development in the Middle East

The MEPI Local Grants Program seeks proposals that support inclusive economic growth in the Western Sahara by improving local economic opportunities. Proposals should develop and implementing locally-designed solutions to environmental, economic, or social problems or promote inclusive economic growth that reaches marginalized communities. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant Directory.) Budgets should fall between US$50 thousand and US$500 thousand. Eligibility extends to US and foreign organizations and universities based in based in based in the Middle East and North Africa region (except Egypt, West Bank, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, and Oman). Project proposals have to be submitted by 25 February 2020. Find details


UNESCO Institute for Water Education — Masters Fellowships

Located in the Netherlands, UNESCO-IHE offers six scholarships for the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s program. The objective of the program is to train future water managers and other professionals to address competition over water. Eligibility extends to existing and future water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The scholarship will cover educational fees, however, successful applicants will be required to fund up to approximately US$5 thousand for living costs and flights. The deadline for applications to UNESCO-IHE is 28 February 2020. More information is available via the website


The KEEN Effect — Nature-based Education

The KEEN Effect seeks programs that bring children outside for adventurous recreation, environmental stewardship, and nature-based education. The KEEN Effect Youth program provides funding to grassroots organizations developing youth (age 18 or under) activities in the outdoors worldwide. The program grants up to US$20 thousand per project over a two-year cycle. Eligibility extends to registered non-profit organizations. Applications will be accepted from 01-28 February 2020. KEEN Effect Youth Program


CRDF Global — Alternative Energy Research Competition 2020

CRDF Global and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES) accept proposals for the ‘2020 U.S.-Ukraine Alternative Energy Research Competition.’ The competition aims to advance alternative energy sources without risking further environmental degradation. Joint teams of U.S. and Ukrainian researchers may submit project proposals that focus on Photovoltaic or Biofuel Technology. Awards of up to US$72 thousand will be made for 12 months. Proposals must be submitted no later than 28 February 2020. More Information


Arrell Food Institute — Global Food Innovation Awards 2020

The Arrell Food Institute seeks nominations for the 2020 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards. The Award recognizes global excellence in food innovation and community impact through research and food security. Individuals or teams of any country are eligible for nomination. Two winners will receive C$100 thousand each, plus up to C$25 thousand for travel and accommodation to participate in the Arrell Food Summit 2020. Nominations are accepted until 28 February 2020. Food Innovation Awards


Eisenhower Fellowships — Women’s Leadership Program

Eisenhower Fellowships’ Women’s Leadership Program seeks talented women leaders with a proven track record of achievement. The program will take place in the USA during seven weeks in October-November 2020. Fellows receive an intensive and individually-designed program in their professional field. Applications are invited from individuals ages 32-45 from a wide range of professions in Africa. The application deadline is 28 February 2020. Details here


African Academy of Sciences — Intra-Africa Research Collaboration

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announces the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) program. DELTAS Africa funds networks/consortia led by Africa-based scientists to foster intra-Africa collaboration, improving research environments and training researchers to conduct relevant, locally contextualized studies. Key research priorities include the multidisciplinary nexus of human health in connection with climate change, among others. DELTAS Africa networks must consist of a minimum of three African partner institution. The deadline for preliminary applications is 28 February 2020. Link


Minor Foundation for Major Challenges — Mitigate Anthropogenic Climate Change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. There is no maximum budget. Grants range from US$5 thousand to US$1 million. Application deadline is 29 February 2020. Click here


Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2020

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants to individuals, communities, and organizations for the conservation of threatened or poorly known animal, plant, and fungi species worldwide. The Fund uses the IUCN Red List as the primary guide to the conservation status of a given species, although documented variations for sub-species, distinct populations and sub-populations will be taken into account. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. Application deadlines are 29 February; 30 June; and 31 October 2020. About species conservation grants


March 2020

Tony Elumelu Foundation — Entrepreneurship Program for Africans 2020 

The TEF Program fosters and supports start-up enterprises in Africa. TEF combines mentoring, training, forums, seed capital, and alumni support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies in sectors that include agriculture, among others. Participants receive up to US$5 thousand in seed capital. The program is open to citizens and legal residents ages 18 and older in any African country. The next application deadline (English, French, Portuguese) is 01 March 2020. Learn More


100,000 Strong in the Americas — Higher Education for Agricultural Sustainability in Mexico

The US-Mexico Innovation Fund Competition is designed to create and foster partnerships between higher education (HEIs) in Mexico and the United States that provide new student exchange and training programs in the academic themes of Agricultural Sustainability and Financial/Economic Inclusion. The Innovation Fund intends to award up to 10 grants of US$25 thousand. Higher education institutions in Mexico and the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 02 March 2020. Find details


Campus France — Research in the Maghreb 2021

Partenariats Hubert Curien (PHC) du Maghreb will support 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 02 March 2020. About this opportunity


Agropolis Foundation — Agriculture-based Solutions

The Agropolis Foundation seeks to promote the agro-ecological transition by promoting practices and solutions which conserve natural renewable resources. Therefore, the Foundation invites research and project proposals along three transversal axes: Agriculture and climate change: adaptation and mitigation (Axis 1); Conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity (Axis 2); Responsible production and consumption (Axis 3). The call will finance two types of projects. Type 1 projects may request between €150 thousand and €250 thousand, Type 2 projects may request between €20 thousand and €25 thousand. The lead proponent should be from one of the research units belonging to the Foundation’s scientific network. The application deadline is 03 March 2020. Find the call


German Government — International Climate Initiative Small Grants

Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. The focus of the IKI Small Grants scheme is to provide support to the implementation of projects addressing the global loss of biodiversity in connection with climate change. The IKI Small Grants scheme will select project proposals with a funding volume of up to €100 thousand. Not-for-profit organisations and for-profit non-government organisations, if they pursue strictly non-profit objectives, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 05 March 2020. IKI Small Grants


Australia and Pacific Science Foundation — Research in Ecology, Biodiversity, and Life Sciences

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. Students are not eligible to apply. Applications are due 06 March 2020. Link 


Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership — Masters Studies in Sustainable Energy

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership comprises many of the world’s largest energy companies in partnership with international organizations, development banks, institutes, and foundations. The program sponsors ESED (Education for Sustainable Energy Development) to support outstanding students from developing countries to pursue masters-level studies directly related to sustainable energy. The support is US$21 thousand per year for up to two years. Applications are invited from any developing country on the list of ODA recipients. The next application deadline is 06 March 2020. About the scholarship 


JRS Biodiversity Foundation — Information on Freshwater Biodiversity and Pollinator Biodiversity in Africa

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation aims to increase the access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The current call for proposals requests multi-year projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa. Preference is for projects that can grow to larger scale, or that can be transferred across geographic regions or across organizational and institutional contexts. Each multi-year grant will range from about US$50 thousand to about US$250 thousand. The applications is 10 March 2020. Find the current opportunity 


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

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organisations 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 applications is 13 March 2020. Details here


Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund — Scholarships for Higher Education 2020

Taiwan’s program of development assistance includes scholarships for university students in eligible developing countries to study in Taiwan. The program provides full scholarships for applicants from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean region, Latin America, and certain other countries. Subject areas at Taiwan’s participating universities include tropical agriculture, aquaculture technology and management, environmental sustainable development, and others. Undergraduate students receive NT$12 thousand per month as an allowance, Masters students receive NT$15 thousand per month, and PhD students receive NT$17 thousand per month, plus travel, fees and other costs for the program. The application deadline is 15 March 2020. Find the scholarship


American Society of Primatologists — Research Grants

The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. The general ASP Research award of up to US$1,500 supports training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. The Deb Moore Memorial award of US$2,000 supports early-career primatologists for hypothesis-driven field research. Applications will be accepted until 15 March 2020. More


World Academy of Sciences — Science Awards 2020 

Each year, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) awards nine awards of US$10 thousand each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The disciplinary fields include agricultural sciences, biology, and seven others. TWAS particularly encourages nominations of women scientists, and scientists from scientifically-lagging countries. The deadline for nominations is 16 March 2020. Click here


British Ecological Society — Research Grants 2020

The British Ecological Society (BES) makes Research Grants in support of scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Small projects can be awarded up to £5 thousand, and early-career ecologists can apply for funding up to £20 thousand. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on nationality or residence of applicants, or where they carry out their research. The application deadline is 20 March 2020. More about the Research Grants


British Ecological Society — Outreach Grants 2020

The British Ecological Society (BES) makes Outreach Grants of up to £2 thousand to encourage the promotion of ecological science to a wide audience. Proposals must be aimed at a non-academic audience. Awards are open to individuals and organizations to organize ecological public engagement events, including BES members, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups. Additionally, BES offers up to £1 thousand to members who want to undertake public engagement activities within the UK. The application deadline is 20 March 2020. More about the Outreach Grants 


British Ecological Society — Grants for Ecologists in Africa 2020

The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. Applicants must be scientists and citizens of a country in Africa or its associated islands; have at least an MSc or equivalent degree; be working for a university or research institution in Africa that provides basic research facilities; and carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands. The maximum value of a grant is £8 thousand for research. An additional sum up to £2 thousand may be requested to fund travel to help grantees develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer groups. The application deadline is 20 March 2020. More about this opportunity


World Habitat — World Habitat Awards 2020

The World Habitat Awards (WHA) demonstrate solutions to current housing issues faced by countries worldwide. The WHA take a broad perspective to include energy, waste management, water conservation, resilience to natural disasters, and other environmental aspects in its definition of habitat. Two winners will each receive £10 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 23 March 2020. Find out how to enter


Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund — Krill Fishing and Marine Ecosystem

The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) calls for proposals from scientific researchers who can aid in determining the impact of the krill fishing industry on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Funding will range from US$25 thousand to US$100 thousand per project. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2020. Find the 6th call for proposals


AEON Environmental Foundation — MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020

The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional, or local levels. In principle, the MIDORI Prize is awarded to three individuals. Each prize winner is awarded US$100 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 March 2020. Find nomination guidelines


BBVA Foundation — Awards in Biodiversity Conservation

The BBVA Foundation makes awards for biodiversity conservation in Spain and internationally. For Spain, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation, and another award of €80 thousand for environmental communications. For the rest of the world, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation. Applications for the worldwide award can be submitted in Spanish or English. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2020. Find the awards


Chinese Academy of Sciences — PhD and Master Fellowships in China 2020

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) invites applications for the ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents to pursue Masters and PhD studies in China. Eligible fields of study include agricultural sciences, various fields of biology, and other areas of the natural sciences and engineering. The program will award scholarships to non-Chinese applicants worldwide. The maximum age of applicants is 30 (master) and 35 (PhD). Applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency of English or Chinese language. The application deadline is 31 March 2020. See the Call for Applications


Lutfia Rabbani Foundation — PhD and Master’s Scholarship for the Arab World

The Mahmoud S. Rabbani Fellowship is intended for Arab Students interested in pursuing their education in The Netherlands. A maximum of €15 thousand is awarded for one year. Eligible fields of study include Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Environmental Sciences, Natural sciences and others. Arab students who have been accepted into a Masters or a PhD program in the Netherlands and Dutch students who have been accepted into a Masters or a PhD program in the Arab World are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 31 March 2020. Find the Terms & Conditions 


NextWorldNow Community Investments — Community Grants 2020

NextWorldNow (NWN) is committed to working with community leaders who are solving difficult social problems. This includes social problems related to water, sanitation, deforestation, smallholder productivity, and food security — among other subject areas. Grants are up to US$10 thousand. To apply, community organizations submit a short “Notification of Interest” to register their intent to submit a formal grant application. NWN will screen the initial requests and forward a full application form to selected community organizations. The deadline to submit a Notification of Interest is 31 March 2020. More


Aga Khan Foundation — International Scholarships 2020-2021

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 2020, but earlier in some countries (please check the dates carefully). About the Fellowships


April 2020

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. Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is for entrepreneurs focusing on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is for entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change. Each selected project team receives up to $100 thousand startup investment. Application deadline is 05 April or 10 May 2020 for most programs. (please check application deadlines carefully). Explore


Xiamen University — Scholarships for International Students 2020

Xiamen University (XMU) in coastal Southeast China supports a number of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs in English. Subject areas at XMU include marine affairs, environmental sciences and ecology, life sciences, and many others. The university’s scholarship programs include several for international students. The application period is 01 February to 15 April 2020. Find out more


German Government — International Climate Initiative Southeast Asia

Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable energy, and biodiversity projects with climate relevance in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The programs should have a funding volume between €8 million and €20 million (depending on thematic focus area and country of implementation). Non-governmental organisations, business enterprises, universities and research institutions from Germany and abroad are eligible to apply. Program outlines can be submitted until 30 April 2020. Find funding information


International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Research Grants 2020

The ICGEB Research Grants support projects in agricultural biotechnology, environmental bio-remediation, 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 three years. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2020. Click here


International Herpetological Symposium — Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) provides financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Grants are up to $1,000. Eligibility extends to any individual from the herpetological community from around the world. Students are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due by 30 April of each year. About IHS grants


May 2020

Turtle Conservation Fund — Research and Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

The Turtle Conservation Fund makes grants to organizations and individuals worldwide for conservation and research of endangered and critically endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. Most regular grants are US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand per project. The Fund also makes seed grants of US$1 thousand or less. Application deadlines for both programs are 01 May and 01 December of each year. Know more


IUCN-Netherlands — Land Acquisition for Conservation 2020

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 Central Asia, Asia-Pacific countries, Africa, the MENA region, and Latin America. The grants are to qualified and experienced local non-profit conservation organizations. The deadline for applications is 01 May 2020. About Land Acquisition for Conservation


Blue Action Fund — Adaptation to Climate Change in the Western Indian Ocean

The Blue Action Fund announces a call for grant proposals focusing on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change in the Western Indian Ocean. Grants are made to NGOs with projects that focus on protecting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and supporting sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. The Fund aims to support projects protecting and restoring adaptation-relevant coastal ecosystems to reduce climate change-related risks for vulnerable coastal communities. The fund will allocate €2-5 million per project. Applicants are expected to provide substantial co-funding for the project. NGOs with projects which are situated in Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 24 May 2020. Find the call


American Association of Zoo Veterinarians – International Grants for Conference Participation 2020

The 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 24 May 2020. Details about the program


Cargill — Cargill Global Scholars Program 2020

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 03 March 2020 for India; 05 March 2020 for applicants in the USA; 01 April 2020 for Russia; 28 April 2020 for China; 05 May 2020 for Indonesia; and 26 May 2020 for Brazil. About the Global Scholars Program


June 2020

Waterloo Foundation — Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests

The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December 2020. About the Fund


Institute of Current World Affairs — Fellowship Program 2020

The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. Fellows must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and trends, therefore candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Candidates who seek fellowships may reside in any developing country. Applications for December 2020 appointment are due 15 June 2020. About


Right Sharing of World Resources — Seed Grants for Women’s Micro-Credit Projects

Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR’s current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. RSWR provides micro-credits of up to US$5,500 for one year projects. The next application deadline is 30 June 2020. Find the proposal criteria and guidelines


BBVA Foundation — Awards in Frontiers of Knowledge, Nominations 2020

The BBVA Foundation annually makes awards to recognize innovative and fundamental advances in science, culture, and collaboration. Thematic areas include ecology and conservation biology; climate change; and development cooperation (among others). In each prize category, BBVA awards €400 thousand plus a diploma and a commemorative artwork. The awards are open to individuals and organizations of any nationality. (Note: Self-nomination is not permitted.) The deadline for nomination is 30 June 2020. Conditions

July 2020

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust — Grants for Research and Training 2020

The Trust makes grants for education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Projects may focus on research in ornamental horticulture, creation and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public for educational purposes, educational activities that further ornamental horticulture, and environmentally responsible cultivation of plants which have ornamental horticultural value. Applicants include botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other nonprofit charitable organizations. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. The application deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs) is 15 July 2020. More information


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). The deadline for applications (English or Swedish) is 31 July of each year. More information


August 2020

MaRINET2 — Access to Ocean Energy Research Infrastructures

MaRINET2 is working towards unlocking the energy potential of our oceans. The transnational access program offers free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network. MaRINET2 provides a contribution of €1000 per week towards travel and subsistence expenses. In 2020 one period of access with a 6-month duration will be organised. The application window for access is 25 June to 07 August 2020 (Call 5). Application Procedure


Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

Climate Tracker — Multimedia Stories on Air Pollution

Climate Tracker seeks emerging journalists from South Asia who tell stories about the air pollution crisis. Journalists are expected to produce multimedia stories that show how air pollution is impacting their communities. Fellows will receive guidance, resources, and a small grant to cover reporting expenses. The is no indication about a submission deadline. More information


Pulitzer Center — Rainforest Journalism Fund

The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists to support reporting on tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. The supported journalism projects will focus on the tropical forests’ role in the overall climate equation and weather patterns, deforestation drivers, and solutions to halt deforestation. The Pulitzer Center will fund costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests in the range of US$2,500 to US$7,500. Grants are made to local journalists based in the tropical rainforest region. In addition, the Pulitzer Center makes grants to journalists reporting for major American and European news outlets on tropical rainforests in any part of the world. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More


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 support non-profit organizations with solutions that use Internet and network technology to benefit individuals and communities around 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


Awesome Foundation — Micro-Grants to Projects Worldwide

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


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


International Land Coalition — Emergency Fund for Land and Environmental Rights Defenders (Asia)

The International Land Coalition recognized the need for a fund to support ILC Members fighting to protect land and environmental rights. The Asia Solidarity Fund is intended to respond to emergency situations such as temporary relocation; urgent legal assistance; financial support to the family in case of a defender’s death, serious injury or imprisonment; and urgent medical support. Beneficiaries of the fund are ILC members (individuals in member organisations or the organisations). ILC members can also apply on behalf of organisations and communities. Emergency requests can be submitted anytime (decisions will be made within 72 hours after submission). Details


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


Noel Buxton Trust — Promoting Livelihoods in Africa

The Noel Buxton Trust makes grants up to £5 thousand per year for up to three years for projects in Africa that promote economic development, or that support the care of street children. Past recent projects in the theme of economic development include examples in livestock raising, aquaculture, and credit for women-led businesses. The Trust especially welcomes applications in support of initiatives that help build sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, and South Sudan. The Trust invites applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa, and from UK-based charities — including from diaspora organisations based in the UK – for projects in the priority countries. Applications can be submitted at any time. More


Atlas Corps — Fellowship Program for NGO Leaders

Atlas Corps seeks NGO leaders from around the world to apply for 12-18 month fellowship program. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise (including: conservation, wildlife, sustainable development, and many others). Applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector. The fellowship provides a small living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), international flight, and health insurance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. About the Atlas Corps Fellowship



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 December 2019).


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 December 2019).


SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

None this month.

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