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: June 2020

Additions and changes in the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period 16 May 2020 > 15 June 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).


June 2020

Breakthrough Prize — Breakthrough Junior Challenge

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge asks youth to submit scientific discoveries or explain a big scientific idea in Physics, Life Sciences, Mathematics or the Covid-19 pandemic with a short video (max. 3 minutes). One winner receives a US$250 thousand post-secondary scholarship, including an additional US$50 thousand teacher prize and US$100 thousand Breakthrough Science Lab. Eligibility is limited to individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 but is open to participants worldwide without geographic limitations. Videos have to be submitted by 25 June 2020. Know more


Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park — Online Accelerator Program

The Sharjah Advanced Industry Accelerator seeks innovative startups with a market-proven solution to the challenges of Industry 4.0 interested in entering the UAE and MENA market. Focus areas of the 2020 accelerator include Sustainable Design (optimizing natural resources to reduce environmental damage) and Green Building, among others. The finalists will have investment access in order to scale their project, and the chance to win the US$100 thousand grand prize. The accelerator program is open to entrepreneurs from around the world. The application deadline is 25 June 2020. Link to the accelerator


Climate Tracker — Sustainable Food Media Fellowship

Climate Tracker launches the Sustainable Food Media Fellowship to fund journalists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to work on investigative reports about the production of food and access to sustainable diets in their home country. Stories may focus on food security in the context of COVID-19, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, or the environmental footprint of agriculture practices. Participants receive a 4-week online course followed by an 8-week fellowship to develop and publish their stories. Eligibility extends to African journalists between the ages of 18 to 35. The application deadline is 26 June 2020. Find more information


International Development Research Centre — Sustainable Food Systems

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides funding to innovative research projects that contribute to healthier and more sustainable food systems. Grants range from CA$300 thousand to CA$1 million per project. The call is open to research organizations, think tanks, and other organizations based in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as other low and middle-income countries, as long as the research focuses on food security in the five priority regions. The application deadline is 26 June 2020. Details here


British Council — Newton Fund Institutional Links with Mexico

The Newton Institutional Links provides grants for research and innovation collaboration between the UK and Mexico. Subject areas for the collaborative research include local development challenges such as extreme weather conditions, access to affordable health care, food and energy security, among others. Proposals are submitted jointly by a principal investigator in the UK with a principal investigator in Mexico. Grants range from £50 thousand to £300 thousand over two years. The deadline for proposals is 26 June 2020. Link


Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Environment and Climate Action Central Asia

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, and water management, among other thematic priorities. The average contribution is C$10 thousand to C$25 thousand per project, with a maximum contribution of C$100 thousand. Eligibility extends to community organizations, non-profit organizations, local governments, academic institutions, and international non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission is 16 June 2020. (Note: Each country mentioned above has a separate call document.) Link to CFLI


Atlantic Strategy Group — Atlantic Project Awards

The Atlantic Project Awards honor projects that showcase success stories and best practices for a more sustainable Atlantic ocean and Atlantic coastal communities. Projects may focus on blue economy, ocean literacy, marine renewable energy, ocean health and resilient coasts, as well as international Atlantic Ocean cooperation. Eligibility extends to professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations, research institutions, maritime clusters, associations and NGOs. Note that the Awards only showcase funded projects (in progress or completed). Project ideas are not eligible. The winner will be invited to the 7th Atlantic Stakeholder Conference (France, Fall 2020). The deadline for applications is 18 June 2020. More


Global Citizens — Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2020

The Waislitz Global Citizen Award is an annual cash prize recognizing the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty. The grand prize winner receives US$100 thousand. Global Citizens makes three additional awards of $50 thousand each. Past winners include zero waste, environmental protection and sanitation projects. In 2020, the Award seeks applications for the special category COVID-19 Response Award. The deadline for submissions is 21 June 2020. About the award


Young Water Solutions — Young Water Fellowship West Africa

The Young Water Fellowship targets young entrepreneurs. Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in a 10-days training workshop in Ivory Coast. The workshop aims to empower its participants to implement projects addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), water pollution, and water scarcity. All training costs (flights, transportation, accommodation, meals) are covered by the organization. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 to 30 years old, be fluent in French, intend to stay in Ivory Coast for at least 1.5 years after the training and spend at least 15 hours per week to work on their social business. The call for applications is open until 28 June 2020. Click here


Australian Museum Research Institute — Postgraduate Research Award

The Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) offers students access to the Australian Museum’s collections and research programs. AMRI focuses on environmental challenges such as climate change impacts on biodiversity, the detection and biology of pest species, and understanding what constitutes and influences effective biodiversity conservation. The postgraduate award is open to students enrolled in any postgraduate qualification program relevant to the AMRI research priorities. AMRI provides financial support of $2,500 to local applicants and $4,000 to international applicants to assist with living costs, travel and research expenses. Applications for funding may be submitted until 30 June 2020. More information


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit — Investment in African Agribusiness

The GIZ ‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups’ (SAIS) Investment Readiness Program seeks to scale digital innovations developed by African start-ups that enable their users in the agricultural or food sector to increase their income. Participating start-ups will receive virtual coaching and training sessions, in-person workshops, and access to service providers. This opportunity is aimed at start-ups (for-profit businesses) registered in Africa with scalable digital solutions with a clear positive impact on income in the agricultural and/or food sector. Applications have to be received online by 30 June 2020. Find the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Program


International Sustainability Academy — Scholarship in Hamburg (Germany)

The International Sustainability Academy (ISA) offers up to 12 scholarships for an 8-month research stay in Hamburg (Germany), together with a further month of sponsorship in the participant’s home country. Applicants are expected to already be working on a project or research in their home country, ideally on the theme of climate protection. The costs for accommodation (flat-shares), work station, international travel, health insurance, a monthly allowance of €1,300, and a 10-week German language course are covered by the scholarship program. Applicants have to be nationals of a least-developed country on the DAC list. The application deadline is 30 June 2020. Link to the ISA scholarship


UK Aid Direct — Impact Grants to End Poverty

UK Aid Direct funds projects addressing urban poverty. Actions under this call within the scope of the Terra Viva Grants Directory may focus on sustainable agriculture, water resources, and energy access, among others. Grants between £250 thousand and £4 million are available for projects lasting between 3-5 years. Organizations must provide 25% of the funds per project as match funding. Impact grants are to small- and medium-sized non-profit organizations registered in the UK or in a developing country (full list in the announcement). The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020. Impact Grants


UK Aid Direct — Community Partnership Grants to End Poverty

UK Aid Direct funds community projects addressing urban poverty. Actions under this call within the scope of the Terra Viva Grants Directory may focus on sustainable agriculture, water resources, and energy access, among others. Grants of up to £250 thousand are available for projects lasting 3 years or less. Community Partnership grants require no match-funding. Grants grants are to small organisations registered in the UK or in a developing country (full list in the announcement). The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020. Community Partnership Grants


European Commission — Eco-Tourism Development in Botswana

The European Commission (EC) supports the development eco-tourism activities with focus on community-based, economically-viable eco-tourism enterprises, conservation and heritage areas. The Commission provides funding to projects that develop community-based and nature-based tourism activities, diversify the tourism offer in Botswana, promote eco-friendly tourism practices and conservation activities in and around protected areas, and implement activities that increase the participation of local communities in the tourism industry. Applicants may request between €500 thousand and €750 thousand for the implementation of their proposed project. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in Africa or the European Union. The application deadline is 30 June 2020. Details can be found here


CRDF Global — Biorisk Management

CRDF Global announces the Biorisk Management Engagement Grant (BMEG) Competition. The goal of the competition is to provide support for biorisk management activities, such as laboratory design, repairs and maintenance of equipment, workshops and trainings at academic and industrial institutions in the MENA region. Projects related to challenges posed by Covid-19 will also be considered. Finalists will be awarded US$9 thousand. Only applications from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey will be accepted. The application deadline is 30 June 2020. Link


World Bank — Young Professionals Program

The World Bank invites applications for the Young Professionals Program as a starting point for a career at the World Bank Group. The program is designed for individuals skilled in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, and many others. Applicants should hold a PhD or master’s degree and relevant work experience; be fluent in English; and meet other criteria relevant to experience, skills, and age. Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program.The closing date for applications is 30 June 2020. Find out how it works


African Academy of Sciences — Grand Challenges Africa Transition to Scale Funding

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the African Academy of Sciences announces follow-on and scale up funding to help Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The call is focused on solutions targeting healthcare and other developmental problems in the African Continent. Funding is based on the applicants’ budget for scale: Scale 1 – up to US$250 thousand for 24 months, Scale 2 – up to US$500 thousand for 36 months, Scale 3&4 – up to US$1 million. Both for-profit and not-for profit science-based entities are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2020. More info


International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture — International Courses for Agricultural Professionals 2020 

ICRA supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. ICRA offers specialized training courses for agricultural professionals each year. ICRA’s courses qualify for OKP/MSP scholarships funded by the Dutch government. Each scholarship program has separate application deadlines. Individuals wishing to apply to the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) scholarship have to submit their application until 30 June 2020. The MENA Scholarship Program (MSP) has two application deadlines: 24 May and 02 September 2020. Details here


Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education — Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) makes scholarships to mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration 12-24 months). Eligible countries as well as eligible courses are listed in the announcement. The scholarship program offers three application round each year. The two remaining application deadlines for studies in 2021 are 30 June and 13 October 2020. About OKP


Copernicus Masters — Smart Farming Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The Smart Farming Challenge, sponsored by BayWa, seeks innovative solutions that use new technologies, ideas and products to support sustainable agriculture and horticulture. BayWa is interested in digital solutions that combine satellite data and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to support pasture management, early crop disease identification, and/or yield prediction in horticulture. The winner of the smart farming challenge receives €5 thousand, mentoring, access to field trials and access to BayWa agribusiness and agri-organization networks. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the Smart Farming Challenge


Copernicus Masters — Blue Economy Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The Space data for “Blue Economy” Challenge, sponsored by the European Commission, seeks solutions that have the potential to stimulate new markets related to the Blue Economy and to contribute to environmental protection of marine resources. The winner of the Blue Economy challenge receives €10 thousand. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the Blue Economy Challenge 


Copernicus Masters — ESA Digital Twin Earth Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The ESA Digital Twin Earth (DTE) Challenge, sponsored by the European Space Agency, seeks solutions which combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to provide forecasting on the impact of climate change and responding to societal challenges. The winner of the climate challenge receives €10 thousand. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the ESA Challenge


Copernicus Masters — Environment, Energy & Health Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The Environment, Energy & Health Challenge, sponsored by DLR, seeks innovative solutions that use earth observation (EO) data to support sustainable management of the planet’s limited natural resources and foster human well-being. The winner of the DLR challenge receives €5 thousand. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the Environment, Energy & Health Challenge


Copernicus Masters — Planet Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The Planet Challenge, sponsored by Planet, seeks new ways to help solve climate and environmental challenges through the use of daily satellite imagery, tools and analytics. The winner receives free Planet data for non-commercial purposes, consulting and a trip to San Francisco to Planet’s Explore Conference. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the Planet Challenge


Copernicus Masters — Multi-Data Challenge

Copernicus Masters is an international innovation competition that honors the best solutions using earth observation data and applications to solve global challenges. The Multi-Data Challenge, sponsored by Airbus Defence and Space and sobloo, seeks new services and/or applications that provide insight and have impact on areas like Natural Resources Consumption, Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime, Defense & Security and Smart Cities. The winner receives business development support, an Airbus Satellite data voucher for the OneAtlas Platform, and the opportunity to present their solution to potential business partners. All participants have the chance to win an additional €10 thousand if chosen as the overall Copernicus winner. The competition is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are open until 30 June 2020. Find the Multi-Data Challenge


African Institute for Mathematical Sciences — Women in Climate Change Science

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) seeks applications for the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science to increase women’s contribution to a more sustainable societal response to climate change. Applications are invited from female scientists currently residing anywhere in the world. The fellowship is worth up to US$35 thousand. The application deadline is the 30 June 2020. About AIMS-NEI


Global Good Fund — Fellowship Program 2021

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program for young social entrepreneurs who remain in their workplaces. Each fellow is offered mentoring; resources for leadership assessment; a peer network; and financial support. Past fellows represent enterprises for agriculture; environment; solar energy; and other green development. The program is open to applications worldwide. Candidates should be under age 40. The pre-application deadline (Phase 1) is 30 June 2020. Link to the Global Good Fund


July 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture — Regional Food Safety in Africa

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to support the efforts of economic communities in West African in establishing a food safety network. Through this call, USDA seeks partners with whom to collaborate in the implementation of concrete capacity building projects and programs. The initial award is US$500 thousand, but additional funding of up to US$500 thousand may be added at a later stage. Eligibility is limited to U.S. State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States. The closing date for applications is 01 July 2020. Details here 


Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation — Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation makes grants for global environmental stability in themes of climate change, energy, biodiversity, access to water, and the fight against desertification. In each grants cycle, the Foundation defines priority focus areas within these themes. The geographical scope of grant making comprises the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions, and the Least-Developed Countries. Grants do not exceed 50% of a project budget. The Foundation makes grants to civil society organizations, international organizations, private enterprises, and government organizations. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals (French, English) is 03 July 2020. Find the application process


Land Accelerator — Restoration of Degraded Forests and Farmland

The Land Accelerator is a four-month program for entrepreneurs who wish to learn how to restore degraded forests and farmland. The program offers courses in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. The accelerator is designed for companies that are in the testing phase of taking their product to market. Any business model that is recognized as restoring land is eligible, including, but not limited to smart agriculture, water conservation, agroforestry, tree planting, and beekeeping, forest conservation. Applications are currently open for entrepreneurs from Africa. The workshop is planned to take place in Nairobi, Kenya (April 2021). 15 Start-ups have the chance to win grants and travel stipends. The deadline is 07 July 2020. Details


European Commission — Civil Society Development in Eritrea

The European Commission (EC) seeks to strengthen the civil society in Eritrea to help tackle climate change and mitigating its adverse effects. The EC invites proposals that increase the capacities and engagement of local CSOs on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Applicants may request a financial contribution between €300 thousand and €500 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profits, universities, and other forms of civil society organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 07 July 2020. Link


InfoNile — COVID-19 Pandemic and Water Crisis

InfoNile seeks teams of journalists (TV journalists and local radio journalists) to submit proposals for in-depth journalism stories on the dual dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic and water crisis in the Nile basin. Stories should focus on local stories in the journalists’ respective countries, for example, how low water access is it impacting the spread of COVID-19, or the underlying water and sanitation challenges faced by vulnerable communities. The project is supported by the Pulitzer Centre and the National Geographic Society. Two stories will be selected for production, one for TV and one for local radio. Eligibility extends to all countries in Africa’s Nile River basin, especially arid Egypt and Sudan as well as drought-ridden areas of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Project pitches will be funded on a rolling basis between April and July 2020. Details here


The Association of Commonwealth Universities — Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) supports the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. The scholarships fund cultural and academic exchanges and are awarded across many subjects, including climate resilience and life sciences. Eligibility extends to citizen of (or with refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award. Scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses (stipend) for duration of award, return economy flight, one-off arrival allowance and research support grant (on request). The application deadline is 09 July 2020. Find the available scholarships


European Commission — Youth4Regions Program for Aspiring Journalists

The Youth4Regions Program offers young aspiring journalists the chance to find out what the EU is doing in their region (the EU policy covers topics such as climate change, conservation, and sustainable development). Selected participants will receive mentorship from established journalists in their home country and have the opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States. Accommodation and travel expenses are covered by the European Commission. Applicants must be citizens of a current EU, EU candidate or neighboring country, be between 18 and 30 years old, and have a background in journalism (applications from students are being accepted). Applications are being accepted until 13 July 2020. Youth4Regions


U.S. Department of Agriculture — Donation of U.S. Agricultural Commodities

The Food for Progress (FFPr) Program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities to developing countries in support agricultural development activities. Priority areas under this call are: the Cacao Sector (Colombia), the Cashew Sector (West Africa), the Vanilla Spice Sector (Uganda), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (Dominican Republic), and the Trade Facilitation Agreement (Bangladesh). USDA intends to make up to five awards ranging from US$15 million US$35 million each. Eligibility extends to government agencies, nonprofit agricultural organizations or cooperatives, colleges and universities; and private entities. The closing date for applications is 14 July 2020. Find the call


U.S. Department of State — Technology to Safeguard Ocean Ecosystems and Resources

The U.S. Department of State provides financial assistance to ocean conservation projects in developing countries. A grant for up to US$200 thousand will be awarded for work that will support effective management of Marine Protected Areas in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed program could include at least one technological solution to improve MPA surveillance. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations and academic institutions, as well as public international organizations. The closing date for applications is 15 July 2020. Link


Moi University — Mobility for Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies

The Mobility for Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies (MIRET) project aims to build the capacity of graduate students needed to develop sustainable local solutions in the energy sector. MIRET invites qualified applicants to apply for scholarships to study at any of the five African Universities consortium: Moi University in Kenya, University of Zambia, Makerere University in Uganda, University of SFAX in Tunisia, and the University of BUEA in Cameroon. The scholarship covers fees, research activities, travel costs, and a monthly allowance. Applications have to be submitted by 15 July 2020. Click for details


Proposals for NGOs — #Togetherwecan Photo Contest

The Photo Contest is open to professional and non-professional photographers worldwide. Participants are invited to submit real pictures showing their development project and progress in local communities around the world. The two images that get the most “likes” and “shares” by 15 August will win US$100 each. Photos have to be submitted by 15 July 2020. Link to the #Togetherwecan photo challenge


International Journalists’ Programmes — Fellowship for Climate and Energy Topics

International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) announces a special fellowship for journalists interested in reporting in the field of climate and energy. Ten journalists, who are granted the climate & energy bursary, will receive training, support, and are welcome to pursue a transnational research on a common topic during their fellowship. Each fellow will receive a stipend of €3.800 to help cover travel costs, accommodation and personal expenses. Eligibility extends to journalists working for any print, radio, online or TV media in Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Fluency in German is not expected, but workable knowledge of English is a requirement. The deadline for application is 15 July 2020. About the fellowship


International Development Research Center — Research in Community Forestry 2020

The John G. Bene Fellowship is awarded to graduate students at Canadian universities who hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency. The grant is for research on the relationship of forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries. Therefore, the student must spend a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks in the field in the following regions: Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far Eastern Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, or Oceania.The award covers field research expenses up to CA$15 thousand per year. The application deadline is 15 July 2020. More


Conservation Action Research Network — Aspire Grant Program 2020

The Aspire Grant Program provides competitive research grants of up to US$5 thousand for African graduate students and early-career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation, wildlife and ecosystem health in the Congo Basin. Applicants should be 35 years of age or younger, and reside in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, or Uganda. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 15 July 2020. About the Aspire Grant Program


Athens Photo World — International Photojournalism Award

Athens Photo World seeks applications from professional photojournalists for the Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award. Athens Photo World will award €15 thousand to a completed project of reportage or documentary photography, created within the last 3 years. Photographers can submit a portfolio up to twenty-four (24) photographs. Submissions have to be received by 20 July 2020. Click here


European Commission — Sustainable Landscape Management in São Tomé and Principe

The European Commission (EC) seeks to optimize the contribution of land to agriculture, food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the preservation of ecosystems in Sao Tomé and Principe. To achieve this goal, the EC accepts proposals for scalable pilot initiatives that help conciliate different land uses and improve land governance. The overall amount made available is €2.32 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the European Union or an African country. The deadline for applications is 24 July 2020. Link to more information


African Academy of Sciences — Affiliates Membership Program

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Membership Program aims to stimulate and nurture scientific discovery and technological innovation in Africa in order to promote sustainable development. ASS invites applications from young and early-to-mid career professionals from Africa in any field of specialization. AAS will organize a range of activities to enhance the professional development of the Affiliate members, including special courses on proposal writing, manuscript preparation, and proposals, etc. Nominations must be received by 24 July 2020. Find out more


ENI CBC Med — Call for Capitalization Projects

The Mediterranean Sea Basin Program is a cross-border cooperation initiative implemented by the EU and neighboring coastal territories. The ENI CBC Med finances cooperation projects with focus on biodiversity conservation, climate change, and pollution for a more sustainable Mediterranean area. ENI CBC Med accepts applications for capitalization projects in the following priority areas: Water Management, Waste Treatment and Recycling, Renewable Energy, Integrated Coastal Zone Management. The maximum EU contribution is 90% of the total eligible costs with a total maximum of €1 million per project. The deadline for the submission of project proposals is 28 July 2020. Click here


New York Academy of Sciences — Mentoring Program for Girls in STEM

The New York Academy of Sciences’ virtual mentoring program ‘1000 Girls, 1000 Futures’ and ‘The Junior Academy’ accept applications from female students ages 13-17 from around the world. The program connects STEM-focused high school girls to female science mentors and offers an online community with STEM resources. The program also accepts applications of female scientists interested in mentoring young girls. Students and mentors gain access to a STEM network and receive a free 1-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Applications are due by 31 July 2020. About the program


Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards — Edition 2021

Cartier supports women entrepreneurs who lead social enterprises in their early phases that have potential to grow significantly. Cartier reviews applications from Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Previous laureates have included several whose work links to environment and related issues, e.g., product recycling, low-cost energy, water treatment, fair trade, and others. Each of the selected women entrepreneurs receives a cash prize of US$100 thousand, networking and visibility opportunities, and business coaching. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. About the awards


U.S. Department of State — Reducing Ocean Pollution in West Africa

The U.S. Department of State announces funding for capacity building with the aim to support the environmentally sound management of plastic waste in West Africa to reduce ocean pollution. A grant for up to US$179 thousand for work that will support a developing country in West Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, or Togo) to combat plastic waste leakage in the environment through improving waste. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations and academic institutions, as well as public international organizations. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. Link


U.S. Department of State — Support for Environmental Cooperation

The U.S. Department of State announces funding for logistics, meetings coordination, and digital communications to support environmental cooperation between all the U.S. Free Trade Agreement countries. Funding of up to US$197 thousand will be awarded to be used for logistics and meeting coordination support for in-person and virtual meetings, as well as digital communications to promote environmental cooperation programs. Eligibility is limited to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations and academic institutions, as well as public international organizations. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. Click here for more information


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — Fellowship Program

The FAO Fellows Program seeks PhD students, researchers and professors with an advanced level of technical knowledge and experience in sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry. Selected fellows will be places at regional, sub-regional, country offices or FAO headquarters where they report to an assigned supervisor. A Master’s or PhD and working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish) is required. Applicants have to be nationals of a FAO Member Nation. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2020. Details here


StartupXs — COVID-19 Response Fund

StartupXs launches the COVID-19 Response Fund for start-ups and social enterprises with the aim to support early-stage social entrepreneurs to adapt to the pandemic. Support extends to social entrepreneurs whose projects focus on natural resources as well as other categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory. Participation is open to any start-up or social enterprise worldwide. Priority is given to early-stage start-ups launching innovative products or ideas. One winner will receive US$1000. The deadline to participate is 31 July 2020. Find the Covid-19 Response Fund


August 2020

International Water Center — Master of Catchment Science Scholarships

Australia’s International Water Center announces funding for two international candidates accepted into the Master of Catchment Science in Australia. The scholarship will cover tuition fees of up to AU$56 thousand for full-time studies (2 years) in Brisbane, Australia. The program is open to candidates from all around the world. The application deadline is 01 August 2020. More

International Water Center — International Masters Scholarships (Integrated Water Management)

Australia’s International Water Center announces funding for international candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management. Two scholarships will cover full tuition and living expenses (Type A Scholarship), and a third will cover full tuition (Type B Scholarship). Applications are invited from eligible countries in Asia-Pacific; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; the Middle East; Europe; and North America. (Note: Eligible countries for Type A are different from Type B). The application deadline is 01 August 2020. Find the scholarships

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency — Workshop: Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation in Eastern and Southern Africa

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The international training program “Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation” has a strong focus on agriculture and water resources, planning and communication of climate information. The course is designed for individuals who have key positions in organizations related to national, regional or local community planning, and who are actively involved in strategic decision making. Participants have to be nominated by government organizations, private companies or NGOs in Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. The training program consists of three compulsory phases. Phase 1 will take place in Mozambique (March 2021), Phase 2 will take place in Sweden (April 2021), Phase 3 will take place in Eastern and/or Southern Africa (September 2021). All training costs associated with the workshop, including international travel, will be covered by Sida. Closing date for applications is 09 August 2020. More

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization — Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities

The SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development Award invites applications for projects or initiatives related to plastic waste management practices in schools and communities. The entry should demonstrate how the school’s program transforms the community, reduces plastic usage, or cleans the ecosystem of the community. Any public and private kindergarten, elementary schools, secondary school, vocational or technical school in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam is invited to apply. The winner receives US$1,500 and a study tour for four to six people to Japan. The deadline for submissions is 14 August 2020. About the award

Campus France — Program SIAM 2021

France and Thailand administer SIAM to promote French-Thai research collaboration in subject areas that include energy, ecology and biodiversity, agriculture, and others. SIAM is a program of mobility grants to cover air transportation and related travel expenses up to a maximum of €12 thousand. Project proposals must be presented by at least one Thai partner and one French partner. The active participation of young researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral students) is a priority assessment criteria. The application deadline is 24 August 2020. Find details

European Commission — Global and Environmental Health

The European Commission (EC) aims to strengthen and stimulate the dialogue between civil society organizations in the EU and the ASEAN region in areas of global health, environment challenges, sustainable growth, and fundamental rights. The EC provides financial assistance to local projects and think tanks that mitigate the negative impacts on public health (air, water and soil pollution), research zoonotic diseases, and rethink urban living spaces, among other priorities detailed in the call for proposals. Applicants may request up to €300 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and academic institutions established in the European Union, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand or the ASEAN region. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 25 August 2020. Find the call

World Academy of Sciences — Advanced Research in the Biotechnology

The TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue advanced research in biotechnology. BIOTEC will provide a monthly allowance to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. Applicants must hold a PhD degree and may not be older than 40 years. The deadline to apply is 31 August 2020. About

Allianz — Climate Risk Research Award

The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves the understanding of climate change-related risks. The 2020 Award focuses on “how science can help insurers deal with extreme weather and climate risks.” PhD students from all around the world who are in the final stage of their research and postdoctoral researchers who have recently finished their research, are invited to apply. Four finalists will receive a monetary award of up to €7 thousand. The application deadline is 31 August 2020. Find out how to apply

World Food Programme — Fighting Hunger Worldwide

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The WFP seeks great ideas and bold solutions to solve hunger globally. The Innovation Accelerator offers financial support, training and access to WFP partners and technical experts. Selected teams get an opportunity to develop their projects and receive up to US$ 100 thousand. Applications for the 2020 Cohort III have to be submitted by 31 August 2020. More information

Government of India — ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship

The ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) aims to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation through joint research activities in environmental management, climate change adaptation, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, biotechnology, and others. The Fellowship provides ASEAN young researchers with the opportunity to work at an Indian research/academic institution. The duration of the Fellowship will be for a period of 2-6 months. Fellows receive full financial assistance, including international travel, accommodation, meals, and a one-time grant of up to INR 40 thousand for research expenses. The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 August 2020. Link to the program


September 2020

European Union and the Government of India — India-EU Joint Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems

The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership seeks to strengthen international cooperation in renewable energy research and innovation. Proposals should develop and demonstrate novel energy solutions for higher energy efficiency. The project must be carried out by a consortium of at least three organizations from India and three entities from Europe. There is no fixed budget allocation between European and Indian participants. Projects under this call may range from €5 to €6 million. The submission deadline is 01 September 2020. Link


Agropolis Fondation — Innovative Co-Learning for Agriculture-based Solutions

The Agropolis Fondation aims to foster new collaborations across agricultural research disciplines and/or stakeholders for co-learning (i.e., cross-learning between researchers from different disciplines, between academic and non-academic actors, or between researchers and PhD students). This call will fund the research and training needs of postdoc scientists, PhD students, young early-career scientists, and summer schools. The Agropolis Fondation intends to award two Post-doctoral Fellowships (of up to €68 thousand per project), four partial doctoral Fellowships (of up to €65 thousand per project), five young scientist research proposals (of up to €20 thousand per project), and four thematic summer or winter schools (of up to €20 thousand per project). Please note that the proposal for thematic schools has to be co-submitted by a Sub-Saharan African institution. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 01 September 2020. Find the call


Yves Rocher Foundation — Terre des Femmes

The Yves Rocher Foundation annually sponsors the “Women of the Earth” award to honor women in France and selected other countries for their achievements in environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. The eligible countries in the current competition are France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine. Past awards include several for project work in the developing countries. Prizes range from €3 thousand to €10 thousand. The closing date for applications is 15 September 2020. Link to Terre des Femmes


King Baudouin Foundation — Prize for Research on Water Availability

The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are made to young students and engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability — including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch, even though the doctoral research itself may be written in English. The application deadline is 28 September 2020. Find details here

Online Turf — Scholarship for Agriculture & Horticulture Students 

Online Turf offers £500 for full time education of an agricultural or horticultural subject field. Eligibility extends to students enrolled full time in an agricultural or horticultural course in university or college. The scholarship is not restricted to any nationality, but applicants must study and reside in the UK. The submission deadline is 30 September 2020. Find out more


October 2020

DG Trésor — Innovative Solutions for the Reduction of Waste

DG Trésor invites companies to submit innovative ideas and project proposals for innovative solutions for the reduction and recovery of waste in the developing world. Up to 12 selected French SMEs and start-ups will receive up to €500 thousand to implement their project idea. Proposed projects can fall within the areas of general waste management, environmental management, energy recovery from waste, or agricultural waste management, among others. Projects have to be implemented in partnership with local partners from developing countries. Proposals have to be submitted by 01 October 2020. Find out more


Deutsches Museum in Munich — Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Deutsches Museum in Munich offers scholarships to research scholars interested in working for 6-12 months on projects involving the museum’s collections. The museum for innovative research focuses on scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology including Natural Sciences, such as Astronomy, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology. Applicants have to base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and cooperate closely with museum staff when formulating their research proposals. The museum offers two types of scholar-in residence stipends: Pre-doctoral stipends of €7,500 (six months) or €15 thousand (full year); and Post-doctoral stipends of €15 thousand (six months) or €30 thousand (full year). There are no restrictions regarding nationality. The application deadline is 16 October 2020. Link


Inquiries and/or Applications Accepted Anytime

Network for Social Change — Development and Environment

The Network for Social Change supports socially progressive projects in the UK and developing countries. Supported projects include some in the area of environment, natural resources, and related fields. The Network does not accept unsolicited funding applications. However, the Network is willing to receive project ideas from outside of its membership via its Project Noticeboard. About


Global Fund for Community Foundation — Community Support

The Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF) accepts concept notes aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches. Projects may focus on mobilizing local resources and/or foster the growth of local philanthropy for progressive social change. (Note: This may include on or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant directory, including environmental programs.) Grants will be in the range of US$7 thousand to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to CPOs based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Eligible applicants are welcome to submit a concept note anytime. Find out more


Marisla Foundation — Marine Resources and Toxic Chemicals

The Marisla Foundation makes grants to projects that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management in North America, Mexico, Hawaii, Chile, and the Western Pacific. The Foundation also supports the search for solutions to health and environmental threats caused by toxic chemicals. Eligibility for grants extends to charitable organizations and governmental entities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times each year. Link 


Swiss National Science Foundation — Scientific Exchanges

The program Scientific Exchanges is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland; invite colleagues from abroad for a research visit to Switzerland; or visit their colleagues in another country. For events, an important criterion is the participation of women speakers and young researchers. Applicants for scientific exchanges must be employed in Switzerland, and applications must be submitted at least four months before the event or visit. Details


Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Graduate Teaching Assistantships

RUFORUM’s program for Graduate Training Assistantships (GTA) grants support for 325 PhD training opportunities during the next four years. The GTA aims to improve the quality of higher education and increase the pool of PhD academic staff in RUFORUM’s member universities by facilitating cross-university PhD studies and teaching. Applicants need to be nominated for PhD training by his/her university. RUFORUM Secretariat assists in facilitating placement of the nominated staff to universities with the appropriate fields of the required training. The GTA accepts rolling applications (no deadline). Link


UN Women Training Centre — Online Courses

UN Women offers free online courses across many subject areas through the global online platform for training for gender equality. Courses include the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Gender Equality’ which is directed to government representatives and public servants, officials from the UN System, international organizations, academics and the general public. Courses are self-paced and online, therefore, can be accessed anytime using a computer. Find the course overview


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — Direct Assistance in Sustainable Forestry

The FAO-EU FLEGT Program supports governments and private sector organizations that contribute to the reduction of illegal logging and strengthen the trade of legal forest products. Projects can apply for project grants of up to US$50 thousand. Eligible countries from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Projects are accepted on a rolling basis. Find the guidelines for direct assistance


Donner Canadian Foundation — Land and Wildlife Conservation

The Donner Canadian Foundation makes grants for public policy research, environment, social service projects, and international development. Grant making includes interests in land and wildlife conservation in Canada and internationally. Donner’s grants are restricted to organizations that have Canadian charitable status. The Foundation does not regularly respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests, however, organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs. If there is a potential match with the Foundation’s interests, Donner will request more information. More


Sahee Foundation — Development in Swaziland and Peru

The Sahee Foundation makes grants for agriculture, health, education, and environment in Swaziland and Peru. Sahee selects its partners among regional organizations that are well integrated in these target countries, as well as among local groups in Swaziland and Peru that are launching development project. For first applicants, the project budget must not exceed CHF10 thousand. There is no calendar deadline for applications. Details


Thomson Reuters Foundation — Free Legal Services for NGOs

TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal program. The pro bono network works with legal teams and lawyers who provide free legal support to NGOs and social enterprises. Interested organisations apply for a free membership, explain their project and specific needs and lawyers can volunteer to work on projects that interest them. New applications are accepted on a continuous basis. More about TrustLaw


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 May 2020).


SECTION C:  New Grant Makers Added to Profiles

These grant makers are newly included among the profiles of the Terra Viva Grants Directory (since 16 May 2020).


SECTION D:  Announcements This Month

None this month.

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