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

BRICS Scientific, Technological, and Innovation Framework Programme — Pilot Call for Proposals 2016

The BRICS Scientific, Technological and Innovation Framework Programme announces a call for research proposals on priority areas which can best be addressed by a multinational approach. The multiple themes include water resources and pollution treatment; promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency; and prevention and monitoring of natural disasters. The framework program is supported by funding organizations in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Proposals should include collaborators from at least three countries. The deadline for applications is 25 August 2016. Link

U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) — Off-Grid Clean Energy in India, 2nd Funding Round

The PACEsetter Fund aims to accelerate the commercialization of off-grid clean energy by providing early-stage grants that allow businesses to develop and test innovative products, business models, and systems. Projects must focus on small-scale systems that improve the viability of off-grid renewable energy for under-served individuals and communities in India that do not have grid-connected power, or that have limited or intermittent access. Grants will range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand.  The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 August 2016. Link

Association of African Universities — Training in Practical Skills

With financial support from the government of Sweden, the AAU will make grants of up to US$600 per person to help post-graduate university students acquire practical skills via internships of 12-24 weeks. The grants are for training purposes only, not for the completion of theses or dissertations. The program is open to students in AAU member institutions in southern and eastern Africa, and in Francophone member institutions. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 15 August 2016. Link

Human Development Innovation Fund — Mawazo Challenge in Tanzania

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is funded by the UK government to create social impact in education, health and water, and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. The Mawazo Challenge invites ideas to design a competition or award scheme that will foster and support promising ideas to solve problems in these areas. The best three ideas will be awarded cash prizes, including five million Tanzanian shillings for the first prize. The application deadline (first stage) is 15 August 2016. Link

International Council for Science — Grants on Energy, Health, and Natural Disasters in African Cities

The International Council for Science (ICSU), in collaboration with partner science organizations, offers research grants on the inter-relationships among energy systems, health impacts of air pollution, land use and urban planning, adaptation to climate change, and disaster risks in African urban settings. Grants are up to €90 thousand for two years. Applications are welcome from early-career African scientists having no more than 10 years’ work experience following their PhDs or equivalent research experience. The deadline for pre-proposals is 15 August 2016. Link

Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics — GOFC-GOLD Training Program

Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) is an international program to provide space-based and in-situ observations of forests and other land cover. These observations are intended to support sustainable management of natural resources and to help provide a better understanding of the terrestrial carbon budget. In association with START, GOFC-GOLD will hold its fifth data initiative in October 2016 for advanced training on access, management, use, and application of earth observation data. The training will be offered at the Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics, Space Krenovation Park, in Thailand. The course is designed for young scientists associated with the GOFC-GOLD regional networks, especially in Southeast Asia. However, other scientists are welcome to submit a request to become a Fellow. The deadline for applications is 19 August 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Conference on Waste Management in India

The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai seeks proposals for a project entitled “U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management.” The conference will bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and government representatives from the USA, India, and around the world. Topics of discussion could include innovative waste management solutions; the roles of local and state governments in waste management; technological innovation; commercial opportunities in waste management; and bilateral cooperation. The available funding is from US$150 thousand to US$175 thousand to an institution of higher education or a nonprofit NGO. Funding Opportunity M-NOFO-16-103. The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Youth Debates in India on Climate Change

The North India Office of the U.S. Embassy New Delhi invites program proposals for a series of university-level youth debates on climate change and related environmental issues. The aim is to raise awareness about the complex conversations in this subject among college youth in the Indian states and territories of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The U.S. government will make one grant for between US$50 thousand to US$70 thousand to an institution of higher education or a nonprofit NGO. Funding Opportunity ND-NOFO-16-105. The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Morocco Green Growth Climate Challenge

The U.S. Department of State will make one grant for approximately US$400 thousand to assist Morocco with a competition to help build capacity to mitigate the impacts of climate change through the use of clean energy and energy-efficient technologies. The challenge will feature small grants for workshops on energy technologies, public policy, and business development. Applications to manage the challenge are invited from non-profit NGOs; private, public, and state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere (e.g., Morocco). Funding Opportunity ENAQ-ENRAQM-16-003. The closing date for applications is 15 August 2016. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) — Biodiversity Conservation in Myanmar

CEPF will make grants in Myanmar to support Strategic Directions 4 and 6 for conservation of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot.  Letters of inquiry are invited from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations.  Applicants for large grants (over US$20 thousand) need to apply in English, using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016. Link