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

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) — Small Grants for the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

CEPF invites letters of inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) in all countries of the Indo-Burma Hotspot. The eligible countries are Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applicants can apply in English or in local languages (Burmese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, or Vietnamese) using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016. Link

Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) — From Research to Policy for Agricultural Development in Africa

The program Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is a partnership of Swedish universities, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The program invites applications from African researchers to a one-week training course on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course will be held in Nairobi during late January 2017. Applications are invited from lecturers and post-doctoral researchers currently affiliated with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and who have received their PhDs within the past five years. AgriFoSe2030 will cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and meals. The deadline for applications is 29 August 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation

The U.S. Department of State will fund projects in marine protected areas and reduced nutrient pollution affecting coastal waters. Grants in Category 1 will strengthen compliance capacity for marine protected areas in the Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, and Panama. Grants in Category 2 will fund projects to more effectively manage marine protected areas in Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania. Grants in Category 3 will aim to reduce nutrient pollution in waterways, coastal waters, and the ocean. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the USA and other countries, and from public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OTI-16-005.  The closing date for applications is 01 August 2016. Link

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Advancing Geospatial Data in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to invest in an organization that will advance the quality, completeness, and sustainability of geospatial data in Africa. This organization will serve as a strategic grant maker, capacity builder, and effectively coordinate with others working in mapping and data on the continent. Applicant organizations should be ideally based in Africa. If headquartered elsewhere, the applying organization must have a strong presence and/or offices in Africa. The deadline for sending qualifications statements is 05 August 2016. Link

EU Horizon 2020 — Indian-European Research on Bio-Economy

The Indo-European partnership INDIGO announces a call for proposals in bio-economy.
This refers to using renewable biological resources — such as crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms — to produce food, materials, and energy. Countries participating in the research call are India, France, Germany, Norway and Spain. Applications may be submitted by public and/or private entities which are eligible according to their respective national and regional regulations. The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2016. Link

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) — RONPAKU Fellowships for PhD Students 2017

The RONPAKU fellowships are a program of the JSPS to support students from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to pursue PhD degrees from Japanese universities. Each fellow submits a research dissertation co-supervised by an advisor in Japan and an advisor in the fellow’s home country. The fellows do not pursue doctoral courses in Japan (i.e., dissertation only). RONPAKU will award about 20 fellowships across all subject areas. The application deadline is 24 August 2016 for submissions to RONPAKU from Japanese universities; applicants need to send their documents to their prospective Japanese advisors in advance of this deadline. Link

Energy and Environment Partnership, Mekong Region — 6th Call for Proposals

The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) announces its sixth call for proposals on clean energy. With financial support from the Government of Finland, EEP Mekong will support clean energy projects in the private sector that are close to commercial maturity, but that need a limited amount of bridge finance. To be eligible for grants, project developers should be based in one of the following countries: Cambodia, Finland, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, or Vietnam. The minimum size of a proposed project is €200 thousand. The deadline for concept notes is 12 August 2016. Link

Pacific Asia Travel Foundation — Grants for Sustainable Tourism 2017

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) makes grants for projects in environmental and cultural heritage that contribute to sustainable tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The grants support environmental conservation and wildlife protection, heritage conservation, and education and awareness about these issues. The majority of grants are to organizations based in Asia-Pacific developing countries and territories. Each application requires references, one of which must be a PATA chapter. The application deadline is 10 August 2016. Link

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — Global Video Competition on Climate Change

UNFCCC announces its second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The competition invites young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to submit three-minute videos about their actions to address climate change or to raise public awareness about it. Two winners will receive a round trip and accommodations to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2016 (Marrakech, Morocco). The deadline for submissions is 01 August 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) — Production of Quality Coffee in Nepal

The EC will fund technical assistance to help coffee growers and cooperatives in Nepal improve the value chain for Nepalese coffee. Activities should aim to raise the productivity of coffee plantations; introduce organic methods in coffee growing; strengthen farmers’ cooperatives and associations; and develop improved branding and marketing systems for coffee. Grants will be approximately €500 thousand. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the European Economic Area, developing countries (including Nepal), and certain international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/152076/DD/ACT/NP. The deadline for proposals is 02 August 2016. Link