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

Young Innovators in Agribusiness — Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa.  Applications are open to both institutions and individuals of 18 years and above in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. The competition will select top 50 technologies from successful entries and offer them accelerated training on scaling up and pitching. Twenty-five participants in the accelerated training will be invited to showcase and pitch to development partners, donors, governments, farmers/traders associations, and investors at the East Africa Postharvest Technologies Fair in May 2017. The top five technologies will divide seed awards totaling US$30 thousand. The closing date for applications is 20 February 2017.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology — Doctoral Scholarships 2017

In partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), icipe announces research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). The program supports three-year doctoral research studies to prepare young researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa for internationally competitive research careers in insect and related sciences. Qualified female candidates, candidates from less privileged regions or groups, and candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also especially encouraged to apply.  Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD program including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and all research and training costs. The application deadline is 12 February 2017. Link

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification — “Land for Life” Award 2017

The UNCCD presents the “Land for Life” Award for inspiring efforts in land conservation and management. Eligibility is open to individuals and institutions worldwide that are making a significant and innovative contribution to reduce the impacts of land degradation and desertification. In particular, the focus is on helping communities at risk or forced to abandon their homes due to insecurity deriving from environmental degradation. Award winners will receive a support package from the UNCCD Secretariat to include networking with interested organizations; assistance to promote the winning initiatives nationally and internationally; and opportunities to showcase them at national and international events. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017. Link

AuthorAID — Small Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries 2017

AuthorAID announces its first round of small grants in 2017 to support researchers in developing countries with travel and workshops. In this first round for 2017, AuthorAID plans to award five travel grants (US$1,500 each) and five workshop grants (US$2,500 each). AuthorAID posts the list of eligible developing countries. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 29 January 2017. The deadline to apply for workshop grants is 05 February 2017. Link

Earth Journalism Network — Grants for Stories on Biodiversity

The Earth Journalism Network is offering a second round of reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity, or explore new conservation-based solutions. Preference is for proposals that focus on new topics or stories that have not been widely covered. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. Most grants will range from US$1 thousand to US$2 thousand, although larger grants can be considered if submitted by media partnerships. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2017. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Doctoral Studies in Agriculture and Food Science for Africans

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announces PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) for doctoral studies at three universities in East Africa. They are the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Sciences and Technology (Tanzania); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya); and Makerere University (Uganda). The relevant doctoral programs are identified in the announcement. Scholarships are available for in-country applicants, as well as for regional (all Sub-Saharan) applicants. The application deadline is 20 February 2017. Link

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum — SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowships for Indian Researchers

The IUSSTF invites Indian applicants to apply for the SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowships. The objective is to introduce Indian scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities. These awards will enable young Indian scientists and technologists of all disciplines, under the age of 35, to interact with the U.S scientific community. The focus areas include bio-energy, energy, science of climate change, glaciology, and several others. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017. Link

Conservation Strategy Fund — Training Course on Economic Tools for Conservation 2017

The Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) invites applications for its annual international training course, “Economic Tools for Conservation,” to be held at the University of California Berkeley in June 2017. The course is aimed at managers of conservation programs and protected areas; directors of NGOs; and representatives of government agencies. Applicants from disciplines such as biology, forestry, law, anthropology, and economics are encouraged to apply.  Accepted applicants are responsible for seeking their own funding. (CSF encourages applicants to apply for a Professional Development Grant from WWF-US before 01 February 2017.)  Link to CSF  Link to WWF-US

Evidence Action Beta — Scaling-Up Promising Research

Evidence Action Beta calls for applications to collaborate in testing and scaling up the results of research into policies and/or programs that have the potential to benefit millions of people living in poverty. Successful candidates will collaborate with Evidence Action Beta in testing and possibly bringing a promising solution to scale. The program invites individuals or teams who have tested and found a positive impact of an intervention benefiting poor households through a randomized control trial or other rigorous empirical method. Solutions in environment, water and sanitation, etc., are of interest as long as they present an empirically-based connection to decreasing poverty. The deadline for submissions is 03 February 2017. Link

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council — UK-China Offshore Renewables Energy

This is the second of three calls planned under the “UK-China Joint Programme in Low-Carbon Innovation.” The call defines five areas related to offshore renewable energy for joint research participation by UK and Chinese scientists and engineers. UK researchers will be funded with five awards in the order of up to £800 thousand per award over three years. The Natural Science Foundation of China will contribute up to 3 million RMB per project to support Chinese researchers. Expressions of interest need to be submitted by 10 February 2017. Link