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

United States Agency for International Development — Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing

Through its Local Capacity for Local Solutions program, USAID offers 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop on proposal writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be based in Trinidad and Tobago. The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals, airfare, accommodation and travel. The deadline for application is 11 January 2019. Find this opportunity

ENEA Access — Support for Energy Initiatives in Africa and Asia-Pacific

The ENEA Access Program offers 30 to 100 days of professional consulting services on a pro-bono basis to advance initiatives for energy access in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. The program is relevant for nonprofit organizations and NGOs, technology developers, and social entrepreneurs. Activities that can be considered for ENEA’s support include feasibility studies, market and business models, implementation of pilot projects, and others. Projects must clearly contribute to the reduction of poverty and/or climate change as a result of improved access to energy. There are no restrictions regarding the home country of the applying organization. The closing date is 22 January 2019. Click here

European Commission — Climate-Smart and Resilient Farming

The European Commission seeks project proposals (two-stage call) to build a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Proposals should address only one of the following sub-topics: (A) the resilience of farming systems, including the livestock sector; and (B) efficiency and resilience of mixed farming and agroforestry systems. Proposals may requests a contribution of up to €7 million. International cooperations and legal entities established in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories and Horizon 2020 associated countries (as detailed in the call) are eligible to apply under this call. The deadline for submission for stage one is 23 January 2019. More

European Commission — Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance

The European Commission seeks project proposals (two-stage call) that take a systemic approach to tackle the scientific and socio-economic challenges from Antarctica to the Arctic. Activities shall (A) Reinforce international cooperation research between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries; (B) Assess the status of Atlantic marine ecosystems; or (C) Explore new value chains for aquaculture production. Proposals may requests a contribution in the range of €4 and €9 million (depending on the sub-topic to be addressed). International cooperations and legal entities established in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories and Horizon 2020 associated countries (as detailed in the call) are eligible to apply under this call. The deadline for submission for stage one is 23 January 2019. Find the call

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education — STEM Scholars Program

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education offers scholarships to young Arab citizens for university studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at any of the Foundation’s partner universities. Applicants should be ages 15-30 and demonstrate past high academic achievement, as well as financial need. The application deadline is 27 January 2019. Discover STEM

European Commission — Tackling Climate Change in Vietnam

The European Commission aims to increase capacity and establish an enabling environment for Vietnamese CSOs to address issues of poverty and inequality. One of the priorities under this call is to increase participation in climate change and environmental policy making and implementation. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €450 thousand and €600 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in Vietnam or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 31 January 2019. Access the call

Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity — Rural Transformation Challenge

The Global Makers Challenge invites innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve real-world problems. The current Rural Transformation and Zero Hunger challenge seeks new and affordable methods that increase smallholder agricultural productivity without further contributing to environmental degradation. Applications are invited from innovators around the world without any geographical limitations. The winner receives prizes, including cash and mentorship. Shortlisted companies will be invited to a pitch live session in UAE (May 2019), finalist will be invited to the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (July 2019) in Russia. The deadline is 31 January 2019. Find the Rural Transformation Challenge

Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity — Sustainable Energy Challenge

The Global Makers Challenge invites innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve real-world problems. The current Sustainable Energy challenge seeks manufacturing methods and products that allow increased access to low carbon energy for people living in rural and isolated communities. Applications are invited from innovators around the world without any geographical limitations. The winner receives prizes, including cash and mentorship. Shortlisted companies will be invited to a pitch live session in UAE (May 2019), finalist will be invited to the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (July 2019) in Russia. The deadline is 31 January 2019. Find the Sustainable Energy Challenge

International Development Research Centre — Climate Change Think Tanks

The IDRC seeks local, independent research organizations, or think tanks, that undertake cross-cutting research or actions on climate mitigation and climate adaptation solutions to tackle climate change challenges in Indonesia. Selected organizations will receive a grant of up to CA$300 thousand each over a period of 30 months. Interested organizations should submit an expression of interest by 03 January 2019. Find the call

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research — German-African Innovation Incentive Award

The Innovation Award will be presented to researchers in Africa and their German partners for proven outstanding collaborative research projects in the fields of environmental sciences, bioeconomy, resource management, and others. Project grants of a maximum €150 thousand are provided for a maximum period of 24 months. Applications may be submitted by universities, research institutions and as well as commercial companies. Project outlines have to be submitted by 15 January 2019. Find the call