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

Belmont Forum — Research for Ocean Sustainability

The Belmont Forum calls for global partnerships of academics and non-academics to address conservation and the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. This call aims to support medium-size research projects with a direction of three to four years, with a recommended budget of up to €1.5 million. Research consortia must include at least three participating partner organizations established in three different countries to be eligible under this call. Participating countries are: Brazil, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, USA, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar. The deadline for pre-registration (mandatory) is 31 January 2019. More

European Commission — Strengthen Agricultural Advisory Services

The European Union accepts proposals for the program “Support to Local Initiatives to Strengthen Agricultural Advisory Services and Local Food Promotion”. The aim of the program is to improve availability, affordability and sustainability of the agricultural advisory services and harness the market potential of local food. Grants requested under this call must fall between €400 thousand and €1.4 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations in located in the European Union or Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019. More

European Commission — Grants for the Blue Economy

The European Commission seeks proposals for projects based on innovative technologies and solutions for the blue economy. The estimated contribution per project is between €500 thousand and €1 million. Eligibility extends to private and public entities, or international organisations located in an EU Member State or projects with activities extending to neighbouring waters outside the territory of the EU (eligible countries and regions are listed in the call for proposals). The deadline is 31 January 2019. More

Africa Energy Indaba — African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase

The Africa Energy Indaba Exhibition (Johannesburg, February 2019) focuses on energy projects on the continent, rural energy solutions, urbanization and energy needs and the renewable & sustainable energy industry. Africa Energy Indaba seeks solutions to energy problems in Africa and invites projects in the areas of energy security, environmental sustainability, and affordable energy to apply for the African Youth Energy Innovator Showcase 2019. The contest is open to 18 to 35 year old individuals from across Africa. The Top-5 finalists will each receive an opportunity to showcase their Innovation in a 2-day Exhibition during the Africa Energy Indaba (all expenses paid). The deadline for submissions is 04 January 2019. Energy Innovator 2019

European Commission (Horizon 2020) — Food Systems Africa

The European Commission, under Horizon 2020, launches a call for proposals to fight nutritional imbalances in Africa. Proposals should assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (including aquaculture systems) and food diversity. The Commission will consider multi-actor approaches including civil society organizations requesting a contribution of EUR 7 million. The application deadline is 23 January 2019. More about this topic

European Commission (Horizon 2020) — Sustainable Food Security 2019

The Horizon 2020 program of research and innovation includes topics that are suitable for international cooperation. This includes cooperation in several projects of sustainable food security (SFS). Topic SFS-01-2018-2019-2020 will explore biodiversity in action: across farmland and the value chain, Topic SFS-04-2019-2020 will focus on integrated health approaches and alternatives to pesticide use, Topic SFS-05-2018-2019-2020 will explore new and emerging risks to plant health, Topic SFS-08-2018-2019 seeks to improve animal welfare, and Topic SFS-11-2018-2019 will focus on anti-microbials and animal production, among many others. Eligibility for funding in most topics extends to EU countries, Horizon 2020 associated countries, and over 100 mainly developing countries. The application deadline is 23 January 2019. Overview

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Conservation of Rhinos and Tigers 2019

As part of its program “Wildlife Without Borders,” the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including rhinos and tigers. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, business, non-profits, academic institutions, and individuals. Grants typically range from US$25 thousand to US$250 thousand. The application deadline is 04 January 2019. View Grant Opportunity

U.S. National Academy of Sciences — Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research, Cycle 8

PEER invites scientists in developing countries to work with U.S. collaborators in research and capacity building on priority topics that include environmental contaminants, agricultural productivity and food security, biodiversity conservation, water security, low-carbon development, fisheries assessments, and others. The priorities are different for each PEER focus area (i.e., varying by regions and countries). Applicants must be based at academic institutions, non-profit organizations, or government-managed research laboratories, centers, or institutes in the eligible countries. Applicants need to have at least one research partner in the U.S. that has grant funding from the U.S. government. The deadline for pre-proposals is 14 January 2019. Discover PEER

European Commission — Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Palestine

The objective of this call is to promote social and economic development in Palestine to a more sustainable economic development towards a green economy. This call will support projects that focus on agriculture growth and profitability by provision of adequate sustainable means for better access to and utilisation of land and water. Grants requested for this purpose must fall between the amounts of € 1,9 million and € 3,8 million. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organisations, public sector operators, local authorities, and international (inter-governmental) organisations established in a Member State of the European Union or in Palestine. The deadline for applications is 03 January 2019. More here

National Geographic Society — Science Communication

The National Geographic Society seeks proposals addressing environmental issues by communicating science. The NGS seeks proposals from around the world that advance the science of nature communication by systematically testing visual communication and education methods. The call is intended for visual artists, photographers, and videographers who aim to more effectively create and use images or video to overcome apathy towards species and ecosystems. Typical proposal requests should be less than US$30 thousand, but applicants may request up to US$50 thousand. The deadline for applications is 09 January 2019. More about science communication