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

University of Zurich — Mobility Grants

The North-South Cooperation of the University of Zurich (UZH) awards up to three grants per semester for mobility students from universities in the Global South (eligible countries are listed in the announcement). The grants can be used to study at UZH during the academic year 2020-21. (Note: Grants are only awarded if a professor at UZH guarantees supervision.) Applications for the academic year 2020/21 must be submitted by 31 January 2020. More about the Mobility Grant

University of Queensland in Australia — Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships 2020

The University of Queensland in Australia invites applications for its Science International Scholarships. Study subject areas include Agriculture and Environment, among others. The scholarship amount is AUD3 thousand. Any international students, other than Australian citizens and permanent residents, are eligible to apply. The 2020 application deadlines are 15 January for a Semester 1 (February) commencement and 30 June for a Semester 2 (July) commencement. Link

Global LEAP Awards — Solar Water Pump Competition

The Global LEAP Solar Water Pump Competition will recognize energy efficient and affordable solar water pumps intended for smallholder farmers or individual household use that are appropriate for use with off-grid energy systems. No financial incentives are available for this round. However, winners and finalists will be featured in the 2019 Global LEAP Solar Water Pump Buyer’s Guide and be considered for investment by the Efficiency for Access Coalition Investor Network. The competition is open to companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 18 January 2020. Link to the Solar Water Pump Competition

Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity — Climate Change Challenge

The Global Makers Challenge invites innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve real-world problems. The current Climate Change challenge seeks solutions that will empower communities, especially those in developing countries, to eliminate waste and use existing resources through low-carbon, circular approaches. Applications are invited from innovators around the world without any geographical limitations. The winner receives prizes, including cash and mentorship. The deadline is 31 January 2020. Find the Challenges

World Bank Group — Supporting Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

The World Bank Group invites applications for the “Sustainable Development Goals and Her Competition.” SDGs & Her is an online competition for women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs through their business operations. Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to Washington DC, for an event at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings (April 2020). The competition is open to women who own micro and small enterprises. The deadline for the competition is 10 January 2020. About the competition

Inter-American Development Bank — Rethink Plastics Challenge

The Inter-American Development Bank seeks innovative solutions that reduce or eliminate the production of single-use plastic and plastic waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The challenge offers US$60 thousand in cash prizes. In addition, the winning submissions could be considered for a pilot project and receive a financial contribution of up to US$250 thousand. Individuals, teams and organizations are eligible to submit projects. The deadline to submit a solution is 14 January 2020. Find more information

Blue Action Fund — Coastal and Marine Conservation Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

The Blue Action Fund announces new grants to advance marine/coastal conservation in marine protected areas and their buffer zones in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. The thematic focus of projects should be protecting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and supporting sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. Eligible applicants are international or regional NGOs with proven experience in coastal and marine conservation, including consortia of international and/or regional NGOs in partnerships with national NGOs or other local implementing partners. Projects should be carried out in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Panama (transboundary projects only). Blue Action’s contribution to the project can be budgeted at €1-3 million. The deadline for concept notes is 24 January 2020. Blue Action Fund

EIT Climate-KIC — Package of Proposal Calls

EIT Climate-KIC supports ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact. EIT Climate-KIC launched a package of proposal calls. Depending on the program, applicants may request between €40 thousand and €500 thousand. EIT Climate-KIC projects require a minimum co-funding of 20%. Eligibility extends to EIT Climate-KIC partner countries in Europe (including Serbia). Please be aware that the submission process varies from one-stage to two-stage processes, along with some differences to the submission deadlines (from October 2019 to January 2020) for each program (check carefully). Funding under SGA2020

British Council — Global Innovation Challenge

The British Council seeks creative digital ideas that has the potential to change the world and improve the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people. Ideas have to focus on one of three Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (which fits the category Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry). The winning pitch will get £20 thousand to invest in their idea and mentorship for a full year. The competition is open to anyone and everyone across the world. Applicants can choose to apply as an individual or an organisation. Applications have to be submitted by 10 January 2020. #IdeasChangeLives

Swedish International Development Agency — Training on Healthy Livestock and Safe Food

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda are invited to nominate candidates for the 12-months Training Program ‘Healthy Livestock – Safe Food.’ The overall objective of this program is to reduce poverty and vulnerability among smallholder farmers. Candidates representing government organisations, private companies or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will take place in Sweden. Sida will cover costs related to all program phases, except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020. More about the program