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

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund — Funding for Projects Led by Women

VGIF provides grants up to US$7,500 for projects that are led by women, and that help empower women and girls in grassroots communities around the globe. Most grants are for one year. Past projects include examples in farming, kitchen gardens, water supply, and other aspects of sustaining local livelihoods.  The deadline for submitting letters of intent is 22 July 2016. Link

UN-Habitat — Demonstration Center for Clean Energy in Cameroon

UN-Habitat welcomes expressions of interest to build a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre in one of the secondary towns of Cameroon. The project will serve as a demonstration center for sustainable building design, renewable energy, and provision of sanitation service through a public toilet. UN-Habitat will contribute a maximum of US$35 thousand towards the implementation of the project. The deadline for expressions of interest from non-profit organizations (including international NGOs and governmental organizations) is 28 July 2016. Link

LEDS Global Partnership — Fellowships on Low-Emission Development Strategies

The LEDS Global Partnership offers fellowships for individuals and teams of practitioners to be embedded with leading institutions to learn practical lessons that they can apply to low-emission development strategies and/or nationally determined contributions in their home countries. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals or groups of national or sub-national government officials who play a significant role within LEDS development or implementation. This pilot phase of the program will fund one fellow from each of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The application deadline has been extended to 15 July 2016. Link

British Council — Research Workshops

The British Council announces workshops that convene UK researchers with partners in other countries. Among the workshops that have deadlines beyond the date of this posting are: Kazakhstan, low-carbon energy (deadline 15 July 2016); India, water purification (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, water/sanitation/energy (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, renewable energy (deadline 22 July 2016); Kazakhstan, mineral resources (deadline 22 July 2016); Brazil, legal aspects of agricultural technology (deadline 29 July 2016); and Kazakhstan, agricultural innovation (deadline 11 September 2016). The site lists additional workshops in additional subject areas. Link

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development — Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Africa

In collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) invites applications for a one-year mentoring process on agricultural technologies and innovations. The program aims to reach 1,000 “agripreneurs” in West and Central Africa. Candidates are expected to have a business idea or a start-up related to agriculture, preferably in relation to the 15 technologies developed by CORAF/WECARD.  Applications from women are particularly welcome.  The deadline for applications (English, French) is 24 July 2016.  Link

Pro Natura Foundation — Applications 2016-2017

The Pro Natura Foundation makes grants to individuals and organizations for nature conservation in Japan and developing countries. This program is focused on scientific research concerning the conservation of biodiversity and the relationship between humans and the environment. Grants are for one year. Applications from countries outside Japan require the support of a nominator in Japanese language. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016. Link

AuthorAID — Travel Grants and Workshop Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries

AuthorAID announces its second round of small grants in 2016 to support researchers in developing countries with travel and workshops. In this second round, AuthorAID plans to award six travel grants (US$1,500 each) and six workshop grants (US$2,500 each). AuthorAID posts the list of eligible developing countries. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 17 July 2016. The deadline to apply for workshop grants is 27 July 2016. Link

Center for International Forestry Research — Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition seeks photographs that highlight the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. These can include photos of rainforests and forest landscapes; the communities who live in and around forests; forest products for trade, health or nutrition; diverse plants and animals that highlight the region’s rich biodiversity; or anything else that expresses why rainforests matter. Cash prizes of US$500 to US$1,000 will be awarded. The competition is open to everyone — professionals and hobby photographers. The submission deadline is 24 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State — Capacity Building for Tun Mustapha Park

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur seeks proposals to develop a compliance assessment, conduct training, and launch pilot projects for the newly-gazetted Tun Mustapha marine park in northern Sabah, Malaysia.  Applications are invited from non-profit organizations in the USA, as well as from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in other countries (e.g., Malaysia). The funding is up to US$250 thousand for one grant. Funding Opportunity S-MY300-16-GR-TMP. The application deadline is 30 July 2016. Link

Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation — STEM Prize for Young Africans

The STEM Prize aims to encourage young Cameroonians and other Africans, especially girls and young women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Applications are invited from teams of three to five persons who submit a project that has the greatest potential to positively improve their communities.  Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and be citizens in one of the following countries:  Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, or Gabon. The top teams will be invited to the foundation’s headquarters in Yaoundé to participate in a 3-day workshop focusing on research, career guidance, and project implementation. Cash prizes will be awarded totaling 5 million FCFA (approximately US$10 thousand).  The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 July 2016.  Link