The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment.

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

U.S. Department of State — Environmental Funding for Pacific Islands

The U.S. Department of State announces environmental awards up to US$25 thousand to support local and regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries of the Pacific Islands region. Subject areas are agriculture and fisheries; sustainable economic development; adaptation to changing environmental conditions, e.g., coastal management; waste management, including marine litter; air quality; biodiversity and healthy ecosystems; marine protected areas; environment or health-related education; capacity building for scientific research on environmental issues; and deployment of new technology for application to environmental issues. Projects may propose activities in Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Palau; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; or Vanuatu. Applications are invited from NGOs; public international organizations; institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations and businesses. Funding Opportunity 2017-EAP-SUVAREO. The application deadline is 15 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Farmer Field Schools in Malawi

The EC announces funding to promote farming in Malawi using the approach of farmer field schools. The KULIMA program will provide facilitation and coordination to a pool of eight thousand community-based facilitators and over thirteen thousand local farmer groups to address farm productivity and diversification while conserving natural resources. Eligibility for funding of up to €14 million (subject to cost shares) extends to NGOs, public sector operators, local authorities, and inter-governmental organisations. Reference EuropeAid/155474/DD/ACT/MW. The closing date for applications is 17 July 2017. Link

Swedish International Development Agency — Training in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation for Africa

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Africa program includes a course on Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation for participants from Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia. This round of the training programme has a special focus on water resources for agriculture, water supply, hydropower, etc. Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, and NGOs are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in three parts, divided between Sweden and Africa. The closing date for applications is 17 July 2017. Link

U.S. Department of State — Training in Wildlife DNA Forensics and Seizure

In order to strengthen the battle against international wildlife trafficking, the U.S. government will fund training to law enforcement, customs officials, and wildlife authorities in crime scene management that includes how to correctly extract a DNA sample for forensic analysis, as well as training on evidence gathering and chain of custody. The primary countries of engagement may include one or more of the following countries in Africa: Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda — and one or more of the following countries in Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applications are invited from nonprofit NGOs and institutions of higher education in the USA and internationally for project funding ranging from US$500 thousand to US$1 million. Funding Opportunity INLEA-INLTC-17-006. The application deadline is 28 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in Lebanon

The EC announces funding to enhance the protection and sustainable development of maritime resources in Lebanon. More specifically, activities should address how to recover the country’s affected marine ecosystems and to develop marine and coastal biodiversity.   Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs and universities in Lebanon, member states of the EU, and partner countries and territories covered by the European Neighborhood Instrument — in addition to qualifying international organizations. Grants will range from €250 thousand to €300 thousand, varying by cost shares. The deadline for concept notes is 05 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Policies for Agriculture and Nutrition in Burkina Faso

The EC will provide funding to collaborate with Burkina Faso on strategies and institutional reforms that improve agricultural sustainability and nutritional security in Burkina Faso. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs in countries of the EU and countries of the ACP agreement (including Burkina Faso). Grants will range from €1.5 million to €2.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/155765/DD/ACT/BF. The closing date for applications is 11 July 2017. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Improved Nutrition in Senegal

USAID announces funding of a 5-year project through the program Feed the Future to improve diets among the Senegalese population, particularly young children and women of reproductive age in selected zones of the country. Efforts may include expansion of nutrient-dense and bio-fortified crops such as orange-fleshed sweet potato, high-protein maize, iron-rich millet, moringa, mung bean, Sahel apple, and others — in addition to project activities that will improve food governance and increase women’s empowerment on matters of food selection. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-685-17-000007. The closing date for applications is 24 July 2017. Link

National Geographic — Chasing Genius

The Chasing Genius Challenge invites ideas from around the world to make the planet more sustainable; to improve global health; and to feed nine billion people by mid-century. Each idea should be submitted as a one-minute video. The submitted ideas will be evaluated according to criteria of innovation, creativity, viability, and inspiration. The winner in each of the three categories will be awarded US$25 thousand, in addition to a fourth winner chosen on the basis of popular vote. The submission period is 01 June through 31 July 2017. Link

British Council — International Research Workshops

The British Council supports research workshops under the programs Researcher Links and the Newton Fund to assist early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to interact and explore research collaborations.  Current opportunities that have one or more environmental themes include:  (1) communications technologies for disaster management, UK and Turkey, with application deadline on 26 May 2017; (2)  recent advances in energy conservation for buildings in the UK and China, with application deadline on 31 May 2017; (3) detection and prevention of biological invasions, UK and China, with application deadline on 31 May 2017; (4) off-shore wind and wave energy, UK and Turkey, with application deadline on 30 June 2017; and (4) green port development, UK and China, with application deadline on 15 July 2017.  The British Council publishes the dates, locations, eligibility criteria, and other supporting information for each workshop.  Link

U.S. Department of State — Building Capacity for Wildlife Protection in Africa and Asia

The U.S. government will fund nonprofit NGOs and institutions of higher education to reduce the poaching and trafficking of wildlife through effective programming in key locations of Africa and Asia. The primary countries of engagement may include one or more of the following countries in Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, and/or, one or more of the following countries in Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The project will provide wildlife rangers and police with non-lethal equipment such as boots, uniforms, backpacks, hydration equipment, appropriate outdoor clothing, patrol equipment, tents, radios, communication equipment, and vehicles. Proposals must demonstrate an existing and on-going relationship with the organizations responsible for park, range, or game reserve management and/or with the recipient organization of the equipment. Funding Opportunity INLEA-INLTC-17-005. The closing date for applications is 04 July 2017. Link