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 — Big Data for Environmental Change

The Belmont Forum launches a 4-year competitive call for projects on Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change. Project teams must involve national research teams based in at least three different countries (Brazil, China, France, Japan, and USA). Small and large projects are welcome. The total funding requested must not exceed €1,5 million across all participating partners. Proposals must be submitted by 16 July 2018. Find the call for proposals

UK Natural Environment Research Council — Latin American Biodiversity Programme

NERC invites proposals under the Latin American Biodiversity Programme. The Programme aims to provide trans-regional understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Applicants are invited to submit multilateral collaborative research proposals comprising eligible UK-based researchers and at least two participating LATAM countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile or Peru). Up to £4.5 million is available from NERC to support projects with a maximum duration of 36 months. The deadline for submissions is 26 July 2018. Details here

University of Michigan — Conference on Sustainability and Development

The University of Michigan seeks abstracts for presentations, workshops, and applications for financial assistance from students and scholars from lower-income countries for participation in the international conference on Sustainability and Development (9-11 November 2018). The conference themes are Sustainable Development and Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change, Agriculture, Water, Sanitation, and Health, Biodiversity and Conservation, Energy Provision and Access, among others. Submissions are due 15 July 2018. Find out more

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — Central European Initiative, Know-How Exchange 2018

The Know-how Exchange Program co-finances the transfer of know-how and best practices from EU to non-EU member countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI). Thematic areas in the current call by KEP-Italy include energy, environment, and agriculture and rural development (among others). Proposals are submitted by organizations in CEI member states which are also member states of the European Union for knowledge transfers to non-EU member states of the CEI. The non-EU members of the CEI are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine. The maximum grant is €40 thousand. The closing date for expressions of interest is 16 July 2018. Find the call for proposals

African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems — PhD and MSc Scholarships

Uganda Martyrs University in conjunction with African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) invites applications for PhD and MSc ACALISE National/International Scholarships. Programmes include PhD in Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems, MSc in Agro-Ecology, and others. Applicants must be citizens of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa who are currently enrolled on any of the ACALISE Programmes. The PhD scholarship will cover full tuition fees, accommodation and book allowance. The MSc scholarship is a contribution towards tuition fees. The closing date for applications is 16 July 2018. More

U.S. Department of State — Sustainable Seafood in the Pacific Islands

The U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support Pacific Islands businesses in the fisheries/seafood sector to adopt sustainable and inclusive practices. The submitted program should leverage U.S. expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment to empower Pacific Islands businesses. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Participants can request up to US$197,500. The closing date for applications is 02 July 2018. Find the announcement

French Institute for Development Research — Building Capacity in Research Teams 2018

Through its program JEAI, France’s Institute for Development Research makes grants of up to €50 thousand for periods of three years to build the capacity of research teams in the developing world. Thematic areas include sustainable energy; water resources; climate change; ecosystems and biodiversity; agriculture and food safety; and several others. The supported teams will work closely with IRD. IRD recommends that applicants communicate with its relevant research units before submitting their applications. The deadline for applications is 07 July 2018. More

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network — Global Pitch Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, invites applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition for social enterprises centered around solutions to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Three finalists will be invited to pitch live in front of a panel of judges, funders and media in October 2018. The top pitch will receive $15 thousand, a Dell computer and mentorship from a business experts. The deadline to apply is 31 July 2018. Interested?

Newton Fund — UK-Colombia Agri-tech Catalyst 2018

UK organisations can apply to work with Colombian partners on innovative agricultural solutions in Colombia. Subject areas are new technologies and innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers. Early-stage awards range from £150 thousand to £500 thousand for up to 18 months. Late-stage awards range from £200 thousand to £800 thousand. Agri-tech Catalyst funding is available to UK businesses, UK research organisations and partners in Colombia. The registration deadline is 18 July 2018. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Improving Mexican Crop Resilience

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), in collaboration with Mexican partners, announces a call for collaborative proposals on improving Mexican crop resilience to abiotic stress. Collaborative applications are invited from UK and Mexico-based researchers. Applicants may request up to a maximum of £533 thousand on the UK side and up to $5 million MXN on the Mexican side. Projects should be up to three years in duration. The application deadline is 19 July 2018. Detailed information