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.

European Commission — Sustainable Development in Africa

The European Commission supports civil society organizations and local authorities in Gabon and in São Tomé and Príncipe in the conduct of good governance and sustainable development. Proposed projects must strengthen the capacities of active civil society organizations in the fields of economic development, the environment, innovation and the business sector, with specific attention to women. The grant amount ranges from € 600 thousand to € 1 million. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 May 2018. Find the call for proposals

International Polar Foundation — Antarctica Fellowship

The Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct research in East Antarctica while operating out of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station. Fellows receive €150 thousand for 2 field seasons at Princess Elisabeth research station for scientific research in Antarctica. The fellowship is open to applicants from any country in the world. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2018. Find this call

World Academy of Sciences — C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research 2018

The prize is named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao to honor TWAS Fellows from the developing world. The special focus is scientists in the world’s scientifically lagging and least-developed countries who have made significant contributions to global science. The amount of the prize is US$5 thousand. The closing date is 31 May 2018. Link

International Council for Science — Sustainable African Urban Development

The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa. Applicants should be early career scientists with no more than 10 years work experience following their PhDs. Each selected research project will receive up to €90 thousand for two years. The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 14 May 2018. Find details here

Explorers Club – Scott Pearlman Field Awards 2018

The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, and to preserving the instinct to explore. The Scott Pearlman Field Awards are grants for artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and journalists in support of scientific expeditions sponsored by the Explorers Club. The winning candidate will receive a cash award of $10 thousand. Applicants do not have to be a member of The Explorers Club to qualify for a grant, and there are no nationality or age restrictions. The application deadline is 31 May 2018. About the Award

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — Global Citizenship Challenge

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks innovators who positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship. Investigators are invited to propose innovative and creative solutions that uses new knowledge to positively engage young people in no poverty, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation and other thematic areas of sustainable development. There are no geographical restrictions. Projects must request less that US$ 100 thousand for 12 months. The deadline for proposals is 02 May 2018. About the challenge

United Nations University — PhD Research Scholarships

The Ghent University invites applications for its PhD Scholarship program for research at UNU-CRIS. Proposals in the themes of climate change, clean water and sanitation, affordable clean energy, sustainable agriculture for zero hunger, and biodiversity conservation, among others, are particularly welcome. The average amount of the scholarship is € 2.070 per month (depending on the family status of the scholar). The scholarships are initially awarded for 2 years but an additional 2 years can be granted. Interested candidates have to find a supervisor at Ghent University, who is willing to supervise your PhD project. The deadline for applications is 03 May 2018. Find details on how to apply

African Union Commission — Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

The African Union Commission calls for research proposals that contribute to the sustainable development of African countries and the fight against poverty under Phase II of the African Union Research Grants programme. The call supports research on: Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture. Selected research projects receive between US$ 500 thousand and US$ 1 million. Eligibility extends to legal entities such as organizations, research institutions, universities, and government ministries from African Union Member States or EU Member States. The deadline for submission of proposals is 22 May 2018. Know more

Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors — Cities for our Future Challenge 2018

The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO and the ACU. Young professional, start-ups and students involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering are invited to submit innovative ideas for projects and policies that solve issues in the topics of Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change, and Resource Scarcity. The winner will receive €50 thousand and mentoring to develop a prototype. Ideas have to be submitted by 31 May 2018. Participate!

Franklin Institute — Bower Award for Science Achievement 2019

The Bower Award of US$250 thousand is made to individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. The competition is open internationally. Self-nominations are accepted. Notices of intent to nominate should be sent by 30 April 2017. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2017. About the award