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

Schneider Electric — Go Green Student Competition: North America

Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition in North America. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for efficient energy management. The top participants will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to pitch their ideas and receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award, including a cash prize of US$1,000. The deadline is 30 November 2021. Go Green

World Forestry Congress – Call for Registration 2022

The XV World Forestry Congress will be held in Seoul (South Korea) from 02-06 May 2022. The congress provides the unique opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants come from all over the world and from all sectors, for example, public and private sector, NGOs, CSOs, scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as individuals interested in forests and the environment. WFC 2022 supports participation from low-income countries by providing financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to participate due to financial constraints. Requests for financial support for registration have to be sent via email by 30 November 2021. More information

Volkswagen Stiftung — Preventing Pandemics

The Volkswagen Stiftung funds international research collaboration and to generate new insights on “Preventing Pandemics: the Role of Human-Environmental Interactions”. Research should provide a better understanding of the emergence and spread of transmittable diseases like zoonoses, a deeper understanding of the complexity and dynamics of human-environmental interactions and the connections between human, animal and environmental health. Funding will be provided for small interdisciplinary research consortia of three to five researchers. At least one researcher has to work at a university or research institution in Germany, and two researchers have to be affiliated to academic institutions in Low and Middle Income Countries outside of Europe. For each project up to €1.5 million will be provided for up to four years. Applications have to be submitted by 04 November 2021. Preventing Pandemics call

RECOFTC — Forest Landscape Governance in Southeast Asia

The Explore Preparatory Grant Mechanism (Explore) is a research network and community of practice dedicated to expanding and applying knowledge on forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. Explore seeks new ideas for research in forest landscape governance, which will be developed into research proposals. Explore will support research preparatory grants ranging from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand, depending on the complexity and scale of the issues addressed. In addition to funding, Explore provides training and mentorship by scientific experts. The call for concept notes is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research related to forest landscape governance. Professors, senior scientists and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with universities and think-tanks in Southeast Asia are eligible to apply. Deadline for submission of concept note applications is 14 November 2021. Explore

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Partnerships with China

The BBSRC Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists, and to promote access to facilities. Funding of up to £30 thousand is available for a period of up to four years for partnerships with Chinese bioscience laboratories. International partnerships focusing on the net zero carbon emissions target, through a sustainable, resilient and bio-diverse agri-food system are especially welcome. Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. The application deadline is 11 November 2021. BBSRC Research Grant China

European Commission — Enhancing Land Consolidation in North Macedonia

The European Commission (EC) seeks to improve farm structure in North Macedonia to improve the competitiveness of its agricultural sector. The EC calls for land consolidation projects to reduce land fragmentation, improve parcel shapes and increase the size of agricultural holdings. The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €1 million, but budgets of proposed actions should range from €1,1 million to €1,6 million. The difference between the total cost of the action and the amount requested must be financed from other sources. Eligibility extends to nonprofit organizations. (Note: Please be aware that UK participants are no longer eligible to participate in actions under EU programs.) The application deadline is 28 November 2021. Details

MDPI — Water PhD Thesis Award 2021

MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites applications for the Water 2021 Best PhD Thesis Award. This prize will be awarded to a PhD student who is about to graduate or defend their graduation thesis. The award consists of CHF800 and a free publication in MDPI Water before the end of 2022. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students working in the field of water or related areas. Applications have to be submitted by 10 November 2021. Details

Smithsonian.com — Annual Photo Contest 2021

Smithsonian.com accepts submissions from photographers worldwide in the theme of “Natural World,” among other categories. The Grand Prize is US$2,500 and the winners in each category will receive US$500 each. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2021. Submit your photos

Eurasia Foundation — Innovative Solutions Grants (Kazakhstan)

The Eurasia Foundation (EF) announces Innovative Solutions Grants in support of civil society organizations in Central Asia (Kazakhstan). Grants are designed for civil society representatives proposing new solutions to social problems and civic initiatives that can lead to demonstrable positive change. Funding amounts range from US$2 thousand to US$10 thousand. Applications will be accepted in Kazakh and Russian. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis with the following deadlines: 28 February, 31 May, 31 August, and 30 November 2021. Click here for details

Regional Studies Association — Travel Grants

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2021. Link to travel grants