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

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development — Climate Justice Feminist Participatory Action Research for Change

APWLD invites grassroots women’s rights organisations and movements to take part in the Climate Justice Feminist Participatory Action Research programme.  The programme aims to develop tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant, and urban poor women to monitor, engage, and influence climate policies that impact on them. Grants are up to US$10 thousand.  The application deadline is 30 October 2016. Link

Rothamsted Research — Agri-Tech in China

With funding by the UK Government and implementation led by Rothamsted Research, the Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+ (ATCNN) addresses challenges facing the agri-tech and agri-food sector in China.   The program will provide UK excellence in satellite imaging, remote sensing, smart sensors, robotics, and data-intensive science for new solutions for agricultural productivity and sustainability in rural China. Applications are currently invited for Pathfinder and Proof of Concept awards. Projects must be led by either a UK business or a UK research organisation. Projects with actual or in-kind support from Chinese partners will be given priority. The application deadline is 31 October 2016. Link

UK Met Office — Collaboration with Brazil in Climate Science

The Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil (CSSP Brazil) announces grants for UK  researchers on subjects of climate change and disaster risk in Brazil.  The focal areas are models of vegetation dynamics;  the use of in situ forest observations and measurements to evaluate models;  the use of regional scale observations and measurements to evaluate models; and detection and attribution of impacts of climate change in Brazil.  The application deadline is 31 October 2016. Link

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use — Small Research Grants on Climate Change in West Africa

WASCAL supports research to address the severe challenges posed by climate change in West Africa. WASCAL currently calls for proposals in “Building Local Capacity for Policy-Oriented Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in West Africa (BLOC).” BLOC will make small research grants of between €5 thousand to €10 thousand. To be eligible for consideration, research proposals must focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation in West Africa in any of the thematic areas of biodiversity, agriculture, adapted land use, climate systems, education, health, human security, economics, and energy. Priority is given to research teams led by young researchers pursuing a career in government ministries, research, and/or teaching at a public institution in West Africa. Team work and cross-country research proposals are encouraged. The application deadline is 31 October 2016. Link

UK Department for International Development — Agri-Tech Catalyst for Developing Countries

The Agri-Tech Catalyst aims to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries. Projects should focus in any of three categories:  early-stage technical feasibility;  industrial research; or late-stage experimental development.  Project leaders must be UK businesses (or UK research organizations in the case of early-stage technical feasibility). Projects should include at least one consortium member from an eligible developing country.  The amount of project co-funding available through DFID varies by category and business size. The deadlines for registration are 26 October 2016 for industrial research, and 25 January 2017 for the other two categories.  Link

World Health Organization — Research on Disease and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region

WHO invites proposals to undertake trans-disciplinary research on health and environment that could lead to community strategies for preventing and controlling  vector-borne diseases transmitted by mosquitos, flies, snails, etc.  Proposals are invited from eligible countries in WHO’s South East Asia and Western Pacific regions. The aim is to explore ecosystem-based tools and approaches to address the challenge of vector-borne diseases, especially in areas with inadequate health infrastructure and changing environmental conditions (climate change).  The program will fund two projects for two years, with a maximum annual budget of $120 thousand per project. The deadline for proposals is 15 October 2016. Link

Conservation Agriculture Network in South-East Asia — Grants for Conservation Agriculture

The CANSEA scientific platform is a network of research partners keen to implement agro-ecology and conservation agriculture in Southeast Asia. CANSEA announces its second call for proposals to promote and strengthen conservation agriculture in the four CANSEA member countries:  Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Grants are up to US$30 thousand.  CANSEA actively encourages co-funding. All recognized institutions in the CANSEA member countries are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is 22 October 2016. Link

Michigan State University — Graduate Studies for Rwandans in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

With funding from the U.S. government, the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program is implemented by Michigan State University. Rwanda is one of eleven countries for scholarship support under the BHEARD program. The scholarships will support master’s or PhD studies for Rwandans at regional universities in Africa, beginning August 2017 or January 2018. Applications are invited from the University of Rwanda (College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine), and from Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture. Course work will be undertaken at a regional university, and the student’s research project will be conducted in Rwanda. The application deadline is 30 October 2016. Link

OpenIDEO — Economic Opportunities for Youth in East Africa

OpenIDEO convenes a global community to collaboratively create solutions addressing the world’s biggest challenges. Among these challenges is the Youth Empowerment Challenge for East Africa, which aims to empower young people in East Africa to participate in the economy. OpenIDEO invites new ideas that motivate and inspire youth; build skills; support their transition into financial stability; include the private sector; or harness the potential for the participation of young people in agriculture. The Challenge is looking for ideas that answer its challenge question and that are targeted at youth between ages 18-35 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. At least five winners of this challenge will receive a grant of between US$50 thousand and US$150 thousand, plus training and design support from IDEO. The challenge is open to all creative thinkers worldwide, and in any discipline. The deadline for submissions in the ideas phase is 31 October 2016.  Link

Wageningen University — Course in Landscape Governance

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, in partnership with CIFOR and ICRAF, invites participants for an international course on landscape governance. The focus is institutional development at the landscape level — including multi-stakeholder platforms and networks, and financial support mechanisms.  The course is open to experienced professionals with several years of experience in natural resources management, forestry, agriculture, rural development, rural livelihoods, sustainable development, or other relevant areas. The course will be held in English on the CIFOR-ICRAF campus in Bogor (Indonesia), April 2017. The deadline to apply for course scholarships through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) is 18 October 2016.  Link