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

Earth Journalism Network — Grants for Journalists at the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity

The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Cancun in December 2016.   The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for fellowships to participate.  All participants will have their travel expenses and lodging covered. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2016.  Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) — Video Contest on Development Topics 2016

France’s IRD invites short audiovisual presentations related to the topics of its research in the developing countries of the global South. The contest (“Plein Sud sur la Recherche”) is open to persons ages 18-28 as individuals or in groups. The winner will receive €3 thousand and technical and administrative assistance to engage in post-production opportunities. The application deadline is 15 September 2016. Link

Michigan State University — Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Bangladesh

With funding from the U.S. government, the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program supports long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors at the master’s and doctoral levels. The program currently includes scholarships for staff and faculty members at selected institutions in Bangladesh to pursue doctoral studies at universities in India. The application deadline is 30 September 2016. Link

UK Natural Environment Research Council — Building Resilience to Environmental Hazards

The NERC in coordination with other UK research councils calls for inter-disciplinary research on resilience to natural and man-made environmental hazards in the developing world. The focus is on how to build resilience in relation to both sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (e.g., land degradation, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, and climate change). The lead applicant must be a UK research organization eligible for funding through NERC. Co-investigators can be researchers in low and middle-income countries, as well as researchers in international research organizations. Awards are expected not to exceed £200 thousand for projects ranging from 3-9 months, and exceptionally up to 12 months. The deadline for submitting proposals is 06 September 2016. Link

Global Development Network — Aid Effectiveness in Africa

The Global Development Network (GDN) announces a research competition on aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals should focus on a single sector, either health or agriculture, in two or more African countries. The competition is open to teams of early-career researchers of social scientists from universities, independent research institutions, think tanks, networks, and consortia based in Africa. GDN will invite short-listed teams to submit full applications for grants of up to US$24 thousand. The deadline for expressions of interest (English, French) is 11 September 2016. Link

World Bank — Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Challenge Fund 2016

The Challenge Fund calls for proposals that bridge the gap between technology and on-the-ground user needs in the field of disaster risk identification. The Fund seeks to support the development of data, products, and approaches to support disaster risk management decision making. The focus areas are identified in the 2016 announcement. The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 September 2016. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Crops for Nutrition

The UK’s BBSRC calls for research to deliver the next generation of crops beneficial for human and/or farmed animal health. BBSRC encourages applications on crops relevant for low and middle-income developing countries. It also welcomes applications in collaboration and/or consultation with the food industry. The program is open to UK researchers eligible for funding from the BBSRC. If they are relevant for the research, international partners can be sub-contracted. Grants are up to £2 million for up to five years. The closing date for applications is 21 September 2016. Link

Lloyd’s — Science of Risk Prize 2016

The Science of Risk Prize for 2016 invites research papers in two categories: natural hazards; and systems modelling. Among other types of risks, Lloyd’s is interested in the impact and management of climate change. The competition offers prizes of £5 thousand for the best research paper in each category. Applicants should be working in a university department or government research organization. The closing date for submissions is 25 September 2016. Link

World Intellectual Property Organization — Indigenous Fellowship Program 2017-2018

The World Intellectual Property Organization offers the WIPO Indigenous Fellowship to build stronger capacity in the field of indigenous intellectual property law, and to strengthen capacity on intellectual property law and policy for indigenous lawyers and policy advisers. Subject areas include legal measures to protect traditional knowledge; traditional cultural expressions; and genetic resources. Applications are invited from indigenous persons who have the necessary legal qualifications, or equivalent in
practical experience and community work, to work within the WIPO Secretariat beginning in January 2017. The deadline for expressions of interest is 23 September 2016. Link

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) — Professional Training in Israel 2016

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel’s diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Link