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

British Council — UK-China PhD Placements

The UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund is a sponsorship opportunity for UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend three to twelve months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The focus is on research areas that include food and water security, environmental technologies, and energy — among others. Applicants must find a host institution in their target country, and placements must start between January and December 2019. The application process closes on 20 September 2018. Learn more

UK Natural Environment Research Council — Innovation Projects for Sustainable Development

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) calls for innovation projects that enable research outputs from Research Council-funded research to be taken further and developed into practical (non-commercial) application. Among others, NERC also welcomes projects that are aimed at improving economic growth and welfare in developing countries. The scheme invites proposals for awards up to a maximum of £155 thousand with a duration of up to 18 months. This call is open to current or past research council grant-holders. Projects have to be submitted by 26 September 2018. Find details

Samsung Engineering — Environmental Essay Competition

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN Environment launches the 11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The competitions aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on how and why we should stop using plastics or reuse plastic products. Eligibility extends to Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 and 24 years. The winners will receive a certificate and a Samsung tablet. Deadline for submissions is 02 September 2018. More

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership — Abe Fellowships 2018

The Abe Fellowship encourages international research in the social sciences and related disciplines on topics of pressing global concern — including climate change, sustainable urbanization, environmental degradation, and other cross-cutting issues that advance global problem solving from a transnational perspective. The fellowship program is open to citizens of Japan and the USA, as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the USA. The closing date for applications is 01 September 2018. More info

John Ball Zoological Society — Wildlife Conservation 2018

The John Ball Zoological Society makes grants to conserve wild animals and their habitats; to improve the management of captive animals; and to develop education programs related to these objectives. Most funded projects are in developing countries. The principal investigator can be of any nationality and must be associated with a recognized institution (accredited zoo, academic institution, conservation or non-profit organization). Grants are up to US$2,500. The deadline for applications is 04 September 2018. About

U.S. National Science Foundation — Research on Food, Energy, and Water Systems

The program INFEWS (“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems”) aims to promote international cooperation that links scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines and organizations to solve the significant global challenges at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems. Proposals including international collaboration are encouraged when they incorporate unique resources, expertise, facilities, or sites of international partners. However, international counterparts generally should have support or obtain funding through other non-NSF sources. The deadline for pre-proposals is 26 September 2018. Link

European Commission — Kolarctic Collaboration, Europe with Russia (3rd Call for Proposals)

Kolarctic offers funding to projects that contribute to internationalization and cross-border cooperation between countries in northern Europe (Finland, Norway, Sweden) and Northwest Russia. Themes in Kolarctic address environmental protection, along with climate change adaptation and mitigation (among others). Eligibility for project funding extends to private and public organizations from each side of the EU-Russia border. Every project should provide at least 10% co-funding. The 3rd Call for Proposals will be launched in May 2018 and closes 28 September 2018. Link