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Chicago Zoological Society

Conservation Grants 2016
Deadline: 26 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Chicago Zoological Society administers conservation grants funded by the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The Fund's priority is to support projects that assist directly in the protection of populations of threatened and endangered species; or that protect a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List Status). Grants are up to US$5 thousand. The next application deadline is 26 September 2016.
 
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Pennsylvania State University

Online Course in Dairy Management
Deadline: 26 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Pennsylvania State University (USA) announces an 8-week online course about sustainable dairy production. The course will offer an international perspective on aspects of dairy management such as genetics, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, farm economics, and sustainability of dairy production systems. Target audiences for this MOOC include the general public interested in how milk is produced; professionals directly or indirectly involved in dairy production; livestock producers; and educators and students enrolled or interested in animal or dairy science. Financial aid is available to individuals who cannot afford the course fee. The starting date for the course is 26 September 2016.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Conservation in South Sudan
Deadline: 26 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USAA
 
USAID-Juba announces funding to build foundations for conservation, wildlife protection and anti-poaching, land and natural resource management, and related themes. The program includes support for livelihoods in fishing, vegetable gardening, and micro-enterprises to disengage local populations from wildlife poaching. It will also fund pilot community conservancies. Concept papers may address one or all of the target regions including Boma, Jongeli, and the Equatorias. USAID anticipates that approximately US$23 million may be available to support the five-year program. Eligibility to compete for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity APS-668-16-000001. The deadline for concept notes is 26 September 2016.
 
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British Council

UK-Russia Institutional Links
Deadline: 27 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Institutional Links aims to build research collaboration between the UK and partner countries on subjects of shared interest. This current call is focused on joint UK-Russia research in subject areas that include earth sciences related to natural disasters; agricultural technology; Arctic science; climate change and energy; and several others. Each proposal must have one principal applicant from the UK and one principal applicant from Russia. Grants will range from £100 thousand to £150 thousand over 24 months. The closing date for submissions is 27 September 2016.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

Research Proposals 2017
Deadline: 28 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO BIOTROP) welcomes research proposals in support of its program "Sustaining and Enhancing the Integrity and Productivity of Ecosystems in Southeast Asia." The focal areas are ecological restoration, ecological protection and conservation, and ecological sustainability and productivity enhancement. Proposals should have a budget not exceeding Rp100 million over nine months. The deadline for proposals is 28 September 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-Funding of Regional, National, and International Programs 2016
Deadline: 29 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 29 September 2016.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2016
Deadline: 29 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual competition that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data. In 2016, the Challenge focuses attention on understanding, examining, and addressing gaps and biases in open-access biodiversity data from the GBIF network. The Challenge will award a first prize of €20 thousand, and a second prize of €5 thousand. The closing date for submissions is 29 September 2016.
 
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British Council

UK-Israel-MENA Research on Water
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The program Institutional Links aims to build research collaboration between the UK and partner countries on subjects of shared interest. The current call focuses on collaboration in water research among the UK, Israel, and other countries of the Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen). Grants are £50 thousand to £100 thousand for periods ranging from 10 to 18 months The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.
 
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Christensen Fund

Grants for Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2016: Melanesia Program
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based organizations for projects that combine biodiversity with cultural diversity. Pre-proposals are accepted for consideration in the following programs: African Rift Valley; Central Asia; Northwest Mexico; Melanesia; Global; and San Francisco Bay Area. Most grants are in the range of US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand for one or two years. The application period for pre-proposals is 01 August through 31 August 2016, except for the Melanesia Program (01 September through 30 September 2016)
 
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Conservation International

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Conservation Fellowship 2016-2017
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Conservation International (CI) offers the Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship to leaders from indigenous and traditional peoples. The topic for 2016-2017 is “How conservation efforts can contribute to the realization and/or strengthening of indigenous peoples’ rights to their resources.” Applicants must be members of indigenous or traditional communities, preferably with links to an indigenous organization at the national/regional level. There are no limitations by age, gender, or education. The fellowship is valued at US$8 thousand, and lasts for seven months. The application deadline is 30 September 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Grants for Marine Conservation in Indonesia
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
CEPF announces the availability of large grants (over US$20 thousand) to conserve key biodiversity areas and species in the Togean-Banggai Marine Corridor off Sulawesi, Indonesia. The work will support conservation strategies for the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. Applications are particularly encouraged from organizations that propose to build capacity among local civil society and community groups. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 30 September 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil's Cerrado
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CEPF calls for proposals that contribute towards the conservation of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot in Brazil. Eligibility for funding extends to community groups and associations, NGOs, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, and other civil society organizations. The call is open to both local and international civil society organizations, with a preference for applications from local grassroots organizations. For small grants (
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Conservation in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CEPF invites proposals for large and small grants (i.e., under US$20 thousand) to conserve biodiversity in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The conservation priorities are stated in the announcement. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, universities, private enterprises, and other applicants from civil society. Government enterprises and institutions may be eligible if they can meet special criteria. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016.
 
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EKOenergy

Call for Climate Projects
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
EKOenergy is a network of environmental not-for-profit organizations, mainly in Europe, promoting sustainable renewable energy. EKOenergy contributes a part of its revenues to the EKOenergy Climate Fund, which finances small renewable electricity projects in developing countries. The Fund currently calls for projects to be financed in 2017 and 2018. EKOenergy seeks projects where its contribution will be €10 thousand to €100 thousand. Applicants preferably should have at least five years of experience with energy in the developing world. The deadline for proposals is 30 September 2016.
 
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Erik Hosking Charitable Trust

Writing, Photos, and Art about Birds and Natural History.
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Erik Hosking Trust supports projects of scientific and conservation value on birds and other subjects of natural history through the media of writing, photography, painting, and illustration. Grants of up to £750 may be awarded to suitable candidates from any country. The application deadline is 30 September each year.
 
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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

International Cooperation for Blue Economy
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC's Maritime and Fisheries Fund will support trans-national regional collaboration to improve the blue economy in sea basins important to Europe, i.e., the Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean, and North Sea. Each consortium should focus on a specific blue-growth technology or value chain. Examples include biotechnology, aquaculture, coastal and marine tourism, tidal or offshore wind energy, and others. Each consortia will develop a strategic investment plan as well as bankable demonstration projects. Applicants established in certain non-EU countries (defined in the announcement) are eligible to participate in Blue Economy if they are necessary to achieve the objectives of the action. The deadline for proposals is 30 September 2016.
 
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Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2016
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security is an annual award to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The Prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields, including those related to environment (e.g., climate change, water supply, and others). Applications are welcome from individuals or groups, and from both the public and private sectors. Proposals can be wide-ranging in scope but should explain how the contribution is novel, and how it is significant to sustainable global security. The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10 thousand and a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva. The application deadline is 30 September 2016.
 
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Government of Czech Republic

Scholarships for University Applicants from Developing Countries
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Czech Republic
 
The Czech Republic provides scholarships to support nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic. The fields of study include ecology, wildlife management, natural resources, forestry, and tropical agriculture (among others). Applications need to be submitted before 30 September of each year.
 
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India Ministry of Science and Technology

Fellowships for African Researchers
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: India
 
The CV Raman International Fellowship provides opportunities for African researchers to conduct collaborative research and training for 1-6 months at universities and research institutions in India. The Indian host institutions offer programs in agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, fisheries, wildlife sciences and biology, and many others. Applicants for the fellowships should be actively engaged in research at a university or research institution in Africa, and meet additional eligibility criteria for each of the three categories of fellows. Applications should be submitted in English. The application deadline is 30 September 2016.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

Fellowships Program
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi, and Cape Town. For pre-doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September. For short-term fellowships, the deadlines are at the end of March, June, September, and December.
 
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International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

IPNI Science Award 2016
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IPNI Science Award is presented each year to an agricultural scientist for outstanding achievements in research, extension, or education focusing on management of plant nutrients. Eligibility for nominations extends to agronomists, crop scientists, and soil scientists worldwide. The recipient receives a plaque and US$5 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2016.
 
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Michigan State University

Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Bangladesh
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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.
 
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Michigan State University

Graduate Studies in Meteorology for Mali
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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 master’s and doctoral levels. The program currently includes scholarships for staff at selected agricultural and meteorological institutions in Mali to pursue graduate studies in meteorology. Additionally, the program is open to NGO personnel in the Mopti region who are working in subjects of environment and climate. Applications from women candidates are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 30 September 2016.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME)

Grants for Bird Research
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation and Research Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Fund supports projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas) in the OSME region. Grants average about £1 thousand to £2 thousand. The submission deadlines are 31 January; 31 May; and 30 September of each year.
 
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Pacsafe Turtle Fund

Grants for Sea Turtle Conservation 2017
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Pacsafe Turtle Fund supports the worldwide conservation of endangered sea turtles such as the leatherback, loggerhead, green, and hawksbill turtles. Applicants contact Pacsafe to request project criteria and an application form. The next application period is 01 August through 30 September 2016. Note: This post corrects information from a previous post in April.
 
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Principle 10

Grants to Promote Environmental Justice in Latin America
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development seeks to ensure that every person has access to information, can participate in the decision-making process, and has access to justice in environmental matters. The Small Sub-Grants Fund offers up to US$2 thousand to registered nonprofit NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean for actions that address environmental injustice and related violations of human rights. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 30 September 2016.
 
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Qatar National Research Fund

Women in Science
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Qatar
 
The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in partnership with CRDF Global, welcomes applications from Qatari and Qatar-born female PhD students and MSc graduates for the Women in Science fellowship. The selected WIS fellows will spend four months at a U.S. university department under the direction of leading female researchers for work in one of the following four topics: ecology of infectious diseases; environmental science; cyber security; or materials science in energy. CRDF Global will coordinate the travel arrangements and accommodations for all selected fellows for the duration of the fellowship. The application deadline has been extended to 30 September 2016.
 
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Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Bentham-Moxon Trust 2016
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Through the Bentham-Moxon Trust, Kew Gardens (UK) makes 30 to 40 small grants per year to botanists and horticulturalists for plant collection and field research; international visits or work at Kew; travel and conferences; and other project support. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

PhD Research Scholarships
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA offers scholarships for PhD studies in agriculture, natural resources, and related fields. The top priority is to support Southeast Asian nationals who are enrolled in PhD programs in any of the five member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. However, the program is also open to applications from Southeast Asian nationals who are regular staff members of government agencies or non-profit development-oriented institutions, and who are PhD students of agricultural universities not in the consortium. The application deadlines are 30 April and 30 September of each year.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

Academic Grants 2017-2018
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA offers academic grants for graduate studies and research in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environmental sciences, climate change, and related fields at seven participating universities in Southeast Asia. Applications are invited from the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Applicants should not be over 35 years old at the time of application. Each country has an internal deadline for SEARCA applications, and SEARCA requests complete submissions from the countries by 30 September 2016.
 
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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Program
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
With support from the Government of Sweden, SEI sponsors events that focus on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction in Southeast Asia. Events should build new knowledge and leadership; strengthen existing capacity; enhance and foster networks and partnerships; and generate new collaborations and undertakings in ways that are gender-responsive. Recipient organizations should be based in Asia or, if they are based outside the region, be addressing issues relevant to Asia. SEI invites concept notes that preferably bring together representatives from government, the private sector, civil society, and researchers. The program has the following deadlines for concept notes: 31 December; 31 March; 30 June; and 30 September.
 
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UK Royal Society

Proposals for Scientific Meetings
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society brings together scientists from around the world to present and discuss new research in all areas of science. Note: These may possibly include ideas related to the subjects of the Terra Viva Grants Directory. The application deadline for proposals is 30 September 2016.
 
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World Bank Group

Africa Fellowship Program
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Africa Region of the World Bank Group is relaunching its fellowship program for Ph.D. students who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country, getting hands-on experience in development work. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. The program invites applications from Sub-Saharan nationals who are recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students within one or two years of completing or graduating from a Ph.D. program, in disciplinary fields that include agriculture, energy, and others. The deadline for the first round of applications is 30 September 2016.
 
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Yves Rocher Foundation

Terre des Femmes 2016/2017
Deadline: 30 September 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Foundation annually sponsors "Women of the Earth" to honor women in France and selected other countries for their achievements in environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. Past awards include several for project work in the developing countries. Prizes range from €3 thousand to €10 thousand. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016.
 
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Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030)

Introductory Course in Meta-Analysis
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The program Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is a partnership of Swedish universities, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). AgriFoSe2030 offers a one-week course for post-doc students and senior researchers who have a demonstrated interest in scientific reviews, and who would like to learn meta-analysis methodology. The course will be held on the ICRAF campus in Nairobi in November-December 2016. Preference is for participants involved in AgriFoSe2030. PhD students in the final phases of their studies can also be accepted if highly motivated. Students from both natural and social science / economics backgrounds are encouraged to apply. AgriFoSe2030 will cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is 01 October 2016.
 
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IDEX

IDEX Global Fellowships 2017
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The IDEX Global Fellowships build the capacity of young professionals for social enterprise in areas such as agriculture, education, clean energy, sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods, and impact investing. The program is open to candidates worldwide that have a minimum of 1-3 years of professional work experience, who are 21-35 years old, and who will be able to legally work in India for six months. IDEX offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to help offset the tuition fee, and to partially support living costs in India. The application deadline is 01 October 2016.
 
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International Council for Science (ICSU)

Antarctic Research 2016
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
ICSU's Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) invites applications for its three programs of fellowships and scholarships. The aim is to encourage the active involvement of early-career Antarctic researchers, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty. The application deadline for SCAR and COMNAP fellowships is 01 June 2016. The deadline to apply for the CCAMLR scientific scholarship is 01 October 2016.
 
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Funded Postdoctoral Research in Environment
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Each year, IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects. IIASA's interests include energy; ecosystems services and management; mitigation of air pollution and greenhouse gases; water; and others. Additionally, IIASA supports flagship projects for Arctic Futures, Tropical Futures, Global Water Futures, and others. The application deadlines are 01 April and 01 October.
 
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Science for Peace and Security
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
NATO's support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). Applications are invited from researchers in NATO's member countries and its partner countries -- including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean region. The deadlines in 2016 are 01 February, 15 May, and 01 October.
 
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Science for Peace and Security
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
NATO's support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). Applications are invited from researchers in NATO's member countries and its partner countries -- including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean region. The next application deadline is 01 October 2016.
 
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Tree Fund

Funding for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program makes grants to researchers in arboriculture and urban forestry worldwide. Projects of one to three years are funded to a maximum of US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 01 October of each year.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. The embassies and commissions submit their nominations before 01 October to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

South-South Research and Advanced Training
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to twelve months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. Eligibility extends to young scientists in any area of the natural sciences who are citizens of a developing country, and who are employed by a research institution in a developing country. The host institution is expected to provide accommodation and food as well as research facilities. TWAS provides the airfare and a subsistence allowance. The application deadline is 01 October 2016.
 
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World Meteorological Organization

International Prize for Earth Science Data
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Climate Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System invite nominations for the first WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize. The prize will be awarded annually to an early- to mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the Earth system science community. The prize may honour achievements in data product generation, data management, data preservation, data monitoring, and other relevant activities. Candidates should be within the first ten years of their career, as measured by receipt of a PhD or equivalent highest qualification. The prize encompasses a certificate, as well as funding for the recipient to present at a major conference or meeting of her/his choice. The deadline for nominations is 01 October 2016.
 
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World Meteorological Organization

International Prize for Model Development
Deadline: 1 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Climate Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System invite nominations for the WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development. The prize is awarded annually to an early- to mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to model development related to weather and climate. Candidates should be within the first ten years of their career, as measured by receipt of a PhD or equivalent highest qualification. The prize encompasses a certificate, as well as funding for the recipient to present at a major conference or meeting of her/his choice. The deadline for nominations is 01 October 2016.
 
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International Iguana Foundation

Grants for Iguana Conservation 2016
Deadline: 3 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Iguana Foundation makes grants to promote and enable iguana conservation. Preference will be given to projects that are components of approved species recovery plans; projects that directly contribute to the survival of endangered iguanas and their habitats; projects that are included in the ISG’s Conservation Action Plan for West Indian Iguanas or are ISG-endorsed; and projects that are part of an established conservation program. IIF looks for projects that have participation from the range countries and matching funds. The application deadline is 03 October 2016.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
Deadline: 3 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Through its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants that address threats to the survival of six species of marine turtles. Funding is for projects located outside of the USA and its territories. Applicants can be individuals; multi-national secretariats; state and local government agencies; non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education. Most grants are US$50 thousand or less. The application deadlines are 03 October 2016 (Cycle 1) and 03 April 2017 (Cycle 2).
 
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Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs

University Collaboration, Finland with Developing Countries
Deadline: 4 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Finland
 
Finland funds the Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument to support collaboration between higher education institutions in Finland and partner universities in developing countries. All subject areas are relevant. Grants will range from £300 thousand to £700 thousand, up to 80% of total project costs, for up to three years. The partner countries of highest priority are Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zambia. However, the program is open to partners in additional low and middle-income countries (details are provided in the announcement). The deadline for submitting proposals is 04 October 2016.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

International Exploratory Workshops
Deadline: 5 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The SNSF's International Exploratory Workshops enable researchers working in Switzerland to organize workshops with partners from other countries. The seminars should take place in Switzerland. The program is open to all fields of research. The next application deadlines are 01 June 2016 and 05 October 2016.
 
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British Council

UK-Gulf Institutional Links
Deadline: 7 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Institutional Links aims to build research collaboration between the UK and partner countries on subjects of shared interest. This current call is focused on UK-Gulf collaboration in subject areas that include agriculture, water, energy, and the food-water-energy nexus (among other topics). The eligible Gulf countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Applications can be submitted for UK-Gulf collaborations, and UK-Gulf-Gulf collaborations. Grants are up to £400 thousand over a maximum period of 24 months. The closing date is 07 October 2016.
 
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Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Research Fellowships 2016
Deadline: 7 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Turkey
 
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) awards research fellowships to international highly qualified PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens who are age 35 or younger. Preference is for candidates who have the potential to contribute to Turkey’s international cooperation in scientific and technological development. The fields of research collaboration include agricultural sciences, among others. The maximum length of the fellowship is 12 months. The application deadlines are 07 April and 07 October 2016.
 
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Grinnell College

Grinnell Prize 2017
Deadline: 9 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Grinnell College invites nominations for the 2017 Grinnell Prize. Up to two prizes of US$100 thousand each will be awarded to individuals less than 15 years out of their bachelor program who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Past nominations have spanned a diversity of social issues related to agriculture and hunger relief, conservation and environment, and many other thematic areas. Nominations are open to U.S. citizens as well as nationals of other countries. The deadline for nominations is 09 October 2016.
 
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Explorers Club

Exploration Grants 2017
Deadline: 10 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Explorers Club makes grants through its Exploration Fund. The Explorers Club considers proposals in disciplines that include climate change, marine science, plants and molds, animals, conservation science, and others. Applications are invited from high school students, university undergraduates, and graduate students. There are no restrictions by nationalities or country of residence. Awards range from US$5 hundred to US$5 thousand. The application deadline is 10 October 2016.
 
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French Institute for Development Research (IRD)

Research Program with Ivory Coast
Deadline: 10 October 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
France's IRD is a partner with the Ivory Coast's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in a program of research (PReSeD-CI 2) on natural products, agriculture, energy and minerals, environmental governance, and other themes in support of sustainable development. Applications are welcome from from Ivory Coast, France, and researchers associated with CAMES (Conseil africain et malgache pour l'enseignement supérieur). The application deadline is 10 October 2016.
 
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Peace Direct

Awards for Environmental Peace Building
Deadline: 10 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The program Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders makes awards to recognize the achievements of grassroots peace activists. The categories for the awards include one for environmental peacebuilding. Tomorrow's Peacebuilders will offer US$10 thousand to the winning organization in each category, plus promotional opportunities. There is no geographical restriction on applications. Applicants for the awards should be local independent organizations. Peace Direct prefers applications submitted in English, but it will also accept applications in French and Spanish. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2016.
 
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Securing Water for Food

SWFF Grants, Round 4
Deadline: 10 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of South Africa. The current call for proposals focuses on improving water efficiency and reusing agricultural wastewater; effective water capture and storage systems for extending temporal availability of water supply; and management of salinity in water supplies. Awardees will receive between US$100 thousand and US$2 million in funding and acceleration support to bring their innovations to scale. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2016.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Improved Livelihoods in South Sudan
Deadline: 10 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID’s Livelihoods, Vulnerability, and Resilience Program (LVRP) aims to improve livelihoods in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan struggling with food insecurity. Among other objectives, the program will support the initiation, development, and capacity building of community-led groups engaged in agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fishery production. It will also address how to build community capacity for increased resilience to shocks and disasters, and how to alleviate problems in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for improved livelihoods. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity APS-668-16-000002. The closing date for applications is 10 October 2016.
 
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Tata Group

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, 5th Edition
Deadline: 11 October 2016
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), seeks to identify promising social enterprises in India. Proposals are invited for social enterprises in agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, and other thematic areas. The proposed enterprises should create social impact in India, although applicants do not have to be Indian nationals. Selected social entrepreneurs are offered funding opportunities, mentorship, and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Center. The deadline for submitting impact proposals (business plans) is 11 October 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Fulbright/Clinton Fellowship 2017-2018
Deadline: 11 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USAA
 
The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton (Fulbright-Clinton) Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The fellowships provide professional experience and research opportunities in public policy areas that include agriculture, energy, environment, and others. Host countries in 2017-2018 are the African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, and Ukraine. Eligibility for the fellowships is limited to U.S. citizens. The application deadline is 11 October 2016.
 
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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Short Courses for Water Professionals from Small Island Developing Countries
Deadline: 12 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is partnering with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education to fund masters degrees and short courses at Delft University of Technology for water professionals from Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, and to better address challenges such as coping with climate change. The application deadline for SIDS Fellowships for the 2016-2018 MSc Specializations is 01 July 2016. Additionally, UNESCO-IHE aims to enroll at least 50 water professionals and decision makers in short courses to build their expertise in relevant topics, with application deadlines on 15 June 2016, 12 October 2016, and 03 January 2017.
 
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U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Conservation of Sea Birds 2016
Deadline: 13 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
NFWF's Seabird Initiative works to enhance the viability of seabird populations by increasing their survival and reproduction. The program focuses on two broad geographic areas: the Caribbean and the Pacific. Applicants are requested to develop business plans to emphasize specific species, conservation strategies, and geographies. Questions about grants can be directed to the program manager. The application dates for pre-proposals are 01 June 2016 and 13 October 2016.
 
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African Development Bank

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: 14 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2017 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy ("lighting up and powering Africa"); agriculture ("feeding Africa"); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 14 October 2016.
 
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Partnership for Forests

Tree Crops in West and Central Africa
Deadline: 14 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Partnership for Forests promotes partnerships among governments, civil society, and private enterprises to address deforestation and improve livelihoods by investing in forests and sustainable land use. The first call for concept notes focuses on sustainable supply chains for cocoa, palm oil, rubber, fuelwood, and timber in West and Central Africa. The eligible countries are Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, and Liberia. The program offers technical assistance and grants. Applications are welcome from private companies, cooperatives and trade associations, civil society and community-based organizations, NGOs, and research institutes. The deadline for concept notes is 14 October 2016.
 
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Aspen Institute

New Voices Fellowship 2017
Deadline: 15 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program in media skills, communication, and leadership for top development professionals in the developing world. Fellows are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. The Aspen Institute aims to select 20 fellows who will write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences. Applications are welcome from all developing countries and in subject areas including food security and others. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2016.
 
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Conservation International

Conservation Stewards Program
Deadline: 15 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation Stewards Program works with communities who agree to protect their natural resources and the benefits they provide through conservation agreements. The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) is global in scope and open to all areas where greater support for biodiversity conservation from the private sector can be achieved through conservation agreements. The deadline for full proposals is 15 October 2016.
 
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Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Voice
Deadline: 15 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is partnering with HIVOS and Oxfam on methods to effectively empower and give voice to marginalized and discriminated people in low- and lower-middle income countries of Africa and Asia. The thematic areas include one for improved governance and access to productive resources (e.g., land and water) and employment. The priority countries are Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda. Voice hopes to stimulate learning about the most successful methods of building community empowerment. Applications are invited from legally registered nonprofit civil society organizations and community groups. The applicant (or a consortium member) must be based in Africa or Asia, and operate in one or more of the focus countries. There are four types of grants varying in purpose, amount, and implementation period. The application deadline is 15 October 2016.
 
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International Tree Foundation

Sustainable Community Forestry Programme
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The International Tree Foundation makes grants through its Sustainable Community Forestry Programme to conserve and restore local forest resources and associated biodiversity; improve local livelihoods; and increase resilience to climate change. ITF welcomes applications for community tree projects in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. The applying organization must be a registered NGO in the country where the project will take place. Grants are up to £3,000 for one year, with the possibility of applying for a second year. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2016.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Elisabeth and Amélie Fund
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Elisabeth & Amélie Fund supports sustainable water management in developing countries by financing field internships for masters students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium. The internship of 1-2 months should take place in a developing country (i.e., the student’s country of origin or another country). It should be tied to master’s research or equivalent, under the responsibility of the Belgian academic institution where the student is studying. The grant will cover expenses inherent to the internship, up to a maximum of €5 thousand. The Fund intends to make 10 grants. The application deadline is 17 October 2016.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2016
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Research Grants fund research in support of nature conservation, emphasizing developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Applicants should be nationals of Asian-Pacific countries, and research projects should be carried out in their home countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Grants are a maximum of 500 thousand Japanese yen for a maximum of two years. The closing dates for applications are 18 April 2016 and 17 October 2016.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

Training Courses, Seminars, and Workshops 2016
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMO BIOTROP) aims to increase the knowledge and skills of ASEAN professionals and students on a wide range of topics in tropical biology. Unless otherwise indicated, training courses are conducted at the SEAMEO BIOTROP headquarter in Bogor, Indonesia. Priority is for nationals of SEAMEO member countries, especially in the sponsored courses. The current list of BIOTROP courses and seminars are scheduled from May through October 2016. Application forms should be submitted to the respective course coordinators at least one month in advance of any training event.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Water and Sanitation in Madagascar
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID will fund a 5-year program in Madagascar (the "RANO WASH program") to expand the country's supply of potable water and improve sanitation in approximately 250 rural communes. The program will work with the Government of Madagascar, NGOs and private enterprises, academic and research institutions, and others to achieve sustainable water management for households and municipalities. USAID intends to offer one award. Eligibility for funding is open to nonprofit and for-profit organizations in any country. Funding Opportunity RFA-687-16-000007. The application deadline is 17 October 2016.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Program for Mexico 2016
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
In "Wildlife Without Borders, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) partners with Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to invite projects that build Mexico's capacity for biodiversity conservation. Grants should focus on projects that improve the capacities of Mexican government agencies and local communities to protect wildlife from illegal trafficking and over-exploitation. Applications are invited from government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. The maximum grant is US$500 thousand for two years. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2016.
 
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Wuppertal Institute

Knowledge Exchanges for Renewable Energy
Deadline: 17 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support) will fund knowledge exchanges that promote small-scale renewable energy. The countries considered for this call are those within the Caribbean, South and Central America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The target groups of the knowledge exchanges are energy practitioners and organizations, together with other stakeholders, in the eligible priority regions. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2016.
 
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UK Royal Society

International Exchanges 2016
Deadline: 18 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society's International Exchanges Scheme makes grants to UK scientists who seek new international collaborations. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, except clinical medicine. For the standard program (i.e., not specific to countries and/or focal areas), the application deadlines are 23 February 2016; 07 June 2016; and 18 October 2016.
 
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Wageningen University

Course in Landscape Governance
Deadline: 18 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
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.
 
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Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation

Professional Training Courses 2017
Deadline: 18 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Center for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands helps build the capacities of individuals and organizations that are addressing the global challenges of sustainability and food security. Services at CDI include professional short courses in subject areas related to agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, genetic resources, wetlands, climate change, forest governance, conflicts over natural resources, and others. Funding for most courses can be applied for through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP/MSP). The application deadlines for NFP/MSP fellowships are 19 July 2016 and 18 October 2016 -- depending on the courses of interest.
 
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International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA)

International Courses for Agricultural Professionals 2016-2017
Deadline: 19 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
ICRA supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. Among its forms of engagement, ICRA offers specialized training courses each year. Applications are invited for courses in subjects that include linking research to inclusive development for food security; learning, action research, and outreach; and others. ICRA's courses qualify for NFP/MSP scholarships funded by the Dutch government. Individuals wishing to apply for these scholarships should apply to ICRA before 19 October 2016.
 
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King Boudouin Foundation

Research on Water Availability
Deadline: 19 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are for young engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability -- including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch. The application deadline is 19 October 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Conserving Guinean Forests of West Africa
Deadline: 21 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CEPF will make grants that contribute to conserving the Guinean forests of West Africa. The eligible countries are Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sierra Leone. The call is open to community groups and associations, NGOs, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, and other ​civil society organizations. Applicants can apply in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 21 October 2016.
 
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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Gender-Based Violence Related to Choice of Cooking Fuel
Deadline: 21 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will allocate up to US$200 thousand to support one study over a 12-month period on the role of fuel choice as a factor in gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. Are women and girls abused when they search for fuelwood? Preference will be given to proposals seeking to conduct research in Rwandan refugee camps. Applicants must be partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The application deadline is 21 October 2016.
 
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Santa Clara University

Global Social Benefit Incubator 2017
Deadline: 21 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The GSBI at Santa Clara University is an annual program to strengthen social enterprises that use science and technology to address problems of people living in poverty. Past participants include many in water supply, energy, agriculture, and environment in developing countries. The GSBI Accelerator assists selected participants with business plans and other capacity building in support of investment. The GSBI Accelerator invites applicants from social entrepreneurs around the world. The application deadline is 21 October 2016.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Water Innovation Technologies in Jordan
Deadline: 24 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID aims to assist Jordan with water-saving technologies and practices. The measures include interventions for safe water collection and storage; improved public awareness about water conservation; incentives for financing water infrastructure; and others. The 5-year program will focus in communities most impacted by immigration, and it will also support water-conserving technologies in agriculture. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-278-16-000013. The application deadline is 24 October 2016.
 
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Echoing Green

Fellowships 2016-2017
Deadline: 25 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Echoing Green helps emerging social entrepreneurs around the world with grants of seed capital and technical assistance to support their start-up organizations. Past fellowships include examples in renewable energy, waste management, smallholder farming, climate change, and other societal challenges in developing countries. The application period is 27 September 2016 through 25 October 2016.
 
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UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research with China and Netherlands on Delta Management
Deadline: 25 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK's EPSRC is a partner with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the research program "Sustainable Deltas." This joint activity focuses on research challenges for sustainable and safe deltas within the broader framework of the water sector. Thematic areas include water availability, water system analysis, salinisation and desiccation, water governance, and new solutions for passenger and freight transportation in deltas and coastal waters. The application deadline is 25 October 2016.
 
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UK Research Councils

Building Research Capacity to Address Development Challenges
Deadline: 25 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Challenges Research Fund invites applications to grow research capability in the UK to meet the challenges faced by developing countries. Examples of thematic areas include sustainable agriculture; clean air, water, and sanitation; renewable energy and materials; addressing environmental shocks and long-term environmental changes; and others. Partnership building between UK research organisations and partners in developing countries is an essential part of this call. Awards will range from £2 million to £8 million over four years. The deadline for registering intentions to submit is 25 October 2016.
 
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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Grants for Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Field Days
Deadline: 26 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
ACIAR offers sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development. ACIAR also supports organisations seeking sponsorships for this same objective. The priority is for events and sponsorships in ACIAR partner countries and related to ACIAR projects. However, direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite to apply for funding. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.
 
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Royal Geographic Society

Grants with Deadlines in October and November 2016
Deadline: 28 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in October and November. The application deadline is 28 October for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Postgraduate Research Grants; Geographical Club Award; and Hong Kong Research Grant. The deadline is 30 November for the Land Rover Bursary and the Field Centre Grants. Applicants are generally based in the UK, although the Field Centre Grants also engage early-career field scientists in the developing world.
 
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Worldwide Universities Network

Research Development Fund 2016
Deadline: 28 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Worldwide Universities Network comprises 18 research universities on five continents to develop leaders prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing world. WUN's Research Development Fund is an annual competitive fund to bring together researchers to undertake research that addresses global challenges. Applications are open to researchers from WUN member institutions. Themes for 2016 include one on responding to climate change. Grants are up to £12 thousand. The closing date is 28 October 2016.
 
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Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI)

Award for Women in Wheat Research 2016
Deadline: 30 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The BGRI offers the Jeanie Borlaug Laube award for the professional development of women working on wheat research during the early stages of their careers. The award is intended to help cover costs associated with attending the BGRI workshop and a training program at CIMMYT in Obregon, Mexico. The application deadline is 30 October 2016.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Postgraduate Studies in Germany 2017-2018
Deadline: 30 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
DAAD offers scholarships for qualified applicants from developing countries who enroll at German universities for development-related studies, normally ranging from 12-36 months. Several offerings are available in agricultural and forest sciences; environmental sciences; and other subject areas. Application deadlines vary across the German universities and from program to program. Several deadlines for DAAD scholarships in agriculture, ecology and environment, and integrated water management are in September and October 2016. However, applicants should carefully review the closing dates of each program.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £2 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £3 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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African Union

Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2016
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards in disciplinary fields that include agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and energy innovation (among others). The program seeks to recognize outstanding science at the continental level, for which it awards a prize of US$100 thousand. It also makes regional scientific awards of US$20 thousand each. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016. Note: Additionally, the National Young Scientists Award is implemented by AU Member States in cooperation with the World Academy of Sciences, and is managed by the latter.
 
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Asian Waterbirds Conservation Fund

Protection of Migratory Waterbirds
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: China
 
Administered by WWF Hong Kong, the Asian Waterbirds Conservation Fund supports the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian – Australasian flyway. Grants are up to US$5 thousand per program or project. The application deadline is 31 October of each year.
 
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Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds

Applications 2016
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Birdwatching Fair (Birdfair) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) jointly provide small grants for research on birds listed by IUCN as “endangered,” “critically endangered,” or “data deficient.” Priority is for researchers working in their own countries, particularly in collaboration with BirdLife’s partners. The maximum grant is US$2 thousand, with preference for smaller requests. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.
 
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Common Fund for Commodities

9th Call for Proposals
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Financial support takes the form of grants, loans, and equity investments. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (e.g., agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). "Fast-track" funding of US$50 thousand to US$120 thousand has a simplified application procedure, and may be non-repayable under certain conditions and justifications. CFC will consider proposals where its share of financing does not exceed 50% of the total. The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016.
 
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First Peoples Worldwide

Keepers of the Earth
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
First Peoples Worldwide makes grants through the Keepers of the Earth Fund to support grassroots projects of indigenous organizations. The Fund's interests include indigenous land use, management of natural resources, climate change, and food security -- among others. Grants for first-time applicants range from US$500 to US$5 thousand. The Fund allows applications to be presented on video. The application period closes 31 October of each year.
 
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German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

NAMA Funding for Low-Carbon Development
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's BMU is a partner of the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change in establishing the NAMA Facility to address climate change (promotion of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). The Facility announces its fourth call for project proposals from national governments and qualified delivery organizations in developing and emerging economies. The NAMA Facility is open to fund NAMAs across a range of countries and sectors. The deadline for project outlines (i.e., preliminary proposals) is 31 October 2016.
 
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Indian National Academy of Sciences

JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: India
 
India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Safari Club International Foundation (SCI)

Grants for Wildlife Conservation and Research 2017-2018
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
SCI makes grants for wildlife conservation and research in Africa, Asia, and North America. The Foundation defines thematic interests for each of these regions. Grants are up to US$50 thousand per year. The application deadline is 31 October 2016.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Seabird Group supports research, survey, and conservation of seabirds. It awards small grants each year, with priority to Seabird Group members working on Atlantic seabirds. The current maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted before the end of February and the end of October.
 
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Suez Environnement

Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Fund makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, waste water treatment, and waste management in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions in all countries. The deadlines for applications (French, English) are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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U.S. Department of Agriculture

Borlaug Fellowships in Agricultural Science and Technology 2017
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Borlaug Fellowship Program supports short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security in over developing countries. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy. The program lists the eligible countries, and the research priorities for each of them. Fellows work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program. After completion of the 10-12 week fellowship, the mentor will visit the fellow's home institution to continue collaboration. USDA will select U.S. host institutions and mentors for each fellow. The application deadline is 31 October 2016.
 
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UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program

Young Scientist Awards 2017
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program makes grants for conservation research through its Young Scientists Awards. Priority is for projects carried out in the world's biosphere reserves. Awards are up to US$5 thousand in support of research on ecosystems, natural resources, and biodiversity. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 October 2016.
 
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UNESCO World Heritage Center

Requests for International Assistance 2017
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Grants under the World Heritage Convention are to help protect the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. Requests must be transmitted by a State Party National Commission for UNESCO or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an appropriate governmental department or ministry. The limits on funding vary with the type of request (e.g., technical cooperation, training and research, promotion and education, preparatory assistance, emergency assistance). The deadline for submitting requests is 31 October 2016.
 
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University of St. Andrews

St. Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The annual St Andrews Prize for the Environment recognizes significant contributions to environmental conservation in the developing world. The subject areas include biodiversity; water management; agriculture and food security; by-products from waste; renewable energy; wildlife conservation; and others. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams, and community groups. Research projects will not be considered. The Prize consists of an award of US$100 thousand and a medal. Awards of US$25 thousand are presented to each of two other finalists. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2016.
 
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Whitley Fund for Nature

Whitley Awards 2017
Deadline: 31 October 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) offers the Whitley Awards to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders in developing countries around the world. The awards are both an international prize and a form of project funding, currently £35 thousand over one year. The program is open to applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in developing countries that are rich in biodiversity. WFN invites applications for projects that conserve freshwater and marine ecosystems in addition to those that conserve terrestrial biodiversity. The application deadline is 31 October 2016.
 
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Earth Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The multi-disciplinary program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who received their doctoral degrees within five years of beginning their appointments. The deadline for applications is 01 November 2016.
 
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East-West Center

Fellowships for Graduate Students
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The East-West Center provides graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the USA with funding for up to two years for masters and doctoral studies. Participants engage in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. The university's graduate programs include ecology and conservation; biology and marine biology; tropical plant and soil sciences; ocean policy; and several other disciplines related to environmental sciences. The deadline for applications is 01 November of each year.
 
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ETH Zurich

World Food System Grants 2016
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH Zurich makes competitive grants in two programs sponsored by its World Food System Center. They are: (i) Sustainability in Food Value Chains (Cooperative Research Program); and (ii) Organic Production Systems for Food Security (Mercator Research Program). Principal Investigators must be current members of the World Food System Center. Co-applicants can be from other research institutions in Switzerland or other countries. The deadline for proposals is 01 November 2016.
 
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Lawrence Foundation

Grants for Environment
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, education, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. Average grant size is over US$10 thousand. The two deadlines for applications are 30 April and 01 November of each year.
 
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Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)

Tailor-Made Training for Organizations
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Netherlands Fellowship Programs (NFP) include Tailor-made Training to build the capacity of an organization's staff members. The programme is open to organisations in education, research, government, and civil society. Tailor-Made Training accepts proposals of organisations in NFP partner countries submitted jointly with a Dutch training provider. Application forms are available via the Netherlands embassies. Priorities include proposals focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, and proposals focusing on food security. Funding is up to €75 thousand, with a co-funding requirement of at least 20%. The application deadline is 01 November 2016.
 
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New Zealand Aid Program

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
The PIC Fund aims to increase attendance by Pacific Island citizens at regional and international conferences, where their attendance will strengthen ownership of regional and international development processes. The designated conference must be consistent with the objectives of the New Zealand Aid program, which include improved resilience and response to disasters, among other issues. The PIC Fund accepts applications from legally incorporated organizations in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, the Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and Tokelau. The next application deadlines are 01 August 2016 and 01 November 2016.
 
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern and Southern Europe.
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for environmental projects in collaboration with partners in Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern and Southern Europe. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. The deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May and 01 November of each year.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Asian Elephant Conservation Fund 2016
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
As part of its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including Asian elephants. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$50 thousand and that are able to provide some amount of matching support. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. The application deadline is 01 November 2016.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Conservation Workshops
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers support for workshops to train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on conservation issues. Applying organizations must have an established presence in an eligible country, with priority for places where WWF has active programs. The workshops should focus on practical skills and field activities to increase local learning and build capacity. Grants are up to US$7,500. The next application deadlines are 01 August 2016; 01 November 2016; 01 February 2017: and 01 May 2017.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2016-2017
Deadline: 1 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 August 2016; 01 November 2016; 01 February 2017; and 01 May 2017.
 
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AXA Research Fund

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2017
Deadline: 3 November 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The AXA Research Fund supports research to help understand risk management and prevention, including risks related to natural disasters and climate change. The fellowships support post-doctoral research by applicants from registered institutions in eligible countries of Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Fellowships are €130 thousand for up to two years. The next periods for institutions to apply with AXA are 05 October 2016 through 03 November 2016; and 27 April 2017 through 30 May 2017. Note: Institutions must be pre-registered with AXA at least five days before each application period.
 
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Rothamsted International

International Fellowships
Deadline: 7 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Rothamsted International is a nonprofit organization to advance sustainable agriculture in developing countries. The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme has supported around 140 scientists from more than 30 different countries. The program seeks to promote the exchange of skills and technologies between scientists from developing countries and Rothamsted Research. Applications are completed jointly by the candidate and a Rothamsted Project Leader. The next deadline for applications is 07 November 2016.
 
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Ashden Awards

International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2017
Deadline: 8 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Ashden supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. The awards are made to pioneers in sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy, or promoting behavior change. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia (except Japan), and Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand). Winners are supported with prize money up to £20 thousand, plus assistance with mentoring and networking. The closing date for applications is 08 November 2016.
 
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chevening Scholarships 2017-2018
Deadline: 8 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Chevening Scholarships provide full or partial funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year master’s degree, in any subject at any UK university. Chevening Scholars come from 150 countries, excluding the USA and the EU. Applicants complete the application forms for their chosen universities. The application period for the Chevening Scholarships is 08 August 2016 through 08 November 2016.
 
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Social Science Research Council

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2016
Deadline: 13 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the advancement of social science faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa toward completion of doctoral degrees in topics of peace, security, and development. Past topics have included some related to climate change and land issues. The fellowship supports 9-12 months of PhD dissertation research with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda The application deadline is 13 November 2016.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Ornithology Research
Deadline: 15 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund supports ornithological research anywhere in the world. There is one competition per year for fellowships and two categories of grants. Most grants range from US$500 to US$2 thousand. Fellowships are for 1-2 years of research in avian systematics, evolution, and biogeography in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. The application deadline is 15 November each year.
 
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Masdar Institute

Graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences in the UAE
Deadline: 15 November 2016
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi provides a cross-disciplinary program of study and research focused on sustainable technologies and policies. Masdar offers full financial scholarships to qualified candidates for masters and doctoral degree programs. Subject areas include water and environmental engineering, among others. For international applicants applying for 2017 admissions, the application period is 01 October 2016 through 15 November 2016.
 
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UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)

Commonwealth Scholarships 2017
Deadline: 15 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Scholarships for master’s and PhD studies in the UK for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country, with contact details provided in the announcement. Inquiries about the scholarships should be directed to this agency. The application deadline is 15 November 2016.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Grant Program
Deadline: 15 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadline is 15 November 2016.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Wildlife Health and Welfare 2017
Deadline: 16 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories (i.e., established investigator; first award; fellowship training; pilot study). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 16 November 2016. (Note: The Foundation also manages a wildlife rapid response fund that has no calendar deadlines.)
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds 2017
Deadline: 16 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act sponsors an annual competitive grants program to support conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the USA, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. At least 75 percent of funding supports projects outside the USA. Grant requests have to be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 3-to-1 ratio. Eligibility to compete for funding is unrestricted. Applications should be submitted in English, but the program will accept accompanying versions of the application in Spanish or Portuguese. The application deadline is 16 November 2016.
 
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Energy Globe Award for Sustainability

Awards 2017
Deadline: 17 November 2016
 
Principal Office: Austria
 
The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. The international winner in each of five categories is awarded €10 thousand. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, and others) anywhere in the world. The deadline for submissions is 17 November 2016.
 
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Schlumberger Foundation

Funding for Women in PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies
Deadline: 18 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Schlumberger Foundation's “Faculty of the Future” supports women in developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD and post-doctoral studies at the international level. Grants are in the physical sciences, engineering, and related fields -- including past grants in subjects such as ecology and environment. The period to submit new applications is 12 September 2016 through 18 November 2016.
 
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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Young Scientist National Awards in Africa 2016
Deadline: 21 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards are co-sponsored by TWAS and the African Union. Monetary prizes of US$2 thousand are offered to young (not over age 40) African scientists in each of two categories: life and earth sciences; and basic sciences, technology, and innovation. Participating countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. The closing date for nominations is 21 November 2016.
 
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Royal Geographic Society

Grants with Deadlines in October and November 2016
Deadline: 23 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in October and November. The application deadline is 28 October for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Postgraduate Research Grants; Geographical Club Award; and Hong Kong Research Grant. The deadline is 30 November for the Land Rover Bursary and the Field Centre Grants. Applicants are generally based in the UK, although the Field Centre Grants also engage early-career field scientists in the developing world.
 
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Scottish Government

International Development Small Grants 2017
Deadline: 28 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme provides project funding in support of the government's International Development Policy. Applications for grants are invited from incorporated not-for-profit organisations which have a presence in Scotland and an annual turnover of less than £150 thousand. The priority countries are: Bangladesh, India (states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa), Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Awards are a maximum of £60 thousand for project grants over three years, or a maximum of £10 thousand for feasibility and capacity building grants over one year. The application deadline is 28 November 2015.
 
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ARCOS Network

Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ARCOS Small Grants enhance collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region, and the African mountains. The grants program is open to civil society organizations. Governments and for-profit organizations may participate as project partners, or in coalitions where a civil society organization is the main applicant. The maximum grant is US$5 thousand. Applications (English, French) are invited during two periods each year: 01 April to 31 May, and 01 October to 30 November.
 
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British Ornithologists' Union

Grants and Bursaries 2017
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BOU invites amateurs and professionals to apply for its Small Ornithological Research Grants. Research grants are up to £2,000 to support small projects outright, or to partly fund medium-sized programs. Grants are on any aspect of ornithological research in the UK and worldwide. The BOU also offers Career Development Bursaries to support short-term research positions of young and early-career ornithologists in any country. The closing date for both the grants and the bursaries is 30 November 2016.
 
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Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Biotechnology Fellowships in USA
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IUSSTF announces the 2017 Khorana Program for Scholars. The program will provide a stipend, airfare, and health insurance to enable Indian students to undertake 10-12 weeks of research at U.S. universities in areas of biotechnology, including agricultural biotechnology. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016.
 
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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

ICT for Mountain Development 2016
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ICT for Mountain Development Award aims to recognize ICT innovations that promote mountain development and environmental conservation, focusing on the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region. Topic areas may include mountain agriculture, disaster management, forestry, environment, mountain tourism, and others. The call is open to individuals, entrepreneurs, development practitioners, and institutions in any part of the world as long as the submission is relevant to the context of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The closing date for submissions is 30 November 2016.
 
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Islamic Development Bank

Prizes for Science and Technology, 15th Edition
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ISDB offers prizes for S&T that are awarded on the occasion of the ISDB's annual meeting of its Board of Governors. The prizes are awarded to institutions in ISDB member countries in three categories. Category 1: Outstanding scientific or technological contribution to the socioeconomic development of a member country. Category 2: Outstanding contribution to any of agriculture, biotechnology, energy, or other scientific disciplines listed in ISDB's announcement. Category 3: Noted scientific research institutions in ISDB's least-developed member countries. The prize in each category is US$100 thousand plus a trophy and certificate. The deadline for applications (Arabic, English, French) is 30 November 2016 (01 Rabi Awwal 1438H).
 
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Royal Geographic Society

Grants with Deadlines in October and November 2016
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in October and November. The application deadline is 28 October for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Postgraduate Research Grants; Geographical Club Award; and Hong Kong Research Grant. The deadline is 30 November for the Land Rover Bursary and the Field Centre Grants. Applicants are generally based in the UK, although the Field Centre Grants also engage early-career field scientists in the developing world.
 
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The Nature Conservancy

NatureNet Science Fellows 2017
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Nature Conservancy invites applications for the NatureNet Science Fellows program. This is a trans-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship program of worldwide scope in partnership with several U.S. universities that represent traditional and non-traditional disciplines relevant to conservation science. Fellows will work with a Nature Conservancy mentor and a hosting senior scholar(s) at one of the partner universities to develop a research program on halting and/or adapting to climate change. Each fellow will receive US$50 thousand per year, plus travel funding and a research budget. The postdoctoral position is expected to run for two consecutive years. The application deadline is 30 November 2016.
 
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World Forest Institute (WFI)

Fellowship Program 2017
Deadline: 30 November 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The WFI International Fellowship Program hosts foresters and other natural resource professionals from around the world for six to twelve months at WFI's campus in Oregon. Applicants propose research topics that include elements from their home countries and the USA's Pacific Northwest, where WFI is located. Fellows also engage in professional networking and visitations. WRI offers fellowships that cover 50% of program fees. The application deadline is 30 November 2016.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of University Women

International Fellowships
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The AAAUW provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the USA who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellows represent all subject areas, including those important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory. The application deadline is 01 December 2016.
 
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Cambridge University

Masters in Conservation Leadership 2017
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2017. The full-time masters program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Two scholarship programmes help support students from developing countries. The application deadline is 01 December 2016.
 
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German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture

Processing Local Food in Africa and Asia
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will fund international research cooperation on the topic of innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The aim is to contribute to improved nutrition, as well as to qualitative and quantitative reduction of food losses. BMEL will make grants to suitable research institutions in Germany, which will work with partner institutions in Africa and Asia. The projects should focus on perishable food items of plant, animal, and fungal origin, in particular with seasonal surpluses. Consideration should be given to the potential for innovation using neglected and under-utilized crops. The deadline for short proposals and consortium agreements is 01 December 2016.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment Grants and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy (NGC) provides grants and equipment to students and scientists working in grassland habitats in Latin America. Research grants of one year are open to Latin American researchers affiliated with a university, museum, or conservation organization. Additionally, the NGC offers equipment grants for conservation science, and small grants to Latin American graduate students doing field projects. The NGC describes the amount of funding; eligibility criteria; review process; and application deadlines for each of the three programs. The application deadline for the research (memorial) grants is 01 March. The application deadlines for equipment grants and student grants are 01 April, 01 August, and 01 December.
 
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Phoenix Zoo

Funding for Wildlife Conservation and Science
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Phoenix Zoo (Arizona, USA) makes small grants to support wildlife conservation and science worldwide. Grants are limited to US$3 thousand for one year. Priority is for practical projects that help build capacity, and that involve local communities. The application period is 01 November through 01 December each year.
 
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Conservation Support Fund
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (USA) makes grants for field conservation; habitat management; conservation education; ex situ captive breeding; animal health and welfare; and other themes in wildlife research and conservation. Grants generally range from US$1 thousand to US$5 thousand. The application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December.
 
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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Applications 2017
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Institution annually awards fellowships for independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The awards include: graduate student fellowships; pre-doctoral fellowships; post-doctoral fellowships; and senior fellowships. The fellowship program is open to qualified applicants worldwide. Applicants contact Smithsonian's staff members (find link in the announcement) to identify potential advisors, and to determine the feasibility of their proposed research. The application deadline is 01 December 2016.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Research Funding 2016
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama is dedicated to understanding tropical ecology and biological diversity. STRI funds research grants as well as fellowships, field courses, and other collaboration opportunities. Many categories of research fellowships have an application deadline on 01 December 2016.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Grants for Environment: Tropical Forests
Deadline: 1 December 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical forests and marine resources. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 March and 01 September for the marine program; and 01 June and 01 December for the forests program.
 
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Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (WOTRO)

Food and Business Applied Research, 3rd Call for Proposals
Deadline: 6 December 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Food & Business Applied Research Fund offers grants for applied research contributing to food security in the partner countries of Dutch international cooperation (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen). The main applicant should be a public or private organization in one of these partner countries, working with one or more research partners in Netherlands or the partner country. Grants are a maximum of €50 thousand for six months to a maximum of €300 thousand for up to 36 months. Each project requires at least 20% co-funding. The next application deadlines are 05 July 2016 and 06 December 2016.
 
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Institute of International Education

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships
Deadline: 8 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics at universities in the USA and Canada to collaborate with African universities in research, curriculum co-development, and/or graduate student training. Project requests to host scholars are submitted by universities and other higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Past scholars in the program have included several in agriculture, environment, and related disciplines. The next application period is 01 October 2016 through 08 December 2016.
 
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Australia Awards for Africa

Scholarships and Fellowships for Africans 2017
Deadline: 15 December 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
Australia Awards funds qualified African candidates for masters studies in Australia in priority subjects that include agriculture and food security; natural resource management (including mining and mining governance); public policy; health; and water and sanitation. Additionally, the program offers short-term fellowships for professional training in Africa and/or Australia. The announcement identifies the eligible countries and application deadlines, most of which are 15 December 2016 or 15 January 2017.
 
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)

Roger Conant Grants in Herpetology
Deadline: 15 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The SSAR annually makes 12 grants of US$500 each for herpetological research, education, and conservation. Applications are submitted by individuals. Some grant categories are restricted to SSAR members and students, while others are open to everyone. The application period is 15 September through 15 December each year.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation in Central America 2017
Deadline: 16 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The USFWS "Wildlife Without Borders" includes a regional program for Central America. The program seeks to conserve priority species and ecosystems across landscapes that have high value for biodiversity in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, while simultaneously benefiting local communities. The announcement identifies the geographic and thematic priorities. Applications can be accepted from both U.S. and non-U.S. organizations. The deadline for applications is 16 December 2016.
 
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Dubai Municipality

Dubai International Award for Best Practices, 11th Cycle
Deadline: 29 December 2016
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Dubai Municipality collaborates with UN Habitat to offer Best Practices Awards for outstanding contributions to improve the living environment, particularly for poor and disadvantaged populations. The categories of best practices include awards for organizations (i.e., NGOs and associations); businesses and enterprises; university research; and individuals. The cash prizes are US$30 thousand for best practices (six winners); US$30 thousand for transfer of best practices (two winners); and US$15 thousand for university research (two winners). The deadline for submissions is 29 December 2016.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2017-2018
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
DAAD offers scholarships to qualified individuals from eligible developing countries for post-graduate studies at German universities in development-related subjects. The program (EPOS) is open to individuals who completed their previous academic degrees no longer than six years previously; who have at least two years of professional experience; and who are nationals of countries receiving official development assistance (DAC list of the OECD). The available courses range across water resources; renewable energy; land management and tenure; agricultural sciences; forest sciences; ecology; nature conservation; environmental governance; and many others. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2017-2018 intake fall between August 2016 through December 2016, varying by courses (check carefully).
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. The small (US$1,500) and medium (US$3,000) awards are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is given annually to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 30 June and 31 December of each year.
 
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Orskov Foundation

Grants for University Students in Sustainable Land Use
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Orskov makes grants to support projects in agriculture and sustainable land use in developing countries. Preference will be given to training that emphasizes animal, plant, and soil interactions. Projects should have the potential to alleviate poverty and to provide sustainable environmental benefits, including adaptation/mitigation to the impacts of climate change. Applications are invited from individuals in lower-income and lower middle-income countries. The program includes student grants up to £2,500 to support studies at a university or similar organization other than the university/college in which the applicant is registered. The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR's current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya; and grassroots organizations in Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. The application deadlines are 30 June and 31 December of each year.
 
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UNESCO

UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences 2016
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
This Prize rewards the projects and activities of individuals, institutions, other entities, and NGOs for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life. Nominations are submitted by governments of UNESCO's member states, and by NGOs maintaining official relations with UNESCO that are active in the fields covered by the Prize. The Prize amount of US$300 thousand may be equally divided among a maximum of three laureates. The closing date for submissions (English, French) is 31 December 2016.
 
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WWF in India

Small Grants Program
Deadline: 31 December 2016
 
Principal Office: India
 
WWF-India offers grants up to Rs. 400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years. Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities. Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF's program in India. The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year.
 
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Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

8th Cycle
Deadline: 31 December 2017
 
Principal Office: Saudi Arabia
 
The 8th cycle of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water announces one creativity prize and four specialized prizes. The Creativity Prize of one million Saudi riyals (US$266 thousand) is for pioneering and innovative research in any water-related field. The four specialized prizes are each US$133 thousand for research in surface water; groundwater; alternative water (e.g., desalinization, wastewater treatment, etc.); and water management and protection. Candidates for the Creativity Prize are identified through external nominations. Candidates for the specialized prizes are self-nominated. The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2017.
 
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Addax and Oryx Foundation

Projects in Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation makes grants that contribute to sustainable improvements in the living conditions of underprivileged populations in Africa and the Middle East. Projects to date include examples in renewable energy, small-scale agriculture and livestock, clean water, and conservation among a wide range of community-based projects. Grants are to nonprofit organizations locally and internationally whose missions and experience meet the Foundation’s thematic interests and selection criteria.
 
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Aeon Education and Environment Fund

Environmental Protection
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Principal Office: China
 
Grants are to nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to promote activities that focus on environmental education, communications, and training. Examples are tree planting days, ecological walks, environmental contests, and similar. The Fund prefers to support specific one-off projects rather than operating expenses and ongoing programs.
 
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Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)

Services of the Finance Catalyst
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Principal Office: International
 
The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) announces its first call for proposals for the RECP – Finance Catalyst. The Finance Catalyst team works with project developers to connect qualified projects in renewable energy to development finance institutions, impact investors, and commercial lenders. Applicants may be private-sector developers (local and international), NGOs, universities, or research institutions. Preference is for projects with a significant private-sector representation. For a full menu of services, around 20 days of support in total can be made available per project, in various stages.
 
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African Development Bank

African Water Facility
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Principal Office: International
 
The AWF provides financing in integrated water resources management in Africa. Projects focus on water law and policy, capacity building, public-private partnerships, and other interventions. Applicants for AWF can be central, local, and municipal African governments; NGOs, community-based organizations; and sectoral, regional, and sub-regional organizations (e.g., for river basins, regional economic bodies, and others). Grants range from €50 thousand to €5 million.
 
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African Development Bank

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa
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Principal Office: International
 
SEFA makes grants for the establishment and growth of small and medium projects for clean energy and energy efficiency in Africa. The program provides grants for project preparation (Component I), and for investment start-up and growth (Component II). Funding is aimed towards private-sector entrepreneurs.
 
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African Women's Development Fund

Grants for Women's Organizations
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Principal Office: International
 
The African Women’s Development Fund supports organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent. The six thematic areas include one on economic empowerment and livelihoods related to food security, agriculture, climate change, and other issues. The program makes grants to local, national, sub-regional, and regional women's organizations from any part of Africa. Grants range from US$8 thousand to US$50 thousand. Applications are accepted at any time.
 
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Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Support for Civil Society in Rural Development
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The AKF provides support to civil society organizations in several countries of Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Themes in rural development include subject areas such as agriculture, natural resources, and disaster reduction. Inquiries can be made at any time to AKF's country offices: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mali (regional for West Africa), Mozambique, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
 
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Agropolis Foundation

Research and Education in Agriculture for Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: France
 
The Agropolis Foundation in France seeks partnerships to address the world's challenges related to food, agriculture, and biodiversity. The Foundation intends to devote one-third of its resources to co-invest with private and public partners. Potentially interested partners can contact Agropolis at the indicated email address.
 
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Akvo

Funding for Water and Sanitation
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Akvo manages an online marketplace to connect development projects and programs that require financial support with donors who supply the funding. Focus areas include water and sanitation, among others. Projects are displayed online. Financial contributors of all kinds (e.g., companies, individuals, and others) choose which projects to support.
 
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Alcoa Foundation

Grants for Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Alcoa Foundation makes grants for environment and education to serve communities where Alcoa has production facilities or administrative offices worldwide. The Foundation funds projects to reduce materials use, recycle products, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable energy, manage ecosystems and biodiversity, and protect water resources. Interested organizations make their grant requests through their local Alcoa facility.
 
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Amphibian Survival Alliance

Seed Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The ASA offers seed grants to help start projects or encourage innovative approaches to address conservation, research, and education related to amphibians. Priority is for threatened, endangered, and critically endangered amphibian species worldwide. Seed grants normally range from US$500 to US$1000. Applications are accepted and reviewed all year.
 
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Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA)

Leapfrog Conservation Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The Leapfrog Conservation Fund supports the creation of new reserves and the expansion of existing reserves for important amphibian habitat in tropical regions. The priority is habitat supporting endangered and critically endangered amphibian species. Proposals must demonstrate how the proposed actions will be implemented locally, and how the protected area will be managed over the long-term. Applications are invited from not-for-profit entities and NGOs in the country where the project is located. There is no application deadline.
 
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Annenberg Foundation

Animal Welfare and Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's interests include wildlife research and conservation; animal health and anti-cruelty campaigns; community-based management of natural resources; and environmental education and capacity building. Annenberg supports projects in the USA (especially in California) and internationally. Most grant recipients for environmental and animal projects in developing countries are nonprofit organizations in the USA that have international interests.
 
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)

Grants for Technical Assistance and Fellowships Program
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Principal Office: International
 
AFSED makes grants to support technical and economic feasibility studies; seminars and conferences, and other institutional support and training. Thematic areas include agriculture and dry lands, water supply, environment, and many others. Requests for grants from AFESD can be submitted by a member state or any eligible Arab, regional, or international organization. Additionally, the Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides Arab Ph.D. holders with opportunities to conduct advanced research and/or teaching internationally.
 
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Archer Daniels Midland Company

Corporate Social Investment Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a multinational agribusiness corporation. ADM’s corporate social investment program “ADM Cares” makes grants in themes of agricultural development, sound environmental practices, education for children and young adults, and maintaining vibrant communities. Grant seekers fill out an online application to describe their organization, contact information, and request for funding. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Arcus Foundation

Great Apes Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
Arcus makes grants to promote the survival of great apes in the wild and in sanctuaries that offer safety from invasive research and other forms of exploitation. Grant support focuses on activities that impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gibbons. The program is open to non-profit organizations worldwide.
 
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ASEAN Foundation

Projects for Human Resources Development
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Principal Office: International
 
The ASEAN Foundation funds human resources development (capacity building) in program areas that include environment and social development, e.g., agriculture, fisheries, and disaster management. Most of the Foundation's projects are implemented by relatively experienced research and training institutes in the ASEAN region, and by ASEAN's network organizations (for agriculture, fisheries, life sciences, research, etc.). Additionally, a few grants are made to organizations outside of ASEAN (e.g., Japan and Europe), but which actively work with partners across the region.
 
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Ashden Trust

Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Ashden Trust is a grant-making charity addressing climate change, sustainable development, and improving the quality of life in poorer communities. The Trust makes grants to organizations in the UK and the developing world. Grants in "Sustainable Development International" focus on community-based renewable energy, forest conservation and management, and related efforts to slow climate change. The Trust makes grants to registered charities and nonprofit organizations in the UK and in the developing countries in which it engages. Proposals are accepted at any time.
 
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Ashoka

Ashoka Fellows
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Principal Office: USA
 
Ashoka makes three-year grants to social entrepreneurs around the world who become Ashoka Fellows. Fields of work include environment, energy, agriculture, and several others. Ashoka accepts nominations online in several languages. The nomination form requests information about the social entrepreneur's core idea, and why it is distinguished from other efforts. Additional required information asks about the social problem being addressed, the impact to date, and strategies for the future.
 
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Asia Foundation

Grants for Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's thematic interests include natural resource management and use; water resource management and trans-boundary water sharing; climate change adaptation and resilience; disaster preparedness and risk reduction; urban environmental issues; and women and the environment. The Foundation makes most of its grants to organizations based in the Asia-Pacific region. Grant recipients are mainly civil society organizations, together with institutions for research and education. Other grant recipients include business associations, government organizations (e.g., environmental planning, water and sanitation, energy supply, etc.), and others.
 
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Asian Development Bank

Water Pilot and Demonstration Activities
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Principal Office: International
 
The ADB makes small grants for pilot and demonstration activities (PDAs) to test and validate approaches, methodologies, and strategies to improve water resources management, water services delivery, and reforms in water policy. Eligibility for PDAs extends to government agencies and local governments; international and national NGOs; academic and research institutions; and ADB's staff in regional departments. PDAs are implemented in less than one year, and for funding of less than US$50 thousand.
 
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Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Grants in Support of Women and Children: Members
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Principal Office: International
 
The ACWW makes small grants that directly benefit women and/or children in subject areas that include agricultural training and development, water and sanitation, and several others. AWCC's member organizations can submit applications at any time; non-members should apply during January or June of each year.
 
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Atkinson Foundation

Development Projects in Mexico and Central America
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Atkinson Foundation makes grants for grassroots projects in Mexico and Central America. Thematic areas are health, family planning, and cooperative enterprises. The Foundation also funds activities in agriculture and natural resources including community water supply and sanitation; community agriculture and livestock; and micro-enterprises in agriculture and natural resources. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA.
 
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Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Australia-Africa Community Grants Scheme
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Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australia-Africa Community Grants Scheme (AACGS) funds community-based activities by African NGOs for projects in water and sanitation; environmental awareness and conservation of natural resources; agriculture and food security; and a range of other grassroots actions for social and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are submitted to the relevant Australian diplomatic mission.
 
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Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

NGOs in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Australia
 
Civil society organizations in developing countries may be able to access funding through the Small Activities Scheme (SAS) and the Direct Aid Program (DAP). The SAS and DAP provide limited funding to support local organizations for small-scale activities during short periods, normally up to one year. Potential applicants contact the relevant Australian Embassy or High Commission to inquire about funding possibilities.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: Australia
 
ACIAR's research program is a cluster of scientific disciplines focused around economics and social sciences; agricultural crops; livestock and fisheries; and natural resource management. Most grants are to Australian organizations which collaborate with other institutions in Australia and in partner developing countries via consortium arrangements. Suggestions for projects may be submitted by individuals, research institutions, and government organizations in the developing countries where ACIAR is active, and/or in Australia.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Engaging with NGOs
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Principal Office: Australia
 
ACIAR supports partners to disseminate results of ACIAR-funded research in local communities. ACIAR particularly seeks to collaborate with civil society organizations that have long-term ties in the communities of interest, preferably as partners of existing government extension services. Additionally, ACIAR collaborates with Australian volunteers through established programs to place volunteers with ACIAR projects. Community-based organizations approach ACIAR in the same way as indicated for researchers, except that the emphasis in proposals will be different.
 
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Austrian Development Agency

Organizations in Partner Regions and Countries
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Principal Office: Austria
 
The ADA accepts proposals from government bodies and civil society organizations in its partner regions and countries. The proposed projects must contribute to the priorities of Austrian cooperation, i.e., its regional and country strategies. Interested organizations prepare and submit concept notes to the relevant ADA field offices, or to ADA's headquarters in Vienna (if no field office is available). If ADA is interested, it invites complete project proposals.
 
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Avina Stiftung

Grants for Environment
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Avina Stiftung is active mainly in Switzerland, but it also supports Swiss development work in Latin America, as well as selected initiatives with a global focus. The Foundation supports innovations to promote eco-efficiency, biodiversity, and ecological sustainability. It also seeks to enhance awareness of environmental issues. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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Beit Trust

Environment and Water in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust supports educational and extension projects in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Themes include environmental issues, mainly in wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand.
 
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Belgian Development Cooperation

NGOs in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Belgium
 
Belgium funds grant-making programs for civil society in Belgium and its partner developing countries. The programs include "Consolidation of Society in Partner Countries." Civil society organizations in Belgium's partner countries contact the attaché for development cooperation at the relevant Belgian embassy.
 
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Blue Planet Network

Community Water Supply
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Principal Office: USA
 
Blue Planet Network funds projects that provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, grassroots watershed management, and related activities to improve community water supply. Blue Planet Network raises funds online from individuals, foundations, trusts, corporations, community groups, and other donors. The funding is directed to the implementing partners of Blue Planet Network. Implementing partners are grassroots NGOs in developing countries where the water projects are carried out. Other implementers are international development NGOs that have water-related programs and projects in developing countries. Organizations apply to Blue Planet Network to become implementing partners.
 
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Body Shop Foundation

Wildlife and Environmental Protection
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Body Shop Foundation makes grants to support animal and wildlife protection through measures to combat illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products; protect wildlife habitat; and rescue and rehabilitate captured animals. It also makes grants for community water supply; tree planting; environmental education and training; and other environmental initiatives at the grassroots level. The Foundation’s staff research and choose the grant recipients. However, the Foundation may sometimes post requests for applications, particularly in its regional programs.
 
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Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC)

Technical Assistance and Knowledge Transfer
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Principal Office: Brazil
 
The ABC provides horizontal assistance to developing countries in program areas that include agriculture and food security; energy and biofuels; and environment (among other thematic areas). The form of the assistance can include training, research, and infrastructure support. In principle, ABC's assistance is available to all types of institutions -- public agencies, private entities, research institutes, and other organizations. The ABC accepts requests for technical assistance through a form that it posts on its website in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
 
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Bromley Trust

Environment, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust makes grants to prevent deforestation and protect the biodiversity of Brazil's Atlantic Forest; to promote marine diversity; to protect islands and the Arctic and Antarctic regions; and to support innovative work on climate change and sustainability. Additionally, the Trust supports human rights related to the environment, particularly with respect to the consequences of climate change and the depletion of natural resources, and with respect to the land rights of marginalized people. Grants are made only to or through UK registered charities whose work falls within the remit of Bromley's program areas.
 
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Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
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Principal Office: Canada
 
Some of Canada's embassies and high commissions make grants for local projects implemented by NGOs, universities, and other civil society organizations. The grants are made through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. Grant seekers should inquire with the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission for information.
 
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Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development

Development Projects in Focus Countries
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Principal Office: Canada
 
Canada's DFATD makes grants to organizations in Canada and around the world that work to reduce poverty in developing countries. Proposals need to correspond to Canada’s priority themes for development assistance, one of which is food security. This refers to projects and initiatives in sustainable agriculture, agricultural research, and improved food assistance and nutrition. DFATD operates through calls for proposals. It also accepts unsolicited project proposals if they correspond to the priority themes, and if they take place in Canada's focus countries for development assistance.
 
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Canadian International Development Research Center

Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Canada
 
Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) makes grants for individual research projects, as well as for larger research programs. Research thematic areas at IDRC include agriculture and environment, among others. Research ideas are submitted to IDRC's program officers for review and comments. If IDRC is interested in the idea, it will invite a full proposal.
 
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Cargill

Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship
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Principal Office: USA
 
Cargill makes grants for projects in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship. These focus areas include funding for projects that protect and improve accessibility to water resources; support conservation and environmental education; and promote sustainable agriculture. Applicants for Corporate Giving complete an online inquiry. Applicants for Local Community Giving contact their nearest Cargill facility to inquire about local interests and partnerships.
 
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Caribbean Development Bank

Basic Needs Trust Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The BNTF provides resources to poor Caribbean communities to improve access to public services, enhance employability, and reduce socio-economic vulnerability. Thematic areas for project funding include community water supply, local environmental degradation, and skills training for livelihoods and enterprises (among many other topics). BNTF's support is available to community groups, NGOs, and government agencies in the participating countries. Most grants range from about US$30 thousand to US$500 thousand.
 
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Caterpillar Foundation

Grants for Environment, Basic Needs, and Education
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Principal Office: USA
 
Internationally, the Caterpillar Foundation has supported projects in tropical forest conservation and afforestation; water and sanitation; food and agriculture; alternative (low-carbon) transportation systems; urban waste recycling; and other themes related to environment and natural resources. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations such as development NGOs, universities and institutes, foundations, museums, conservation groups, and others. Most grants are in communities where Caterpillar has an active presence. Applicants answer a series of questions about their eligibility in order to apply. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year.
 
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Charles Hayward Foundation

Livelihoods in the African Commonwealth Countries
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Foundation accepts applications from UK charities that seek funding for livelihoods projects in Africa’s Commonwealth countries, and that have annual incomes of more than £350 thousand. Projects should focus at the grassroots level with proven local partners. Categories for support include water and sanitation; capacity building in agriculture and income-generating activities; and health. Grants are up to £15 thousand.
 
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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

International Finance for Sustainability
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's international grant making includes a sub-program to steer investments and policies in energy and infrastructure towards sustainable development. Grants in this theme are intended to guard against unwise capital investments in large-scale dams, extractive industries, and other major projects which threaten environmental sustainability and local economic opportunity. One component of this sub-program is for programs and projects in Latin America, while the other has worldwide scope.
 
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Coca-Cola Foundation

Community Support, Including Water Projects
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Coca-Cola Foundation’s priority areas for grant making are women, water, and well-being. In the subject area of water, the Foundation makes grants for access to clean water and sanitation; watershed management in water-stressed areas; multiple-use systems for water; and education and awareness in water conservation. Grants are to tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations. Grant seekers apply for cash grants or fund-raising sponsorships. Note: Coca-Cola’s regional and country foundations share in these global priorities and add others -- mainly in areas of education, health, and environment.
 
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Columbus Zoo

Conservation Grants Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Columbus Zoo's Conservation Grants Program funds conservation research, education, capacity building, and community involvement in countries around the world. Potential applicants contact the Zoo's field research coordinator at the indicated email address.
 
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Conservation International

Programs to Fund Biodiversity Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Conservation International (CI) manages multiple funding programs that include the Conservation Stewards Program; the Global Conservation Fund; and the Carbon Fund. Each of these funds provides contact information. Potentially interested grant seekers should make inquiries with the identified staff at CI. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Convention on Biological Diversity

Financing for Protected Areas
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Principal Office: International
 
LifeWeb is a platform of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to increase financing for protected areas in the developing world. The program operates as a match-making service between governments that request funding for protected areas, and donors willing and able to provide it. National governments of developing countries define funding needs for protected areas, and submit these Expressions of Interest to LifeWeb's Coordination Office. LifeWeb publicizes the Expressions of Interest, and strives to match them with the geographical and thematic priorities of public and private donors.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa
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Principal Office: International
 
The CEPF offers small grants up to US$10 thousand to protect key biodiversity areas in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot that are under immediate and urgent threat. The announcement lists the eligible key biodiversity areas in Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Applications can be made by NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. Letters of inquiry (English, French, Portuguese) can be submitted at any time.
 
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CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
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Principal Office: USA
 
The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy take an activist approach in making grants to defend traditional management of agriculture and natural resources in the Global South. Specific interests include protecting local seeds and reducing chemicals in agriculture; regulating the introduction of genetically modified organisms; and supporting communities in their self-governance of natural resources. Recent grants include several for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most grants are under US$20 thousand. Letters of inquiry can be sent at any time.
 
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David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Conservation and Science
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Principal Office: USA
 
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation funds projects for conservation and science in themes that include marine fisheries, marine birds, Pacific coastal ecosystems, and climate change. The Foundation makes grants to charitable, educational, and scientific organizations in the USA and other countries. Most grants range from US$20 thousand to US$500 thousand. Potential applicants should consult Packard’s website for the criteria, guidelines, and restrictions of grant making.
 
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Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NGOs in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Denmark
 
Some of Denmark's diplomatic missions make grants to local NGOs and other types of organizations in developing countries. Interested individuals should inquire with the relevant Danish diplomatic mission regarding whether funding is available, and how to apply for it.
 
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Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Technical Cooperation
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Principal Office: International
 
CAF makes a limited number of grants through its programs of technical cooperation and specialized funds. Most grants are for capacity building, sectoral studies, pilot demonstrations, and support for small and medium enterprises -- often as components of larger integrated programs. Grant recipients may include government agencies, NGOs, producer associations, and others. CAF's Operational Manual for Technical Cooperation describes how technical cooperation is managed in CAF; outlines eligibility criteria for projects; identifies allowable costs; and provides additional guidelines.
 
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Diageo Foundation

Community Projects in Water Resources
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Diageo Foundation makes grants that target developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. To be eligible for funding, projects must fall within key focus areas that include one on water resources ("Water of Life"). Grants support improved access and management of water at the community level. Examples are wells, rainwater harvesting, water filters and pumps, village sanitation, and low-cost irrigation. Grants are a maximum of £50 thousand per project for up to three years.
 
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DigitalGlobe Foundation

Satellite Imagery for Environment and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation makes awards of archive satellite imagery for research and applied projects in climate change, land use, coastal development, forest management, wildlife corridors, water management, fisheries management, agricultural planning, disaster response and recovery, and other topics in environment and natural resources. Grant recipients are students and professors at accredited universities and related educational institutions for projects in which the data will not be used commercially. Additionally, DigitalGlobe gives special consideration to analysts and researchers at NGOs who need the imagery in support of humanitarian and/or environmental efforts.
 
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DigitalGlobe Foundation

Satellite Imagery for Environment and Natural Resources
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The DigitalGlobe Foundation makes awards of archive satellite imagery for research and applied projects in climate change, land use, coastal development, forest management, wildlife corridors, water management, fisheries management, agricultural planning, disaster response and recovery, and other topics in environment and natural resources. Grant recipients are students and professors for projects in which the data will not be used commercially. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Rapid Response Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Rapid Respond Program is designed to provide emergency grants in times of conservation crisis or urgent need. Grants are up to US$5 thousand per request. Inquiries to the Rapid Response Fund can be submitted at any time. Applicants send an email to DWCF to request an invitation code.
 
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DOEN Foundation

Green and Inclusive Economy
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The DOEN Foundation is the receiving fund of the three Dutch charity lotteries. Among other program areas, the Foundation aims to help combat further climate change by supporting entrepreneurial approaches to reduce CO2 emissions. The program looks for pioneers in the field of sustainable energy and energy saving in the Netherlands, and that focus on sustainable energy in Africa and India.
 
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Donner Canadian Foundation

Land and Wildlife Conservation
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Principal Office: Canada
 
The Donner Canadian Foundation makes grants for public policy research, environment, social service projects, and international development. Grant making includes interests in land and wildlife conservation in Canada and internationally. Donner's grants are restricted to organizations that have Canadian charitable status. Organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs to the Foundation's Executive Director. If there is a potential match with the Foundation's interests, Donner will request more information.
 
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Ecologia

The Virtual Foundation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Ecologia aims to build global connections that create civil society and support environmental, social, and economic sustainability. In support of these objectives, Ecologia established the Virtual Foundation to raise financial contributions over the internet, and to steer this funding towards project implementers in partner countries. The partner countries are Argentina, Belarus, China, Georgia, Honduras, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Nepal, Nicaragua, Russia, São Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. Grants are up to US$5 thousand, with preference for projects under US$2 thousand.
 
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EcoPix

Conservation Photography
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Principal Office: Australia
 
EcoPix makes grants to support the non-equipment costs of small photography projects by emerging conservation photographers in Australia and neighboring Asia-Pacific countries. There is no nationality requirement or age requirement, although EcoPix gives preference to grant requests from young and emerging photographers. Outside of Australia, projects normally need sponsorship by an Australian organization, a branch of a well-established international organization, or a major national conservation organization in the country concerned. Smaller grass-roots groups need to work with established organizations.
 
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Empowers Africa

Conservation Linked to Community Development
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Principal Office: USA
 
Empowers Africa takes the view that sustainable conservation is built on community-based collaboration. Projects support community access to education, health, and business opportunities at or near protected conservation and wildlife areas and World Heritage Sites. Other projects fund programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development. Grants are to international and African-based organizations.
 
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Energy Assistance

Technical Assistance for Small Electricity Projects
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Principal Office: International
 
Energy Assistance is an employees’ association of electricity utilities in Europe that offers technical assistance to communities in the developing world needing electricity. Examples are electricity projects for water supply, village lighting, agriculture, schools and hospitals, and related local needs. The Association posts an application form. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Energy Foundation

China Sustainable Energy Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) makes grants for planning, policies, research, and training to improve energy efficiency and to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions in China. Grant eligibility extends to organizations in China and the USA. They include Chinese research institutes and foundations; universities; professional organizations, societies, and academies; energy technology centers; policy groups and think tanks; state-owned energy companies; regulatory agencies; and NGOs. Applicants from the USA generally need to be tax-exempt charitable organizations.
 
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ENGIE Corporate Foundation

Grants for Improved Energy Access
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Principal Office: France
 
The ENGIE Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include support for improved energy access by disadvantaged communities. Applicants provide summary information about their organization and its partners; objectives and context of the proposed project; details of the funding request; and how the project will be evaluated. Applications (French, English, Dutch) can be submitted at any time.
 
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Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

Esri Conservation Grant Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
Esri is an international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications. Esri offers free or discounted GIS software, hardware, data, training, and services to support groups and individuals working for social and environmental benefit. Esri's Conservation Grant Program makes GIS grants to non-profit organizations, programs, and individuals active in public service and nature conservation in any country. There are no grant cycles or deadlines.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust makes grants in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation benefiting the developing world. Most funding for international activities is to international conservation organizations, and to UK organizations that manage international programs. The Trust's conservation interests are wide to include African wildlife, marine conservation, wetlands, tropical forests, and others.
 
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Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Micro-Grants in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Estonia
 
Estonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the country's Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DCHA). DHCA makes small grants to government agencies, local authorities, and nonprofit organizations and foundations in Estonia's priority countries for development aid: Afghanistan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Estonian organizations participate as partners. DCHA posts guidelines and forms for micro-financing on its home page.
 
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Farm Africa

Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise (MAEF)
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Principal Office: UK
 
The MAEF makes grants and loans to small and medium-sized enterprises along the agricultural value chain in East Africa. MAEF aims to serve the “missing middle” of agricultural finance – businesses that are too big to receive services from NGOs and microfinance institutions, but too small to qualify for commercial loans. MAEF describes eligibility criteria for small and medium enterprises that it will consider for support. The MAEF team can be contacted through Farm Africa in Kenya.
 
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FEMSA Foundation

Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Latin America
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Principal Office: Mexico
 
The Foundation makes grants for sustainable development of water resources in Latin America. Grant recipients for community water projects include government agencies, development NGOs, foundations and institutes, and other nonprofit organizations. To propose projects, applicants should contact the Foundation via its email address or telephone.
 
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Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Local Cooperation Funds
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Principal Office: Finland
 
In some developing countries, Finnish embassies make grants to educational institutions and other civil society organizations in support of Finland's development assistance. Grant seekers should inquire with Finland's embassies regarding Finland's local cooperation funds.
 
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Fondation Segré

Wildlife Conservation
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia-Pacific; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical Cooperation Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The TCP operates in all of the world's developing regions, with emphasis on the neediest countries, to address specific problems in agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, and forestry. Additionally, TCP sets aside some of its funding for emergency projects, e.g., control of insect and disease outbreaks affecting food production. Requests to the TCP normally are made by government agencies for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or rural development more broadly. Projects proposed by NGOs, foundations, cooperatives, etc., are also eligible if they are endorsed by the relevant government authorities.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FLEGT Direct Assistance Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and non-profit organizations in the private-sector. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT and support the VPA process (Voluntary Partnership Agreement) with the EU. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Liberia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Grants are up to 50 thousand. Applications (English, French, Spanish) can be submitted at any time.
 
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Ford Foundation

Community Rights over Natural Resources
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Principal Office: USA
 
In its theme Equitable Development, the Ford Foundation makes grants to challenge inequality. The sub-theme "Natural Resources and Climate Change" seeks to ensure that indigenous and other communities have secure access to and control over natural resources, and can benefit from them fully. The theme Equitable Development operates in the USA and in the following countries and regions: Brazil, China, Eastern Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa. The Foundation accepts project ideas at any time.
 
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Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Reducing Carbon Emissions in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) promotes a market-based approach at a program level to reduce carbon emissions in developing countries. The Foundation aims to integrate carbon markets into the policy frameworks of host countries as the means to attain long-lasting structural change, with a focus on Least-Developed Countries. Project proposals are reviewed continuously throughout the year.
 
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French Development Agency (AFD)

Local Grants in African Countries
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Principal Office: France
 
AFD makes local grants for projects in what it calls the "Least Developed Countries of the Priority Aid Solidarity Zone," or PSZ. These are principally Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Grant seekers should contact AFD's country offices, which normally connect with France's diplomatic missions.
 
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French Global Environment Facility (FFEM)

Mainstream Projects
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Principal Office: France
 
The FFEM adds financial resources to the French government's contribution to the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). FFEM considers projects in all developing countries eligible for official development assistance, with priority given to Africa and the Mediterranean. Grant seekers apply through any one of the five French institutional members of FFEM to discuss project ideas. The process begins with a pre-identification note.
 
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G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Grants in Natural and Earth Sciences
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Principal Office: USA
 
The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation makes grants for research and operational support in marine and ocean conservation, earth sciences, climate change, and wildlife management. Grants are to nonprofit organizations, mainly in the USA, for projects ranging from local to international. Applications (first stage) are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ)

Civil Society in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The German federal government provides embassies and consulates with small budgets to support micro-projects in technical cooperation. This scheme is for local and self-help initiatives at the grassroots level. Germany's embassies and consulates provide support either directly or indirectly. Applicants request the relevant German embassy for information about small-scale projects in technical cooperation.
 
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German Federal Ministry for Environment (DBU)

Environmental Projects in Europe
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Principal Office: Germany
 
DBU makes grants for environmental technology, environmental research and nature conservation, environmental communication, and the protection of cultural heritage. Most grants are for work in Germany, although the Foundation funds international projects with organizations in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Grant seekers can find an overview of the Foundation's international activities. It identifies the Foundation's contact persons for inquiries about international collaboration.
 
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Global Environment Facility

Projects for Global Environment
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Principal Office: International
 
The GEF is the financial mechanism for five international conventions (Biodiversity; Climate Change; Persistent Organic Pollutants; Mercury; and Desertification) in addition to supporting implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer. Project concepts can be developed by governments, NGOs, communities, the private sector, and other civil society entities. Grant seekers begin by contacting GEF's operational focal point to verify that project ideas will be eligible for GEF's consideration. They subsequently prepare a Project Identification Form in close coordination with one of GEF's partner agencies.
 
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Global Environment Facility

GEF Small Grants Program
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Principal Office: International
 
GEF's Small Grants Program funds community-based projects in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and abatement, protection of international waters, prevention of land degradation, and reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants (i.e., the focal areas of the GEF more widely). Grant recipients are community-based organizations, NGOs, and other grassroots organizations. The maximum grant size is US$50 thousand, and the average is about US$25 thousand. Grant seekers contact the relevant SGP National Coordinator for guidelines and an application form.
 
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Global Innovation Fund

Social Innovations for the Developing World
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Principal Office: UK
 
GIF welcomes proposals of innovative and cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge in any country -- or in multiple countries -- of the developing world. The program is open to teams and coalitions from social enterprises, for-profit companies, NGOs, government agencies, international organizations, and researchers anywhere in the world. GIF offers grants, loans, and equity investments ranging from US$50 thousand to US$15 million. Applicants should propose the level and type of funding that is appropriate for their innovation, based on the stage of development. GIF accepts applications on a continuous basis.
 
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Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Living Lakes Network
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The GNF is active in the protection and conservation of lakes, wetlands, and drinking water through the Living Lakes Network, which operates internationally. Members are able to include their projects and proposals in the Living Lakes portfolio for the attention of potential donors and sponsors. Members may also apply for assistance to participate in the meetings, workshops, and conferences of Living Lakes -- and to seek other forms of networking and training support. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Global Village Energy Partnership

Energy Enterprises in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) is a nonprofit organization to support the development and growth of small and medium energy businesses in developing countries, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. GVEP offers business and technical services, as well as access to funding. GVEP accepts expressions of interest for energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa from entrepreneurs, management teams, and project developers. Applicants specify if they are seeking loans, investments, or grants.
 
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Hellenic Aid

Civil Society in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Greece
 
Some Greek embassies, particularly in the Balkan countries, administer a Small Projects Fund. Grant seekers contact the relevant Greek embassy or consulate.
 
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Hermès Enterprise Foundation

Biodiversity and Local Knowledge
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Principal Office: France
 
The Hermès Enterprise Foundation is active in France and internationally in promoting traditional craft skills and expertise; supporting the creative arts; providing access to education and training; and protecting biodiversity. Projects link biodiversity conservation with the application of traditional knowledge and expertise, and promote sustainable and people-centered development. Applications can be submitted by organizations or individuals. There are no restrictions on nationality or residence, and no guidelines about minimum or maximum grant size. Applications are sent by postal mail to the Foundation’s office in Paris.
 
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Hewlett Foundation

Energy and Climate
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's grant making for environment includes the sub-program Energy and Climate. This sub-program makes grants to strengthen global climate policy, with grant making worldwide. The Foundation also funds improvements in transportation to reduce air pollution (focusing on China, Mexico, Brazil, and USA).
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
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Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil recently established a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to CDN$2 thousand toward the purchase of transmitters, and it will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year.
 
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Hongkong Bank Foundation

Environmental Education and Training in China
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Principal Office: China
 
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has a major presence in Hong Kong, where it founded the Hongkong Bank Foundation. The Foundation makes grants for education, training, community welfare, and the environment in Hong Kong and mainland China. The Foundation funds initiatives that strengthen social links between mainland China and Hong Kong. It also supports projects originating in the mainland.
 
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Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA)

Civil Society in Partner Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Iceland
 
ICEIDA's country programs work with grassroots partner organizations, who may sometimes receive indirect financial assistance or assistance in-kind. There is no formal grants program or application process. However, grant seekers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda may want to inquire for information.
 
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Idea Wild

Equipment and Supplies for Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Idea Wild is a nonprofit organization to provide equipment and supplies in support of biodiversity conservation in developing countries. Grants are to individuals of any nationality engaged in biodiversity conservation, education, or research in the developing countries. An application should include a detailed description of the requested equipment, as well as contact information for the company that sells each item of the equipment. Idea Wild provides internet links to suppliers of the most frequently requested equipment items in order to help applicants choose and identify the items.
 
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Innocent Foundation

Seed Grants for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World
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Principal Office: UK
 
The program area “seed funding” makes grants to partner NGOs to deliver small-scale agricultural projects that have strong local impacts in the developing world. In addition to grant for agriculture, past projects include several that address water, forests, biodiversity, and related issues in environment and natural resources. Applying organizations must be registered charities in the UK. Grants are up to £30 thousand per year for three years.
 
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Inter-American Development Bank

Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Principal Office: International
 
Administered by IDB, the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) created a special fund for projects related to drinking water; sewage systems; wastewater treatment; urban rainwater drainage; water resources management; solid waste management; and efficiency and operations management. Eligibility for grants includes government entities; companies; cooperatives; NGOs which provide water and sanitation services; and other entities that provide public water and sanitation services in any member country of the Ibero-American Community of Nations, and in Haiti.
 
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Inter-American Development Bank

Social Entrepreneurship Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The SEP helps micro and small producers in marginalized communities with innovative loans and grants. A second type of project funds pilot initiatives for business approaches to supply potable water, renewable energy, and other basic services. Eligibility extends to private companies, NGOs, foundations, cooperatives, producers' associations, and public-private partnerships that operate in any of IDB's member countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants contact the relevant country office of IDB for guidance to fill out a preliminary application.
 
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Inter-American Development Bank

Multilateral Investment Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
MIF (FOMIN in Spanish) supports financial institutions such as banks, cooperatives, producers associations, and NGOs -- which in turn lend to micro and small enterprises. Activities funded under MIF include sustainable agriculture, markets for clean energy, technologies for cleaner production, sustainable tourism, and the establishment of environmental funds. Public as well as non-profit organizations (NGOs, industry associations, chambers of commerce, and foundations) are eligible to apply. MIF requires counterpart contributions.
 
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Inter-American Foundation

Grants for NGOs in Latin America and Caribbean
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Principal Office: USA
 
IAF makes grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise living conditions of disadvantaged populations, and to advance other social goals. The Foundation's grant-making interests include grassroots projects in agriculture; clean water and sanitation; community conservation; and local management of natural resources (forests, fisheries, etc.). Applications can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, or Haitian Creole.
 
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Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)

Grassroots Agriculture, Climate Change, and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
ICCO works towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being without poverty and injustice. It supports projects in agricultural markets; food security and water; prevention and adaptation to climate change; access to land and forests for minorities; and prevention of natural disasters. Most programs and projects are managed from ICCO's regional offices, each of which defines specific focus areas. Civil society organizations that want to inquire about partnering with ICCO should make contact at the regional level.
 
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International Fund for Agricultural Development

Research and Technical Assistance
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Principal Office: International
 
IFAD makes grants for research and capacity building in agriculture, natural resources, and related strategies to address rural poverty. It makes grants at the country level, and at regional and global levels. IFAD’s operations in a country are framed by that country’s Country Strategic Opportunities Program (COSOP). Most small grants (i.e., under US$500 thousand) focus on capacity building, awareness raising, knowledge networks, policy advocacy, and rural innovation. Grant seekers should contact IFAD’s country program managers to explore funding possibilities.
 
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International Otter Survival Fund

Otter Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Fund works globally to conserve all 13 species of otter by helping to support scientists and others in practical conservation, education, research, and rescue and rehabilitation. Applicants contact IOSF to provide the following information: title of proposal; location; species; aim of project; need for the project; methods; desired achievement; personnel involved and their experience; timetable; budget; and names, organizations, addresses, and contact email of two referees.
 
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International SeaKeepers Society

Discovery Yachts Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The International SeaKeepers Society supports the Discovery Yachts Program to promote marine research, education, and conservation. The program enables marine scientists to conduct oceanographic research by placing them on member vessels. SeaKeepers maintains a database of yacht owners willing to donate time, fuel, provisions, and expertise aboard their vessels. Research missions aboard participating yachts may take place in any coastal or offshore waters where legally permitted. Proposals are accepted on a rolling (continuous) basis.
 
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Irish Aid

Support for Civil Society in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Ireland
 
Irish Aid directs a significant share of it funding to NGOs. Funding programs in partner developing countries may include micro-projects and fellowships. Grant seekers in the partner countries should inquire with Irish Aid locally.
 
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Israeli Agency for International Development (MASHAV)

Training in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Israel
 
MASHAV delivers mobile short courses in requesting developing countries, combining Israeli instructors with local counterparts for each course. The offerings include courses in agriculture via MASHAV's partnership with CINADCO. The requesting organization(s) contact the relevant Israeli diplomatic mission to submit a formal request.
 
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Italian Development Cooperation

Funding in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Italy
 
Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation has no formal program of making grants to organizations in the developing countries. However, local and international NGOs, businesses, etc., can in principle be partners of Italian NGOs and other Italian implementers of development projects. The web pages for Local Technical Units summarize Italian cooperation in key partner countries.
 
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J.M. Kaplan Fund

Environment Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
Kaplan's program in environment focuses on protection of the high seas, ocean livability, and marine protected areas. Most grant recipients in this program are well-established conservation organizations in the USA and internationally. The great majority of grant-funded projects are chosen by Kaplan's staff. However, the Fund accepts online letters of inquiry.
 
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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Training Programs in Japan
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Principal Office: Japan
 
JICA supports individuals from the developing countries to travel to Japan for training, education, and professional contacts. Most participants are affiliated with the public sector, although an increasing number of participants are from civil society. These capacity-building initiatives connect with JICA's bilateral projects in developing countries. They are accessed through JICA's country offices.
 
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Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Grassroots Human Security Grants
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Grassroots Human Security Grants are made to grassroots civil society organizations, local governments, and other organizations in developing countries. These grants are offered through some of the Japanese diplomatic missions. Potentially interested applicants need to inquire with the relevant embassy or other diplomatic mission.
 
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Jephcott Charitable Trust

Program in Natural Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Jephcott Charitable Trust in the UK makes grants for charitable purposes in the subject areas of population control, natural environment, education, and health. Projects in the theme of Natural Environment include examples in small-scale agriculture, livestock production, horticulture, agricultural training, community water supply, environmental education, tree planting, renewable energy, and others. Eligibility for grants extends to registered charities and properly constituted organizations in all parts of the world. There is no application deadline.
 
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John Ellerman Foundation

Marine Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Foundation's environment program supports UK-based non-governmental organizations for projects in better-managed habitats, and conservation of marine ecosystems. Eligibility for grants is open to small and medium UK-based charities. The Foundation will consider a small number of grants for work in the UK's Overseas Territories, and exceptionally for marine projects outside UK waters.
 
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Kitchen Table Charities Trust

Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust aims to improve the social and economic conditions of communities. Past projects include several in rainwater harvesting, borehole drilling, pump installation, and related activities that link water, sanitation, and health. The Trust funds revenue-generating activities such as vegetable gardens, bee keeping, goat rearing, agricultural cooperatives, and similar examples. Grants can be made to charities that have registration in the UK, and to charities registered in the countries of the projects.
 
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Kopernik

Online Marketplace for Grassroots Technologies in Asia-Pacific
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Principal Office: USA
 
Kopernik is an online marketplace to enable communities in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region to have simple but innovative technologies. Kopernik’s technologies include several related to agriculture, energy and environment, and water and sanitation. Organizations apply to become Kopernik's local partners. Kopernik raises funds and manages the distribution of requested technology products to the selected partners, which in turn distribute them in their local communities.
 
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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Training, Technical Assistance, and Project Funding
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Principal Office: South Korea
 
KOICA accepts requests for training, technical assistance, and project funding from governments, NGOs, universities, and other organizations. It also accepts requests from individuals for training. KOICA publishes forms in English to facilitate requests for project funding; equipment; training in country; training in Korea; the services of Korean volunteers; and the services of Korean technical experts.
 
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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Training in South Korea
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Principal Office: South Korea
 
KOICA provides capacity building for professionals, researchers, and policy makers from developing countries for training and education at its International Cooperation Center in Korea. KOICA publishes an annual list of training programs. Potential applicants in developing countries contact KOICA's country offices and/or Korea's diplomatic missions to express interest.
 
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Lemelson Foundation

Programs for Developing Countries
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Lemelson Foundation's grants and fellowships emphasize innovation and invention that address the needs of the poorest people. This includes innovations in water supply, renewable energy, agricultural production, etc. The Foundation funds very few unsolicited applications. However, it accepts short concept notes by email.
 
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Lighthouse Foundation

Coastal and Marine Conservation
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Lighthouse Foundation promotes science and research, teaching, culture, and the principles of environmentalism and international development in relation to the world’s seas and oceans. Funded partners of the Lighthouse Foundation are conservation NGOs, community NGOs, universities and educational organizations, and government organizations. There is no application form.
 
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Lithuanian Development Cooperation

Small Grants in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Lithuania
 
Depending on available funds, Lithuania's embassies in bilateral partner countries may offer small grants to local organizations. Grant seekers in Afghanistan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine should inquire for information with Lithuania's diplomatic missions.
 
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Livelihoods Fund

Funding for Agroforestry, Mangrove Restoration, and Rural Energy
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Principal Office: France
 
The Livelihoods Fund is financed by the Danone Group and other European (mainly French) companies. These companies receive carbon credits by investing in projects for agroforestry, mangrove restoration, and rural energy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. All timber, food crops, shell fish, honey, and other products and services are retained by local communities. The Fund does not have a formal application procedure. However, it invites potential investors and potential NGO partners to express their interests.
 
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Lush Retail, Inc.

Animal Protection, Environment, and Human Rights
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Principal Office: UK
 
Lush makes grants through a Charity Pot to small grassroots organizations for projects in environment, animal protection, and human rights. It prefers to support projects which aim to change opinion and behavior through raising awareness of issues, activism, and education and campaigning. Grants are a maximum of US$25 thousand per project. Applicants study the Charity Pot guidelines and send an email to request an application form.
 
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Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Organizations in Partner Countries
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Principal Office: Luxembourg
 
Luxembourg is unable to fund civil society organizations in countries other than Luxembourg. However, grant seekers in other countries can inquire about project partnerships with Luxembourg's NGOs, including those in the Circle of Cooperation. They should also inquire for information with the regional offices of Lux-Development.
 
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Marisla Foundation

Marine Resources and Toxic Chemicals
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's primary environmental emphasis is conservation of marine resources in western North America, Chile, and the western Pacific. Marisla also makes grants to manage and reduce toxic chemicals. Eligibility for grants extends to charitable organizations and governmental entities. Applications are reviewed four times each year.
 
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Marsh Christian Trust

Core Support for Environmental and Animal Welfare
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Marsh Christian Trust offers long-term core funding to small registered charities. It supports a few hundred different charities per annum across fields that include environmental causes and animal welfare, among other subjects. Since its inception, the Trust has been a supporter of organizations devoted to nature conservation and the well-being of wildlife, both within the UK and internationally. Grants range from £250 to £4,000. Applications are sent to the Trust’s postal address in London, where they are reviewed on a continuous basis.
 
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Mava Foundation

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Economy
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Mava Foundation aims to promote the protection of nature by conserving biodiversity and ecosystem functions; promoting sustainable management and use of natural resources; and fostering a strong and effective conservation community. Its regional priorities are the Mediterranean Basin, the coastal zone of West Africa, and the Alpine Arc and Switzerland. Additionally, Mava engages in actions that contribute to conservation at a global level. Grant recipients are primarily international NGOs, research institutes and universities, and local NGOs. Applicants who believe they meet Mava's strategy and funding criteria submit a project concept note and budget.
 
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Max and Anna Levinson Foundation

Ecological and Sustainable World
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Max and Anna Levinson Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations committed to developing a more just, caring, ecological, and sustainable world. Most grants are to environmental NGOs and other nonprofit organizations in the USA, including for support of programs and projects that have an international focus. Grants are up to US$30 thousand. The Foundation posts the format for a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). There are no calendar deadlines.
 
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Maximpact

Online Funding for Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: Monaco
 
Maximpact is an online platform to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropic funders to share information and form partnerships in support of funding for sustainable development. Subject areas in Maximpact include agriculture, clean technology, sustainable construction, renewable energy, environmental conservation, pollution control, natural resources management, and water resources. Entrepreneurs register with Maximpact in order to post project profiles and collaboration interests, including interests in obtaining funding support.
 
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Melania Development Foundation

Support to Grassroots Womens' Groups
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Melania focuses on self-help projects which contribute to the improvement of the social, economic, and cultural position of women in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Subject areas include agriculture, natural environment, and several others. Melania invites and reviews project applications. Melania selects and proposes some of these projects to Dutch women’s groups for requested financial support. Most project budgets are less than €5 thousand. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Merlin Trust

Grants for Young Horticulturalists
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Merlin Trust supports young horticulturalists in Britain and Ireland with small grants for study visits related to plants and horticultural gardens in the UK and internationally. Several past grants have been used for projects in the developing world. Applicants must be between ages 18 to 35, or in their first five years of a career in horticulture, and have British or Irish nationality. Funding is also available for international students studying in the UK.
 
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Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Public Awareness on Climate Change
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Principal Office: Norway
 
The Foundation supports innovative, experimental, and untested communication measures to raise awareness on climate change. Preference is for projects with a controversial message in order to create discussion. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. It looks favorably on projects that promote North-South cooperation.
 
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Misereor

Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: Germany
 
Misereor is the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. Its mission is to fight hunger, disease, poverty, and other forms of human suffering in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Issues and themes include climate change and justice; food security and agriculture; access to land; energy for the poor; and extractive industries. Misereor posts guidelines in multiple languages regarding how to request funding support.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants for Species Biodiversity
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Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants for the conservation of any threatened or poorly known animal, plant, or fungus species worldwide. Anyone directly engaged in species conservation can apply: individuals, communities, and organizations. Grants are up to US$25 thousand per project. Applications are reviewed multiple times each year.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Rapid Response Fund is a funding mechanism for quick action in cases of wildlife disease outbreak and other events that threaten wildlife health. Grants from the Rapid Response Fund are made to wildlife researchers and veterinarians worldwide. Grants range from US$5 thousand to US$20 thousand (exceptional projects are up to US$50 thousand).
 
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Nando Peretti Foundation

Grants for Nature Conservation
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Principal Office: Italy
 
The Nando Peretti Foundation supports a wide range of charitable causes, including nature conservation (with a focus on birds and wildlife) in Europe and developing countries. Grants are made to non-profit organizations and/or associations, which register with the Foundation. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
 
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National Geographic Society

Committee for Research and Exploration
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Principal Office: USA
 
This program supports scientific field research in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. The Committee welcomes multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues, as well as projects that promote the growth of scientific infrastructure in countries where such infrastructure is lacking. Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Applications are open to all nationalities. Most grants range from US$15 thousand to US$20 thousand.
 
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National Geographic Society

Conservation Trust
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation Trust funds projects for the preservation and sustainable use of biological, cultural, and historical resources worldwide. Grants are to individuals who have a record of previous relevant research or conservation activity, but applicants are not required to have a Ph.D. or other advanced degree. There are no nationality restrictions. Most grants range from US$15 thousand to US$20 thousand.
 
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National Geographic Society

Expeditions Council
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Expeditions Council makes grants for exploration of largely unrecorded or little-known areas of the Earth, and of regions undergoing significant environmental or cultural changes. This refers to remote forest, upland, underground, and marine zones. International applicants are encouraged, although submissions must be made in English. Most grants are US$15 thousand to US$35 thousand.
 
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National Geographic Society

Young Explorers Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
These are seed grants for individuals 18-25 years of age in the thematic areas which the National Geographic Society traditionally supports. Grants are to individuals who have prior experience in research, conservation, or exploration. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. There are no nationality restrictions. Most grants range between US$2 thousand and US$5 thousand.
 
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National Geographic Society

Big Cats Initiative
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Big Cats Initiative aims to halt the decline of lions, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, and other big cats worldwide. Eligibility for grants extends to field-based conservationists, environmental educators, students, and researchers.
 
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National Geographic Society

NGS/Waitt Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
The NGS/Waitt program funds exploration projects in ecology and archaeology which require venture capital. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees to be eligible for funding, but they must have a commensurate level of expertise and experience. Supported individuals must be affiliated with an educational organization or other institution. There are no nationality requirements. Most grants are US$5 thousand to US$15 thousand.
 
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Natural History Book Store (NHBS)

Gratis Books in Ecology and Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
NHBS supports science and conservation by supplying wildlife and environment books and equipment. In its Gratis Books Scheme, NHBS collaborates with other UK-based organizations to donate books on ecology and conservation to worthy recipients in the developing world. Individuals may request a book for themselves or suggest it for others. All applications will be considered together, and the available copies will be awarded to those considered most able to benefit from them.
 
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Nestlé Foundation

Human Nutrition in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for sustainable improvement of nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time.
 
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Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DRIVE Infrastructure Projects
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE) is a program of Dutch support for infrastructural projects in the areas of water; climate; food security; and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The program offers funding support to entrepreneurs worldwide for construction projects in the eligible DRIVE subject areas and countries. Funding ranges from €5 million to €60 million. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)

MENA Scholarship Program
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to professionals from ten MENA countries for short courses of two to twelve weeks in the Netherlands. Subject areas include agriculture, environment, and many others. NUFFIC supports professionals up to age 45 who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Tunisia. Potentially interested individuals review the course list and dates, and they contact the relevant Dutch universities for information about how to apply. The application deadlines vary with each course.
 
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Network for Social Change

Development and Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
Grant making supports socially progressive projects in the UK and developing countries. Grants include some for environment, natural resources, and related areas. The Network does not accept unsolicited funding applications. However, the Network is willing to receive project ideas from outside of its membership via its Project Noticeboard.
 
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New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

Livestock Emissions Research
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Principal Office: New Zealand
 
The government of New Zealand sponsors LEARN as a program to build international capability in livestock emissions research. The program is New Zealand's contribution to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which seeks to reduce the emissions intensity of agriculture and increase its potential for soil carbon sequestration. LEARN invites applications from technical staff and scientists in developing countries and GRA member countries who will work alongside New Zealand colleagues. The program offers a co-funded PhD scholarship; postdoctoral fellowship; technical training award; and Global Research Alliance Senior Scientist (GRASS) award. Each of these awards is explained in the announcement. Applicants should submit an expression of interest for any of the awards at any time during the year. LEARN encourages applicants to submit an expression of interest as soon as possible in view of deadlines for full applications in April, June, and October 2016 (varying by type of award).
 
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Nippon Foundation

Overseas Grant Program
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nippon Foundation makes its overseas grants to nonprofit organizations based outside of Japan. This refers to local, regional, and international NGOs and other nonprofit organizations, including educational and research institutions. Past projects and education/training include examples in small-scale agriculture and natural resources. There is no minimum or maximum grant size.
 
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Nippon Foundation

Marine and Maritime Affairs
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Principal Office: Japan
 
Particular interests in this program area include legal, policy, and governance issues in maritime affairs; support for multilateral networks on ocean issues; and marine environmental management and oceanography. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations based outside of Japan. They can be regional or international NGOs/NPOs, including educational and research institutions.
 
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Oak Foundation

Grants for Marine Conservation and Climate Change
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Oak Foundation makes grants in several program areas, including Environment. The sub-program for marine conservation focuses on protecting the Mesoamerican Reef; management of coastal and marine resources in the North Pacific and Arctic oceans; and measures to improve fisheries policy and management in Europe.Grants in the sub-program for climate change support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the power and transport sectors of North America, Europe, and some emerging economies, e.g., Brazil, China, and India. Grants in the environment program generally range from US$50 thousand to US$1 million. Applicants that meet the Foundation’s requirements can submit letters of inquiry at any time.
 
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Ocean Foundation

Ocean Conservation, Research, and Environmental Education
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Ocean Foundation directs funding for marine and ocean conservation in the USA and internationally. Program areas cover essentially all aspects of marine and ocean conservation. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding requests. However, it accepts brief letters of inquiry from grant seekers who summarize their projects in a single page.
 
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Onaway Trust

Support for Indigenous Populations
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Principal Office: UK
 
Onaway makes seed grants to help indigenous peoples maintain and strengthen their identity, culture, and heritage -- including their land heritage. This extends to their knowledge and traditions of managing the land and natural resources for food products, medicines, building materials, fuel, and other basic needs. There are no stated nationality requirements. Most grants are under £10 thousand.
 
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One Percent for the Planet

Environmental Sustainability
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Principal Office: USA
 
One Percent for the Planet encourages businesses to commit 1% of their sales revenues to support environmental organizations. Nonprofit organizations registered with One Percent are eligible to receive funding from the participating businesses. Applications to register are accepted from nonprofit organizations worldwide that are focused on issues of environmental sustainability.
 
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OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Grants Program
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Principal Office: International
 
OFID makes grants to support technical assistance for small-scale social projects, to fund research and capacity building, and to provide emergency aid. Past grants include examples for energy, agriculture, water resources, climate change, land degradation, and others. Eligibility for grants extends to international, national, regional, and non-governmental organizations in all developing countries, except OPEC's member countries. The highest priority is for initiatives that benefit the world's least-developed countries.
 
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Pacific Asia Travel Association

Sustainable Tourism
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Principal Office: International
 
PATA makes grants for projects in environmental and cultural heritage that contribute to sustainable tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The grants support objectives in environmental protection, heritage conservation, and education and awareness. The majority of grants are to organizations based in the region’s developing countries and territories. Grants are a maximum of US$10 thousand.
 
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Pacific Seabird Group

Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Craig S. Harrison Conservation Fund makes grants for conservation of seabirds in the Pacific Ocean, and for expanding seabird expertise in developing countries within or bordering the Pacific Ocean. Priority for grants is to citizens of developing countries in the Pacific region. However, other applicants also qualify for grants under certain circumstances. Most grants are less than US$2 thousand.
 
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Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation (PKF)

Community and Solidarity
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation makes grants in support of grassroots conservation, land and resource rights of indigenous and local communities, and traditional knowledge in managing natural resources. PKF's projects focus heavily on communities in the developing countries. PKF works through a network of nominators. Grant seekers approach the Foundation through these nominators. The maximum grant is €10 thousand for one or two years.
 
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Philip Morris International

Corporate Contributions
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Principal Office: International
 
Philip Morris International (PMI) provides grants and in-kind assistance in communities where the company is represented, and in agricultural regions where it sources tobacco. Focus areas are education, economic opportunity, empowering women, and disaster preparedness. Grants within these focus areas often include subjects in agriculture, water supply, conservation, and other “green” topics. PMI establishes an annual budget for grants, which it allocates to countries where it operates. Local non-profit organizations in these countries contact PMI’s country offices.
 
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Polish Aid

Small Grants System
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Principal Office: Poland
 
Many of Poland's diplomatic missions in developing countries have budgets to make one-year grants for local projects. Guidelines and supporting materials are posted by Polish Aid. Grant seekers in developing countries should inquire for information about the Small Grants Fund from Poland's diplomatic missions.
 
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Purley Overseas Trust

Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Purley Overseas Trust aims to address the problems of deprivation in the developing world by supporting grassroots projects which allow people to help themselves. The Trust makes grants for small-scale projects across a range of interests that include agriculture, water supply, energy, and others. Grant recipients are development-oriented charities in the UK and internationally. There is no limit on grant size, but most grants are in the range of £200 to £1,000. There is no application deadline.
 
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Rabobank Employees Fund

Small Projects in Education and Water Supply
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Rabobank Employees Fund ("Rabo Share4More") is a part of the Rabobank Group, a provider of financial services that operates on cooperative principles in over 40 countries. Rabo Share4More supports small-scale sustainable projects in education and water supply. For water projects, the areas of interest include improved water supplies and facilities for drinking water; agricultural irrigation; information projects; and integrated water management. Applications are welcomed from organizations that bank with Rabobank, and from Rabobank employees. The maximum grant request is €15 thousand. There is no deadline for applications.
 
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Rabobank Foundation

Rural Producers Associations and Micro-Finance Institutions
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Foundation provides micro-finance and related support for producer-based agricultural cooperatives in selected countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Priorities include organic cultivation, fair trade, and transparent governance for crops such as coffee, cocoa, fruit, and cotton. The emphasis is loans, guarantees, and technical assistance. However, the Foundation will consider making grants if they contribute towards institutional development and capacity building.
 
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Rainforest Action Network

Climate Action Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Climate Action Fund makes small grants to community groups that active in preventing the extraction of fossil fuels, and in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Grants can be made in all regions, but the Fund’s geographic priority areas are South and North America. Grants generally do not exceed US$2,500. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Rainforest Action Network

Protect-an-Acre Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Protect-an-Acre Fund makes small grants to protect forests, promote local self-sufficiency, and strengthen the rights and livelihoods of forest communities. Grants are to local forest communities, indigenous federations, and NGOs active in rainforest zones worldwide. Grants generally do not exceed US$5 thousand. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Rapid Response Facility (RFF)

Emergency Funding for Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
The RRF is designed to deliver rapid conservation funding in times of crisis, with a focus on protecting UNESCO's natural World Heritage sites and potential sites. Eligibility for grants extends to agencies legally responsible for site management; registered local, national, and international NGOs; and the private sector. Grants are a maximum of US$30 thousand for up to six months.
 
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Rare

Partnerships in Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Rare aims to build the capacity of conservation leaders in developing countries to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment. Rare does this by choosing local implementing partners that lead “pride campaigns” to inspire communities to take pride in their natural heritage, and to work towards conservation solutions that do not sacrifice other needs. Rare currently manages programs in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Mozambique, and Latin America. Organizations that are interested in partnering with Rare should contact these offices.
 
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Rescued Tools Foundation

Donations of Tools and Small Equipment
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Rescued Tools Foundation (Stichting Gered Gereedschap) collects and refurbishes discarded tools and small items of equipment in the Netherlands for the benefit of recipients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The priority countries are Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Foundation favors projects that offer opportunities for women, marginalized groups, co-operatives, and ecological awareness and environmental protection. Organizations that meet the Foundation's criteria for assistance can fill out an application form.
 
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Rockefeller Brothers Foundation

Sustainable Development in Southern China
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Principal Office: USA
 
Grant making in the program for Southern China focuses on the link between environment and human health; sustainable approaches to meet China's energy needs and address climate change; and community leadership in China in support of sustainable development. Grant recipients are a mix of Chinese and international organizations. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand -- with exceptions -- for periods of one to three years. Applicants use an online grant inquiry form.
 
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Climate Change and Clean Energy
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund's program in Sustainable Development aims to support an understanding of climate change and actions to address it; progress towards clean energy economies; reduced reliance on carbon-intensive energy; and efforts to advance international cooperation on climate change. Most grant recipients are nonprofit educational and civil society organizations in the USA, including some that have international programs. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand -- with exceptions -- for periods of one to three years. Applicants use an online grant inquiry form.
 
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Southern China
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Principal Office: USA
 
Grant making in the program for Southern China focuses on the link between environment and human health; sustainable approaches to meet China's energy needs and address climate change; and community leadership in China in support of sustainable development. Grant recipients are a mix of Chinese and international (mainly USA) organizations. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand -- with exceptions -- for periods of one to three years. Applicants use an online grant inquiry form.
 
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Western Balkans
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Principal Office: USA
 
The program focuses on inclusive collaboration to promote the wise use of natural and cultural resources -- and to engage the public in processes of sustainable development -- with a particular focus on Serbia, Kosovo, and Montenegro. Grant recipients are a mix of national and international (mainly USA) organizations. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand -- with exceptions -- for periods of one to three years. Applicants use an online grant inquiry form.
 
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Rockefeller Foundation

Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Rockefeller Foundation defines several initiatives and topics that guide its grant making. Those of principal relevance in the Terra Viva Grants Directory are food security in Africa; resilience to climate change; energy production and consumption; water and fisheries; and ecosystem services. Requests for support must fit Rockefeller’s issue areas, current initiatives, and geographical regions. Inquiries can be submitted at any time.
 
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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Ocean Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Ocean Fund makes grants for marine science and conservation. Many past grants have funded projects in the Caribbean and Pacific regions, and support international marine programs of environmental organizations. Most grants range between US$20 thousand and US$40 thousand for one year. The Fund accepts emails throughout the year from organizations which care to introduce their missions, programs, and potential projects.
 
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Rufford Foundation

Grants for Nature Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Rufford Foundation makes grants for nature conservation undertaken by small and medium-sized organizations for projects in the developing world. The Foundation prefers projects that are pragmatic, and that have a significant human element. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grants, and completion grant. Grants are up to £5 thousand each for a first grant and a second grant. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Sahee Foundation

Development in Swaziland and Peru
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Sahee Foundation makes grants for agriculture, health, education, and environment in Swaziland and Peru. Sahee selects its partners among regional organizations that are well integrated in these target countries, as well as among local groups in Swaziland and Peru that are launching development project. Most grants range from CHF 10 thousand to CHF 50 thousand per year for projects of one to four years. There is no calendar deadline for applications.
 
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Save Our Seas Foundation

Emergency Funds for Marine Environment
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Principal Office: International
 
SOSF makes grants for research, conservation, and/or education to protect the marine environment. Priority themes are overfishing; ocean predator loss; climate change; ocean pollution; and marine habitat destruction. Emergency funding (grants of less than US$5 thousand) can be applied for at any time.
 
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Save Our Species (SOS)

Rapid Action Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The Fund makes grants to conserve threatened species and their habitats on a worldwide level. Grants address specific conservation priorities determined by IUCN, with new priorities in SOS added each year. Applications for Rapid Action Grants up to US$25 thousand can be submitted at any time to address emergencies that demand specific and targeted conservation actions.
 
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Save the Rhino International (SRI)

Rhino Conservation, Science, and Education
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Principal Office: UK
 
SRI aims to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild; enhance the integrity of ecosystems important to rhinos; and ensure that local communities benefit from rhino conservation. Most grants are to government agencies (i.e., in the rhino range states); conservation NGOs (rhino range states and international); and community-based organizations (local). SRI provides a grant application form on its website. There is no application deadline.
 
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Siemenpuu Foundation

Community Projects in Environment and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: Finland
 
The Siemenpuu Foundation supports civil society organizations in developing countries working for ecological democracy, environmental protection, and prevention of environmental threats. Grant recipients are NGOs and community organizations for conservation and development in regions and countries where Siemenpuu has partner organizations and networks. The Foundation’s geographical interests are Indonesia, the Mekong Region, India and Nepal, Mali, and Latin America. Each regional program identifies its strategic priorities and organizational structures. Grant seekers in the priority regions may want to inquire about the possibilities of collaboration. Note: The Foundation's budget has been sharply reduced due to funding cuts by the Government of Finland.
 
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Sirenian International

Protection of Manatees and Dugongs
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Principal Office: USA
 
Sirenian International makes small grants to sponsor research, conservation, and education on manatees and dugongs. The priority is to support projects in developing countries. Grant recipients include researchers, manatee scientists, university graduate students, and local conservation networks and NGOs. Typical awards are US$500 to $1,000.
 
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Slovak Aid

Small Grants
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Principal Office: Slovak Republic
 
Slovakia's diplomatic missions in some partner countries offer micro-grants to civil society organizations. Grant seekers in Slovakia's partner countries need to consult with Slovakia's diplomatic missions. Grants are up to US$5 thousand.
 
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South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

Managing Environmental Changes
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Principal Office: International
 
SANDEE is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections among development, natural resource use, and the environment. SANDEE invites concept notes for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes. Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals. Most grants are likely to range from US$20 thousand to US$50 thousand over a one to two-year period. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.
 
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Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio)

Mobility Grants for Health and Nutrition
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Principal Office: International
 
The Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD Agency Flagship to promote collaborative research and development addressing challenges in health and nutrition in Southern Africa. Mobility grants are available to convene international conferences; to promote knowledge exchange; to support technical training; to fund peer-to-peer meetings; and to develop proposals (certain restrictions apply). The program will give priority to the participation of women and under-represented groups. The call is open to individuals in SANBio member countries: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The deadline is 01 December 2018.
 
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Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation
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Principal Office: Spain
 
The Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation (Fondo de Cooperación para Agua y Saneamiento) is jointly administered with the Inter-American Development Bank. Grants are available to government agencies and civil society organizations that provide services in water and sanitation in member countries of the Latin American Community of Nations (and Haiti). The grants finance projects in drinking water, sewage treatment, storm water drainage, and climate change adaptation. Grant seekers submit their applications through AECID's offices in Latin America.
 
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Stiftung Mercator

Climate Change
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation supports actions in energy, transport, and land use that reduce human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. The foundation focuses its actions for climate protection on Germany. However, it promotes an interest in climate protection at the pan-European level, and it supports broader international cooperation to prevent dangerous climate change. Particular interests are climate and culture, low-carbon future cities, and the intersection of climate change with international affairs -- e.g., in relation to the Foundation's work with China. Organizations with headquarters outside Germany are eligible for funding if they meet all the requirements of German non-profit law.
 
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Stockholm Resilience Center

SwedBio Collaboration Program
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Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Stockholm Resilience Center hosts the SwedBio Collaboration Program. The program contributes to ideas, methods, and policies regarding how biodiversity, ecosystem services, and resilience help sustain livelihoods. Organizations that want to be considered for potential partnerships contact the staff at SwedBio for details. Preferred partners include regional and international network organizations; action-oriented research institutes; think-tank institutions; and civil society organizations based in developing countries.
 
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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Support for Civil Society Organizations
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Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds Swedish civil society organizations that have programs and projects in the developing world. The largest of these are Swedish framework ("umbrella") organizations that in turn make grants to member organizations, including partners in developing countries. Sweden's framework organizations include several that are active in environment and natural resources. Sida explains how civil society organizations in developing countries can contact Swedish framework organizations to inquire about partnerships. Communications and requests are made to the Swedish framework organizations, not to Sida.
 
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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Funding for Organizations in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
SDC provides support to partner organizations, especially civil society organizations, in some of Switzerland's priority countries for bilateral development cooperation. SDC publishes a directory of its country and regional programs. Grant seekers inquire for information through these offices.
 
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Syliva Adams Charitable Trust

Oveseas Grants (East Africa)
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Principal Office: UK
 
Grants in this category aim to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda in themes that include small-scale agriculture; water and sanitation; health; and education. The Fund considers applications from UK-based charitable organizations that have an average income over £50 thousand a year. Most grants are in the range of £5 thousand to £30 thousand, and occasionally up to £50 thousand.
 
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The Big Give

Online Funding Platform
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Big Give is an online crowd funding platform of charitable projects in thematic areas that include environment and animals, emergencies and development, and several others. Donors view the project profiles and make funding contributions through an online process. Most listed charities are based in the UK, although the Big Give allows charities in other countries to register if they are approved by the UK's tax authority.
 
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The International Foundation

International Projects in Agriculture and Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation was established to help organizations in the USA fund charitable activities internationally. Thematic areas include agriculture, environment, and others. Most grant recipients are small and medium NGOs in the USA engaged in international development assistance. Grants range from US$5 thousand to $15 thousand for one year.
 
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The Pollination Project

Seed Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Pollination Project offers start-up grants of up to US$1 thousand to compassion-driven visionaries in any country who need seed capital to get started. The Pollination Project funds individuals and community groups. Categories include Environmental Sustainability and several others. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Mining, Coral Conservation, and Urban Parks
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Principal Office: USA
 
In the area of environment, Tiffany makes grants for actions in the USA and internationally for responsible mining, coral conservation, and protection of parks and other green spaces. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA. Activities in developing countries are funded via grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations that have international programs or projects. Most grants range from US$50 thousand to US$400 thousand for one to two years, with some grants that are larger. Letters of inquiry may be sent any time.
 
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Tools with a Mission

Tools and Equipment for Livelihoods in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) supports livelihood projects in Dem Rep Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The program ships tools, equipment, bikes, and school supplies to registered charities and NGOs either working in Africa or based in Africa, and who meet the requirements and ethos of TWAM. Many previously supported projects are in subject areas important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory, such as bikes for park rangers. TWAM lists the available equipment. Applicants are expected to contribute to the costs of shipping. There is no application deadline.
 
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Total Foundation

Marine Conservation
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Principal Office: France
 
The Foundation's grants for marine biodiversity include support for research, education and training, and awareness raising. Grant recipients are a wide range of international organizations, government agencies, conservation NGOs, and research institutes and universities in France and internationally. Applicants identify the project and its objectives; describe their organization and its values; indicate the project’s planned budget; and explain why they are applying for Total’s support.
 
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Triodos Foundation

Support for Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Triodos Bank provides financial support for sustainable “green” organizations in sectors such as agriculture and energy. The Triodos Foundation focuses on grassroots projects in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, water supply, fair trade, and environmental protection. The international program also makes grants for health and education. Many grant recipients in International Cooperation are civil society organizations in the Netherlands in collaboration with partners in developing countries. Applications are presented to the Foundation by email. There is no calendar deadline. Note: all information is in Dutch.
 
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Turing Foundation

Marine Ecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture, and Conservation
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Foundation's interests include marine ecosystems and protected areas, sustainable organic agriculture and cattle breeding, and reforestation and other conservation initiatives. Projects in marine conservation focus heavily on the Asia-Pacific Coral Triangle, but also include marine protected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation’s funding for sustainable agriculture and livestock is oriented mainly towards West Africa. Most grants are to Dutch and international organizations that work with local partners. Turing does not accept unsolicited applications, but it invites brief project summaries.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)

Funding for African Enterprises
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Principal Office: USA
 
The USADF funds enterprise development in agriculture and agricultural processing, natural products, fisheries and aquaculture, energy, eco-tourism, and other sectors. Grants are to agricultural cooperatives and small-scale producer groups; community-based organizations; African intermediary organizations; and small and medium-sized enterprises. Applicants to USADF must be 100% African-owned and managed. USADF provides guidance and application forms (English and French). There are no calendar deadlines.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Development Innovation Ventures
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Principal Office: USA
 
USAID sponsors Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to identify, develop, test, and scale innovative approaches in development. DIV's portfolio includes projects across the range of USAID's program areas -- including in agriculture, energy, climate change, water, waste management, and others related to natural resources and environment. Eligibility to participate in DIV extends to a full spectrum of organizations worldwide that include NGOs, private businesses, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, foundations, civic groups, regional organizations, and international organizations. Letters of interest (LOIs) are invited on a continuous basis.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund in Pakistan
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Ambassador's Fund Program in Pakistan is a 5-year program to provide resources for Pakistan’s grassroots organizations and community groups. Priority areas for support include wildlife conservation; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and several others. Grants are up to US$75 thousand for up to one year. The applying communities and civil society groups are expected to provide local contributions in cash, labor, or materials. Applications are submitted and reviewed on a rolling (continuous) basis.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Power Africa
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Principal Office: USA
 
The program Power Africa aims to expand electric energy across Sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa has more than 100 private-sector partners, and it invites others to join. The partners include companies that focus on small-scale solutions for rural areas, including off-grid and mini-grid projects. Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.
 
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U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act

Forest Conservation and Debt Relief
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Tropical Forest Conservation Act TFCA) is a program of the U.S. Government to support forest conservation and debt relief in eligible developing countries. To be eligible for participation in the TFCA, a developing country must have tropical forests; owe the U.S. Government qualifying debt; and meet certain political and economic criteria. A small Secretariat supports the implementation and oversight of TFCA agreements.
 
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UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Programs for Specific Developing Countries and Regions
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Principal Office: UK
 
DFID manages thematic and geographical grant making in selected countries and regions. DFID briefly describes each program, including guidelines about working with DFID. Some applications follow calendar deadlines, while others do not.
 
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Adaptation Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The Adaptation Fund makes grants for projects and programs that address the adverse impacts of climate change. Eligibility for grants extends to countries which are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, with emphasis on developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Grants are primarily to government organizations such as national ministries, development institutes, local government authorities, and others -- sometimes in partnership with civil society organizations. Project proposals are submitted through any of the Fund's national, regional, or multilateral Implementing Entities.
 
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Vibrant Village Foundation

Grants to Support Community Projects
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation’s grant making takes a village approach with attention to community needs, community-based organizations, and community leadership. The priority is community projects that are integrated and that can be scaled up as opportunities arise. The areas of focus are water quality; education; agricultural improvements; food security and health; and well-being. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$150 thousand per year for projects of one to three years. Applications can be submitted at any time. Note: The Foundation is not currently accepting applications as of this time (October 2015).
 
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Waitt Foundation

Small Grants for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Waitt Foundation makes the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) grants to strengthen and expand marine protected areas, and to promote sustainable fisheries. Grants support scientific research, policy, management, and public awareness. There are no geographical restrictions. Grants are up to US$10 thousand, and occasionally up to US$15 thousand. Applications are reviewed with a quick turnaround time to address urgent needs. Eligibility extends to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA and anywhere in the world. Preliminary grant requests are accepted all year.
 
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Wallace Genetic Foundation

Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's areas of interest are sustainable agriculture, conservation of natural resources, biodiversity protection, reduction of environmental toxins, and climate change. Grant recipients are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in the USA such as conservation NGOs, universities, professional associations, and others -- including organizations that are active internationally. Most grants range between US$25 thousand and US$50 thousand for one year.
 
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Wallace Global Fund

Environmental Policy and Governance
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund supports advocacy campaigns, awareness raising, and citizen engagement in environmental policy and governance. It aims to strengthen environmental law and justice; to build grassroots coalitions; and to support media that take progressive positions on social and environmental issues. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA and internationally. The application process begins with an online letter of inquiry.
 
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Walton Family Foundation

International Marine Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's grant making in Environment has two thematic areas, freshwater conservation and marine conservation. The program in marine conservation operates internationally to fund marine biodiversity and fisheries management in selected ocean ecosystems of Southeast Asia and Latin America and Caribbean. Grant recipients are mainly large conservation organizations, policy institutes, and universities in the USA. The Foundation also makes grants to organizations in other countries, e.g., Mexico and others.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

World Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Foundation's program for World Development includes a theme on water, sanitation, and hygiene. In addition, the program occasionally funds projects to generate income from apiculture and sustainable aquaculture. The Foundation gives priority to projects in the world's least-developed countries. Grants are to registered nonprofit charitable organizations in the UK and other countries. Applicants from outside the UK need to provide references. There is no minimum or maximum grant size, but TWF is unlikely to offer a grant of more than £100 thousand per year.
 
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Weeden Foundation

Quick Response Biodiversity Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (QRBF) is a rapid response mechanism set up by the Weeden Foundation and partner organizations to secure critical habitat for threatened species. Grants are primarily for land purchases of critical habitat. However, the Fund also considers proposals for land leases and other arrangements that ensure habitat protection. Applications are welcome from nonprofit conservation organizations that require immediate funding for critical habitat acquisition.
 
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Well Aware

Water Projects in East Africa
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Principal Office: USA
 
Well Aware aims to help local communities in East Africa find sustainable solutions to address water scarcity and contamination. Well Aware aims to support its water projects with integrated project planning; technical evaluation; project oversight; promotion of partnerships; community training in sanitation and hygiene; and community empowerment. While most current projects are in Kenya, the application form does not restrict the country. Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no deadline.
 
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Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

Marine Research Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The Marine Research Grant (MARG) program enables young scientists in WIOMSA member states to turn their ideas into research projects, and to present research results at regional and international fora. The member states are Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania. MARG I makes grants for research in the applicant's home country; MARG II supports research external to the applicant's home country; and MARG III offers travel grants. Applications may be submitted at any time.
 
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Grants for Energy and Climate
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Principal Office: USA
 
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to solve social and environmental problems in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s grant making for its environmental sub-program in Energy and Climate makes grants to strengthen global climate policy. The Foundation also funds improvements in transportation to reduce air pollution -- focusing on China, Mexico, Brazil, and the USA. Most of Hewlett’s grants are by invitation. However, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOIs) in certain programs -- including Energy and Climate. LOIs can be submitted at any time.
 
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World Bank

Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
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Principal Office: International
 
The PPIAF facilitates public-private partnerships in energy supply, water supply and waste treatment, and other types of infrastructure. The Facility funds technical assistance, and it makes grants to sub-national entities that want to improve their access to credit. PPIAF provides eligibility criteria, application guidelines, an application form, and contact information. Most proposals to PPIAF originate through national and local governments, although the application process is open to all. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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World Bank

Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA)
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Principal Office: International
 
GPOBA supports the delivery of basic services for energy, water and sanitation, and other sectors. The program links aid payments to the delivery of specific services, or "outputs." Grants are for technical assistance, and for dissemination of experience. GPOBA's grant program is open to international financial institutions, bilateral donors, NGOs, public and private infrastructure operators, and national and local governments. Applicants submit an application form, using GPOBA's guidelines and formats. GPOBA has one application window for technical assistance, and another for dissemination.
 
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World Land Trust

Land Purchase for Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust provides funding for the initial acquisition of land that has conservation importance. It also funds additional activities related to protection, biodiversity monitoring, education, outreach, habitat restoration, and species reintroduction. The Trust works with legally registered and experienced conservation NGOs based in developing countries. Qualified conservation organizations which seek to become a partner prepare a project proposal that follows the Trust's criteria. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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World Meteorological Organization

Voluntary Cooperation Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The VCP is a mechanism to supply equipment, technical services, and fellowships to improve meteorological and hydrological services in developing countries. Only national agencies can submit requests for equipment and technical services. Requests for fellowships can be submitted by individuals attached to national meteorological and hydrological services, particularly in least-developed countries vulnerable to natural disasters.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Alumni Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Alumni Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Alumni Grants provide ongoing support of former WWF-US fellows and scholars to conduct research or attend conferences and workshops. Grant requests may not exceed US $3,500.
 
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XminusY

Grassroots Actions
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
XminusY makes small grants for grassroots actions across a range of thematic areas, including ecology (environment). It supports politically controversial projects that do not easily find financial aid elsewhere. Examples of supported activities include demonstrations, blockades, occupations, direct actions, revolts, revolutions, and other confrontational action. Grants are a maximum of €3 thousand.
 
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Xperedon

Online Fundraising for Conservation and Development
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Xperedon is a crowd-sourcing program to raise funds for charitable causes worldwide. The categories include animals/wildlife, environment, development, and many others. Several of the charities operate in the developing world. Charities register with Xperedon in order to be able to submit information about their missions, activities, locations, and other key details.
 
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