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AuthorAID

Workshop Grants for Researchers in Developing Countries
Deadline: 27 July 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
AuthorAID announces its second round of small grants in 2016 to support researchers in developing countries with travel and workshops. In this second round, AuthorAID plans to award six travel grants (US$1,500 each) and six workshop grants (US$2,500 each). AuthorAID posts the list of eligible developing countries. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 17 July 2016. The deadline to apply for workshop grants is 27 July 2016.
 
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Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition

BCFN YES! 2016
Deadline: 27 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Italy
 
BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for PhD and post-doctoral researchers to present their projects and concrete solutions on the themes of food and sustainability. The competition encourages research that might be considered ground-breaking, with potential to be of high impact for the sustainability of the agri-food system. BCFN accepts submissions of either new or ongoing research projects, whether currently unfunded or co-financed. Proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. All participants must be under the age of 35. The winning proposal will be awarded a research grant of €20 thousand for one year. The period to submit proposals is 22 April 2016 through 27 July 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Renewable Energy for Climate Change Mitigation in Namibia
Deadline: 27 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC will make grants to assist Namibia with the development of renewable energy. Activities will focus on any or all of enhancing the regulatory framework and investment climate for renewable energy; promoting the use and/or generation of renewable forms of energy in rural areas; and promoting energy efficiency and savings in rural areas. Eligibility for lead applicant extends to non-state actors, parastatal organizations, and local authorities in the EU and its candidate countries, the European Economic Area, the ACP countries (including Namibia), and Europe's overseas countries and territories. Qualifying international organizations are also eligible. Grants will range from €300 thousand to €1.3 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/151101/DD/ACT/NA. The deadline for concept notes is 27 July 2016.
 
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Green Alley

Green Alley Award 2016
Deadline: 27 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the green economy. The theme for 2016 focuses on business ideas that help build a circular economy and improve the waste and recycling industry. The contest finalists will be invited to Berlin to compete for a cash prize of €7 thousand, working space in Berlin for six months, and opportunities to raise additional funding. The submitted ideas must be relevant for Europe, although start-ups from around the world may compete if their focus is avoiding, reducing, re-using, recycling, or transforming waste. The application deadline is 27 July 2016.
 
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UN-Habitat

Demonstration Center for Clean Energy in Cameroon
Deadline: 28 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
UN-Habitat welcomes expressions of interest to build a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre in one of the secondary towns of Cameroon. The project will serve as a demonstration center for sustainable building design, renewable energy, and provision of sanitation service through a public toilet. UN-Habitat will contribute a maximum of US$35 thousand towards the implementation of the project. The deadline for expressions of interest from non-profit organizations (including international NGOs and governmental organizations) is 28 July 2016.
 
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British Council

Research Workshops: Brazil on Legal Aspects of Agricultural Technology
Deadline: 29 July 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Council announces workshops that convene UK researchers with partners in other countries. Among the workshops that have deadlines beyond the date of this posting are: Kazakhstan, low-carbon energy (deadline 15 July 2016); India, water purification (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, water/sanitation/energy (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, renewable energy (deadline 22 July 2016); Kazakhstan, mineral resources (deadline 22 July 2016); Brazil, legal aspects of agricultural technology (deadline 29 July 2016); and Kazakhstan, agricultural innovation (deadline 11 September 2016). The site lists additional workshops in additional subject areas.
 
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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Local Projects in West Africa
Deadline: 29 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Canadian Embassy in Senegal calls for project submissions from Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal to the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives. Subject areas include climate change and environmental sustainability, green economic growth, and others. The majority of funding is directed toward local civil society organizations and other organizations working at the local level. Partners may be local NGOs, village or neighborhood associations, community organizations, etc. The Fund is also open to international and regional organizations, as well as to local, regional, and national governments. Most grants will range from CAD $10 thousand to CAD $25 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 29 July 2016.
 
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Seeding Labs

Scientific Equipment for Research and Education 2016
Deadline: 29 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access, a program that makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$60 thousand to US$150 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a sliding fee (based on the country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The application deadline is 29 July 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Grants for Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands
Deadline: 29 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State offers funding to create and more effectively implement marine protected areas in the Pacific Islands. Grants can be made for projects in Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Applications are welcome from NGOs, educational institutions, and non-U.S. public entities. The program has a total of US$445 thousand for up to two projects. Funding Opportunity EAP-EAPAQM-16-013. The application deadline is 29 July 2016.
 
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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Satoyama Development Mechanism 2016
Deadline: 30 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IGES, the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies on Sustainability, and Japan's Ministry of the Environment announce the latest round of sub-grants under the Satoyama Development Mechanism. The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) promotes the sustainable use of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes. Grants are up to US$10 thousand for field projects; research; collaboration activities; and capacity building and outreach that link ecosystems and community systems on a sustainable basis. Applicants must be approved members of the IPSI at the date of submitting project proposals. The application deadline is 30 July 2016.
 
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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Young African Entrepreneurs Competition
Deadline: 30 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is sponsoring a competition for young African entrepreneurs (less than age 40) to showcase their business innovations in agribusiness at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference in October 2016. Although the focus of the competition is agribusiness, business innovations in other themes (e.g., natural resources, meteorology, urbanization, green economy, etc.) will also be considered. The winners will have their expenses paid for travel to the conference in Cape Town, and a cash award. Submissions are invited in English or French before 30 July 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Capacity Building for Tun Mustapha Park
Deadline: 30 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur seeks proposals to develop a compliance assessment, conduct training, and launch pilot projects for the newly-gazetted Tun Mustapha marine park in northern Sabah, Malaysia. Applications are invited from non-profit organizations in the USA, as well as from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in other countries (e.g., Malaysia). The funding is up to US$250 thousand for one grant. Funding Opportunity S-MY300-16-GR-TMP. The application deadline is 30 July 2016.
 
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Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

Grants for International Meetings 2017
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS makes grants to support the organization of high-level international and regional scientific activities in developing countries by offering financial assistance for conferences, workshops, symposia, and special meetings. Eligible fields include agricultural, biological, geological, and other sciences. Support is normally in the form of travel grants for principal speakers from abroad and/or participants from developing countries other than the country where the meeting is held. The amount provided normally does not exceed US$5 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2016 for meetings in 2017.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

John Allwright Fellowship 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
ACIAR awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR's priority partner countries, and engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application. Each awardee pursues research at an Australian tertiary institution relevant to the project in which the awardee is engaged. The deadline for applications is 31 July of each year.
 
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Club300 Foundation

Grants for Bird Protection
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Club300 Foundation, based in Sweden, makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis. The objective is research and conservation of the world's highly threatened and poorly known bird species (IUCN's Red List). The deadline for applications (English or Swedish) is 31 July of each year.
 
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Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

STEM Prize for Young Africans
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Cameroon
 
The STEM Prize aims to encourage young Cameroonians and other Africans, especially girls and young women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applications are invited from teams of three to five persons who submit a project that has the greatest potential to positively improve their communities. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and be citizens in one of the following countries: Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, or Gabon. The top teams will be invited to the foundation’s headquarters in Yaoundé to participate in a 3-day workshop focusing on research, career guidance, and project implementation. Cash prizes will be awarded totaling 5 million FCFA (approximately US$10 thousand). The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 July 2016.
 
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European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)

Funding for Conservation Projects 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EOCA makes grants for field-based projects in wildlife conservation; protection of forests and wetlands; litter clean-up on trails and mountains; environmental education in local communities; and other initiatives in support of nature-based travel and tourism. Grants are to nonprofit organizations in amounts up to €30 thousand for projects of one to two years anywhere in the world (except North America). The next application period is 01 July 2016 through 31 July 2016.
 
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Japan Water Forum

Small Grants for Water Projects 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Japan Water Forum makes small grants to grassroots organizations in least-developed countries. Activities for funding support include innovative solutions for water and sanitation, and risk reduction for water-related disasters. Grants are up to US$1 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2016.
 
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Missouri Botanical Garden

Fellowships for Visiting Researchers
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden offers short-term fellowships for professionals in conservation biology, ecology, botany, and related fields. The fellowships include travel and support costs for professional visits at the Missouri Botanical Garden lasting 4-12 weeks, varying with each fellowship program. Applications are welcome from Mexico, Central and South America, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 31 July 2016.
 
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Ornithological Council (OC)

Grants for Bird Research and Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ornithological Council makes grants for projects in ornithological research and conservation in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. In 2016, the OC will make one or more grants for US$10 thousand. An applicant must be willing to join an OC member society if he/she receives an award and is not already a member. The deadline for applications (Spanish, English) is 31 July 2016.
 
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Save Our Seas Foundation

Small Grants 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Save Our Seas makes grants for marine research, conservation, and education worldwide. Projects should include at least two of these components and focus on charismatic megafauna -- particularly sharks, rays, and skates. Small grants are up to US$10 thousand (average about US$5 thousand) for projects of up to one year. The next application period for small grants is 01 June through 31 July 2016.
 
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Acumen Fund

Regional Fellows in East Africa, India, and Pakistan
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Acumen Fund seeks to harness the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The Fund administers regional programs for each of East Africa, India, and Pakistan. In each region, 20 fellows are selected for a leadership development program of five one-week seminars while remaining in their jobs. Acumen covers all program expenses related to travel and accommodations, but it does not offer scholarships, stipends, or other funding. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other subject areas. The deadline to apply for each of these regional programs is 01 August 2016.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2016
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
This Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community that encourages the world's best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. The awards are made in four fields of life science research, one of which is Ecology and Environment. Eligible entrants for the 2016 Prize must have been awarded their doctoral degrees in 2014 or 2015. The winners in each category will each receive US$10 thousand, and the grand prize winner will receive US$30 thousand. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Erbacher Foundation supports rural development in subject areas that include livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water, and environmental protection. For new partners, the priority countries are India, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Foundation will also accept project applications submitted by established partners even if they do not concern the focal countries. Application deadlines are 01 February and 01 August of each year.
 
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Fulbright Scholar Program

Core Program for U.S. Faculty and Professionals.
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fulbright Scholar Program invites applications from U.S. scholars for research, teaching, and creative arts in an international context. Eligibility criteria include U.S. citizenship and a PhD or equivalent professional degree. The available openings include several in the developing world in subjects related to agriculture, environmental and biological sciences, geography, and others. The deadline for applications is 01 August 2016.
 
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Fulbright Scholar Program

Postdoctoral Awards for U.S. Scholars 2016-2017
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees or other terminal degrees. The selected individuals engage in research, teaching, and mentoring at their host institutions -- including institutions in developing countries. Disciplinary areas include agriculture, environmental sciences, and many others. Project periods from three to 12 months. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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Global Giving

Virtual Training in Online Fundraising
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes -- including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a September Accelerator program that will offer two weeks of free virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. Successful graduates of the program -- those that raise a total of US$5 thousand from at least 40 unique donors -- will benefit from permanent membership with GlobalGiving. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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International Water Center

International Masters Scholarships 2017
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
Australia's International Water Center announces funding for three international candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management. Two scholarships will cover full tuition and living expenses (Type A Scholarship), and a third will cover full tuition (Type B Scholarship). Applications are invited from eligible countries in Asia-Pacific; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; the Middle East; Europe; and North America. Note: Eligible countries for Type A are different from Type B. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment Grants and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 August 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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New Zealand Aid Program

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund
Deadline: 1 August 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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Panthera

Sabine Snow Leopards Grant Program
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation and Panthera are partners in the Sabin Snow Leopard Grants Program, which supports in situ conservation of snow leopards. Applications can be submitted by individuals or institutions. In the latter case, the project leader must be identified and make the submission. The program is open to all qualified candidates, but the priority is for projects led by country nationals and/or in-country NGOs. Awards are up to US$20 thousand for one year, and may be extended for more years, contingent on results. The deadline for expressions of interest is 01 August 2016.
 
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SciLifeLab

Prizes for Young Scientists in the Life Sciences 2016
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
In order to promote early-career scientists, SciLifeLab in Sweden collaborates with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to award annual prizes the best PhD thesis work in the life sciences. Recent doctoral graduates are invited to submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award. The categories include one in Ecology and Environment. The competition is open to all countries and nationalities. The winners will share US$60 thousand in prize money, and their essays will be published. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

Research and Training in Food Security
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) is open to individuals in ASEAN member countries for competitive grants up to US$15 thousand in research and training related to agriculture and rural development. Applications are due before 01 August of each year.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Borneo
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The "Heart of Borneo Initiative" focuses on international cooperation to maintain forests and biodiversity in a network of protected areas and sustainably managed forests. The program includes the interdiction of wildlife trafficking in East Kalimantan, Sabah, and Sarawak. Activities may include strengthening transboundary political support to stop wildlife trafficking and illegal logging; capacity building for protected areas and forest management; and promotion of alternative livelihoods for local communities. Applications are accepted from NGOs, educational institutions, and non-U.S. government entities. The program will make one grant for up to US$99 thousand. Funding Opportunity OES-OER-16-001. The closing date for applications is 01 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Region
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lower Mekong Initiative Nexus Futures Program aims to advance sustainable development around the water, energy, food, and environment nexus within the 3S river and watershed system in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The project will seek to strengthen the political will to manage the region's shared resources. The project team should be experienced in transboundary water cooperation and environmental governance; process facilitation; conflict mitigation; mediation; decision sciences; climate change adaptation; political economy analysis; diplomacy; international development; nexus planning; and stakeholder engagement. Applications are invited from non-profit NGOs, educational institutions, governments, and public international organizations. The program will make one grant for up to US$473 thousand for 18 months. Funding Opportunity OES-OER-16-002. The application deadline is 01 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State will fund projects in marine protected areas and reduced nutrient pollution affecting coastal waters. Grants in Category 1 will strengthen compliance capacity for marine protected areas in the Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, and Panama. Grants in Category 2 will fund projects to more effectively manage marine protected areas in Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania. Grants in Category 3 will aim to reduce nutrient pollution in waterways, coastal waters, and the ocean. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the USA and other countries, and from public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OTI-16-005. The closing date for applications is 01 August 2016.
 
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Global Video Competition on Climate Change
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
UNFCCC announces its second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The competition invites young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to submit three-minute videos about their actions to address climate change or to raise public awareness about it. Two winners will receive a round trip and accommodations to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2016 (Marrakech, Morocco). The deadline for submissions is 01 August 2016.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2016-2017
Deadline: 1 August 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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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Conservation Workshops
Deadline: 1 August 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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European Commission (EC)

Production of Quality Coffee in Nepal
Deadline: 2 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC will fund technical assistance to help coffee growers and cooperatives in Nepal improve the value chain for Nepalese coffee. Activities should aim to raise the productivity of coffee plantations; introduce organic methods in coffee growing; strengthen farmers' cooperatives and associations; and develop improved branding and marketing systems for coffee. Grants will be approximately €500 thousand. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the European Economic Area, developing countries (including Nepal), and certain international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/152076/DD/ACT/NP. The deadline for proposals is 02 August 2016.
 
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Research Councils UK

UK Research Collaboration with Southeast Asia
Deadline: 2 August 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Research Councils UK is collaborating with sister research organizations in each of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand to call for proposals under the the UK – Southeast Asia Small-Scale Research Partnerships. Among the several thematic areas is one on the "Energy - Food – Water - Environment Nexus." Applicants are invited to submit bilateral or multilateral proposals comprising eligible researchers from the participating countries. All proposals need to have a UK principal investigator in addition to a principal investigator from one or more of the partner countries. Interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly welcome. The application deadline is 02 August 2016.
 
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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Call for Proposals 2016
Deadline: 3 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network to investigate changes in the Earth’s life support systems, and their implications for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The APN makes grants in two programs: (i) The Collaborative Regional Research Program supports research on physical, biological, and human dimensions of change in the Earth's systems. (ii) The CAPaBLE program focuses on training, awareness raising, and partnerships in these themes. Proposals are invited from members of non-profit institutions based in APN member and/or approved countries. The deadline for summary proposals is 03 August 2016.
 
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Advancing Geospatial Data in Africa
Deadline: 5 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to invest in an organization that will advance the quality, completeness, and sustainability of geospatial data in Africa. This organization will serve as a strategic grant maker, capacity builder, and effectively coordinate with others working in mapping and data on the continent. Applicant organizations should be ideally based in Africa. If headquartered elsewhere, the applying organization must have a strong presence and/or offices in Africa. The deadline for sending qualifications statements is 05 August 2016.
 
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Weeden Foundation

Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia
Deadline: 5 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 05 August 2016.
 
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Wageningen University

Free Online Course: Animal Behavior
Deadline: 9 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
WageningenX at Wageningen University offers massive online open courses (MOOCs) in English on subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory. A course on animal behavior begins 09 August 2016. A course on systems thinking and environmental sustainability of food production systems begins 08 September 2016. WageningenX provides complete information regarding how to register.
 
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Pacific Asia Travel Foundation

Grants for Sustainable Tourism 2017
Deadline: 10 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) makes grants for projects in environmental and cultural heritage that contribute to sustainable tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The grants support environmental conservation and wildlife protection, heritage conservation, and education and awareness about these issues. The majority of grants are to organizations based in Asia-Pacific developing countries and territories. Each application requires references, one of which must be a PATA chapter. The application deadline is 10 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Southeast Asia
Deadline: 10 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State seeks to build civilian law enforcement capabilities to combat wildlife crime in Southeast Asia. The aim is to strengthen legislative and regulatory frameworks; build investigative and enforcement capacity; and enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity. The focus countries are Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Multinational or regional activities that foster transnational cooperation may also benefit Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions in the USA and other countries, including consortia of local and non-local organizations. The program has US$1.6 million to make up to three grants for a project period of two years. The closing date for applications is 10 August 2016
 
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Instrumentl

Funding Opportunities for Wildlife Research
Deadline: 11 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Instrumentl is a team of scientists, university administrators, hackers, and grant writers who share the aim of helping researchers to find and apply for grants. The focus is researchers within the ecological and environmental sciences. Instrumental has compiled a list of 30 wildlife research grants that have application deadlines during the next few months. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research in the developing world. For these 30 featured grants, Instrumentl offers a free review of grant applications. The grants have deadlines in May, June, July, and August 2016 -- along with some that accept applications continuously.
 
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Energy and Environment Partnership, Mekong Region

6th Call for Proposals
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) announces its sixth call for proposals on clean energy. With financial support from the Government of Finland, EEP Mekong will support clean energy projects in the private sector that are close to commercial maturity, but that need a limited amount of bridge finance. To be eligible for grants, project developers should be based in one of the following countries: Cambodia, Finland, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, or Vietnam. The minimum size of a proposed project is €200 thousand. The deadline for concept notes is 12 August 2016.
 
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International Elephant Foundation

Elephant Conservation and Research 2017
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The International Elephant Foundation makes grants for conservation and research of elephants. Eligibility extends to organizations and individuals internationally -- including students, scientists, and institutions. The program has three categories: (i) African elephant conservation in situ; (ii) Asian elephant conservation in situ; and (iii) Ex situ elephant conservation and research. Most awards are about US$10 thousand for one year. The application deadline in all categories is 12 August 2016.
 
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MASHAV

Policies and Economics for Green Development
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
Israel's Agency for International Development (MASHAV) supports professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development. In collaboration with the Weitz Center for Sustainable Development, MASHAV announces a course on policies and economic measures for local and regional green growth, scheduled for October-November 2016. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. The application deadline is 12 August 2016.
 
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Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation

Grants for Environmental Education
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation, and/or field testing of environmental curricula. The objective is to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems. Any organization is eligible to apply -- including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies, and others. The Foundation has made grants in several developing countries. Grants are up to US$1,500. The deadline for pre-proposals is 12 August 2016.
 
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New England Biolabs Foundation

Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2016
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on the Gulf of Honduras (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras) and Nicaragua in Central America; Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru in the Andes region; and Ghana and Cameroon in West Africa. The Foundation occasionally makes grants in a few other countries where it has previous experience (El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania). Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The next deadlines for letters of inquiry (English, Spanish) are 01 March 2016 and 12 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Conference on Waste Management in India
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai seeks proposals for a project entitled “U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management.” The conference will bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and government representatives from the USA, India, and around the world. Topics of discussion could include innovative waste management solutions; the roles of local and state governments in waste management; technological innovation; commercial opportunities in waste management; and bilateral cooperation. The available funding is US$150 thousand to US$175 thousand to an institution of higher education or a nonprofit NGO. Funding Opportunity M-NOFO-16-103. The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Youth Debates in India on Climate Change
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The North India Office of the U.S. Embassy New Delhi invites program proposals for a series of university-level youth debates on climate change and related environmental issues. The aim is to raise awareness about the complex conversations in this subject among college youth in the Indian states and territories of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The U.S. government will make one grant for US$50 thousand to US$70 thousand to an institution of higher education or a nonprofit NGO. Funding Opportunity ND-NOFO-16-105. The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016.
 
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UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Darwin Main Projects, Round 23
Deadline: 12 August 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Darwin Initiative funds capacity building, training, research, and education in support of the major conventions on biodiversity -- focusing on the developing world. The program invites applications for main projects, which are normally around £100 thousand to £300 thousand for projects of up to four years. There are no restrictions on the location or nationality of applicants, but projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries. The application deadline for main projects (Stage 1) is 12 August 2016. Information about other Darwin Initiative post projects, scoping projects, and Darwin Fellowships will be made available in due course.
 
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International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Freezailah Fellowships, Second Cycle 2016
Deadline: 15 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
ITTO makes grants through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund for training opportunities, demonstration tours, participation in conferences and workshops, preparation of technical papers, and post-graduate degrees. Grants up to US$10 thousand are in support of sustainable tropical forest management. Applicants are young and mid-career professionals in ITTO's member countries; most grants are to individuals in the developing countries. The deadline for the second application cycle in 2016 is 15 August 2016.
 
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Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

Grants for Research and Training 2016
Deadline: 15 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Trust makes grants for education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America. Applicants include botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other nonprofit charitable organizations. Grants are up to US$20 thousand. The application deadline is 15 August 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Morocco Green Growth Climate Challenge
Deadline: 15 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State will make one grant for approximately US$400 thousand to assist Morocco with a competition to help build capacity to mitigate the impacts of climate change through the use of clean energy and energy-efficient technologies. The challenge will feature small grants for workshops on energy technologies, public policy, and business development. Applications to manage the challenge are invited from non-profit NGOs; private, public, and state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere (e.g., Morocco). Funding Opportunity ENAQ-ENRAQM-16-003. The closing date for applications is 15 August 2016.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

International Research Experiences for U.S. University Students 2016
Deadline: 16 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Through the program IRES, the National Science Foundation supports U.S. university students (graduate and undergraduate) to engage in international research. Past fellowships include several in developing countries in subject areas such as ecology, renewable energy, climate change, and others. Proposals are due 16 August 2016.
 
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African Union

Research Grants in Food and Agriculture
Deadline: 17 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
In collaboration with the European Union, Phase 2 of the African Union's research grants will focus on research for food, nutritional security, and sustainable agriculture in Africa. Applications are invited from national and regional organizations, research institutions, universities, government ministries, and public institutions in Africa and EU member states. Eligibility for funding also extends to science and technology networks if all network members are registered in the eligible countries. Grants will range from US$500 thousand to US$1 million, varying with cost shares. The deadline for proposals is 17 August 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Biodiversity Conservation in Myanmar
Deadline: 17 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
CEPF will make grants in Myanmar to support Strategic Directions 4 and 6 for conservation of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, Letters of inquiry are invited from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations. Applicants for large grants (over US$20 thousand) need to apply in English, using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Small Grants for the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
Deadline: 17 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
CEPF invites letters of inquiry from NGOs, community groups, private companies, and other civil society organizations for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) in all countries of the Indo-Burma Hotspot. The eligible countries are Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applicants can apply in English or in local languages (Burmese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, or Vietnamese) using the template provided in the announcement. The closing date is 17 August 2016.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Biodiversity Conservation in the Caribbean Islands
Deadline: 17 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
CEPF requests proposals from qualified organizations and teams to update the ecosystem profile for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. CEPF will make one award of US$300 thousand for a stakeholder consultation process in the region that leads to the updated profile. The profile document will address the situation in the following countries in the greatest depth: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Proposals are invited from any qualified organization anywhere in the world including from NGOs, private consulting groups, and public and private universities. The closing date is 17 August 2016.
 
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Ford Motor Company

Grants for Conservation and Environment in the Middle East and North Africa 2016
Deadline: 21 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Ford Middle East makes grants for non-profit conservation in the Middle East. The categories are protection of the natural environment; conservation engineering; and environmental education. Ford will allocate US$120 thousand for projects in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Eligibility for funding extends to individuals; civil society organizations and NGOs; and schools, colleges, and universities. The maximum grant is US$15 thousand. The deadline for applications (Arabic, English, French) is 21 August 2016.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Ark Initiative
Deadline: 21 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Ark Initiative provides partnership and funding opportunities to local conservation NGOs across the tropics. Funded projects aim to establish and/or expand protected areas for critically endangered and endangered wildlife and birds. The Initiative invites applications for conservation partnerships from nonprofit entities and NGOs for projects in tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Applying organizations may submit proposals for either a land purchase or a protected area designation. The next application deadline is 21 August 2016.
 
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

RONPAKU Fellowships for PhD Students 2017
Deadline: 24 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The RONPAKU fellowships are a program of the JSPS to support students from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to pursue PhD degrees from Japanese universities. Each fellow submits a research dissertation co-supervised by an advisor in Japan and an advisor in the fellow's home country. The fellows do not pursue doctoral courses in Japan (i.e., dissertation only). RONPAKU will award about 20 fellowships across all subject areas. The application deadline is 24 August 2016 for submissions to RONPAKU from Japanese universities; applicants need to send their documents to their prospective Japanese advisors in advance of this deadline.
 
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Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030)

From Research to Policy for Agricultural Development in Africa
Deadline: 29 August 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). The program invites applications from African researchers to a one-week training course on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course will be held in Nairobi during late January 2017. Applications are invited from lecturers and post-doctoral researchers currently affiliated with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and who have received their PhDs within the past five years. AgriFoSe2030 will cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and meals. The deadline for applications is 29 August 2016.
 
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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

NZ Partnerships for International Development Fund 2016
Deadline: 29 August 2016
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
The New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund is a contestable fund open to New Zealand organizations. It aims to encourage partnerships between New Zealand organizations and in-country partners in the developing world, with emphasis on the Pacific region and Southeast Asia. Priority areas for support include agriculture, fisheries, tourism, energy, and water and sanitation -- among others. The Fund encourages multi-activity projects for up to five years. The application deadlines in 2016 are 31 March (Round 7) and 29 August (Round 8).
 
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Climate Technology Initiative (CTI-PFAN)

Building Resilience to Climate Change in West Africa
Deadline: 30 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
CTI PFAN seeks to identify projects which have the capability of raising private-sector financing to build resilience to climate change in agriculture, forestry, ecosystems services and biodiversity, water and sanitation, and other sectors. The program PFAN WAFCEF-3 seeks pre-proposals from project developers in West Africa. Selected projects will be offered free professional advice on project development and structuring, and will be connected with investment through CTI PFAN’s global investment networks. Proposals are invited from companies, individuals or legal persons; public-private partnerships; and entities which are legally structured to redistribute profits. The program will consider business opportunities that require total initial capital over US$500 thousand (or any currency equivalent). The call is open to projects located in any country of West Africa, with priority for projects from Burkina Faso, Gambia, Liberia, Niger, and Sierra Leone. The deadline for pre-proposals (English, French) is 30 August 2016.
 
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Adaptation Fund

Readiness Grants
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Adaptation Fund announces that small grants are available under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme. South-South Cooperation grants are intended to increase peer-to-peer support among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Project Formulation Grants help build the capacity of NIEs in project preparation and design. Technical Assistance Grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of NIEs in the areas of environmental, social, and gender risk management. For all three categories of readiness grants, the application deadline is 31 August 2016.
 
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African World Heritage Fund (AWFF)

Call for Proposals 2016
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The AWHF provides grants to implement projects and activities which focus on the protection of natural and cultural World Heritage properties in Africa. Projects activities are restricted to heritage sites declared by UNESCO as World Heritage properties. The call is open to government institutions in Africa responsible for World Heritage Sites. The call is also open to international and local NGOs and community groups working in heritage conservation if such applications are endorsed by the country's government authorities responsible for heritage. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 August 2016.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

John Dillon Fellowship for Young Agricultural Scientists
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
ACIAR awards the John Dillon Fellowships to young agricultural scientists and economists in developing countries for professional visits to Australia. The fellowships aim to develop leadership skills in agricultural research management, agricultural policy, and/or extension technologies. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR's priority partner countries who spend several weeks at one or two host Australian organizations. ACIAR funds eight to ten John Dillon fellowships per year. The deadline for applications is 31 August of each year.
 
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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Edition 2016
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
Cartier supports women entrepreneurs who lead social enterprises in their early phases that have potential to grow significantly. Cartier reviews applications from Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Previous laureates have included several whose work links to environment and related issues, e.g., product recycling, low-cost energy, water treatment, fair trade, and others. Each of the selected women entrepreneurs receives US$20 thousand, networking and visibility opportunities, and personalized business coaching for one year. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2016.
 
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Christensen Fund

Grants for Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2016
Deadline: 31 August 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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EU Horizon 2020

Indian-European Research on Bio-Economy
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Indo-European partnership INDIGO announces a call for proposals in bio-economy. This refers to using renewable biological resources -- such as crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms -- to produce food, materials, and energy. Countries participating in the research call are India, France, Germany, Norway and Spain. Applications may be submitted by public and/or private entities which are eligible according to their respective national and regional regulations. The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2016.
 
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Matsumae International Foundation

Research Fellowships 2017
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Matsumae International Foundation awards short-term fellowships (of 3-6 months) for pursuing research in Japan. Preference is for applicants in the natural science, engineering, and medicine who select the Japanese host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions, or private industry). Applicants should hold a PhD degree, be less than 49 years old, and have sufficient conversational ability in Japanese or English. The application deadline is 31 August 2016.
 
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Monsanto Fund

Grants to Strengthen Farming Communities 2016
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Monsanto Fund makes grants in support of agricultural communities around the world. Grants of US$25 thousand and more are available to tax-exempt charitable organizations for activities and projects that address farmers' education and training; food security; community water and sanitation; and other local needs. Monsanto's international grants are administered at the country level. The Fund presents a list of eligible countries. Monsanto accepts international applications during two periods each year. The first period ranges from 01 January through 28 February. The second period ranges from 01 July through 31 August.
 
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Patagonia

Environmental Grants
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Patagonia makes grants to support nonprofit organizations for campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Eligible countries include Argentina and Chile, among others. One of Patagonia's grant-making priorities is protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend. Grants are a maximum of US$12 thousand. Proposals are submitted through Patagonia’s retail stores at any time of the year, or online before 30 April and 31 August of each year.
 
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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 31 August 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS collaborates with several universities and research institutes in the developing world for South-South sponsorship of PhD and post-doctoral fellowships. The participating host institutions are found in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, and Thailand. The application deadline is 31 August 2016 for fellowships in India (four programs), Pakistan (four programs), and Icipe in Kenya. The deadline is 15 September 2016 for fellowships in Malaysia (two programs) and Mexico. Programs in Brazil and South Africa will open mid-year 2016.
 
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American Orchid Society

Annual Conservation Awards
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Orchid Society sponsors the Conservation Recognition Awards to honor outstanding work in orchid conservation. One prize focuses on conservation in North America; the other has no geographical limitations. Prizes are US$500. The closing date for nominations is 01 September each year.
 
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Both ENDS

Promoting Leadership of Young Environmentalists 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative offers grants to advance the leadership of young individuals working for or affiliated with environmental civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries. JWH especially encourages the nomination of young women and local community leaders. Grants range from €2,500 to €7,000 each. The next application deadline is 01 September 2016.
 
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Elsevier Foundation

Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Nominations are open for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The awards are sponsored and organized by the Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The awards theme for 2017 is engineering and engineering sciences in subject areas that may include energy, water supply, and others related to environment and development. Nominations will be accepted for early-career women scientists working in engineering who have received their PhDs within the past 10 years, and who live in one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS. The competition will select one winning nominee from each of Latin America and the Caribbean; East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific; the Arab region; Central and South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa. Each winner will receive US$5 thousand and travel support to attend the 2017 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The deadline for nominations is 01 September 2016.
 
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ETH Zurich

Seed Grants for Swiss-Asian Research Collaboration 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
In partnership with Switzerland's State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), ETH Zurich promotes scientific cooperation with key institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. ETH Zurich currently calls for proposals from Swiss researchers with partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The maximum grant is CHF 10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 01 September 2016.
 
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Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Abe Fellowships 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Abe Fellowship encourages international research in the social sciences and related disciplines on topics of pressing global concern -- including climate change, sustainable urbanization, environmental degradation, and other cross-cutting issues that advance global problem solving from a transnational perspective. The fellowship program is open to citizens of Japan and the USA, as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the USA. The closing date for applications is 01 September 2016.
 
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LAUNCH Nordic

Innovation Challenge 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The LAUNCH Nordic Innovation Challenge 2016 is named "Closing the Loop" with a focus on innovations in materials recycling and reuse for a more sustainable society. LAUNCH Nordic aims to select five innovations to be scaled globally through its international partners, network, and accelerator program. The program is open to innovators worldwide. The deadline for submissions is 01 September 2016.
 
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Prince Bernhard Nature Fund

Conservation in the Developing World
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (Netherlands) aims to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It gives funding preference to organizations in these regions, sometimes in partnership with parties in Europe or North America. Grants are up to €25 thousand. The application deadlines are 01 March and 01 September each year.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The NSF funds an annual competition for research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Projects on a variety of topics (U.S. and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Past projects include several in the world's developing countries related to environmental disasters, waste management, marine spatial planning, wildlife conservation, and others. The deadline for full proposals is 01 September 2016.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program 2016
Deadline: 1 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The NSF funds an annual competition for research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Projects on a variety of topics (U.S. and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Past projects include several in the world's developing countries related to environmental disasters, waste management, marine spatial planning, wildlife conservation, and others. The deadline for regular proposals is 01 September 2016.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Grants for Environment: Marine Conservation
Deadline: 1 September 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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MacArthur Foundation

100 Million Dollars to Help Solve a Critical Problem
Deadline: 2 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The MacArthur Foundation announces "100&Change" as a competition to award US$100 million that addresses a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere in the world. Applicants must identify the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations can apply, subject to eligibility rules. The competition will not accept applications from individuals or government agencies. Participants in the competition must register by 02 September 2016.
 
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Toyota Foundation

Research Grants 2016
Deadline: 2 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Toyota Foundation supports a Research Grants Program on the general theme of "Exploring New Values for Society." Grants are made to organizations (joint research projects) as well as to individuals. The Foundation solicits ambitious projects that are founded on creative concepts reflecting a youthful perspective, and whose results can help change people's ways of thinking, leading to actions that bring about solutions to the issues faced. There are no restrictions by nationality, affiliation, academic background, or area of residence. Past grants in this program include some in areas related to agriculture, environment, and natural resources. The application deadline is 02 September 2016.
 
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Instrumentl

Grants for Marine Science and Conservation
Deadline: 3 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Instrumentl is an organization that helps researchers find and apply for grants. Instrumental has compiled a list of 36 grants related to marine science and conservation that have application deadlines during the next few months. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research in the developing world. For these 36 featured grants, Instrumentl will review, format, and submit applications for free. The grants have deadlines in June, July, August, and September 2016 -- along with some that accept applications continuously.
 
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Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV)

Professional Training in Israel: Agri-Green Management
Deadline: 4 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare).
 
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Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV)

Professional Training in Israel: Agri-Business for Rural Women
Deadline: 5 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare).
 
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KR Foundation

Reducing Fossil Fuels
Deadline: 6 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Denmark
 
The KR Foundation makes grants for environmental communications and advocacy, with a special focus on reducing investment and consumption of fossil fuels. The Foundation aims to persuade investors to divest from fossil fuel industries that deepen the climate crisis, and to invest instead in climate solutions. In parallel with divest-invest, the KR Foundation supports measures that eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels. Grants are to charitable nonprofit organizations. The amount of funding per project typically ranges from DKK 0.5 million to DKK 5 million. The next deadlines for letters of inquiry are 26 January 2016 and 06 September 2016.
 
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Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC)

IDRC Research Awards 2017
Deadline: 7 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
IDRC makes research awards to citizens and permanent residents of Canada, and to citizens of developing countries. The award provides for a one-year paid program of research in addition to hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the use of knowledge from an international perspective. Positions are available at IDRC's head office in Ottawa and at its regional office in Nairobi. Program areas include agriculture and food security; climate change and water; and several others. Applicants should be enrolled, or have previously completed, their masters or doctoral degrees at recognized universities. IDRC identifies countries not eligible for awards, as well as countries requiring prior approval. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 07 September 2016.
 
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Research Council of Norway

Norway-China Research on Hazardous Substances and Pollution
Deadline: 7 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Research Council of Norway sponsors the MILJØFORSK program (2016-2025) to generate new knowledge about biodiversity, cultural environments, ecosystem services, hazardous substances, and pollution. The current call for proposals will focus on pollution sources, inputs, and spread – including the re-mobilisation of hazardous substances as a result of climate change – as well as the effects of pollution impacts on the environment and health. Up to NOK 18 million will be available for projects that involve the participation of Chinese partners. The application deadline is 07 September 2016.
 
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Research Council of Norway

International Cooperation in Aquaculture 2017
Deadline: 7 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Research Council of Norway funds international cooperation in its HAVBRUK2 program of aquaculture research. Funding is available for project establishment support for international projects; personal visiting researcher grants; and personal overseas research grants. Priority will be given to collaboration with researchers in the EU, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Chile, and Brazil. Collaboration with researchers in other countries will also be of interest. The application deadline is 07 September 2014.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity on Islands of the Western Indian Ocean
Deadline: 8 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CEPF announces its latest round of funding to conserve biodiversity in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. Small grants (up to US$20 thousand) and large grants ( up to US$200 thousand) are available for conservation projects in Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations.The closing date for letters of inquiry (English, French, Malagasy) is 08 September 2016.
 
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Wageningen University

Free Online Course: Sustainable Food Production
Deadline: 8 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
WageningenX at Wageningen University offers massive online open courses (MOOCs) in English on subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory. A course on animal behavior begins 09 August 2016. A course on systems thinking and environmental sustainability of food production systems begins 08 September 2016. WageningenX provides complete information regarding how to register.
 
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Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV)

Professional Training in Policies for Rural Revitalization
Deadline: 9 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare).
 
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Instrumentl

Grants for Plant Sciences
Deadline: 10 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Instrumentl is an organization that helps researchers find and apply for grants. Instrumental has identified 43 grants related to plant biology, botany, horticulture, forestry, and other plant sciences. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research and projects in the developing world. For these 43 featured grants, Instrumentl will review, format, and submit applications for free. The grants have deadlines in June, July, August, and September 2016 -- along with some that accept applications continuously.
 
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Philip Henman Trust

Grants for Development Projects 2016
Deadline: 10 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Philip Henman Trust makes grants to UK-based development organizations, with few restrictions on thematic areas. Support is normally between £3 thousand and £5 thousand per year, with a maximum total of £25 thousand. The closing date for applications is 10 September each year.
 
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British Council

Research Workshops: Kazakhstan n Agricultural Innovation
Deadline: 11 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Council announces workshops that convene UK researchers with partners in other countries. Among the workshops that have deadlines beyond the date of this posting are: Kazakhstan, low-carbon energy (deadline 15 July 2016); India, water purification (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, water/sanitation/energy (deadline 15 July 2016); Brazil, renewable energy (deadline 22 July 2016); Kazakhstan, mineral resources (deadline 22 July 2016); Brazil, legal aspects of agricultural technology (deadline 29 July 2016); and Kazakhstan, agricultural innovation (deadline 11 September 2016). The site lists additional workshops in additional subject areas.
 
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International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Innovations in Livestock Vaccines
Deadline: 12 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Canada's IDRC calls for research to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases. Proposals should address one or more of the 23 priorities in the Livestock Vaccines Innovation Fund. The call is open to researchers in academia, the private sector, and research institutes around the world. Grants are up to CA$1.5 million for projects of two years. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 12 September 2016.
 
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Loro Parque Fundación

Conservation Grants 2017
Deadline: 12 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The Loro Parque Fundación supports conservation projects which focus on threatened parrot species. To a lesser extent it also supports projects for cetaceans in marine conservation. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 12 September 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2016
Deadline: 14 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
In Europe's research program Horizon 2020, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and re-integration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked there. It also develops or helps to re-start the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience. Applicants in the EU; their overseas territories; countries associated to Horizon 2020; and most developing countries are eligible for consideration. The closing date for applications is 14 September 2016.
 
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UK Royal Society

Newton Advanced Fellowships
Deadline: 14 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Newton Advanced Fellowships provide established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration, and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience, and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute for the duration of the project. Awards are currently available for scientists in China, Malaysia, and Mexico. The application deadline is 14 September 2016.
 
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V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation

Climate Change and Environment
Deadline: 14 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation makes grants to address threats caused by climate change, unsustainable consumption, and loss of biodiversity. The Foundation works primarily in the USA on issues that are national and international. Funding that is external to the U.S. must be multinational and not focus on any specific country, region, or continent.­­ The next deadline for letters of inquiry is 14 September 2016.
 
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Connect4Climate

Video Competition about Climate Action
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers worldwide between the ages of 14-35 to create a public service advertisement or a short film about climate action. The judging panel will select up to eight entries from individuals and teams for cash prizes up to US$8 thousand (18-35 age group). The submission deadline is 15 September 2016.
 
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Eppley Foundation

Research on Endangered Animals and Ecosystems, Climate Change, and Medical Applications
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Eppley Foundation for Research funds projects in medicine, life sciences, and the physical sciences. Areas of interest include innovative medical investigations and applications; endangered animals and ecosystems; and climate change. Applicants for grants must be associated with recognized nonprofit educational or research institutions that have 501(c)3 status in the USA. Grants may be awarded for research internationally when applicants are based in the USA or are associated with U.S. institutions that will administer the grants. Most grants are under US$25 thousand. The deadlines for letters of inquiry are 15 March and 15 September of each year.
 
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Future for Nature Foundation

Future for Nature Award 2017
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Future for Nature Award aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders. The award is made to candidates of any nationality or residence, not older than age 35, who have achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species, or that of a specific population. Work related to the conservation and protection of endangered species is a priority. The award is made to individuals, not organizations. Each of three award winners will be given a cash prize and a sculpture. The winners are expected to invest their prize in a conservation project of their own choice. The application deadline is 15 September 2016.
 
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MEETAfrica

Supporting Young African Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
MEETAfrica is a program to help Africans who have diplomas at European universities to establish innovative enterprises for agriculture, industry, and services in their home countries. The current call is for recent university graduates and early-career researchers from Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia who are currently resident in France or Germany. Candidates should be less than 35 years old and have a masters, doctorate, or post-doctorate. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016.
 
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MEETAfrica

Supporting Young African Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
MEETAfrica is a program to help Africans who have diplomas at European universities to establish innovative enterprises for agriculture, industry, and services in their home countries. The current call is for recent university graduates and early-career researchers from Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia who are currently resident in France or Germany. Candidates should be less than 35 years old and have a masters, doctorate, or post-doctorate. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016.
 
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Neotropical Ornithological Society

François Vuilleumier Grants
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Francois Vuilleumier Fund awards one or more cash grants per year for thesis studies of neotropical birds to one or several graduate students from any country in Latin America and the Caribbean. Awards are US$500 to US$1000. The application deadline is 15 September of each year.
 
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Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
With funding from the governments of UK and Canada, PEP has launched a new call for proposals addressing “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE II) in developing countries. The issues to be examined span a broad spectrum of development policy, including themes related to labor productivity in agriculture, entrepreneurship, and others. PAGE targets teams of researchers in developing countries -- with preference for applicants from low-income, fragile, and/or conflict states. Applying teams will generally need university-level training in economics or equivalent experience. PAGE positively encourages teams with a female researcher as project leader. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 15 September 2016.
 
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Tinker Foundation

Sustainable Resource Management in Latin America
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Tinker's program of Institutional Grants supports the theme of sustainable resource management (among others) in Latin America. Particular issues of interest include sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry and non-timber forest products, sustainable tourism, fisheries management, and payment for environmental services. Tinker is also very interested in issues of water scarcity and quality for communities. The Foundation encourages project collaboration among organizations in the USA and Latin America. Tinker invites brief letters of inquiry to the Foundation before proposals are prepared and submitted. The application deadlines are 01 March and 15 September of each year.
 
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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 15 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS collaborates with several universities and research institutes in the developing world for South-South sponsorship of PhD and post-doctoral fellowships. The participating host institutions are found in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, and Thailand. The application deadline is 31 August 2016 for fellowships in India (four programs), Pakistan (four programs), and Icipe in Kenya. The deadline is 15 September 2016 for fellowships in Malaysia (two programs) and Mexico. Note: Programs in Brazil and South Africa will open mid-year 2016.
 
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British Ecological Society

Grants for Ecologists in Africa
Deadline: 16 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BES makes grants for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. Applicants must be scientists and citizens of a country in Africa or its associated islands; have at least an MSc or equivalent degree; be working for a university or research institution in Africa that provides basic research facilities; and carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands. The maximum value of a grant is £8 thousand for research. An additional sum up to £2 thousand may be requested to fund travel to help grantees develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer groups. The next application period is runs from the end of July through 16 September 2016.
 
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Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Nominations for Prize in 2017
Deadline: 16 September 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
This is an annual prize of US$200 thousand to recognize exceptional accomplishments in environmental science, energy, or medicine. The Tyler Prize can be awarded to living individuals or public or private institutions anywhere in the world. Several past prize winners have been distinguished in scientific and technical areas such as the global nitrogen cycle, global biodiversity assessments, wastewater treatment in developing countries, and others relevant to the link between environment and development. The closing date for nominations is 16 September 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Support for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Algeria
Deadline: 18 September 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC will make grants to strengthen organizational and operational capacity for fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, public agencies, local authorities, cooperatives, enterprise groups, etc., in European countries and Algeria. International organizations are also eligible. Grants will range from €50 thousand to €500 thousand, varying by objectives (lots) and cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/152641/DD/ACT/DZ. The closing date for applications is 18 September 2016.
 
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British Council

Newton Travel Grants for Researchers
Deadline: 19 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants support early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration. The UK's partner countries for these travel grants are South Africa and Thailand. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the listed partner countries. Researchers residing in the listed partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK. The application deadline is 19 September 2016.
 
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British Council

Newton Travel Grants for Researchers
Deadline: 19 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants support early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration. The UK's partner countries for these travel grants are South Africa and Thailand. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the listed partner countries. Researchers residing in the listed partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK. The application deadline is 19 September 2016.
 
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British Council

UK Institutional Links with Partner Countries
Deadline: 19 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Institutional Links support research and innovation collaboration between the UK and partners in any of the following countries: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Subject areas for the collaborative research include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others -- varying with each partner country. Proposals are submitted jointly by a principal investigator in the UK with a principal investigator in the partner country. Grants range from £50 thousand to £300 thousand over two years. The deadline for proposals is 19 September 2016.
 
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British Council

Newton Workshop Grants for Researchers
Deadline: 19 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. The current call is for bilateral workshops between the UK with any of China, Malaysia, Mexico, or Thailand. Proposals must be joint applications, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in a partner country. The application deadline is 19 September 2016.
 
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British Council

Workshop Grants for Researchers
Deadline: 19 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The current call is for bilateral workshops of 3-5 days between the UK and Russia. Proposals must be joint applications, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in Russia. The application deadline is 19 September 2016.
 
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British Council

PhD Placement Program, UK and China
Deadline: 20 September 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Council in China sponsors UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend three to twelve months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The research areas include food and water security, environmental technologies, energy, and others. This opportunity is open to UK and Chinese nationals who are currently enrolled as PhD students at accredited higher education institutions or research institutions in the UK or China, respectively. The application deadline is 20 September 2016.
 
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Orange Telecom

Orange Social Venture Prize 2016
Deadline: 21 September 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Orange Social Venture Prize is awarded to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations that make innovative use of ICTs in agriculture, energy, and other fields of development. The geographical focus is Africa and the Middle East. Prizes range from €5 thousand to €25 thousand, plus professional support for a period of six months. The eligible countries are Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, and Tunisia. The application deadline is 21 September 2016.
 
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Mexican International Cooperation Agency (AMEXCID)

Scholarships for International Students 2017
Deadline: 23 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Mexico
 
AMEXCID announces the availability of scholarships for international students from all world regions to study at over 90 participating institutions in Mexico. The funding is for international students undertaking a specialization; pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate; conducting graduate-level research; or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico. The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 September 2016.
 
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Mexican International Cooperation Agency (AMEXCID)

Scholarships for International Students 2017
Deadline: 23 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Mexico
 
AMEXCID announces the availability of scholarships for international students from all world regions to study at over 90 participating institutions in Mexico. The funding is for international students undertaking a specialization; pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate; conducting graduate-level research; or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program in Mexico. The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 September 2016.
 
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Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm Water Prize 2017
Deadline: 25 September 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements supporting the availability, conservation, and protection of the world’s water resources. The award is open to individuals and organizations of any nationality whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources. The Stockholm Water Prize consists of an award of US$150 thousand and a crystal sculpture. The deadline for nominations is 25 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 (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 limit on the amount of grant requests, and no application deadline.
 
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Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA)

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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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

Markets for Carbon Emissions
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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 program approach relies on start-up finance generated by the sale of tradable emissions certificates, combined with national policies and incentives favorable to emissions reductions. The Foundation posts funding guidelines and application forms, one for funding through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and another for funding external to the CDM. Proposals are reviewed continuously.
 
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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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HIVOS

Green Society Program
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The HIVOS Green Society Program supports themes in sustainable food and renewable energy. In Sustainable Food, HIVOS makes grants to strengthen smallholder farming for productive and sustainable agriculture, agricultural biodiversity, and resilience to climate change. In Renewable Energy, the focus areas are advocacy campaigns; carbon finance; and small-scale projects in biogas, clean cookstoves, and other renewable energy for poor and marginalized populations. HIVOS organizes and manages most of its grant funding by regions.
 
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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 Charities Active in 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. The size of grants ranges from £250 to £4,000. Applications are sent to the Trust’s postal address in London, where they are reviewed on a continuous basis (i.e., there is no calendar deadline).
 
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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 (SOSF)

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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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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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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