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Best Climate Practices

Ideas to Expand Access to Climate Financing
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: Italy
 
The Best Climate Practices contest for 2016 focuses on ideas and projects to raise and drive financial support towards local actions for small-scale mitigation and adaptation, and/or to increase inclusiveness and simplify access to climate finance. The contest is open to individuals, teams, or organizations regardless of nationality, age, or qualifications. The contest winner will be awarded €3 thousand. The deadline for submissions is 30 May 2016.
 
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French Institute for Development Research

New Research Teams (JEAI) 2016
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
France's IRD makes grants of up to €50 thousand for periods of three years to build the capacity of research teams in the developing world in collaboration with IRD's research units. Thematic areas include sustainable energy; water resources; climate change; ecosystems and biodiversity; agriculture and food safety; and several others. The leader of a JEAI is a full-time researcher with a research institution in a country of the global South. He/she is the initiator of the application. The deadline for concept notes (French, English) is 30 May 2016.
 
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MASHAV

International Professional Courses: Clean Technologies
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) offers short courses in Israel in subject areas of agriculture, climate change, and related themes. Courses are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and French. Courses in English include Agricultural Extension Methods (17 January through 03 February); Post-Harvest Handling of Fresh Commodities (07 through 26 February); Modern Apiculture (28 March through 14 April); Climate Change and Agriculture (03 through 15 April); Integrated Pest Management (03 through 22 April); Renewable Energy (16 through 31 May); Clean Technologies (30 May through 23 June); and others. For most courses, MASHAV offers a limited number of scholarships to cover course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions at country level.
 
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Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Support for International Students 2016
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: China
 
Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers full or partial scholarships for international students at graduate and undergraduate levels. Academic areas at NUST include environmental engineering, biotechnology, energy science, and many others. Application deadlines are 10 April 2016 for the Chinese Government Scholarship, and 30 May 2016 for the Jiangsu Jasmine Scholarship.
 
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São Paulo Research Foundation

Nitrogen Cycles and Climate Change
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: Brazil
 
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is sponsoring a 10-day course at the University of São Paulo in July-August 2016 on the topic of nitrogen cycling, environmental sustainability, and climate change. Partners in the event include the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, the International Nitrogen Initiative, and selected Brazilian institutions. About 100 graduate students, 50 from Brazil and 50 from other countries, will be selected to participate. The language of the course is English. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. Fellowships are available for travel support. The application deadline is 30 May 2016.
 
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Slovak Republic

Slovak Government Scholarships 2016-2017
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: Slovak Republic
 
As part of its program of official development assistance, the Slovak Republic annually awards scholarships to support qualified international students for studies at Slovak universities. The fields of study include ecological and environmental sciences; agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine; water resources management; and several others. Eligible countries for scholarships are Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam, and Ukraine. The application deadline is 30 May 2016.
 
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University of Cape Town

CSAG Winter School 2016
Deadline: 30 May 2016
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town organizes a "winter school" intensive course, with the next one scheduled for five days in June-July 2016. The course is presented by facilitators from CSAG and other institutions to take participants through the full spectrum of topics related to climate and climate change, with an emphasis on issues in developing countries. CSAG offers partial sponsorships to some participants. The first application deadline is 09 May 2016; the final deadline is 30 May 2016.
 
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ARCOS Network

Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 May 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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Colorado State University

Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Colorado State University (CSU) offers an annual mobile seminar in the western USA for individuals engaged in tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas. The next seminar is scheduled for September 2016. Most participants in the seminar are a mix of professionals from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other world regions. CSU invites applications from mid-level professional and technical personnel in conservation and tourism organizations; academia; the private sector; and from community-based and indigenous initiatives in or near protected areas. CSU does not offer fellowships or scholarships for the seminar. However, it posts guidelines on where and how to search for potential funding support. The deadline for applications was 15 May 2016 (CSU is accepting applications past 15 May until enrollment is complete).
 
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David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Indonesia Peat Prize
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The carbon released from the degradation of peat soils in Indonesia is one of the world's largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The Packard Foundation is partnering with Indonesia's Geospatial Information Agency and the World Resources Institute to offer the US$1 million Peat Prize to persons and organizations able to develop accurate and efficient approaches to map the country's peat soils. Individuals and teams from around the world can join with Indonesian partners. Potentially interested applicants need to register during February through May 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

ERANETMED Research on Environment in the Mediterranean Region, 2nd Joint Call
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Europe's ERA-NET promotes the coordination of research at national and regional levels in the EU's member states and associated states through research networking and the mutual opening of national and regional research programs. The current call by ERANETMED focuses on environmental challenges and solutions for vulnerable communities in the Euro-Mediterranean countries. Sub-topics include land and water related to food production; energy and environment; climate and environment; and societies and ecosystems and environment. Participating countries are Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. Applicants in these countries must be eligible for funding according to the regulations of their respective national funding agencies. The deadline for proposals is 31 May 2016.
 
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European Marine Research Network

EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
EuroMarine announces funding to support workshops, working groups, and training and capacity building in themes of marine conservation and management. Proposals should engage at least three EuroMarine full member organizations in two or more countries. Member organizations include some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey. Grants are up to €10 thousand, varying with the type of activity. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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Explorers Club

Scott Pearlman Field Awards 2016
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, and to preserving the instinct to explore. The Scott Pearlman Field Awards are grants for artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and journalists in support of scientific expeditions sponsored by the Explorers Club. Applicants do not have to be a member of The Explorers Club to qualify for a grant, and there are no nationality or age restrictions. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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FIRE Africa

ICT for African Development
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa) promotes innovative online solutions to Africa’s needs in education, information, infrastructure, and communication. FIRE Africa can support any project that makes use of ICT to solve problems in the field. For example, previous winners include several organizations working in agriculture. Eligibility to apply extends to private and public organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for periods of 12-16 months. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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Franklin Institute

Bower Award for Science Achievement
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bower Award of US$250 thousand is made to individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. The competition is open internationally. Self-nominations are accepted. Notices of intent to nominate should be sent by 30 April 2016. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2016.
 
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French Institute for Development Research (IRD)

Mobility Grants for Doctoral Research
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The program ARTS funds doctoral research by individuals in the developing world who are working on research of interest to IRD and its partner organizations. The program encourages mobility of the supported researchers to engage with research partners in France, in another northern country, or in another southern country. Applicants must be under age 45. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 31 May 2016.
 
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Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

PhD Studies in India in Ecology and Environment
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers scholarships to Indian nationals and nationals of other eligible Asian countries for doctoral studies at universities in India. The areas of specialization include ecology and environment (among others). Applications for scholarships are welcomed from qualified individuals in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Scholarship applicants must already be admitted for a Ph.D. degree at a recognized institution of higher education in India. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016.
 
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Masdar Institute

Graduate Studies in Renewable Energy
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi offers four types of scholarships, including the IRENA scholarship for aspiring master’s students with a desire to work in the field of renewable energy. Up to 20 applicants are awarded this scholarship at Masdar Institute every year, with support from the Government of the United Arab Emirates. Scholarship students may study in any one of the nine master’s degree programs offered at Masdar Institute. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Postgraduate Training Fellowships 2016
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
OWSD supports female scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with doctoral fellowships in the natural sciences. The fellowships are for the pursuit of a doctoral degree at a host institution in a developing country, but not in the applicant's home country. Applicants should be qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age), who have an M.Sc. degree or outstanding B.Sc. in the natural sciences. The eligible scientific fields include agricultural sciences; biological systems and organisms; and many others. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME)

Grants for Bird Research
Deadline: 31 May 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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University of Geneva

Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy offers professionals a broad training program to bridge the common gap between scientific knowledge and professional expertise related to environmental themes. The next summer school in August-September 2016 will bring together 25 participants with diverse origins and professional backgrounds. Young professionals concerned about environmental challenges are strongly encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships will be attributed to cover half the tuition fee. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Research Grants 2016
Deadline: 31 May 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS administers several programs of research grants, mainly in the basic sciences, for researchers in the developing world. Depending on the program, grants are for individual scientists, research groups, and consortia. TWAS describes the objectives, subject areas, and eligibility criteria of each program. Applications are submitted on a new online system. The application deadline is 31 May 2016.
 
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ARIMNet2

Agriculture and Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC's ARIMNet is a consortium to support integrated and trans-disciplinary research that enhances the contribution of agricultural and food systems for sustainable social and economic development in the Mediterranean Basin. Each proposal needs to be submitted jointly by at least three partner organizations in the participating ARIMNet countries, including in at least one EU country and one non-EU country. The participating countries in ARIMNet are Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. The deadline for proposals is 01 June 2016.
 
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Dutch Postcode Lottery

Green Challenge 2016
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Dutch Postcode Lottery offers the Green Challenge to encourage the development of products and services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The competition is open globally. The winner will receive €500 thousand to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional €200 thousand be awarded to the runner-up. The Green Challenge accepts business plans through 01 June 2016.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other uses; and landfills. There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply. Previously awarded grants have ranged from US$15 thousand to over US$500 thousand, normally for projects of about two years. The deadlines for pre-proposals are 06 January and 01 June of each year.
 
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Fondation Yves Rocher

Photography Award, Environment and the Planet 2016
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Yves Rocher Foundation's Photography Award shall be awarded to a professional photographer who wishes to make a journalistic study of issues relating to the environment, humanity's relationship with the planet, or the core challenges to sustainability. Eligibility extends to professional photojournalists who are able to write and speak in French or English. The winner will receive an award of €8 thousand. The closing date for applications is 01 June 2016.
 
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Global Good Fund

Fellowship Program
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 15-month leadership development program for young social entrepreneurs who remain in their workplaces. Each fellow is offered mentoring; resources for leadership assessment; a peer network; and financial support. Past fellows represent enterprises for agriculture; environment; solar energy; and other green development. The program is open to applications worldwide. Candidates should be under age 40. The application deadline (Part 1) is 01 June 2016.
 
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International Council for Science (ICSU)

Antarctic Research 2016
Deadline: 1 June 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 Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Small Grants for Enterprise and Community Development in Oceania
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
IUCN-Oceania announces the first round of funding in its Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator. The program will provide up to US$20 thousand for projects in the Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The priority focus areas are renewable energy; energy efficiency; sustainable land and sea transport; and biodiversity/ecosystem conservation. The deadline for applications is 01 June 2016.
 
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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Research on Land Policy and Urban Development in Latin America 2017
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy calls for proposals on several themes related to land policy and urban development in Latin America. One of these themes is climate change and environmental risks, such as for populations living on flood plains and steep slopes. The Lincoln Institute will pay for the research project based on the scope of work and the justification of the proposed budget. The deadline for proposals is 01June 2016.
 
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Conservation Support Fund
Deadline: 1 June 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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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund 2016
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund makes grants of up to US$1 thousand to protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Priority is for projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to ecosystem conservation, and that involve in-country collaborators. Applicants can be of any nationality. The application deadline is 01 June 2016.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

International Exploratory Workshops 2015-2016
Deadline: 1 June 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, but exceptions can be granted, if justified. The program is open to all fields of research. The next application deadlines are 07 October 2015; 02 March 2016; and 01 June 2016.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

International Exploratory Workshops
Deadline: 1 June 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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U.S. Department of State

Wildlife Law Enforcement in Central America and Dominican Republic
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State offers support to increase public participation in the enforcement of wildlife laws and the reduction of illegal wildlife trade in the countries of the CAFTA-DR (Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement). The goal is to increase public awareness, provide education, and promote new economic opportunities as alternatives to wildlife trafficking in the Dominican Republic and at least two other countries of the CAFTA region: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Eligibility for funding extends to non-profit NGOs, educational institutions, and public international organizations. The program will make one grant up to US$250 thousand. Funding Opportunity OES-OTE-16-004. The application deadline is 01 June 2016.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mangrove Management in Micronesia
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The USFWS invites proposals for the development of a mangrove adaptation plan for the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. The objective is to support local governments and communities in actions that will facilitate the long-term resilience of the island's mangrove resources from the impacts of climate change and other anthropogenic sources. Eligibility for grant funding is unrestricted. The USFS anticipates making one grant for US$120 thousand. Funding Opportunity F16AS00152. The deadline for applications is 01 June 2016.
 
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UK Government Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)

Regional Opportunities Fund, Small Grants
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
ESPA is the joint program of three UK agencies, in coordination with UK universities, to support research on how ecosystems in developing countries can be sustainably managed to contribute to poverty reduction and inclusive and sustainable growth. Among its funding options, ESPA offers small grants to enhance the overall impact of individual projects and programs. The scheme will provide up to £50 thousand (exceptionally £75 thousand) to link ESPA research projects with potential users. There are no restrictions on who can apply for funding. Applications may be submitted any time through 01 June 2016.
 
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UNESCO with L'Oreal Corporate Foundation

Fellowships for Women in Science: Middle East
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and L'Oreal co-sponsor doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for women in science. The fellowships are organized by regions and countries. The program for Sub-Saharan Africa offers 14 fellowships, with an application deadline of 29 April 2016. The Middle East Regional Program offers four fellowships, and has an application deadline on 01 June 2016. (Check the "For Women in Science" website for other countries and regions that will announce application information in the coming months.)
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Grants for Environment: Tropical Forests
Deadline: 1 June 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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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research 2016
Deadline: 1 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The prize is named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao to honor TWAS Fellows from the developing world. The special focus is scientists in the world's scientifically lagging and least-developed countries who have made significant contributions to global science. The amount of the prize is US$4 thousand. The closing date is 01 June 2016.
 
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German Government

International Climate Initiative 2017
Deadline: 6 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety) funds the International Climate Initiative (IKI) to support projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. Most projects are led by German and international organizations with partners in developing and emerging countries. Grants are generally over €200 thousand, and sometimes much larger, for projects that are usually two to four years. The closing date for project outlines (German, English) is 06 June 2016.
 
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Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

Testing to Evaluate Development Programs and Policies
Deadline: 6 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
PEP is a global partnership of development researchers, practitioners, institutes, and international organizations to promote research on policies to combat poverty. PEP will make grants for randomized control trials to test new programs or policy interventions in several thematic areas, including one on productivity in rural sectors. Each of four teams will benefit from a PEP support grant which includes mentoring, financial support up to US$100 thousand, and various other benefits. All team members must be developing country nationals and reside in a developing country during the full course of the project. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 06 June 2016.
 
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UK Royal Society

International Exchanges 2016
Deadline: 7 June 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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Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

International Training in Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 10 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Global program includes a course on integrated processes for sustainable urban water and sanitation open to applicants from Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda. The training will be provided in two parts, first in Sweden and then Uganda. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2016.
 
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Toyota Foundation

International Grant Program 2016
Deadline: 10 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Toyota Foundation supports projects focusing on challenges and issues shared among Japan and other Asian countries. The themes for 2016 are multi-generational and multi-cultural inclusion in communities; and creating a common platform for new culture in Asia. There is also an "open field" for additional subjects (for example, the Foundation has previously funded grants on sustainable energy). Eligible countries are Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 June 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

International Water Cooperation
Deadline: 10 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State announces funding for a program on international water cooperation. The objective is to improve cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program invites applications from educational and research institutions, public international organizations, and nonprofit NGOs in the U.S. and internationally. The announcement lists the eligible countries. Applicants need to demonstrate expertise in water governance and management, process facilitation, and related skills. Funding Opportunity OES-OWA-16-001. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Womens' Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy
Deadline: 10 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State will expand and deepen the Partnership on Womens' Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER). The program aims to empower women as entrepreneurs for technologies in clean energy at the grassroots level in poor and rural communities of East Africa, Nigeria, and India. The program is open to nonprofit NGOs and educational institutions in the U.S. and internationally, and to public international organizations. Funding Opportunity OES-OCC-16-005. The application deadline is 10 June 2016.
 
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United Nations University (UNU)

ProSPER.Net Leadership Program 2016
Deadline: 10 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability is the Secretariat for ProSPER.Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme helps its participants to develop interdisciplinary skills for sustainable development initiatives in local, regional, or global contexts. The fourth leadership program will be convened in Malaysia in August 2016. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016.
 
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Earthwatch

In Search of Project Leaders for Field-Based Research 2018
Deadline: 12 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Earthwatch supports scientific field projects in topics of ecosystems and biodiversity in several world regions. Applicants to lead these field projects can be of any nationality. Earthwatch invites projects that have a strong rationale for using non-specialists (volunteers) to aid with data collection, scientific observation, or other research tasks. Program themes include among others collaborative ecological research; ecological restoration; global conservation priorities; ocean ecosystems; and sustainable agriculture and forestry. The deadline for submitting concept proposals is 12 June 2016.
 
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Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards

Call for Projects 2016
Deadline: 12 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Denmark
 
The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) acknowledge and promote individuals and organizations that implement sustainable projects to secure water, clean air, and food -- and that empower local communities. The call is open worldwide for pioneering projects that have at least two years of success in bringing best practices and relevant change in the focus areas of water, food, or clean air. The winners will receive visibility at the annual WAF awards ceremony. The deadline for applications and nominations is 12 June 2016.
 
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Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 13 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences announces its second cycle of postdoctoral fellowships for junior Arab scholars. The program is open to individuals who completed their PhD within the past three years, and who are nationals or residents of countries in the League of Arab States. The fellowship provides for full costs over nine months in the proposed country/countries of residence where the fellow will reside. The thematic focus is open. The program has a special interest in attracting foreign-trained Arab scholars back to the region.The application deadline is 13 June 2016.
 
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Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Climate Resilience in Cities of Latin America
Deadline: 13 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CDKN is partnering with IDRC in Canada and FFLA in Latin America to offer research grants in support of making cities in Latin America resilient to climate change. The special focus is small and medium cities that are experiencing rapid growth. Proposals must relate to one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, México, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. The program expects to fund around six projects of between 12 - 21 months in duration. The deadline for expressions of interest (English, Spanish) is 13 June 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Reducing Mercury Use in Andean Gold Mining
Deadline: 13 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. State Department plans to award up to US$145 thousand for 18 months to design and test mobile training centers to reduce mercury use in small-scale gold processing in Bolivia and Peru. Eligibility for funding extends to higher educational institutions and research centers in the USA that have established relationships with regional institutions and/or organizations. The closing date for applications is 13 June 2016.
 
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CRDF Global

Agricultural Research for Early-Career Women Scientists in the MENA Region
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
CRDF Global welcomes proposals to support collaborate research in agricultural sciences between young Arab female scientists in the Middle East and North Africa in partnership with U.S. researchers. This initiative is jointly funded by CRDF Global and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. The supported research areas are: (i) Breeding and genomics of important food crops for resilience to climate change and salinity; and (ii) Water, soil, and nutrient management to enhance resilience to climate change and salinity. Eligible MENA countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Proposals are submitted jointly by one principal investigator from MENA and one principal investigator from the USA. The deadline for proposals is 15 June 2016.
 
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CRDF Global

Agricultural Research, U.S. and Ukraine
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
CRDF announces funding for joint U.S.-Ukraine research in agriculture. The themes are sustainable farming practices, and genomics in plant breeding. Grants are up to US$90 thousand (US$45 thousand for each U.S. and Ukrainian team) for research projects of one to two years. The closing date for applications is 15 June 2016.
 
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CRDF Global

Saudi and U.S. Research Collaboration
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
CRDF Global announces the 2016 Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. U.S. researchers will travel to Saudi Arabia for one semester (Spring 2017 or earlier) to participate in collaborative research with a KAUST research center. The research centers include themes in clean energy, Red Sea research, solar and photovoltaics engineering, water desalination and re-use, and several others. The application deadline is 15 June 2016.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

Scholarship Programs
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) offers 60 doctoral scholarships annually to young scientists for research in environmental protection and nature conservation. The DBU accepts applications from Germany and internationally across natural and engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities, business and law, and interdisciplinary themes in support of sustainable development. DBU welcomes subjects of international importance, although the work has to be done mainly in Germany, with reference to the German environmental situation. Additionally, the DBU funds research internships lasting 6-12 months in Germany for university graduates from the eastern countries of the EU along with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kaliningrad (Russia), Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The application deadlines are 15 January and 15 June of each year.
 
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Rotary Foundation

Grants for Masters Studies in Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary's support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO's Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE. The application deadline is 15 June.
 
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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Short Courses for Water Professionals from Small Island Developing Countries
Deadline: 15 June 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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Volkswagen Foundation

Research and Higher Education in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation's program "Between Europe and the Orient" addresses the newly emerged independent states of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as Afghanistan and some of the immediately neighboring regions of the Russian Federation and China. The Foundation aims to work closely with local scholars and scientists to develop relevant research and to strengthen intra-regional cooperation. The current call is to universities in the region for structured doctoral training, with an application deadline of 15 June 2016. Note: Additionally, the Foundation invites proposals for training of young researchers; support for academic infrastructure; and workshops, symposia, and summer schools. Thematic areas of interest include environment, natural resources, and renewable energy.
 
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Zoological Society of London

EDGE Fellowships 2016
Deadline: 15 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Program provides fellowships for two-year projects in research and conservation of EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) mammals, amphibians, corals, and birds. In 2016, preference will be given to applications for work on African species. The program is open to early-career conservation biologists who are nationals or residents of the country in which the EDGE species occur. EDGE Fellows receive a grant of up to £10 thousand; an opportunity to attend two regional training courses and to undertake online modules in relevant topics; and one-to-one support from a scientific advisor. The application deadline is 15 June 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Water and Environmental Awareness in Uzbekistan
Deadline: 16 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC announces funding to promote awareness about the importance of water saving, water conservation, and environmental protection in Uzbekistan. Eligibility for funding extends to non-profit organizations established in EU member states and Uzbekistan, as well as qualifying international organizations. Funding ranges from €1.8 million to €2.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/151192/DD/ACT/UZ. The closing date for applications is 16 June 2016.
 
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Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund

Krill Fishing and Marine Ecosystem
Deadline: 17 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) calls for proposals from scientific researchers who can aid in determining the impact of the krill fishing industry on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Funding will range from US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand per project. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC)

Coastal Management in Lebanon
Deadline: 17 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC announces funding to protect the coastal zones and maritime resources of Lebanon from environmental degradation caused by land-based sources of pollution. The aim is to develop and improve comprehensive management of municipal solid waste and industrial waste at the level of Lebanon's municipalities. The lead applicant must be a local authority, NGO, or international organization established in the EU, Lebanon, or partner countries covered by the European Neighborhood Instrument. Grants will range from €1.5 million to €3.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/151561/DD/ACT/LB. The application deadline is 17 June 2016.
 
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Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2016
Deadline: 17 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
JIRCAS makes awards of US$5 thousand to each of up to three young agricultural researchers in developing countries who contribute to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. Candidates need to be younger than age 40. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2016.
 
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Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program 2016
Deadline: 17 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
Toyota makes grants to support environmental activities implemented by nonprofit organizations. The themes are "biodiversity conservation" and "counter measures to global warming." Grants are made in Japan and internationally. The international program is open to applicants in Japan, and to international partners in collaboration with Japanese groups. The application deadline is 17 June 2016.
 
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Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN)

Clean Energy in Asia
Deadline: 20 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-7) invites entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams, and consortia with environmentally beneficial business to submit business plans for the development of clean energy and related technologies for South and Southeast Asia. The competition is open to projects or companies located in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Short-listed projects will receive coaching from professional experts to improve the business plans in preparation for a financing forum. The closing date is 20 June 2016.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Global Challenges Research in Food and Agriculture
Deadline: 22 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Challenges Research Fund is a new 5-year program of UK research to address problems faced by developing countries, with emphasis on health and agriculture. A consortium of BBSRC and other UK research organizations will support multidisciplinary awards for research on Global Agriculture and Food Systems in low and middle-income countries. The awards will focus on early-stage work, with grants up to £600 thousand for projects of 18-36 months. Applications are welcomed from UK research organisations eligible to receive funding from BBSRC. Partners from the developing countries can be included in proposals. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 June 2016.
 
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Campus France

Hubert Curien Partnerships 2017: Iran
Deadline: 23 June 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) support France's international exchanges in science and technology with several developed and developing countries. Research partnerships often focus on topics in agriculture, renewable energy, water resources, and others related to environment and natural resources. Calls for proposals in 2016 include the following: Indonesia ("Nusantara"), deadline 29 February; Morocco ("Toubkal"), deadline 01 March; Palestine ("Al Magdisi"), deadline 08 April; Tunisia ("Utique"), deadline 18 April; Lebanon ("Cèdre"), deadline 17 May; Iran ("Gundishapur"), deadline 23 June 2016. Other deadlines have passed or may be announced in the future. Applicants should review the themes, application criteria, and contact information for each program.
 
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Zayed Future Energy Prize

Call for Submissions 2017
Deadline: 26 June 2016
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Large corporations; (ii) Small and medium enterprises; (iii) NGOs; (iv) Lifetime achievements (i.e., of individuals); and (v) Global high schools (i.e., high schools in five world regions). The prize winners will divide US$4 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 26 June 2016.
 
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British Council

Newton Fund for International Science Collaboration with the UK
Deadline: 27 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Fund promotes partnerships between researchers in the UK and researchers in developing and emerging economies through workshop grants, travel grants, and grants to link institutions. The Newton Fund announces current collaboration opportunities with Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Eligible subject areas include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, reduction of disaster risks, and others. Proposals have a principal applicant from the UK and a principal applicant from each partner country. The closing date for submissions is 27 June 2016.
 
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Central European Initiative, Know-How Exchange 2016
Deadline: 27 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Know-how Exchange Program co-finances the transfer of know-how and best practices from EU to non-EU member countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI). Thematic areas in the current call by KEP-Italy include agriculture, environment, and climate change (among others). Proposals are submitted by organizations in CEI member states which are also member states of the European Union for knowledge transfers to non-EU member states of the CEI. The non-EU members of the CEI are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine. The closing date for expressions of interest is 27 June 2016.
 
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Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies (FONTAGRO)

Call for Proposals 2016
Deadline: 28 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
Latin America's Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology -- Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) -- calls for research proposals on production chains to improve market access for family agriculture in Latin America. Consortium proposals should include agricultural research institutes, universities, NGOs, agricultural producers associations, and private companies in at least two FONTAGRO member countries. Grants are up to US$400 thousand for projects of up to 42 months. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish, English) is 28 June 2016.
 
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AEON Environmental Foundation

MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional, or local levels. In principle, the MIDORI Prize is awarded to three individuals. Each prize winner is awarded US$100 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2016.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 30 June 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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Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Grants in Support of Women and Children
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
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. Grants are a maximum of £12 thousand for member organizations, and £5 thousand for non-members. AWCC's member organizations can submit applications at any time; non-members should apply during January and June of each year.
 
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Australia Department of Education and Training

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 2017
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are Australia's program for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas for education, research, and professional development in Australia. Applicants for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are required to make their own approaches to host universities in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research, and professional development internationally. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2016.
 
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BBVA Foundation

Awards in Frontiers of Knowledge, Nominations 2016
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The BBVA Foundation annually makes awards to recognize innovative and fundamental advances in science, culture, and collaboration. Thematic areas include ecology and conservation biology; climate change; and development cooperation (among others). In each prize category, BBVA awards €400 thousand plus a diploma and a commemorative artwork. The awards are open to individuals and organizations of any nationality. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2016.
 
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French Institute for Development Research (IRD)

Research Collaboration France with Middle East
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
IRD and partner organizations announce a call for joint research projects between France and Egypt. The program is also open to research participation from Jordan and Lebanon. The thematic areas include water and water technology; renewable energy and green technology; environment; agriculture and livestock production; and others. The funding is €60 thousand per project over two years. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.
 
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Gadfly Project

Grants 2016
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Gadfly provides services and training in the developing world to develop new geographical information systems (GIS), web maps, and geo-management practices. Gadfly offers in-kind grants to nonprofit organizations to develop custom web or mobile software. Eligibility to apply is open to any organization focused on improving the well-being of humanity and/or the natural environment. The closing date for proposals is 30 June 2016.
 
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International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

CARPE Small Grants in Central Africa
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IUCN makes small grants through the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE). The grants aim to build the capacity of civil society in countries of Central Africa for governance and policy in the conservation and management of natural resources. Eligibility for grants extends to legally recognized nonprofit organizations such as local NGOs, community-based organizations, local associations, NGO research centers, independent researchers, and university students. Women and minor groups are especially welcome to apply. Grants are a maximum of US$30 thousand. Applications (French, English) are reviewed at the end of January and the end of June.
 
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Maypole Fund

Small Grants to Women
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Maypole Fund takes an international perspective in supporting women in non-violent and politically expressive projects in subject areas that include environmental issues, among several others. The Fund gives priority to small women’s groups and individual women. Grants are up to £750. The application deadlines are 31 January and 30 June of each year.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Support for Species Biodiversity
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
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. The next application deadline is 30 June 2016.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 30 June 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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Orangutan Foundation

Research Grants
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Orangutan Foundation has launched the Sir Terry Pratchett “Oook” Award for the Conservation of Orangutans and Their Habitat. Applications are open to research students, veterinarians, journalists, and film makers of any nationality looking to make a contribution towards the conservation of orangutan populations within protected habitat. The award is £5 thousand. Additionally, the Foundation offers research grants of up to of £500 each to Indonesian students studying orangutan behaviour and ecology, or related rainforest field research in Indonesia. The application deadline for the Oook Award is the end of February 2016; the deadline to apply for research grants is 30 June 2016.
 
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Raptor Research Foundation

Grants and Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The RRF offers seven categories of grants and awards to members and non-members of RRF. Each award or grant has different submission requirements and deadlines. The Amadon, Tully, and Brown grants support raptor research internationally. Past grants include several on raptors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Grants in these categories range from US$500 to US$1,400. Applications are due 30 June of each year.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Research in Tropical Forests
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The CTFS-ForestGEO Grants Program 2016 supports tropical forest research by senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Social scientists and natural scientists of all nationalities are eligible. Preference is to scientists in the countries that have CTFS-ForestGEO sites, and to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Most grants will range from US$2 thousand to US$15 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.
 
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Society for Marine Mammalogy

Research Grants for Field Research
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Society for Marine Mammalogy makes grants to its members who are nationals of emerging and developing countries. Grants are for up to US$1,500 for field research by early-career researchers. The application period is 01 June through 30 June each year.
 
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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Program
Deadline: 30 June 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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United Nations University

Masters in Integrated Drylands Management 2016-2017
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNU's Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) offers an MSc program jointly with several partner institutions. The program is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources, and to provide young professionals with an international perspective on resource management in drylands. Upon completion of the course work and approval of the research proposal, students carry out their field research in coordination with one of the partner organizations. On a competitive basis, the program offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified candidates from developing countries. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.
 
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World Food Prize Foundation

Borlaug Field Award 2016
Deadline: 30 June 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the World Food Prize, and for the Borlaug Field Award. The World Food Prize (US$250 thousand) recognizes an individual or individuals who have made outstanding achievements to enhance the world's food production and its distribution to those most in need. The Borlaug Field Award (US$10 thousand) recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 in the challenge to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The deadlines for nominations are 01 May 2016 for the World Food Prize, and 30 June 2016 for the Borlaug Field Award.
 
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Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation (CHF)

Grants for Grassroots Development
Deadline: 1 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The CFH Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations worldwide for projects in conservation, sustainable agriculture, and health in developing countries. The average grant is approximately US$20 thousand. The deadlines for concept applications are 01 January and 01 July of each year.
 
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NextWorldNow Community Investments

Community Grants 2016
Deadline: 1 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
NextWorldNow is committed to working with community leaders who are solving difficult social problems. This includes social problems related to water, sanitation, deforestation, smallholder productivity, and food security -- among other subject areas. NextWorldNow will invest up to US$10 thousand in grants or interest-free loans in one or more projects. The application deadline is 01 July 2016 or when 50 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wetlands and Migratory Birds in Mexico
Deadline: 1 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Mexican Standard Grants Program in coordination with Mexico's counterpart agency to fund projects in Mexico that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. The program aims to achieve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of migratory birds associated with wetlands. Project activities can include technical training, education, sustainable-use studies, and strengthening of organizational infrastructure. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Applicants must supply a 1:1 match of project resources. Project proposals need to be submitted in both English and Spanish. Instructions are published in both languages. The application deadline is 01 July 2016.
 
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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Masters Fellowships for Water Professionals from Small Island Developing Countries
Deadline: 1 July 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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Woodard & Curran Foundation

Grants for Clean Water
Deadline: 1 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Woodard & Curran Foundation announces grants to address the problem of water scarcity in the USA (Track 1), and that use technology to address water issues relating to climate change (Track 2). Track 2 offers funding of US$100 thousand over three years for projects located anywhere in the world. Eligibility for funding (Track 1 and Track 2) extends to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in the USA. The deadline for letters of intent is 01 July 2016.
 
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Institute of International Education

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
Deadline: 5 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a fellowship program for African-born academics currently living in the USA and Canada, and working in higher education. Fellows engage in educational projects for periods ranging from two weeks to three months at universities and colleges in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are no restrictions by disciplinary areas. Past fellows include examples in veterinary medicine, biology, forestry, and other areas of the natural sciences. The application deadline is 05 July 2016.
 
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Monarch Butterfly Fund

Small Grants Program
Deadline: 5 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Monarch Butterfly Fund supports activities to protect the oyamel fir forests in which monarch butterflies overwinter in central Mexico. Most grants are awarded to Mexican organizations and individuals. Additionally, the Fund supports a small number of projects in the USA and Canada. Most grants are a maximum of US$2,500. The application deadlines are 05 January and 05 July.
 
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Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (WOTRO)

Food and Business Applied Research, 3rd Call for Proposals
Deadline: 5 July 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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Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Fair and Sustainable Trade in Precious Metals
Deadline: 10 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
BTC's program in Trade for Development offers grants to improve the market access of organizations that are committed to fair and sustainable trade, including trade in precious metals. Among other objectives, project activities include the reduction of negative environmental impacts of mining and metals extraction. Grants ranging from €50 thousand to €100 thousand are available to private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations (if composed of 50% or more cooperative producers) in the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda,Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 July 2016.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Low Emission Accelerator Partnership
Deadline: 11 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Low Emission Accelerator Partnership (LEAP) is a program of the U.S. government to work with partner developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. LEAP will award a grant of up to US$2 million for technical and policy assistance that helps selected developing countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit NGOs, educational institutions, and public entities. Funding Opportunity OES-OCC-16-006. The closing date for applications is 11 July 2016.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Clean Water in Armenia
Deadline: 13 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID-Yerevan will fund the project Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE-Water) to improve the quality and use efficiency of water resources in the Ararat Valley. Activities will focus on the participation of Armenian civil society in policy development and small-scale pilot projects for integrated water management. Eligibility for grants extends to local organizations registered in Armenia. Funding Opportunity RFA-111-16-000004. The application deadline is 13 July 2016.
 
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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

SFIAR Award 2016
Deadline: 14 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
SFIAR annually awards a prize to scientists working at or in association with a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. For 2016, the best PhD or post-doctoral project will be awarded CHF 5 thousand, and the best masters project CHF 1 thousand. To be eligible, research must have been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution. The deadline for applications (French, German, English) is 14 July 2016.
 
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Association of Field Ornithologists

Bergstrom Grants for Avian Research: Applicants in Latin America
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. The Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Awards support avian research in the U.S./Canada and Latin America. Grants are up to US$1 thousand for applicants in the U.S. and Canada; grants are up to US$1.5 thousand for applicants in Latin America. Applicants and/or their primary research supervisors must be members of the AFO. Application deadlines are 15 January for USA/Canada, and 15 July for Latin America.
 
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Association of Field Ornithologists

Skutch Grants for Research on Neotropical Birds
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. The Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award supports minimally invasive research into the life histories of little known birds of the continental neotropics. The AFO welcomes applications for funding from amateur or professional ornithologists of any nationality. Applicants and/or their primary research supervisors must be members of the AFO. The program offers one award annually up to US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications (Spanish, Portuguese, English) is 15 July.
 
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Biodiversity Foundation

Grants for Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
Spain's Biodiversity Foundation funds conservation field projects, research, education and training, and public awareness. Most grants are made in Spain. However, the Foundation is willing to consider international projects proposed by Spanish nonprofit NGOs; by large international nonprofit NGOs; by nonprofit organizations in other EU member states; and projects co-funded by AECID (Spain's agency for international development cooperation). Grants are up to €60 thousand for one year. The closing date for the main program of competitive grants is 15 July 2016.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Young Researchers Award 2016
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The GBIF presents the Young Researchers Award to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. GBIF will present awards of €4 thousand each to one master’s student and one doctoral student. Students must apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation of a GBIF participant country. The deadline is 15 July 2016.
 
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Humboldt University

Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund 2016-2017
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Yousef Jameel Scholarship Fund at Humboldt University annually awards five scholarships for doctoral studies in the natural sciences to applicants from Arabic and other Islamic countries. The program for the current year seeks applicants in the disciplines of sustainable desert agriculture; plant-based medicine; and renewable energy. Eligible countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Applicants should have good written and spoken English, as well as communications skills in German. Applications from qualified women are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 15 July 2016.
 
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United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships 2017/2018
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships support Indians residing in India to pursue a master's degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities. The many eligible subject areas include environmental sciences such as toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering, and environmental policy analysis (among others). The fellowships are for one or two years. Applicants need to have at least three years' full-time professional work experience relevant to the proposed field of study at the time of application. The application deadline is 15 July 2016.
 
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United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship for 2017-2018
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship aims to build long-term capacity in the USA and India by engaging both countries in research and education on climate change. The program offers research fellowships for PhD students in India who will affiliate with a U.S. institution for six to nine months. It also offers post-doctoral fellowships of eight to twelve months for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The fellowships provide air travel between India and the USA; a monthly stipend; accident and sickness insurance, a modest settling-in allowance; a professional allowance; and a dependent allowance (under certain circumstances). The application deadline is 15 July 2016.
 
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Waterbird Society

Grants for Wading Birds
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Waterbird Society offers the Kushlan and Niblet grants to advance the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds. The Kushlan award (herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills) is a maximum of US$7 thousand; the Niblet award (terns or gulls) is up to US$1 thousand. The deadline for proposals is 15 July.
 
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World Wildlife Fund

Conservation Fellowships for Myanmar 2016
Deadline: 15 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US aims to build the capacity for conservation leadership in Myanmar. As one aspect of this program, WWF offers fellowships to future conservation leaders in Myanmar for advanced university studies anywhere in the world. Eligibility for support extends to citizens and legal permanent residents of Myanmar. The fellowships will support up to two years of studies in a masters or PhD program for a maximum of US$30 thousand per year. Guidelines are available in English and Burmese. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016.
 
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Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation

Professional Training Courses 2017
Deadline: 19 July 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, genetic resources, pest management, water management, climate change, natural disasters, rural entrepreneurship, and others. Funding for most courses can be applied for through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) and/or the MENA Scholarship Program (MSP). Many courses in 2017 have NFP/MSP scholarship deadlines on 19 July 2016 or 18 October 2016.
 
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Blue Earth Alliance

Photography Projects
Deadline: 20 July 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Blue Earth sponsors photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. Blue Earth provides assistance with fund raising, publishing, and publicity. However, it does not make direct grants to sponsored projects. The deadlines for proposals are 20 January and 20 July of each year.
 
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Campus France

Program SIAM 2017
Deadline: 22 July 2016
 
Principal Office: France
 
France and Thailand administer SIAM to promote French-Thai research collaboration in subject areas that include energy, ecology and biodiversity, agriculture, and others. SIAM is a program of mobility grants to cover air transportation and related travel expenses. The application deadline is 22 July 2016.
 
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European Commission (EC) and IUCN

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in European Overseas Territories: Medium Grants
Deadline: 25 July 2016
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EC and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) are partners in a program to support Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in European Overseas Territories (BEST). BEST 2.0 is open to applications for small grants and medium grants. The small grants (up to €100 thousand) are for conservation projects in the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The medium grants (€100 thousand to €400 thousand) are for projects in the Indian Ocean, polar and sub-polar, and South Atlantic regions. The lead applicant may be either public or private, registered in a member state or overseas country/territory of the EU. Regional and international organizations may also apply, subject to certain conditions. The deadline to apply for small grants is 23 May 2016. The deadline to apply for the medium grants is 25 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Grants for Conservation Workshops in 2015-2016
Deadline: 1 August 2016
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers up to US$7,500 for workshops that train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on conservation issues. Applying organizations must have an established presence in an eligible country (countries are listed in the announcement). The workshops should focus on practical skills and field activities to increase local learning and build capacity. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2015; 01 February 2016; 01 May 2016; and 01 August 2016.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Conservation of Sea Turtles 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 September 2016 through 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, genetic resources, pest management, water management, climate change, natural disasters, rural entrepreneurship, and others. Funding for most courses can be applied for through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) and/or the MENA Scholarship Program (MSP). Many courses in 2017 have NFP/MSP scholarship deadlines on 19 July 2016 or 18 October 2016.
 
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King Boudouin Foundation

Research on Water Availability
Deadline: 19 October 2016
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are for young engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability -- including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch. The application deadline is 19 October 2016.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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; and 01 February 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 reply to 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 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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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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GDF SUEZ Foundation

Energy, Climate, and Biodiversity
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Principal Office: France
 
The central interests of the Foundation are social responsibility and the environment. The Foundation funds projects to provide economically poor communities with improved access to energy, including renewable energy ("Energy Partners"). It also funds projects in reforestation, conservation of fauna and flora, and measures to combat the effects of climate change ("Biodiversity and Climate"). Grants are to nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for at least three years, with preference for countries where GDF SUEZ is present. Applications can be prepared in French or English.
 
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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.
 
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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: International
 
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

Natural Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
Projects funded by Jephcott 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, etc. Eligibility for grants extends to registered charities and properly constituted organizations in all parts of the world.
 
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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

Support 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 (including financing costs). 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 Activities
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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 addresses environmental threats in targeted regions of the developing world by building community support for conservation. Rare provides training, mentoring, and technical support to partners to manage Rare’s signature Pride campaigns in their communities. Rare currently supports programs in the China, Indonesia, Latin America, Micronesia, Mozambique, and the Philippines. Organizations interested in partnering with Rare in the future are invited to send information to Rare's regional offices (contacts are provided).
 
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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 US$1 thousand to compassion-driven visionaries in any country who need seed capital to get started. Categories include Youth Environmentalists, Environmental Sustainability, and several others. Grants made outside the USA require a bank account or Paypal account for payment. 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, greenhouse gas reductions, waste management, and many others related to natural resources and environment. Applications are invited from a full spectrum of organizations in the USA and other countries 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. 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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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.

Professional Development Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Professional Development Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Professional development grants are up to US$6,500 to support mid-career conservationists in eligible participating countries to pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. The opportunities include short courses, certificate trainings, conferences, and similar.
 
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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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