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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Environment and Climate Action in Southeast Asia
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in any one of the following countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. The priorities include one on environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management. The average contribution is expected to be in the range of C$15 thousand to C$30 thousand per project. Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis. Eligibility extends to local community organizations, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions working on local projects. The deadline for submissions is 10 April 2020.
 
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Pulitzer Center

Global Reporting Grant
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Persephone Miel Fellowship is designed to help journalists from the developing world with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally. The Pulitzer Center will provide a travel grant of US$5000 for a reporting project on topics of global importance. Furthermore, the Fellow will take part in a 2-day workshop in Washington, DC (USA) for which the Pulitzer Center will provide US$2500 to cover travel expenses. The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers, filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals from any developing country. The deadline is 10 April 2020.
 
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Roddenberry Foundation

Roddenberry Prize 2020
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Roddenberry Foundation invites proposals for projects that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. The four winners of the Roddenberry Prize will each receive US$250 thousand for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, social enterprises, businesses, universities, and groups of individuals. Interested applicants and partners have to register by 10 April 2020.
 
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United Nations Environment Programme

Young Champions of the Earth 2020
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Young Champions of the Earth supports outstanding environmental initiatives of talented people worldwide between the ages of 18 and 30. The program is a global stage to showcase technological inventions and innovative business models that improve the planet's health. The program will select seven Young Champions of the Earth every year -- one from each of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and West Asia. Each winner will receive US$15 thousand in seed funding, plus various opportunities for high-profile networking and entrepreneurship training. The deadline for applications is 10 April 2020.
 
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United Nations University

PhD Graduate Studies in Sustainability Science 2020
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNU's Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers a PhD degree program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. UNU-IAS seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The deadline to apply for the PhD program is 10 April 2020.
 
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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Distance Learning for Masters Courses in the UK
Deadline: 13 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support distance learning Master’s degree courses offered in partnership with local providers in developing countries, as well as courses delivered directly by UK universities. The available offerings include agriculture; tropical forestry; veterinary medicine; environmental management; conservation and wildlife management; risk and disaster management; and others. Eligibility for support extends to Commonwealth citizens of developing Commonwealth countries, refugees, and British protected persons. Applicants must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country and meet the entry educational requirements. The application deadline is 13 April 2020.
 
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The Pollination Project

Seed Capital for Community Projects in East Africa
Deadline: 13 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Pollination Project (TPP) offers start-up grants of up to US$1 thousand to compassion-driven visionaries in who need seed capital to get started. Currently, TPP makes grants for community projects in Kenya and Uganda. Topics for projects include education, clean water, afforestation, and many others. The deadline for applications is 13 April 2020.
 
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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Empowering Women
Deadline: 14 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invite proposals for implementation and/or evaluation grants under our the program “Swashakt: Empowering women through collective based approaches.” Proposals that aim to expand and increase economic returns; build women’s leadership; and expand technical and business strength of existing women’s collective enterprises are particularly welcome. 3ie will provide funding of up to US$1 million for selected implementation and evaluation projects with a duration of up to 3 years. India-based nonprofit and for-profit organizations and consortia are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 14 April 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Grants in Basic Sciences
Deadline: 14 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those that lack access to appropriate research facilities. Grants are awarded for research projects in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics either to individual young researchers or to research units. Research units can apply for up to US$30 thousand. Applying research units must be led by a renowned researcher who is a national of a developing country. The application deadline is 14 April 2020.
 
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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative

Women in Climate Change Science
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) seeks applications for the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science to increase women’s contribution to a more sustainable societal response to climate change. Applications are invited from female scientists currently residing anywhere in the world. The fellowship is worth up to US$35 thousand. The application deadline is the 15 April 2020.
 
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American Society of Mammalogy

Support to African Graduate Students
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The African Graduate Student Research Fund makes awards to African nationals pursuing graduate degrees in mammalogy. Projects must be field oriented investigations of natural history, conservation, ecology, systematics, wildlife biology, biogeography, or behavior. Each of two awardees will receive US$1,500 and an online membership to the Society. Applications can be submitted in English or French The application deadline is 15 April 2020.
 
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Charity Entrepreneurship

Incubation Program on How to Start a Charity
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Charity Entrepreneurship accepts applications for a two-month, fully cost-covered boot camp open to individuals who want to create, start, and operate an effective charity. The Incubation Program covers management, fundraising, impact analysis, and on-hands knowledge of established non-profit organizations. New organizations will receive seed grants of up to $100 thousand in addition to legal support, and connections to donors, mentors, and potential employees. The program takes place in London (UK) with all costs covered for selected participants, including tuition, flights, meals, and housing. There is no geographical restriction for applicants. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020.
 
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Common Fund for Commodities

16th Call for Proposals
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). Projects need to focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability. Innovative solutions for new agritech applications, access to renewable energy, or expanding environmental services are especially welcome. This 16th call for proposals has a deadline on 15 April 2020.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd.

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters, and it will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The remaining application deadlines are 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October 2020.
 
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Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area

Water, Farming Systems and Agro-Food Research and Innovation Activities
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) calls for new research and innovation activities in three thematic areas. Projects under thematic area #1 “Water Management” must develop feasible and low cost technologies that can enhance water efficiency at the level of smallholder farms. Projects under thematic area #2 “Farming Systems” should identify and design innovative farming systems that are resilient to climate change. Projects under thematic area #3 “Agro-Food Chain” should develop innovative tools, including but not restricted to multi-technologies and ICT tools (web, apps, mobile devices), to improve the direct contacts between market players and smallholders in rural and underserved regions. Projects under this call can request grants starting from €1 million. Companies/enterprises, non-profit organisations, NGOs, public research organisations, and universities from the following non-EU countries are eligible: Israel, Tunisia, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco. The deadline for pre-proposals is 15 April 2020.
 
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Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Scientific Exchanges with Poland
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Poland
 
The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) accepts applications for the Ulam Programme. The Program allows exchange visits (6-24 months) of scientists from all around the world to Poland in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and increase scientific internationalization in all fields of science. (Note: This may include one or more focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) Awardees will receive a mobility and monthly maintenance allowance. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2020.
 
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Rolex Awards

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2021
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
In 2021, five Rolex Awards will be offered to entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have ground-breaking proposals or initiatives that will help expand knowledge of the world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Applications can be submitted in five categories: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage, and the environment. Projects should be planned for the future, or completed only partially. Each winner will receive CHF200 thousand in order to help her/him with project implementation. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Short-term Fellowships for Tropical Research
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications to the Short-Term Fellowship Program on tropical research. The fellowship is directed to graduate students, but awards are sometimes given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. The program has a three month duration period and provides a stipend to cover living expenses while at STRI ($1000/month), a modest research allowance; and round-trip airfare. Deadlines are 15 February, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October of each year.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Biodiversity Conservation in Vietnam
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID seeks applications from qualified entities to implement the “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” activity in Vietnam. The funding provided under this call should be used to (1) Maintain and increase forest quality in high-conservation value provinces and, (2) Protect and stabilize wildlife populations in national parks and reserves in high-conservation value provinces. Key activities and strategic approaches are detailed in the call for proposals. USAID intends to provide one award of up to US$38 million for a five year project. (Note: USAID has established a minimum required cost share of 10% of the total estimated costs, approx. US$3.8 million). Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted which means that nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. The applications deadline is 15 April 2020.
 
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Xiamen University

Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: China
 
Xiamen University (XMU) in coastal Southeast China supports a number of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs in English. Subject areas at XMU include marine affairs, environmental sciences and ecology, life sciences, and many others. The university's scholarship programs include several for international students. The application period is 01 February to 15 April 2020.
 
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Polish Aid

Polish Challenge Fund
Deadline: 16 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Poland
 
The Polish Challenge Fund (PCF) aims to facilitate the transfer of Polish know-how, technology, and innovative solutions in the area of green technologies to priority partner countries (Ukraine and Belarus). Funds of US$ 40 thousand will be allocated to Polish entities (companies as well as science and research institutes). Grant recipients are expected to ensure financial or in-kind contribution at 20% of the project value. Applications have to be submitted by 16 April 2020.
 
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Amphibian Ark

Conservation Grants 2020
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Amphibian Ark offers a wide variety of conservation grants for amphibian research and conservation. Start-up grants are one-time grants of US$5 thousand to help newly-launched projects get started at the very beginning. Start-up grant extensions of US$3 thousand provide continued support for AArk seed or start-up grant projects. Workshop grants of up to US$750 are available to attend conservation-related workshops. Mentorship grants of up to US$1500 are available to organizations which have previously received an AArk seed or start-up grant. Emergency grants offer limited funding to past recipients of AArk grants for emergency situations such as emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction. Projects should work with species in their range countries, involve range-country biologists, conform to biosecurity standards, and observe other guidelines explained on the website. The application deadline for all grants is 17 April 2020.
 
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Environmental Law Institute

International Fellowship Program
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Law Institute invites applications for the Jim Rubin International Fellowship. The Fellowship Program is aimed at early-career environmental lawyers. It provides mentorship and financial aid to fellows so they can conduct legal research, analysis, writing, and editing on a focused project. Preference will be given to candidates from developing countries that have a legal degree (LL.B, JD, SJD, or LLM equivalent). The application deadline is 17 April 2020.
 
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Global Giving

Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes – including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a new Accelerator program that will offer virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. The program is open to nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least US$5 thousand total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn permanent membership with GlobalGiving and up to US$30 thousand in match funding and additional bonus prizes. The application deadline is 17 April 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
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, the 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 grant is intended for early-career researchers. The closing dates for applications are 17 April 2020 and 14 October 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Scientific Publication Program
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Publication Program supports scientific publications to expand knowledge of nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The program supports: printing cost including design and layout; and distribution cost inside the applicant’s country. The maximum grant size is ¥1 million per project for a maximum duration of one year. Applicants must be nationals of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region and be a full-time researcher/scientist working at a research institution. Application deadlines for this program are twice a year: 17 April 2020 and 14 October 2020.
 
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U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Land and Resource Governance
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
PEER invites applications from African graduate students and their mentors interested in building their capacity for research on land and resource governance. The projects funded under this special call for proposals must be conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, working in close partnership with university-based research mentors. PEER will award up to US$15 thousand per research team. Applicants must be based in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Tanzania, or Zambia.The application deadline is 17 April 2020.
 
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United Nations Capital Development Fund

Renewable Energy Fund Burkina Faso
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNCDF “Fond des Energies Renouvelables pour la Résilience du Burkina Faso” (FERR-BF) supports projects that accelerate the growth of income-generating activities by adopting renewable energy solutions. Grants will range from US$50 thousand to US$200 thousand. Eligibility extends to companies registered in Burkina Faso. The deadline for expressions of interest is 17 April 2020.
 
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: 17 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WHOI invites professional science writers, journalists, producers, and editors from all around the world to apply for the one-week residential Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. The program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering through seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions. WHOI covers room and board during the program. Fellows will receive a travel allowance of US$1,200. The application deadline is 17 April 2020.
 
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EuroMarine

EMBRC Services for Early-Career Researchers
Deadline: 19 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Marine Biological Research Centre (EMBRC) offers grants for services to 10 EuroMarine early-career scientists (PhD students or researchers within 5 years of their PhD degree). Applicants must belong to an organization that is a member of EuroMarine. Each successful applicant will receive a grant of €5 thousand to cover the cost of EMBRC services. The deadline for proposal submission is 19 April 2020.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for small grants to promote conservation of biodiversity in the Mountains of Central Asia. This call is only open to NGOs, community groups, cultural organizations, women’s groups, private companies and civil society organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic. (Note: calls for proposals in other countries in the region will be forthcoming in the next weeks.) The maximum funding amount per project is US$20 thousand. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 20 April 2020.
 
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European Commission

Environmental and Climate Action in Montenegro
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to build capacity and awareness and improve the implementation of environmental and climate action policies in Montenegro. The priority areas to be addressed are Awareness; Recycling; Knowledge about Biodiversity; Environmental and Climate change in schools; Inclusion of Civil Society and economic operators in policy dialogue on environment and climate change issues; and Implementation of Environmental policies. Applicants may request between €30 thousand and €90 thousand for project implementation. Eligibility extends to non-profit, civil society organizations established in Montenegro or a Member State of the European Union. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 20 April 2020.
 
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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Science without Borders Challenge 2020
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international student art competition. The theme for this year’s challenge is “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs.” Students are asked to use their artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates different actions that can be taken to preserve coral reefs. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students (aged 11-19 years) from all around the world. The winners will receive scholarships of up to $500. The deadline is 20 April 2020.
 
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Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Civil society organizations are invited to submit proposals for projects that reverse and reduce the loss of tropical forests. Priority geographic focus for funding are Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, DR Congo, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Liberia, Ethiopia and Indonesia. However, strategic projects focusing on other important tropical forest countries will also be considered. Projects should cover a five-year period. Priority will be given to projects with a total budget above NOK 20 million. The deadline for applications is 19 May 2020.
 
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University of East Anglia

Online Course: Environmental Justice
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The University of East Anglia (UEA) offers a 5 week free online course on environmental justice and environmental problems featuring topics like deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues. The course is designed for people who are already working on environmental problems and seeks to address environmentalists from all around the world. The course starts on 20 April 2020.
 
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US Embassy in South Africa

Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Deadline: 20 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for university graduates to pursue postgraduate studies at a United States university. The Fulbright program covers graduate degrees up to two years. The scholarship is not restricted to programs or specific subject areas. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year have to be submitted by 20 April 2020.
 
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British Embassy Chisinau

Climate Change Solutions
Deadline: 21 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Embassy Chisinau seeks applications from organizations working on climate change and environmental issues in Moldova. This call for proposals seeks applications for projects related to renewable energy; green finance; nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss, restoration of natural habitats and ecosystems; and adaptation and resilience. Project proposals in the value range up to £20 thousand are welcome. Funding may be awarded to consortia of local and/or international organizations. The British Embassy accepts applications until 21 April 2020.
 
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Marine Mammal Commission

Grants to Protect Marine Mammals 2020
Deadline: 21 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Marine Mammal Commission invites worldwide proposals on community-driven conservation approaches to eliminate, manage, or mitigate threats to marine mammals. The Commission supports projects on any subject in support of marine mammal conservation, protection, research, and management. Priority will be given to proposals requesting US$35 thousand or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (up to US$70 thousand) will be considered. The submission deadline for pre-proposals is 21 April 2020.
 
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Newton Fund

Newton Prize for Excellence in Research and Innovation
Deadline: 21 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Prize recognizes the best research or innovation projects that promote economic development and social welfare. In 2020, the Prize celebrates the impacts made as a result of international collaborations in Newton partner countries (Egypt, Kenya, Jordan, Turkey, and South Africa). One Newton Prize of up to £200 thousand will be awarded to each of the 5 eligible partner countries. The award is open to applicants who currently hold a Newton award. Applicants whose award has already concluded are also eligible to apply. The deadline for application is 21 April 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Stories of Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 22 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society (NatGeo) supports storytelling projects that highlight attempts to mitigate or reverse human impacts on tropical rainforests. Priority for this RFP will be given to projects led by journalists and storytellers from countries within the Amazon River basin, Congo River basin, and rainforests in Southeast Asia. Proposals will be funded from US$5 thousand to US$70 thousand. Application deadline for this call is 22 April 2020, however, candidates who wish to submit a Letter of Intent in Spanish, Portuguese, or Bahase need to submit their LOI by 15 April.
 
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National Geographic Society

Equity and the Natural World
Deadline: 22 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks projects that will document underrepresented communities that have traditionally been given less consideration in stories of the environmental movement. Proposals may focus on all aspects of local and traditional communities, e.g., land use issues; indigenous heroes; impacts of environmental degradation; climate-related migration, etc. Applicants must have strong track records as storytellers (journalists, photographers, videographers, cartographers). Applicants may request up to US$80 thousand. The deadline is 22 April 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Early-Career Grant
Deadline: 22 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society accepts applications from less experienced individuals who seek to lead a project. Applicants are not required to have an advanced degree and should submit their proposal at least four months before the project start date. Grants are typically funded for less than US $5 thousand but requests for up to US $10 thousand will also be considered. The next application deadline is 22 April 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Exploration Grant
Deadline: 22 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society supports experienced project leaders in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant must demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results to be eligible. Projects are typically funded for between US$10 thousand and US$30 thousand. The next application deadline is 22 April 2020.
 
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French Ministry of Research and Education

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Young Marine Scientists
Deadline: 23 April 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
LabexMER is a program of France's Ministry of Research and Education to address key questions about the global ocean, the deep ocean, and the coastal ocean. LabexMER offers four two-year postdoctoral fellowships for international young scientists to propose research projects in marine sciences to be carried out in one or several LabexMER laboratories in western France. Fellows will receive an annual salary of €37 thousand and support to cover travel expenses, equipment and supplies (€5 thousand per year). The deadline for applications is 23 April 2020.
 
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One Young World

Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Deadline: 23 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The One Young World Summit seeks startups and entrepreneurs with solutions to the world's most pressing issues, including climate change and the challenges of globalization. Applicants can be of any nationality but must be between 18-35 years old. Five winners will receive a fully funded trip to participate in the One Young World Summit in Munich (Germany) in October 2020. The application deadline for nominations and applications is 23 April 2020.
 
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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Environment and Climate Action in the Asia-Pacific Region
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The priorities include one on environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management. The average contribution is C$25 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to local community organizations, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and Canadian organizations working on local projects. The deadline for submissions is 24 April 2020.
 
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Dining for Women

Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Dining for Women makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organisations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The submission deadlines for 2020 are 24 April and 24 October 2020.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation for the Third Millennium offers funds to projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions. Applications should focus on combining ecological, social, and economic aspects. The Foundation gives preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries, but may also accept grant seekers from Eastern Europe or worldwide. Submission deadlines are 24 January, 24 April, 07 August, and 02 October 2020.
 
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Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

Danubius Young Scientists 2020
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, in partnership with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, offers the Danubius Award to honor persons with extraordinary scientific achievement in relation to the Danube Region. The Danubius Young Scientist Award will be granted to 14 young scientists -- one in each of Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania, and Ukraine. Priority is for work that is relevant beyond national borders, in any discipline. Each winner will receive €1,200. The deadline for nominations is 24 April 2020.
 
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Slovak Republic

Small Grants for Projects in South Asia
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Slovakia
 
SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, water and sanitation, clean energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 24 April 2020.
 
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Weeden Foundation

Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
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 average grant size is between US$15 and US$20 thousand. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 24 April 2020.
 
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ygap

Support for Female Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific
Deadline: 24 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The yher accelerator provides support to female entrepreneurs and female-led impact ventures across the Pacific Islands region. The aim of the program is to provide solutions to poverty by empowering women. The program provides access to mentors, training and a week-long intensive training workshop. Winners of the peer review will receive AU$10 thousand in funding and the chance to apply for an additional AU$40 thousand in grant funding to help scale their venture. Application deadline is 24 April 2020.
 
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Athens Photo World

International Photojournalism Award
Deadline: 25 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Greece
 
Athens Photo World seeks applications from professional photojournalists for the Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award. Athens Photo World will award €15 thousand to a completed project of reportage or documentary photography, created within the last 3 years. Photographers can submit a portfolio up to twenty-four (24) photographs. Submissions have to be received by 25 April 2020.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in South Asia
Deadline: 26 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, and Nepal are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme 'Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.' Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, universities, or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in two parts: part 1 in Sweden, and part 2 in Nepal. Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 26 April 2020.
 
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Cargill

Cargill Global Scholars Program: China
Deadline: 28 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA -- and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. The application deadlines are 03 March 2020 for India; 05 March 2020 for applicants in the USA; 01 April 2020 for Russia; 28 April 2020 for China; 05 May 2020 for Indonesia; and 26 May 2020 for Brazil.
 
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EC Research and Innovation

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 28 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships include the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE aims to develop partnerships at the international level in Europe and outside Europe (most developing countries are eligible) in academic and non-academic sectors. The organizations constituting the partnerships contribute to joint research and innovation by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. The deadline for applications is 28 April 2020.
 
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European Commission

Circular Economy and Local Development in Ghana
Deadline: 28 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission provides funding to support actions that will promote a circular economy and local development in Ghana. Projects should aim to contribute to a more sustainable and healthier environment while creating local employment opportunities, or develop technology for the management of community waste to improve sanitation and generate income. The project budget may range from €800 thousand to €1.5 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations from Ghana or the European Union. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 28 April 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

UK-Brazil Collaborative Research
Deadline: 29 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BBSRC and FAPESP announce a joint call for collaborative research proposals to encourage and support international research teams in Brazil and the UK. Proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP, including biological and natural sciences. Eligibility extends to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Research Council Institutes (RCIs), and approved Independent Research Organisations. The Brazilian partners must be based at an institution eligible for FAPESP support in the state of Sao Paulo. The application deadline is 29 April 2020.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

John Allwright Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR's priority partner countries in the Asia-Pacific region, East Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa who are 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 30 April 2020.
 
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Australian Government

Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australian government contributes to the education of talented individuals in the developing countries through its scholarship programs. Subject areas for study correspond to priorities of Australia's aid programs by regions and countries -- and include agriculture, energy, natural resources, and environment. The call lists countries that are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, and country-specific eligibility criteria. The application period for the 2020-2021 scholarships is 01 February 2020 through 30 April 2020.
 
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Dubai Municipality

Dubai International Award for Best Practices
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Dubai Municipality, in collaboration with UN Habitat, offers Best Practices Awards for outstanding contributions that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development. The five award categories include one on urban food systems, and one on addressing climate change and reducing pollution. The competition is open to governments, nonprofits, companies, universities and individuals. Total award prizes sum up to US$1 million. Winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony of the 12th cycle in Dubai (November 2020). The deadline to receive submissions is 30 April 2020.
 
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (EbA Facility) requests project proposals with a focus on actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. The Facility will distribute grants from US$250 thousand up to US$2 million. Eligibility extends to local and international institutions (including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations) in Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Application are accepted until 30 April 2020.
 
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (EbA Facility) requests project proposals with a focus on actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies. The Facility will distribute grants from US$250 thousand up to US$2 million. Eligibility extends to local and international institutions (including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations) in Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Application are accepted until 30 April 2020.
 
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ETH Zurich

Doctoral Scholarships in Engineering
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Engineering for Development (E4D) awards two doctoral scholarships per year and promotes projects that are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries. Funding of CHF 175 thousand is available to cover salary costs of selected doctoral students for three years. Interested candidates have to find an ETH professor who supports their application. The deadline for submissions of concept notes is 30 April 2020.
 
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Fiat Panis Foundation

Josef G. Knoll European Science Award
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Josef G. Knoll European Science Award is made to a young scientist who focuses on helping to reduce hunger and malnutrition through agricultural research. The value of the award is €30 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.
 
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Fiat Panis Foundation

Prizes for Research in Agriculture, Ecology and Natural Resources 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture, ecology and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand. The deadline for submissions (German, English) is 30 April 2020.
 
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Fonds SUEZ Initiatives

Water, Sanitation, and Waste Management
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
Fonds Suez Initiatives makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, and waste management in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions. The Fund considers projects regardless of size and has no minimum amount of aid that it can provide up to 50% of the total project budget. The deadlines for applications (French, English) are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The scholarship scheme is open to qualified international candidates studying full-time at German universities. International applicants from all subject areas can apply for a scholarship for their Masters degree as well as PhD. The minimum funding covers two semesters. Each grant is worth up to €850 per month. Deadlines for application are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Indian National Academy of Sciences

JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
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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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ICGEB Research Grants support projects in agricultural biotechnology, environmental bio-remediation, and many other fields. The grants are intended to facilitate the creation of research facilities in promising institutes; to promote training of young scientists; and to develop new research programs in participating countries. The program is open to applicants who have positions at universities and research institutes in ICGEB's member states. Grants are a maximum of €25 thousand per year for projects of up to three years. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2020.
 
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International Herpetological Symposium

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) provides financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Grants are up to $1,000. Eligibility extends to any individual from the herpetological community from around the world. Students are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due by 30 April of each year.
 
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International Water Center

Australia Awards Scholarship (Indo-Pacific region)
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
Australia’s International Water Center provides funding for international students from the Indo-Pacific region. Scholarship recipients can to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Master of Integrated Water Management or Master of Catchment Science at participating Australian universities. Australia Awards alumni are expected to leave Australia after completing their scholarship and contribute to the development of their home countries. The application deadline is 30 April 2020. (Please note that the closing date for Vanuatu is 31 March 2020.)
 
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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources for non-profit organisations and individuals to carry out conservation research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Funding is up to €1,500 per applicant. The three annual deadlines are 30 April, 31 August, and 31 December.
 
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Lawrence Foundation

Grants for Environment 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, human services, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. The average grant size is between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. The deadlines for applications are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Nikon

International Small World Competition 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada. The Top 3 winners will receive up to US$3 thousand. Only photomicrographs are eligible. Entries must be received no later than 30 April 2020.
 
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Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World

Early-Career Fellowships
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (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 which is not the applicant's home country. The Fellowship is for two years and provides up to US$50 thousand. 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. Deadline for submission of applications is 30 April 2020.
 
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Patagonia

Environmental Grants
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Patagonia makes grants to support nonprofit organizations for campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The funding range for Latin America is typically between US$8 to $12 thousand. At this time, the Latin America Grants Program is only available in Chile and Argentina. Proposals have to be submitted online before 30 April or 31 August each year. (Note: Patagonia also supports grant programs in developed countries with different deadlines.)
 
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Regional Studies Association

Awards in Regional Studies
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes awards to recent Masters graduates, PhD students, and early-career researchers who made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies. Each award is £500, plus an additional £200 to attend the 2020 RSA President’s Event (award ceremony) on London, UK. Grants have no geographical limitation, past award holders come from Egypt, Argentina, China, etc. The deadline for nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) is 30 April 2020.
 
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U.S. Embassy Banjul

Small Grants to Local Communities in Gambia
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Ambassador’s Small Grants program invites applications for small-scale assistance from Gambian cooperatives that implement development activities which improve basic economic or social conditions on a local level. Projects that support livelihoods in rural provinces, agricultural production, and capacity building are preferred. The maximum grant amount per project is US$15 thousand. Please note that this program requires cost sharing in the form of cash, labor, or material provided by the local community. All projects should be completed within one year. Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2020.
 
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U.S. Mission to Indonesia

Combating Environmental Crime
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Mission to Indonesia provides financial assistance to build the capacity of law enforcement, government institutions, and local civil society organizations to prevent and report on environmental crimes in Indonesia. Capacity-building activities could include but are not limited to financial analysis, conducting workshops, hosting conferences, or facilitating study tours. Individual awards are not to exceed US$225 thousand. Eligibility extends to U.S. based and overseas-based non-profit organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions. Please note that this is a two-step application process. Applicants must first submit a short concept note. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit full proposal. The applications deadline for concept notes is 30 April 2020.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Funding for Small Charities
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is designed to support UK-based grassroots organisations to help priority countries to enhance their capacity and efforts to help the poor, vulnerable and most marginalized. UK Aid Direct operates in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and in countries considered to be of high or moderate fragility. Thematic areas include agriculture, climate change, environment, water resources and others. Grants of up to £50 thousand will be available for projects of up to 2 years. Applications are reviewed on a 6-monthly basis. The next review of project grant proposals is 30 April 2020.
 
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Momentum for Change 2020
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Momentum for Change welcomes the submission of "Lighthouse Activities" that serve as examples of what people around the world are doing to address climate change. Submissions are accepted from organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments, and others. The winners will receive a range of benefits, including fully-paid participation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland in November 2020. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.
 
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Women's World Summit Foundation

Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) invites nominations for its 26th annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life. The prize honors women's groups for exceptional creativity, courage, and commitment to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Each year, between 5-10 winners receive a cash prize of US$1,000. Nominations include biographical data about the nominee; at least two endorsement letters; and labeled photos. Self-nominations are not accepted. The deadline for nominations (submitted by postal mail only) is 30 April 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize in Biological Sciences
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites nominations for the Abdool Karim Prize in Biological Sciences. The prize aims to recognize scientists for their achievements in Biological Sciences. Eligible nominees are female scientists national of a Low Income African country. The amount of the prize is US$5 thousand cash award. Nominations should be submitted electronically before 30 April 2020.
 
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WWF in India

Small Grants Innovation Program
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
WWF-India offers grants up to INR400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years. Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities. Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF’s program in India. The last date for submission of applications is 30 April 2020 (for the June term).
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Collection Study Grants 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Museum of Natural History sponsors a number of research grants and student exchange fellowships. Unless otherwise noted, there are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants support early-career researchers for research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna, defined as fauna north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean. The Lerner-Gray grants support research in marine biology at the museum in New York, or in the field. The Collection Study Grants enable early-career research scientists to study scientific collections at the museum in New York. Grant support ranges from US$500 to US$3,500. The application deadline for Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants is 15 February 2020; the deadline for Lerner-Gray Grants is 15 March 2020; the deadline for Collection Study Grants is 01 May 2020.
 
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American Society of Primatologists

Conservation Grants and Awards 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. (i) The Conservation Small Grants of up to US$2 thousand support conservation research or related projects, including conservation education. (ii) The Conservation Award of US$750 recognizes students and young investigators in habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation. Applications for small grants will be accepted until 31 January 2020; nominations for the awards need to be submitted by 01 May 2020.
 
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Atkinson Foundation

Development Projects in Mexico and Central America
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
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. Most grants range between $5 and $15 thousand. 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. Applications are due by 01 February, 01 May, 01 August, and 01 November each year.
 
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Earth Island Institute

Youth Award for Environmental Leadership
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Earth Island Institute seeks applications for the Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership. The award is intended for ongoing environmental efforts, therefore, research and science fair projects will not be considered. Six winners will receive $3 thousand in cash, a professionally produced short film about their work, and a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Young environmental leaders ages 13 to 22 living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission is 01 May 2020.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
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 01 May and 01 December 2020.
 
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Heineken Africa Foundation

Water, Sanitation, and Health for Africa
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Heineken Africa Foundation funds projects to improve mother/child care, and projects for water, sanitation, and health (WASH). The support extends to projects in Sub-Saharan African countries where Heineken has a local operating presence. For each project a partnership is created between the Foundation, the local Heineken brewery and a local or international NGO. The Foundation provides funding and administrative assistance. Grants are up to €175 thousand per year for a maximum of five years. The next deadline for proposal submission is 01 May 2020.
 
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IUCN-Netherlands

Land Acquisition for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The World Conservation Union in the Netherlands (IUCN-Netherlands) provides grants up to €85 thousand for the purchase and protection of threatened wildlife habitats and vulnerable ecosystems in Central Asia, Asia-Pacific countries, Africa, the MENA region, and Latin America. The grants are to qualified and experienced local non-profit conservation organizations. The deadline for applications is 01 May 2020.
 
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Mastercard Foundation

Scholars Program at KNUST
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mastercard Foundation provides economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to university education. The Scholars Program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Ghana) provides financial support (tuition, accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend) for studies in all subject areas; however, there is preference for science students (including agriculture and natural resources). Applicant must prove critical economic needs to be eligible. Applications close on 01 May 2020.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Orange Tulip Program India
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalization in education, offers partial education awards for Indian students in The Netherlands. Subject areas include earth sciences, ecology, and many others. The Orange Tulip Scholarship recipients will get a discount of study fees ranging from 30% - 100%, or an offer for living expenses per month (without a discount on study fees).  Potentially interested individuals should review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and information about how to apply. The deadlines are 01 March 2020, 01 April 2020, and 01 May 2020 depending on the selected university.
 
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Sonoran Joint Venture

Bird Conservation
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Sonoran Joint Venture makes grants for bird conservation and research in the border region of the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico. The priority is for projects that focus on habitat, monitoring, or planning. Proposals should demonstrate bi-national cooperation and a partnership orientation. Most grants are US$5 thousand to US$15 thousand.The application deadline is 01 May 2020.
 
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners in Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Russia
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
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 the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. Application deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May 2020 and 01 November 2020.
 
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Turtle Conservation Fund

Research and Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Turtle Conservation Fund makes grants to organizations and individuals worldwide for conservation and research of endangered and critically endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. Most regular grants are US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand per project. The Fund also makes seed grants of US$1 thousand or less. Application deadlines for both programs are 01 May and 01 December of each year.
 
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United Nations

Action Awards for Sustainable Development Goals
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UN SDG Action Awards aim to support action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mobilizers, storytellers, campaigners, connectors, visualizers, includers and creatives fighting for sustainable development can submit an application. The Awards are open to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, or private sector leaders from across the world. The winners will be announced at a special UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony held at UN Headquarters in New York City, USA. Applications have to be submitted before 01 May 2020.
 
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University of Nottingham

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The University of Nottingham provides international scholarships for postgraduate masters courses to nationals of Africa, India, or countries of the Commonwealth. Thematic areas include engineering and sciences. Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Scholarships are available to cover tuition fees. Students who want to make a difference to the development of their home country are encouraged to apply by 01 May 2020.
 
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World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the annual World Food Prize. 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 deadline for nominations is 01 May 2020.
 
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EUROPARC Federation

Study Visits at Protected Areas in Europe and Eurasia 2020
Deadline: 3 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EUROPARC Federation partners with the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung to promote international cooperation within the European dimension of protected area management. Grants of €3 thousand allow young conservationists to make study visits to one or more protected areas external to their home countries. The study visits should correspond to any of the five themes identified in the announcement. In addition to western Europe, participating countries include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The deadline for applications is 03 May 2020.
 
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Cargill

Cargill Global Scholars Program: Indonesia
Deadline: 5 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA -- and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. The application deadlines are 03 March 2020 for India; 05 March 2020 for applicants in the USA; 01 April 2020 for Russia; 28 April 2020 for China; 05 May 2020 for Indonesia; and 26 May 2020 for Brazil.
 
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UK Research Councils

Commercial Products for Sustainable Development
Deadline: 7 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects of commercial products and solutions that have the potential to transform lives in developing countries. The project must be relevant to one of 10 Sustainable Development Goals listed in the announcement, including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 13: Climate Action; SDG 14: Life below Water; SDG 15: Life on Land. The maximum grant award per project is £60 thousand. The lead applicant must be a UK business and will distribute any funding to international (non-UK) partners. The deadline for applications is 07 May 2020.
 
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Colorado State University

Seminar: Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas
Deadline: 8 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Colorado State University (CSU) offers a seminar in the Western USA for individuals engaged in tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas. The next seminar is scheduled for September 2020. Ideal participants are mid-level professional and technical personnel who work for governmental or NGO conservation and tourism organizations; in academia; in the private sector; and in community-based and indigenous tourism and conservation 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 in their FAQs. The deadline for applications is 08 May 2020.
 
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Government of India

India-South Korea Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Deadline: 8 May 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The governments of India and South Korea invite joint research proposals under the India-South Korea Scientific and Technological Cooperation Program. Scientists and researchers are invited to submit proposals for joint research projects in the following areas: Green Mobility, Engineering Sciences, Materials Science & Technology, and Renewable Energy. The program is open to researchers, scientists, institutions located in India or the Republic of Korea. The duration of each project should be three years. Closing date to receive joint projects is 08 May 2020.
 
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Government of Luxembourg

Business Partnership Facility
Deadline: 8 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Luxembourg
 
The Government of Luxembourg provides financial support to the private sector in Europe in order to set up sustainable commercial projects in partnership with private or public organizations in developing countries. Project proposals should focus on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and may not exceed €200 thousand. The deadline for applications is 08 May 2020.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Africa
Deadline: 8 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme 'Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.' Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, universities, or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in two parts: part 1 in Sweden, and part 2 in one of the participating countries. Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 08 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Professional and Cultural Exchange Program
Deadline: 8 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs invites proposals from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations to conduct an international leadership program. The Community Solutions Program is designed to support foreign community leaders (aged 25-38) working to address economic, environmental, political, and social challenges confronting their local communities. Fellows will undertake a 4-6 month U.S.-based project placement working with seasoned community leaders with the goal to design and implement of post-fellowship projects in their home countries. The total project budget is US$ 2.5 million. The closing date for applications is 08 May 2020.
 
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Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards

Youth Climate Awards
Deadline: 10 May 2020
 
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 2020 award will focus on youth under 25 from the global South who are working for sustainable development and advocate for climate change action. The winners be invited to the WAF Youth Climate Awards Ceremony as part of the Glasgow COP26 in late 2020. The deadline for applications and nominations is 10 May 2020.
 
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Techstars

Global Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 10 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Techstars provides funding and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs. Techstars Impact Accelerator is for for-profit founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is for entrepreneurs focusing on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is for entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change. Each selected project team receives up to $100 thousand startup investment. Application deadline is 05 April or 10 May 2020 for most programs. (please check application deadlines carefully).
 
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Active Citizens Fund

Funding for Croatian CSOs
Deadline: 11 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Active Citizens Fund calls for proposals from Croatian CSOs active in the area of environment and climate change. Additional priority areas include human rights and social justice. The maximum contribution per project is between €90 thousand and €150 thousand (10% of co-financing is required). Projects may have a duration of 24-36 months. The call targets civil society organizations with sufficiently effective management and governing processes capable of developing complex project interventions. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 11 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Call to Implement the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program
Deadline: 11 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a professional development exchange for community leaders from ASEAN countries in the fields of civic engagement, NGO management, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, and environmental and natural resources management. The Program will bring at least 200 emerging leaders, ages 25-35, from Southeast Asia to the United States to participate in leadership and professional development activities. The total funding available is US$4.2 million. Eligibility extends to US public and private non-profit organizations. The application deadline is 11 May 2020.
 
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European Commission

Sanitation in Rural Areas in Chad
Deadline: 12 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to provide access to basic sanitation conditions and aims to promote of good hygiene practices in Chad. The objective of this call is to reduce the rate of defecation in the open air. The overall amount available under this call is €2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes and full applications is 12 May 2020.
 
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Government of India

Cleaning the Ganga and Agri-Water
Deadline: 12 May 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) India and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) aim to contribute to cleaning the Ganga, with particular focus on the impact of agriculture on the Ganga water system. Proposed projects may focus on river basin system management and research, propose interventions to improve agricultural water management, or produce science-based recommendations for policies and regulations that contribute to increased water awareness. Proposals should furthermore be characterized by equal partnership and sustainable collaboration between the Indian and Dutch partners. Applications can be submitted by consortia that include research organizations, academic institutions, and/or public, semi-public or private organizations (for-profit or non-profit). Consortia can apply for a maximum of €700 thousand at NWO (Dutch research partners) and a maximum of Rs. 5.5 crores from DST (Indian research partners). The deadline for submissions is 12 May 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

David Phillips Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 12 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The David Phillips Fellowship (DPF) provides support for UK and international early-career researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group. Proposals can be submitted in any area of science, including agriculture, bioenergy and biotechnology. Awards are up to £1 million for five years. Proposals are welcomed from applicants of all nationalities. The application deadline is 12 May 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Discovery Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 12 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Discovery Fellowships provide support for early-career researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Proposals can be submitted in any area of science. Awards are up to £300 thousand for three years to be used to support personal salary as well as travel and subsistence, training activities, and research consumables. Proposals are welcomed from applicants of all nationalities. The application deadline is 12 May 2020.
 
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European Commission

Improving Urban Sanitation in Zimbabwe
Deadline: 13 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks projects with focus on improving sanitation of the urban environment and hygiene practices for populations in Nkayi and Owando (Zimbabwe). Applicants may request budgets between $4-5 million for project implementation. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Applications have to be submitted by 13 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Combating Wildlife Trafficking (Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines)
Deadline: 13 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State aims to reduce the poaching and illegal trade of wildlife between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The program will provide funding of up to US$1.6 million and include technical assistance to: 1) increase interdiction of trafficked wildlife; 2) build investigative and enforcement functions; and 3) develop cross-border regional cooperation. Eligibility extends to US based and international non-profit organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions. The application deadline is 13 May 2020.
 
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German Government

International Climate Initiative Southeast Asia
Deadline: 14 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable energy, and biodiversity projects with climate relevance in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The programs should have a funding volume between €8 million and €20 million (depending on thematic focus area and country of implementation). Non-governmental organisations, business enterprises, universities and research institutions from Germany and abroad are eligible to apply. Program outlines can be submitted until 14 May 2020.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Research Grant
Deadline: 14 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to individual researchers in support of their research on a topic related to regional studies and regional science. Individuals can apply for up to £5 thousand. This scheme is restricted to RSA members who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science. Grants have no geographical limitation, past grant holders come from Egypt, Argentina, and China. Expressions of Interest have to be submitted by 14 May 2020.
 
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Annie's Homegrown

Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited college or graduate school in the US. Students must be focusing their studies on sustainable and regenerative agriculture. International students may apply as long as they are studying at an eligible institution in the US. Funds are intended for school needs, such as room and board, books, and tuition. The application deadline is 15 May 2020.
 
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Einstein Forum

Einstein Fellowship
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation offer a fellowship for early-career researchers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. Please note that the proposed project must be significantly different in content, field and form, from the applicant’s previous work. The fellowship includes living accommodations for up to 6 months in Caputh (Germany). The fellow will receive a stipend of €10 thousand and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. Applicants have to submit their application by 15 May 2020.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Development in Georgia
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to strengthen the civil society in Georgia and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. One priority area (Lot 4) under the current call is climate change and mitigating its adverse effects, including negative impacts of environmental degradation on the public health. Applicants may request between €800 thousand and €1 million under Lot 4. Eligibility extends to non-profit, civil society organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 May 2020.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Development in Armenia
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to strengthen non-governmental actors and promote cooperation between civil society organisations to contribute to social change and sustainable development in Armenia. One priority area is Sustainable and Green Development (Lot 3) in terms of climate change adaptation, environmental protection and sustainable management of local resources. Applicants may request between €500 thousand and €700 thousand under Lot 3. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 May 2020.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Young Researchers Award 2020
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) invites proposals for the Young Researchers Award to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. GBIF will present awards of €5 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 for nominations is 15 May 2020, although some GBIF national delegations are likely to set earlier deadlines.
 
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Inter-American Development Bank

Regional Public Goods
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IDB calls for proposals on regional public goods that have the potential to generate significant shared benefits and positive spillover effects from country to country and sector to sector. Proposals that address cross-cutting issues, such as climate change and environmental sustainability (among other themes), are particularly welcomed. Due to the current situation, IDB will prioritize proposals related to the coordination of policies and solutions at the regional level to deal with future consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Notwithstanding, the Initiative will continue accepting proposals in other priority areas aligned with the IDB's sectoral priorities. Projects should be tri-national, or exceptionally bi-national. Grants normally range from US$500 thousand to US$750 thousand for a maximum of 3 years. Counterpart resources are required. Eligibility extends to Latin American and/or Caribbean private and nonprofit entities or institutions. The deadline for proposals (English, Spanish) is 15 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships 2021-2022
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
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. Applications have to be submitted by 15 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Mission to India

Air Quality Hackathon
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Air Quality Hackathon is a brainstorming event to find practical solutions for improving air quality. Results and solutions will be shared and implemented during a follow-on campaign with school communities and NGO partners. The applicants will conduct a survey to measure the impact of the intervention program after the project is over. The maximum funding amount is US$120 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, civil society, think tanks, educational institutions, individuals and governmental institutions. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2020.
 
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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCCD Land Heroes Contest
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
UNCCD invites young changemakers to participate in a social media campaign trending under #UNCCDLandHeroes and #FoodFeedFibre. Participants are invited to submit a short text with a photo or video proposing specific solution to limit the footprint that current production and consumption of food, feed and fibre leave on the land. The contest is open to youth (15-30 years old) worldwide. A US$500 cash price will be awarded to one of participating UNCCD Land Heroes. The deadline to participate is 15 May 2020.
 
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United States-India Educational Foundation

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships 2021-2022
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
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 next application deadline is 15 May 2020.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Product Grants
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadlines are 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November 2020.
 
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JPI Oceans

Aquatic Pollutants Joint Transnational Call
Deadline: 18 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) announces a call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources. A total of €22.6 million has been allocated for this call. There is no limit of total budget for proposals. Each consortium must be composed of eligible independent entities from a minimum of three different EU Member States or H2020 Associated countries (listed in the announcement). The pre-proposal submission deadline is 16 April 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

African Research Cooperation with Germany
Deadline: 18 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Through the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme, post-doctoral researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to make cooperation visits to institutes in Germany. The visits are limited to three months, with the aim of promoting longer-term collaboration. Preference is given to young PhD-level scientists, particularly women. The next application deadline is 18 May 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Early-Career Researchers
Deadline: 18 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
In partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), TWAS invites early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries to apply to the IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. The fellowship will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. The program will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The deadline for receiving applications is 18 May 2020.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 19 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand) and large grants (over £10 thousand). The Trust offers four application windows for medium grants with deadlines on 11 February, 19 May, 20 August, and 19 November as well as two applications windows for large grants with deadlines on 04 March and 10 September.
 
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European Commission

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2020
Deadline: 19 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is a joint program coordinated by the EC with the African Union Commission to increase the availability of qualified high-level professionals in Africa. The program enables post-graduate students, academics, and university staff to benefit from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country. Applications are invited from African higher education institutions, working in coordination with one EU technical partner. The amount of funding per grant will range from €1 million to €1.4 million a period of over five years. The application deadline is 19 May 2020.
 
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Ekhaga Foundation

Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine 2020
Deadline: 20 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Ekhaga Foundation makes grants for research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. There is no maximum amount. Please note that the total amount awarded is usually in the range SEK 5-10 million. Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply. For applications that do not come from Europe or North America, the Foundation requires a cooperation with a Swedish institution. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2020.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

School Enterprise Challenge 2020
Deadline: 20 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 20 May, 20 August, and 20 November 2020.
 
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Zayed Sustainability Prize

Call for Applications
Deadline: 21 May 2020
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Zayed Sustainability Prize recognizes achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration in environmental stewardship and global sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Health; (ii) Food; (iii) Energy; (iv) Water; and (v) Global high schools (i.e., high schools in five world regions). The prize winners will divide US$3 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 21 May 2020.
 
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University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Masters Studies 2020-2021
Deadline: 22 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Vietnam
 
The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (also known as Vietnam France University) offers 2-year masters programs in subject areas that include energy; water, environment, oceanography; and several others. Eligibility to apply extends to Vietnamese and international students graduated from relevant training fields in or before 2020, with good academic results and ability in English. For highly qualified applicants, merit-based scholarships and/or need-based fellowships cover up to 100% of tuition fees and living expenses. The next application deadlines are 20 March and 22 May 2020.
 
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American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

International Grants for Conference Participation 2020
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) provides financial aid to zoo and wildlife veterinarians from outside of the USA to participate in the AAZV's annual conferences. Preference is given to applicants from developing countries with demonstrable financial needs and focused educational/ conservation goals. Grants are normally up to US$2 thousand. The application deadline is 24 May 2020.
 
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Blue Action Fund

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Western Indian Ocean
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Blue Action Fund announces a call for grant proposals focusing on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change in the Western Indian Ocean. Grants are made to NGOs with projects that focus on protecting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and supporting sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. The Fund aims to support projects protecting and restoring adaptation-relevant coastal ecosystems to reduce climate change-related risks for vulnerable coastal communities. The fund will allocate €2-5 million per project. Applicants are expected to provide substantial co-funding for the project. NGOs with projects which are situated in Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 24 May 2020.
 
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BRILHO

Energy Africa Mozambique Program
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
BRILHO aims to improve access to energy for the people of Mozambique through investment in off-grid clean energy. BRILHO offers companies a mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and technical assistance. Businesses can apply for financial support ranging from £50 thousand up to £1.5 million. The program accepts project proposals for improved cooking solutions, solar home systems, and green mini-grids. Each call for project submission will be operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no deadline but a closing window date. The 1st call for proposals will close on 24 May 2020.
 
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BRILHO

Energy Africa Mozambique Program
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
BRILHO aims to improve access to energy for the people of Mozambique through investment in off-grid clean energy. BRILHO offers companies a mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and technical assistance. Businesses can apply for financial support ranging from £50 thousand up to £1.5 million. The program accepts project proposals for improved cooking solutions, solar home systems, and green mini-grids. Each call for project submission will be operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no deadline but a closing window date. The 1st call for proposals will close on 24 May 2020.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Training Workshop: Mine Water and Mine Waste Management
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from relevant organizations and agencies in Eastern and Southern Africa. Invitations are open to applicants for the Advanced International Training Programme “Mine Water and Mine Waste Management.” The overall objective of this program is to develop a sustainable use of natural resources and to secure safe living environments for future generations. Sida will cover costs related to all program phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The closing date for applications is 24 May 2020.
 
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Cargill

Cargill Global Scholars Program: Brazil
Deadline: 26 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA -- and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. The application deadlines are 03 March 2020 for India; 05 March 2020 for applicants in the USA; 01 April 2020 for Russia; 28 April 2020 for China; 05 May 2020 for Indonesia; and 26 May 2020 for Brazil.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Early-Career Grant
Deadline: 28 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to early-career researchers in support of their regional studies and/or regional science research. Individuals can apply for up to £10 thousand for projects of up to 18 months in duration. Please note that applicants have to be RSA members (non-members may apply and join RSA at the same time). Grants have no geographical limitation, past grant holders come from Egypt, Argentina, China, etc. Expressions of Interest have to be submitted by 28 May 2020.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Travel Grants
Deadline: 29 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Research in Tropical Forests
Deadline: 29 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The ForestGEO Grants Program supports research that uses forest data from the program's field sites. Priority will be given to early-career researchers, and researchers with less access to other institutional funds. Social scientists and natural scientists of all nationalities are eligible. Applicants do not need to be associated with a site prior to applying, but each applicant will need to contact a site Principal Investigator (linked from the announcement) prior to submitting a proposal. Research projects up to US$15 thousand will be considered. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020.
 
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Slovak Republic

Slovak Government Scholarships 2020-2021
Deadline: 30 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Slovakia
 
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, Ukraine, and Vietnam. The application period is 27 March through 30 May 2020.
 
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Beit Trust

Support for Community and Conservation Projects in Malawi and Zambia
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Beit Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Malawi and Zambia (Note: Due to uncertainties within Zimbabwe, funds for the construction of major projects are not being committed at this time). Themes include wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand. Applications should be submitted by the end of May and November each year.
 
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Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs

Antarctic Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (CONMAP) invites early-career researchers to apply for the COMNAP Antarctic Fellowship. Applications are welcome from a range of disciplines and fields, including Environmental Management and other Science backgrounds. Eligibility extends to candidates who hold a doctorate, masters, or undergraduate degrees with not more than 5 years since completion. One award of up to US$15 thousand is available. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020.
 
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EIT Climate-KIC

Green Business Idea Competition
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. The competition invites business ideas that addresses climate change with the goal to support new clean-tech startups. Selected participants will take part in an idea boot camp and receive intensive coaching. The winner will receive €10 thousand, the runner up €5 thousand. The submission deadlines from February to May vary by country (please check carefully).
 
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Global Federation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences

World Agricultural Prize 2020
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) supports innovation and leadership in education, research, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences. This year, two World Agriculture Prizes will be awarded, each to a faculty member from a higher education institution for lifetime achievements in agriculture and life sciences. At least one prize will be awarded to a person from a developing country. The amount of the prize is US$100 thousand. The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2020.
 
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Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

PhD Studies in India in Ecology and Environment
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers scholarships to Indian nationals and nationals of other Asian countries for doctoral studies at universities in India. Areas of specialization include ecology and environment (among others). Scholarship applicants must already be admitted for a Ph.D. degree at a recognized institution of higher education in India. Students will receive a maintenance allowance, including tuition fee, of Rs.18 thousand per month. The application period to the Fund is April-May, with a deadline of 31 May each year.
 
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Kurita Water and Environment Foundation

Water Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) supports scientists of Asian nationality who are conducting water research. Research topics include technologies for water/wastewater treatment, water quality analysis, sustainability of water environment sanitation, water ecosystem, agricultural water use – among other themes. Grants are up to ¥ 300 thousand per research project. Applicants should be under age 40. The application deadlines are as follows: Other Asian countries (27 April 2020); Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia (15 May 2020); Thailand (31 May 2020).
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation 2020
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation 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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Slovak Republic

Small Grants for Projects in Georgia
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Slovakia
 
SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in Georgia in accordance with the Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Development Cooperation. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities in Georgia. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 31 May 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Air Quality Management in Central Asia
Deadline: 31 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department, announces the “Building Air Quality Management Capacity in Central Asia” program. The project targets government entities with the intend to strengthen regulatory and monitoring capacity of government actors and expand awareness of air quality issues in Central Asian countries. The program intends to provide US$296,296 in funding to be used for the production of educational materials, expert workshops, and the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan to be used by key agencies. Countries eligible for funding under this award include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Applicants can be US and foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations. The application deadline is 31 May 2020.
 
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11th Hour Racing

Improving the Health of our Oceans
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
11th Hour Racing is committed to mobilizing the sailing and marine communities to improve the health of our oceans. For that reason, 11th Hour Racing seeks innovative projects that address dynamic environmental challenges in one or more of the program’s focus areas: reduce ocean pollution, advance clean technologies and best practices, and foster ocean stewardship. Applications from non-profit organizations from all around the world are welcome. Grants range from $10 thousand to $100 thousand for one year, with an average grant size of US$25 thousand. There are two grant cycles each year with the following application deadlines: 15 January and 01 June 2020.
 
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Africa Food Prize

Call for Nominations 2020
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Africa Food Prize honors outstanding contributions to agriculture and food production in the challenge to combat hunger and reduce poverty in Africa. The Prize can be awarded for a specific contribution or achievement, or for a series of efforts and results within the last few years. Nominations are open to qualified candidates irrespective of their nationalities, professions, or locations. The Prize is US$100 thousand (to be shared if there is more than one winner), a diploma, and a trophy. The deadline for nominations (English, French) is 01 June 2020.
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Filmmakers Without Borders seeks applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and climate change. Grants are available for all of the following stages of production: Development (up to US$1,000); Production (up to US$5,000); Post-production: (up to US$2,500); and Film Festival Applications (up to US$750). There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). The application deadlines are 01 January, 01 June and 01 August 2020.
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Germany invites scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit. The program offers fellowships for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists for periods of 6-24 months. The fellowships provide resources to cover basic living expenses that amount €1,828/month at the postdoctoral level, and €2,600/month at the senior scientist level. The fellowship does not include health insurance (which is mandatory in Germany), nor contributions to pension schemes. IGB is determined to increase the proportion of women in science, and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. The application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December of each year.
 
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Science for Peace and Security
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
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). The SPS Programme supports multi-year research projects, research workshops, and training courses. 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 applications deadline has been extended to 1 June 2020.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. 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. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines for 2020 are 01 June and 01 October.
 
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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
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. Projects must directly affect biological conservation. Applicants can be of any nationality but must be associated with an organization (non-profit, university, etc.) through which they can receive funding. The application deadline is 01 June 2020.
 
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University of Edinburgh

Distance Learning Masters Scholarships
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Scotland
 
The University of Edinburgh offers Masters scholarships for distance learning Masters programs offered by the University. Thematic areas include agriculture, veterinary medicine, and engineering, among others. Each scholarship will cover full tuition fees for three years. Individuals must be nationals of developing countries listed in the announcement. The scholarship deadline is 01 June 2020.
 
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Visegrad Fund

Western Balkans Grant Program
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Visegrad Fund calls for grant projects that will facilitate the transfer of know-how between non-governmental and civil society organizations in Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Thematic areas include environment and sustainable development, among others. The program is open to any legal entity or natural person worldwide, with preference for projects submitted by non-profit and non-governmental organizations; public educational, cultural, and research institutions; and municipalities and local governments. Proposals are accepted three times per year by 01 February, 01 June and 01 October.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. 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 June and 01 December 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

PhD in Chemical and Biological Sciences
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship program offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences (including agricultural sciences). The Fellowship is granted for maximum 12 months. ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, such as food, accommodation, and local transportation. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in a field of natural sciences and may not be older than 35 years. Submissions are due by 01 June 2020.
 
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Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development
Deadline: 5 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Norwegian Program for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) aims to build capacity in education and research in low and middle-income developing countries. Norad calls for university partnerships to submit applications for funding of joint projects for North-South-South academic collaboration. Applicants from developing countries must be higher education institutions. Projects may range from 3-6 years and have a total budget frame of 10-20 million NOK. The application deadline is 05 June 2020.
 
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Orange Telecom

Orange Social Venture Prize 2020
Deadline: 5 June 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Orange Social Venture Prize is awarded to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations that make innovative use of technology in agriculture, energy, and other fields of development. The geographical focus is Africa and the Middle East. Prizes range from €10 thousand to €25 thousand, plus professional support for a period of six months. The eligible countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. The registration deadline is 05 June 2020.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program
Deadline: 7 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA provides travel grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate students in Southeast Asia. Applicants can request up to US$1,200 to participate and/or present papers at relevant local or international scientific conferences and fora. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA operates on a regular grant schedule with four application deadlines per year. The next application deadlines are 07 June 2020 (for 1st Quarter Travel), 07 September 2020 (for 2nd Quarter Travel), and 07 December (for 3rd Quarter Travel).
 
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Free Short Courses
Deadline: 8 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
IHE Delft offers a variety of short and specialized courses which are aimed mid-career professionals and senior experts. Courses focus on water and environmental law, water conflict analysis, water resources planning, and many other water related fields. Fieldwork, excursions and field visits often are a part of a short course. A small number of scholarships are available to deserving candidates. The current deadline for scholarships is 08 March 2020.
 
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Green Alley

Green Alley Award 2020
Deadline: 10 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the green economy. The award program focuses on business ideas that help build a circular economy and improve the waste and recycling industry. The contest finalists will be invited to Berlin to compete for a cash prize of €25 thousand, working space in Berlin for six months, and opportunities to raise additional funding. The submitted ideas must be relevant for Europe and focus in reducing, reusing, recycling, or transforming waste. The application deadline is 10 June 2020.
 
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Science for People and Nature Partnership

Working Groups on Conservation/Sustainable Development Topics
Deadline: 10 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
In support of the United Nations agenda on sustainable development, the Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP) aims to find solutions for problems at the interface of economic development, nature conservation, and human well-being. SNAPP operates through working groups that represent 200 institutions from more than 30 countries. SNAPP provides up to US$1 million total across 4-6 working groups. Proposals are invited from researchers and practitioners of any nationality affiliated with an academic, governmental, multilateral, or non-profit institution. Individuals operating independently are also eligible to apply. Proposals from low- and middle-income countries are especially welcome. The deadline for proposals is 10 June 2020.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 15 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) offers 60 research fellowships per year to young scientists in Germany and internationally across all disciplines of environmental protection. The funding period is 36 months with a monthly stipend of €1,500. DBU welcomes subjects of international importance, although the work has to be done mainly in Germany, and with a clear reference to the German environmental situation. DBU expects good German language skills from all applicants. There are two deadlines for applications (in German): 15 January and 15 June 2020. (Note: Application procedure only in German.)
 
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Institute of Current World Affairs

Fellowship Program 2020
Deadline: 15 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. Fellows must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and trends, therefore candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Candidates who seek fellowships may reside in any developing country. Applications for December 2020 appointment are due 15 June 2020.
 
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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Marine and Ocean Conservation 2020
Deadline: 15 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include marine and ocean conservation. The Foundation is interested in marine protected areas; sustainable fisheries; conserving sharks and rays; conservation of coral reefs; and limiting plastics pollution. Eligibility extends to U.S. nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)3 registration and international conservation organizations. The deadline for letters is 15 June 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies
Deadline: 15 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment seeks transformational solutions to cross-sectoral development challenges in biodiverse landscapes. Sectors that may comprise HEARTH concepts are: biodiversity conservation, health, food security (agriculture and nutrition), governance, economic development and livelihoods, water supply and sanitation, education, modern energy solutions, forest management and restoration, and climate resilience. Eligible priority countries include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and South America Regional; Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Central Africa Regional; Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam and the Regional Development Mission for Asia. Awards range between US$1 million and US$10 million. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
 
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World Food Prize Foundation

Borlaug Field Award 2020
Deadline: 15 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the Borlaug Field Award. The 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 deadline for nominations is 15 June 2020.
 
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European Commission

Supporting CSOs to achieve the SDGs
Deadline: 16 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to support civil society organizations as actors of governance in order to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The EC will provide financial assistance to inequality initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Each region has specifically defined program priorities, including income and wealth inequality, land rights, access to natural resources such as water for agriculture. Any requested contribution under this call for proposals must be €3.6 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the European Union or the developing countries outlined in the call for proposals. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 16 June 2020.
 
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Solve Global Challenges
Deadline: 18 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The “Solve” program at MIT announces five global challenges in 2020, inviting anyone in the world to propose solutions to them. The 2020 challenges include one on sustainable food systems. MIT Solve Sustainable Food Challenge is looking for technology-based solutions for a low-carbon global food system that provides nutrition with minimal environmental impact. The finalists in each challenge will be invited to present their ideas at an event in New York (simultaneous with the UN General Assembly, September 2020). The winner receives a US$10 thousand grant. In addition, MIT Solve will honor innovative technology solutions that improve quality of life for women and girls with the ‘Innovation for Women Prize’ (up to US$75 thousand). The draft submission deadline is 18 June 2020.
 
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Slovak Republic

Small Grants for Projects in Belarus
Deadline: 19 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Slovakia
 
SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, water and sanitation, clean energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in Belarus. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 19 June 2020.
 
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Alstom Foundation

Project Support for NGOs
Deadline: 22 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Alstom Foundation invites projects proposals from NGOs in eligible countries in the Asia-Pacific region, South Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa (a full list of eligible countries is provided in the call for proposals). The Foundation supports a range of activities, including support for water supply and sanitation; renewable energy; reforestation; waste management; ecotourism; and environmental awareness campaigns. All projects must be submitted together with an Alstom employee acting in the role of the Project Promoter. (Note: The Secretariat of the Alstom Foundation may offer support in finding a promoter. In this case, projects have to be submitted no later than 01 May 2020.) The regular submission deadline is 22 June 2020.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 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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BBVA Foundation

Awards in Frontiers of Knowledge, Nominations 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
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. (Note: Self-nomination is not permitted.) The deadline for nomination is 30 June 2020.
 
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Co-Creation Hub

Business Ideas for a better Africa
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Nigeria
 
The Diaspora Challenge seeks scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa. The challenge invites proposals in three thematic areas, including one on clean and affordable energy. The winning ideas will receive prototype funding of US$ 15 thousand, seed investment and mentorship to put their idea into action. Only Africans in diaspora are eligible. Ideas have to be submitted by 30 June 2020.
 
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European Outdoor Conservation Association

Funding for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (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. The focus of this funding round is plastic clean up projects (on beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains and trails). 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). There are two application period per year. The next application period is 01 June through 30 June 2020, for funding in autumn 2020.
 
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Government of India

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) aims to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation through joint research activities in environmental management, climate change adaptation, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, biotechnology, and others. The Fellowship provides ASEAN young researchers with the opportunity to work at an Indian research/academic institution. The duration of the Fellowship will be for a period of 2-6 months. Fellows receive full financial assistance, including international travel, accommodation, meals, and a one-time grant of up to INR 40 thousand for research expenses. Proposals can be submitted throughout the year in two cycles ending 30 June and 31 December each year.
 
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Hawk Conservancy Trust

Marion Paviour Award
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Hawk Conservancy Trust supports early-career researchers working in projects focused on conservation and/or research of birds of prey. The maximum award amount is £1,000. Preference will be given to those applying for support for fieldwork, conference fees to present work, or travel costs (for fieldwork or conference attendance). Applications close on 30 June 2020.
 
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Matsumae International Foundation

Research Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
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 30 June 2020.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants to individuals, communities, and organizations for the conservation of threatened or poorly known animal, plant, and fungi species worldwide. The Fund uses the IUCN Red List as the primary guide to the conservation status of a given species, although documented variations for sub-species, distinct populations and sub-populations will be taken into account. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. Application deadlines are 29 February; 30 June; and 31 October 2020.
 
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Raptor Research Foundation

Grants and Awards for 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Raptor Research Foundation offers seven categories of grants and awards to members and non-members of the Raptor Research Foundation. 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. Maximum grant amounts in these categories vary from US$1,000 to US$2,500. Applications are due 30 June of each year.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR's current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. RSWR provides micro-credits of up to US$5,500 for one year projects. The next application deadline is 30 June 2020.
 
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Skål International

Sustainable Tourism Awards 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
Skål International announces the call for submission to its 2020 Sustainable Tourism Awards. The idea is to enhance visibility and get recognition of outstanding performance in terms of sustainable and responsible tourism from all over the world. Companies, NGOs, government agencies, and educational institutions worldwide are welcome to submit an entry in one of nine available categories, including ‘Countryside and Biodiversity’ and ‘Marine and Coastal’. Applications close 30 June 2020.
 
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Society for Marine Mammalogy

Research Grants for Field Research 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
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$2 thousand for field research by early-career researchers. Applications are particularly welcome from scientists working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, and Russland. The application period is 01 June through 30 June of each year.
 
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U.S. Embassy Panama

Public Diplomacy Grants
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Embassy Panama Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State invites applications for the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. The aim of the program is to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Panama through cultural and exchange programming. The funding activities described in this call are: Arts; Community Development; Education; Environment; Information and Statistics; Income Security and Social Services; Regional Development Science and Technology; and other Research and Development. Eligibility extends to not-for-profit organizations (including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations), universities and educational institutions, governmental institutions, and individuals. Program funding is between US$1 thousand and US$75 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2020.
 
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University of Queensland in Australia

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The University of Queensland in Australia invites applications for its Science International Scholarships. Study subject areas include Agriculture and Environment, among others. The scholarship amount is A$3 thousand. Any international students, other than Australian citizens and permanent residents, are eligible to apply. The 2020 application deadlines are 15 January for a Semester 1 (February) commencement and 30 June for a Semester 2 (July) commencement.
 
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Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Local Project Support
Deadline: 1 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. The average grant is US$20 thousand. The application deadline for concept notes is 01 July 2020.
 
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Marion Dönhoff Foundation

Environment and Sustainability
Deadline: 1 July 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through the Succow Foundation, the Marion Dönhoff Grant supports open and critical debates in the areas of environmental journalism, political ecology and sustainable development. The program is a fellowship for post-graduates with professional experience and activists of civil society networks and groups. The target region are post-soviet states, including the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The fellowship funds a study and work visit in Germany for up to five months. Applications are accepted twice each year. The next deadline for applications is 01 July 2020.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 July 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 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 to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 01 January and 01 July of each year.
 
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New Earth Foundation

Innovative Environmental Initiatives
Deadline: 1 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The New Earth Foundation (NEF) seeks Letter of Inquiries (LOIs) to fund innovative environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, and community projects that create models of social sustainability. Past projects include gardening and building houses in earthquake impacted regions, using solar equipment to provide clean water to poor communities, planting trees for clean air, and many others. NEF only funds 501(c)(3) organizations. Applicants from outside the US may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Letters of Inquiry can be sent at any time during the year. These letters are reviewed twice a year and applicants that fit the requirements will receive the invitation to submit a full grant application. The deadlines for review are 01 February and 01 July each year.
 
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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

SFIAR Award 2020
Deadline: 13 July 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
SFIAR annually awards a prize to scientists working at or in association with a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. For 2020, the best team project will be awarded CHF 5 thousand, and the best masters thesis 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 13 July 2020.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2020
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
This Prize awards a young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree. The awards are made in four fields of life science research, one of which is Ecology and Environment. Eligible entrants for the 2020 Prize must have been awarded their doctoral degrees in 2018 or 2019. 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 15 July 2020.
 
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Association of Field Ornithologists

Grants for Research on Neotropical Birds
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd.

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters, and it will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The remaining application deadlines are 15 July and 15 October 2020.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Research on Primates
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Leakey Foundation funds research related to human origins. This includes research on primate biology, ecology, and behavior. The majority of research grants awarded to doctoral students range from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand. Larger projects by senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$25 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January 2020 and 15 July 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Short-term Fellowships for Tropical Research
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications to the Short-Term Fellowship Program on tropical research. The fellowship is directed to graduate students, but awards are sometimes given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. The program has a three month duration period and provides a stipend to cover living expenses while at STRI ($1000/month), a modest research allowance; and round-trip airfare. Deadlines are 15 February, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October of each year.
 
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Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

Grants for Research and Training 2020
Deadline: 15 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Trust makes grants for education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia. Projects may focus on research in ornamental horticulture, creation and maintenance of gardens accessible to the public for educational purposes, educational activities that further ornamental horticulture, and environmentally responsible cultivation of plants which have ornamental horticultural value. Applicants include botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other nonprofit charitable organizations. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. The application deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs) is 15 July 2020.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2020
Deadline: 27 July 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual competition that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data. In 2020, the Challenge will award a total of €35 thousand for advancements in open science that feature tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data. The Challenge is open worldwide to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees. The closing date for submissions is 27 July 2020.
 
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Club300 Foundation

Grants for Bird Protection
Deadline: 31 July 2020
 
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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Missouri Botanical Garden

Fellowships for Visiting Researchers 2020
Deadline: 31 July 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden offers short-term fellowships for professionals in conservation biology, ecology, botany, and related fields. The fellowships include small grants for travel and support costs for professional visits at the Missouri Botanical Garden lasting 4-12 weeks, varying with each fellowship program. Applications are welcome from Latin America, Madagascar, and Vietnam (varying by fellowship program). The application deadline is 31 July 2020.
 
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Tinker Foundation

Sustainable Resource Management in Latin America
Deadline: 31 July 2020
 
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. Past grants range from US$200 thousand to US$600 thousand. 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 for LOIs are 31 January and 31 July of each year.
 
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University of East Anglia

International Development Excellence Scholarships for Brazil Students
Deadline: 31 July 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The University of East Anglia invites applications for the International Development Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2020/21 for students from Brazil. Acceptable masters degree subjects include agriculture and rural development, climate change and international development, environment and international development, among others. Eligibility extends to Brazilian citizens that have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. The five scholarships offered range between £7,000 to £8,000 for successful candidates during their master’s studies in the UK. There is no deadline set for the scholarship, however, the deadline for the masters degree application 2020/2021 at East Anglia University is 31 July 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships in India
Deadline: 31 July 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) offers postdoc fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than India) to pursue postdoctoral research at CSIR’s laboratories and institutes. The duration of the fellowships is six to twelve months. Subject areas range across the physical and natural sciences, including agricultural sciences. CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food, and health insurance. The application deadline is 31 July 2020.
 
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Atkinson Foundation

Development Projects in Mexico and Central America
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
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. Most grants range between $5 and $15 thousand. 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. Applications are due by 01 February, 01 May, 01 August, and 01 November each year.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development 2020
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Erbacher Foundation supports rural development in subject areas that include livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water, and environmental protection. The priority countries are India, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are invited from Germany charitable organizations involved in development cooperation. Applying organizations need to have partnerships with local NGOs. The German institution is responsible for project administration and coordination. Application deadlines are 01 February and 01 August of each year.
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Filmmakers Without Borders seeks applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and climate change. Grants are available for all of the following stages of production: Development (up to US$1,000); Production (up to US$5,000); Post-production: (up to US$2,500); and Film Festival Applications (up to US$750). There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). The application deadlines are 01 January, 01 June and 01 August 2020.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
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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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Seed Funding for Research and Training in Food Security
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
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.

Professional Development Grants 2020/2021
Deadline: 1 August 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 May 2020 and 01 August 2020.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 7 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation for the Third Millennium offers funds to projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions. Applications should focus on combining ecological, social, and economic aspects. The Foundation gives preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries, but may also accept grant seekers from Eastern Europe or worldwide. Submission deadlines are 24 January, 24 April, 07 August, and 02 October 2020.
 
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Hague Academy for Local Governance

Course on “Multilevel Water Governance”
Deadline: 7 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Hague Academy for Local Governance invites applications for a two-week, practice-oriented training course in water governance (September 2020). Participants will receive training and visit several Dutch examples of water projects in order to use this knowledge to develop practical solutions for the challenges they face in their home country. Participants are predominantly funded by their own employer but the program is eligible for Nuffic scholarships, which have a separate application process and deadlines (please check carefully). The application deadline for the course is 07 August 2020.
 
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Hague Academy for Local Governance

Course on “Multilevel Water Governance”
Deadline: 7 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Hague Academy for Local Governance invites applications for a two-week, practice-oriented training course in water governance (September 2020). Participants will receive training and visit several Dutch examples of water projects in order to use this knowledge to develop practical solutions for the challenges they face in their home country. Participants are predominantly funded by their own employer but the program is eligible for Nuffic scholarships, which have a separate application process and deadlines (please check carefully). The application deadline for the course is 07 August 2020.
 
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MaRINET2

Access to Ocean Energy Research Infrastructures
Deadline: 7 August 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
MaRINET2 is working towards unlocking the energy potential of our oceans. The transnational access program offers free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network. MaRINET2 provides a contribution of €1000 per week towards travel and subsistence expenses. In 2020 one period of access with a 6-month duration will be organised. The application window for access is 25 June to 07 August 2020 (Call 5)
 
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New England Biolabs Foundation

Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2020
Deadline: 10 August 2020
 
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 regions (specified on the website) in Central America; South America, and West Africa. Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. The deadlines for submission of LOIs are 23 March 2020 and 10 August 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Deadline: 15 August 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper 3-year postdoctoral fellowship. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities, but proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will also be considered. The annual stipend is US$50 thousand, the annual research budget is up to US$16 thousand. Please note that applicants must find a STRI scientific staff member who will serve as their main host/advisor before submitting a final application. Applications have to be submitted by 15 August 2020.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Product Grants
Deadline: 15 August 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadlines are 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November 2020.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 20 August 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand) and large grants (over £10 thousand). The Trust offers four application windows for medium grants with deadlines on 11 February, 19 May, 20 August, and 19 November as well as two applications windows for large grants with deadlines on 04 March and 10 September.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

School Enterprise Challenge 2020
Deadline: 20 August 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 20 May, 20 August, and 20 November 2020.
 
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L'Oreal Foundation

Fellowships for Women Scientists
Deadline: 21 August 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The L'Oreal Foundation gives scholarships to doctoral and postdoctoral women scientists in several world regions. Fellowship amounts range from €10 thousand to €15 thousand. The available fellowships, eligibility requirements, and application periods are determined by region and/or country. Current application deadlines are Sub-Saharan Africa (30 March 2020), and Asia-Pacific (21 August 2020), with more regions to follow later in 2020. Note: Many countries from the same region may have different deadlines. Applicants need to consult details and deadlines on a world map.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Scholarships for Costa Rican University Professors
Deadline: 31 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for master and doctorate students to expand their training in Germany. Eligibility extends to Costa Rican university professors (max. 38 years of age) graduated from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), University National (UNA), or the Distance State University (UNED). Scholarships are €1000 per month, plus international travel expenses, and other expenses related to the education. Applications have to be submitted by 31 August 2020.
 
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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources for non-profit organisations and individuals to carry out conservation research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Funding is up to €1,500 per applicant. The three annual deadlines are 30 April, 31 August, and 31 December.
 
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Patagonia

Environmental Grants
Deadline: 31 August 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Patagonia makes grants to support nonprofit organizations for campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The funding range for Latin America is typically between US$8 to $12 thousand. At this time, the Latin America Grants Program is only available in Chile and Argentina. Proposals have to be submitted online before 30 April or 31 August each year. (Note: Patagonia also supports grant programs in developed countries with different deadlines.)
 
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American Orchid Society

Annual Conservation Awards
Deadline: 1 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Orchid Society sponsors the Conservation Awards to honor outstanding work in orchid conservation. One prize focuses on conservation in North America; the other has no geographical limitations. The prize is US$500, with an additional two runner-up award of US$250. The closing date for nominations is 01 September each year.
 
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Brevard Zoo

Grants for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 1 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund supports projects that incorporate the community, education and wildlife conservation. The Fund is sustained through the Quarters for Conservation program which is a small surcharge from each general admission to the zoo. Each year, three wildlife conservation organizations are highlighted for an entire year at the Quarters for Conservation voting station. The three organizations selected will receive US$14 thousand, plus bonus donations based on guest voting. Applicants must be a non-profit wildlife conservation organization. The application deadline is the 01 September 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Institution

Fellowships in Invertebrate Zoology
Deadline: 1 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Department of Invertebrate Zoology invites proposals for the Kenneth Jay Boss Fellowships. Eligibility extends to both US and non-US citizens currently enrolled and engaged in collections-based research in invertebrate zoology (e.g., systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, comparative morphology, species conservation). Awards consist of a stipend of US$750/week, with additional funds available for supplies (US$2,000) and relocation allowance (US$1,000). The fall application deadline is 01 September 2020.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve 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 2020.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program 2020
Deadline: 3 September 2020
 
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 (through subawards) 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 03 September 2020.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program
Deadline: 7 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA provides travel grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate students in Southeast Asia. Applicants can request up to US$1,200 to participate and/or present papers at relevant local or international scientific conferences and fora. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA operates on a regular grant schedule with four application deadlines per year. The next application deadlines are 07 June 2020 (for 1st Quarter Travel), 07 September 2020 (for 2nd Quarter Travel), and 07 December (for 3rd Quarter Travel).
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Enterprises for SDGs
Deadline: 9 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects submitted under this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly identified SDG. Funding of up to €200 thousand is available. Partnerships must comprise of actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector, with least one organisation from the for-profit private sector. The application deadline is 09 September 2020.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 10 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand) and large grants (over £10 thousand). The Trust offers four application windows for medium grants with deadlines on 11 February, 19 May, 20 August, and 19 November as well as two applications windows for large grants with deadlines on 04 March and 10 September.
 
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Philip Henman Trust

Grants for Development Projects 2020
Deadline: 10 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Philip Henman Trust makes grants to UK-based development organizations, with few restrictions on thematic areas. It is important that the project provides a lasting beneficial impact for the people, communities or environment it seeks to help. 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 2020.
 
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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Environmental Sustainability
Deadline: 11 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation’s grant making in Environmental Sustainability addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. Past projects in PPCF have included topics in sustainable agriculture; energy conservation; environmental degradation; and reduced consumption. Grant recipients are charitable NGOs registered in the UK but the Foundation also supports non-UK organizations if they collaborate with UK-registered charities to receive funds on their behalf. Most grants are between £5 thousand and £15 thousand per year for up to three years. The next application deadline is 11 September 2020.
 
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Eppley Foundation

Research in Biological and Physical Sciences
Deadline: 15 September 2020
 
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 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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Fulbright Scholar Program

Core Program for U.S. Faculty and Professionals 2021-2022
Deadline: 15 September 2020
 
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 environmental and biological sciences and others. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2020.
 
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Neotropical Ornithological Society

François Vuilleumier Grants
Deadline: 15 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Francois Vuilleumier Fund awards cash grants for thesis studies of neotropical birds to students from Latin America and the Caribbean. Awards are US$500 to US$1000. Students enrolled in a graduate degree program (Masters or Ph.D.) are eligible to apply.The application deadline is 15 September of each year.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Bold Research Ideas
Deadline: 15 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through its program 'Experiment!' the Volkswagen Foundation seeks fundamentally new research topics from all fields of science and engineering as well as in the life sciences. Applicants from all around the world who want to put a potentially transformative and risky research idea to the test are invited to apply. Selected ideas receive €120 thousand in funding for a test period of 18 months. The next application deadline is 15 September 2020.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Research Network Grant
Deadline: 20 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to researchers interested in establishing networks for research collaboration. The maximum funding is £10 thousand for newly established networks; and £7,500 for renewing networks. A research network must be organised and managed by active RSA members. Networks are typically made up of individuals from different countries, without any geographical limitation. The application deadline is 20 September 2020.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

International Research Experiences for U.S. University Students 2020
Deadline: 22 September 2020
 
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. Full proposals are due 08 September 2020 (Track I), 15 September 2020 (Track II), and 22 September 2020 (Track III).
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
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 the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 30 September 2020. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2020. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2020.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation 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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Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm Water Prize 2021
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements supporting the availability, conservation, and protection of the world’s water resources. The award is open to individuals and organizations of any nationality whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources. The Stockholm Water Prize consists of an award of US$150 thousand and a crystal sculpture. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2020.
 
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United Nations University

PhD Internships in Economics
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
UNU-WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research) invites applications for its PhD research internships program in Helsinki, Finland. Preference is for applicants who live or work in developing countries, and who are in the later stages of their PhD. Program themes in WIDER include the economics of energy, climate change, food security, and others. UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant and a monthly stipend of €1,600 during the period of the fellowship. The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September each year.
 
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Zebra Foundation

Support for Vets and Vet Students
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Zebra Foundation for Veterinary Zoological Education assists veterinary students and veterinary surgeons from anywhere in the world to gain additional experience in veterinary zoological medicine. Grants range in the order of £100 to £1000. Applications are considered twice a year. The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2020.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. 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. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines for 2020 are 01 June and 01 October.
 
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Visegrad Fund

Western Balkans Grant Program
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Visegrad Fund calls for grant projects that will facilitate the transfer of know-how between non-governmental and civil society organizations in Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). Thematic areas include environment and sustainable development, among others. The program is open to any legal entity or natural person worldwide, with preference for projects submitted by non-profit and non-governmental organizations; public educational, cultural, and research institutions; and municipalities and local governments. Proposals are accepted three times per year by 01 February, 01 June and 01 October.
 
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Wallonie Bruxelles International

Excellence Scholarship Program: Short-Term Scholarships
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI) offers postdoctoral scholarships through the Excellence Scholarship Program. Focus areas include life sciences, agriculture-industry, environmental technologies, and others. Applications are open to candidates of any nationality that hold a doctor higher education diploma. The deadline for applications for long term scholarships (min. 1 year) is 01 March 2020, and for short term scholarships (1-3 months) is 01 February 2020 and 01 October 2020.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 2 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation for the Third Millennium offers funds to projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions. Applications should focus on combining ecological, social, and economic aspects. The Foundation gives preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries, but may also accept grant seekers from Eastern Europe or worldwide. Submission deadlines are 24 January, 24 April, 07 August, and 02 October 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 14 October 2020
 
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, the 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 grant is intended for early-career researchers. The closing dates for applications are 17 April 2020 and 14 October 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Scientific Publication Program
Deadline: 14 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Publication Program supports scientific publications to expand knowledge of nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The program supports: printing cost including design and layout; and distribution cost inside the applicant’s country. The maximum grant size is ¥1 million per project for a maximum duration of one year. Applicants must be nationals of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region and be a full-time researcher/scientist working at a research institution. Application deadlines for this program are twice a year: 17 April 2020 and 14 October 2020.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd.

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters, and it will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The remaining application deadline is 15 October 2020.
 
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One Young World

Scholarships to Participate in the One Young World Summit 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The One Young World Summit brings together young talents (ages 18-30) from many nationalities to share solutions addressing the world's pressing issues. To ensure that the most qualified young leaders participate in the Summit, regardless of their ability to pay, fully-funded scholarships are awarded. Each scholarship has its own deadlines and eligibility criteria, please check carefully. More scholarships will become available in the next couple of months until the summit in Munich, Germany (October 2020).
 
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Slovak Republic

Small Grants for Projects in the Ukraine
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Slovakia
 
SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in the Ukraine in accordance with the Strategy of the Slovak Republic for International Development Cooperation. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities in the Ukraine. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 15 October 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Short-term Fellowships for Tropical Research
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications to the Short-Term Fellowship Program on tropical research. The fellowship is directed to graduate students, but awards are sometimes given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. The program has a three month duration period and provides a stipend to cover living expenses while at STRI ($1000/month), a modest research allowance; and round-trip airfare. Deadlines are 15 February, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October of each year.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Young Researchers
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through its program 'Freigeist' the Volkswagen Foundation seeks open-minded, strong and resistant young researchers with innovative ideas from all around the world. The 'Freigeist' scheme is open to all disciplines and research topics and offers the opportunity to establish a career within a scientific research organization or university in Germany. Eligibility extends to junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience). Depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to € 1 million for up to 5 years may be granted. The next deadlines for applications are 15 October 2020 and 14 October 2021.
 
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Dining for Women

Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty
Deadline: 24 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Dining for Women makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organisations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The submission deadlines for 2020 are 24 April and 24 October 2020.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 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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Fonds SUEZ Initiatives

Water, Sanitation, and Waste Management
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
Fonds Suez Initiatives makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, and waste management in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions. The Fund considers projects regardless of size and has no minimum amount of aid that it can provide up to 50% of the total project budget. The deadlines for applications (French, English) are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The scholarship scheme is open to qualified international candidates studying full-time at German universities. International applicants from all subject areas can apply for a scholarship for their Masters degree as well as PhD. The minimum funding covers two semesters. Each grant is worth up to €850 per month. Deadlines for application are 30 April and 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 2020
 
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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Lawrence Foundation

Grants for Environment 2020
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, human services, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. The average grant size is between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. The deadlines for applications are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2020
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants to individuals, communities, and organizations for the conservation of threatened or poorly known animal, plant, and fungi species worldwide. The Fund uses the IUCN Red List as the primary guide to the conservation status of a given species, although documented variations for sub-species, distinct populations and sub-populations will be taken into account. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. Application deadlines are 29 February; 30 June; and 31 October 2020.
 
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UNESCO World Heritage Center

Requests for International Assistance
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Grants under the World Heritage Convention are made 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 next deadline for submitting requests is 31 October 2020.
 
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Wild Planet Trust

Threatened Invertebrates
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Wild Planet Trust awards grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning. The Trust seeks conservation projects with focus on threatened invertebrates. Wild Planet Trust awards grants to both UK and overseas projects. Awards typically range from £500 to £1,500. The application deadline is 31 October 2020.
 
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Atkinson Foundation

Development Projects in Mexico and Central America
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
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. Most grants range between $5 and $15 thousand. 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. Applications are due by 01 February, 01 May, 01 August, and 01 November each year.
 
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners in Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Russia
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
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 the following countries:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. Application deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May 2020 and 01 November 2020.
 
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Oriental Bird Club

Bird Conservation in Asia
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OBC Conservation Fund makes grants for bird conservation in Asia. Grant-making priorities are projects that benefit globally threatened bird species; that conserve threatened bird habitats; and that are led by Asian residents. Small Conservation Awards are up to £1,500 for projects of 12-18 months, with applications before 31 March of each year. There is a special early deadline on 15 November for projects that have to begin before July. The OBC also considers special and emergency applications at any time.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Product Grants
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadlines are 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November 2020.
 
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University of Essex

Africa Scholarship Programme 2020-2021
Deadline: 18 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The University of Essex invites applications from African students who self fund their postgraduate studies. The university offers a scholarship of £4 thousand to African students that will be paid as a discount on the tuition fee. Available courses include biological sciences, marine biology, and biochemistry, among many others. Applicants that meet all the eligibility criteria and firmly accept the offer of their place by 18 September 2020 will automatically be awarded this scholarship (please read the instructions carefully).
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 19 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand) and large grants (over £10 thousand). The Trust offers four application windows for medium grants with deadlines on 11 February, 19 May, 20 August, and 19 November as well as two applications windows for large grants with deadlines on 04 March and 10 September.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

School Enterprise Challenge 2020
Deadline: 20 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 20 May, 20 August, and 20 November 2020.
 
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Beit Trust

Support for Community and Conservation Projects in Malawi and Zambia
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Beit Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Malawi and Zambia (Note: Due to uncertainties within Zimbabwe, funds for the construction of major projects are not being committed at this time). Themes include wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand. Applications should be submitted by the end of May and November each year.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Travel Grants
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2020.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
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 01 May and 01 December 2020.
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Germany invites scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit. The program offers fellowships for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists for periods of 6-24 months. The fellowships provide resources to cover basic living expenses that amount €1,828/month at the postdoctoral level, and €2,600/month at the senior scientist level. The fellowship does not include health insurance (which is mandatory in Germany), nor contributions to pension schemes. IGB is determined to increase the proportion of women in science, and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. The application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December of each year.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
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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Turtle Conservation Fund

Research and Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Turtle Conservation Fund makes grants to organizations and individuals worldwide for conservation and research of endangered and critically endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. Most regular grants are US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand per project. The Fund also makes seed grants of US$1 thousand or less. Application deadlines for both programs are 01 May and 01 December of each year.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. 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 June and 01 December 2020.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program
Deadline: 7 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA provides travel grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate students in Southeast Asia. Applicants can request up to US$1,200 to participate and/or present papers at relevant local or international scientific conferences and fora. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA operates on a regular grant schedule with four application deadlines per year. The next application deadlines are 07 June 2020 (for 1st Quarter Travel), 07 September 2020 (for 2nd Quarter Travel), and 07 December (for 3rd Quarter Travel).
 
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Government of India

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) aims to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation through joint research activities in environmental management, climate change adaptation, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, biotechnology, and others. The Fellowship provides ASEAN young researchers with the opportunity to work at an Indian research/academic institution. The duration of the Fellowship will be for a period of 2-6 months. Fellows receive full financial assistance, including international travel, accommodation, meals, and a one-time grant of up to INR 40 thousand for research expenses. Proposals can be submitted throughout the year in two cycles ending 30 June and 31 December each year.
 
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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources for non-profit organisations and individuals to carry out conservation research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Funding is up to €1,500 per applicant. The three annual deadlines are 30 April, 31 August, and 31 December.
 
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Volvo Environment Prize

Nominations 2021
Deadline: 10 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Volvo Environment Prize aims to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists, engineers, as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of individuals. Past laureates have included leaders in fields such as global change, biodiversity, energy efficiency, and others. The Prize consists of a diploma, sculpture, and cash award for SEK 1.5 million. The deadline for nominations is 10 January 2021.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Alliance is interested in helping communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers. The Kleinhans Fellowship provides US$20 thousand over two years for research on this topic in Latin America, with preference for sites where Rainforest Alliance currently supports community forestry. Applicants must have at least a master's degree in forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science, or an appropriate related field. The next deadline for applications is 28 February 2021.
 
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Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Research Competition 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Each year, the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences sponsors a competition to stimulate high-quality research regarding problems inherent in the developing world. The questions for 2021 include one on the impact of climate change on the dispersion of tropical diseases of man, animals or plants AND one on sustainable practices for African smallholder farmers to guarantee food security considering climate change. Each award-winning work is granted a prize of €2,500. The deadline for the 2021 competition is 01 March 2021. (Note: The 2020 competition is still ongoing.)
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Young Researchers
Deadline: 14 October 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through its program 'Freigeist' the Volkswagen Foundation seeks open-minded, strong and resistant young researchers with innovative ideas from all around the world. The 'Freigeist' scheme is open to all disciplines and research topics and offers the opportunity to establish a career within a scientific research organization or university in Germany. Eligibility extends to junior researchers (up to 4 years of postdoctoral experience). Depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to € 1 million for up to 5 years may be granted. The next deadlines for applications are 10 October 2019, 15 October 2020 and 14 October 2021.
 
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GroFin

Funding for Small and Growing Businesses in Africa
Deadline: 31 December 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
GroFin funds small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Africa that are grossly underserved by other funds or financiers. (Note: This may include one or more focus areas within the Terra Viva Grants Directory, including agriculture, fisheries, energy and water.) Small business owners can apply for financing between US$100 thousand and US$1.5 million. Businesses that operate in Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, or Uganda, are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 31 December 2021.
 
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African Women's Development Fund

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

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

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

Fellowships Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides Arab Ph.D. holders with opportunities to conduct research and/or teaching internationally. The Program provides maintenance allowances, round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible members of their families. Arab nationals who are currently working at universities in Arab member countries are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted anytime but must be submitted at least one year prior to the expected starting date of the Fellowship.
 
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

Development Projects in Arab Countries
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Principal Office: International
 
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) finances development projects in countries of the League of Arab States. Grants can be used for technical and economic feasibility studies; or seminars and conferences. Thematic areas include agriculture and dry lands, water supply, environment, and many others. Grant size varies from less than US$20 thousand to over US$10 million. Grants are made to governmental organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations. There is no application deadline.
 
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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 contact ADM for more information about the grant process or criteria for matching gifts.
 
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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. Grants focus on activities that impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gibbons. Grant amounts range from small, with the majority falling between US$100 thousand and US$150 thousand per year. The grants program is open to organizations worldwide. Arcus invites initial funding concepts at any time.
 
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Asia Foundation

Grants for Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation makes grants in a wide variety of program areas, including Environment. Thematic interests in Environment include natural resource management and use; water resource management and transboundary 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. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.
 
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Asian Development Bank

Grants for Pilot and Demonstration Activities
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Principal Office: International
 
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) makes small grants for pilot and demonstration activities (PDAs) to test and validate approaches to improve water resources management. PDAs are implemented in less than one year, and for funding of less than US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to government agencies; international and national NGOs; and academic and research institutions. Applicants fill out a PDA request form, which is submitted by email to the program manager. Proposals can be submitted anytime.
 
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Atlas Corps

Fellowship Program for NGO Leaders
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Principal Office: USA
 
Atlas Corps seeks NGO leaders from around the world to apply for 12-18 month fellowship program. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise (including: conservation, wildlife, sustainable development, and many others). Applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector. The fellowship provides a small living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), international flight, and health insurance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
 
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Awesome Foundation

Micro-Grants to Projects Worldwide
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Principal Office: USA
 
Each month, the Awesome Foundation makes a micro-grant of US$1,000 to an organization or project worldwide. Projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Anyone is eligible for a grant, including individuals, groups, and organizations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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BirdsCaribbean

Hurricane Relief Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The BirdsCaribbean Hurricane Relief Fund accepts applications for birds and habitat recovery. Projects must contribute to the conservation of any Caribbean birds and their habitats affected by hurricanes. The Hurricane Relief Fund is positioned to support small projects with up to US$5 thousand. Larger grants of up to US$10 thousand may be considered in exceptional cases. Eligible islands are Dominica, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Eustatius, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Saba, St Martin/Sint Maarten, British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Cuba. Applicants may be non-government organizations, government agencies, or private individuals. Requests will be reviewed and granted on a rolling basis.
 
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Breakthrough Institute

Research Fellowships
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Breakthrough Institute makes research fellowships to non-resident research collaborators with the Breakthrough Institute’s research program. The Institute supports research in energy, conservation, agriculture, with new approaches to major environmental and development challenges. The Research Fellowship runs for 8 weeks, totaling US$5 thousand. Applicants should possess a Master's degree at minimum. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
 
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Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

Small Grants Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility finances small projects managed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), charity organisations and/or mandated by National Disaster Coordinators in local communities in the Caribbean. Projects submitted for consideration should fall within the thematic areas of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation and range between US$5 to US$25 thousand. Proposals for small grants may be submitted anytime.
 
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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Environmental Grant Making
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's grant making for environment includes important international dimensions. The program "Transforming Development Finance" aims to guard against unwise capital investments in large-scale dams, extractive industries, and other major projects which threaten environmental sustainability and local economic opportunity in China, Latin America, and other regions of the developing world. The program "Advancing Climate Change Solutions" makes grants to reduce policy and financial barriers to investments in clean energy, and to provide technical assistance and networking opportunities to communities in the Amazon and Sub-Saharan Africa. Letters of inquiry are accepted all year.
 
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Cisco

Network Technology to Solve Social Challenges
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Principal Office: USA
 
Cisco welcomes applications for cash grants from community organizations around the world who offer an innovative approach to a critical social challenge. Cisco support non-profit organizations with solutions that use Internet and network technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world. The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75 thousand. Interested organizations take an eligibility quiz to determine whether they are aligned with Cisco's mission. Applications are accepted year-round.
 
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Coca-Cola Foundation

Water Projects for Communities
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Coca-Cola Foundation’s priority areas for grant making are women, well-being, and water. 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. Coca-Cola’s regional and country foundations share in these global priorities and add others -- mainly in areas of education, health, and environment. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Monarch Conservation Toolbox
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) offers website aimed at increasing participation in conservation efforts for Monarch butterfly conservation. Farmers, landowners and the general public can explore opportunities to receive financial support to create and/or preserve monarch habitat in Canada, Mexico and the United States. There is no specific deadline. Each incentive program has different eligibility criteria and submission requirements.
 
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Conservation International

Programs to Fund Biodiversity Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
Conservation International (CI) manages multiple funding programs that include the Conservation Stewards Program; the Althelia Climate Fund; the Global Conservation Fund; the Carbon Fund; and Verde Ventures. Each of these funds provides contact information. Potentially interested partner organizations and grant seekers should make inquiries with the identified staff at CI.
 
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Cornell University

TEEAL Agricultural Database
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a full-text and searchable database of articles from high-quality research journals in agriculture and related sciences, housed at Cornell University in the USA. TEEAL is an offline tool, not requiring internet or a phone line. For eligible universities and research institutions in low-income EU-ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific), CTA in the Netherlands will provide the initial investment for the TEEAL base collection (equivalent to US$5 thousand) and the update in the following year. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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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 climate change, ocean conservation, agriculture, and others. 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. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mobility Grants for Research with Danish Partners
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Principal Office: Denmark
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Denmark provides grants for development research as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The MFA invites applications for individual Danida Mobility Grants to facilitate research stays in Denmark by researchers from the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. The application is submitted by the Danish host institution. There is no application deadline.
 
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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. The Foundation does not regularly respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests, however, organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs. If there is a potential match with the Foundation's interests, Donner will request more information.
 
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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Start-up Support for Social Enterprises
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation supports early stage, high impact social enterprises and seeks projects and innovations that dramatically improve the lives of people and the world. Eligibility extends to non profit, for profit and hybrid organizations in the early stages of their development that have scaling potential. The DRK investments are distributed twice a year over a three-year term, totaling $300 thousand. The Foundation has a rolling online application process throughout the year; there is no deadline.
 
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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, human health, 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  Virtual Foundation supports small scale projects  with grants of up to US$5 thousand, with preference for projects under US$2 thousand. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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EcoPix

Grants for 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 grassroots groups need to work with established 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 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 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. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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ENGIE Corporate Foundation

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

Esri 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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Environmental Systems Research Institute

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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European Union

European Exchange Program for Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: International
 
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program for aspiring entrepreneurs. New entrepreneurs will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise in another participating country. The program provides practical and financial assistance, and matches entrepreneurs with experienced hosts. Applications are accepted from both, host entrepreneurs (HEs) - ideally owners of a micro or small enterprise - and new entrepreneurs (NEs) in their early stages. Participating NEs will receive financial support for travel, living and subsistence costs during the visit. Applications are accepted from permanent residents in one of 28 EU Member States, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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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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Fondation Chanel

Women’s Empowerment
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Principal Office: France
 
Fondation Chanel supports non-profit organizations, community groups, social enterprises, and women’s associations. Projects eligible for support should focus on women’s empowerment, including economic resources and entrepreneurship, among other themes. Projects are generally 2-3 years in duration. The Foundation currently supports projects in 35 countries from all around the world. Fondation Chanel accepts unsolicited requests for funding through a letter of inquiry. If the project is of interest, Chanel will request further information or invite the applicant to submit a formal proposal. Letters of inquiry are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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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 and Australia; 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

FLEGT Direct Assistance Grants
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The EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and private-sector organizations. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT. Currently, requests can be submitted from entities in VPA countries and non-VPA countries. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Guyana, and Honduras. Grants are up to US$55 thousand. Eligibility extends to government institutions and non-profit organizations. 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 Foundation's regional offices represent most of the developing world. The Foundation accepts project ideas at any time.
 
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Forest Foundation Philippines

Forest Conservation in the Philippines
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Principal Office: Philippines
 
The Forest Foundation Philippines supports activities that foster the protection and sustainable management of forests in the Philippines. Proposed projects should contribute to the protection and sustainable management of forests and biodiversity. Grants may be used for scientific research, piloting forest management strategies in small islands ecosystems (includes Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas and Locally Conserved Areas), mangrove rehabilitation, or plant nurseries. Proponents may apply for small (Php 500 thousand), medium (Php 4 million) or large grants (Php 24 million). Individuals, groups and organizations are eligible to apply. Universities are invited to engage in partnerships rather than apply for grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Programmatic Emission Reduction Initiative
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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 for programmatic Emission Reduction Initiative (Non-CDM) activities. Proposals are reviewed continuously.
 
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Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Scholarships for International PhD Students
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation supports international students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe who study at universities in Germany. (Note: The FES only awards scholarships to applicants from abroad who have already enrolled in a German university or have a supervisor for their doctoral studies.) International students from all subjects (except the medical disciplines) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Foreign scholarship holders receive up to €1 thousand per month over a period of two to three years, plus family allowance (if applicable). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Assistance for Fruit Orchards
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) offers planting materials and technical assistance to establish fruit orchards that will be used for charitable purposes. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations, public or nonprofit schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose. Most programs are implemented in the USA. However, FTPF will also consider international projects. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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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. Past grants range from US$25 thousand to US$700 thousand. Grants are to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects ranging from local to international. Applications (first stage) are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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Gadfly Project

Software for Natural Resources Management
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Gadfly Project provides advanced software to entities committed to promoting peace, environmental sustainability, economic development, and quality-of-life advancements worldwide. The Custom Web and Mobile Application Development (CWMAD) program makes in-kind grants to non-profit organizations needing software to improve their operations and outreach. The Budget Booster Program offers the company’s services for half the stated price (50% discount). The Gadfly Project publishes submission guidelines for each of CWMAD and Budget Booster. Requests for support can be submitted at any time.
 
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Genesis Charitable Trust

Grants for Local Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Genesis Charitable Trust makes grants to help individuals and communities in developing countries to improve their standards of living. The Trust favors projects that aim for long-term income generation and self-sufficiency, especially projects making a positive impact on communities currently beyond the reach of traditional government or market-based solutions. Past projects include examples in small-scale agriculture, renewable energy, and fisheries -- among other focus areas. Grants are restricted to nonprofit organizations in eligible developing countries, or applicants that are associated with nonprofit organizations from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore. Preliminary grant applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Global Fund for Community Foundation

Community Support
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Principal Office: International
 
The Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF) accepts concept notes aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches. Projects may focus on mobilizing local resources and/or foster the growth of local philanthropy for progressive social change. (Note: This may include on or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant directory, including environmental programs.) Grants will be in the range of US$7 thousand to US$20 thousand. Eligibility extends to CPOs based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Eligible applicants are welcome to submit a concept note anytime.
 
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Global Innovation Fund

Social Innovations for the Developing World
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) welcomes proposals of innovative and cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge (including energy, water access, agriculture and fisheries) 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

Living Lakes Network
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Principal Office: International
 
Living Lakes is a global network of partnership organizations to protect lakes, wetlands, and other freshwater sources and their catchment areas. The network takes an ecosystems approach to include biodiversity conservation and support for local livelihoods, e.g., in agriculture, fisheries, tourism, etc. Living Lakes does not make project grants, but it offers network assistance to members. Members are able to include their projects and proposals in the Living Lakes portfolio for the attention of potential donors and sponsors. Members may also apply for assistance to participate in the meetings, workshops, and conferences of Living Lakes -- and to seek other forms of networking and training support. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Green Climate Fund

Readiness Grants
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Principal Office: South Korea
 
The GCF offers grants up to US$1 million per country per year to help developing countries understand the GCF program, and to submit applications for accreditation. Priority for the readiness grants focuses on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States. Proposals for readiness grants are submitted through the country’s National Designated Authority or Focal Point for the GCF. Proposals can be submitted at any time.
 
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Heliconia Society International

Small Grants for Student Research
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Principal Office: India
 
The Heliconia Society International makes small grants supporting research on any aspects of the botany and horticulture of the Zingiberales conducted by graduate and post-doctoral students enrolled at recognized universities and research institutions. Annual grants are US$1,000. Awardees will also receive one year's free membership to the HSI, and a summary of their research proposal will be published in the HSI Bulletin. There is no deadline to apply.
 
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Het X-Y Actiefonds

Grassroots Actions
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Het X-Y Actiefonds 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. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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Idea Wild

Equipment and Supplies for Biodiversity 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. The total cost of your equipment must be below US$1,500. The 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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iF International Forum Design GmbH

Social Impact Prize
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The iF Social Impact Prize aims to publish and support design projects that contribute to solving urgent challenges and help to improve living conditions in the developing world. Solutions should already be established and help to solve well known issues in any category of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The best projects will share a cash prize of €50 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations. There is no deadline and projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. The winners will be decided after 27 May and 19 November 2020.
 
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India Department of Science and Technology

Science Collaboration, India with ASEAN
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Principal Office: India
 
The ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund supports projects of 2-3 years between research institutions in India and collaborating institutions in the ASEAN countries. Areas of focus include environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, and several others. The funds support mobility of researchers from India to partnering ASEAN institutions and vice versa, as well as some supplementary expenditures. Applications must be prepared jointly by the Indian and ASEAN partner scientists, and must be submitted to India's DST and the ASEAN Secretariat simultaneously. The completed joint applications can be submitted during any time of the year.
 
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InnoEnergy

Investment Round for Energy Projects
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Principal Office: International
 
InnoEnergy seeks businesses with innovative ideas and technologies in sustainable energy. InnoEnergy invests in European businesses (including Eastern Europe) and helps develop innovative products, services, and solutions that have high commercial potential. The investment round is open for application year-round.
 
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Institute of International Education

Scholar Rescue Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) provides fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. Fellows will receive temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where they can continue their work in safety. Professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline may qualify. Applications from women and members of ethnic, racial, cultural, or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their fields, are especially encouraged. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
 
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Inter-American Foundation

Grants for NGOs in Latin America and Caribbean
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Inter-American Foundation (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.). Applicants may request grants in the range of US$25 thousand to US$400 thousand. Applications can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, or Haitian Creole.
 
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International Conservation Fund of Canada

Partnerships in Tropical Conservation
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Principal Office: Canada
 
The International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) works to conserve nature in the tropics and other priority areas worldwide. ICFC does not offer grants or donations. However, it invites proposals for conservation projects, either at the idea stage or as developed proposals. ICFC generally works with local partner NGOs, who carry out project activities through an agency agreement. Additionally, ICFC sometimes collaborates with peer international conservation organizations, especially on land acquisitions. Potential partners should consult ICFC's eligibility checklist. Inquiries can be submitted at any time.
 
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International Marine Animal Trainers Association

Research Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) provides financial support for investigations which advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Grants of up to US$3 thousand are for projects of one year. The Principal Investigator or co-PI must be a member of IMATA. The association accepts proposals all year.
 
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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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International Women’s Media Foundation

Reporting Grants for Women Journalists
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Principal Office: International
 
The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. The average grant size is US$10 thousand and provides opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. This may include various focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, i.e. women in agriculture, or stories about and by female conservationists. The Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 
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Japan Water Forum

Darvish Yu Water Fund
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Darvish Yu Water Fund supports projects that provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities at the grass-roots level in developing countries. Grants are up to US$4 thousand per project. Any organization working at the grass-roots level aiming at addressing water-related issues in developing countries is eligible to apply. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
 
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Jephcott Charitable Trust

Program in Natural Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Jephcott Charitable Trust in the UK makes grants for charitable purposes in the subject areas of population control, natural environment, education, and health. Projects in the theme of Natural Environment include examples in small-scale agriculture, livestock production, horticulture, agricultural training, community water supply, environmental education, tree planting, renewable energy, and others. Grants are made in the range of £2 thousand to £10 thousand (in exceptional cases only, up to £20 thousand). Eligibility for grants extends to registered charities and properly constituted organizations in all parts of the world. There is no application deadline.
 
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Lemelson Foundation

International Entrepreneurship
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Lemelson Foundation supports programs to empower local inventors and entrepreneurs in India and East Africa to address social and economic challenges to improve the lives of the poor. Supported solutions include access to clean water and sanitation, agricultural productivity, and access to clean and affordable energy. The Foundation funds very few unsolicited applications. However, it accepts short concept notes on a rolling basis.
 
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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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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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Marisla Foundation

Marine Resources and Toxic Chemicals
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's primary environmental emphasis is the 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

Support for Environmental Causes and Animal Welfare
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Marsh Christian Trust offers long-term core funding to small registered charities. It supports a few hundred different charities per annum across fields that include environmental causes and animal welfare, among other subjects. Since its inception, the Trust has been a supporter of organizations devoted to nature conservation and the well-being of wildlife, both within the UK and internationally. Grants range from £300 to £2,000. The applicant must be a UK registered charity. Applications are sent to the Trust’s postal address in London, where they are reviewed on a continuous basis.
 
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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. Projects have to focus on income generating activities, which may include agriculture (e.g., chicken farming, beekeeping, aquaculture, etc.) 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. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Merlin Trust

Study Travel Grant for Horticulturists
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Merlin Trust offers travel grants to young horticulturists. The Trust offers up to £1500 to individual applicants to assist with foreign or domestic travel projects. Foreign citizens may apply but must be studying in a British or Irish horticultural training establishment. Eligibility extends to young horticulturists aged between 18 and 34. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis. (Note: Applications have to be submitted at least three months from the application submission date to the date of departure.)
 
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Minnesota Zoo

Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Minnesota Zoo (USA) sponsors the Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program to award small grants to projects promoting the conservation of wildlife. Funding priority is given to field-based conservation, but worthy zoo-based projects are considered. Since its inception in 2002, the fund has awarded over US$460 thousand to more than 200 projects in 50 countries. Interested applicants need to work with a Minnesota Zoo staff member to champion the project. There is no application deadline.
 
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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. Applications can be sent at any time.
 
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Monarch Butterfly Fund

Small Grants Program
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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. Projects should work with habitat restoration, research, monitoring, education, and support for sustainable community development in and near monarch habitats. Most grants are a maximum of US$2,500. Applications may be submitted at any time.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Nature Conservation Scholarships for Students from Asia
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Scholarship Scheme financially supports university students from Southeast Asia that study nature conservation (e.g., biology, botany, forestry, etc) at selected universities and institutes in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Furthermore, scholarship recipients can attend the NEF Student International Workshop. Participants attend lectures, present their own research, visit research facilities, and practice research skills in the field related to nature conservation. Eligibility requirements vary by country, therefore, interested applicants are required to contact the NEF local counterpart representative in their country for application guidelines. There is no fixed application deadline.
 
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Natural History Book Store

Gratis Books in Ecology and Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Natural History Book Store 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 improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time.
 
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Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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

MENA Scholarships
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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, and Tunisia. (Note: MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria.) Potentially interested individuals review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and 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 Aid Program

Collaborate Pacific Fund
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Principal Office: New Zealand
 
Collaborate Pacific aims to support effective governance, leadership, regional cooperation, and sustainable development in the Pacific. The fund supports small scale activities in the thematic priority areas: Agriculture, Climate Change, Oceans and Fisheries, Renewable Energy, and many other development priorities. Funding can cover travel (including transport, accommodation, and meals) and event costs (including hosting costs). Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Nippon Foundation

Overseas Grant Programs
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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. There is no application deadline.
 
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Nippon Foundation

Marine and Maritime Affairs
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nippon Foundation makes its overseas grants to nonprofit organizations based outside of 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. There is no application deadline.
 
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Noel Buxton Trust

Promoting Livelihoods in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Noel Buxton Trust makes grants up to £5 thousand per year for up to three years for projects in Africa that promote economic development, or that support the care of street children. Past recent projects in the theme of economic development include examples in livestock raising, aquaculture, and credit for women-led businesses. The Trust especially welcomes applications in support of initiatives that help build sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, and South Sudan. The Trust invites applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa, and from UK-based charities -- including from diaspora organisations based in the UK – for projects in the priority countries. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Oak Foundation

Marine Conservation, Climate Change, and Wildlife Trade
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Oak Foundation makes grants in several thematic areas, including Environment. Oak’s grants in the sub-theme of marine conservation focus on industrial fishing, small-scale fisheries, and plastics pollution. The Foundation also makes grants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North America, Europe, and some emerging economies, e.g., Brazil, China, and India. The Foundation's sub-theme on illegal wildlife trade aims to conserve populations of African elephants and rhinos by curbing their illegal hunting and trade. Most grants range from US$25 thousand to US$7 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. 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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One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership

Online Course: Gender & Environment
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Principal Office: International
 
The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) provides free resources and online courses to achieve climate change action both through general climate literacy and applied skills development. This free online course focuses on why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes in the fight against climate change. Participants will receive facts and figures on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste. The course is self-paced. Enrollment is possible at any time.
 
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Partnership for Forests

Ideas wanted for Innovative Partnerships
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Principal Office: International
 
Partnership for Forests promotes partnerships among governments, civil society, and private enterprises to address deforestation and improve livelihoods by investing in forests and sustainable land use in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The program provides a combination of grants and technical assistance to help selected partnerships move towards commercial scale-up. Grants normally range from £10 thousand to £1 million. Applicants should provide matched funding of at least 25%. Applications are welcome from private companies, cooperatives and trade associations, civil society and community-based organizations, NGOs, and research institutes. There is no deadline.
 
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Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean

Shipboard Fellowship 2020
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Principal Office: International
 
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) offers a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities. This fellowship program aims to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. Eligibility extends to early career scientists, technicians, PhD and MSc students and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Selected candidates will receive subsidies to visit the host institution and to go on the cruise, as well as training on seafaring medical and sea survival. Applications can be submitted at anytime.
 
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Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation

Community and Solidarity
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The PKF 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. For applicants who do not know any nominators, PKF provides an email contact address. The maximum grant is €10 thousand for one or two years. Nominations can be submitted at any time.
 
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Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

Conservation Insight Grants
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Peoples Trust for Endangered Species makes grants to scientific researchers and conservationists worldwide for work that helps preserve endangered species, either through research or applied field work. (Note: The Trust no longer accepts grant applications for research and conservation of bird species.) The program offers small grants between £3 thousand and £10 thousand per year for up to two years. There are no calendar deadlines. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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ProposalsforNGOs

Online Course: Fundraising
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Principal Office: USA
 
ProposalsforNGOs offers free online short courses in the field of fundraising. Participants will learn how to find donors and prepare proposals. The course is self-paced which means that participants can start and finish anytime. The course is available to participants from all around the world.
 
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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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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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Rapid Response Facility

Emergency Funding for Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
The Rapid Response Facility 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 of US$5 thousand to US$30 thousand are awarded for periods of up to six months. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Rescued Tools Foundation

Tools and Small Equipment for Grassroots Groups in Africa
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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 Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, and Malawi. 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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Research Council of Norway

Funding for Research Stays in Norway
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Principal Office: Norway
 
The Research Council of Norway funds researchers from other countries to carry out a research stay at a Norwegian research organization. Research stays can last up to 12 months. The support under this call applies across multiple activities, including climate change, sustainable energy, or ocean research. The application has to be submitted by a Norwegian research organization in support of the foreign visiting researcher. This call has an open-ended submission deadline.
 
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Rockefeller Brothers Foundation

Sustainable Development in China and the Western Balkans
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's Sustainable Development program focuses on climate change, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth’s life support systems. Geographical focus is mainly on the United States, in addition to two “pivotal place” programs in China and the Western Balkans. Grant recipients are a mix of local and international organizations. Grants generally range from US$30 thousand to US$300 thousand -- with exceptions -- for periods of one to three years. Applicants can contact the Foundation for details.
 
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Roddenberry Foundation

Catalyst Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Catalyst Fund makes small grants for ideas that are early-stage, unconventional, and innovative. It favors bold ideas that depart from the status quo, and that look at a problem and its solution in a new light. There are no restrictions by theme or place (and may include the subjects of the Terra Viva Grants Directory). Proposals can take the form of cutting-edge products, experimental programs, new services, inventions, etc. Eligibility for funding extends to anyone in the world, individuals and teams. Grants range from US$2,500 to US$15 thousand. The Fund accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines.
 
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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

In-Kind Donations to Non-Profit Organizations
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Principal Office: USA
 
Royal Caribbean Cruises supports local communities invested in marine conservation and education. For that purpose, the company awards cash and cruise donations to be used for fundraising purposes to non-profit organizations with like-minded goals. Requests must be made at least 90 days prior to the event. The Fund accepts applications and requests throughout the year.
 
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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 start at £6 thousand and increase to £15 thousand for projects that successfully complete each stage. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Save Our Species

Rapid Action Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
Save Our Species (SOS) is open to applications for Rapid Action Grants in the framework of the SOS African Wildlife initiative. This grant is available to carry out urgent conservation measures in relation to threatened species. To be eligible projects should respond to emergency situations requiring rapid action, rather than proposing programmatic action on long-standing issues. Applicants can request grants up to €25 thousand. Applications can be submitted at anytime.
 
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Save Our Species

Rapid Action Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
Save Our Species (SOS) is open to applications for Rapid Action Grants in the framework of the SOS African Wildlife initiative. This grant is available to carry out urgent conservation measures in relation to threatened species. To be eligible projects should respond to emergency situations requiring rapid action, rather than proposing programmatic action on long-standing issues. Applicants can request grants up to €25 thousand. Applications can be submitted at anytime.
 
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Save the Rhino International

Rhino Conservation, Science, and Education
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Principal Office: UK
 
Save the Rhino International 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 calendar deadline.
 
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Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

Travel Support to Attend Meetings and Conferences
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Principal Office: International
 
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) provides travel support for scientists from low- to medium-income countries to attend ocean science meetings. The purpose of this support is to help scientists, particularly early-career scientists, to network with colleagues from other countries, share their research, and form partnerships in the global ocean science community. A full list of eligible countries is given in the call announcement. The organizers of ocean science meetings select recipients for participation in their meetings. There are no calendar deadlines.
 
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Soest Third World Group Foundation

Small-Scale Development Projects
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Soest Foundation, based in the Netherlands, supports small-scale development projects for water, agriculture, aquaculture, and other needs of the very poor. Project assistance is provided for up to three years. Many recent grants are in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, but there are no geographical restrictions. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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Soest Third World Group Foundation

Small-Scale Development Projects
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Soest Foundation, based in the Netherlands, supports small-scale development projects for water, agriculture, aquaculture, and other needs of the very poor. Project assistance is provided for up to three years. Many recent grants are in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, but there are no geographical restrictions. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Faculty and Student Mobility Grant
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Principal Office: International
 
The SEARCA Faculty and Student Mobility Grant enables grantees to conduct their research work or take courses at selected Southeast Asian universities. The Faculty Mobility Grant is intended for regular employees of academic or research institutions, or government agencies. The Student Mobility Grant is open to ongoing graduate students at Southeast Asian universities. The applicant's areas of specialization must be in the field of sustainable agricultural and rural development. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam. The scholarship provides roundtrip airfare, stipend for food, lodging, and incidental expenses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Spark

Seed Grants for Grassroots Women’s Organizations
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Principal Office: USA
 
Spark provides seed grants (US$3 - $5 thousand) to grassroots women’s organizations working internationally and in the US. In addition to grant funding, Spark offers individual pro bono professional services. Organizations engaged in addressing the root causes of challenges that women face internationally, including economic livelihood among others, are eligible to apply. The organization’s leadership should be comprised of at least 50% women from the community served. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Scientific Exchanges
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The program Scientific Exchanges is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland; invite colleagues from abroad for a research visit to Switzerland; or visit their colleagues in another country. For events, an important criterion is the participation of women speakers and young researchers. Applicants for scientific exchanges must be employed in Switzerland, and applications must be submitted at least four months before the event or visit.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Team-oriented Cross-border Research
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) offers funding through the Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT) to research projects in all disciplines. Grants should contribute to the education of researchers in all participating countries, with special focus on equal opportunities and the promotion of women scientists. Research groups can request between CHF50 thousand and CHF500 thousand. The duration of projects is limited to 2-4 years. Applicants from two to four eligible countries are eligible to apply (SNSF determines the eligible partner countries based on the official list of countries receiving development assistance). Pre-proposals can be send all year round.
 
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Syliva Adams Charitable Trust

Oveseas Grants (East Africa)
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Grants in this category aim to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs in 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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Technische Universität München

Online Course: Introduction to Land Management
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Technische Universität München (TUM), in partnership with edX, offers an online course on the basics of land management. Participants will learn why, when, and where sustainable land management is most needed and what the potential application fields of land management are. Topics include demographic change, globalization and climate change. The course is for free and no previous knowledge of land management is required. Enrollment is open.
 
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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

Projects in International Development
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The International Foundation makes grants in subject areas that include agriculture, water and sanitation, environment, and several others. Grants are to nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organizations in the USA. Most grant recipients are small and medium NGOs in the USA engaged in international development assistance. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for projects of one year. There are no calendar deadlines for applications.
 
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The Pollination Project

Seed Grants
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The Pollination Project offers start-up grants of up to US$1 thousand to compassion-driven visionaries in any country who need seed capital to get started. The Pollination Project funds individuals and community groups. Categories include Environmental Sustainability and several others. Before applying, interested applicants fill out a quiz to qualify their project for a grant.
 
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The University of Queensland

Online Course: Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
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Principal Office: Australia
 
The University of Queensland Australia, in partnership with edX, offers an online course on tropical coastal ecosystems. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems and have a basic understanding of the value, vulnerability, dynamics and sustainable management, as well as learning the process of designing and implementing an experiment in a virtual ecology project. The course is free and no previous knowledge of tropical coastal ecosystems is required. Enrollment is open.
 
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Thomson Reuters Foundation

Free Legal Services for NGOs
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Principal Office: UK
 
TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme. The pro bono network works with legal teams and lawyers who provide free legal support to NGOs and social enterprises. Interested organisations apply for a free membership, explain their project and specific needs and lawyers can volunteer to work on projects that interest them. New applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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Tools with a Mission

Tools for Livelihoods in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) supports livelihood projects in Dem Rep Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The program ships tools and school books to registered charities and NGOs either working in Africa or based in Africa. Organizations can apply for different kits, including the Agricultural Tool Kit, the Electricians Kit, and the Plumbers Tool Kit. TWAM lists the available equipment and books on its website. There is no application deadline.
 
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Turing Foundation

Grants for Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Land Use
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Foundation's interests include marine ecosystems and protected areas, along with projects promoting sustainable agriculture and land use. 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 land use 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. Agency for International Development

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

Development Innovation Ventures
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USAID sponsors Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to identify, develop, test, and scale innovative approaches in development. DIV's portfolio includes projects across the range of USAID's program areas -- including in agriculture, energy, climate change, water, waste management, and others related to natural resources and environment. Applicants may apply for any of the three following stages: Proof of Concept (Up to US$200 thousand for up to 3 years), Testing and Positioning for Scale (US$200 thousand to $1.5 million for up to 3 years), and Scaling (US$1.5 million to US$5 million for up to 5 years). Proposals are accepted year-round, from any type of organization (including private businesses, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, foundations, civic groups, regional organizations, and international organizations), in any country.
 
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Union for the Mediterranean

Project Implementation Support
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Principal Office: International
 
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) does not fund the implementation of the projects but it assists project development, the search for financial resources, and the search for political and technical support needed for project implementation. UfM promotes a wide range of projects in the Mediterranean region in subject areas that include energy and climate, water, environment, blue economy, and several others. Proposals are accepted continuously; there is no calendar deadline.
 
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Union for the Mediterranean

Project Implementation Support
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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) does not fund the implementation of the projects but it assists project development, the search for financial resources, and the search for political and technical support needed for project implementation. UfM promotes a wide range of projects in the Mediterranean region in subject areas that include energy and climate, water, environment, blue economy, and several others. Proposals are accepted continuously; there is no calendar deadline.
 
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United Nations University

Online Post-Graduate Course on Mangroves
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The UNU's Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) partners with The Nature Conservancy to offer an online course in mangrove biology, ecology, assessment, management, and restoration. The course is predominantly aimed at young academics, professionals, managers, and other interested individuals -- especially from developing countries. The course provides the opportunity for professionals to build their capacity without taking personal leave to attend classes. This course has no fee.
 
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Urgent Action Fund Africa

Rapid Response Fund for African Women
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Principal Office: Kenya
 
Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa) is a rapid response fund to offer financial and technical resources at critical moments of need to African women's organizations. Grants are made in five categories, including one category on natural resources governance & climate change. The Fund aims to respond to most urgent requests within 24 hours. Grants are up to US$12 thousand. Applications can be submitted in five languages (English, French, Swahili, Arabic, Portuguese) at any time.
 
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Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

Grants for Projects in the Middle East
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The Violet Jabara Trust supports organizations working in the developing countries of the Middle East to promote sustainable economic development, as well as reproductive health and women's welfare. The Trust's thematic interests include environmental issues, among others. Priority countries are Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Yemen, Egypt and North Africa. Countries further afield (such as the Gulf countries, Sudan, or Afghanistan) may be considered, but will not be given priority. Eligibility for grants extends to nonprofit groups in the USA and internationally, with preference for small local organizations. There is no deadline for submitting letters of inquiry.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Research Workshops and Summer Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa
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In its research program "Knowledge for Tomorrow," the Volkswagen Foundation funds research projects of African scientists in cooperation with partners in Germany. The program supports research across all disciplines. To aid with project proposals and development, the Volkswagen Foundation makes grants for workshops, symposia, and summer schools in Africa to help partners discuss and agree on research priorities and approaches. Applications for workshops and summer schools can be submitted at any time in consultation with the Foundation's contact person for the program.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Research and Higher Education in Central Asia and the Caucasus
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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. 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. Applications can be submitted anytime.
 
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Waitt Foundation

Small Grants for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries
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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. Preliminary grant requests are accepted all year.
 
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Wallace Global Fund

Environmental Policy and Governance
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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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Waterloo Foundation

Small Grants
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The Waterloo Foundations makes small grants to small UK charities which are working to deliver projects in developing countries. Current funding priorities are Nutrition, Education, WASH and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Organizations based in a developing countries can also apply for support but must provide a reference for their work in form of a UK referee. The majority of grants are £5-£10 thousand for one to two year projects. There is no formal application form, however, interested applicants are required to follow the guidelines provided on the website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Weeden Foundation

Quick Response Biodiversity Fund
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The Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (QRBF) is a rapid response mechanism set up by the Weeden Foundation and partner organizations to secure critical habitat for threatened species. Grants are primarily for land purchases of critical habitat. However, the Fund also considers proposals for land leases and other arrangements that ensure habitat protection. Recent grants range from US$10 thousand to US$50 thousand. Applications are welcome from nonprofit conservation organizations that require immediate funding for critical habitat acquisition.
 
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Well Aware

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

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

Grants for Climate and Energy
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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 Climate and Energy makes grants to strengthen global climate policy. The Foundation also funds improvements in transportation to reduce air pollution -- focusing on China, India, Europe, and the United States. Most of Hewlett’s grants are by invitation. However, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOIs) in certain programs -- including Climate and Energy. LOIs can be submitted at any time.
 
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World Land Trust

Land Purchase for Conservation
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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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