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Blue Action Fund

Coastal and Marine Conservation
Deadline: 24 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Blue Action Fund announces new grants to advance marine/coastal conservation in marine protected areas and their buffer zones in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. The thematic focus of projects should be protecting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and supporting sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities. Eligible applicants are international or regional NGOs with proven experience in coastal and marine conservation, including consortia of international and/or regional NGOs in partnerships with national NGOs or other local implementing partners. Projects should be carried out in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Panama (transboundary projects only). Blue Action’s contribution to the project can be budgeted at €1-3 million. The deadline for concept notes is 24 January 2020.
 
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Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Academy of Change
Deadline: 24 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Academy of Change is an initiative of the Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Behaviour Change and the International Civil Society Centre (ICSC), funded by the KR Foundation. The training program enables participants to learn more about sustainable behavior change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world. A focus theme of this training program is climate change. A group of 40 professionals working for NGOs across the world will be selected for in-person workshops and online activities, networking opportunities and coaching sessions. Applications can be sent until 24 January 2020.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 24 January 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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Global Giving

Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
Deadline: 24 January 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, in addition to $30 thousand in matching funding and bonus prizes. The application deadline is 24 January 2020.
 
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Thought for Food Foundation

Thought For Food Global Challenge
Deadline: 24 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Thought for Food Foundation invites young teams of changemakers from all parts of the world to create locally-relevant solutions that address a wide range of pressing challenges across all parts of the food value chain. Finalist teams will be selected to take part in the TFF Academy and TFF Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (21-26 March 2020). The Grand Prize winner will receive US$10 thousand to use for the purpose of their project. The Runner Up will receive US$7.5 thousand. This year, TFF counts on challenge partners to encourage topical solution development (note: partners offer additional awards and cash prizes). The challenge is open to participants between between the ages of 18 and 40 at time of entry. Participants must join in teams of 2-5 people. Pitch ideas have to be submitted by 24 January 2020.
 
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Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation

Grants for Environmental Education
Deadline: 25 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation, and/or field testing of environmental curricula. The objective is to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems. Any organization is eligible to apply -- including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies, and others. The Foundation has made grants in several developing countries. Grants are up to US$1,500. The deadline for pre-proposals is 25 January 2020.
 
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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Bursaries for EvalMENA 2020 Conference
Deadline: 26 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
3ie offers five bursaries to support nationals from low-and-middle income countries for the EvalMENA 2020 conference, Evaluation for Sustainable Development and Change. The event will be held from 27 February to 1 March 2020 in Jordan. The event will include pre-conference workshops for emerging evaluators and sessions on new trends in evaluation, innovative methodologies and evaluation for resilience and climate change. Applications for bursaries have to be submitted by 26 January 2020.
 
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Loughborough University

Modern Energy Cooking Services Research Projects
Deadline: 26 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The MECS Challenge Fund provides early-stage research funding to stimulate innovations in modern energy cooking technology in low-income countries. Community-Scale pilot studies can request up to £60 thousand, but preference will be given to projects with matched funding. Market assessments for efficient electric cooking appliances may be supported with up to £20 thousand in match funding. The majority of the project work will need to be completed within 6 or 12 months. The MECS Challenge Fund is open to all companies and organisations based anywhere in the world. The deadline to apply is 26 January 2020.
 
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São Paulo Research Foundation

International Research Collaboration
Deadline: 27 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Brazil
 
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) offers seed funding to support the exchange of researchers under the program "São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration" (SPRINT). The 4th call seeks collaborations with selected partner research organizations in Argentina, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, and New Zealand. The fields of joint research interest include environment, energy, and others -- varying with each partnership. FAPESP also considers proposals from institutions that do not currently have an agreement with FAPESP if these institutions can present matching funds. The deadline for proposals is 27 January 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Resilient Governance in Niger
Deadline: 27 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USAID invites applications to the Resilient Governance in Niger (RGN) Activity. This cooperative agreement for qualified entities aims to improve the service delivery and citizen accountability, stymie community resilience, and increase vulnerability to violent extremism. Themes related to this call include water and sanitation, agriculture, and environmental degradation. Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply. The award ceiling is US$19.8 million. The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020.
 
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University of California at Berkeley

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2020
Deadline: 27 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Beahrs ELP sponsors an annual three-week summer course in environmental science, policy, management, and leadership at UC Berkeley. The next course is scheduled for July/August 2020. ELP invites applications from mid-career professionals around the world. Workshops and field trips draw on the strengths of UC Berkeley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Course participants continue their learning and networking through the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network. The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. The final deadline for scholarship review is 27 January 2020.
 
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European Commission

European Development Fund for APC countries
Deadline: 29 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission invites applications for the European Development Fund with the aim to create, develop and diffuse knowledge, technologies and innovations as powerful drivers of inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Under this call, the EU seeks to support research, science, technology, and innovation proposals with focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. The overall goal is to create an inclusive environment for Research and Innovation in ACP countries. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between €4 million and €4.2 million. Non-profit organizations from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific region are eligible to apply. Deadline for submission of concept note and full application is 29 January 2020.
 
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European Commission

Integrated Local Energy Systems
Deadline: 29 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to support the economic growth of renewable energy sources as a means of decarbonising local energy systems (e.g. isolated villages, small cities, urban districts, rural areas with weak or non-existing grid connections). The objective of this call is to create a preliminary analysis of the local case as part of the content of the proposal and propose to develop solutions and tools for the optimization of the local energy network, that also have a high replication potential across Europe. The Commission will consider proposals requesting a contribution between €5 to €6 million. The deadline for submission is 29 January 2020.
 
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Government of India

Indo-EU Integrated Local Energy Systems
Deadline: 29 January 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership seeks to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation in energy research and innovation. Proposals should propose to develop solutions and tools for the optimization of the local energy network with high replication potential across Europe and India. DST will fund the Indian consortium members for a maximum project duration of 42 months. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts. In total, funding of €18 million will be available. In addition to the six mandatory participants (three from India and three from Europe), there is no restriction on the additional number of participating entities/organizations. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, universities, and companies. The deadline for this call is 29 January 2020.
 
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Water and Energy for Food

Asia Agriculture & Energy Prize
Deadline: 29 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Prize seeks business owners and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia with innovations in renewable energy and agriculture. The Prize includes a US$355 thousand cash prize for winners and runners-up, and sponsorship to participate in the Clean Asia Energy Forum in the Philippines (June 2020). The Prize is open to mid-stage businesses and youth innovators. To be eligible for the mid-stage prize, enterprises must have existing services or products. For the Youth Innovators Prize, applicants must be under the age of 30 with a pre-revenue or post-revenue business model. Submission deadline is 29 January 2020.
 
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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Environment and Climate Action in Brazil
Deadline: 30 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) offers funding to community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, international NGOs working on local projects, and local governments. The Embassy of Canada to Brazil seeks small-scale, high-impact projects that focus on environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation and water management (among other priorities not in the scope of the Terra Viva Grant Directory). The average funding per project is C$10 thousand to C$20 thousand per year. The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2020.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Palestine)
Deadline: 30 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to US$20 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of plants that are critically endangered or have highly restricted ranges within Palestine. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English, French and Arabic. LOIs must be submitted by 30 January 2020.
 
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European Commission Erasmus Mundus

International Masters Degree in Environment 2020-2022
Deadline: 30 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
MESPOM is a two-year Erasmus Mundus masters course in environmental sciences, policy, and management operated by four European and two North American universities. MESPOM invites applications from all countries. MESPOM aims to prepare students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. Graduates receive MSc degrees from the Central European University, Lund University, and the University of Manchester. The program offers several forms of financial assistance, including tuition fee waivers and living stipends. Candidates applying for financial aid should submit their applications before 30 January 2020.
 
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Nigeria Energy Forum

Africa Energy Innovation Competition 2020
Deadline: 30 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Nigeria
 
NEF invites applications for the 5th Africa Energy Ideas Competition which aims to accelerate the development of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The competition is open to early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries. Young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 years from Africa are invited to participate and nominate a relevant local research institution or organization. Winners will pitch their proposed prototype model at the 2020 Nigeria Energy Forum, in Lagos (Nigeria) and a cash prize of up to $5 thousand. The deadline for proposal submission is 30 January 2020.
 
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Schneider Electric

Go Green Student Competition
Deadline: 30 January 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Middle East & Africa. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for efficient energy management. The Top 10 teams will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to Las Vegas (USA) to make their pitch in the Finals. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award, including a cash prize of US$1,000. The deadline is 30 January 2020.
 
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Association of Avian Veterinarians

Student Externship Scholarship 2020
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The AAV makes grants to veterinary students entering their clinical year who intend to complete an externship at a veterinary facility that evaluates at least 10 avian cases per week. Grants are up to $150/week for up to 4 weeks ($600 US). There are no restrictions on nationality or country of residence. The deadline for pre-proposals is 31 January 2020.
 
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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Research Collaboration 2020
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Denmark
 
Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for research proposals between Denmark and researchers in partner countries. Window 1 will fund research (sustainable development and climate change) with partners in the Danida priority countries. Window 2 will fund research (renewable energy, environment, water resources, food quality, maritime development) with partners in growth and transition countries. Window 1 is open to research institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, in addition to Denmark. Window 2 is open to Danish research organizations in collaboration with research institutions in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, South Africa, and Vietnam. For both windows, the application deadline (Phase 1) is 31 January 2020.
 
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Embassy of Japan

Grants for Grassroots Projects in Uganda
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda provides financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations in support of community development projects in Uganda. Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing, including water and sanitation, disaster relief, and agricultural development. The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (approx. US$100thousand). Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community based organizations, educational institutions and local governments. The Embassy receives concept papers anytime throughout the year, but the selection process is conducted twice a year. The next deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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European Marine Board

Young Ambassador Programme
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Marine Board (EMB) seeks creative young ambassadors that are willing to play a role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science. EMB ambassadors will participate in various activities, including EMB Plenary meetings and external events or workshops. The Ambassador will receive a total grant of €2 thousand and a travel grant up to a total amount of €3 for meeting and events. Ambassadors should commit up to 120 hours per year for a period of 2 years. Any PhD or postdoc student with experience in marine-based research is welcome to apply. Candidates have to apply by 31 January 2020.
 
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Garden Club of America

Awards in Tropical Botany and Horticulture
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The GCA offers several grants, prizes, and fellowships for students enrolled at universities in the USA, including some awards that have a tropical focus. The GCA Awards in Tropical Botany are open to PhD candidates (application deadline is 15 January). The Anne Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany is open to PhD students and recent PhD graduates (deadline is 31 January). The Lou McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture is restricted to U.S. citizens who are graduate students or advanced undergraduate students (deadline is 01 February). Applicants should review all programs, criteria, and deadlines.
 
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Global Water Intelligence

Global Water Awards 2020
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Nominations are open for the annual Global Water Awards, sponsored by Evoqua Water Technologies. Global Water Intelligence seeks technologies, plants, projects, and companies that made significant contributions to the development of the water sector. Focus areas include water or wastewater treatment, water conservation and management, ecologically sustainable industry technologies, and commercial solutions, among others. Nominations are open to everyone (including individuals, companies, organizations, or initiatives etc.). Nominations close on 31 January 2020.
 
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India Department of Science and Technology

EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
The India Department of Science and Technology (DST) seeks applications for joint research projects with partner from the EU related to renewable energy and its integration in the energy system. Applicants can request a contribution between €5 to €6 million. Projects may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication. Proposed projects must include a minimum of three participants (for-profit, nonprofit, universities) on either side. Proposals have to be submitted by 31 January 2020.
 
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MasterCard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at McGill University
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program funds citizens from Sub-Saharan Africa for Master graduate studies at McGill University, Canada. The eligible fields of study under this program include Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry; Animal Science; Biotechnology; and many others. The program offers full scholarships to economically challenged students. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.
 
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Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity

Climate Change Challenge
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UAE
 
The Global Makers Challenge invites innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve real-world problems. The current Climate Change challenge seeks solutions that will empower communities, especially those in developing countries, to eliminate waste and use existing resources through low-carbon, circular approaches. Applications are invited from innovators around the world without any geographical limitations. The winner receives prizes, including cash and mentorship. The deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity

Sustainable Food Challenge
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UAE
 
The Global Makers Challenge invites innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to submit solutions to solve real-world problems. The current “Sustainable and Healthy Food for All” challenge seeks innovative solutions that will promote urban access to healthy and sustainable food. Applications are invited from innovators around the world without any geographical limitations. The winner receives prizes, including cash and mentorship. The deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Support for Young Scientists from Asia-Pacific
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) launches a new program aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Young researchers (under 40 years old) can submit fieldwork based projects in the areas of biology; biodiversity; wildlife and restoration of ecosystems; and relationships between nature and humans. The maximum grant size is 1.5 million Japanese yen per project. The application deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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Ocean Park Conservation Foundation

Wildlife Conservation in Asia 2020-2021
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: China
 
The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation solicits projects on threatened animal species in Asia. The Foundation supports conservation research and management, as well as community education and capacity building. Priority will be given to projects from eastern, southern, and Southeast Asia. Coastal countries connected to Asia, where funding is limited and with threatened wide-ranging Asian species, are included. The majority of projects are for one year, but the Foundation will also consider multi-year projects if they show promise of clear conservation outcomes. Successful applicants received on average HK$250 thousand per year. The application deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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Olympus

Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Olympus Microscopy Award recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide. Olympus invites photographers and researchers worldwide to submit up to three microscopy photographs. Participants can win professional microscopy and photography equipment. One global winner and one regional winner from three world regions (Asia, Europe, Americas) will be selected. Deadline for entries is 31 January 2020.
 
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ONE International

ONE Africa Award 2019
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ONE Africa Award honors the exceptional work of individuals and organizations based in Africa to help Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The amount of the award is US$100 thousand, which may be split into more than one prize. Eligibility for the award extends to civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs. The application deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation 2020
Deadline: 31 January 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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Rockefeller Foundation

Food System Vision Prize
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rockefeller Foundation invites organizations across the globe to develop and submit their vision of a regenerative and nourishing food system. Project ideas must tackle global problems, including overpopulation, climate change, or soil, air and water pollution. Selected visionaries will receive US$200 thousand in project funding to help implement their ideas and participate in an accelerator during which they will have access to media and storytelling training. Submissions must be received by 31 January 2020.
 
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Sight and Life

Climate-Smart Nutrition
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Sight and Life invites ideas from students, young professionals and entrepreneurs to provide a planet-friendly disruptive solution to combat malnutrition. Nutritional, climate-friendly and environmental-friendly innovative solutions from a diverse category of products, technologies and services are welcome. An Elevator Pitch Contest will be held at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference (March 2020). Seven selected finalists will win a round trip and accommodation to Bangkok to present their idea. The winner will receive a cash award of US$5 thousand. Online applications have to be submitted by 31 January 2020.
 
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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Agribusiness Intelligence Platform
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
#VALUE4HERConnect is Africa’s first agribusiness intelligence platform aimed at facilitating growth and development of women-owned agribusiness enterprises. The platform calls for registrations of women agri-businesses who wish to do business and trade in African and global agricultural markets. The aim is to create a network of women in agribusiness, increase information flow within women agribusiness networks and with their markets, supply chains and other service providers, including investment and financing partners. The registration is for free. The deadline for registration is 31 January 2020.
 
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Tinker Foundation

Sustainable Resource Management in Latin America
Deadline: 31 January 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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U.S. Agency for International Development

WASH Capacity Building Grant Nigeria
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The USAID Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E -WASH) Program seeks partners in Nigeria to support organizational development and to build technical capacity in urban WASH for civil society organizations and water utilities. Applicants should propose a program that will support organizational development and technical capacity strengthening of civil society organizations and federal ministry of water resources and state water utilities. USAID expects to make six awards. The funding amount for each award is up to US$100 thousand for a period of one year. Eligibility to apply extends to non-profit organizations located and operating in Nigeria. The submission deadline is 31 January 2020.
 
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U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service

Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program Pacific Islands
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
NOAA seeks applications for the 2020 Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program (MTMCP). The program supports conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of endangered sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region. Eligible applicants are individuals, universities, nonprofits, businesses, and governments. Applicants may request between US$10 thousand and US$100 thousand. The deadline for project submission is 31 January 2020.
 
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University of Oxford

Africa Visiting Fellows Program
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of time in Oxford. The AfOx TRADE fellowships target researchers addressing the challenges that humanity faces in halting the decline of global biodiversity. The AfOx Collaborative Fellowship is open to all disciplines. The fellowships will cover air travel, accommodation and a modest stipend. The scheme will be for a period of 8 weeks (July - August 2020), except AfOx TORCH and AfOx TRADE Fellowships (September - October 2020). Applicants must be African national working in an African institution. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.
 
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University of Zurich

Mobility Grants
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The North-South Cooperation of the University of Zurich (UZH) awards up to three grants per semester for mobility students from universities in the Global South (eligible countries are listed in the announcement). The grants can be used to study at UZH during the academic year 2020-21. (Note: Grants are only awarded if a professor at UZH guarantees supervision.) Applications for the academic year 2020/21 must be submitted by 31 January 2020.
 
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Van Tienhoven Foundation

Small Grants for Biodiversity Conservation
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection promotes the protection, conservation, and sustainable use of ecosystems and their living organisms. The Foundation aims to counter the human-induced causes of threats to biodiversity. Grants are for projects outside of the Netherlands, and they should be initiated and owned or widely supported by local stakeholders. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Government organizations, companies or individuals are not supported. The maximum grant is €10 thousand. The next application deadlines are 31 January 2020.
 
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Wildlife Photo

Wildlife Photography Contest 2019
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The wildlife photography contest series for 2019 is open. Wildlife Photo will award prizes worth US$18 thousand in total (including photography trips and equipment). There are three categories for submission: Wildlife Portraits; Habitats & Landscapes; and Animal Behaviour. A selection of winners and highly-commended images will be exhibited on an outdoor screen in New York City. The photo contest series is accepting entries until 31 January 2020.
 
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Women4Climate

Tech Challenge
Deadline: 31 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge seeks women-led innovative tech solution for climate with a measurable impact to experiment them in C40 cities. Thematic areas of interest are: Adaptation and risk cities response, Healthy public buildings, and Green and healthier streets. A total of US$40 thousand in funding will be split among the winners to support their experimental phase. Applicants can apply from anywhere in the world as their solutions can be piloted in any city. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.
 
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East-West Center

South Pacific Scholarship Program 2020
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States–South Pacific Scholarship Program provides opportunities for university studies (masters and bachelors degrees) at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. Priority areas of study include agriculture, environmental studies, and many others. Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible to apply: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The application deadline is 01 February 2020.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development
Deadline: 1 February 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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Fondation Ensemble

Sustainable Development and Conservation 2020
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
Fondation Ensemble supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. The Foundation’s focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable technologies. The eligible countries for sustainable sector projects are Ecuador, Peru, Mozambique, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar. Grants are a maximum of €50 thousand per year for two to four years. In addition, Fondation Ensemble offers a small project grant for threatened animal species (IUCN classification). This call is open worldwide and funding requested should not exceed €8 thousand. The deadline for concept notes (English, French) is 01 February 2020.
 
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Garden Club of America

Awards in Tropical Botany and Horticulture
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The GCA offers several grants, prizes, and fellowships for students enrolled at universities in the USA, including some awards that have a tropical focus. The GCA Awards in Tropical Botany are open to PhD candidates (application deadline is 15 January). The Anne Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany is open to PhD students and recent PhD graduates (deadline is 31 January). The Lou McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture is restricted to U.S. citizens who are graduate students or advanced undergraduate students (deadline is 01 February). Applicants should review all programs, criteria, and deadlines.
 
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Harvard University

Award for Student Research on Asian Tropical Forest Biology
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University sponsors the Ashton Award for Student Research to support graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Applications are accepted from advanced undergraduates and graduate students worldwide. Awards are up to US$4 thousand to support research expenses. The application deadline is 01 February 2020.
 
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New Earth Foundation

Innovative Environmental Initiatives
Deadline: 1 February 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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Oceans & Lakes

Scholarships MSc in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Oceans & Lakes is an interuniversity master programme that provides students with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. Though the Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS), scholarships are provided for this 2-year master program in “Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” (Oceans & Lakes). For this specific scholarship, eligibility extends to nationals from the VLIR-UOS scholarship partner country list. Applications have to be submitted by 01 February 2020.
 
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Prince Bernhard Nature Fund

Conservation of Endangered Species (Flora & Fauna)
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund aims to save critically endangered flora and fauna in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It gives funding preference to organizations in these regions, sometimes in partnership with parties in Europe or North America. Grants are up to €20 thousand or US$20 thousand. The next application deadline is 01 February 2020.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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 February, 01 June and 01 October.
 
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University of Antwerp

Masters Program in Development Studies 2020-2021
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The University of Antwerp's Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) offers three specializations for one-year masters programs in development studies. Topics include poverty, climate change, conflict, good governance, sustainable development, and others. The Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS) awards scholarships to students from many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America for studies at Belgian universities that include Antwerp's IOB. Candidates applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship have to submit their application by 01 February 2020.
 
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University of Bergen

PhD Courses on Sustainable Development
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Bergen Summer Research School offers parallel short courses for PhD students and young researchers on themes of urgent societal problems focusing on the transition to sustainability. The courses will focus on key global challenges, including climate governance, sustainable cities, sustainable oceans, media & democracy, global food systems, and migrant health. Stipends to participate in the course are available for qualified individuals who are currently enrolled for studies and carrying out research in a list of eligible developing countries. The application deadline is 01 February 2020.
 
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Visegrad Fund

Western Balkans Grant Program
Deadline: 1 February 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 February 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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Waterbird Society

Research Grants for Wading Birds
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Waterbird Society offers three grants to advance the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds. The Kushlan award (herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills) is a maximum of US$7 thousand; the Niblet award (terns or gulls) is up to US$1 thousand, and the Waterbird Society Research Award of US$3 thousand covers basic research on species not covered by other Waterbird Society grants. These awards are open globally to professionals, amateurs, and students of any age. The deadline for proposals is 01 February 2020.
 
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Wilson Ornithological Society

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 1 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) offers four types of research awards to fund avian research anywhere in the world. Eligibility is open to citizens of all countries. Grants range from US$1,000 to US$2,500 -- varying with each award program. A WOS membership is required. The next application deadline is 01 February 2020.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2020/2021
Deadline: 1 February 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 November 2019, 01 February 2020; 01 May 2020, and 01 August 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2020
Deadline: 3 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The US Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, accepts applications from emerging leaders (ages 25-35) across the Pacific to attend the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference in Papua New Guinea (April 2020). The Conference will include informational sessions, skills workshops, cultural activities, and site visits to deepen participants’ capacity to address regional issues related to Education; Environment and Resource Management; Civic Leadership; and Economic and Social Development. All travel, lodging and meals will be provided to selected participants. After the YPL Conference, all YPL alumni will be eligible to compete for small grant funding to support projects in their countries. Applications are due by 03 February 2020.
 
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Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications

“La Caixa” Scholarships
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) invites applications for the “La Caixa” Scholarships as part of the INPhINIT Fellowship Programme. The program offers 35 doctoral scholarships for research to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research team. It is aimed at supporting scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in the areas of life and health sciences, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics in Spain and Portugal. International students from any nationality are invited. Scholarship allocations will be of a maximum of €122,592, with an additional of €3,564 per year for conferences, courses, stays, consumables, equipment, intellectual property costs, etc. Submissions are due on 04 February 2020.
 
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European Commission

Consolidator Grants
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission provides Consolidator Grants to experienced researchers with a scientific track record. ERC Grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. Applications can be made in any field of research. Proposed research projects under this program must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. An average of €2 million is provided for up to five years. The deadline for applications is 04 February 2020.
 
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Ghent University

PhD Scholarships 2020
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University in Belgium. Before applying each student needs to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as their supervisor. Supported thematic areas include biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, water managements, and many others (a complete list of faculties and research topics is provided). The deadline for applications is 04 February 2020.
 
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SEED

Training of Trainers on Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Incubation
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Through the Training of Trainers program, SEED offers business development support (BDS) advisors access to a 3-day workshop, toolkits, and case studies to support eco-inclusive enterprises in business model development. BDS+ ToT is aimed at individuals who offer business development service in Ghana, Uganda or South Africa. Independent consultants have to submit a letter of endorsement from a third party. Applications have to be received by 04 February 2020.
 
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Swedish Institute

Women's Social Enterprise in the MENA Region
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Swedish Institute supports "She Entrepreneurs" to develop women's leadership in social enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). She Entrepreneurs is intended for women who have already started to build a social business (possibly in subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory). The program consists of seminars, workshops, and interactive learning methods mixed with reflection sessions, team-building, and practical exercises. The Swedish Institute covers the costs of participating in the training program. Eligibility to apply extends to women ages 22 to 45 in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, or Palestine. Applications can be submitted until 04 February 2020.
 
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University of Queensland Australia

Online Course: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial
Deadline: 4 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The University of Queensland Australia, in partnership with edX, offers an online course on climate change science. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to better understand climate change, to identify the techniques and fallacies that climate myths employ to distort climate science, and to effectively debunk climate misinformation. The course is free and no previous knowledge on the subject is required. Enrollment is open. The course starts on 04 February 2020.
 
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Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network

MPA Co-Management Approaches
Deadline: 5 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. This call targets co-management approaches for Marine Protected Areas. The call is only open to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Albania. MedPAN’s contribution will be €20 thousand per project (matching contributions of 25 % are required). The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 05 February 2020.
 
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European Union

Developing Business Opportunities for African Countries
Deadline: 6 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
ARCHIPELAGO is a 4-year European program with the aim to support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. The program supports partnership projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal. Each selected project will receive a grant of between €400 thousand and €500 thousand. Each project proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two partners (one from Africa and one from the EU). Applications may be submitted by business support organisations (such as chambers and business associations), training centers or other entities which specialize in activities related to vocational training and/or business development services. Applications must be submitted before 06 February 2020.
 
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Foundation Beyond Belief

Compassionate Impact Grant
Deadline: 7 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) makes grants to organizations that address critical community problems through evidence-based and culturally responsible social innovations. FBB will make one grant in the amount of US$30 thousand to one organization with the goal of increasing that organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. All applicants must be non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status but grants are often used to support international community projects. Past projects include women’s literacy in Malawi, beekeeping for sustainable livelihood in Guatemala, and mangrove management in Latin America. LOIs have to be submitted by 07 February 2020.
 
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Clean Cooking Alliance

Haiti Clean Cooking Fund
Deadline: 9 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Haiti Clean Cooking Fund provides financial and technical assistance to support the growth of clean cooking companies in Haiti. The size of individual awards will range from US$25 thousand to US$250 thousand. The Fund will give preference to companies that can provide matched funding (50%). The Fund is open to companies and nonprofit entities in Haiti. Companies that are registered in other countries are eligible if they partner with a local Haitian entity to manufacture, distribute, or retail clean cooking solutions in Haiti on a commercial basis. Expressions of interest have to be submitted by 09 February 2020.
 
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European Commission

Climate Change Champions
Deadline: 10 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to support South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the fight against climate change. Grants are intended for projects focusing on youth participation, gender equality, and capacity building activities for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Grants under this call must fall between the minimum of €300 thousand and the maximum of €700 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations legally registered in South Africa. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 10 February 2020.
 
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Keeling Curve Prize

Global Warming Mitigation Projects
Deadline: 10 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Keeling Curve Prize offers micro-funding and recognition to individuals or organizations with active or ongoing projects that reduces CO2 emissions or increases CO2 uptake. Each year, US$25 thousand will be awarded to up to 10 winners, chosen by internationally recognized climate scientists and energy experts, for innovative ideas that generate, conserve, or design clean energy solutions. This may include a concept, a plan, a product, a technology, or a strategy. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. The closing date for applicants is 10 February 2020. (Note: The prize only accepts a total of 300 applications. Be fast and don’t wait for the deadline!)
 
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U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research, Cycle 9
Deadline: 10 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
PEER invites scientists in developing countries to work with U.S. collaborators in research and capacity building on priority topics that include environmental contaminants, agricultural productivity and food security, biodiversity conservation, water security, low-carbon development, fisheries assessments, and others. The priorities are different for each PEER focus area (i.e., varying by regions and countries). Projects are anticipated to run for one to three years. Awards involving support for only one institution (single institution awards) range from US$40-80 thousand per year. Awards involving support for more than one institution (multiple institution awards) may receive up to US$100 thousand per year. Applicants must be based at academic institutions, non-profit organizations, or government-managed research laboratories, centers, or institutes in the eligible countries. Applicants need to have at least one research partner in the U.S. that has grant funding from the U.S. government. The deadline for pre-proposals is 10 February 2020.
 
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University of Rhode Island

Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Deadline: 10 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting accepts applications for its annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The workshop provides journalists with access to leading scientists and policymakers and a chance to gain a deeper understanding of science-based stories on water, wetlands, ecosystems and other extreme impacts caused by climate change. The fellowship is designed for early- to mid-career, full-time journalists worldwide. Journalists from outside the U.S. will be awarded fellowships, which include tuition, room and board, and travel support up to US$1,000. The application deadline is 10 February 2020.
 
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Breakthrough Institute

Generation Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 11 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Breakthrough Institute supports Generation Fellows who contribute writing and research to one of four policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy; Conservation; or Food and Farming. The program operates during ten weeks from June through August. Fellows receive US$600 per week. Eligibility to apply for the fellowships extends to final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country. The application deadline is 11 February 2020.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Veterinary Student Scholar Program
Deadline: 12 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation provides veterinary students with the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that advances the health and/or welfare of companion animals and wildlife. The Veterinary Student Scholars program awards stipends up to US$5 thousand to veterinary students. The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students from all around the world. Applications are due 12 February 2020.
 
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Swedish Institute

Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea region
Deadline: 12 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Swedish Institute provides seed funding for joint cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea region. Swedish organisations can apply for funding in order to cooperate with organisations in the Baltic Sea region countries and organisations in the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries. Projects with a duration of up to 18 months can apply for SEK100 thousand to SEK500 thousand. Proposed activities must contribute to sustainable economic, environmental or social development and must be clearly linked to one or more of the challenges identified in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. The call closes 12 February 2020.
 
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European Commission

Polar Climate
Deadline: 13 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to understand the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions. Proposals should aim at developing innovative approaches, building on existing data resource, and state-of-the-art climate models, to assess the key physical and chemical processes in the ocean and atmosphere. The Commission will consider proposals requesting a contribution between €7-8 million. The deadline for submission is 13 February 2020.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
Deadline: 13 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Business Partnership Facility, with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), aims to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in developing countries. Projects that contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG are invited to apply. Applicants must be part of a partnership including actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector. (Note: The partnership must comprise at least one organisation from the for-profit sector.) Funding of up to €200 thousand is available under this call. The closing date to submit applications is 13 February 2020.
 
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Embassy of Japan in Mozambique

Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 14 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Mozambique provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations in support of Basic Human Needs, including Water and Sanitation. The maximum grant amount per project is 10 million yen (approx. US$90 thousand). Potential recipients community-based nonprofit organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level (NGOs, educational institutions, local governments, etc.). The deadline is 14 February 2020.
 
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Erasmus Mundus

Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society 2020-2022
Deadline: 14 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EM JMD ACES) is a full-time master's program during two years for European and international students. Applicants are expected to have an appropriate background in aquaculture, marine science, aquatic biology, biology, environmental sciences, marine resources, environmental economics, or environmental policy. Participating students will divide their semesters among universities in the UK, Greece, and France. The program offers limited scholarships to cover tuition fees, living, and travel expenses. The deadline to apply for scholarships varies but it is recommended to apply until 14 February 2019.
 
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Famae

Food For Good Challenge
Deadline: 14 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Chile
 
The company Famae seeks innovative and concrete solutions from field to fork to deliver fair, sustainable & healthy food worldwide to everyone. Solutions should be pragmatic, efficient, durable, and money-saving to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. Individuals, teams, businesses, government entities, universities and organizations are eligible to apply. The maximum award is €2 million which may be allocated to a single exceptional project to cover the production of a prototype. Applications will be accepted until 14 February 2020.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants 2020
Deadline: 15 February 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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Association of Avian Veterinarians

Support Of Avian Research (SOAR)
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Avian Veterinarians seeks research proposals addressing significant areas of need for research in avian species (atherosclerosis and cardiac disease; avian bornavirus, feather-damaging behavior). Preference will be given to grant submissions relating to avian species traditionally kept as companions, however proposals relating to zoological species will also be considered. Grants are limited to US$40 thousand. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2020.
 
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Association of Avian Veterinarians

Wild Bird Health
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Avian Veterinarians seeks research projects addressing wild bird health. Projects of interest include epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Grants are limited to US$5 thousand per project. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2020.
 
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Eastern Bird Banding Association

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Eastern Bird Banding Association (EBBA) seeks applicants for grants to be used toward research using banding techniques and/or bird banding data. From one to five grants of up to US$1000 each will be awarded. Priority is for research on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province, included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the USA, Canada, or the Western Hemisphere may also be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 15 February 2020.
 
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Finnish Government

Scholarships 2020/2021
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Finnland
 
The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral studies and research at Finnish universities or public research institutes. The Scholarship Pool program is open to young researchers from all academic fields, including agriculture and forestry, environmental sciences, veterinary medicine, and many others. Nationals from China, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Peru, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, and some developed countries are eligible to apply. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of € 1,500. Travel expenses are not covered by the program. The next deadline for the nomination of scholarship candidates is 15 February 2020. (Important: Applicants may contact the scholarship authorities in their home country for information on the national deadline for submitting an application.)
 
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Hawk Migration Association of North America

Hawk Watch Fund 2020
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Hawk Watch Fund offers grants of US$250 to US$1000 to non-profit hawk watch groups in the Americas. The Fund will support for volunteer-based projects in research, monitoring, education, and conservation. Hawk Watch Groups or non-profit organizations may submit applications. The next application period is from 01 December 2019 through 15 February 2020.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Fellowships for Paleoanthropology and Primatology Students
Deadline: 15 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Leakey Foundation makes the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships to help students from developing countries get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology and primatology. Applicants should already be enrolled or provisionally accepted in a graduate program related to human origins and evolution. A fellowship provides for two years of support. The maximum award is US$15 thousand per year. The program has an annual deadline for new applications, and a different application process and deadline to apply for second-year renewals. The deadline for new applicants is 15 February 2020. (Note: The deadline for returning applicants is 01 March.)
 
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Short-term Fellowships for Tropical Research
Deadline: 15 February 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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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Recording Technology
Deadline: 15 February 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 deadline is 15 February 2020.
 
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Asia New Zealand Foundation

Capacity Building for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 20 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs offer young Southeast Asian agribusiness entrepreneurs the opportunity to visit New Zealand. Applicants will learn about the New Zealand agriculture business environment, meet and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders, and attend New Zealand’s leading agribusiness event, Fieldays. Applicants must be entrepreneurs or business leaders at CEO or senior management level involved in agriculture from an ASEAN country. The Asia New Zealand Foundation will cover the costs of participating in the capacity building program (airfare, accommodation, meals, etc.). Applications close 20 February 2020.
 
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Eco-Generation

Youth Ambassadors for Environment
Deadline: 20 February 2020
 
Principal Office: South Korea
 
Eco-Generation announces the call for applications for the 24th Eco-Generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-Generation is a social networking platform offering a range of possibilities for engaging children and young adults youth to advance their role and commitment in environmental conservation and protection. Youth aged between 13 and 24 qualify to become an ambassador and represent Tunza Eco-Generation. The Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs around the world. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2020.
 
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Kellogg School of Management

Sustainable Investing Challenge
Deadline: 20 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches and solutions to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate. The overall winning team receives US$10 thousand and the runner up receives US$5 thousand. In addition, the 2020 Sustainable Investing Challenge encourages concepts that target plastic waste. Proposals that address the issue of plastic waste will be eligible for an additional prize of US$5 thousand. Deadline for submission of project ideas is 20 February 2020.
 
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Turkish Government

Türkiye Scholarships Burslari 2020
Deadline: 20 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Turkey
 
The Turkish Government offers scholarships to international students. The government-funded scholarship program is awarded to students that pursue full-time or short-term program at universities in Turkey. Fields of study include Agriculture, Natural and Applied Sciences, amongst many others. Applications are open from students from all around the world. Türkiye Scholarships Burslari provides financial support and university placements to its awardees. The application deadline is 20 February 2020.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Albania or North Macedonia)
Deadline: 21 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) invite Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to €50 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of plants or the sustainable management of water catchments in the wider Prespa area. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions and academic institutions legally registered in Albania or North Macedonia. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English and French. LOIs must be submitted by 21 February 2020.
 
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Fondation Franklinia

In-Situ Conservation of Globally Threatened Trees
Deadline: 21 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation Franklinia launched a new call for proposals focused on in-situ conservation of globally threatened trees. Eligibility extends to any organization with well established expertise and efficiency in plant conservation from any country in the world. Projects must aim at improving the conservation status of globally threatened tree species listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Funding from the Foundation favors conservation projects with reasonable budget in relation to proposed activities. A minimum of 20-50% of co-funding will be required. The deadline for submission of proposals (English or French) is 21 February 2020.
 
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United Nations Foundation

Girl Up Leadership Summit 2020
Deadline: 21 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Girl Up Leadership Summit is an opportunity for youth leaders (ages 13-22) to gain the skills, resources, and confidence to make an impact on gender equality in their communities. For selected participants, Girl Up will reimburse up to US$1,000 for transportation costs (bus/train/flight) and provide a complimentary registration to the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (USA). Applicants who represent underrepresented backgrounds in regards to race/ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status etc., are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for need-based travel financial assistance is 21 February 2020.
 
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United Nations University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 21 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The United Nations University offers postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world. The fellowship program is with the UNU's Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). The research themes include water and urban development; governance for sustainable development; and others. Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months. There are no nationality requirements, but applicants should be fluent in English. The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Awards 2020 with Deadlines in January-February
Deadline: 22 February 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. Grants range from £250 to £30 thousand. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. The application deadline for the Small Research Grants, the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, the Monica Cole Research Grants, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award and the Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award is 18 January. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants have an application deadline on 15 February. The Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, and the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award have an application deadline on 22 February.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Gilchrist Fieldwork Award
Deadline: 22 February 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Geographical Society invites applications for the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award. The aim of the award is to support a challenging overseas fieldwork projects carried out by a team of university academics and researchers. The team should comprise up to 10 members, the majority of whom should be British. Previous winning themes include climate change, ecosystem function, climate science and ocean circulation. The biennial award offers £15 thousand. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2020.
 
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French Committee for International Solidarity

Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2020
Deadline: 24 February 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale - CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project. The deadline for project summaries (French, English) is 24 February 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Economic Development in the Middle East
Deadline: 25 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The MEPI Local Grants Program seeks proposals that support inclusive economic growth in the Western Sahara by improving local economic opportunities. Proposals should develop and implementing locally-designed solutions to environmental, economic, or social problems or promote inclusive economic growth that reaches marginalized communities. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant Directory.) Budgets should fall between US$50 thousand and US$500 thousand. Eligibility extends to US and foreign organizations and universities based in based in based in the Middle East and North Africa region (except Egypt, West Bank, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, and Oman). Project proposals have to be submitted by 25 February 2020.
 
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Action for Nature

International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2020
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
This program honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have completed successful projects in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The selected individuals are awarded a cash prize (US$500) and certificate, as well as public recognition. The annual competition is open internationally. The application deadline is 28 February 2020.
 
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African Academy of Sciences

Intra-Africa Research Collaboration
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announces the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) program. DELTAS Africa funds networks/consortia led by Africa-based scientists to foster intra-Africa collaboration, improving research environments and training researchers to conduct relevant, locally contextualized studies. Key research priorities include the multidisciplinary nexus of human health in connection with climate change, among others. DELTAS Africa networks must consist of a minimum of three African partner institution. The deadline for preliminary applications is 28 February 2020.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
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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Arrell Food Institute

Global Food Innovation Awards 2020
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Arrell Food Institute seeks nominations for the 2020 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards. The Award recognizes global excellence in food innovation and community impact through research and food security. Individuals or teams of any country are eligible for nomination. Two winners will receive C$100 thousand each, plus up to C$25 thousand for travel and accommodation to participate in the Arrell Food Summit 2020. Nominations are accepted until 28 February 2020.
 
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CRDF Global

Alternative Energy Research Competition 2020
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
CRDF Global and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES) accept proposals for the ‘2020 U.S.-Ukraine Alternative Energy Research Competition.’ The competition aims to advance alternative energy sources without risking further environmental degradation. Joint teams of U.S. and Ukrainian researchers may submit project proposals that focus on Photovoltaic or Biofuel Technology. Awards of up to US$72 thousand will be made for 12 months. Proposals must be submitted no later than 28 February 2020.
 
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Eisenhower Fellowships

Women’s Leadership Program
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Eisenhower Fellowships’ Women's Leadership Program seeks talented women leaders with a proven track record of achievement. The program will take place in the USA during seven weeks in October-November 2020. Fellows receive an intensive and individually-designed program in their professional field. Applications are invited from individuals ages 32-45 from a wide range of professions in Africa. The application deadline is 28 February 2020.
 
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European Commission

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission, through the Euraxess initiative, offers the Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships for early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. ZUKOnnect aims to extend research networks and environments at thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. Subject areas include ecology, limnology, ecotoxicology, botany, amongst many others. The fellowship offers a stipend of €1,200/month for doctoral students and €2,000/month for postdoctoral researchers, as well as travel expenses and access to resources and events. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020.
 
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Getty Images

Climate Visuals Grants
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Getty Images is committed to evolving the visual narratives that define the global climate crisis in the commercial and editorial space. Together with Climate Visuals, Getty Images launches the Climate Visuals Grants which aim to support the creation of compelling and emotionally engaging imagery that explores the complex and layered climate crisis. Photojournalists from around the world are invited to submit projects with a compelling visual narrative based primarily on documentary still images. Two winners will receive US$10 thousand each to continue to produce their climate stories. The deadline to submit applications is 28 February 2020.
 
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Government of Hungary

Masters Degrees in Agricultural Engineering 2020-2021
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Hungary
 
In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the government of Hungary announces scholarships for MSc degrees in agriculture at participating Hungarian universities. The fields of specialization for the 2020-2021 Academic Year are Food Safety, Horticultural Engineering, and Animal Nutrition. Applicants should be residents and nationals of the developing countries listed in the announcement. The application deadline for scholarships is 28 February 2020.
 
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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Environmental Sustainability Grants 2020
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Foundation funds UK organizations for projects to promote peace and sustainable security -- and environmental sustainability -- including for international projects. Eligibility extends to UK-registered charities and to organizations in other countries that work through UK-registered charities. Most grants are between £5 thousand and £20 thousand per year, for up to three years. The first deadline for 2020 applications is 28 February 2020.
 
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Science Park Graz

Startup Idea Competition
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Austria
 
The Science Park Graz invites young inventors to submit their business ideas to the Startup Idea Competition. One of the six categories is Energy & Environment. The winners in each category will be invited to the award ceremony in Graz, Austria (April 2020) and receive €2 thousand each. The deadline for idea submission is 28 February 2020.
 
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The KEEN Effect

Nature-based Education
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The KEEN Effect seeks programs that bring children outside for adventurous recreation, environmental stewardship, and nature-based education. The KEEN Effect Youth program provides funding to grassroots organizations developing youth (age 18 or under) activities in the outdoors worldwide. The program grants up to US$20 thousand per project over a two-year cycle. Eligibility extends to registered non-profit organizations. Applications will be accepted from 01-28 February 2020.
 
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UNESCO Institute for Water Education

Masters Fellowships
Deadline: 28 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Located in the Netherlands, UNESCO-IHE offers six scholarships for the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s program. The objective of the program is to train future water managers and other professionals to address competition over water. Eligibility extends to existing and future water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The scholarship will cover educational fees, however, successful applicants will be required to fund up to approximately US$5 thousand for living costs and flights. The deadline for applications to UNESCO-IHE is 28 February 2020.
 
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Asian Institute of Technology

Masters Scholarships in Energy and Environment
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asian Institute of Technology invites applications for the Loom Nam Khong Pijai Scholarships for masters degree programs in infrastructure development; energy technology; oil, gas, and natural resources development; and environmental engineering and management. Eligibility extends to nationals of Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and China (Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces). Each scholarship covers tuition and registration fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses at AIT‘s residential campus in Thailand for the 22 months of the masters program. The application deadline is 29 February 2020.
 
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Golden Turtle

Competition in Wildlife Photography
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Russia
 
The Golden Turtle photo contest aims to recognize outstanding wildlife photography in Russia and internationally. The contest offers multiple categories for photography, eco-posters and art. The competition winner in the category “Photographer of the Year” will receive US$2 thousand. The official languages of the competition are Russian and English. Artwork has to be submitted by 29 February 2020.
 
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Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Mitigate Anthropogenic Climate Change
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. There is no maximum budget. Grants range from US$5 thousand to US$1 million. Application deadline is 29 February 2020.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2020
Deadline: 29 February 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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U.S. African Development Foundation

Off-Grid Energy Challenge
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
USADF and All On request proposals for the Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals are invited from Nigerian off-grid energy companies. Selected enterprises will receive funding in the form of convertible debt and grant capital in the amount of max. US$100 thousand. Applicants must be 100% African-owned and must be operating in Nigeria. Applications have to be submitted by 29 February 2020. (Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, so it is advised that applicants submit their proposals as soon as possible.)
 
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World Bank

Ideas for Action Competition 2020
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School. The annual Ideas for Action competition seeks innovative ideas and actionable projects to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Past winners include water solutions for better fish farm yields, women-led business models to improve sustainable access to energy, web based solutions for agriculture processes, and many more. Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, or countries. Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate. The winners of the competition present their ideas at the annual meeting of the World Bank Group, receive support from a project incubator and coaching. The deadline for submissions is 29 February 2020.
 
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ygap

Poverty Solutions for South Africa
Deadline: 29 February 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The ygap accelerator provides support to South African leaders with solutions to poverty. Entrepreneurs and startups with project ideas and solutions for their local community are invited to apply for the one week training program. The five-day workshop will provide social entrepreneurs with access to training designed to focus on business growth. Participants will gain access to professionals (designers, lawyers, coaches, etc.) and have the opportunity to apply for small grants. Applications are closing at the end of February 2020.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

International Climate Protection Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers 20 fellowships for young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and pursuing long-term collaboration. The fellowship (up to € 2,600 per month) allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows choose their own hosts. The fellowship includes intensive language training and an orientation program during the introductory phase. The deadline for applications is 01 March 2020.
 
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American Society of Mammalogists

Research in Latin America
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients receives US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000 to attend the ASM annual meeting following the award. The application deadline for both types of awards is 01 March 2020.
 
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Global Forest Watch

Small Grants for Civil Society Organizations
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to non-profit NGOs that want to use Global Forest Watch in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork. The focus for the 2020 grant cycle is rapid response to deforestation through the use of early warning systems. Grants range between US$10 thousand and US$40 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends to non-profit organizations for projects in selected countries of Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for submissions is 01 March 2020.
 
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Heinrich Böll Foundation

University Studies in Germany 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Heinrich Böll Foundation annually funds approximately 1,000 graduate, and doctoral students across all subjects and nationalities for university studies in Germany. Preference is for applicants working in the subject areas of the Foundation such as climate and energy, resource governance, and ecology and green development (among others). The special focus regions for international students are Central and Eastern Europe; EU neighborhood countries and the CIS; the Middle East and North Africa; transition and newly industrialized countries; and conflict regions worldwide. Applicants should be capable in German language. The deadline for international applications (i.e., from outside Germany) is 01 March of each year.
 
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Monarch Butterfly Fund

Support for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Monarch Butterfly Fund supports activities to protect the oyamel fir forests in which monarch butterflies overwinter in Mexico. The Lincoln P. Brower Award supports research projects of undergraduate and graduate students on the conservation of monarch butterflies and their habitats. The grant amount is US$3 thousand. Submissions are due 01 March 2020.
 
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North American Banding Council

Training for Bird Banders in Latin America
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The North American Banding Council (NABC) and Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) invite applications for small grants that support the development and certification of Latin American and Caribbean bird banders. Grants can be made to groups organizing NABC-based certification sessions and/or NABC-based training sessions that culminate in a certification opportunity. Grants are also available for individuals attending a bird banding training program based on NABC standards and culminating in a certification opportunity. The application deadline is 01 March 2020.
 
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Right Livelihood Award

Annual Nominations
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Right Livelihood Awards are annually made to individuals and organizations offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. The Award is sometimes referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." Past laureates include several whose work in issues of environment and natural resources advances social justice and grassroots development in the developing world. Normally, the Foundation makes three cash awards and one honorary award each year. Nominations are invited from anyone worldwide (excluding self-nominations, close relatives, and Foundation staff and jury). The deadline for proposals is 01 March of each year.
 
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Royal Society of Biology

Travel Grants for Members 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society of Biology is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the UK, representing approximately 14,000 biologists and over 90 organisations. Each year, the Society offers twenty grants of £500 to members for overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching, or research. The next application deadline is 01 March 2020.
 
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Smithsonian Institution

Fellowships in Invertebrate Zoology
Deadline: 1 March 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 application deadline is 01 March 2020.
 
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Tony Elumelu Foundation

Entrepreneurship Program for Africans 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Nigeria
 
The TEF Program fosters and supports start-up enterprises in Africa. TEF combines mentoring, training, forums, seed capital, and alumni support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies in sectors that include agriculture, among others. Participants receive up to US$5 thousand in seed capital. The program is open to citizens and legal residents ages 18 and older in any African country. The next application deadline (English, French, Portuguese) is 01 March 2020.
 
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Wallonie Bruxelles International

Excellence Scholarship Program: Long-Term Scholarships
Deadline: 1 March 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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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 March 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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World Bank

Innovate4Climate Pitch Hub Competition
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Innovate4Climate seeks innovators, startups and entrepreneurs who develop climate-smart solutions with potential for transformative impact in reducing emissions and/or increasing resilience to climate change. Solutions can be goods, services (e.g. financial instruments, risk management mechanisms), technological solutions, or innovative business models. The competition aims to support climate-smart cities with innovations for energy, food/agriculture, waste/water, and two additional categories.The call for solutions will close on 01 March 2020.
 
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World Wildlife Fund

Faculty Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), through the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), offers fellowship opportunities to support current and aspiring university faculty members that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities. The fellowship is offered to enable faculty members to pursue their PhD. Applicants from eligible countries can apply to three years of study, with funding of up to US$30 thousand per year. The application deadline is 01 March 2020.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Educational Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 1 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-U.S.), through its Education for Nature program, offers special grants to build capacity for conservation leadership in the Galapagos. The Russell E. Train Fellowships provide support for conservationists in the Galapagos to pursue graduate-level study anywhere in the world with the goal of advancing conservation in the Galapagos Islands. EFN also provides fellowships to current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue a PhD in conservation-related fields. Applicants may request up to US$30 thousand per year for up to two years. The application deadline is 01 March 2020.
 
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100,000 Strong in the Americas

Higher Education for Agricultural Sustainability in Mexico
Deadline: 2 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The US-Mexico Innovation Fund Competition is designed to create and foster partnerships between higher education (HEIs) in Mexico and the United States that provide new student exchange and training programs in the academic themes of Agricultural Sustainability and Financial/Economic Inclusion. The Innovation Fund intends to award up to 10 grants of US$25 thousand. Higher education institutions in Mexico and the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 02 March 2020.
 
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Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Postdoctoral Desert Research in Israel 2020-21
Deadline: 2 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Israel
 
Candidates who are interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research in Israel are invited to apply for fellowships. Research topics include desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology. The current value of the BCSC fellowship is US$25 thousand. Candidates should first select a topic of interest and identify a prospective supervisor. Applications are open worldwide. The application deadline is 02 March 2020.
 
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Campus France

Research in the Maghreb 2021
Deadline: 2 March 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
Partenariats Hubert Curien (PHC) du Maghreb will support research cooperation between France and Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on renewable energy, environment and health, and other development topics. Each project can request up to €27 thousand per year. The announcement includes contact information in each participating country. The closing date for applications is 02 March 2020.
 
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European Commission

STARTS Prize 2020
Deadline: 2 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
STARTS Prize is an innovation challenge of the European Commission honoring innovative artistic projects inspired by technology, industry and society. Projects from all fields of technological and scientific research and development that have been inspired by art or involve artists as catalysts of novel thinking are eligible. Artists or researchers from all around the world can participate. Two prizes, each with €20 thousand prize money, are offered. The open call ends on 02 March 2020.
 
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Agropolis Foundation

Agriculture-based Solutions
Deadline: 3 March 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Agropolis Foundation seeks to promote the agro-ecological transition by promoting practices and solutions which conserve natural renewable resources. Therefore, the Foundation invites research and project proposals along three transversal axes: Agriculture and climate change: adaptation and mitigation (Axis 1); Conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity (Axis 2); Responsible production and consumption (Axis 3). The call will finance two types of projects. Type 1 projects may request between €150 thousand and €250 thousand, Type 2 projects may request between €20 thousand and €25 thousand. The lead proponent should be from one of the research units belonging to the Foundation’s scientific network. The application deadline is 03 March 2020.
 
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Wellcome Trust

International Exchange Programs in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics
Deadline: 3 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Wellcome Trust enables researchers to run international exchange programs specializing in health-related humanities, social sciences or bioethics. An International Exchange Program is up to £1.5 million and can last for three to five years. The Trust covers the costs of carrying out the program. The proposed program must have one program leader based at an eligible UK organisation and one co-applicant based at an eligible organisation anywhere in the world outside the UK. Preliminary applications must be submitted by 03 March 2020.
 
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Wellcome Trust

Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics
Deadline: 3 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Wellcome Trust funds groups of researchers who want to shape the direction of their research in health-related humanities, social sciences or bioethics. The Research Development Award is up to £1 million and lasts for three to five years. The award covers the costs of running the applicants research development program. Eligibility extends to emerging or established research groups consisting of two to six participants from anywhere in the world. Preliminary applications must be submitted by 03 March 2020.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 4 March 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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German Government

International Climate Initiative Small Grants
Deadline: 5 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. The focus of the IKI Small Grants scheme is to provide support to the implementation of projects addressing the global loss of biodiversity in connection with climate change. The IKI Small Grants scheme will select project proposals with a funding volume of up to €100 thousand. Not-for-profit organisations and for-profit non-government organisations, if they pursue strictly non-profit objectives, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 05 March 2020.
 
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Australia and Pacific Science Foundation

Research in Ecology, Biodiversity, and Life Sciences
Deadline: 6 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF) makes research grants in ecology, biodiversity, and life sciences in Australia and the Southwest Pacific region. Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the Southwest Pacific region for activities within those countries or within the region. Most grants are up to A$15 thousand per year for up to three years. Students are not eligible to apply. Applications are due 06 March 2020.
 
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Australia and Pacific Science Foundation

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 6 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF) makes research grants in ecology, biodiversity, and life sciences in Australia and the Southwest Pacific region. Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the Southwest Pacific region for activities within those countries or within the region. Most grants are up to A$15 thousand per year for up to three years. Applications are due 06 March 2020.
 
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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

Masters Studies in Sustainable Energy
Deadline: 6 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership comprises many of the world's largest energy companies in partnership with international organizations, development banks, institutes, and foundations. The program sponsors ESED (Education for Sustainable Energy Development) to support outstanding students from developing countries to pursue masters-level studies directly related to sustainable energy. The support is US$21 thousand per year for up to two years. Applications are invited from any developing country on the list of ODA recipients. The next application deadline is 06 March 2020.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program 2020
Deadline: 7 March 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 December 2019 (for 3rd Quarter Travel 2020), and 07 March 2020 (for 4th Quarter Travel 2020).
 
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U.S. Department of State

Small Grants Program: Kazakhstan
Deadline: 9 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan invites applications for the Small Grants Program. Priority focus will be given to the themes of human trafficking and air quality management. Non-governmental and/or non-profit organizations registered in Kazakhstan are eligible for this program. Awards are between US$1 thousand and US$50 thousand. This program has two deadlines: 20 January 2020 and 09 March 2020.
 
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European Commission

Defense of Environmental Rights in Peru
Deadline: 10 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission aims to strengthen environmental protection and mitigation of climate change by protecting environmental human rights and their defenders. This call focuses on (1) Promoting the transition to a low carbon economy in the Peruvian Amazon; and (2) Improving compliance with Environmental Human Rights (DHA) for better environmental governance. Projects with focus on low-carbon transition can apply for funding of between €500 thousand and €805 thousand. Projects with focus on environmental human rights can apply for funding up to €382 thousand. Eligibility extends to nonprofit entities in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (full list in the call document). The deadline is 10 March 2020.
 
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JRS Biodiversity Foundation

Information on Freshwater Biodiversity and Pollinator Biodiversity in Africa
Deadline: 10 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The JRS Biodiversity Foundation aims to increase the access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The current call for proposals requests multi-year projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa. Preference is for projects that can grow to larger scale, or that can be transferred across geographic regions or across organizational and institutional contexts. Each multi-year grant will range from about US$50 thousand to about US$250 thousand. The applications is 10 March 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize for Scientists in the Developing World
Deadline: 10 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize gives international recognition to individual scientists in the developing world for their outstanding scientific achievements. The prize carries a monetary award of US$100 thousand. In 2020, the prize is for agricultural sciences. Candidates must be nationals of a developing country, and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years. The deadline for nominations is 10 March 2020.
 
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UK Royal Society

International Exchanges 2020
Deadline: 12 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society's International Exchanges Scheme makes grants to scientists based in the UK who seek new international collaborations. The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, except clinical medicine. Applicants may request up to £12 thousand for travel to/from all countries outside the UK. For the standard program (i.e., not specific to countries and/or focal areas), the next application deadline is 12 March 2020.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation Africa
Deadline: 13 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organisations 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 applications is 13 March 2020.
 
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Alfred Wegner Institute

Training in Oceanography 2020
Deadline: 15 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Alfred Wegner Institute hosts the Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence. The program provides training and career development in oceanography, using facilities at Helgoland and Sylt in the North Sea. The next training program, beginning in late 2020, is open to participants from developing and emerging countries. Trainees must have at least a first degree in science. Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country, and who anticipate returning to the country after completion of the training. The program offers scholarships to cover travel, accommodation, tuition, and a modest allowance. The application deadline is 15 March 2020.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Lerner-Gray Grants 2020
Deadline: 15 March 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

Research Grants
Deadline: 15 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. The general ASP Research award of up to US$1,500 supports training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. The Deb Moore Memorial award of US$2,000 supports early-career primatologists for hypothesis-driven field research. Applications will be accepted until 15 March 2020.
 
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Eppley Foundation

Research in Biological and Physical Sciences
Deadline: 15 March 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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Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund

Scholarships for Higher Education 2020
Deadline: 15 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Taiwan
 
Taiwan's program of development assistance includes scholarships for university students in eligible developing countries to study in Taiwan. The program provides full scholarships for applicants from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean region, Latin America, and certain other countries. Subject areas at Taiwan's participating universities include tropical agriculture, aquaculture technology and management, environmental sustainable development, and others. Undergraduate students receive NT$12 thousand per month as an allowance, Masters students receive NT$15 thousand per month, and PhD students receive NT$17 thousand per month, plus travel, fees and other costs for the program. The application deadline is 15 March 2020.
 
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Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Conservation Grants Fund 2020
Deadline: 16 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The AZA's Conservation Grants Fund makes grants for animal health; animal welfare; conservation education; field conservation and/or reintroduction; management and/or breeding; and research. The principal investigator in a grants application must be an AZA member. Many grants are awarded to collaborations among AZA-accredited institutions; government wildlife agencies; academia; and conservation NGOs. The average project award is about US$18 thousand for one year projects. The application deadline is 16 March 2020.
 
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Iridescent

Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls
Deadline: 16 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. Girls work with women mentors, find a problem in their community and develop a mobile app to launch a startup. Categories may include environment, poverty, health, and others. Eligibility extends to teams of up to 5 girls (aged 10-18 years). Registration deadline is 16 March 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Science Awards 2020
Deadline: 16 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Each year, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) awards nine awards of US$10 thousand each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The disciplinary fields include agricultural sciences, biology, and seven others. TWAS particularly encourages nominations of women scientists, and scientists from scientifically-lagging countries. The deadline for nominations is 16 March 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research
Deadline: 16 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS-CUI Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain their PhD in natural sciences. Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the campuses of the COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan). Duration is from six months to a maximum of 3 years (18 months for a sandwich program). CUI will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs. The call for applications is open until 16 March 2020.
 
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Wageningen University

Professional Short Courses 2020
Deadline: 17 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation invites participants for new short-term courses in 2020. Courses have different deadlines and locations. Thematic areas include Climate Change, Water Management, Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, and many others. Most courses are open to professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organisations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants. The deadline to apply for course scholarships through the Orange Knowledge Programme is 17 March 2020.
 
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German Government

International Climate Initiative
Deadline: 19 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. The IKI is open to a broad range of participants from Germany and abroad. It supports projects carried out in partner countries by federal implementing agencies, NGOs, business enterprises, universities and research institutes, and by international and multinational organisations and institutions. IKI lists its cooperation countries, including the priority countries, for grants. Grants are generally over €200 thousand, and often several million Euros, for projects with a duration of up to eight years. The closing date for project outlines is 19 March 2020.
 
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British Ecological Society

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 20 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Ecological Society (BES) makes Research Grants in support of scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Small projects can be awarded up to £5 thousand, and early-career ecologists can apply for funding up to £20 thousand. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on nationality or residence of applicants, or where they carry out their research. The application deadline is 20 March 2020.
 
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British Ecological Society

Outreach Grants 2020
Deadline: 20 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Ecological Society (BES) makes Outreach Grants of up to £2 thousand to encourage the promotion of ecological science to a wide audience. Proposals must be aimed at a non-academic audience. Awards are open to individuals and organizations to organize ecological public engagement events, including BES members, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups. Additionally, BES offers up to £1 thousand to members who want to undertake public engagement activities within the UK. The application deadline is 20 March 2020.
 
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British Ecological Society

Grants for Ecologists in Africa 2020
Deadline: 20 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. Applicants must be scientists and citizens of a country in Africa or its associated islands; have at least an MSc or equivalent degree; be working for a university or research institution in Africa that provides basic research facilities; and carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands. The maximum value of a grant is £8 thousand for research. An additional sum up to £2 thousand may be requested to fund travel to help grantees develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer groups. The application deadline is 20 March 2020.
 
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Tusk Trust

Awards for African Conservation 2020
Deadline: 20 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Tusk Conservation Awards highlight achievements of individuals working for conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa (£40 thousand) is awarded to a distinguished individual for exceptional lifetime achievement in African conservation. The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa (£20 thousand) is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a considerable commitment to conservation, and who has already made a significant impact. The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award (£10 thousand) recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis protecting Africa’s wildlife. The deadline for nominations is 20 March 2020.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Nuffic Scholarships for Short Courses
Deadline: 21 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalization in education, offers scholarships for training courses in The Netherlands. Subject areas include climate adaptation, water governance, and many others. The Nuffic Scholarships at The Hague Academy (OKP, MSP and StuNed) will cover the tuition fee, flights, insurance, accommodation and a small daily allowance. Potentially interested individuals review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and information about how to apply. The next deadlines to apply for Nuffic scholarships are 04 October 2019 and 21 March 2020.
 
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Government of Switzerland

Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries
Deadline: 22 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF150 thousand. Deadlines for project outline and proposal submissions are 15 January and 22 March 2020.
 
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New England Biolabs Foundation

Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2020
Deadline: 23 March 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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World Habitat

World Habitat Awards 2020
Deadline: 23 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The World Habitat Awards (WHA) demonstrate solutions to current housing issues faced by countries worldwide. The WHA take a broad perspective to include energy, waste management, water conservation, resilience to natural disasters, and other environmental aspects in its definition of habitat. Two winners will each receive £10 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 23 March 2020.
 
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Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund

Krill Fishing and Marine Ecosystem
Deadline: 27 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) calls for proposals from scientific researchers who can aid in determining the impact of the krill fishing industry on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Funding will range from US$25 thousand to US$100 thousand per project. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2020.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity 2020
Deadline: 27 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The goal of Dimensions of Biodiversity is to promote novel and integrated approaches to understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity. The program currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. It includes international partnerships with research organizations in Brazil, China, and South Africa. The deadline for proposals is 27 March 2020.
 
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AEON Environmental Foundation

MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020
Deadline: 30 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional, or local levels. In principle, the MIDORI Prize is awarded to three individuals. Each prize winner is awarded US$100 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 30 March 2020.
 
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Fonds SUEZ Initiatives

Water, Sanitation, and Waste Management
Deadline: 30 March 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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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development

One Planet Fellowship
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) invites applications for the One Planet Fellowship. The Fellowship seeks to build a network of African and European scientist leaders to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to climate change. Applicants who are a citizen of the following Sub-Sahara African countries are eligible to apply: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia. Selected candidates will participate in intensive training workshops aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research. The call for applications closes on 31 March 2020.
 
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Aga Khan Foundation

International Scholarships 2020-2021
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs in rural development, broadly defined, in a number of developing countries. It provides scholarships and loans for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from the developing world, with priority for masters studies. The Foundation also considers applications for PhD programs in certain circumstances. Applications are invited from the following nationalities: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. Please note that half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed. The application deadline is 31 March 2020, but earlier in some countries (please check the dates carefully).
 
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Aga Khan Foundation

International Scholarships 2020-2021
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs in rural development, broadly defined, in a number of developing countries. It provides scholarships and loans for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from the developing world, with priority for masters studies. The Foundation also considers applications for PhD programs in certain circumstances. Applications are invited from the following nationalities: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. Please note that half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed. The application deadline is 31 March 2020, but earlier in some countries (please check the dates carefully).
 
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BBVA Foundation

Awards in Biodiversity Conservation
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The BBVA Foundation makes awards for biodiversity conservation in Spain and internationally. For Spain, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation, and another award of €80 thousand for environmental communications. For the rest of the world, there is one award of €250 thousand for actions in biodiversity conservation. Applications for the worldwide award can be submitted in Spanish or English. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2020.
 
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Chinese Academy of Sciences

PhD and Master Fellowships in China 2020
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: China
 
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) invites applications for the ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents to pursue Masters and PhD studies in China. Eligible fields of study include agricultural sciences, various fields of biology, and other areas of the natural sciences and engineering. The program will award scholarships to non-Chinese applicants worldwide. The maximum age of applicants is 30 (master) and 35 (PhD). Applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency of English or Chinese language. The application deadline is 31 March 2020.
 
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Future Food

Postdoc Fellowships to Young Researchers
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative awards up to ten postdoc fellowships each year to further expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences. The fellowship provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects in a Swiss research laboratory. Applicants must hold a doctorate (PhD). There is no restriction on nationality. The deadline for applications via the online form is 31 March 2020.
 
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Inter-American Development Bank

Improving Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The JK VISIONARIES award recognizes organizations that are working to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. The award seeks sustainable solutions that solve people's problems with new tools, methods, or techniques (possibly within one or more thematic areas of the Terra Viva Grant Directory) with the potential to be replicated in other countries. The winning organization will receive US$100 thousand to continue to implement the project that was presented with the application. Submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2020.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Programme
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ICGEB offers several categories of fellowships through the Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Programme. They include post-doctoral fellowships and short-term fellowships to build research capacity and to enhance research collaboration. Additionally, the ICGEB SMART Fellowships promote the mobility of researchers between ICGEB Member States. The application deadline is 31 March 2020.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 31 March 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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Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

PhD and Master's Scholarship for the Arab World
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Mahmoud S. Rabbani Fellowship is intended for Arab Students interested in pursuing their education in The Netherlands. A maximum of €15 thousand is awarded for one year. Eligible fields of study include Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Environmental Sciences, Natural sciences and others. Arab students who have been accepted into a Masters or a PhD program in the Netherlands and Dutch students who have been accepted into a Masters or a PhD program in the Arab World are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 31 March 2020.
 
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Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

Grants for Environmental Conservation
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) makes grants to nonprofit charitable organizations in Canada, the USA, and Latin America for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, environmental justice, and environmental education. Most recent grants are for two to four years, ranging in amount from under US$30 thousand up to US$1 million. The ideal timing for submitting proposals is during the first quarter of the calendar year.
 
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NextWorldNow Community Investments

Community Grants 2020
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
NextWorldNow (NWN) is committed to working with community leaders who are solving difficult social problems. This includes social problems related to water, sanitation, deforestation, smallholder productivity, and food security -- among other subject areas. Grants are up to US$10 thousand. To apply, community organizations submit a short "Notification of Interest" to register their intent to submit a formal grant application. NWN will screen the initial requests and forward a full application form to selected community organizations. The deadline to submit a Notification of Interest is 31 March 2020.
 
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Oriental Bird Club

Bird Conservation in Asia
Deadline: 31 March 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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Society of Chemical Industry

Travel Bursaries
Deadline: 31 March 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Society of Chemical Industry awards travel bursaries to young PhD students. There are various schemes available, some related to agriculture and life sciences. Applicants will have preference if they wish to travel outside their country of residence, especially if they wish to work in a laboratory abroad. Next deadline cycle for the AJ Banks Award (Food Science), and the Messel Award (Chemical Science, including all life sciences) is 31 March 2020.
 
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United Nations University

PhD Internships in Economics
Deadline: 31 March 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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Wild Planet Trust

African Freshwater Habitats
Deadline: 31 March 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 current round of applications seeks conservation projects with focus on African freshwater habitats. The Trust awards grants to both UK and overseas projects. Awards typically range from £500 to £1,500. The application deadline is 31 March 2020.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Bilateral Exchange for Postdoctoral Researchers
Deadline: 1 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The DAAD supports exchanges of scientists and academics from partner countries for bilateral research projects in Germany. Foreign academics and scientists with doctoral degrees who work at a university or research institute in EU countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, and Ukraine are eligible to apply. Participants receive monthly stipends of €2 thousand. The application deadline is 11 November 2019 (for a research stay from 01 May 2020 until 31 January 2021) and 01 April 2020 (for a research stay from 01 September 2020 until 30 April 2021).
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 April 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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Latin America Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies

Call for Proposals 2020
Deadline: 3 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Latin America Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology -- Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) -- calls for innovations for the sustainable increase of agricultural productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of climate change. FONTAGRO member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Proposals are accepted from multi-country consortia of public and private organizations at national, regional, and international levels. Grants are up to US$200 thousand for projects of up to 24 months. Projects will require counterpart contributions. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish) is 03 April 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Species Recovery
Deadline: 10 April 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks proposals that “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water.” In partnership with the IUCN SSC, the goal is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans. Funds are not restricted by taxon or region, but proposals must include principal investigators or participants resident in the country where the fieldwork will be conducted. Typical proposal requests should be less than $30 thousand, but applicants may request up to $50 thousand. The deadline for applications is 10 April 2020.
 
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United Nations University

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 an MSc degree program and 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 MSc program is 28 February 2020; the deadline for the PhD program is 10 April 2020.
 
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United Nations University

PhD 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 three-year PhD program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The program seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship (monthly allowance of ¥120 thousand – equivalent to €1,500 – for a maximum of 36 months) to outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The deadline for applications is 10 April 2020.
 
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American Society of Mammalogists

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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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 CDN$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 2020 application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October.
 
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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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Rotary Foundation

Masters Studies in Water and Sanitation 2020-22
Deadline: 15 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary's support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO's Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE. The deadline for applying for admission is 1 April 2020 and for submitting Rotary-scholarship 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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Xiamen University

Scholarships for International Students 2020
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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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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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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Rolex Awards

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2021
Deadline: 20 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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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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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 deadlines are 15 January and 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 deadlines are 15 January and 22 April 2020.
 
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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

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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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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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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EC Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)

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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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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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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German Government

International Climate Initiative Southeast Asia
Deadline: 30 April 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 30 April 2020.
 
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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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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
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 31 December, 30 April, and 31 August.
 
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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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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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Women's World Summit Foundation

Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life
Deadline: 30 April 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
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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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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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) seeks applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme in North America. Pre-proposals must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices in the topic areas of waste conversion to energy, biological conversion technologies, recycling, among others. Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15 thousand to over $500 thousand with an average grant size of about $160 thousand for 2 years. There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location. EREF has two deadlines per year with pre-proposals being accepted 15 days prior to the deadline date. The next application deadlines are 01 December 2019 and 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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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Orange Tulip Program Indonesia
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalization in education, offers partial education awards for Indonesian 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 February 2020, 01 March 2020, 01 April 2020, and 01 May 2020 depending on the selected university.
 
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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 1 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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World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize 2020
Deadline: 1 May 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
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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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2020/2021
Deadline: 1 May 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 November 2019, 01 February 2020; 01 May 2020, and 01 August 2020.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation 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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Nestlé Foundation

Human Nutrition in Developing Countries 2020
Deadline: 10 May 2020
 
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. A Letter of Intent (LOI) can be submitted at any time of the year. The deadlines for full grant applications are 10 January and 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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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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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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Institute of Current World Affairs

Fellowship Program 2020
Deadline: 15 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The 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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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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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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American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

International Grants for Conference Participation 2020
Deadline: 24 May 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The 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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Cargill

Global Scholars Program 2020
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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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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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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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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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, but do 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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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Marine and Ocean Conservation 2020
Deadline: 1 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 deadlines for letters of inquiry in 2020 are 02 December 2019 and 01 June 2020.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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 February, 01 June and 01 October.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
Deadline: 1 June 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors in Antarctica. Artists and writers receive operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. Priority will be given to projects that focus on interpreting and representing scientific activities. There is no restriction concerning the nationality of applicants but the resulting projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S. The application deadline is 01 June 2020. (Note: Potential proposers are encouraged to contact the Program Officer prior to submitting a proposal.)
 
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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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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Fellowships
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 in German.)
 
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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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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
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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AIC Sangam

Clean-Tech Incubator
Deadline: 30 June 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
AIC Sangam seeks innovative clean-tech startups working in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The Incubator is interested in a proof of concept or a working prototype regarding Climate Change. The Incubator program provides access to labs, professional advisors, mentors, and collaboration, with leading organizations from clean tech and allied industries. Applications are being accepted until 30 June 2020.
 
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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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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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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: USA
 
The RRF 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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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 AUD3 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. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. The application deadlines for concept notes are 01 January and 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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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 CDN$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 2020 application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October.
 
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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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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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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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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 November 2019, 01 February 2020; 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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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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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 August 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
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 31 December, 30 April, and 31 August.
 
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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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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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U.S. National Science Foundation

International Research Experiences for U.S. University Students 2020
Deadline: 8 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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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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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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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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Canadian International Development Research Center

IDRC Research Awards 2020
Deadline: 18 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) makes research awards to citizens and permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries. The award provides for a one-year paid program of research in addition to hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the use of knowledge from an international perspective. Program areas include food systems; climate change; and several others. Applicants should be enrolled, or have previously completed, their masters or doctoral degrees at recognized universities. IDRC identifies countries not eligible for awards, as well as countries requiring prior approval. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 18 September 2019.
 
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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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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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MAN Truck & Bus AG

Support for Social Ventures
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The MAN Impact Accelerator seeks social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa, and Brazil to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics industry. Social businesses and startups in the key areas agriculture, data analytics (including environmental data), sensors, among others, are invited to apply. The program provides indirect grants and support of up to US$50 thousand (no equity or cash) for each startup. This also includes free access to coaches and mentors as well as to software and data perks. The application deadline is 01 October 2020.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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 February, 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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University of Delaware

Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 8 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Diamond Challenge seeks social innovations that solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment. The winner will receive a prize package worth over US$13 thousand. (Note: Semifinalists receive an invitation to travel to the University of Delaware to compete in the semifinal round but must provide the necessary travel funding in order to attend.) Eligibility extends to high school students in 9-12 grade/form from all around the world. Concepts have to be submitted before 08 January 2020.
 
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Kinship Foundation

Conservation Fellows 2020
Deadline: 12 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Kinship Foundation invites fellows worldwide to participate in its month-long conservation leadership program in the USA. Kinship focuses on market-based mechanisms for conservation by strengthening the participants' skills in leadership, communication, economics, and business and finance. Selected participants receive training and a US$6 thousand stipend to cover travel and living expenses. Applicants should be mid-career conservation practitioners with at least five years of field experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a demonstrated desire to innovate. The next application deadline is 12 January 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 CDN$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 2020 application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October.
 
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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 10 October 2019, 15 October 2020 and 14 October 2021.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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African Development Bank

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

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

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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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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Arcus Foundation

Great Apes Conservation
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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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Ashoka

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

Grants for Environment
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Asia 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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Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

Forest Rehabilitation and Management
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Principal Office: International
 
The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) provides grants for field demonstration projects which showcase best practices in forest rehabilitation and management in APEC member countries. APFNet-funded projects are aimed at rehabilitating degraded forests and increasing forest cover, promoting sustainable forest management to enhance the ecological function and health of forests, and enhancing the contribution of forests to socio-economic development and local livelihoods. APFNet supports small projects that apply for less than US$10 thousand as well as regular projects with budgets of up to US$500 thousand. The proposed project cannot exceed 36 months in duration. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
 
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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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Associated Country Women of the World

Grants in Support of Women and Children
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Principal Office: International
 
The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) makes small grants that directly benefit women and/or children in subject areas that include agricultural training and development, water and sanitation, and several others. ACWW welcomes applications from small to medium-sized NGOs, women’s groups, educational institutions or umbrella organisations in less developed countries. The maximum amount granted for non-member organisations is £5 thousand. Member organisations van apply for £10 thousand. (Note: All applicants are required to make a contribution of at least 25% of the total project cost.) AWCC's member organizations can submit applications at any time; non-members should apply during January or June of each year.
 
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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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Austrian Development Agency

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

Support for Malawi and Zambia
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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 January and June each year.
 
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Belgian Development Cooperation

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

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

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

Wildlife Emergency Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Wildlife Emergency Fund (WEF) is a small grant program that provides emergency funding of up to $2,500 to address severe and time-sensitive threats to wildlife. Research and awareness/outreach/education programs will not be considered for WEF. Support is intended for short-term emergency action. Eligibility extends to established non-profit conservation and research organizations. The BZ WEF accepts applications year-round.
 
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British Ecological Society

Training & Travel Grants
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The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants to PhD students and postgraduate research assistants to meet the costs of specialist field training courses and to network and publicize their research at workshops and conferences. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on nationality or residence of applicants. Grants of up to £1 thousand are available. There is no application deadline; instead, there are two opening dates within a 12 month period (January and July). Grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
 
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Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
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The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities. Project priorities may include environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as water management. The average contribution is expected to be in the range of C$20 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. Deadlines vary by country (pleas check carefully).
 
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Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development

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

Small Grants Program
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CCRIF 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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Caribbean Development Bank

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

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

Programs to Fund Biodiversity Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Conservation International (CI) manages multiple funding programs that include the Conservation International Ventures; the Conservation Stewards Program; the Global Conservation Fund; the Carbon Fund; and the Althelia Climate Fund. 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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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, food security, 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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Earth Journalism Network

Asia-Pacific Investigative Environmental Story Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network makes investigative reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity, or explore new conservation-based solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Story ideas that uncover corruption, address the safety of environmental defenders and call out business practices that are impacting negatively on the environment and the lives of local communities are particularly welcome. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. For this grant, applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific region are accepted. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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EcoPix

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

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

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

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust makes grants in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation benefiting the developing world. Most funding for international activities is to international conservation organizations, and to UK organizations that manage international programs. The Trust's conservation interests are wide to include African wildlife, marine conservation, wetlands, tropical forests, and others. Applications for small grants (under £5 thousand) can be submitted anytime.
 
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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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Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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

Nature Protection in France and Africa: Small Projects
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Principal Office: France
 
Fondation Nature & Decouvertes supports projects for nature protection, environmental education, and public awareness in France. Additionally, a few grants support projects with similar themes in Francophone Africa. Applications for small projects ("coup de main") ranging from €500 to €3000 can be submitted at any time.
 
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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 Australasia; 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

Direct Assistance in Sustainable Forestry
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Principal Office: International
 
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme accepts direct assistance requests from governments and private sector organizations that contribute to the reduction of illegal logging and strengthen the trade of legal forest products. Projects receive grants of up to US$55 thousand. Eligible countries from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Projects are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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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 Fiat Panis

Research Funding for Food Security
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation Fiat Panis supports master and doctoral theses during their field work. The main objective of this grant is to promote research projects which are likely to contribute to an improvement in the nutritional situation of people in developing countries. Applications for research support can be submitted by professors, directors, and doctoral supervisors. This program is ongoing and informal. There is no formal calendar deadline.
 
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Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Mitigating Greenhouse Gases
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation "Future of the Carbon Market" (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) supports market-based initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Preference is for projects in the least-developed countries, and which are integrated into national climate policy, and in an advanced state of planning and preparation. Applications are reviewed continuously.
 
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French Development Agency

Local Grants in African Countries
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Principal Office: France
 
AFD makes local grants for projects in what it calls the "Least Developed Countries of the Priority Aid Solidarity Zone," or PSZ. These are principally Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Grant seekers should contact AFD's country offices, which normally connect with France's diplomatic missions.
 
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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 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 in-kind grants for non-profit organizations seeking to implement a software initiative. Please note that this is an "in-kind" grant, not a cash grant. The Gadfly Project will provide in-house expertise and resources for your project. The grant is wide in scope. Projects should focused on improving the well-being of humanity and/or the natural environment. Software development efforts with a magnitude between US$5,000 and US$100 thousand are preferred. 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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German Federal Ministry for Environment

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

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

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

Community Support
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Principal Office: UK
 
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
 
GGIF welcomes proposals of innovative and cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge (including energy and water access) 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: Germany
 
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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Global Village Energy Partnership

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

Readiness Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
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: USA
 
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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Hermès Enterprise Foundation

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

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

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

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

Free Online Courses
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Principal Office: The Netherlands
 
IHE Delft offers free online courses on various water topics on its OCW Platform. Available courses include Biological Wastewater Treatment, Spate Irrigation Systems, and Ecological Sanitation, among others. Each online course is divided by topics and course units for self-learning. Courses are available anytime.
 
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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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Innocent Foundation

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

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

Multilateral Investment Fund
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The Multilateral Investment Fund - MIF (FOMIN in Spanish) - supports financial institutions such as banks, cooperatives, producers associations, and NGOs, which in turn lend to micro and small enterprises. Activities funded under MIF include sustainable agriculture, markets for clean energy, technologies for cleaner production, sustainable tourism, and the establishment of environmental funds. Grants can reach up to $2 million per project. Public as well as non-profit organizations (NGOs, industry associations, chambers of commerce, and foundations) are eligible to apply. MIF requires counterpart contributions.
 
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Inter-American Foundation

Grants for NGOs in Latin America and Caribbean
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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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Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation

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

Emergency Fund for Land and Environmental Rights Defenders (Asia)
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Land Coalition recognized the need for a fund to support ILC Members fighting to protect land and environmental rights. The Asia Solidarity Fund is intended to respond to emergency situations such as temporary relocation; urgent legal assistance; financial support to the family in case of a defender’s death, serious injury or imprisonment; and urgent medical support. Beneficiaries of the fund are ILC members (individuals in member organisations or the organisations). ILC members can also apply on behalf of organisations and communities. Emergency requests can be submitted anytime (decisions will be made within 72 hours after submission).
 
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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 Otter Survival Fund

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

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

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

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

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

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
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Principal Office: Belgium
 
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 Euros per applicant. The Fund accepts applications throughout the year.
 
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Japan International Cooperation Agency

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

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

Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Trust aims to improve the social and economic conditions of communities. Past projects include several in rainwater harvesting, borehole drilling, pump installation, and related activities that link water, sanitation, and health. The Trust funds revenue-generating activities such as vegetable gardens, bee keeping, goat rearing, agricultural cooperatives, and similar examples. Grants rarely exceed £6,000 per project or organization. Grants can be made to charities that have registration in the UK, and to charities registered in the countries of the projects.
 
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Lemelson Foundation

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

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

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

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

Travel Grants for the Arab World
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Travel Grants are available to Arab students or professionals seeking professional contact or experience in the Netherlands and vice versa. A maximum of €2 thousand is awarded for one year. Eligible fields of study include Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Environmental Sciences, Natural sciences and others. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the departure date.
 
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Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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

Core 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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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Climate Co-Lab
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Climate Co-Lab aims to gather and apply collective intelligence from around the world to address global climate change. The Co-Lab invites the best ideas to prevent and adapt to climate change. Some contests pose social and political questions, while others focus on issues in science and technology. The Climate Co-Lab posts new contests on a continuing basis. The contest winners each year compete for a prize of US$10 thousand.
 
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Maximpact

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

Quick Disbursement Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The Mekong Region Land Governance Project aims to support appropriate land policies and practices in the Mekong Region to reduce poverty, improve nutrition, increase economic development, and support family farmers. The Quick Disbursement Fund provides grants up to US$50 thousand over six months for urgent actions to defend land rights, support customary tenure, and to address related issues. The participating countries are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Applications are accepted 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, 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

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

Endangered and Critically Endangered Species
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Principal Office: United Arab Emirates
 
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants for the conservation of any threatened or poorly known animal, plant, or fungus species worldwide. Anyone directly engaged in species conservation can apply: individuals, communities, and organizations. Grants are up to US$25 thousand per project. Applications for larger grants will occasionally be considered by invitation. Applications can be submitted 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 Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 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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Netherlands Fellowship Program

ONP Funding for Short Courses
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Principal Office: The Netherlands
 
The Netherlands Fellowship Program supports the ONP (Orange Knowledge Programme). The program offers scholarships for short courses in the Netherlands to applicants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Macedonia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The subject areas for short courses include many in agriculture and environment, among others. Applicants in participating countries study the course database to find short courses eligible for scholarships. The profile of each course identifies the application deadline and how to apply to the Dutch university, including contact information. For candidates that are selected, the Dutch university submits the application for ONP scholarships. The closing dates vary with each course.
 
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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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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 Program
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nippon Foundation makes its overseas grants to nonprofit organizations based outside of Japan. This refers to local, regional, and international NGOs and other nonprofit organizations, including educational and research institutions. Past projects and education/training include examples in small-scale agriculture and natural resources. There is no minimum or maximum grant size. 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$450 thousand. Applicants that meet the Foundation’s requirements can submit letters of inquiry at any time.
 
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Ocean Foundation

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

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

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

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

Innovative Partnerships in Forestry
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Principal Office: UK
 
Partnership for Forests promotes partnerships among governments, civil society, and private enterprises to address deforestation and improve livelihoods by investing in forests and sustainable land use 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.
 
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Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean

Shipboard Fellowship 2019
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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 programme 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 centres 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 PTES makes grants to scientific researchers and conservationists worldwide for work that helps preserve endangered species, either through research or applied field work. (Note: PTES 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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Philip Morris International

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

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

Rainforest Journalism Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists to support reporting on tropical rainforests in the Amazon Basin, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. The supported journalism projects will focus on the tropical forests' role in the overall climate equation and weather patterns, deforestation drivers, and solutions to halt deforestation. The Pulitzer Center will fund costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests in the range of US$2,500 to US$7,500. Grants are made to local journalists based in the tropical rainforest region. In addition, the Pulitzer Center makes grants to journalists reporting for major American and European news outlets on tropical rainforests in any part of the world. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Pura Vida Conservation

Reforestation Projects in the Americas
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Principal Office: USA
 
Pura Vida Conservation seeks to improve the productivity and health of natural lands throughout the Americas. The organization aims to interconnect fragmented natural areas through strategic and innovative conservation methods, while actively working to enable humans to exist sustainably within the biosphere. Pura Vida accepts applications for reforestation projects, e.g., for farms, yards, commercial buildings, and other properties. There is no application deadline.
 
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Purley Overseas Trust

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

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

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

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

Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards
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The Rainforest Trust provides partnership and funding opportunities to local conservation NGOs across the tropics. The Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards is intended for conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas. Awards average US$5 thousand. The applicant must be an NGO based in the country of the proposed protected area. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
 
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Rapid Response Facility

Emergency Funding for Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is designed to deliver rapid conservation funding in times of crisis, with a focus on protecting UNESCO's natural World Heritage sites and potential sites. Eligibility for grants extends to agencies legally responsible for site management; registered local, national, and international NGOs; and the private sector. Grants 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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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
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RUFORUM's program for Graduate Training Assistantships (GTA) grants support for 325 PhD training opportunities during the next four years. The GTA aims to improve the quality of higher education and increase the pool of PhD academic staff in RUFORUM's member universities by facilitating cross-university PhD studies and teaching. Applicants need to be nominated for PhD training by his/her university. RUFORUM Secretariat assists in facilitating placement of the nominated staff to universities with the appropriate fields of the required training. The GTA accepts rolling applications (no deadline).
 
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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 Fund

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

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

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

Environmental Donations (Water & Climate Action)
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Principal Office: Canada
 
RBC Environmental donations aim to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water while simultaneously supporting initiatives in the area of climate action to protect vulnerable communities. RBC funds initiatives that support the sustainable management and protection of water or projects that help combat climate change and its impacts. Most grants are up to $5 thousand. For all requests over $5 thousand the submitting organization must provide its most recent audited financial statements. Applications are accepted year-round.
 
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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 Seas Foundation

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

Rapid Action Grants
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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
 
SRI aims to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild; enhance the integrity of ecosystems important to rhinos; and ensure that local communities benefit from rhino conservation. Most grants are to government agencies (i.e., in the rhino range states); conservation NGOs (rhino range states and international); and community-based organizations (local). SRI provides a grant application form on its website. There is no 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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SDG Academy

Free Online Courses on Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: USA
 
The SDG Academy (edX) offers graduate-level courses on sustainable development for participants around the world. Thematic areas range from sustainable cities to sustainable food systems to climate action. SDG Academy courses can be audited for free or participants can choose to receive a Verified Certificate for a small fee. The Academy offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to afford the fee. All courses are interactive and self-paced.
 
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Siemenpuu Foundation

Community Projects in Environment and Natural Resources
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Principal Office: Finland
 
The Siemenpuu Foundation supports civil society organizations in developing countries working for rural women and food sovereignty, climate and energy justice, biocultural rights of indigenous forst communities, and conservation and sustainable use of forest and coastal ecosystems. Grant recipients are NGOs and community organizations for conservation and development in regions and countries where Siemenpuu has partner organizations and networks. The Foundation’s geographical interests are Indonesia, the Mekong Region, India and Nepal, Mali, and Latin America. Each regional program identifies its strategic priorities and organizational structures. Grant seekers in the priority regions may want to inquire about the possibilities of collaboration.
 
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Sirenian International

Protection of Manatees and Dugongs
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Sirenian International makes small grants to sponsor research, conservation, and education on manatees and dugongs. The priority is to support projects in developing countries. Grant recipients include researchers, manatee scientists, university graduate students, and local conservation networks and NGOs. Typical awards are US$500 to $1,000.
 
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South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

Research on Environment in South Asia
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The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections among development, natural resource use, and the environment. SANDEE invites concept notes for research on policies and instruments for greener development; ecosystems management; and economics of climate change. Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals. Most grants are likely to range from US$20 thousand to US$40 thousand over a one to two-year period. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.
 
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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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Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

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

Seed Grants for Grassroots Women’s Organizations
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Principal Office: USA
 
Spark provides seed grants (US$1 - $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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Stiftung Mercator

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

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

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

Team-oriented Cross-border Research
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
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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Swiss National Science Foundation

Scientific Exchanges
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
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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Syliva Adams Charitable Trust

Oveseas Grants (East Africa)
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Principal Office: UK
 
Grants in this category aim to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs in 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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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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Thomson Reuters Foundation

Free Legal Services for NGOs
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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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Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Mining and Coral Conservation
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In the area of environment, Tiffany makes grants for actions in the USA and internationally for responsible mining and coral conservation. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA. Activities in developing countries are funded via grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations that have international programs or projects. Most grants range from US$50 thousand to US$400 thousand for one to two years, with some grants that are larger. Please note that The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is not accepting Letters of Inquiry at this time (2019).
 
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Tools with a Mission

Tools and Equipment for Livelihoods in Africa
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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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Total Foundation

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

Funding for African Agriculture Enterprises
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The USADF funds enterprise development in agriculture and agricultural processing, natural products, fisheries and aquaculture. USADF award grants of maximum US$250 thousand for operational assistance, enterprise expansion, and follow-on funding. Grants are to agricultural cooperatives and small-scale producer groups; community-based organizations; African intermediary organizations; and small and medium-sized enterprises. Applicants to USADF must be 100% African-owned and managed. There are no calendar deadlines.
 
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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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U.S. Agency for International Development

Power Africa
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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

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

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

Funding for Small Charities
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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 tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals. 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.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Programs for Specific Developing Countries and Regions
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Department for International Development (DFID) manages thematic and geographical grant making in selected countries and regions. DFID briefly describes each program, including guidelines about working with DFID. Some applications follow calendar deadlines, while others do not.
 
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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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Urgent Action Fund Africa

Rapid Response Fund for African Women
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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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Vibrant Village Foundation

Grants to Support Community Projects
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The Foundation’s grant making takes a village approach with attention to community needs, community-based organizations, and community leadership. The priority is community projects that are integrated and that can be scaled up as opportunities arise. The areas of focus are water quality; education; agricultural improvements; food security and health; and well-being. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$150 thousand per year for projects of one to three years. Applications can be submitted at any time. Note: Current grant opportunities are by invitation only.
 
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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 Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Syria, and Yemen -- and countries of North Africa. Applications from other countries (e.g., the Gulf countries, Sudan, and 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. 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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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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WeObserve

Citizen Science Projects Online Course
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WeObserve, funded by Horizon 2020, invites applications to the online course titled Citizen Science Projects: How to make a difference. The course covers many topics related to citizen science including the type of citizen science projects available around the world and how to get involved. You’ll find out how to lead a citizen science project. The course is open to anyone, free to do, and accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines.
 
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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 (US$10 thousand per year) makes grants for research in the applicant's home country; MARG II (US$ 6 thousand) supports research external to the applicant's home country; and MARG III (US$ 3 thousand) offers travel grants. Applications may be submitted at any time.
 
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World Bank

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

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

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

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

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

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