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BBSRC and NERC

Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture
Deadline: 18 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
BBSRC and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announce a joint call to address challenges related to the sustainable enhancement of agriculture (including crops and livestock) and aquaculture (including finfish and shellfish) in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia and South-Eastern Asia regions. BBSRC and NERC have allocated a maximum of up to £3.4 million, to fund multidisciplinary research projects of up to 24 months in duration. Proposals must be led by a principal investigator in the UK. The application deadline is 18 September 2019.
 
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Government of Canada

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 18 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth. A total of 140 awards will be made for 2020, including fellowships for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Foreign citizens who are not permanent residents of Canada may only apply if they hold their fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants seek endorsement from a host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (Note: institutions may have internal deadlines). Fellowships of CA$70 thousand (per year) will be made for a maximum of two years. The deadline for complete application submission is 18 September 2019.
 
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International Fund for Agricultural Development

Access to Improved Seeds in Central Africa
Deadline: 18 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks to increase smallholder farmer productivity and income through access to improved seeds and improved PPP in Central Africa. IFAD will provide a three-year grant for the total amount of up to US$3 million. The project is expected to enhance reliable access of smallholder farmers to quality cassava planting material and maize seed of at affordable prices. The deadline for submitting applications is 18 September 2019.
 
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UK Government

Energy Catalyst: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Deadline: 18 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Energy Catalyst competition seeks innovative, market-focused energy solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia. Projects must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access low carbon energy. Early stage projects (feasibility studies) may apply for up to £300 thousand, mid stage projects (industrial research) for up to £1.5 million and late stage projects (experimental development) for up to £5 million. Eligibility extends to UK based businesses, charities or academic institutions. International partnerships are strongly encouraged. The application deadline is 18 September 2019.
 
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Hilden Charitable Trust

Community Projects in Developing Countries
Deadline: 19 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Hilden Charitable Trust makes grants in the UK and developing countries in defined thematic areas. Projects in developing countries focus on community development, education, and health. (Note: Projects related to food security, community water supply, local energy, etc., may be relevant.) HiIden particularly welcomes projects addressing the needs and potential of girls and women. Hilden will consider funding for charitable organizations based in any developing country, that have been active for at least five years, and that meet its criteria on financial income. Hilden only accepts applications from UK charities for overseas projects. Projects may be for more than one year. Average grants are £5 thousand. Applications can be submitted anytime but the closing date for the next meeting is 19 September 2019.
 
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UK Natural Environment Research Council

The Role of the Southern Ocean in Climate Change
Deadline: 19 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The aim of this Research Programme is to provide the scientific basis to inform international climate policy of the role of the Southern Ocean (SO) carbon system in climate change. Under this call, two proposals will funded at a maximum cost of £325 thousand each. Proposals are invited to all projects are required to have a principal investigator based in a UK research organisation. The closing date for proposals is 19 September 2019
 
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Flame Tree Initiative

Off-Grid Energy Development Entrepreneurship Lab
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Flame Tree Initiative (FTI) provides training, partnerships, and resources to promising African entrepreneurs seeking to create enterprises that address local development challenges. In collaboration with Mzuzu University, FTI invites Malawian entrepreneurs to apply to the Off-Grid Energy Development Entrepreneurship Lab (DELab). The development entrepreneur training program provides capacity building and support to entrepreneurs in the off-grid energy sector. Submissions will be accepted until 20 September 2019.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
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 deadline is 20 September 2019.
 
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Global Landscapes Forum

Call for African Filmmakers
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Youth in Landscapes Initiative invites filmmakers between 18 and 35 years, to create a short film that showcases the power and the potential of youth-led actions and innovations in improving landscape management in communities in Ghana. Selected filmmakers will join the Youth in Landscape Camp being held near Accra (October 2019). The film must be between three and six minutes and can be of any genre or creative narrative. The film and supporting materials have to be received by 20 September 2019.
 
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International Iguana Foundation

Grants for Iguana Conservation 2020
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Iguana Foundation makes grants to promote and enable iguana conservation. Preference will be given to projects that are components of approved species recovery plans; projects that directly contribute to the survival of endangered iguanas and their habitats; and projects that are part of an established conservation program. IIF looks for projects that have participation from the range countries and matching funds. The application deadline is 20 September 2019.
 
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Invest2Impact

Access to Funding for Women-led Businesses
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Invest2Impact Competition seeks to support 100 women-led businesses in East Africa with funding, mentoring and networking opportunities. The competition will award US$20 thousand to a business that is working to address climate change and promote a green economy, among three other categories. The competition is open to women entrepreneurs and small and medium-size women-led businesses from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda. Applications have to be submitted by 20 September 2019.
 
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Primate Conservation Inc.

Funding for Primate Research
Deadline: 20 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) offers seed monies and matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists, and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates. The maximum grant amount is US$5 thousand. Preference is for projects that involve people of the habitat countries. The deadlines for grant applications are 01 February and 20 September of each year.
 
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BIOPAMA

Medium Grants for Conservation Actions
Deadline: 21 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) makes medium grants in order to transform conservation knowledge into actions. BIOPAMA aims to improve the long-term conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services in Africa, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region. Grants of up to €400 thousand will be made available to projects that focus on improving biodiversity conservation in priority areas. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, government agencies, and small or medium enterprises. Applications (English or French) must be submitted by 21 September 2019.
 
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King Boudouin Foundation

Prize for Research on Water Availability
Deadline: 25 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are for young engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability -- including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch, even though the doctoral research itself may be written in English. The application deadline is 25 September 2019.
 
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European Commission

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-Funding of Regional, National, and International Programs
Deadline: 26 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 26 September 2019.
 
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European Commission

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Program
Deadline: 26 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national, and international programs to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility, and career development. COFUND invites eligible institutions to submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral or fellowship programs at the regional, national, or international level. Organisations funding or managing doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship programs can apply and receive up to €10 million. The deadline for applications is 26 September 2019.
 
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Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2019
Deadline: 26 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) offers a prize to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize seeks to reward the most ground-breaking contribution of the year in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organization. All disciplines and fields are relevant (including global environmental security). The amount of the prize is CHF 10 thousand. The application deadline is 26 September 2019.
 
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Climate Tracker

Assignment for Photographers
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Climate Tracker seeks 20 photographers from selected countries in Africa, South Asia, Asia-Pacific, and the Caribbean to cover topics on global climate solutions ranging from renewable energy, climate displacement, coastal resilience, mangroves restoration, and more. Photographers will be compensated for their work with a stipend of €350. Local travel costs will be covered. Applications are invited from photographers with professional experience and knowledge of environmental and climate change issues. Photographers aged 18-30 are encouraged to apply. Applications have to be received by 27 September 2019.
 
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Cultural Survival

Community Media Grant for Indigenous-led Projects 2020
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Cultural Survival seeks applications for Indigenous community radio projects. Community Media Grants are intended to strengthen local and regional community radio stations to revitalize Indigenous cultures, protect ancestral territories and natural resources, and promote women’s leadership. Eligibility extends to Indigenous community radio stations from Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Nepal and northern India. The maximum funds available for projects is US$2.500 thousand. The Fellowship is intended for Indigenous youth communicators between the ages of 16-26. Application deadline is 27 September 2019.
 
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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Access to Renewable Energy
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency seeks to support the low-carbon climate resilient development in developing countries with access to renewable energy. Project under this call should contribute to access to electricity or access to clean cooking in homes. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of min. €250 thousand and max. €2.5 million per project. The program is open to activities in the following countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, and South Sudan. The main applicant has to be a Dutch organization but local partnerships are required to be eligible. The application deadline is 27 September 2019.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

Research Proposals 2020
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO BIOTROP) welcomes research proposals in the themes "Food Sovereignty, Energy Resilience, Ecosystem Restoration, Climate Change and Disaster Mitigation, and Sustainable Use and Protection of Local Biodiversity in Southeast Asia”. Research proposals should have a budget under Rp100 million and must be implemented within a 9-month period. The call for proposals is open to Indonesian nationals. However, researchers from other Southeast Asian countries are welcome to explore research collaboration with Indonesian researchers. The deadline for proposals is 27 September 2019.
 
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UK Royal Society

Grants for Scientific Meetings
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society hosts a program of scientific meetings each year with the aim to bring together scientists from around the world to present and discuss new research in all areas of science. Each meeting is organised by leaders in the field, using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered. Proposals are invited from any UK-based researcher. Many meetings have co-organizers from outside the UK. There are two calls for proposals per year, which run from February to April, and July to September. The next deadline for proposals is 27 September 2019.
 
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UK Royal Society

Support for Scientific Meetings
Deadline: 27 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society brings together scientists from around the world to present and discuss new research in all areas of science. (Note: These may possibly include ideas related to the subjects of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The Society provides financial support to meeting organizers, chairs and invited speakers. The application deadline for proposals is 27 September 2019.
 
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International Center for Journalists

Workshop for Latin American Journalists
Deadline: 28 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship will be awarded to two Latin American journalists who seek to improve their environmental reporting skills. The two-week professional program will take place in Lima (Peru). Participants will have appointments with area investigative journalists, environmental experts, and short embeds with media outlets specializing in environmental coverage. This fellowship is open to Latin American journalists who are fluent in Spanish and proficient in English. The application deadline is 28 August 2019.
 
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Climate Food and Farming Research Network

PhD Research on Climate Change Mitigation in Smallholder Agriculture
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
CLIFF-GRADS is a joint initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS) low emissions agriculture flagship and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). The program aims to build the capability of early career agricultural students in developing countries to conduct applied research on climate change mitigation in agriculture. CLIFF invites applications from PhD students from developing countries for short-term (4-6 month) scientific training and research stays at CGIAR research centers or affiliated research institutions. The focus of the research is greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration associated with climate change mitigation in agriculture in developing countries. Grants are between US$10 and US$12 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.
 
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Erik Hosking Charitable Trust

Writing, Photos, and Art about Birds and Natural History
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Erik Hosking Trust supports projects of scientific and conservation value on birds and other subjects of natural history through the media of writing, photography, painting, and illustration. Grants of up to £750 may be awarded to suitable candidates from any country. The application deadline is 30 September each year.
 
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FoodTech Accelerator

Global FoodTech Accelerator
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Italy
 
The Global Foodtech Accelerator 2019 is open for applications. The Program seeks 10 startups with innovative solutions and international partners to improve agrifood and retail sectors. Selected projects will receive an economic contribution of €20 thousand, office space, mentorship and networking opportunities. Eligibility extends to Italian and foreign companies and individuals. The application deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Government of India

Training Courses in India
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme invites international candidates from developing countries to apply for training courses scheduled during October-December in India. Topics for this period include courses in the themes of power, renewable & alternative energy; agriculture and rural development; environment & climate change; and others. The program covers transportation and visa costs, course fees, accommodation, and living and book allowances for course participants. Applications should be submitted preferably 3 months before the commencement of the course.
 
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IDEX Accelerator

IDEX Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
IDEX invites applications worldwide for its Fellowship Program 2020. The Fellowships build the capacity of young professionals for social enterprise in areas such as agriculture, education, clean energy, sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods, and impact investing. The program provides six months of leadership training in enterprise development, including field placements at social enterprises in India. Candidates should be 21 to 35 years old, with a minimum of one to three years of professional work experience. IDEX offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to select candidates. The application deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowships
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowships fund Indian participants to gain exposure and access to research facilities in water resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute. Fellowships of three to twelve months are for Indian scientists holding a PhD in water science and engineering. Internships of three to six months are for individuals currently engaged in their PhD studies in water sciences in India. The application deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Water Advanced Research & Innovation Fellowship
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IUSSTF invites applications for the Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program. Selected Indian students and scientists will gain access to the research facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The fellowship covers travel, monthly allowance and insurance for up to 12 months. Professionals and students in Water Science & Engineering are invited to apply. The deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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International Tree Foundation

Sustainable Community Forestry Program
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Tree Foundation makes grants through its Sustainable Community Forestry Program to conserve and restore local forest resources and associated biodiversity; improve local livelihoods; and increase local resilience to climate change. ITF welcomes applications for community tree projects that take place in Commonwealth countries of Africa. The applying organization must be a registered NGO in the country where the project will take place. Grants are up to £3,000 for 2 years. Expressions of Interest (EoI) have to be submitted by 30 September 2019.
 
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Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network

Grants for Small Projects 2020-2021
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. The grants will reinforce the management of MPAs from the perspective of integrated coastal zone management and sustainable financing. They will also promote habitat mapping and the protection of marine turtles. MedPAN’s contribution will be €20 thousand per project (matching contributions of 25 % are required). The eligible countries are Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia, and Turkey. The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.
 
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Online Turf

Scholarship for Agriculture & Horticulture Students
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Online Turf offers £500 for full time education of an agricultural or horticultural subject field. Eligibility extends to students enrolled full time in an agricultural or horticultural course in university or college. The scholarship is not restricted to any nationality, but applicants must study and reside in the U.K. The submission deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation and Research 2019
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation and Research Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Fund supports projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas) in the OSME region. Grants average about £1 thousand to £2 thousand. The submission deadlines are 31 January; 31 May; and 30 September of each year.
 
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Rapunzel Naturkost and IFOAM

One World Award
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Natural health food producer Rapunzel Naturkost and IFOAM – Organics International, the international umbrella organization for organic agriculture, invite nominations for the ‘ONE WORLD AWARD 2020’ (OWA). The award recognizes innovative ideas, projects and people in three areas of sustainability, including conservation of nature and biodiversity, organic farming, contributions to stop climate change (energy conservation or use of renewable energy), and waste management. The winner will receive €45 thousand in prize money. Nominations can be submitted either by individuals or by organizations. Nominations will be accepted until 30 September 2019.
 
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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2019
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) sponsors a competition for young African entrepreneurs (< 35 years) to showcase their business innovations in agribusiness. Although the focus of the competition is agribusiness, business innovations in other themes (e.g., natural resources, meteorology, urbanization, green economy, etc.) will also be considered. Competition will provide seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas. The competition is open to applicants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Submissions are invited in English or French before 30 September 2019.
 
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Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Bentham-Moxon Trust 2019
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Through the Bentham-Moxon Trust, Kew Gardens (UK) makes grants to botanists and horticulturalists. Applicants can submit proposals for plant collection and field research; international visits or work at Kew; and travel to and presenting at conferences. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2019.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

Training Courses, Seminars, and Workshops 2019
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Indonesia
 
The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMO BIOTROP) aims to increase the knowledge and skills of ASEAN professionals and students on a wide range of topics in tropical biology. Unless otherwise indicated, training courses are conducted at the SEAMEO BIOTROP headquarter in Bogor, Indonesia. Priority is for nationals of SEAMEO member countries, especially in the sponsored courses. The remaining BIOTROP courses and seminars for 2019 are scheduled from July through October. Application forms should be submitted to the respective course coordinators at least one month in advance of any event.
 
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Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
Each year, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) co-operates with a national organisation that arranges a national Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. SJWP is open for projects striving to improve water quality, water resources management, water protection, water and wastewater treatment. The competition is open to young people between the ages of 15 and 20. The winner receives US$15 thousand, a crystal sculpture, a diploma as well as the stay in Stockholm during the World Water Week. Students interested in taking part in a national competition have to contact their national organizer. The deadlines may vary by country.
 
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Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm Water Prize 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements supporting the availability, conservation, and protection of the world’s water resources. The award is open to individuals and organizations of any nationality whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources. The Stockholm Water Prize consists of an award of US$150 thousand and a crystal sculpture. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.
 
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U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Conservation of Sea Turtles 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The NFWF requests proposals that seek to improve the recovery and conservation of sea turtle populations. The majority of projects will take place in the Western Hemisphere within the migratory range of the seven sea turtle populations listed in the announcement. The RFP will award up to US$500 thousand, however, the majority of awards will fall in the range of US$50 thousand to US$250 thousand. A minimum of a 1:1 match of cash and/or in-kind services is required. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, government agencies, Indian tribes, educational institutions, businesses, and individuals. The deadline for pre-proposals is 30 September 2019.
 
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United Nations University

PhD Internships in Economics
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
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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United States Agency for International Development

Small Grants for Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin America
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Regional Disaster Assistance Program (RDAP) accepts applications for its Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Small Grants Program. The goal of the program is to increase the capacity of local and national authorities in the region to prepare for and respond to disasters. For that reason, RDAP intends to award projects valued between US$15 thousand and US$ 50 thousand. Organizations eligible to apply include local non-governmental organizations and local universities. Concept papers have to be submitted by 30 September 2019.
 
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Wilson Center

Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Americas
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Wilson Center Latin America Fellowship Program 2019/2020 seeks applications to conduct research about and propose concrete solutions to the range of environmental threats faced by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The residential fellowship will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (USA). Fellows are provided with a monthly stipend for a stay of 4-6 months. Applicants must be citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country and have an undergraduate or graduate degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.
 
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Women for Africa Foundation

Research Fellowships in Spain
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The Women for Africa Foundation has launched the 5th Edition of its "Science by Women" program. The program aims to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer, and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. Thematic areas include agriculture and food security; water; energy and climate change; and several others. Each of ten Spanish Centres of Excellence will host one senior woman researcher for a six-month fellowship. Eligibility to apply extends to women who are nationals of any African country, and who have a PhD, with at least three years of post-doctoral experience. The application deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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World Meteorological Organization

International Prize for Earth Science Data
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Climate Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System invite nominations for the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize. The prize will be awarded to an early- to mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the Earth system science community. The prize honors achievements in data collection for climate change research. Candidates should be within the first ten years of their career, as measured by receipt of a PhD or equivalent highest qualification. The prize encompasses a certificate, as well as funding for the recipient to present at a major conference or meeting of her/his choice. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2019.
 
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Zebra Foundation

Support for Vets and Vet Students
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Zebra Foundation for Veterinary Zoological Education assists veterinary students and veterinary surgeons from anywhere in the world to gain additional experience in veterinary zoological medicine. The Foundation provides support to students who undertake studies at institutions specializing in zoological medicine, and supports research projects (laboratory, field, or clinic-based). Grants range in the order of £100 to £1000. Applications are considered twice a year. The next applications deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Zoos Victoria

Grants for International Conservation 2019-20
Deadline: 30 September 2019
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
Zoos Victoria (Australia) helps build international conservation partnerships. The International Grants program is themed ‘Wildlife Conservation through Community Engagement’. Projects that focus on alleviating community-driven threats to wildlife can request funding. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations or community groups. Grants are up to AUD 20 thousand for projects of one year. The application deadline is 30 September 2019.
 
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Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians

Research and Conservation Grant 2020
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians funds clinically-oriented and/or conservation research on reptiles and amphibians. Proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Typical awards range from US$2 thousand to US$3 thousand for research projects of 12-18 months. The deadline for submissions is 01 October 2019.
 
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Fledgling Fund

Funding for Documentary Film Projects on Climate Change
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement offers grants to support media projects that can deepen understanding of the effects of climate change on individuals, families and communities. The Fund will award 3-5 outreach and engagement grants that range from US$15 to US$25 thousand. Applications from individual filmmakers and media makers are welcome. Be aware that all applicants must have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor based in the United States. Applications must be submitted by 01 October 2019.
 
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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Promoting the Agricultural and Fisheries Sector
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aim to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries. Focus areas under this call include promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector through sustainable and climate-resilient food production systems, among others. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of min. €500 thousand and max. €3 million per project. The main applicant has to be a Dutch organization but local partnerships with NGOs, companies, or government agencies are required to be eligible. The deadline for concept notes is 01 October 2019.
 
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One Young World

Scholarships to Participate in the One Young World Summit 2019
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The One Young World Summit brings together young talents (ages 18-30) from many nationalities to share solutions addressing the world's pressing issues. To ensure that the most qualified young leaders participate in the Summit, regardless of their ability to pay, fully-funded scholarships are awarded. Each scholarship has its own deadlines and eligibility criteria, please check carefully. More scholarships will become available in the next couple of months until the summit in October 2019.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
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 2019 are 01 February, 01 June and 01 October.
 
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Tree Fund

John Z. Duling Grant Program 2019
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The John Z. Duling Grant Program offers funding up to US$25 thousand during 1-3 years to support exploratory work in the early stages of untested but potentially transformative research in arboriculture. The Tree Fund requires a match of least 10% cash or in-kind support from other sources. Applicants can be of any national or ethnic origin. The fund accepts applications between 01 August and 01 October 2019.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. The embassies and commissions submit their nominations before 01 October to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Visiting Expert Programme 2019
Deadline: 1 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to research institutions located in developing countries, especially least-developed countries. Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support. Nominations of women are particularly welcomed. Applications are made jointly by the host institution in the developing country and the visiting expert. The deadline for applications is 01 October 2019.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

LINK Collaborative Research
Deadline: 2 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
BBSRC seeks collaborative research projects involving collaborative research with at least one company and one research-base partner through the ‘Stand-alone’ LINK scheme. Case Studies from the LINKS scheme include the themes of agriculture, sustainable energy and climate change. Applicants from industry and academia can request a maximum of £1 million per project. Projects must be based in the UK, however, where a suitable company cannot be found in the UK, an overseas company may be used. Applications must be submitted by 02 October 2019.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

UK-Brazil Collaborative Research
Deadline: 2 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The BBSRC and FAPESP announce a joint call for collaborative research proposals to encourage and support international research teams in Brazil and the UK. Proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP, including biological and natural sciences. Eligibility extends to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Research Council Institutes (RCIs), and approved Independent Research Organisations. The Brazilian partners must be based at an institution eligible for FAPESP support in the state of Sao Paulo. The budget of proposal should fall between £50 thousand and £1 million. The application deadline is 02 October 2019.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships
Deadline: 3 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition. Fellows are hosted at universities in the USA. Program fields include agriculture and rural development; natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; and many others. Applications are made through the U.S. Embassies or Binational Fulbright Commissions in eligible countries, with varying deadlines. The embassies and commissions submit their nominations before 01 October to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Nuffic Scholarships for Short Courses
Deadline: 4 October 2019
 
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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Asia Foundation

Development Fellows 2020
Deadline: 7 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Asia Foundation's Development Fellows program provides qualified young Asian professionals with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges. The program offers two weeks of leadership training in Asia and another two weeks in the USA, plus a grant of US$5 thousand to support individual plans for professional development. Applicants should be less than age 40 and have demonstrable experience in one of the program's fields of expertise, which include environment (among others). The program is open to resident nationals and citizens of Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and Vietnam. The application deadline is 07 October 2019.
 
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Grinnell College

Grinnell Prize 2020
Deadline: 7 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Grinnell College invites nominations for the 2020 Grinnell Prize. The Grinnell Prize of US$100 thousand will be awarded to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Past nominations have spanned a diversity of social issues related to agriculture and hunger relief, conservation and environment, and many other thematic areas. Nominees may be nationals of any country who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) between 2003 and 2019. The closing date for nominations is 07 October 2019.
 
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British Council

Newton-Bhabha PhD Placements
Deadline: 8 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
This program is jointly funded by the British Council India through the Newton Fund in partnership with India's Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT). It offers short-term (2-4 months) PhD placements for Indian and UK PhD scholars to spend a period of their study at UK or Indian higher education or research institutions. Applications are invited in STEM and life sciences in subjects including environment and food and agriculture sciences, among others. The application deadline is 08 October 2019.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship 2020-2021
Deadline: 8 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship provides opportunities for an academic year of international travel and storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. For the 2020-21 competition, the Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue (possibly within the thematic areas of the Terra Viva Grant Directory). In addition to financial support, participants will receive training in professional storytelling. Eligibility for the fellowships is limited to U.S. citizens. Applications will be accepted for any country where there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program, with the exception of China. Deadline for applications is 08 October 2019.
 
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National Geographic Society

Exploration Grant
Deadline: 9 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society (NatGeo) 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. National Geographic works with quarterly grant cycles. The remaining deadline for 2019 is 09 October.
 
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National Geographic Society

Species Recovery
Deadline: 9 October 2019
 
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 09 October 2019.
 
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National Geographic Society

AI for Earth Innovation
Deadline: 9 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
In partnership with Microsoft, the National Geographic Society seeks proposals from around the world that focus on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to better monitor and manage Earth’s natural systems for a more sustainable future. The grants will support the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms in the focus core areas of climate change, agriculture, and water. Proposals may request US$5 thousand to US$100 thousand. The deadline for this RFP is 09 October 2019.
 
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National Geographic Society

Amazon Conservation Capacity
Deadline: 9 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society supports projects that empower community-based organizations and Indigenous Peoples groups engaged in forest conservation and sustainable forest management. This call supports the development and implementation of conservation programs, capacity building activities, and networking initiatives focused on achieving conservation objectives. Community projects with focus on ecotourism or climate-smart forest management practices are welcome. Applicants may request up to US$150 thousand. The deadline to submit a proposal is 09 October 2019.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Follow-on Funding
Deadline: 9 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
BBSRC’s Follow-on Funding (FoF) supports the translation of research into practical application. The aim of the program is to help researchers maximize the societal and economic benefits of their research. The applicant must currently or previously have held BBSRC funding with demonstrable relevance to the application. Funding ranges between £25 thousand and £800 thousand. The deadline is 09 October 2019.
 
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International Water Center

Master of Catchment Science Scholarships 2019
Deadline: 10 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
Australia's International Water Center announces funding for two international candidates accepted into the Master of Catchment Science in Australia. The scholarship will cover tuition fees of up to AU$56 thousand for full-time studies (2 years) in Brisbane, Australia. The application deadline is 10 October 2019.
 
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Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Research Fellowships 2019
Deadline: 10 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Turkey
 
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) awards research fellowships to international highly qualified PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens who are age 35 or younger. Preference is for candidates who have the potential to contribute to Turkey’s international cooperation in scientific and technological development. The fields of research collaboration include agricultural sciences, among others. The research fellowship provides a monthly stipend of 2,500 Turkish Liras, plus travel and health insurance. The maximum length of the fellowship is 12 months. The application deadlines in 2019 are 04 March through 05 April, and from 02 September through 10 October.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Young Researchers
Deadline: 10 October 2019
 
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 deadline for applications is 10 October 2019.
 
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Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden

Conservation Grants 2019
Deadline: 11 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (USA) manages the "Conservation Action Now" program. The program awards small grants for conservation education, scientific research, and species preservation anywhere in the world. Grants are up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 11 October 2019.
 
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African Development Bank

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 14 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2020 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy (“lighting up and powering Africa”); agriculture (“feeding Africa”); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 14 October 2019.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2019
Deadline: 14 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Research Grants fund research in support of nature conservation, emphasizing developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Applicants should be nationals of Asian-Pacific countries, and research projects should be carried out in their home countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Grants are a maximum of 500 thousand Japanese yen for a maximum of two years. The grant is intended for early-career researchers. The closing dates for applications are 12 April 2019 and 14 October 2019.
 
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Ashoka

Support for Young Social Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Ashoka Youth Venture identifies and supports teenagers who have started their own initiatives for addressing social and environmental problems. Selected entrepreneurs gain access to workshops, strategic mentorship, fundraising support, and media partnerships. Candidates from Bangladesh have to be between 12 and 20 years to submit their innovative idea for creating positive change in their community. For the upcoming November Selection Panel, applications close on 15 October 2019.
 
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Aspen Institute

New Voices Fellowship 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for top development professionals in the developing world. The Aspen Institute aims to select 25 Fellows who will write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences. Subject areas of interest include food security, climate change, and other themes. Applications are welcome from all developing countries. The program provides funds to participate in media-related activities and conferences. We could not find an official deadline for applications. Application deadlines for past calls have been scheduled around mid-October.
 
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Common Fund for Commodities

15th Call for Proposals
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. 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). This 15th call for proposals has a deadline on 15 October 2019.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters, and it will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The next application deadlines are 15 July and 15 October 2019.
 
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International Institute of Education

Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides up to US$5 thousand to indigenous individuals to attend global biocultural exchanges or meetings which impact the applicant’s home territory or region. Applicants must be indigenous or members of a local indigenous community. Additional preference will be given to women and youth. The fund is especially for, but not limited to, indigenous individuals in the following regions: African Rift Valley, Central Asia & Turkey, Southwest U.S. & Northern Mexico, Northern Australia, and Melanesia. Application for the Spring 2019 round will be open from 01 March - 15 April 2019. Application for the Fall 2019 round will be open from 01 September - 15 October 2019.
 
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Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowships for Early-Career African Researchers
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) offers the Iso Lomso fellowships to early-career African researchers in any discipline. The program provides a three-year attachment to STIAS in addition to the possibility of a residency at a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe, or elsewhere. Other benefits include support for attending international conferences or workshops, and support to the fellow's home institution for lecturer replacement. The program is aimed at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree within the preceding eight years, and who hold an academic position at a university or research institution anywhere in Africa. The application deadline is 15 October 2019.
 
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World Forest Institute

Fellowship Program 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The WFI International Fellowship Program hosts foresters and other natural resource professionals from around the world for 6 months at WFI's campus in Oregon. Applicants propose research topics that include elements from their home countries and the USA's Pacific Northwest, where WFI is located. Fellows also engage in professional networking and visitations. WRI offers fellowships that cover 50% of the program fees. The application period for the 2020 program is 01 July - 15 October 2019.
 
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World Press Photo Foundation

West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: 15 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
World Press Photo Foundation seeks applications for the West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship (WAVJF), a one-year fellowship for emerging visual journalists and storytellers. One fellow from each of Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Ivory Coast will receive training in investigative journalism through workshops and individual mentoring. The candidates will receive a production grant of €5 thousand, plus an additional grant of €5 thousand to help cover their living expenses, to investigate a story of their choosing relevant to their communities in West Africa. Applications have to be submitted by 15 October 2019.
 
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Echoing Green

Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 16 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Echoing Green helps emerging social entrepreneurs around the world with grants of seed capital and technical assistance to support their start-up organizations. Past fellowships include examples in renewable energy, waste management, smallholder farming, climate change, and other societal challenges in developing countries. The next application period is 18 September through 16 October 2019.
 
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Fondation Carmignac

Photojournalism Award 2019
Deadline: 16 October 2019
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Carmignac Photojournalism Award aims to support a journalistic and photographic project which shows the human, social and ecological challenges the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces today. The contest is open to photojournalism projects that explore humanitarian issues, human-wildlife conflicts, the exploitation of natural resources (including mining, freshwater, deforestation), and other conflicts relevant to the DR Congo. The winner will receive a €50 thousand grant to carry out a 6-month field report. Submissions will be received until 16 October 2019.
 
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Innovate UK

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Grand Challenge
Deadline: 16 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Innovate UK and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) seeks applications for the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund. The challenge invites innovative products, processes and services with focus on waste management or mobility. Eligibility extends to UK based businesses with at least one partner organisation, business, or academic institution located in Malaysia. UK partners can request up to £30 thousand, Malaysian partners up to RM165 thousand. The application deadline is 16 October 2019.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Fonds Ernest Solvay
Deadline: 16 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest Solvay Fund provides grants to individuals and organizations implementing a non-commercial project which is intended to promote scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. Projects may focus on both education and entrepreneurship in areas such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. Financial support of up to €7500 will be provided. The Foundation provides two separate calls, one for individuals and one for organizations. The deadline for submitting proposals is 16 October 2019.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Capability Building
Deadline: 16 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
BBSRC accepts applications for strategic training awards of up to 12 months in duration to support research capability addressing current global challenges. The purpose of this call is to build a portfolio of sustainable training resources in research priority areas, focusing on sustainable development in developing countries. Focus areas include sustainable energy; clean air, water and sanitation; resilience to long-term environmental change; sustainable marine resources and agriculture, among others. A total of up to £500 thousand is available to support the training activities. GCRF-STARS applications should be co-created and delivered through training partnerships between the UK partner and organisations from developing countries. Applications must be submitted by 16 October 2019.
 
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Annual Conservation Grants 2020
Deadline: 18 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund makes grants for wildlife studies, habitat protection, and community conservation and education in critical ecosystems around the world. DWCF supports projects that build on previous work, and that have the potential to contribute to long-term conservation. Eligibility extends to U.S. nonprofit organizations. Applicants from other countries need to apply through U.S. nonprofit partners. The DWCF will consider requests for a maximum of US$50 thousand to be provided over two years. The deadline to submit inquiries is 18 October 2019.
 
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European Commission

SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation
Deadline: 18 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The objective of the Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) is to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers so that they can collaborate on topics of mutual interest, one of which is Integrated Water Resource Management. Joint projects must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries. Countries contributing to this call are: Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Latvia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Funding will be provided for the duration of a maximum of three years (36 months). Proposals may be submitted by public research and technology development entities, academic institutions, non-university research establishments, and companies.The deadline is 18 October 2019.
 
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Global Giving

Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
Deadline: 18 October 2019
 
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 publicity and bonus prizes. The next application deadline is 18 October 2019.
 
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AXA Research Fund

Research on Risk Management, Academic Chairs 2019
Deadline: 21 October 2019
 
Principal Office: France
 
The AXA Research Fund supports research to help understand risk management and prevention, including risks related to natural disasters and climate change. Applications can be submitted by pre-registered research institutions in EU member states and collaborating countries -- including a selection of developing and emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region; Africa and the Middle East; and Latin America. Selected Chairs receive €200 thousand per year for 5 years maximum. The fall window for Expressions of Interest for Academic Chairs is 18 September - 21 October 2019.
 
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International Centre for development-oriented Research in Agriculture

International Courses for Agricultural Professionals 2020
Deadline: 21 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The International Centre for development-oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. ICRA offers specialized training courses each year. For 2020, applications are invited for courses in subjects that include (i) education for youth employment in the agri-sector; (ii) coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness; (iii) agri-food research; and (iv) agribusiness for sustainable profit. ICRA courses qualify for scholarships through the Orange Knowledge Programme and the MENA Scholarship Programme provided by the Dutch government. Information on eligibility and how to apply is provided on the ICRA scholarship page. Individuals wishing to apply for these scholarships should apply before 21 October 2019.
 
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Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education

Institutional Collaboration Projects
Deadline: 21 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) calls for joint proposals for Orange Knowledge institutional collaboration projects. The program aims to strengthen professionals and organisations from developing countries through education and training. The maximum available funding for this call falls between the amounts of €600 thousand and €2.2 million (depending on the call for proposals). Programs include subjects in energy and food security. Application deadlines vary by country (please check carefully), with remaining deadlines in September and October 2019.
 
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Government of India

Indo-Australia Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Deadline: 23 October 2019
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Australian Government provide financial support for joint research activities carried out by Indian and Australian researchers. Relevant priority areas under this call are (1) Climate change mitigation and adaptation; and (2) Food processing, storage and distribution. The program will consider a realistic budget for manpower, consumables, and travel expenses (for exchange visits). The duration of each project should be three years. Closing date to receive joint projects is 23 October 2019.
 
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Dining for Women

Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty
Deadline: 24 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Dining for Women makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Applicants may request between US$35 thousand to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organisations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The next grant cycle is open from 01-24 October 2019.
 
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European Commission

Sustainable Energy Policy in the Marshall Islands
Deadline: 28 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The objective of this call for proposals is to support the implementation of a sustainable energy policy. Proposals should support atoll local governments and community groups to improve their energy management, which includes investment plans for renewable energy. Grants under this call range from €95 thousand to €220 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The deadline for applications is 28 October 2019.
 
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São Paulo Research Foundation

International Research Collaboration 3/2019
Deadline: 28 October 2019
 
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 3/2019 call seeks collaborations with selected partner research organizations in Austria, UK, Canada, Colombia, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, and United States. 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 28 October 2019.
 
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Borlaug Global Rust Initiative

Support for Women in Wheat Research 2019
Deadline: 30 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The BGRI offers the Jeanie Borlaug Laube award for the professional development of women working on wheat research during the early stages of their careers. The award is intended to help cover costs associated with attending the BGRI workshop and a training program at CIMMYT in Obregon, Mexico. The application deadline is 30 October 2019.
 
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Earth Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 30 October 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The multi-disciplinary program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who received their doctoral degrees within five years of beginning their appointments. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2019.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2020
Deadline: 30 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time study at a UK university. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. The program does not accept direct applications for these scholarships, instead all applications must be made through nominating bodies (named in the announcement). Candidates must apply to one of the the nominating bodies by 30 October 2019.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards 2019
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £2 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £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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Asian Waterbirds Conservation Fund

Protection of Migratory Waterbirds
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: China
 
Administered by WWF Hong Kong, the Asian Waterbirds Conservation Fund supports the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian – Australasian flyway. Grants are up to US$5 thousand per program or project. The application deadline is 31 October of each year.
 
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British Ornithologists’ Union

Grants and Bursaries 2020
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) invites amateurs and professionals to apply for its Small Ornithological Research Grants. Research grants are up to £2 thousand to support small projects outright, or to partly fund medium-sized programs. The BOU also offers Career Development Bursaries with awards of up to £2,500 to support short-term research positions of young and early-career ornithologists in any country. The deadline to apply for grants and bursaries is 31 October 2019.
 
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Fonds SUEZ Initiatives

Water, Sanitation, and Waste Management
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
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 next application deadline (French, English) is 31 October 2019.
 
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Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Scholarships for International Students
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The scholarship scheme is open to qualified international candidates studying full-time at German universities. International applicants from all subject areas at universities of applied sciences in Germany doing a full-time Master's programme are welcome to apply. 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 2019
 
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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Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Biotechnology Fellowships in USA
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The IUSSTF announces the 2020 Khorana Program for Scholars. The program will provide a stipend, airfare, and health insurance to enable Indian students to undertake 10-12 weeks of research at U.S. universities in areas of biotechnology, including agricultural biotechnology. The program will cover airfare, stipend and health insurance. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.
 
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Lawrence Foundation

Grants for Environment 2019
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
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 approximately US$10 thousand. The deadlines for applications are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Mahathir Science Award Foundation

Award for Tropical Sciences
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: Malaysia
 
The Mahathir Science Award recognizes scientists, institutions or organisations worldwide who have made contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology. This award accepts nominations in the following fields: Tropical Agriculture; Tropical Architecture and Engineering; Tropical Medicine; and Tropical Natural Resources. The winner receives US$100 thousand, a gold medal and a certificate. The nomination for the award closes on 31 October 2019.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2019
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
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 28 February; 30 June; and 31 October 2019.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Seabird Group supports research, survey, and conservation of seabirds. It awards small grants each year, with priority to Seabird Group members working on Atlantic seabirds. The current maximum grant is usually £500 per project. The next application deadline is 31 October 2019.
 
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Society of Chemical Industry

Travel Bursaries
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
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 October 2019.
 
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UNESCO World Heritage Center

Requests for International Assistance 2020
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Grants under the World Heritage Convention are made to help protect the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. Requests must be transmitted by a State Party National Commission for UNESCO or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an appropriate governmental department or ministry. The limits on funding vary with the type of request (e.g., technical cooperation, training and research, promotion and education, preparatory assistance, emergency assistance). The next deadline for submitting requests is 31 October 2019.
 
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Whitley Fund for Nature

Whitley Awards 2020
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) offers the Whitley Awards to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders in developing countries around the world. The awards are both an international prize and a form of project funding, currently £40 thousand over one year. The program is open to applicants from grassroots conservation NGOs incorporated in developing countries that are rich in biodiversity. WFN invites applications for projects that conserve wetlands and freshwater; coastal and marine ecosystems; and terrestrial biodiversity. The application deadline is 31 October 2019.
 
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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust

Conservation of Endangered Plant Species
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects in the UK and internationally (mainly developing countries). Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning. For the December 2019 round of applications, the Trust will be prioritizing applications for conservation of endangered plant species. Most grants range from £500 to £1,500. The application deadline is 31 October 2019.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Professorships in Least-Developed Countries
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS funds selected TWAS members to assist with building research capacity building in the least-developed countries (LDCs). During a period of five years, each funded professor will be expected to make three visits to a host institution in a partner LDC, for a minimum stay of one month each visit. TWAS will provide travel support, while living expenses are covered by the host institution. Requests need to be submitted by research groups and scientific institutions in the LDCs. The application deadline is 31 October 2019.
 
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Worldwide Universities Network

Research Development Fund 2019
Deadline: 31 October 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Worldwide Universities Network comprises 20 research universities on five continents to develop leaders prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing world. WUN’s Research Development Fund is an annual competitive fund to bring together researchers to undertake research that addresses global challenges. Applications are open to researchers from WUN member institutions. Themes for 2019 include one on ‘Responding to Climate Change.’ Grants are up to £10 thousand. The closing date is 31 October 2019. (Note: Most WUN member universities have earlier internal submission deadlines, and prospective applicants should contact their local WUN Coordinator as soon as possible.)
 
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American Philosophical Society

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund supports doctoral students to collect specimens and data in disciplines relying heavily on field studies, e.g., including biology, ecology, geography, and others. Applicants from the USA may use the grants for research anywhere in the world. Applicants from other countries must be based at an institution in the USA, or carry out their work in the USA. The grants are up to US$5 thousand. The closing date for applications is 01 November 2019.
 
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Atkinson Foundation

Development Projects in Mexico and Central America
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Atkinson Foundation makes grants for grassroots projects in Mexico and Central America. Thematic areas are health, family planning, and cooperative enterprises. Most grants range between $5 and $15 thousand. The Foundation also funds activities in agriculture and natural resources including community water supply and sanitation; community agriculture and livestock; and micro-enterprises in agriculture and natural resources. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA. The application deadline is 01 November 2019.
 
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Catholic Relief Services

International Development Fellows Program
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites individuals dedicated to a career in international development to submit an application. Fellows receive training and support CRS’ work in various sectors such as agriculture/livelihoods, health, water and sanitation, emergency response, or micro-financing. CRS offers 20-30 fellowships each year. Each fellow is placed in one of CRS’ overseas country programs for a 12-month fellowship. The application will be open through 01 November 2019.
 
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ETH Zurich

World Food System Grants 2019
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH Zurich makes competitive grants in two programs sponsored by its World Food System Center. They are: (i) Sustainability in Food Value Chains (Cooperative Research Program); and (ii) Organic Production Systems for Food Security (Mercator Research Program). Principal Investigators must be current members of the World Food System Center. Co-applicants can be from other research institutions in Switzerland or other countries. The deadline for proposals is 01 November 2019.
 
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First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund

Donations of Solar Equipment 2019
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Priority areas are "green" education; access to clean energy and water in under-served areas; and the development of innovative and sustainable technologies. In support of these objectives, the Fund donates solar modules and systems. Applications may also include a request for a grant (US$10 thousand to US$15 thousand) to help with project support. The 2019 deadline dates for proposals are 01 February, 01 May, 01 August and 01 November.
 
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Imagine H2O

Accelerator Program 2020
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Imagine H2O seeks innovative water solutions from anywhere in the world. Any company offering a solution that meets the qualifications outlined in the call for proposals is welcome to apply. Selected candidates will have access to a network of industry executives, experts and entrepreneurs and showcase their idea during a week-long bootcamp at the Water Innovation Week (March 2020). Participants will receive cash awards and in-kind donations from strategic partners. Deadline for applications is 01 November 2019.
 
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Iran Ministry of Science and Technology

33rd Khwarizmi International Award
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Iran
 
The Khwarizmi International Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievements made by researchers, inventors, and innovators from all over the world. The disciplinary fields include Agriculture, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences & Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, Green Technologies, among others. The deadline for submission is 01 November 2019.
 
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Swiss Government

Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars
Deadline: 1 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships aim to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Thematic areas for post-graduate scientific research include Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, and Poverty Reduction, among others. Eligibility extends to young researchers from all around the world who have completed a master’s degree or PhD. Application deadlines vary by country (please check carefully). Prepare your application by 01 November 2019.
 
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Africa and Asia Seed Grants 2019
Deadline: 4 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Cleveland Zoological Society accepts applications for its Africa Seed Grants and its Asia Seed Grants Program to support field conservation and research projects in their respective regions. The program makes grants for wildlife conservation and field research. The priority is for projects focusing on wildlife and habitat protection, human-wildlife conflict, sustainable environmental practices, capacity building, and conservation biology. There are no application restrictions by nationality. In both programs, the seed grants range from US$1,000 to US$3,500. The deadline for pre-proposals (both programs) is 04 November 2019.
 
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BiodivERsA

Biodiversity and Climate Change
Deadline: 5 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
BiodivERsA announces its call on theme “Biodiversity and Climate Change.” The call aims to support transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/ or plant health (including biological diversity; effects of global change factors; and biodiversity benefits). The participating countries in this call are Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and Turkey. The total amount for this call is €23.4 million. Scientific research projects must be performed by eligible research organisations (profit and non-profit). Pre-proposals have to be submitted by 05 November 2019.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds 2020
Deadline: 5 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act sponsors an annual competitive grants program to support conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the USA, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. At least 75 percent of funding supports projects outside the USA. Grant requests have to be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 3-to-1 ratio. Eligibility to compete for funding is unrestricted. Applications should be submitted in English, but the program will accept accompanying versions of the application in Spanish or Portuguese. The application deadline is 05 November 2019.
 
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UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Darwin Partnership Projects (Round 26)
Deadline: 5 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Darwin Initiative funds capacity building, training, research, and education in support of the major conventions on biodiversity -- focusing on the developing world. There is no minimum or maximum award size. The average project grant amount is £300 thousand with a project duration of 36 months. Additional funding of £10 thousand is available to cover travel and accommodations for up to two persons in support of meeting potential partners to co-develop proposals for larger (main) projects in eligible developing countries. There are no restrictions on the location or nationality of applicants, but projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries. Applications must be received by 05 November 2019.
 
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chevening Scholarships 2020-2021
Deadline: 5 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Chevening Scholarships provide full or partial funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year master’s degree, in any subject at any UK university. Chevening Scholars come from 150 countries, excluding the USA and the EU. Applicants complete the application forms for their chosen universities. The available courses include subjects such as agriculture, conservation, climate change, and others. The current application closes 05 November 2019.
 
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Schlumberger Foundation

Funding for Women in PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies 2020
Deadline: 7 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Schlumberger Foundation's “Faculty of the Future” supports women in developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD and post-doctoral studies at the international level. Grants are in the physical sciences, engineering, and related fields -- including past grants in subjects such as ecology and environment. Grants can be up to US$50 thousand per year for PhD courses and a maximum of US$40 thousand for post-doc research programs. The period to submit new applications is 05 September 2019 through 07 November 2019.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Food Day Poster Contest (Age 5-19)
Deadline: 8 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
FOA calls on children and teens from all over the world (age 5 to 19) to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag. Entries have to be submitted by 08 November 2019.
 
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Scottish Government

International Development Small Grants 2020
Deadline: 8 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme provides project funding in support of the government's International Development Policy. Applications for grants are invited from incorporated not-for-profit organisations which have a presence in Scotland and an annual turnover of less than £250 thousand. Project grants should focus on any of Malawi, Rwanda, or Zambia in themes of food security; renewable energy; climate change; water; and others. Grants for capacity building and feasibility studies will be accepted in relation to any country designated as medium/low on the UN's Human Development Index -- but with priority for Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia. Awards are a maximum of £15 thousand for one-year feasibility studies and capacity building initiatives. The application deadline is 08 November 2019.
 
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African Union

Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2019
Deadline: 10 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards. The awards program is implemented at national level for young researchers; regional level for women scientists; and continental level open to all scientists. The current announcement calls for submissions at the African continental level to recognize outstanding science, for which it awards a prize of US$100 thousand. In addition, the AU makes regional awards of US$20 thousand to female scientists. The closing date for submissions is 10 November 2019.
 
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UK Aid Match

Match Funding for UK Charities
Deadline: 12 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
UK Aid Match supports collaborations between charities, the British public and the UK government. UK Aid Match welcomes applications for funding from charities and non-profit organisations in support of projects aimed at the poorest people in developing countries. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the UK government will provide equal match funding, up to £2 million. Only UK based charities are eligible to apply but projects have to be implemented in low-income development countries. The deadline for submissions is 12 November 2019.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Wildlife Health and Welfare 2020
Deadline: 13 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories: Established Investigator (average US$50 thousand per year for 3 years); First Award (US$54 thousand per year for 2 years); Fellowship Training (average US$50 thousand per year for 2 years); Pilot Study (max US$10 thousand); and Veterinary Students (stipends of up to US$5 thousand). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 13 November 2019.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

School Enterprise Challenge 2019
Deadline: 14 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for schools to apply are 14 May, 14 August, and 14 November 2019.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of University Women

International Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 15 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Association for the Advancement of University Women (AAAUW) provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the USA who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellows represent all subject areas, including those important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory. Fellows receive between US$18 thousand and US$30 thousand to pursue their studies. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 November 2019.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Ornithology Research
Deadline: 15 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund supports ornithological research anywhere in the world. There is one competition per year for fellowships and two categories of grants. Most grants range from US$500 to US$2 thousand. Fellowships are for 1-2 years of research in avian systematics, evolution, and biogeography in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. The application deadline is 15 November each year.
 
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East-West Center

Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2020
Deadline: 15 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) invites individuals with a demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region to apply for a 9-month program of leadership training and professional development on emerging issues. Inter-disciplinary interests at the East-West Center include climate change, land use, water and energy demands, etc., -- among other social and environmental themes. Available fellowships of up to US$13 thousand cover the majority of costs. Additional scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Deadline to apply is 15 November 2019.
 
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Graduate Institute Geneva

Master and PhD Applications 2019
Deadline: 15 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Graduate Institute Geneva (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) offers Masters and PhD programs that address global, international, and transnational challenges facing the contemporary world. Its centers include the Centre for International Environmental Studies, among others. The Institute strives to support its students -- to the extent of its ability -- through cost-of-living scholarships, partial scholarships, and/or tuition fee reductions. The regular application deadline is 15 January 2019.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Product Grants
Deadline: 15 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations. The next application deadline is 15 November 2019.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2019
Deadline: 19 November 2019
 
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.
 
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iF International Forum Design GmbH

Social Impact Prize
Deadline: 20 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The iF Social Impact Prize aims to publish and support design projects that contribute to solving urgent challenges and help to improve living conditions in the developing world. Solutions should already be established and help to solve well known issues in any category of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The best projects will share a cash prize of €50 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations. There is no deadline and projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. The winners will be decided after 05 June and 20 November each year
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Grants with Deadlines in November 2019
Deadline: 23 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in November. The application deadline is 10 November for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Walters Kundert Fellowship; Dudley Stamp Memorial Award; Rob Potter Award; Postgraduate Research Awards; and Geographical Club Award.The deadline is 30 November for the Neville Shulman Challenge Award.
 
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Conservation Leadership Programme

Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 24 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals. The Conservation Awards support scientific research of up to US$15 thousand across Africa, Asia, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects must target species that are listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the global IUCN Red List. Deadline for applications is 24 November 2019.
 
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UNESCO

Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme 2019
Deadline: 29 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
With funding from the government of Japan, UNESCO announces the current cycle of the Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships. The program is open to post-graduate researchers no older than age 40 who wish to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) in any of four specific fields. These fields include environment -- with particular emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR). Applications are invited from all Member States. Grants are a maximum of US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 29 November 2019.
 
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Arab Gulf Programme for Development

Prince Talal International Prize
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
Nominations are open for the 2019 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize. The Subject of the 2019 Prince Talal International Prize is “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”. Projects should highlight best practices which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The winners receive between US$400 thousand and US$100 thousand (depending on their category). Eligibility extends to UN Development Agencies, NGOs, government ministries, public institutions, social business enterprises and individuals. There are no geographical restrictions. Nominations are accepted until 30 November 2019.
 
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ETH Zurich

Engineering for Development Scholarship
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme awards scholarships to candidates from low-income countries to attend ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich’s continuing education programs include Natural Sciences, Technology, and Environment, among others. The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of future leaders with the perspective of contributing to capacity development and poverty reduction in their home countries. (Note: Only candidates that are admitted to an ETH MAS, DAS or CAS program are considered for a scholarship.) Travel, tuition and living expenses will be covered by the scholarship. The application deadline is 30 November 2019.
 
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European Outdoor Conservation Association

Funding for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) makes grants for field-based projects in wildlife conservation; protection of forests and wetlands; litter clean-up on trails and mountains; environmental education in local communities; and other initiatives in support of nature-based travel and tourism. Grants are to nonprofit organizations in amounts up to €30 thousand for projects of one to two years anywhere in the world (except North America). There are two application period per year. The next application window is 01-30 November 2019.
 
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Royal Geographic Society

Land Rover Bursary
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Land Rover Bursary supports researcher and explorer teams by providing funding of up to £30 thousand and the loan of a vehicle. The bursary is intended to be used for a journey with a geographical purpose where the capabilities of a Land Rover are indispensable. The application deadline is 30 November 2019.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Grants with Deadlines in November 2019
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in November. The application deadline is 10 November for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Walters Kundert Fellowship; Dudley Stamp Memorial Award; Rob Potter Award; Postgraduate Research Awards; and Geographical Club Award.The deadline is 30 November for the Neville Shulman Challenge Award.
 
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Smithsonian.com

Annual Photo Contest 2019
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Smithsonian.com accepts submissions from photographers worldwide in the theme of "Natural World," among other categories. The Grand Prize is US$2,500 and the winners in each category will receive US$500 each. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019.
 
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WWF in India

Small Grants Innovation Program
Deadline: 30 November 2019
 
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 November 2019 (for the January term).
 
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American Ornithological Society

Student and Postdoctoral Research
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
AOS makes research grants for student and postdoctoral research in various areas of avian biology. Applicants must be members of AOS. Latin American students are particularly encouraged to apply for the Alexander Wetmore Memorial Research Award for research in avian systematics, paleo-ornithology, biogeography, and especially neotropical biology. Other AOS grant programs may also be of international relevance. The maximum annual grant amount is US$2.500. The applicant must be an AOS member. The deadline for applications is 01 December 2019.
 
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British Herpetological Society

Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BHS offers small grants to current students in support of herpetological fieldwork and other research costs. Projects which benefit species of conservation concern are likely to be favoured. The scheme is open to students and research projects in any country, but applications from countries where funds are relatively easy to obtain may be at a disadvantage. Applicants do not have to be BHS members, though this is encouraged. Small grants are up to max. £300. The application deadline is 01 December 2019.
 
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East-West Center

Fellowships for Graduate Students 2020-2021
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The East-West Center provides graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the USA with funding for up to two years for masters and doctoral studies. Participants engage in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. The university's graduate programs include ecology and conservation; biology and marine biology; tropical plant and soil sciences; ocean policy; and several other disciplines related to environmental sciences. The deadline for applications is 01 December 2019.
 
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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
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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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
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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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Student Research Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
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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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 1 December 2019
 
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. The next application deadline is 01 December 2019.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Co-funded Research Grants
Deadline: 2 December 2019
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
DAAD co-fund research grants for qualified applicants from Brazil. The aim of the programme is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral studies. The programme accepts doctoral candidates at universities in Brazil, who have been awarded a domestic scholarship from CAPES (Co-funder). Subject areas include natural sciences and agriculture. The domestic doctoral scholarships will be paid by CAPES during the research stay in Germany, and DAAD will co-fund a monthly payment of €650, health, accident and personal liability insurance cover, and travel allowance. The application deadline is 02 December 2019.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Research Collaboration
Deadline: 2 December 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
In collaboration with UNESCO, TWAS enables researchers from developing countries to visit research centres. Selected associates are appointed for three years during which they can visit one of 300 participating centres twice for research collaboration. TWAS provides travel support and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to US$300. Living expenses are covered by the host centres. The deadline for submission is 02 December 2019.
 
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Cambridge University

Masters in Conservation Leadership
Deadline: 3 December 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2020. The full-time masters program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs help support students from developing countries. The application deadline for program admission is 03 December 2019.
 
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Energy Globe Award for Sustainability

Awards 2020
Deadline: 5 December 2019
 
Principal Office: Austria
 
The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. The international winners in each of five categories share an award €10 thousand. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, and others) anywhere in the world. The deadline for applications is 05 December 2019.
 
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Government of India

India-Israel Joint Research Cooperation
Deadline: 5 December 2019
 
Principal Office: India
 
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of State of Israel provide financial support for joint research activities carried out by Indian and Israeli researchers. The priority area under this call is Renewable Energy. The maximum funding available for all research projects under this call is Rs. 4 crore for the Indian side and 4 million NIS for the Israeli side, for the two year period. Closing date to receive joint projects is 05 December 2019.
 
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WWF South Africa

Funding Environmental Conservation in Southern Africa
Deadline: 6 December 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust funds innovative projects to solve socio-environmental challenges in South Africa. Projects should focus mainly on South Africa with strong focus on environmental outcomes relevant to the wellbeing of people. The Green Trust will invest up to R3 million over 3 years. Applications are received three times a year. The remaining 2019 deadlines for funding submissions are 13 August and 06 December 2019.
 
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Chrysalis Trust

Grants for Livelihoods Projects
Deadline: 15 December 2019
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Chrysalis Trust makes grants for the relief of poverty and disability, and the promotion of access to shelter, education, healthcare, and water. The geographical scope is locally in the North East of England; nationally in the UK; and internationally in developing countries. Past awards include examples of small-scale water projects and other support for local communities in Kenya, Nepal, and elsewhere. Most grants are under £10 thousand. The application deadlines are 15 May and 15 December of each year.
 
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Conservation Grants 2019
Deadline: 15 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Columbus Zoo makes conservation grants for research, local community involvement, capacity building, environmental education, and behavior change leading to improved conservation of wildlife and habitat. Grant requests may range from US$1 thousand to US$25 thousand, but grants are limited to US$5 thousand for first-time applicants. First-time applicants must submit a pre-proposal. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The next proposal reviews are mid-June, mid-September, and mid-December 2019.
 
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United Nations University

MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Deadline: 15 December 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNU and the University of Bonn welcome applicants for the international joint MSc program, “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.” The ideal candidate has a strong interest or experience in human-nature relations and risk governance in the Global South. Women and applicants from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to financially support successful applicants from developing countries. The application deadline is 15 December 2019.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2020-2021
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The DAAD offers scholarships to qualified individuals from eligible developing countries for post-graduate studies at German universities in development-related subjects. The program (EPOS) is open to individuals who completed their previous academic degrees no longer than six years previously; who have at least two years of professional experience; and who are nationals of countries receiving official development assistance (DAC list of the OECD). The available courses range across water resources; renewable energy; land management and tenure; agricultural sciences; forest sciences; ecology; nature conservation; environmental governance; and many others. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2020-2021 intake fall between August 2019 through December 2019, varying by courses (check carefully).
 
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Government of India

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
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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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Programme
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
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 deadlines vary with the fellowships categories to include 30 September for post-doc fellowships and short-term fellowships, as well as 31 December for short-term fellowships.
 
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Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

9th Cycle
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: Saudi Arabia
 
The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a biennial award focusing on water-related scientific innovation from around the world. The 9th cycle of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water announces one creativity prize and four specialized prizes. The Creativity Prize of one million Saudi riyals (US$266 thousand) is for pioneering and innovative research in any water-related field. The four specialized prizes are each US$133 thousand for research in surface water; groundwater; alternative water (e.g., desalinization, wastewater treatment, etc.); and water management and protection. Candidates for the Creativity Prize are identified through external nominations. Candidates for the specialized prizes are self-nominated. The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2019.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
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 31 December 2019.
 
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Sea Pact

Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2019
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. Sea Pact accepts applications from non-profit and for-profit organizations. Past grant recipients include conservation organizations, marine research organizations, development NGOs, and others. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. In 2019, Sea Pact will not have a specific deadline, but Letters of Interest (LOI’s) will be accepted on an open basis.
 
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Sea Pact

Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2019
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. Sea Pact accepts applications from non-profit and for-profit organizations. Past grant recipients include conservation organizations, marine research organizations, development NGOs, and others. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. In 2019, Sea Pact will not have a specific deadline, but Letters of Interest (LOI’s) will be accepted on an open basis.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition in Afghanistan
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition Innovation Fund grants awards for innovative approaches aimed at increasing access to and utilization of nutrition, hygiene and sanitation services in Afghanistan. Seed Grants (up to $60 thousand) are made to concept activities that are innovative and not previously implemented in nutrition or WASH. Advance Grants (up to $250 thousand) support approaches, technologies, services, products and processes that have already demonstrated feasibility and are ready to transition to the scale-up stage. Scale Up Grants are to support the scale-up stage of currently employed community-based programs. Eligibility extends to national and international nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and institutions working in nutrition or WASH. Concept papers will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2019.
 
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UN Women Training Centre

Online Courses
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: International
 
UN Women offers free online courses across many subject areas through the global online platform for training for gender equality. Courses include the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Gender Equality’ which is directed to government representatives and public servants, officials from the UN System and other international organizations, Civil Society Organizations representatives, academics and general public. Many of the courses are free to take part. Deadline for the Sustainable Development and Gender Equality course is 31 December 2019.
 
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University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

MENA Young Scientists Mobility Grants
Deadline: 31 December 2019
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The “young scientists’ mobility grant” aims to develop new research partnerships and collaborations between Switzerland and MENA countries. Priority countries under this call are: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. Mobility grants can be awarded to young scientists who hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree (no PhD) and have less than 6 years of professional research experience. The call is open for activities and research visits in all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The applicant’s mobility visit should have a minimum duration of 4 weeks and with a maximum of CHF5 thousand per grant. (Note: The application form must be completed by the Swiss main applicant). Applications will be accepted until 31 December 2019.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development 2020
Deadline: 1 January 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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ETH Zurich

Opportunity Grants
Deadline: 1 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Leading House ETH Zurich calls for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and ASEAN countries. Opportunity grants will support activities of Swiss researchers from universities or public research institutes linked to specific events, incidents, or major environmental and economic developments in the region in Asia. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. Senior scientists may request up to CHF 50 thousand for projects of up to 12 months. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020.
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 January 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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Marion Dönhoff Foundation

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

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 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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World Photography Organization

Sony World Photography Awards
Deadline: 7 January 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
One of the world’s leading photography competitions is looking to award the best single images from across 10 diverse categories, including 'Wildlife' and 'Landscape & Nature'. The overall winner in the Open Competition will receive US$5 thousand plus photography equipment. The closing date for entries is 07 January 2020.
 
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Harvard University

Environmental Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Harvard University's Center for the Environment awards environmental fellowships. The fellowships enable recent doctorate recipients to use Harvard’s resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Eligibility for funding extends to candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any subject area from any university in the world. Candidates may propose research projects in any discipline. The fellowship includes a salary of US$70 thousand per year, plus reimbursement for relocation expenses, annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Research on Primates
Deadline: 10 January 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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National Geographic Society

Biodiversity Exploration and Discovery
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks proposals from around the world to find and describe new species, and better understand the patterns of distribution and abundance of poorly known groups of organisms. Please note that NatGeo requires that any expeditions intending to collect specimens have permissions from and operate under the biodiversity legislation of the host country. Preference will be given to proposals from applicants residing in the country of fieldwork. Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists are encouraged. Applicants may request up to US$50 thousand. The deadline to submit a proposal for this funding opportunity is January 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Citizen Science for Species Discovery
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society supports projects that leverage the power of crowd-sourced citizen science data collection to help support the discovery of species, bridge biodiversity gaps, and accelerate biodiversity data collection, identification, and classification. Citizen science projects must support citizen scientists to conduct inventories, surveys, research, and/or encourage and train students and other citizens in data collection and fieldwork activities. Applicants may request between US$5 thousand and US$30 thousand. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Artificial Intelligence for Species Discovery
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks proposals for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that support the discovery of new species, bridge biodiversity gaps, and accelerate biodiversity data collection, identification, and classification. Priority will be given to projects that use AI to address challenges in filling biodiversity data gaps, generate data and develop open-source technologies, or use AI and machine learning to process massive and complex datasets. Proposals may request US$5 thousand to US$100 thousand. The deadline is January 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Stories of Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and socially-connected storytellers who can show us the consequences if tropical rainforests are not protected. Priority will be given to projects within the Amazon River basin, the Congo River basin, and rainforests in Southeast Asia. Projects that benefit local or Indigenous communities are also strongly encouraged. Applicants may request up to US$70 thousand under this call. The deadline is January 2020.
 
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Nestlé Foundation

Human Nutrition in Developing Countries 2020
Deadline: 10 January 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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Volvo Environment Prize

Nominations 2020
Deadline: 10 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Volvo Environment Prize is for innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists, engineers, as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of named individuals. Past laureates have included leaders in fields such as global change, biodiversity, energy efficiency, and others. The Prize consists of a diploma, sculpture, and cash award for SEK 1.5 million. The next deadline for nominations is 10 January 2020.
 
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Young Scientists Summer Program 2020
Deadline: 11 January 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
IIASA invites doctoral students worldwide to participate in its Young Scientists Summer Program held at IIASA's headquarters in Laxenburg, Austria. The selected participants work with IIASA’s senior scientists in research on energy, ecosystem services, water, risk policy and vulnerability, and other topics. Scholarships are available from IIASA's national member organizations. A limited number of scholarships are available from other sources. Registrations for the 2020 program are being accepted from 07 October 2019 to 11 January 2020.
 
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Garden Club of America

Awards in Tropical Botany and Horticulture
Deadline: 15 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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Graduate Institute Geneva

Master and PhD Applications 2020
Deadline: 15 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Graduate Institute Geneva (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) offers Masters and PhD programs that address global, international, and transnational challenges facing the contemporary world. Its centers include the Centre for International Environmental Studies, among others. The Institute strives to support its students -- to the extent of its ability -- through cost-of-living scholarships, partial scholarships, and/or tuition fee reductions. The regular application deadline is 15 January 2020.
 
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RMTI University

Scholarships 2019
Deadline: 15 January 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The RMTI University offers scholarships for international students undertaking a degree at the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Health. Courses in the Science department include environmental science, food science, biological sciences, among others. Eligible candidates must be citizens of Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore that achieve a minimum of 70% average in their highest level of education award. The scholarship total value is AU$10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 14 June 2019 (Semester 2 2019), and 15 January 2020 (Semester 1 2020).
 
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Blue Earth Alliance

Photography Projects
Deadline: 20 January 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Blue Earth supports photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns through fiscal sponsorship. Blue Earth provides assistance with fundraising, publishing, and publicity. However, it does not make cash grants to sponsored projects. The next deadline for proposals is 20 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Bold Research Ideas
Deadline: 5 August 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 deadlines are 01 August 2019 and 05 August 2020.
 
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Hague Academy for Local Governance

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

Access to Ocean Energy Research Infrastructures (2020 - Call 5)
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 2019 and 2020 one period of access with a 6-month duration will be organised each. The application windows for 2019/2020 access are 15 August to 30 September 2019 (Call 4) and 25 June to 07 August 2020 (Call 5).
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Principal Office: UK
 
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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Principal Office: Canada
 
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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Principal Office: Canada
 
Canada's DFATD makes grants to organizations in Canada and around the world that work to reduce poverty in developing countries. Proposals need to correspond to Canada’s priority themes for development assistance, one of which is food security. This refers to projects and initiatives in sustainable agriculture, agricultural research, and improved food assistance and nutrition. DFATD operates through calls for proposals. It also accepts unsolicited project proposals if they correspond to the priority themes, and if they take place in Canada's focus countries for development assistance.
 
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Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

Small Grants Program
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Principal Office: International
 
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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Principal Office: International
 
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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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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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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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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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 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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Principal Office: International
 
GEF's Small Grants Program funds community-based projects in biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and abatement, protection of international waters, prevention of land degradation, and reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants (i.e., the focal areas of the GEF more widely). Grant recipients are community-based organizations, NGOs, and other grassroots organizations. The maximum grant size is US$50 thousand, and the average is about US$25 thousand. Grant seekers contact the relevant SGP National Coordinator for guidelines and an application form.
 
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Global 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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Principal Office: USA
 
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) makes grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise living conditions of disadvantaged populations, and to advance other social goals. The Foundation's grant-making interests include grassroots projects in agriculture; clean water and sanitation; community conservation; and local management of natural resources (forests, fisheries, etc.). Applicants may request grants in the range of US$25 thousand to US$400 thousand. Applications can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, or Haitian Creole.
 
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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 year 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. 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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National Geographic Society

Early Career Grant
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Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society (NatGeo) 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. NatGeo operates on a quarterly grant cycle. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions are usually made within four months.
 
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Natural History Book Store

Gratis Books in Ecology and Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
NHBS supports science and conservation by supplying wildlife and environment books and equipment. In its Gratis Books Scheme, NHBS collaborates with other UK-based organizations to donate books on ecology and conservation to worthy recipients in the developing world. Individuals may request a book for themselves or suggest it for others. All applications will be considered together, and the available copies will be awarded to those considered most able to benefit from them.
 
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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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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to professionals from ten MENA countries for short courses of two to twelve weeks in the Netherlands. Subject areas include agriculture, environment, and many others. NUFFIC supports professionals up to age 45 who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. (Note: MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria.) Potentially interested individuals review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and information about how to apply. The application deadlines vary with each course.
 
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Network for Social Change

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

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

Overseas Grant 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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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 based in countries of the Amazon region. 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. 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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Principal Office: USA
 
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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Principal Office: International
 
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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Rockefeller Brothers Fund

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

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

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

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

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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Swiss National Science Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

Free Legal Services for NGOs
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Principal Office: International
 
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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Principal Office: UK
 
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) supports livelihood projects in Dem Rep Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The program ships tools and school books to registered charities and NGOs either working in Africa or based in Africa, and who meet the requirements and ethos of TWAM. TWAM lists the available equipment and books. 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

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. Agency for International Development

Development Innovation Ventures
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Principal Office: USA
 
USAID sponsors Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to identify, develop, test, and scale innovative approaches in development. DIV's portfolio includes projects across the range of USAID's program areas -- including in agriculture, energy, climate change, water, waste management, and others related to natural resources and environment. 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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Principal Office: USA
 
The program Power Africa aims to expand electric energy across Sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa has more than 100 private-sector partners, and it invites others to join. The partners include companies that focus on small-scale solutions for rural areas, including off-grid and mini-grid projects. Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.
 
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U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act

Forest Conservation and Debt Relief
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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

Programs for Specific Developing Countries and Regions
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Principal Office: UK
 
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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UK Department for International Development

Funding for Small Charities
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is designed to support UK-based grassroots organisations to help priority countries to enhance their capacity and efforts to 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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Urgent Action Fund Africa

Rapid Response Fund for African Women
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Principal Office: International
 
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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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation’s grant making takes a village approach with attention to community needs, community-based organizations, and community leadership. The priority is community projects that are integrated and that can be scaled up as opportunities arise. The areas of focus are water quality; education; agricultural improvements; food security and health; and well-being. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$150 thousand per year for projects of one to three years. Applications can be submitted at any time. Note: 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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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation's program "Between Europe and the Orient" addresses the newly emerged independent states of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as Afghanistan and some of the immediately neighboring regions of the Russian Federation and China. The Foundation aims to work closely with local scholars and scientists to develop relevant research and to strengthen intra-regional cooperation. 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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Principal Office: USA
 
The Waitt Foundation makes the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) grants to strengthen and expand marine protected areas, and to promote sustainable fisheries. Grants support scientific research, policy, management, and public awareness. There are no geographical restrictions. Grants are up to US$10 thousand, and occasionally up to US$15 thousand. Applications are reviewed with a quick turnaround time to address urgent needs. Preliminary grant requests are accepted all year.
 
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Wallace Global Fund

Environmental Policy and Governance
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund supports advocacy campaigns, awareness raising, and citizen engagement in environmental policy and governance. It aims to strengthen environmental law and justice; to build grassroots coalitions; and to support media that take progressive positions on social and environmental issues. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA and internationally. The application process begins with an online letter of inquiry.
 
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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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Principal Office: USA
 
The Quick Response Biodiversity Fund (QRBF) is a rapid response mechanism set up by the Weeden Foundation and partner organizations to secure critical habitat for threatened species. Grants are primarily for land purchases of critical habitat. However, the Fund also considers proposals for land leases and other arrangements that ensure habitat protection. Recent grants range from US$10 thousand to US$50 thousand. Applications are welcome from nonprofit conservation organizations that require immediate funding for critical habitat acquisition.
 
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Well Aware

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

Marine Research Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
The Marine Research Grant (MARG) program enables young scientists in WIOMSA member states to turn their ideas into research projects, and to present research results at regional and international fora. The member states are Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania. MARG I (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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Principal Office: International
 
The PPIAF facilitates public-private partnerships in energy supply, water supply and waste treatment, and other types of infrastructure. The Facility funds technical assistance, and it makes grants to sub-national entities that want to improve their access to credit. PPIAF provides eligibility criteria, application guidelines, an application form, and contact information. Most proposals to PPIAF originate through national and local governments, although the application process is open to all. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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World Bank

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

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