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Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

Community Projects in the Pacific Islands
Deadline: 21 September 2022
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
New Zealand's Pacific Development and Conservation Trust makes grants for conservation, cultural heritage, development, and goodwill in the Pacific Islands. The priority is community projects, including conservation projects that involve representative, endangered, threatened, or unique habitats and species. Eligibility for grants extends to citizens of New Zealand and eligible Pacific countries and territories. Most past grants range from NZ$2 thousand to NZ$50 thousand. The deadlines for expressions of interest are 24 March 2022, 21 September 2022, and 22 March 2023.
 
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Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders

Applications
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Africa Energy Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders (AFYEL) is a capacitation program for early-career energy leaders working on sustainable access to energy and ultimately a zero carbon Africa. The fellowship includes expert training sessions to enable participants to get empowered and gain clarity to create solutions in the area. The program is open to The ambition of the Program is to recent graduates of Physics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building/Construction Engineering, Physics, Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance and Solar Energy. The application deadline is 22 September 2022.
 
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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Professional Fellowships 2022/23
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Commonwealth Professional Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to make professional visits (typically of three months) with UK host organizations. Applications are invited in the thematic area of clean energy, air and oceans. Fellows must be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons -- and they must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Applications are submitted by UK host organizations. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2022.
 
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Finduddannelse.dk

Sustainability Scholarship
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Denmark
 
Finduddannelse.dk is a Danish platform for lifelong learning. The platform offers a scholarship to a student for masters studies. The applicant must have been accepted to a masters program and aim to make the world more sustainable through their studies , for example, through clean energy, biology, sustainable agriculture, or any other relevant field. The scholarship offers up to €5000 to help cover tuition fees. Applicants from all around the world are welcome, however, candidates must be fluent in English or Danish. Completed applications must be submitted by 22 September 2022.
 
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Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2022
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
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 CHF10 thousand. The application deadline is 22 September 2022.
 
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Government of Canada

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
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 70 fellowships are awarded annually. 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 an 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 22 September 2022.
 
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Irish Aid

SDG Challenge 2022
Deadline: 22 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Ireland
 
The SDG Challenge invites research teams to develop innovative solutions relating to challenges associated with climate, biodiversity and the environment. Funding is available for collaborative research teams based in Ireland and Irish Aid partner countries (South Africa, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Sierra Leone). Teams will receive up to €300 thousand to develop their idea. Teams must include expertise in the STEM research area underpinning the proposed solution. The application deadline is 22 September 2022.
 
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Climate Tracker

Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: 23 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Climate Tracker selects fellows for a 6 months training experience with a range of environmental, storytelling, and journalism experts. Participants will get the chance to put what they’ve learned into practice, by engaging in new media journalism, through podcasts, social media storytelling, and newsletters. Fellows receive a monthly stipend to publish climate stories. Eligibility extends to Caribbean journalists interested in covering climate justice. The deadline to apply is 23 September 2022.
 
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Hello Tomorrow

Global Startup Challenge
Deadline: 23 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge seeks startups from all around the world that use advanced technology to answer societal or industrial challenges. The challenge includes one category for startups that focus on energy, food, agriculture & environment, among 10 others. The grand prize is €100 thousand for the best early-stage startup (€30 thousand for 2nd place and €20 thousand for 3rd place). The application process closes on 23 September 2022.
 
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Royal Society

Entrepreneur in Residence
Deadline: 23 September 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) scheme aims to increase the knowledge and awareness in UK universities of cutting edge industrial science, research and innovation. The scheme provides industrial scientists and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to spend one day a week at a university developing their project. The EiR awards are for one year. The value of the scheme is up to a maximum of £20 thousand. The scheme is open to applicants of any nationality, who are eligible to work in the UK. Applicants should have a background in science and engineering. The deadline for applications is 23 September 2022.
 
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MasterCard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at University of Cape Town
Deadline: 25 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mastercard Foundation funds economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at University of Cape Town (UCT). The fields of study at UCT include different areas of sciences; and many others. The scholarship includes comprehensive financial assistance with visa applications, travel, tuition, living expenses, medical aid and accommodation. These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually. The scholarship application has to be submitted no later than 25 September 2022.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Conservation in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
Deadline: 26 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites letters of inquiry (LOI) to empower local communities to engage in conservation and management of key biodiversity areas of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. CEPF intends to make small grants of US$40 thousand and large grants of up to US$200 thousand. The call is open to NGOs, community groups, Indigenous People’s organizations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organizations. Applications can be submitted in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. The deadline for receiving applications is 26 September 2022.
 
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The Youth Consortium

Youth Champion in Nutrition
Deadline: 26 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Youth Consortium launches a call for applications to identify a champion in Nutrition. The challenge is open to African early-career professionals (under 35 years) who work along the value chains of Agro-Food Systems or expertise in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security. The winner receives US$1,000 and a fully funded trip to the main event “Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security 2022”. The deadline for submitting complete applications is 26 September 2022.
 
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European Commission

Sustainable Algae-based Solutions
Deadline: 27 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) invites innovative and sustainable algae-based solutions and products for uses such as human consumption, animal feed, wastewater treatment, or applications for agriculture to the market. Projects require multi-stakeholder engagements with active participation from academia, organizations, citizens, civil society, start-ups, SMEs and other businesses. Applicants must be established in the Member States of the European Union or low- and middle-income countries. Applications have to be submitted by 27 September 2022.
 
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International Fund for Agricultural Development

Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility 2022
Deadline: 27 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility aims to strengthen indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Focus is climate change adaptation, resilience and biodiversity in/for indigenous peoples’ communities to improve indigenous livelihoods. Proposed project budget requests should range between US$20 thousand and US$70 thousand, and include a minimum contribution by the grant recipient of 20% (cash or in-kind) of the total request. The deadline for applications is 27 September 2022.
 
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U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Conservation of Sea Turtles 2023
Deadline: 27 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (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: leatherbacks and loggerheads in the Northwest Atlantic, and leatherbacks and hawksbills in the Eastern Pacific. Additional priority is given to Ecuador this year. The RFP will award up to US$750 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 27 September 2022.
 
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U.S. National Science Foundation

International Research Experiences for U.S. University Students 2022
Deadline: 27 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Through the program IRES, the National Science Foundation supports U.S. university students (graduate and undergraduate) to engage in international research. Past fellowships include several in developing countries in subject areas such as ecology, renewable energy, climate change, and others. Full proposals are due 20 September 2022 (Track I) and 27 September 2022 (Track II).
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

LINK Collaborative Research
Deadline: 28 September 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
BBSRC seeks collaborative research projects involving collaborative research with at least one company and one academic partner. 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 £2 million per project. Projects must be based in the UK, however, where a suitable company cannot be found in the UK, an overseas partnership may be possible. Applications must be submitted by 28 September 2022.
 
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Adaptation Fund

Climate Innovation Accelerator
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) provides small grants to developing countries to support innovation for effective, long-term adaptation to climate change. The program is open to nonprofit, civil society organizations, cooperatives, and community based organizations. The eligible countries include developing countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean. AFCIA will select 25 project concept notes in total to implement micro-projects (maximum funding US$250 thousand per project). The application deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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African Academy of Sciences

African Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) supports early-career African scientists who wish to become scientific leaders in their community. APTI makes 4-year postdoctoral fellowships where Fellows are placed in various laboratories for 2 years before returning to their home institutions in Africa for another 2 years of research. Applicants must be citizens of an African country and currently employed in an academic, research, or government position. The fellowship provides salary support of up to US$38 per year, research support of up to US$50 thousand per year, and equipment purchase support of up to US$50 thousand. Nominations must be received by 30 September 2022.
 
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Banyan Tree Global Foundation

Greater Good Grants 2023
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Singapore
 
Bayan Tree Global Foundation accepts applications for the “2023 Greater Good Grants,” which aim to impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments in Mexico, Cuba, Morocco, Islands in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia. The main focus areas for projects include freshwater access, alternative livelihood development that protects the environment, management of food waste and humanitarian themes. Grants may request up to US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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BIOPAMA

Small Technical Grants for Assessment of Conservation Areas
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) makes small grants for the technical assessment of protected conservation areas. Small Technical Grants for Assessment (STGA) aim to identify result-oriented priority actions for improved protected and conserved areas management and governance. Grant size can vary from a minimum of €50 thousand to a maximum of €100 thousand. Assessments must take place in priority areas such as key landscapes for conservation, key biodiversity areas, marine managed areas or other protected and conserved areas in the Caribbean. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, government agencies, and small or medium enterprises. The deadline to submit applications to this call for proposals is 30 September 2022.
 
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Compassion in World Farming International

Farm Animals in Asia
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Compassion in World Farming International accepts applications for three different types of grants to organizations who are invested in improving farm animal welfare in Indonesia, Japan or South Korea. Training Grants (US$4,000) to support individuals and organizations in growing their capacity, Organization Development Grants (US$7,000) to establish or expand the ability to advocate for farm animals, and Campaigning Grants (US$9,000) to cover the costs of delivering campaigns which advocate for regional, national or local government action. Applicants may be individuals, charities or non-profit organizations who work within areas such as farm animal advocacy, climate change and environmental protection. The application deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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Crowd4SDG

Climate Resilience and Justice
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Crowd4SDG seeks research projects that address the issues of climate resilience and justice. Participants may submit a project or an idea for a solution that supports individuals and communities’ preparedness for Climate Change. The challenge offers a 5-week online interactive coaching program. The selected applicants will be coached on how to turn an initial idea into a compelling crowdsourcing project. The top two teams will be invited to present their projects to potential UN and NGO partner organizations as well as impact investors. The challenge is open to any individual or team of up to four people anywhere in the world. The deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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Curt Bergfors Foundation

Food Planet Prize
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Food Planet Prize seeks ideas that could solve the dilemma of feeding a growing population on a warming planet. The prize awards two initiatives with €2 million each to speed up their product, project, or program. Nominees can be individuals, groups, organizations or businesses. Nominations from all over the world are welcome. For the 2023 Prize, nominations have to be received by 30 September 2022.
 
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Erik Hosking Charitable Trust

Writing, Photos, and Art about Birds and Natural History
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
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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ETH Zurich

Research & Seed Grants
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) Seed Grants provide a small funding to explore new collaborations or pilot new applied research projects in low- and lower-middle income countries. Research Challenges enable collaborations on project-?based research between ETH researchers, non-?academic partners and partners to develop effective solutions for poverty reduction. Funding of up to CHF 200 thousand is available. The main applicant has to be an ETH professor or researcher. Applications are open until 30 September 2022.
 
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Fast Forward

Tech Accelerator
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Fast Forward invites applications for the 2023 Accelerator Program to support and scale tech nonprofits. Tech innovations may include agri-tech or clean energy, among others. Selected entrepreneurs receive a US$25 thousand grant, mentorship, and connections to people who can help their innovation scale. The accelerator is open to tech nonprofits from around the world. Applications are open until 30 September 2022.
 
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Global Water Partnership-Caribbean

Water and Wastewater Management Scholarships
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean seeks to build and strengthen capacity in the area of Integrated Water and Wastewater Management (IWWM) in the Caribbean region. Residents of the Caribbean region may apply for IWWM Scholarships up to a maximum of US$500, to fund a water course of their choice. Interested applicants must express their interest by 30 September 2022.
 
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Government of Egypt

ClimaTech Run
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Egypt
 
ClimaTech is the global competition for tech-entrepreneurs and artists addressing the most pressing climate challenges. ClimaTech focuses on the use of information and communications technology in developing innovative solutions and new applications for climate action in the areas of energy, agriculture, and water management. The grand prize is US$100 thousand. A special prize will be given to the top two African startups. Participants must be a registered startup operating for over 2 years. We could not find a clear deadline. Please apply by the end of September.
 
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Halcyon

Support for Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage social entrepreneurs from all around the world with support to transform their ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures. Ventures may be for-profit, hybrid, or undecided, as long as the core mission is to create measurable social change. (Note: This may include business ideas in agriculture, sustainable energy, or sustainable development.) Ventures structured as ‘non-profit’ will only be considered if they have a product or service they are selling. Partnerships (ventures co-founded and led by two individuals) are eligible. Selected entrepreneurs will receive a $10 thousand stipend per venture for food and living expenses during the residency phase, mentorship, one-on-one coaching, and 5 months of free workspace at Halcyon House. Applications are accepted until 30 September 2022.
 
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Harvard University

Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University to pursue the discovery and formal taxonomic description of Earth’s animal species. The fellowship program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. A Ph.D. with relevant research experience in taxonomy and/or systematics is required. The fellow receives a stipend of US$55 thousand per year and a research and travel allowance of US$4 thousand per year. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2022.
 
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Institute of International Education

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics at universities in the USA and Canada to collaborate with African universities in research, curriculum co-development, and/or graduate student training. Project requests to host scholars are submitted by universities and other higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Past scholars in the program have included several in agriculture, environment, and related disciplines. Scholar applications must be submitted before 30 September 2022.
 
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International Atomic Energy Agency

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Austria
 
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP) aims to help increase the number of women in the nuclear field and drive global scientific and technological innovation. Selected students receive a scholarship for Master’s programs in nuclear related studies. They are also provided with an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA for up to 12 months. Female scientists from all around the world are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2022
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term PhD fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 31 September 2022. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2022. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2022.
 
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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Mountain Prize 2022
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks nominations for the 2022 Mountain Prize. The Prize is awarded to an individual or organization which has demonstrated outstanding efforts enabling sustainable and resilient mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The prize is currently set at US$ 2,500. Thematic areas include access to water for drinking or/and sanitation, food/nutrition security, climate change adaptation or/and disaster risk reduction, access to clean energy, ecosystems/biodiversity management, and two others. Women and youth are encouraged to apply. Nominations are accepted until 30 September 2022.
 
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Johnson & Johnson

Scholars Award Program for Women in STEM2D
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program supports female STEM2D leaders (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design). The Scholar Award is paid to the university of the recipient in support of her studies and research. Applicants must be assistant female professors or have a global equivalent faculty position at an accredited academic university, institution or design school. The Scholars Program is open to females from all around the world. The application process closes on 30 September 2022.
 
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Loyola Foundation

Catholic Mission Activities
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Loyola Foundation supports family-based charitable organizations in less developed countries worldwide. Past grants have helped finance the installation of solar power plants, water wells, or the construction of churches, schools, and health clinics. Generally, the Foundation accepts requests up to US$20 thousand. Projects must be part of an overseas catholic mission activity. Completed applications must be received by 30 September 2022.
 
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Media Foundation for West Africa

Climate Change Journalism Fellowship
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Ghana
 
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) accepts applications for the Climate Change Journalism Fellowship. The aim is to train and capacitate local journalists to report on the climate change crisis and how it is affecting the lives and livelihoods in African countries. Fellows will work remotely from their home countries and participate in virtual training workshops, seminars, and speaking engagements. The opportunity is open to journalists from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Benin, Guinea, and Mali. The deadline for application is 30 September 2022.
 
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ONE International

ONE Africa Award 2022
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ONE Africa Award honors the exceptional work of individuals and organizations based in Africa to help Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The amount of the award is US$100 thousand, which may be split into more than one prize. Eligibility for the award extends to civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs. The application deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation and Research
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Fund supports projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas) in the OSME region. Grants average about £1 thousand to £2 thousand. The submission deadlines are 31 January; 31 May; and 30 September of each year.
 
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Sparrow

Early-Career Researcher Grant
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Sparrow makes grants to PhD and PostDoc students looking to share their research in environment and climate change. Applicants have to write a 3-minute distilled digest about their research that is easy for the everyday reader to understand. The winner receives US$500. Applications and research abstracts have to be submitted by 30 September 2022.
 
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Stockholm International Water Institute

Stockholm Water Prize 2023
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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Swedish Institute

Academic Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Swedish Institute offers funding to Swedish universities, for projects together with their partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The aim is to strengthen the capacity for internationalization within higher education and research. The program offers two types of project funding, Seed Funding of SEK 100-300 thousand for projects with a duration of up to 12 months, and Collaboration Funding of up to SEK 1 million for the duration of 18 months. The main applicant to SI must represent a Swedish university, but the application should be prepared jointly together in the partnership. Applications can be submitted until 30 September 2022.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation

Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program (SIRP) invites proposals from African cooperatives, producer groups, and associations for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions related to irrigation schemes. Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives and SMEs in Zimbabwe working directly in the Agriculture value chain. The maximum grant award is US$50 thousand. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 September 2022.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation

Off-Grid Energy in Africa
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) requests proposals for the USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Selected African off-grid energy companies will receive funding in the form of grant capital of up to US$250 thousand. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned and -managed. Applicants must submit the completed application before 30 September 2022.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation

Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) requests proposals for the USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge. Selected African youth and women-led enterprises will receive funding in the form of grant capital of up to US$250 thousand. Projects must be innovative scalable enterprises that address local needs and have an impact on communities and livelihoods. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be 100% African-owned and -managed. Applicants must submit the completed application before 30 September 2022.
 
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United Nations University

PhD Internships in Economics
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Finland
 
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 €1,850 during the period of the fellowship. Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 March and 30 September each year.
 
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Women for Africa Foundation

Research Fellowships in Spain
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The Women for Africa Foundation has launched the 8th 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 centers in their home countries. Thematic areas include sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change; and several others. Each 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 postdoctoral experience. The application deadline is 30 September 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Cooperation Visits Program
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS-SISSA-Lincei invites young scientists from least developed countries to carry out collaborative research projects in Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Science Outreach as well as projects that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Scientists have the opportunity to visit research laboratories in Trieste (Italy) to carry out research work in scientific fields within the SISSA portfolio. TWAS will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Italy. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 September 2022.
 
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World Bank

Young Professionals Program 2022
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Bank Group invites applications for the Young Professionals Program as a starting point for a career at the World Bank. The program is designed for individuals skilled in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, and many others. Applicants should hold a PhD or master’s degree and relevant work experience; be fluent in English; and meet other criteria relevant to experience, skills, and age. Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022.
 
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Yves Rocher Foundation

Terre des Femmes
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Yves Rocher Foundation annually sponsors the "Women of the Earth" award to honor women in France and some other countries for their achievements in environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. The eligible countries in the current competition are France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine. Past awards include several for project work in developing countries. Prizes range from €3 thousand to €10 thousand. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022.
 
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Zebra Foundation

Support for Vets and Vet Students
Deadline: 30 September 2022
 
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 program funds seeing practice at an institution specializing in zoological medicine or research projects (laboratory, field or clinic-based) leading to advances in zoological. Grants range from £100 to £1000. Applications are considered twice a year. The application deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2022.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation

Agricultural Cooperatives in Uganda
Deadline: 31 September 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) invites proposals for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that improve farmer incomes and achieve sustainable market-based growth. Proposals will be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, youth-led enterprises, and small- and medium-sized enterprises in Uganda. Grant awards range from US$50 thousand to US$250 thousand. Organizations must be 100% African-owned and led. Applications have to be submitted by 31 September 2022.
 
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Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Short Stay Research Fellowships
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAP) welcomes applications for visiting fellows to facilitate and foster academic collaboration between Ghent University Association and academic institutions in Africa. Awardees will spend a minimum period of two weeks at Ghent University or one of the associated University Colleges. The fellowship consists of a grant of €1000, plus one return flight ticket, for a minimum stay of two weeks. The fellowships are aimed at researchers (junior or senior lecturers & professors) who are affiliated with an African higher education or research institution. The application deadline is 01 October 2022.
 
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Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians

Research and Conservation Grant 2023
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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Bridges for Enterprise

Business Incubation Program for Social Enterprises
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Bridges for Enterprise (BfE) works with social impact startups from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The Incubation Program supports entrepreneurs seeking to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges. The program is open to for-profit and non-profit social enterprises and startups at the pre-seed or seed stage. Participating entrepreneurs receive 3 to 4 months of professional advice and mentorship. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis year-round. However, social entrepreneurs must submit their application before specific deadlines to be considered for specific cohorts: 01 April (Autumn Cohort) and 01 October (Spring Cohort).
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

Sustainability Program
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Foundation for the Third Millennium offers funds to projects which promote environmental protection and health, social justice and economic independence in balanced proportions. Applications should focus on combining ecological, social, and economic aspects. The Foundation gives preference to organizations based in Switzerland and in neighboring European countries, but may also accept grant seekers from Eastern Europe or worldwide. Submission deadlines are 22 April, 29 July, and 01 October 2022.
 
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Harvard Forest

Fellowship in Forest Research
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research supports advanced research and study by individuals. The fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid-career from all around the world who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector. Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, forest land planning, and the arts. The Bullard Fellowship is a residential program and Fellows are expected to spend a substantial portion at either Harvard Forest in Petersham (USA) or at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA). The fellowships carry stipends up to US$60 thousand, depending on the duration of each fellowship. International researchers receive additional support for visa process and logistics. Applications have to be submitted by 01 October 2022.
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
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 up to 24 months. The position is intended as an opportunity to join IGB to develop and implement original research ideas in ecology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, Ecohydrology, chemistry, behavioral ecology, genomics, inland fisheries and aquaculture. IGB is determined to increase the proportion of women in science, and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. The next application deadline is 01 October 2022.
 
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PEMSEA

Youth and the Oceans Video Competition
Deadline: 1 October 2022
 
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The Youth and the Oceans video competition aims to showcase the understanding the youth have of their oceans. The videos can have any subject associated with the theme Coastal communities, life with the ocean. It should be a 3 to 5-minute video, created entirely from material filmed/created by youth. The competition is open to high school students, university students, and amateurs up to 30 years old. Entry must be an original video filmed in one of the following East Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, DPR Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, RO Korea, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, or Vietnam. The first prize is US$750. The deadline for this competition is 01 October 2022.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Management of Specimen Data
Deadline: 2 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is developing a new data model to enable the publication of richer, more complex types of biodiversity data in the future. Therefore, GBIF seeks pilot projects showcasing how an emerging unified data model can improve how data derived from specimens in scientific collections are represented in GBIF. Applicants selected through this call for proposals will work with the Secretariat to populate a pilot database used to demonstrate a queryable online specimen catalog. Applicants can seek financial support of up to €3,000. Applications must be submitted by 02 October 2022.
 
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Fondation Segré

Conservation Action Fund
Deadline: 3 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Fondation Segré supports on-the-ground conservation actions with the goal of improving the status of threatened animal species (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and their habitats across Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. The Conservation Action Grants have a maximum grant size of €50 thousand to enable and support CSOs engaged in the conservation of threatened animal species and to improve the livelihoods of the people who depend on them. Projects must focus on Lizards, Snakes, or Worm Lizards. Eligibility extends to local or national non-profit organizations. Applicants can submit applications in English or French. Deadline for submission of proposals is 03 October 2022.
 
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Fondation Segré

Research Support Grants
Deadline: 3 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Fondation Segré supports on-the-ground conservation actions with the goal of improving the status of threatened animal species (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and their habitats across Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Research Support Grants have a maximum grant size of €5 thousand to support young and early scientists in their research to improve knowledge on threatened species and their role in natural ecosystems. Projects must focus on Lizards, Snakes, or Worm Lizards. Eligibility extends to local or national non-profit organizations. Applicants can submit applications in English or French. Deadline for submission of proposals is 03 October 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Visiting Expert Program
Deadline: 3 October 2022
 
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 welcome. Applications are made jointly by the host institution in the developing country and the visiting expert. The deadline for applications is 03 October 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
Deadline: 3 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists and to foster links for further collaboration. Costs are shared between TWAS and the host institutions. The fellowships are for research and advanced training. There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries. The deadline to apply is 03 October 2022.
 
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African Development Bank

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge
Deadline: 4 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) seek to accelerate climate adaptation action under the African Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). The program will support the commercialization of climate change adaptation solutions of youth entrepreneurs in Africa. The YouthADAPT Challenge is open to solutions (products, services, tools, or ideas) targeted at climate change adaptation and increasing resilience. AAAP awards a business grant of up to US$100 thousand to further develop the solution. Enterprises must be youth-led (applicants aged between 18 and 35 years) and legally registered and operating in Africa. The application deadline is 04 October 2022.
 
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Wilson Center

International Fellowship Program
Deadline: 4 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowship to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals. Fellows conduct research in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center offers a stipend of US$90 thousand. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses. The application deadline is 04 October 2022.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Environmental Justice Reporting
Deadline: 5 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists in the Asia-Pacific region, to support the production of in-depth stories on environmental and climate injustice. EJN plans to make 20 story grants of US$1,000 each?to youth journalists aged 30 and below to produce innovative and engaging stories on environmental and climate issues in the region. ?The application deadline is 05 October 2022.
 
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European Commission

Agri-Enterprise Program Bangsamoro
Deadline: 5 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) seeks to support the development of agri-fisheries in Bangsamoro. Proposals should address locally integrated agri-fishery systems and market driven value chain developments through a multi-annual action plan, be environmentally sustainable and focus on the use of agro-ecological farming techniques. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €1,5 million and €3 million. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, private or public sector operators, local authorities, and international organizations established in a Member State of the European Union. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 05 October 2022.
 
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Journalism Fund

Grants for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: 6 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
This Enabling Services Grants for Environmental Journalism supports enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole. The program provides funding to project ideas from organizations and institutions for training and professional development programs. Eligible proposals entail enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism in Europe. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported projects will be around €85 thousand. The program is open to legal entities with demonstrable expertise in investigative journalism. The application deadlines are 06 October 2022 and 09 February 2023.
 
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Conservation Leadership Program

Grants for Early-Career Conservationists
Deadline: 10 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) makes grants to advance the leadership capacity of early-career conservationists in the developing world. Grants combine research with conservation. CLP provides support to small teams of at least three individuals. Future Conservationist Awards are up to US$15 thousand. Follow-Up Awards and Leadership Awards are up to US$25 thousand and US$50 thousand, respectively. CLP explains each category of award; eligibility criteria; and details on how to apply. CLP offers support to early-career conservationists living and working in low- and middle-income economies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and South-eastern Europe and the Middle East. The application deadline is 10 October 2022.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Fonds Ernest Solvay
Deadline: 10 October 2022
 
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 €10 thousand will be provided. The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 October 2022.
 
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Natural Environment Research Council

Independent Research Fellowship 2022
Deadline: 11 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funds researchers seeking to conduct their own environmental research within an eligible host organization in the UK. NERC supports fellows undertaking research across the breadth of the NERC remit within environmental sciences, including: freshwater, earth, atmospheric, marine and terrestrial sciences, earth observation, and polar science. The total available funding is £7.4 million. This opportunity is open to applicants who hold a PhD qualification. The fellowship covers 80% full economic cost for five years. Fellows can choose to work full time or part time. The deadline for application is 11 October 2022.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Orange Knowledge Program
Deadline: 11 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) makes scholarships to mid-career professionals from selected developing countries for short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master's programs (duration 12-24 months). Eligible countries as well as eligible courses are listed in the announcement. Interested applicants need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of the course and ask how to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship program offers three application rounds each year. The 2022 application deadlines are 22 March, 28 June and 11 October 2022.
 
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Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Professional Short Courses with Scholarships 2022
Deadline: 11 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation invites participants to apply for new short-term courses. Wageningen University & Research offers a wide range of online courses to support professionals. Courses have different deadlines and locations. Thematic areas include Climate Change, Water Management, Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, and many others. Most courses are open to professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organizations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants. Courses are eligible for scholarships through the Orange Knowledge Program. The deadline to apply for courses is 11 October 2022.
 
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National Geographic Society

Exploration Grant
Deadline: 12 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society funds individuals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology that align with one or more of their focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Culture, Human Ingenuity. Level I grants receive funding up to US$20 thousand and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, and mentorship from fellow National Geographic experts. Level II grants are up to US$100 thousand. Currently, National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. Applicants may request up to US$20 thousand. Grant proposal submissions are due by 12 October 2022.
 
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SEED and Go4SDGs

Webinar: LAC Future Lab
Deadline: 12 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEED and Go4SDGs organize the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Future Lab for Innovation and Policy. The LAC Future Lab offers a platform to develop future-proof solutions for challenges in the agri-food sector. The Lab will discuss practical solutions and exemplary cases for the industry’s challenges. The Future Lab targets green SMEs and organizations, who work at the interface of business, civil society and politics supporting green SMEs or circular economy solutions. Participants have to register by 12 October 2022.
 
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Research, Science, and Innovation Leadership Fellowship
Deadline: 12 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) is aimed at mid-career professionals with very high potential in the fields of science, innovation, and business from India and Sri Lanka. Each fellowship includes program fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, and return economy airfare from India or Sri Lanka to the UK. To be eligible for a Chevening CRISP Fellowship, applicants must have a postgraduate level qualification and at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying. CRISP is open for applications until 12 October 2022.
 
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Conrad Foundation

Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2022-2023
Deadline: 14 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include "Energy and Environment", among others, and a special category on “Ocean Plastic Pollution”. Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration (discounted rates may apply for qualified title one schools or special circumstances). The winning teams are offered seed money to continue the development of their ideas. The application deadline for the activation stage (phase 1) is 14 October 2022.
 
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EuroMarine

Scientific Working Groups
Deadline: 14 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
EuroMarine will fund two Long-Term Scientific Working Groups with a maximum funding of €12,500 each. The aim of the working groups is to provide the EuroMarine community with recommendations on how to best contribute to the international and European initiatives for restoring and sustainably exploiting the oceans as well as to advance the research on emerging topics related to marine sciences. Proposals should involve at least three full Member Organizations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries. Applicants are welcome to involve any relevant organizations from developing countries. Applications must be submitted before 14 October 2022.
 
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Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Public Awareness on Climate Change
Deadline: 14 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The Foundation makes small grants of up to €10 thousand and large grants ranging from €20 thousand to €200 thousand, although larger projects may be considered. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is 14 October 2022.
 
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Seeding Labs

Scientific Equipment for Research and Education
Deadline: 14 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadlines for submissions are 14 October 2022 and 11 February 2023.
 
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American University in Cairo

African Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: 15 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Egypt
 
The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 15 October (spring semester).
 
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Association of Field Ornithologists

Sponsored Latin American Memberships
Deadline: 15 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Association of Field Ornithologists will provide one-year membership awards to qualified Latin American Ornithologists. These awards are restricted to individuals based in Latin America (including the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America). Members have access to information and networking opportunities in the field of ornithology. Applications are available in English and Spanish. Applications have to be submitted by 15 October of each year.
 
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Belmont Forum

Sustainable Consumption and Production
Deadline: 15 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Belmont Forum welcomes transdisciplinary proposals to its collaborative research actions on systems of sustainable consumption and production (SSCP). Proposals to the Belmont Forum must address one of the following four themes: Transdisciplinary Research to help transition to Green Economies; Sustainable and Resilient industries; Social Inequality and Environmental Justice; new Technologies, Policies, and Practices. The Belmont Forum will fund three-year projects. All projects should include 3 funding agencies from 3 different countries. Proposals will be due mid October 2022.
 
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Embassy of France to the Philippines

Support for local NGOs
Deadline: 15 October 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Embassy of France supports local organizations and calls for the submission of project proposals. The project can be related to environmental issues or other issues, as long as they benefit disadvantaged communities or social groups. This year, two grants of PHP300 thousand and PHP100 thousand will be awarded. Eligibility extends to locally recognized organizations, associated with the activities collectively implemented by the network of Franco-Philippine’s associations. The application deadline is 15 October 2022.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 October 2022
 
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. Holohil 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 application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.
 
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Boston University: West African Research Association

Travel Grants for West African Nationals
Deadline: 17 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant's current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. The next application cycle closes on 17 October 2022.
 
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Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2023
Deadline: 17 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects in themes that include agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and poverty reduction. The program selects regional winners from each of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Winners are awarded grants of up to a total of £5 thousand in total to advance their projects. The application deadline is 17 October 2022.
 
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Rolex Awards

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2023
Deadline: 17 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Rolex Awards invest in people seeking solutions to humankind’s most pressing challenges and support entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have ground-breaking proposals or initiatives that will help 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 CHF 200 thousand in order to help her/him with project implementation. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2022.
 
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UK Government

Darwin Plus for British Overseas Territories
Deadline: 17 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Darwin Initiative contributes knowledge that links biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in low and middle-income countries. Darwin Plus Fellowships aim to build capacity within the UK Overseas Territories through training opportunities. There are two different budget templates for projects requesting over and under £100 thousand. The Project Leader can be based in any country. However, all Darwin Plus projects are expected to seek in-territory partners. Projects led by in-territory partners/organizations are encouraged. The deadline to apply for Darwin Plus Fellowships is 17 October 2022.
 
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King Boudouin Foundation

Research on Water Availability
Deadline: 18 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are made to young students and engineers in Belgium 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 18 October 2022.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2023
Deadline: 18 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office makes Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for full-time doctoral studies to citizens from least developed countries and fragile states who could not afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. 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 nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023
Deadline: 18 October 2022
 
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 nominating bodies by 18 October 2022.
 
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Vital Voices

Fellowships for Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 18 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Vital Voices offers GROW Fellowships to women entrepreneurs who own small and medium-sized businesses. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses. Thematic business areas may include agriculture, fisheries and forestry with potential for growth. A limited number of need and merit-based scholarships will be available. The deadline for applications is 18 October 2022.
 
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

Pacific Agriculture Scholarships
Deadline: 19 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) supports postgraduate research study by providing scholarships in agriculture and fisheries at the University of the South Pacific and Fiji National University. Students undertake applied agricultural research at selected Pacific universities to build an agricultural innovation system and contribute to the agricultural research capacity of the student, the university and the country of origin. Applicants must be a citizen of and currently reside in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu. The closing date for submissions is 19 October 2022.
 
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British Academy

International Interdisciplinary Research 2023
Deadline: 19 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Knowledge Frontiers provides UK-based researchers active in the social sciences and the humanities with an opportunity to develop international interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. The British Academy invites proposals for projects which focus on the interaction between technology, nature and humanity. The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute. Projects must involve at least one co-applicant who can be based in the UK or overseas. Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £200 thousand are available. The deadline for submissions is 19 October 2022.
 
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Government of Luxembourg

Business Partnership Facility
Deadline: 20 October 2022
 
Principal Office: https://bpf.lu/lappel-a-candidature/
 
The Government of Luxembourg provides financial support to the private sector in Europe in order to set up sustainable commercial projects in partnership with private or public organizations in developing countries. Project proposals should focus on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and may not exceed €200 thousand. Applications can be submitted 29 May and 20 October 2022.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Internship in Sustainable Water Management
Deadline: 20 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund supports sustainable water management in developing countries, among others by financing on-the-spot internships for students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium. The internship will take place in a developing country (the student’s country of origin or another country). The grant will cover the expenses inherent to the internship, up to a maximum of €5 thousand. The internships are for students from developing countries who are pursuing a master’s level degree that is linked to water management. The deadline for applications is 20 October 2022.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2022
Deadline: 20 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Research Grants support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of nature conservation in 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. Grants are a maximum of ¥500 thousand for a maximum of two years. The grant is intended for early-career researchers. The closing dates for applications are 20 April 2022 and 20 October 2022.
 
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United States Agency for International Development

Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships
Deadline: 20 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Ecuador New Environmental and Economic Reactivation Partnerships Initiative is designed to increase seascape conservation, combat illegal fishing, reduce ocean plastic pollution, achieve sustainable forests management, and support forest carbon sequestration and economic reactivation. USAID/Ecuador seeks implementing partners from the private sector and civil society. This includes private businesses, foundations, non-profit NGOs, and private educational institutions. USAID/Ecuador is prepared to make 4-6 individual awards of up to US$10 million each. The closing date for applications is 20 October 2022.
 
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African Development Bank

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship 2023
Deadline: 21 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Algeria
 
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 2023 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy (“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 21 October 2022.
 
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Deloitte

Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Deadline: 21 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Young One World Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 13 seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that address climate change through ecosystem engagement. The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators (18-30 years old). The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project startup grant and 12-months of mentorship from Deloitte professionals. The challenge is open to young people from social enterprises, non-profits, or community organizations. The application deadline is 21 October 2022.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Data Papers on Freshwater Species
Deadline: 22 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
GBIF and the open-access Journal of Limnology announce a call for researchers to submit data papers about species that inhabit the world's inland waters. To assist efforts to fill gaps in primary biodiversity data on freshwater species, GBIF will sponsor the article processing charges (normally €624) for the first sixteen manuscripts accepted by the Journal. Authors must prepare the manuscript in English. The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2022.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

MENA Scholarships
Deadline: 22 October 2022
 
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, Iran, 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. Nuffic’s deadline for applications is 22 October 2022. Please note that the application deadline at each education institution varies.
 
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Natural Resources Defense Council

Climate Storytelling Fellowship
Deadline: 23 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and partners invite applications to the NRDC Climate Storytelling Fellowship. The Fellowship will grant US$20 thousand to three writers to support revision of a feature screenplay or pilot that engages with climate change in a meaningful way. In addition, each fellowship recipient will receive professional feedback and guidance on their scripts. The first 400 writers that opt in with a qualified screenplay or pilot will receive one free month of hosting and one free evaluation. Fee Waivers must be requested no later than 23 October 2022.
 
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German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

African-German Leadership Academy
Deadline: 24 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offers an innovative training program for early to mid-career professionals from Germany and African partner countries. The training aims to capacitate professionals to engage in addressing significant global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity. Participants of the Leadership Academy must be nationals or permanent residents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, or Zambia, and work on issues relevant for sustainable development. Applications for the 2023 Academy are open until 24 October 2022.
 
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GreenTech

Latin America Event
Deadline: 24 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Greentech Business is a platform of technological solution research with a high potential of positive impact on environmental problems. The fourth edition of GreenTech América Latina seeks innovative sustainable technologies start-ups who seek to advance towards decarbonization. By registering solutions on the platform, inventors gain global reach and visibility, and will automatically be participating in the selection process to present their company at the GreenTech América Latina 2022 event. The registration deadline is 24 October 2022.
 
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Together Women Rise

Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty
Deadline: 24 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Together Women Rise 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 organizations with a fiscal sponsor. Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. The deadlines for 2022 are 24 April and 24 October 2022.
 
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Worldwide Universities Network

Research Development Fund 2022
Deadline: 24 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) provides grants of up to £10 thousand for one year to foster research collaborations among academic staff (faculty) at WUN member universities. Applications are open to researchers from WUN member institutions. The RDF supports research projects that fall under the network’s principal research theme of sustainable development. The closing date is 24 October 2022. (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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CIFAR

Global Scholars 2023-2025
Deadline: 25 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities for research collaboration. CIFAR invites early-career researchers pursuing the most exciting and important research questions across the natural, biomedical and social sciences and the humanities to join an interdisciplinary research program. As part of the program, scholars receive C$100 thousand in unrestricted research support over two years. To be eligible for this program, applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2022.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Organizations Development
Deadline: 26 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to contribute to green and inclusive economic growth in the Lao PDR by reinforcing the technical capacities of local civil society organizations to promote Climate Smart Agriculture with a special focus on youth and women. Project partners should prioritize the most vulnerable segments of the populations i.e. women, urban poor, low-income households, farmers, unemployed youth etc. Applicants may request up to €1.5 million for their action plans. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations established in a Member State of the European Union or in Lao PDR. The closing date for submission of proposals is 26 October 2022.
 
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Scottish Government

Asia Partnerships Higher Education Research Fund
Deadline: 27 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Scotland Asia Partnerships Higher education Research (SAPHIRE) Fund is available to Scottish universities to enable research to include a focus on environmental issues and climate change. Funding of up to £10 thousand will be provided to support existing research projects in climate research, emissions research, sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, water and food, and clean water, among others. The scheme is open to Scottish researchers with a partner from either Australia, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Projects can include additional partners from other countries. The application deadline is 27 October 2022.
 
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Climate Technology Initiative

Funding for Climate or Clean Energy Projects
Deadline: 30 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) provides funding to climate or clean energy projects. PFAN accepts applications for projects in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, Central America and Caribbean Islands. Projects may request between US$1 million and US$50 million. Projects providing energy access or rural electrification (clean cookstoves, solar home systems, mini grids) may request smaller sums between US$500 thousand and US$50 million. Proposals are invited from companies, individuals or legal persons; public-private partnerships; and entities which are legally structured to redistribute profits. The next application deadline is 30 October 2022.
 
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Fondation SUEZ

Access to Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 30 October 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Fondation SUEZ supports access to essential services such as water, sanitation and waste for underprivileged populations in developing countries. One reward goes to an unregistered, royalty-free innovation developed by a non-profit organization. The other recognizes and encourages an initiative led by a social entrepreneur. The two winning projects receive €50 thousand each. Applications have to be submitted by 30 October 2022.
 
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Government of India

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship
Deadline: 30 October 2022
 
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. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 October 2022.
 
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Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat

Agriculture and Food Security Program
Deadline: 30 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat invites applications for demonstration pilots of innovative technologies to supply safe and climate-friendly agri-food products in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. Proposed demonstration projects should not exceed US$100 thousand. Government departments, civil society organizations, private companies, universities and research institutes can apply. The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 October 2022.
 
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Technische Universität Dresden

Masters in Tropical Forestry 2023
Deadline: 30 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The MSc Course in Tropical Forestry taught at Technische Universität Dresden (TDU) in Germany qualifies students to develop sustainable forest management strategies and implement development-relevant interventions in rural and peri-urban areas. Germany's DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) will fund a limited number of scholarships for applicants from developing countries to enroll in TDU’s 2-year masters program. Applicants must hold a university degree in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, or other related field. DAAD scholarship applications must be submitted latest until 30 of October one year prior to the beginning of the course.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Georg Forster Research Award
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Georg Forster Research Award supports the work of accomplished researchers who are expected to continue to develop research-based solutions to specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country, excluding the People's Republic of China and India. The award amount is €60 thousand. Additionally, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. To support the collaboration, the Foundation may grant additional funding of up to €25 thousand. Nominations for the Award must be submitted by an established academic employed by a university or research institution in Germany. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2022.
 
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Investment in African Agribusiness
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The GIZ ‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups’ (SAIS) Investment Readiness Program seeks to scale digital innovations developed by African start-ups that enable their users in the agricultural or food sector to increase their income. Participating start-ups will receive virtual coaching and training sessions, in-person workshops, and access to service providers. This opportunity is aimed at start-ups (for-profit businesses) registered in Africa with scalable digital solutions with a clear positive impact on income in the agricultural and/or food sector. Applications have to be received online by 31 October 2022.
 
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Earth Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
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 31 October 2022.
 
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ETH Zurich

Research to Action Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.
 
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ETH Zurich

Faculty Exchange Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for visiting scientists, belonging to an academic institution in low and lower-middle income countries. The visiting scientist may visit ETH Zurich to conduct a short research stay or to attend a conference or workshop organized by ETH Zurich scientists. The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of CHF 10 thousand. The main applicant has to be a senior scientist or professor of ETH Zurich and invite colleagues from lower-?income countries. Next application deadline is 31 October 2022.
 
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EuroMarine

Research Grants for Early-Career Researchers
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
OYSTER is an independent working group dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for young researchers in marine science. EuroMarine offers a grant of €7,500 to early-career researchers from EuroMarine full member organizations to undertake an original and collaborative research project. The project must be led by 2-3 young scientists, from at least two different countries. The deadline for proposal submission is 31 October 2022.
 
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Indian National Academy of Sciences

JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: India
 
India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Lawrence Foundation

Grants for Environment
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, human services, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. The average grant size is between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. The deadlines for applications are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants in Support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
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 subpopulations will be taken into account. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. The Fund remains open to receiving online applications despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The next application deadlines are 28 February, 30 June and 31 October 2022.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
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 maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted by 31 October and 28/29 February each year.
 
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The World Around

Young Climate Prize
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Around launches an open call for applications to the Young Climate Prize. World Around seeks young people who are working on their own self-started projects that address, draw attention to or mitigate climate change in their communities. The program will provide visibility, support and mentorship for 25 of the world’s most talented and passionate climate designers. Anyone aged 13-25 from anywhere in the world can submit their work. Nominations and applications are open until 31 October 2022.
 
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UNESCO World Heritage Center

Requests for International Assistance
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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Whitley Fund for Nature

Whitley Awards 2023
Deadline: 31 October 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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Cape Cod Bird Club

Small Grants for Well-Being and Protection of Birds
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Cape Cod Bird Club (CCBC) offers grants of up to US$1000 to support conservation efforts relating directly or indirectly to the well-being or protection of birds. Due to limited funds, for 2022-23, CCBC accepts applications only from proposers working in the Western Hemisphere where many Cape Cod migrants spend some part of their lives. Eligibility extends to organizations that need seed money to begin or additional funding to continue. Applications are reviewed and funded twice a year with deadlines on 01 May and 01 November.
 
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Composting Council Research and Education Foundation

Poster Contest
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites submissions for its annual poster contest. This year’s theme is “For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost!”. The winning poster will serve as the promotional piece of the 2023 International Compost Awareness Week and the winner will receive US$500. The contest is open to anyone from 9th grade (age 14) or older from anywhere in the world. The contest runs until 01 November 2022.
 
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Dierenpark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund

Nature Conservation and Species Preservation
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Dierenpark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund supports projects in nature conservation and species preservation around the world. The fund provides financial support for endangered species conservation, research for veterinary medicine or to help shelter animals. Grants usually range from €1.000 to €10 thousand. The board meets three times per year and evaluates applications on a continuous basis. The next meeting takes place in January 2023, therefore applications must be submitted before 01 November 2022.
 
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Annual Conservation Grants 2023
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
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. Disney supports projects that build on previous work, and that have the potential to contribute to long-term conservation. Eligibility extends to nonprofit organizations worldwide. The Conservation Fund will consider requests for a maximum of US$100 thousand to be provided over two years. The deadline to submit inquiries is 01 November 2022.
 
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East-West Center

Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2023
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
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. Supplementary scholarship support is available to help defray the cost of program fees and accommodations. The deadline to apply is 01 November 2022.
 
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Hawk Migration Association of North America

Research Award
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The HMANA Research Award supports field studies relating to raptor migration ecology and behavior, population monitoring, and conservation. Up to two proposals with a total value of US$1 thousand each will be funded per year. Grants can be used for research targeted to understanding the connectivity among breeding, migrating, and non-breeding distributions of raptor species or monitoring activities. The deadline for proposals is 01 November 2022.
 
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Iran Ministry of Science and Technology

36st Khwarizmi International Award
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
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. The next application deadline is 01 November 2022.
 
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Smithsonian Institution

Fellowship Program 2023
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Institution annually awards fellowships for independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The awards include: graduate student fellowships; predoctoral fellowships; postdoctoral fellowships; and senior fellowships. Stipends and allowances vary from US$8 thousand for two weeks to up to US$55 thousand per year, depending on the applicant’s experience. The fellowship program is open to qualified applicants worldwide. Applicants contact Smithsonian's staff members (find link in the announcement) to identify potential advisors, and to determine the feasibility of their proposed research. The application deadline is 01 November 2022.
 
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Smithsonian Institution

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Smithsonian Institution seeks collaborative research proposals in Biodiversity Genomics, involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics, and bioinformatics analysis. The stipend for postdoctoral and senior fellows is US$55 thousand per year. Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 to 24 months. Applicants contact Smithsonian's staff members (find link in the announcement) to identify potential advisors, and to determine the feasibility of their proposed research. The fellowship program is open to qualified applicants worldwide. All applications must be submitted by 01 November 2022.
 
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for environmental projects in collaboration with partners in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. To be able to submit a full proposal, applicants must submit an initial inquiry. Application deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May 2022 and 01 November 2022.
 
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chevening Scholarships 2023-2024
Deadline: 1 November 2022
 
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 01 November 2022.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Team-oriented Cross-border Research
Deadline: 2 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) offers funding through the Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT) to research projects in all disciplines. Grants should contribute to the education of researchers in 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). The submission deadline is 02 November 2022.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds 2023
Deadline: 3 November 2022
 
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 and Portuguese. The application deadline is 03 November 2022.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Food Day Poster Contest (Age 5-19)
Deadline: 4 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA) calls on children and teens from all over the world (age 5 to 19) to use their imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag. Entries have to be submitted by 04 November 2022.
 
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D-Prize

Funding Entrepreneurs to Alleviate Poverty
Deadline: 6 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The D-Prize funds pilot projects that more widely distribute relatively low-cost products and services in the fight against poverty. The current challenges include social enterprises for innovations in specified themes of agriculture; energy; WASH; and several other categories. The D-Prize will award 30 teams with up to US$20 thousand each to launch nonprofits or social ventures that can distribute proven poverty interventions to people in need. Eligibility to compete extends to entrepreneurs anywhere in the world, and of any age or background. The D-Prize invites concept notes before 16 October 2022 (early deadline); 06 November 2022 (regular deadline); or 27 November 2022 (limited extension).
 
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Japan Science and Technology Agency

Research Partnership 2023
Deadline: 7 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Japan Science and Technology Agency, in collaboration with the Japan International Collaboration Agency, calls for proposals for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Proposals are invited in the following research fields: environment/energy; bio-resources; and disaster prevention and mitigation. The SATREPS program provides funding of approx. ¥ 100 million per project per year. Researchers external to Japan should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries. The deadline for proposals is 07 November 2022.
 
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UK Government

Darwin Initiative Grants
Deadline: 7 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Darwin Initiative invites applications for proposals that deliver effective and successful biodiversity conservation as well as poverty reduction projects. Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity projects may request between £50 thousand to £200 thousand for projects that focus on developing the capability and capacity of national and local organizations. Innovation projects ranging from £10 thousand to £200 thousand must test a novel approach that if proven could scale to deliver results for biodiversity conservation. Projects led by in-territory partners/organizations are encouraged. The deadline to apply is 07 November 2022.
 
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Biodiversa+

Monitoring of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Change
Deadline: 9 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Biodiversa+ launches a joint call for transnational research proposals on the topic “Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society” (BiodivMon). The call is focused on creating a bridge between science, policy and practice to make nature-based solutions a reality. BiodivMon will support research projects with strong transnational cooperation. The call is an opportunity to advance knowledge on biodiversity through monitoring, building on previous and existing efforts across Europe and beyond. Funding organizations have reserved a total amount of over €40 million for joint research projects. Research teams must form transnational research consortia with eligible partners from a minimum of 3 countries participating in the call. The deadline for pre-proposals submission is 09 November 2022.
 
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British Academy

International Writing Workshops
Deadline: 9 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Academy invites proposals for Writing Workshops in developing countries. The aim of the Writing Workshops is to provide access for early-career researchers to the academic requirements of journals, including international journals, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to publish in these journals. Awards are set at a maximum of £30 thousand. Funding must be used in the direct delivery of the workshops, and can cover travel and related expenses. The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA-eligible country. The deadline for submissions is?on 09 November 2022.
 
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iF International Forum Design GmbH

Social Impact Prize
Deadline: 9 November 2022
 
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 €100 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations (student concepts will not be accepted). There is no deadline, projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. The winners will be decided twice per year, after 26 May and 09 November 2022.
 
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Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience
Deadline: 11 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) launches EJ4Climate, a grant program to support environmental justice and climate resilience for underserved, vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities across North America (including Mexico). Possible projects under the grant program could include addressing extreme weather impacts, transitioning to clean energy and/or transportation systems, or utilizing traditional ecological knowledge to address climate change impacts. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, community-based associations, Indigenous Peoples and communities, universities, and academic and public research institutions. Proposals are due by 11 November 2022.
 
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Schlumberger Foundation

Funding for Women in PhD and Postdoctoral Studies
Deadline: 11 November 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
Schlumberger Foundation's 'Faculty of the Future' supports women in developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD and postdoctoral 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 deadline to submit new applications is 11 November 2022.
 
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WAAW Foundation

STEM Scholarships for African Women
Deadline: 12 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The WAAW Foundation supports African women who seek a STEM-focused college education. The Foundation offers a need-based scholarship of US$500 to undergraduate female African students. Applicants have to be under 32 years old and be enrolled in an undergraduate B.S. degree program at a University or college in Africa. Eligible courses include Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Natural Science, Zoology and many other fields. Application closes on 12 November 2022.
 
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Global Development Network

Global Development Awards Competition 2022
Deadline: 14 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Development Awards Competition is open for applications. The awards recognize excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in low and middle-income countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. The competition will feature two categories: a competitive research grant program (worth US$30 thousand) that funds outstanding research proposals that address development issues in low and middle-income countries and a competitive grant program (worth US$45 thousand and US$135 thousand) that supports non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in low or lower-middle-income countries. The application deadline is 14 November 2022.
 
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MedWet

World Wetlands Day 2023
Deadline: 14 November 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
MedWet launches a call for projects to financially support actors in the realization of educational animations within the framework of the World Wetlands Day 2022. MedWet will select up to 34 projects and provide financial support of €250 for the implementation of campaigns and educational activities that highlight the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet. This call targets actors that engage in wetland conservation in the Mediterranean region. Applications have to be submitted by 14 November 2022.
 
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U.S. Government

International Exchange Grant Program
Deadline: 14 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Office of Private Sector Exchange (BridgeUSA) announces an open competition for the administration of the 2023 BridgeUSA STEM Scholarship Fund. The Office plans to issue one cooperative agreement of approximately US$260 thousand to implement the program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals to provide approximately 50 scholarships to foreign university students, scholars, and professionals across Africa, East Asia and Pacific, and Western Hemisphere regions. Proposals must include a focus on climate change. The closing date for applications is 14 November 2022.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of University Women

International Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
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$20 thousand and US$50 thousand to pursue their studies. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 November 2022.
 
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American Philosophical Society

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
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 15 November 2022.
 
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Explorers Club

Exploration Grants 2023
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe. The Club offers five different grants: the Rising Explorer Grant (US$ 1,500 average) is open to high school students, college undergraduates, and independent researchers; the Exploration Fund Grant (US$ 2,500 - US$ 5,000 average) is designated especially for graduate/post-graduate students or early career scientists conducting fieldwork; the Rolex Explorers Club Grant (US$ 10 thousand) is focused on young explorers under the age of 35 who are conducting field research to address a novel scientific, environmental, or historic question; the Stephenson Explorers Advancement Program (US$ 10 thousand) is open to college undergraduates/graduate students, and independent explorers under the age of 35 conducting fieldwork focused specifically on marine research; the Fjallraven Field Grant (US$ 5 thousand) for explorers under the age of 35 doing fieldwork related to conservation, the environment, and/or sustainability; the Exodus Exploration without Boundaries Grant (US$ 4 thousand) supports expeditions that further our understanding of the world through scientific, cultural and conservation fieldwork. The application deadline is 15 November 2022.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Bilateral Exchange for Postdoctoral Researchers
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports exchanges of scientists and academics from partner countries for bilateral research projects in Germany. Foreign academics and scientists with doctoral degrees who work at a university or research institute in EU countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine are eligible to apply. Participants receive monthly stipends of €2 thousand. The application deadline is 15 November 2022 (for a research stay starting from October 2023).
 
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Soroptimist

Support to Women Achieve Educational Goals
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Live Your Dream Awards offers cash awards of US$1 thousand to US$10 thousand to help women who are the sole financial providers for their families cover tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare. The applicant has to be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and reside in one of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela. The deadline for application is 15 November 2022.
 
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Watson Institute

Western Union Foundation Fellowship
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Western Union Foundation Fellowship is for young entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. The 16-week-long program is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills and experience to transform their communities. US$25 thousand in seed funding will be distributed among the Fellows. The Watson Institute accepts applicants from the following countries: Mexico, Kenya, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Afghanistan. The final application deadline is 15 November 2022.
 
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Watson Institute

Education in Social Entrepreneurship
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Watson Institute offers accelerator programs for college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage venture aimed at solving the toughest challenges facing the world. The Watson Institute makes partial scholarships, full-ride fellowships and financing options to students from all economic backgrounds, e. g., the Sustainability Fellowship for applicants developing solutions focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The Watson Bachelor of Science in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship in South Florida (USA) accepts applications until 15 November 2022.
 
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Wildlife Acoustics

Bio-Acoustics Product Grants
Deadline: 15 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance animal biology research, habitat monitoring and environmental conservation through bio-acoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US$4 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. Applications are evaluated quarterly with deadlines on 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2022
Deadline: 19 November 2022
 
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. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January - 11 February; 18 April - 19 May; 10 July - 20 August; and 09 October - 19 November 2022.
 
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Blue Action Fund

Wider Caribbean Sea
Deadline: 20 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Blue Action Fund announces a new open call for grant proposals focusing on the Wider Caribbean Sea. The Fund provides individual grants to selected conservation projects with focus on marine protected areas (MPAs) to support conservation of biodiversity, and projects that seek to enhance livelihood conditions and food security. The Fund will award grants of €2-4 million. Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations with proven experience in coastal and marine conservation and sustainable livelihood development in the area. Applicants must provide match funding of at least 25% of the total project costs. The deadline for submission is 20 November 2022.
 
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Green Alley

Green Alley Award 2022
Deadline: 21 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the green economy. The award program focuses on business ideas that help build a circular economy and improve the waste and recycling industry. The contest finalists will be invited to Berlin to compete for a cash prize of €25 thousand, working space in Berlin for six months, and opportunities to raise additional funding. The submitted ideas must be relevant for Europe and focus on reducing, reusing, recycling, or transforming waste. The application deadline is 21 November 2022.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

School Enterprise Challenge 2022
Deadline: 22 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business program for schools run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice. Thematic areas include agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, and the environment, among others. Prizes are between US$250 and US$5 thousand, including in-kind donations like laptops and cameras. Please note that only pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and technical/vocational colleges are eligible (universities are not eligible to apply). The deadlines for project submission are 22 June, 22 August, and 22 November 2022.
 
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Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers

Geographical Fieldwork Grants
Deadline: 23 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Geographical Society invites applications for the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award. The aim of the award is to support 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 23 November 2022.
 
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University of British Columbia

Forest Research Grant
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) offers the Future Forests Fellowship, a research grant to a forestry student to enroll in their PhD program. UBC offers C$70 thousand annually for up to four years. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses incurred in the preparation and conduct of research. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply. The deadline for a complete application is 25 November 2022.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Ornithology Research
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund supports ornithological research anywhere in the world. Chapman Research Grants are small short-term awards for research that are available to graduate students for expenses associated with projects primarily focused on the systematics and evolutionary biology of birds. Most grants average approximately US$1,500. The application deadline is 30 November 2022.
 
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AstraZeneca

Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Young One World Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 3 seeks youth-led projects which tackle the causes of air pollution and focus on the long-term health of young people. Projects should focus on individual behavior change, new technologies, or multi-stakeholder advocacy approaches to change laws/policies. The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators (18-30 years old). The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project startup grant and 12-months of mentorship from a team of AstraZeneca Young Health Programme professionals. The application deadline is 30 November 2022.
 
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Beit Trust

Support for Community and Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Beit Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Themes include wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand. Applications should be submitted by the end of May and November each year.
 
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British Academy

Visiting Fellowships
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Academy’s Visiting Fellowships program provides outstanding academics based in any country overseas with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution. Visiting Fellows will work with colleagues at host UK institutions in order to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships. Fellows must be of postdoctoral level or above, or have equivalent research experience. The maximum funding available is £33 thousand. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2022.
 
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European Outdoor Conservation Association

Funding for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
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. Project applications must protect a threatened species or habitat; have a link to the outdoor enthusiast; and involve hands-on practical conservation work. 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 periods per year. The next application window is 01 to 30 November 2022.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
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. Grants are usually US$5,500 (but many are considerably smaller) for a one year project. RSWR has two funding cycles with deadlines on May 31 and November 30 each year. (However, RSWR recommends earlier submissions of at least a month prior to the deadline to allow time for revisions.)
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Photo Contest
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The SEARCA Photo Contest with the theme “Emerging Agricultural Innovations for the Next Generation” seeks images from across Southeast Asia that showcase technologies and innovations that are modernizing and transforming agricultural and rural development toward increased food supply and security. The contest is open to all Southeast Asian nationals. Winners receive cash prizes of US$1000 (1st place), US$800 (2ndt place), and US$500 (3rd place). All entries must be submitted before 30 November 2022.
 
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British Herpetological Society

Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Herpetological Society (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 favored. 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 £300. The application deadline is 01 December 2022.
 
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Cambridge University

Masters in Conservation Leadership
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2023. 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 offer support to students from developing countries. The application deadline for program admission is 01 December 2022.
 
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East-West Center

Graduate Degree Fellowship 2022-2024
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Graduate Degree Fellowship provides funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in capacity building and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. The fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, and housing. Eligibility extends to citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Asia, and countries in the Pacific region (including Russia). The application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is 01 December 2022.
 
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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) seeks applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program 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 2022 and 01 May 2023.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other uses; and landfills. There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply. Previously awarded grants have ranged from US$15 thousand to over US$500 thousand (with an average grant amount of US$160 thousand). The deadlines for pre-proposals are 01 May and 01 December 2022.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
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. Awards range from US$500 to US$5 thousand. 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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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund supports research projects that lead to clear conservation benefits for a globally threatened species that occurs within the OSME region. One grant of £5 thousand is available. The application deadline is 01 December 2022.
 
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Turtle Conservation Fund

Research and Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) makes grants to organizations and individuals worldwide for conservation and research of endangered and critically endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. TCF lists priority species. Most regular grants are US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand per project. The Fund also makes seed grants of US$1 thousand or less. Application deadlines for both programs are 01 June and 01 December of each year.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December 2022.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program 2022
Deadline: 7 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA provides travel grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate students in Southeast Asia. Applicants can request up to US$1,200 to participate and/or present papers at relevant local or international scientific conferences and fora. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA operates on a regular grant schedule with four application deadlines per year. The next application deadlines are 07 March, 07 June, 07 September, and 07 December 2022.
 
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Erasmus Mundus Programme

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Master Degree Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR) is a two-year international program in the field of Forestry and Sustainability. The MEDfOR Consortium includes seven European universities with expertise in Mediterranean forestry. The master course is open to EU and non-EU students. Scholarships to cover participation costs, travel costs and a monthly subsistence allowance will be offered by different funding agencies according to specific eligibility requirements. The program is open to candidates from all over the world, who have a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar areas. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2022.
 
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Grants in Herpetology
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) makes 12 grants of US$500 each for herpetological field research, education, and conservation. Applications are submitted by individuals. Some grant categories are restricted to SSAR members and students, while others are open to everyone. The application deadline is 15 December 2022.
 
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United Nations University

MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The United Nations University (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 2022.
 
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Oxford University

Visiting Fellowship Program
Deadline: 21 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The AfOx Visiting Fellowship Program is designed to provide African researchers an opportunity to build international networks and focus on a project of their choice. The Fellowship provides fellows with an opportunity to work on a project in collaboration with Oxford-based scholars, while benefiting from the resources available at Oxford University for research, writing, networking. The Fellowship is open to researchers across all academic fields. Applications will close on 21 October 2022.
 
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Weeden Foundation

Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia
Deadline: 30 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The average grant size is between US$15 and US$20 thousand. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 30 December 2022.
 
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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam Talent Scholarship
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: The Netherlands
 
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) aims to attract excellent students from around the world, therefore, it awards €4 thousand at the end of every academic year to successful non-EEA students who have been enrolled in one of the programs of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Eligible courses are Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Environmental Sciences, Natural sciences and others. Students submit their applications after the completion of a full year of studies before 31 December of each year.
 
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Clean Cooking Alliance

Haiti Clean Cooking Fund
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Haiti Clean Cooking Fund provides financial and technical assistance to support the growth of clean cooking companies in Haiti. The size of individual awards will range from US$25 thousand to US$250 thousand. The Fund will give preference to companies that can provide matched funding (50%). The Fund is open to companies and nonprofit entities in Haiti. Non-Haitian Companies may participate, provided they have an interest in entering the Haitian market or partnering with a local Haitian entity to manufacture, supply, and distribute clean cooking solutions in Haiti on a commercial basis. Expressions of interest will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2022.
 
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ETH Zurich

Research to Action Grants
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2023-2024
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
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 have 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 2023-2024 intake fall between August 2022 through December 2022, varying by courses (check carefully).
 
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Giving Joy

Micro-Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Giving Joy makes micro-grants to women who seek to establish or improve their businesses for the benefit of their communities. Applicants can propose activities in any field, trade, occupation, or craft (e.g., agriculture, fisheries, energy, WASH, etc.). Proposed grant activities must have a social benefit to the community. Grants range from US$250 to US$500. Grants support women entrepreneurs worldwide. Giving Joy offers two grant cycles per year with current application deadlines 30 June and 31 December 2022.
 
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GroFin

Funding for Small and Growing Businesses in Africa
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
GroFin funds small and growing businesses in Africa. Grants support start-ups and growing businesses in agriculture, fisheries, energy and water sectors. Small business owners can apply for financing between US$100 thousand and US$1.5 million. Businesses that operate in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 31 December 2022.
 
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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources to small non-profit organizations 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 €1,500 per applicant. Application deadlines for small conservation grants are 30 April, 31 August and 31 December each year.
 
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L’Oreal and UNESCO

Young Talents for Women in Science
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: France
 
The L'Oréal-UNESCO Young Talents for Women in Science program supports the involvement of young women in scientific research. This program rewards young female researchers in life and environmental sciences, material sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, engineering sciences and technology. Five endowments of €10 thousand will be awarded to support researchers currently in doctoral or postdoctoral studies. The doctoral candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral school and in a research laboratory in one of the following countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, or Libya. Applications have to be submitted by 31 August 2022.
 
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MDPI

Sustainability Travel Awards 2023
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, grants travel awards to 5 junior scientists. The award provides financial support to attend an international conference in the field of sustainability and sustainable development, to be held in 2023. Candidates must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students. The winners will each be awarded CHF 600 and a certificate. Applications have to be submitted by 31 December 2022.
 
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Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

11th Cycle
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Saudi Arabia
 
The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an award focusing on water-related scientific innovation from around the world. The 11th cycle of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water consists of one creativity prize and four specialized prizes. The Creativity Prize of US$266 thousand is made for pioneering and innovative research in any water-related field. The four specialized prizes are worth US$133 thousand each and are made 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 can self-nominate. The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2022.
 
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South Pole

Carbon Asset Development Program
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
South Pole seeks innovative start-ups and companies in sustainable technology and clean energy solutions, community water systems, and others interested in developing carbon credit projects. Successful ventures in the program will benefit from support in development, project validation and certification and carbon credits. Companies and inventors from all around the world are invited to apply. The application deadline is 31 December 2022.
 
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United People Global

Leadership Training Program
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership training program offers young leaders from all over the world the opportunity to participate in an immersive 1-week experience on an island in the USA. UPG seeks young people (18-35 years) who want to take positive action that helps the world tackle a sustainability challenge to achieve any of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 500 young leaders will be selected to participate in an online program and receive a certification after successful completion of the online training. 60 participants will have the chance to attend the complimentary 1-week training in the USA (all costs of the program will be covered). Applications should be received by 31 December 2022 for the Class of 2023.
 
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Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Local Project Support
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. The application deadlines for concept notes are 01 January and 01 July 2023.
 
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Marion Dönhoff Foundation

Environment and Sustainability
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through the Succow Foundation, the Marion Dönhoff Grant supports open and critical debates in the areas of environmental journalism, political ecology and sustainable development. The program is a fellowship for post-graduates with professional experience and activists of civil society networks and groups. The target regions 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. Applications should be submitted on 01 July and 01 January of each year.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
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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Neotropical Birding and Conservation

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Neotropical Birding and Conservation (formerly Neotropical Bird Club) offers small and medium-sized 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 next deadline for applications is 01 January 2023.
 
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Audubon Naturalist Society

Small Grants for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 6 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund makes grants for local conservation projects in developing countries. The grants are intended as seed money for communities and individuals. Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner. Grants are a maximum of US$3 thousand for one year. The deadline for applications is 06 January 2023.
 
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Volvo Environment Prize

Nominations 2023
Deadline: 10 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Volvo Environment Prize aims to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists, engineers, as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of individuals. Past laureates have included leaders in fields such as global change, biodiversity, energy efficiency, and others. The Prize consists of a diploma, sculpture, and cash award for SEK 1.5 million. The deadline for nominations is 10 January 2023.
 
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Yale University

Young Global Scholars Program
Deadline: 10 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) offers two-week academic summer programs for high school students from all around the world. The program offers four interdisciplinary sessions on campus at Yale (USA), including sessions on Innovations in Science & Technology and Solving Global Challenges. YYGS offers the opportunity for students to apply for need-based financial aid. Furthermore, YYGS will waive the application fee if it constitutes a significant financial burden for the student’s family. The application deadline is 10 January 2023.
 
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Trust for Sustainable Living

International Schools Essay Competition
Deadline: 11 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Every year, the essay competition focuses on a different global sustainability challenge. This year’s theme is Green Economy. Participating students are invited to submit one essay (in English) entitled “How can young people be better supported to thrive in green jobs?”. The Grand Prize trophy winner will receive a free international trip to a TSL Summit, including £500 spending money. Schools have to register a Teacher Champion to participate in the competition. The deadline for essay entries is 11 January 2023.
 
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East-West Center

South Pacific Scholarship Program
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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 15 January 2023.
 
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Ashinaga Africa Initiative

University Scholarship for Orphans
Deadline: 20 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative provides full scholarships to orphaned students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study at a university abroad. Ashinaga will cover tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees. The age limit to apply for this scholarship is 23 years. Students must be committed to returning home and contributing to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university. Applicant registration deadline is?20?January?2023.
 
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University of Oxford

Postgraduate Scholarships 2023/2024
Deadline: 20 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Program aims to support outstanding postgraduate students from developing and emerging economies for post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Relevant areas of study include: Biodiversity Conservation Management, Earth sciences, Environment, International Wildlife Conservation Practice, Water Science, Zoology, and many others. The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £15 thousand). The closing date for scholarship applications is 20 January 2023, for most courses.
 
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MDPI

Climate Travel Awards 2023
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Climate Editorial Board offers travel awards to junior scientists working on climate related research. The financial support of CHF800 can be used to attend an international conference held in 2023 focusing on climate processes of the earth. The winner of the award is expected to hold a presentation, present a poster at the conference. Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in climate related sciences. Applications have to be submitted by 31 January 2023.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Support for Young Scientists from Asia-Pacific
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) aims to build the capacity 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. Application deadlines are twice a year: 31 July 2022 and 31 January 2023.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

International Climate Protection Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers 15 fellowships for young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and pursuing long-term collaboration. The fellowship (up to €2,670 per month) allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows choose their own hosts. The fellowship includes intensive language training and an orientation program during the introductory phase. The deadline for applications is 01 February 2023.
 
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Primate Conservation Inc.

Funding for Primate Research
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. 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 next deadlines for grant applications are 20 September 2022 and 01 February 2023.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
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 are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Postdoc Mobility
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Postdoc researchers who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland are invited to apply to the Postdoc.Mobility fellowships. The research stay enables researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile. The fellowships include a grant for subsistence costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and a possible contribution to research and conference costs. The funding period is 24 months. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have at least 2 years of research activity at a Swiss research institution. The application deadline is 01 February 2023.
 
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Ghent University

PhD Scholarships 2023
Deadline: 2 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University in Belgium. Before applying each student needs to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as their supervisor. Supported thematic areas include biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, water management, and many others (a complete list of faculties and research topics is provided). The deadline for scholarship applications is 02 February 2023.
 
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Journalism Fund

Grants for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: 9 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
This Enabling Services Grants for Environmental Journalism supports enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole. The program provides funding to project ideas from organizations and institutions for training and professional development programs. Eligible proposals entail enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism in Europe. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported projects will be around €85 thousand. The program is open to legal entities with demonstrable expertise in investigative journalism. The application deadlines are 06 October 2022 and 09 February 2023.
 
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Seeding Labs

Scientific Equipment for Research and Education
Deadline: 11 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadlines for submissions are 14 October 2022 and 11 February 2023.
 
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MDPI

Water Travel Award 2023
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites applications for the 2023 Water Travel Awards. Three awards of CHF 800 each will go to junior scientists to present an oral presentation and/or poster at an international conference in 2023. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students working in the field of water or related areas. Applications have to be submitted by 28 February 2023.
 
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MDPI

Plants Awards 2023
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI is a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals. The publisher makes several awards in the category “Plants.” MDPI currently invites nominations for the Outstanding Reviewer Award and the Plants 2023 Best Paper Award. Winner will receive CHF500 in prize money. The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2023.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
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 the 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 2023.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
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 the 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 2023.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
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 maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted by 31 October and 28/29 February each year.
 
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Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Research Competition 2023
Deadline: 1 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Each year, the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences sponsors a competition to stimulate high-quality research regarding problems inherent in the developing world. The questions for 2023 request a study on the impact of climate change on ecosystem services and a study that would link biodiversity changes to the worldwide food supply and health evolution. Each award-winning work is granted a prize of €2,500. The deadline for the 2023 competition is 01 March 2023. (Note: The 2022 competition is still ongoing.)
 
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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Science without Borders Challenge 2023
Deadline: 6 March 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Science Without Borders (SWB) Challenge is an international student art competition. The theme for this year’s challenge is “The Sixth Extinction.” Students are asked to use their artistic talents to create a piece of art that highlights the beauty and importance of a marine species that is on the brink of extinction. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students (aged 11-19 years) from all around the world. The winners will receive scholarships of up to US$500. The deadline is 06 March 2023.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Travel Grants Program 2023
Deadline: 7 March 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA provides travel grants to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate students in Southeast Asia. Applicants can request up to US$1,200 to participate and/or present papers at relevant local or international scientific conferences and fora. SEARCA will now be accepting applications for participation in scientific events held online in order to support continued scientific/intellectual discourse and information dissemination relevant to agriculture and rural development. Eligibility extends to nationals from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA operates on a regular grant schedule with four application deadlines per year. The next application deadlines are 07 June 2022 (for 1st Quarter Travel), 07 September 2022 (for 2nd Quarter Travel), and 07 December 2022 (for 3rd Quarter Travel) and 07 March 2022 (for 4th Quarter Travel).
 
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Mongabay

Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program
Deadline: 10 March 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mongabay Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program supports up to 12 fellows per year. Fellows will gain experience working with a range of editors at international news outlets, develop their environmental reporting skills, and create a portfolio of original publications to help them advance their careers in journalism. Each fellow will receive US$500 a month for the duration of the six-month fellowship (US$3,000 in total). The fellowship is open to anyone from a low- to upper-middle income tropical country. The application window for the first cohort will run from 21 June to 10 September 2022. The application window for the second cohort will run from 01 January 2023 through 10 March 2023.
 
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Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok

Small-Scale Local Projects in Thailand and Laos
Deadline: 15 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Czech Republic
 
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok invites applications for small-scale development projects from organizations in Thailand or Laos. Projects and development activities in the areas of environment, agriculture, health, education, and social services are welcome. The Czech Republic will provide between CZK 200 thousand and CZK 500 thousand per project. Non-profit organizations, educational institutions, or community groups are welcome to apply. Interested entities should submit their proposals to the Embassy of the Czech Republic no later than 15 March 2023.
 
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Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

Community Projects in the Pacific Islands
Deadline: 22 March 2023
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
New Zealand's Pacific Development and Conservation Trust makes grants for conservation, cultural heritage, development, and goodwill in the Pacific Islands. The priority is community projects, including conservation projects that involve representative, endangered, threatened, or unique habitats and species. Eligibility for grants extends to citizens of New Zealand and eligible Pacific countries and territories. Most past grants range from NZ$2 thousand to NZ$50 thousand. The deadlines for expressions of interest are 24 March 2022, 21 September 2022, and 22 March 2023.
 
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11th Hour Racing

Improving the Health of our Oceans
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
11th Hour Racing is committed to mobilizing the sailing and marine communities to improve the health of our oceans. For that reason, 11th Hour Racing seeks innovative projects that address dynamic environmental challenges in one or more of the program’s focus areas: reduce ocean pollution, advance clean technologies and best practices, and foster ocean stewardship. Applications from non-profit organizations from all around the world are welcome. Typical grants range from US$10 thousand to US$100 thousand, with an average grant size of $25 thousand. There are two grant cycles each year. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed after 31 March 2023.
 
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ETH Zurich

Research to Action Grants
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.
 
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MDPI

Water Paper Award 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites applications for the Water 2023 Best Paper Award for research and review articles published in Water in 2021. Two reviews and two research articles will receive an award each. The prize consists of CHF800. Applications have to be submitted by 31 March 2023.
 
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Amphibian Ark

Conservation Grants 2023
Deadline: 15 April 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Amphibian Ark offers a wide variety of conservation grants for amphibian research and conservation. Start-up grants are one-time grants of US$5 thousand to help newly-launched projects get started at the very beginning. Start-up grant extensions of US$3 thousand provide continued support for AArk seed or start-up grant projects. Workshop grants of up to US$750 are available to attend conservation-related workshops. Mentorship grants of up to US$1500 are available to organizations which have previously received an AArk seed or start-up grant. Emergency grants offer limited funding to past recipients of AArk grants for emergency situations such as emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction. Projects should work with species in their range countries, involve range-country biologists, conform to biosecurity standards, and observe other guidelines explained on the website. Applicants are required to submit a brief Project Outline, prior to submitting a full application. The project outline deadline for all grants is 15 April 2023.
 
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MDPI

Water Young Investigator Award 2023
Deadline: 30 April 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites nominations for the Water 2023 Young Investigator Award. The winner will receive CHF 2000. This prize will be given to two young investigators in recognition of their excellence in the field of all aspects of water, including water science, technology, management, and governance. Candidates must be under 35 years and be nominated by senior researchers. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2023.
 
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Cape Cod Bird Club

Small Grants for Well-Being and Protection of Birds
Deadline: 1 May 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Cape Cod Bird Club (CCBC) offers grants of up to US$1000 to support conservation efforts relating directly or indirectly to the well-being or protection of birds. Due to limited funds, for 2022-23, CCBC accepts applications only from proposers working in the Western Hemisphere where many Cape Cod migrants spend some part of their lives. Eligibility extends to organizations that need seed money to begin or additional funding to continue. Applications are reviewed and funded twice a year with deadlines on 01 May and 01 November.
 
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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 May 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) seeks applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program 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 2022 and 01 May 2023.
 
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Ekhaga Foundation

Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine
Deadline: 20 May 2023
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Ekhaga Foundation makes research grants in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. The main focus should be on scientific research and primarily applied research. Ekhagastiftelsen wishes primarily to support strategic and innovative projects of a pilot nature, as well as research that is highly newsworthy and that not just confirms previous findings. It is possible to apply for scholarships, but this is usually only granted for research-related projects. There is no maximum amount. Please note that the total amount awarded is usually in the range SEK 10-15 million. Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply. Cooperation with a Swedish institution is an advantage but not a requirement. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2023.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 31 May 2023
 
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. Grants are usually US$5,500 (but many are considerably smaller) for a one year project. RSWR has two funding cycles with deadlines on May 31 and November 30 each year. (However, RSWR recommends earlier submissions of at least a month prior to the deadline to allow time for revisions.)
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 June 2023
 
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 are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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ETH Zurich

Research to Action Grants
Deadline: 30 June 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) supports ETH bachelor students, master students, doctoral candidates, post-?docs and senior scientists to develop prototypes. The grant sum is up to CHF 5 thousand. Preference is given to activities in lower-?middle-income countries with direct involvement of collaborating institutions or agencies from said countries. There are four application deadlines per year: 31 March, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.
 
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Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Local Project Support
Deadline: 1 July 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. The application deadlines for concept notes are 01 January and 01 July 2023.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 July 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
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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United States Agency for International Development

Partnership to Conserve the Amazon
Deadline: 14 July 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States Agency for International Development in Brazil (USAID/Brazil) seeks novel or creative approaches to conserve the Amazon and further advance biodiversity and forest conservation while promoting long-term community well-being. Each anticipated award will have a minimum value of US$2.5 million of USAID funding. Eligibility extends to on-profit organizations, companies, foundations, community-based enterprises, academic and research institutions. The closing date for applications is 14 July 2023.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 November 2023
 
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 are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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XPRIZE Foundation

Carbon Removal
Deadline: 1 December 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
XPRIZE Carbon Removal, funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, aims to find solutions that fight climate change and rebalance Earth’s carbon cycle. ?This four-year global competition invites innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, etc. The competition will last for 4 years through Earth Day 2025. After one year of competition the judges will review all submissions and award up to 15 Milestone Prizes of $1 million each. After 4 years, judges will select the winners: a single Grand Prize Winner (US$50 million) and 3 runners up (US$30 million). Registration for the prize will remain open through 01 December 2023.
 
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HawkWatch International

Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant
Deadline: 31 December 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
HawkWatch International announces the launch of the first-ever Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant. The grant invests in projects led by citizens of developing countries with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusivity in conservation while building local capacity. Projects must be located in high-priority countries for raptor research and conservation (mainly Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, or Southeast Asia), focus on a single species of raptor, and be led by an applicant who is associated with a registered NGO and/or university in the country where the project will take place. Preference will be given to projects working in low-income countries. Applicants may apply for up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 31 December 2022.
 
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Africa Agriculture Development Company

Support for Early-Stage Businesses
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) supports early-stage businesses with a proven business model. AgDevCo does not consider investments below US$250 thousand unless there is potential for rapid growth. AgDevCo prefers direct investments in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, but might consider investment outside of these countries in partnership with established businesses that have a regional presence. AgDevCo welcomes applications from potential investees for projects across the agricultural value chain. There is no specific applications deadline.
 
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African Development Bank

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa
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Principal Office: International
 
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy. SEFA offers technical assistance and concessional finance instruments. Funding requests must be aligned with three strategic priorities: (1) Green Baseload; (2) Green Mini-Grids; (3) Energy Efficiency. Technical assistance grants are available to public and private sector entities. Applications can be submitted anytime.
 
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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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AirAsia Foundation

Improving Communities
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Principal Office: Malaysia
 
The AirAsia Foundation makes grants to social enterprises with projects to empower communities, enable them to build sustainable livelihoods, tackle social problems, or protect the environment. Applicants must be registered and be based in ASEAN. NGOs looking to diversify funding sources through social enterprise are welcomed to submit an application. AirAsia’s priority is to support smaller social enterprises. Applications can be submitted anytime, but the review process may take up to 6 months.
 
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Anonymous Hope Fund

Funding for Better Lives
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Anonymous Hope Fund provides people in third and second world countries with funding to live better and more successful lives. The Fund makes grants in six areas: Business; Agriculture; Humanitarian assistance; Education Development; Civil Society Organizations; and Financial assistance for individuals. Personal grants range from US$100 to US$3,000. Organizational grants range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand. Currently, financial assistance is limited to certain countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Grants are served on a first come first served basis but not limited to availability.
 
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Aqua for All

Access to Water & Sanitation
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Principal Office: International
 
Aqua for All aims to facilitate sustainable access to water & sanitation and therefore requests concept notes on solutions to water challenges in Africa or South Asia. Aqua for All provides grant money to scale and implement solutions that address drinking water, sanitation and/or water management. The application is open to companies, government agencies, knowledge institutes, and non-profit organizations. There is no application deadline.
 
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

Fellowships Program
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Principal Office: International
 
The Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides Arab Ph.D. holders with opportunities to conduct research and/or teaching internationally. The fellowship provides maintenance allowances (about US$50 thousand over a period of 12 months), round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible members of their families. Arab nationals who are currently working at universities in Arab member countries are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted anytime but must be submitted at least one year prior to the expected starting date of the Fellowship.
 
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

Development Projects in Arab Countries
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Principal Office: International
 
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) finances development projects in countries of the League of Arab States. Grants can be used for technical and economic feasibility studies; or seminars and conferences. Thematic areas include agriculture and dry lands, water supply, environment, and many others. Grant size varies from less than US$20 thousand to over US$10 million. Grants are made to governmental organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations. There is no application deadline.
 
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Archer Daniels Midland Company

Corporate Social Investment Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a multinational agribusiness corporation. ADM’s corporate social investment program “ADM Cares” makes grants in themes of agricultural development, sound environmental practices, education for children and young adults, and maintaining vibrant communities. Grant seekers contact ADM for more information about the grant process or criteria for matching gifts.
 
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Arcus Foundation

Great Apes Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Arcus makes grants to promote the survival of great apes in the wild and in sanctuaries that offer safety from invasive research and other forms of exploitation. Grants focus on activities that impact gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gibbons. Grant amounts range from small, with the majority falling between US$100 thousand and US$150 thousand per year. The grants program is open to organizations worldwide. Arcus invites initial funding concepts at any time.
 
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Ashoka

Young Changemakers
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Principal Office: USA
 
Ashoka identifies and supports teenagers who start their own initiatives for addressing social and environmental problems. Selected Changemakers are inducted into a global community and gain access to co-leadership bootcamps, media partnerships, public speaking platforms, exposure visits, strategic allies and more opportunities to grow and to influence youth culture in their countries. Candidates must be under 20 years of age to participate. Ashoka offers youth related activities in the United States, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Expressions of interest can be submitted all year-round. Interested changemakers will be notified once the next round of applications for Ashoka Young Changemakers is available in their country.
 
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Asia Foundation

Grants for Environment and Development
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Asia Foundation makes grants in a wide variety of program areas, including Environment. Thematic interests in ‘Environment’ include natural resource management and use; water resource management and transboundary water sharing; climate change adaptation and resilience; disaster preparedness and risk reduction; urban environmental issues; and women and the environment. The Foundation makes most of its grants to organizations based in the Asia-Pacific region. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.
 
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Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

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

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

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

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

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

Livelihoods Support in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Charles Hayward Foundation funds charitable programs and projects that improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in the Commonwealth countries of Africa. The Foundation accepts applications from UK charities. Projects should focus at the grassroots level with proven local partners. Categories for support include water and sanitation; capacity building in agriculture and income-generating activities; and health. Grants are up to £15 thousand. Applications for main grants are considered on a quarterly basis. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Environmental Grant Making
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Mott Foundation funds grants in the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. The theme "Environment" supports projects around the world that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. The program "Transforming Development Finance" aims to guard against unwise capital investments in large-scale dams, extractive industries, and other major projects which threaten environmental sustainability and local economic opportunity in China, Latin America, and other regions of the developing world. The program "Advancing Climate Change Solutions" makes grants to reduce policy and financial barriers to investments in clean energy, and to provide technical assistance and networking opportunities to communities in the Amazon and Sub-Saharan Africa. Letters of inquiry are accepted all year.
 
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Cisco

Network Technology to Solve Social Challenges
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Principal Office: USA
 
Cisco welcomes applications for cash grants from community organizations around the world who offer an innovative approach to a critical social challenge. Cisco supports non-profit organizations that apply digital technology and have a broad impact on the most economically underserved parts of the world. The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75 thousand. Interested organizations take an eligibility quiz to determine whether they are aligned with Cisco's mission. Applications are accepted year-round.
 
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City Climate Finance Gap Fund

Urban Climate Action
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Principal Office: International
 
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) supports cities and local governments in preparing and prioritizing climate-smart plans and investments with the goal of attracting more financing and support for implementation. The Fund focuses on climate-smart urban planning and early-stage project preparation in developing and emerging countries. Selected proposals will receive technical assistance and capacity building. Cities and local authorities can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. There is no application deadline.
 
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ClimateCare

Emission Reduction and Removal Projects
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Principal Office: UK
 
ClimateCare finances available to scale work in nature-based projects and energy projects. Partnership applications are open to proposals for carbon projects at all stages of development seeking finance and development support to deliver emissions reductions and improve lives. ClimateCare offers access to finance, technical expertise and access to key market insights. Partners receive support for running on-the-ground project activities that deliver impacts on biodiversity, health and livelihoods. Only partners with projects of a certain size qualify for partnership. Interested applicants can submit a proposal for consideration anytime.
 
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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. Past projects include 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 generally made to tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations. Grant seekers apply for cash grants or fund-raising sponsorships. Coca-Cola’s regional and country foundations share these global priorities and add others -- mainly in areas of education, health, and environment. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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

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

Bio-Bridge Initiative
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Principal Office: Canada
 
The Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) provides seed funding of up to C$20 thousand to incubate projects and partnerships that promote exemplary approaches to address biodiversity-related issues and challenges. Governmental agencies, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples and local communities in developing countries are eligible to apply. There is no apparent deadline.
 
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CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
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Principal Office: USA
 
The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy take an activist approach in making grants to defend traditional management of agriculture and natural resources in the Global South. Specific interests include protecting local seeds and reducing chemicals in agriculture; regulating the introduction of genetically modified organisms; and supporting communities in their self-governance of natural resources. Recent grants include several for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most grants are under US$20 thousand. Letters of inquiry can be sent at any time.
 
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David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Conservation and Science
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Principal Office: USA
 
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation funds projects for conservation and science in themes that include climate change, ocean conservation, agriculture, and others. The Foundation makes grants to charitable, educational, and scientific organizations in the USA and other countries. Most grants range from US$20 thousand to US$500 thousand. Potential applicants should consult Packard’s website for the criteria, guidelines, and restrictions of grant making. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mobility Grants for Research with Danish Partners
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Principal Office: Denmark
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Denmark provides grants for development research as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The MFA invites applications for individual Danida Mobility Grants to facilitate research stays in Denmark by researchers from the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. The application is submitted by the Danish host institution. There is no application deadline.
 
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Donner Canadian Foundation

Land and Wildlife Conservation
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Principal Office: Canada
 
The Donner Canadian Foundation makes grants for public policy research, environment, social service projects, and international development. Grant making includes interests in land and wildlife conservation in Canada and internationally. Donner's grants are restricted to organizations that have Canadian charitable status. The Foundation does not regularly respond to letters of inquiry or unsolicited requests, however, organizations may send a brief description of their goals and programs. If there is a potential match with the Foundation's interests, Donner will request more information.
 
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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

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

Introductory Biodiversity Course for Journalists
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Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) launches an introductory biodiversity course for journalists - "From Microbes to Rainforests". The online course is self-paced and designed to help journalists reporting on biodiversity to better understand the most pressing issues, from conservation to climate change to synthetic biology. The course is useful to journalists without experience in covering these topics. The course will remain live throughout 2022.
 
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Efico Foundation

Support for Coffee Producers
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Principal Office: Belgium
 
EFICO Foundation supports coffee farmers and their families through training and education programs, sustainable income increase, resilience for climate change, infrastructure support, and natural resource protection. About every 3 years, the Foundation organizes a project initiation round and funds projects that aim to improve the living conditions of coffee producers and their communities. Preference is given to projects having a clear strategy to become self-sustaining and creating a leverage effect. Applicants receive a full application form after contact.
 
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EnAccess Foundation

Innovations for Energy Access
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Principal Office: International
 
The EnAccess Foundation funds Innovation Pilot projects and Moonshot concepts focusing on providing energy access. EnAccess provides up to US$250 thousand for projects that are ready to be built and prototyped (e.g., hardware, software, business models) and US$50 thousand for ambitious research ideas in the conceptual stage (e.g., analysis and modeling). Eligibility extends to start-ups, companies, non-profits, individual innovators, investors, and researchers. Moonshot concepts and Innovation Pilot proposals can be submitted anytime.
 
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Energy Foundation

China Sustainable Energy Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program makes grants for planning, policies, research, and training to improve energy efficiency and to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions in China. Grant eligibility extends to organizations in China and the USA. They include research institutes and foundations; universities; professional organizations, societies, and academies; energy technology centers; policy groups and think tanks; state-owned energy companies; regulatory agencies; and NGOs. Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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Energy Globe Award for Sustainability

Awards 2023
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Principal Office: Austria
 
The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects worldwide that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. Energy Globe seeks innovative projects and smart technologies in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth, plus a new special category Sustainable Start-Up. The international winners in each of five categories receive €2000 in prize money. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, universities, and others) that contribute to climate change and other environmental issues. For now, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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ENGIE Corporate Foundation

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

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

Doctoral Mentorship Program
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for mentoring doctoral candidates. The mentorship entails remote support of doctoral candidates in low- and lower-middle-income countries as well as a research stay of 1-3 months at ETH Zurich. The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of CHF 15 thousand. Eligibility extends to doctoral candidates who are registered at a university or research institute in any low- or middle-income country. Deadline for applications is on a rolling basis.
 
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European Union

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

Discovery Expedition Grants
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Explorers Club offers expedition grants to field researchers. Grants can be used to cover fieldwork in biological sciences, archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, earth sciences, ecology, and astronomy. Grants support researchers and explorers from around the world and generally range from US$25 thousand to US$40 thousand. (Note: Grant recipients must provide first right of refusal to cover their expedition, and will have access to Discovery Channel’s global audience through their digital and television programing.) Pre-applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.
 
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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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Finnish Government

Recruiting Foreign Doctoral Students
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Principal Office: Finnland
 
The EDUFI Fellowship provides initial funding to carry out research for a doctoral thesis in Finland. Researchers or Teachers in Finnish university departments, who wish to recruit a doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland, can apply on behalf of the foreign student. The fellowship grant is intended for post-graduate studies as well as research and teaching cooperation in Finnish universities and covers the living costs of the fellow. The EDUFI Fellowship is available to all foreign nationals and all fields of study. Applications are accepted anytime.
 
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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 EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and private-sector organizations. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT. Currently, requests can be submitted from entities in VPA countries and non-VPA countries. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Guyana, and Honduras. Grants are up to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to government institutions and non-profit organizations. Applications (English, French, Spanish) can be submitted at any time.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

Community Rights over Natural Resources
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Principal Office: USA
 
In its theme Equitable Development, the Ford Foundation makes grants to challenge inequality. The sub-theme "Natural Resources and Climate Change" seeks to ensure that indigenous and other communities have secure access to and control over natural resources, and can benefit from them fully. The Foundation's regional offices represent most of the developing world. The Foundation accepts project ideas at any time.
 
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Friedrich Ebert Foundation

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

Assistance for Fruit Orchards
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) offers planting materials and technical assistance to establish fruit orchards that will be used for charitable purposes. Fruit orchards must serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, international hunger relief sites, or animal sanctuaries. 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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Fund for Innovation in Development

Grant Program
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Principal Office: France
 
The Fund for Innovation in Development (FID) supports innovation that contributes to reducing global poverty and inequality. FID encourages applications for solutions in education, health, climate change, and gender equality in all low- and middle-income countries. Nearly any type of applicant is eligible to apply, including researchers, governments, NGOs and for-profit companies. FID makes five types of grants: Prepare Grants (up to €50 thousand) can be used to support the development of projects and proposals; Pilot Grants (up to €200 thousand) support the piloting of innovations that are early in development and need real-world testing; Scale Grants (up to €1,5 million) support the further testing and continued growth of innovations; Transition to Scale Grants (up to €4 million) support the transition of rigorously tested and validated solutions to widespread scaling; and Transforming Public Policy Grants (up to €150 thousand) support specific evidence-based innovations with demonstrated cost-effectiveness and scalability into public policies. FID accepts applications at any point throughout the year.
 
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Gadfly Project

Technology to Combat Climate Change
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Gadfly Project provides in-kind grants to organizations seeking to implement a software initiative in the fields of environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Software development efforts with a magnitude between US$5 thousand and US$100 thousand are preferred. Please note that this is an "in-kind" grant (not a cash grant). Requests for support can be submitted at any time. All grants are evaluated quarterly.
 
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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. The Trust does not set a minimum or maximum grant value, although grants generally do not exceed US$300 thousand per project. 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 Academic Exchange Service

Scholarships
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a comprehensive range of scholarship programs for German and international students, graduates and academics. DAAD offers scholarship programs that are generally open to all subjects as well as subject-specific programs. Financial support consists of a regular monthly payment over a specified period of time. In addition to contributing to students' cost of living, scholarship holders may often receive subsidies for books, health insurance or childcare. Every scholarship provider has its own selection and application procedures.
 
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GET.Invest

Finance Catalyst for Renewable Energy Projects
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Principal Office: International
 
The GET.invest Finance Catalyst supports small- and medium-scale renewable energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean or the Pacific region. The program provides advisory support on project and business plan development, project and business structuring and accessing finance, at no cost. Eligible applicants may be private sector developers, NGOs, universities or research institutions. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Once one round closes a new one opens.
 
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Global Fund for Community Foundation

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

Social Innovations for the Developing World
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) welcomes proposals of innovative and cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge (including energy, water access, agriculture and fisheries) in any country or in multiple countries of the developing world. The program is open to teams and coalitions from social enterprises, for-profit companies, NGOs, government agencies, international organizations, and researchers anywhere in the world. GIF offers grants, loans, and equity investments ranging from US$50 thousand to US$15 million. Applicants should propose the level and type of funding that is appropriate for their innovation, based on the stage of development. GIF accepts applications on a continuous basis.
 
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Global Nature Fund

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

Local Solutions Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
Global Youth Mobilization is a movement of young people taking action to improve their lives in a post-COVID-19 world. The Local Solutions Fund supports young people that have an idea for a solution to overcome a challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic to support their local community. Individuals or informal groups can apply for up to UD$1,500. Youth-led grassroots organizations can apply for up to US $5,000. Any young person between the ages of 14 – 30 can apply. Applications must be aligned with the WHO’s recommendations on COVID-19 public health measures (e.g., water and sanitation). Applications will be reviewed on a three month rolling cycle. There is no deadline to apply.
 
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Government of Switzerland

Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF150 thousand. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Gray Matters Capital

coLABS Impact Investing Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
coLABS seeks scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world. coLABS strategically funds entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures that leverage women, and their critical role in the community through revenue-share investment capital. Seed investment ranges from US$100 thousand to US$250 thousand. Focus regions are South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Pre-screen forms can be submitted on a rolling basis.
 
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Green Climate Fund

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

Accelerator for African Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: International
 
GrowthAfrica supports African businesses and entrepreneurs through an annual accelerator program. Participants of the program receive individualized and tailored in-company support, access to potential investors, leadership training and mentorship. Entrepreneurs in the fields of Agribusiness, Renewable Energy, and Water & Sanitation are especially welcome. The program is open to entrepreneurs from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana. The application process is open and ongoing.
 
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Heliconia Society International

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

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

Award Registrations and Nominations
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Principal Office: Denmark
 
The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) acknowledge and promote individuals and organizations that implement sustainable projects to secure water, clean air, and food -- and that empower local communities. WAF is open worldwide for pioneering projects that have at least two years of success in bringing best practices and relevant change in the focus areas of water, food, or clean air. The winners will receive a monetary prize and visibility at the annual WAF awards ceremony. Award registrations and nominations are open.
 
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Idea Wild

Equipment and Supplies for Biodiversity Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Idea Wild is a nonprofit organization to provide equipment and supplies in support of biodiversity conservation in developing countries. Grants are to individuals of any nationality engaged in biodiversity conservation, education, or research in the developing countries. The total cost of your equipment must be below US$1,500. The application should include a detailed description of the requested equipment, as well as contact information for the company that sells each item of the equipment. Idea Wild provides internet links to suppliers of the most frequently requested equipment items in order to help applicants choose and identify the items.
 
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iF International Forum Design GmbH

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

Free Online Courses
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Principal Office: International
 
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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Indo-German Science & Technology Center

Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research
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Principal Office: International
 
The Indo-German Science & Technology Center (IGSTC) invites applications from women researchers in India/Germany to participate and collaborate in an ongoing Research and Development project. Women researchers and entrepreneurs holding a regular position in academic research institutions in India and Germany may apply. The grant will cover basic project assistance. The maximum grant for three years will be up to €48 thousand. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.
 
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InnoEnergy

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

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

Venture Capital Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seeks to impact development and support social inclusion with a special focus on poor and vulnerable populations across Latin America and the Caribbean through bridging grants and investments in early-stage entrepreneurs. IDB Lab invites investment management firms to apply for VC funds. Fund managers who wish to participate in the selection process must primarily invest in nascent or emerging early-stage ecosystems in LAC and specialize in high-impact investments and sectors with pronounced structural capital gaps, such as Health/Biotech, Edtech/Workertech, Agtech/Foodtech and Climatetech. Early-stage investment funds are a minimum of US$20 thousand. Proposals will be received on a rolling basis, with quarterly reviews.
 
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Inter-American Foundation

Grants for NGOs in Latin America and Caribbean
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) makes grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to raise living conditions of disadvantaged populations, and to advance other social goals. The Foundation's grant-making interests include grassroots projects in agriculture; clean water and sanitation; community conservation; and local management of natural resources (forests, fisheries, etc.). Applicants may request grants in the range of US$25 thousand to US$400 thousand. Applications can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, or Haitian Creole.
 
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International Conservation Fund of Canada

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

Emergency Fund for Land and Environmental Rights Defenders (Africa)
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Land Coalition (ILC) supports African environmental and land defenders who find themselves in emergency situations due to the nature of their work. The African Emergency 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 organizations or the organizations). ILC members can also apply on behalf of organizations and communities. Emergency requests can be submitted anytime (decisions will be made within 48 hours after submission).
 
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International Marine Animal Trainers Association

Conservation Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) provides financial support for non-profit organization projects which focus on conservation-oriented issues that serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Grants of up to US$5 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 Marine Animal Trainers Association

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

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

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

Reporting Grants for Women Journalists
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists seeks to promote the work and advance the role of women in the news media across the globe. The average grant size is US$10 thousand. The grant is intended to give women journalists the opportunity to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. (Note: This may include various focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, i.e., women in agriculture, or stories about and by female conservationists.) The Fund for Women Journalists accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 
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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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Land Accelerator

Restoration of Degraded Forests and Farmland
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Principal Office: International
 
The Land Accelerator is a four-month program for entrepreneurs who wish to learn how to restore degraded forests and farmland. The program offers courses in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. The accelerator is designed for companies that are in the testing phase of taking their product to market. Any business model that is recognized as restoring land is eligible, including, but not limited to smart agriculture, water conservation, agroforestry, tree planting, and beekeeping, forest conservation. The program currently accepts rolling applications for the 2022 cohort.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Field School Scholarship
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Joan Cogswell Donner Field School Scholarship provides up to US$2 thousand towards field school tuition for students to support training in fieldwork related to human origins research. Applications for this scholarship have to be submitted by the field school director, not the scholarship recipient. Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a country where there are limited resources for academic development. The scholarship is awarded year-round. Applications can be submitted anytime.
 
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Lemelson Foundation

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

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

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

Marine Resources and Toxic Chemicals
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Marisla Foundation makes grants to projects that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management in North America, Mexico, Hawaii, Chile, and the Western Pacific. The Foundation also supports the search for solutions to health and environmental threats caused by toxic chemicals. Eligibility for grants extends to charitable organizations and governmental entities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times each year.
 
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Marsh Christian Trust

Support for Environmental Causes and Animal Welfare
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Marsh Christian Trust offers long-term core funding to small registered charities. It supports a few hundred different charities per annum across fields that include environmental causes and animal welfare, among other subjects. Since its inception, the Trust has been a supporter of organizations devoted to nature conservation and the well-being of wildlife, both within the UK and internationally. Grants range from £300 to £2,000. The applicant must be a UK registered charity. Applications are sent to the Trust’s postal address in London, where they are reviewed on a continuous basis.
 
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Melania Development Foundation

Support to Grassroots Womens' Groups
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Melania focuses on self-help projects which contribute to the improvement of the social, economic, and cultural position of women in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Projects have to focus on income generating activities, which may include agriculture (e.g., chicken farming, beekeeping, aquaculture, etc.) and several others. Melania invites and reviews project applications. Melania selects and proposes some of these projects to Dutch women’s groups for requested financial support. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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Merlin Trust

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

Climate Innovation Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
Microsoft invests in initiatives to accelerate technology development and deployment of new climate innovations through equity and debt capital. Microsoft focuses on areas such as direct carbon removal, digital optimization, advanced energy systems, industrial materials, circular economy, water technologies, sustainable agriculture, and business strategies for nature-based markets. Inquiry can be submitted anytime.
 
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Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Training for Social Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship accepts applications for an accelerator program focused on social enterprises looking to scale a proven impact model. The program is designed for established social entrepreneurs that directly serve people living in poverty who suffer disproportionately from climate change. Climate resilience falls into one of the following three categories: sustainable energy, availability of sustainable management of water and sanitation, and climate-smart agriculture. Non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid social enterprises that have a clear commitment to an earned revenue model with the potential for scale are all encouraged to apply. There are no geographical limitations. Participants are selected on a rolling basis.
 
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Minnesota Zoo

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

Grassroots Development
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Principal Office: Germany
 
Misereor is the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. Its mission is to fight hunger, disease, poverty, and other forms of human suffering in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Issues and themes include climate change and justice; food security and agriculture; access to land; energy for the poor; and extractive industries. Misereor posts guidelines in multiple languages regarding how to request funding support. Applications can be sent at any time.
 
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Monarch Butterfly Fund

Small Grants Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Monarch Butterfly Fund supports activities to protect the oyamel fir forests in which monarch butterflies overwinter in central Mexico. Most grants are awarded to Mexican organizations and individuals. Additionally, the Fund supports a small number of projects in the USA and Canada. Projects should work with habitat restoration, research, monitoring, education, and support for sustainable community development in and near monarch habitats. Most grants are a maximum of US$2,500. Applications may be submitted at any time.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

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

Human Nutrition in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time.
 
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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Energy Transition Facility
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Energy Transition Facility (ETF) aims to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) with their transition to a more sustainable energy supply. National governments can request advice and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency will decide how to best support the proposal, plan or idea. Proposals and requests for government-to-government collaboration can be submitted by governments and government partners in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Mozambique, the Palestinian Territories, Tanzania, and Tunisia. Applications can be submitted anytime.
 
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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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Network for Social Change

Development and Environment
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Network for Social Change supports socially progressive projects in the UK and developing countries. Supported projects include some in the area of environment, natural resources, and related fields. 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 thematic priority areas: Agriculture, Climate Change, Oceans and Fisheries, Renewable Energy, and many other development priorities. Funding can cover travel (including transport, accommodation, and meals) and event costs (including hosting costs). Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Nippon Foundation

Overseas Grant Programs
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nippon Foundation makes its overseas grants to nonprofit organizations based outside of Japan. This refers to local, regional, and international NGOs and other nonprofit organizations, including educational and research institutions. Past projects and education/training include examples in small-scale agriculture and natural resources. There is no minimum or maximum grant size. There is no application deadline.
 
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Nippon Foundation

Marine and Maritime Affairs
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Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nippon Foundation makes its overseas grants to nonprofit organizations based outside of Japan. Particular interests in this program area include legal, policy, and governance issues in maritime affairs; support for multilateral networks on ocean issues; and marine environmental management and oceanography. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations based outside of Japan. They can be regional or international NGOs/NPOs, including educational and research institutions. There is no application deadline.
 
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Noel Buxton Trust

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

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

Ocean Conservation, Research, and Environmental Education
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Ocean Foundation directs funding for marine and ocean conservation. Program areas cover essentially all aspects of marine and ocean conservation. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding requests. However, it accepts brief letters of inquiry from grant seekers who wish to partner with the Foundation.
 
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One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership

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

Grants
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The OPEC Fund provides financial assistance to developing countries, particularly low-income countries, in support of their economic and social development efforts. OPEC will consider requests for (i) grants for country-specific activities and projects; (ii) grants for special development initiatives of global or regional scope; and (iii) emergency aid. In the past, the OPEC Fund has financed projects in agriculture, energy, health, transportation and water and sanitation sectors. The amount of the contribution will vary according to the scope and the nature of the proposed activity. However, with the exception of emergency aid and small grants in amounts of up to US$100 thousand, OPEC’s contribution should not exceed 50% of the total cost. Eligible partners are any government or non-government entity, including co-financing partners, private sector entities, research entities, UN agencies and international NGOs. There is no deadline.
 
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Partnership for Forests

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

Shipboard Fellowship 2022
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Principal Office: International
 
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) offers a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities. This fellowship program aims to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. Eligibility extends to early career scientists, technicians, PhD and MSc students and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Selected candidates will receive subsidies to visit the host institution and to go on the cruise, as well as training on seafaring medical and sea survival. Applications can be submitted 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 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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Pennsylvania State University

Online Course in Dairy Management
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Principal Office: USA
 
Pennsylvania State University (USA) announces an 8-week online course about sustainable dairy production. The course will offer an international perspective on aspects of dairy management such as genetics, nutrition, reproduction, etc. Target audiences include the general public interested; professionals; livestock producers; and educators and students. Financial aid is available to individuals who cannot afford the course fee. Course lectures are translated into Portuguese and Chinese. Enrollment is open.
 
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ProposalsforNGOs

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

Reporting Grants for Journalists
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides grants to individual journalists and news organizations to support in-depth, high-impact reporting on topics of global importance. Awards cover reporting costs. Most awards for international travel are between US$5 thousand and US$10 thousand. In light of the current pandemic, the Pulitzer Center prioritizes COVID-19 projects as well as other projects that can be completed without much traveling or where field work can be completed relatively soon and without risking one's own safety and the safety of others. Grants are open to journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers of any nationality.
 
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Pulitzer Center

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

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

Climate Action Fund
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Climate Action Fund makes small grants to community groups that are 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 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 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$40 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, Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana. The Foundation favors projects that offer opportunities for women, marginalized groups, co-operatives, and ecological awareness and environmental protection. Organizations that meet the Foundation's criteria for assistance can fill out an application form.
 
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Research Council of Norway

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

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

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

In-Kind Donations to Non-Profit Organizations
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Principal Office: USA
 
Royal Caribbean Cruises supports local communities invested in marine conservation and education. For that purpose, the company awards cash and cruise donations to be used for fundraising purposes to non-profit organizations with like-minded goals. Requests must be made at least 90 days prior to the event. The Fund accepts applications and requests throughout the year.
 
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Rufford Foundation

Grants for Nature Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Rufford Foundation makes grants for nature conservation undertaken by small and medium-sized organizations for projects in the developing world. The Foundation prefers projects that are pragmatic, and that have a significant human element. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grants, and completion grant. Grants start at £6 thousand and increase to £15 thousand for projects that successfully complete each stage. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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SADC Secretariat

Water Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The SADC Regional Fund for Water Infrastructure and Basic Sanitation (SADC Water Fund) is the key financing facility for the development and integration of the water sector in the Southern African region. The Fund finances infrastructure projects to improve the supply for drinking water and water for agricultural use for the poor. The Fund will finance major service contracts only. Therefore, only projects requiring a grant of a minimum of €2 million and a maximum of €4 million will be considered for support. Eligibility extends to governments of SADC Member States and their agencies (water utilities, local government, municipalities, etc.) and regional institutions promoted by governments. Enquiries may be submitted anytime.
 
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Sahee Foundation

Development in Swaziland and Peru
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Sahee Foundation makes grants for agriculture, health, education, and environment in Swaziland and Peru. Sahee selects its partners among regional organizations that are well integrated in these target countries, as well as among local groups in Swaziland and Peru that are launching development project. For first applicants, the project budget must not exceed CHF10 thousand. There is no calendar deadline for applications.
 
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Save the Rhino International

Rhino Conservation, Science, and Education
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Principal Office: UK
 
Save the Rhino International (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. The acceptance of new projects is highly unlikely but SRI accepts emails with a short explanation (maximum one page). SRI will invite full full proposals based on the initial contact email. Short project explanations are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Savvy

Fellowship for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: International
 
The Savvy Fellowship is a 12-week online learning program for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. Savvy seeks early-stage business and entrepreneurs from across Africa working on solving the most pressing problems through innovation. Fellows will receive support, mentorship and access to a lifelong community in support of their innovative business idea. Fellows have to be no older than 40 years. The Savvy Fellowship program is open year-round and accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 
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Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

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

Online Course: Natural Resources for Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: International
 
SDG Academy, in partnership with edX, offers an online course on natural resources for sustainable development. In this 12-week course, participants will learn about efforts to sustainably manage extractive industry investments. Applicants who are sustainable development practitioners, such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility or renewable energy, graduate students and climate change activists or are particularly encouraged to participate. The course is free. Enrollment is open.
 
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SDG Academy

Free Online Courses on Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: International
 
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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Sea Pact

Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture
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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 generally range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. Letters of Interest (LOI’s) are accepted on an open basis.
 
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SOAS University of London

Open Online Courses
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Principal Office: UK
 
SOAS University offers free massive open online courses (MOOCs) to get an introduction in a new subject. MOOCs are general level courses that require only one to two hours commitment each week. Courses include one on Global Energy and Climate Policy as well as other thematic areas in the broad scope of Global Diplomacy. Courses are online and self-paced.
 
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Soest Third World Group Foundation

Small-Scale Development Projects
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Soest Foundation, based in the Netherlands, supports small-scale development projects for water, agriculture, aquaculture, and other needs of the very poor. The average contribution to a project is about €2,500 to €3,000. Project assistance is provided for up to three years. Many recent grants are in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, but there are no geographical restrictions. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

Research on Environment in South Asia
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Principal Office: International
 
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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South Pole

Nature-based Climate Action Projects
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South Pole offers land-owners, community groups, conservation organizations, and other groups the opportunity to develop their own nature-based climate action projects. South Pole seeks conservation and restoration projects in forestry and land-use that protect wildlife, empower communities and create sustainable economies, as well as large-scale nature-based solutions for a post-COVID green recovery. Ecosystem protection projects and restoration projects must focus on creating or protecting the habitat of endangered species. South Pole offers support, short-term financing, technical guidance and advisory throughout the development process. Proposals will be open until further notice.
 
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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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Spark

Seed Grants for Grassroots Women’s Organizations
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Spark provides seed grants (US$3 - $5 thousand) to grassroots women’s organizations working internationally and in the US. In addition to grant funding, Spark offers individual pro bono professional services. Organizations engaged in addressing the root causes of challenges that women face internationally, including economic livelihood among others, are eligible to apply. Sparks looks for organizations that provide a service that is not currently available to women in that geographical area. Furthermore, Spark only selects organizations with leadership comprised of at least 50% of women from the community served. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Stockholm Resilience Center

SwedBio Collaboration Program
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Principal Office: Sweden
 
The SwedBio Collaboration Program contributes to ideas, methods, and policies regarding how biodiversity, ecosystem services, and resilience help sustain livelihoods. SwedBio welcomes submissions of concept notes for project ideas. SwedBio contributes to shorter projects through a small-grants program (max. SEK 500 thousand). Preferred partners include regional and international network organizations; action-oriented research institutes; think-tank institutions; and civil society organizations based in developing countries. Concept notes can be submitted anytime.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

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

Oveseas Grants (East Africa)
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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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Techstars

Global Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: International
 
Techstars provides funding and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs. Techstars Impact Accelerator is for for-profit founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. Programs include Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator focusing on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture, and Techstars Sustainability Accelerator for entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change, among many others. Applications open six times a year, and stay open typically for 12 weeks (please check application deadlines carefully).
 
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TED-Ed

Earth School
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Principal Office: USA
 
Earth School consists of 30 days of nature-focused content for learners of all ages. Each Quest includes videos and a quiz, combined with a series of engaging learning resources curated by environmental experts. Teachers and parents are invited to use these lessons and activities to keep their students and kids engaged and connected to the outside world. Lessons are free and accessible anytime.
 
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The Big Give

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

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

Animal Welfare Grants
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The Pollination Project (TPP) launches the Animal Welfare Grants Program to support individuals and groups who are working to protect farmed animals. TPP funds projects that aim to reduce the consumption animals, advocate for farmed animal welfare and raise awareness around farmed animal cruelty. The Pollination Project supports individuals and groups with US$1,000. Grants are open for anyone in the world, but applications from people in Brazil, India, and Mexico are especially welcome. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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The Pollination Project

Seed Capital for Community Projects Worldwide
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The Pollination Project offers seed funding of up to US$1 thousand to compassion-driven individuals, informally organized groups and organizations, and formally registered or incorporated non-profit organizations based anywhere in the world. Topics for projects include education, clean water, afforestation, animal advocacy, and many others. The Pollination Project welcomes applications on a rolling basis.
 
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The University of Queensland

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

Free Legal Services for NGOs
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Principal Office: UK
 
TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal program. The pro bono network works with legal teams and lawyers who provide free legal support to NGOs and social enterprises. Interested organizations 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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Tiny Beam Fund

Negative Impacts of Global Industrial Animal Agriculture
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Principal Office: USA
 
Tiny Beam Fund offers communication grants to researchers who wish to “address negative impacts of global industrial food animal production” (especially in low- and middle-income countries). Communication Grants are aimed at encouraging academics who have studied the problems caused by global industrial animal agriculture to take steps to share their research. The amount requested should not exceed US$5 thousand for a 12-month period. The fund is directed to PhD researchers from any residence, citizenship, or location. There will be three awards available, one in each category. Applications are accepted year-round.
 
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Tools with a Mission

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

Grants for Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Land Use
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Foundation's interests include marine ecosystems and protected areas, along with projects promoting sustainable agriculture and land use. Projects in marine conservation focus heavily on the Asia-Pacific Coral Triangle, but also include marine protected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation’s funding for sustainable land use is oriented mainly towards West Africa. Most grants are to Dutch and international organizations that work with local partners. Turing does not accept unsolicited applications, but it invites brief project summaries.
 
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Tzedek

Grassroots Projects in Africa and South Asia
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Tzedek is a Jewish charitable organization aiming to reduce extreme poverty, focusing on grassroots projects in Africa and Asia. Tzedek supports local NGOs with the aim to develop partnerships to secure livelihoods of the poorest and most disadvantaged. The Overseas Project Team (OPT) operates Tzedek’s Partnership Project Grants scheme. Projects funded in the past include vocational training, micro-credit, livelihood startups, livestock, agriculture and more. The OPT meets 4-6 times a year. Applicants may register their interest via email anytime.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

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

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

Arctic Research Opportunities
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic region. Research proposals should advance the understanding of the Arctic's rapidly changing natural environment, social and cultural systems, and improve the capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section maintains Arctic logistical infrastructure and field support capabilities that are available to enable research. Foreign organizations may submit cooperative projects involving U.S. and foreign organizations, but financial support will only be provided for the U.S. portion. Proposals are accepted anytime.
 
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UN Women Training Centre

Online Courses
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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, international organizations, academics and the general public. Courses are self-paced and online, therefore, can be accessed anytime using a computer.
 
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Union for the Mediterranean

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

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

Rapid Response Fund for African Women
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Principal Office: Kenya
 
Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa) is a rapid response fund to offer financial and technical resources at critical moments of need to African women's organizations and women’s rights activists. 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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Volkswagen Foundation

Research and Higher Education in Central Asia and the Caucasus
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The Foundation's program "Between Europe and the Orient" addresses the newly emerged independent states of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as Afghanistan and some of the immediately neighboring regions of the Russian Federation and China. The Foundation aims to work closely with local scholars and scientists to develop relevant research and to strengthen intra-regional cooperation. Additionally, the Foundation invites proposals for training of young researchers; support for academic infrastructure; and workshops, symposia, and summer schools. Thematic areas of interest include environment, natural resources, and renewable energy. Applications can be submitted anytime.
 
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Waitt Foundation

Small Grants for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Waitt Foundation makes 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. Current funding priorities are Nutrition, Education, WASH and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Organizations based in a developing countries can also apply for support but must provide a reference for their work in form of a UK referee. The majority of grants are £5-£10 thousand for one to two year projects. There is no formal application form, however, interested applicants are required to follow the guidelines provided on the website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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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. At this time, Well Aware is only actively implementing water projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no deadline.
 
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WeObserve

Online Course: Citizen Science Projects
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Principal Office: International
 
WeObserve, funded by Horizon 2020, invites applications to the online course titled Citizen Science Projects: How to make a difference. The course covers many topics related to citizen science including the type of citizen science projects available around the world and how to get involved. You’ll find out how to lead a citizen science project. The course is open to anyone, free to do, and accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines.
 
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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

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

Conservation of Globally Threatened or Data Deficient Species
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The primary goal of the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) is the conservation of unknown, but highly endangered species and their natural habitats. ZGAP funds conservation projects for globally threatened or data deficient species, subspecies and populations. Support is often given to young scientists from the developing world who are eager to implement conservation projects in their home countries. The maximum funding amount per project is €5 thousand. Please note that projects in the wealthier industrial countries (Western Europe, North America, Australia and Japan) are only supported in exceptional cases. There is no application deadline.
 
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Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz

Conservation of Globally Threatened or Data Deficient Species
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The primary goal of the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) is the conservation of unknown, but highly endangered species and their natural habitats. ZGAP funds conservation projects for globally threatened or data deficient species, subspecies and populations. Support is often given to young scientists from the developing world who are eager to implement conservation projects in their home countries. The maximum funding amount per project is €5 thousand. Please note that projects in the wealthier industrial countries (Western Europe, North America, Australia and Japan) are only supported in exceptional cases. There is no application deadline.
 
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