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UK Department for International Development

Funding for Small Charities
Deadline: 24 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is designed to support UK-based grassroots organisations to help priority countries to enhance their capacity and efforts to help the poor, vulnerable and most marginalized. UK Aid Direct operates in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and in countries considered to be of high or moderate fragility. Thematic areas include agriculture, climate change, environment, water resources and others. Grants of up to £50 thousand will be available for projects of up to 2 years. Applications are reviewed on a 6-monthly basis. The next review of project grant proposals is 24 September 2020.
 
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Royal Society

Entrepreneur in Residence
Deadline: 25 September 2020
 
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 25 September 2020.
 
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U.S. African Development Foundation

African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 25 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP), in partnership with the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), provides financial and technical assistance to 300 entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. ARIE will support small and mid-scale entrepreneurs from seven countries: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda, and in the following sectors: Agri-Business, Manufacturing, Energy and Renewables, and Essential Services. Each SME will receive up to US$150 thousand (interest-free loan), plus technical support. Applications are open till 25 September 2020.
 
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Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Marine Research Grants
Deadline: 25 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marine Research Grant (MARG I) provides young and upcoming scientists with funding to turn their ideas into research projects. The MARG-I Research Grant of US$10 thousand is awarded for a duration of 1 year. Early-career scientists and resource managers involved in research in the marine sciences in the Western Indian Ocean region are eligible to apply. The deadline for submission of applications is 25 September 2020.
 
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YouthLead

YouthLead Ambassadors
Deadline: 25 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The YouthLead Ambassador program is a six-month development and leadership program for young changemakers between the ages of 18 and 35 years. The Ambassadors receive a stipend of US$300 at the conclusion of their successful ambassadorship. Eligibility is limited to young changemakers from low-and middle-income countries in the youth-development sector with a proven track record in supporting and mobilizing other young people in their communities. The application deadline is 25 September 2020.
 
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King Boudouin Foundation

Prize for Research on Water Availability
Deadline: 28 September 2020
 
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 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 28 September 2020.
 
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Rothamsted International

International Fellowships
Deadline: 28 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Rothamsted International is a nonprofit organization to advance sustainable agriculture in developing countries. The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme aims to promote the exchange of vital agricultural research skills between Rothamsted Research and scientist from low- to middle- income countries. The scheme will support up to 20 fellows for 6-12 months as visiting researchers in the UK. The deadline for applications is 28 September 2020.
 
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Television for the Environment

Global Sustainability Awards
Deadline: 28 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Television for the Environment (tve) seeks entries for the Global Sustainability Awards (GSFA). The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards recognizes outstanding films that inspire audiences with real-world solutions for a more sustainable future. Films need to address a relevant sustainable development goal and cogently explain its importance or shoe a relevant solution. To be eligible for GSFA 2020 all entered films must be made between the period July 2018 and July 2020. The competition is open to any company, organization or individual in any country. Entries for the GSFA 2020 close on 28 September 2020.
 
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U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Conservation of Sea Turtles 2021
Deadline: 28 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The NFWF requests proposals that seek to improve the recovery and conservation of sea turtle populations. The majority of projects will take place in the Western Hemisphere within the migratory range of the seven sea turtle populations listed in the announcement. The RFP will award up to US$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 28 September 2020.
 
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European Commission

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-Funding of Regional, National, and International Programs 2020
Deadline: 29 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programs or fellowship programs that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 29 September 2020.
 
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Children's Climate Foundation

Children’s Climate Prize
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Children’s Climate Prize invites innovative and groundbreaking ideas and solutions on the issue of climate change. The prize is awarded to children age 12-17 who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The winners will be invited to Sweden and receive prize money of SEK 100 thousand to continue to develop their projects. Individuals, groups or organizations can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Nominations from all over the world are welcome. The deadline is 30 September 2020.
 
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Erik Hosking Charitable Trust

Writing, Photos, and Art about Birds and Natural History
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Erik Hosking Trust supports projects of scientific and conservation value on birds and other subjects of natural history through the media of writing, photography, painting, and illustration. Grants of up to £750 may be awarded to suitable candidates from any country. The application deadline is 30 September each year.
 
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FoodTech Accelerator

Global FoodTech Accelerator
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Italy
 
The Global Foodtech Accelerator 2020 is open for applications. The Program seeks 10 startups with innovative solutions and international partners to improve agrifood and retail sectors. Selected projects will receive an economic contribution, office space, mentorship and networking opportunities. Eligibility extends to Italian and foreign companies and individuals. The application deadline is 30 September 2020.
 
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Global Development Network

Global Development Awards Competition 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
With funding provided by Japan, the Global Development Awards Competition has been active since year 2000. The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development identifies outstanding research proposals submitted by researchers from developing countries whose proposals hold the greatest promise for improving our understanding of development issues and puts forth policy implications to address relevant development problems. In 2020, three projects on the topic 'Unpacking the health-environment-economic well-being nexus' will receive research awards. Prizes are up to US$45 thousand. The first prize winner will receive a grant of US$ 30 thousand. The second prize and third prize winners will receive a grant of US$ 10 thousand and US$ 5 thousand respectively. The application deadline is 30 September 2020.
 
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Global University Climate Forum

Student Action to Address Climate Change
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global University Climate Forum brings student activists together to share ideas and act on the global imperative of addressing climate change. The Forum is a one-year program offering a series of workshops that will cover a range of topics pertaining to climate action. Selected teams will be invited to participate in a series of workshops. After the workshops, students will execute their ideas. College and University students from around the world are invited to apply with action-oriented projects. The deadline for application is 30 September 2020.
 
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Grinnell College

Grinnell Prize 2021
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Grinnell College invites nominations for the 2021 Grinnell Prize. The Grinnell Prize of US$50 thousand will be awarded to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Past nominations have spanned a diversity of social issues related to agriculture and hunger relief, conservation and environment, and many other thematic areas. Nominees may be nationals of any country who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) between 2005 and 2021. Nominees must be nominated by a third party. The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2020.
 
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Harvard University

Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 30 September 2020. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2020. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2020.
 
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InVivo Group

AgFood Climate Change Challenges
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
InVivo’s Quest Competition seeks technological and ecological innovations to answer to climate change challenges in the AgFood industry. The competition is open to start-ups which already have a commercialized product or service with technology focus. The current 4th Quest is open to businesses in Europe, divided into 7 geographical areas. The laureate of each geographical area will earn a “business connexions” pack including consulting from leading agfood companies and a two day stay in Paris, including lunch with the InVivo Executive Committee. Start-us from Eastern Europe may apply until 30 September 2020.
 
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Mastercard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at University of Cape Town
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
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 30 September 2020.
 
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Online Turf

Scholarship for Agriculture & Horticulture Students
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Online Turf offers £500 for full time education of an agricultural or horticultural subject field. Eligibility extends to students enrolled full time in an agricultural or horticultural course in university or college. The scholarship is not restricted to any nationality, but applicants must study and reside in the UK. The submission deadline is 30 September 2020.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Bird Conservation 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The OSME's Conservation Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Fund supports projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas) in the OSME region. Grants average about £1 thousand to £2 thousand. The submission deadlines are 31 January; 31 May; and 30 September of each year.
 
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Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Bentham-Moxon Trust 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Through the Bentham-Moxon Trust, Kew Gardens (UK) makes grants to botanists and horticulturalists. Applicants can submit proposals for plant collection and field research; international visits or work at Kew; and travel to and presenting at conferences. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2020.
 
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SNV Netherlands

Energy Access Kenya
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
SNV Netherlands invites solar and stove distributors to submit their expression of interest (EOI) for partnership towards promoting solar products and clean cooking solutions in Kenya. Proposed projects have to target refugee camps in order to promote stoves and small scale solar solutions for social institutions in the refugee set-up. Eligibility extends to companies registered and operating in Kenya. Proposals will be accepted until the end of September 2020 on a rolling basis.
 
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Stockholm International Water Institute

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

Academic Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
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 strengthened 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 2020.
 
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United Nations University

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

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

Research Fellowships in Spain
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: Spain
 
The Women for Africa Foundation has launched the 6th 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 agriculture and food security; water; energy and climate change; and several others. Each of ten Spanish Centres of Excellence will host one senior woman researcher for a six-month fellowship. Eligibility to apply extends to women who are nationals of any African country, and who have a PhD, with at least three years of postdoctoral experience. The application deadline is 30 September 2020.
 
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World Meteorological Organization

International Prize for Earth Science Data
Deadline: 30 September 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The World Climate Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System invite nominations for the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize. The prize will be awarded to an early- to mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the Earth system science community. The prize honors achievements in data collection for climate change research. Candidates should be within the first ten years of their career, as measured by receipt of a PhD or equivalent highest qualification. The prize encompasses a certificate, as well as funding for the recipient to present at a major conference or meeting of her/his choice. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2020.
 
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Zebra Foundation

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

Research and Conservation Grant 2021
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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British Council

PhD Scholarships for Egyptian Researchers
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Newton Mosharafa PhD Program supports Egyptian researchers to undertake PhD studies at a UK higher education institution. The program covers all fees and living/travel expenses. The program supports projects in five priority areas, including sustainable water management; renewable energy; and sustainable food production. The application deadline is 01 October 2020.
 
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CCAMLR Scientific Committee

Scholarship for Early-Career Researchers
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship provides funding of up to A$30 thousand to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work CCAMLR working groups over a period of two years. Working topics include research into krill population dynamics, approaches to spatial management of marine protected areas, integrated stock assessments for fisheries, among others. The scholarship provides funding of up to A$30 thousand. Each applicant must have the support of a Scientific Committee representative. The deadline for scholarship applications is 01 October 2020.
 
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DG Trésor

Innovative Solutions for the Reduction of Waste
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
DG Trésor invites companies to submit innovative ideas and project proposals for innovative solutions for the reduction and recovery of waste in the developing world. Up to 12 selected French SMEs and start-ups will receive up to €500 thousand to implement their project idea. Proposed projects can fall within the areas of general waste management, environmental management, energy recovery from waste, or agricultural waste management, among others. Projects have to be implemented in partnership with local partners from developing countries. Proposals have to be submitted by 01 October 2020.
 
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Government of Canada

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
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 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 01 October 2020.
 
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PAGES

Open Science Meeting 2021
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The 2021 Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) will take place in Agadir, Morocco (May 2021). PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports research aimed at understanding the earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future and encourages international and interdisciplinary collaboration, including the participation of scientists from developing countries. PAGES offers financial support to scientists from developing countries and early-career researchers to attend the meeting. The application deadline for financial support is 01 October 2020.
 
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Swiss Government

Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships aim to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Thematic areas for post-graduate scientific research include Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, and Poverty Reduction, among others. Eligibility extends to young researchers from all around the world who have completed a master’s degree or PhD. Application deadlines vary by country (please check carefully). Prepare your application by 01 October 2020.
 
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Visegrad Fund

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

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

International Fellowship Program
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowships 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 01 October 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Visiting Expert Programme
Deadline: 1 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The TWAS Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of internationally renowned scientists to research institutions located in developing countries, especially least-developed countries. Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support. Nominations of women are particularly welcomed. Applications are made jointly by the host institution in the developing country and the visiting expert. The deadline for applications is 01 October 2020.
 
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Foundation for the Third Millennium

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

Access to Marine Research Facilities
Deadline: 4 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
ASSEMBLE Plus provides access to marine biological research institutions across Europe and overseas to carry out scientific research in the field of marine biological sciences. Scientists from academia, industry and policy can apply for funding to use these facilities to carry out research projects. ASSEMBLE Plus sponsors teams of up to two researchers. The program covers travel (one round trip per person), meals, accommodation, and shipping costs of project materials. Eligibility extends to candidates who work in a recognized academic institution, or are employed by a not-for-profit organisation or company based in a European Union Member State or Associated Country. ​Applications can be submitted until 04 October 2020.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Fonds Ernest Solvay
Deadline: 5 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Ernest Solvay Fund provides grants to individuals and organizations implementing a non-commercial project which is intended to promote scientific and technological training and development, both in Belgium and abroad. Projects may focus on both education and entrepreneurship in areas such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences. Financial support of up to €7500 will be provided. The deadline for submitting proposals is 05 October 2020.
 
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University of Dundee & WeObserve

Online Course: Citizen Science Projects
Deadline: 5 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The University of Dundee and WeObserve offer a free online course on “Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference.” Participants will learn how to build their own citizen science project to address global challenges and create positive change. The course is for anyone interested in citizen science and citizen observatories. Access to the course and participation is free of charge. The course starts on 05 October 2020.
 
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Adaptation Fund

Readiness Grants
Deadline: 6 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Adaptation Fund announces that small grants are available under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme. South-South Cooperation grants are intended to increase peer-to-peer support among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Project Formulation Grants (up to a maximum of US$50 thousand) help build the capacity of NIEs in project preparation and design. Technical Assistance Grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of NIEs in the areas of environmental, social, and gender risk management. For all three categories of readiness grants, the application deadline is 06 October 2020.
 
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European Commission

LIFE Environmental and Climate Action
Deadline: 6 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The LIFE program is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The Environment sub-program makes grants for nature conservation projects in the areas of biodiversity, habitats, and species. The Climate action sub-program provides funding in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, farming, land use, and peatland management. The EU co-financing contribution for LIFE projects normally ranges from €275 thousand to €2.75 million. EU registered private entities, public bodies and NGOs are eligible to apply, including EU candidate countries and potential candidates. Note that each call under the sub-programs has its own deadline starting from 14 July 2020 to 06 October 2020. Please check carefully.
 
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GET.Invest

Finance Catalyst for Renewable Energy Projects
Deadline: 6 October 2020
 
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 costs. Eligible applicants may be private sector developers, NGOs, universities or research institutions. The deadline to apply for support is 06 October 2020.
 
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ISEKI-Food Association

Food Biodiversity Student Competition
Deadline: 7 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The 2020 Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition seeks great ideas for valorizing food biodiversity. The competition is open to Master's students enrolled in a food study program in any country. Participants have to form teams of 3-5 students, get a faculty mentor and present a project proposal. Each team will have access to online trainings. The winning team will receive an award of €300 and be invited to the NextFOOD Project Meeting in 2021. The deadline for submissions is 07 October 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Follow-on Funding
Deadline: 7 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
BBSRC’s Follow-on Funding (FoF) supports the translation of research into practical application. The aim of the program is to help researchers maximize the societal and economic benefits of their research. The applicant must currently or previously have held BBSRC funding with demonstrable relevance to the application. Funding ranges between £25 thousand and £800 thousand. The deadline is 07 October 2020.
 
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American Ornithological Society

Student and Postdoctoral Research
Deadline: 12 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
AOS makes research grants for student and postdoctoral research in various areas of avian biology. Applicants must be members of AOS. Latin American students are particularly encouraged to apply for the Alexander Wetmore Memorial Research Award for research in avian systematics, paleo-ornithology, biogeography, and especially neotropical biology. Other AOS grant programs may also be of international relevance. The maximum annual grant amount is US$2.500. The applicant must be an AOS member. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2020.
 
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Halcyon

Support for Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 12 October 2020
 
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 12 October 2020.
 
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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Partnerships for Global Sustainable Development
Deadline: 12 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The "Swiss Programme for Research on Global lssues for Development" (r4d programme) promotes applied, need-based scientific research in developing countries. Projects that analyse, develop and test innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges in developing countries in any thematic area or field of research are eligible. The program will support consortia that consist of at least a Swiss research institution, a research partner in the Global South/East and a non-research implementation partner (government, civil society, private sector). SDC’s contribution will be CHF 100 thousand to be used over a period of max. 12 months. The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 12 October 2020.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Orange Knowledge Programme
Deadline: 13 October 2020
 
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. The scholarship program offers three application round each year. The two remaining application deadlines for studies in 2021 are 30 June and 13 October 2020.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

MENA Scholarships
Deadline: 13 October 2020
 
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, 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 13 October 2020. Please note that the application deadline at each education institution varies.
 
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African Development Bank

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship 2021
Deadline: 14 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2021 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy (“lighting up and powering Africa”); agriculture (“feeding Africa”); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 14 October 2020.
 
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Global Water Partnership-Caribbean

Seed Funding for Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 14 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean invites young Caribbean entrepreneurs (18-34 years) to submit innovative water-related project ideas to the “Young Caribbean Water Entrepreneurs Shark Tank Competition.” Project ideas should focus on water resources management in the Caribbean region and focus on one of five thematic areas: (1) Water and Climate; (2) Water and Agriculture; (3) Water and Health; (4) Water and Energy; (5) Water and Tourism. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a chance to secure seed funding of €4 thousand. The deadline for submission of project ideas is 14 October 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Research Grants 2020
Deadline: 14 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The NEF Research Grants fund research in support of nature conservation, emphasizing developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Applicants should be nationals of Asian-Pacific countries, and research projects should be carried out in their home countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Grants are a maximum of 500 thousand Japanese yen for a maximum of two years. The grant is intended for early-career researchers. The closing dates for applications are 17 April 2020 and 14 October 2020.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

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

New Voices Fellowship 2021
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for top development professionals in the developing world. The Aspen Institute aims to select 25 Fellows who will write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences. Subject areas of interest include food security, climate change, and other themes. For the 2021 class, we will give special consideration to Fellows whose work focuses on COVID-19 relief, vaccine development, and pandemic resiliency. Applications are welcome from all developing countries. The program provides funds to participate in media-related activities and conferences. We could not find an official deadline for applications. Application deadlines for past calls have been scheduled around mid-October.
 
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Association of Field Ornithologists

Sponsored Latin American Memberships
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
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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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

Pacific Agriculture Scholarships
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
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. For Semester 1 of the 2021 intake, due to travel restrictions Master of Science (MSc) scholarships are limited to individuals currently residing in Fiji and Samoa. The closing date for submissions is 15 October 2020.
 
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Boston University: West African Research Association

Travel Grants for West African Nationals
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
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: (i) attend and present papers; (ii) visit libraries or archives; (iii) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and (iv) travel to a research site. The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The competition is open to West African nationals. Competitions are held twice yearly. The current cycle closes on 15 October 2020.
 
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Common Fund for Commodities

Support for Commodity Development
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). Projects need to focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability. Innovative solutions for new agritech applications, access to renewable energy, or expanding environmental services are especially welcome. This 17th call for proposals has a deadline on 15 October 2020.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Biodiversity Media Grants 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers Biodiversity Media Grants to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity. EJN is especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in high-biodiversity regions of the world such as the Global South. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. However, EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be between US$10 thousand and US$15 thousand. The application deadline is 15 October 2020.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Development in China
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) seeks to strengthen the civil society in China to help tackle climate change and mitigating its adverse effects, among other priorities. The EC invites proposals that increase the capacities and engagement of local CSOs on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Applicants may request a financial contribution between €800 thousand and €850 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations established in China or the European Union. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 October 2020.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd.

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

Scholars Award Program for Women in STEM2D
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
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 15 October 2020.
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Germany invites scientists from all countries and at different career stages to apply for a research visit. The program offers fellowships for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists for 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, behavioural 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 deadlines for applications are 15 February, 15 June and 15 October each year.
 
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Luc Hoffmann Institute

Diversifying Community Livelihoods from Wildlife
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and the WWF launch a global innovation challenge.The principal aim of the “Beyond Tourism in Africa” challenge is to discover new revenue models that do not depend on tourism, but still enable local communities in Africa to derive income from wildlife. Any individual or team with bold ideas from around the world may apply. Up to 15 ideas will be selected. Successful applicants will win a place in the African Leadership University’s 8-month incubation program. During the incubation program, participants may receive a grant of up to US$10 thousand. The final submission deadline is 15 October 2020.
 
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One Young World

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

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

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

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

International Fellowship Program 2020
Deadline: 15 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The International Fellowship Program in forestry hosts foresters and other natural resource professionals from around the world for 6 months on campus in Oregon (USA). Applicants propose research topics (e.g., urban forest inventory, biomass supply-chain, carbon policy, forestry regulation, conservation finance, etc.) that include elements from their home countries and the USA's Pacific Northwest. Fellows also engage in professional networking and visitations. The World Forestry Center offers fellowships that cover 50% of the program fees. The application deadline is 15 October 2020.
 
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Amani Institute

Social Innovation Management
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Amani Institute offers a post-graduate certificate in social innovation management that emphasizes leadership, communication, entrepreneurship and management, and creativity and problem solving. Fellows will be assigned to either Brazil or Kenya during the immersion training of three months. Fellows represent a diversity of fields contributing to sustainable development, including in themes related to environment. Amani offers discounted tuition plus a limited number of tuition scholarships (but excluding airfare and housing) in cases of extreme need. The application deadline for scholarships is 16 October 2020.
 
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Deutsches Museum in Munich

Scholar-in-Residence Program
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Deutsches Museum in Munich offers scholarships to research scholars interested in working for 6-12 months on projects involving the museum's collections. The museum for innovative research focuses on scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology including Natural Sciences, such as Astronomy, Nanotechnology and Biotechnology. Applicants have to base their projects on the collections of the Deutsches Museum and cooperate closely with museum staff when formulating their research proposals. The museum offers two types of scholar-in residence stipends: Pre-doctoral stipends of €7,500 (six months) or €15 thousand (full year); and Post-doctoral stipends of €15 thousand (six months) or €30 thousand (full year). There are no restrictions regarding nationality. The application deadline is 16 October 2020.
 
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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

Annual Conservation Grants 2021
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
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$50 thousand to be provided over two years. The deadline to submit inquiries is 16 October 2020.
 
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Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok

Small-Scale Local Projects in Thailand and Laos
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
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 16 October 2020.
 
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ETH Zurich

World Food System Fund
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
ETH Zurich supports early-​career scientists and students to engage in auxiliary education and research activities at ETH Zurich in fields relevant to the world food system, primarily in topics related to agriculture and food sciences. ETH Professors who are active mainly in teaching and research for agricultural or food science are eligible to apply for support. The application must come from the professor; however, the funding can support students or researchers in the group. A total of CHF 10 thousand is available in this call. The deadline for proposals is 16 October 2020.
 
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French Global Environment Facility

Sustainable Cooling and Air Conditioning
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) launches a new call for projects to support innovations for “Sustainable Cold Production and Air Conditioning” in developing countries. Proposed projects should focus the development of sustainable cooling or air conditioning technologies and approaches, for example, “natural” refrigerants, which are more energy efficient. Projects may be proposed in connection with the transfer of skills and technologies through capacity building programs. Eligibility extends to developing countries, with priority given to applicants from the African continent. Funding ranges from €500 thousand to €3 million per project. The deadline for the submission of project proposals is 16 October 2020.
 
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GlobalGiving

Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes – including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a new Accelerator program that will offer virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. The program is open to nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least US$5 thousand total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn permanent membership with GlobalGiving, in addition to publicity and bonus prizes. The next application deadline is 16 October 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Applied Research Award for Nutrition Security
Deadline: 16 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The IDEAL Small Grants Program provides funding to existing projects with the aim to identify and address knowledge and capacity gaps in food and nutrition security programs around the world. The Applied Research Award (ARA) consists of Micro Grants funded up to $300 thousand for up to 12 months of implementation. Projects should focus on the development of tools or conduct topic-specific learning events. Applicants may be U.S. and non-U.S. NGOs, for-profit organizations, or institutions of higher education. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2020.
 
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United States Agency for International Development

Sustainable Coastal Fisheries Management in the Pacific Region
Deadline: 19 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications for a Cooperative Agreement to address the drivers of illegal fishing that are degrading coastal fisheries and biodiversity in the Pacific Islands. The overall goal is to co-develop an activity to support sustainable coastal fisheries and protection of associated coastal and marine ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region and increasing the self-reliance of Pacific Island partners. USAID intends to provide US$15 million in total funding over a five year period. USAID encourages applications from potential new partners such as U.S. and non-US non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, universities, and international organizations. USAID will not accept applications from individuals. The closing date for applications is 19 October 2020.
 
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Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
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 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Stories of Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society (NatGeo) supports storytelling projects that highlight attempts to mitigate or reverse hThe National Geographic Society (NatGeo) supports storytelling projects that highlight attempts to mitigate or reverse human impacts on tropical rainforests. Priority for this RFP will be given to projects led by journalists and storytellers from countries within the Amazon River basin, Congo River basin, and rainforests in Southeast Asia. Proposals will be funded from US$5 thousand to US$70 thousand. Application deadline for this call is 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Equity and the Natural World
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks projects that will document underrepresented communities that have traditionally been given less consideration in stories of the environmental movement. Proposals may focus on all aspects of local and traditional communities, e.g., land use issues; indigenous heroes; impacts of environmental degradation; climate-related migration, etc. Applicants must have strong track records as storytellers (journalists, photographers, videographers, cartographers). Applicants may request up to US$80 thousand. The deadline is 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Early-Career Grant
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society accepts applications from less experienced individuals who seek to lead a project. Applicants are not required to have an advanced degree and should submit their proposal at least four months before the project start date. Grants are typically funded for less than US $5 thousand but requests for up to US $10 thousand will also be considered. The next application deadline is 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Big Cats Conservation
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Big Cats Initiative seeks projects benefiting big cat populations and their habitats via field-based and action-oriented programs in Africa. The current RFP focusses on lion populations in specific African regions (detailed in the call). Although priority will be given to projects focused on lions, projects on leopard and cheetah populations will also be considered. Applicants may request up to $100 thousand. The current grant cycle closes 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Species Recovery
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks proposals that “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC, the goal is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans. Funds are not restricted by taxon or region, but proposals must include principal investigators or participants resident in the country where the fieldwork will be conducted. Typical proposal requests should be less than $30 thousand, but applicants may request up to $50 thousand. The deadline for applications is 21 October 2020.
 
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National Geographic Society

Archaeology of Sustainability
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society seeks projects that focuses on archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological data for the purposes of understanding of human-environmental interactions over time which might contribute to mitigating contemporary environmental and climatic crises. Applicants may request up to $80 thousand. The deadline for applications is 21 October 2020.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Agri-Tech Catalyst for Africa
Deadline: 21 October 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Agri-Tech Catalyst aims to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in Africa. Projects should focus in any of three categories: early-stage technical feasibility; industrial research; or late-stage experimental development. Project leaders must be UK businesses (or UK research organizations in the case of early-stage technical feasibility). Projects should include at least one consortium member from an eligible African country. The amount of project co-funding available varies from £100 thousand to £1 million depending on category and business size. The deadline for registration is 21 October 2020.
 
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Conservation Leadership Programme

Grants for Early-Career Conservationists
Deadline: 23 October 2020
 
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 23 October 2020.
 
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Worldwide Universities Network

Research Development Fund
Deadline: 23 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Worldwide Universities Network comprises 20 research universities on five continents to develop leaders prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing world. WUN’s Research Development Fund is an annual competitive fund to bring together researchers to undertake research that addresses global challenges. Applications are open to researchers from WUN member institutions. Themes for 2020 include ‘Climate Action’ and ‘Affordable and Clean Energy’, among others. Grants are up to £10 thousand. The closing date is 23 October 2020. (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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Dining for Women

Empowering Women and Girls living in Extreme Poverty
Deadline: 24 October 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Dining for Women makes grants to non-profit organizations that support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Thematic areas include access to clean water and sanitation, food security, and education, among other themes. Due to the unpredictable nature of the current coronavirus pandemic, Dining for Women is temporarily reducing the featured grant sizes. Dining for Women accepts applications in the range of US$25 thousand to $35 thousand. Eligibility extends to US 5.01(c)3 corporations or international organisations with a fiscal sponsor. The October 2020 Cycle will open on 05 October 2020. Deadline to apply is 24 October 2020
 
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European Commission

Women Empowerment and Small Enterprises Support
Deadline: 26 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) seeks to increase energy access of households, public institutions and small enterprises to affordable, reliable and modern energy in Zambia. The EC invites big scale projects that focus on poor and vulnerable women in high density low income townships in Lusaka. Applicants may request a financial contribution of up to €1.9 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 26 October 2020.
 
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European Commission

Forest Observation Systems in RD Congo
Deadline: 27 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) aims to develop an independent forest observation monitoring systems in order to monitor forest governance and forest land use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The overall amount made available under this call is €1,5 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 27 October 2020.
 
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Earth Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 28 October 2020
 
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 28 October 2020.
 
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International Research & Exchanges Board

Community Solutions Program
Deadline: 28 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks applications for its Community Solutions Program (CSP) 2021–2022 with the aim to improve communities by addressing issues related to the environment, among others. The Community Solutions Program is a year-long professional development program with a four-month fellowship in the United States. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 38 (as of 01 January 2021). Eligible countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Applications must be submitted by 28 October 2020.
 
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Borlaug Global Rust Initiative

Support for Women in Wheat Research 2020
Deadline: 30 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) offers the Jeanie Borlaug Laube award for the professional development of women working on wheat research during the early stages of their careers. The award is intended to help cover costs associated with attending the BGRI workshop and a training program at CIMMYT in Obregon, Mexico. The application deadline is 30 October 2020.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Georg Forster Research Award
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
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 nomination period usually ends on 31 October of each year.
 
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Belmont Forum

Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Belmont Forum launches a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability. The Belmont Forum will support collaborative research networking activities that focus on approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development. The call provides both cash and in-kind resources. Applicants are advised to contact their funding organization listed in the announcement before starting to prepare proposals. Proposals are due by 31 October 2020.
 
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Fonds SUEZ Initiatives

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

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

JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: India
 
India's National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. The application deadlines are 30 April and 31 October of each year.
 
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International Fund for Agricultural Development

Global South Rural Poverty Alleviation
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility supports the generation and exchange of innovative solutions that can be of value in the post-COVID-19 recovery period and provide a benefit to poor rural people. The grant amount will range between US$200-500 thousand for a maximum duration of two years. Project proposals have to be developed in collaboration with national governments or local organizations in developing countries, and reflect the priorities of the COVID-19 response package of national governments. The application deadline is 31 October 2020.
 
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Lawrence Foundation

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

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

Small Grants
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
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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UNESCO World Heritage Center

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

Whitley Awards 2021
Deadline: 31 October 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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Wild Planet Trust

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

Funding for Climate or Clean Energy Projects
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
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 submission deadline is 01 November 2020.
 
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First Solar

Charitable Fund
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology. The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Priority is given to projects focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies. Grant requests must be for projects or services that cost or exceed US$10 thousand. Requests under US$10 thousand should be directed to the First Solar local office nearest the grant seeker. Proposals are reviewed four times annually. The deadline dates for proposals are 01 February, 01 May, 01 August and 01 November.
 
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Iran Ministry of Science and Technology

34th Khwarizmi International Award
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners in Europe, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Russia
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for environmental projects in collaboration with partners in the following countries:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects. Application deadlines for initial inquiries are 01 May 2020 and 01 November 2020.
 
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UN Global Compact

Young SDG Innovators Programme
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
UN Global Compact invites companies to nominate young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 10-month accelerator program is intended for future business leaders and changemakers with new technologies, initiatives, and business models that deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives. (Note: Companies must be confirmed to participate in the program before nominating young professionals.) The program is available for companies located in the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, and UK. Deadlines for nominations vary by country. The timeline for calls for nominations is May 2020 – November 2020.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2021/2022
Deadline: 1 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2020 and 01 February 2021.
 
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Composting Council Research and Education Foundation

Poster Contest
Deadline: 2 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites submissions for its annual poster contest. This year’s theme is “Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat.” The winning poster will serve as the promotional piece of the 2021 International Compost Awareness Week and the winner will receive US$500. The contest is open to anyone from 10 years old to adult from anywhere in the world. The contest runs until 02 November 2020.
 
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WAAW Foundation

STEM Scholarships for African Women
Deadline: 2 November 2020
 
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 02 November 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Professorships in Least-Developed Countries
Deadline: 2 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS funds selected TWAS members to assist with building research capacity building in the least-developed countries (LDCs). During a period of five years, each funded professor will be expected to make three visits to a host institution in a partner LDC, for a minimum stay of one month each visit. TWAS will provide travel support, while living expenses are covered by the host institution. Requests need to be submitted by research groups and scientific institutions in the LDCs. The application deadline is 02 November 2020.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Cooperation Visits Program
Deadline: 2 November 2020
 
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 COVID-related projects and 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 02 November 2020.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Development through Strategic Communication in Armenia
Deadline: 3 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) seeks to enhance the capacity and resilience of civil society organisations in Armenia to be effective actors that contribute to deepening democracy, citizens’ awareness and empowerment. The EC accepts proposals that focus on enhancing awareness of environmentally friendly and climate-change related topics and practices, among other strategic focus topics. Applicants may request a financial contribution of up to €2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in Armenia or the European Union. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 03 November 2020.
 
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Shuttleworth Foundation

Innovative Ideas for Social Change
Deadline: 3 November 2020
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals from all around the world to implement their innovative ideas for social change. (Note: This could possibly include thematic areas important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory.) The fellowship grant covers the cost of the fellow’s time for a year. The amount varies and is determined by each fellow’s salary equivalent outside of the fellowship. Application deadline is 03 November 2020.
 
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chevening Scholarships 2021-2022
Deadline: 3 November 2020
 
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 03 November 2020.
 
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Business Partnerships Platform

COVID-19 Recovery
Deadline: 4 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The Australian Government calls for partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Tonga. The program seeks projects which create social impact in the following areas: green recovery (including tourism), economic opportunities (including agriculture, renewable energy), capacity building, and digitalisation. Selected projects will receive from A$100 thousand to A$500 thousand in funding to scale a business initiative for social impact. Businesses, social enterprises, investors, and organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 04 November 2020.
 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds 2021
Deadline: 5 November 2020
 
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, Portuguese or German. The application deadline is 05 November 2020.
 
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Conrad Foundation

Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2020-2021
Deadline: 6 November 2020
 
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 round 1 (investor pitch) is 06 November 2020.
 
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Enterprise Singapore

Energy Innovation Challenge
Deadline: 6 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Singapore
 
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) seeks applications for the Energy Open Innovation Challenge. Startups and small-and medium-sized enterprises are invited to submit innovative projects to improve the energy sector and provide solutions to the global energy industry. ESG will support selected companies with up to S$1 million of funding through grants for product development. Four startups will win a S$25 thousand startup grant. The application deadline is 06 November 2020.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Food Day Poster Contest (Age 5-19)
Deadline: 6 November 2020
 
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 that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag. Entries have to be submitted by 06 November 2020.
 
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D-Prize

Funding Entrepreneurs to Alleviate Poverty
Deadline: 8 November 2020
 
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 18 October 2020 (early deadline); 08 November 2020 (regular deadline); or 29 November 2020 (limited extension).
 
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Japan Science and Technology Agency

Research Partnership 2021
Deadline: 9 November 2020
 
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 09 November 2020.
 
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Schlumberger Foundation

Funding for Women in PhD and Postdoctoral Studies 2021
Deadline: 9 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
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 09 November 2020.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Wildlife Health and Welfare 2021
Deadline: 11 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories: Established Investigator (average US$50 thousand per year for 3 years); First Award (US$54 thousand per year for 2 years); Fellowship Training (average US$50 thousand per year for 2 years); Pilot Study (max US$10 thousand); and Veterinary Students (stipends of up to US$5 thousand). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 11 November 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Partnerships with Brazil
Deadline: 12 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BBSRC Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists, and to promote access to facilities. Funding of up to £50 thousand is available for a period of up to four years for partnerships with Brazilian researchers. International partnerships fostering a One Health approach to diseases of zoonotic origin are especially welcome. Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. The application deadline is 12 November 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Partnerships with China
Deadline: 12 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BBSRC Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists, and to promote access to facilities. Funding of up to £30 thousand is available for a period of up to four years for partnerships with Chinese life science laboratories. International partnerships fostering a One Health approach to diseases of zoonotic origin are especially welcome. Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. The application deadline is 12 November 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Funding for International Workshops
Deadline: 12 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) provides funding for international workshops to stimulate joint research cooperations. The workshop can be held overseas or in the UK. Awards are up to £10 thousand. BBSRC invites applications from countries worldwide, but is particularly interested in promoting further links with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU Member States, India, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the USA. This opportunity is open to current BBSRC research grant holders who are in receipt of BBSRC funding. The deadline is 12 November 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Partnerships with India
Deadline: 12 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BBSRC Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists, and to promote access to facilities. Funding of up to £30 thousand is available for a period of up to four years for partnerships with Indian life science laboratories. International partnerships fostering a One Health approach to diseases of zoonotic origin are especially welcome. Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. The application deadline is 12 November 2020.
 
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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Partnerships Worldwide
Deadline: 12 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The BBSRC Partnering Awards aim to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists, and to promote access to facilities. Funding of up to £30 thousand is available for a period of up to four years for partnerships with life science laboratories in countries not currently eligible through existing partnering award schemes. International partnerships fostering a One Health approach to diseases of zoonotic origin are especially welcome. Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. The application deadline is 12 November 2020.
 
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American Association for the Advancement of University Women

International Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Association for the Advancement of University Women (AAAUW) provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the USA who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellows represent all subject areas, including those important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory. Fellows receive between US$18 thousand and US$30 thousand to pursue their studies. The deadline for the submission of applications is 15 November 2020.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Ornithology Research
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund supports ornithological research anywhere in the world. There is one competition per year for fellowships and two categories of grants. Most grants range from US$500 to US$2 thousand. Fellowships are for 1-2 years of research in avian systematics, evolution, and biogeography in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. The application deadline is 15 November each year.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Co-funded Research Grants
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) co-funds research grants for qualified applicants from Brazil. The aim of the program is to promote research projects within the context of doctoral studies. The program accepts doctoral candidates at universities in Brazil, who have been awarded a domestic scholarship from CAPES (Co-funder). Subject areas include natural sciences and agriculture, among others. The domestic doctoral scholarships will be paid by CAPES during the research stay in Germany, and DAAD will co-fund a monthly payment of €650, health, accident and personal liability insurance cover, and travel allowance. The application deadline is 15 November 2020 (for a research stay between May 2021 and January 2022).
 
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IDEX Accelerator

IDEX Fellowship 2021
Deadline: 15 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The IDEX Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of young professionals for social enterprise in areas such as agriculture, education, clean energy, sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods, and impact investing. The program provides six months of leadership training in enterprise development, including field placements at social enterprises in India. Candidates should be 21 to 35 years old, with a minimum of one to three years of professional work experience. IDEX offers a limited number of partial scholarships on program tuition to a select number of candidates. The application deadline is 15 November 2020.
 
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Oriental Bird Club

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

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

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Deadline: 16 November 2020
 
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 16 November 2020.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Bilateral Exchange for Postdoctoral Researchers
Deadline: 16 November 2020
 
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 16 November 2020 (for a research stay starting from June 2021).
 
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University of Essex

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

Medium and Large Grants for Conservation 2020
Deadline: 19 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand) and large grants (over £10 thousand). The Trust offers four application windows for medium grants with deadlines on 11 February, 19 May, 20 August, and 19 November as well as two applications windows for large grants with deadlines on 04 March and 10 September. Please note that applications for Small Grants (up to £3 thousand) are accepted throughout the year.
 
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Teach A Man To Fish

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

Biodiversity Information for Development: Pacific
Deadline: 26 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Biodiversity Information for Development program aims to enhance capacity for effective mobilization and use of biodiversity data in support of decision- and policymaking for sustainable development in the Pacific region. GBIF offers support for four types of projects: (1) Regional biodiversity data mobilization to establish or strengthen international collaborations (maximum funding: €120 thousand for projects involving three or more countries); (2) National biodiversity data mobilization to respond to national priorities (maximum funding: €40 thousand); (3) Institution-level biodiversity data mobilization to mobilize biodiversity data relevant for sustainable development (maximum funding: €20 thousand); and (4) Data-use grants that build on existing relationships to provide data solutions that respond to a specific policy need (maximum funding: €60 thousand). Applicants must be legal entities such as government agencies, natural history museums, research institutes, universities, or NGOs located in the Pacific. Concept notes must be submitted by 26 November 2020.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Biodiversity Information for Development: Caribbean
Deadline: 26 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Biodiversity Information for Development program aims to enhance capacity for effective mobilization and use of biodiversity data in support of decision- and policymaking for sustainable development in the Caribbean. GBIF offers support for four types of projects: (1) Regional biodiversity data mobilization to establish or strengthen international collaborations (maximum funding: €120 thousand for projects involving three or more countries); (2) National biodiversity data mobilization to respond to national priorities (maximum funding: €40 thousand); (3) Institution-level biodiversity data mobilization to mobilize biodiversity data relevant for sustainable development (maximum funding: €20 thousand); and (4) Data-use grants that build on existing relationships to provide data solutions that respond to a specific policy need (maximum funding: €60 thousand). Applicants must be legal entities such as government agencies, natural history museums, research institutes, universities, or NGOs located in the Caribbean. Concept notes must be submitted by 26 November 2020.
 
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Beit Trust

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

Funding for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) makes grants for field-based projects in wildlife conservation; protection of forests and wetlands; litter clean-up on trails and mountains; environmental education in local communities; and other initiatives in support of nature-based travel and tourism. 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 period per year. The next application window is 01-30 November 2020.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Grants with Deadlines in November 2020
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in November. The application deadline is 12 November for the Journey of a Lifetime Award. The deadline is 23 November for the Ralph Brown Expedition Award; Thesiger-Oman International Research Fellowships; Hong Kong Research Grant; Walters Kundert Fellowship; Dudley Stamp Memorial Award; Rob Potter Award; Postgraduate Research Awards; and Geographical Club Award.The deadline is 30 November for the Neville Shulman Challenge Award.
 
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Smithsonian.com

Annual Photo Contest 2020
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Smithsonian.com accepts submissions from photographers worldwide in the theme of "Natural World," among other categories. The Grand Prize is US$2,500 and the winners in each category will receive US$500 each. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2020.
 
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British Herpetological Society

Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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East-West Center

Asian Development Bank: Japan Scholarship Program
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) provides support for Master's degree study in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Oceanography, and Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (among other fields of study) at the University of Hawai‘i. The scholarship program is intended for students from developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to share their new knowledge to promote socio-economic development. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is 01 December 2020.
 
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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
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 2020 and 01 May 2021.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other uses; and landfills. There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply. Previously awarded grants have ranged from US$15 thousand to over US$500 thousand, normally for projects of about two years. The deadlines for pre-proposals are 01 May and 01 December 2020.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy (NGC) provides grants and equipment to students and scientists working in grassland habitats in Latin America. Research grants of one year are open to Latin American researchers affiliated with a university, museum, or conservation organization. Additionally, the NGC offers equipment grants for conservation science, and small grants to Latin American graduate students doing field projects. The NGC describes the amount of funding; eligibility criteria; review process; and application deadlines for each of the three programs. The application deadline for the research (memorial) grants is 01 March. The application deadlines for equipment grants and student grants are 01 April, 01 August, and 01 December.
 
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Turtle Conservation Fund

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

Children's Charity
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The United Nations Women's Guild annually makes grants to registered charities in support of projects in education and health that benefit disadvantaged children around the world. Past projects include many focusing on clean drinking water in communities and schools. The maximum grant is €10 thousand. Applications are accepted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The application deadline is 01 December 2020.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Tropical Rainforests
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December 2020.
 
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East-West Center

Graduate Degree Fellowship
Deadline: 2 December 2020
 
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 2021-2022 academic year is 02 December 2020.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

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

Prince Talal International Prize
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Nominations are open for the 2020 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize. The subject of the 2020 Prince Talal International Prize is “Eliminating Hunger, Providing Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture”. Projects should highlight best practices which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children. The winners receive between US$400 thousand and US$100 thousand (depending on their category). Eligibility extends to UN Development Agencies, NGOs, government ministries, public institutions, social business enterprises and individuals. There are no geographical restrictions. Nominations are accepted until 15 December 2020.
 
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Chrysalis Trust

Grants for Livelihood Projects
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Chrysalis Trust makes grants for the relief of poverty and disability, and the promotion of access to shelter, education, healthcare, and water. The geographical scope is locally in the North East of England; nationally in the UK; and internationally in developing countries. Past awards include examples of small-scale water projects and other support for local communities in Bangladesh, Zambia, Kenya, Syria, and elsewhere. Most grants are under £10 thousand. Grants are made to UK charities and international charities registered in the UK. The application deadlines are 15 May and 15 December of each year.
 
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COST Action MOBILISE

Short-Term Scientific Missions
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory with the aim of building a cooperative network to support research for biodiversity informatics. STSM supports scientific exchange visits with a duration of between 7-14 days with funding of up to a maximum of €3,500. Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses. Applicants must be PhD students or postdoctoral fellows at an institution, organisation or legal entity from a COST member or near neighbor country. Applications have to be submitted within the following deadlines: 31 August and 15 December 2020.
 
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Institute of Current World Affairs

Fellowship Program 2021
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. Fellows must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and trends, therefore candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society. Submission on the topics environment, climate change, sustainability and conservation are especially encouraged. Candidates who seek fellowships may reside in any developing country. Applications are due 15 December 2020.
 
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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Arab Startup Competition 2021
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Lebanon
 
The Arab Startup Competition is a yearly competition run by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab in three different tracks: Ideas; Startups; and Social Entrepreneurship. Previous winners include examples in agricultural irrigation, transportation efficiency, and other green themes. The winning entrepreneurs are awarded prizes of up to US$50 thousand as well as training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, and networking opportunities. Eligible enterprises can be located in any Arab country, and each team must have at least two members. Applications will be accepted from 29 September to 15 December 2020.
 
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Remote Sensing

Young Investigator Award 2021
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Remote Sensing invites nominations for the Remote Sensing 2021 Young Investigator Award. The winner will receive CHF 2000. This prize will be given to one young investigator in recognition of their contribution to the advancement of remote sensing science or applications. Candidates must unter 35 years and be nominated by senior researchers. The deadline for nominations is 15 December 2020.
 
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Remote Sensing

Travel Award 2021
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Remote Sensing invites application for the 2021 Remote Sensing Travel Awards. Remote Sensing will make two awards of CHF 800 each to two selected PhD students to present an oral presentation and/or poster at an international conference in 2021. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students working in the field of remote sensing or related areas. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students working in the field of remote sensing or related areas. Applications have to be submitted by 15 December 2020.
 
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Grants in Herpetology
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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United Nations University

MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
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 2020.
 
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Vital Voices

Fellowships for Women Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
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 15 December 2020.
 
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UK National Research Foundation

Postgraduate Scholarships for South African Citizens
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK National Research Foundation (NRF) accepts applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding to enable South African citizens to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Scholarships are intended to support either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less or equal to R350 thousand per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. Successful applicants will be funded either at full cost study or partial cost of study. The closing date for applications is 18 December 2020.
 
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Trust for Sustainable Living

International Schools Essay Competition
Deadline: 23 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Every year, the essay competition focuses on a different global sustainability challenge. This year’s theme is Protecting Biodiversity. Participating students are invited to submit one essay (in English) entitled “How can we protect biological diversity and stop the 6th mass extinction?” 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 23 December 2020.
 
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Mahathir Science Award Foundation

Award for Tropical Sciences
Deadline: 30 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Malaysia
 
The Mahathir Science Award recognizes scientists, institutions or organisations worldwide who have made contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology. This award accepts nominations in the following fields: Tropical Agriculture; Tropical Architecture and Engineering; Tropical Medicine; and Tropical Natural Resources. The winner receives US$100 thousand, a gold medal and a certificate. The nomination for the award closes on 30 December 2020.
 
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BIOPAMA

Rapid Response Grants
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rapid Response Grants aim at increasing the resilience of protected areas and local communities’ livelihoods facing the risks and difficulties of the global COVID-19 pandemic in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must be no more than €50 thousand. Funding is intended for enhanced management and governance of protected or conserved areas, recovery of protected and conserved areas, and maintaining the livelihoods of local communities whilst effectively contributing to protected areas management. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2020.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2021-2022
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The DAAD offers scholarships to qualified individuals from eligible developing countries for post-graduate studies at German universities in development-related subjects. The program (EPOS) is open to individuals who completed their previous academic degrees no longer than six years previously; who have at least two years of professional experience; and who are nationals of countries receiving official development assistance (DAC list of the OECD). The available courses range across water resources; renewable energy; land management and tenure; agricultural sciences; forest sciences; ecology; nature conservation; environmental governance; and many others. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2021-2022 intake fall between August 2020 through December 2020, varying by courses (check carefully).
 
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Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

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

Seed Grants for Women's Microcredit Projects
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR's current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. Grants are usually up to a maximum US$5,500 per year (but many are considerably smaller), for a maximum of five years. The next application deadline is 31 December 2020. (However, RSWR recommends earlier submissions of at least a month prior to the deadline to allow time for revisions.)
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Filmmakers Without Borders seeks applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and climate change. Grants are available for all of the following stages of production: Development (up to US$1,000); Production (up to US$5,000); Post-production: (up to US$2,500); and Film Festival Applications (up to US$750). There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). The application deadlines are 01 January, 01 June and 01 August 2021.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 01 January and 01 July of each year.
 
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World Photography Organization

Sony World Photography Awards
Deadline: 7 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, recognizes the best single images from across 10 diverse categories, including 'Landscape' and 'Natural World & Wildlife'. The overall winner in the Open Competition will receive US$5 thousand plus photography equipment. The closing date for entries is 07 January 2021.
 
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University of Delaware

Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 8 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Diamond Challenge seeks social innovations that solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment. Teams must be comprised of 2-4 high school students typically between 14-18 years of age and have one adult advisor (21 years of age or older). The winners will receive a prize package worth over US$13 thousand. Finalists receive access to our Diamond Challenge Summit, automatic entry into our summer accelerator and accelerator scholarships. Concepts have to be submitted before 08 January 2021.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Research on Primates
Deadline: 10 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Leakey Foundation funds research related to human origins. This includes research on primate biology, ecology, and behavior. The majority of research grants awarded to doctoral students range from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand. Larger projects by senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$25 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January 2021 and 15 July 2021.
 
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University of Oxford

Postgraduate Scholarships 2021/2022
Deadline: 10 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme 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 10 January 2021, for most courses.
 
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Volvo Environment Prize

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

Award for Transformative Agroecological Research
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: France
 
In partnership with the Biovision Foundation, the Agropolis Foundation offers the SHIFT Prize. This prize recognizes collaborative research for development projects and initiatives, which have made an exemplary contribution to the agroecological transformation of food systems. The winner will receive €20 thousand in funding to support its further development and strengthen its impacts. Eligibility extends to projects and initiatives contributing to an evidence-based food system transformation anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 11 January 2021.
 
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Agropolis Foundation

Louis Malassis Prize for Agriculture and Food 2021
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food recognizes contributions in research, development, and capacity building in the North, South, or the Mediterranean Region to sustainably improve food and agricultural systems while addressing food security and poverty reduction. The Prize will be awarded in three categories: distinguished scientist; promising young scientist; and outstanding career in agricultural development. The winner of each category will be awarded €20 thousand. Applications are open to academic and research organizations (private or public), civil society organizations, and the private sector (e.g., small/medium enterprises). The application deadline is 11 January 2021.
 
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Olam International

Prize for Food Security 2021
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, honors and offers financial support to an outstanding research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility, or adequacy of food. Olam invites applications from research projects in plant science, soil science, nutritional science, agricultural sciences, and any other field of scientific research impacting food security, focused on any part of the agricultural supply chain. The winning research project will receive US$75 thousand in unrestricted funding to support further development of the research project. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2021.
 
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American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) awards the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant to professionals in zoological medicine for the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Grants are a maximum of US$15 thousand. Application deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Fellowships
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) offers 60 research fellowships per year to young scientists in Germany and internationally across all disciplines of environmental protection. The funding period is 36 months with a monthly stipend of €1,500. DBU welcomes subjects of international importance, although the work has to be done mainly in Germany, and with a clear reference to the German environmental situation. DBU expects good German language skills from all applicants. The application deadlines are 15 January and 15 June each year. (Note: Application procedure in German.)
 
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Land Accelerator

Restoration of Degraded Forests and Farmland
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
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. Applications are currently open for entrepreneurs from Africa. The workshop is planned to take place in Nairobi, Kenya (April 2021). 15 Start-ups have the chance to win grants and travel stipends. The deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Darwin Initiative (Round 27): Partnership Projects & Fellowships
Deadline: 19 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Darwin Initiative funds capacity building, training, research, and education in support of the major conventions on biodiversity -- focusing on the developing world. The program invites applications for main projects, partnership projects, and fellowships. Applicant organizations can be based in any country. Projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries. Main projects average about £500 thousand for projects of three years. The application deadline for main projects (Stage 1) is 01 September 2020. The application deadline for partnership projects and fellowships is 19 January 2021, and they are applied through organizations, not individuals.
 
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National Geographic Society

Exploration Grant
Deadline: 20 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society supports experienced project leaders in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant must demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results to be eligible. Projects are typically funded for between US$10 thousand and US$30 thousand. The next application deadline is 20 January 2021.
 
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Embassy of Japan

Grassroots Human Security Projects in Botswana
Deadline: 29 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Botswana invites applications to the grant assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects. The fund is directed to relatively small socio-economic development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities. The main areas are education, health/sanitation, water/energy, agriculture/indigenous industry, and environment. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, educational institutes, medical institutes, and local governments. Grant size is up to ¥ 10 million per project. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2021.
 
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11th Hour Racing

Improving the Health of our Oceans
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
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. The application deadlines for project submission are 31 January and 15 June 2021.
 
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) funds research projects of young scientists in the areas of conservation of wildlife and ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region (including South and Southeast Asia). Applicants must be less than 40 years old and work or study full-time in a university or research institution. The Project Coordinator is requested to have teaching and/or working experience at a Japanese university or research institution. The maximum grant size is ¥1,5 million per project. Application deadlines are 31 July 2020 and 31 January 2021.
 
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MasterCard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at McGill University
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program funds citizens from Sub-Saharan Africa for Master graduate studies at McGill University, Canada. The eligible fields of study under this program include Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry; Animal Science; Biotechnology; and many others. The program offers full scholarships to economically challenged students. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.
 
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Nagao Natural Environment Foundation

Support for Young Scientists from Asia-Pacific
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) launches a new program aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Young researchers (under 40 years old) can submit fieldwork based projects in the areas of biology; biodiversity; wildlife and restoration of ecosystems; and relationships between nature and humans. The maximum grant size is 1.5 million Japanese yen per project. Application deadlines are twice a year: 31 July 2020 and 31 January 2021.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development 2021
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Erbacher Foundation supports rural development in subject areas that include livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water, and environmental protection. The priority countries are India, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are invited from Germany charitable organizations involved in development cooperation. Applying organizations need to have partnerships with local NGOs. The German institution is responsible for project administration and coordination. Application deadlines are 01 February and 01 August of each year.
 
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Garden Club of America

Awards in Tropical Botany and Horticulture
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Garden Club of America (GCA) offers several grants, prizes, and fellowships for students enrolled at universities in the USA, including some awards that have a tropical focus. The GCA Awards in Tropical Botany are open to PhD candidates (application deadline is 15 January). The Anne Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany is open to PhD students and recent PhD graduates (deadline is 31 January). The Lou McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture is restricted to U.S. citizens who are graduate students or advanced undergraduate students (deadline is 01 February). Applicants should review all programs, criteria, and deadlines.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
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 and 01 June each year.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Professional Development Grants 2021/2022
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2020 and 01 February 2021.
 
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Erasmus Mundus

Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EM JMD ACES) is a full-time master's program for two years for European and international students. Applicants are expected to have an appropriate background in aquaculture, marine science, aquatic biology, biology, environmental sciences, marine resources, environmental economics, or environmental policy. Participating students will divide their semesters among universities in the UK, Greece, and France. The program offers limited scholarships to cover tuition fees, living, and travel expenses. The closing date for scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.
 
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Hawk Migration Association of North America

Hawk Watch Fund 2021
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Hawk Watch Fund offers grants of US$250 to US$1000 to non-profit hawk watch groups in the Americas. The Fund will support for volunteer-based projects in research, monitoring, education, and conservation. Hawk Watch Groups or non-profit organizations may submit applications. The next application period is from 01 December 2020 through 15 February 2021.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Fellowships for Paleoanthropology and Primatology Students
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Leakey Foundation makes the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships to help students from developing countries get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology and primatology. Applicants should already be enrolled or provisionally accepted in a graduate program related to human origins and evolution. A fellowship provides for two years of support. The maximum award is US$15 thousand per year. The program has an annual deadline for new applications, and a different application process and deadline to apply for second-year renewals. The deadline for new applicants is 15 February 2021. (Note: The deadline for returning applicants is 01 March.)
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
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 deadlines for applications are 15 February, 15 June and 15 October each year.
 
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Schneider Electric

Go Green Student Competition
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: France
 
Schneider Electric seeks applications for the “Go Green” global student competition Middle East & Africa. Students are invited to submit solutions to real-life case challenges within energy management or ideas for efficient energy management. The top participants will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to pitch their ideas and receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts. In addition, one all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Business Award, including a cash prize of US$1,000. The deadline is 15 February 2021.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants
Deadline: 16 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Museum of Natural History sponsors a number of research grants and student exchange fellowships. Unless otherwise noted, there are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants support early-career researchers for research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna, defined as fauna north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean. The application deadline for Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants is 16 February 2021.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Gilchrist Fieldwork Award
Deadline: 22 February 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Geographical Society invites applications for the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award. The aim of the award is to support a challenging overseas fieldwork projects carried out by a team of university academics and researchers. The team should comprise up to 10 members, the majority of whom should be British. Previous winning themes include climate change, ecosystem function, climate science and ocean circulation. The biennial award offers £15 thousand. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2021.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Alliance is interested in helping communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers. The Kleinhans Fellowship provides US$20 thousand over two years for research on this topic in Latin America, with preference for sites where 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 2021.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
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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Trust for Sustainable Living

Schools Sustainability Challenge
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The TSL Schools Sustainability Challenge is a video contest for schools around the world. Schools are invited to create a short video (max. 1 minute) showcasing their best messages on biodiversity to world leaders and governments. The winning school is awarded with a cash prize of £500. Schools have to register a Teacher Champion to participate. The deadline for video entries is 28 February 2021.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

International Climate Protection Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
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 € 2,600 per month) allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows choose their own hosts. The fellowship includes intensive language training and an orientation program during the introductory phase. The deadline for applications is 01 March 2021.
 
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Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

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

Science without Borders Challenge 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Science Without Borders (SWB) Challenge is an international student art competition. The theme for this year’s challenge is “Mangroves Matter.” Students are asked to use their artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates different actions that can be taken to preserve mangroves. 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 01 March 2021.
 
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Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Postdoctoral Desert Research in Israel 2021-22
Deadline: 3 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Isreal
 
Candidates who are interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research in Israel are invited to apply for fellowships. Research topics include desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology. The current value of the BCSC fellowship is US$25 thousand. Candidates should first select a topic of interest and identify a prospective supervisor. Applications are open worldwide. The application deadline is 03 March 2021.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Lerner-Gray Grants in Marine Research
Deadline: 14 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Museum of Natural History sponsors a number of research grants and student exchange fellowships. Unless otherwise noted, there are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. The Lerner-Gray grants support research in marine biology at the museum in New York, or in the field. The application deadline for Lerner-Gray Grants is 14 March 2021.
 
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Amphibian Ark

Conservation Grants 2021
Deadline: 20 March 2021
 
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 20 March 2021.
 
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Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

Grants for Environmental Conservation
Deadline: 31 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) makes grants to nonprofit charitable organizations in Canada, the USA, and Latin America for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, environmental justice, and environmental education. Most recent grants are for two to four years, ranging from under US$30 thousand up to US$1 million. The ideal timing for submitting proposals is during the first quarter of the calendar year.
 
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American Society of Mammalogy

Support to African Graduate Students
Deadline: 1 April 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The African Graduate Student Research Fund makes awards to African nationals pursuing graduate degrees in mammalogy. Projects must be field oriented investigations of natural history, conservation, ecology, systematics, wildlife biology, biogeography, or behavior. Each of two awardees will receive US$1,500 and an online membership to the Society. Applications can be submitted in English or French The application deadline is 01 April 2021.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

Collection Study Grants 2021
Deadline: 1 May 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Museum of Natural History sponsors a number of research grants and student exchange fellowships. Unless otherwise noted, there are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. The Collection Study Grants enable early-career research scientists to study scientific collections at the museum in New York. Grant support ranges from US$500 to US$3,500. The deadline for application is 01 May 2021.
 
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Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 May 2021
 
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 2020 and 01 May 2021.
 
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Ekhaga Foundation

Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine
Deadline: 20 May 2021
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Ekhaga Foundation makes research grants in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. 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 2021.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Travel Grants
Deadline: 29 May 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2021.
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 June 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Filmmakers Without Borders seeks applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and climate change. Grants are available for all of the following stages of production: Development (up to US$1,000); Production (up to US$5,000); Post-production: (up to US$2,500); and Film Festival Applications (up to US$750). There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). The application deadlines are 01 January, 01 June and 01 August 2021.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 June 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. The Initiative invites applications for conservation partnerships from nonprofit entities and NGOs for projects in tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Applying organizations may submit proposals for either a land purchase or a protected area designation. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines are 01 February and 01 June each year.
 
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11th Hour Racing

Improving the Health of our Oceans
Deadline: 15 June 2021
 
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. The application deadlines for project submission are 31 January and 15 June 2021.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Fellowships
Deadline: 15 June 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) offers 60 research fellowships per year to young scientists in Germany and internationally across all disciplines of environmental protection. The funding period is 36 months with a monthly stipend of €1,500. DBU welcomes subjects of international importance, although the work has to be done mainly in Germany, and with a clear reference to the German environmental situation. DBU expects good German language skills from all applicants. The application deadlines are 15 January and 15 June each year. (Note: Application procedure in German.)
 
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Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 15 June 2021
 
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 deadlines for applications are 15 February, 15 June and 15 October each year.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 July 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 01 January and 01 July of each year.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Research on Primates
Deadline: 15 July 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Leakey Foundation funds research related to human origins. This includes research on primate biology, ecology, and behavior. The majority of research grants awarded to doctoral students range from US$3 thousand to US$15 thousand. Larger projects by senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$25 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January 2021 and 15 July 2021.
 
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Erbacher Foundation

Support for Rural Development 2021
Deadline: 1 August 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Erbacher Foundation supports rural development in subject areas that include livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water, and environmental protection. The priority countries are India, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are invited from Germany charitable organizations involved in development cooperation. Applying organizations need to have partnerships with local NGOs. The German institution is responsible for project administration and coordination. Application deadlines are 01 February and 01 August of each year.
 
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Filmmakers Without Borders

Support for Independent Filmmakers
Deadline: 1 August 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Filmmakers Without Borders seeks applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and climate change. Grants are available for all of the following stages of production: Development (up to US$1,000); Production (up to US$5,000); Post-production: (up to US$2,500); and Film Festival Applications (up to US$750). There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). The application deadlines are 01 January, 01 June and 01 August 2021.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Research Network Grant
Deadline: 20 September 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes grants to researchers interested in establishing networks for research collaboration. The maximum funding is £10 thousand for newly established networks; and £7,500 for renewing networks. A research network must be organised and managed by active RSA members. Networks are typically made up of individuals from different countries, without any geographical limitation. The application deadline is 20 September 2021.
 
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Volkswagen Foundation

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

Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science
Deadline: 15 October 2021
 
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, behavioural 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 deadlines for applications are 15 February, 15 June and 15 October each year.
 
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Technische Universität Dresden

Masters in Tropical Forestry 2021
Deadline: 30 October 2021
 
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. The deadline to apply for DAAD scholarships is 30 October 2021.
 
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Regional Studies Association

Travel Grants
Deadline: 30 November 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues in the fields of climate change, energy, migration, and economic development. RSA makes travel grants of up to £500 to its members to present their work, network and participate in non-RSA events. (Note: non-members are encouraged to apply and join RSA). Grants have no geographical limitation. Applications are accepted twice a year. The deadlines for travel grant applications are 29 May and 30 November 2021.
 
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GroFin

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

10th Cycle
Deadline: 31 December 2021
 
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 10th 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 2021.
 
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African Women's Development Fund

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

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

Research and Education in Agriculture for Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: France
 
The Agropolis Foundation in France seeks partnerships to address the world's challenges related to food, agriculture, and biodiversity. The Foundation intends to devote one-third of its resources to co-invest with private and public partners. Potentially interested partners can contact Agropolis at the indicated email address.
 
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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 Program provides maintenance allowances, round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible members of their families. Arab nationals who are currently working at universities in Arab member countries are eligible to apply. Applications can be submitted anytime but must be submitted at least one year prior to the expected starting date of the Fellowship.
 
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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEEAL Agricultural Database
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a full-text and searchable database of articles from high-quality research journals in agriculture and related sciences, housed at Cornell University in the USA. TEEAL is an offline tool, not requiring internet or a phone line. For eligible universities and research institutions in low-income EU-ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific), CTA in the Netherlands will provide the initial investment for the TEEAL base collection (equivalent to US$5 thousand) and the update in the following year. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
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Principal Office: USA
 
The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy (CSF and WML) 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. Only non-profit organizations can submit applications, individuals are not eligible. Foreign applicants should note that CSF and WML make a very limited number of direct grants abroad (i.e., without fiscal sponsorship by a US-based organization). Letters of inquiry can be sent at any time.
 
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David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Virtual Foundation
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Principal Office: USA
 
Ecologia aims to build global connections that create civil society and support environmental, human health, and economic sustainability. In support of these objectives, Ecologia established the Virtual Foundation to raise financial contributions over the internet, and to steer this funding towards project implementers in partner countries. The  Virtual Foundation supports small scale projects  with grants of up to US$5 thousand, with preference for projects under US$2 thousand. There is no calendar deadline.
 
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EcoPix

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

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

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

Esri Conservation Grant Program
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Principal Office: USA
 
Esri is an international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications. Esri offers free or discounted GIS software, hardware, data, training, and services to support groups and individuals working for social and environmental benefit. Esri's Conservation Grant Program makes GIS grants to non-profit organizations, programs, and individuals active in public service and nature conservation in any country. There are no grant cycles or deadlines.
 
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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, in partnership with Discovery Channel, offers expedition grants to field researchers. Grants can be used to cover fieldwork in biological sciences, archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, earth sciences, ecology, and astronomy. The grant recipients have access to Discovery’s global audience through their digital and television programming. (Note: Grants require exclusive first opportunity to Discovery Inc. on media coverage of the proposed project). 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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Fondation Chanel

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

Wildlife Conservation
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia and Australasia; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Direct Assistance in Sustainable Forestry
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Principal Office: International
 
The FAO-EU FLEGT Program supports governments and private sector organizations that contribute to the reduction of illegal logging and strengthen the trade of legal forest products. Projects can apply for project grants of up to US$50 thousand. Eligible countries from Africa, Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Projects are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

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

Programmatic Emission Reduction Initiative
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) promotes a market-based approach at a program level to reduce carbon emissions in developing countries. The program approach relies on start-up finance generated by the sale of tradable emissions certificates, combined with national policies and incentives favorable to emissions reductions. The Foundation posts funding guidelines and application forms for programmatic Emission Reduction Initiative (Non-CDM) activities. Proposals are reviewed continuously.
 
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Friedrich Ebert Foundation

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

Assistance for Fruit Orchards
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) offers planting materials and technical assistance to establish fruit orchards that will be used for charitable purposes. 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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G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

Grants in Natural and Earth Sciences
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Principal Office: USA
 
The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation makes grants for research and operational support in marine and ocean conservation, earth sciences, climate change, and wildlife management. Past grants range from US$25 thousand to US$700 thousand. Grants are to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects ranging from local to international. Applications (first stage) are accepted on a continuous basis.
 
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Gadfly Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gratis Books in Ecology and Conservation
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Natural History Book Store supports science and conservation by supplying wildlife and environment books and equipment. In its Gratis Books Scheme, NHBS collaborates with other UK-based organizations to donate books on ecology and conservation to worthy recipients in the developing world. Individuals may request a book for themselves or suggest it for others. All applications will be considered together, and the available copies will be awarded to those considered most able to benefit from them.
 
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Nestlé Foundation

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

DRIVE Infrastructure Projects
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE) is a program of Dutch support for infrastructural projects in the areas of water; climate; food security; and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The program offers funding support to entrepreneurs worldwide for construction projects in the eligible DRIVE subject areas and countries. Funding ranges from €5 million to €60 million. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis.
 
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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 the thematic priority areas: Agriculture, Climate Change, Oceans and Fisheries, Renewable Energy, and many other development priorities. Funding can cover travel (including transport, accommodation, and meals) and event costs (including hosting costs). Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Nippon Foundation

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

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

Promoting Livelihoods in Africa
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Noel Buxton Trust makes grants up to £5 thousand per year for up to three years for projects in Africa that promote economic development or support the care of street children. Past recent projects in the theme of economic development include examples in livestock raising, aquaculture, and credit for women-led businesses. The Trust especially welcomes applications in support of initiatives that help build sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. The Trust invites applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa, and from UK-based charities 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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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 2020
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Principal Office: International
 
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) offers a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities. This fellowship program aims to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. Eligibility extends to early career scientists, technicians, PhD and MSc students and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Selected candidates will receive subsidies to visit the host institution and to go on the cruise, as well as training on seafaring medical and sea survival. Applications can be submitted at anytime.
 
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Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation

Community and Solidarity
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The PKF Foundation makes grants in support of grassroots conservation, land and resource rights of indigenous and local communities, and traditional knowledge in managing natural resources. PKF's projects focus heavily on communities in the developing countries. PKF works through a network of nominators. Grant seekers approach the Foundation through these nominators. For applicants who do not know any nominators, PKF provides an email contact address. The maximum grant is €10 thousand for one or two years. Nominations can be submitted at any time.
 
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Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

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

Online Course: Fundraising
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Principal Office: USA
 
ProposalsforNGOs offers free online short courses in the field of fundraising. Participants will learn how to find donors and prepare proposals. The course is self-paced which means that participants can start and finish anytime. The course is available to participants from all around the world.
 
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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 active in preventing the extraction of fossil fuels, and in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Grants can be made in all regions, but the Fund’s geographic priority areas are South and North America. Grants generally do not exceed US$2,500. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Rapid Response Facility

Emergency Funding for Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
The Rapid Response Facility is designed to deliver rapid conservation funding in times of crisis, with a focus on protecting UNESCO's natural World Heritage sites and potential sites. Eligibility for grants extends to agencies legally responsible for site management; registered local, national, and international NGOs; and the private sector. Grants of US$5 thousand to US$30 thousand are awarded for periods of up to six months. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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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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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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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 Our Species

African Wildlife Rapid Action Grants
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Principal Office: International
 
Save Our Species (SOS) invites proposals for Rapid Action Grants targeting terrestrial or freshwater threatened species in continental Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Rapid Action Grants are also open to projects responding to threats linked to COVID-19 crisis and its consequences. To be eligible projects should respond to emergency situations requiring rapid action, rather than proposing programmatic action on long-standing issues. Applicants can request grants up to €100 thousand (no matching funds required) for projects of 12 months duration. Applications can be submitted at anytime.
 
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Save the Rhino International

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

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

Free Online Courses on Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: 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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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. Project assistance is provided for up to three years. Many recent grants are in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, but there are no geographical restrictions. Applications can be made in English or French.
 
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Soest Third World Group Foundation

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

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

Seed Grants for Grassroots Women’s Organizations
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Principal Office: USA
 
Spark provides seed grants (US$3 - $5 thousand) to grassroots women’s organizations working internationally and in the US. In addition to grant funding, Spark offers individual pro bono professional services. Organizations engaged in addressing the root causes of challenges that women face internationally, including economic livelihood among others, are eligible to apply. The organization’s leadership should be comprised of at least 50% women from the community served. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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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. Organizations that would like to be considered for a potential partnership need to contact the staff at SwedBio for details. Preferred partners include regional and international network organizations; action-oriented research institutes; think-tank institutions; and civil society organizations based in developing countries.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

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

Team-oriented Cross-border Research
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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). Pre-proposals can be send all year round.
 
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Syliva Adams Charitable Trust

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

Online Course: Introduction to Land Management
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Principal Office: Germany
 
The Technische Universität München (TUM), in partnership with edX, offers an online course on the basics of land management. Participants will learn why, when, and where sustainable land management is most needed and what the potential application fields of land management are. Topics include demographic change, globalization and climate change. The course is for free and no previous knowledge of land management is required. Enrollment is open.
 
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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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Principal Office: USA
 
The International Foundation makes grants in subject areas that include agriculture, water and sanitation, environment, and several others. Grants are to nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organizations in the USA. Most grant recipients are small and medium NGOs in the USA engaged in international development assistance. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for projects of one year. There are no calendar deadlines for applications.
 
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The Pollination Project

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

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

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

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

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

Grassroots Projects in Africa and South Asia
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Principal Office: UK
 
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 includes 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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Principal Office: USA
 
The program Power Africa aims to expand electric energy across Sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa has more than 100 private-sector partners, and it invites others to join. The 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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Principal Office: USA
 
USAID sponsors Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to identify, develop, test, and scale innovative approaches in development. DIV's portfolio includes projects across the range of USAID's program areas -- including in agriculture, energy, climate change, water, waste management, and others related to natural resources and environment. Applicants may apply for any of the three following stages: Proof of Concept (Up to US$200 thousand for up to 3 years), Testing and Positioning for Scale (US$200 thousand to $1.5 million for up to 3 years), and Scaling (US$1.5 million to US$5 million for up to 5 years). Proposals are accepted year-round, from any type of organization (including private businesses, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, foundations, civic groups, regional organizations, and international organizations), in any country.
 
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UN Women Training Centre

Online Courses
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Principal Office: International
 
UN Women offers free online courses across many subject areas through the global online platform for training for gender equality. Courses include the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Gender Equality’ which is directed to government representatives and public servants, officials from the UN System, 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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Principal Office: International
 
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) does not fund the implementation of the projects but it assists project development, the search for financial resources, and the search for political and technical support needed for project implementation. UfM promotes a wide range of projects in the Mediterranean region in subject areas that include energy and climate, water, environment, blue economy, and several others. Proposals are accepted continuously; there is no calendar deadline.
 
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United Nations University

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

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

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

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

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

Small Grants for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Waitt Foundation makes the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) grants to strengthen and expand marine protected areas, and to promote sustainable fisheries. Grants support scientific research, policy, management, and public awareness. There are no geographical restrictions. Grants are up to US$10 thousand, and occasionally up to US$15 thousand. Applications are reviewed with a quick turnaround time to address urgent needs. Preliminary grant requests are accepted all year.
 
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Wallace Global Fund

Environmental Policy and Governance
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fund supports advocacy campaigns, awareness raising, and citizen engagement in environmental policy and governance. It aims to strengthen environmental law and justice; to build grassroots coalitions; and to support media that take progressive positions on social and environmental issues. Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA and internationally. The application process begins with an online letter of inquiry.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

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

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

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

Grants for Climate and Energy
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Principal Office: USA
 
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to solve social and environmental problems in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s grant making for its environmental sub-program in 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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