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Bat Conservation International

Student Research Scholarships for Bat Conservation
Deadline: 22 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Bat Conservation International (BCI) requests proposals from student researchers seeking financial support for bat conservation research projects. Research may focus on human-caused environmental changes (such as land development or climate change on bats), bat-human conflicts (such as hunting, roost disturbance, and persecution), or behavioral or ecological questions that aid the protection of a bat species. The geographical scope is Latin America and the Caribbean; Africa and its adjacent islands; and globally. BCI anticipates making scholarship awards to 13 students for up to US$3,000 each. Additional funding is available through special awards. The application deadline is 22 November 2020.
 
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Government of Switzerland

Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries
Deadline: 22 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF150 thousand. Applications can be submitted at any time but there are deadlines to respect prior to each Steering Group meeting where the evaluation takes place. The next deadlines for project submission are 22 November 2020 and 23 March 2021.
 
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United Nations Development Programme

Small Grants Program (Maldives)
Deadline: 22 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports small-scale projects for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s wellbeing and livelihoods. Focal areas are biodiversity, seascape conservation, climate change, climate-smart agroecology, and energy access in the Maldives. The maximum grant amount per project is US$30 thousand, however, in exceptional cases, US$50 thousand may be considered. Eligibility extends to national and local NGOs, community-based organizations, and scientific communities. The application deadline is 22 November 2020.
 
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New Zealand Embassy Fund

Call for Proposals 2020-2021
Deadline: 24 November 2020
 
Principal Office: New Zealand
 
The New Zealand Embassy Fund supports community projects in small scale that contribute to increase the wellbeing of a community in Argentina or Paraguay. The Embassy will support activities and projects in the areas of climate change and resilience, economic inclusion, gender equality, and health issues related to COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum amount per project will be up to NZD $25 thousand. Recipients will be non-governmental organizations and community groups committed to non-profit development activities. The deadline to submit the projects is 24 November 2020.
 
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African Union

Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2020
Deadline: 25 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence. The awards program is implemented at national level for young researchers; regional level for women scientists; and continental level open to all scientists. The current announcement calls for submissions at the African continental level to recognize outstanding science, for which it awards a prize of US$100 thousand. The closing date for submissions is 25 November 2020.
 
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Climate Tracker

Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Opportunity
Deadline: 25 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Climate Tracker seeks 4 emerging storytellers from Southeast Asia to co-apply to the Rainforest Journalism Fund. Proposal should address the forest restoration and/or rehabilitation issues in the Southeast Asia region. Each fellow will be supported to write one feature story. Climate Tracker will provide individual feedback and support. The ideal candidate is 18-35 years old and has journalism experience. Applications have to be submitted by 25 November 2020.
 
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Global Thinkers Forum

Mentoring Program 2021
Deadline: 25 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Global Thinkers Forum brings together a diverse network of thought leaders to share their visions of the future, create meaningful conversations around them, and effect positive change in the world. The program consists of a 8-month mentoring cycle that includes one-on-one sessions between experienced thought leaders with individuals aged between 18-29 from all over the world. The program’s mentors are successful individuals across several professional fields and countries. The application deadline is 25 November 2020.
 
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Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Public Awareness on Climate Change
Deadline: 25 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The Foundation makes small grants of up to €10 thousand and large grants ranging from €20 thousand to €200 thousand, although larger projects may be considered. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is 25 November 2020.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Reforestation Grants
Deadline: 25 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Reforestation Grant Program supports communities in deforested and degraded landscapes through forest restoration and reforestation. Reforestation grants are made to local organizations that focus on connecting corridors, creating buffer zones, improving degraded lands, restoring watersheds, and expanding forest cover. Eligible countries and eco-regions are listed in the announcement. Project budgets should not exceed US$15 thousand. Application deadline is 25 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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Asian Development Bank

Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenge
Deadline: 27 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC) calls for the submission of pilot technology solutions that prevent plastic waste or that can help restore and/or protect coral reefs. The selected proposal can receive a grant of up to US$500 thousand, but technology providers must co-finance at least 10% of the total cost. Innovations have to be implemented in Asia. Eligibility extends to companies, non-profit organizations, CSOs, research institutions and government-owned enterprises. The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 27 November 2020.
 
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British Council

Funding for Climate Challenge Workshops
Deadline: 27 November 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Council offers grant funding for interdisciplinary research workshops on climate change. Researcher Links Climate Challenge (RLCC) grants are designed to provide financial support to host virtual research workshops for participants from the UK and partner countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, and Brazil). Lead applicants are required to take an interdisciplinary approach by bringing together early-career researchers from different fields. Workshops must take place before the end of August 2021. The application deadline is 27 November 2020.
 
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Cambodia Climate Change Alliance

Innovation Responding to Climate Change
Deadline: 27 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Cambodia
 
The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) offers grants in support of Cambodia's national priorities on climate change. The CCCA expects to award grants in amounts between US$50 thousand and US$100 thousand. Proposed projects should include innovative elements (technology or processes) and demonstrate a clear understanding of barriers to the adoption and scaling-up of the proposed innovation(s). The program is open to government ministries or agencies; NGOs (local and international based in Cambodia); and universities (based in Cambodia). The closing date for concept notes is 27 November 2020.
 
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Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance

Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge
Deadline: 27 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) seeks new finance and insurance innovations that build coastal resilience to ocean-derived risks. Organizations, local civil society, international NGOs and academia are invited to submit finance and insurance products that drive investment in coastal natural capital and increase resilience. Proposed projects must reduce ocean risk for the most vulnerable and protect biodiversity. Selected projects will receive customized support and benefit from tailored mentoring. The deadline for submissions is 27 November 2020.
 
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Clean Cooking Alliance

Women in Clean Cooking
Deadline: 29 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Global Women’s Network for Energy Transition (GWNET) launch a new mentorship program for early- to mid-career women working in the clean cooking sector. The “Women in Clean Cooking” (WICC) mentorship program will support women in the sustainable energy sector across Africa and Asia. Participants benefit from mentorship, capacity building activities, and career-enhancing opportunities. The deadline for applications is 29 November 2020.
 
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U.S. Department of State

Algerian Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: 29 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Algerian Youth Leadership Program at the University of Nevada (Reno, USA) is a leadership development opportunity for Algerian and American youth, ages 15-17. The program offers workshops and activities about civic participation and the role that social enterprises play in a community. Youth who are eligible to apply must be a legal citizen of Algeria, be 15-17 years old and have at least one year of high school remaining after the program. Youth participants have to apply by 29 November 2020.
 
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ACT Foundation

Grant Cycle 2021
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Nigeria
 
The Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation accepts applications from national and regional non-profit organizations working to address social, environmental, and economic challenges across the African Continent. Focus areas include health, environment, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Proposed projects must have a maximum life cycle of 12 months and benefit African communities. The application deadline is 30 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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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Cabo Verde)
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for large grants (up to US$110 thousand) for projects that support the conservation and preservation of biodiversity in coastal areas of Cabo Verde. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English and Portuguese. LOIs must be submitted by 30 November 2020.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Small Grants for Climate Change and Covid-19 Stories
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network makes small grants to journalists based in eastern India and coastal Bangladesh to report on the effects of Covid-19 in relation to climate change efforts in the region. The grants have to be used to produce in-depth stories relating to people or groups most at risk from global warming. Selected journalists will receive an average of US$500 to cover their costs associated with this type of in-reporting. Grants are open to early- or mid-career journalists. The application deadline is 30 November 2020.
 
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Enel

Global Energy Transition
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Italy
 
The energy company Enel seeks future solutions for the global energy landscape to ensure a sustainable energy transition in relation to Covid-19 and other pandemics. The company is interested in innovative methods to optimize remote working as well as digitalize workflows to make traditional businesses more efficient and create new opportunities for transition towards cleaner energy. Enel invites proposals with the goal to identify start-ups, scaleups and SMEs for possible collaboration. Proposals are invited from all around the world. The submission deadline is 30 November 2020.
 
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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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European Union and Republic of Turkey

Climate Change Adaptation Grant Program
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Union and the Republic of Turkey invite concept notes for participation in the Climate Change Adaptation Grant Program (CCAGP). Projects should target the overall objective of enhancing climate change adaptation in Turkey through actions that improve resilience of communities and cities, protect natural resources and ecosystems and enhance adaptation capacity of vulnerable economic sectors. Grants requested under this call can range between €50 thousand and €450 thousand. Eligibility extends to local and international nonprofit organizations, universities, municipalities or local authorities. The application deadline for submission of concept notes is 30 November 2020.
 
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International Iguana Foundation

Emergency Funding for Iguana Conservation
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Iguana Foundation accepts requests for emergency funding related to iguana conservation with focus on emergency needs related to Covid 19 hardship. Budgets should aim to stay below US$5 thousand but larger amounts may be considered in extreme cases. The application deadline is 30 November 2020.
 
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Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund

Grant Program 2021
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Keidanren Fund supports field projects in environment, biodiversity, and natural resources in developing countries worldwide, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The program is open to groups and organizations with appropriate legal status, and at least three years of experience in nature conservation. Grants are for one year. The application deadline is 30 November 2020.
 
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MDPI Climate Editorial Board

Climate Travel Awards
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Climate Editorial Board offers travel awards to scientists working on climate related research. The financial support of CHF800 can be used to attend an international conference held in 2021 focusing on climate processes of the earth. The winner of the award is expected to hold a presentation, present a poster at the conference. Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in climate related sciences. Applications have to be submitted by 30 November 2020.
 
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NaturVision Filmfestival

Documentary Competition
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
NaturVision is a nature and environmental film festival in Ludwigsburg (German) with focus on documentary productions on the subjects of nature, wildlife, people, environment, and sustainability. NaturVision seeks film entries for its 2021 festival in 12 different categories. The competition is open to new and established filmmakers as well as television production companies from anywhere in the world. The “NaturVision Competition” awards prizes ranging from €1 thousand to €10 thousand in various categories. Early submission is free of charge until 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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Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership

Postgraduate Scholarships Climate Finance
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) is a knowledge sharing and capacity enhancement platform for southern African countries seeking access to international climate finance in order to mobilize investments into climate resilient development. SACFP invites postgraduate students to apply for scholarships to undertake research-based degrees focused on climate finance. Applicants must present a MSc or PhD thesis topic related to climate finance. The 2-year PhD scholarship award will be calculated based on the eligible expenses of the field of study. Closing date for applications is 30 November 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Biodiversity for Resilience Activity Uganda
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Expressions of Interest for the pre-selection of local partners for the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity in Uganda. The (B4R) Activity will provide direct financial support in the form of sub-awards to private sector and other community-based enterprises with the aim to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems. Awards range from US$50 thousand to US$150 thousand per project for the duration of 24 to 36 months. Target sectors include climate-smart, organic and/or restorative Agriculture, Eco-Tourism, Forestry, wildlife-based Enterprises, renewable Energy, and Aquaculture. Eligibility extends to local Ugandan non-profit organizations and community-based entities. The deadline for submission of expression of interest is 30 November 2020.
 
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United Nations

Local Pathways Fellowship
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) recruits participants for its 2021 cohort of the Local Pathways Fellows. The 10-months fellowship program provides young leaders with a platform, capacity building, training opportunities and contacts of leading development experts and practitioners. The Local Pathways Fellowship is unpaid. Fellows will benefit from global visibility and exposure. Young candidates (18-30 years) working towards achieving any of the Sustainable Development Goals and representing any city or country in the world are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until 30 November 2020.
 
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United People Global

Leadership Training Program
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership training program offers young leaders from all over the world the opportunity to participate in an immersive 1-week experience on an island in the USA. UPG seeks young people (18-35 years) who want to take positive action that helps the world tackle a sustainability challenge to achieve any of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 500 young leaders will be selected to participate in an online program and receive a certification after successful completion of the online training. 60 participants will have the chance to attend the complimentary 1-week presential training in the USA (all costs of the program will be covered). Applications close 30 November 2020.
 
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World Forestry Congress

Call for Registration 2021
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The XV World Forestry Congress will be held in Seoul (South Korea) from 24-28 May 2021. The congress provides the unique opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants come from all over the world and from all sectors, for example, public and private sector, NGOs, CSOs, scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as individuals interested in forests and the environment. WFC 2021 supports participation from low-income countries by providing financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to participate due to financial constraints. Requests for financial support for registration have to be sent via email by 30 November 2020.
 
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Yves Rocher Foundation

International Terre des Femmes Award
Deadline: 30 November 2020
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Yves Rocher Foundation invites applications for the "Women of the Earth" award to honor women for their achievements in environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. The 3rd edition in 2021, seeks applications under the theme “Seeds - the guardians of nutritive heritage and biodiversity”. Candidates must propose concrete actions, if possible involving local communities, which focus in preserving agricultural biodiversity, or promote the importance of seeds and the reproduction of seeds as common good of humanity. The winner receives a monetary award of €10 thousand. The international award is open to women worldwide involved in a project that helps to protect the environment through a non-profit organization. The closing date for applications 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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Climate Tracker

Climate Journalism Media Mentorship
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Climate Tracker offers the chance to win a climate journalism media mentorship. 12 young journalists from all around the world will have the opportunity to participate in an online training program and receive a 3-month mentorship. Participants will publish one climate-related feature story each month and earn US$150 per story. Climate Tracker will then select 6 fellows for three more months of paid storytelling. The ideal candidate is 18-35 years old and has at least one year of journalism experience. The deadline to apply 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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GrowthAfrica

Accelerator for African Entrepreneurs
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
GrowthAfrica supports African businesses and entrepreneurs through an annual accelerator program. Participants of the program receive individualized and tailored in-company support, access to potential investors, leadership training and mentorship. Entrepreneurs in the fields of Agribusiness, Renewable Energy, and Water & Sanitation are especially welcome. The program is open to entrepreneurs from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Ghana. The application deadline is 01 December 2020.
 
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Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Online Accelerator for Social Enterprises
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Miller Center seeks applications for an online accelerator program focused on social enterprises that support women’s economic empowerment. The program does not provide financial assistance but offers mentorship and capacity building. It is designed for established social entrepreneurs that directly serve people living in poverty. Non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid social enterprises that have a clear commitment to an earned revenue model with the potential for scale are all encouraged to apply. Social enterprises have to be women-owned or women-led and offer products or services that substantially improve the lives of women and girls. There are no geographical limitations. Applications for the online program cohort are due by 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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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund supports research projects that lead to clear conservation benefits for a globally threatened species that occurs within the OSME region. One grant of £5 thousand is available. The application deadline is 01 December 2020.
 
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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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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme for Research Collaboration
Deadline: 1 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
In collaboration with UNESCO, TWAS enables researchers from developing countries to visit research centers. Selected associates are appointed for three years during which they can visit one of 300 participating centers twice for research collaboration. TWAS provides travel support and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to US$300. Living expenses are covered by the host centers. The deadline for submission is 01 December 2020.
 
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Delft University of Technology

Excellence Scholarships
Deadline: 2 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
TU Delft offers the Justus & Louise Van Effen Excellence Scholarships to study at the Delft University of Technology. The scholarship offers €30 thousand per year to international applicants admitted to one of the 2-year regular MSc programs. The programs include sustainable energy, environmental engineering, water management, and many others. The application deadline is 02 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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Japan Fund for Global Environment

Environmental Conservation Grants 2021
Deadline: 2 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Japan Fund for Global Environment makes grants to non-profit organizations in Japan and developing countries for field projects in environmental conservation. Grants are for grass-roots projects and range from 500 thousand to 3 million JPY. Each non-Japanese applicant needs to have an agent in Japan to communicate and apply in Japanese language on behalf of the applicant. The application deadline is 02 December 2020.
 
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Cambridge University

Masters in Conservation Leadership
Deadline: 3 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2021. The full-time masters program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs offer support to students from developing countries. The application deadline for program admission is 03 December 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Feed the Future Bangladesh
Deadline: 3 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock and Nutrition Activity. The goal of this activity is to sustainably increase livestock productivity, marketability, and consumption of livestock products. USAID intends to award one Cooperative Agreement of US$19.5 million in total funding. Eligibility for application is unrestricted. The closing date for applications is 03 December 2020.
 
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African Academy of Sciences

Food Security and Nutrition in Africa
Deadline: 4 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Grand Challenge Africa makes seed grants to innovative projects and technologies that achieve food security and nutrition in Africa. The challenge focuses on the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The call seeks innovative global development and health solutions related to achieving food security and nutrition. The call will fund projects up to US$100 thousand for a maximum of 2 years. Applicants can be colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, for profit and non-profit organizations. The call encourages scientific collaborations between African researchers and other organizations across the continent. The application deadline is 04 December 2020.
 
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Asian Development Bank

Urban Technology Innovation Challenge
Deadline: 4 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Urban Sector Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC) calls for the submission of pilot technology solutions for more effective and efficient wastewater treatment and sanitation in urban communities. The selected proposal can receive a grant of up to US$500 thousand, but technology providers must co-finance at least 10% of the total cost. Innovations have to be implemented in Asia. Eligibility extends to companies, non-profit organizations, CSOs, research institutions and government-owned enterprises. The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 04 December 2020.
 
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Ramsar Regional Center - East Asia

Wetland Fund 2021
Deadline: 4 December 2020
 
Principal Office: South Korea
 
The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) accepts project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2021. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: (1) Wetland Conservation; and (2) Celebration of World Wetlands Day. RRC-EA will support up to 4 projects under Thematic Area 1 with a budget of US$10 thousand each, and up to 3 projects under Thematic Area 2 with a budget of US$5 thousand each. Applicants can be practitioners, policy makers, researchers, local community leaders, media, or NGOs based in East, Southeast, and South Asia. Applications have to be submitted by 04 December 2020.
 
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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Call for Proposals 2020
Deadline: 6 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) launches its 2020 call for proposals. The Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) supports research on physical, biological, and human dimensions of change in the Earth's systems. The Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) focuses on training, awareness raising, and partnerships. APN lists priority research topics (climate change, disaster risk reduction, smart agriculture, water quality, and invasive species, among others) for each of South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania. Applications can be submitted by researchers, academics, and practitioners working at institutions based in APN member countries and approved countries. APN encourages applications from early-career scientists. For both programs, the deadline to submit summary proposals is 06 December 2020.
 
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Nestlé

Creating Shared Value Prize
Deadline: 6 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Nestlé and Ashoka welcome applications to the Nestlé “Creating Shared Value” Prize. The 2020 Prize seeks innovative solutions to address global pollution challenges and supports initiatives that work towards a waste-free future. Social enterprises, for-profit businesses and NGOs worldwide are eligible to apply. Applications from local grassroots organizations are preferred over applications from international large-scale organizations. Up to five winners will share a cash prize of CHF250 thousand. The deadline for applications is 06 December 2020.
 
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Young Water Solutions

Young Water Fellowship Program: LAC
Deadline: 6 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from the developing world to implement projects addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), water pollution, and water scarcity. The program offers intensive training, seed grants up to €5 thousand for projects, and mentoring support by senior experts during one year. Applications are currently invited from individuals ages 18-30 who are residents of the low and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The application deadline is 06 December 2020.
 
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BiodivERsA

Conservation and Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems
Deadline: 7 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
BiodivERsA announces a call for proposals for the “Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems.” The call aims to support transnational research projects jointly studying the biological processes of conservation/restoration and the benefits of restoring ecosystems. The participating countries in this call are Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Tunisia. The total amount for this call is €23 million. Scientific research projects must be transnational research consortia with eligible partners from minimum 3 countries performed by eligible research organizations (profit and non-profit). Pre-proposals have to be submitted by 07 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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GET.Invest

Finance Catalyst for Renewable Energy Projects
Deadline: 8 December 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 08 December 2020.
 
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Energy Globe Award for Sustainability

Awards 2021
Deadline: 9 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Austria
 
The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects worldwide that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. Energy Globe seeks innovative projects and smart technologies in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. The international winners in each of five categories receive €2000 in prize money. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, universities, and others) that contribute to climate change and other environmental issues. The deadline for applications is 09 December 2020.
 
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International Development Research Centre

Research Ideas Competition
Deadline: 11 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announces a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in low- and middle-income countries through food system change. The goal is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability and/or health, gender and social equity. IDRC will select 10 applications who will receive C$10 thousand each. The call is open to students who are enrolled at a doctoral or post-doctoral program at a recognized university in Canada or a low- and middle-income country. The deadline for applications is 11 December 2020.
 
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MasterCard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at the University of British Columbia 2021/22
Deadline: 11 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program funds citizens and residents of Sub-Saharan Africa for graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, USA. The fields of study at UBC include Sustainable Forest Management; Environmental Management; Food Science; Land and Water Systems; and many others. Each Faculty has different deadlines, please check carefully. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program application closes 11 December 2020.
 
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United States Department of Agriculture

Technical Agricultural Assistance Ukraine
Deadline: 11 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to equip Ukraine’s agricultural sector and regional and national governments with complementary tools to promote and implement science based and internationally recognized standards. USDA will provide financial assistance of up to US$150 thousand to a non-profit organization, university, for-profit organization, or an Ukraine-based organization in support of the “Empowering Ukrainian Agricultural Associations” program. The application deadline is 11 December 2020.
 
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Karayib Klima

Climate Resilience in the Caribbean
Deadline: 13 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
Karayib Klima launches a call for proposals for concrete actions and advocacy campaigns in climate resilience for creole-speaking civil society organizations in the Caribbean. Proposed projects must suggest activities aiming to increase adaptation of people and territories to climate change, for example, through education, sustainable economic development, or the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity. Grants range from €5 thousand to €40 thousand per project. Applications can only be submitted by a coalition of civil society organizations (at least 2 organizations from 2 different countries). The call is open until 13 December 2020.
 
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Foundation Beyond Belief

Compassionate Impact Grant
Deadline: 14 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) makes grants to organizations that address critical community problems through evidence-based and culturally responsible social innovations. FBB will make one grant in the amount of US$30 thousand to one organization with the goal of increasing that organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. All applicants must be non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status but grants are often used to support international community projects. Past projects include women’s literacy in Malawi, beekeeping for sustainable livelihood in Guatemala, and mangrove management in Latin America. LOIs have to be submitted by 14 December 2020.
 
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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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ENI CBC Med

Exploitation of Grape Waste from Winemaking
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
BESTMEDGRAPE aims to support the creation of new start-ups and small businesses by exploiting the by-products of winemaking as a source of bioactive compounds that can be transformed into innovative commercial health products. Aspiring Mediterranean entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for the exploitation of grape waste from winemaking are invited to submit applications. Selected entrepreneurs receive vouchers to cover the costs related to services aimed at developing their business idea. The deadline for applications varies by country (Tunisia: 15 December, Italy: 24 November, Lebanon: 06 December, Jordan: 15 December).
 
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Erasmus Mundus Programme

Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Master Degree Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR) is a two-year international program on the field of Forestry and Sustainability. The MEDfOR Consortium includes seven European universities with expertise in Mediterranean forestry. The master course is open to EU and non-EU students. Scholarships to cover participation costs, travel costs and a monthly subsistence allowance will be offered by different funding agencies according to specific eligibility requirements. The program is open to candidates from all over the world, who have a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar areas. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2020.
 
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European Commission

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission, through the Euraxess initiative, offers the Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships to senior career researchers worldwide. ZUKOnnect aims to extend research networks and bring together scholars from all countries and disciplines and to strengthen the intergenerational scientific dialogue between postdoctoral and established researchers. This call offers fellowships for three to twelve months and is open to experienced researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Senior candidates must demonstrate a track record of significant research achievements and receive a monthly honorarium, the size of which will be decided after consultation with the fellow and in consideration of relevant circumstances. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2020.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

In-Region Eastern Africa Scholarships 2021/2022
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers PhD scholarships in Agricultural Economics at 17 participating universities in 13 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Fields of specialization covered in the program include Agricultural and Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Trade, Environment and Natural Resource Management, and Agribusiness Management. The scholarship covers tuition, study and research allowance, food and accommodation, in-region travel, and insurance for up to a maximum of three years. Applicants must apply to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and simultaneously for the scholarship via the DAAD portal. The deadline for application is 15 December 2020.
 
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Harvard Forest

Fellowship in Forest Research
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research supports advanced research and study by individuals. The fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid-career from all around the world who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector. Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, forest land planning, and the arts. The Bullard Fellowship is a residential program and Fellows are expected to spend a substantial portion at either Harvard Forest in Petersham (USA) or at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA). The fellowships carry stipends up to US$60 thousand, depending on the duration of each fellowship. International researchers receive additional support for visa process and logistics. Applications have to be submitted by 15 December 2020.
 
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Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

CrossCulture Program 2021
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) seeks professionals and volunteers from South and Southeast Asia, Eurasia and Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, and MENA countries to participate in a 2-3 months training program at host organizations in Germany or in CCP partner countries. Professional fellowships are being offered in Sustainable Development, and five other fields. The Fellowship covers travel expenses, accommodation, insurance, and a monthly allowance of €550. The applicant must be between the ages of 23 and 45 and have at least two years of proven professional experience or volunteer work in a civil society organization in the country of origin. The deadline for application is 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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Water and Energy for Food

Call for Innovations in the Middle East and North Africa
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) seeks business owners and entrepreneurs in the MENA region with innovations in renewable energy, sustainable usage of water and sustainable agriculture. Individual awards for innovators are expected to range from US$25 thousand to US$300 thousand, depending on the type of funding requested. The call is open to for-profit or non-profit organizations in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Sudan, and Yemen. Participants will receive tailored support to help scale and grow their businesses. The submission deadline is 15 December 2020.
 
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Water and Energy for Food

Call for Innovations in South and Southeast Asia
Deadline: 15 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) seeks innovators (companies, non-profits, or universities) working on sustainable solutions for pressing challenges in the water, energy, and agriculture sectors in the South and Southeast Asia region. Individual awards for innovators are expected to range from US$25 thousand to US$500 thousand, depending on the type of funding requested. The call is open to applicants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Participants will receive tailored support to help scale and grow their businesses. The submission deadline is 15 December 2020.
 
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German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Strategic Partnership in Entrepreneurial Investing
Deadline: 16 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI) seeks organizations willing to enter into a strategic partnership (or commercial relationship) for building and developing investment capability, particularly around entrepreneurial programs, in order to mobilize capital for the most promising climate innovations in their portfolio. EIT Climate-KIC is particularly interested in organizations that have skills and capabilities required to manage investment programs with institutional capital as well as expertise around fundraising. The closure of the submission window is 16 December 2020.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Biodiversity Story Grants 2020
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) makes reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity, or explore new conservation-based solutions. EJN is particularly interested in proposals that will examine intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and biodiversity conservation. Eligibility for funding extends to journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues. Most grants will range from US$1 thousand to US$2 thousand, although larger grants can be considered. The deadline for applications is 18 December 2020.
 
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European Commission

Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
SWITCH-Asia makes grants to promote sustainable production and consumption in Asia. Grants support small and medium enterprises in Asia to use processes, products, and services that reduce pollution and mitigate climate change. The program also supports a network facility for communications with stakeholders, and a policy component to promote measures that advance the switch to sustainable consumption patterns and behavior among Asian consumers. Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations in eligible European and Asian countries, as well as in OECD member countries in the case of least-developed and highly-indebted ODA countries. Grants range from €1 million to €2.5 million, subject to cost shares. The deadline for concept notes is 18 December 2020.
 
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Novartis

Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Young One World Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 15 seeks ideas and innovations aimed at restoring ecosystem services and biodiversity by combating deforestation, countering desertification, and ensuring the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems. The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators (18-30 years old). The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project startup grant and 12-months of mentorship from Novartis. The application deadline is 18 December 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Kenya Empowered Youth Program
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified U.S. and International Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to implement the USAID Kenya Empowered Youth (KEY) Program. The program aims to support vulnerable youth, especially those most at-risk like adolescent girls, youth with disabilities, and youth living in extreme poverty. Proposed projects may include personal development, technical training and capacity building activities. USAID intends to provide total funding of US$15 million over a five year period. The closing date for applications is 18 December 2020.
 
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UK Aid Match

Match Funding for UK Charities
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
UK Aid Match supports collaborations between charities, the British public and the UK government. UK Aid Match welcomes applications for funding from charities and non-profit organizations in support of projects aimed at the poorest people in developing countries. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the UK government will provide equal match funding, up to £2 million. Only UK based charities are eligible to apply but projects have to be implemented in low-income development countries. The deadline for concept notes is 18 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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Weeden Foundation

Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia
Deadline: 18 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The average grant size is between US$15 and US$20 thousand. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 18 December 2020.
 
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UNESCO

International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
Deadline: 20 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences rewards projects and activities of individuals, institutions, and NGOs for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life. Projects in life sciences contribute to poverty eradication, improved health, food and water security. Nominations are submitted by governments of UNESCO's member states, and by NGOs maintaining official relations with UNESCO that are active in the fields covered by the Prize. The Prize amount of US$350 thousand may be equally divided among a maximum of three laureates. The closing date for submissions (English, French) is 20 December 2020.
 
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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

DHI Subsidy Scheme
Deadline: 21 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The DHI scheme aims to increase and strengthen the number of Dutch companies operating successfully in emerging markets and developing countries. DHI focuses on SMEs in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom with interest in foreign markets (especially developing and emerging economies). Dutch SMEs can request subsidies for feasibility studies (with a foreign partner), investment preparation projects, or demonstration projects of a technology, product or service in the target country. Subsidies for DHIs are between €25 thousand and €200 thousand per project. The scheme is open to projects in all countries. The deadline to apply for a DHI subsidy is 31 December 2020.
 
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African Academy of Sciences

Prize for Scientific Discovery and Technological Innovation
Deadline: 22 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation honors African scientists who have made outstanding contributions in scientific discovery or technological innovation. The bi-annual prize will be awarded in each of the following fields: (1) Biotechnology, (2) Energy, (3) Information and Communication Technologies, or (4) Material sciences. The prize may be awarded to an individual or jointly to two or more persons who will share the cash award of US$5 thousand. The prize is open to all African scientists and technologists. Candidates have to be nominated but self-nominations will also be accepted. The last date for receipt of nominations is 22 December 2020.
 
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Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Accelerating Investments in Climate Resilience
Deadline: 22 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance invites ideas that will attract increased investment for a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The call for ideas covers four programs, each with distinct priorities. For 2021, the Lab launches a special call for innovative finance solutions that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges for a post-COVID, green economic recovery. Selected ideas will receive guidance and support from experts and investors, as well as analytical and communications support. The application deadline is 22 December 2020.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Lebanon)
Deadline: 23 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for large grants (up to US$150 thousand) for projects that support the conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity in priority corridors of high cultural and biodiversity value in Lebanon. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English and French. LOIs must be submitted by 23 December 2020.
 
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Hult Prize Foundation

Hult Prize Challenge
Deadline: 23 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together college and university students to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The 2021 theme is "Food for Good". Students past or present from any college or university in the world are invited to form small teams. The Hult Prize runs regional competitions around the world, campus events, a national competition, and an online for the chance to join the Global Accelerator Program. The winning team will be awarded US$1 million in seed capital. The application deadline is 23 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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European Commission

Improving Local Government Services in Macedonia
Deadline: 30 December 2020
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Union seeks to strengthen the capacity of local self-government in Macedonia by involving citizens, civil society organizations, and businesses in problem solving. The EU makes grants ranging from €300 thousand to €800 thousand to projects with focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable use of natural resources (such as energy and water), pollution prevention, and the protection and restoration of ecosystems. Eligibility extends to local government units (municipalities) in the Republic of North Macedonia. The application deadline is 30 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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Dutch Embassy

Raising Awareness to Combat Climate Change
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Dutch Embassy in Dakar seeks to support human rights projects with focus on raising awareness about combating climate change in Senegal and Gambia. The maximum duration of a project is four years. There is no maximum amount for the Embassy's financial contribution to be requested. The program is aimed at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit associations officially recognized in the countries where the activities will be carried out. The application deadline is 31 December 2020.
 
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Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Climate Protection Projects
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Foundation Future of the Carbon Market launches a call for proposals to fund the development of design documents for programmatic mitigation activities with the aim to prepare market based climate protection projects. The Foundation will provide funding for up to 5 selected proposals in different implementing countries. Eligible proponents are private and public entities with proven expertise in topics related to climate change mitigation, carbon markets, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Proponents can request funding of up to €100 thousand for the thematic approaches detailed in the announcement. The submission of proposals is open 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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HawkWatch International

Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
HawkWatch International announces the launch of the first-ever Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant. The grant invests in projects led by citizens of developing countries with the aim of increasing diversity and inclusivity in conservation while building local capacity. Projects must be located in high-priority countries for raptor research and conservation (mainly Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, or Southeast Asia), focus on a single species of raptor, and be led by an applicant who is associated with a registered NGO and/or university in the country where the project will take place. Preference will be given to projects working in low-income countries. Applicants may apply for up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 31 December 2020.
 
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IMMANA

Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) is a research initiative with the aim to stimulate the development of innovative methodological approaches in agriculture and food systems for improved health and nutrition. IMMANA will award six post-doctoral fellowships to emerging leaders who are applying and/or validating new methodological approaches in ongoing research programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The fellowship includes a research stipend, a travel allowance, and an honorarium for mentors. Fellows conduct their research in Africa or Asia under the joint supervision of two mentors. Eligible candidates have a doctoral degree in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research. The deadline for concept notes is 31 December 2020.
 
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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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StartupXs

Seed Grant for Social Enterprises
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
StartupXs invites applications for the ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2021. The competition is open to startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business idea. The winner will receive a US$1000 seed grant. Participation is open to any individual (18 and 35 years) or organization in any country. Priority is given to early-stage startups working on an innovative product or idea. The deadline for the submission is 31 December 2020.
 
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U.S. Agency for International Development

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
Deadline: 31 December 2020
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish funds country-focused research and capacity building projects. Grants are made to multidisciplinary research projects that enable the long-term sustainable development of private infrastructure and small farm/fisheries producers in Africa and Asia. Proposed projects must benefit smallholders and be environmentally sustainable. Eligibility extents to for-profit businesses and social enterprises must have a presence and experience in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, or Indonesia. Application submissions are due on 31 December 2020.
 
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Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Academy of Change
Deadline: 1 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Academy of Change is an initiative of the Collaborating Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Behavior Change and the International Civil Society Centre (ICSC), funded by the KR Foundation. The training program enables participants to learn more about sustainable behavior change while working and exchanging with peers from all over the world. A focus theme of this training program is climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity. A group of 40 professionals working for NGOs across the world will be selected for in-person workshops and online activities, networking opportunities and coaching sessions. Applications can be sent until 01 January 2021.
 
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Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Local Project Support
Deadline: 1 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. The application deadlines for concept notes are 01 January and 01 July 2021.
 
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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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The Nature Conservancy

NatureNet Science Fellows 2021
Deadline: 1 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Nature Conservancy invites applications for the NatureNet Science Fellows program. The program awards 2-year fellowships to promising early-career scientists and engineers who seek to improve and expand their research on climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Fellows will work with a Nature Conservancy mentor and a hosting senior scholar(s) at one of the partner universities. Research stipends range from US$74 thousand (graduate fellowship) to US$118 (PhD fellowship) over two years, plus travel funding and a research budget. The postdoctoral position is expected to run for two consecutive years. The application deadline is 01 January 2021.
 
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African Leadership Academy

South African Ideas Festival
Deadline: 2 January 2021
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The South African Ideas Festival (SAIF) is an entrepreneurial development festival for the young African leaders with ideas to bring meaningful change in their societies. The categories for application are based on the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), Goal 15 (Life on Land), and Goal 13 (Climate Action), among others. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-19 years and apply in teams consisting of 3-5 people. Participants can win cash prizes and consulting services with African Leadership Consulting Group. The application deadline is 02 January 2021.
 
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Acumen Fund

East Africa Fellows Program
Deadline: 4 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program that gives 20 individuals from East Africa the training they need to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential. Eligible countries are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan & Ethiopia. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. Acumen covers all program expenses related to travel and accommodations, but it does not offer scholarships, stipends, or other funding. The application deadline is 04 January 2021.
 
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Habitat for Humanity

Increasing Resilience to Earthquakes and Typhoons
Deadline: 4 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
Habitat for Humanity seeks innovative and cost-effective solutions to make homes at extreme risk in the event of natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes or typhoons) stronger and more resilient. This challenge is designed specifically for methods that offer solutions to low-income homeowners living in high-risk areas, for example, inexpensive ideas for adding foundations to low-income housing. Habitat for Humanity offers an award of US$25 thousand to make awarded solutions freely available to other non-profit organizations to help improve the state of low-income housing worldwide. Submissions must be received by 04 January 2021.
 
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Marine Stewardship Council

Ocean Stewardship Fund
Deadline: 6 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Marine Stewardship Council invites fisheries, scientists, NGOs and postgraduates to apply for grants from the Ocean Stewardship Fund. The fund supports best practices in sustainable fishing with the aim to increase the number of sustainable fisheries around the world. Grants are also available to support small-scale fisheries and fisheries in the developing world. Furthermore, the Student Research Grant awards funding to support postgraduate students who are carrying out research with fisheries engaged or working towards the MSC program. Awards of between £5 thousand to £50 thousand are available across five different strands. The application deadline is 06 January 2021.
 
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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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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Botany in Action Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 8 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Botany in Action (BIA) Fellowship program at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists. Subject areas include ethnobotany, plant diversity and conservation, landscape and brownfield restoration, and others. The program is open to Ph.D. students of any nationality who are conducting plant-based scientific research at U.S. graduate institutions. Grants are US$5 thousand for research-related expenses at sites in the U.S. or internationally, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Phipps to make a public presentation. The application deadline is 08 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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Olympus

Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award
Deadline: 10 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Olympus Microscopy Award recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide. Olympus invites photographers and researchers worldwide to submit up to three microscopy photographs. Participants can win professional microscopy and photography equipment. One global winner and one regional winner from three world regions (Asia, Europe, Americas) will be selected. Deadline for entries is 10 January 2021.
 
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Solution Search

Water Pollution & Behavior Change Contest
Deadline: 10 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Rare's Center for Behavior & the Environment and partners seek existing solutions that are changing behaviors to help solve the world’s most challenging environmental problems. For this year’s contest, Solutions Search looks for promising approaches that are shifting people’s behavior toward cleaner, healthier water ecosystems. Contest entrants get access to capacity building, workshops, and networking opportunities to further refine and scale their solution. The overall winner will receive US$25 thousand, among numerous other prizes, including a US$5 thousand prize awarded to the best early entrant (for submissions prior to 30 November). Any organization or institution worldwide is eligible (e.g. city government, business, non-profit, university, etc.). Individuals are not eligible to enter. The regular submission deadline is 10 January 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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American University in Cairo

African Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Egypt
 
The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadline for the fall semester is 11 January 2021.
 
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Congressional Hunger Center

Leland Hunger Fellows
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year international fellowship to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty. Leland Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. The fellowship provides the financial support for one year of international service, followed by another year of policy work. The financial package is provided based on cost of living data for each placement location. Fellows are placed with international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies, multilateral organizations, and private sector entities. Some fellows are placed abroad to work on projects in developing countries. The host organizations are responsible for providing meaningful work and supervision to the fellow. Applications will be accepted until 11 January 2021.
 
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EUTOPIA European University

Science and Innovation Fellowships Program
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) aims to enhance the research potential and career perspectives of young researchers from around the world. EUTOPIA-SIF will select 20 fellowships on the basis of an individual research project for a 24-month post-doctoral contract at one of the EUTOPIA universities. Candidates are invited to submit research projects in one of the five key research areas, including sustainability (energy, circular economy, mobility, urban planning, material heritage, water management). Fellows receive a monthly salary, a supplementary budget for research and travel expenses. The deadline for submissions of proposals is 11 January 2021.
 
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Harvard University

Environmental Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Harvard University's Center for the Environment awards environmental fellowships. The fellowships enable recent doctorate recipients to use Harvard’s resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Eligibility for funding extends to candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any subject area from any university in the world. Candidates may propose research projects in any discipline. The fellowship includes a salary of US$70 thousand per year, plus reimbursement for relocation expenses, annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses. The deadline for applications is 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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Stanford University

Summer Fellowships for Future Leaders 2021
Deadline: 11 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program is a three-week academic training program for mid-career practitioners in the fields of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Applicants can be working as policy-makers, academics, legal professionals, social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations. Stanford will pay for accommodations, meals, and transportation costs during the duration of the program. A small travel fund is available for fellows who under no circumstances can support their travel. The application deadline is 11 January 2021.
 
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Climate Corporation

Georeferenced Soil Databases
Deadline: 12 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Climate Corporation seeks information about available georeferenced soil databases and elevation models that can be used as drivers of crop yield variability in parts of Europe and South Africa. The goal is to help farmers optimize soil management and increase economic productivity. The Climate Corporation offers US$10 thousand for the identification of models with more accurate vertical resolution for the countries of interest listed in the call. Submissions must be received by 12 January 2021.
 
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European Union

European Researchers' Night
Deadline: 12 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public and media event for the promotion of research careers. Established researchers have the opportunity to showcase the diversity of science and to stimulate interest in research careers among young people. Legal entities, such as research organizations, companies, public authorities, schools, science museums, foundations or the media from an EU Member State or Associated Country can apply to host an event for researchers’ night. Events and actions that target climate and environmental-related challenges are especially welcome. The European Commission offers funding that covers any expenses linked to the organization of the research outreach event. The deadline for submission of applications is 12 January 2021.
 
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World Vision

Sanitation Solutions
Deadline: 12 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
World Vision seeks affordable sanitation solutions for rural single families living in the poorest areas of the world. Applicants are invited to submit new ideas, concepts, and approaches to attack the lack of adequate toilets and latrines. The participants with the best solutions will receive financial support of up to US$15 thousand to further develop their ideas. Eligibility to the challenge is not restricted. Submissions must be received by 12 January 2021.
 
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Young Scientists Summer Program 2021
Deadline: 14 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
IIASA invites doctoral students worldwide to participate in its Young Scientists Summer Program held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis's headquarters in Laxenburg, Austria. The selected participants work with IIASA’s senior scientists in research on energy, ecosystem services, water, risk policy and vulnerability, and other topics. Scholarships are available from IIASA's national member organizations. A limited number of scholarships are available from other sources. The deadline for registrations to the 2021 program is 14 January 2021.
 
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Clinton Foundation

Clinton Global Initiative University
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Clinton Global Initiative University seeks student leaders from around the world who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge such as environment, climate change, poverty alleviation, or public health. Selected students receive mentorship, access to funding streams, and the opportunity to participate in the 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University. Applicants have to be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning. The application deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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Graduate Institute Geneva

Master and PhD Applications 2021
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Graduate Institute Geneva (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) offers Masters and PhD programs that address global, international, and transnational challenges facing the contemporary world. Its centers include the Centre for International Environmental Studies, among others. The Institute strives to support its students -- to the extent of its ability -- through cost-of-living scholarships, partial scholarships, and/or tuition fee reductions. The regular application deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters. Holohil will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.
 
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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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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Science for Peace and Security
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
NATO's support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). The SPS Programme supports multi-year research projects, research workshops, and training courses. Applications are invited from researchers in NATO's member countries and its partner countries -- including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean region. The application deadline has been extended to 15 January 2021.
 
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Ocean Foundation

Scholarship for Sea Turtle Preservation
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Ocean Foundation and the Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund seek applicants for the Boyd N. Lyon Scholarship. Students with field research projects on sea turtle behavior and habitat use in the marine environment, as well as projects that promote sea turtle conservation in coastal ecosystems can apply. One award of US$2,500 will be made to a Masters or PhD student. The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university during 2020/2021. The application deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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PADI Foundation

Grants for Marine Conservation 2021
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The PADI Foundation offers worldwide grants in underwater science, environmental projects, and marine education. The Foundation supports research and education related to aquatic environments. In the past, applications have included many for projects in tropical regions. Most grants range from US$5 thousand to US$10 thousand. There are no nationality restrictions. The deadline is 15 January 2021.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Vietnamese-Swiss Joint Research Program
Deadline: 15 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Vietnamese-Swiss Joint Research Program enables researchers in Switzerland to carry out joint projects with research partners in Vietnam. The program supports ambitious research and innovative approaches in all areas of research. A maximum of CHF250 thousand per project will be available for the Swiss part for a project period of up to 3 years. Proposals have to be jointly prepared by Swiss and Vietnamese applicants. The closing date for application 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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IMMANA

Competitive Research Grants
Deadline: 21 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Competitive Research Grants support the development of innovative methods to advance the scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems in order to improve nutrition outcomes in low and middle-income countries. IMMANA grants to conduct research projects are a maximum of £250 thousand. Researchers and institutions from both developed countries and LMICs are eligible. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 21 January 2021.
 
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Swedish Energy Agency and partners

Climate Smart Cities Challenge
Deadline: 21 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Climate Smart Cities Challenge is an opportunity for cities to participate as implementation partners in a city-based open innovation competition for cutting-edge solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Interventions can be across multiple sectors or a combination, such as waste management, food production, energy systems, ecosystems, green space development, and others. The competition invites cities from all around the world to apply with their ideas for creating thriving communities. Selected cities will receive help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The deadline for entries is 21 January 2021.
 
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Swiss Network for International Studies

Call for Projects 2021
Deadline: 21 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) makes grants for pluri-disciplinary research on global issues that are relevant in the international arena, or that concern multiple countries simultaneously. SNIS accepts submissions from Swiss institutions of higher education and research (listed in the announcement). SNIS strongly encourages international collaboration. Project funding ranges from CHF 100 thousand to CHF 300 thousand for two years. The application deadline is 21 January 2021.
 
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European Commission

Restoring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Deadline: 26 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission invites proposals for the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Projects are expected to focus on degraded terrestrial, freshwater, coastal or marine ecosystems, responding to relevant restoration goals enhancing biodiversity. The project results are expected to contribute to maintained and enhanced natural carbon sinks and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission considers proposals requesting a contribution between €16-25 million. Research organizations in some 130 developing countries are automatically eligible for funding. The full list of these countries is provided in the call. The submission deadline is 26 January 2021.
 
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European Commission

Green Transition and Energy Access in Africa
Deadline: 26 January 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call seeks to support research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The strategic call "Accelerating the green transition and energy access Partnership with Africa" invites proposals for energy solutions that consider climate adaptation and mitigation potential with the aim of providing sustainable energy access in Africa. The Commission considers proposals requesting a contribution of between €5-10 million. At least two partners from at least one African country must be part of the consortium to be eligible for funding. The application deadline is 26 January 2021.
 
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UK Government

African Agriculture Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Deadline: 27 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The UK Government invites applications for agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships between UK registered higher education institutions or research organizations and African businesses or non-profit organizations. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme will support African knowledge bases in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in support of capacity building for sustainable agriculture and strategic innovation projects that tackle challenges in Africa. Each application must be led by a UK registered knowledge base, working with an African business partner and African knowledge base. Typically projects cost no more than £125 thousand per year. The application deadline for this scheme is 27 January 2021.
 
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Cisco

Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021
Deadline: 29 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Cisco invites submissions of innovative technology solutions from student entrepreneurs around the world that solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university. A total of US$1 million in prize money will be awarded for the adoption and development of breakthrough technologies, products, and services that drive economic development or solve social and environmental problems. Solutions have to be submitted by 29 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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University of California at Berkeley

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2021
Deadline: 29 January 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Beahrs ELP sponsors an annual three-week summer course in environmental science, policy, management, and leadership at UC Berkeley. The next course is scheduled for July 2021. ELP invites applications from mid-career professionals around the world. Workshops and field trips draw on the strengths of UC Berkeley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Course participants continue their learning and networking through the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network. The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. The final deadline for scholarship review is 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 first application deadline for project submission is 31 January 2021.
 
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HIPA

Photography Award 2020-2021
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UAE
 
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is an international photography award. The main theme of this year’s award is “Humanity.” The grant prize is US$120 thousand, including smaller prizes of up to US$20 thousand in five different categories. Individuals from any part of the world are invited to participate. Photos have to be submitted by 31 January 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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Start Up Energy Transition

Award for Global Energy Transition
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The SET Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. For 2021, energy start-ups are invited to submit ideas under the theme of "the role of the circular economy in the energy transition." The top 100-ranked applicants will receive a free ticket to the SET Tech Festival 2021. The winners in each of the five award categories can win up to €10 thousand in prize money. All start-ups must be able to present a functioning prototype. The application deadline for the 2021 SET Award is 31 January 2021.
 
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The Commonwealth

Innovation for Sustainable Development Award
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards recognizes projects and contributions in advancing the sustainable development goals in Commonwealth countries. The Award has five categories: (1) Well-being (i.e. health, education, human rights etc.); (2) Prosperity (i.e. economic development, trade, etc.); (3) Peace; (4) Planet and the natural environment; and (5) Partnerships for sustainable development. 15 winners will each receive a trophy, a certificate and prize money of £3 thousand. Eligibility extends to individuals, governments, social enterprises, and businesses in Commonwealth countries. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2021.
 
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Van Tienhoven Foundation

Small Grants for Biodiversity Conservation
Deadline: 31 January 2021
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection promotes the protection, conservation, and sustainable use of ecosystems and their living organisms. The Foundation aims to counter the human-induced causes of threats to biodiversity. Grants are for projects outside of the Netherlands, and they should be initiated and owned or widely supported by local stakeholders. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Government organizations, companies or individuals are not supported. The maximum grant is €10 thousand. The next application deadline is 31 January 2021.
 
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East-West Center

South Pacific Scholarship Program 2021
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States–South Pacific Scholarship Program provides opportunities for university studies (masters and bachelors degrees) at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. Priority areas of study include agriculture, environmental studies, and many others. Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible to apply: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The application deadline is 02 February 2021.
 
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European Commission Erasmus Mundus

International Masters Degree in Environment 2021-2023
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
MESPOM is a two-year Erasmus Mundus masters course in environmental sciences, policy, and management operated by four European and two North American universities. MESPOM invites applications from all countries. MESPOM aims to prepare students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. Graduates receive MSc degrees from the Central European University, Lund University, and the University of Manchester. The program offers several forms of financial assistance, including tuition fee waivers and living stipends. Candidates applying for financial aid should submit their applications before 01 February 2021.
 
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Harvard University

Award for Student Research on Asian Tropical Forest Biology
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University sponsors the Ashton Award for Student Research to support graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Applications are accepted from advanced undergraduates and graduate students worldwide. Awards are up to US$4 thousand to support research expenses. The application deadline is 01 February 2021.
 
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Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Orange Tulip Scholarship 2021/2022
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organization for internationalization in education, offers scholarships for studies in the Netherlands. Students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam are invited to apply for studies at selected universities listed in the call. Subject areas include earth sciences, ecology, and many others. The Orange Tulip Scholarship recipients will get discounts on study fees ranging from 30% to 100%, or an offer for living expenses per month (without a discount on study fees). Potentially interested individuals should review the courses and dates offered by the participating Dutch higher education institutions, and information about how to apply. The deadlines and criteria vary depending on the selected university and country of origin of the candidate. Applications are being accepted until 01 February 2021.
 
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Oceans & Lakes

Scholarships MSc in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Oceans & Lakes is an interuniversity master program that provides students with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. Through the Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS), scholarships are provided for this 2-year master program in “Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” (Oceans & Lakes). For this specific scholarship, eligibility extends to nationals from the VLIR-UOS partner countries (please refer to the call for a complete list of eligible countries). Applications have to be submitted by 01 February 2021.
 
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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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Social Science Research Council

APN Individual Research Fellowships
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues. The posted list of issues include natural resource conflicts and water conflicts. The fellowships are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2021 to December 2021, with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in an African country. The application deadline is 01 February 2021.
 
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Social Science Research Council

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2021
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the advancement of social science faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa toward completion of doctoral degrees in topics of peace, security, and development. Past topics have included some related to climate change and land issues. The fellowship supports 6-12 months of PhD dissertation research with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. The application deadline is 01 February 2021.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Postdoc Mobility
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Postdoc researchers who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland are invited to apply to the Postdoc.Mobility fellowships. The research stay enables researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile. The fellowships include a grant for subsistence costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and a possible contribution to research and conference costs. The funding period is 24 months. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have at least 2 years of research activity at a Swiss research institution. The application deadline is 01 February 2021.
 
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University of Bergen

PhD Courses on Sustainable Development
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Bergen Summer Research School offers parallel short courses for PhD students and young researchers on themes of urgent societal problems focusing on the transition to sustainability. The courses will focus on key global challenges, including socio-economic inequality, psychological and social science perspectives on climate change, and the sustainable development of life below water. Stipends to participate in the course are available for qualified individuals who are currently enrolled for studies and carrying out research in a list of eligible developing countries. The application deadline is 01 February 2021.
 
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Waterbird Society

Research Grants for Wading Birds
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Waterbird Society offers three grants to advance the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds. The Kushlan award (herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills) is a maximum of US$7 thousand; the Niblet award (terns or gulls) is up to US$1 thousand, and the Waterbird Society Research Award of US$3 thousand covers basic research on species not covered by other Waterbird Society grants. These awards are open globally to professionals, amateurs, and students of any age. The deadline for proposals is 01 February each year.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Alumni Grants
Deadline: 1 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Alumni Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Alumni Grants provide ongoing support of former WWF-US fellows and scholars to conduct research or attend conferences and workshops. Grant requests may not exceed US$2,000. The proposed training must take place at least 60 days after the application deadline. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 May and 01 August 2021.
 
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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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Ghent University

PhD Scholarships 2021
Deadline: 5 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University in Belgium. Before applying each student needs to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as their supervisor. Supported thematic areas include biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, water management, and many others (a complete list of faculties and research topics is provided). The deadline for applications is 05 February 2021.
 
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GlobalGiving

Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
Deadline: 5 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes – including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a new Accelerator program that will offer virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. The program is open to nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least US$5 thousand total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn permanent membership with GlobalGiving, in addition to $30 thousand in matching funding and bonus prizes. The application deadline is 05 February 2021.
 
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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Environmental Sustainability Grants
Deadline: 5 February 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation’s grant making in Environmental Sustainability addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. Past projects have included topics in sustainable agriculture; energy conservation; environmental degradation; and reduced consumption. The Foundation funds UK organizations for projects to promote peace and sustainable security -- and environmental sustainability -- including for international projects. Eligibility extends to UK-registered charities and to organizations in other countries that work through UK-registered charities. Most grants are between £5 thousand and £20 thousand per year for up to three years. The next deadline for applications is 05 February 2021.
 
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Grants to U.S. University Students for Research on Global Sustainability 2021
Deadline: 9 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The EPA's 18th annual P3 Awards (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) will fund research projects in air quality, water resources, health, and chemical safety. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for one year (Phase I); winners in Phase I will be eligible to apply for larger grants to follow. The competition is open to U.S. institutions of higher education to support teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Collaboration and partnerships with colleges and universities outside the USA are permitted (up to 40% of the grant can be contracted to an international partner), but only U.S. institutions are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 09 February 2021.
 
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Keeling Curve Prize

Global Warming Mitigation Project
Deadline: 10 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Keeling Curve Prize offers micro-funding and recognition to individuals or organizations with active or ongoing projects that reduces CO2 emissions or increases CO2 uptake. Each year, US$25 thousand will be awarded to up to 10 winners, chosen by internationally recognized climate scientists and energy experts, for innovative ideas that generate, conserve, or design clean energy solutions. This may include a concept, a plan, a product, a technology, or a strategy. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. The closing date for applicants is 10 February 2021.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Veterinary Student Scholar Program
Deadline: 10 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation provides veterinary students with the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that advances the health and/or welfare of companion animals and wildlife exotics. The Veterinary Student Scholars program awards stipends up to US$5 thousand to veterinary students. The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students from all around the world. Applications are due 10 February 2021.
 
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Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications

“La Caixa” Scholarships
Deadline: 11 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) invites applications for the “La Caixa” Scholarships as part of the INPhINIT Fellowship Program. The program offers 35 doctoral scholarships for research to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research team. It is aimed at supporting scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in the areas of life and health sciences, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics. International students from any nationality are invited. Scholarship allocations will be of a maximum of €122,592 and an additional of €3,564 per year for conferences, courses, stays, consumables, equipment, intellectual property costs, etc. Submissions are due on 11 February 2021.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Subsidies in Support of Sustainable Development
Deadline: 11 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The project must contribute to achieving at least one clearly identified SDG. Funding of up to €200 thousand is available. Partnerships must comprise actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector, with at least one organization from the for-profit private sector. The application deadline is 11 February 2021.
 
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Swedish Institute

Sustainable Growth in the Baltic Sea Region
Deadline: 11 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The Swedish Institute offers project funding through the call ‘Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region’. The Institute funds projects that will contribute to economic, environmentally and socially sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea region and its immediate area. The main applicant has to be based in Sweden, but must include at least three actors in three different countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, or Ukraine. Projects can apply for SEK100 thousand to SEK500 thousand. Applications can be submitted until 11 February 2021.
 
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100,000 Strong in the Americas

Higher Education for Sustainability in Mexico
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The US-Mexico Innovation Fund Competition is designed to create and foster partnerships between higher education (HEIs) in Mexico and the United States that provide new student exchange and training programs in the academic themes of Green/Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and others. The Innovation Fund intends to award up to 11 grants of US$25 thousand. Higher education institutions in Mexico and the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 15 February 2021.
 
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European Commission

Civil Society Development in Suriname
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) aims to strengthen civil society organizations in Suriname. The EC seeks applications for projects that enhance life in Suriname’s hinterland communities. Projects with focus on climate change mitigation, women's empowerment, and youth participation may request up to €1 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the European Union or Suriname. The deadline for submission of concept notes 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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RBC Foundation

Tech for Nature
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The RBC Foundation accepts applications for its 2021 grant program. RBC Tech for Nature supports new ideas, technologies, and partnerships to solve pressing environmental challenges. Applicants can submit new technologies to solve issues related to climate change, food security, air quality, energy needs, and access to clean water. Eligible applicants are charities and nonprofit organizations in communities where the Royal Bank of Canada has a business presence. Applications are being accepted until 15 February 2021.
 
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Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowships for Early-Career African Researchers
Deadline: 15 February 2021
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) offers the Iso Lomso Fellowships to early-career African researchers in any discipline. The program provides a three-year attachment to STIAS in addition to the possibility of a residency at a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe, or elsewhere. Other benefits include support for attending international conferences or workshops, and support to the fellow's home institution for lecturer replacement. The program is aimed at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree within the preceding eight years, and who hold an academic position at a university or research institution anywhere in Africa. The application deadline is 15 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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European Commission

Developing the Agri-Sector in Ethiopia
Deadline: 16 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) seeks to support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the agri-sector in Ethiopia. The aim is to develop and implement one business incubation program to support agri-business and agro-entrepreneurs in order to improve market access and value chains in the agribusiness and hybrid agri-tech sectors. The EC invites applications from non-profit organizations interested in developing a “Program to support Entrepreneurship and MSME creation (Business incubators)” in Ethiopia. The overall amount made available under this call for proposals is €5 million. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 16 February 2021.
 
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Yale University

Yale Young African Scholars
Deadline: 16 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) offers an academic summer program for secondary school students from across Africa. The program offers four interdisciplinary sessions on Innovations in Science & Technology and Solving Global Challenges. YYAS 2021 will be an online program. Admitted participants will have access to pre-recorded videos before the start of the program and attend live sessions. There is no tuition cost to participate in the program. The application deadline is 16 February 2021.
 
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Ashinaga Africa Initiative

University Scholarship for Orphans
Deadline: 19 February 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative provides full scholarships to orphaned students from Sub-Saharan Africa to study at a university abroad. Ashinaga will cover tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees. The age limit to apply for this scholarship is 23 years. Students must be committed to returning home and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university. Applications for Anglophone and Francophone countries are open until 19 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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Royal Geographical Society

Grants with Deadlines in January-February 2021
Deadline: 22 February 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The RGS-IBG offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. Grants range from £250 to £30 thousand. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. The application deadline for the Small Research Grants, the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, the Monica Cole Research Grants, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award and the Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award is 03 February. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants have an application deadline on 15 February. The Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants, and the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award have an application deadline on 22 February.
 
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French Committee for International Solidarity

Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2021
Deadline: 23 February 2021
 
Principal Office: France
 
The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale - CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project. The deadline for project summaries (French, English) is 23 February 2021.
 
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers
Deadline: 25 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks smart farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for small-scale producer entrepreneurs. There are two grant types – Seed Grants (up to US$250 thousand) and Scale-Up Grants (up to US$1.5 million) – each with its own requirements detailed in the announcement. The Foundation will prioritize applicants who partner with organizations interested in smart farming in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants should be part of a consortium consisting of several types of organizations, such as enterprise technology platforms, enterprise agriculture, ag-tech startups, research organizations, national and international NGOs and farmer-based organizations, government and international organizations. The application deadline is 25 February 2021.
 
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Action for Nature

International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2021
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
This program honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have completed successful projects in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The selected individuals are awarded a cash prize (US$500) and certificate, as well as public recognition. The annual competition is open internationally. The application deadline is 28 February 2021.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Covid-19 Relief Grants for Species Conservation
Deadline: 28 February 2021
 
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 next round of grant giving will support the core operational costs of local, grassroots, species conservation organizations, which are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications must be submitted in English. Application deadlines are 28 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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Biomimicry Institute

Youth Design Challenge
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a project-based learning experience for middle and high school teams. Participants are asked to design bio-inspired ideas that can provide solutions to the climate crisis. The Youth Design Challenge follows an academic calendar which means that teachers can teach the biomimicry project at any time. The challenge is open to schools from all around the world (US equivalent grades 6th-12th). Schools have to register teams that consist of up to eight student team members and an official teacher coach. Each team has the chance to win multiple prizes. The registration deadline for student teams is 01 March 2021.
 
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Flemish Inter-University Council

Scholarships for Master Programs in Flanders
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
VLIR-UOS is the secretariat of Flemish universities for development cooperation, with funding by Belgian Development Cooperation. VLIR-UOS announces courses at Belgian Flemish universities and university colleges that are eligible for scholarships in 2021/22. They include 1-year masters' programs, along with training courses lasting from two weeks to three months. Subject areas include aquaculture, marine science, plant breeding, nematology, water resources, rural development, and others. Eligibility for scholarships extends to applicants from developing countries in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The scholarship amount varies with a maximum support of €58,320. Candidates apply directly to the Flemish universities that offer the programs, requesting scholarship support. The deadline for submission project proposals to Flemish universities is between 16 January and 01 March 2021 (depending on the program).
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve marine resources. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 March and 01 September each year.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Educational Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 1 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-U.S.) supports individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. The Russell E. Train Fellowships provide conservationists from target countries with financial support for their studies and field research. The 2021 focuses on achieving sustainable Blue Economy outcomes, with emphasis on small-scale fisheries and tropical ecosystems across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean. EFN also provides fellowships to current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue a PhD in conservation-related fields. Applicants may request up to US$30 thousand per year for up to two years. The application deadline is 01 March 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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KU Leuven

PhD Scholarships for Students from the Global South
Deadline: 11 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
KU Leuven is the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. As one part of its cooperation to advance international development, KU Leuven offers 10 PhD scholarships to candidates from developing countries. The university offers sandwich scholarships, which means that 50% of the research takes place at KU Leuven and 50% at the home institution of the scholar, as well as full-time research at KU Leuven (4 years). The scholarships are offered to proposals that deal with a development-relevant research topic, preferably linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. Online applications have to be completed before 11 March 2021.
 
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KU Leuven

Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme
Deadline: 11 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
KU Leuven is the largest university in Flanders, Belgium. As one part of its cooperation to advance international development, KU Leuven offers Global Minds Scholarships to candidates from developing countries. Global Minds is a ‘sandwich’ system, which means that 50% of the research takes place at KU Leuven and 50% at the home institution of the scholar. The scholarships have a duration of 48 months. The program also reimburses travel costs from the home country of the PhD student to Belgium. Online applications have to be completed before 11 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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American Society of Primatologists

Conservation Grants and Awards 2021
Deadline: 15 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. (i) The Conservation Small Grants of up to US$2 thousand support conservation research or related projects, including conservation education. (ii) The Conservation Award of US$750 recognizes students and young investigators in habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation. Applications for small grants will be accepted until 31 January 2021; nominations for the awards need to be submitted by 15 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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Government of Switzerland

Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries
Deadline: 23 March 2021
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF150 thousand. Applications can be submitted at any time but there are deadlines to respect prior to each Steering Group meeting where the evaluation takes place. The next deadlines for project submission are 22 November 2020 and 23 March 2021.
 
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UK Department for International Development

Funding for Small Charities
Deadline: 25 March 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) supports UK-based grassroots organizations that help to enhance their capacity and efforts to help the poor, vulnerable and most marginalized. SCCF 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 proposals is 25 March 2021.
 
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Columbia Center on Sustainable Development

Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
Deadline: 31 March 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Columbia University invites applications for a training course on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture. Due to the current global situation, the 2021 training program will be held virtually, not in-person. The training will be made freely available to accepted participants from non-profit organizations and government officials from low- and middle-income countries. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until 31 March 2021.
 
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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 31 March 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term PhD fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 31 September 2021. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2021. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 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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Scientific Exploration Society

Explorer Awards 2021
Deadline: 1 April 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) makes awards to "pioneers with purpose" who combine innovative field expeditions with important research contributions, including in subject areas related to environment and conservation. The awards are intended to provide a financial contribution to the overall cost of the fieldwork phase of scientific exploration. Grants range from US$4 thousand to US$7 thousand. For 2021, SES announces seven award categories. The application deadline for a simple online application (stage 1) is 02 April 2021.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 April 2021
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters. Holohil will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.
 
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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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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

MSc in Sanitation 2021/2022
Deadline: 1 May 2021
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
IHE Delft accepts applications for academic admission to the Master of Science Program in Sanitation. The program is aimed at young and mid-career sanitation professionals, working in water supply and sewerage companies, municipal assemblies, government ministries, NGOs and consulting firms. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers 10 partial scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022. Partial scholarships cover €15 thousand of the total costs. The candidate is expected to cover the remaining costs of the program from other sources. The application deadline for partial scholarship through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is 01 May 2021.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Alumni Grants
Deadline: 1 May 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Alumni Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Alumni Grants provide ongoing support of former WWF-US fellows and scholars to conduct research or attend conferences and workshops. Grant requests may not exceed US$2,000. The proposed training must take place at least 60 days after the application deadline. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 May and 01 August 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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Rotary Foundation

Masters Studies in Water and Sanitation 2021-23
Deadline: 1 June 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary's support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO's Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE. The deadline for applying for admission is 01 May 2021 and for submitting Rotary-scholarship applications is 01 June 2021.
 
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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Marine and Ocean Conservation 2021
Deadline: 7 June 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include marine and ocean conservation. The Foundation is interested in marine protected areas; sustainable fisheries; conserving sharks and rays; conservation of coral reefs; and limiting plastics pollution. Eligibility extends to U.S. nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)3 registration and international conservation organizations. The application deadlines for project support in 2021 are 20 November 2020 and 07 June 2021.
 
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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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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2021
 
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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Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Local Project Support
Deadline: 1 July 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. The application deadlines for concept notes are 01 January and 01 July 2021.
 
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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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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 July 2021
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters. Holohil will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.
 
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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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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Alumni Grants
Deadline: 1 August 2021
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Alumni Grants are one part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at WWF-US. Alumni Grants provide ongoing support of former WWF-US fellows and scholars to conduct research or attend conferences and workshops. Grant requests may not exceed US$2,000. The proposed training must take place at least 60 days after the application deadline. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 May and 01 August 2021.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 September 2021
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Waterloo Foundation manages an Environment Fund that supports projects to manage and conserve marine resources. Applications are invited from UK charities in partnerships with local organizations in the developing world, and from non-UK organizations that can provide suitable references in the UK. The majority of grants range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of up to three years. Application deadlines are 01 March and 01 September each year.
 
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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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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2021
Deadline: 30 September 2021
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in the UK, Italy, India, and South Africa. For short-term PhD fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March and 31 September 2021. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2021. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 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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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 October 2021
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
Holohil Systems Ltd. supplies radio-tracking equipment and related services for wildlife research and management. Holohil manages a grant program to offer transmitters at a reduced or no cost for projects focusing on wildlife species of especially high research and/or conservation value. Holohil will contribute up to C$2,500 toward the purchase of transmitters. Holohil will pay all shipping charges. Eligibility to apply for the grants extends to conservation professionals and researchers anywhere in the world. Support is awarded four times a year. The application deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, and 15 October each year.
 
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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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African Bird Club

Conservation and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2021
 
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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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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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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Amphibian Survival Alliance

Partnerships for Amphibian Conservation
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) makes grants to evidence-based conservation projects that address key threats to amphibians and raise awareness. Start-up grants of up to US$5 thousand are available to establish new in situ amphibian conservation projects. Emergency grants can be requested in emergency situations, for example, in cases where in situ action is required, such as the emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction. ASA Conservation Grants are only available to existing ASA partners. Interested organizations are invited to apply for ASA partnerships anytime.
 
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Aqua for All

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

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

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

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

Great Apes 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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City Climate Finance Gap Fund

Urban Climate Action
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Principal Office: International
 
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) supports cities and local governments in preparing and prioritizing climate-smart plans and investments with the goal of attracting more financing and support for implementation. The Fund focuses on climate-smart urban planning and early-stage project preparation in developing and emerging countries. Selected proposals will receive technical assistance and capacity building. Cities and local authorities can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. There is no application deadline.
 
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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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Principal Office: International
 
The EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and private-sector organizations. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT. Currently, requests can be submitted from entities in VPA countries and non-VPA countries. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Guyana, and Honduras. Grants are up to US$55 thousand. Eligibility extends to government institutions and non-profit organizations. Applications (English, French, Spanish) can be submitted at any time.
 
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Ford Foundation

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

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

Assistance for Fruit Orchards
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) offers planting materials and technical assistance to establish fruit orchards that will be used for charitable purposes. Fruit orchards must serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, international hunger relief sites, or animal sanctuaries. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations, public or nonprofit schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose. Most programs are implemented in the USA. However, FTPF will also consider international projects. Applications are accepted continuously.
 
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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 Enterprise Agency

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

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

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

Collaborate Pacific Fund
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Principal Office: New Zealand
 
Collaborate Pacific aims to support effective governance, leadership, regional cooperation, and sustainable development in the Pacific. The fund supports small scale activities in 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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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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Rainforest Trust

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

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

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

Rapid Action Grants: South Africa
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Save Our Species (SOS) invites proposals for Rapid Action Grants targeting terrestrial or freshwater threatened species in South Africa. 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 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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Savvy

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

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

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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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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South Pole

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

Faculty and Student Mobility Grant
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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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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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Principal Office: USA
 
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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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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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 and women’s rights activists. Grants are made in five categories, including one category on natural resources governance & climate change. The Fund aims to respond to most urgent requests within 24 hours. Grants are up to US$12 thousand. Applications can be submitted in five languages (English, French, Swahili, Arabic, Portuguese) at any time.
 
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Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

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

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

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

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