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Earth Journalism Network

Biodiversity Story Grants
Deadline: 21 November 2022
 
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. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues. ENJ expects to award story grants of up to US$5 thousand each. The deadline for applications is 21 November 2022.
 
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Green Alley

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

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

Geographical Fieldwork Grants
Deadline: 23 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Geographical Society invites applications for the Gilchrist Fieldwork Award. The aim of the award is to support challenging overseas fieldwork projects carried out by a team of university academics and researchers. The team should comprise up to 10 members, the majority of whom should be British. Previous winning themes include climate change, ecosystem function, climate science and ocean circulation. The biennial award offers £15 thousand. The deadline for applications is 23 November 2022.
 
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Acumen Fund

India Fellows Program 2023
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Acumen Fund promotes the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The India Fellows Program is designed to equip local leaders with the tools, mindset, and community to tackle poverty and injustice in their communities. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. The fellowship is a mix of offline and online seminars, involving a time commitment of approximately 30 days in the year. The application deadline is 25 November 2022.
 
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BirdsCaribbean

Research and Conservation of Caribbean Birds
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
BirdsCaribbean invites applications for its grants programs. The James A. Kushlan Research and Conservation Fund provides support on an annual basis for biological, ecological and conservation research on waterbirds in the Caribbean region. The Betty Petersen Conservation Fund seeks to advance the conservation status of birds and habitats in the Caribbean region through projects that engage and empower communities and stakeholders to protect and benefit sustainably from their birds. David S. Lee Fund for the Conservation of Caribbean Birds supports applied and innovative projects with direct conservation effects on Caribbean birds and/or their habitats. Awards range from US$2,500 to US$5,000. Grants will be awarded to anyone (individuals or organizations). Applicants from the Caribbean will be given consideration over other nationalities. The application deadline is 25 November 2022.
 
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Global Thinkers Forum

Mentoring Program 2023
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
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 2022.
 
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International Water Association

UN 2023 Water Conference
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Water Association (IWA) offers young water professionals from around the globe the possibility to participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference (USA, March 2023). IWA will provide workshops, round tables, and other activities related to the conference. IWA will provide fellowships to cover travel, subsistence, accommodation, transportation, travel insurance, and visa application fees. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old. The application period will be open until 25 November 2022.
 
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Opportunity Desk

Impact Challenge
Deadline: 25 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The OD Impact Challenge seeks to recognize and support the efforts of young people working to bring positive change to their communities. The top three winners will share a cash prize of US$1,000, The opportunity to compete for a seed grant of up US$2,500 and personalized mentoring. The competition is open to young changemakers worldwide. Online applications have to be completed before 25 November 2022.
 
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University of British Columbia

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

Pan-African Climate Accelerator
Deadline: 26 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Africa ClimAccelerator supports promising climate impact ideas and early-stage businesses with climate tech solutions through business support and capacity building. The program seeks applications from early- to mid-stage African startups with solutions that are addressing the impacts of climate change and building the resilience of communities. The program provides business coaching, professional guidance on finance, support defining the climate impact potential of their solution, and preparation for future investment opportunities. Business must be incorporated in an African country. The application deadline is 26 November 2022.
 
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Leading House Africa

Research Partnership Grant
Deadline: 26 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Leading House Africa calls for applications from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education to further develop and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa. Proposals from STEM fields, including biological sciences and medicine are accepted. The call will award a maximum of CHF 15 thousand per research collaboration project. Eligible partner countries are all African countries, except the Maghreb region and Egypt. Deadline for submissions is 26 November 2022.
 
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African Leadership Academy

Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2023
Deadline: 27 November 2022
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Anzisha Prize seeks young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$140 thousand. Applicants must be nationals of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/beneficiaries. The next application closes 27 November 2022.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Media Workshop in South Africa
Deadline: 27 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from South Africa to apply for a media workshop on covering pathways to Net Zero, to be held in Johannesburg (January/February 2023). The workshop will help journalists improve their understanding of the energy transition, and learn how to report more effectively on climate change. The workshop is open to journalists from print, television, online and/or radio. EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants. The deadline for applications is 27 November 2022.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Media Workshop in India
Deadline: 27 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from India to apply for a media workshop on covering pathways to Net Zero, to be held in Kolkata (February 2023). The workshop will help journalists improve their understanding of the energy transition, and learn how to report more effectively on climate change. The workshop is open to journalists from print, television, online and/or radio. EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants. The deadline for applications is 27 November 2022.
 
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Terraformation

Forest Accelerator Program
Deadline: 27 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Terraformation launches the Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator, a biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator program. The program aims to foster thriving forest communities that preserve biodiversity while increasing the global forest carbon supply. The Accelerator is open to forest creation and restoration teams of all types from around the world. Participants will benefit from expert training, information on creating and registering carbon projects and a free feasibility study to assess their project and its ability to grow into a full-scale carbon project. The deadline for application is 27 November 2022.
 
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Association of Commonwealth Universities

Early-Career Conference Grants
Deadline: 28 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
Early-career conference grants support emerging academics so they can take part in conferences that can have a profound impact on their teaching and research. This year's grants are being offered for both virtual (online) and in-person conferences. Virtual conference grants cover the conference registration fee of up to £600 and a data grant of £50 for applicants who do not have reliable access to Wi-Fi. In-person conference grants are a maximum of £2,000 to cover conference registration fees, flights, accommodation and other travel related costs. Applicants must be employed by an ACU member university. The application deadline is 28 November 2022.
 
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American Museum of Natural History

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

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

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

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

International Development Fellows Program
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites individuals dedicated to a career in international relief & development work to submit an application to the International Development Fellows Program. Fellows receive training and support CRS’ work in various sectors such as agriculture/livelihoods, health, water and sanitation, emergency response, or micro-financing. The Catholic Relief Services offers 20-30 fellowships each year. Each fellow is placed in one of CRS’ overseas country programs for a 12-month fellowship. The application deadline is 30 November 2022.
 
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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Support to Micro and Small Enterprises
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
WIDU.africa supports job creation in Africa by redirecting remittances from the African diaspora in Europe into micro and small businesses of relatives or friends in participating African countries. The WIDU Grant supports new and existing businesses with up to €2,500. Currently, WIDU offers local calls targeting green businesses in Kenya and Ethiopia to support enterprises interested in building a sustainable green future in their communities. Target sectors include renewable energy, agriculture, and reduction of waste. Applicants need to either have an existing small business or a concrete business idea. Applications can be submitted until 30 November 2022.
 
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European Outdoor Conservation Association

Funding for Conservation Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) makes grants for field-based projects in wildlife conservation; protection of forests and wetlands; litter clean-up on trails and mountains; environmental education in local communities; and other initiatives in support of nature-based travel and tourism. Project applications must protect a threatened species or habitat; have a link to the outdoor enthusiast; and involve hands-on practical conservation work. Grants are to nonprofit organizations in amounts up to €30 thousand for projects of one to two years anywhere in the world (except North America). There are two application periods per year. The next application window is 01 to 30 November 2022.
 
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International Research & Exchanges Board

Community Engagement Exchange Program
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks applications for its 2022 Community Engagement Exchange Program with the aim to build the capacity of local innovators working with communities. The program is open to young local leaders addressing issues related to the environment, youth, women, and sustainable development, among others. Community Engagement Exchange is a year-long professional development program with a three-month fellowship in the United States. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 27 at the time of application. Eligible countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Latin America are listed in the announcement. Applications must be submitted by 30 November 2022.
 
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Malmar Knowles Family Foundation

Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership (Kectil) Program is a one year web-based mentoring program in youth leadership. The program consists of multiple-week modules with assignments to address issues facing youth globally. Youth (aged 17-26) from developing countries are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 30 November 2022.
 
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Right Sharing of World Resources

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR's current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. Grants are usually US$5,500 (but many are considerably smaller) for a one year project. RSWR has two funding cycles with deadlines on May 31 and November 30 each year. (However, RSWR recommends earlier submissions of at least a month prior to the deadline to allow time for revisions.)
 
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Royal Geographic Society

Grants with Deadlines in November 2022
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) makes grants for geographical research, fieldwork, and teaching that include several awards with deadlines in November. 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; Postgraduate Research Awards; and Geographical Club Award. The deadline is 30 November for the Neville Shulman Challenge Award.
 
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Save Our Seas Foundation

Ocean Storytelling Writing Grant
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOS) Ocean Storytelling Writing Grant supports conservation storytellers. SOS is looking for writers who can tell conservation stories about the oceans, from the animals themselves, to fisheries, to the communities whose lives are intertwined with marine life. Story topics can range from the animals themselves, to fisheries to the communities whose lives are intertwined with marine life. Successful grantees will receive a paid assignment to cover a conservation story. SOS seeks to support early-career and emerging storytellers and aims to encourage new voices with new perspectives and writing approaches. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2022.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

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

Grants for Research towards Agricultural Innovative Solutions
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
SEARCA GRAINS offers short-term starter funds to collaborative actions aimed at transformative innovations for more sustainable agriculture and rural development across Southeast Asia. GRAINS will support the translational research and community knowledge transfer of technologies and products that will lead to diffusion or adoption of innovative solutions in agriculture. Funding ranges from US$ 5 thousand to US$15 thousand. The grant is open to academic/research, private, government or non-government institutions, farmer groups and cooperatives. The lead proponent must be a citizen of a Southeast Asian country. The deadline is 30 November 2022.
 
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World Wildlife Fund U.S.

Reforestation Grants 2023
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
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 30 November 2022.
 
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Yves Rocher Foundation

International Terre des Femmes Award
Deadline: 30 November 2022
 
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 5th edition in 2023, seeks applications under the theme “Wetlands, natural areas at risk!”. The award will be given to a project launched by a woman or a group of women committed to the conservation of wildlife and associated ecosystems. 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 2022.
 
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British Herpetological Society

Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The British Herpetological Society (BHS) offers small grants to current students in support of herpetological fieldwork and other research costs. Projects which benefit species of conservation concern are likely to be favored. The scheme is open to students and research projects in any country, but applications from countries where funds are relatively easy to obtain may be at a disadvantage. Applicants do not have to be BHS members, though this is encouraged. Small grants are up to £300. The application deadline is 01 December 2022.
 
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Cambridge University

Masters in Conservation Leadership
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership invites applications for entry in 2023. The full-time masters program during one year is aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. Scholarship programs offer support to students from developing countries. The application deadline for program admission is 01 December 2022.
 
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Dalai Lama Fellows

Mentorship for Emerging Leaders
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Dalai Lama Fellowship offers emerging leaders from all around the world mentorship and coaching to design and implement their own original field project addressing a global challenge. Project areas include environmental sustainability, among others. The fellowship does not offer funding for projects, instead it offers coaching and a global community. This program is open to next-generation leaders (20-35 years old). Deadline for applications is 01 December 2022.
 
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Delft University of Technology

Excellence Scholarships
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
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 01 December 2022.
 
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East-West Center

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

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) seeks applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program in North America. Pre-proposals must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices in the topic areas of waste conversion to energy, biological conversion technologies, recycling, among others. Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15 thousand to over $500 thousand with an average grant size of about $160 thousand for 2 years. There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location. EREF has two deadlines per year with pre-proposals being accepted 15 days prior to the deadline date. The next application deadlines are 01 December 2022 and 01 May 2023.
 
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation

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

Environmental Conservation Grants 2023
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
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 01 December 2022.
 
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Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund

Grant Program 2023
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
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 01 December 2022.
 
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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation Research and Education in Latin America: Equipment and Student Grants
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy (NGC) provides grants and equipment to students and scientists working in grassland habitats in Latin America. Research grants of one year are open to Latin American researchers affiliated with a university, museum, or conservation organization. Additionally, the NGC offers equipment grants for conservation science, and small grants to Latin American graduate students doing field projects. The NGC describes the amount of funding; eligibility criteria; review process; and application deadlines for each of the three programs. Awards range from US$500 to US$5 thousand. The application deadline for the research (memorial) grants is 01 March. The application deadlines for equipment grants and student grants are 01 April, 01 August, and 01 December.
 
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Ornithological Society of the Middle East

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

Food Systems Fellowship
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Acumen, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, invites students from all around the world to submit innovative solutions to tackle the greatest food systems challenges. The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Food Systems Fellowship is an intensive, one-year leadership development program for food systems leaders who are creating more inclusive, nourishing and regenerative food systems. Eligibility extends to individuals who demonstrate experience in building inclusive food systems. The final application deadline for the 2022 cohort for the Food Systems Fellowship is 01 December 2022.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: 1 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality with destination Switzerland who intend to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions individual postdoctoral fellowship. This funding scheme will offer applicants with a PhD a position at a non-commercial research institution in Switzerland for 12-24 months. The grant includes a salary with social security contributions, financial contributions to research, and conference costs. The scheme is open to all research disciplines and topics. The deadline for submissions is 01 December 2022.
 
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Turtle Conservation Fund

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

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

Public Awareness on Climate Change
Deadline: 2 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges funds communication projects that mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Proposals should focus on influencing public opinions, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc. The Foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The Foundation makes small grants of up to €10 thousand and large grants ranging from €20 thousand to €200 thousand, although larger projects may be considered. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is 02 December 2022.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Wildlife Health and Welfare 2023
Deadline: 2 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories: Established Investigator (average US$50 thousand per year for 3 years); First Award (US$54 thousand per year for 2 years); Fellowship Training (average US$50 thousand per year for 2 years); Pilot Study (max US$10 thousand); and Veterinary Students (stipends of up to US$5 thousand). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 02 December 2022.
 
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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Call for Proposals 2022
Deadline: 4 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) launches its 2022 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 04 December 2022.
 
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Water and Development Partnerships
Deadline: 5 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Water and Development Partnership Program supports transformations to ecologically sustainable water management practices by strengthening capacities in low- and middle-income countries through joint research, education, and knowledge sharing on water. For that purpose, IHE Delft seeks to support large-scale projects with up to €1.5 million for three to five years. The call is open for projects that aim to redress issues related to inequities and ecological degradation in water-related developments. Submission of preliminary ideas closes on 05 December 2022.
 
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Marine Stewardship Council

Ocean Stewardship Fund
Deadline: 5 December 2022
 
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 05 December 2022.
 
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ygap

Poverty Solutions for Kenya
Deadline: 5 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Australia
 
The ygap accelerator provides support to Kenyan leaders with solutions to poverty. Entrepreneurs and startups with project ideas and solutions for their local community are invited to apply for the training program. The program offers a three-day accelerator followed by twelve months of tailored support including business skills development, strategy insights, mentor support, and more. Participants will gain access to professionals (designers, lawyers, coaches, etc.) and have the opportunity to apply for small grants. Eligibility extends to social entrepreneurs operating in Kenya, who are dedicated to creating a positive change in the lives of people living in poverty. Applications close 05 December 2022.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

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

Civil Society Organizations Development in Mexico
Deadline: 8 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission seeks to contribute to green and inclusive economic growth in Mexico by strengthening the capacity of civil society to participate and influence reinforcing nature-based climate change adaptation measures. Project partners should prioritize the implementation and monitoring of public policies for adaptation to climate change, through measures based on coastal and maritime ecosystems. Applicants may request up to €1.8 million for their action plans. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations established in a Member State of the European Union or Mexico. The closing date for submission of proposals is 08 December 2022.
 
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The Commonwealth Secretary-General

Global Ocean Competition
Deadline: 8 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) launch a global competition to inspire young people to take action on oceans. The Youth Action Challenge will award three young activists with £1,000 each for their work towards the realization of conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources. Applicants must be aged 18-30, and come from a Commonwealth country, to enter. The competition closes on 08 December 2022.
 
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Morris Animal Foundation

Veterinary Student Scholar Program
Deadline: 9 December 2022
 
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 09 December 2022.
 
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SVG Ventures

Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge
Deadline: 11 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Challenge seeks to identify and support innovators who are driving the global transformation to climate-smart agriculture practices. Winners will receive up to US$100 thousand in funding to develop a proof of concept and will be considered for investment from Shell Ventures. The challenge is open to start-up and scale-up businesses located around the world. Applications close on 11 December 2022.
 
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YALI Regional Leadership Center

West Africa Emerging Leaders Program
Deadline: 11 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The YALI West Africa Emerging Leaders Program provides business and entrepreneurship training to young West African leaders from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Burkina Faso. The program will teach young leaders about modern leadership through coursework (in-person or online), a mentorship program, internship or community service, and report writing. Applicants have to be proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. Applications close on 11 December 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme
Deadline: 12 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
In collaboration with UNESCO, TWAS institutes a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from developing countries to visit research centers regularly. 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 Associateship Scheme is ongoing. Applications must be submitted by 12 December 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Research Professorships in Least-Developed Countries
Deadline: 12 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
TWAS funds selected TWAS members to assist with building research capacity in the least-developed countries (LDCs). During a period of five years, each funded professor will be expected to make three visits to a host institution in a partner LDC, for a minimum stay of one month each visit. TWAS will provide travel support, while living expenses are covered by the host institution. Requests need to be submitted by research groups and scientific institutions in the LDCs. The application deadline is 12 December 2022.
 
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World Academy of Sciences

Associateship Scheme for Research Collaboration
Deadline: 12 December 2022
 
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 12 December 2022.
 
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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2023
Deadline: 13 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
With funding by the UK's Department for International Development, the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available to citizens of Commonwealth countries for masters studies at UK universities, usually for one year. The participating academic programs include several in subject areas such as environmental science and management, agroforestry, livestock management, remote sensing, disaster management, wetlands science, etc. The CSC lists the participating universities and their eligible courses. Potential applicants must check with the relevant UK university regarding their admission requirements and guidelines for applying. The deadline for scholarship applications is 13 December 2022.
 
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German Government

International Climate Initiative Medium Grants
Deadline: 13 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. The focus of the IKI Medium Grants scheme is to provide support to the implementation of projects addressing the global loss of biodiversity in connection with climate change. Each project can receive a grant of between €300 thousand to a maximum of €800 thousand over a period of two to three years. Funding is available for non-profit organizations (associations, foundations, think tanks) and academic institutions (universities and research institutions), as well as non-profit companies in Germany. Projects have to be implemented in collaboration with local implementing organizations in ODA countries. Project outlines can be submitted by 13 December 2022.
 
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University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Fellowship for African Scholars
Deadline: 13 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Penn Development Research Initiative (DevLab at the University of Pennsylvania) seeks to build capacity for rigorous research on pressing policy challenges facing low- and middle-income countries, by providing training and research opportunities for emerging researchers. The university invites researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to apply for a semester-long fellowship for the 2023 Fall semester (September – December 2023). Visiting fellows will have the opportunity to audit doctoral-level classes, carry out independent research and present their research. PDRI will cover accommodation, health insurance, a monthly stipend, visa fees, and round-trip economy airfare for selected fellows. The application deadline is 13 December 2022.
 
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Asia Research Institute

Asian Graduate Student Fellowship
Deadline: 14 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Singapore
 
The Asia Research Institute (ARI) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries for the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship. This opportunity includes a virtual fellowship and an in-person fellowship. Selected participants will undergo an intensive six-week program of independent research, training in academic writing, and mentorship meetings. Participants will take part in an intensive course on English academic writing. The fellowship program is open to junior scholars in the humanities and social sciences undertaking research focused on Southeast Asia. Candidates are to submit their applications by 14 December 2022.
 
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UK Government

Manufacturing Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Deadline: 14 December 2022
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Program calls for concepts for research and development projects that address manufacturing pollution in the textiles sector. The program has an investment fund of up to £20 million to be disbursed over a 5 year period with up to £5 million for this call. Eligibility extends to NGOs, UK-based non-profit organizations, companies, and educational institutions. Priority will be given to projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. The deadline for submitting applications is 14 December 2022.
 
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Erasmus Mundus Programme

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

Science and Innovation Fellowships Program
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
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 25 post-doctoral fellows 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 15 December 2022.
 
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Data Papers on Freshwater Species
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
GBIF and the open-access Journal of Limnology announce a call for researchers to submit data papers about species that inhabit the world's inland waters. To assist efforts to fill gaps in primary biodiversity data on freshwater species, GBIF will sponsor the article processing charges (normally €624) for the first sixteen manuscripts accepted by the Journal. Authors must prepare the manuscript in English. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2022.
 
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iF International Forum Design GmbH

Social Impact Prize
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The iF Social Impact Prize aims to publish and support design projects that contribute to solving urgent challenges and help to improve living conditions in the developing world. Solutions should already be established and help to solve well known issues in any category of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The best projects will share a cash prize of €100 thousand in total. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies and foundations (student concepts will not be accepted). There is no deadline, projects can be submitted on a continuous basis. Registration is open until 15 December 2022.
 
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Pulitzer Center

Rainforest Investigations Fellows
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Pulitzer Center accepts reporting fellowship applications for its Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN). The network seeks to create an ecosystem of collaboration among journalists to follow the money and the many illegal practices and legal loopholes that enable industrial-scale deforestation in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions: Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. Experienced investigative journalists with a proven track record are eligible to apply for fellowships. Fellows will receive data, communication, and coordination support from the Pulitzer Center. The last day to apply is 15 December 2022.
 
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from the developing world for one semester of non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment in the USA. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. The eligible countries are listed in the call. Candidates need to apply through the U.S. embassies in their home countries. The deadline is 15 December 2022.
 
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United Nations University

MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Deadline: 15 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The United Nations University (UNU) and the University of Bonn welcome applicants for the international joint MSc program, “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.” The ideal candidate has a strong interest or experience in human-nature relations and risk governance in the Global South. Women and applicants from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to financially support successful applicants from developing countries. The application deadline is 15 December 2022.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

Project-based Personnel Exchange Program with India
Deadline: 16 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The ’Project-based Personnel Exchange Program’ (PPP) is a bilateral research promotion program to strengthen the collaboration between Indian and German research groups, which are working jointly on a particular scientific project. Financial support is available to support exchange visits to the partner institution and short term stays of scientists and doctoral students. The program is open to academics in the disciplines of agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, forestry, medicine, life sciences, animal sciences, and others. University professors, scientists/researchers and post-doctoral researchers from German and Indian universities and those in permanent positions at public funded research institutes are eligible to apply. A project shall be funded for a maximum period of two years. The deadline for submission of applications is 16 December 2022.
 
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U.S. Department of State

TechGirls 2023
Deadline: 16 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology. The program is open to teenage girls (ages 15-17) from eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America. TechGirls covers the costs of travel, accommodation and meals for participation in the technology camp hosted by Virginia Tech University. The application will close on 16 December 2022.
 
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Wikimedia

Research Fund
Deadline: 16 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Wikimedia Research Fund provides support to individuals, groups, and organizations who have limited access to research funding and are proposing work that has a positive impact on their local communities. Requests may range from US$2 thousand to a maximum of US$50 thousand. The application submission deadline is 16 December 2022.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Story Grants to Report on the Mediterranean Sea (Morocco)
Deadline: 17 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists from Morocco interested in developing in-depth stories exposing the scale of unsustainable marine management and biodiversity loss in the Mediterranean Sea. ENJ expects to make 5 awards of €500 each. Applicants can be from all countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Applicants must be based in Morocco. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience. Deadline for applications is 17 December 2022.
 
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UN Global Compact

Young SDG Innovators Program
Deadline: 17 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Young SDG Innovators Program is an accelerator program for future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative SDG solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models. Participants participate in online and in-person workshops, case studies, company visits and forum discussions. Companies based in Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom or the United States have the opportunity to collaborate with their Global Compact Local Networks to nominate young professionals for the program. The nomination deadline is 17 December 2022.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropical Andes: Ecuador
Deadline: 19 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for large grants in support of biodiversity conservation in the Tropical Andes. Projects must be based in Ecuador and strengthen protection and management of key biodiversity areas and its conservation corridors. CEPF makes large grants of more than US$50 thousand, with an average funding size of US$140 thousand per project. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, local communities, indigenous peoples groups, and other civil society organizations in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. The deadline for letters of inquiry (English, Spanish) is 19 December 2022.
 
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Oxford University

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

CrossCulture Program 2023
Deadline: 22 December 2022
 
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 22 December 2022.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
Deadline: 23 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) seeks to empower communities and civil society in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands to implement actions to improve the resilience of species, ecosystems and human populations to climate changes. CEPF intends to make small grants of more than US$50 thousand in support of conservation actions, including agroforestry, “climate smart agriculture,” eradication of invasive alien species, and landscape restoration. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 23 December 2022.
 
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Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Accelerating Investments in Climate Resilience 2023
Deadline: 26 December 2022
 
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 2023, the Lab seeks innovative finance solutions that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges and investment opportunities for a net zero economy. Selected ideas will receive guidance and support from experts and investors, as well as analytical and communications support. The application deadline is 26 December 2022.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Caribbean Islands
Deadline: 30 December 2022
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) makes small and large grants in support of biodiversity conservation in the Caribbean "Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot." Grants are in support of community-based sustainable small-scale fisheries, protection and conservation of endangered marine species, marine protected areas management, and activities that promote improved marine and coastal ecosystems. Small grants are between US$5 thousand and US$50 thousand; large grants are greater than US$50 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 30 December 2022.
 
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Weeden Foundation

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

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

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

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

Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Mozambique provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations in support of Basic Human Needs, including Water and Sanitation. The maximum grant amount per project is 10 million yen (approx. US$66 thousand). Potential recipients are community-based nonprofit organizations that implement development projects at grass-roots level (NGOs, educational institutions, local governments, etc.). The deadline is 31 December 2022.
 
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ETH Zurich

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

Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2023-2024
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The DAAD offers scholarships to qualified individuals from eligible developing countries for post-graduate studies at German universities in development-related subjects. The program (EPOS) is open to individuals who have completed their previous academic degrees no longer than six years previously; who have at least two years of professional experience; and who are nationals of countries receiving official development assistance (DAC list of the OECD). The available courses range across water resources; renewable energy; land management and tenure; agricultural sciences; forest sciences; ecology; nature conservation; environmental governance; and many others. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2023-2024 intake fall between August 2022 through December 2022, varying by courses (check carefully).
 
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Giving Joy

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

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

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

Small Grants for Conservation in Africa
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund provides financial resources to small non-profit organizations and individuals to carry out conservation research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Funding is €1,500 per applicant. Application deadlines for small conservation grants are 30 April, 31 August and 31 December each year.
 
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L’Oreal and UNESCO

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

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

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

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

Seed Grant for Social Enterprises
Deadline: 31 December 2022
 
Principal Office: USA
 
StartupXs invites applications for the 2023 ChangeMakers Seed Funding competition. 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$1500 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 2022.
 
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United People Global

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

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

Environment and Sustainability
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
Through the Succow Foundation, the Marion Dönhoff Grant supports open and critical debates in the areas of environmental journalism, political ecology and sustainable development. The program is a fellowship for post-graduates with professional experience and activists of civil society networks and groups. The target regions are post-soviet states, including the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The fellowship funds a study and work visit in Germany for up to five months. Applications are accepted twice each year. Applications should be submitted on 01 July and 01 January of each year.
 
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Neotropical Bird Club

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 01 January and 01 July of each year.
 
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Neotropical Birding and Conservation

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Neotropical Birding and Conservation (formerly Neotropical Bird Club) offers small and medium-sized research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The next deadline for applications is 01 January 2023.
 
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Wild Animal Initiative

Fellowship Program
Deadline: 1 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Wild Animal Initiative invites early-career scientists to apply to a fellowship program. Fellowships are offered to individuals to conduct wild animal welfare research that is explicitly focused on combining animal welfare and the study of wild animals. Wild Animal Initiative offers a stipend of up to US$60 thousand per year for salary and living expenses. Eligible candidates can request an additional allowance of up to US$25 thousand per year for field work, consumables and other research related costs. Applicants must have a PhD or be a full-time graduate student expecting to graduate within 3 months of application. Applications must be received by 01 January 2023.
 
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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Animal Protection and Welfare
Deadline: 3 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust makes grants to small UK registered charities in support of animal protection, animal welfare and the conservation of wildlife. The Trust only supports UK charities but funds can be used for animal protection projects abroad. The Trust has three annual deadlines: 03 January, 01 May and 01 September 2023.
 
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United States Agency for International Development

Urban Sanitation Madagascar
Deadline: 3 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the Madagascar Urban Sanitation Project. USAID/Madagascar aims to engage eligible partners to expand water and sanitation in urban areas. USAID anticipates supporting one award of up to US$10 million over five years. Eligibility is unrestricted, however, certain conditions have to be met. Please study the official announcement carefully. The closing date for applications is 03 January 2023.
 
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Mastercard Foundation

Scholarships for Africans at University of Cambridge
Deadline: 5 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Mastercard Foundation funds economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa for study at the University of Cambridge. The fields of study include different areas of sciences and STEM fields; and many others. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program covers the cost of travel and visas, accommodation, meals, allowance for a laptop, health cover, and a living stipend – as well as tuition costs. These scholarships cover the full period of study and are renewable annually. The scholarship application has to be submitted no later than 05 January 2023.
 
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Audubon Naturalist Society

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

Global Development Awards Competition 2022
Deadline: 6 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Global Development Awards Competition is open for applications. The awards recognize excellence in policy-oriented research, supports research capacity development of researchers in low and middle-income countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. The competition will feature two categories: a competitive research grant program (worth US$30 thousand) that funds outstanding research proposals that address development issues in low and middle-income countries and a competitive grant program (worth US$45 thousand and US$135 thousand) that supports non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in low or lower-middle-income countries. The Global Development Network will host open sessions for prospective applicants to provide them with additional information and answer their questions about the application process. The application deadline is 06 January 2023.
 
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Botany in Action Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 6 January 2023
 
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 06 January 2023.
 
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Swedish International Development Agency

Locally Controlled Forest Restoration
Deadline: 6 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Sweden
 
The LoCoFoRest (Locally Controlled Forest Restoration) training program aims to build capacity in national, regional and local institutions and organizations in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. The program will give participants the skills and knowledge to support local communities and entrepreneurs to make forest and landscape restoration scalable. The training consists of a web-based preparatory course, three weeks training in Sweden and a project in the participants’ home countries. The application should be made by the individual applicant but needs to be endorsed by an employer. International travel, accommodation, food, costs for lectures and study tours are covered by the organizer. The application deadline is 06 January 2023.
 
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U.S. Department of State

TechWomen 2023
Deadline: 6 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
TechWomen offers professional mentorship and exchange to emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the developing world. The program is open to qualified women with a minimum of 2 years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields. Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe. TechWomen covers the costs of travel and accommodation for the program events in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The application deadline is 06 January 2023.
 
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American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant
Deadline: 9 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) awards the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant to professionals in zoological medicine for the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Two categories of funding are available: standard grants (maximum US$20 thousand) and small grants (maximum US$7,500). Application deadline is 09 January 2023.
 
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Earth Journalism Network

Stop Spillover Media Grants
Deadline: 9 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to media organizations to support capacity-building activities for media and journalists related to understanding and preventing zoonotic viral spillover. EJN is particularly interested in projects that help journalists use data and the latest scientific research in their reporting. Applications are open to traditional news media, broadcast media, development media, new media and independent media outlets from the following countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Earth Journalism Network expects to award three organizations with up to US$10 thousand each in funding. The application deadline is 09 January 2023.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia
Deadline: 10 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for large grants to promote biodiversity conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). Large grants range from US$50 thousand to US$150 thousand. Project proposals should be built on biodiversity conservation as a fundamental component. The call is open to NGOs, community groups, cultural organizations, women’s groups, private companies and civil society organizations. International organizations are encouraged to involve local organizations or communities as project partners. Expressions of interest have to be submitted by 10 January 2023.
 
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Leakey Foundation

Research on Primates
Deadline: 10 January 2023
 
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$20 thousand. Larger projects by senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$30 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January and 15 July 2023.
 
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022/2023
Deadline: 10 January 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) supports the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. The scholarship funds studies for a two-years Master’s degree in low- or middle-income countries of the Commonwealth across many subjects, including conservation ecology, horticulture, agriculture, animal science, and many others. Eligibility extends to citizens of (or with refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award. Scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses (stipend) for duration of award, return economy flight, one-off arrival allowance and research support grant (on request). The application deadline is 10 January 2023.
 
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Volvo Environment Prize

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

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

Environmental Fellowships 2022
Deadline: 11 January 2023
 
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$83 thousand per year, plus reimbursement for relocation expenses, annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2023.
 
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Trust for Sustainable Living

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

Young Scientists Summer Program 2023
Deadline: 12 January 2023
 
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 2023 program is 12 January 2023.
 
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Young Scientists Summer Program 2023
Deadline: 12 January 2023
 
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 2023 program is 12 January 2023.
 
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Journalism Fund

Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: 12 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism supports cross-border teams of professional journalists or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe. The grant covers working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400 thousand. The grant is open to professional freelance journalists or news outlets (cross-border teams of at least two journalists). The next application deadlines are 13 October 2022, 12 January 2023, 27 April 2023, 27 July 2023, and 26 October 2023.
 
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UN Global Compact

Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals
Deadline: 13 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals is a nine-month program for business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative sustainable development solutions and business models. The program targets entry- to mid-level managers across diverse businesses. The accelerator is open to business managers from selected countries (listed in the announcement). The call for nominations will remain open until 13 January 2023.
 
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American University in Cairo

African Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Egypt
 
The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 17 October (spring semester).
 
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East-West Center

South Pacific Scholarship Program
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The United States–South Pacific Scholarship Program provides opportunities for university studies (masters and bachelors degrees) at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are relevant to the development needs of Pacific island countries. Priority areas of study include agriculture, environmental studies, and many others. Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible to apply: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The application deadline is 15 January 2023.
 
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Erasmus Mundus

Joint Masters
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Erasmus Mundus Master’s programs International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) and Coastal Hazards, Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (COASTHazar) are open for application. Both programs include studies at three institutions in three different countries. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Applications have to be submitted by 15 January 2023.
 
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European Commission

TROPIMUNDO Masters Program in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems 2024-2025
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
TROPIMUNDO is a 2-year Erasmus Mundus masters program in tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. Students alternate their semesters between consortium universities in Europe (Belgium, France, Italy) and tropical regions outside Europe (Australia, Cameroon, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Malaysia). Applicants should have an internationally accepted bachelor’s degree in biology, natural sciences, environmental sciences, or equivalent. The EC provides a certain number of scholarships for EU and non-EU students. The deadline for applications (with scholarships) is 15 January 2023.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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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Graduate Institute Geneva

Master and PhD Applications 2023
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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 2023.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

International Master of Science in Environmental Technology
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
IHE Delft welcomes applications from international and EU candidate students seeking admissions to the International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE). The next intake of IMETE students will be in September 2023. Studies will take place in 3 different European countries. The European Union will offer full scholarships on a competitive basis. Applications for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications are due 15 January 2023.
 
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Kinship Foundation

Conservation Fellows 2023
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Kinship Foundation invites fellows worldwide to participate in its month-long conservation leadership program in the USA. Kinship focuses on market-based mechanisms for conservation by strengthening the participants’ skills in leadership, communication, economics, and business and finance. Selected participants receive training and a US$6 thousand stipend to cover travel and living expenses. Applicants should be mid-career conservation practitioners with at least five years of field experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a demonstrated desire to innovate. The next application deadline is 15 January 2023.
 
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Ocean Foundation

Scholarship for Sea Turtle Preservation
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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 2022/2023. The application deadline is 15 January 2023.
 
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PADI Foundation

Grants for Marine Conservation 2023
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
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 2023.
 
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Stanford University

Summer Fellowships for Future Leaders 2023
Deadline: 15 January 2023
 
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 15 January 2023.
 
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Campus France

Visiting Fellowship for Young Researchers
Deadline: 16 January 2023
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative calls for applications from young researchers who wish to carry out their research in France. MOPGA intends to award 40 fellowships for a duration of 12 months with a monthly allowance of €2,500. Eligible research themes include climate change and energy transition. Foreign researchers must hold a doctoral degree for less than 5 years. Applications must be submitted by 16 January 2023.
 
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Swiss Network for International Studies

Call for Projects 2023
Deadline: 18 January 2023
 
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 18 January 2023.
 
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Ashinaga Africa Initiative

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

Reporting Grants Blue Economy in Belize
Deadline: 20 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists in Belize, to support the production of in-depth stories on the protection, conservation and management of reef health. Stories should raise awareness about the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth in Belize, and initiatives to improve livelihoods and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem. ENJ plans to award 10 story grants of US$1,400 each to Belizean journalists. Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio, multimedia). The application deadline is 20 January 2023.
 
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InsuResilience Solutions Fund

Climate Risk Insurance Products
Deadline: 20 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF) seeks projects with a holistic approach on disaster relief and preparedness. The Fund will support the development of new climate risk insurance products or the scaling-up of already existing products with the aim to increase the resilience of poor and vulnerable people in developing countries to climate change. ISF provides grant-based co-funding of up to €2.5 million, but requires matching the grant funding (in-kind and/or as a financial contribution). Eligibility extends to private and public organizations located in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. The application deadline is 20 January 2023.
 
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University of Oxford

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

Solved Youth Innovation Challenge
Deadline: 24 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The MIT Solve program seeks passionate young innovators aged 24 and under who implement solutions that have positive impacts in their communities and the world. The Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge is an opportunity to submit tech-based solutions that address one of four thematic areas: Learning, Health, Sustainability and Economic Prosperity, for example, innovations that can reduce the effects of climate change. 10 winners will receive prize funding and mentorship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anyone anywhere around the world can submit a solution to the Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge if they are aged 24 and under. The deadline to submit solutions is 24 January 2023.
 
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Rise

Global Talent Program
Deadline: 25 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Rise is a global talent program for young people (ages 15 to 17) from around the world. Each year, Rise will select 100 winners and provide them with need-based financial support for university and internships, mentorship and career services, and access to funding to scale up their social impact throughout their careers. The program is open to any type of young talents, including environmentalists, musicians, artists, performers, product developers, software engineers, researchers, or social or political movement leaders. Participants have to download an app and set up a profile to participate in the selection for the global talents program. The deadline is 25 January 2023.
 
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AgFunder

Foodtech and Agtech Accelerator
Deadline: 30 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Singapore
 
The GROW Impact Accelerator Program is a five-month accelerator for startups operating in new frontiers of foodtech and agtech. The program is designed for international startups looking to expand into Asia, and for regional startups to launch on the global stage. Companies receive US$200 thousand worth of cash and in-kind investments. Applications are open until 30 January 2023.
 
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100,000 Strong in the Americas

Cacao for Peace Innovation Fund
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Cacao for Peace Innovation Fund Grant Competition is designed to create and implement new student/faculty exchange and training programs in areas related to the cocoa value chain. Proposals must propose a research project focused on the cacao sector. The Innovation Fund intends to award up to eight grants of US$25 thousand. Higher education institutions in Colombia and the United States are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2023.
 
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Bristol Myers Squibb

Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Young One World Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 12 seeks to reduce waste and the release of toxins into the environment which will ultimately improve health outcomes. Projects should focus on the link between waste and health, recycling or reuse programs for individuals or companies, or preventing food waste and food loss. The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators (18-30 years old). The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project startup grant and 12-months of mentorship from a team of Bristol Myers Squibb professionals and partners. The application deadline is 31 January 2023.
 
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Eastern Bird Banding Association

Research Grants 2023
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Eastern Bird Banding Association (EBBA) seeks applicants for grants to be used toward research using banding techniques and/or bird banding data. One or more grants totaling up to US$5 thousand will be awarded. Priority is for research on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province, included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the USA, Canada, or the Western Hemisphere may also be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged. The application deadline is 31 January 2023.
 
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Embassy of Japan

Grants for Grassroots Projects in Uganda
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda provides financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations in support of community development projects in Uganda. Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing, including water and sanitation, disaster relief, and agricultural development. The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (approx. US$100 thousand). Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community based organizations, educational institutions and local governments. The Embassy receives concept papers anytime throughout the year, but the selection process is conducted twice a year with deadlines on 31 January and 31 July.
 
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Enterprise Singapore

Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2022
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Singapore
 
The Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge invites industry partners and creative innovators to co-develop sustainable solutions in key areas such as sustainable materials, packaging, zero-waste and more. Participants have the chance to collaborate with major partners and access funding to develop their solutions. The challenge is open to startups, small to medium enterprises, institutes of higher learning and research institutes across the world. The application deadline is 31 January 2023.
 
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King Baudouin Foundation

Enterprises for SDGs
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Business Partnership Facility (BPF) awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. Projects submitted under this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly identified SDG. The BPF provides non-refundable grants between €50 thousand and €200 thousand that represent a maximum 50% of the total investment. Eligible countries include several from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa (full list of eligible countries is provided in the call). 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 31 January 2023.
 
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MDPI

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

Support for Young Scientists from Asia-Pacific
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) aims to build the capacity of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Young researchers (under 40 years old) can submit fieldwork based projects in the areas of biology; biodiversity; wildlife and restoration of ecosystems; and relationships between nature and humans. The maximum grant size is 1.5 million Japanese yen per project. Application deadlines are twice a year: 31 July 2022 and 31 January 2023.
 
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U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Marine Turtle Management and Conservation
Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The International Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program supports conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of endangered sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region. The program funds internationally-based projects to protect conserve western Pacific leatherback sea turtles occurring in Indonesia and Solomon Islands, and sea turtle management and conservation projects within Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, or Indonesia) and Japan with focus on fishery bycatch, nesting beach monitoring, poaching reduction, and/or the illegal sea turtle wildlife trade. Proposals between US$10 thousand and US$100 thousand per project year will be funded. Projects may apply for up to three years in length. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, foreign institutions, foreign organizations, and governments. The application deadline is 31 January 2023.
 
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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

IDRC Research Awards 2023–2024
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The International Development Research Center (IDRC) makes research awards to citizens and permanent residents of Canada, and to citizens of developing countries. The award provides for a one-year paid program of research in addition to hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the use of knowledge from an international perspective. Six positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa (Canada). Program areas include climate resilience and sustainable food systems; and several others. Applicants should be enrolled, or have previously completed, their masters or doctoral degrees at recognized universities. IDRC identifies countries not eligible for awards, as well as countries requiring prior approval. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 01 February 2023.
 
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European Commission Erasmus Mundus

International Masters Degree in Environment 2023-2025
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
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 2023.
 
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European Landowners’ Organization

Land and Soil Management Award
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Land and Soil Management Award rewards land use and soil management practices mitigating soil threats i.e. soil degradation, erosion, reduction of organic matter content, diffuse contamination, and compaction as well as the reduction of soil biodiversity, salinization, sealing, flooding and landslides. The winning project receives €5 thousand. Eligibility extends to farmers, landowners, groups of farmers, on their own or in collaboration with research institutes, universities and/or private companies. The call is open for applicants from all European countries. The call for application closes 01 February 2023.
 
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Garden Club of America

Awards in Tropical Botany and Horticulture
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Garden Club of America (GCA) offers several grants, prizes, and fellowships for students enrolled at universities in the USA, including some awards that have a tropical focus. The GCA Awards in Tropical Botany are open to PhD candidates (application deadline is 15 January). The Anne Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany is open to PhD students and recent PhD graduates (deadline is 31 January). The Lou McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture is restricted to U.S. citizens who are graduate students or advanced undergraduate students (deadline is 01 February). Applicants should review all programs, criteria, and deadlines.
 
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Harvard University

Award for Student Research on Asian Tropical Forest Biology
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
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 2023.
 
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Primate Conservation Inc.

Funding for Primate Research
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. PCI offers seed monies and matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists, and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates. The maximum grant amount is US$5 thousand. Preference is for projects that involve people of the habitat countries. The next deadlines for grant applications are 20 September 2022 and 01 February 2023.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. The Initiative invites applications for conservation partnerships from nonprofit entities and NGOs for projects in tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Applying organizations may submit proposals for either a land purchase or a protected area designation. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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Swiss National Science Foundation

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

Masters Program in Development Studies 2023-2024
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The University of Antwerp's Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) offers three specializations for one-year masters programs in development studies. Topics include poverty, climate change, conflict, good governance, sustainable development, and others. The Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR-UOS) awards scholarships to students from many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America for studies at Belgian universities that include Antwerp's IOB. Candidates applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship have to submit their application by 01 February 2023.
 
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Waterbird Society

Research Grants for Wading Birds
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
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.

Educational Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
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 2023 fellowship focuses on the place-based nature of food system transformation. The fellowship supports individuals to develop research on food system transformation at the national level to build a better understanding of the country specific actions that need to be taken to transform food systems to improve human health and foster environmental sustainability. Applicants may request up to US$30 thousand per year for up to two years. The application deadline is 01 February 2023.
 
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Yale University

Yale Young African Scholars 2023
Deadline: 1 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) offers an academic summer program for secondary school students from across Africa. The program offers online and in-person programs in four interdisciplinary sessions on Innovations in Science & Technology and Solving Global Challenges. 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 01 February 2023.
 
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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
Deadline: 2 February 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) seeks to empower communities and civil society in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands to implement actions to improve the resilience of species, ecosystems and human populations to climate changes. CEPF intends to make small grants of up to US$50 thousand in support of conservation actions, including agroforestry, “climate smart agriculture,” eradication of invasive alien species, and landscape restoration. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 02 February 2023.
 
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Ghent University

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

Landscape Restoration Grant
Deadline: 3 February 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) invites expressions of interest from organizations and partnerships for the Landscape Restoration Grant. The program supports landscapes and seascapes restoration in areas that are ecologically degraded, fragmented, disconnected, missing key species and vulnerable to climate change. The maximum grant amount projects can apply for is €100 thousand. The program welcomes applications for smaller amounts. Each team must identify a Lead Partner who will take responsibility for the project. Lead partners must be not-for-profit organizations. The deadline for expressions of interest is 03 February 2023.
 
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Letten Foundation

Prize for Young Researchers
Deadline: 6 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Letten Prize is an international prize for young researchers (under the age of 45) that conduct research aimed at addressing global challenges within the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life. The winner is awarded 2,5 million NOK (ca. US$235 thousand) to be used for research activities. The prize is open to researchers from all around the world. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 06 February 2023.
 
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RBC Foundation

Tech for Nature
Deadline: 6 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Canada
 
The RBC Foundation accepts applications for its 2023 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 06 February 2023.
 
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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Research Collaboration 2023
Deadline: 8 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Denmark
 
Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for research proposals between Denmark and researchers in partner countries. In 2023, the following countries are eligible for research applications: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Palestine, Somalia (incl. Somaliland), Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligible research themes include energy transitions; water resource management; food and agriculture. The expected duration of research projects is up to 5 years within a maximum grant of DKK 10 million for each project. Only universities or research-based institutions registered in Denmark and with a capacity to (co-)supervise Ph.D. students are eligible to submit an application. The application deadline (Phase 1) is 08 February 2023.
 
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Journalism Fund

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

Global Warming Mitigation Project
Deadline: 10 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Keeling Curve Prize offers micro-funding and recognition to individuals or organizations with active or ongoing projects that reduce CO2 emissions or increase CO2 uptake. Each year, US$35 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 2023.
 
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Social Science Research Council

APN Individual Research Fellowships
Deadline: 10 February 2023
 
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 2023 to December 2023, with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in an African country. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.
 
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Social Science Research Council

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2023
Deadline: 10 February 2023
 
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 postdoctoral writing fellowship supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000. 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 10 February 2023.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2023
Deadline: 11 February 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January - 11 February; 18 April - 19 May; 10 July - 20 August; and 09 October - 19 November 2022.
 
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Seeding Labs

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

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2023
Deadline: 17 February 2023
 
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 2023. 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 17 February 2023.
 
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Wellcome Trust

Early-Career Awards
Deadline: 21 February 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Wellcome Trust supports bold and creative discovery research that has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing. The Early-Career Awards provide funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity through innovative projects. Research can be in any discipline, including STEM, experimental medicine, or climate – as long as it has the potential to improve human life. The Trust covers the researcher’s salary and up to £400 thousand for research expenses. The applicant’s host organization has to be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland, a low- or middle-income country (apart from India and mainland China). Deadline for new applications is 21 February 2023.
 
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Royal Geographical Society

Grants with Deadlines in January-February 2023
Deadline: 22 February 2023
 
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 Frederick Soddy Schools Award is 18 January 2023. The Small Research Grants, the Henrietta Hutton Research Grant, the Monica Cole Research Grants, and the Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award close on 03 February 2023. The Geographical Fieldwork Grants and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants have the application deadline of 15 February 2023. The Slawson Awards, and Environment and Sustainability Research Grants have an application deadline of 22 February 2023.
 
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European Commission

Floating Wind Energy Deployment
Deadline: 23 February 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The European Commission (EC) offers grants for innovation on floating wind energy deployment optimized for deep waters and different sea basins (Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, North-east Atlantic Ocean). The proposal is expected to deploy in one of the sea basins in Europe. Applicants must be established in a Member State of the European Union, countries associated with Horizon Europe or low- and middle-income countries. The application deadline is 23 February 2023.
 
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Global Water Intelligence

Global Water Awards 2023
Deadline: 23 February 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
Nominations are open for the annual Global Water Awards 2023. Global Water Intelligence seeks technologies, plants, projects, and companies that make significant contributions to the development of the water sector. Focus areas include water or wastewater treatment, water conservation and management, ecologically sustainable industry technologies, and commercial solutions, among others. Nominations are open to everyone (including individuals, companies, organizations, or initiatives etc.). Nominations close on 23 February 2023.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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Industrial Development Cooperation

Green Tourism Incentive Program
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: South Africa
 
The Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) seeks applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Program (GTIP). The key objective is to encourage privately-owned tourism enterprises in South Africa to adopt responsible tourism practices through installing solutions to reduce their energy and water consumption and costs. The GTIP offers grant funding from 50% to 90% of the total cost of approved energy and water efficiency solutions. The application deadline is 28 February 2023.
 
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Leading House Africa

Seasonal Schools for African PhD Students
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
Leading House Africa seeks to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African PhD students of higher education institutions in seasonal schools. Leading House seeks Seasonal Schools in Switzerland to sponsor African participants for a PhD graduate program. Eligible applicants are organizers of seasonal schools (e.g. summer schools) in or outside of Switzerland affiliation to a Swiss Institution of Higher Education. The grant per seasonal program is CHF 60 thousand. The submission deadline is 28 February 2023.
 
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MDPI

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

Remote Sensing Travel Award 2023
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites applications for the 2023 Remote Sensing Travel Awards. Remote Sensing will make two awards of CHF800 each to two selected PhD students to present an oral presentation and/or poster at an international conference in 2023. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers or Ph.D. students working in the field of remote sensing or related areas. Applications have to be submitted by 28 February 2023.
 
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MDPI

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

Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
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 28 February 2023.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Alliance is interested in helping communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers. The Kleinhans Fellowship provides US$20 thousand over two years for research on this topic in Latin America, with preference for sites where the Rainforest Alliance currently supports community forestry. Applicants must have at least a master's degree in forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science, or an appropriate related field. The next deadline for applications is 28 February 2023.
 
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Rainforest Alliance

Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Alliance is interested in helping communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers. The Kleinhans Fellowship provides US$20 thousand over two years for research on this topic in Latin America, with preference for sites where the Rainforest Alliance currently supports community forestry. Applicants must have at least a master's degree in forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science, or an appropriate related field. The next deadline for applications is 28 February 2023.
 
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Seabird Group

Small Grants
Deadline: 28 February 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Seabird Group supports research, survey, and conservation of seabirds. It awards small grants each year, with priority to Seabird Group members working on Atlantic seabirds. The maximum grant is usually £500 per project. Applications should be submitted by 31 October and 28/29 February each year.
 
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Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

Research Competition 2023
Deadline: 1 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
Each year, the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences sponsors a competition to stimulate high-quality research regarding problems inherent in the developing world. The questions for 2023 request a study on the impact of climate changes and/or anthropogenic activities on ecosystem services and a study that would link biodiversity changes to the worldwide food supply and health evolution of populations in the South. Each award-winning work is granted a prize of €2,500. The application deadline is 01 March 2023.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 March 2023
 
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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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

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

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Early-Career Researchers
Deadline: 6 March 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
In partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), TWAS invites early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries to apply to the IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. The fellowship will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. The program will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The deadline for receiving applications is 06 March 2023.
 
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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

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

Student Design Award
Deadline: 8 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The iF Student Design Award recognizes students and their future-oriented concepts that aim to solve a global development challenge. The best concepts earn a share of €50 thousand. All winners will be honored with a two-day event in Istanbul. Students and recent graduates of all design-related courses and programs are welcome to register their concepts. The registration deadline for participation is 08 March 2023.
 
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Mongabay

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

Sustainable Future Grant
Deadline: 14 March 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) accepts applications for the Sustainable Future Program to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current economic systems. JRCT is particularly interested in activities that help marginalized groups and young activists. The Fund will support campaigns and movements, networks, and the replication of innovative local projects on a larger scale. Eligibility extends to UK based and foreign non-profit organizations. Applicants have to register an account first. The upcoming deadlines for account registrations are 28 October 2022 and 14 March 2023.
 
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Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok

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

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

Youth Design Challenge
Deadline: 28 March 2023
 
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 28 March 2023.
 
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11th Hour Racing

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

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

Research Grants 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
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 2023. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2023. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2023.
 
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Loyola Foundation

Catholic Mission Activities
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Loyola Foundation supports family-based charitable organizations in less developed countries worldwide. Past grants have helped finance the installation of solar power plants, water wells, or the construction of churches, schools, and health clinics. Generally, the Foundation accepts requests up to US$20 thousand. Projects must be part of an overseas catholic mission activity. Completed applications must be received by 31 March and 30 September 2023.
 
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MDPI

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

Remote Sensing Young Investigator Award 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
MDPI, a publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals, invites nominations for the Remote Sensing 2023 Young Investigator Award. The winner will receive CHF2000. 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 be under 35 years and be nominated by senior researchers. The deadline for nominations is 31 March 2023.
 
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Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas

Grants for Environmental Conservation
Deadline: 31 March 2023
 
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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Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund

Krill Fishing and Marine Ecosystem
Deadline: 5 April 2023
 
Principal Office: Norway
 
The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) calls for proposals from scientific researchers who can aid in determining the impact of the krill fishing industry on the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Funding will range from US$25 thousand to US$90 thousand per project. The deadline for applications is 05 April 2023.
 
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Marine Mammal Commission

Grants to Protect Marine Mammals 2023
Deadline: 12 April 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Marine Mammal Commission invites worldwide proposals on community-driven conservation approaches to eliminate, manage, or mitigate threats to marine mammals. The Commission supports projects on any subject in support of marine mammal conservation, protection, research, and management. All projects must include an outreach, communication, or engagement component that furthers marine mammal conservation or management efforts. Funding requests are limited to US$35 thousand. The submission deadline for proposals is 12 April 2023.
 
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National Geographic Society

Exploration Grant
Deadline: 12 April 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The National Geographic Society funds individuals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology that align with one or more of their focus areas: Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Culture, Human Ingenuity. Level I grants receive funding up to US$20 thousand and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, and mentorship from fellow National Geographic experts. Level II grants are up to US$100 thousand. Currently, National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. Applicants may request up to US$20 thousand. Grant proposal submissions are due by 12 April 2023.
 
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EIT Food Call

Technology Solutions in the Agri-Food Sector
Deadline: 13 April 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
EIT Food invests in projects, organizations and individuals with innovative solutions for a healthy and more sustainable food system. EIT Food co-funds the development of commercial projects in the agrifood sector. The selected organization will receive funding of up to €600 thousand per activity for 12 months or up to €1,2 million per activity over a maximum of 24 months. Eligibility extends to consortiums of at least three eligible organizations from two different countries. The submission deadline is 13 April 2023.
 
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Amphibian Ark

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

Partnerships for Amphibian Conservation
Deadline: 15 April 2023
 
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 must submit project outlines before the deadline on 15 April 2023.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 April 2023
 
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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Fiat Panis Foundation

Prize for Master Thesis in Food Security
Deadline: 30 April 2023
 
Principal Office: Germany
 
The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture, ecology and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand in support of qualified young scientists by honoring their excellent master thesis in the field of food security. The deadline for submissions (German, English) is 30 April 2023.
 
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Fondation SUEZ

Access to Water and Sanitation
Deadline: 30 April 2023
 
Principal Office: France
 
The Fondation SUEZ supports access to essential services such as water, sanitation and waste for underprivileged populations in developing countries. One reward goes to an unregistered, royalty-free innovation developed by a non-profit organization. The other recognizes and encourages an initiative led by a social entrepreneur. The two winning projects receive €50 thousand each. Applications have to be submitted by 30 April 2023.
 
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MDPI

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

Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life 2023
Deadline: 30 April 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) invites nominations for its annual Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life. The prize honors women’s groups for exceptional creativity, courage, and commitment to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Each year, between 5-10 winners receive a cash prize of US$1,000. Nominations include biographical data about the nominee; at least two endorsement letters; and labeled photos. Self-nominations are not accepted. The deadline for nominations (submitted by postal mail only) is 30 April 2023.
 
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Cape Cod Bird Club

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

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program
Deadline: 1 May 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) seeks applications for the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Program in North America. Pre-proposals must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices in the topic areas of waste conversion to energy, biological conversion technologies, recycling, among others. Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15 thousand to over $500 thousand with an average grant size of about $160 thousand for 2 years. There are no restrictions in regards to geographic location. EREF has two deadlines per year with pre-proposals being accepted 15 days prior to the deadline date. The next application deadlines are 01 December 2022 and 01 May 2023.
 
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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Animal Protection and Welfare
Deadline: 1 May 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust makes grants to small UK registered charities in support of animal protection, animal welfare and the conservation of wildlife. The Trust only supports UK charities but funds can be used for animal protection projects abroad. The Trust has three annual deadlines: 03 January, 01 May and 01 September 2023.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2023
Deadline: 19 May 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January - 11 February; 18 April - 19 May; 10 July - 20 August; and 09 October - 19 November 2022.
 
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Ekhaga Foundation

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

Seed Grants for Women's Micro-Credit Projects
Deadline: 31 May 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR's current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya and Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. Grants are usually US$5,500 (but many are considerably smaller) for a one year project. RSWR has two funding cycles with deadlines on May 31 and November 30 each year. (However, RSWR recommends earlier submissions of at least a month prior to the deadline to allow time for revisions.)
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 June 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. The Initiative invites applications for conservation partnerships from nonprofit entities and NGOs for projects in tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Applying organizations may submit proposals for either a land purchase or a protected area designation. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Marine and Ocean Conservation
Deadline: 5 June 2023
 
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 are 14 November 2022 and 05 June 2023.
 
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German Federal Environmental Foundation

PhD Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: 15 June 2023
 
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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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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ETH Zurich

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

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

Conservation and Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: 1 July 2023
 
Principal Office: International
 
The Neotropical Bird Club offers research grants for conservation work, or for research which may be of conservation benefit. Awards of US$1,500 and US$3,000 are for projects carried out by nationals and/or residents of countries in the Neotropics (i.e. the Caribbean, Central America, and South America). The Juan Mazar Barnett award (up to US$5,000) is to encourage early-career neotropical bird conservationists and researchers. Application guidelines are available in English and Spanish. The deadlines are 01 January and 01 July of each year
 
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United States Agency for International Development

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

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 July 2023
 
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 2023
 
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$20 thousand. Larger projects by senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US$30 thousand. There are no citizenship restrictions. The next application deadlines are 10 January and 15 July 2023.
 
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Journalism Fund

Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: 27 July 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism supports cross-border teams of professional journalists or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe. The grant covers working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400 thousand. The grant is open to professional freelance journalists or news outlets (cross-border teams of at least two journalists). The next application deadlines are 13 October 2022, 12 January 2023, 27 April 2023, 27 July 2023, and 26 October 2023.
 
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Embassy of Japan

Grants for Grassroots Projects in Uganda
Deadline: 31 July 2023
 
Principal Office: Japan
 
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda provides financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations in support of community development projects in Uganda. Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing, including water and sanitation, disaster relief, and agricultural development. The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen (approx. US$100 thousand). Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community based organizations, educational institutions and local governments. The Embassy receives concept papers anytime throughout the year, but the selection process is conducted twice a year with deadlines on 31 January and 31 July.
 
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Standards and Trade Development Facility

International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements
Deadline: 11 August 2023
 
Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to increase the capacity of farmers, processors and traders in developing countries to implement international SPS standards to gain and maintain market access. The STDF seeks applications to improve its food safety, animal and plant health capacity. Grants are expected to help address particular challenges or issues that affect trade to international markets. Projects should have a maximum duration of three years, or less. The STDF offers grants of up to US$1 million for projects that promote compliance with international SPS requirements. Public and private sector entities as well as non-profit non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply. The deadlines to apply for funding in 2023 are 24 February and 11 August 2023.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2023
Deadline: 20 August 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January - 11 February; 18 April - 19 May; 10 July - 20 August; and 09 October - 19 November 2022.
 
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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Animal Protection and Welfare
Deadline: 1 September 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust makes grants to small UK registered charities in support of animal protection, animal welfare and the conservation of wildlife. The Trust only supports UK charities but funds can be used for animal protection projects abroad. The Trust has three annual deadlines: 03 January, 01 May and 01 September 2023.
 
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Waterloo Foundation

Environment Fund: Marine Resources
Deadline: 1 September 2023
 
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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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Research Fellowships 2023
Deadline: 30 September 2023
 
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 2023. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2023. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2023.
 
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Loyola Foundation

Catholic Mission Activities
Deadline: 30 September 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Loyola Foundation supports family-based charitable organizations in less developed countries worldwide. Past grants have helped finance the installation of solar power plants, water wells, or the construction of churches, schools, and health clinics. Generally, the Foundation accepts requests up to US$20 thousand. Projects must be part of an overseas catholic mission activity. Completed applications must be received by 31 March and 30 September 2023.
 
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Holohil Systems Ltd

Transmitters for Wildlife Conservation
Deadline: 15 October 2023
 
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 University in Cairo

African Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: 17 October 2023
 
Principal Office: Egypt
 
The African Graduate Fellowship offers African students with limited financial means the opportunity to pursue a master degree at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Nationals of African countries (excluding Egypt) can apply for full-time study in any graduate program offered at the AUC, including the Master of Science programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, and others. The fellowship covers tuition fees, housing, a monthly allowance and health insurance. The application deadlines are 15 January (fall semester) and 17 October (spring semester).
 
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Journalism Fund

Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism
Deadline: 26 October 2023
 
Principal Office: Belgium
 
The Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism supports cross-border teams of professional journalists or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe. The grant covers working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets. The total available amount to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400 thousand. The grant is open to professional freelance journalists or news outlets (cross-border teams of at least two journalists). The next application deadlines are 13 October 2022, 12 January 2023, 27 April 2023, 27 July 2023, and 26 October 2023.
 
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African Bird Club

Conservation Awards and Expedition Awards
Deadline: 31 October 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The ABC Conservation Awards (up to £3 thousand) support small and medium-sized bird conservation projects in Africa. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa. The ABC Expedition Awards (up to £5 thousand) take place within continental Africa or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications are reviewed multiple times a year, with deadlines at the end of February, June, and October.
 
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Rainforest Trust

Creating New Protected Areas
Deadline: 1 November 2023
 
Principal Office: USA
 
The Rainforest Trust partners with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species. The Initiative invites applications for conservation partnerships from nonprofit entities and NGOs for projects in tropical Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Applying organizations may submit proposals for either a land purchase or a protected area designation. Applications to create new protected areas are reviewed three times per year. Application deadlines are 01 February, 01 June, and 01 November each year.
 
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ACT Foundation

Grant Cycle 2023
Deadline: 11 November 2023
 
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 11 November 2022.
 
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Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowships for Early-Career African Researchers
Deadline: 15 November 2023
 
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 2023.
 
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Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Medium Grants for Conservation 2023
Deadline: 19 November 2023
 
Principal Office: UK
 
The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust makes grants to charities working in the area of wildlife and environmental conservation in the UK and internationally. The international grants are primarily for conservation projects in the developing world. The applying organization has to be a charity registered in the UK. Applicants may request medium grants (up to £10 thousand). The Fund offers 4 application windows for medium project grants per year: 04 January - 11 February; 18 April - 19 May; 10 July - 20 August; and 09 October - 19 November 2022.
 
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XPRIZE Foundation

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

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

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

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

Research and Education in Agriculture for Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: France
 
The Agropolis Foundation in France seeks partnerships to address the world's challenges related to food, agriculture, and biodiversity. The Foundation intends to devote one-third of its resources to co-invest with private and public partners. Potentially interested partners can contact Agropolis at the indicated email address.
 
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AirAsia Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emission Reduction and Removal Projects
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Principal Office: UK
 
ClimateCare finances available to scale work in nature-based projects and energy projects. Partnership applications are open to proposals for carbon projects at all stages of development seeking finance and development support to deliver emissions reductions and improve lives. ClimateCare offers access to finance, technical expertise and access to key market insights. Partners receive support for running on-the-ground project activities that deliver impacts on biodiversity, health and livelihoods. Only partners with projects of a certain size qualify for partnership. Interested applicants can submit a proposal for consideration anytime.
 
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Coca-Cola Foundation

Water Projects for Communities
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Coca-Cola Foundation’s priority areas for grant making are women, well-being, and water. Past projects include grants for access to clean water and sanitation; watershed management in water-stressed areas; multiple-use systems for water; and education and awareness in water conservation. Grants are generally made to tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations. Grant seekers apply for cash grants or fund-raising sponsorships. Coca-Cola’s regional and country foundations share these global priorities and add others -- mainly in areas of education, health, and environment. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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

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

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

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
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Principal Office: USA
 
The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy (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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Earth Journalism Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Latin America
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Principal Office: Mexico
 
The Foundation makes grants for sustainable development of water resources in Latin America. Grant recipients for community water projects include government agencies, development NGOs, foundations and institutes, and other nonprofit organizations. To propose projects, applicants should contact the Foundation via its email address or telephone.
 
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Finnish Government

Recruiting Foreign Doctoral Students
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Principal Office: Finnland
 
The EDUFI Fellowship provides initial funding to carry out research for a doctoral thesis in Finland. Researchers or Teachers in Finnish university departments, who wish to recruit a doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland, can apply on behalf of the foreign student. The fellowship grant is intended for post-graduate studies as well as research and teaching cooperation in Finnish universities and covers the living costs of the fellow. The EDUFI Fellowship is available to all foreign nationals and all fields of study. Applications are accepted anytime.
 
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Fondation Segré

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

Direct Assistance in Sustainable Forestry
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Principal Office: International
 
The EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan includes grants of technical assistance to benefit government institutions and private-sector organizations. Projects need to address the identified themes in FLEGT. Currently, requests can be submitted from entities in VPA countries and non-VPA countries. The VPA countries are Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Guyana, and Honduras. Grants are up to US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to government institutions and non-profit organizations. Applications (English, French, Spanish) can be submitted at any time.
 
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

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

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

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

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

Technology to Combat Climate Change
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Principal Office: USA
 
The Gadfly Project provides in-kind grants to organizations seeking to implement a software initiative in the fields of environmental protection and climate change mitigation. Software development efforts with a magnitude between US$5 thousand and US$100 thousand are preferred. Please note that this is an "in-kind" grant (not a cash grant). Requests for support can be submitted at any time. All grants are evaluated quarterly.
 
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Genesis Charitable Trust

Grants for Local Sustainable Development
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Principal Office: UK
 
The Genesis Charitable Trust makes grants to help individuals and communities in developing countries to improve their standards of living. The Trust favors projects that aim for long-term income generation and self-sufficiency, especially projects making a positive impact on communities currently beyond the reach of traditional government or market-based solutions. Past projects include examples in small-scale agriculture, renewable energy, and fisheries -- among other focus areas. The Trust does not set a minimum or maximum grant value, although grants generally do not exceed US$300 thousand per project. Grants are restricted to nonprofit organizations in eligible developing countries, or applicants that are associated with nonprofit organizations from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore. Preliminary grant applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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German Academic Exchange Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renewable Energy Promotion in Developing Countries
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Principal Office: Switzerland
 
The independent platform Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC) supports projects in the field of renewable energies and/or energy efficiency and/or resource efficiency (waste, wastewater and industrial processes). The project applicant has to be a Swiss organization (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.) but the project target country must be a developing country. The maximum amount per project is CHF 150 thousand. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Gray Matters Capital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Collaboration, India with ASEAN
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Principal Office: India
 
The ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund supports projects of 2-3 years between research institutions in India and collaborating institutions in the ASEAN countries. Areas of focus include environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, and several others. The funds support mobility of researchers from India to partnering ASEAN institutions and vice versa, as well as some supplementary expenditures. Applications must be prepared jointly by the Indian and ASEAN partner scientists, and must be submitted to India's DST and the ASEAN Secretariat simultaneously. The completed joint applications can be submitted during any time of the year.
 
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Indo-German Science & Technology Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency Fund for Land and Environmental Rights Defenders (Africa)
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Land Coalition (ILC) supports African environmental and land defenders who find themselves in emergency situations due to the nature of their work. The African Emergency Fund is intended to respond to emergency situations such as temporary relocation; urgent legal assistance; financial support to the family in case of a defender’s death, serious injury or imprisonment; and urgent medical support. Beneficiaries of the fund are ILC members (individuals in member organizations or the organizations). ILC members can also apply on behalf of organizations and communities. Emergency requests can be submitted anytime (decisions will be made within 48 hours after submission).
 
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International Marine Animal Trainers Association

Conservation Fund
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Principal Office: International
 
The International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) provides financial support for non-profit organization projects which focus on conservation-oriented issues that serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. Grants of up to US$5 thousand are for projects of one year. The Principal Investigator or co-PI must be a member of IMATA. The association accepts proposals all year.
 
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International Marine Animal Trainers Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency Funding for Conservation
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Principal Office: International
 
The Rapid Response Facility is designed to deliver rapid conservation funding in times of crisis, with a focus on protecting UNESCO's natural World Heritage sites and potential sites. Eligibility for grants extends to agencies legally responsible for site management; registered local, national, and international NGOs; and the private sector. Grants of US$5 thousand to US$40 thousand are awarded for periods of up to six months. Applications can be submitted at any time.
 
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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

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

Tools and Small Equipment for Grassroots Groups in Africa
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Principal Office: Netherlands
 
The Rescued Tools Foundation (Stichting Gered Gereedschap) collects and refurbishes discarded tools and small items of equipment in the Netherlands for the benefit of recipients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The priority countries are Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana. The Foundation favors projects that offer opportunities for women, marginalized groups, co-operatives, and ecological awareness and environmental protection. Organizations that meet the Foundation's criteria for assistance can fill out an application form.
 
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Research Council of Norway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhino Conservation, Science, and Education
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Principal Office: UK
 
Save the Rhino International (SRI) aims to increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild; enhance the integrity of ecosystems important to rhinos; and ensure that local communities benefit from rhino conservation. The acceptance of new projects is highly unlikely but SRI accepts emails with a short explanation (maximum one page). SRI will invite full full proposals based on the initial contact email. Short project explanations are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Savvy

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

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

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

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

Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture
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Principal Office: USA
 
Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. Sea Pact accepts applications from non-profit and for-profit organizations. Past grant recipients include conservation organizations, marine research organizations, development NGOs, and others. Grants generally range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. Letters of Interest (LOI’s) are accepted on an open basis.
 
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SOAS University of London

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

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

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

Nature-based Climate Action Projects
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Principal Office: International
 
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. Sparks looks for organizations that provide a service that is not currently available to women in that geographical area. Furthermore, Spark only selects organizations with leadership comprised of at least 50% of women from the community served. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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Stockholm Resilience Center

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

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

Oveseas Grants (East Africa)
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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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Techstars

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

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

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

Funding for Social Entrepreneurs
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Principal Office: South Korea
 
The Bridge International (TBI) supports social entrepreneurs and business owners from developing countries who need an operating fund and business consulting. Selected enterprises can participate in a crowdfunding opportunity of up to $8,000 to support their business. Registrations are being accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Courses
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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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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 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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Waterloo Foundation

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

Water Projects in East Africa
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Principal Office: USA
 
Well Aware aims to help local communities in East Africa find sustainable solutions to address water scarcity and contamination. Well Aware aims to support its water projects with integrated project planning; technical evaluation; project oversight; promotion of partnerships; community training in sanitation and hygiene; and community empowerment. At this time, Well Aware is only actively implementing water projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no deadline.
 
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WeObserve

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

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

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

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

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