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Australian Government — Australian Aid: Friendship Grants 2018/19

The Australian Aid: Friendship Grants program supports organisations from across Australia and provides funding for aid activities in the Indo-Pacific. Eligible Australian community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding of AUD30-60 thousand in three annual grant rounds. The grants will fund development activities that strengthen an overseas community’s capacity or socio-economic situation and improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people. The application form must be submitted by 27 August 2018. Friendship Grants

World Academy of Sciences — TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships in Malaysia

TWAS offers postdoc fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) to pursue who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia. The duration of the fellowships is 12 months to 3 years. Subject areas range across the physical and natural sciences, including agricultural sciences. TWAS-USM will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food, and health insurance. The application deadline is 31 August 2018. Find the program

IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands — Finance for Climate Action in Tanzania

The Mobilising More (MoMo) Challenge seeks ideas for climate mitigation or adaptation in Tanzania that have the potential to attract private investors. The winner will receive €25 thousand to strengthen and scale up their business idea. Proposals are invited from companies and non-governmental organizations. Proposals have to be submitted by 31 August 2018. Join the Mobilising More (MoMo) Challenge

International Organization for Migration — Training Experience for Young Social Entrepreneurs

IOM and partners announce a call for applications to participate in the youth entrepreneurship pitching event “Start and Scale-up for SDGs”. The event will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) on 15 November 2018 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Young entrepreneurs from around the world are invited to pitch business ideas that contribute to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A selected panel of impact investors, sustainable finance specialists and other experts will then provide comprehensive feedback on the submissions. Candidates in the ‘Start-Up’ competition will have an opportunity to win a grant of US$5 thousand. Applications have to be submitted before 01 September 2018. Find the call for applications

Toptal — Scholarships for Women

Toptal awards US$10 thousand and a year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, including sustainable development, livelihoods, and science.) The grant can be used to pursue a degree, attend conferences or implement a project. Applications are accepted from Africa, Oceania, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Please note that deadlines vary depending on the location of the applicant, starting with the first application deadline on 13 September 2018. Find the Toptal Scholarships for Women

United States Agency for International Development — Senegal Fisheries, Biodiversity & Livelihoods

USAID seeks applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the “USAID/Senegal Feed the Future Fisheries, Biodiversity & Livelihoods (FBL)” Activity. The purpose of the five-year Feed the Future Senegal Fisheries Biodiversity and Livelihoods Activity is to improve management of fisheries for ecological sustainability. USAID intends to provide US$15 million in total funding over a five year period. U.S. and non-U.S. organizations are eligible to apply. (Note: For-profit organizations must waive profits and/or fees to be eligible to submit an application.) The closing date for applications is 17 September 2018. Find the call

Disaster Risk Reduction Network of Africa Journalists — DIRAJ Media Awards

DIRAJ invites applications from journalists located in Africa and the Arab States for the first Media Awards on disaster risk prevention, reduction and recovery. This award is open for accredited Journalists working in television, radio, print media and verified news websites. Winners will receive a cash award and mentorship. Stories (in English/ French only) must be submitted by 01 October 2018. Find out more

U.S. Department of State — Study/Research Award 2019-2020

The Study/Research Awards are a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program is designed for applicants interested in designing their own projects in various areas of study (possibly within the thematic areas of the Terra Viva Grant Directory). Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicants should familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country. Each candidate is required to be affiliated with a local institution of higher education, a research/training institute, a think tank, or a registered NGO. The deadline for applications is 09 October 2018. More information

European Partnership for Responsible Minerals — Responsible Mining

The international coalition of the EPRM is designed to improve conditions in and around mines and for the miners concerned in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Projects should aim to improve the social, humanitarian, and environmental aspects of mining. Applicants may be companies, knowledge institutions, public or semi-public bodies, or NGOs in any combination and registered in any country. The maximum grant for a project is €340 thousand. The deadline for concept notes is 10 October 2018. More

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants for Fisheries 2019

The Saltonstall-Kennedy program funds projects that address the needs of fishing communities, and that build and maintain sustainable fisheries. The focus areas in 2019 are marine aquaculture; adapting to environmental changes and other long-term impacts in the marine ecosystem; fisheries promotion, development, and marketing. The program is open to applicants in the USA, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau — with priority for applications from the fishing community, and that involve fishing community cooperation and participation. Grants will range from US$25 thousand to US$300 thousand for two years. The deadline for pre-proposals is 05 November 2018. More information