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Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund — Funding for Projects Led by Women 2018

VGIF provides grants up to US$7,500 for projects that are led by women, and that help empower women and girls in grassroots communities around the globe. Most grants are for one year. Past projects include examples in farming, kitchen gardens, water supply, and other aspects of sustaining local livelihoods.  VGIF will accept letters of intent through 02 October 2017. Find the guidelines here  

FAO of the United Nations — FLEGT in Countries with Partnership Agreements

FAO administers the EU’s program of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT). The program is open to government institutions, civil society, and private-sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in FLEGT’s Voluntary Partnership Agreements.  These countries are Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire,  Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Grants are up to US$110 thousand. The deadline for concept notes is 15 September 2017. Link

French Institute for Development Research — GUYAMAZON, 4th Call for Proposals

France’s Institute for Development Research (IRD) collaborates with other French institutions and three Brazilian states to sponsor GUYAMAZON for collaborative French-Brazilian research in the Amazon region. Research themes include biodiversity, terrestrial and forest ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, climate and health, agro-ecology and subsistence farming, renewable energy, and social sciences. Projects link researchers in France (especially the department of French Guyana) and the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Amapá, and Maranhão. The application deadline is 31 August 2017. Link

Central African Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions — Scholarships for Forest Management in the Congo Basin

The Central African Network of Forestry and Environmental Training Institutions (RIFFEAC) will award masters and doctoral scholarships in support of sustainable management of Congo Basin forests (PREREDD+ Project ). Eligible countries are Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, and Sao Tome and Principe.  The deadline for applications (French) is 20 April 2017.   Link

Earth Journalism Network — InfoCongo

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants of up to US$1,500 for stories about pressing issues in the Congo Basin. The main focus is to show the impacts of environmental change on human lives and ecosystems. For this reason, EJN prioritizes stories about forests, water, climate change, wildlife, extractive industries, conflicts, and crimes.  Proposals should focus on the production of one or more story, map, or data visualization element. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 20 May 2017.  Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Reforestation in Haiti

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) calls for applications for a five-year project to address environmental degradation and loss of tree cover in Haiti. The objective is to provide environmental services in targeted forest areas in support of food security and resilience. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted.  Funding Opportunity SOL-521-17-000011. The deadline for applications is 05 May 2017. Link

European Commission — Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in South America

The EC will make grants in support of forest conservation and sustainable development in the region of dry forests, chaco, cerrado, and pantanal regions corresponding to ZICOSUR in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. Project activities should focus on ecosystem conservation; support for sustainable economic development; strengthening of environmental governance; and provision of local services such as community water supply. Grants will range from €1 million to €2.5 million, varying with cost shares. Eligibility for funding extends to civil society organizations established in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. Reference EuropeAid/154653/DD/ACT/Multi. The closing date for summary proposals is 04 May 2017. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Coastal Biodiversity in Central America

USAID’s regional office in Central America invites proposals to conserve biodiversity in targeted coastal-marine areas and associated upland ecosystems; to decrease degradation of forest and mangrove landscapes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to climate change; and to enhance climate-smart economic opportunities and sustainable use of natural resources (“biocommerce” ). Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. The program will aim to make one award of up to US$17 million over five years. Funding Opportunity RFA-596-17-000002. The closing date for applications is 10 April 2017. Link

Innocent Foundation — Seed Grants for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World

The program area “seed funding” makes grants to partner NGOs to deliver small-scale agricultural projects that have strong local impacts in the developing world. In addition to grant for agriculture, past projects include several that address water, forests, biodiversity, and related issues in environment and natural resources. Applying organizations must be registered charities in the UK. Grants are up to £30 thousand per year for three years. Link

Fauna & Floral International — Global Trees Campaign 2016-2017

Fauna & Flora International, in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Conservation Leadership Program, sponsor the Global Trees Campaign to support master’s research focused on tree species conservation. Research should focus on in situ conservation of a threatened tree species, ideally on IUCN’s Red List, and external to the countries of the OECD. Grants are up to £1 thousand. The application deadline is 05 February 2017. Link