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Breakthrough Institute — Research Fellowships

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. About the fellowship

Forest Foundation Philippines — Forest Conservation in the Philippines

The Forest Foundation Philippines supports activities that foster the protection and sustainable management of forests in the Philippines. Proposed projects should contribute to the protection and sustainable management of forests and biodiversity. Grants may be used for scientific research, piloting forest management strategies in small islands ecosystems (includes Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas and Locally Conserved Areas), mangrove rehabilitation, or plant nurseries. Proponents may apply for small (Php 500 thousand), medium (Php 4 million) or large grants (Php 24 million). Individuals, groups and organizations are eligible to apply. Universities are invited to engage in partnerships rather than apply for grants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Details

Pura Vida Conservation — Reforestation Projects in the Americas

Pura Vida Conservation seeks to improve the productivity and health of natural lands throughout the Americas. The organization aims to interconnect fragmented natural areas through strategic and innovative conservation methods, while actively working to enable humans to exist sustainably within the biosphere. Pura Vida accepts applications for small reforestation projects, e.g., for farms, yards, commercial buildings, and other properties. There is no application deadline. Plant a tree

Nippon Foundation — Marine and Maritime Affairs

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. Find the Overseas Grants for Marine Projects

Nippon Foundation — Overseas Grant Programs

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. Find the Overseas Grant Programs

Heliconia Society International — Small Grants for Student Research

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. Read more

Energy Assistance — Technical Assistance for Small Electricity Projects

Energy Assistance is an employees’ association of electricity utilities in Europe that offers technical assistance to communities in the developing world needing electricity. Examples are electricity projects for water supply, village lighting, agriculture, schools and hospitals, and related local needs. The Association posts an application form. Applications can be submitted at any time. Link

Minnesota Zoo — Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program

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. Info

Royal Bank of Canada — Environmental Donations (Water & Climate Action)

RBC Environmental donations aim to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water while simultaneously supporting initiatives in the area of climate action to protect vulnerable communities. RBC funds initiatives that support the sustainable management and protection of water or projects that help combat climate change and its impacts. Most grants are up to $5 thousand. For all requests over $5 thousand the submitting organization must provide its most recent audited financial statements. Applications are accepted year-round. Guidelines & Eligibility

Rockefeller Brothers Foundation — Sustainable Development in China and the Western Balkans

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. Find out how it works