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Caterpillar Foundation — Grants for Environment and Basic Needs

Internationally, the Caterpillar Foundation has supported projects in tropical forest conservation and afforestation; water and sanitation; food and agriculture; alternative (low-carbon) transportation systems; urban waste recycling; and other themes related to environment and natural resources. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations such as development NGOs, universities and institutes, foundations, museums, conservation groups, and others. Most grants are in communities where Caterpillar has an active presence. Applicants answer a series of questions about their eligibility in order to apply. More

Earth Journalism Network — Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers Organizational Grant to support the creation of media organizations in the Bay of Bengal region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change. Particular attention should be given to the adaptation needs, challenges, efforts and success stories of vulnerable and marginalized communities. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. However, EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be about US$15 thousand for one year. The application deadline is 18 May 2018. More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

The CEPF seeks letters of inquiry for small grants (less than US$50 thousand) to conserve biodiversity in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. The conservation priorities are stated in the announcement for Strategic Directions 1, 2, and 3 in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, universities, private enterprises, and other applicants from civil society. Government enterprises and institutions may be eligible if they can meet special criteria. All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas prior to submitting. The closing date for applications is 23 May 2018. Find the call

European Commission — European Development Fund

The European Union seeks proposals for the program “CSO-RISE – Civil Society Organisations in Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development” to foster the initiatives of the civil society organisations in their capacities to address economic, social and climate-resilient issues through innovative interventions. The proposals presented should cover technologies, economic activities, policies and services in the theme sustainable agriculture. Grants will fall between 1.5 – 2.2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations located in the European Union or Ghana. The deadline for concept notes is 01 June 2018. For more information, click here

United States Government — Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Big Cats Species

The United States Department of State seeks to reduce wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes. Therefore, applications are invited from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, and other non-profit qualified organizations for a grant to implement a program to “Combat Trafficking in High Value Wildlife Products from Big Cats”. For the purposes of this NOFO, “big cats” include the following species and all of their subspecies: cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), jaguar (Panthera onca), leopard (Panthera pardus), lion (Panthera leo), puma (Puma concolor), snow leopard (Panthera uncia), and tiger (Panthera tigris). Grants range between US$1 million and US$2 million. The application deadline is 05 June 2018. Details

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World

BBSRC seeks collaborative research projects addressing challenges relating to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy in the developing world. Projects my focus on the themes of agriculture, sustainable energy or clean water. Applicants can request a maximum of £2 million per project for up to three years. The call is open to individuals and organisations. Projects must be led by an eligible PI in the UK. Applications must be submitted by 06 June 2018. More

Government of Canada — Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana

The Government of Canada seeks preliminary proposals (stage I) under the Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana call. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant Directory). Proposals must contribute to the achievement of enhanced economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive economic growth for women in Ghana. Successful pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full project (stage II) and be considered for funding, receiving between $5 million and $10 million over a period of five years. Applications can be submitted in English or French until 06 June 2018. Find the call

European Commission — Youth Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

The European Union seeks proposals for projects that address challenges and create opportunities for the youth in Swaziland through entrepreneurship opportunities in sustainable agriculture. Grants requested must fall between €372 thousand and €472 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations located in the European Union or Swaziland. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 14 June 2018. More

United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund — 9th Call for Proposals

The USISTEF announces its 9th competitive call for proposals to commercialize technologies for societal impact. Priority areas include health, education, agriculture, water, and others. Proposals must include at least one partner from each country, India and USA. Funding is up to Rs. 2.5 crores (approximately US$400 thousand) for projects that demonstrate a high potential to be commercial within 2-3 years. The bi-national teams can include incorporated companies; non-incorporated entities; and individuals or consortia from academic, government, and non-government R&D institutions. The deadline for full proposals is 15 June 2018. Link

United States Government — Wildlife Detection Dog Programs in Southeast Asia

The United States Department of State seeks to reduce wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes. Therefore, applications are invited from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, and other non-profit qualified organizations for a grant to implement “Wildlife Detection Dog Programs in Indonesia and Malaysia”. Applicants may submit either (i) a proposal for work in both Indonesia and Malaysia with a budget up to $2million; or (ii) a proposal for work in one country, either Indonesia or Malaysia, with a budget up to $1 million. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 25 June 2018. Find details