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​Do you want to study abroad, perform research related to land degradation or sustainable land management? Below you can find opportunities for grants from organizations around the world.
 
The Capacity Building Marketplace publishes these opportunities for your convenience, as a service to enable people to make use of these grants to further research and expand their knowledge, thus supporting the efficacious implementation of the UNCCD. Please note that the Marketplace and the UNCCD secretariat is not involved in awarding these grants, and a listing here can not be seen as an endorsement. If you are interested in any of the grants listed below, please contact the issuing organization for further information and for applications.
 
Browse the opportunities below to find the grant that fits your goals. It can help you to become part of a growing world wide community of people working on these important issues. We welcome you to join!
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Australia Awards for Africa - Scholarships and Fellowships
Australian Awards promote development in Africa through education and training.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:Applications will only be received over a 4 month period from September to December each year.

Global South Scholars: Fellowships for Young Professors
The Graduate Institute's program Global South Scholars awards fellowships to young professors from developing and emerging countries for a semester of advanced research in international and development studies.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Education; Climate Change
Application date:

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts Individual grants
The trusts’ annual scholarship programmes offer scholarships for higher education in India and abroad, travel grants for studies abroad, and for attending conferences and sports activities.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Poverty Reduction; Education
Application date:

Sir Ratan Tata Trust India: Travel grants
Sir Ratan Tata Trust awards travel grants to students and mid-career professionals to attend relevant and meaningful seminars and conferences abroad.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Poverty Reduction; Education; development
Application date:

The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) Conference Grants
Senior Academic staff of The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) member institutions can benefit from conference grants to attend international conferences where they will present papers.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; sustainability
Application date:

Funding for Doctoral Students in Climate Change
West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is a partnership of German and West African institutions for research and science-based advice on impacts, mitigation, and adaptation measures related to climate change. The program offers scholarships and research support to qualified candidates in WASCAL member countries. See if you are eligible!
Topic: Food; Climate Change; Drought; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Doctoral Scholarship Programme
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) grants 60 doctoral scholarships per year for environmental studies.
Topic: environment; sustainability; development
Application date:15 January / 15 June of each year

Support for Mitigating Greenhouse Gases
The Foundation "Future of the Carbon Market" (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) supports market-based initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarships 2015 - 2016
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Food; Gender; Poverty Reduction
Application date:Applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be available starting January 2015

Graduate Student Fellowship Program
The Graduate Student Fellowship Program is designed to enable Ph.D. students of Israel and the USA to travel to the other country in order to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study.
Topic: Education; Food
Application date:

Sustainable Energy Project Support – SEPS: call for proposals in Latin America and the Caribbean
This SEPS call is looking for project concepts that demonstrate how to apply small-scale renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures to meet energy-related needs and improve energy access for Latin American and Caribbean people.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University: Women's Leadership 2015
The Global Change Leaders Program aims to build the leadership capacities of women from developing countries who work in themes of community development related agriculture, environment, health, education, rights of girls and women, and other subject areas.
Topic: Gender
Application date:Applications for the 2015 Global Change Leaders Program are now open.

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program 2015
The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Programme sponsors an annual three-week certificate course in environmental science, policy, management, and leadership at UC Berkeley.
Topic: Biodiversity; Food; Climate Change
Application date:June 27 – July 18, 2015

Kinship Foundation Conservation Fellows 2015
Kinship supports fellows worldwide to participate in its month-long conservation leadership program in the USA, supported with stipends and lodging.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:Online applications will be open from November 1, 2014 - January 26, 2015.

The Rufford Foundation Grants
The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity that offer Rufford Small Grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world.
Topic: conservation; environment; ecology; land management
Application date:A continuous application opportunity. Applications are considered in the order received.

European Commission (EC), Erasmus Mundus Program
The Erasmus Mundus program aims to increase academic mobility, research, and capacity building between participating universities in the EU with partner universities and research institutes in the following ACP countries: Bahamas, Cameroon, Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Samoa, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, and Uganda.
Topic: Drought; Food
Application date:30 January 2015

Grants for conservation leadership
Conservation Leadership Programme offers the funding opportunities for early-career conservationists.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests
Application date:The call for 2015 CLP proposals has been postponed until early 2015.

Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) - MENA Training in the Netherlands
The government of the Netherlands funds the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Program to contribute to capacity building in ten countries.
Topic: Drought; Food; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA)
The Field Attachment Awards (FAPA) is designed to encourage students to follow through with the dissemination of their research work and apply their research at community level.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; Forests; environment; development
Application date:28 February 2015; 30 June 2015 and 31 December 2015

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship
The Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship enables outstanding scientists from developing countries to carry out research on the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity.
Topic: Food; Biodiversity; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Educational Fellowships 2015
The World Wildlife Fund WWF-US supports the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program for studies in conservation at masters and doctoral levels anywhere in the world.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:28-Feb-15

Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa
The Nordic Africa Institute provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden.
Topic: Food; Drought; Climate Change; Biodiversity; Poverty Reduction
Application date:The application period is now closed (for a scholarship in 2015)

York University: Scholarships for international students
The University of York gives scholarships to global leaders of tomorrow if they wish to undertake full-time undergraduate studies in environmental sciences and other subjects.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Food; Poverty Reduction; Migration
Application date:15-Mar-15

ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme
ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains.
Topic: conservation; land management; environment; ecology
Application date:each year: 01 April to 15 May, and 01 October to 15 November

Grant for development research in Côte d'Ivoire (in French)
This call aims to fund 10 research projects in the field of health and technology for maximum support of € 130,000 (85 million FCFA) per project. Project duration can not exceed the end of the year 2016.
Topic: Education; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction
Application date:April 2015

Danida Fellowship Center: Travel Grants for Masters Students in Denmark
Masters students at Denmark's institutions of higher education can apply for travel grants to support their thesis work if it is relevant to Danish development cooperation.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Biodiversity; Food
Application date:The closing date for Round 1, 2015 is Friday, April 17

Lawrence Foundation Grants for Environment
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
Topic: environment; ecology
Application date:April 30 and November 1

Grants for International Projects
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) supports nonprofit organizations for projects that provide food relief, development assistance, and improved public policy in the fight against hunger.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; Drought
Application date:30 April of each year

India science and research fellowship programme
The Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), invites researchers holding permanent positions in Bangladesh and who are actively involved in research activities to visit India under the Research Fellowship.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; land management
Application date:30 April and 31 October of each year

Support to non-governmental organisations for conference visits
The Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs supports non-governmental organizations from developing countries participate in international conferences.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; development; environment
Application date:

Melbourne International Research Scholarship
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) are available to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Topic: environment; ecology; land management
Application date:31 October (Round 1) or 31 May (Round 2).

The Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment (CNRE) Scholarly Exchange Fellowship
The Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment (CNRE) was established in 2005 to bring together faculty, students, visiting students and scientists to improve scientific and technical understanding of natural resources and the environment issues and related challenges.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Forests
Application date:01 June 2015

Fund for Research on Food Systems and Markets for Disease Prevention.
Canada's IDRC will fund research that explores public policy and market innovations to improve the quality and diversity of food, and to enable adoption of healthy and sustainable diets among vulnerable populations.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:3-Jul-15

Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students from the government of Brazil
The Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students 2015 promoted by the government of Brazil provides students from developing countries the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Topic: Education; Capacity Building Topics; Capacity Building Types
Application date:Applications for the 2016 calendar ends on July 3rd, 2015

Green Asia Grants 2015
Korea Green Foundation is accepting applicants for the 2015 Green Asian Grant Program, supporting environmental and climate change campaign, eduation and research projects by CSOs in Asian regions.
Topic: environment; land management
Application date:8-Jul-15

Fund for Environmental Journalism 2015
The Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ)'s Fund for Environmental Journalism welcomes applications for grants of up to $5,000 to underwrite story projects.
Topic: environment; ecology
Application date:15-Jul-15

Third call for NAMA Support Project Outlines 2015
The NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) Facility announces the launch of its Third Call for NAMA Support Project Outlines aiming at supporting the implementation of NAMA Support Projects to catalyse transformational change towards low-carbon development.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:15-Jul-2015

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for international students to undertake PhD study in any field at a New Zealand university.
Topic: Agriculture; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Food; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Renewable Energy; Sustainability; Water; land management; sustainability; ecology
Application date:15 July 2015

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies' cases of success competition 2015
The Latin America's Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) announces its competition on cases of success regarding innovations on family agriculture adaptation to climate change by 2015.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:16-Jul-15

Fellowships and scholarships at the Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation provides fellowships and scholarships for advanced research in support of the restoration of the Florida Everglades, including research on the economic impacts of environmental changes.
Topic: environment; ecology; Biodiversity
Application date:31-Jul-15

SHARE mobility Scholarships
SHARE is a partnership of 12 African universities promoting quality graduate education in agriculture.
Topic: Agriculture
Application date:31 July 2015

Post-Graduate Studies with Relevance to Developing Countries 2015-2016
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports young professionals to study in development-related fields at German universities. Subject areas include energy, environmental management, water resources, and others.
Topic: Climate Change; Poverty Reduction; Food
Application date:31-Jul-15

International Water Center Scholarships
Australia's International Water Center announces funding for three international candidates accepted to the Master of Integrated Water Management.
Topic: Water; Drought
Application date:01 Aug 2015

Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)
The Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) aims at providing start-up funds to researchers and scientists who can make significant contributions to the development of the Southeast Asian region but lack the funds to carry out their projects.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management
Application date:1-Aug-15

Funding Opportunities for Women in the Congo Basin
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) through its Education for Nature Program (EFN) provides scholarships and professional development grants for qualified female conservationists in the Congo Basin.   
Topic: conservation; ecology; environment
Application date:1st Deadline: 1 MAY 2015 and FINAL Deadline: 1 AUGUST 2015

Green Fund Professional Development Scholarships 2015 (in Spanish)
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OEA) and the Green Fund offers study scholarships to complete capacity building courses related to sustainability, climate change, environmental impact evaluation and others.
Topic: Water; environment; Sustainability; Climate Change
Application date:See website

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports research projects on ornamental horticulture in North and South America.  
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management
Application date:15-Aug-15

Youth Climate Video Competition 2015
Young people around the globe are invited to participate in the Global Youth Video Competition, where they have the opportunity to share with the world what they are doing to combat climate change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December 2015.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:17th Aug 2015

Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowships 2015
The Matsumae International Foundation will award approximately 20 short-term fellowships (of 3-6 months) for pursuing research in Japan.
Topic: Education
Application date:31-Aug-15

The COMSTECH - TWAS Joint Research Grants
The Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offer grants in the field of Renewable Energy, among others, to researchers from some developing countries.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Application date:31-aug-2015

Abe Fellowships 2015
The Abe Fellowship encourages international research in the social sciences and related disciplines on topics of pressing global concern -- including climate change, sustainable urbanization, environmental degradation, and other cross-cutting issues that advance global problem solving from a transnational perspective.
Topic: Climate Change; Food; Biodiversity; Poverty Reduction
Application date:1-Sep-15

Grants for Development Research 2016
Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces funding opportunities in support of research for development.
Topic: development; Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:4-Sep-15

Grants for development charities based in the UK
The Philip Henman Trust offers grants to major UK- based charities who are concerned with long-term overseas development and who require partnership funding for projects lasting between three and five years.
Topic: development; Poverty Reduction
Application date:10-Sep-15

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Malaysia
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) offer postdoctoral fellowships of 6-12 months for young scientists from developing countries.
Topic: Agriculture; land management
Application date:15 th Sept 2015

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Grants
The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative gives small grants to young environmentalists to expand their knowledge, experience and training.  The Initiative also aims at strengthening environmental Civil Society Organizations' capacity and efficiency. 
Topic: environment; ecology; land management; conservation
Application date:15-Sep-15

Grant for Ecologists in Africa 2015
The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. Applicants must be scientists and citizens of a country in Africa or its associated islands; have at least an MSc or equivalent degree; be working for a university or research institution in Africa that provides basic research facilities; and carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:September 2015

The Captain Planet Foundation Small Grants
The Captain Planet Foundation makes grants to inspire and empower children worldwide to create environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. 
Topic: environment; ecology
Application date:30 Sept 2015

SEARCA Graduate Scholarship for Southeast Asian students
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields for  Academic Year 2016-2017.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management; environment
Application date:30-Sep-15

International Fellowship for African Researchers
India's Department of Science & Technology (DST) partners with other Indian institutions to award the CV Raman International Fellowships to African researchers for research collaboration in India. The program offers post-doctoral fellowships (six months); visiting fellowships (three months); and senior fellowships (one month).
Topic: Food; Drought
Application date:30-Sep-2015

International Plant Nutrition Institute Science Award 2015
The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production.
Topic: Food; Drought; Forests
Application date:30-Sep-15

Grants for Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2015
The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based organizations for projects that combine biodiversity with cultural diversity.
Topic: Biodiversity; Poverty Reduction
Application date:30-Sep-2015

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs 2015
Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $3.8 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.
Topic: Climate Change; Education
Application date:The 2015 Echoing Green Fellowship Application is now closed. The next application and selection cycle opens in fall 2015

The 2015 Impact Prize
The 2015 Impact Prize is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the outstanding economic and social impacts achieved by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded researchers over the last 50 years.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity; Drought; Poverty Reduction
Application date:This competition is now closed. Applications for the 2016 ESRC Impact Prize will open in autumn 2015.

Reducing Agricultural Risks in Guatemala
USAID seeks to support projects that will improve food security in Guatemala by building resilience to cyclical droughts and floods and by reducing household food security during these events.
Topic: Agriculture; land management; Food
Application date:16-Oct-15

The Research Development Fund (RDF) 2015
The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.  
Topic: Education
Application date:The next round of the Research Development Fund will be announced in May 2015 for applications closing on 30 October 2015

Keepers of the Earth Grants
First Peoples Worldwide makes grants through the Keepers of the Earth Fund to support grassroots projects of indigenous organizations.
Topic: Climate Change; Poverty Reduction; Biodiversity; Forests
Application date:The annual funding cycle is January 1 through October 31.

SCI Wildlife Conservation and Research
The Safari Club International Foundation (SCI) offers grants for wildlife conservation and research in Africa, Asia, and North America.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:31/10/2015

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships awards full-time study or research opportunities in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.   
Topic: environment; development; sustainability
Application date:1-Dec-15

Premio Innovadores de América 2015
Are you  a Latin American or Caribbean national, and have carried out major innovations in the field of ecology and the environment? This prize focuses on rewarding projects with creative and original concepts, and which have caused or are likely to cause an impact, recognizing its potential and relevance as a contribution to the society, especially the Latin American community.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Forests; Poverty Reduction; Water; Renewable Energy
Application date:Applications for the 2015 opens soon.

2015 Call for Clima Projects
The Spanish Office on Climate Change of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain launched the Call for Proposals for the initiative Clima Projects.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Support for climate change mitigation activities in developing countries
The Swedish Energy Agency supports initiatives for mitigation activities that are consistent with, and complementary to, the host country's national policies on climate change mitigation.
Topic: Climate Change; Renewable Energy
Application date:

Fellowships for Women in Science 2016
The UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and L'Oreal co-sponsor doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for women in science.
Topic: development; Poverty Reduction
Application date:Multiple deadlines

Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students and young professionals from around the world to study and conduct research in the United States.   
Topic: development
Application date:

Jiangxi Provincial Government Scholarship for International Students
Jiangxi Provincial Government has set up a scholarship for international outstanding students who want to study in higher education institutions in Jiangxi Province in China.  
Topic: environment
Application date:

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grants
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) invites proposals for its grant program aiming at supporting the efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improving the living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded people.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

GEF Small Grants Programme: Land Degradation
GEF’s Small Grants Programme aims at improving agro-ecosystems and forest landscapes where deterioration of ecosystems services and goods undermines the livelihoods of many people.
Topic: land management; Drought
Application date:

Fellowships 2015-2016 at IAS-STS Austria
Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology, and Society promotes interdisciplinary research on interactions among science, technology and society. Its annual fellowship program supports international research fellows for up to nine months of research at the Institute, and visiting scholars for shorter periods.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:January 31st, 2015

Smallscale Agriculture and Rural Development
The Peru Opportunity Fund supports smallholder farmers in Peru with information, technologies and capital to undertake their projects.
Topic: Drought; Food; Forests; Poverty Reduction; Climate Change
Application date:Peru Opportunity Fund accepts project profiles from 1 August through 31 January

UK Government Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA): Regional Opportunities Fund
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Directorate is keen to help maximise the impact derived from ESPA’s research.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:1-Jun-16

Indo-Burma Biodiversity Grants 2015
Grants aimed at implementing strategies to encourage sustainable practices.
Topic: Biodiversity; Capacity Building Topics; Agriculture
Application date:09-Feb-2015

Nestlé Foundation Research Grants
The Nestlé Foundation Grants for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World invites applications from departments or institutes from universities, hospitals and other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; development; sustainability
Application date:10-January and 10-March

Australian Center for International Agricultural Research Events funding
ACIAR provides sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day.
Topic: Food
Application date:The first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year

The Maypole Fund: Small Grants from Women to Women
 Its aim is to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by individual women and women's groups for the furtherance of peace with justice and environmental safety.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:31 January and 30 June of each year

SFIAR Awards 2015 - Call for Applications
The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.  
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management
Application date:15-Jul-14

John Dillon Fellowship
The Fellowship scheme serves the memory of John Dillon by providing career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists
Topic: Food; Drought; Poverty Reduction
Application date:31 Aug 2015

ERBACHER Foundation Fund
The ERBACHER Foundation sponsors charitable projects that make life in the country possible, worth living and future-oriented, especially in the fields of livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water supply and environmental protection. 
Topic: development; environment; land management; Agriculture
Application date:The deadlines are the 1st of February and the 1st of August.

Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme
This fellowship is open to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies,  and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics.  
Topic: development
Application date:

Eva-Kleinn-Scholarships for nature conservation and sustainable development in Russia and Central Asia
“Preserve and Sustain” is the Motto of the Succow Foundation. This grant is awarded to students from Central Asia and the University of Greifswald for research projects on nature conservation.
Topic: sustainability
Application date:Not specified, the grant is awarded annually to one or two applicants, in extraordinary circumstances even two times a year

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
This fellowship Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from other developing nations.
Topic: development
Application date:

Oak Foundation Grants
Oak Foundation has resources available to address issues of global social and environmental concerns, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
Topic: environment; ecology
Application date:Open

Grants for Large-Scale Conservation Projects
The programme supports projects that serve in maintaining natural landscapes for the longer term and in securing and developing cultural landscapes that provide outstanding habitats for protected animal and plant species.
Topic: conservation; environment; ecology
Application date:Open

Grants for Testing and developing projects in Nature Conservation and Landscape Management
The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has funds available for projects that focus on practical application of nature conservation on the ground.  
Topic: conservation; environment; ecology
Application date:Open

Financial support for students from developing countries
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education provides students from developing countries in the South, and countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia, with financial support to study in Norway under the Quota Scheme.
Topic: environment; ecology; land management
Application date:

Korean Government Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Korean Government Scholarship Program is to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.
Topic: environment; land management; Sustainability; ecology
Application date:

The Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP)
The McKnight Foundation aims to explore solutions for sustainable- local food systems by funding collaborative research between smallholder farmers, leading local researchers, and development practitioners.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; environment
Application date:Open

Charles Steward Mott Foundation International Grants for Sustainability
Charles Steward Mott Foundation supports international projects for sustainable development, aiming at reducing environmental degradation.  
Topic: environment; Water; Climate Change
Application date:Open

Blue Moon Fund Grants for Environment
Blue Moon Fund supports conservation projects that place human well-being at their center.
Topic: environment; conservation; ecology; Sustainability
Application date:Open

Avina Stiftung Grants for Environment
Avina Stiftung primarily supports and promotes innovative personalities engaged in non-profit causes aiming at protecting the environment. 
Topic: environment; ecology; Sustainability
Application date:Open

Asia Foundation Grants for Environment
The Asia Foundation Grants for Environment awards grants to Asian organizations aiming at alleviating critical environmental issues affecting Asia in the 21st century.   
Topic: environment; conservation; land management; ecology
Application date:Open

The Ashden Trust Grants for Sustainable Development
The Ashden Trust grant supports projects focusing on climate change, sustainable development, or improving the quality of life in poorer communities.
Topic: Climate Change; Forests
Application date:Open

Alcoa Foundation Grants for Environment
The Alcoa Foundation makes grants for environment and education to serve communities in countries where Alcoa has production facilities or administrative offices.
Topic: environment; ecology; Water
Application date:Open

Türkiye Burslari Scholarships
Turkey opens the doors of its universities for international students from all around the world who want to perform a graduate program in the country, including Master's and PhD programmes.
Topic: Biodiversity; Sustainability; land management; Climate Change; Drought; environment; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Bromkamp Foundation Scholarships at the University of Ghana
The Bromkamp Foundation Scholarships for Economic Management Programmes at the University of Ghana provides scholarships to high performing students in specific disciplines.
Topic: Agriculture
Application date:

Fund for Environmental Journalism
The Fund for Environmental Journalism provides grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects.
Topic: environment; ecology
Application date:July 15 and Nov 15 each year

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (Netherlands) aims to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa.
Topic: Biodiversity; environment; sustainability
Application date:01 March and 01 September each year

The Cargill Global Scholars Program
The Cargill Global Scholars Program provides scholarships to high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:31 March 2015 for Russia; and 15 April 2015 for China

Clive West Travel Grants
Travel grants up to € 1000 are available through Clive West Grants Program to attend (international) meetings in the field of micronutrient research.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:

Travel Grants Progam SEARCA
SEARCA provides travel grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to each qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.
Topic: environment; land management; development
Application date:

Environmental Studies at the Arava Institute
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is now accepting applications for annual and semester abroad program, masters program and minor program. Scholarships are also available.
Topic: land management; environment; sustainability; development
Application date:

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN): Small grants program
This program aims to strengthen civil society for sustainable forest conservation in Central Africa.
Topic: environment; development; land management; Poverty Reduction; ecology
Application date:

Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation Grant
The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field.
Topic: environment; Poverty Reduction; Sustainability; land management
Application date:January 1 and July 1

Scholarships Programme for Syrian Students
Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has set up a scholarships programme for refugees from Syria. The call for applications begins on 31 October. In total, one hundred gifted Syrian students are to be given the opportunity of studying in Germany in the coming year.
Topic: Capacity Building Topics; ecology; environment; land management; sustainability
Application date:

Quota Scheme
The Norwegian government provides students from developing countries in the South and countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia with financial support to study for a degree in Norway under the Quota Scheme.
Topic: Capacity Building Topics; ecology; environment; land management; sustainability
Application date:3 months before start of course

Scholarships to study in Belgium
Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) has launched a call for scholarship applications to selected training and masters programs in Belgium for students from 54 eligible countries covering all related expenses.
Topic: land management; Sustainability; development; environment; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)’s call for proposals with the Newton Fund
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the National Council for the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) and the State Funding Agencies (FAPs) of Brazil, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of the United Kingdom announce a call for proposals to support the international exchange in research.
Topic: land management; environment; ecology; Sustainability
Application date:22-Oct-14

Research Internships Abroad (BEPE)
This program supports short and medium term research internships abroad for recipients of FAPESP fellowships in the State of São Paulo.
Topic: land management; environment; ecology; Sustainability
Application date:Throughout the year.

Post-doctoral Scholarships supported by FAPESP
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)’s Post-Doctoral fellowship is aimed at distinguished researchers with a recent doctorate degree and a successful research track record. The fellowship enables the development of research within higher education and research institutions located in the State of São Paulo.
Topic: land management; environment; ecology; sustainability
Application date:Any time of year.

Young Investigators in Emerging Institutions Grants
The Young Investigators Awards envisage the creation of opportunities for highly qualified young researchers (or group of young researchers), especially in emerging research institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Topic: land management; environment; ecology; sustainability
Application date:Applications may be submitted to FAPESP at any date during the whole year

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Instrument for Funding Innovative Capacity Development Initiatives (FICAD)
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has designed a new instrument to finance innovative ideas in Africa for up to $100,000.
Topic: institutional capacity building
Application date:Open

Competitive Educational Support Program
The Leopold Center will help co-sponsor one-time events, programs, workshops, conferences or displays that are educational in nature and support the mission of the Leopold Center.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Forests; sustainability; land management
Application date:

Grants for Projects in Water, Agriculture, and Community Development
Vibrant Village Foundation supports transformational change at the village level. The foundation follows a bottom-up approach that engages community leadership where projects are designed and implemented with the support of the community.
Topic: development; Sustainability; environment
Application date:

Funds for Food and Business Applied Research
The Food & Business Applied Research Fund aims at promoting research supported innovations that are readily applicable and contribute to the enhancement of sustainable food security for the most vulnerable populations in the 15 partner countries.
Topic: Food; development; Poverty Reduction; environment
Application date:

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships targets highly-qualified students for studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester.
Topic: Sustainability; Education; Poverty Reduction; development; Drought; land management
Application date:

The Walton International Scholarship Program
The Walton International Scholarship Program aims to champion faith and empower young minds to initiate meaningful impact across Central America and Mexico.
Topic: Education; Poverty Reduction; Climate Change; Sustainability
Application date:

Full scholarship opportunities at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies!
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, the forefront of environmental studies and research in the Middle East, offers full scholarship to students from Arab countries. Apply now!
Topic: Drought; Water; Food; Biodiversity; Renewable Energy
Application date:On a rolling basis (the fall semester begins in September/ October each year– the spring semester begins in February each year).

Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship
Shuttleworth Foundation is looking for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and are seeking support through an innovative social investment model.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Coca-Cola Company Community Support
The Coca-Cola Company seeks to make a unique and sustainable difference the areas of water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education. The company invites community projects to apply for its support.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grantsc
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) invites proposals for its grant program. The IAF funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self-governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Natural Environment Research Council Fellowships
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) fellowship scheme provides opportunities for outstanding early-career environmental scientists.
Topic: Biodiversity; Drought; Water
Application date:

The Future Climate Change Officer Fellowship Program (Future CCOs)
The Future Climate Change Officer Fellowship Program (Future CCOs) is designed to connect masters level graduates who have focused their studies upon climate change or sustainability, with companies, universities and government entities to work on climate change related response efforts.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Science without Borders "Young Talent" 2014 Brazil
Science without Borders is a joint effort of Brazil's Ministry of Education (MEC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT). The program aims to place Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide.
Topic: Education; Poverty Reduction
Application date:07 April 2014, 23 June 2014, and 15 September 2014

The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Established in 1987 with funding from the Government of Japan, the World Bank Joint Japan Graduate Scholarship Program has helped create an international community of highly trained professionals working in economic and social development through financing of graduate and post-graduate studies.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Gender; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Master in Laws (LLM) in Climate Change Law and Policy
Applications are now being taken for a new post-graduate programme in climate change law offered by the University of Strathclyde Law School and starting in September 2014.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Training Courses 2014 in Agriculture and Other Development Subjects
Israel's Agency for International Development (MASHAV) offers professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development.
Topic: Climate Change; Drought; Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Vodafone Scholarship Programme
The Vodafone Foundation wants to open up new educational opportunities for young people with migrant backgrounds who want to study in German Universities.
Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Education; Food; Gender; Migration; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Patagonia Grants for Environmental Protection
Patagonia makes grants to support nonprofit organizations for campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:30 April and 31 August of each year

Every Day Capacity Building Grants
Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. Public lands need the support they deserve every day.
Topic: Biodiversity; Awareness Raising
Application date:October 30: Winter Cycle  April 30: Summer Cycle

A new initiative empowering African scientists to solve Africa’s agricultural challenges
The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) provides fellowships to scientists and graduate students from African national agricultural research organizations and universities to undertake biosciences research-for-development projects.
Topic: Biodiversity; Education
Application date:

The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) small grants programs for implementers
The TOPS Program has two types of grants available through its Small Grants Program.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Climate Change; Food
Application date:

Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa: Grant Making
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) makes grants to enhance the socio-economic development and livelihood of rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) Training Courses Grant
Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Ibrahim Scholarship Programmes
The Ibrahim Scholarships support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme
Programme designed to identify and support potential African leaders of the future. The Ibrahim Leadership Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of key multilateral institutions.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Gender
Application date:16th July

Programa de Becas de la Institución Smithsonian in Panamá
The grants of the Institución Smithsonian support research and scientific training to participants from various academic levels to enrich their knowledge on the biological diversity of the tropics.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Climate Change; Water
Application date:Various (for more information please visit the STRIs website)

The Hewlett Foundation Grants
This Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Degree Program Research Scholarships at International Rice Research Institute
Program for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in their PhD and MS studies, supervised by leading scientists in their field.
Topic: Drought; Food; Biodiversity
Application date:

The Shouichi Yoshida Memorial Scholarship (SYMS)
Scholarship for students coming from economically handicapped families, with a specialization in agriculture.
Topic: Biodiversity; Food; Drought
Application date:

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Sandwich Doctoral Degree Scholarship
“Sandwich” doctoral degree and Visiting Scientist research programs are linked to the IRRI research program. Research outputs will be integral parts of the IRRI Medium Term Plan, hence contributing to the IRRI mission as international public goods, towards achieving the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.
Topic: Biodiversity; Food; Drought
Application date:31-Dec

Short-Term Fellowships Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute offers grant support for university and postdoctoral research at its facilities in Panama in several disciplines of biology, ecology, soils sciences, anthropology, and others.
Topic: Forests; Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

2013 International Opportunities Fund
The International Opportunities Fund supports international collaborative research on topics related to global environmental change. The current call for proposals will support research in the area of food security and land-use change.
Topic: Food; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Edinburgh Global Development Academy Master's Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer 2 Master's scholarships covering the overseas rate of fee for students from less developed countries and 2 Master's scholarships covering the "home" rate of tuition fee for UK/EU students for eligible Master's programmes offered by the University.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Education; Drought; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Master Grants for students from developing countries
Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Food; Education; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are aimed at strengthening the Action network and fostering collaboration.
Topic: Climate Change; Drought; Education; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The German Acadamic Exchange Service Scholarships with Special Relevance for Developing Countries
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

UNIL Master's grants
To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:Scholarships for foreign students Federal Commission Hallwylstrasse 4 CH-3003 Bern

International Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarships
The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award for outstanding foreign students is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology.
Topic: Education; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

Otto Kinne Foundation Fellowships
The Otto Kinne Foundation (OKF) awards fellowships to young environmental scientists in Eastern Europe, the Balkan countries, and the Caucasus region.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Equipment and supplies for conservation
Idea Wild is a nonprofit organization to provide equipment and supplies in support of biodiversity conservation in developing countries.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Biodiversity and Climate
The Foundation provides financial assistance, and it donates skilled services. The central interests of the Foundation are social responsibility and the environment.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Flagship Species Fund
The Flagship Species Fund makes grants in developing countries for local projects that focus on conserving “flagship” (symbolic and charismatic) species and their wider habits and ecosystems.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Projects that link conservation with community development
Empowers Africa takes the view that sustainable conservation is built on community-based collaboration.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Grants for photography projects
Competitive grants are offered to emerging conservation photographers for photography in Australia and eligible Asia-Pacific countries.
Topic: Biodiversity; Education
Application date:

Capacity Building of Young Conservationists in Developing Countries.
Through Earthwatch Europe, young conservationists in developing countries are placed in Earthwatch projects to gain experience.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Leaders of Research Projects
Earthwatch makes grants to leaders (i.e., principal investigators) of field projects that fall within its four themes: ecosystem services; climate change; oceans; and cultural heritage.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund makes annual conservation grants, and it manages a rapid response fund. It also makes awards to grassroots conservationists for outstanding work to protect wildlife and habitats, and to educate communities.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Conservation and Science
The Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

New Calls: Cerrado and Indo-Burma
Grant making in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is decentralized by biodiversity regions, supporting conservation strategy for each “hot spot.”
Topic: Forests; Biodiversity
Application date:

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grant
The  Conservation, Food and Health Foundation makes grants for conserving ecosystems and protecting biological diversity in developing countries.
Topic: Forests; Biodiversity
Application date:January 1 and July 1

Grants for environmental education and research
Conservation and Research Foundation makes grants for institutional support and for education and research in the following thematic areas: Limiting population growth; Biodiversity protection; Law and the environment; Agriculture conservation; and Pollution and energy solutions.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:31-Aug of every year

Enviroment Grants
The Trust’s interests in environment are broad to include both terrestrial and marine issues, and a wide geographical scope.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

The Blue Moon Grant
The Blue Moon Fund aims to build human and natural resilience to a changing and warming world.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Small Grant Program
The Rainforest Biodiversity Group makes small grants for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat in the Neotropics.   Grants are to university graduate students and nonprofit organizations and associations.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Grants for research in biological and biophysical sciences.
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation makes research grants in the biological and biophysical sciences (except medical research).
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:07 March

Animal Services and the Environment
The Foundation’s interests include: Wildlife research and conservation; Animal health and anti-cruelty campaigns; Community-based management of natural resources; and Environmental education and capacity building.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Conservation Projects Grant
Each year, the Foundation selects a general environmental theme for its grants. The themes include sub-topics such as the following: Tree planting and forest protection; Prevention of desertification; Wildlife protection; Ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and more.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Environmental Protection Fund
Grants are to nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to promote activities that focus on environmental education, communications, and training. Examples are tree planting days, ecological walks, environmental contests, and similar.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Tropical Forest Conservation.
The tropical forest conservation act helps fund the establishment and management of protected areas; practices for land and ecosystem management.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests
Application date:

Grants for International Cooperation in Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
The Foundation makes grants for international cooperation projects in research, capacity building, and field projects that contribute to environmental conservation.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Grants Program
The Japan Fund for Global Environment makes grants for relevant activities implemented in developing countries by Japanese NGOs; activities implemented in developing countries by non-Japanese NGOs; and activities implemented in Japan by Japanese NGOs.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests
Application date:

Peru Opportunity Fund - Soluciones Sostenibles para el Perú Rural
Peru Opportunity Fund facilita el acceso de los pequeños productores en el Perú a la información, las tecnologías simples y al capital que necesitan para mejorar su productividad y tomar decisiones adecuadas respecto a sus tierras, sus cultivos y sus medios de vida. Solicita financiamiento ahora!
Topic: Food
Application date:Open anytime

Support for development projects in Mexico and Central America
The Atkinson Foundation makes grants for grassroots projects in Mexico and Central America.
Topic: Food; Forests
Application date:February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1

CFSI Family Farming in West Africa (French)
French Committee for International Solidarity (CFSI) provides grants for farming organizations; NGOs in West Africa; support NGOs in West Africa and Europe; public institutions; and networks of organizations and individuals working together to develop family farming in West Africa.
Topic: Food; Climate Change
Application date:Closed (The next round coming soon)

HIVOS Green Entrepreneurship program
This program aims to build the capacities of rural men and women, and small and medium enterprises, in ways that combine environmental sustainability and economic development. There is no minimum or maximum grant size.
Topic: Food; Climate Change; Forests
Application date:

IFS Research grants
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) provides grants to early-career scientists of low-income developing countries.
Topic: Education
Application date:

Orskov Foundation Student Grants
Grants for graduate students in developing countries of agriculture, land use, or environment.
Topic: Forests
Application date:between 1st October and 31st December each year

Philip Morris International Rural Living Conditions
Foundation to support programs to protect and enhance natural resources, reforest the land, implement conservation agriculture, provide clean water, ensure food security, and improve the livelihoods of people living in rural communities.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Collaboration Fund
The Collaboration Fund provides grants to advance sustainable forest management and forest certification around the world.
Topic: Forests
Application date:will be launched during PEFC Week in November

Protect-an-Acre (PAA) Fund
The Protect-an-Acre Fund (PAA) aims to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Rothamsted International Fellowships
Available to mid-career scientists who are citizens of developing or emerging countries
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

SEED Foundation grant
The Sow & Encourage Economic Development (SEED) Foundation supports agricultural development projects in Africa.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Grant for Food Security
The Segal Family Foundation supports a wide range of projects and organizations.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Skoll awards
The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs whose proven innovations have demonstrated impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Support for civil society in Southern Africa
The Southern Africa Trust’s vision is that policies and strategies across the region work to end poverty.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

SwedBio Collaborative Program
SwedBio contributes to ideas, methods, and policies regarding how biodiversity, ecosystem services, and resilience help sustain livelihoods in productive sectors.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

The International Foundation Grant Programme
Foundation that strives to support projects that are devoted to the development and growth of communities.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Wallace Genetic Foundation Grants in agriculture, natural resources, and related issues
Grants for nonprofit organizations in the USA to support general and specific programs, including some that have an international focus.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Heinrich Boell foundation Scholarship for International Students
The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year.
Topic: Food
Application date:

Ecocert Grants for sustainable agriculture, environment, and local developmen
Grants for non-profit organisations or bodies whose purpose is environmental protection or raising awareness of environmental causes.
Topic: Forests
Application date:

Climate and Land Use Alliance Grants
The Climate and Land Use Alliance is a collaborative initiative of the ClimateWorks Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Topic: Food
Application date:

Cargill Environmental Stewardship.
Strategic grants to organizations serving communities where Cargill has a presence.
Topic: Food
Application date:

AGRA Grants supporting agricultural research and development
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has four focus areas: agricultural seed; soil fertility; market access; and agricultural policies.
Topic: Food
Application date:

International Climate Initiative (ICI)
The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) funds projects to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and preserve biodiversity.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

SEED Awards 2014
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:To be open February 2015

Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
The purpose of the Prize is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment.
Topic: Education
Application date:

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards
The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in order to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals, organisations, and governments around the world towards promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
Topic: Food
Application date:

The Ramsar Convention's Small Grants Fund
The Ramsar Convention established the Small Grants Fund (SGF) in 1990 as a mechanism to assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition to implement the Convention and to support the conservation and wise use of wetland resources.
Topic: Food
Application date:

The Benefit-sharing Fund
The Benefit-sharing Fund invests directly in high impact projects supporting farmers in developing countries conserve crop diversity.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

IFAD Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility
The objective of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small-projects which foster their self-driven development.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

ICGEB Research Grants
International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Grants support the creation of research facilities in promising institutes; promote training of young scientists; and develop new research programs of specific interest in participating countries.
Topic: Food
Application date:

GEF grants
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides grants to various types of projects ranging from several thousand dollars to several million dollars. 
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:

Global Crop Diversity Trust Long term grants
Long-term grants secure in-perpetuity funding for the conservation of the major food crops of the world.
Topic: Food
Application date:

European Development Fund (EDF)
Created in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome, and first launched in 1959, the European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for providing community development aid in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the overseas countries and territories (OCTs).
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

African women in Agricultural Research and Delopment (AWARD) Fellowships
Career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships.
Topic: Food
Application date:Open

ASARECA’s Research Grants System
Research Grants System to promote agricultural research of strategic importance and relevance for the eastern and central Africa sub-region.
Topic: Food
Application date:

The Arab Fund Fellowships Program
The Arab Fund Fellowships Program has been launched in December, 1997, with the purpose of providing Arab Ph.D. holders.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:01 Jan

Congo Basin Forest Fund
The Congo Basin Forest Fund was launched in June 2008 with a grant of £100 million from the governments of the UK and Norway to develop the capacity of the people and institutions of the Congo Basin to preserve and manage their forests. 
Topic: Forests
Application date:

The African Water Facility (AWF)
The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative led by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilize resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa.
Topic: Drought
Application date:

Fellowship programmes for developing country scientists
The Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), invites applications from researchers holding permanent positions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who are actively involved in research activities to visit India under the India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme.
Topic: development
Application date:January 15 each year

Travel bursaries for research and conference or symposium attendance
The Canon Foundation welcomes applications from researchers who would like to attend local or international conferences, symposia and workshops.
Topic: environment; land management
Application date:

University of Sydney International Scholarship
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) funded by the Australian government
Topic: Capacity Building Topics; ecology; environment; land management; sustainability
Application date:

The Waterloo Foundation Environment Fund
This fund aims to equip promising individuals with the funds to adequately research on pressing environmental issues and produce significant research on relevant topics.
Topic: environment
Application date:There are 2 deadlines for applications every year: June 1 and December 1.

Suez Environment Initiatives Funds
The Fund makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, waste water treatment, and waste management in developing countries.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Climate Change
Application date:The projects received before October 31 may be presented on April 30; The projects received before April 30 may be presented on October 31

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program supports non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the U.S. for experienced professionals from countries that are undergoing development or political transition.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Food
Application date:The deadlines for applicants vary by country

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation: Research grant programme
The Research Grant Programme aims to support field research projects and studies within the scope of nature conservation in developing countries, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:Application process is open two times a year

Jack Kimmel International Grant Program
Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. This grant is administered by the TREE Fund, with participation from the Canadian TREE Fund in the evaluation process.
Topic: Forests
Application date:Applications are due October 1 each year

World Social Science Fellows Programme
The first call, issued on 31 March 2014, is for proposals for seed funding – a possible 30 grants of €30,000 each – to help researchers prepare for the full call. The second call in October 2014 will be for full proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks of which a possible 3 grants of €300,000/year over 3 years will be made.The World Social Science Fellows programme seeks to foster a new generation of globally-networked research leaders who will collaborate in addressing global problems with particular relevance for low and middle income countries.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Scholarships, Grants and Awards in South East Asia
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) provides scholarships and chosen research and training project proposals with limited start-up funds intended to enhance chances of securing long-term support from donor agencies.
Topic: Drought; Climate Change; Biodiversity; Food; Forests; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

New Zealand Aid Program: Development Scholarships 2015
New Zealand's government provides a variety of opportunities for training and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:May through August each year

Small Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Lake Victoria Basin
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites applications for small grants (under US$20 thousand) that address conservation priorities in its Afromontane Key Biodiversity Areas in the Lake Victoria Basin.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:

Supporting Talent in good local governance worldwide
Talent for Governance invests in the capacity building of young ambitious local practitioners from developing countries through unique professional training and internship Talent programmes.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Drought; Education
Application date:

John Allwright Fellowships
Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR's priority partner countries, and engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application. Each awardee pursues research at an Australian tertiary institution relevant to the project in which the awardee is engaged prior to taking up the award.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Food; Climate Change; Biodiversity
Application date:

40 Chances Fellowships
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative, and the World Food Prize co-sponsor the 40 Chances Fellows Program, based on the book "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World." Selected fellows ages 18-39 will apply strategies of innovative social enterprise to address issues of hunger, conflict, and poverty in four countries: Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers -- Awards
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers offers a number of grants for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change
Application date:

Training for University Students in Agricultural Studies
Orskov makes grants to support animal agriculture in developing countries, including for agricultural studies related to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund US/Canada Grants for the Academic Year 2014-15
For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable.  The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.
Topic: Education
Application date:

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund scholarships
The Taiwan ICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.
Topic: Education
Application date:

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