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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:

Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals through its Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program to carry out research, education, and on-farm demonstration projects that address purposes of the Sustainable Agriculture Act.
Topic: Sustainability; Agriculture; Capacity Building Topics
Application date:Dec 31, 2016

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
The overall aim of the NFP is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Topic: Climate Change; Food; Forests
Application date:New phase starts in January 2015

Jack Kimmel International Grant Program
The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program makes grants to researchers in arboriculture and urban forestry worldwide. Projects of one to three years are funded to a maximum of US$10 thousand.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests
Application date:01/10/2014

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:17 November 2014

The 2015 Impact Prize
The 2015 Impact Prize is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the outstanding economic and social impacts achieved by ESRC-funded researchers over the last 50 years.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity; Drought; Poverty Reduction
Application date:20 November 2014

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships
The Commonwealth Professional Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend a period of time with a UK host organization for a program of professional development.
Topic: Education
Application date:03-Dec-14

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
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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:

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 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:

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
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Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) calls for research proposals that quickly react to evolving areas of strategic importance in the interrelated issues of food insecurity, poverty and climate change in the region.
Topic: Climate Change; Food; Forests; environment; development; sustainability
Application date:15-Dec-14

UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme
The government of Japan in cooperation with UNESCO offers 20 fellowships per year for candidates from developing countries, especially the least developed countries (LDCs) to undertake research in topics relevant to environment.
Topic: environment; Poverty Reduction; development
Application date:26-Dec-14

African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP)
African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) offers experiential learning, education, and training opportunities to African educators and graduate students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.
Topic: Climate Change; land management; Drought; environment; Sustainability
Application date:31-Dec-14

Funds for biodiversity conservation in Myanmar
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites local civil service organizations with closest fit to the organizations strategy to apply for its biodiversity conservation  funding in Myanmar.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:22-Dec-14

Grants for Capacity Building for Agriculture in Georgia
The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to find projects that contribute to the increase of food production in Georgia and a reduction in rural poverty.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; land management; Water
Application date:15-Dec-14

Climate Challenge Agriculture and Forestry
The French Development Agency (AFD) and French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) invite all innovators from Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America and Overseas Territories to submit their applications for the innovations competition Climate Challenge Agriculture and Forestry.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Climate Change; land management; Sustainability; environment
Application date:1-Dec-14

Scholarships for graduate Studies for Kenyans in Agricultural Sciences
This program aims to support long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors from Kenya at the master’s and doctoral levels.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management; Climate Change
Application date:30-Nov-14

Grant for Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area
Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area (ARIMNet2) announces a joint call for research proposals 2014-2015 which is open to researchers in Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.
Topic: Agriculture; land management; Food; Sustainability; development
Application date:1-Dec-14

Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Grants
The call for Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Grants) is now open.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; land management; environment; Sustainability; development
Application date:21-Nov-14

Climate Change Finance Innovation Award Contest
The overall objective of the contest is to harness the collective intelligence of people globally to address the urgent need for innovative financing concepts for scaled-up mitigation actions.
Topic: Climate Change; Sustainability; environment
Application date:24-Nov-14

Lien Environmental Fellowship: Call for Proposals
The Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute Community Development (NEWRIComm) is inviting applicants from  universities, research organisations and government agencies for the Lien Environmental Fellowship (LEF) Programme award.
Topic: Water; environment
Application date:15-Dec-14

Grants for Research on Environmental Change and Conflict in Africa
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) makes research grants through the African Peace Building Network to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building in Africa.
Topic: environment; Poverty Reduction; Sustainability
Application date:14-Dec-14

Open call for 2015 Green Pioneer Accelerator Programme in Kenya and South Africa
Entrepreneurs working on sustainable businesses across Africa are invited to join the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Programme.
Topic: environment; Sustainability; Poverty Reduction
Application date:1-Dec-14

Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research
The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) invites interested international and Russian researchers to submit Concept Notes for undertaking collaborative research in any of the priority thematic areas of applied economic modeling for food security Digital soil mapping for land assessment and conservation.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; Sustainability; environment
Application date:12-Dec-14

European Graduate School in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EGA-ABG) -- Funding for PhD Projects
European Graduate School in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EGA-ABG) is comprised of four European institutions of higher education to train current and future generations of animal breeders.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Biodiversity
Application date:30-Nov-14

Global Rice Science Scholarships
If you are about to enroll in or conduct your Ph.D. research, you could be part of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS).
Topic: Agriculture; Food
Application date:30-Nov-14

Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2015
The Asia Foundation's Development Fellows program provides qualified young Asian professionals with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges.
Topic: development; Sustainability
Application date:12-Nov-14

Call for concept notes: IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance
The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Learning Alliance is calling for concept notes with the focus on economic valuation of climate risks and adaptation responses in agricultural development projects.
Topic: Climate Change; Agriculture; Food; Forests
Application date:10-Nov-14

The AXA Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The AXA Research Fund supports research to help understand risk management and prevention, including risks related to natural disasters and climate change.
Topic: Drought; development; land management; environment; Climate Change
Application date:8-Nov-14

International Postdoctoral Fellowship
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) wants to help talented young researchers who have completed a promising PhD thesis to develop their scientific excellence in the fields of ocean and earth sciences.
Topic: environment; Water; land management; Sustainability; development
Application date:5-Nov-14

Research at the International Center for Water Cooperation
Uppsala University (Sweden) invites applications for three PhD positions at the Research School of the International Center for Water Cooperation.
Topic: Water; land management; Sustainability; development; environment
Application date:1-Nov-14

Postdoctoral Research at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Each year, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects
Topic: Climate Change; land management; environment; Sustainability; development
Application date:1-Nov-14

Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Special Programme provides students with the opportunity to study in selected English-spoken Master's programmes at German universities, or, for carrying out their PhD projects in Germany in the thematic fields of “Water and Health”.
Topic: Water
Application date:14-Nov-14

Center for Global Food Security: Graduate Research Grant Program
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security supports U.S. graduate students who are interested in implementing a component of their graduate research in food security.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:10-Nov-14

African Water Facility Grants
African Water Facility invites African organisations who are eligible for the grant to submit proposals for project(s) focused on the “preparation of climate resilient water resources development programmes and projects”.
Topic: Water
Application date:14-Nov-14

Organic Production Systems for Food Security
The World Food System Center invites the submission of proposals for the Mercator Research Program, "Organic Production Systems for Food Security."
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management; Sustainability; development; Poverty Reduction
Application date:1-Nov-14

Sustainability in Food Value Chains
The World Food System Center invites the submission of proposals for the Coop Research Program, "Sustainability in Food Value Chains."
Topic: Food; Agriculture; development; Sustainability
Application date:1-Nov-14

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015
The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects.
Topic: Agriculture; Food; Climate Change; Sustainability; development
Application date:30-Oct-14

Grants to Plant Trees
Global ReLeaf is now accepting applications for 2015 restoration tree planting projects.
Topic: Forests; Climate Change; environment; development; Sustainability
Application date:29-Oct-14

West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing
West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-2) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and making them happen.
Topic: Climate Change; environment; Sustainability
Application date:19-Oct-14

Skills in Action Award
Are you a TVET student with an excellent set of skills that you have utilized to benefit your community? Send your story the UNESCO-UNEVOC and become the first to win the 'Skills in Action Award'.
Topic: Education; Poverty Reduction; development
Application date:31 Oct 2014

INNO INDIGO Joint Call 2014 - Clean Water and Health
The fund calls for Indian-European collaborative research and technological development projects in the field of “Clean Water and Health”.
Topic: Water; development; Sustainability; Poverty Reduction
Application date:15-Oct-14

Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa
As part of the Future Forward partnership, Ashoka and The Mastercard Foundation have launched the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa challenge to find bold new ideas—for young people and by young people—that will address the big picture issues around youth employment in Africa.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; development; Sustainability
Application date:Early Entry Deadline 15-Oct-14 and Final Entry Deadline 05-Nov-14

Call for proposals: proven practices to increase resilience of ACP agriculture under changing climate
CTA will support the documentation of proven practices, policies and ICTs that contribute to increased productivity and resilience of agriculture under changing climate in ACP regions.
Topic: land management; Agriculture; Sustainability; development; Poverty Reduction; Drought
Application date:14-Oct-14

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology-13th Edition
These prizes aim to support relevant contemporary scientific advancement for the socio-economic welfare of Member Countries by rewarding excellence among the academic and research institutions.
Topic: development; Poverty Reduction; Education
Application date:13-Oct-14

Africa Data Challenge
The PEI promotes efforts to increase the scientific independence of Africa. The Africa Data Challenge welcomes ideas for projects that can help translate and transmit this agenda in relation to issues of data privacy, access, and availability in Africa.
Topic: development; Poverty Reduction; Sustainability
Application date:10-Oct-14

EU funding under the new CAP
The EU unveils the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which is greener CAP. The new funding supports all Member States, all rural areas and all farmers to take proven measures to promote sustainability and combat climate change.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; land management; environment; Sustainability
Application date:

The North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE): Farmer Rancher Grant Program
NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.
Topic: Food; Forests; Agriculture; land management; environment; Sustainability
Application date:20-Nov-14

The North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE): Partnership Grant Program
The Partnership Grant program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. 
Topic: Food; Forests; Agriculture; land management; environment
Application date:30-Oct-14

Land and Food Fellowships for Africans 2015-2016.
The UK's Royal Agricultural College offers fellowships to African students for the MSc in international rural development, and MSc in sustainable agriculture and food security.
Topic: Food; land management; environment; Sustainability
Application date:30-Nov-14

Post-Graduate Studies in Germany.
The scholarship is addressed to post-graduates and to academics who already gained professional experience and who are interested in postgraduate studies (or research stays) in Germany.
Topic: Food; Forests; environment; Sustainability; land management
Application date:30-Nov-14

Chevening Scholarships 2015-2016
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. The Scholarships not only offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at the UK’s leading universities, but the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. 
Topic: Education; Poverty Reduction; Sustainability; environment; Food; Forests
Application date:15-Nov-14

The World for People Foundation fund for development programmes
The World for People Foundation proposes to contribute to the sustainable development of emerging economies through the promotion of innovative social projects which offer advanced technological solutions for improving the quality of life and economic conditions of the local population.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Application date:

Wageningen UR Center: Professional Training Courses 2014
The Center for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands helps build the capacities of individuals and organizations that are addressing the global challenges of sustainability and food security.
Topic: Food
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:

Call for the International Foundation for Science Individual Research Grant Applications 2015
The primary focus of the International Foundation for Science Grant is the promotion of excellent science through early career research grants and capability enhancing support to researchers in developing countries.
Topic: Biodiversity; Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:31 December 2014

Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)
This program offers fellowships for graduate students from developing countries who are engaged in agricultural research.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:31/12/2014

International Development Small Grants Programme
The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme supports small organizations to run projects that focuses in one of the Scottish Government’s priority countries to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (and the post-2015 Framework in due course).
Topic: Climate Change; development; land management; environment; sustainability
Application date:31-Dec-14

International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Grants
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) makes grants to early-career researchers in developing countries for the sustainable management of biological and water resources.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:31-Dec-2014

Agricultural Innovation Marketplace: Call for Pre-proposals
The MKTPLACE calls for pre-proposals for research projects in  the thematic area of land productivity enhancement and saving technologies, natural resources management improvements and smallholder and poverty-alleviation targeted technologies.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; development; sustainability
Application date:4-Jan-15

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs
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:5 January 2015

The Commonwealth Foundation: Grants Programme
The Commonwealth Foundation awards funding to projects that contribute to Environmental sustainability.
Topic: environment; sustainability
Application date:Application opens 6 Jan 2015, deadline for preliminary application form 29 Jan 2015.

Climate and Forest Funding for Civil Society 2016-2020
Grants for Civil Service Organizations working on climate change and forest issues are available through Norad’s Department for Civil Society under the Norwegian Forest and Climate Initiative (NICFI).
Topic: environment; Forests; ecology; development; sustainability
Application date:6-Jan-15

Volvo Environment Prize: Nominations 2015
The Volvo Environment Prize is for innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists, engineers, as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations.
Topic: Education; Biodiversity
Application date:10 January 2015

Visiting Research Fellowship
Central European University (CEU) announces a call for its Visiting Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2015-16.
Topic: land management; environment; development; sustainability
Application date:10-Jan-15

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Topic: Biodiversity
Application date:11 January 2015

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

Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF)
The Food and Business Applied Research Fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:12 January and 12 May 2015

Bocconi Scholarship for International Students
Università Bocconi offers need-based scholarships to international first year Bocconi Master of Science Program applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Topic: ecology; environment; Education; development; Sustainability
Application date:15-Jan-15

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:

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:January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15

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

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowships is awarded to leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies.
Topic: Food; Agriculture; Poverty Reduction
Application date:25-Jan-15

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.

Nordic climate initiative for developing countries
The Nordic Climate Facility finances projects that have a potential to combat climate change, land degradation and reduce poverty in low-income countries.
Topic: Food; Agriculture
Application date:30-Jan-15

ClimaSouth video competition
Create a short video on Climate Change, enter the ClimaSouth video competition and win various prizes.
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:15-Jan-14

Georg Forster Research Award
The Alexander von Humboldt honors scientists with the Georg Forster Research Award in recognition of their lifelong contribution to impact their own field of research by developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing  countries in transition and developing countries.
Topic: environment; development; Poverty Reduction; Food; Agriculture; land management
Application date:15-Jan-15

Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF)
The Food & Business Applied Research Fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation.
Topic: Agriculture; land management; development; Sustainability; environment
Application date:12-Jan-15

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2015 PEER cycle.
Topic: Agriculture; land management; Sustainability; development; environment
Application date:9-Jan-15

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships)
The Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) research program invites applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships).
Topic: Agriculture; Food; land management; environment; development
Application date:10-Jan-15

Humane Earth Foundation Grants for Projects
The Humane Earth Foundation makes grants to support environmental projects in Europe.
Topic: environment; Poverty Reduction; Sustainability
Application date:5-Jan-15

Support for workshop and educational meeting
PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports workshops and educational meetings aimed at understanding the earth’s past environment in order to make predictions about the future. The program offers funding to qualified organizers of workshops and educational meetings.
Topic: Education; development; Sustainability
Application date:5-Jan-15

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

European Commission (EC), Erasmus Mundus: Agris Mundus 2015-2017
Agris Mundus invites qualified individuals worldwide for two-year master's degrees, oriented towards agriculture and natural resources in the developing world.
Topic: Agriculture; land management; environment; Food
Application date:31-Jan-15

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.

Grant for participation in an international conference
This grant supports researchers who wish to participate in an international scientific conference.
Topic: environment; land management; development
Application date:

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund
This fund, managed by the New Zealand Aid Programme, aims to increase the attendance by Pacific Island citizens at regional and international conferences.
Topic: land management; environment; development
Application date:1-Feb-15

Sustainability Science Program
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University offers doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in Sustainability Science.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Application date:02-Feb-2015

Grant for Sustainable Development and Conservation
Foundation Ensemble has announced a call for projects that promote sustainable agriculture to improve the lives of people in poverty stricken regions.
Topic: Biodiversity; Poverty Reduction
Application date:02-Feb-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:

AFD-PSIA Student Scholarships in Development
A partnership programme providing multiple scholarships every year to incoming students in the Development programs at  the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA).
Topic: development; sustainability; Poverty Reduction
Application date:8-Feb-15

Graduate Research Grants
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announced the 6th Call for Proposals under the Graduate Research Grants. 
Topic: Food; Agriculture; Poverty Reduction; development
Application date:12-Feb-15

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO): Fellowship Programme
The fellowship promotes human resource development to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and sustainable resources management.
Topic: Forests; environment; conservation
Application date:20-Feb-15

Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development Research Grant
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are offering a funding scheme for development related research on global issues.
Topic: development; Sustainability; conservation; Biodiversity; land management
Application date:6-Feb-15

Disney Worldwide Conservation Funding
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education.
Topic: Biodiversity; conservation; environment; Sustainability
Application date:6-Feb-15

Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund
The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, together with the International foray program allows Audubon Naturalist Society members to experience and promote other cultures and environments and to help promote conservation awareness and protection beyond the United States.
Topic: Biodiversity; environment; Sustainability
Application date:1-Feb-15

Caux Scholars Program
The Caux Scholars Program creates the opportunity for students to learn methods to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflict.
Topic: development; sustainability; Poverty Reduction
Application date:27-Feb-15

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
Grants are available for graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.
Topic: development; Food; environment; Sustainability
Application date:20-Feb-15

The Peru Opportunity Fund support to agriculture and rural development
Peru Opportunity Fund links smallholder farmers to the information, simple technologies and capital they need to enhance their productivity and make informed choices about their land, their crops and their livelihoods.
Topic: Food; development; Sustainability
Application date:31-Jan-15

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

Nestlé: Shared Value Prize
Nestlé awards the shared value prize to an innovative programme that addresses nutrition, water and rural development challenges around the globe.  
Topic: Food; Agriculture; environment; development
Application date:28-Feb-15

Young Eco-Hero Awards 2015
Young Eco-Hero Awards recognizes and rewards successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16.
Topic: environment; sustainability
Application date:28-Feb-15

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

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) Fellowship Programme
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)  University Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences and Ecology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).
Topic: ecology; Education; environment
Application date:1-Mar-15

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

Travel grants for internships or research stays
Travel grants are for students who do an internship or research for at least a month in the South.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; development
Application date:11-May-15

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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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
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International Climate Protection Fellowships
For young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaboration
Topic: Climate Change
Application date:15/03/2015

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

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) Fellowships Finland
The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master's level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.
Topic: Capacity Building Topics; ecology; environment; land management; sustainability
Application date:5 months before the intended scholarship period

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Ibrahim Scholarship Programmes
The Ibrahim Scholarships support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
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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
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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
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The Shouichi Yoshida Memorial Scholarship (SYMS)
Scholarship for students coming from economically handicapped families, with a specialization in agriculture.
Topic: Biodiversity; Food; Drought
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Projects that link conservation with community development
Empowers Africa takes the view that sustainable conservation is built on community-based collaboration.
Topic: Biodiversity
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Grants for photography projects
Competitive grants are offered to emerging conservation photographers for photography in Australia and eligible Asia-Pacific countries.
Topic: Biodiversity; Education
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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IFS Research grants
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) provides grants to early-career scientists of low-income developing countries.
Topic: Education
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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
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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
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Rothamsted International Fellowships
Available to mid-career scientists who are citizens of developing or emerging countries
Topic: Poverty Reduction
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SEED Foundation grant
The Sow & Encourage Economic Development (SEED) Foundation supports agricultural development projects in Africa.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
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Grant for Food Security
The Segal Family Foundation supports a wide range of projects and organizations.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
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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
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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
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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
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The International Foundation Grant Programme
Foundation that strives to support projects that are devoted to the development and growth of communities.
Topic: Forests
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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
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Yara Prize for a Green Revolution in Africa
The Yara Prize recognizes efforts that increase food production and create value in African agriculture.
Topic: Food
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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
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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
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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
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Cargill Environmental Stewardship.
Strategic grants to organizations serving communities where Cargill has a presence.
Topic: Food
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Benefit-sharing Fund
The Benefit-sharing Fund invests directly in high impact projects supporting farmers in developing countries conserve crop diversity.
Topic: Biodiversity
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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