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March 2013


Biodiversity Foundation -- Support for International Projects 2013. The Biodiversity Foundation (Spain) makes grants for projects in biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development. The Foundation supports conservation field projects, research, education and training, and public awareness in Spain and internationally. Each program component has a different application deadline. The closing date for grants to support international collaboration and activities is 15 March 2013. Link

Grameen Foundation -- Fellowship Program. The Grameen Foundation invites applications for its first class of fellows. Placements are defined by the Foundation's field offices in Colombia, Dubai, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, and Uganda. Fellowships are for one year and cover training, support, and living expenses (but do not cover airfare and visas). There are no restrictions by nationality or residence. Applications close 31 March 2013. Link

International Riverfoundation -- Thiess Riverprizes 2013. The International, Australian, and European riverprizes are awarded to outstanding projects in river management. The Prize has a cash component plus a twinning component. Nominations are accepted for programs and projects in river restoration, management of river water quality, pollution control, and related issues. The closing date for initial applications is 29 March 2013. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Research on Financial Services for Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa. RUFORUM announces the Rural Finance Community Action Research Projects, supported by KMP/IFAD. The program will fund action-based research to improve the design and implementation of IFAD-funded rural finance programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The program is open to university staff at RUFORUM's member institutions. The deadline for concept notes is 31 March 2013. Link

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund -- Scholarships for Higher Education. Taiwan's program of development assistance includes scholarships for university students in eligible developing countries to study in Taiwan. The program provides full scholarships for applicants from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean region, and other countries (Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey). Subject areas at Taiwan's participating universities include sustainable agriculture, among others. The application deadline is 15 March 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Disaster Preparedness in Micronesia and Marshall Islands (PREPARE). The program PREPARE aims to strengthen disaster preparedness and expedite emergency and reconstruction assistance in the event of severe natural disasters in either of the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Marshall Islands. Applications are open to international nongovernmental organizations, public international organizations, and consortia of local and international firms. USAID will make one award for up to US$19 million for five years. Funding Opportunity RFA-492-13-000002. The closing date for applications is 21 March 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Early Warning Systems for Weather-Related Disasters in South Asia. USAID seeks to fund partnerships to improve warning systems in South Asia related to hydrometeorological hazards. The program aims to bring significant new non-public resources (money, ideas, technologies, experience or expertise) to address current weaknesses in early warning systems. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, for-profit organizations, and academic institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. Funding Opportunity APS-OFDA-13-000003. The deadline for applications is 27 March 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Farmer-to-Farmer Program. USAID funds Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) to expand U.S. voluntary assistance for economic growth in agriculture in the developing world. USAID intends to make up to eight awards for leaders of each base program in the amount of up to US$8 million for periods of up to five years. Eligibility extends to U.S. nonprofit organizations, agricultural cooperatives, private businesses and consulting firms, and academic institutions and their foundations which have an operating presence in the F2F developing countries. USAID welcomes applications from new U.S. partners. Funding Opportunity SOL-OAA-13-00006. The deadline for concept notes is 25 March 2013. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Promoting Land Rights. The U.S. State Department invites applications for projects that promote land rights through the framework of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The aim is to strengthen civil society organizations in their networking with governments and companies on issues of tenure and land rights. Program country activities may include (but are not limited to) the Lower Mekong region, Ghana, Liberia, Colombia, and Peru. The program is open to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and internationally, for-profit organizations (except small businesses), institutions of higher education, and international organizations. The application deadline is 29 March 2013. Link

Waterloo Foundation -- Grants to Protect Tropical Forests. As part of its grant making for environment, the Waterloo Foundation (Wales) makes grants to protect tropical forests at the local level. The Foundation seeks to fund practical projects that address the causes of local deforestation, and that support sustainable livelihoods for the affected communities. The Foundation also invites applications for strategic projects that address the drivers of deforestation on a wider or international scale. The program is open to registered charities in the UK and other countries. Applicants from outside the UK need to provide a relevant reference in the UK. The application deadline is 31 March 2013. Link

World Bank Institute and Government of Japan -- Graduate Scholarship Program 2013-2014. With funding from Japan, the World Bank Institute offers graduate scholarships to individuals from developing countries to undertake international graduate studies at renowned universities in fields that include agriculture and environment (among others). Applications to the Regular Program can be presented in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The program lists preferred universities for the 2013-2014 application cycle. The application deadline is 31 March 2013. Link

April 2013

Association of American Geographers -- Fellowships for West Africans on Women, Climate Change, and Food Security. The AAG is the Secretariat of "My Community, Our Earth" (MyCOE). The MyCOE / SERVIR Initiative offers 10-month research fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students in West Africa who use geographic technologies to address themes of Women in Climate Change and Food Security. Eligible countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoir, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2013. Link

Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) -- Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. CTI's Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) seeks to identify promising projects for adapting to climate change which have the capability of raising private financing. Projects can be proposed in agriculture and agribusiness; water and sanitation; energy; forests and ecosystem services; and other subject areas. Selected projects will be offered free professional advice on project development and structuring, and will be connected with investment networks. The program is open to private companies and individuals, public-private partnerships, local governments, and NGOs. Applications from all Sub-Saharan African countries will be considered, with priority for projects in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2013. Link

Common Fund for Commodities -- 2nd Call for Proposals. The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Financial support in the form of grants and loans ranges from US$100 thousand to US$1.5 million. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). The deadline for proposals is 05 April 2013. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Region. CEPF announces a second round of grants 2012-2017 for biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Afromontane countries: Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Eligible applicants are NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. Government institutions are eligible in certain circumstances. The deadlines for letters of inquiry (LOIs) are 01 April 2013 for large grants (i.e., above US$20 thousand), and 19 April 2013 for small grants. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade in Guyana. The EC will support the participation of national civil society organizations and national private sector federations and entities in the EC's program for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT). Grants ranging from €100 thousand to €150 thousand are available to non-state organizations legally established in Guyana, possibly working with international partners. The deadline for concept notes is 01 April 2013. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Support for FLEGT in the Ivory Coast. The EC announces funding to help increase the participation of civil society organizations and the private sector in processes related to Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) in Cote d'Ivoire. The program is open to NGOs and government entities in EU member states and Ivory Coast, and to international organizations. Grants range from €250 thousand to €400 thousand, depending on cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/133775/L/ACT/CI. The application deadline is 30 April 2013. Link

International Association for the Study of the Commons -- Elinor Ostrom Award. With financial support from the Ford Foundation, the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) requests nominations for the first Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons, in honor of the pioneering work in this area by Professor Ostrom. The award has three categories: young scholars; senior scholars; and practitioners. Three winners will be selected in each category. First-place winners will receive US$10 thousand; second-place winners will receive US$5 thousand. All winners will be awarded travel grants for IASC's 2013 conference in Japan. The closing date for nominations is 08 April 2013. Link

International Development Research Center -- Climate Change Adaptation in Africa and Asia. Canada's IDRC, jointly with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), will fund three research consortia under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). The goal is to increase the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the climate "hot spots" of CARIAA's eligible countries, drawing on regional and inter-regional collaboration. The program is open to research teams from academic institutions; private sector organizations that have a research mandate; NGOs and other civil society organizations; and research-based organizations. Grants are up to CAN$15 million per consortium. The deadline for concept notes is 04 April 2013. Link

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -- Mangrove Management in India. IUCN-India invites applications for grants in support of Mangroves for the Future (MFF). The grants will fund small-scale coastal restoration and management by local communities, small-scale businesses, or research organizations in priority geographical locations of India. Grants are from US$10 thousand to US$20 thousand for projects of 12-18 months. The deadline for proposals is 05 April 2013. Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- Research Fellowships. JIRCAS provides fellowships to researchers in developing countries to collaborate with Japanese counterparts for research in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. Two types of fellowships are offered. The "Tsukuba" fellowships is carried out at the JIRCAS headquarters in Japan, and the "Project Site" fellowships are at the research institutes in the developing countries where JIRCAS collaborative research projects are being implemented. The deadline for applications in both programs is 22 April 2013. Link

Korea Green Foundation -- Green Asia Grants 2013. The Korea Green Foundation makes grants to civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific region that work on projects related to climate change, renewable energy, and other environmental issues in local areas. Grants of US$5 thousand support education, campaigns, and research. The application period closes 05 April 2013. Link

Research Council of Norway -- Research on Climate Change 2013. The Research Council of Norway funds research to increase knowledge about natural and anthropogenic climate change. Grant proposals should address one or more specific research questions identified in the call for proposals. The Research Council particularly welcomes proposals that promote the internationalization of the research, including professional exchanges. Applications are invited from universities, university colleges, independent research institutes, and other research groups. The deadline for proposals is 10 April 2013. Link

Seeding Labs -- Equipment Transfer Program 2013. Seeding Labs aims to help talented scientists in the developing world by transferring high-quality equipment for their teaching and research in areas related to the natural sciences. Applicants for the equipment are public universities in low and middle-income countries. The deadline for preliminary submissions is 01 April 2013. Link

Swiss Re -- ReSource Award 2013. The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is a prize for leadership in implementing sustainable watershed management in developing and emerging countries. The prize money is US$150 thousand allocated to one or more projects. Eligibility for the Award extends to NGOs, private organizations, scientific and public institutions, and similar bodies. The application deadline is 30 April 2013. Link

UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) -- Research on Economic Growth, Call 2. DFID-ESRC announce a second call of the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Program. The program is open to researchers in the UK and other countries. Research themes include one on "Agriculture and Growth." The minimum funding is £100 thousand for projects of one to three years. Outline proposals are due no later than 25 April 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Clean Energy in Georgia. USAID-Tbilisi invites applications for a 4-year program to promote low-emissions development strategies for energy efficiency and clean energy in Georgia. Eligibility for grants extends to partnerships of international and Georgian organizations -- such as NGOs, educational institutions, and public international organizations. Funding Opportunity RFA114-13-000003. The deadline for applications is 26 April 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Reducing the Risks of Urban Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean. USAID invites proposals to promote the "neighborhood approach" for preventing and mitigating natural disasters in urban zones of Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus countries are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. Eligibility for grants is unrestricted. Grants are up to US$2 million. Funding Opportunity APS-OFDA-13-000005. The deadline for concept papers is 04 April 2013. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships for Indonesia. The USDA, in cooperation with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), welcomes applications from candidates in Indonesia for the 2013 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships. The fellowships are part of a USDA-WCF initiative to improve cocoa production in developing countries worldwide. Fellows will work with mentors at U.S. universities, research centers, or government agencies -- usually for 6-12 weeks. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2013. Link

U.S. National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- BREAD Ideas Challenge. The program BREAD (“Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development”) is a partnership of the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support research that addresses key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. BREAD announces an Ideas Challenge of up to 25 prizes of US$10 thousand each for ideas on potentially transformative research. The competition is open worldwide to individuals at universities, non-profit research institutes, and other organizations associated with education and research. The winning ideas will determine the focus of proposals in a subsequent phase of the program. Submissions to the Ideas Challenge will be accepted from 01 April 2013 through 30 April 2013. Link

West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) -- Energy Business Plans. WAFCEF is a partnership of several organizations to support entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and existing companies to invest in projects of clean energy for West Africa. WAFCEF invites business plans from relevant applicants to compete for the West African Clean Energy Financing Awards. Three projects will be chosen for financing. The deadline for applications (English or French) is 30 April 2013. Link

Youth for International Development -- Grants Program 2013. Youth for International Development (YFID) invites applications from youth-based and community-based organizations worldwide for grassroots projects in agriculture and agribusiness, environmental initiatives, capacity building, and other themes. The proposal deadline is 08 April 2013. Link

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center -- Fellowships in Plant Science. With funding provided through the EC's Research Directorate, the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center administers the international fellowships program, PLANT FELLOWS. The partners in PLANT FELLOWS are 23 host organizations in Europe and internationally (including Brazil, China, India, South Africa). The program invites applications for post-doc fellowships worldwide in all fields of plant science. The next application deadline is 30 April 2013. Link

May 2013

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) -- Comparative Research Networks 2013. CODESRIA supports researchers in African universities and research centers through funding for Comparative Research Networks. The networks address themes within CODESRIA's strategic plan, including (among others) research on climate change, natural resources, and development. Most grants range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. The application deadline is 31 May 2013. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Banana Production and Export in Cameroon. The EC funds technical and financial assistance to help banana-producing countries that export bananas to the EU, including Cameroon. The EC will make grants for increased productivity of dessert bananas to producers and exporters established in Cameroon. Grants are €500 thousand to €1 million, subject to co-financing requirements. Reference EuropeAid/134022/L/ACT/CM. The application deadline is 27 May 2013. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Modernization of the Forestry Sector in Honduras. The EC will support the government of Honduras to improve the governance of forests, protected areas, and wildlife in Honduras. Grants will focus on building the capacity of local governments and communities in forest protection and management. The program is open to nonprofit organizations in the EU, Honduras, countries of the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument, and international organizations. Grants are €100 thousand to €500 thousand, subject to co-financing shares. Reference EuropeAid/134023/M/ACT/HN. The deadline for proposals is 27 May 2013. Link

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations -- FLEGT Grants in Partner Countries. The EU-FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Program (EU FAO FLEGT Program 2012-2016) announces its first call for proposals from developing countries that have signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union. Applications are invited from government institutions, civil society organizations, and organizations/federations in the private sectors of the VPA countries (listed in the announcement). Grants are up to €100 thousand for actions that support any of the seven themes of the FLEGT program. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 31 May 2013. Link

Kurita Water and Environment Foundation – Research Grants 2013. The KWEF makes grants in China and Southeast Asia for water research at universities, colleges, and research institutes. Research topics include technologies to conserve and restore rivers, lakes, and other water resources – among other themes. Grants are up to 500 thousand yen per project per year. Applicants are preferably under age 40. Each applicant should have a Japanese advisor in Japan or in the researcher’s home country. The application period is 01 April 2013 through 16 May 2013. Link

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) -- Research in Bio-Based Economy, Netherlands and Brazil. The NWO (Netherlands) and FASEP (São Paulo region, Brazil) are collaborating in research on four topics related to the bio-based economy: crop improvement, sustainable agriculture, biorefinery processes, and hybrid catalytic conversion of biomass. Applications for grants are welcomed from researchers in the Netherlands and São Paulo to support research exchanges, workshops, equipment, and consumables. The application deadline is 23 May 2013. Link

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) -- Master's Scholarship 2013. OFID invites qualified applicants who have obtained or who are nearly completing their undergraduate degrees to apply for the OFID master's scholarship in a relevant field of development or energy studies. Applicants must be from developing countries, with prior admission to pursue a master's (graduate) degree at any recognized university/college in the world. The scholarship is up to US$50 thousand for one year. The deadline for applications is 01 May 2013. Link

University of Cape Town -- CSAG Winter School 2013. The Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town organizes a "winter school" intensive course in July. The course is presented by facilitators from CSAG and other institutions to take participants through the full spectrum of topics related to climate and climate change, with an emphasis on issues in developing countries. CSAG will offer partial sponsorships to some participants. The application deadline is 03 May 2013. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Reducing the Risks of Natural Disasters in Southeast Asia. USAID calls for proposals from public-private alliances in Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, and Vietnam for actions that prepare for and reduce the risks of natural disasters. Eligibility is unrestricted. Grants will normally range from US$500 thousand to US$1 million, and require a 1:1 match of resources. Funding Opportunity APS-OFDA-13-000008. The deadline for concept papers is 08 May 2013. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Conservation of Amphibians in Decline 2013. Amphibians in Decline supports activities that address threats to frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians that face an unprecedented threat of extinction. Eligibility for grants extends to individuals, multi-national secretariats, government units (all levels), nonprofit NGOs, and institutions of higher education. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$25 thousand, although larger proposals will be considered. Proposals should demonstrate in-kind or financial matching. The closing date for applications is 01 May 2013. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund 2013. The Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund makes grants for projects that conserve the world’s most endangered species. Species eligible for funding are those that face a very high risk of extinction in the immediate future; that are not located in North America or high-income countries of Europe; and that are not included in other USFWS programs. Eligibility for grants is unrestricted. The USFWS favors proposals that request under US$25 thousand, and that contribute complementary resources. Funding Opportunity F13AS00106. The deadline for applications is 01 May 2013. Link1   Link2

U.S. National Science Foundation -- Dimensions of Biodiversity 2013. The goal of Dimensions of Biodiversity is to promote novel and integrated approaches to understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity. The program currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. It includes international partnerships when relevant, such as with research organizations in China and Brazil. The deadline for full proposals is 06 May 2013. Link

June 2013

European Commission (EC) -- ACP-EU II Energy Facility, 2nd Call for Proposals. The EC will make grants to expand and improve renewable energy and energy efficiency in the African countries of the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries). The grants will focus on scaling-up already proven successful actions. The program is open to state and non-state organizations in the EU (and its acceding and candidate countries); the European Economic Area; the ACP countries; and other least-developed countries. Grants will range from €4 million to €8 million, subject to cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/133481/C/ACT/Multi. The deadline for proposals is 03 June 2013. Link

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) -- 3rd Call, Public Sector. GAFSP announces its third call for proposals in the Public Sector Window for programs and projects that strengthen agriculture and lessen food insecurity in low-income countries. GAFSP intends to fund 4-5 proposals for a total of US$175 million. Applications (English and French) are invited from governments in 18 eligible countries, listed in the announcement. The closing date for applications is 05 June 2013. Link

MasterCard and UN Women Singapore -- Project Inspire 2013. Project Inspire invites ideas to help women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East, and Africa gain access to business and livelihood skills. There are no restrictions by subject areas. Ideas are invited from teams of one to three persons, ages 18 to 35, for a grant of US$25 thousand to implement the submitted idea. Submissions can be presented in written form, or as short videos, in English. The closing date for submissions is 30 June 2013. Link

July 2013

Blue Earth Alliance -- Support for Photography Projects. Blue Earth sponsors photography projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. Blue Earth provides assistance with fund raising, publishing, and publicity. However, it does not make direct grants to sponsored projects. The deadlines for submissions are 20 January and 20 July of each year. Link

Club300 Foundation for Bird Protection -- Grants 2013. The Club300 Foundation, based in Sweden, makes grants of up to US$5 thousand for bird protection on a worldwide basis. The objective is research and conservation of the world's highly threatened and poorly known bird species (IUCN's Red List). The deadline for applications (English or Swedish) is 31 July 2013. Link

Ford Motor Company in the Middle East -- Grants for Conservation and Environment 2013. Ford Middle East makes grants for non-profit conservation initiatives in the Middle East. Categories are conservation engineering; protection of the natural environment; and environmental education. Ford will allocate US$100 thousand for projects in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The application deadline is 01 July 2013. Link

August 2013

Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) – COMSTECH-TWAS Research Grants 2013. Grants up to US$15 thousand are available to individual young scientists in countries belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Renewable energy is among the eligible subject areas. The application deadline is 31 August each year. Link

Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) -- John Dillon Fellowship 2013. ACIAR awards the John Dillon Fellowships to young agricultural scientists and economists in developing countries for professional visits to Australia. The fellowships aim to develop leadership skills in agricultural research management, agricultural policy, and/or extension technologies. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR's priority partner countries who spend several weeks at one or two host Australian organizations. ACIAR funds four to six John Dillon fellowships per year. The deadline for applications is 31 August of each year. Link

Christensen Fund -- Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2013. The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based organizations for projects that combine biodiversity with cultural diversity. Most grants are in the range of US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand for one or two years. Application dates are 01 August 2013 through 31 August 2013 for project pre-proposals in the following bio-cultural regions: African Rift Valley; Central Asia; and Greater Southwest (i.e., southwestern USA and northern Mexico). The application period is 01 September 2013 through 30 September 2013 for projects in Melanesia. Link

Fulbright Scholar Program -- Core Program for U.S. Faculty and Professionals 2014-2015. The Fulbright Scholar Program invites applications from U.S. scholars for research, teaching, and creative arts in an international context. Eligibility criteria include U.S. citizenship and a PhD or equivalent professional degree. The available openings include several in the developing world in subjects related to agriculture, environmental and biological sciences, geography, and others. The deadline for applications is 01 August 2013. Link

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) -- Fellows Program 2013-2014. The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Areas of particular interest to ICWA include the Arab Middle East and Southeast Asia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Among the fellowship categories, the "Forest and Society" fellowships explore the relationship of forest resources to the complex of human factors bearing on their conservation and management. The next deadline for submitting letters of interest is 01 August 2013. Link

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) – Seed Fund for Research and Training. The SFRT is open to individuals in ASEAN member countries for competitive grants up to US$15 thousand in research and training related to agriculture and rural development. Applications are due before 01 August of each year. Link

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust -- Grants 2013. The Trust makes grants for education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America. Applicants include botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other nonprofit charitable organizations. Grants are up to $20 thousand. The application deadline is15 August 2013. Link

U.S. National Science Foundation -- International Research Experiences for University Students 2013. Through the program IRES, the National Science Foundation supports U.S. university students (graduate and undergraduate) to engage in international research. Past fellowships include several in developing countries in subject areas such as ecology, renewable energy, climate change, and others. Proposals are due 20 August 2013. Link

Western Bird Banding Association (WBBA) -- Bird Research and Monitoring in the Americas 2013. The WBBA makes two grants each year, one in bird research and the other in bird monitoring, for projects in the New World (i.e., the Americas). Applications are open to individuals and organizations. Grants are US$1 thousand. Applications are due by 01 August of each year. Link

Zayed Future Energy Prize -- Call for Submissions 2013. The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Large corporations; (ii) Small and medium enterprises; (iii) NGOs; (iv) Lifetime achievements (i.e., of individuals); and (v) Global high schools (i.e., high schools in five world regions). The prize winners will divide US$4 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 05 August 2013. Link

Selected Advance Postings

Christensen Fund -- Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2013. The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based organizations for projects that combine biodiversity with cultural diversity. Most grants are in the range of US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand for one or two years. Application dates are 01 August 2013 through 31 August 2013 for pre-proposals representing the following bio-cultural regions: African Rift Valley; Central Asia; and Greater Southwest (i.e., southwestern USA and northern Mexico). The application period is 01 September 2013 through 30 September 2013 for projects in Melanesia. Link

International Land Coalition -- Protecting Land Rights for the Rural Poor. The International Land Coalition announces the "Facility in Support of Innovative and High-Impact Targeted Interventions" (FTI) as a new program to help the rural poor gain access to and control over land and other natural resources. The FTI is primarily intended to support national and local civil society organizations in developing countries worldwide. Most grants will be under US$30 thousand for interventions of up to one year. FTI requires a minimum 20 percent co-funding. Proposals are invited in English, Spanish, and French on a continuous basis through October 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Global Development Alliance 2013. The Global Development Alliance seeks to leverage resources from partner organizations to complement USAID's program funding. USAID welcomes applications from private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, NGOs, faith-based organizations, international organizations, colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, and others -- in the USA and internationally. Proposals must offer resource contributions of at least 1:1 with USAID. Proposals should be directly related to USAID's programs at the country level (i.e. the USAID missions), or to programs based in USAID-Washington. Funding Opportunity APS-OAA-13-000003. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014. Link

                 Above is a summary of additions and changes in the web pages of the Terra Viva Grants Directory for the period   16 February 2013 - 15 March 2013 .

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