Tag Archives: Agriculture

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme’ to support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Funding brief: Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS. The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘John Z. Duling Grant Program’ to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Funding brief: The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative […]

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Funding brief: The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognise entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year. Our 2020 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

FoodTech Accelerator: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to select up to 10 best-of-breed startups to supercharge food innovation.

Funding brief: FoodTech Accelerator is a global accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors. Every year, they select up to 10 best-of-breed startups to supercharge food innovation. They match them with our Corporate Partners business needs and together accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects […]

Common Fund For Commodity: Inviting applications for ‘Funding Innovation – Support For Commodity Development’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

Tree Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

The World Academy of Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to award a women scientist, national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas.

Funding brief: This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2019’ to become be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? Submit a 3 minute video for a chance […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2019’ to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Funding brief: With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries: ● SDG 2 (ending hunger) ● SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) ● SDG 17 (partnerships for the […]

ETH Zurich and The World Food System Center: Inviting applications for ‘World Food System (WFS) Grants’.

Funding brief: “World Food System” Grants- the World Food System Center administers a competitive grants platform in coordination with the Research Commission of the ETH Zurich. Please check the following link for the details of each calls supported by the donors. a) Coop Research Program b) Mercator Research Program Donor Name: ETH Zurich and The […]

Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR): Inviting applications for ‘SFIAR Award 2019’ for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development to support relevant agricultural research for development.

Funding brief: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. In line with its objectives, the SFIAR runs the annual SFIAR Award. With this award the SFIAR pursues the following main aims: a) Support relevant agricultural […]

The Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2019’ to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries and to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources.

Funding brief: The JWF Fund was founded in 2005 and solely operated by Japan Water Forum (JWF), which aims to support selected grass-roots organizations in developing countries who have been addressing water-related issues in their own countries. Every year, JWF publicly seeks for projects and those adopted after due assessment will be eligible to get […]

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia’ to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those policies to maximize positive, economic impacts.

Funding brief: The goal of the “Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia” project is to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those […]

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)’ to address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region.

Funding brief: The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Inviting applications for ‘The Borlaug Fellowship Program’ to provide opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security.

Funding brief: The Borlaug Fellowship Program provides opportunities for short-term research projects to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers. Competitively selected fellows will work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program.  After completion of the 10-12 […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

Foundation Fiat Panis: Inviting applications for ‘Hans H. Ruthenberg -Graduate Award’ to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security.

Funding brief: The promotion of young talented scientists was of major concern to the Eiselen-Foundation. In addition to the Josef G. Knoll-European Science Award, the Eiselen-Foundation had created the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate Award in 1999 to award outstanding diploma or master theses in the field of food security. Since 2010 the Foundation fiat panis is […]

Agropolis Fondation and Olam International: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019’ to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of society and ‘Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security’to recognize an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists […]

BRAC: Inviting applications for ‘Social Innovation Fellowship 2019’ to the troublemakers who never settle.

Funding brief: BRAC is excited to launch first ever fellowship opportunity open to the troublemakers who never settle. BRAC, world’s largest and no. 1 NGO, is looking for the next big innovator to join their tribe by applying for BRAC Social Innovation Fellowship 2019. If you question the obvious, challenge traditional approaches of solving social […]

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI): Inviting applications for ‘The Fellowship Scheme’ for candidates who have a demonstrable interest in development; relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country, and strong computer skills.

Funding brief: The Fellowship Scheme is open to candidates of any nationality. You must have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics or a related field. Suitable specialisms include agricultural, environmental, international, health or development economics. You must also be willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries. […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to research cooperation to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

Dining for Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

Funding brief: Dining for Women is an educational giving circle: members of their organization meet monthly, learn about our featured and sustained grantees, and donate to DFW, allowing us collectively to support grass-roots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in […]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies’ to seek new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies.

Funding brief: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies. They specifically encourage approaches that not only help countries prioritize agricultural development policies, but also inform long-term strategic planning. Proposals must closely align with the goals of the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development team. Although proposed solutions may be generated from […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. 

Funding brief: The International Foundation for Science (IFS) invitees applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. Research Areas Funded By IFS: The world will need to draw on exceptional individual and collaborative actions, and to […]

IHE Delft: Inviting applications for ‘DUPC2 Call 2018: Research for Development Proposals Led by Institutes from Developing Countries’ to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners from developing countries, and their engagement in the programme.

Funding brief: IHE Delft works with partners in developing countries to help tackle water and development challenges. Bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives helps to find local solutions and strengthen local capacities. The DUPC2 programme supports these partnership activities. The purpose of this call is to encourage further collaboration between researchers and practitioners […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA): Inviting applications for ‘Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)’ to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of utilization of research outcomes.

Funding brief: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST): Inviting applications for ‘The Khwarizmi International Award’ to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology.

Funding brief: The Khwarizmi International Award seeks to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology. The Khwarizmi International Award is named in memory of the achievements of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the Iranian mathematician and astronomer. […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges: ● Girls’ education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education […]

CLIFF-GRADS program: Inviting applications for ‘CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to emissions and carbon storage in agriculture’.

Funding brief: The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate […]

Rabobank: Inviting applications for ‘Food Loss Challenge Asia’ to find an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia.

Funding brief: Food loss occurs at each stage of the food value chain. Rabobank and our partners want to work with effective startups along the food value chain to promote the adoption of sustainable solutions and practices across the region. Criteria: ● Scalability of Impact ● Strength of Business Model ● Robustness of Solution Bonus Criteria: Positive impact […]

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5 billion fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through: challenge-led disciplinary […]

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2019’ to build capacity of the implementer but to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: Is your organization a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries? If so, then your project can receive support from the SDGP. With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Enterprise Development for Jobs (2018)’ to contribute to job creation by stimulating to more, sustainable commercial investments.

Funding brief: The overriding goal of Norwegian development assistance is poverty reduction. Promoting private sector development and job creation is vital for achieving this. In June 2015 the Norwegian Government launched the White Paper “Working together” which describes how Norway will intensify its efforts to create an enabling environment for private sector development in developing […]

Mahathir Science Award Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mahathir Science Award’ to bestow on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit.

Funding brief: The Mahathir Science Award is bestowed on any scientists, institutions or organization worldwide in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. This award will be given to researchers who have made internationally recognized breakthroughs […]

Siemens Stiftung: Inviting applications for ‘empowering people. Award 2019’ to identify and support low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions.

Funding brief: Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation.

Funding brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11th, December, 2018. Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used […]

The National Geographic Society (NGS), Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Artificial intelligence (AI) for earth’ to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects that improve the way they monitor, model, and ultimately […]

Solution Search, Rare: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Climate change needs behavior change’.

Funding brief: Climate change needs behavior change. What people eat, what they buy and what they use contributes directly to climate change. In just eight months, humans consume what the earth can sustainably produce in a single year. Nearly two-thirds of global emissions are linked to both direct and indirect forms of human consumption – […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Feminist Participatory Action Research – Support to Grassroots Women Organizations for Land Rights and Development Justice 2018-2020’ to strengthen feminist movements for land rights and development justice.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots women’s rights organizations and movements to take part in this exciting Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) programme that aims to develop capacity, tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant and urban poor women (RIMUP) to demand their rights on land, water, soils, biodiversity, and other natural resources. Eight to […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2018’ to present science and technology that are applicable to the real world and come up with optimal solutions to water problems.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week(KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them. […]

Zayed Sustainability Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to celebrate achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Funding brief: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a visionary champion of environmental stewardship and global sustainability. This annual award celebrates achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program’ to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.

Funding brief: The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto. He is remembered for his contribution of 46 years of leadership to the ISA and its Ontario chapter. Jack Kimmel grants provide much needed […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global youth video competition’.

Funding brief: Are you 18-30 and taking part in activities to fight climate change? Send a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change is co-organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small […]

The Overseas Aid & Development Commission, the States of Guernsey (GOAC): Inviting applications for ‘Grant Aid’ with the theme-‘Helping the world’s least developed countries through a hand up rather than a hand-out’.

Funding brief: The Overseas Aid & Development Commission distributes money provided by the States of Guernsey to charities undertaking development and humanitarian work in the world’s least developed countries. In defining “basic needs”, the following are examples of projects the Commission has supported: ● Sustainable supply of clean water – these projects may include:  Providing wells, […]

The Japan Water Forum (JWF): Inviting applications for ‘JWF Fund 2018’ to provide grants for organizations which aim at solving water-related issues at grassroots level.

Funding brief: Japan Water Form Fund will provide grants for organizations which aim at solving water-related issues at grassroots level. They hope that it will be a small but certain step to solve water-related issues while meeting local needs as well as utilizing local resources. Japan Water Forum (JWF) carries out JWF Fund 2018 to […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): Inviting applications for ‘City region food systems’ to look for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty.

Funding brief: With this new call for proposals, SDC is looking for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty. The proposal shall consider the following strategic considerations:  Innovations in city region food systems shall provide future oriented, practical and sustainable solutions in which the relationships between […]

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-SRMGI DECIMALS Funds Research Grants’ to analyze the impacts that Solar Radiation Management might have in their regions.

Funding brief: The DECIMALS fund has been set up to provide grants to small research teams in developing countries, allowing them to analyze the impacts that Solar Radiation Management might have in their regions. It was launched in response to a common concern voiced at SRMGI’s engagement workshops, where local participants often proposed and widely […]

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS): Inviting applications for ‘Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)’ to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries.

Funding brief: This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

Fast Forward: Inviting applications for ‘Fast Forward accelerator’ to provide training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits.

Funding brief: The Fast Forward accelerator provides training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits. Fast Forward fosters a supportive network of tech and social sector leaders to grow the tech for good ecosystem. We want to see more organizations leverage open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, and APIs to build […]

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA): Inviting applications for ‘GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018’ to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission.

Funding brief: The GCHERA WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE is the international award of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). The Prize aims to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘Benefit-sharing Fund’ to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

The World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Norman Borlaug Award’ to recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

Funding brief: THE $10,000 NORMAN BORLAUG AWARD FOR FIELD RESEARCH AND APPLICATION, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation. This award will recognize exceagrptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual […]

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Systems Support Activity (S3A)’ to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production.

Funding brief: The goal of Seed Systems Support Activity (S3A) is to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production. The Activity seeks to improve functioning of national seed sector in Feed the Future countries and in countries with resilience and […]

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G): Inviting applications for ‘P4G Partnership Fund’ to seek game-changing actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Funding brief: Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a network of world leaders seeking breakthroughs in green economic growth. The strategic purpose of the P4G Partnership Fund is to support innovative public-private sector partnerships that address global sustainable development needs. The P4G Partnership Fund will contribute to overcoming barriers related […]

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to dedicate source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Funding brief: Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest. Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member […]

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK): Inviting applications for ‘Research Fellowship Programme for International Researchers’ to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Funding brief: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and […]

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC): Inviting applications for ‘12th Open Call for Proposals’ to support Commodity development activities.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) invites applications for support of Commodity development activities. The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organizations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘The Farmer-to-Farmer Program’.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. This NFO is issued to solicit applications to manage F2F volunteer programs under Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreements […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘The TWAS Prizes’ to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.

Funding brief: The TWAS Prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Donor Name: The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Funding name: The TWAS Prizes Deadline: 15th, March, 2018 […]

Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine.

Funding brief: Ekhagastiftelsen (Ekhaga foundation) was founded by Gösta Videgård as early as 1944 and since then they support scientific research in organic agriculture and complementary and biological medicine. Donor Name: Ekhaga foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: May, 20th, 2018 Funding limit: There is no maximum amount that can be applied […]

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI): Inviting applications for ‘OpenLandContracts.org Mini-Grants Program’ to offer two to three grants of $10,000 each for innovative uses of www.OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first searchable online repository of publicly available commercial agriculture and forestry contracts.

Funding brief: The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to offer two to three grants of $10,000 each for innovative uses of http://www.OpenLandContracts.org, the world’s first searchable online repository of publicly available commercial agriculture and forestry contracts. The grants are offered to support and advance innovative uses of the repository and of the […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘The Benefit-sharing Fund’ of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme- ‘Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors’.

Funding brief: The programme covered by this call for proposals is part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human development, including decent […]

The World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

Award brief: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

SAARC Development Fund (SDF): Inviting applications for three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure.

Funding brief: The SDF has three financing windows: (i) Social; (ii) Economic; and (iii) Infrastructure. At present only the Social Window is fully activated. The SDF Secretariat is in the process of operationalizing the Economic and Infrastructure Windows. The Fund hopes to have few investment projects running soon. Social Window: The Social Window primarily funds […]

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to engage in environmental activities.

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully. Donor Name: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application period […]

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at […]

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Calls for Proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and Capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) Programmes’.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. Priorities: APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing […]

Securing Water for Food (SWFF): Inviting applications for ‘global water-agriculture photo contest’ to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

Funding brief: Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to: […]

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM): Inviting applications for ‘RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme’ to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev).

Funding brief: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges […]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in India: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2018’ to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017.

Award brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December, […]

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘New Contest’ to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change.

Funding brief:  Climate CoLab is an open problem-solving platform to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change. These seven contests seek proposals that can create the building blocks for these plans. ● Adaptation ● Buildings ● Carbon Pricing ● Energy Supply ● Land Use Change: Agriculture, […]

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)’ to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries.

Funding brief:  The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries. The 2nd round of the programme opens in the fall of 2017. You can already submit your Concept Note. Themes: With the FDW programme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting applications for ‘Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2)’ to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry.

Donor Name: The Research Council of Norway Funding name:  Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) Funding brief: The primary objective of the Large-scale Programme for Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) is to generate knowledge and solutions for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry. Secondary objectives: The programme will fund both basic research […]

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘The Geodata for Agriculture and Water facility (G4AW)’ to support programmes in the area of food security.

Donor Name: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Funding name: The Geodata for Agriculture and Water facility (G4AW) Funding brief: The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It falls under the policy priority of food security, which focuses on increasing and enhancing sustainable food […]

Cargill: Inviting applications to support in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship.

Donor Name:  Cargill Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief: Cargill supports projects in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship. Grants are made to national and global nonprofit NGO partners that serve communities in which Cargill has a business presence. Focus Areas: ● Food Security and Nutrition: We support partners working to address […]

The Common Fund for Commodities: Inviting applications to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Donor Name: The Common Fund for Commodities   Funding name: The Common Fund for Commodities (11th open call for proposals) Funding brief:  The Common Fund for Commodities provides financing to organizations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities […]

Climate CoLab: Inviting applications on sustainable land use and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to address the challenges of global climate change.  

Donor Name:  Climate CoLab Funding name:  No specific funding name Funding brief:  This contest seeks proposals on sustainable land use and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to address the challenges of global climate change. The primary goals of Climate CoLab are to: ● Study collective intelligence: Climate CoLab […]

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. The world has seen substantial success on poverty reduction. However, 1.2 billion people remain in extreme poverty. There […]

Grinnell College: Inviting applications for The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Donor Name:  Grinnell College Award name: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize Award brief:  The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their […]

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI): Inviting applications for The IPNI Science Award to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production.

Donor Name: International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Award name: The IPNI Science Award Award brief: The IPNI Science Award was established by the IPNI Board of Directors in 2006. Its purpose is to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production. Ecological intensification is defined as […]

ETH Zurich-The World Food System Center: Inviting applications for the funding theme: a) Sustainability in Food Value Chains (Coop Research Program, Call 5); and b) Organic Production Systems for Food Security (Mercator Research Program, Call 7);

Donor Name:  ETH Zurich-The World Food System Center Funding name: “World Food System” Grants Funding brief: The World Food System Center administers a competitive grants platform in coordination with the Research Commission of the ETH Zurich. Please see below and related pages for important information about the World Food System (WFS) Grants, including eligibility and […]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for the funding theme- Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Donor Name: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Funding name:  Call for Proposals South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Agriculture and Rural Development. Funding brief:  This Call for proposals  is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant […]

Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.

Donor Name:  Department for International Development (DFID) Funding name: DFID-funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Funding brief:  Making grants available to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals. The Small Charities […]

Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF): Inviting applications to support to developing countries through project preparation grants (PPGs) to prepare technically sound and sustainable projects.

Donor Name: Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Funding name:  Project Preparation Grants (PPGs) Funding brief: STDF provides support to developing countries through project preparation grants (PPGs) to prepare technically sound and sustainable projects. Deadline: 04th, August, 2017 Funding details link: http://www.standardsfacility.org/project-preparation-grants Funding limit: ● An amount of up to US$50,000 may be requested under a […]