Tag Archives: Environmental Sustainability

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 […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

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 […]

Blue Earth Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘fiscal sponsorship’ to documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues.

Funding brief: Blue Earth Alliance offers fiscal sponsorship to documentary projects that align with their mission. As a non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status, Blue Earth Alliance is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. They extend that exempt status to accepted project photographers allowing them to seek […]

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 […]

KR Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries.

Funding brief: KR Foundation addresses root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant’ to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship.

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to develop a new “Approach for selecting, designing, and measuring the impacts of GEF small-grants projects in energy access”.

Funding brief: SGP is calling for proposals based on a new grant making modality to be administered at the regional and global levels. This regional/global grantmaking modality will be used in special circumstances or particular strategic purposes, and will be in addition to the regular ‘Call for Proposals’ (CFP) which are issued by national level […]

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 […]

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Global Climate Observing System (GCOS): Inviting applications for ‘WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize 2018’ to an early- to mid-career researcher for his or her outstanding contribution to the Earth system science community.

Funding brief: The development of high-quality, real-world data sets constitutes an on-going need of the climate research, observations, and modelling communities and their joint activities. Key areas in data collection for climate change research still remain under-sampled today, also affecting efforts in climate model calibration, evaluation, and reanalysis. Recognizing this need for further advancing climate […]

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation (MGAEF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula

Funding brief: The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below. Grant Mission: The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that: ● Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and ● Incorporate basic ecological […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

The Weeden Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to Protect Biodiversity.

Funding brief: For its 40 years of existence, the Weeden Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. It has helped preserve more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide. Since its inception, the Weeden Foundation has supported International and Domestic Population Stabilization projects based on the rationale that an increasing population causes […]

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia to help secure a future for wildlife and positively impact human communities.

Funding brief: The Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Annual awards, ranging from $1000 to $3500, are made to conservation and field research initiatives that will help secure a future for wildlife and educational or cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities. […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants’ from  grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region. The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries […]

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘NatureNet Science Fellows Program’ to create a reservoir of new interdisciplinary science talent that will carry out the new work of conservation.

Funding brief: As a leading global conservation organization with a mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, The Nature Conservancy has a critical role to play in creating a world where people and nature thrive. Over the next ten years, through our Shared Conservation Agenda, the Conservancy is addressing the […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding.

Funding brief: These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. They support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.(SECL), & UNEP (Tunza Eco-generation): Inviting applications for ‘Call for applications – the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors’ to be awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce a call for applications for the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides […]

British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Outreach Grants’ to promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) actively encourage our members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offer grants of up to £2,000. They define ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. Applications should promote and engage […]

KEEN, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Critical Coastlines Grant Program’ to fund community-based or non-profit organizations from around the world working to improve the resilience of coastal ecosystems to help both the community and coastal ecosystem adapt to emerging threats.

Funding brief: KEEN, Inc. is a values-led, independently owned outdoor footwear brand from Portland, Oregon with a mission to responsibly create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. KEEN’s corporate social responsibility program, KEEN Effect, activates communities to protect and preserve the natural environment where we work and play through strategic philanthropy, […]

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF)’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Project Concepts. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere. Grants can […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

The INSPIRE Working Group: Inviting applications for ‘INSPIRE Fund’ to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.

Funding brief: The INSPIRE Working Group, an informal network of some 100 agencies committed to implementing INSPIRE-related programmes, has also launched a call for proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries. Funding is made possible by the New Venture Fund and Ignite Philanthropy: Inspiring the End to Violence Against […]

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential.

Funding brief: The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is is an initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘Danida Market Development Partnerships’ to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) with an aim to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Partnerships programme features an innovative approach to involvement of the business sector and contributes […]

The Roger Williams Park Zoo: Inviting applications for ‘The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF)’ to support conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF), established by Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive […]

The Sydney Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Sydney Peace Prize’ to recognize the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honor the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.

Funding brief: The Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage for over 20 years. The Prize creates a platform for recipients to spread their messages far and wide, recognizes the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honours the […]

Unilever: Inviting applications for ‘Young Entrepreneurs Awards’ to recognize and support brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges, and to help them achieve scale for impact.

Funding brief: Unilever believes the world will only succeed in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals if we all start to think and work differently. That means a real shift towards meaningful partnerships and collaboration across the whole range of players – from governments to NGOs, and big businesses to start-ups. Imagine what we […]

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 […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

The World Youth Essay Competition (WYEC): Inviting applications for ‘opportunity’ to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most.

Competition brief: The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as- ● Aspects of society ● Environmental issues ● Science and technology ● Global affairs and more. The essay has to be […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Lorenzo Natali Media Prize’ to recognize the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world.

Funding brief: Through this prize the European Commission recognizes the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues and applications are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print or audio-visual works. It will reward outstanding reporting on issues such […]

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 […]

TRAID: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains.

Funding brief: TRAID funds projects to improve conditions in global textile supply and productions chains every year. Criteria: TRAID will consider projects, and/or associated costs, that: ● Combat the negative impacts of the textile supply and production chain on people and/or the environment ● Projects can tackle issues relating to any of the stages in the chain […]

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Story Grants’ to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience.

Funding brief: The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Story Grants are available to support the production of in-depth stories that provide information that can empower communities at risk of environmental and climate change impacts to make better decisions about their options and build their resilience. ● Expected story lengths ● Long-form Narrative: 2,500 to 5,000 words […]

Institute of International Education, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund’ to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The ReSource Award’ to acknowledge social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices.

Funding brief: The ReSource Award acknowledges social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at prototyping or scaling up new approaches for resolving existing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices. Examples include access to, use and supply of water, sanitation and hygiene in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank. Criteria: […]

University of Louisville: Inviting applications for ‘The Grawemeyer Award’ for those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world.

Funding brief: The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Strategic Grants’.

Funding brief: Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY ● Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue ● Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and […]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region. Categories: 1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY   Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue   Increased […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant’ to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International); b) Reproductive Health (International).

Funding brief: The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. […]

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF): Inviting applications for ‘WWSF Prize for women’s creativity in rural life’ to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to honor and award creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Funding brief: Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda – the Prize (US$ 1000 per laureate) honours women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of […]

The Tinker Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica’ to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science and/or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica.

Funding brief: The “Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science and/or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. The Tinker Foundation’s goal is to establish a […]

KR Foundation: Inviting applications to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguard the planetary boundaries.

Funding brief: KR Foundation address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguard the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, […]

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Inviting applications to award a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects.

Funding brief: Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning.They will have a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications. For […]

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018’ to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.

Award brief: The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2018 aim to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the […]

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 […]

Action For Nature, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘International Young Eco-Hero Awards’ to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16.

Award brief: Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. They believe that young people can have a positive […]

The Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Money Grant 2018’ to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges.

Funding brief: Through the Seed Money Programme, the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) seeks to enhance the interconnections between science and society by promoting partnerships between researchers from EPFL and those in countries of the Global South to jointly address main development challenges. This is in conformity with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to […]

United Nation Environment Programme: Inviting applications for ‘Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge’ to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem.

Funding brief: UN Environment in collaboration with Think Beyond Plastic™ invites university students from all over the globe to take part in the 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which is the first of its kind, seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Energy Globe Award 2018’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grants 2018’ for the funding theme-a) Peace and Sustainable Security; b) Environmental Sustainability.

Funding brief:  The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports work in the following areas: ● Peace and Sustainable Security – They support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes. ● Environmental Sustainability – They support work that a addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown. Donor Name: Polden-Puckham […]

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation (MGAEF): Inviting applications for ‘Environmental Curricula Grants’ award to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula.

Funding brief:  The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below. Grant Mission: The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that: ● Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and ● Incorporate basic ecological […]

The ST Andrews Prize for the Environment: Inviting applications for ‘ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of ST Andrews and Independent exploration and production company conocophillips announce the call for entries for the ST Andrews Prize for the Environment 2018. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development […]

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 […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards’ to support research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

Funding brief: UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards is helping young people help the planet. Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Sea Pact wishes to place an emphasis on projects […]

St Francis Xavier University (The Coady International Institute): Inviting applications for ‘a seven-week education program’ to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.

Funding brief:  The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership established in 2011. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded […]

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Large grant’ to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research.

Funding brief:  Large grants are awarded to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research. Conservation projects are evaluated for their relationship to sustainable use of wildlife, and their ability to work toward maintaining healthy ecosystems and providing quality habitat for all wildlife […]

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, […]

The World Bank Development Data Group (DECDG) & the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development’ to support innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use.

Funding brief:  The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place primarily in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the […]

IBM Corporation: Inviting applications for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data and cloud storage to support your climate or environmental research project.

Funding brief: Are you a scientist studying climate change or ways to mitigate or adapt to its impacts? IBM invites you to apply for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data and cloud storage to support your climate or environmental research project. Up to five winning research teams will be announced beginning Fall 2017. In return for […]

International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Programme 2017’ to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from France and the Principality of Monaco.

Funding brief: This grants programme is a joint initiative of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment, to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from […]

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 Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants for Maritime and Ship-Related Projects’.

Donor Name:  The Nippon Foundation Funding name:  The Nippon Foundation’s Overseas Grants for Maritime and Ship-Related Projects Funding brief: The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization founded in 1962. It was established by legislation for the purpose of carrying out philanthropic activities using revenue from motorboat racing. The Foundation is providing aid to […]

Millennium Campus Network (MCN): Inviting applications for ‘Millennium Oceans Prize’ to seek celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration.

Donor Name: Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Funding name: Millennium Oceans Prize Funding brief:  The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed […]

Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH): Inviting applications for award from Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership.

Donor Name: Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Award name: No specific fund name Award brief:  Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. Candidates can come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’ (see below for list based […]

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 […]

envcontest.uz: Inviting applications for ‘International Photo Contest’ dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer.

Donor Name: envcontest.uz Funding name: International Photo Contest Funding brief:  Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the International Photo Contest, dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017. The photo contest is held in two […]

Wolfgang Neumann: Inviting applications for ENERGY GLOBE Award to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Donor Name:  Wolfgang Neumann Award name:  ENERGY GLOBE Award Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2017 […]

The Flying Mind Foundation: Inviting applications to fight the air pollution through technology.

Donor Name: The Flying Mind Foundation Funding name:  Smogathon 2017 Funding brief: Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the air pollution through technology. Our idea is to get start-ups from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in cash and $75,000 as a contract to implement their idea in Krakow, in order to […]

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Inviting applications to contribute to the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Donor Name:  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Funding name:  Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2017 Funding brief: The Secretariat for the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for SDM 2017 sub-grant projects. SDM is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama […]

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 […]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: Inviting applications for Ocean Fund to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

Donor Name:  Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Funding name: Ocean Fund Funding brief: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations in conserving the world’s oceans. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain […]

Rainforest Action Network: Inviting Applications for Protect-an-Acre Grant Application to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions.

Donor Name: Rainforest Action Network Funding name: Protect-an-Acre Grant Application Funding brief: RAN established Protect-an-Acre (PAA) in 1993 to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions. PAA is a grassroots alternative to “buy-an-acre” programs that seek to provide rainforest […]

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 […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for Standard Grant for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Standard Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. […]

The Jephcott Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources.

Donor Name: The Jephcott Charitable Trust Funding name:  The Jephcott Charitable Trust Fund Funding brief:  They like to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects, […]

DigitalGlobe Foundation: Inviting applications Satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions.

Donor Name:  DigitalGlobe Foundation Funding name: Satellite imagery grants Funding brief:  The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides satellite imagery grants to support research projects at the university level within military and civilian academic institutions. Imagery grants are used to advance research in environmental studies, humanitarian support and disaster relief, as well as geographic information systems (GIS) and […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting Applications for Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change.

Donor Name: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Funding name: Research on the Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a research network within the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) that provides research support to […]

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.

Donor Name: Tree Fund Funding name:  John z. Duling grant program 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 […]

FRIDA: Inviting applications for Environmental justice special grants for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on Climate and Environmental Justice in targeted regions and countries to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability.

Donor Name: FRIDA Funding name: Environmental justice special grants Funding brief:  With the aim of ensuring that young feminists and young women are supported in continuing to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability; FRIDA is launching a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on […]

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 […]

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN): Inviting Applications to provide coaching support from experienced professionals in developing and refining a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan; an indispensable document that will be an integral part of subsequent investor outreach.

Donor Name: The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) Funding name: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia Funding brief:  The objective of the PFAN Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia is to provide coaching support from experienced professionals in developing and refining a financially, […]

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting Applications for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018 to reward outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.

Donor Name: The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation Award name: The Volvo Environment Prize 2018 Award brief:  The Volvo Environment Prize is an independent Foundation instituted in 1988 with the purpose of rewarding outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment […]

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018: Inviting Applications to support competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

Donor Name: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — Climate Programs 2018 Funding name: Climate Program Office 2018 Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005133 Funding brief:  CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Ocean Observing and Monitoring (OOM); Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Deadline: ● Letter of Intent: […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting Applications for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes.

Donor Name: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Funding name: SANDEE’S call for research concept notes on managing environmental changes, ongoing call Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

deutschland.de: Inviting Applications for a world-wide competition called #youforG20 to reward one project that in an especially convincing way addresses a social, environmental-policy or economic topic and helps to improve living conditions for people.

Donor Name: deutschland.de Funding name: #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. Funding brief: deutschland.de is organizing a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. #youforG20 rewards one project that in an especially convincing way addresses a social, environmental-policy or economic topic and helps to improve living conditions for people. […]