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Terra Viva Grants Directory

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Excellent resource!

The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world’s developing countries.

International Grantmakers:  Postings from over 500 grant makers, with regional coverage for the developing world.

Funding News: Application deadlines by months, subject areas, and forms of grant support.

Links and Resources:  A strategic inclusion of information resources for grant seekers.

For grants on Biodiversity, Conservation and Wildlife:




Jessup and McHenry Awards, USA – 1 March & 1 Oct Deadlines

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Jessup funds are awarded competitively to students wishing to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. The Awards are not available for undergraduate study. Such studies may be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise. The McHenry Fund is similarly intended, but is restricted to botanists.

Please note that awards are restricted to those who wish to conduct their study here at the Academy. Requests for further information about the Fellowships should include whenever possible a return email address. Further, such requests will only be considered when submitted with a letter of support from your thesis supervisor.

These awards are intended to assist predoctoral and postdoctoral students within several years of receiving their Ph.D’s. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are ineligible.

Round-trip travel costs up to a total of $500.00 for North American (including Mexico and the Caribbean) applicants, and $1000.00 for applicants from other parts of the world, may be available but cannot be guaranteed. The minimum duration of an award is two (2) weeks; the maximum is sixteen (16) weeks. The stipend for subsistence is $375.00 per week. The provision of scientific supplies and equipment is the responsibility of the student and the sponsoring curator.

Applicants wishing to conduct research between April 1 and October 31 should apply by March 1;
Applicants wishing to conduct research between November 1 and March 31 should apply by October 1.

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John J. & Anna H. Gallagher Postdoc Fellowship on Rotifers, USA – 30 June 2015

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The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is offering a unique opportunity for original postdoctoral or sabbatical research on the systematics of microscopic invertebrates with priority for the study of rotifers. The project must be based at the Academy, although fieldwork and visits to other museum collections are encouraged, and the scope should be narrow enough to permit completion during a period of up to twelve months.

The rotifer collection of the Academy is now the largest and most important of its kind in the western hemisphere, and has international significance ( This collection was started during the 1930s and early 1940s by F. J. Myers, probably the most productive American rotifer taxonomist.

To Apply

 The following materials are required:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of research interests,
  • a 3-5 page description of the project (including salary request, research project costs, and a timeline);
  • the names and contact information of three references.

Email any questions to:

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Post-doc position in Evolutionary/Community/Theoretical Ecology @ IEES Paris

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Over 25 Environmental Research Doctoral scholarships available at Oxford University

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There are 3 streams in The Oxford Doctoral Training Program in Environmental Research: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolutionary Processes; The Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards; The Physical Climate.

They are now open for applications for entry in October 2015, and expect to offer 24 – 30 four-year DPhil scholarships. The closing date will be 23 January 2015.


Global Genome Initiative Buck Fellowships – 1 Dec Application Deadline

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The GGI Buck Fellowships are two-year fellowships that include a 55% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and 45% commitment to other GGI related activities. The program aims to leverage question-driven, peer-reviewed research on biodiversity, evolution and ecology in order to accelerate the acquisition, genetic identification, and sequencing of vouchered genomes by collecting genomic quality samples from a strategically chosen synopsis representing all major lineages of Life. For more information on the Fellowship:

Deadline for applicatins: by or on 1 December 2014. All proposals must adhere to the following requirements detailed below. If you have any questions please contact Katie Barker, GGI Program Coordinator, at

PhD & Postdoc positions @ Uni of Copenhagen – 18 Aug Deadline

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Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC)
Natural History Museum of Denmark and Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen

Announcement of 8 fixed-term Postdoc/PhD positions (2 -3 years):

1. Postdoc in Macroecology
2. Postdoc in Marine Macroecology
3. Postdoc in Comparative Phylogeography
4. Postdoc in Macroevolution
5. Postdoc in Community Ecology
6. Postdoc in Theoretical Community Ecology
7. Postdoc in Experimental and Environmental Economics
8. PhD in Bird Movement

Inquiries from prospective applicants for a Marie Curie fellowship are welcome.

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