Through calls for proposals the Belgian National Focal Point for the GTI assesses some of the taxonomic needs that exist in developing countries. Two type of grants are issued to respond to selected projects.

Grant type 1 funds taxonomists and parataxonomists from eligible developing countries for study visits to Belgium. 

Grant type 2 funds taxonomists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences to carry out a taxonomic research project that has clear-cut poverty reduction components and that responds to clearly identified taxonomic or curatorial needs within a developing country.