Environment & Sustainability

All RFPs in Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Research & Education Foundation - Sustainable Waste Management Grants

May 01, 2019

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

American Association of University Women - American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

November 01, 2019

The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutiv

National Geographic Society - Key Issues Exploration Grants: Species Recovery

Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged:

  • Specific and defensible priority actions to avert a species decline;
  • Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists;
  • Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species occur

National Geographic Society - Key Issues Exploration Grants: Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

Develop innovative solutions to help stop plastic from reaching waterways through improved recycling, waste management, or other means; implement innovative methods that engage stakeholders to create solutions that dramatically reduce plastic use and/or input into watersheds; focus on geographic gaps in knowledge (e.g., Africa) or on known hot spots that contribute most to the marine plastic pollution problem (e.g., coastal cities in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; watersheds of the Yangtze, Indus, Yellow, Hai, Nile, Ganges, Pearl, Amur, Niger, and Mekong rivers).

National Geographic Society - Key Issues Exploration Grants: Making the Case for Nature

Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:

  • Identify the specific visual and narrative communication mechanisms that will elicit action for wildlife conservation from target audiences. Multidisciplinary collaborations between scientists (e.g., neuroscientists, psychologists) and visual artists (e.g., photographers, videographers, painters, technologists) are strongly encouraged  
  • Measure differences in attitudes and/or behaviors across diverse audiences (e.g., ages, geographic regions, backgrounds) based on how information about wildlife is presented; proposals that use creative approaches to overcome sample size issues are encouraged
  • Apply and test social marketing principles to determine best practices when communicating about wildlife conservation to inspire action and increase or maintain engagement from target audiences

National Geographic Society - Key Issues Exploration Grants: Conservation Technologies

Priority will be given to projects that use technology to do one or more of the following:

  • Develop tools or capabilities needed to generate data and insights on ecosystem health, biodiversity distribution, patterns, and trends
  • Create or reimagine sensing modalities that can be applied to determine ecological health
  • Implement new processing techniques that can apply breakthroughs in data mining and machine learning to glean new ecosystem health insights from existing data streams
  • Develop low-cost, scalable, long-term, robust in-situ or remote sensing modalities.