Environment & Sustainability

All RFPs in Environment & Sustainability

J.M. Kaplan Fund—J.M.K. Innovation Prize

April 30, 2019

Through the prize program, grants of up to $175,000 over three years will be awarded to ten early-stage innovators helming creative projects that stand to benefit numerous individuals, communities,

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:

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)—Egg-Tech Prize

May 15, 2019

The Egg-Tech Prize will call on groups around the world to develop innovative, economically and commercially viable solutions to identify the sex of eggs prior to incubation.

Health Effects Institute—Applying Novel Approaches to Improve Long-Term Exposure Assessment of Outdoor Pollution for Health Studies

June 03, 2019

HEI is seeking to fund studies to advance exposure assessment for air pollution and health studies using sensors, mobile monitoring, tracking technologies, and other approaches.

The Eppley Foundation for Research—Research Grants

September 15, 2019

Eppley Foundation research grants support novel scientific and medical research that is unlikely to be conducted or supported elsewhere.

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.