Sunday, October 23, 2011

Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone (CODE)

The Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone) Fund, developed in partnership with the Ocean Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations that are working to protect the western waters and coastline of the United States. Grants are primarily provided for projects and activities that promote beach cleanup activities. Additional focus areas include water quality improvement, sustainable fisheries, ocean conservation education, and ocean and coastal preservation.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: December 1, 2011

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology

Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long-term questions in organismal and environmental biology. As part of the requirements for funding, projects must show how collected data will be shared broadly with the scientific community and the interested public.

Amount: $450,000

Date due: January 10, 2012 (Pre-proposal)

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Turner Foundation grants focusing on nature

The F. Allen and Louise K. Turner foundation promotes nature and land conservacy and provides support to experiences that foster the individuals' and society's attachment to nature and land. Past grants have been given in support of education, the arts, nature, conservation, historic preservation, and curriculum development. The F. Allen and Louise K. Turner Foundation's Board of Directors is pleased to announce an open call for funding proposals.

The F. Allen and Louise K. Turner Foundation seeks to fund thoughtful and diverse projects that both fulfill and build on its desire to connect human kind to the science and beauty of our natural surroundings.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: October 31, 2011

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Monday, October 3, 2011

People, Prosperity and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.

Amount: $15,000 - $90,000

Date due: December 22, 2011

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