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Funding Agency: Foundations / Thematic Area: Other Themes of Sustainability

Letten Foundation 2018 Prize
Nominations are open for 2018 Letten Prize to recognize younger researchers’ (<45 years old) contributions in the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life. The prize aims to raise public awareness of how research can be used to solve global human development challenges. It is also desirable that the researcher has conducted research which has impact across national boarders and engaged in/with interdisciplinary research.
May 31, 2018

Soil Health Institute's North American Soil Health Measurement Evaluation Project
the Soil Health Institute invites applications to participate in a coordinated, continental scale evaluation of soil health measurements and their relationships with yield, economics, and ecosystem services. Applications are sought from individuals and organizations engaged in long-term (minimum 10-year) agricultural field experiments in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Applications not selected for sampling in the North American Soil Health Measurement Evaluation project may still be included in a publicly-accessible, on-line GIS directory of long-term agricultural research experiments and sites being established to advance collaborations and opportunities for the agricultural community. Review of applications will be a two-step process. Reviewers will select sites for inclusion in the directory based on the adequacy of information provided to describe the site and experiments conducted there. Sites selected for the directory will then be re-reviewed for possible inclusion in the North American Soil Health Measurement Evaluation Project. Assessments will be based on strength and completeness of information provided, experimental designs and treatments implemented, data quality and continuity, geographic location relative to other available sites regionally and nationally, and overall potential contribution to evaluating soil health measurements, as detailed below. All applicants will be notified of the results.
May 31, 2018

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund Grant
This grant was created to support conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority. Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.
June 1, 2018

Green Climate Fund: Improving Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Practices of Smallholder Farmers Under Conditions of Climate Change in the Republic of Namibia
Climate change forecasts predict an increased length of the dry season in Kunene region, located in north-west Namibia. The most vulnerable populations - due to a predominantly drying climate - are small-scale and subsistence farmers, mostly women. They depend entirely on the rain-fed agriculture of staple grains for income and household food security. To reduce the vulnerability of smallholder famers, this project will address the impacts of increasing temperature and higher water evaporation on crop production and bush encroachment on land and livestock productivity. It will increase the efficiency with which rainfall is used to maintain agricultural and rangeland production.
June 1, 2018

Lloyd's Register Foundation Grants
Our funded programmes relate to the four strategic themes in our strategy: supporting excellent scientific research; accelerating the application of research; advancing skills and education; and promoting safety and public understanding of risk. Our approach is to be inclusive, acting as a catalyst and working with partners and others with similar aims to ourselves, focusing our funding in the areas of supporting excellent research, education and training, accelerating the application of research, and public engagement.
June 4, 2018 and monthly thereafter

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Research Grant
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition sponsors BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) as an international competition for young researchers on the theme of sustainable food systems (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects). The maximum age is 35. Subject areas include food security, sustainable and healthy dietary patterns, and sustainable agriculture. The competition encourages the participation of teams from different disciplines and countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches.
June 14, 2018

John Ball Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Fund
The John Ball Zoological Society makes grants to conserve wild animals and their habitats; to improve the management of captive animals; and to develop education programs related to these objectives. Many projects funded by the Wildlife Conservation Fund have been education based with an eye to helping communities learn about the wildlife around them.
Sept. 4, 2018

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Reptile & Amphibian Conservation Grant
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects in the UK and internationally (mainly developing countries). Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning. The current funding opportunity is for reptile and amphibian conservation.
Oct. 31, 2018

Foundation Segré: (Call for Concept Papers) Wildlife Conservation
Fondation Segré focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world – including in the developing regions of Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia-Pacific; and Europe and the Middle East. The Foundation welcomes proposals anytime in the preliminary form of a brief concept. If the concept is approved by the Foundation, the proponent will be invited to submit a full proposal. Proposals are welcome anytime in the preliminary form of a concept of no more than 2,000 words.
Proposals are welcome anytime.

National Geographic: Big Cats Initiative
Proposals including any of the following criteria are encouraged: • Innovative projects with results for saving big cats in the wild • Anti-poaching programs • Interventions leading to declines in big cat mortality • Projects that test new technology • Educational projects focused on community • Projects that establish economic incentives for local people to ensure long-term survival of big cats
No deadline

Waitt Foundation: Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants
The Waitt Foundation makes the Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) grants to strengthen and expand marine protected areas, and to promote sustainable fisheries. Grants support scientific research, policy, management, and public awareness. The proposed project must support sustainable fishing and/or marine protected areas. There are no geographical restrictions.
Proposals are reviewed on a monthly basis throughout the year

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