Wednesday, July 31, 2013

If You Missed the Grant and Money Postings on Twitter.....

We’ve posted a lot of grant and funding opportunities on Twitter, but haven’t replicated them for easy use on the blog. So, today, consider your wish our command and enjoy the list of grant programs or RFPs we’ve posted. In no particular order:

Due Soon:
  1. The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, LLC is a partnership involving many volunteers working to achieve common landscape conservation goals, mainly centered on the Gulf states, but also including the Mississippi River Watershed. Currently, they have issued an RFP to address priority knowledge gaps, and applications are DUE AUGUST 30, 2013. 
  2. James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants to “those working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history.” Those mid-career grant applications are DUE SEPTEMBER 15, 2013.
  3. The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control is a federal/state partnership working to improve water quality, land use, and agricultural productivity. Round Two grant applications are due September 6, 2013. 
Other Foundations:
  1. Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. offers small ($1,000) grants to support the study of species in U.S. prairies and savannas.
  2. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports “original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life.”
  3. The Eppley Foundation for Research supports “advanced scientific research” in medicine, life sciences, and the physical sciences on novel insights “unlikely to be underway elsewhere.”
  4. The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. supports projects that “advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances.”
  5. According to their webpage, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust provides “funding to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources.”
  6. The Tree Fund supports research and education in arboriculture and urban forestry. They provide many grants and scholarships that are due at various times.
  7. The Surdna Foundation “seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States…distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.” Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis, but grant applications must be invited.
  8. We haven’t posted this, but we found the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Grant Programs page a very useful list of different foundations that support conservation research and application. 

Federal Grants:
This is nowhere near an exhaustive list of available Federal Grants (see if that’s your hope, and good luck), but here are grants that are open and we’ve posted.
  1. There’s our grant opportunity—funding by a joint agreement between the National Institutes for Water Resources and the Army Corp of Engineers, this grant application is DUE AUGUST 15, 2013. If you are an Illinois researcher interested in applying for this grant, you should contact us. If you are out-of-state, see NIWR’s listing of state institutes to find out whom you should contact.
  2. The U.S. EPA has a very nice listing of open RFPs on their website. Many of these are closing in August and September.
    •      Including this grant available to Great Lakes cities for green infrastructure development. Due September 15, 2013.