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Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Deadline: Rolling Funding: 500,000 Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Submissions of scientific research proposals related to sustainable solid waste management practices are invited in the following areas:
Waste minimization Recycling Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies: Waste-to-energy Anaerobic digestion Composting Other thermal or biological conversion technologies Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.) Landfilling Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include:
economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above (e.g. extended producer responsibility, recycling goals, carbon legislation, bottle bills, etc).
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000 Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.
We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:
Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.
Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.
Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.
National Geographic Society Offers Environmental Research Grants
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $20,000 Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration offers grants for conservation and education programs promoting sustainable use and preservation of the Earth. The funding efforts support cutting-edge programs that might be overlooked by other organizations. Applicants are expected to have Ph.D.'s or other advanced degrees. Funding is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Each year, about 250 grants are awarded. National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries. Further, funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results. The committee strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies. Committee grants tend to act as seed money and are given for one year.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $100,000 The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include: Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved; Women's empowerment
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