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APN
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network whose primary purposes are to foster global environmental change research in the Asia-Pacific region, increase developing country participation in that research, and to strengthen links between the science community and policy makers. It promotes, encourages and supports research activities on long-term global changes in climate, ocean and terrestrial systems, and on related physical, chemical, biological and socio-economic processes.
http://www.apn.gr.jp/
Carthage Foundation
The Carthage Foundation confines most of its grant awards to programs that will address public policy questions concerned with national and international issues. There are no geographical restrictions. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
http://www.scaife.com/carthage.html
COS Funding Opportunities
COS Funding Opportunities is the most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion.
http://fundingopps.cos.com/
EU
The 7th Framework Programme (FP7) sets out the priorities for the European Union's research, technological development and demonstration activities for the period 2007-2013. FP7 has two main strategic objectives 1) to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry and 2) to encourage its international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies.
http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm
GEF
The GEF funds projects in four focal areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, and ozone. Projects to address land degradation, as it relates to the four focal areas, are also eligible for funding.
http://www.gefweb.org/
Guggenheim Foundation
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. The average amount of a Fellowship grant in 2001 was approximately $35,931. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them.
http://www.gf.org/
IAI
The IAI is an intergovernmental organization supported by 18 countries in the Americas dedicated to foster an increased understanding of global change phenomena and their socio-economic consequences in the Americas. The goal of the IAI is to augment the scientific capacity of the region and to providing information in a useful and timely manner to policy makers. Its primary objective is to encourage research beyond the scope of national programs by advancing comparative and focused studies based on scientific issues important to the region as a whole.
http://www.iai.int/
Kresge Foundation
Science Initiative: The Kresge Foundation Science Initiative is a challenge grant program to upgrade and endow scientific instrumentation and laboratories in colleges and universities, teaching hospitals, medical schools, and research institutions.
http://www.kresge.org/
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Post-docs in USA. A panel of biological scientists (The Peer Review Committee) will judge and select applications once each year. The deadline for applications is October 1. Awards will be announced from March to May, for funding as early as June 1.
http://www.lsrf.org/pages/welcome.htm
MacArthur Foundation
Research and Writing Grants for Individuals (Russian Federation and Post-Soviet States) Purpose These grants support research and writing projects that have practical applications for policymaking and society. Interdisciplinary analysis is encouraged, as are historical approaches with demonstrated contemporary relevance. Individual researchers may request funding for a period of up to 18 months. Grant funds may cover stipend, research materials, research-related travel, publication subsidy, and equipment necessary for the execution of the project. Environment and Society: Sustainable development; biodiversity conservation; public participation in ecosystem conservation; legal, economic, and social aspects of environmental protection and resource management; creative approaches to efficient energy production and consumption; economic and environmental impacts of energy production and consumption.
http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.3599935/
NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) receives approximately 30,000 proposals each year for research, education, and training projects, of which approximately 10,000 are funded. In addition, it receives several thousand applications for graduate and post-doctoral fellowships. NSF grants are typically awarded to universities, colleges, academic consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. It also supports cooperative research between universities and industry, U.S. participation in international scientific efforts, and educational activities at every academic level. Funding opportunities at the NSF are announced by use of program announcements, solicitations, and Dear Colleague letters.
http://www.nsf.gov/
Packard Foundation
Grants awarded under several programmes including Science. Almost 85% of grants go to invited proposals. The foundation is committed to supporting science projects that better our quality of life, including those that develop new ways to preserve the planet and strengthen scientific work in other countries. Grants are awarded to support university-based basic research, to create platforms for greater cooperation among scientists to engage in interdisciplinary research, to develop science leaders for our future, to understand the world's oceans, and to improve science education at all levels.
http://www.packard.org/home.aspx
Pew Charitable Trusts
Conservation of Living Marine Resources. Goal: To protect and restore fisheries and other living marine resources. Objectives: 1) To educate policymakers, the media and the public about the need to protect the marine environment. 2) To promote public policies that protect the biological integrity of marine ecosystems. Requests will be considered for: 1) Educating and mobilizing the general public to support the preservation of marine ecosystems. 2) Encouraging the adoption of policies that promote the sustainable management of fisheries and other living marine resources. 3) Conducting applied research aimed at better informing policymakers and the general public about the economic, biological and ecological values of marine ecosystems and the extent to which they are being degraded by human activities. Except for special programs or initiatives, the Trusts do not have deadlines governing the submission of proposals; proposals are accepted year-round and are reviewed on a rolling basis. More than 90 percent of grants are made to organizations based in the United States.
http://www.pewtrusts.org/
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Sustainable Resource Use To foster environmental stewardship which is ecologically based, economically sound, culturally appropriate, and sensitive to questions of intergenerational equity. At the global level, by advancing international discussions on climate change and biodiversity preservation, and by supporting and publicizing practical, cost-effective models that can contribute to international agreements on these issues. In the area of climate change, by focusing on utility-based energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and green taxes. In the area of biodiversity, by utilizing an ecosystem approach with special emphasis in the terrestrial context on temperate rainforests and in the marine context on fishery and coastal zone management. USA, East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.
http://www.rbf.org/

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