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Featured Woods Opportunities

Environmental Venture Projects (EVP)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 10, 2022
The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual merit, potential to solve critical problems, the integration of the disciplinary strengths of the team and the project’s potential to secure additional funding.
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 10, 2022
The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) is intended to provide next stage funding to PIs to move existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward actual solutions implemented by public stakeholders and private market actors. To be considered, projects should demonstrate both significant progress in identifying solutions and strong potential by private market or public end users to adopt the discoveries and meaningfully address environmental problems.
Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Undergrad
Deadline: April 16, 2022
MUIR provides stipends to full- and part-time Stanford undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary environmental research during the summer. Students work under the mentorship of a faculty member on faculty research projects. Faculty are welcome to apply for a MUIR grant on behalf of undergraduates at all levels and from all departments. Funding priority goes to Stanford Woods Institute fellows, affiliated faculty and lecturers. Students wishing to initiate a project will need to...
Request for Proposals in Carbon Removal
Sponsor: Precourt Institute for Energy and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: September 1, 2021
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the Woods Institute for the Environment invite Stanford faculty to submit proposals for research in the focus area of carbon removal. It is anticipated that the Precourt Pioneering Projects will be funded to a level of $450,000 for two years. They plan to award one project per call and to issue quarterly calls, each in a different focus area.
Mel Lane Student Grants Program
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Undergrad
Deadline: April 16, 2022
In honor of environmental leader Mel Lane, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment invites Stanford students to submit proposals for student-driven-and-managed environmental projects that make a measurable impact on an issue through action or applied academic research. Preference is given to projects that focus on environmental sustainability within one of the following topic areas: climate, ecosystem services and conservation, food security, freshwater, oceans, public health and...
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Grad
Deadline: April 16, 2022
The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program is a competitive university-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. The program, sponsored by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, is administered jointly by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Since 2008, one hundred and seventeen students have received the award. SIGF fellowships allow Stanford...

Funding Opportunities

Hydrologic Sciences
The Hydrologic Sciences Program supports basic research on the fluxes of water in the terrestrial environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle. The Program supports the study of processes including (but not limited to): rainfall,...
Hydrologic Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Hydrologic Sciences
The Hydrologic Sciences Program supports basic research on the fluxes of water in the terrestrial environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle. The Program supports the study of processes including (but not limited to): rainfall,...
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified early career investigators to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS...
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified early career investigators to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS...
Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program Proposition 68
Promoting communities and economic vitality in the Delta is a core mission of the Delta Conservancy. The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) makes funding available to the Conservancy that may be used for projects...
Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program Proposition 68
Sponsor: Delta Conservancy
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Community and Economic Enhancement Grant Program Proposition 68
Promoting communities and economic vitality in the Delta is a core mission of the Delta Conservancy. The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) makes funding available to the Conservancy that may be used for projects...
Rainforest Journalism Fund
The Pulitzer Center is inviting proposals for grants to journalists reporting for wide-reaching major news media outlets on tropical rainforests in any part of the world (applications must be in English). If you are a journalist reporting for media outlets based WITHIN the countries of the Amazon,...
Rainforest Journalism Fund
Sponsor: Pulitzer Center
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Rainforest Journalism Fund
The Pulitzer Center is inviting proposals for grants to journalists reporting for wide-reaching major news media outlets on tropical rainforests in any part of the world (applications must be in English). If you are a journalist reporting for media outlets based WITHIN the countries of the Amazon,...
Evironmental Venture Projects
The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual...
Evironmental Venture Projects
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 10, 2022
Evironmental Venture Projects
The Stanford Woods Institute EVP program provides seed grants from $10,000 to $200,000, for up to two years, for interdisciplinary research projects that seek to identify solutions to pressing problems of the environment and sustainability. Research projects are evaluated for their intellectual...
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program
The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) is intended to provide next stage funding to PIs to move existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward actual solutions implemented by public stakeholders and private market actors. To be considered, projects should...
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 10, 2022
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program
The Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) is intended to provide next stage funding to PIs to move existing interdisciplinary environmental research projects toward actual solutions implemented by public stakeholders and private market actors. To be considered, projects should...
Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)
Creating effective solutions to our most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges requires imaginative thinking - the kind that evolves when researchers from disparate fields, expertise, or perspectives fully immerse themselves in work toward a common goal. The report further states,...
Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 12, 2022
Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)
Creating effective solutions to our most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges requires imaginative thinking - the kind that evolves when researchers from disparate fields, expertise, or perspectives fully immerse themselves in work toward a common goal. The report further states,...
Life-Cycle Analysis to Support Cost-Effective Enhanced Aquifer Recharge Request for Applications (RFA)
The US EPA as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop cost-benefit tools to support Enhanced Aquifer Recharge (EAR) as a viable, safe, and cost-effective water management strategy. Specifically, the proposed project should address...
Life-Cycle Analysis to Support Cost-Effective Enhanced Aquifer Recharge Request for Applications (RFA)
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 13, 2022
Life-Cycle Analysis to Support Cost-Effective Enhanced Aquifer Recharge Request for Applications (RFA)
The US EPA as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop cost-benefit tools to support Enhanced Aquifer Recharge (EAR) as a viable, safe, and cost-effective water management strategy. Specifically, the proposed project should address...
Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)
This solicitation invites submission of collaborative proposals that tackle bold questions in biology and require an integrated approach to make substantive progress. Integrative biological research spans subdisciplines and incorporates cutting-edge methods, tools, and concepts from each to produce...
Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 25, 2022
Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)
This solicitation invites submission of collaborative proposals that tackle bold questions in biology and require an integrated approach to make substantive progress. Integrative biological research spans subdisciplines and incorporates cutting-edge methods, tools, and concepts from each to produce...
Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 RFP
NFWF in coordination with NOAA is announcing the 2021 Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund (ECRF) to support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021. NFWF will award approximately $24 million in grants to create and restore...
Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 RFP
Sponsor: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: February 3, 2022
Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 RFP
NFWF in coordination with NOAA is announcing the 2021 Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund (ECRF) to support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021. NFWF will award approximately $24 million in grants to create and restore...

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