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Featured Woods Opportunities

Big Ideas for Oceans
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: October 14, 2022
The new Stanford Oceans Department and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity “Big Ideas for Oceans” - through the generous support of MAC3 and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. "Big Ideas for Oceans" offers faculty grants up to $150,000 over two years and is now accepting proposals for the 2023 grant cycle.
Environmental Venture Projects (EVP)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 18, 2023
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 18, 2023
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.
“Healthy Planet, Healthy People” Early-Career Research Awards
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: May 31, 2022
This newly funded program will provide seed grants from $50,000 up to $200,000 over two years for research projects that seek solutions to pressing problems in human and planetary health.
Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Undergrad
Deadline: February 7, 2023
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...
Mel Lane Student Grants Program
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Grad, Students - Undergrad
Deadline: December 2, 2022
In honor of environmental leader Mel Lane, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment invites groups of Stanford undergraduate and/or graduate 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, environmental...
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

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 18, 2023
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 18, 2023
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...
Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR)
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...
Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Undergrad
Deadline: February 7, 2023
Mentoring Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR)
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...
Whitehall Foundation Grant Programs
Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States.
Whitehall Foundation Grant Programs
Sponsor: Whitehall Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Whitehall Foundation Grant Programs
Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States.
NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2022 Cohort - Tracks H, I, J (nsf22583)
convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team. science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the Convergence Accelerator program seeks to transition basic research and discovery
NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2022 Cohort - Tracks H, I, J (nsf22583)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: August 29, 2023
NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2022 Cohort - Tracks H, I, J (nsf22583)
convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team. science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the Convergence Accelerator program seeks to transition basic research and discovery