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Featured Woods Opportunities

Environmental Venture Projects (EVP)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: January 10, 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 10, 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: 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...
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

“Healthy Planet, Healthy People” Early-Career Research Awards
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.
“Healthy Planet, Healthy People” Early-Career Research Awards
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: May 31, 2022
“Healthy Planet, Healthy People” Early-Career Research Awards
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.
Stanford Impact Labs Design Fellowship
The fellowship supports faculty, with funding and guidance, to conceptualize a new research project that seeks to develop tangible solutions to a social problem, by working in collaboration with an external partner. Fellows participate in a monthly workshop, receive $50,000 in seed funding, and...
Stanford Impact Labs Design Fellowship
Sponsor: Stanford Impact Labs
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: June 2, 2022
Stanford Impact Labs Design Fellowship
The fellowship supports faculty, with funding and guidance, to conceptualize a new research project that seeks to develop tangible solutions to a social problem, by working in collaboration with an external partner. Fellows participate in a monthly workshop, receive $50,000 in seed funding, and...
USDA to Extend Application Deadlines for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Funding Opportunity
Funding Opportunity Seeks to Pilot New Revenue Streams for America’s Climate-Smart Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners.
USDA to Extend Application Deadlines for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Funding Opportunity
Sponsor: USDA
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: June 10, 2022
USDA to Extend Application Deadlines for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Funding Opportunity
Funding Opportunity Seeks to Pilot New Revenue Streams for America’s Climate-Smart Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners.
Michelson Prizes
The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The committee...
Michelson Prizes
Sponsor: Human Vaccines Project
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: June 18, 2022
Michelson Prizes
The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The committee...
NSF Convergence Accelerator Funding Opportunity
The NSF Convergence Accelerator has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges, and Food & Nutrition Security.
NSF Convergence Accelerator Funding Opportunity
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: July 20, 2022
NSF Convergence Accelerator Funding Opportunity
The NSF Convergence Accelerator has issued a new funding opportunity for three new research track topics: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges, and Food & Nutrition Security.
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, 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 10, 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...
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