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We support the interdisciplinary research and collaboration needed to solve critical environmental and sustainability challenges around the globe.

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

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,...
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...
Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)
The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals: expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships...
Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Postdocs, Students - Grad
Deadline: February 7, 2022
Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)
The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals: expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships...
Keck Foundation Research Program
Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide...
Keck Foundation Research Program
Sponsor: W.M. Keck Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Keck Foundation Research Program
Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide...
Stanford AIMI - Google Cloud Credit Call for Proposals
Stanford AIMI, in collaboration with Google Cloud, is offering Stanford researchers the opportunity to receive up to $20,000 per year of Google Cloud research credits on any Google Cloud product for research in the field of AI in medicine.
Stanford AIMI - Google Cloud Credit Call for Proposals
Sponsor: Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging
Eligibility: Academic Council, Postdocs
Deadline: March 29, 2022
Stanford AIMI - Google Cloud Credit Call for Proposals
Stanford AIMI, in collaboration with Google Cloud, is offering Stanford researchers the opportunity to receive up to $20,000 per year of Google Cloud research credits on any Google Cloud product for research in the field of AI in medicine.
2021 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants - Call for Proposals
The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program encourages the development of innovative solutions to global health challenges. It supports scientific and clinical research as well as innovations in health care implementation or delivery. The program seeks to build Stanford’s vibrant global health...
2021 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants - Call for Proposals
Sponsor: Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Eligibility: Academic Council, Postdocs
Deadline: April 15, 2022
2021 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants - Call for Proposals
The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program encourages the development of innovative solutions to global health challenges. It supports scientific and clinical research as well as innovations in health care implementation or delivery. The program seeks to build Stanford’s vibrant global health...
Mel Lane Student Grants Program
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...
Mel Lane Student Grants Program
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Undergrad
Deadline: April 16, 2022
Mel Lane Student Grants Program
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...
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: April 16, 2022
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...
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
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...
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
Sponsor: Stanford Woods Institute
Eligibility: Students - Grad
Deadline: April 16, 2022
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
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...
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...

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