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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...
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

National Medal of Science Nominations
The National Medal of Science is the Nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers, and is presented annually by the President of the United States. It was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition...
National Medal of Science Nominations
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: July 30, 2021
National Medal of Science Nominations
The National Medal of Science is the Nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers, and is presented annually by the President of the United States. It was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition...
North Coast Coho Recovery Summer 2021 Solicitation
The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting concept proposals in preparation of the release of the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice, which includes approximately $15 million available for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection...
North Coast Coho Recovery Summer 2021 Solicitation
Sponsor: CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: July 31, 2021
North Coast Coho Recovery Summer 2021 Solicitation
The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting concept proposals in preparation of the release of the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice, which includes approximately $15 million available for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection...
Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge
The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge awards 2 prizes of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at the 6th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, 16-18 November 2021.
Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge
Sponsor: The Elsevier Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council, Postdocs, Students - Grad, Students - Undergrad
Deadline: August 1, 2021
Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge
The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge awards 2 prizes of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at the 6th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, 16-18 November 2021.
Environmental Justice Small Grants and Funding Opportunities
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program offers funding opportunities authorized by California Code of Regulations Title 27, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 1 to assist eligible non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized...
Environmental Justice Small Grants and Funding Opportunities
Sponsor: CalEPA
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: August 13, 2021
Environmental Justice Small Grants and Funding Opportunities
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program offers funding opportunities authorized by California Code of Regulations Title 27, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 1 to assist eligible non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized...
OFRF Research Grants Program
OFRF offers funding for research on organic production systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities. OFRF will fund projects up to $20,000. Most projects span one year; multi-year projects will only receive funding for the...
OFRF Research Grants Program
Sponsor: Organic Farming Research Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council, Postdocs, Students - Grad
Deadline: August 20, 2021
OFRF Research Grants Program
OFRF offers funding for research on organic production systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities. OFRF will fund projects up to $20,000. Most projects span one year; multi-year projects will only receive funding for the...
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects...
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Sponsor: NSF
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: August 25, 2021
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects...
Ocean Salinity Science Team
Ocean salinity is an essential climate variable within the Global Climate Observing System, and plays an important role in ocean circulation, climate variability, global water cycle, ocean biogeochemistry, and land-ocean linkages. Understanding the role of ocean salinity within the Earth system...
Ocean Salinity Science Team
Sponsor: NASA
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: August 26, 2021
Ocean Salinity Science Team
Ocean salinity is an essential climate variable within the Global Climate Observing System, and plays an important role in ocean circulation, climate variability, global water cycle, ocean biogeochemistry, and land-ocean linkages. Understanding the role of ocean salinity within the Earth system...
Cycle 5 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board is accepting concept proposals for Cycle 5 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program.
Cycle 5 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program
Sponsor: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Cycle 5 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board is accepting concept proposals for Cycle 5 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program.
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation.
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: Beckman Foundation
Eligibility: Postdocs, Students - Grad
Deadline: September 3, 2021
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation.
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Proposals may be submitted under two tracks: Track 1 proposals may request a total budget (up to five years in duration) up to $3 million for projects with a focus on STEM graduate students in research-based PhD and/or master’s degree programs. Track 2 proposals may request a total budget (up to...
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Academic Council
Deadline: September 6, 2021
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Proposals may be submitted under two tracks: Track 1 proposals may request a total budget (up to five years in duration) up to $3 million for projects with a focus on STEM graduate students in research-based PhD and/or master’s degree programs. Track 2 proposals may request a total budget (up to...

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