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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies. Click "More…" for full announcements.
Department of the Interior
DOI - Department of the Interior
Posted:
July 22, 2014
Award:
30,000
Modification:
2
Deadline:
August 5, 2014

The BLM is interested in partnering with a recipient to provide educational opportunities and engage youth to develop civic minded skills focusing on awareness of litter and dumping problems.

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DOC (Department of Commerce)
Posted:
July 22, 2014
Award:
200,000
Deadline:
August 10, 2014

Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and national security challenges. NOAA advances scientific and technical programs to help society cope with and adapt to today’s variations in climate and to prepare for tomorrow’s. Toward this end, the agency conducts and supports climate research, essential oceanic and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision support research, outreach, education, and stakeholder partnership development.

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DOE (Dept.of Energy)
Posted:
July 18, 2014
Award:
$9M (2 Awards)
Modification:
3
Deadline:
July 23, 2014

Improve the efficiency of power generation and conversion systems from fossil-based fuels.

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USDA
USDA
Posted:
June 25, 2014
Award:
$7M ($3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 1, 2014

Assist communities with extremely high energy costs.

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Department of Transportation
Posted:
June 25, 2014
Award:
$500K
Deadline:
July 25, 2014

Request a project proposal  demonstrating vessel energy conservation or efficiency measures.

EPA
EPA (Env. Protection Agency)
Posted:
June 23, 2014
Award:
$4M (4 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 5, 2014

Investigate how drought, exacerbated by climate change, may impact water.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
March 13, 2014
Award:
$10,798,000 (118 Awards)
Deadline:
February 19, 2015

Research that transforms engineering principles to avoid discharges resulting from human activity, into land, water and air while promoting energy conservation.

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NSF
NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 19, 2014
Award:
$600K (40 Awards, $16K Award Ceiling)
Modification:
1
Deadline:
August 14, 2014

Promote scientific research in geography and spatial science that address challenges facing society.

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NSF
NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
January 22, 2014
Award:
$4,593,00 (68 Awards)
Modification:
2
Deadline:
February 19, 2015

Exam and mitigate the environmental effects of nantechnologies.

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DOI (Department of the Interior)
Posted:
January 14, 2014
Award:
$4M (65 Awards, $250K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
January 1, 2015

Protect, restore and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
November 15, 2013
Award:
NA
Modification:
12
Deadline:
October 31, 2014

Provide new avenues of basic research and technologies regarding water and water solutions.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
November 15, 2013
Award:
NA
Deadline:
November 3, 2014

Design and analyze adaptive engineering networks with emphasis on renewable, sustainable, and distibuted energy systems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
November 14, 2013
Award:
$11M (35 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
October 15, 2014

Utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric, and biological records of climate system variability.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
October 30, 2013
Award:
$1.5M (8 Awards, $450K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 1, 2014

Address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
October 28, 2013
Award:
$72M (200 Awards)
Modification:
1
Deadline:
August 4, 2014

Research ecological patterns, biodiversity, ecology, conservation biology, global change, and more.

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