Grant and RFP Listings

2020 AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art+Science Fellowship

The AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art+Science Fellowship is a grant to support a 9-month engagement, up to five-years post-graduation, for an artist/designer with a professional Bachelors or Masters degree including BFA/BDes/BArch or MAF/MDes/MArch from any US member school within the AICAD consortium. Participating member schools can be found at The Fellow will be expected to produce artistic and/or design work in response to a specific concern or “challenge” presented by NOAA Fisheries.

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Environmental Literacy Grant

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. 

This funding opportunity has two types of projects through separate competitive priorities. Priority 1 awards are intended to fund new projects located in Southern and Western Regions of the United States. 

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 25, 2019

Delta Science Fellowship

The Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant are excited to announce another round of Delta Science Fellowships. This fellowship funds up to two (2) years for research projects that will advance the state of knowledge underlying high priority science issues that affect the California Bay-Delta and its management as a coupled human and natural system.

Eligible applicants include postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, and masters students. Priority topic areas are identified in the full request for proposals, and include research in both the natural and social sciences.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2019

2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The notice of federal funding opportunity for the 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. 
Grant Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2020

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.

​The Foundation welcomes requests for support from community-based non-profit organizations located in the United States. For information on how to submit a letter of request, submission deadlines, and other details, please click on the Application Guidelines tab

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 10, 2019

The Bullitt Foundation

To safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest.

A future that safeguards the vitality of natural ecosystems while accommodating a sustainable human population in healthy, vibrant, equitable, and prosperous communities.

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2019

Climate Program Office 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is focused on providing the essential and highest quality environmental information vital to our Nation’s safety, prosperity and resilience. Toward this goal, the agency conducts and supports weather and climate research, oceanic and atmospheric observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision-support research, outreach, education, and partnership development.

Grant Application Deadline: 
October 28, 2019

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Announcing an exciting new fellowship program for graduate students in the natural and social sciences. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.

Specific fellowship benefits include the following:

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2019

The Waitt Foundation ROC Grants

The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

IDEA WILD Small Equipment Grants for Protected Areas Management

IDEA WILD seeks to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation by awarding small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. By empowering both aspiring and veteran conservation professionals, IDEA WILD has been instrumental in establishing new protected areas, reversing the decline of species through innovative management plans, restoring damaged and critical habitat, and improving how local communities support and sustain their immediate natural resources. Each year, IDEA WILD distributes over $300,000 worth of equipment – including digital cameras, spotting scopes, mist nets, tents, binoculars, and GPS units – to over 400 conservation projects worldwide.

IDEA WILD focuses its support on professionals working in developing countries where other sources of support are limited or nonexistent, and where a $750 equipment grant is often equivalent to several months’ salary. IDEA WILD accepts proposals from ALL countries.