New England BioLabs Foundation Grant
New England Biolabs Foundation
Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $10,000
Next deadline: Mar 16, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)
Later deadlines: May 21, 2018 (Full proposal), Aug 13, 2018 (Letter of inquiry), Oct 19, 2018 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Belize, Bolivia, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Counties in Massachusetts: Essex County, Suffolk County Expand all
Location of residency: Anywhere in the worldView website Save Need help writing this grant?
We support communities in the stewardship of their landscapes and seascapes and the associated bio-cultural diversity, ecosystem services, and food-ways. We welcome inquiries from community-based nonprofit organizations working toward:
- Conserving biological diversity (terrestrial and marine).
- Sustaining cultural diversity (linguistic diversity, as well as traditional knowledge systems and practices).
- Maintaining ecosystem services (water, soil, and carbon sequestration).
- Supporting food sovereignty and economic vitality of local communities.
- In the marine environment, sustaining healthy reefs and fisheries.
We support community-based projects that seek to meet their objectives in a variety of ways. Among the kinds of approaches we support are those concerned with:
- Creating and/or ensuring effective management and governance of protected areas, including Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in particular where governance is led by communities (e.g., Indigenous Peoples’ and Community-Conserved Areas and Territories [ICCAs]).
- Ecological restoration involving native species. Priority will be given to those efforts linked to existing conservation areas already valued by communities (for example, a project to re-establish a forested buffer zone near a sacred grove).
- Providing enhanced and alternative local livelihoods, including sustainable agriculture and value-added products to support local economies.
- Environmental education that draws on indigenous and local traditions and language to address present-day problems.
- Use of the arts and other innovative methods to convey social and environmental messages.
- Fostering civic engagement of communities through creative facilitation and other methods of stakeholder involvement (such as, public meetings and community-mapping exercises).
Our maximum international grant size is $10,000, with grants typically ranging from $3,000 to $8,000. Local grants range from $2,500 to $5,000.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Projects are restricted to the following regions and target landscapes:
- Belize, Guatemala, Honduras: coastal landscapes/seascapes within the Gulf of Honduras
- Nicaragua: Southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, including Lake Nicaragua; Northern Caribbean coast within Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Autonomous Region
- Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas, extending from Ollantaytambo to Pisac in the Southern Andes
- Bolivia: Altiplano extending from Lake Titicaca to Potosi
- Andes-Amazon Basin of Ecuador and Peru
- Ghana: Weto Landscape in the southern part of the Togo-Atakora Mountains in Ghana; Black Volta Basin in the Upper West region of Ghana
- Cameroon: Highland landscapes of Southwest Cameroon
- US: While the foundation's emphasis is on working internationally, we do fund a limited number of local projects in coastal communities along the North Shore of Massachusetts.
- We do not typically fund:
- Art projects beyond the North Shore of Massachusetts
- Capital endowments, renovations, or building funds
- Conferences or travel grants
- Disease-specific initiatives or medical research
- Private schools
- Production of videos, movies, or books
- Religious activities
- Routine operating cost of institutions
- Scholarships, fellowships, and internships
- Services concerning the elderly, the needy, or the handicapped
- Species-specific projects
- We cannot make grants to individuals.
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