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CS FUND


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000  
 
Emerging Technologies

While emerging technologies now being developed and commercialized may result in useful applications, they can also have serious negative social, environmental and political consequences. That's why emerging technologies need precautionary assessment, regulation and oversight – including those that are fast tracked and marketed as "techno-fixes" or "green" panaceas to climate change and other crises.

CSF and WML focus on developments in three emerging and converging technologies in particular:

Nanotechnology – the creation and commercialization of tiny bits of matter (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter)
Synthetic biology – the design, manufacture and release of artificially created DNA
Geoengineering – intentional, large-scale climate manipulation through a range of methods

 

http://www.csfund.org/emergingtechnologies.html  


Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation


Deadline: November 1, 2014  
Funding: $20,000  
 
The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for support of behavioral and psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada.

Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of efforts to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate strategies to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.

To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university, or be affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline and possess relevant experience.

See the Fahs-Beck Fund Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.

http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/  

http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/pdf_files/Faculty-Post-Doc_Guidelines.pdf  


National Geographic Society Offers Environmental Research Grants


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $20,000  
 
Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration offers grants for conservation and education programs promoting sustainable use and preservation of the Earth. The funding efforts support cutting-edge programs that might be overlooked by other organizations. Applicants are expected to have Ph.D.'s or other advanced degrees. Funding is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Each year, about 250 grants are awarded. National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries. Further, funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results. The committee strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies. Committee grants tend to act as seed money and are given for one year.  

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/gef/northen-europe-research/