OUR GRANTS

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Displaying 1 to 40 of 305 grants

  • Organization
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Focus
  • Awarded
  • Status
  • Amount
  • Organization

    Kyoto University

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $6,258,309
    To document endangered heritage sites, inland and coastal, in the region from the Cham coast of Vietnam, through Indonesia, Brunei, and Sri Lanka to the Maldives.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/
  • Organization

    Global Witness

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $1,887,980
    To constrain the role of finance in the destruction of climate critical tropical forests and related human rights abuses, which is vital to combatting global climate change and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/forests/
  • Organization

    Internews

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $750,000
    To support the capacity-building of local journalists to investigate and report worldwide on the threats to biodiversity and conservation-based solutions.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://earthjournalism.net/projects/biodiversity-media-initiative
  • Organization

    TRAFFIC

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $3,000,000
    To strengthen actions to reduce the illegal and unsustainable trade of African wild species to Asia through data gathering, information sharing, engagement and innovative interventions.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.traffic.org/what-we-do/projects-and-approaches/supporting-law-enforcement/retta/
  • Organization

    Open Syllabus

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $1,500,000
    To enable Open Syllabus to fully explore its potential to support open learning, curricular design, student mobility, research on fields and intellectual history, and other aspects of higher education.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://opensyllabus.org/
  • Organization

    Public.Resource.Org

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $5,000,000
    To enable Public.Resource.Org to expand its work in three key areas: edicts of government, text and data mining and access to knowledge.

    Grant duration: 6 years

    http://public.resource.org/
  • Organization

    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $50,000
    To support the development of the field of knowledge about foundations as institutions.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.rockpa.org/project/theory-of-the-foundation/
  • Organization

    Fauna & Flora International

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $1,039,316
    To establish an emergency response fund to support their partners on the ground most affected by COVID19.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://cms.fauna-flora.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_FFI_Partner-Crisis-Support-Fund.pdf
  • Organization

    New Venture Fund

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $1,870,000
    To support the Open Access Button in three key areas: to meet proven demand for tools that give libraries leverage in big deals; to compete with for-profit access tools; and to lower the cost of making papers open access.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://openaccessbutton.org/
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    The Library plans to put this generous contribution to good use by funding the publication of open access monographs via TOME, and to further open access initiatives by membership and participation in organizations such as Libraria.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    United Nations Foundation

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $500,000
    To support the global response to the COVID19 crisis.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://covid19responsefund.org/en/
  • Organization

    University of Oxford (School of Archaeology)

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $4,171,695
    To document archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa using satellite imagery.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://eamena.arch.ox.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    International Union for Conservation of Nature

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Environment: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $435,198
    To establish a global Urban Alliance under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The project will develop and promote a standard set of indicators on urban ecosystem health that enable cities to identify challenges and evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts to become greener environments.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.iucn.org/news/secretariat/201809/iucn-launches-global-alliance-greener-cities
  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $441,926
    Digitizing approximately 40,000 pages of the most important archival material held by the Wende and putting it online.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.wendemuseum.org/
  • Organization

    Chickenshed NYC

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Towards the theatre's running costs.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.chickenshed.org.uk/nyc
  • Organization

    Internet Archive

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $2,000,000
    To digitize and make available online 100,000 books that are cited in Wikipedia.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $200,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.nypl.org
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.library.yale.edu/
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2020

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://library.harvard.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $4,237,832
    To undertake large-scale documentation of heritage sites in Sub-Saharan Africa and to make the results available online through an open-access database.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/institutes-and-facilities-overview/mcdonald-institute-archaeological-rese
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,310,934
    To undertake large-scale documentation of heritage sites in Pakistan and north-western India and to make the results available online through an open-access database.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/institutes-and-facilities-overview/mcdonald-institute-archaeological-rese
  • Organization

    Johns Hopkins University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $235,000
    To digitize and make permanently available online two collections from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections; the Women of the Book collection and the George Peabody Library's signature holdings.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.jhu.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $90,854
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $250,000
    Unrestricted funding to help support general management, staff, IT equipment and training, fundraising and governance.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediafoundation.org
  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Berkeley will continue to build responsible access workflows for copyright and information policy. These novel workflows will support decision-making related to digitizing and providing access to unique collections in cultural heritage institutions. They will also bolster innovative work educating scholars about navigating copyright, contracts, privacy, and ethics in text & data mining research. This grant ensures that Berkeley can continue helping scholars to use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote dissemination, accessibility, and impact.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Towards the costs of running the museum.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.wendemuseum.org/
  • Organization

    National Library of Israel

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $780,485
    To digitize manuscripts and books, including the Yahuda collection and Arab-Palestinian collection, and make them freely available online with metadata in Arabic and English.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/pages/default.aspx
  • Organization

    Illuminated River Foundation

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $4,845,548
    The Illuminated River Foundation aims to create the longest public artwork in the world, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://illuminatedriver.london/
  • Organization

    Coventry University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Longform scholarship

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,050,000
    To provide match funding for the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project, which will address the key technological, structural and organizational hurdles - around funing, production, dissemination, discovery, reuse and archiving - which are standing in the way of the wider adoption an impact of open access books.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.coventry.ac.uk
  • Organization

    MIT Press

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Longform scholarship

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $850,000
    Developing a roadmap for converting university press monograph publishing to open access (OA). The two-year grant will support a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis, the development and open dissemination of a durable financial framework and business plan for OA monographs, and a transition fund to subvent OA monographs at the MIT Press whilst they implement the resulting framework.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://mitpress.mit.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Virginia Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    This grant will be used to significantly improve and drive the growth and heightened value of green open access through institutional repositories. It will do so by introducing new features to the Hyku Institutional Repository platform that directly address issues currently slowing its wider use.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.library.virginia.edu/
  • Organization

    Stanford University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $165,000
    This grant will be used to address the current stalemate over adoption of open access publishing models for research and scholarship by developing a viable program of copyright legislative reform on an international scale through consultation with leading intellectual property experts in the US, Canada, UK, and EU. The starting point for this reform is a proposal to identify research and scholarship as a distinct category of intellectual property for which publishers will have a right to be fairly compensated for publication costs by research libraries and research funders on making the work immediately available to the public.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/willinsk
  • Organization

    Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,500,000
    Lumen is the definitive online source for worldwide requests to remove content from the Internet. Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting the analysis of the webs takedown ecology, in terms of who sends requests, why, and to what ends. Lumen also seeks to facilitate research about different kinds of complaints and requests for removal legitimate and questionable that are sent to Internet publishers, platforms, and service providers. Ultimately, the project aims to both educate the public about the dynamics of this aspect of online participatory culture and provide a robust data source for researchers, journalists and policy makers focused on related issues.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://lumendatabase.org/
  • Organization

    Curtin University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $365,978
    To develop and strengthen a coalition of universities that have a shared agenda to become Open Knowledge Institutions.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://ccat.curtin.edu.au/programs/innovation-knowledge-communication/curtin-open-knowledge-initiat
  • Organization

    Turquoise Mountain Trust

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $30,285
    To support the Turquoise Mountain Trust's work with artisans in Afghanistan, Myanmar and Jordan

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://turquoisemountain.org/
  • Organization

    Educopia Institute

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,200,000
    To expand nonprofit publishing and rival the current commercial infrastructure. This grant will help to develop new, cost-effective and community governed publishing tools and servies for authors, editors and readers.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://educopia.org
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $570,000
    To document and interpret historical environmental data captured in an ice core from a glacier in the Alps.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://sohp.fas.harvard.edu/historical-ice-core-heart-europe
  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $750,000
    Towards the Wende Museum's acquisition of Eastern Bloc artefacts and care for its existing collection.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.wendemuseum.org/
  • Organization

    New Venture Fund

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $75,000
    To create and promote initiatives that enable the academic community to retain and regain control of crucial infrastructure - and attendant data - underpinning the open scholarly ecosystem.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://sparcopen.org/
  • Organization

    National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    To support the Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. The project will convene critical stakeholders from universities, funding agencies, societies, foundations, and industry to discuss the effectiveness of current incentives for adopting Open Science practices, current barriers and disincentives of all types.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www8.nationalacademies.org/pa/projectview.aspx?key=51293
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