OUR GRANTS

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Displaying 41 to 80 of 305 grants

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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $5,000,000
    To establish a fund for the History Department for the salaries of new faculty hires to three established endowed chairs - the Henry J Bruman Endowed Chair in German HIstory, the Eugene Weber Chair in Modern European History and the Robert and Dorothy Wellman Chair in Medieval HIstory.

    Grant duration: 4 years

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

    Conservation Leadership Programme

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $6,000,000
    To increase the overall impact and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Conservation Leadership Programme

    Grant duration: 5 years

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

    Rewilding Europe

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,777,000
    To support Rewilding Europe to increase its impact in making Europe a wilder place via three targeted activities: encouraging wildlife comeback; improving policy frameworks to facilitate rewilding; and developing new rewilding models to mobilise financial sector support to rewilding.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://rewildingeurope.com/
  • Organization

    Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $3,250,980
    To collect seeds and build in-country conservation capacity in biodiverse hotspots experiencing rapid and drastic land use changes.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-at-wakehurst/millennium-seed-bank
  • Organization

    Wildlife Conservation Society

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $20,000,000
    To support WCS in securing long-term conservation through a portfolio of nature strongholds - establishing or expanding protected areas and strengthening conservation of the most important existing wilderness areas.

    Grant duration: 4 years

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

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    To support opening Harvard's collections to the world via digitization and open access. Harvard Library has leased a high speed scanner to digitize its holdings in a way that vastly increases the rate of output.

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $200,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    Tompkins Conservation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $15,100,000
    To acquire properties of strategic value in Argentina and Chile to expand existing park areas, rewild degraded landscapes, and advance biodiversity conservation.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.tompkinsconservation.org
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    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

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing Open Access in a library-led manner

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $96,314
    To defray the costs of an all-day symposium on 'Open Access Monographs: From Policy to Reality' with a keynote talk from Prof. Martin Eve.

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    American Council of Learned Societies

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    To provide a lead gift for a fellowship scheme funding research in Chinese or Comparative Literature

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.acls.org/home
  • Organization

    European Climate Foundation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,018,754
    Towards ECF's infrastructure and to tackle some of the most pressing political challenges in Europe

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://europeanclimate.org/
  • Organization

    Internet Archive

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Longform scholarship

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,000,000
    To create high quality EPUB files of scanned university press books, to enhance the reader experience

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    IntoUniversity

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $256,838
    Towards IntoUniversity's core costs

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://intouniversity.org/
  • Organization

    Marie Stopes International

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $7,000,000
    Allocated to the Blue Door Fund to support outreach services where they are most needed from March 2019 to December 2020

    Grant duration: 1.75 years

    http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/
  • Organization

    Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $256,838
    Towards work on the Perthshire wildlife reserves and on the Largiebaan restoration project

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/our-work/our-wildlife-reserves/
  • Organization

    Sightsavers International

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    To support existing and new eye health programmes in Asia and Africa.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.sightsavers.org/protecting-sight/
  • Organization

    Trees for Life

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $256,838
    To propagate and plant rare and hard to grow montane scrub willow species

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://treesforlife.org.uk/
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    To support graduate students, to bring distinguished visiting scholars to UCLA to give lectures and teach courses, to underwrite conferences and workshops, and for other purposes that the chair of the UCLA History Department determines to be beneficial to the vitality of the field of medieval history at UCLA.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://history.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $3,500,000
    Trustee-led grant offered in December 2018

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediaendowment.org/
  • Organization

    University of Southampton

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $2,669,514
    To document endangered maritime archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa and to publish the results through an online database.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://marea.soton.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    National Life Stories

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $420,001
    To record interviews with farmers, land owners, scientists and representatives from organizations about the experience of change in farming practices, landownership and land management in Britain after World War II.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.bl.uk/projects/national-life-stories
  • Organization

    British Library

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $12,000,000
    To continue to support the Endangered Archives Programme.

    Grant duration: 7 years

    http://eap.bl.uk/
  • Organization

    University College London

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $3,857,448
    To create an online open-access database of heritage sites in Central Asia, combining archival records and new documentation of sites.

    Grant duration: 5 years

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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $5,500,000
    To establish a grants programme that funds projects to digitize and make accessible at-risk archival materials from the 20th and 21st centuries. The digitized materials are available for free online.

    Grant duration: 6 years

    http://www.library.ucla.edu/partnerships/modern-endangered-archives-program
  • Organization

    Wetlands International

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,736,513
    To address threats and restore degraded habitats in the Yellow Sea region in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.wetlands.org/news/arcadia-fund-helps-us-support-restoration-management-critical-habitats
  • Organization

    Heidelberg University

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $949,515
    To document monuments and heritage objects in the Kathmandu Valley, and publish them online in a searchable, free database.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/hcts/hcts-projects/nhdp.html
  • Organization

    Oceana

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $10,500,000
    To protect and restore marine life and ecosystems in some of the most biodiverse areas of the oceans through policy changes at the national and regional levels

    Grant duration: 7 years

    http://oceana.org/
  • Organization

    International Rivers

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,250,000
    To influence how rivers are governed, protected in law, and valued through planning and management, with the aim of ensuring that rivers are used sustainably and can continue to perform their critical biodiversity functions.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.internationalrivers.org/blogs/734/protecting-freshwater-biodiversity-how-international-r
  • Organization

    Columbia University Libraries

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $407,000
    To provide free access to declassified government information and improve the content's discoverability.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://history-lab.org/
  • Organization

    ClientEarth

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $3,003,202
    To enforce the laws that protect European wildlife and habitats through targeted litigation and other legal interventions, supported and complemented by strategic advocacy and capacity building with partners across Europe.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.clientearth.org
  • Organization

    Authors Alliance

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $500,000
    To support the development of resources for scholarly communications officers, librarians, and other individuals who train faculty, covering subject areas such as open access, fair use, publication contracts, rights reversion and termination of transfer.

    Grant duration: 2 years

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

    Swedish National Archives

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $3,547,651
    To digitize all of the National Library of Swedens holdings of Swedish newspapers that are out of copyright (1645-1906) and make them freely available on the internet as open data for anyone to read or use.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://tidningar.kb.se/
  • Organization

    Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $471,587
    To support the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) to continue its mission to protect deep-sea species and ecosystems from the harmful impacts of fishing and mining, and to strengthen and enhance biodiversity conservation and governance in international oceans.

    Grant duration: 5 years

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

    New York University Division of Libraries

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Longform scholarship

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,340,000
    To help digitize and make publicly available on the Internet 23,000 books in Arabic. NYU and partner institutions' are contributing published books in all fields literature, business, science, and more from their Arabic collections. The books range in date from very early materials to imprints as late as the 1990s. Many of the older books are rare or fragile, and nearly all are out of print.

    Grant duration: 2.5 years

    http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/
  • Organization

    Creative Commons

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $800,000
    To support the development of the Commons Collaborative Archive and Library, a tool for discovery and collaboration that will make the global commons of openly-licensed content more searchable, usable, and resilient, and provide essential infrastructure for collaborative online communities.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://search.creativecommons.org/
  • Organization

    New Venture Fund

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $422,000
    To improve how libraries find open access content. The project will create free, open source tools for institutions to help them find open access copies more efficiently. This will save money, speed-up access to research and increase use of existing open access outputs.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://openaccessbutton.org/
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