OUR GRANTS

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Displaying 81 to 120 of 353 grants

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

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Cultural

    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

    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

    Status

    Complete

    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

    Library-led

    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
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Endowment

    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: 5 years

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

    Conservation Leadership Programme

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $5,999,917
    To increase the overall impact and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Conservation Leadership Programme

    Grant duration: 6 years

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

    Rewilding Europe

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $1,776,641
    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

    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

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $200,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Wikimedia Deutschland

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $979,132
    To support technical improvements around lexicographical data. This grant will also support the globalization of the contributor base for Wikibase, to improve the inclusivity and long-term sustainability of the wiki-related software development community.

    Grant duration: 3 years

  • Organization

    Royal Horticultural Society The

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $642,095
    Towards the restoration of the historic lake, construction of the new lake, and other work that improves the biodiversity of the garden.

    Grant duration: 1 years

  • Organization

    Wende Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Endowment

    Awarded

    2019

    Amount

    $7,500,000
    Towards an endowment for the Wende Museum with proceeds specifically for collections care and acquisitions.

    Grant duration: 10 years

  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Library-led

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $100,000
    Advancing open access

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    American Council of Learned Societies

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    Books

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $256,838
    Towards IntoUniversity's core costs

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://intouniversity.org/
  • Organization

    MSI Reproductive Choices

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    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 years

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

    Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $256,000
    To propagate and plant rare and hard to grow montane scrub willow species

    Grant duration: 5 years

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

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Endowment

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediaendowment.org/
  • Organization

    British Library

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $11,970,000
    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

    $3,843,700
    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 and 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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Endowment

    Awarded

    2018

    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

    University of Southampton

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $2,660,000
    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

    Wetlands International

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,740,000
    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

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $945,747
    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

    National Life Stories

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $419,426
    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: 4 years

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

    Governance

    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

    Other

    Status

    Complete

    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/
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