OUR GRANTS

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Displaying 121 to 160 of 305 grants

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

    Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $4,000,000
    To digitize endangered manuscripts in libraries in the Middle East, Africa and India and to make them available for free online.

    Grant duration: 5 years

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

    University of Oxford (School of Archaeology)

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $2,774,064
    To continue support for the documentation of endangered archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa using satellite imagery and on the ground survey.

    Grant duration: 4 years

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

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $495,000
    To continue extraction and interpretation of data from an ice core documenting European climate in the last 3,500 years.

    Grant duration: 3 years

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

    International Council of Monuments and Sites

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $196,490
    To create 3D scans of monuments in Syria and to publish all materials online for free.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://cims.carleton.ca/anqa/index.html#1
  • Organization

    TRAFFIC

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $3,000,000
    Reducing trade threats to Africa's wild species and ecosystems through strengthened knowledge and action in Africa and beyond. This purpose of this project is to strengthen actions to conserve and protect wildlife populations, areas of high biodiversity, and communities in Africa threatened by illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade, with a particular focus on trade to Asia.

    Grant duration: 4 years

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

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $548,128
    To enable students from biodiversity-rich, cash-poor countries to participate in the Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Science

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.sccs-cam.org/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $1,500,000
    To support collaborative research among the initiative's partners to address high priority biodiversity conservation issues.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/cci-collaborative-fund-conservation
  • Organization

    Global Witness

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $668,449
    To mitigate the current rates of biodiversity and habitat loss associated with illegal and unsustainable industrial logging in the Peruvian Amazon, Congo Basin, and South-East Asia

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.globalwitness.org/en-gb/
  • Organization

    American Assembly

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $220,000
    To support the Open Syllabus Project in building the first large-scale online database of titles of works listed in university course syllabi.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://opensyllabusproject.org/
  • Organization

    Public.Resource.Org

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $300,000
    To continue support for Public.Resource.Org's work, making legal statutes and technical and safety standards mandated by law available online for free.

    Grant duration: 3 years

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

    Tompkins Conservation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $3,370,000
    To create a continuous area of protected natural landscape by purchasing land adjacent to the Patagonia Park, which contains key access points and valuable habitat for threatened wildlife.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.conservacionpatagonica.org/home.htm
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $250,000
    To give free access to educational resources.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home
  • Organization

    School of Oriental and African Studies

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $11,000,000
    To continue to support the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, an open access programme recording vanishing and previously undocumented languages

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.eldp.net/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $1,625,000
    To enable students from biodiversity-rich, cash-poor countries to participate in the Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/graduate/mphil/conservation/
  • Organization

    Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Environment: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $511,200
    To digitize and make publicly accessible travellers' and naturalists' field manuscripts on South America, 1800 to 2000.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://naturalhistory.si.edu/rc/fieldbooks/index.html
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials.

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $200,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $77,967
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials. Part of the funds went towards digitizing 1,400 PhD theses from microfilm, to make them more easily available online.

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Environment: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $1,060,000
    To help conservation practitioners to make effective decisions by publishing and disseminating evidence-based conservation strategies.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.conservationevidence.com/
  • Organization

    Fauna & Flora International

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $3,750,000
    To create properly managed refuges for marine life whilst longer term systemic changes are made

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.fauna-flora.org/
  • Organization

    Internews

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $450,000
    To support 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

    University College London

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $83,000
    To assess the feasibility of nondestructive digital imaging technology to read texts on papyri in mummy cartonnages. All data, findings and methodologies will be freely available online for further research.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/projects/deepimaging
  • Organization

    Creative Commons

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $451,782
    To develop legal tools for open access to academic publications

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://creativecommons.org/
  • Organization

    University of Toronto

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2015

    Amount

    $250,000
    To document the disappearing craft of cutting rock churches in Ethiopia and to make the videos and other documentary material available online for free.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/projects/ethiopic-churches/
  • Organization

    British Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $336,304
    To provide on-the-job training in digital documentation for Egyptian heritage specialists, to digitize and publish online glass plate photographs of early archaeological displays.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/departments/egypt_and_sudan/egypt_documentation_project.aspx
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $100,000
    To expand Wikipedia Zero, which gives free, mobile access to Wikipedia to people who cannot afford mobile data costs.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero
  • Organization

    Tropical Biology Association

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $486,358
    To train African biodiversity conservation professionals.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.tropical-biology.org/
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $200,000
    To provide open access online publication of multispectral images produced by the Sinai Palimpsest Project, which documents the manuscripts in St. Catherines Monastery in Sinai

    Grant duration: 2 years

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

    National Library of Israel

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $300,000
    To establish the library as a model for open access.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/digitallibrary/time_journey/Pages/default.aspx
  • Organization

    University of Oxford (School of Archaeology)

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $1,964,055
    To create a database of endangered archaeological heritage in the Middle East and North Africa using satellite imagery and on the ground survey.

    Grant duration: 2 years

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

    Environmental Justice Foundation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $450,000
    To campaign against large-scale, illegal and undocumented fishing in West African coastal waters.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://ejfoundation.org/campaign/oceans
  • Organization

    The World Land Trust

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $1,800,000
    To secure new areas of high biodiversity value under conservation management, in collaboration with local partners

    Grant duration: 3 years

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

    Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $222,600
    To support the research and publication of Professor Joseph Dan's multi-volume history of Jewish mysticism and esotericism.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.shazar.org.il/en/default.aspx
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2014

    Amount

    $1,207,965
    To document the endangered cultural heritage of the Kalmyks and Oirats, and to create an open-access digital archive of this material.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.kalmykheritage.socanth.cam.ac.uk/en/index.php
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