OTHER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND FOUNDATIONS

EREF Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Summary A foundation that Funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.
Objetive

The objective of this foundation is to finance projects relating to environmental engineering, management, and education in the areas of waste minimization, recycling, waste conversion, landfills, etc.

Modality Project funding ranges from US$15.000-500.000.

There are two annual pre-proposal deadlines on January 6 and July 1. Selected applicants from the pre-proposal phase will be invited to submit full proposals.
 

Link http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal
Simons Foundation
Summary Mathematical, physical, and biological sciences
Objetive

The mission of the Simons Foundation is to advance the frontiers of mathematics and basic sciences. The foundation funds high-risk basic research in mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, autism, and education and outreach.

Modality

There are a variety of open calls for proposals throughout the year. Here are some examples:

Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
• Up to five years of funding for high-risk projects
• Applications may be submitted at any time.

Targeted Grants to Institutes for Mathematics and Physical Sciences
• Financing of US$100.000-200.000/year is available for up to five years to support centers of excellence in the mathematical and physical sciences.
• Open calls are available each summer.

Autism Research Initiative
• This fund supports research on the mechanisms of autism and on potential therapeutic approaches.
• One-year projects will be funded for up to US$70.000.
• Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Link https://www.simonsfoundation.org/
Engineering Information Foundation (EIF)
Summary The mission of the foundation is to improve worldwide engineering education and practice through information technology and the recruitment of women.
Objective

The EIF funds work on communication in engineering, women in engineering, and developing countries.

It has deadlines in February and August of each year.

Modality

• Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

• Women in Engineering: Directed by Engineering Educators

• Developing Countries

Link http://www.eifgrants.org/info/apply.html
Google Foundation
Summary Google is seeking long-term faculty relations to impact how future generations will use technology.
Objective

Google is interested in proposals about natural language processing, linguistics, software development, and many other fields.

Their foundation generally has 2-3 deadlines per year for each program.

Modality

• Global Faculty Research Awards

• Earth Engine Awards (remote sensing)

•Others

Link http://research.google.com/research-outreach.html#/research-outreach/faculty-engagement

For more information: Kate Chabarek - kathryina.chabarek@ehu.eus