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Science for Nature and People Partnership Grants - Deadline 6/7/17

Science for Nature and People Partnership

2017 Request for Proposals to Fund Science to Solutions Teams

Proposals due June 7th, 2017

How can the protection of nature help secure food, energy and water – and enhance the quality of life – for 10 billion people? The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by any single organization acting alone. Whether you focus on human health or ecological health, adaptation to climate change or a humanitarian crisis, SNAPP announces its 2017 Request for Proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams, and invites you to be a part of the solution!

Just as human and natural systems are bolstered by biodiversity, people tackle complex problems more readily in diverse environments. SNAPP provides funding to bring together teams of 12-18 people from diverse organizations that we refer to as working groups. SNAPP working groups meet intensively in 3-4 in-person collaborative sessions (lasting 3-5 days each) over the course of 18-24 months. Strong leaders with open minds and flexible facilitation styles guide the teams to tackle questions at the heart of sustainable economic development, human well-being, and nature conservation. Between sessions, team members collaborate remotely to publish research, develop implementation tools and products, and support decision-makers’ use of the results.

Proposals will be evaluated by SNAPP’s Science Advisory Council and Board of Governors based on their inclusion of:

  • Direct path to impacting policy or practice and broad applicability of results
  • Clear and intriguing science questions
  • Diversity in sectors, disciplines, and members
  • Cost-effective use of SNAPP funding and leveraging of other funds

Contact SNAPP at: Tel.: (805) 893-7551

Submission Information

Proposals are due no later than 5pm PDT on June 7, 2017. Proposals and budgets should be saved and uploaded as separate PDF files at: Please download the Proposal Table template for information about what is required in the cover sheet and body of the proposal. Please edit this template in Microsoft Word, and the budget worksheet in Excel. Proposals should be formatted to standard letter size (8.5” W by 11” L) with graphics embedded directly in the document. Do not submit compressed collections of files, such as .ZIP files. Receipt of proposals will be confirmed in email. Late or incomplete submissions will be returned without review.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions by 31 October 2017. Leaders of approved projects should plan to begin work on the project soon after approval, and to hold their first working group meeting by no later than the first quarter of 2018.

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