G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
Principal Office: USA
The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation makes grants for research and operational support in marine and ocean conservation, earth sciences, climate change, and wildlife management.
The Foundation supports religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational initiatives in New York, elsewhere in the USA, and throughout the world.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Grants in natural and earth sciences. The Foundation’s interests include:
- Marine biology and fisheries;
- Wildlife management;
- Climate studies and atmospheric sciences; and
The scope of funded projects ranges from local to international.
Grants are to nonprofit charitable organizations, mainly in the USA. Among the Foundation’s grant recipients are numerous universities, other educational and scientific institutions, and a few conservation NGOs.
Grant size is highly variable. Most grants range from US$10 thousand to US$700 thousand.
If the LOI receives a favorable response, the Foundation will request a detailed proposal, and it may schedule a meeting with the prospective grantee. Proposals are reviewed twice a year.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Potential grant seekers should research the Foundation’s grants lists for recent years.
The Vetlesen Prize is awarded for scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe. The competition is open to any individual anywhere in the world. The prize consists of US$250 thousand and a medal.
The Foundation posts annual reports.
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