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Q: Environmental grant support for Fiji ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Environmental grant support for Fiji
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: taylorp-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 23 Sep 2006 04:39 PDT
Expires: 23 Oct 2006 04:39 PDT
Question ID: 767786
I am trying to participate in a fully recognised ( including WWF )
international coral reef reserach project in FIJI in 2007. 
I am 18  - a UK citizen going to University in fall 2007
I am a fully qualified diver and the technical project needs volunteers to
check out the reefs for increasing pollution.
I need help in locating contacts /names of travel funds / travel
bursaries/ charities etc ...who may be able to partially help me out on
the travel and / or living costs  for participating in this
environmental project. 
The project last 3 months
Can you help me ?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 23 Sep 2006 13:10 PDT

Sounds like a great opportunity, and I'd love to be able to help you out with it.  

I'm pretty experienced at environmental grant-writing, and from what I
know, your odds of getting travel money are very slim.  There is
fierce competition for available money, and funds usually go to
well-established organizations, or to experts, or to individuals that
have a strong track-record of success.

There are certainly groups that fund marine environmental projects in
the South Pacific.  If you'd like, I can identify them for you as an
answer to your question.

I very much doubt that you will be successful in your efforts to raise
funds in this way.  But it never hurts to ask, I suppose...

Let me know what you think.


Clarification of Question by taylorp-ga on 26 Sep 2006 06:01 PDT
ok I get the point but I am very keen and I would like to try and have
the names you propose to contact them. I think its worth the try.
Subject: Re: Environmental grant support for Fiji
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 30 Sep 2006 05:52 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your patience.

Just to reiterate, this is a long shot.  Grants to individuals are
hard to come, and grants to those without an extensive track record in
the field are harder still.

Nevertheless, it can't hurt to ask, so here are some places to try. 
Each of the groups listed below funds individuals from around the
world for environmental research.

Note that each institution has their own funding cycle, deadlines and
procedures, so spend some time on their websites getting familiar with
their requirements.

These two might be your best bet:

PADI Foundation 
(also known as Professional Association of Diving Instructors Foundation ) 
9150 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3414 
Contact: Charles P. Rettig, Pres. 

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation 
(also known as Lindbergh Foundation ) 
2150 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 310 
Anoka, MN 55303-2200 
Telephone: (763) 576-1596 
Contact: Marlene White, Pres. and C.O.O. 
FAX: (763) 576-1664 

Other possibilities are:

Earthwatch Institute
3 Clock Tower Pl., Ste. 100 
Maynard, MA 01754 
Telephone: (978) 461-0081 
FAX: (978) 461-2332 
Toll-free tel.: (800) 776-0188 

Myers Oceanographic & Marine Biology Trust 
2600 Garden Rd., Ste. 320 
Monterey, CA 93940 
Contact: Stephen B. Ruth, V.P.
Application address: 129 Kailua Cir., Marina, CA 93933, tel.: (831) 645-1396 
[They have mostly a California focus, but do fund occasional projects
outside of California]

New England Biolabs Foundation
8 Enon St., No. 2B 
Beverly, MA 01915-1116 
Telephone: (978) 927-2404 
Contact: Martine Kellett, Exec. Dir.; Susan Foster, Asst. Dir. 
FAX: (978) 998-6837 
Additional E-mail: 

Jenifer Altman Foundation 
P.O. Box 29209 
San Francisco, CA 94129 
Telephone: (415) 561-2182 
Contact: Ashley Iwanaga 
FAX: (415) 561-6480 

Foundation for Deep Ecology 
1062 Fort Cronkhite 
Sausalito, CA 94965 
Telephone: (415) 229-9339 
Contact: Lizzie Udwin, Prog. Admin. 
FAX: (415) 229-9340 

The Lifebridge Foundation, Inc. 
P.O. Box 327 
High Falls, NY 12440 
Contact: Barabra L. Valocore, Exec. Dir. 
FAX: (845) 657-6849 

The Sendzimir Foundation, Inc. 
c/o Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. 
105 E. 4th St., Ste. 1600 
Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Contact: Jan Peter Sendzimir, Pres. 
Additional E-mail: 

Best of luck to you...I really hope something turns up.

taylorp-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Environmental grant support for Fiji
From: keystroke-ga on 30 Sep 2006 14:13 PDT
I had started working on this and didn't get a chance to lock it
again, but instead of letting my research go to waste, I'll help you
out by posting it here. Pafalafa-ga did a fine job, but these may help
you a bit as well.  Good luck.

Project Aware Foundation--

This foundation funds diving projects which are meant to preserve underwater 

environments. They state, however, that they don't provide funds for travel 

or living expenses, and they also seem to be geared to project leaders rather 

than individuals. They will go up to 5000 on an award.

Project Aware Foundation

Unit 7, St. Philips Central, Albert Rd. St. Philips,
Bristol BS2-0PD
United Kingdom


British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust

awards grants to divers for various projects

Duke of Edinburgh Prize for the BSJT


Conservation Science Institute Junior Fellows

The Conservation Science Institute does not give out grants themselves, but 

if they select you as a Junior Fellow, they'll feature you on their website 

and help you select avenues of international funding for your research 



British Ecological Society
Undergraduate Ecological Project Support (UEPS)


grants for research projects or expeditions, which can take place in England 

or overseas

Overseas Fellowship Scheme

Small Ecological Grants support


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Moore Foundation gives grants in seven areas, one of which is marine 

conservation. They have given many grants to the World Wildlife Fund, so they 

may be sympathetic to this cause. Their website does not have a direct 

application that I could find, but they do provide their contact information.

"For general information about the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, you can 

email us at or call us at 415-561-7700.


We thank you for your interest. In an effort to become a paperless 

organization, we prefer that you send all correspondence electronically. 

However, the Foundation does have a Post Office Box (see below) where mail is 

collected once a week.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Presidio of San Francisco

P.O. Box 29910

San Francisco, California 94129-0910



The Moore Foundation actually funded a Fijian coral reef project begun by the 

Wildlife Conservation Society. The WCS doesn't seem to give grants but you 

could contact them for more information.

Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS grant


Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

"Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides 

grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the 

"Spirit of St. Louis") to men and women whose individual initiative and work 

in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a 

balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the 

natural/human environment.

To date, 270 men and women in the United States and abroad have received more 

than $2.6 million to support their work."


Toyota Foundation Research Grants applications


British and Foreign Schools Society


NESTA Ignite!
National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts


Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Environmental iniitiative grants


Club 41 International

will fund youth adventure and other good works in the community


Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund

for high school and college students


Other possibilities:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration International Coral Reef 


The NOAA's programme seems to be mainly for organizations, but you can 

certainly inquire more into the program.

Additional sources:
USDA List of Science Grants

WWF Grant Page

Environment Education Grants

Google Directory-- Grant-making Foundations


Google Directory-- UK Grant Organisations


Coral Cay Grant Giving Organisations

Search terms:
pacific ocean conservation grants
pacific ocean conservation grant
wwf grants
toyota foundation grants
foundation grants international environment
diving grants

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