Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO). Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity.
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of local solutions to complex problems.
The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. It prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas.
Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in low- and middle-income countries. The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that:
- help conserve ecosystems and protect biodiversity
- train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training
Food grants help research-based efforts to improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystems. Areas of interest include projects that:
- promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries;
- test and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale farmers; and
- advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops in low-income countries.
Health grants support public health programs that focus on populations rather than individuals. It funds programs that emphasize disease prevention and health promotion over those that emphasize disease diagnosis, treatment, and care. It supports research, technical assistance, and training projects that:
- improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and
- increase the understanding and treatment of neglected tropical diseases
Requests for COVID-19 prevention projects and research are not a priority. The Foundation will continue to give priority to supporting innovations in family planning, health promotion, and disease prevention in other under-resourced areas.
CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 30, 2022
Sponsor Concept Application Deadline: July 1, 2022
Sponsor Full Proposal Application Deadline (invitation only): September 3, 2022
Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)
- Project Summary (2 pages maximum): Please include the following: problem summary, project goals, project activities and outcomes, target population, innovative approach, training activities, and key collaborators and project team.
- PI Curriculum Vitae
- Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required. Include any matching funds.
To access the online application, visit: https://cuboulderovcr.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/6744/home
There are no special eligibility requirements.
Limited Submission Guidelines
The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year.
There is no policy concerning a minimum or maximum grant size. The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $30,000 are rarely awarded. The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs.