The Skoll Global Threats Fund does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. We have developed strong networks around the global threats and cross-cutting challenges we are addressing and look to partners and other thought leaders to surface innovative ideas. We may use an RFP process periodically to solicit ideas on specific activities we believe are not being sufficiently addressed in our current work.

GRANTS

Alliance for Climate Education – $50,000 to support climate engagement.

American Association for the Advance of Science – $60,000 to support climate engagement.

Bangladesh Institute for Peace and Security Studies – A grant of $80,000 to conduct a multi-country study to map and analyze threats of climate change and water insecurity in South Asia.

Boston Children’s Hospital – A grant of $325,000 to work on the Flu Near You mobile app, a participatory surveillance tool to track flu in the U.S. and Canada by asking users to check off symptoms of illness each week to report on their health. A grant of $268,000 to support the EpiCore project, a new system that links a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

Boston University – A grant of $50,000 to support the “Emerging Infectious Diseases from A to Z: Challenges and Opportunities” symposium on September 18-20, 2016.

Business on Network Company – A grant of $200,000 over 24 months to Business on Network Company Limited for the development of an EpiHack toolkit and training program.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Grants of $744,000 to support policy work on nuclear nonproliferation.

The CDC Foundation – A grant of $91,000 to support marketing and outreach campaigns for the Salud Boricua tool.

Center for Climate and Security – A grant of $45,000 to develop and disseminate a multi-author edited report exploring a range of regional “choke points” where local climate vulnerabilities are likely to have significant implications for global security.

Center for Public Interest Research – $200,000 to support climate engagement.

Chatham House – A grant of $80,000 to organize both a field visit and a stakeholder meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo to assess the feasibility of implementing a participatory one health disease detection project.

Chiang Mai University – A grant of $2,000,000 over two years for the development of participatory surveillance tools to detect emerging animal and environmental health threats faster.

Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund – $154,000 to support climate engagement.

Climate Access – A grant of $215,000 to support climate engagement.

The Climate Reality Project – A grant of $30 million over six years for public education and strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

CNA Corporation – Grants of $751,630 to develop and deliver two games: One on water security in South Asia, and the second on global climate risk and security.

Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) – Grants of $3,250,000 to advance CORDS’ work to link regional disease surveillance networks to improve global capacity to respond to infectious diseases.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist – A grant of $165,000 to convene the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and health department stakeholders to further Flu Near You engagement.

Earth Day Network – $80,000 to support climate engagement.

Earth Institute – A grant of $75,000 to the Knowledge Systems for Sustainability collaborative, working to address systemic risks at the land, water, energy, and climate nexus.

The Energy Foundation – Grants of $4 million to support climate engagement.

Epidemiology and Innovation in Information Services Ltd (Epitrack) – A grant of $180,000 to adapt the Guardians of Health mobile app for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics games in Brazil.

Environmental Defense Fund – $100,000 to support climate engagement.

Environment America Research & Policy Center – $135,000 to support climate engagement.

Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates – $67,500 to support climate engagement.

Fondation Merieux – A grant of $443,000 over 24 months to Fondation Mérieux USA to fund the development of a laboratory health information system in Senegal.

Food Protection and Defense Institute – A grant of $158,660 to the Regents of the University of Minnesota for hosting an Epihack event.

Food Protection and Defense Institute – A grant of $75,000 to apply methods of fusing and analyzing multiple streams of disparate data to identify risks associated with food and water insecurity.

George Mason University Foundation – Grants of $450,00 to support climate engagement.

George Washington University – A grant of $266,000 to develop an event-based surveillance curriculum, including training modules, and a pilot test to help partners implement best events-based surveillance protocols and best practices within their country.

Global Environment and Technology Foundation – Grants of $245,000 for the U.S. Water Partnership, an initiative to unite and mobilize U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world.

Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University – A grant of $94,000 to analyze the effects of climate and water shocks on global agriculture trade.

Global Zero –  Grants of $1.7 million to support international public education, outreach and policy initiatives on nuclear risks, aimed at the eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Hunter Medical Research Institute – A grant of $174,350 to support the International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance, an event that convenes public health practitioners in Australia to enhance collaboration, improve data sharing, and share best practices between partners in order to strengthen the field of participatory surveillance in various regions of the world.

InSTEDD – A grant of $97,000 to support a feasibility study which will inform the development of a Technology Fellowship that will bring technology expertise to the public health sector. A grant of $1,400,000 to support innovative application of technology for disease surveillance and response in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

International Society for Infectious Diseases – A grant of $682,000 to promote the EpiCore project and recruit a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

Internews – Grants of $410,000 to support the development of a platform for water data and information in the Third Pole region.

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies – A grant of $430,000 to look at new media tools for nonproliferation.

Johns Hopkins University – Grants of $138,000 to develop a South Asian Land Data Assimilation System for water resources analysis.

Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation – A grant of $225,000 to support a study on the timeliness of outbreak detection, verification, and response on a national and regional level in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

National Academy of Sciences – A grant of $200,000 to support the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats.

National Association of City and County Health Officials – A grant of $192,000 to engage local health departments, pharmacies and national partners in Flu Near You.

The New Venture Fund – A grant of $200,000 to promote international emissions reductions.

Opendream – A $430,000 grant to support the integration of participatory surveillance into DoctorMe, Thailand’s most downloaded mobile application in the Fitness and Health category.

Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee – Grants of $379,000 to promote national awareness on polio immunization and eradication in Pakistan.

The Partnership Project –  Grants of $1,217,500 to support climate engagement.

The Ploughshares Fund – Grants of $3,730,000 for public education and advocacy around the risk of nuclear weapons.

Purpose – $60,000 to scope the development of a climate impacts data tool.

Rhodium Group – A grant of $200,000 to develop a prototype for a system that would translate how climatic events may influence conflict risk in different regions of the world.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – Grants of $1,250,000 to support strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

Sandia National Laboratories – A grant of $390,000 to execute a One Health outbreak detection table-top exercise, to be held in Maldives, that will start a South Asia Regional Disease Surveillance Network.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – A grant of $250,000 to promote global awareness on pandemics through the Global Outbreaks! exhibition on the ecology and evolution of emerging infectious diseases and how they impact the public’s everyday lives.

Social Finance Israel – A grant of $750.000 over three years to support the creation of Social Finance Israel.

South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) – A grant of $97,000 to organize two complementary events in Albania: (1) an EpiHack workshop focused on developing a One Health dashboard that incorporates multiple data streams and (2) a ͞time to detection͟ workshop to develop a proposal for analyzing outbreak timeliness measures in all 10 countries of the SECID network.

Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – A grant of $450,000 to the Sokoine University of Agriculture to develop surveillance tools to be used in Tanzania and Kenya.

Task Force for Global Health – A grant of $2,300,000 to support the EpiCore project to build a cadre of highly qualified field epidemiologists to enhance the detection and validation of emerging disease outbreaks. EpiCore is a new system that links a worldwide network of health professionals to verify information on disease outbreaks in their geographic region.

UC Berkeley Foundation – A grant of $34,000 for outreach efforts to increase Flu Near You participation among the UC Berkeley undergraduate student population.

UN Global Pulse – A grant of $300,000 to support the Data for Climate Action Innovation Challenge.

University of Texas at Austin – A grant of $75,000 to support a book on the connection between climate hazards and security.

U.S. Climate Action Network – $35,000 to support climate engagement.

World Resources Institute – Grants of $1,555,000 for ongoing support for the Global Aqueduct Risk mapping platform and to support climate engagement.

Yale University – Grants of $1,043,502 to the Yale Project of Climate Change Communications and the Cultural Cognition Project to improve climate engagement.

 

PREVIOUS GRANTS

The American Lung Association for public education and strategic communications on the health risks of air pollution and climate change.

The American Public Health Association to support Flu Near You, an online participatory surveillance tool to map influenza.

The Analyst Institute for work on climate engagement.

Asia Foundation to explore the use of Right to Information Acts to access climate and water data (report here)  and to conduct a stakeholder mapping and political economy analysis in the Teesta River basin (report here).

Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center to bring together top former political and military officials from India and Pakistan to provide mutually beneficial policy recommendations on the Indus River.

California Interfaith Power and Light for public education and strategic communications with faith communities on the risk of climate change.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to support policy dialogue on the Middle East.

The Carter Center for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

The Center for the Next Generation to support climate engagement.

Chatham House for research (download here) on what the April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash cloud incident reveals about preparedness for responding to low probability, high consequence events and to support the global governance of health security.

Climate Central to support climate engagement.

The Climate Research Foundation to support the Himalayan Circle meetings in Iceland and Bhutan.

Columbia University to support its program on Climate Science, Awareness & Solutions.

Doctors Without Borders for the work tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

EcoAmerica for climate survey work.

Epidemiology and Innovation in Information Services Ltd. (Epitrack) to promote participatory surveillance and digital disease detection for mass gatherings in Brazil and support an Epihack in Rio de Janeiro.

European Council on Foreign Relations for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

Fondation Merieux to support Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS).

Friends of the Earth Middle East to support efforts to elevate water as an issue that must be addressed now by Israelis and Palestinians. 

Global Solutions for Infections Disease to assess rapid diagnostics challenges in low resource settings and potential solutions.

Grist to support media efforts on climate change.

iLab Liberia to support response efforts in the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Inter-American Development Bank for the La Plata Basin Authority and its stakeholders to develop a decision-support tool to help interpret climate and water data and make informed decisions on drought-related events.

International Council for the Life Sciences to help build a bio-security network in North Africa and the Middle East to reduce the risk of pandemics, accidental laboratory release of biological agents, or bioterrorism.

International Society for Disease Surveillance to support ISID’s Pre-Conference and Annual Conferences to build alliances between veterinary and human health experts within their existing network, as well as to consider expansion of activities in the Americas region.

International Society for Infectious Diseases to support convenings and One Health collaboration in South Asia.

International Union for Conservation of Nature United States (IUCN-US) to support a Track 3 process for transboundary ecosystems management between India and Pakistan.

J Street Education Fund to support its efforts to mobilize a Jewish American constituency in support of an even-handed U.S. policy towards Israel, leading to a just negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund to analyze climate engagement.

Louisiana State University for outreach efforts of Flu Near You in the Greater New Orleans community.

Media Cause to implement a series of Flu Near You marketing activities.

The Middle East Institute for work on regional conflict in the Middle East.

The Middle East Peace Dialogue Network to promote peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials to support the Public Health Preparedness Summit.

The National Audubon Society to support climate engagement.

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment for analysis of climate engagement.

The National Security Network for strategic communications and advocacy on the national security risks of global threats.

The National Wildlife Federation to support climate engagement.

The New Israel Fund to support capacity building for defense of civil rights, democratic integrity and social equity in pursuit of a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative to create an international secretariat for CORDS, a coalition of regional networks that share best practices and training toward building a global system for disease surveillance.

The Rand Corporation for research (download here) on pandemics, climate change, and water as national security issues.

The Sierra Club Foundation for public education, engagement and strategic communications on the risk of climate change.

Sojourners to promote changes in our nation’s policies and personal behaviors regarding climate change.

The Solutions Project to support climate engagement.

Task Force for Global Health to support the TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network)  Global Conferences.

The Telos Group to support engagement with America’s faith communities to create a self-sustaining, bipartisan movement in mainstream America in support of U.S. diplomatic leadership for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network) for its work to train epidemiologists globally to better prepare for pandemic risks.

Union of Concerned Scientists to support climate engagement.

United States Pharmacopeial Convention to support assessing the utility and effectiveness of a new counterfeit detection device (CD-3) developed by the US FDA.

University of Maryland to engage faith communities on the role of faith in addressing global threats and to research the value of high-resolution, high-frequency satellite imagery for managing water, forests, and agriculture.

University of San Francisco to support  the Second International Digital Disease Detection Conference in San Francisco, CA in 2013 and to increase Flu Near You participation among USF students, faculty, and staff.

University of San Francisco  to increase Flu Near You participation among USF students, faculty, and staff.

WMD Center to assess and produce a report card on U.S. preparedness for a major biological event such as an act of bioterrorism or a pandemic.

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars to advance the understanding of China’s and India’s water-energy-food challenge.

World Evangelical Alliance to support the WEA Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons. 

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