Research Grants

Ecology & Environment

Greenacres Foundation is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was established in 1988 with the intent of preserving the land for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The land includes both farmland and woodlands and Greenacres has since grown to encompass 3 properties: Indian Hill, OH; Lewis Township (Brown County), OH; and Michaela Farm, Oldenburg, IN. We are currently seeking research proposals that address one of the following outcomes:
  • Improved practices in woodland restoration and/or preservation.
  • Improved invasive species mitigation and management.
  • Improved forest ecosystem health.
2022 Grant Information

Grant Budget: $25,000 – $100,000
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 31st, 2022

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Eligibility for Funding

Researchers, graduate students, and extension professionals from domestic non-profit (501(c)(3)) organizations are eligible to apply. Proposals should support the Greenacres Mission:

Greenacres will always reflect the style and grace of founders, Louis and Louise Nippert. Our mission is

To preserve for the public an area reflecting the traditional environment of Indian Hill and its historical significance by preserving Greenacres in its current state of woodland and farmland.

To encourage conservation and appreciation of nature by providing the public, particularly children, opportunities to study plant and animal life in their natural settings.

To encourage appreciation of music and culture by providing facilities and an atmosphere that will encourage artists to display their talents for all age groups.

Applicants must have an interest in sharing knowledge about what they learn with land owners and land managers. Translational research projects that include both researchers and practitioners will be prioritized.

How to Apply

This funding opportunity is a two-step process in which researchers will first submit a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to Greenacres describing the proposed project. All letters will be reviewed within 2 weeks of the LOI due date. For projects receiving additional consideration, PIs will receive a link to complete a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) due within 1 month.

Please verify your grant eligibility status before submitting a one page Letter of Intent (LOI) and Curriculum Vitae (CV) through our application form. The LOI should describe the problem to be addressed, its significance, and the approach that will be used to answer the proposed scientific question.

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