faculty grants

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation is proud to provide grants to undergraduate professors conducting student-based research and field studies that develop problem solving skills and instill students as catalysts of change. Our grants support creative approaches to environmental work at local and global scales that have lasting, positive impact. We encourage cooperative efforts with community organizations and businesses that can further cultivate future environmental leaders.  

We have supported a variety of projects taking undergraduates from the coral reefs of Belize to the streets of Boston. Here are our Faculty Grant success stories.

Applications for the Faculty Grant Program are by invitation only.

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Photo of Kate Buckman and Danny AcostaDanielle Dahan, Thoreau Scholar & Starr Fellow at Brown majoring in mechanical engineering, works with KOMAZA in Kenya supporting small-scale farmers to increase production and profit through agroforestry.