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Build capacity and networks within academe to sustain a robust interest in the adverse effects of industrial animal agriculture, especially concerning low- and middle-income countries. Disseminate and communicate beyond academe the knowledge and insights that researchers have acquired on this broad subject, with academics serving as respected voices, thought leaders, and trusted sources of information on this subject for key segments of society.
Kindling Initiative grants are offered to universities, to academic researchers working in universities, and to academics-led organizations. Independent scholars are also eligible if they can use organizations qualified to receive these grants to act as pass-through agencies. Applicants should hold PhD or equivalent degree. They need not be located in the U.S.
The work, activities, and purpose supported by these grants must focus on understanding and tackling drivers and adverse effects of large-scale, industrial food animal production, especially concerning low- and middle-income countries. A broad range of topics and issues are covered under this umbrella, from environmental and climate issues, to animal welfare, government policies, and concentration of corporate power.
Kindling Initiative grants are not research grants. They support administration, outreach, organizing, and other expenses associated with two kinds of work (a grant request can focus on one or both kinds): 1. Build institutional capacity and networks of academic researchers, and heighten interest in research and teaching. 2. Disseminate and communicate research findings; assist and offer guidance to those outside academe; serve as trusted experts to non-academic sectors.
There is no fixed upper or lower limit for each grant. A grant can be one-time (e.g. for a single workshop), or for a period of 6 months, or 12 months, or 18-36 months. Only in exceptional cases will a grant provide over $50,000 in 12 months.