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Recent Publications

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

All Foundation publications are available for download from our Publications page.



Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 18, 2020

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Fall 2011



“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 2010

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• October 2010

11th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 2010

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• April 2010  [AUDIO FILES]






Research Grant Awards


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Preliminary Grant Application

Applicant(s) must submit this Preliminary Grant Application, which will be reviewed in terms of applicant status; compliance with the Research Grants Program subjects, conditions, and requirements; and consistency of the proposed research with the mission of the Foundation. Eligible applicants will be invited to submit Formal Grant Proposals. Ineligible applicants will be notified by email that their applications have not been accepted.

This Preliminary Grant Application is the only means by which a grant applicant can initiate the grant-making process. When you have completed the Preliminary Grant Application, please click on the Submit button at the end of the form. Your entire Preliminary Grant Application must not be more than two pages in length. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in, and the application must be submitted in English.

Applicant Information

Individual Submitting Application


First Name*

Last Name*


Job Title


Organization Type







Zip/Postal Code*

Phone 1*

Phone 2



Individual Conducting Research (if different from above)


First Name

Last Name


Job Title



Additional Contact Information

Title of Research Project*

Subject Area*

Please select a subject area from the list below. It must correspond with one of the subjects listed on our Subjects page.

Description and Methodology*

Please provide a one-paragraph description of the proposed research and methodology to be used. Your summary should not be more than one half-page in length.

Relationship to the Long-Term Future of Humanity*

Briefly explain how your proposed project will provide better understanding about the factors that may have a major impact on the future of humanity. Your response must be no longer than one half-page.

Proposed Budget*

Foundation grants range in amounts from $5,000 to $25,000 depending upon the scope of the project. Please provide a brief budget including:
A. Salaries and Wages
B. Other Direct Costs: materials and supplies, publications, consultant
services, computer services, etc.
C. Total Direct Costs
D. Indirect Costs (not to exceed 15% of direct costs)
E. Total direct and indirect costs

Other Project Funders or Sponsors

Please identify all other funders for your project and the extent of their financial and other support for your work.

*Required field.



Foundation For the Future reserves the right to publish all or part of your research report in our publication series (print and/or online).


Please contact the Foundation if you encounter any problems submitting your application.