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Includes Feature Films, Kistler Prize Acceptance Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Scholar Visions of the Long-term Future


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.



12th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 30, 2020

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 27–28, 2011



Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 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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Formal Proposal | Grants Awarded


The Foundation For the Future conducts and funds a Research Grants Program to provide financial support to scholars undertaking research at a macro level that is directly related to better understanding the factors affecting the long-term future of humanity.


Grant Types 

Future of Humanity Grants: $5,000–$25,000 only for subjects that are of interest to the Foundation listed on our Subjects page.

Application Information

Individuals and organizations may apply for grants in subjects that are of interest to the Foundation For the Future. The Foundation Research Grants Program accepts only the Preliminary Grant Application, submitted electronically from this website, as the first contact from applicants who want to be considered for grant awards.

The Foundation Research Grants Program has a two-step process. Only applicants whose Preliminary Grant Applications have been officially accepted may proceed to the second step, the Formal Grant Proposal.

Grantees are responsible for preparation of their own proposals, for conducting their research activities, and for preparing their results for publication. The Foundation provides funding for research, but does not assume responsibility for findings and interpretations resulting from the research.

Please note: The Foundation For the Future does not award grants to individuals related to its trustees, officers, employees, or Grant Reviewer Board members. We do not offer scholarships or funds for schooling, nor fund projects designed specifically for book-writing, though research findings may be published in a variety of formats at the conclusion of the grant project. The program will not fund seminars, workshops, or other similar activities as the basis for research. Besides grants for research, the Foundation has an extensive Awards Program to which applicants may refer and request funding, if applicable, for such awards.