Below Is a list of notable grants recently awarded In the sciences—large federal grants as well as awards of a different sizes from private foundations. The individual cited with each entry is the project’s principal Investigator.


Water sources. Two grants from the Ford Foundation: $300,000 over three years to the University of Colorado for research on improved western water allocation and management, and $500,000 over two years to the Environmental Defense Fund, New York, for research on western water quality and allocation issues

Habitat survey and restoration research. $250,000 over three years from the J. N. Pew Jr. Charitable Trust to the Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va., for work at Guanacaste National Park, Costa Rica


Family health studies. Three grants from the Spencer Foundation, Chicago: $141,200 over three years to Hampshire College (Mass.) for research on how young children learn to reason; $268,575 to Louisiana State University...

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