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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Science for Nature & People Partnership (SNAPP)

Everyone’s prosperity relies on nature.

Building a world in which people and nature thrive requires combining the expertise of many individuals and applying science to on-the-ground solutions. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is a collaboration between NCEAS, The Nature Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Society that is grounded in this understanding.

SNAPP is an opportunity for scientists, policymakers, and field practitioners to come together to develop evidence-based solutions to global challenges that lie at the intersection of nature conservation, sustainable development, and human well-being. These interdisciplinary teams answer big-picture questions related to four themes: Climate Resilience, Food and Freshwater, Ocean Sustainability, and Social Innovations.

SNAPP issues a call for proposals once a year, typically in February or March. To get notifications of these calls and other announcements, subscribe to the SNAPP newsletter by emailing snapp@snappartnership.net.

Visit the SNAPP website to learn more about its mission, working groups, and solutions, as well as how you can support this innovative work.

The Science for Nature and People Partnership is generously funded by Shirley and Harry Hagey, Steve and Roberta Denning, Seth Neiman, Angela Nomellini and Ken Olivier, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the blue moon fund.

Header image courtesy The Nature Conservancy

  • Meet the SNAPP Working Groups

    Since its inception in 2013, SNAPP has supported 36 teams, representing over 450 institutions and 1000 experts from nearly 60 countries. Learn about the complex challenges they're tackling and their science-based solutions.

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Learn about the SNAPP Approach

Podcast: How SNAPP Works

NCEAS Senior Fellow Jai Ranganathan interviews two researchers from SNAPP working groups about how SNAPP enables science-driven solutions.