Here is a first of its kind grant as another way of IAmShaman doing their best to give back to the community we will always be a passionate part of. We continue to explore finding ways of contributing in some small way to the preservation of this planet as well as the freedom of thought that has been under attack from so many and for so long.
The program couldn't be more simple: Anyone from anywhere in the world is invited to submit a proposal in which you explain how you would use a grant of $5,000.00 in one of these Five Categories:1. ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH
2. ENTHEOGEN RESEARCH
3. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
4. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
5. GREENING YOUR WORLD
Maybe you’d like to use it to bring a speaker on shamanism to your college, or maybe you would make a donation in your name to the cause of your choice as they fight for cognitive freedom for all of us, or hopefully, for something that you might think of something that has never occurred to anyone before. As an example of what $5,000.00 can do, we started the Peruvian Cooperative on $5,000.00. Surprises and thinking out of the box is highly encouraged, so don’t cater to what you think THEY want; submit a proposal based on what YOU want. We were shocked at how many "proposals" we received that there nothing more than a paragraph asking for the money to "do research" but with no details whatsoever. Wow us. Make us offer TWO Grants instead of one each year!
A minimum of 25 submissions that we deem acceptable for consideration are required to offer the grant each year. To give you an idea of what we're hoping for, here are examples of a REJECTED PROPOSAL and a PROPOSAL IN CONSIDERATION as inspiration. Combined the proposals from all of 2008 with the proposals from 2009, we are pleased to announce that the Grant WILL be awarded in 2009! Wow us. Make us offer TWO Grants instead of one each year, and let us give this money away to help our planet in some small way you dream of!
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 01 SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR FOR CONSIDERATION.
With the proposals there will be will be three rounds of voting:
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The Top 20 proposal submissions chosen will be posted, so visitors will be then able to vote for their favorite proposals, and their vote will weigh heavily on deciding the final winner.
NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS: No proposals can be returned, so please make sure you have a copy of anything you send to us for consideration. Any proposals that are not considered for the contest will be securely destroyed, and upon request, we will delete any digital record of your proposal as well. Also, we will not, under any circumstance, share your proposal with any third party or use it for any purpose other than the explicit terms of this contest.