Two recent funding opportunities are available for work that focuses on species recovery or conservation. They both emphasize explicit conservation action of threatened species, so proposals need to be very focused on this to be competitive.
1. National Geographic “Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction”. April 4th. Materials for Endorsement Letter Mar 28th
Bat submissions for which there is no Action Plan will require endorsement from the IUCN Bat Specialist Group, so if you plan to apply, you need to provide me (Tigga) with the following by March 28th to allow time to prepare an effective endorsement:
– Completed draft of your proposal
– Information for a letter of endorsement - this needs to explicitly state:
- Title of proposal
- Summary of species status and main threats, making it clear how the species is “on the brink” of extinction (brief)
- How the action planned addresses the threats and aligns with the RL assessment for the species and conservation recommendations/actions within the assessment
- How the proposers will demonstrate change and identify indicators of recovery
- List the early career and in-country conservationists involved
2. Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Supporting Conservation of Threatened Species
Deadline Saturday, June 30, 2018
Applicants are invited to apply for the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund that has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.
Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species.
The Fund intends to be as flexible and accommodating as possible when reviewing applications, and to take into account as many different factors as is reasonable when assessing the merit of a suggested project. To support this and to try to streamline the application process, the review process is kept comparatively simple.
The Fund maximum grant size is $25,000, and any application asking for more than this from the Fund will be rejected. The total budget of a project can be higher if there are other sources of funding.
– Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant.
– The Fund will consider grants for the conservation of any threatened or poorly known animal, plant or fungus species.
– The Fund is primarily interested in situ species conservation work, but will consider applications for an ex situ project where it is demonstrated to be critical to the survival of the species concerned.
– Language: Applications must be submitted in English.
– Currency: Budgets must be submitted in US Dollars.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must fill the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.