Monday, March 31, 2014

Wildlife Conservation Society Research Fellowship Program

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers grants to support individual field research projects in conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitat.

The Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program designed to build capacity for the next generation of conservationists through supporting individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitat.

The society seeks projects that are based on sound and innovative conservation science and that encourage practices in conservation that can contribute to sustainable development. Most of the grantees are professional conservationists from the country of research and/or post-graduates pursuing a higher degree.

Location: The RFP supports marine or terrestrial field research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America regardless of the nationality of the applicant. In addition, the RFP accepts applications from Native Americans (US) and First Nation Peoples (Canada) who intend to conduct work on native lands on issues of direct relevance to wildlife.

While all applications to work in Asian, African, and Latin American countries are considered, CLP funding is restricted to nationals from the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey and Venezuela.

The RFP does not support research in North America (except as mentioned above), Australia, New Zealand, Europe or their territories, or Japan.

The RFP will not limit any eligible individual from applying, however, most of our grantees are:
  • Professional conservationists from the country of research, and/or
  • Post-graduates pursuing a higher degree

Grants are for up to $25,000 The average grants is $10,500.

The RFP supports projects for only one year, so preference is given to discrete, short-term projects. Projects extending beyond one year must highlight achievable goals at the end of the year for which the funding is requested. Proposals are submitted in a standard format for two annual cycles with deadlines on March 15 and September 15.

For more information and application please visit the Wildlife Conservation Society Research Fellowship Program page.

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