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French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- International Short Course in Madagascar on Reef Vulnerability

posted by Jan Laarman

IRD is partnering with Madagascar's Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences to offer an interdisciplinary short course in late October 2014 on the theme of reef vulnerability. The program is open to Francophone doctorates and post-doctorates, with priority for individuals from island states of the Indian Ocean. The program will cover the lodging costs of 20 participants and the transportation costs of 15 participants. The application deadline is 15 September 2014. Link

Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation -- Grants for Primate Research and Conservation

posted by Jan Laarman

The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation offers the Goldberg Conservation Grants for new or established conservation efforts that build lasting and positive relationships between primates and their human neighbors. The Goldberg Research Grants support the work of promising junior researchers. Both awards are for up to US$12,500 per year. Applications are invited from researchers associated with colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations in the USA. The deadline to apply for conservation grants is 15 September 2014; the deadline to apply for research grants is 15 November 2015. Link

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) -- What Are You Doing to Help Protected Areas?

posted by Jan Laarman

The "Pushing Boundaries Challenge" is an online platform for young people under age 35 to share their activities that support, enhance, and further protected areas anywhere in the world. Submissions can be documents, video, art, stories, songs or other submissions that inspire creativity. Participants can submit their work as an individual, group, or as a part of an organization or business. The top 10 winners will receive publicity, and two of them will be offered full funding to attend the World Parks Congress (Sydney 2014). The deadline for submissions is 21 September 2014. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Arctic Goose Joint Venture 2014

posted by Jan Laarman

The Arctic Goose Joint Venture (AGJV) cooperates on surveys and banding and research projects with numerous organizations in the USA, Canada, and other countries such as Russia. For 2014, the AGJV welcomes modest funding requests for projects of mainly one to three years, particularly from projects that have partnership funding. AGJV requires matching funds in cash or in-kind. The deadline for proposals is 03 October 2014. Link

Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation -- Grants for Doctoral Students in Primatology

posted by Jan Laarman

The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation annually awards the James F. Nacey Fellowships to doctoral students working in the areas of primate paleontology, evolution, ecology, behavior, and/or conservation. Applications are invited from researchers associated with colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations in the USA. Awards are up to US$3,500. The next application deadline is 01 February 2015. Link

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden -- Conservation Grants 2014

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:19 AM by Jan Laarman

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (USA) manages "Conservation Action Now" as a program of small grants for conservation education, scientific research, and species preservation anywhere in the world. Grants are up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 17 October 2014. Link

Field Museum -- Visiting Scholarships 2014

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:11 AM by Jan Laarman

The Field Museum (Chicago, USA) supports basic research on its collections by interested students and scholars throughout the world.  The Museum offers a modest number of grants and fellowships, including funding for short-term visits of up to three months for collection-based research studies. Grants to examine specimens in the Museum's collections are open on a competitive basis to all individuals in the national and international scholarly community working on problems related to natural history.  The deadline to apply for the visiting scholarships is 01 November 2014.  Link

Morris Animal Foundation -- Wildlife Health and Welfare 2015

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:09 AM by Jan Laarman

The Morris Animal Foundation supports research on animal health and welfare, including wildlife/exotics. The Foundation invites proposals in several categories (i.e., established investigator; first award; fellowship training; pilot study). The application deadline for wildlife/exotics is 19 November 2014. (Note: The Foundation also manages a wildlife rapid response fund that has no calendar deadlines.) Link

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) -- Herpetology Grants 2015

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:07 AM by Jan Laarman

The SSAR makes grants of US$500 to deserving individuals and organizations for herpetological research, education, and conservation. Projects should focus on endangered or threatened species. Some of the grant categories are restricted to SSAR members and students. The application period is 15 September 2014 through 15 December 2014. Link

JRS Biodiversity Foundation -- Policies that Determine the Use and Value of Biodiversity Data

posted Aug 10, 2014, 12:25 PM by Jan Laarman

JRS requests proposals for reviewing policies that shape the creation of, access to, and value of biodiversity data and knowledge. JRS intends to support four reviews, two for Sub-Saharan Africa and two for Latin America. Project teams must be primarily based in these regions. Grants of US$25 thousand to US$50 thousand will fund reviews lasting 12-18 months. The deadline for proposals is 08 September 2014. Link

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