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Field Museum -- Visiting Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:41 AM by Site Manager

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 2015. The deadline for graduate fellowships is 30 January 2016. Link

Weeden Foundation -- Grants for Conservation in Chile and Russia

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:39 AM by Site Manager

The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in the USA and internationally. The Foundation's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry (LOI) at least one month before proposal deadlines. The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 12 February 2016. Link

American Society of Primatologists (ASP) -- Conservation Grants and Awards 2016

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:29 AM by Site Manager

ASP supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. (i) The Conservation Small Grants of up to US$2 thousand support conservation research or related projects, including conservation education. (ii) The Conservation Award of US$750 recognizes students and young investigators in habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation. Applications for grants will be accepted 01 through 31 January 2016; nominations for the awards need to be submitted by 02 April 2016. Link

Zoological Society of London -- Pangolin Conservation in Central Africa

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:11 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Zoological Society of London announce the MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) Fellowship Programme for 2015-2016. Based in Cameroon, the 15-month fellowships will develop a trans-disciplinary team of early-career Central African and Asian conservation practitioners to champion the conservation of pangolins in Central Africa. In Africa, the call is open to nationals, citizens, or permanent residents of Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Sao Tomé and Principe. In Asia, the eligible countries are China, Laos, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 04 September 2015. Link 

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden -- Conservation Grants 2015

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:47 AM by Site Manager

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 16 October 2015. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Program for Mexico 2015

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:45 AM by Site Manager

In "Wildlife Without Borders, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) partners with Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to invite projects that build Mexico's capacity for biodiversity conservation. Applications are invited from government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. The approximate amount of funding is US$500 thousand for an anticipated 15 awards. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 16 October 2015. Link

Whitley Fund for Nature -- Whitley Awards 2016

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:41 AM by Site Manager

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) offers “Whitley Awards” to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders in developing countries around the world. The awards are both an international prize and a form of project funding, currently £35 thousand over one year. Whitley Awards are open to biodiversity conservation leaders working in countries or regions of which they are nationals, and that are not defined as high-income economies by the World Bank (with exceptions). The application deadline is 31 October 2015. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Asian Elephant Conservation Fund 2016

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:39 AM by Site Manager

As part of its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including Asian elephants. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$50 thousand and that are able to provide some amount of matching support. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. The application deadline is 02 November 2015. Link

Morris Animal Foundation -- Wildlife Health and Welfare 2016

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:35 AM by Site Manager

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 18 November 2015. (Note: The Foundation also manages a wildlife rapid response fund that has no calendar deadlines.) Link

Christensen Fund -- Grants for Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2015

posted Aug 10, 2015, 7:10 AM by Site Manager

The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based organizations for projects that combine biodiversity with cultural diversity. Pre-proposals are accepted for consideration in the following programs: African Rift Valley; Central Asia; Northwest Mexico; Melanesia; Global; and San Francisco Bay Area. Most grants are in the range of US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand for one or two years. The application period is 01 August through 31 August, except for Melanesia (01 September to 30 September). Link

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