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Ornithological Society of the Middle East -- Research Grants

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:42 AM by Jan Laarman

The OSME's Conservation and Research Fund makes grants to support bird research in the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Grants average about £500. Submission deadlines are 31 January; 31 May; and 30 September of each year. Link

Mongabay.org -- Reporting on Industry, Climate Change, and Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:34 AM by Jan Laarman

Mongabay.org facilitates initiatives in education and journalism to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.  It announces a Special Reporting Initiative on current attitudes and actions of industrial actors in Latin America with respect to both carbon offsets and biodiversity conservation.  The winning proposal will be funded at US$15 thousand as a stipend and to cover reporting and travel costs.  The contest is open worldwide (in English).  The deadline for submissions is 05 October 2014.  Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Evaluation and Capacity Building of Grantees in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:31 AM by Jan Laarman

CEPF seeks applicants to implement the mid-term review, final evaluation, and capacity development of its grantees in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot. Grants will be used to support project evaluations, site visits, and training and exchange activities. CEPF particularly encourages applications from capacity-building organizations. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 10 October 2014. Link

Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL) -- Call for Applicants

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:07 AM by Jan Laarman

The EWCL's training program helps develop early-career conservation professionals through a combination of skills training, networking opportunities, and the completion of a global wildlife conservation initiative.  Participation in the program lasts for two years.  Applicants should have at least three years experience in wildlife conservation, with at least 15 years in the profession ahead of them.  International applicants must show an ability to cover the cost of two flights to the USA, and must be fluent in English. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2014.  Link

Smithsonian Institution -- Post-Doctoral Research with the Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:43 AM by Jan Laarman

The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network invites proposals for postdoctoral fellowships that will advance the goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO). MarineGEO focuses on global-scale, long-term study of coastal biodiversity and ecosystems. Current sites in the network are located in the USA, Belize, and Panama. Postdoctoral scientists must collaborate directly with two or more Smithsonian scientists as named sponsors. The deadline for submissions is 01 December 2014. Link

University of Cambridge -- Masters Program in Conservation Leadership

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:41 AM by Jan Laarman

The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge is a full-time interdisciplinary masters course over 11 months in conservation management and leadership. The program aims to attract graduates that have at least three to five years of relevant experience. Applicants from less-developed and developing countries can apply for scholarship support, which is awarded competitively. The deadline for university admission and scholarship application is 02 December 2014. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Reducing Deforestation in Latin America.

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:39 AM by Jan Laarman

USAID calls for concept papers focused on the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 for Central and South America.  The objective is to mobilize expertise, talent, funding, and other resources from USAID and the private sector to invest in sustainable business practices that reduce tropical deforestation related to key agricultural commodities.  Proposals should focus on Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru (or proposals can be regional).   Eligibility for funding extends to profit-making organizations (except small businesses) and nonprofit charitable organizations.  Funding Opportunity RFA-OAA-14-000043.  The deadline for concept papers is 15 December 2014.  Link

Peregrine Fund -- Grants for the Conservation of Birds of Prey

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:28 AM by Jan Laarman

The Peregrine Fund supports conservation of birds of prey worldwide. The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund makes grants to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. Preference is given to those working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, or on falconry-related topics. Awards are for one year and range up to US$5 thousand. The application deadline is 31 January of each year. Link

Audubon Naturalist Society -- Small Grants for Conservation

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:25 AM by Jan Laarman

The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund makes grants for local conservation projects in developing countries. The grants are intended as seed money for communities and individuals. The Fund especially invites applications from the developing countries. Grants are a maximum of US$2 thousand for one year. Applications are accepted from 01 December through 01 February.   Link 

Beit Trust -- Environment and Water in Africa

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:01 AM by Jan Laarman

The Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Themes include environmental issues, mainly in wildlife conservation. Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water. Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand.  Applications can be submitted at any time.   Link 

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