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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

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) -- Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern Africa, 8th Call for Proposals

posted Aug 10, 2014, 12:01 PM by Jan Laarman

CEPF announces a new round of funding for conservation of the Eastern Afro-montane Biodiversity Hotspot. The program will make large (>US$20 thousand) and small grants in Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.  Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants.  CEPF's announcement identifies the key biodiversity areas and specific strategic directions covered by this 8th call for proposals.  For large grants, the deadline for letters of inquiry (English, French) is 15 September 2014.  For small grants, the deadline is 29 September 2014. Link

Zoos Victoria -- Grants for International Conservation

posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:57 AM by Jan Laarman

Zoos Victoria (Australia) helps build international conservation partnerships. The current theme for grants is "wildlife conservation through community engagement." Eligibility extends to any organization or group that is able to undertake projects in this theme. Grants are up to AUD 20 thousand for projects of one year. The application deadline is 30 September 2014.  Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Wildlife Without Borders Western Hemisphere Program for Mexico 2015

posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:50 AM by Jan Laarman

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. Proposals are submitted jointly to USFWS (in USA) and SEMARNAT (in Mexico). Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$50 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is 01 October 2014. Link

Whitley Fund for Nature -- Whitley Awards 2015

posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:31 AM by Jan Laarman

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK-registered charity that offers “Whitley Awards” to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders 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 2014. Link

UNESCO World Heritage Center -- Requests for International Assistance 2015

posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:27 AM by Jan Laarman

Grants under the World Heritage Convention are to help protect the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. Requests must be transmitted by a State Party National Commission for UNESCO or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an appropriate governmental department or ministry. The limits on funding vary with the type of request (e.g., technical cooperation, training and research, promotion and education, preparatory assistance, emergency assistance). The deadline for submitting requests is 31 October 2014. Link

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