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Colorado State University -- Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas

posted May 20, 2016, 2:21 AM by Site Manager

Colorado State University (CSU) offers an annual mobile seminar in the western USA for individuals engaged in tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas. The next seminar is scheduled for September 2016. Most participants in the seminar are a mix of professionals from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other world regions. CSU invites applications from mid-level professional and technical personnel in conservation and tourism organizations; academia; the private sector; and from community-based and indigenous initiatives in or near protected areas. CSU does not offer fellowships or scholarships for the seminar. However, it posts guidelines on where and how to search for potential funding support. The deadline for applications was 15 May 2016 (CSU is accepting applications past this deadline until seminar enrollment is complete). Link

Instrumentl -- Funding Opportunities for Wildlife Research

posted May 20, 2016, 2:15 AM by Site Manager

Instrumentl is a team of scientists, university administrators, hackers, and grant writers who share the aim of helping researchers to find and apply for grants. The focus is researchers within the ecological and environmental sciences. Instrumental has compiled a list of 30 wildlife research grants that have application deadlines during the next few months. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research in the developing world. For these 30 featured grants, Instrumentl offers a free review of grant applications. The grants have deadlines in May, June, July, and August 2016 -- along with some that accept applications continuously. Link

Weeden Foundation -- Protecting Biodiversity in Chile and Russia

posted May 20, 2016, 1:53 AM by Site Manager

The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, riparian corridors, and riverine and aquatic environments of ecological importance. Weeden'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 05 August 2016. Link

Future for Nature Foundation -- Future for Nature Award 2017

posted May 20, 2016, 1:45 AM by Site Manager

The Future for Nature Award aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders. The award is made to candidates of any nationality or residence, not older than age 35, who have achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species, or that of a specific population. Work related to the conservation and protection of endangered species is a priority. The award is made to individuals, not organizations. Each of three award winners will be given a cash prize and a sculpture. The winners are expected to invest their prize in a conservation project of their own choice. The application deadline is 15 September 2016. Link

Yves Rocher Foundation -- Terre des Femmes 2016/2017

posted May 20, 2016, 1:41 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation annually sponsors "Women of the Earth" to honor women in France and selected other countries for their achievements in environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. Past awards include several for project work in the developing countries. Prizes range from €3 thousand to €10 thousand. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016. Link

Marisla Foundation -- Marine Resources and Toxic Chemicals

posted May 20, 2016, 1:39 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation's primary environmental emphasis is conservation of marine resources in western North America, Chile, and the western Pacific. Marisla also makes grants to manage and reduce toxic chemicals. Eligibility for grants extends to charitable organizations and governmental entities. Applications are reviewed four times each year. Link

Walton Family Foundation -- International Marine Conservation

posted May 20, 2016, 1:35 AM by Site Manager   [ updated May 21, 2016, 11:25 AM by Jan Laarman ]

The Foundation's grant making in Environment has two thematic areas, freshwater conservation and marine conservation. The program in marine conservation operates internationally to fund marine biodiversity and fisheries management in selected ocean ecosystems of Southeast Asia and Latin America and Caribbean. Grant recipients are mainly large conservation organizations, policy institutes, and universities in the USA. The Foundation also makes grants to organizations in other countries, e.g., Mexico and others. Link

European Commission (EC) and IUCN -- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in European Overseas Territories

posted May 9, 2016, 8:15 AM by Site Manager

The EC and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) are partners in a program to support Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in European Overseas Territories (BEST). BEST 2.0 is open to applications for small grants and medium grants. The small grants (up to €100 thousand) are for conservation projects in the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The medium grants (€100 thousand to €400 thousand) are for projects in the Indian Ocean, polar and sub-polar, and South Atlantic regions. The lead applicant may be either public or private, registered in a member state or overseas country/territory of the EU. Regional and international organizations may also apply, subject to certain conditions. The deadline to apply for small grants is 23 May 2016. The deadline to apply for the medium grants is 25 July 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Wetlands and Migratory Birds in Mexico

posted May 9, 2016, 7:52 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Mexican Standard Grants Program in coordination with Mexico's counterpart agency to fund projects in Mexico that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. The program aims to achieve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of migratory birds associated with wetlands. Project activities can include technical training, education, sustainable-use studies, and strengthening of organizational infrastructure. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Applicants must supply a 1:1 match of project resources. Project proposals need to be submitted in both English and Spanish. Instructions are published in both languages. The application deadline is 01 July 2016. Link

Global Biodiversity Information Facility -- Young Researchers Award 2016

posted May 9, 2016, 7:48 AM by Site Manager

The GBIF presents the Young Researchers Award to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics. GBIF will present awards of €4 thousand each to one master’s student and one doctoral student. Students must apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation of a GBIF participant country. The deadline is 15 July 2016. Link

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