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Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) -- Ocean Research Cruises

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:15 PM by Jan Laarman

JAMSTEC is planning long-term multidisciplinary research cruises during the period 2016 to 2019. It calls for pre-proposals from qualified researchers that require at least 100 days at sea to complete. Thematic areas are submarine resources; ocean and global environmental change; ocean seismological zones; marine biosciences; and development and utilization of advanced research technologies. The program is open to universities and research institutes in Japan and worldwide. JAMSTEC will cover the costs of operating its ships and the basic equipment fixed on board, but other costs have to be paid by the research participants themselves. The closing date to submit pre-proposals is 19 September 2014. Link

Rainforest Biodiversity Group -- Small Grants for Conservation in the Neotropics

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:10 PM by Jan Laarman

The Rainforest Biodiversity Group invites proposals for projects that lead to the conservation of biodiversity in the Neotropics. Grants may be used for scientific research, environmental education, sustainable economic development, or other conservation activities that demonstrate benefit to the conservation of wildlife or their habitat. Eligiblity for funding extends to graduate students and non-profit organizations. Grants are up to US$2 thousand, with a preference for projects that offer matching support. The application deadline is 30 September 2014. Link

Explorers Club -- Grants for Student Exploration and Field Research 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:59 PM by Jan Laarman

The Explorers Club makes grants to students for international field projects, including projects focusing on environment and natural resources. The Youth Activity Fund is for high school students and university undergraduates. The Exploration Fund is for graduate and post-graduate students, including early-career post-doctoral students. There are no nationality restrictions. Grants in both categories range from US$500 to US$5,000. The application deadline is 01 November 2014. Link

Trust for Mutual Understanding -- Second Grants Cycle 2014

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:57 PM by Jan Laarman

The Trust for Mutual Understanding makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for environmental projects in collaboration with partners in Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern and Southern Europe.  Priorities in the environment program are ecosystem and habitat conservation; land-use planning; activities that facilitate effective international contact between environmental organizations; measures to preserve biodiversity; and efforts to encourage environmental sustainability.  The Trust accepts initial inquiries twice a year. The deadline for the second cycle of initial inquiries is 01 November 2014. Link

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo -- Africa Seed Grants and Asia Seed Grants 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:55 PM by Jan Laarman

Both programs make grants for wildlife conservation and research in their respective regions. The priority is for projects focusing on wildlife and habitat protection, human-wildlife conflict, sustainable environmental practices, capacity building, and conservation biology. There are no application restrictions by nationality. In both programs, the seed grants range from US$1,000 to US$3,500. The deadline for pre-proposals (both programs) is 03 November 2014. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) -- Conservation of Neotropical Birds

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:38 PM by Jan Laarman

The United States Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act supports an annual grants program to promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the USA, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  Since 2002, the program has funded 451 projects in 36 countries. Projects are for one or two years.  Projects of one year are limited to a grant request of US$100 thousand.  The deadline for proposals is 20 November 2014.  Link

World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) -- Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:22 PM by Jan Laarman

WWF supports professional training and formal studies of individuals working in disciplines directly relevant to nature conservation. Eligibility extends to mid-career nationals from Africa; Asia and Pacific; Latin America and Caribbean; Eastern Europe; and the Middle East -- including WWF staff, or candidates working as partners with WWF. The maximum grant is CHF 10 thousand for studies or training lasting one year or less. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 11 January 2015. Link

American Society of Primatologists (ASP) -- Conservation Grants and Awards 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:12 PM by Jan Laarman

ASP supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. (i) The Conservation Small Grants of up to US$1,500 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 2015; nominations for the awards need to be submitted by 31 March 2015. Link

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

posted Sep 1, 2014, 10:09 AM 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 Sep 1, 2014, 10:06 AM 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

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