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J.R.S. Biodiversity Foundation

Grants for collecting, interpreting, and sharing data on biodiversity

Principal Office: USA

The J.R.S. Biodiversity Foundation aims to enhance knowledge and promote the understanding of biological diversity for the benefit and sustainability of life on earth.

The Foundation makes grants for collecting, aggregating, interpreting, and publishing data on biodiversity. The Foundation emphasizes projects in the developing world, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants for biodiversity information. The Foundation makes grants in support of the following objectives:

  • Developing and applying new technologies and methods to collect and interpret biological information;
  • Building the capacity of researchers and institutions in collecting, interpreting, and using biodiversity data;
  • Making biodiversity information widely available to users of scientific data, policy makers, and the public.

About the program


Most grant recipients are universities, research and development institutes, and conservation organizations and networks.

Grants normally range from US$70 thousand to US$350 thousand, with some that are smaller. There are no nationality restrictions.

APPLICATION: The Foundation uses a two-stage process to select grant recipients.

The Foundation posts requests for pre-proposals (concept notes) to be submitted online before a calendar deadline.

The Foundation subsequently invites a limited number of full proposals from selected applicants.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa

J.R.S. offers profiles of its previous grants.

The Foundation accepts brief letters of inquiry at any time.

The Foundation provides complete contact information.

December 2020