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Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Conservation of savannas, gallery forests, wetlands, and associated grassland ecosystems and wildlife in Latin America

Principal Office: USA

The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy (NGC) provides grants and equipment to students and scientists working in grassland habitats in Central and South America.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

The NGC makes research grants, equipment grants, and student grants.

1 — Memorial Grants. The Memorial Grants fund research on neotropical grassland conservation. Grants for one year are unrestricted, and they can be used for direct or indirect costs, including salaries. Eligibility for funding extends to Latin American researchers affiliated with a university, museum, or conservation organization.

2 — Research Equipment. This program offers equipment to conservation scientists and students in the American tropics to assist their research and education. Examples are microscopes, GPS units, mist nets, video cameras, binoculars, and science textbooks. The equipment is either donated, or purchased and sent to Latin America at relatively little expense.

3 — Student Grants. Student grants of US$1 thousand are awarded to Latin American students enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program of graduate conservation in the USA or South America. The funding is intended to help support field research projects (e.g., for transportation, lodging, meals, and consumable field supplies).

The Conservancy describes the amount of funding; eligibility criteria; review process; and application deadlines for each of the three programs.

About the grants

APPLICATION: The Conservancy uses an online application system. Applicants select a grant program and application deadline in order to start an application.

Link to application system

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The neotropical grasslands of interest to the Conservancy are distributed across South America.

Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Where We Work identifies the grassland ecosystems of interest to the Conservancy.


January 2021