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Primate Conservation Inc.

Grants for research on rare and endangered primates in their natural habitats

Principal Office: USA

Primate Conservation, Inc. (PCI) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to studying, preserving, and maintaining the habitats of the world’s least-known and most endangered primates.

PCI makes grants to support original research that can be used to formulate and implement conservation plans for the species studied. Project field work is concentrated in the countries where most primates live.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants for research on primates. PCI’s grant-making interests are the following:

  • Field research on primate behavior and ecology;
  • Least-known and most endangered primates;
  • Conservation strategies for primates.

PCI makes grants to graduate students, qualified conservationists, and primatologists who study rare and endangered primates in their natural habitat. Awards are made to individuals through colleges, universities, and other nonprofit organizations. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence.

The maximum grant is US$5 thousand.

APPLICATION: PCI’s website posts guidelines and an application form.

Each proposal includes a justification, project description and methods, timetable, budget, and other supporting details. Applications require support letters from relevant government agencies in the countries where projects take place. PCI indicates additional materials to be presented.

Applications are submitted in English. PCI reviews grant applications twice a year, and it posts calendar deadlines for receiving applications.

About grants, and how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

PCI’s projects are located in countries which are the habitat of wild populations of primates. In the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory:

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

East Asia

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and Caribbean

Grant seekers are able to review PCI’s grants since 1993. (Note: this section has not been updated since 2017.)

PCI posts links to organizations engaged in primate research and protection, and papers written by its grant recipients.

PCI provides an email contact form where individuals may submit comments and questions.

January 2021