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     Institution     Award/Scholarship                                Description                           Award Amount                  Website
African Bird Club   Conservation Award;     The ABC's Conservation Programme supports small                 Conservation       http://www.africanbirdclub.org/
                    Expedition Award        conservation projects in Africa. Conservation awards are        Award:             conservation@africanbirdclub.
                                            given to projects surveying and researching African birds,      US$1,000;          org
                                            educational projects or training courses, production of         Expedition
                                            guides to the common birds of a country in local languages,     award: US$1500
                                            interpretation material for nature reserves, and other ideas
                                            will be considered. Expedition awards are provided for
                                            larger projects.
African Wildlife    Charlotte Fellowship;   In 1996, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) introduced       Scholarships       http://www.awf.org/
Foundation          Macarthur               the Charlotte Conservation Fellowships to provide support       valued at a max
                    Professional            for African nationals pursuing masters degree courses or        of US$20,000.
                    Leadership in           doctoral research. Charlotte Fellowships enable recipients
                    Conservation Award      to improve their qualifications, update their skills, acquire
                                            the latest information on natural resource management and
                                            adapt new technologies to their work. The Program is
                                            committed to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of
                                            African nationals in the field of conservation through the
                                            increased knowledge, skills, and credentials obtained
                                            through an advanced degree. AWF is offering scholarships
                                            for full or partial MSc or Ph.D. programs with field research
                                            components that produce knowledge offering solutions or
                                            insight into specific conservation challenges that
                                            complement AWF's conservation programs in the African
                                            Heartlands. The countries of focus for this year's program
                                            are Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
                                            Expenses that AWF expects to cover under the scholarship
                                            will vary depending on the individual program selected by
                                            the scholarship recipient.
Alexander F.        Research grant          Funding to support the study of life histories, especially      One award of       http://www.afonet.org/english/s
Skutch Award                                social relations and reproduction, of little known birds on     US$8,000 -         kutchapp_english.pdf
                                            the continental neotropics, including Trinidad and Tobago.      $10,000 offered
                                                                                                            annually.
Amazon              Peruvian university     The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) and its               Peruvian           www.amazonconservation.org/
Conservation        student award;          Peruvian counterpart, Asociación para la Conservación de        student award --   home/grants.htm
Association         Graduate research       la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA) announce three grant                 US$3,000 -
                    grant; Seed grant       programs to support field research in pure and applied          $5,000; Grad
                                            biology, systematics, resource use and related topics at the    grant -- $5,000;
                                            Los Amigos Research Center and Conservation Area in             Seed grants --
                                            Amazonian Peru during 2004.                                     $20,000
                                                   International Conservation Project Funders

   Institution        Award/Scholarship                                  Description                            Award Amount                 Website
American Bird        William Belton Small     ABC's William Belton Small Grants Fund will provide              Most grants less   http://www.abcbirds.org/intern
Conservancy          Grants Fund              support for projects to conserve Endangered and Critically       than $5,000.       ational/small_grants_2004.htm
                                              Endangered bird species in Latin America and the
                                              Caribbean, in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
                                              Service. Conservation projects at sites identified by the
                                              Alliance for Zero Extinction as essential for the
                                              conservation of Endangered and Critically Endangered bird
                                              species will be given highest priority for support. ABC Small
                                              Grants can provide funding for development of
                                              Conservation Plans. Completed Plans would be required to
                                              include the following information (these items are not
                                              required for the initial proposal): Deadlines for applications
                                              do apply.
American Museum      International Graduate   One or two people per year receive funding to enter a                               Website:
of Natural History   Student Fellowship       doctoral program at Columbia, Cornell, Yale or City                                 http://research.amnh.org/biodi
                     Program                  University of NY. The program aims to equip students with                           versity/center/programs/grad.h
                                              the practical and theoretical training in conservation biology                      tml
                                              they will need to address environmental problems in their                           Contact: Ana Luz Porzecanski
                                              home countries. Currently, six students are enrolled,                               Tel: 212-313-7052
                                              among them citizens of countries in which the CBC has                               Email: alporze@amnh.org.
                                              ongoing research projects. Most have presented their
                                              research at international conferences, as well as published
                                              in leading scientific journals. Since the program's inception,
                                              five Ph.D. students and three Master's students have
                                              completed their studies, including two Ph.D. recipients in
                                              June 2003.
American Society     Latin American           The Latin American Fellowship has been established to            US$1,000           http://www.mammalsociety.org
of Mammologists      Fellowship               promote the support of field research by Latin Americans in                         /committees/indexlatin.asp
                                              Latin America. Eligible students must be citizens of Latin
                                              American countries (excluding Puerto Rico), and enrolled in
                                              a graduate program in either a Latin American or North
                                              American university. Proposed projects must be primarily
                                              field oriented with a research emphasis in the areas of
                                              natural history, conservation, ecology, systematics, wildlife
                                              biology, biogeography, or behavior. These areas of
                                              research in mammalogy shall be considered equally
                                              important by the selection committee.
American Society     Awards; small grants     Awards and small grants for primate research.                    Awards: $750;      http://www.asp.org/conservatio
of Primatologists                                                                                              Small grants:      n
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                             Description                               Award Amount              Website
                                                                                                             $1500
Bat Conservation     Student Scholarship    Each year, BCI sponsors students in conducting                   Awards range    http://www.batcon.org/
International        Program                conservation-relevant research. Lack of knowledge about          from $1,000 -
                                            bat ecology and behavior is one of the greatest                  $2,500; and
                                            impediments to bat conservation progress. The goal of this       average about
                                            program is to support exceptionally talented students in         $2,000 each.
                                            research initiatives that will contribute new knowledge
                                            essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they
                                            serve. To this end, BCI has set aside a minimum of
                                            $40,000 annually for its student scholarship fund.
British American                            The British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership,                           www.batbiodiversity.org
Tobacco                                     launched in 2000, involves British American Tobacco and
Biodiversity                                four conservation NGOs: Earthwatch Europe; Fauna &
Partnership                                 Flora International; the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and
                                            the Tropical Biology Association. It aims to: work through
                                            external projects to contribute to the conservation of global
                                            biodiversity by building a portfolio of activities that assist
                                            countries where the partners operate in meeting their
                                            obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity;
                                            and work within the British American Tobacco Group and
                                            amongst the other partners to enhance the partners’ own
                                            ability to conserve and manage biodiversity. British
                                            American Tobacco is donating £1 million a year to the
                                            Partnership for an initial five years.
British Ecological   Early Career Project   The aim of this programme is to assist promising young           Grants up to    http://www.britishecologicalsoc
Society (BES)        Grants                 ecologists by supporting innovative or important research        £25,000.        iety.org/articles/grants/researc
                                            of a pure or applied nature. Initiating or developing                            h/ecpg/
                                            research programmes is becoming increasing difficult for
                                            ecologists during the early stages of their career, and this
                                            programme principally aims to provide an opportunity for
                                            ecologists recently appointed to academic posts to
                                            establish themselves.
British Ecological   BES Bursaries and      British Ecological Society (BES) Overseas Bursaries              Grants up to    http://www.britishecologicalsoc
Society (BES)        Fellowships            scheme provides grants for ecologists in developing              £7,000.         iety.org/articles/grants/researc
                                            countries for innovative ecological research. It aims to                         h/obf/
                                            encourage links between ecologists in developing countries
                                            with those in the UK and other European countries.
British Ecological   Expedition Grants      The Expedition Grants are intended to further the education      Grants up to    http://www.britishecologicalsoc
Society (BES)                               of young ecologists by extending their experience overseas       £2,000.         iety.org/articles/grants/researc
                                              International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution    Award/Scholarship                               Description                           Award Amount                    Website
                                         through assisting student expeditions. No restriction is                             h/expedition/
                                         made on the country(ies) visited, but travel must normally
                                         be to or from the United Kingdom or Eire (sixth form
                                         expeditions may be within the UK). Expeditions must
                                         consist of at least three people (preferably undergraduates
                                         or sixth-form students), although participation of
                                         postgraduate students and staff is not excluded. It is
                                         understood that teaching staff may help in the planning of
                                         the expedition, and participate in the trip, but it should be
                                         clear that the application is not for a field or adventure
                                         training course. The expedition should be distinct from
                                         timetabled teaching activities and should primarily have
                                         been planned and organised by students. Funding will not
                                         be given for work that contributes directly to the higher
                                         degree of any of the expedition members.
British           Research grants        The British Ornithologists’ Union will promote                  Grants of £1000.     http://www.bou.org/
Ornithologist’s                          understanding and conservation of the world’s birds,
Union                                    advance ornithology within the scientific community and
                                         promote scientific ornithology to the wider bird watching
                                         public. The BOU has a long tradition of providing financial
                                         support for research and expeditions. It administers the
                                         David Lack and Landsborough Thomson Trusts, funded by
                                         bequests and donations, from which research grants are
                                         awarded annually to sponsor scientific and conservation
                                         projects. Most of BOU’s support is in the form of small
                                         grants, but the BOU does from time to time sponsor much
                                         larger projects.
Canon USA, Inc.   Canon National Parks   The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for           US$78,000 ea.        http://www.nature.nps.gov/can
                  Science Scholars       the Americas has an ambitious goal: To encourage the            for 8 individuals.   onscholarships/
                  Program for the        best graduate students in the Americas to conduct
                  Americas               research critical for conserving national parks throughout
                                         the region. For this program, the Americas include Canada,
                                         the United States, Mexico, the countries of Central and
                                         South America, and the countries of the Caribbean. The
                                         program's objectives are to: 1.) support research on critical
                                         problems facing the region’s national parks, 2.) encourage
                                         the use of national parks as laboratories for science, and
                                         3.) develop world leaders in science and conservation. By
                                         providing support to Ph.D. students throughout the region,
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution        Award/Scholarship                              Description                             Award Amount                   Website
                                            the Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for
                                            the Americas hopes to develop the next generation of
                                            scientists working in the fields of conservation,
                                            environmental science, and national park management. It
                                            is these scientists who will learn, discover, invent and
                                            create solutions to preserve the national parks of the 21st
                                            century.
Center for Tropical   Research grants       Program is designed to provide opportunities for senior           US$3,000 -          http://www.ctfs.si.edu/CTFS%
Forest Science                              researchers and graduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral            $5,000 (with one    20Research%20Grants%208-
(Smithsonian                                students to utilize existing Forest Dynamic Plots and to          or two larger       04.pdf
Tropical Research                           conduct research with scientists associate with these plots.      awards up to
Institute)                                  Preference is given to scientists from the countries with         $40,000)
                                            CTFS sites and to all graduate students and post-doctoral
                                            researchers.
ChevronTexaco         Conservation Awards   Program annually recognizes outstanding contributions of          Six awards are      http://www.chevrontexaco.com
                                            individuals and organizations to the conservation of natural      given per year in   /social_responsibility/communi
                                            resources.                                                        the amount of       ty/programs_conservation.asp
                                                                                                              $10,000.
Chicago Zoological                          Brookfield Zoo provides small grants assistance for                                   http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/
Society                                     conservation and research projects that help support and
                                            advance the zoo's mission. The Chicago Zoological Society
                                            Conservation and Research Fund, in operation since 1976,
                                            has provided nearly 200 grants for field conservation and
                                            research. Typically, grants and awards help scientists,
                                            conservationists, or graduate students focusing on
                                            research and conservation projects concerned with
                                            species, geographic areas, or topics of concern to the zoo.
                                            Applications for grants are by invitation only and are
                                            screened carefully to identify projects of the highest priority
                                            to the zoo.
Cleveland             Scott Neotropical     The Scott Neotropical Fund was initiated to provide funds         Awards range        http://www.clemetzoo.com/con
Metroparks Zoo        Fund                  to deserving students and scientists living and working in        from $3000 -        servation/grants.asp
                                            Latin America. Annual awards are made to research and             $5000.
                                            conservation initiatives involving animals and their habitat
                                            or programs involving local people that directly impact
                                            animal conservation. The primary beneficiary of the funds
                                            as well as the impact of the project must be within the
                                            neotropics (Mexico, Central America, South America and
                                            the Caribbean). The Scott Neotropical Fund supports the
                                              International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution      Award/Scholarship                             Description                           Award Amount                Website
                                         work of neotropical residents in their countries through
                                         direct project support, training opportunities, and/or
                                         technical assistance that will continue to benefit the local
                                         people, wildlife and habitats of the neotropics into the
                                         future.
Columbus Zoo                             The Conservation Fund serves as a small grants program                           http://www.colszoo.org/Conser
Conservation Fund                        that field researchers throughout the world can access by                        vation/con2001.html
                                         submitting applications directly to the Field Conservation
                                         Coordinator. The conservation committee reviews
                                         proposals each month, and in 2003, the zoo has provided
                                         funds to over 80 projects in 36 countries.
Conservation and                         The Foundation awards grants for seed money to promote          Up to US$5,000   http://biodiversityeconomics.or
Research                                 conservation and enlightened use of renewable natural                            g/funding/dir3-13.htm
Foundation                               resources; encourage related research in the biological
                                         sciences; deepen understanding of the relationships
                                         between man and the environment; and address the
                                         problem of overpopulation. Preferred projects are those
                                         that might not qualify for funding from traditional sources.
                                         Grants are made to organisations as well as individuals. In
                                         the area of research, the sponsor prefers to support
                                         investigations that might be ineligible for funding from
                                         conventional sources. Scholarships are not provided.
                                         Inquiry regarding the possibility of support should be in the
                                         form of an exploratory letter.
Conservation        Research grant       CENSF aims to contribute to global biodiversity                 Awards range     Contact: Mike Hoffman
International –                          conservation by providing strategically targeted, catalytic     from $1,000 -    m.hoffman@conservation.org
Critically                               support for the conservation of Critically Endangered           $3,000 with a
Endangered                               species (as listed on the 2002 IUCN Red List of                 max of $5,000.
Neotropical                              Threatened Species; www.redlist.org) living in their natural
Species Fund                             habitats in the Neotropics (here defined as all of Latin
                                         America, from Mexico southwards, and including the
                                         Caribbean and other offshore islands). Program does not
                                         accept unsolicited proposals.
Conservation        Research grants      Provides strategically targeted, catalytic support for the                       Contact: Bill Konstant
International –                          conservation of endangered nonhuman primates and their
Margot Marsh                             natural habitats. Projects submitted to the foundation
Biodiversity                             should have one or more of the following characteristics:
Foundation                               focus on critically endangered and endangered nonhuman
                                         primates living in their natural habitats; be conducted in
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution        Award/Scholarship                              Description                           Award Amount                 Website
                                           areas of high overall biodiversity and under great threat
                                           (e.g., “threatened hotspots”, “megadiversity” countries) - to
                                           ensure maximum multiplier effect for each project; be
                                           carried out by nationals from the tropical countries to
                                           increase local capacity for implementing biodiversity
                                           conservation; be projects that strengthen international
                                           networks of field-based primate specialists and enhance
                                           their capacity to be successful conservationists; and result
                                           in publication of information on endangered primate
                                           species in a format that is useful both to experts and the
                                           general public.
Conservation          Research grant       Projects submitted to the foundation should have one or          Awards range      Contact: Anthony Rylands
International –                            more of the following characteristics: a focus on critically     from US $1,000    a.rylands@conservation.org
Primate Action                             endangered and endangered nonhuman primates living in            - $3,000 with a
Fund                                       their natural habitats; location in areas of high overall        max of $5,000.
                                           biodiversity and under great threat (e.g., “threatened
                                           hotspots”, “megadiversity” countries) - to ensure maximum
                                           multiplier effect for each project; direction and management
                                           by nationals from the tropical countries, to help increase
                                           local capacity for implementing biodiversity conservation;
                                           the ability to strengthen international networks of field-
                                           based primate specialists and enhance their capacity to be
                                           successful conservationists; and projects that result in
                                           publication of information on endangered primate species
                                           in a format that is useful both to experts and the general
                                           public. Program does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Conservation          Research grant       Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for           Awards range      http://www.chelonian.org/tcf/
International –                            specific conservation or research projects dealing with          from $1000 -      Contact: Rod Mast
Turtle Conservation                        tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles, with    $5000.            Email:
Fund                                       either partial or full support as funding allows. Priority for                     r.mast@conservation.org
                                           funding is usually given to projects that focus on species
                                           that are already highly threatened according to the IUCN
                                           Red List criteria, either Critically Endangered or
                                           Endangered, or which may be highly threatened but not yet
                                           recognized as such. Award recipients enter into contractual
                                           agreement with Conservation International to produce the
                                           proposed work (CI serves as TCF's umbrella organization).
                                           Award recipients are also encouraged to publish at least
                                           partial results of the supported research in the international
                                                  International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                                 Description                            Award Amount                Website
                                             scientific turtle journal, Chelonian Conservation and
                                             Biology, published by TCF Alliance Partner Chelonian
                                             Research Foundation.
Critical Ecosystem                           Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). A joint                                http://www.cepf.net/xp/cepf/
Partnership Fund                             initiative between Conservation International, The Global
(CEPF)                                       Environment Facility, the MacArthur Foundation and the
                                             World Bank. Investments support such projects as
                                             managing of protected areas and coordinating biodiversity
                                             corridors; training; transboundary planning; encouraging
                                             local dialogue with extractive industries; engaging in
                                             conflict resolution; priority setting and consensus building;
                                             strengthening indigenous organizations and facilitating
                                             partnerships between the private sector and protected
                                             areas.
Darwin Initiative    Main Darwin projects    To assist countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources    £35,000 -        http://www.darwin.gov.uk/
                     Darwin Scholarships     with the conservation of biological diversity and                 £70,000 per yr
                     Pre-project funding     implementation of the Biodiversity Convention. To draw on         per project
                     Post-project funding    British expertise in the field of biodiversity. Projects funded   (most project
                                             under the Initiative will be collaborative, involving either      last 3 years)
                                             local institutions or communities in the host country.
                                             Projects will have a real impact on the ability of the host
                                             country to meet its obligations under the Biodiversity
                                             Convention. Projects will be of high quality and scientific (or
                                             other appropriate professional) excellence. Whenever
                                             possible, Darwin funding will be used as a catalyst to lever
                                             additional funding for project work, which would not
                                             otherwise be forthcoming. The outputs and outcomes from
                                             projects should be additional to that from work being
                                             funded through other mainstream environmental or
                                             research programmes. Projects funded under the Initiative
                                             will demonstrate good value for money. Darwin
                                             Scholarships are targeted at promising members of recent
                                             or current Darwin Initiative projects and are from countries
                                             rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources. Drawing
                                             on UK expertise in biodiversity, the programme aims to
                                             give Scholars the opportunity to broaden their professional
                                             knowledge and experience in biodiversity, typically through
                                             work experience in UK organisations.
Disney               Wildlife Conservation   The Fund was established in 1995 as a global awards                                http://disney.go.com/disneyha
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution         Award/Scholarship                             Description                             Award Amount                 Website
                       Fund                 program for the study and protection of the world's wildlife                         nd/environmentality/index.html
                                            and ecosystems. It provides annual awards to US non-
                                            profit conservation organizations working alongside their
                                            peers in other countries. Many of the recipient
                                            organizations concentrate their activities on "biological
                                            hotspots" - areas rich in plant and animal life at risk of
                                            imminent destruction. Since its inception, the Fund has
                                            supported more than 200 projects in 20 countries. Each
                                            project is evaluated on specific criteria, including scientific
                                            methodologies, magnitude of need, involvement of partner
                                            organizations, ability to impact an area in the near-term and
                                            elements of public education and community involvement.
Earthwatch Institute   Research Grants;     Any project that Earthwatch supports must be able to              Per capita         http://www.earthwatch.org/eur
                       African Fellowship   demonstrate clearly how the outcomes will address local or        grants average     ope/
                       Program              global environmental issues. We currently support 140             $900 (range        http://www.earthwatch.org/
                                            projects in 50 countries, ranging from mangrove restoration       $250 to $1,200),
                                            of the Kenyan coastline, or exploring how insect                  and project
                                            interactions maintain critically endangered habitat in Costa      grants average
                                            Rica's tropical forest, through to monitoring bird migration      $25,000 (range
                                            between Europe and Africa. Earthwatch awards grants on            $7,000 to
                                            a per capita basis, determined by multiplying the per capita      $130,000)
                                            grant by the number of volunteers deployed to the project.        annually.
                                            The long-term goal of the African Fellowship Program is to
                                            build the capacity of African conservation institutions
                                            through providing training, in an African context, to their
                                            staff. The two-week field placements are intensive but
                                            cause minimal disruption to the institutions' day-to-day
                                            activities, because staff is only released for a short period.
                                            Fellowships are open to people with a wide range of
                                            academic and professional backgrounds, including those
                                            with experience but no formal qualifications. Earthwatch
                                            works with 23 local partners to: 1.) provide young scientists
                                            with the skills and confidence to engage in their own
                                            research programs, 2.) bridge the skills gap to enable NGO
                                            workers and park staff to understand and participate in data
                                            collection and processing. The Programme started in 1994,
                                            and over 670 conservation professionals from 25 African
                                            countries have been awarded Fellowships.
East Asia and                               International Development Aid Donor Internet Guide.                                  http://eapei.home.att.net/dpsite
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

      Institution     Award/Scholarship                            Description                            Award Amount              Website
Pacific                                    Excellent resource with comprehensive, annotated links to                     s.htm
Environmental                              dozens of donors present on the web.
Initiative
EPA                  Star Graduate         The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part        US$37,000      http://www.umass.edu/researc
                     Fellowship            of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is                          h/gsgs/epastar.html
                                           offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral
                                           level students in environmentally-related fields of study.
                                           Applicants must be citizens of the United States, or its
                                           territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the
                                           United States for permanent residence.
Erik Hosking Trust   Small grants          Awards are granted annually to applicants pursuing project     £500           http://www.hosking-
                                           on birds and other natural history subjects that are of                       tours.co.uk/EricHosking/Bursar
                                           scientific and conservation value, using the media of                         y.pdf
                                           writing, photography, painting or illustration.
European Tropical                          The ETFRN is a forum for communication between                                http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/resou
Forest Research                            European organizations, researchers, EU institutions and                      rce/frames/linkfund.html
Network                                    others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research.
Explorer’s Club      Exploration Fund      The Exploration Fund of The Explorers Club provides            US$1200        http://explorers.org/research_g
(US)                                       grants in support of exploration and field research. Grants                   rants.php
                                           in amounts up to $1,200 are made primarily to graduate
                                           students. Applicants do not have to be members of The
                                           Explorers Club and do not have to reside in the United
                                           States to qualify for an award.
Exxonmobil/Esso      Save the Tiger Fund   The Save The Tiger Fund supports organizations and                            http://www.nfwf.org/programs/
                                           governmental agencies to conduct a broad range of tiger                       stf.htm
                                           conservation activities. To date, the Fund has provided
                                           awards to 53 grantees. The Fund's diversity of grant
                                           recipients has grown every year. In 2002, we have invested
                                           in 19 projects and supported a total of 15 grantees, four of
                                           them new to the Fund.
Fauna and Flora      Flagship Species      The Flagship Species Fund aims to provide practical                           http://www.fauna-
International        Fund                  support to the conservation of endangered species and                         flora.org/help/funds.html
                                           their associated ecosystems in developing countries. This
                                           dedicated fund focuses on popular and highly visible
                                           threatened species of animals and plants. The Flagship
                                           Species Fund Small Grants Programme provides urgently
                                           needed support to small scale and pilot conservation
                                           projects worldwide, funding activities concerned directly
                                           with the protection of endangered flagship species. The
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                               Description                           Award Amount                   Website
                                            Programme now disperses grants once a year rather than
                                            three times a year.
Ford Foundation      International          The International Fellowships Program provides support for                          http://www.fordfound.org/what/
                     Fellowship Program     up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to                         initiatives.cfm
                                            a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from
                                            countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America,
                                            and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active
                                            overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible,
                                            although Fellows may study in the US. (Environment and
                                            Development is one of 15 fields of study and falls within
                                            “Asset Bldg and Community Dev.” The foundation has
                                            invested $280 million through 2010.
Haribon Foundation   Conservation           Haribon in cooperation with the Critical Ecosystems             Max. grant          http://www.haribon.org.ph/?q=
                     Research Grants        Partnership Fund awards research grants to fill in gaps in      amount for a
                                            knowledge of threatened species and their habitats, and to      one-year project
                                            build local capacity for research. Proposals for field-based    for professionals
                                            projects are accepted from students, conservationists,          and
                                            enthusiasts and organizations from all over the Philippines.    organizations is
                                            Museum and laboratory-based components may be                   PhP250,000
                                            included. Proposals are evaluated based on: 1.) Relevance       (US$4500); and
                                            to the conservation of threatened species and their             PhP100,000
                                            habitats; 2.) Scientific merit and value of the research; 3.)   (US$1800) for
                                            Capacity of researcher(s) to conduct the study; 4.)             undergraduate
                                            contribution to the professional development of Filipino        students.
                                            researchers.
Idea Wild                                   Provides equipment and supplies for projects from $50 to                            http://www.ideawild.org/
                                            $1500 USD.
Institute of         Fulbright and          The Fulbright Fellowship Program was established over 50        Humphrey            http://www.iie.org/
International        Humphrey               years ago and provides awards to 5,000 foreign nationals        Fellowships are
Education            scholarships           from 140 nations each year through their home country           granted in the
                                            mission or US embassy. The Humphrey Program is a one-           amount of
                                            year graduate exchange program that falls within the            $55,000 to
                                            Fulbright program and has been in existence since 1978.         $58,000.
                                            Natural resource and environmental management is one of
                                            12 targeted fields. Fellows are placed in US universities
                                            and participate in graduate-level coursework and other
                                            professional development activities according to their area
                                            of interest.
International        IFS grantee awards –   The IFS has an award scheme that is intended to give            Danida and          http://www.ifs.se/index.htm
                                            International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution    Award/Scholarship                               Description                            Award Amount              Website
Foundation for    Danida award         recognition to IFS grantees for noteworthy achievements            Jubilee --
Sciences          Jubilee award        clearly associated with research work supported by IFS.            $2,000; Sven
                  Sven Brohult award   The following Awards are available only to IFS Grantees            Brohult --
                                       and are given for noteworthy achievements which are                $10,000.
                                       clearly associated with work supported fully or in part by
                                       IFS. Danida -- This Award is intended for IFS grantees in
                                       Sub-Saharan countries. The Award, in the amount of
                                       US$2,000, is given up to 12 times per year. Jubilee -- This
                                       Award is intended for IFS grantees from northern Africa,
                                       Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
                                       The Award, in the amount of US$2,000, is given up to 8
                                       times per year. Sven Brohult -- The Sven Brohult Award, in
                                       the amount of US$10,000 is the most prestigious of the IFS
                                       Awards. It is given to an IFS grantee once every three
                                       years.
International     Martha J. Galante    IPS offers small monetary grants to those conducting               Awards range   http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/ips/
Primatological    Award, Lawrence      projects congruent with the aims of our society. Martha J.         from $750 -
Society           Jacobsen Education   Galante -- grant proposals are solicited from professionals        $1000
                  Development Award,   of habitat countries of primates. Money awarded could be
                  Charles Southwick    used for conservation training. Lawrence Jacobsen --
                  Cons Ed Commitment   Education Committee of IPS solicits grants of up to $1000
                  Award, and Captive   to support the development of primate conservation
                  Care Grant           education programs. These initiatives should support field
                                       conservation programs, work with local community and/or
                                       schools, or are used to provide training in conservation
                                       education techniques. Charles Southwick -- this award is
                                       dedicated to recognizing individuals living in primate habitat
                                       countries that have made a significant contribution to
                                       formal and informal conservation education in their
                                       countries. The amount of the award is $750: $500 will be
                                       given directly to the recipient and $250 will be given in the
                                       recipient's name to a project of their choosing in their
                                       community. Captive Care -- grants of up to $1000 for
                                       projects focusing on captive care issues that relate to: (1)
                                       the status of primates in captivity (e.g., sanctuaries, private,
                                       commercial) in range countries, (2) information from local
                                       wildlife officials and field researchers on the problems
                                       relating to captive primates, and (3) improving conditions
                                       for the well-being of captive primates in range countries.
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

     Institution    Award/Scholarship                                 Description                          Award Amount              Website
International      Freezailah Fellowship   ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship       US$10,000      http://www.itto.or.jp/
Tropical Timber    Fund                    Fund to promote human resource development and to
Organization                               strengthen professional expertise in member countries in
                                           tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to
                                           promote the sustainable management of tropical forests,
                                           the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and
                                           better economic information about the international trade in
                                           tropical timber.
IUCN                                       The World Conservation Union provides a list of IUCN                           http://www.iucn.org/
                                           Corporate Partners in Conservation but does not run any
                                           grant programmes.
LASPAU             Fulbright-OAS           The program offers grants to individuals from Latin                            http://www.laspau.harvard.edu
                   Ecology Initiative      America, the Caribbean, and Canada for master’s and                            /grant-LASPAU.htm
                                           doctoral level study at U.S. universities. Grantees in the
                                           natural sciences, social sciences, and public policy study
                                           multidisciplinary approaches to environmental preservation
                                           and sustainable development. The goal of the initiative is to
                                           develop a well-prepared cadre of environmental
                                           professionals who, upon completion of their studies, will
                                           return to their institutions to share their expertise with
                                           colleagues while maintaining contact with each other.
Lincoln Park Zoo   Neotropic Fund;         The Lincoln Park Zoo Neotropic Fund is supported by an          Awards are     http://www.lpzoo.com/conserv
                   Africa/Asia Fund        annual gift from a single donor. The fund strives to ensure     given in the   ation/
                                           the future of conservation in Latin America by making small     amount of
                                           grants to young conservation biologists working throughout      $3000-6000.
                                           Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. Since its
                                           inception in 1986, the fund has supported over 125 projects
                                           in 18 countries and made awards totaling over $700,000.
                                           The Neotropic Fund supports research in Latin Amerce and
                                           Caribbean countries, preferentially involving researchers
                                           from those areas.
                                           A new fund, the Lincoln Park Zoo Africa/Asia Fund was
                                           created to support conservation efforts of young biologists
                                           conducting field research in Africa, Asia and the
                                           Pacific. The Africa/Asia Fund supports research in Africa
                                           and Asia and preferentially involving researchers from
                                           those areas.
                                           Each fund typically supports between five and six projects
                                           annually, including project renewals for a second year. By
                                              International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution      Award/Scholarship                             Description                          Award Amount                Website
                                         emphasizing support for young conservation biologists
                                         working in their own countries, the Lincoln Park Zoo
                                         Conservation Fund assists a new generation of
                                         researchers in becoming the environmental decision-
                                         makers of tomorrow and strengthens the core of
                                         conservation leadership throughout the world.
Lindbergh           Lindbergh Grant      Provides grand funding in a number of areas, one of which      Grants up to     http://www.lindberghfoundation
Foundation                               is the conservation of natural resources, including animals,   $10,500.         .org/
                                         plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy,
                                         etc.
Liz Claiborne and                        The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation is a                             http://www.lcaof.org/
Art Ortenberg                            private body devoted to the conservation of nature and the
Foundation                               amelioration of human distress. The Foundation seeks to
                                         redress the breakdown in the processes linking nature and
                                         humanity. It concerns itself particularly with matters of
                                         species extinction, habitat destruction and fragmentation,
                                         resource depletion and resource waste. It favors solutions
                                         which directly benefit local communities and serve as
                                         exemplars for saving species and wildlands. It recognizes
                                         the imperative to reconcile nature preservation with human
                                         needs and aspirations. (Funding through institutions)
MacArthur                                Private grant-making institution awarding grants through                        http://www.macfound.org/
Foundation                               four programs: Human and Community Development,
                                         Global Security and Sustainability, General and MacArthur
                                         Fellows.
Max and Anna                             The Levinson Foundation is a private family foundation that    Grants range     http://www.levinsonfoundation.
Levinson                                 has been in existence since 1955 and makes grants to           from $10,000 -   org/index.html
Foundation                               individuals and groups committed to developing a more          $20,000
                                         humane and rewarding society, in which people have a
                                         greater ability and opportunity to determine directions for
                                         the future. Area of interest: The Environment: including
                                         Protection of Ecosystems and Biological Diversity;
                                         Alternative Energy and Protection of the Atmosphere;
                                         Alternative Agriculture and Transportation; Breaking the
                                         Link Between Illegal Resource Extraction, Civil Conflict and
                                         Markets; and the Development of the Israeli Environmental
                                         Movement.
National            Research and         The National Geographic Society awards grants for              US$15,000 -      http://www.nationalgeographic.
Geographic          Exploration Fund     scientific field research and exploration through its          $20,000          com/research/grant_applicatio
                                               International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                             Description                             Award Amount                 Website
                                          Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed                                n.html
                                          projects must have both a geographical dimension and
                                          relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific
                                          interest. The committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary
                                          projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of
                                          biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population
                                          pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States
                                          citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries
                                          should include at least one local collaborator as part of their
                                          research teams. The committee will not consider
                                          applications seeking support solely for laboratory work or
                                          archival research. While grants are awarded on the basis of
                                          scientific merit and exist independent of the Society's other
                                          divisions, grant recipients are expected to provide the
                                          Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication of
                                          their findings. Applicants are expected to have advanced
                                          degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an
                                          educational organization or institution.
National             Research grant       The objective of the Conservation Trust is to support             Awards range      http://www.nationalgeographic.
Geographic                                conservation activities around the world as they fit within       from US$15,000    com/conservation/
Conservation Trust                        the mission of the National Geographic Society. The trust         - $20,000
                                          will fund projects that contribute significantly to the
                                          preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological,
                                          cultural, and historical resources. Applicants are not
                                          expected to have Ph.D.'s or other advanced degrees.
                                          However, applicants must provide a record of prior
                                          research or conservation action as it pertains to the
                                          proposed project. Funding is not restricted to United States
                                          citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries
                                          should include at least one local collaborator as part of their
                                          research teams.
National Science     Environmental                                                                                            http://www.nsf.gov/
Foundation           research grants;
                     Education grants
Neotropical Bird     Research grants      Grants are available for conservation work or research            US$500 to         http://www.neotropicalbirdclub.
Club                                      which may be of conservation benefit in the neotropics.           $1500             org/club/conserve.html
Netherlands          Small Grants for     The new phase of SWP has started the 1st of January               Max amount        http://www.nciucn.nl/english/fu
Committee – IUCN     Wetlands Program     2004 and will last until December 2006. The next deadlines        awarded is Euro   nds/wetlands/
                     (SWP)                for submitting proposals will be 1 March 2004 and 1               85.000
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                           Description                                    Award Amount                   Website
                                            September 2004. The list of countries in which NGO                  (US$103,600)
                                            projects may be funded has been expanded.                           for first-time and
                                                                                                                follow-up
                                                                                                                awards.
Organization for     Research Fellowships   OTS offers research fellowships to graduate students                Awards up to         http://www.ots.duke.edu/index
Tropical Studies                            enrolled in degree programs at OTS member institutions              $5000.               _nao.php
                                            and to OTS alumni. In 2000 OTS awarded almost $90,000.
                                            Post-course awards are small amounts for up to two weeks
                                            of study after a course. Research Fellowships are to assist
                                            thesis research in tropical biology and related fields –
                                            proposals for research at OTS biological stations receive
                                            priority. OTS and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
                                            also have fellowships for comparative research at facilities
                                            in Costa Rica and Panama.
Padi Foundation      Research grants        The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports                         Grants up to         http://www.padifoundation.org/
                                            underwater science, environmental projects, and                     $20,000;
                                            education. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile           average award
                                            projects that will enrich mankind's understanding of the            amount is
                                            aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and                $5,000 -
                                            protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater         $10,000.
                                            life.
People’s Trust for   Research grants        People's Trust for Endangered Species makes funds                   Individual grants    http://www.ptes.org/Funding/fu
Endangered                                  available for wildlife researchers and conservationists to          range from £100      nding_details_page.htm
Species                                     carry out crucial work on globally threatened species               - £5000.             http://www.ptes.org/Funding/P
                                            throughout the world. Projects may either focus on                                       TES%20Guidelines.PDF
                                            research into the status of a particular species or involve
                                            practical conservation work within the field. Priority is given
                                            to those projects that are likely to lead to a lasting benefit to
                                            the species concerned. PTES also provides grants for
                                            students carrying out practical conservation projects and
                                            research in the summer months of their undergraduate
                                            degree. Applications for Master’s and PhD students will not
                                            be accepted.
Primate                                     PCI is a non-profit foundation, which funds research that           Grants range         http://www.primate.org/
Conservation, Inc.                          supports conservation programmes for wild populations of            from US$2500 -
                                            primates. Priority is given to projects that study the least        $5000
                                            known and endangered species in their natural habitat. The
                                            involvement of citizens from the country in which the
                                            primates are found is desirable. The grant is intended t
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                              Description                            Award Amount                  Website
                                           provide support for original research that can be used to
                                           formulate and to implement conservation plans for the
                                           species being studied. Asia and West Africa are of
                                           particular interest, but all regions will be considered.
Ramsar               Ramsar Wetland        The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established            US$10,000          http://www.ramsar.org/key_aw
                     Conservation Award    in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the                               ard_criteria_e.htm
                                           Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on
                                           Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) in order to recognise and
                                           honour the contributions of individuals, organisations, and
                                           governments around the world towards promoting the
                                           conservation and wise use of wetlands.
Rockefeller                                The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global                             www.rockfound.org
Foundation                                 foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the
                                           lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people
                                           throughout the world. Grants are organized in categories:
                                           by themes, cross-theme, Regional Programs and Special
                                           Programs (which includes Global Philanthropy, Next
                                           Generation Leadership, Population and the Cairo Agenda,
                                           Communication for Social Change and Other Grants).
Rolex                Rolex Awards for      The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to encourage a spirit        5 awards/year at   http://www.rolexawards.com/h
                     Enterprise            of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting      US$100,000 ea.     ome-flash.html
                                           outstanding efforts in areas that advance human
                                           knowledge and well-being. The Rolex Awards provide
                                           financial assistance to people who want to implement
                                           concrete working projects. Applicants must submit projects
                                           that are envisaged for the future or that have been
                                           completed in part. The 2006 Selection Committee invites
                                           applications for projects that fall into the following areas:
                                           science and medicine; technology and innovation;
                                           exploration and discovery; the environment; and cultural
                                           heritage. Projects must expand knowledge of our world,
                                           improve the quality of life on the planet or contribute to the
                                           betterment of humankind.
Royal Geographical   Expedition Research   The Society’s grants are wide-ranging and offer support to       Awards range in    http://www.rgs.org/
Society              Grants                individual researchers, expedition teams and                     value from £350
                                           schoolteachers. Grants are for work in both the UK and           - £15,000.
                                           overseas. The Society has many small grants for scientific
                                           expeditions working in remote and challenging
                                           environments. For these, it encourages projects that add to
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution      Award/Scholarship                               Description                             Award Amount                 Website
                                            the geographical knowledge of a region and contribute to
                                            development and conservation priorities, working closely
                                            with local communities and scholars.
Royal Society for   Critically Endangered   Each year, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds         Grants of up to   Paul Donald
the Protection of   Bird Species            (RSPB), the BirdLife Partner in the UK, offers grants to         US$1,000.         paul.donald@rspb.org.uk
Birds               Research                fund research on the approximately 190 bird species listed
                                            by IUCN as “Critically Endangered”. Only work on these
                                            species will be considered for grants. Priority will be given
                                            to people working in-country, particularly BirdLife Partners
                                            and other conservation NGOs, although individuals not
                                            attached to an institution may also apply if they can obtain
                                            a letter of support from a recognised institution in their
                                            country.
Shell Corp.         Marine Habitat                                                                                             http://www.nfwf.org/programs/
                                            The Shell Marine Habitat program is a partnership between
                    Program                                                                                                    shell.htm
                                            the Shell Oil Company and the National Fish and Wildlife
                                            Foundation. The purpose of this partnership is to provide
                                            grants for projects that benefit marine habitat in and around
                                            the Gulf of Mexico. The Shell Marine Habitat Program was
                                            launched in 1988. To date, 96 projects have been funded,
                                            committing nearly $4 million in funds.
Shell Foundation                            It was decided from the outset that, rather than support a                         http://www.shellfoundation.org/
                                            portfolio of small grants under the Biodiversity theme, the                        biodiversity/funding.html
                                            foundation would focus efforts on a partnering agreement
                                            with the Smithsonian Institution that would monitor and
                                            assess the impacts of oil and gas operations on areas of
                                            high biological diversity. As a consequence of
                                            the partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, which will
                                            continue until at least September 2005, the foundation will
                                            not be supporting any other project-based activities
                                            under the Biodiversity theme.
Simbiota                                    Simbiota’s List of Potential Funding Sources for Neotropical                       http://wildlife.wisc.edu/simbiota
                                            Field Biologists & Conservationists. The 89 organizations in                       /s-list.htm
                                            this list would consider funding proposals from Neotropical
                                            scientists or conservationists if those proposals matched
                                            their application guidelines.
Society for the                             List of international funding opportunities for herpetological                     http://www.ukans.edu/~ssar/int
Study of                                    students and professionals provided by the Society for the                         _grt.html
Amphibians and                              Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
                                                 International Conservation Project Funders

     Institution      Award/Scholarship                             Description                             Award Amount                  Website
Reptiles
Sophie Danforth                             The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF),          Max US$1000       http://www.rogerwilliamsparkz
Conservation                                established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode                          oo.org/conservation/danforth_
Biology Fund                                Island Zoological Society in 1989, supports conservation                          application.htm
                                            programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats
                                            worldwide. Field studies and other projects that
                                            demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity
                                            and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-
                                            country collaborators receive the highest funding priority.
                                            Environmental education programs, development of
                                            techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and
                                            captive propagation programs that stress an integrative
                                            approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects
                                            must directly affect biological conservation.
Teresa and H. John   Teresa Heinz           The program provides enhancement support for doctoral           Doctoral:         http://www.hfp.heinz.org/progr
Heinz III            Scholars for           dissertation and master's thesis (or project) research. A       $10,000           ams/environmentalscholars.ht
Foundation           Environmental          total of 16 one-time, one-year awards are offered annually.     Masters: $5,000   ml
                     Research               Funded research must have public policy relevance that
                                            increases society's understanding of environmental
                                            concerns and proposed solutions. Individuals with
                                            dissertations or theses or projects that do not meet these
                                            criteria will not be considered. Recipients must participate
                                            in either a doctoral or master's program at the following
                                            institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University,
                                            Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University,
                                            Princeton University, Stanford University, Yale University,
                                            Florida A&M University, Texas A&M University at Corpus
                                            Christi.
The Nature           Lindsay Parsons and    The Lindsay Parsons Scholarship Fund and the Carter                               http://nature.org/
Conservancy          Carter Bales           Bales Conservation Scholarship Fund are two programs
                     Conservation           that support training and professional development for
                     scholarships           conservation practitioners from developing countries who
                                            are playing a key role within their organization. TNC works
                                            with the selected participants to design a training program
                                            around their specific needs.
Tinker Foundation    Field research grant   The Grants provide graduate students with travel funds          $10,000 and       http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker
                                            (international and in-country) to Latin America, Spain and      $15,000           /tinker/field.html
                                            Portugal to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of
                                            language and culture, to gather research data and to
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution     Award/Scholarship                                Description                             Award Amount                 Website
                                           develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their field.
                                           They are awarded by the university institutes/centers for
                                           brief periods of research in Iberia or Latin America and
                                           should reflect primarily the major interests of the Tinker
                                           Foundation, i.e., economic policy and governance and
                                           those targeted social science disciplines having strong
                                           public policy implications, and environmental policy studies.
                                           Awards are limited to graduate students conducting
                                           predissertation research.
Total Foundation                                                                                                               http://www.total.com/fondation/
                                                                                                                               fr/
US Fish and        Neotropical Migratory   Neotripical Fund: Provides funding to individuals and group       Max amount for    http://birdhabitat.fws.gov/NMB
Wildlife Service   Bird Conservation       in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, with the              FY05 is           CA/eng_neo.htm
                   Fund                    exception of Cuba for projects focusing on protection and         US$250,000.
                                           management of neotropical migratory bird populations;             Average award
                                           maintenance, management, protection, and restoration of           US$88,000, with
                                           neotropical migratory bird habitat; research and monitoring;      a range of
                                           law enforcement; and community outreach and education.            US$2,000 -
                                           Projects may be up to two years in duration.                      US$250,000.
                                                                                                             Requests under
                                                                                                             US$5,000 are
                                                                                                             discouraged.
US Fish and        African and Asian                                                                         Grants up to      http://international.fws.gov/gra
Wildlife Service   Elephant Conservation                                                                     US$50,000.        nts/grants.html
                   Funds; Great Apes
                   Conservation Fund;
                   Rhinoceros and Tiger
                   Conservation Fund
Vodaphone          Various grants          The Foundation makes social investments that help the                               http://www.vodafonefoundation
Foundation                                 people of the world to have fuller lives by: sharing the                            .org/1.0.html
                                           benefits of developments in mobile communications
                                           technology as widely as possible; protecting the natural
                                           environment; and supporting the local communities in
                                           which Vodafone's customers, employees, investors and
                                           suppliers live. Most projects will be funded in partnership
                                           with local Vodafone company foundations or community
                                           programmes.
WCS                Research Fellowship     Established in 1993, the RFP is a small grants program            Grants up to      http://wcs.org/sw-
                   Programme               designed to support individual field research that is based       US$25,000 for     around_the_globe/rfp?preview
                                               International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution    Award/Scholarship                               Description                            Award Amount               Website
                                          on sound and innovative conservation science. It aims to       one year           =1&psid=0&ph=6b0b
                                          build capacity for the next generation of conservationists.    (average award
                                          Most of the grantees are professional conservationists from    is $7,000).
                                          the country of research and/or post-graduates pursuing a
                                          higher degree. The RFP supports field research in Africa,
                                          Asia, and Latin America. Traditionally the RFP has not
                                          supported research in North America, Australia, or Europe,
                                          or their territories. However, the RFP has just begun to
                                          accept applications from Native Americans (US) and First
                                          Nation Peoples (Canada) who intend to conduct work on
                                          native lands on issues of direct relevance to wildlife.
Whitley Laing     Rufford Small Grant;    Rufford Small Grants (RSG's) are awards offered in             Rufford: Grants    http://www.whitley-
Foundation        Whitley Award           association with the Whitley Laing Foundation. They are        up to £5,000.      award.org/Articles/projects/ruff
                                          aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects      Whitley:           ord/rufford_index.html
                                          and are not designed to be a small part of a large             £30,000, plus a
                                          undertaking. RSG's are available to individuals and small      second year of
                                          groups. Applications can be made at any time of the year       £30,000 for the
                                          and these are reviewed twice annually with deadlines at the    gold winner.
                                          end of January and July. Projects should be about a year’s
                                          duration although each application is assessed on its own
                                          merit and the project length can be flexible. Applications
                                          from non first world areas are strongly encouraged; grants
                                          are not normally offered in response to applications for
                                          funding for attending conferences and seminars, nor for
                                          academic research projects or purely data gathering
                                          expeditions. It is hoped that many recipients of Rufford
                                          Small Grants will progress in their field and go on to apply
                                          for a main Whitley Award. On successful completion of a
                                          RSG, having provided satisfactory feedback and a final
                                          report, applicants are welcome to apply for a second RSG
                                          and then a Rufford Booster Grant.
Wildlife Trust    Biodiversity, Ecology   Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity, Ecology and Health Fund         Up to              http://www.wildlifetrust.org/ssf.
                  and Health Fund         (BEHF) supports projects that with a modest level of           US$10,000 for      htm
                                          funding can make an impact on protecting nature or             one- to two-year
                                          safeguarding ecological health. Typical projects have          projects.
                                          budgets of less than $10,000 U.S. and can be completed in
                                          one to two years. BEHF projects normally focus on
                                          research aimed at improving wildlife conservation science,
                                          conservation medicine, natural resources management, or
                                                International Conservation Project Funders

    Institution       Award/Scholarship                               Description                          Award Amount                Website
                                           public environmental policies by local scientists working
                                           full-time in the country in which the project takes place.
                                           Wildlife Trust’s BEHF Program does not fund: 1.)
                                           administrative overhead or unrestricted operating support;
                                           2.) salaries (daily field expenses are funded); 3.) tuition;
                                           and 4.) attendance to conferences.
World Wide Fund      China Conservation    Projects should focus on plants and animals that are either                      www.wwfchina.org
for Nature China     Small Grants Fund     on the IUCN Red List for China, or have been officially
                                           designated 1st or 2nd Category Protected Species by the
                                           Chinese government. Projects focusing on protection of
                                           biologically important habitat areas will also be considered.
                                           Proposals to work on well-publicized species will not be
                                           considered.
WWF – Education      Nsanjama-Palmer       With the purpose of increasing the number of trained                             http://www.wwf-
for Nature Program   Rising Star           conservationists in Francophone Africa, Nsanjama-Palmer                          efn.org/index.html
                     Scholarships          Rising Star Scholarships are awarded to four or five
                                           commendable students each year at the Ecole pour la
                                           Formation des Specialistes de la Faune (EFG) school in
                                           Cameroon. These students are at the beginning of their
                                           career in conservation and show a long-term commitment
                                           to the field.
WWF – Education      Russell Train         The Russell Train Scholarship Program has been awarding         Up to            http://www.wwf-
for Nature Program   Scholarship Program   scholarships and fellowships since 1994 to practitioners        US$20,000/yr.    efn.org/index.html
                                           dedicated to conservation in their home countries and
                                           regions. Scholars receive financial support for a period of
                                           up to two years to cover all education costs (tuition, books,
                                           travel, room and board) at the undergraduate, graduate
                                           and doctoral level at the recipient’s institution of choice
                                           anywhere in the world. Participating regions include Africa,
                                           Asia/Pacific and Latin America.
WWF – Education      Professional          EFN Professional Development Grants support training-           Grants range     http://www.wwf-
for Nature Program   Development Grants    related costs for mid-career conservation professionals to      from $1,500 to   efn.org/index.html
                                           attend short-courses, workshops, and conferences. Costs         $5,000.
                                           covered include registration fees and tuition, meals and
                                           accommodations, books and materials, international travel,
                                           and local transportation. Training may take place anywhere
                                           in the world.