Funding Opportunity: CLP Future Conservationist Awards

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is now accepting applications to support projects in Latin America and the Caribbean focused on either tree species or non-avian marine species based in seaward habitats. Funding will support early-career conservationists to conduct scientific research, encourage and promote pro-conservation attitudes and deliver tangible results to better conserve and manage the natural world. The deadline for applications is 28 November 2018.

Date published: 2018/11/05

CLP Call for Proposals: Project funding for tree and non-avian marine species in the Latin American & Caribbean region.

In this funding round, a set of CLP Future Conservationist Awards, each worth $12,500, will be granted to teams of early-careers conservationists to conduct projects on target species that are listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Among other criteria, projects must take place in one of the eligible countries*, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, involve at least three people and last no more than 12 months.

In addition to project funding, CLP plans to invite one member of each Award-winning team to our international training course where they will learn about a range of conservation management and leadership topics as well as build a network with other early-career conservationists. Our training course helps awardees deliver their CLP projects and has also been credited for furthering participants’ career progression. It is a rewarding and life-changing experience!

As part of the award, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the three conservation partner organisations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff members are also available to advise on project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

The CLP Management Team is very open to supporting applicants pre-submission, so do not hesitate to contact us. CLP Ambassadors (previous award-winners who can be contacted following the link below) are also on-hand to deliver feedback and advice to applicants. CLP Ambassador support has proved to be very beneficial in the past, as described in this recent CLP winner’s blog.

* Eligible countries for this funding round are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela.

  1. Application form – 2019 CLP Future Conservationist Award, LAC
  2. Guidelines – 2019 CLP Future Conservationist Award, LAC
  3. CLP Ambassadors – CLP alumni who can be contacted to support with proposal development and review.