Funding Opportunity: Future Conservationist Award via the Conservation Leadership Programme

The Conservation Leadership Programme is accepting applicants for its Future Conservationist Award. This grant focuses on funding for tree and avian marine species in the Asia Pacific Region. Applicants will receive a maximum funding amount equivalent to $12,500 USD. The deadline to apply is November 26th, 2017.

Date published: 2017/11/13

The Conservation Leadership Programme is now accepting applications to support projects in the Asia Pacific region* 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. Deadline for applications is 26th November 2017 (11:59 PM GMT).

Guidelines for applicants for 2018 Tree and Marine projects must be read before starting your application.

2018 Application Form for Tree and Marine projects, which must be completed and submitted by email.

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 planning and implementation.

The CLP Management Team is very open to supporting applicants pre-submission, so do not hesitate to contact us. CLP Ambassadors (previous award-winners) 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.

2017 Ambassador Biographies and Contact Information [last updated 26 Oct]

We hope to make an additional call later in the year with a broader focus, so please watch CLP social media pages for further news. ;

*Eligible countries for this funding round are: American Samoa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.