Funding Opportunity: Research Equipment Program at the Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy is seeking applicants for its Research Equipment Program. This grant program will provided applicants with equipment donations. Applicants must be from Latin American countries and affiliated with a university or conservation organization. The deadline to apply is April 1st, August 1st or December 1st. 

Date published: 2017/03/01

Research Equipment Program

The Research Equipment Program provides basic science equipment to scientists and students in the American tropics to assist their research opportunities and education. Many outstanding researchers need essentials such as microscopes, GPS units, mist nets, video cameras, binoculars, and science textbooks. Equipment is either donated or purchased and sent to Latin America at relatively little expense. The intent of the program is that donated equipment and literature be of general use to a variety of projects, students and researchers.

Eligible Applicants: 

Latin American researchers affiliated with a university or conservation organization.

Application Deadline: 

April 1st, August 1st, and December 1st

Review Process:

Applications are reviewed by members of the REP committee and two outside reviewers. Award decisions are based on the merit of the associated projects, number of projects and students expected to be impacted by the equipment donation, and how closely projects meet NGC’s mission.

Equipment Delivery:

 The REP committee works closely with successful applicants to identify the most reliable and cost effective method for equipment delivery. To avoid unnecessary expenses, it is preferable that the delivery is made by an NGC representative, or shipped to a colleague visiting the US and subsequently delivered to the applicant.

Award Requirements:

At the end of each year we ask for an update on the study and equipment status. The equipment stays with the research group to encourage further studies and professional development.