Type of project: The goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged: specific and defensible priority actions to avert decline of a species or group of species; the active involvement of early career conservationists; support for conservation leaders from the countries where the species or group of species occur. Research is not the focus of this call.
Location: There is no geographical priority for this call
Eligibility: All applications require a letter of endorsement signed by Chair, Regional or
Thematic Leader of the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. You can find the endorsement letter template here. You can find the SSC Groups directory here. National Geographic requires an applicant or principal investigator (PI) to be listed. The PI is the person with whom the fund corresponds and develops the relationship. The PI should list team members on the application. If successful, the PI may choose to accept funds either through their organization (e.g. NGO, university) or individually.
Grant size: Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000.
Closing date: 10 April