27/11/2015 – PTES’s Species Conservation Insight Grants – Reminder of February Deadline
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is currently accepting applications from scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK who need funding for projects focusing on endangered species for up to two years.
Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 per year up to a maximum total of £20,000 are available for projects focusing on endangered species for up to two years. Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation can apply as long as the project leader is based either within an NGO or a university research department.
The funding will be awarded for work that seeks either to:
- Find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of a species.
- Provide the answer to a key conservation question, which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conservation action.
- Undertake the implementation of a key local action which will result in a significantly, positive impact for an endangered species.
High priority will be given to projects that are:
- Gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work.
- Using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy.
- Devising and testing a new methodology for monitoring a species or group of species.
Applications will only be considered from those working in countries classified by the World Bank as low and middle-income. Preference is given to applicants working in their own country rather than UK or other western nationals working abroad.
Priority is also given to applications for conservation and research work on species classified as endangered, critically endangered and extinct in the wild by the IUCN.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a proven, successful history working on the species and/or in that region.
The Trust recommends that applicants allow plenty of time to go through the application process and should start their application at least four weeks before the deadline.
The deadline for applications is 12 February 2016.