Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to deliver rapid solutions to the most critical challenges facing humans and our planet.

Funding brief: The world’s biggest conservation and sustainable development challenges demand innovative solutions. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by a single organization acting alone. SNAPP announces its 2018 Request for Proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams and invites you to be a part of the solution!

Just as human and natural systems are bolstered by biodiversity, people tackle complex problems more readily in diverse environments. SNAPP provides funding to bring together teams of 12-18 people from diverse organizations that they refer to as working groups. SNAPP working groups meet intensively in 3-4 in-person collaborative sessions (lasting 3-5 days each) over the course of 18-24 months. Strong leaders with open minds and flexible facilitation styles guide the teams to deliver rapid solutions to the most critical challenges facing humans and our planet. Between sessions, team members collaborate remotely to publish research, develop implementation tools and products, and support decision-makers’ use of the results.

They fund science that makes things happen. SNAPP working groups include experts from diverse disciplines to synthesize data relevant to their work, as well as key people poised to make changes in the humanitarian, sustainable development and conservation sectors and to influence policy at national and international levels.

Please note: SNAPP funds are provided to convene working groups and, in some cases, to support salaries of postdoctoral fellows or research/technical assistants committed to specific projects unds cannot be used to cover salaries of Principal Investigators or other group members.

SNAPP’s Science Advisory Council & Board of Directors evaluate proposals based on their inclusion of:
● Robust plan to connect science results directly to the programs and entities that can use these results to guide policy and practice
● Clear, intriguing science questions at the intersection of sustainable development & conservation
● Team diversity in sectors, disciplines and members
● Cost-effective plan for use of SNAPP funding, including efficient budgets and matching or leveraging other funds

SNAPP’s founding partners include two international conservation organizations and a synthesis science center – The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Including members from TNC and WCS in your proposal is strongly encouraged but not required. The standard location for meetings of working groups is NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA.

Apply for funding and join the ranks of SNAPP leaders whose influential science to solutions include (as four examples):
● The science behind the Chinese government’s elephant ivory trade ban
● An online tool co-created for and by data-limited fisheries managers across the globe
● A World Bank guide to win-wins for human communities and coastal ecosystems in danger
● Persuading the Indonesian government to adopt a Reduced Impact Logging for Carbon protocol as a national standard

Donor Name: Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP)
Funding name: 2018 Request for Proposals to Fund Science to Solutions Teams

Deadline: 6th, June, 2018 at 5:00pm, Pacific Time

Funding details link:

Funding limit: Each year, SNAPP provides up to US$1 million total across 4-6 approved working groups, led by academic, governmental agency, multilateral, or not-for-profit institutions.
SNAPP staff and program representatives will provide various support throughout the project, including:
● Some working group and project management advisory support, informed by SNAPP staff’s experience with successful working groups
● Some support connecting to related partner organizations and agencies that may either send a representative to join your group or engage with the group as it enters the implementation phase
● General data analysis support provided by the SNAPP Scientific Programmer and data interns
● Communications and outreach support, including in the development of a project webpage and promotion of resulting products
●  Some contract development support, as necessary
● Meeting travel and logistics support

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A

Project duration: SNAPP working groups meet intensively in 3-4 in-person collaborative sessions (lasting 3-5 days each) over the course of 18-24 months.

Eligible organization: As below

● Researchers and practitioners of any nationality affiliated with an academic, governmental agency, multilateral, or nonprofit institution may submit a proposal. Individuals operating independently are also eligible to apply.
● Individuals from private sector institutions are fully eligible to be participants of a working group but are not eligible to lead SNAPP working groups as PIs.
● Individuals and organizations from the humanitarian and development sectors are encouraged to submit SNAPP proposals.
● Proposals from low- and middle-income countries are especially welcomed.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply:
● Form (Proposal):
● Form (Budget):

How to apply:
● Proposals are due no later than 5pm PT on 6 June 2018. Please download and complete both the Proposal Table template ( ) in Microsoft Word and the budget worksheet ( in Excel. ● Please edit these documents to include all information about your proposal.
● Proposal templates should be formatted to standard letter size (8.5” W by 11” L) with graphics embedded directly in the document. Proposals and budgets should be saved and uploaded as separate PDF files at: You must submit both a proposal and a separate budget worksheet.
● Do not submit compressed collections of files (such as .ZIP files). Receipt of proposals will be confirmed in email. Late or incomplete submissions will be returned without review.

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