Funding brief: “PRO NATURA FUND” is a conservation grant programme managed by Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ). The mission of this programme is to conserve nature by supporting scientific researches and activities in areas other than Japan, especially in developing countries.
Projects that are qualified to be granted by PRO NATURA FUND include:
1) Research projects such as;
– Biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, or meteorological basic investigations and studies aiming at local nature conservation.
– Studies on appropriate management and conservation of the environment of land areas such as forests, and aquatic areas such as tidal flats, seaweed beds and estuaries.
– Investigations and studies on endangered animal and plant species.
– Investigations and studies on alien species (including domestic invasive species).
– Investigations and studies that aim to solve ongoing nature conservation problems.
– Development of research methods that contributes to solve nature conservation problems.
2) Activity projects such as;
– Protection of wild animal and plant species, ecosystems, geological features or hydrological environment.
– Promotion of conservational and environmental education, and awareness raising of nature conservation thought.
– Publication/production of booklets, books and video contents that address nature conservation.
– Hosting of symposiums, seminars or events that address nature conservation.
3) A combination of 1) and 2).
All projects to be granted must fulfil the following requirements:
1) The research and/or activity should contribute to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the local area.
2) Outcomes of the project should be published effectively in the countries concerned, and should not bring any benefit or disadvantage to specific political parties, religions, races, tribes, social hierarchies, etc.
3) Project results should not be used to secure profits for commercial purposes.
4) Projects that are part of activities of particular political parties, religions etc. are not applicable.
5) Projects that are commissioned by other organizations are not applicable.
6) Accounting procedures must be properly carried out and accurately reported to the secretariat of PNFJ.
7) The grantee must respond quickly when PNFJ asked about the status of project implementation.
8) Project proposals should not be made simultaneously to any other organization in Japan.
Donor Name: The Pro Natura Foundation
Funding name: Pro Natura Fund
Deadline: 12:00pm, 13th, July, 2018 by e-mail. In case of postal service, application must arrive on the day.
Funding details link: https://sites.google.com/a/pronaturajapan.com/eng/foundation
Funding limit: The maximum limit of grant per project is 1,500,000 YEN. The total amount of remittance is likely to change depending on the current exchange rate.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: PNFJ welcomes your application for the fiscal year 2018 (October 2018 – September, 2019) that fulfills the following requirements.
Eligible organization: As below
● The applicant should be a group. Individual application is unacceptable.
● The applicant group must be capable of carrying out researches and/or conservation activities in a local field.
● The applicant group should have an excellent achievement in researches and/or activities that contribute to nature conservation in the area concerned.
● The representative applicant (project leader) should live in the country where the project will be implemented, and should have a deep understanding of the field and the community in the area.
● The applicant group must include at least one Japanese member, who knows the group members well, understands the details of the project, and is capable of being a liaison between the group and PNFJ.
● The grant is applicable for groups only. The applicant group needs to fulfil the following criteria:
1) The applicant group must be capable of carrying out researches and/or conservation activities in a local field.
2) The applicant group should have an excellent achievement in researches and/or activities that contribute to nature conservation in the area concerned.
3) The applicant group must include a project leader, a sub-leader, and an accountant.
4) The representative applicant (project leader) should live in the country where the project will be implemented, and should have a deep understanding of the field and the community in the area. A person living in Japan can be a group member, but cannot be the representative applicant.
5) The applicant group must include at least one Japanese member, who knows the group members well, understands the details of the project, and is capable of being a liaison between the group and PNFJ. The Japanese member needs not necessarily to be a resident in the country or the region concerned.
6) Groups that are currently granted can also apply to the 29th term. However, simple continuation of the current project plan is not allowed. Even when the project deals with the same animals and plants or places, it needs to propose new analytic methods or problem-solving measures. The continued project will be selected in the same way as other completely new projects.
7) Councilors, directors and members of selection committees of PNFJ are not allowed to apply.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: email@example.com
Other important link:
● Guideline: https://docs.google.com/a/pronaturajapan.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=cHJvbmF0dXJhamFwYW4uY29tfGVuZ3xneDo4NGU0YzI3YWYwYWJmNjc
● About: https://sites.google.com/a/pronaturajapan.com/eng/aboutus
How to apply: The applicant needs to download the application documents from the PNFJ website below: http://www.pronaturajapan.com/foundation/pronaturafund/28pnfbosyu ; or https://sites.google.com/a/pronaturajapan.com/eng/foundation
2) Applicants must complete Application Form and Expenditure Schedule sheet in English or Japanese. If written in English, the completed documents should be sent to the Japanese member, and the Japanese member needs to make a translated version.
3) The Japanese member is responsible to send all application documents to the secretariat of PNFJ. The following documents must be included;
a) Application Form (A4×7 pages, written by applicant).
b) Expenditure Schedule (A4x2 pages, Excel sheet, written by applicant)
c) Japanese translation of the application form (A4×7 pages, written by Japanese member).
d) Japanese translation of the expenditure schedule (A4x2 pages, Excel sheet, written by Japanese member)
4) Submission: please choose from the following two options.
a) Sending by PDF format via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please fulfill all application documents and send them to the address above by 12:00 JST on 13th July 2018. When sending, please transform Word documents to PDF format.
Expenditure sheet needs also be transformed to PDF format, and combined with application form into one file if possible. Please use online file sending services for files more than 2MB.
b) Postal Service To: Secretariat of the Pro Natura Fund, Pro Natura Foundation Japan, Shoto Annex 2F, 1-25-8 Shoto, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0046, Japan
Please fulfill all documents and send them to the address above by no later than 13th July 2018. Please attach CD-ROMs etc. that contain electronic files of the documents.
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