The International Elephant Foundation (IEF): Inviting applications for ‘2019 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support’.

Funding brief: The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is now accepting proposals for 2019 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support.

African elephant Conservation Funding Support.
 Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence
 Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss
 Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants
 Community capacity building
 Conservation education

Asian elephant Conservation Funding Support.
 Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence
 Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss.
 Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants
 Community capacity building
 Conservation education
 Managing captive range country Asian elephants
 Review the Jakarta Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation- Jakarta, Indonesia and Meeting Report

Elephants in Human Care Conservation and Research Funding Support.
 Critical diseases – EEHV or Tuberculosis.
 Quantify the impacts of conservation education at U.S elephant holding facilities on public action in the U.S and/or in Asian and/or African elephant range countries.

Criteria: Proposals must meet some or all of the following objectives and criteria:
 Clearly contribute to the in situ or ex situ conservation of African or Asian elephants or their habitats.
 Be grounded in sound scientific methodology, be logistically feasible, and have a high probability of success.
 Be part of an established conservation program or be well-suited to become a long-term program.
 Validates a new approach for long-term elephant and/or habitat conservation
 Be action-oriented not purely data collection or survey.
 Have multi-institutional participation and matching funds.
 Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation with ex situ elephant facilities and other like-minded conservation institutions.
 Principal investigators must have a reputation for completing projects, publishing results in an expeditious manner and cooperating with funding agencies in providing reports and educational materials. If awarded funding previously by the IEF, satisfactory performance on previous grant awards is essential.
 Must meet humane standards of care when animals are involved.
 Must be approved by the appropriate governmental body in the range country or agency at the location where the project is conducted.

Donor Name: The International Elephant Foundation (IEF)
Funding name: 2019 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support

Deadline: Proposals must be received at the IEF office by 11:59 pm CST on 10th, August, 2018.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Awards typically range about US $10,000 per year.

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

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

International individuals and organizations are eligible as are students, scientists and institutions. Students are required to provide faculty advisor approval; the advisor should be a co-investigator on the application and must accept the responsibility of project completion and reporting.

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

Submission mail:

Other important link:
Form (Proposal): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: Proposals must be submitted in English electronically to

Letters of support/cooperation and government endorsement dated within the last 12 months to ensure that the project, if funded, can proceed as methods and timeline indicates:
 Non-governmental applicants must include a recent letter of support from the appropriate local, regional, and/or national government wildlife or conservation authority.
  Letters of willingness to collaborate from all participating institutions involved in the project are required. Endorsement letters should make specific reference to the project by its title, as submitted on the applicant’s proposal.

Qualifications of principle and co-investigators
  Describe the specific personnel who will complete each project activity and describe their qualifications.
  Include a CV for each investigator (maximum 2-page CV per individual).

Proposals must be submitted electronically as ONE Word or Adobe PDF document (this includes the cover page, narrative, CVs, supporting documents etc.)

● Proposals must be saved as
saved as: Project Investigator’s Last name, year the project will occur (2019), and the country where the project will take place Example: Olson2019Kenya

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