Funding brief: The need for financial support of marine conservation efforts is acute in many parts of the world, especially in developing nations and those with little or no access to conservation funding. The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section initiated the Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP) to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe. The objective of the SCB Marine Section CSGP is to advance the conservation of marine biodiversity and the communities which depend on healthy marine systems by providing funds to individuals or groups for research, conservation, and restoration activities in support of the section’s Mission and Goals:
Mission: To advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s marine biological diversity
● Be a global focal point for marine conservation
● Facilitate the dissemination of the science of marine conservation through education, publications, presentations, and media outreach
● Promote marine conservation as a priority for SCB
● Inform and facilitate the implementation of marine conservation policy
● Encourage communication/action across disciplinary, national and institutional boundaries
● Create the capacity to accomplish the aforementioned goals
Donor Name: Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)
Funding name: Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP)
Deadline: Applications will be accepted annually between 1st, July and 15th, August.
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Funding limit: Grants range from $750-1,000 USD.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Funds must be spent within 12 months after award.
Eligible organization: As below
● Applicants must be members of the Society for Conservation Biology’s Marine Section. Applicants must be conducting conservation efforts in developing countries. If your project is being conducted in a country that is not designated as developing by the World Bank, but has less access to conservation funding, your application may still be considered with sufficient justification. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate capacity to accomplish the proposed work (e.g., through matching funds, matching funds in kind, or existing in-country capacity), and to first-time applicants
● Examples of eligible activities:
Providing materials to train local residents to reduce impacts of human activities on marine organisms and their habitats;
Developing educational materials for implementing conservation practices, such as teaching fishers to reduce bycatch;
Surveys of previously unsurveyed areas to evaluate status and conservation of marine organisms or habitats;
Travel to and from research sites;
Participant travel to focus groups/workshops;
Research equipment and supplies (e.g. dive equipment, sampling supplies, photographic equipment);
Other direct costs (e.g., boat fuel).
● Non-eligible activities:
Travel to the ICCBs, IMCCs, or other meetings;
Personal expenses such as food, lodging, or professional membership fees;
Tuition or course fees;
Eligible Country: Applicants must be conducting conservation efforts in developing countries.
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly to know the details for applying.
● The application form may be accessed here. If you have questions, please email the Marine Section Science Officer. Previous grant recipients may complete their final Small Grants Report Form using this form.
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