Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia to help secure a future for wildlife and positively impact human communities.

Funding brief: The Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Annual awards, ranging from $1000 to $3500, are made to conservation and field research initiatives that will help secure a future for wildlife and educational or cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities.

Overview: Ideal projects have a clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people, and create opportunities for capacity building in-country. Projects focusing on the following areas of special interest to the Zoo are strongly encouraged to apply:
● Wildlife protection (anti-poaching, illegal wildlife trade issues, etc.)
● Human wildlife conflict mitigation
● Development and promotion of sustainable environmental practices
● Habitat protection and restoration (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems)
● Capacity-building (education/training, community-based conservation, etc.)
● Conservation biology, ecology and natural history studies (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems)

Projects that focus on taxa/issues targeted by the Zoo’s key wildlife conservation programs or represent a species/taxa found at the Zoo will be given priority.

Donor Name: Cleveland Metroparks
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline:
● Pre-Proposal Deadline: 5th, November, 2018
● Full Proposal Deadline: 28th, January, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: $1,000-$3,500

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

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Requests for funds should provide adequate information for evaluation of the project and the specific request, including a detailed experimental design and methodology.
● Projects that designate local/public education/awareness as a significant program outcome must include an evaluation component.
● Projects should begin in the year that they are applying for funding, (but not before funds are to be awarded) and contain a clearly defined beginning and end point.
● Funds will not be awarded for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are made.
● Although exceptions can be made, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered.
● Funds to cover contingencies or indirect costs are not granted.
● Partial funding of a project may be considered if a particular component of the project can be supported and completed independently, or if it is made clear that additional funding has been obtained or is being sought from other sources to cover remaining costs.
● Proposals requesting more than the maximum amount of funds allowed for the specific grant program will not be accepted.
● Subsequent phases of previously funded projects may be submitted.
● Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is not required to be a collaborator for a project to be eligible for funding.
● Highly invasive research, or projects that collect/voucher specimens will not be considered for funding.

● Applicants previously funded through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s competitive grants programs may apply for additional funding for the same or a new project only after all of the requirements have been met for the previously funded work. If applying for additional funds for the same project, the applicant is limited to two grants. After two grants have been awarded for a project, the PI is not eligible to apply for further funding for that project. There is no limit to the number of applications one can submit for different projects. The application process is the same for both new and second-time applicants.

Eligible Country: Africa and Asia

Submission mail: grants@clevelandmetroparks.com

Other important link:
● Guideline:
 Pre-Proposal Application Guidelines (PDF): Click to view
 Full Proposal Application Guidelines (PDF): Click to view
 Reporting Guidelines (PDF): Click to view
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: Pre-proposal applications must be sent via email. All application materials must be sent on one email and received by the application deadline to be considered for review. Completed applications and questions regarding eligibility, the application process or pre-proposal format should be directed to: Conservation Grants Assistant Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, Ohio USA Phone: (216) 661-6500 x4029 Fax: (216) 635-3318 Email: grants@clevelandmetroparks.com
● Pre-proposal guidelines: The pre-proposal should be typed in English on 8 ½ x11 inch size paper, have 1-inch margins and an easily readable 12pt. font. Pre-proposals are limited to four pages and must include the components listed below (three pages for the Project Description and Budget and a one page CV). Letters of support/commitment may be included if applicable.
● A complete application includes:
 Completed Pre-Proposal/Proposal Application Form
 Pre-Proposal (as detailed below)

● 
Curriculum Vitae of the Principle Investigator (one page in English)
● Letter(s) of Support/Commitment: Required from any collaborator(s), governing body, protected area, organization/group or institution whose cooperation is necessary for project completion. Letters must be in English (or translated to English if original is in another language), signed and on official letterhead. They can be sent electronically, faxed or mailed in the post but must be received by the application deadline to be considered in the review.|

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