Amphibian Ark: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Grants’.

Funding brief: AArk has offered grants since 2009 and in the past these have been predominantly seed grants, for newly created ex situ programs, for species that have been assessed as in need of urgent ex situ rescue.

In 2018 our grants program was expanded, to include a wider range of programs types that are eligible for funding, as well as some new guidelines and requirements for grant recipients.

They are accepting Project Outline (see below) funding applications for the following types of grants from 1st March 2019:

Start-up grants – initial funding to help newly-launched projects get started at the very beginning of their life, to help them attract larger and/or long-term funding for the duration of the program. They will not fund projects that are already well-established or have significant funding, although we will consider projects with funding in place for complementary components (such as fieldwork or education). One-time grants of up to US$5,000 are available. Recipients are able to apply for second and third year extension grants.

Start-up grant extensions – additional funds are available to provide continued support for AArk seed or start-up grant projects that a) have met their stated objectives for year one, and b) can demonstrate that additional supplemental funds have been secured for years two and three. Recipients of funding from the AArk in 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply for these extensions. Grants of up to US$4,000 for year 2 and US$3,000 for year 3 are available.

Workshop attendance – partial funding to assist attendance at ex situ amphibian conservation-related workshops, especially those which focus on amphibian husbandry, planning and reintroduction. Applicants must have already secured partial funding to attend the workshop. You must already be actively involved in an amphibian conservation project or have well-developed plans and funding in place to implement a new program Grants of up to US$750 are available.

Mentorship grants –  support for organizations which have previously received an AArk seed or start-up grant, to bring in a designated outside expert to assist with an aspect of their amphibian conservation efforts (e.g. veterinary training, environmental control etc.).  Grants up to US$1,500 are available.

Emergency grants – limited funding is available for past recipients of AArk grants throughout the year for emergency situations such as unanticipated major equipment failure in existing ex situ programs. These grants are also available for the emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction.

All applicants are required to submit a brief Project Outline, prior to submitting a full application. Your Project Outline should be less than 200 words in length, and should contain information under the following headings: Species, Organization, Project Manager, Goals, Proposed Outcomes and Other funding Sources (both requested and received). Project Outlines will be reviewed and successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. Full applications will not be accepted without a Project Outline having been submitted and approved by the review committee.

The grants are intended to support conservation projects for amphibian species that cannot currently be saved in the wild, with a focus on ex situ actions, and in partnership with appropriate field activities. Preference will be given to projects for species which have been assessed as in need of ex situ rescue or research work, either as a recommendation from a Conservation Needs Assessment (www.conservationneeds.org) or a similar, national assessment process.

These grants are not intended to fund:
Workshops
Educational exhibits
Project overheard or indirect costs
Field projects without a strong ex situcomponent

Donor Name: Amphibian Ark
Funding name: Conservation Grants

Deadline:
Program Outline deadline: 17th, April, 2020
Grant application deadline: 22nd, May, 2020

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
Start-up grants –One-time grants of up to US$5,000 are available.
Start-up grant extensions –Grants of up to US$4,000 for year 2 and US$3,000 for year 3 are available.
Workshop attendance –You must already be actively involved in an amphibian conservation project or have well-developed plans and funding in place to implement a new program Grants of up to US$750 are available.
Mentorship grants –  Grants up to US$1,500 are available.
Emergency grants – limited funding is available for past recipients of AArk grants throughout the year for emergency situations such as unanticipated major equipment failure in existing ex situ programs. These grants are also available for the emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction.

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

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Start-up grant extensions –Grants of up to US$4,000 for year 2 and US$3,000 for year 3 are available.

Eligible organization: As below

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

 Submission mail: grants@amphibianark.org

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view
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How to apply: Submit proposals to: Kevin Johnson, Taxon Officer grants@amphibianark.org. All correspondence should have “AArk Conservation Grant Proposal/principal researcher’s name” in the subject line.

Proposals should be submitted in English.

The body of the proposal (including content points 1-6 above) must not exceed three pages, excluding budget (≤1 page) and literature cited (≤½ page). Proposals longer than five pages in body length will not be reviewed.

All materials should be submitted together, as .doc or .pdf files attached to a single e-mail. File titles should include the name of the grant’s principal researcher. The two supporting letters should be sent as separate files.

Only e-mailed proposals will be accepted.

They require two types of supporting letter:
 All applicants – whether applying as individuals or as employees representing their organizations – must include at least one (preferably two) letter of endorsement from someone at an unrelated organization. That person should be a recognized leader in the field or at least from an internationally known organization.
 Employees representing their organizations must also submit a letter of institutional support from their employer. This letter is to verify that the employer (1) is aware that the applicant is proposing the project and (2) will provide the necessary resources, time and space to complete the proposed work for the duration of the project. Please address these points, with details of how this will be achieved. One such letter is required for each project leader on the application who has a different employer.FundForBangladesh-BorderVisit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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