Tag Archives: Biodiversity

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation.

Funding brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11th, December, 2018. Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used […]

The National Geographic Society (NGS), Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Artificial intelligence (AI) for earth’ to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects that improve the way they monitor, model, and ultimately […]

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Research Grant Programme financially supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. With the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region, grants are available only for individual researchers, but not for groups/teams, to enhance their skills, […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management’.

Funding brief: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sponsors the Michel Batisse Award for outstanding achievements in biosphere reserve management. This award is given at the time of the MAB Council in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of […]

Future For Nature Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Future for Nature Award’ to protect species of wild animals and plants by combining passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation.

Funding brief: The new round for the 2019 Future For Nature Awards is open now! Are you a young (under 35 years old), talented and inspiring conservationist, committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants by combining passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation? Do not hesitate and apply for the […]

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS): Inviting applications for ‘CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund’ to support conservation-oriented research.

Funding brief: The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The Chicago Zoological Society CBOT Endangered Species Fund is now accepting new proposals for the Fall funding cycle. Grant proposals should focus on conservation and research of specific threatened, vulnerable or endangered species or a […]

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. […]

The Phoenix Zoo: Inviting applications for ‘Phoenix Zoo Conservation and Science Grants Program’ to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation.

Funding brief: The Conservation & Science department’s mission is to provide ex situ support for in situ conservation. They accomplish our goals through participation and leadership in conservation efforts at the Phoenix Zoo, throughout our region and worldwide. Priorities: Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate a measurable, common-sense approach to conservation and science issues, […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Feminist Participatory Action Research – Support to Grassroots Women Organizations for Land Rights and Development Justice 2018-2020’ to strengthen feminist movements for land rights and development justice.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots women’s rights organizations and movements to take part in this exciting Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) programme that aims to develop capacity, tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant and urban poor women (RIMUP) to demand their rights on land, water, soils, biodiversity, and other natural resources. Eight to […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Inviting applications for ‘SDM 2018 Call for Proposals’ to contribute to the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Funding brief: The Secretariat for the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for SDM 2018 projects. SDM is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative, established jointly by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute […]

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Inviting applications for ‘Stockholm Water Prize’ to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Funding brief: The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Donor Name: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Funding name: 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Deadline: 30th, September, 2018 Funding details link: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/ Funding limit: Not found Special Notes: […]

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA): Inviting applications for ‘Pathfinder Award’ to recognize outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organizations or groups.

Funding brief: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as well as WildArk- A Movement for the Wild present the inaugural Pathfinder Award. The Pathfinder Award recognizes outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by […]

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to implement a conservation project in any country around the world except North America (US and Canada – where the Conservation Alliance provides funding for conservation efforts from the North American outdoor industry).

Funding brief: Non profit organizations can apply to EOCA for grants of up to €30,000 to implement a conservation project in any country around the world except North America (US and Canada – where the Conservation Alliance provides funding for conservation efforts from the North American outdoor industry). Project applications MUST: – protect a threatened […]

The Pro Natura Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Pro Natura Fund’ to conserve nature by supporting scientific researches and activities in areas other than Japan, especially in developing countries.

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 […]

The BBVA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards’ to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.

Funding brief: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are: ● Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) ● […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is is an initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

The Barcelona Zoo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promote projects in accordance with general objectives in the scope of research and conservation.

Funding brief: The purpose of these rules is to regulate the awarding of grants and financial aid by the Barcelona Zoo Foundation within the limits established in its 2018 budget to those entities, institutions and persons considered of interest. Grants and aids shall be awarded in the framework of a collaboration agreement subject to these […]

The National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘Big Cats Initiative’ to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Big Cats Initiative seeks to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs. The goal of this RFP is to identify projects that will help halt the decline of big cats worldwide. Projects may be based […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists – CGF Programme’ to help young scientists in this region grow up as worldclass scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: This funding opportunity is offered to young scientists to enrich thier capacity and experience as a scientist through implementing their own research project and collaborating with their supervisor. For detailed information for applying, please read “Framework of CGF.” The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the […]

The Roger Williams Park Zoo: Inviting applications for ‘The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF)’ to support conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF), established by Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive […]

Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to deliver rapid solutions to the most critical challenges facing humans and our planet.

Funding brief: The world’s biggest conservation and sustainable development challenges demand innovative solutions. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) takes on this key challenge and believes that successful solutions cannot be achieved by a single organization acting alone. SNAPP announces its 2018 Request for Proposals to convene interdisciplinary teams and invites you to […]

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI): Inviting applications for ‘Co-funded Small Grants Program’ for the role of ecosystem services in adaptation to global change for human wellbeing.

Funding brief: The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)  has been announced for the role of ecosystem services in adaptation to global change for human well-being. Objectives of the Small Grants Program – Encourage scientists in the Americas to focus on global change research that responds to the challenges identified by the IAI Conference […]

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ for the areas-‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ in order to-1)To contribute to the society by promoting international understanding; 2)To realize a society where mankind respects nature and harmonize with it under the concept of “co-existence of nature and mankind”;

Funding brief: Two major objectives of The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation are: 1) To contribute to the society by promoting international understanding; 2) To realize a society where mankind respects nature and harmonize with it under the concept of “co-existence of nature and mankind”; In line with these objectives, the Foundation provides funds to excellent […]

The University of St Andrews and ConocoPhillips: Inviting applications for ‘The St Andrews Prize’ to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world.

Funding brief: The University of St Andrews and independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the call for entries for the st andrews prize for the environment 2019. The primary objective of the Prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be […]

The AEON Environmental Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity’ to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.

Funding brief: The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is an international biennial prize co-organized by the AEON Environment Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It aims to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objective of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020. It aims to […]

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA): Inviting applications for ‘AEWA Conservation Award 2018’ to recognize and honour individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises.

Funding brief: The AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award was established in 2005 by the AEWA Standing Committee in order to recognize and honor individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises. Recipients should have made a significant contribution towards long-term conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region. The Award is conferred […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces its first annual Mountain Prize, to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. The ICIMOD Mountain Prize will be awarded […]

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

Funding brief: The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the […]

The Society for Marine Mammalogy: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants In Aid of Research’ to help support marine mammal research in low-income countries.

Funding brief: The Society for Marine Mammalogy established a program to help support marine mammal research in low-income countries in 1999. Applications are particularly welcome from scientists working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Island states, and countries which made up the former USSR. Donor Name: The Society for Marine Mammalogy Funding name: Small Grants […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘Benefit-sharing Fund’ to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL): Inviting applications to provide funds for local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness to create or expand safe reserves and connect wildlife habitats.

Funding brief:The International Union for Conservation of Nature Netherlands (IUCN NL) is currently accepting applications for its Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN) to enable strong local conservation NGOs to secure, connect and efficiently protect habitat of Red List species. The IUCN NL programme Small grants for the SPN provide funds for local […]

The International Zoo Educators Association (IZEA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support Zoo and Aquarium Educators to attend the two yearly.

Funding brief: Through its institutional memberships, IZE raises funds to support Zoo and Aquarium Educators to attend the two yearly IZE conference. The Sponsored Delegates Grant is for Zoo and Aquarium Educators who would not otherwise have the means or support to attend the conference. The aim of the program is for IZE to help […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Inviting applications for a) Planning Grants Program; b) Demonstration Grants Program;

Funding brief: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) invites application for the following funding theme- a) Planning Grants Program b) Demonstration Grants Program Focus areas: The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offers clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Climate change adaption/mitigation ● Ecosystem services ● Renewable […]

Institute of International Education, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund’ to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region.

Funding brief: The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected […]

Panthera: Inviting applications for ‘Kaplan Graduate Awards’ to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists and for ‘Sabin Snow Leopard’ to support in situ conservation projects on snow leopards.

Funding brief: The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) was created to help develop the next generation of wild cat biologists. The program supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology graduate students working on wild felids in situ. They welcome applications for projects on all wild cat species in all regions. Award amounts vary; the […]

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Science Without Borders® Challenge’ to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

Funding brief: The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral […]

The British Ecological Society (BES): Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project.

Funding brief: The British Ecological Society (BES) supports projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support work of the highest international standard and applicants need to […]

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Grants Fund (CGF)’ to support the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA accredited zoos and aquariums.

Funding brief: Established in 1984, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA accredited zoos and aquariums, and their collaborators. CGF grants are awarded in six categories: animal health, animal welfare, conservation education, field conservation and/or reintroduction, animal management and/or breeding, […]

The Culture and Animals Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).

Funding brief: The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise […]

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’ in 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Funding brief: The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.  Your programs must align with these priorities. Priorities: ● Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability  Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of […]

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant’ to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship

Funding brief: Wildlife Acoustics’ mission is to support efforts in conservation and environmental stewardship. They want to enable those involved in animal biology, research and conservation to do their best work easily and quickly. To that end, Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and […]

The Van Tienhoven Foundation: Inviting applications for biodiversity, conservation, raising awareness and engaging other stakeholders, and change in policy and practice etc.

Funding brief: Van Tienhoven Foundation is a small foundation that makes grants on the basis of the estate of Pieter Gerbrand van Tienhoven. They are concerned about life on earth and the delicate balance between human life, nature and biodiversity. They believe local people are instrumental and key to conserve and restore nature and species […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International); b) Reproductive Health (International).

Funding brief: The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. […]

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign (Student Grants)’ to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species.

Funding brief: As part of the Global Trees Campaign and the Conservation Leadership Programme, Fauna & Flora International is offering student grants to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species. They invite applications for a maximum grant of up to £1,000 towards […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Tropical Rainforests programme’ to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.

Funding brief: Under our Tropical Rainforests programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. Local projects: Applications for practical local projects that we will consider would typically be […]

BigPicture: Inviting applications to encourage photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.

Funding brief: BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife […]

Auckland Zoo: Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Fund’ to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value.

Funding brief: The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. Donor Name: Auckland Zoo Funding name: Conservation Fund Deadline: Applications close on Sunday 25th, March, 2018. Funding details link: https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/conservation-fund Funding limit: ​Small grants will be […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. ● Early Career Grant: An Early Career Grant application is […]

Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV): Inviting applications for a) AAV Companion Bird Health Research Fund; and b) AAV Wild Bird Health Research Fund;

Funding brief: The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) is inviting the following research fund- AAV Companion Bird Health Research Fund: Pre-proposals for research projects addressing clinical aspects of companion bird health, are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Areas of interest include but are not limited to […]

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and DFID, Darwin Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘Darwin Initiative Scoping Awards’ to develop a workable project idea and build potential project partnerships within the country where the project would take place.

Funding brief: Scoping projects are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative. The aim is to develop a workable project idea and build potential project partnerships within the country where the project would take place. A successful scoping project should lead to a main round project application. Scoping Awards […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘The Benefit-sharing Fund’ of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment.

Funding brief: The Call for Proposals under the fourth cycle of projects to be funded through the Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is now open. All developing countries that are Contracting Parties to the International Treaty are eligible to apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-International Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Asian Elephant Conservation Fund’ to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant.

Funding brief: The Asian Elephant Conservation Fund solicits project proposals for the conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) throughout its range. In 1997, with awareness of the increasing threat to the welfare of the already endangered Asian elephant, The Asian Elephant Conservation Act was signed into law. The Act provides for the conservation of […]

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF): Inviting applications for ‘GBIF Young Researchers Award’ to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data.

Award brief: The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 Young Researchers Award on behalf of the network of national Participants,. This annual programme aims to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s and doctoral studies rely on GBIF-mediated data. Donor Name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility […]

The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS): Inviting applications for ‘International Herpetological Symposium Grant’ to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education.

Funding brief: The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) has established a grant program to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education. Proposals are due by April 30 of each year, and recipients are announced by September. Grants are available annually in amounts up to $1000 and will be awarded to […]

The World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

Award brief: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural […]

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation: Inviting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Funding brief: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of […]

Fauna & Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Trees Campaign’ to contribute to tree species conservation.

Funding brief: The Global Trees Campaign has identified a number of research opportunities which would contribute to tree species conservation. These may be of interest to MSc and MRes students looking to collaborate with applied practitioners for their research projects in 2018. Working with our in-country partners, the Global Trees Campaign is currently supporting conservation […]

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC): Inviting applications for ‘Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award’ to a student from a developing country conducting research in tropical conservation biology.

Funding brief: Every year the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation presents the Navjot Sodhi Conservation Research Award to a student from a developing country conducting research in tropical conservation biology. This award is in remembrance and recognition of the contributions of our colleague and friend Navjot Sodhi, who inspired many students and colleagues with […]

The Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for Community-driven conservation approaches to eliminate, manage, or mitigate threats to marine mammals.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting pre-proposals until January 11, 2018. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to exceed […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to promote capacity building of young scientists.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV): Inviting applications for ‘AAZV Zoological Medicine & Wildlife Health Research Grant’ to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.

Funding brief: The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded by The Wild Animal Health Fund in 2011.  The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. Criteria:Grants will be critically evaluated using the […]

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF): Inviting applications for ‘Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme’ for data mobilization and portal support in Asia.

Funding brief: The third call under the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme invites proposals that ● Enhance knowledge of Asian biodiversity through access to data from biological collections and monitoring programmes in the region ● Support GBIF nodes in Asia to develop or improve biodiversity information portals GBIF invites the submission of proposals under the […]

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Inviting applications to award a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects.

Funding brief: Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning.They will have a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications. For […]

Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to engage in environmental activities.

Funding brief: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. If you consider applying for our grant program, please kindly follow the guidance page below carefully. Donor Name: Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application period […]

Oriental Bird Club (OBS): Inviting applications for ‘The OBC Conservation Fund’ to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region.

Funding brief: The OBC Conservation Fund invites applications for grants for conservation work and conservation awareness projects. OBC Conservation Committee will consider all proposals for these awards that aim to promote bird conservation in the Oriental Bird Club region. Preference will be given to proposals addressing these priority objectives: ● Projects benefiting Globally Threatened bird […]

Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation: Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) 2018’ for the funding theme-‘Nature conservation efforts in developing countries’.

Funding brief: The Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation is Inviting applications for ‘Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) 2018’ for the funding theme-‘Nature conservation efforts in developing countries ‘. Donor Name: Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation Funding name: Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), 2018 Deadline: From 09:00, October, 2nd (Monday), 2017 to 17:00 JST, December, 4th […]

The American Philosophical Society: Inviting applications for ‘ASP Conservationist Awards and Grants’ to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the prestige of an ASP award or grant can be a valuable aid to the recipient’s conservation efforts.

Funding brief: Nominations for ASP Conservationist Awards and Grants are now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards and grants, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries – countries with native primate fauna – for whom the […]

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at […]

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): Inviting applications for ‘the Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds’ to help the world’s rarest birds.

Funding brief: RSPB awards small grants to help the world’s rarest birds. Around 600 bird species are listed as globally Endangered or Critically Endangered. These are the rarest and most threatened species on the planet. Yet some of them are so poorly known that it is difficult to know what to do to help them. […]

Cleveland Metroparks: Inviting applications for ‘the Asia Seed Grants Program’ to support field conservation and research projects in Asia.

Funding brief: With generous support from the Cleveland Zoological Society, the Asia Seed Grants Program provides funds to support field conservation and research projects in Asia. Annual awards ranging from $1000 to $3500 will be made to conservation and research initiatives involving wildlife and their habitats, and educational or cultural activities that involve or impact […]

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grant Program’ to support the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education.

Funding brief: The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes: ● Conservation Education – building an awareness […]

The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section: Inviting applications for ‘SCB Marine Section – Conservation Research Small Grants Program’ to provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding.

Funding brief: The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 cycle of our Conservation Research Small Grants Program!  The program will provide funding to marine conservation research projects in areas of acute need, especially for research in the developing world or for organizations with limited access to conservation funding. Donor […]

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Inviting applications for ‘Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation’ to work on the ground to advance conservation research, build capacity among local populations, strengthen environmental education, promote community involvement, and foster behavior change that benefits animals and people.

Funding brief: Established more than 25 years ago, the Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation has helped hundreds of dedicated wildlife heroes across the globe protect threatened and endangered animals and their critical habitats.  Each year the Zoo awards 70 grants to projects in 30 countries. By providing grants to local conservation leaders, the Zoo puts […]

The Pacsafe Turtle Fund: Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to conserve our planet’s original explorer – the marine turtle.

Funding brief: Migrating the globe with its home on its back, the turtle symbolizes endurance, wisdom and life in balance with the environment. These majestic creatures inspire Pacsafe’s mission to help people explore the world safely and respectfully, represented in our logo from the very start. The vision of the fund is a world where […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards’ to support research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

Funding brief: UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards is helping young people help the planet. Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation […]

Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact strives to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Sea Pact wishes to place an emphasis on projects […]

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Inviting applications for ‘2017 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant’ to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians.

Funding brief: The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. The typical awards are in the range of $2,000 to $3,000. Clinically-oriented proposals, conservation-based proposals, and proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Proposals will be evaluated based on clinical significance, conservation […]

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI): Inviting applications for ‘Conservation Large grant’ to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research.

Funding brief:  Large grants are awarded to projects with strong potential to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advancement of constructive wildlife research. Conservation projects are evaluated for their relationship to sustainable use of wildlife, and their ability to work toward maintaining healthy ecosystems and providing quality habitat for all wildlife […]

International Iguana Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The International Iguana Foundation awards’ to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity.

Funding brief: The International Iguana Foundation awards were established to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity. The IIF provides annual project funding to a wide range of species and programs through our grant application process Preference will be given to: ● Projects that are components […]

Rainforest Trust: Inviting applications for- a) ’Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge’ to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species;  b) ‘Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards’ to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas.

Funding brief: Rainforest Trust invites application for the following funding opportunities throughout the year- a) Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge: This is to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species; Through our SAVES Challenge, Rainforest Trust has committed $50 million as a challenge match that will direct a total […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Migratory Bird Program): Inviting applications for ‘Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) program’ to provide matching grants to Neotropical migratory bird conservation projects.

Funding brief: The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) addresses migratory bird population needs on a continental scale and conserves birds throughout their life cycles. The projects our grants support in other countries foster security, generate good will, and improve foreign relations, while sustaining healthy bird populations. Since 2002, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act […]

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and DFID, Darwin Initiative: Inviting applications to protect and enhance biodiversity and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries.

Funding brief:  The objective of the Darwin Initiative is to protect and enhance biodiversity and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries, through projects which address one, or more, of the following themes: ● Protection or enhancement of ecosystems, species or genetic resources through in-situ or ex-situ conservation or remedying environmental damage; […]

International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment: Inviting applications for ‘Small Grants Programme 2017’ to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from France and the Principality of Monaco.

Funding brief: This grants programme is a joint initiative of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment, to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from […]

Zoos Victoria: Inviting applications ‘International Conservation Grants Program – 2017-18’ to focus on alleviating community-driven threats to wildlife.

Donor Name: Zoos Victoria Funding name: International Conservation Grants Program – 2017-18 Funding brief: Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit zoo-based conservation organization dedicated to fighting extinction. Our pursuit of tangible conservation outcomes for threatened species includes a major focus on engaging communities (people) in ways that enable them to take action to help wildlife; ‘Wildlife […]

Chicago Zoological Society (CZS): Inviting applications for ‘CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund’ to supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding.

Donor Name:  Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) Funding name:  CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund Funding brief: The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding. Deadline: The deadline […]

Millennium Campus Network (MCN): Inviting applications for ‘Millennium Oceans Prize’ to seek celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration.

Donor Name: Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Funding name: Millennium Oceans Prize Funding brief:  The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed […]

World Land Trust: Inviting applications to seek potential opportunities to support projects focused on protecting threatened biodiversity worldwide.

Donor Name: World Land Trust Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  World Land Trust (WLT) actively seeks potential opportunities to support projects focused on protecting threatened biodiversity worldwide. Organizations wishing to submit a project proposal to World Land Trust should be aware that we DO NOT usually accept unsolicited applications. On occasion they […]

SavingSpecies: Inviting applications to help local conservation groups purchase land for conservation and habitat restoration, and may consider projects for restoration of habitat on land that is within an existing protected area.

Donor Name: SavingSpecies Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  SavingSpecies helps local conservation groups purchase land for conservation and habitat restoration, and may consider projects for restoration of habitat on land that is within an existing protected area. They maximize our effectiveness by providing grants for the purchase and restoration of land that […]

The Zebra Foundation: Inviting applications to help veterinary surgeons and students extend their knowledge of zoological medicine.

Donor Name: The Zebra Foundation Funding name:  ZEBRA Foundation award Funding brief:  The Zebra Foundation wants to help veterinary surgeons and students extend their knowledge of zoological medicine. This may be by attending relevant organizations at home or abroad, undertaking elective study projects or zoological research. Deadline: Applications are considered twice a year in December […]

International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA): Inviting applications to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

Donor Name: International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) Funding name: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant  2017 Funding brief: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association Research Grant was founded in 2011 to provide financial support for investigations which address IMATA’s mission to advance the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering […]

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Inviting applications to contribute to the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Donor Name:  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Funding name:  Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2017 Funding brief: The Secretariat for the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for SDM 2017 sub-grant projects. SDM is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama […]

Loro Parque Fundación: Inviting applications to support projects that mainly focus on parrots and marine species.

Donor Name:  Loro Parque Fundación Funding name:  Conservation and research project support Funding brief: Loro Parque Fundación supports projects that mainly focus on parrots and marine species. Our main aim is to improve the conservation status of the endangered species as well as to promote conservation of the land and marine biodiversity. Deadline: 15th, September, […]

Whitley Fund for Nature: Inviting applications for outstanding nature conservationists around the developing world.

Donor Name:  Whitley Fund for Nature Funding name: Whitley Awards 2018 Funding brief: WFN is a UK registered charity offering Whitley Awards and ongoing support to outstanding nature conservationists around the developing world. They locate and recognize dynamic conservation leaders and support projects founded on science, community involvement and pragmatism. The charity offers funding, training […]

John Ball Zoo: Inviting applications for The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management.

Donor Name: John Ball Zoo Funding name: The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund Funding brief:  The John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management. Deadline: The […]

The Weeden Foundation: Inviting applications for grant to protect Biodiversity.

Donor Name: The Weeden Foundation Funding name: No specific fund name Funding brief:  The Foundation requires that new applicants (not current grantees) submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via email. They will respond to such emails within a few weeks of receipt. LOIs should be no more than two pages long, and reflect a basic […]

National Geographic Society: Inviting applications for Standard Grant for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Donor Name: National Geographic Society Fund name: Standard Grant Funding brief: The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. […]