Future Conservationist Awards
The Call for Applications for 2014 CLP Awards is Open!
Apply online by 11th November 2013 (0:00 GMT)
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Download the Eligibility Criteria for Future Conservationist Awards. *Updated Oct 1. Cuba no longer eligible*
The Conservation Leadership Programme offers Future Conservationist Awards of up to $15,000 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. These awards are highly competitive and winners are selected from among the best quality applications.
Successful applicants will: 1.) develop the knowledge, skills and experience of team members; 2.) implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; 3.) contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts; and 4.) contribute to the education and awareness of local stakeholders.
As part of the award, one representative from each award winning team will be invited to participate in an international training course presented by the CLP. The course will include modules to develop leadership, project management, education, facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their experience and build a global network.
On top of this, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the four conservation partner organizations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff are also available to help with the implementation of projects, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.
Prior to applying, applicants should read our Frequently Asked Questions document
Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the CLP well before the application deadline for advice or input on your proposal. Staff members can help teams determine if their project fits within the specified criteria, offer advice on methods and project activities, and put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can offer advice.
Alumni Ambassador Programme: The Alumni Ambassador Programme is now closed for the 2014 CLP Awards application process. Ambassadors will not be responding to new requests for support. Many thanks to our group of Ambassadors who volunteered their time to provide feedback to applicants over the past few months.
Ready to Apply?
- Prepare your proposal: Download the Guidelines and Application Form for Future Conservationist Awards (MS-Word). See a Sample CLP Proposal for a better idea of the structure and level of detail that is expected.
- Submit your application online: Register on our online application platform and start entering your proposal. All proposals must be submitted via this online site by the deadline. We recommend completing the proposal offline first, using the Application Form provided (MS-Word document). Application questions on the online site match the questions in this word document.
- Foreign language support: Application forms and guidelines have now been translated into Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese. Please note that all applications must be submitted in English through our online application platform.