Future Conservationist Award

CLP Call for Proposals: increased funding amounts and increased number of eligible countries!

The Conservation Leadership Programme is now accepting applications to support projects in low and middle income countries and some high income islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. Funding will support early-career conservationists to conduct scientific research, encourage and promote pro-conservation attitudes and deliver tangible results to better conserve and manage the natural world. Deadline for applications is 24th November 2019.

In this funding round, a set of CLP Future Conservationist Awards, each worth $15,000, will be granted to teams of early-careers conservationists to conduct projects on target species that are listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Among other criteria, projects must take place in one of the eligible countries*, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, involve at least three people and last no more than 12 months.

In addition to project funding, CLP will invite one member of each Award-winning team to our international training course where they will learn about a range of conservation management and leadership topics as well as build a network with other early-career conservationists. Our training course helps awardees deliver their CLP projects and has also been credited for furthering participants’ career progression. It is a rewarding and life-changing experience!

As part of the award, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the three conservation partner organisations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff members are also available to advise on project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

The CLP Management Team is very open to supporting applicants pre-submission, so do not hesitate to contact us. CLP Ambassadors (previous award-winners who can be contacted following the link below) are also on-hand to deliver feedback and advice to applicants. CLP Ambassador support has proved to be very beneficial in the past, as described in this recent CLP winner’s blog. Check back in September for Ambassador contact details.

* Eligible countries for this funding round are: non-high income economies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and South-eastern Europe and the Middle East. See guidelines for ineligible countries (high income and countries with whom trade or other dealings are prohibited under any sanctions or restricted party regime imposed by the UN, EU, UK and USA) and high income Caribbean and Pacific Island economies that are eligible.