Grant Overview

CLP provides Conservation Team Awards on an annual basis to support the work of early-career conservationists.

The competition for the 2022 CLP Team Awards is now closed. Our next call for applications is expected to be announced in July 2022.

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About the CLP Team Awards

Each year, CLP calls for applications to support projects in low- and middle-income countries and some high-income islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. Funding is awarded to teams of 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.

There are three grant levels to allow teams to scale up their initial projects. Starting with a Future Conservationist Award, teams are supported to undertake small-scale research and awareness-raising projects. Through Follow-up and Leadership awards, teams can implement larger projects over a longer period of time and deliver practical solutions to conservation issues whilst learning to command more complex decision-making, communication and leadership skills.

Each year we receive a high number of applications for our Team Awards, making it a highly competitive process. Below we provide data on how many applications we received in the last two years and how many of these went on to be selected for an award.

Professional Development, Mentoring and Networking

In addition to awarding project funding, CLP invites one member of each award-winning team to our annual international training course. Here, they 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 our three conservation partner organisations and via our global Alumni Network, which 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 Kate Stokes Memorial Award

The Kate Stokes Memorial Award is an additional grant set up in the memory of Kate Stokes. This award is offered annually to an exceptional team of CLP alumni.