Future Conservationist Award

Future Conservationist Awards are only eligible to those who have not previously been funded by CLP.

The competition for the 2021 CLP Future Conservationist Awards is now closed. The call for applications for 2022 awards is expected to be announced in spring 2021.

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About the CLP Future Conservationist Awards

Each worth $15,000, Future Conservationist Awards are granted to teams of early-career conservationists who are conducting high-priority projects focused on protecting species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Projects must take place in an eligible country, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, involve at least three people and last between three to 12 months. Please refer to the Guidelines for Applicants above for full details on the eligibility criteria and application process.

To see previous projects that have been granted Future Conservationist Awards, please browse our Supported Projects pages.

Contact a CLP Alumni Reviewer! [This program is closed for 2021 awards]

Looking for guidance or feedback as you prepare your proposal? Contact a CLP Alumni Reviewer! CLP Alumni Reviewers are members of the CLP alumni network with a range of expertise who have volunteered to provide feedback on your application for a CLP Future Conservationist Award. Read the following guidelines to learn how the process works and reach out to a CLP Alumni Reviewer directly!