Future Conservationist Award

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

The competition for the 2022 CLP Future Conservationist Awards is now OPEN. Applications must be submitted via the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on Sunday, 10 October, 2021.

Detailed application guidelines are available in the document below.

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If you would like to receive feedback on your draft application prior to submitting, consider contacting one of our volunteer CLP Alumni Reviewers. Read the CLP Alumni Reviewer Guidelines and Biographies below for an overview of the program and to access biographies and email addresses for each reviewer. Take a look and contact one of our reviewers directly up to two weeks before the deadline.

CLP Alumni Reviewer Guidelines and Biographies

More information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Watch this video to find out how to ensure you are eligible to apply for a Future Conservationist Award:


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.

When the call for applications opens for 2022 Team Awards, Guidelines for Applicants will be provided 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.