Future Conservationist Award

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

The competition for the 2023 CLP Future Conservationist Awards is now open. These awards offer a grant of up to $15,000 to teams of early-career conservationists working on high-priority projects in eligible countries worldwide. The deadline for submitting a full proposal is 10 October, 2022 (11:59 PM GMT).

Applications must be submitted via the online application portal. Please see the detailed guidelines and checklist below, and our Frequently Asked Questions, to help you with your application.

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Please note: Future Conservationist Award applicants can request help preparing their project proposal from one of our Alumni Reviewers. More information can be found here.

Prospective Future Conservationist Award applicants can also find out more about the eligibility requirements by watching the video below.


About the CLP Future Conservationist Awards

Each worth $15,000, Future Conservationist Awards are granted to teams of early-career conservationists (i.e., team members have less than five years of professional conservation experience) 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.

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