2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

September 30, 2015

Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open! CLP aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in high-priority places with limited capacity to address conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world achieve their goals for 30 years.

“I have found every step of my relationship with the CLP to be life changing. Through the CLP, I have met and received mentorship from seasoned conservation professionals that have in no small measures added immeasurable value to my career far beyond my expectations.” Fidelis Atuo,  CLP Future Conservationist Award Winner.

The programme works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support. CLP offers three levels of Conservation Awards:

Future Conservationist Awards: Up to $12,500 per project.

Conservation Follow-Up Awards: Up to $20,000 per project and available only to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award winners.

Conservation Leadership Awards: Up to $40,000 per project and available only to previous CLP Follow-Up Award winners.

Application deadline for ALL awards: Monday 7 December 2015

Those applying for either a Conservation Follow-Up Award or Conservation Leadership Award must submit a Logical Framework and the Final Report of their previous CLP project by 26 October 2015. If the Logical Framework and Final Report are satisfactory, the team will be invited to submit a full proposal by the 7 December deadline. Teams will be notified of this invitation by 30 October 2015.

In 2016, CLP funding is available to teams conducting projects in the following countries:


Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa


Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico

Asia & Pacific

China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East

Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, United Arab Emirates

“All of the support provided by CLP from 1997 through to today has helped me become a national level leader with national and international responsibilities.” Kanchana Weerakoon, CLP Alumna and Kate Stokes Memorial Award Winner.

Successful applicants will:

1.) Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members;

2.) Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; and

3.) Contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts.

Applicants seeking advice on their proposals may contact CLP staff and/or CLP Alumni Ambassadors for guidance on project eligibility, methods and project activities. More information on Alumni Ambassadors can be found on the CLP website. Requests for application support must be sent at least two weeks before the application deadline. CLP may be able to put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.

Applicants should read our Application Guidelines and FAQs page before applying. To find out more about applying for CLP funding, please visit our grants page.

Good Luck!

2016 CLP Call for Applications

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