Apply today for 2024 Team Awards: funding, training and support

July 10, 2023

Are you an emerging conservationist with an exciting project that needs financial support?

Conservaton Leadership Programme (CLP) is continuing to support high-priority conservation projects through its 2024 Team Awards. The programme is currently inviting applications from teams undertaking research, practical actions and community outreach to promote solutions for threatened fauna and flora. We are particularly encouraging applications from marginalised groups including but not limited to indigenous peoples, women and gender nonconforming individuals, people living in the community where the project is based and those working on data-deficient species. If you are the beginning of your conservation career (less than 5 years paid experience) – we want to support you! You don’t need to have an academic background, as long as you can demonstrate a commitment to and knowledge about your species. Applicants from eligible countries must have at least three team members and need to work with species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the global IUCN Red List.

“CLP provides vital support to conservationists during the early career stage when they are full of ideas and energy but do not have enough resources.”

Applications to the CLP 2024 Team Awards must be submitted using the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on 31st October, 2023.

Award-winning teams will benefit from a project grant, as well as opportunities to build connections with peers and access expert mentorship through the CLP Alumni Network (comprising approximately 3,000 past recipients around the world) and the three CLP partnership organisations: Fauna & Flora, Wildlife Conservation Society and BirdLife International. Individuals from winning teams are also invited to participate in international, regional and online training courses to develop their conservation knowledge and skills.

Eligible applicants can apply for one of two types of award:

  1. Future Conservationist Awards (up to $15,000 per project)
  2. Conservation Follow-Up Awards (up to $25,000 per project; available only to previous recipients of a Future Conservationist Award)

Applicants must propose projects that support the conservation of species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the global IUCN Red List. Projects must take place in an eligible country, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, and involve at least three team members.

Many past recipients of CLP Team Awards have gone on to lead successful careers in the conservation sector, including establishing their own NGOs, influencing conservation policy, discovering new species, driving forward scientific knowledge, and bringing species back from the brink of extinction.

The winners of the 2024 CLP Team Awards are expected to be announced in April 2024.

This call for applications has been made possible thanks to support from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin (

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