Monday, March 12, 2012

Small Grant Program

Rainforest Biodiversity Group has opened our small grant program to provide funding for projects that lead to the conservation of biodiversity within the Neotropics. This fund is available to graduate students and 501c3 non-profit organizations or equivalent and can be species-specific (flora or fauna) or site-specific work.

The grant may be used to support scientific research (both quantitative and qualitative), environmental education, sustainable economic development (eco-tourism, e.g.) and other conservation activities provided that the applicant can demonstrate how the project will support and protect biodiversity or its habitat and help Rainforest Biodiversity Group complete its mission.

In recognition that $2000 is not likely to fund a project in its entirety, prioritization for funding will go to the project that can demonstrate that the funds from this small grant program will be of critical importance to the completion and successful implementation of a project that is providing value for wildlife habitat, or wildlife conservation. This grant does not require matching funds of any kind, but it will be to the applicant’s advantage to show that these funds are being complemented by counterpart funding (either cash or in-kind) or that the funds can be leveraged for further funding from another source.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2012. For an application and more information on guidelines, please visit the website here