Chicago Zoological Society: CBOT Endangered Species Fund Grant
Chicago Zoological Society
Grant amount: Up to US $5,000
Next deadline: Sep 30, 2018 (Full proposal)
Later deadlines: Jul 27, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)
Applicant type: Organizations Individuals
Funding uses: Research
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The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research.
The CZS Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund will consider proposals for a specific threatened, vulnerable or endangered species or a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List Status).
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- In general, the CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund Committee wishes to have grant funds applied Projects that will assist directly in the protection of:
- populations of threatened and endangered species; OR
- a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List Status).
- This includes projects that will:
- quantitatively assess population and environmental status with indications of best conservation strategy;
- help achieve sustainable relations between local people, and the species of concern.
- If not projects are not about endangered species,
- the study intends to collect data for identifying the status of a potentially endangered or threatened species; or
- the study species is used as a model for a threatened or endangered species and the study will increase conservation effort.
- Grants are open to SSC Specialist Group Chairs and Officers, AZA/WAZA Chairs and Officers, and all interested researchers.
- All proposals should be endorsed by:
- the chairs of the group or committee of the appropriate IUCN Species Survival Committee, OR
- other major, internationally known, conservation organization, OR
- an AZA/ WAZA group, committee or other major zoo organization.
- There is the expectation that some kinds of equipment will be standard and will already be in the possession of qualified investigators.
- Travel within target countries will be considered for funding.
- The development of educational projects and training that assist in building local conservation capacity are given higher priority.
- Priority will be given to projects demonstrating critical need for the species or habitat, and that are likely to provide good, immediate results.
- Projects that have been specifically identified in published or nearly published Action Plans take priority
- eg. SSC Action Plan, SSC Specialist Group recommendation, or an AZA/WAZA, SSP or TAG recommendation.
- Smaller requests will fare better.
- Applications are not being accepted for field research being conducted in:
- the United States,
- Western Europe,
- European Union,
- New Zealand,
- S. Korea,
- Applicants can reapply to the Fund within two (2) years of first submission. Immediate resubmissions will not be considered.
- Travel from U.S. and Europe to field sites in developing countries will not be funded.
- Workshops for critical situations may be supported but the CBOT Committee is not inclined to support less focused discussions of zoo and conservation groups.
- Strict biological research projects are not a priority for this fund unless there can be a direct application of the results.
- Immediate resubmissions will not be considered. (Applicants can reapply to the Fund within two (2) years of first submission.)
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