CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund Grant

Chicago Zoological Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 25, 2020 (Full proposal), Jun 28, 2020 (Letter of inquiry), Aug 30, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Africa; Antarctica; Central America; Eastern Europe; South America Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. 

Projects should focus on conservation and research of specific threatened, vulnerable or endangered species or a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List). This includes projects that will quantitatively assess population and environmental status with indications of best conservation strategy and projects that will help achieve sustainable relations between local people and the species of concern.

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Eligibility:

  • 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.

Preferences:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • Applications are not being accepted for field research being conducted in:
    • the United States,
    • Canada,
    • Western Europe,
    • European Union,
    • Australia,
    • New Zealand,
    • Japan,
    • S. Korea,
    • Taiwan,
    • Singapore.
  • 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.)