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Scott Neotropical Fund Grant

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Aug 25, 2018 (Full proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 16, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Caribbean, Central America, South America, Mexico

Location of residency: Caribbean, Central America, South America, Mexico

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The Scott Neotropical Fund supports the work of neotropical residents in their countries through direct project support, training opportunities, and/or technical assistance that will continue to benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats of the neotropics into the future. The Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo first required that all applicants submit a pre-proposal.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The primary investigator must be a neotropical resident
  • The project impact must be within the neotropics.
  • Must be a research and/or conservation initiative involving animals and their habitat or programs involving local people that directly affect animal conservation.
  • Requests for partial funding of the project is okay.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is not required to be a collaborator for a project to be eligible for funding.
  • Projects submitted for funding should be sound research proposals with clear conservation implications. Including:
    • Species, natural history and ecology studies
    • National park inventories
    • Surveys and biological assessments
    • Initiatives involving local people that directly impact animal conservation
  • Consideration will also be given to projects in captive situations in the neotropics if the project contributes to the conservation of a species in the wild.


  • Although exceptions can be made, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered.
  • Funds to cover contingencies or indirect costs are not granted.
  • Highly invasive, terminal research projects or projects that collect/voucher specimens will not be considered for funding.
  • Funds will not be awarded for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are made.