DFC: Conservation Grants

Desert Fishes Council

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Deadline: Jan 31, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Ichthyology (Fish)

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE:  Proposals should be submitted by the deadline above and decisions will be made by March 31. Proposals may be submitted after this period, however awards will depend on availability of funds.

Conservation Grants

The Desert Fishes Council (DFC) Conservation Grants Program has been established to support projects that contribute to preserving the biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems and their associated life forms in arid regions, in accordance with the mission of the Council. Projects can include direct conservation activities, research, outreach, or equipment needed for these activities. Grant funds are dependent on annual interest available from the DFC Conservation Account, distribution of General Funds and donations. Multiple grants may be awarded annually in amounts of up to $1,000. Larger grants may be considered under special circumstances.

Recipients are expected to present a paper at an annual DFC symposium on the project in which the funds are used. DFC support should be recognized in publications and presentations.

Selection criteria will include:

  • applicability to the DFC mission,
  • benefit to subject species,
  • status of subject species,
  • potential for long-term beneficial impacts,
  • probability of success,
  • applicant credentials and career stage,
  • availability of alternative funding sources, and
  • significance of the funding to applicant/project

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


  •  Grants may be awarded individually only to DFC members in good standing.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Grants will be awarded only to DFC members in good standing.


  • This grant is not intended to pay for salary.
  • DFC does not cover overhead.
  • Members of the current selection committee and their dependents/students are not eligible for grants.


This page was last reviewed August 02, 2020 and last updated August 02, 2020