Global Conservation Priorities Grant Program
Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $80,000
Anticipated deadline: Jun 11, 2018 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal)
Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional
Funding uses: Research
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: Preferred: South-Eastern Asia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, New Zealand Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world
Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhDView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Global Conservation Priorities Program
Human activities are causing a biodiversity crisis, with extinction rates up to 1000 times higher than background
extinction. Extinction is eroding the ecosystem services upon which all life depends for well-being. This call for
proposals focuses on research that takes action to prevent and address extinction, habitat loss, and reduction of
ecosystem services (clean air and water, fertile soil, sustainable food production) in vulnerable locations. Some of the
most vulnerable locations are characterized by a significant lack of science that has resulted in gaps in what we need
to know in order to better manage and conserve their flora, fauna, and ecological processes. The location of and
threats to biodiversity are distributed unevenly, so prioritization is essential to minimize biodiversity loss.
Earthwatch seeks research proposals from scientists for projects that will address global change impacts on ecosystems by
- Increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of environmental challenges to species and their habitat, while providing locally relevant solutions
- Increasing partnerships with grassroots organizations, as well as with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at local and international levels
- informing management plans and environmental policies
Focal Global Conservation Priorities Program Topics
Earthwatch invites proposals for field-based research by qualified scientists on the following topics:
- Biodiversity conservation, including native species reintroductions and maintenance of genetic diversity
- Human-wildlife coexistence, including the reduction of conflict between humans and wildlife, the reduction of wildlife damage to crops and forests, and noninvasive pest control
- Food-web functionality including keystone species and biodiversity, food-web relationships driven by apex predators, pollinators, large herbivores, and other keystone species
- Adaptation to climate change-associated impacts
- Habitat connectivity for migratory species and preserving capacity for climate-change induced range shifts.
For 45 years, in order to find sustainable solutions to global change, Earthwatch has sent scientists into the field assisted by citizen-scientist volunteers. Collectively, the goal is to support projects that produce rigorous, relevant and impactful science. Participation by volunteers increases the broader impacts of the research it supports. Citizen scientists return home with a deeper awareness of what is at stake and greater commitment to address conservation challenges.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
We strongly welcomes proposals for project that will improve the livelihoods of human communities and will help develop scientists in emerging nations. We will prioritize for funding proposals in the following data-deficient locations: Southeast Asia, Patagonia, including those listed under Location Residences ( preferences).
We strongly welcomes proposals for project that will improve the livelihoods of human communities and will help develop scientists in emerging nations.
We will prioritize for funding proposals in the following data-deficient locations:
Patagonia, including those listed under Location Residences ( preferences).
- We do not currently fund research in any nations and regions listed here.
- Grants do not cover:
- scientist salaries,
- student tuition,
- capital equipment, and
- post-field work data analysis
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