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Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program


Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Africa

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies and Panthera partnered in 2014 to launch the Cheetah Conservation Grants Program, which supports in situ conservation projects on cheetahs with one-year grants for up to $15,000. Awards may be extended to subsequent years, contingent upon performance and results. There will be only one Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants cycle each year and applications are by invitation only.

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


  • The Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program supports applications for in situ conservation efforts on the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Africa. 


 Emphasis will be given to requests for field conservation and research activities including:

  • Surveys of the cheetah’s range, for which there are currently very poor data. Countries of interest include Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Zambia, West Africa and North Africa;
  • Corridor delineation. We are interested in identifying and delineating important connections between known cheetah populations, including (but not limited to) conducting surveys and telemetry projects to discern cheetah movements between protected areas;
  • Applying interventions that mitigate threats to cheetahs including activities which measurably reduce the persecution of cheetahs by pastoralists and poachers, the illegal trade in cheetahs, and so on.


  • Support for graduate studies (tuition, bursaries, university living costs, etc.) will not be considered by the Cheetah Conservation Grants Program.
  • Panthera does not support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, legal actions, overhead costs, academic exchanges, or captive breeding.