Conservation Small Grants

Primate Society of Great Britain

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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2021

Fields of work: Primatology Primate Conservation

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Research

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

Location of project: Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Bangladesh Show all

Location of residency: Africa; Central America; South America; Afghanistan; Algeria Show all

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The PSGB Conservation Working Party (CWP) is focused on all aspects of primate conservation, including surveys to assess status and understand threats, field research on various aspects of primate biology of relevance to conservation, applied research on human-primate conflict, and promoting better understanding of primates and the problems they face through conservation education and community involvement.

Conservation Grants

 A major role of the CWP is to administer the PSGB Conservation Grants.

These small grants (generally less than £1000) support:

  • Projects that address known threats to primate populations, or known constraints on population recovery;
  • Projects that shift incentives in support of conservation (e.g. training; education and awareness-raising; compensation schemes; policy influence);
  • Surveys that will direct conservation effort to important locations;conservation education relevant to primates;
  • Other research of direct benefit to primate conservation.

Ardith Eudey Award

For this year and the next two or three, CWP will be awarding grants in memory of Ardith Eudey who died in 2015. She contributed much to primatology, working in Asia in particular. Amongst other things, she was co-founder of the International Primate Protection League and held many positions including being Vice-chair for the IUCN's Asia Primate Specialist Group, editor of ASIAN PRIMATES and the compiler of the IUCN/SSC Action Plan for Asian Primate Conservation. People applying to work on Asian primates will, most likely, be favoured for this award. John Oates played an important part in ensuring we had this extra funding.

Born Free Foundation

CWP also manages a grant of £1000 from the Born Free Foundation. This grant is mostly targeted at projects which support a primate range-state national, working in the field on a project involving endangered primates or human/non-human primate conflict resolution. Applicants for this grant apply as for a PSGB grant, through the same channels, and any project selected by members of the Conservation Working Party as being suitable for BFF will be passed to BFF for acceptance. In some instances, a proposal will be supported by both PSGB and BFF.

Cyril Rosen Award

As from 2015 until further notice, Howard Rosen will be donating £1000 to go to an applicant selected by the CWP in February. There are no stipulations for this award. It is being donated by Howard in memory of his uncle Cyril Rosen, a long-time member of PSGB and CWP.

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


  • Grants are given only to PSGB members and non-human primate range state nationals
    • All PSGB members are eligible to apply, as are people from primate habitat countries who are sponsored by a PSGB member or who have contacted the Convenor for advice and have been advised that they are eligible.
  • Only those projects which are judged to have specific attainable goals that will benefit primate conservation will be considered.
  • Grants will be awarded only to projects where full consideration has been given to ethical issues arising from the work, and appropriate mitigation of potential negative impacts put in place.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Grants will be awarded only to members of PSGB, or to citizens of primate range states who are sponsored by a member (contact the Convenor for assistance if you do not know any PSGB member)


  • Undergraduate expeditions, commercial/adventure missions and attendance at conferences or training courses will not normally be supported.
  • Research that has been started prior to applying for funds is rarely supported.