Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Conservation Leadership Programme offers Future Conservationist Awards 2012: Grants of up to $15,000

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has issued the call for applications for the 2012 Future Conservationist Awards which offer grants of up to $15,000 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. In addition to the grant, one of the members of the team is also selected to represent their project at an international training course which is is aimed at developing innovative project management, education, facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their experience and build a global network.

Successful applicants will: 1.) develop the knowledge, skills and experience of team members; 2.) implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; 3.) contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts; and 4.) contribute to the education and awareness of local stakeholders.

Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the programme staff well before the application deadline for advice or input on your proposal. Staff members can help teams determine if their project fits within the specified criteria, offer advice on methods and project activities, and put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can offer advice.

The deadline to submit applications is 2 November 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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