Deadline:

10 ِِApril 2020

Location:

Washington, USA

(Prize)

Description

RECOVERY OF SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION

In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Foundation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans for species and groups of species.

More Details

The organization will support on the ground priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans (e.g. Action Plans, Conservation Strategies, Population, and Habitat Viability Assessments) as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group.

The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • CONSERVATION
  • EDUCATION
  • RESEARCH
  • STORYTELLING
  • TECHNOLOGY

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT,  IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO,  LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY,  CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Decisions in August.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Please read and verify that you meet National Geographic’s Eligibility Requirements before beginning your application.

  • Do not have an active grant from NGS, nor have I already been awarded a grant in this cycle.
  • Your application will be written in English. (For Early Career Grants, you may speak in your primary language for your required 2 minute video submission, but if that is not English, you MUST add English subtitles or attach an English video transcript).
  • Your project has local collaborators (if occurring outside my home country or community).
  • Your project’s start date is at least 6 months after the application submission deadline.
  • Your project does not take place in, nor your citizen of, any restricted countries (mainland China or any comprehensive OFAC-sanctioned countries  -North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Sudan, and the Crimea region controlled by Russia)
  • Eligibility of the proposed project :
    – Specific and defensible priority actions to avert decline of a species or group of species;
    – Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists;
    – Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species or group of species occur
    – Preference will be given to proposals that include feasible plans to demonstrate a change in key, quantifiable indicators

Opportunity Cost

(Prize)

  • Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years. Up to 20 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant and/or team members.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Create an account click ” appply now”.

Second Step:
DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE APPLICATION
You can download a sample application for each project focus as a reference to help you prepare your proposal. These documents are meant for people with intermittent access to the internet and are for preparation purposes only. When you are ready, visit the portal to submit a proposal through the online application system.

Third Step:
A CURRICULUM VITAE OR RESUMÉ

We require you to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, in English, with your application.

Early Career Grant applicants must also submit a two-minute video that will be used to help evaluate the proposal. You may speak in your primary language, but if that is not English, you MUST add English subtitles or attach an English video transcript.

Fourth Step:
A BUDGET

You must submit a budget with your proposal. National Geographic Society funds usually support travel (including for teams) and fieldwork (including equipment and supplies). Grant awards do not cover funding for scholarships, tuition, training courses, travel to conferences, study abroad programs, school living expenses, lethal weapons, journal publication fees or internships. A small amount of the requested budget can be allocated for lab work or analyses.

Fifth Step:
TEAM MEMBERS AND REFERENCES

you will need to list the name, email address, project role, affiliate organization, highest degree earned, and country of primary residence for all members of your project team. If you plan to work outside of your home country, you must include at least one local collaborator on your project team.

Early Career Grant applicants need to include the name and contact information of one advisor, mentor, or supervisor.

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More Details

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sosana Rashed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Tarek/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team