Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Cleveland Zoological Society
Asia Seed Grants Program
Pre-Proposal Application Deadline September 18, 2009
With generous support from the Cleveland Zoological Society, the Asia Seed Grants Program provides funds to support conservation and research projects in Asia. Annual awards ranging from $1000 - $3500 will be made to conservation and research initiatives involving animals and their habitat, and educational or cultural activities that involve or impact animals and their habitat. Ideal projects will have clear, long-term conservation implications, positively impact local people and create opportunities for capacity building in country. Projects focusing on wildlife trade issues, mitigating human-wildlife conflict, and habitat degradation/loss issues are of special interest to the Zoo, and projects specifically dealing with these issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
Proposals requesting funds may include projects in the field or in captivity and funding is provided to projects that are consistent with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's mission "To improve the future for wildlife..."
- Natural history, ecology and habitat studies
- Programs that establish, evaluate or enhance ecotourism, community-based conservation, conservation education, community development, etc.
- Conservation or training workshops, etc.
- Materials, supplies, infrastructure and equipment for in-situ project support
- Projects that improve the management of a species in the wild (in-situ or ex-situ component)
CRITERIA FOR FUNDING and APPLICATION MATERIALS
THE PROCESS FOR APPLICATION AND REVIEW
EXPECTATIONS OF GRANT RECIPIENTS
LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS