The mission of the JRS Biodiversity Foundation is to increase access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.
To that end, the foundation has issued an RFP for multiyear projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity, pollinator biodiversity, and biodiversity informatics capacity development. Through the program, grants of up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded, with the foundation awarding a total of approximately $1.6 million in grants.
The foundation focuses its pollinators‐ and freshwater-related grantmaking in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda but may make exceptions for projects with the potential to have exceptional impact on biodiversity informatics capacity development or highly transferable models or technologies. The foundation will consider proposals for multiyear projects and for the co‐ funding of biodiversity information components of existing projects.
The foundation seeks to fund projects that address issues at a substantive spatial scale, can be significantly scaled, or can be replicated across geographic regions or organizational and institutional contexts; priority will be given to projects with the potential to reinforce or build on the results or technologies of the foundation’s grant portfolio.
See the JRS Biodiversity Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.