The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is accepting proposals for its the Asia Seed Grants Program, which provides funds to support field conservation and research projects in Asia.
Grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded to support conservation and research initiatives as well as educational or cultural activities that involve or impact wildlife and their habitats. Priority will be given to projects that have clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people, and create opportunities for capacity building in country.
Projects focusing on the following areas of special interest to the zoo are strongly encouraged, including wildlife protection (law enforcement, illegal wildlife trade issues, etc.); human wildlife conflict mitigation; development and promotion of sustainable environmental practices; habitat protection and restoration (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems); capacity building, education/training, community-based conservation and development; and conservation biology, ecology, and natural history studies (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems).
To be eligible, field conservation and research projects must take place in Asia. In addition, projects must be consistent with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's mission to improve the future for wildlife.
Pre-proposals must be received no later than November 6, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by January 22, 2018.
See the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.