The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) is seeking applications for the Small Conservation Grants to provide financial resources to early career biologists/conservationists to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa.
The JRTF aims to provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with a clear conservation value.
Small grants will be awarded up to a maximum of 1,500 euro.
What project is eligible for funding?
- Eligible project will have a clear conservation value and be based in a country in sub-Saharan Africa. Preference will go to projects in relation with elephants. Education projects will also be considered.
- Travel costs for presentation of the project at a conference, or participation to workshop/training program will also be considered.
- Purchase of field equipment if they are essential in completing field work.
What project is not eligible for?
- Pure research will not be funded. Research project will be considered if they demonstrate applied benefit to conservation and/or target an identified conservation need.
- Living costs, salaries, thesis production costs, retrospective costs, fundraising costs, and payment of a debt will not be considered for funding.
- Office equipment and participation to internship and volunteer program will not be considered unless they are essential in completing field work or benefit an identified conservation need.
- This funding program is open to individuals or organizations for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. They accept projects related to the conservation of mammals and especially (forest) elephants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.
- Both successful and unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply again 12 months after the submission.
For more information, visit http://janatrustfund.org/index_en.html