In 2020, CLP is accepting Continuation Awards for projects to be implemented in countries that are listed as low or middle income on the World Bank index with some exceptions. Please contact CLP with any questions.
Follow-up Award applicants must have completed and reported on a CLP Future
Conservationist project; Leadership Award applicants must have compl eted and reported on
both a CLP Future Conservationist and Follow-up award projects.
The proj ect must build on a previous CLP project by addressing a practical conservation issue
raised by the original project.
CLP offers support to early-career conservationists living and working in low and middle income
economies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and South-eastern
Europe and the Middle East. The project must take place in one of the eligible countries. See below for
ineligible countries (high income and countries with whom trade or other dealings are prohibited
under any sanctions or restricted party regime imposed by the UN, EU, UK and USA) and high income
Caribbean and Pacific Island economies that are eligible.
Follow-up projects may be up but no more than two years in length; Leadership projects may be
up to but no more than three years in length.
The total funding request from the CLP must not exceed US $25,000 for Follow-up Awards and
US$50,000 for Leadership Awards; CLP funding must cover at least 50% of the total project
budget for both award types.
The proj ect must focus on globally important species for biodiversity conservation that are at
risk. We consider a species to be ‘at risk’ if it is designated as globally threatened (CR, EN, VU) or data
deficient (DD) by the IUCN Red List OR if there is information suggesting that urgent conservation
action is needed.
For those projects focusing on multiple species and/or taxonomic groups, at least one species
in each taxonomic group being studied must be at risk.
Those projects proposed in priority sites for conservati on will belooked on favourably. We
consider ‘priority sites’ to be, for example, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites, Important Bird
and Biodiversity Areas, Important Plant Areas, Key Biodiversity Areas, Ramsar sites, UNESCO
World Heritage Sites, Marine Protected Areas and potential Marine Protected Areas. Project
work at ‘priority sites’ should be linked to the target species at risk i.e. CR, EN, VU or DD.
Applicants must provide a hyperlink to published factsheets for the sites proposed.
Projects that involve laboratory analyses must justify why this work is critical and urgent for