Applicants must be members of the Society for Conservation Biology’s Marine Section. Applicants must be conducting conservation efforts in developing countries. If your project is being conducted in a country that is not designated as developing by the World Bank, but has less access to conservation funding, your application may still be considered with sufficient justification. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate capacity to accomplish the proposed work (e.g., through matching funds, matching funds in kind, or existing in-country capacity), and to first-time applicants. Funds must be spent within 12 months after award.
Examples of eligible activities:
Providing materials to train local residents to reduce impacts of human activities on marine organisms and their habitats;
Developing educational materials for implementing conservation practices, such as teaching fishers to reduce bycatch;
Surveys of previously unsurveyed areas to evaluate status and conservation of marine organisms or habitats;
Travel to and from research sites;
Participant travel to focus groups/workshops;
Research equipment and supplies (e.g. dive equipment, sampling supplies, photographic equipment);
Other direct costs (e.g., boat fuel).