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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Animal and Habitat Protection Projects

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF)


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Funding Source
and Roger Williams Park Zoo
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/23 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit, university, and conservation organizations for conservation programs that protect worldwide habitats and wildlife. Highest priority will go to projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, such as field studies, as well as projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority.

Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be associated with an organization (e.g. NGO, university, etc.) through which s/he can receive funding. Organizations, not individuals, receive funding check. There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.

The Foundation may consider partial funding of a project if a particular component of the project has support and can be completed independently, or if it is made clear that additional funding has been obtained or is being sought from other sources to cover remaining costs. The Foundation does not accept proposals requesting more than the maximum amount of funds allowed for the specific grant program. One may submit a proposal for subsequent phases of previously funded projects.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is not required to be a collaborator for a project to be eligible for funding. The Foundation will not consider highly invasive, terminal research projects or projects that collect/voucher specimens for funding.

Funds for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are granted are not eligible for grants. In rare cases there are exceptions, however, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered.

Funds to cover contingencies, institutional/organizational overhead, indirect costs, tuition fees, fringe benefits or travel not associated with project activities (e.g., travel to conferences where results will be presented) are not granted.

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadlines:
- June 1, 2023: All components of the application (narrative, CV, and letters of recommendation). Components that arrive after the date above will not be accepted, nor will incomplete applications be accepted.
- September 15, 2023: Grants awarded. No funds provided before October 1.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum annual request is $1,000.

Term of Contract
Projects that have been funded by the SDCBF are eligible for a second year of funding. A second application must be submitted according to the application guidelines, along with a progress report from the first year of SDCBF funding.

Contact Information
Send completed application by postal mail to:
Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Applicants may also fax the application to (401) 941-3988. However, they must also send a hard copy through postal mail.

Questions? Contact:
Louis Perrotti, Director of Conservation Programs
(401) 785-3510 ext. 335

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