CLP awards are offered to teams of early-career conservationists to conduct projects on species that are categorized as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Team members should have less than 5 years’ professional experience in the conservation sector and projects must occur in an eligible country (see “Where we work”). Projects must be led (or co-led) by a national of an eligible project country and involve a minimum of three people. There are three tiers of CLP support, with the Future Conservationist Award earmarked exclusively for new applicants to the process:
- Future Conservationist Awards: Up to $15,000 per project
- Conservation Follow-up Awards: Up to $25,000 per project* (available only to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award winners)
- Conservation Leadership Awards: Up to $50,000 per project* (available only to previous CLP Follow-up Award winners)
Successful applicants will: 1) develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members; 2) implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; and 3) contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts.
Where we work: In this round we are accepting applications for projects across Africa, Asia, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries that are not eligible include those designated as high-income economies by the World Bank, with the exception of some countries and island nations in Latin America & Caribbean and the Pacific. See guidelines for full country criteria.
The application deadline is 24 November 2019 for ALL applications. Awards will be announced in April 2020. Please visit the CLP website (www.ConservationLeadershipProgramme.org) for detailed eligibility criteria, guidelines, FAQs, and an application form. You can also read more here.
Who we are: The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and Fauna & Flora International, has been helping young conservationists across the world advance in this sector for over 30 years. CLP currently works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support.
This call for applications has been made possible thanks to support from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.