CLP 2023 Team Awards

Deadline: 10 October 2022.

Deadline: 10 October 2022.

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is currently accepting applications to the 2023 Team Awards via our online portal. The awards target exceptional teams of early-career conservationists leading high-priority projects across the world.

The CLP 2023 Team Awards are a competitive process through which CLP aims to identify, recognise and empower rising stars in conservation, who work mainly in the developing world.

Awards are granted to teams undertaking high-priority projects that involve not just research but also practical actions and community outreach to promote pro-conservation attitudes and achieve tangible, effective and long-lasting conservation solutions. Through the online application portal, eligible applicants can apply for one of three types of award:

  • Future Conservationist Awards (up to $15,000 for projects 3-12 months in length)
  • Conservation Follow-Up Awards (up to $25,000 for projects up to two years in length; available only to previous recipients of a Future Conservationist Award)
  • Conservation Leadership Awards (up to $50,000 for projects up to three years in length; available only to previous recipients of a Follow-Up Award).


  • The award-winning teams will benefit from a project grant as well as global recognition for their exceptional work in conservation. All team members will have opportunities to build connections with peers and access expert mentorship through the CLP Alumni Network (comprising almost 3,000 past recipients around the world); CLP partner organisations; and the CLP Management Team.
  • Individuals from winning teams are also invited to participate in international, regional and online training courses to develop their conservation knowledge and skills.
  • The international Conservation Management & Leadership (CML) workshop is particularly renowned among CLP alumni. This course offers training in essential topics for rising conservation leaders, such as Creative Leadership for Conservation, Fundraising & Project Planning, and Behaviour Change, enabling them to build on the knowledge and skills that will underpin their future careers as conservation leaders. Moreover, by bringing participants together from around the world, the workshop provides an opportunity to form valuable connections with other early-career conservationists.
  • Winning a CLP award also gives each team access to the CLP Alumni Network, which offers more opportunities for funding, training and learning exchanges.


  • Applicants must propose projects that support the conservation of species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the global IUCN Red List.
  • Projects must take place in an eligible country, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, and involve at least three team members.
  • All low and middle income countries are eligible, with the exception of countries with which trade or other dealings are prohibited under any sanctions or restricted party regime imposed by the UN, EU, UK and USA: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea, Venezuela.

Applications for Future Conservationist Awards must be submitted using the online platform by 23:59pm GMT on 10 October 2022. CLP alumni applying for Continuation Awards must submit a Logical Framework by 4 September 2020 and, if this is approved, they must submit a full application by the 10 October deadline.

For further information on how to apply,click here.

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