Early career biologists and conservationists are given financial support by the Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) to do crucial field conservation and research work in Africa – Small Grant Programs by Jana Robeyst Fund
Deadlines: April 30th, August 31st, and December 31st of the year.
The JRTF seeks to offer relatively modest amounts of cash for ongoing initiatives or test projects having a definite conservation value.
Individuals or organizations may apply to this financing initiative for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. We welcome initiatives aimed at protecting mammals, particularly (forest) elephants. Anywhere in the world can have applicants.
A maximum of 1,500 euros will be given out in the form of small awards.
12 months following the submission, both successful and unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply.
We accept applications all year long, but only three rounds of grants are awarded each year on the 30th of April, the 31st of August, and the 31st of December.
Results are revealed no later than six weeks following the deadline. If granted, the money will be transferred to the recipient’s bank account within four weeks of acceptance.
How can I apply?
The grant application can be submitted in either English or French by interested parties. Separate attachments may be used to provide more information.
We will need: – A fully filled grant application; – A CV with the contact information for two references (if only one letter of recommendation is submitted with the application, the references won’t be contacted; they must have business email accounts).
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in word or PDF format with the subject line “Grant Application chosen deadline your name.”
What kind of project qualifies for funding?
- The project must be located in a nation in sub-Saharan Africa and have a clear conservation benefit.
- Projects involving elephants will be given preference. There will also be consideration for educational projects.
- Travel expenses for presenting the project at a conference or attending a workshop or training course will also be taken into account.
- Purchase of field tools if they are required to finish the work in the field.
What undertaking is not qualified for funding?
Pure research won’t be supported. Research proposals that demonstrate an applied value to conservation and/or focus on a recognized conservation need will be taken into consideration.
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