Applications Invited for Dr. Abigail Ross Foundation for Applied Conservation (TDARFAC) Grant

Deadline: Apply By: 31 Jan 2024 | Dr. Abigail Ross Foundation for Applied Conservation (TDARFAC) Grant 2024

Grant Amount: 20000 USD

About the Organization

Our goal is to address pressing conservation issues by developing fresh ideas, cutting-edge methods, and creative applications with the help of neighborhood-based projects. Even though the field of conservation biology has been around for a while and significant progress has been made in understanding the different causes of conservation crises, there aren’t many ways that newfound knowledge in academia can be put to use.

By producing workable conservation interventions, The Dr. Abigail Ross Foundation for Applied Conservation (TDARFAC) seeks to close the gap between applied conservation efforts on the ground and scholarly advancements in conservation science (see Eklund et al., 2022, Rice et al., 2020).

Ultimately, our aim is to support novel applications of techniques and approaches from the natural and social sciences while leveraging existing knowledge to solve real-world problems.  

 The foundation will accomplish its goals by:

  • Funding direct research
  • Soliciting grant proposals and award nominations annually based on the guidance and recommendations of the Advisory Council. 

Another key aspect of the foundation is to require funded conservation practitioners to assess the outcomes of their interventions rigorously and scientifically.  We are a 501 (c)(3) Private Foundation in the United States. 

About the Grant

The Dr. Abigail Ross Foundation for Applied Conservation (TDARFAC) provides grants to support conservation research and community-based conservation, which aligns with our mission statement and three objectives:

  • building capacity;
  • amplifying voices; and
  • partnering with local communities. 

TDARFAC supports individuals, collaborations or partnerships, and non-governmental organizations working in non-human primate habitat countries. The foundation’s primary focus is assisting conservationists from low- and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank and/or people and/or organizations working therein.  However, projects based on any non-human primates, their habitats, or any animal or plant species, which share and influence the same landscapes as non-human primates and directly relate to their conservation, are eligible for funding. 

What do we look for in a proposal:

  • Follows submission guidelines and adheres to the basic requirements.
  • Meets TDARFAC’s mission and meets a minimum of one of its three objectives.
  • Pertains to any non-human primates, their habitats, and the conservation thereof; including any associated animal or plant species, which share and influence the same landscape(s).
  • Presents specific, expected outcomes in a scientifically measurable and meaningful way within the context of TDARFAC’s objectives.

Applied Conservation Grants:

Short-term or Pilot Projects (6 months or shorter)

  • Minimum: $1,000
  • Maximum: $5,000

Long-term Projects (Longer than 6 months)

  • Minimum: $5,000
  • Maximum: $20,000

Grant proposals are solicited for exceptional conservation research and/or community conservation projects.  Successful proposals must clearly demonstrate how projects will directly lead to non-human primate species conservation and/or habitat preservation and/or habitat restoration. 

Students, professionals, collaborations/partnerships, and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

The call for grant proposals and award nominations opens on December 31st every year.   Applications are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on January 31st each year.  Applications materials submitted outside the window of December 31 – January 31 will not be considered.

Prepare your project proposal following the application template.

  • Proposals should be a maximum of 1,350 words excluding references, budget, and CV. 

 Complete the online application.

  • A Google Account is required for our submission process. 
  • Upload your project proposal to the online application. 
  • Students are required to submit two letters of support for applications to be considered.  Letters should be sent directly from recommenders here. 

  • Grant recipients must agree to submit a final report in English within 6 months of project completion.  Final reports can either be written (800—1,300 words) or visual (2—4-minute video).  All final reports must include a minimum of 3 high-resolution photos with captions. 
  • Recipients must also complete a self-assessment contained within the final report as part of our independent project outcome evaluation.  Assessments will be used as a tool to further develop TDARFAC’s grant application and review process, with the goal of improving project outcomes.  Please be transparent in your responses so we can learn from your experiences to more effectively fulfill our mission.
  • Publications, conference papers, posters, and other media formats using data or other information that were obtained with the support of a TDARFAC grant should include the following language in acknowledgment: “This research was supported by an Applied Conservation Grant from the Dr. Abigail Ross Foundation for Applied Conservation.”

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