Future Biodiversity Conservationist Awards

Deadline: 15/11/2010
Open to: teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects
Awards: up to $12,500, represent their project at an international training course

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a partnership  of four organisations working to promote the development of future biodiversity conservation leaders by providing a range of awards, training and mentoring support via an active international network of practitioners.

The Conservation Leadership Programme is offering Future Conservationist Awards of up to $12,500 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. These awards are highly competitive and winners are selected from amongst the best quality applications.

Successful applicants will: 1.) Develop the knowledge, skills and experience of team members; 2.) Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; 3.) Contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts; and 4.) Contribute to the education and awareness of local stakeholders.

As part of the award, one member from each team is selected to represent their project at an international training course presented by the CLP. The course is aimed at developing innovative project management, education, facilitation and communication skills.

Additionally, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the four conservation partner organisations and via our past winners alumni network. Programme staff are also available to help with the implementation of projects, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the programme staff well before the application deadline for advice or input on your proposal. Staff members can help teams determine if their project fits within the specified criteria, offer advice on methods and project activities, and put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can offer advice.

How to Apply:

* Take our Eligibility Quiz now to learn if your project fits our award criteria.
* Download the 2011 Future Conservationist Award Application form and Guidelines.

All applications must be submitted via our online application site which will be accessible in early October. We recommend applicants to complete the Word document form offline, and then copy and paste the information into the online form.

Deadline for applications is 15th November 2010. Award winners will be announced in April 2011.

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