Deadline: 28 November 2016
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), a training and capacity building programme, is seeking applications for its Future Conservationist Award to develop leadership capacity of early career conservationists who want to make a positive difference on the ground.
The CLP programme targets individuals from developing countries who are early in their conservation career and demonstrate leadership potential. Working as a partnership initiative with BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, CLP builds the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues.
Winning teams will receive grants of up to $12,500 as well as training and support throughout their projects.
To be eligible for a CLP Future Conservationist Award, the team and project must meet the following criteria:
- CLP Awards are for team-based conservation projects – each team must have at least three people.
- 50% or more of the team members must be nationals of the country where the project is taking place. Nationals of a country subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the USA, UK or EU are NOT eligible to participate on a project team.
- The team leader must be a national of the country where the project is taking place. Co-leadership with a non-national will be considered, subject to clear justification.
- All team members must be early-career conservationists with no more than five years of paid work experience in the conservation sector. ‘Paid work experience’ does not include research for a university degree. Individuals who have more than five years of paid work experience in the conservation sector are not eligible for CLP support and should not apply.
- No team member can be a part- or full-time paid employee or contractor with a CLP partner organisation, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife
- Conservation Society, at any time from project development through to implementation. Any team member volunteering at a CLP partner organisation at the time of application and/or project implementation MUST be declared in the application. They also need to explain how the CLP proposal differs from the partner organisation’s work.
- Applicants can participate in only one CLP project at a time and in no more than three Future Conservationist Award projects in total, serving as team leader for no more than one Future Conservationist project.
- CLP will ONLY accept proposals for projects to be implemented in one of the following 22 countries:
- Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
How to Apply
All project teams are required to submit a completed application form available on the website.
For more information, please visit Future Conservationist Award.