Applications Invited for International Elephant Foundation Research Grants

Grants are given to individuals and institutions carrying out specific conservation projects relating to African or Asian elephants.

Incorporated in 1999 and based in the United States, the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of individuals and institutions dedicated to the conservation of African and Asian elephants worldwide.

IEF’s Research Grants are available for Asian and African elephant conservation initiatives that are grounded in sound scientific methodology and target the following projects:

  • Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence
  • Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss
  • Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants
  • Community capacity building
  • Conservation education
  • Disease investigation
  • Managing captive range country elephants (Asian elephants only)

Projects should clearly contribute to the in situ or ex situ conservation of African or Asian elephants or their habitats.

The scheme is open to international individuals (ie students and scientists), organisations and institutions. Students are required to provide faculty advisor approval.

Requests of $10,000 or less are preferred but larger amounts will be considered (the average grant size awarded is around $10,000). A limited number of grants are available.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 6 August 2021 (23:59 CST).