PTES Worldwide Conservation Insight Grants Reopened to Applications

Funding for research or conservation projects focused on endangered species in low and middle-income countries. The scheme has now reopened after a period of closure.

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is a UK registered charity founded on the objective of ensuring a future for many endangered wildlife species throughout the world.

PTES Worldwide Conservation Insight Grants offer funding for research or conservation projects focusing on endangered species around the world. Funds are awarded for work that seeks to achieve one of the following:

  • Find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of a species.
  • Provide the answer to a key conservation question, which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conservation action.
  • Undertake the implementation of a key local action which will result in a significantly positive impact for an endangered species.

Grants are suitable for research or conservation projects that focus on one or more endangered species or their habitat. High priority projects include:

  • Gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work.
  • Using scientific evidence to enable changes to be made to local, national or international policy.
  • Devising and testing a new methodology for monitoring a species or group of species.

Priority is given to applications for conservation and research work on species classified as endangered, critically endangered and extinct in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, applications for work on species listed as vulnerable and near-threatened will also be considered.

Applicants must be scientific researchers and workers in the field of conservation, with the project leader based either within an NGO or a university research department.

Applications will only be considered from those already working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country not classified by the World Bank as high-income. Applicants must be carrying out work in countries classified by the World Bank as low and middle-income. Priority is given to native project leaders working in their own country.

Grants are between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum up to a maximum total of £20,000 over two years.

This scheme has now reopened after a period of closure. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 7 September 2022 (23:59).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)