BP Conservation Program to Support Student Project Teams

Posted by on June 13, 2003

BP Conservation Program to Support Student Project Teams

Deadline: October 31, 2003

Since 1985, the BP Conservation Program has supported and encouraged conservation projects that address global conservation priorities at a local level. The program provides advice, training, and financial awards to student project teams involved in high-priority conservation field projects. Program partners include

BirdLife International
(http://www.birdlife.net/ )

Conservation International

Fauna & Flora International
( ), and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Each year awards are presented in Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories. The awards range between $7,500 and $17,500.

The program also provides several Follow-up Awards, ranging from $20,000 to $55,000 each. These are given to the best proposals for follow-up work submitted by one of the previous years’ winners. Two $75,000 Consolidation Awards are also given to the best continuing conservation projects that the program has helped to seed since its inception.

To be eligible, projects must take place in Africa, Asia,the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, or Latin America; address a globally recognized conservation priority; involve local people; be approved by the host government; and last for less than one year but show potential for follow-up work.

The program is open to teams from all over the world. Teams should be led by and must contain an overall majority of students at the undergraduate or postgraduatelevel in full- or part-time education who will take ownership of the project. Teams should include individuals from the host country and, preferably, members from more than one country as well. A strong collaborative link must be demonstrated with active local/national conservationists. People local to the project site must participate wherever possible, and the project must have clearance from the host government.

See the BP Conservation Program Web site for complete guidelines, application forms, and links to related Websites and resources, including the program’s Conservation Project Manual.

RFP Link: http://conservation.bp.com/

For additional RFPs in Environment, visit:http://www.fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml

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