Applications for 2024 Team Awards are open!
We are particularly encouraging applications from marginalised groups including but not limited to indigenous peoples, women and gender nonconforming individuals, people living in the community where the project is based and those working on data-deficient species.
If you are the beginning of your conservation career (less than 5 years paid experience) – we want to support you! You don’t need to have an academic background, as long as you can demonstrate a commitment to and knowledge about your species.
Applicants from eligible countries must have at least three team members and need to work with species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the global IUCN Red List.
For more information on our awards, see the separate grants pages below for:
Future Conservationist Awards (for early-career conservationists)
Follow-Up Awards (for previous recipients of a CLP Future Conservationist Award)
Apply to the Future Conservationists Awards by 10 October 2023.
About Future Conservationist Awards
Each worth $15,000, Future Conservationist Awards are granted to teams of early-career conservationists (i.e., team members have less than five years of professional conservation experience) who are conducting high-priority projects focused on protecting species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Projects must take place in an eligible country, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, involve at least three people and last between three to 12 months.
If you have previously received a FCA Award you are eligible to apply again, as long as your project meets the following criteria:
• Your initial CLP project is successfully closed
• Your new project relates to a different species
• Your new project works on the same species but in a different site of your country.
To see previous projects that have been granted Future Conservationist Awards, please browse our Supported Projects pages.
About the CLP Team Awards
Each year, CLP calls for applications to support projects in low- and middle-income countries and some high-income islands in the Caribbean and Pacific. Funding is awarded to teams of early-career conservationists to conduct scientific research, encourage and promote pro-conservation attitudes and deliver tangible results to better conserve and manage the natural world.
There are three grant levels to allow teams to scale up their initial projects. Starting with a Future Conservationist Award, teams are supported to undertake small-scale research and awareness-raising projects. Through Follow-up and Leadership awards, teams can implement larger projects over a longer period of time and deliver practical solutions to conservation issues whilst learning to command more complex decision-making, communication and leadership skills.