AArk has offered grants since 2009 and in the past these have been predominantly seed grants, for newly created ex situ programs, for species that have been assessed as in need of urgent ex situ rescue. While applications are welcomed from all countries, this year we are especially keen to see applications to work with species identified for ex situ rescue during the recent Conservation Needs Assessments in Argentina and Brazil. We are also keen to see applications for extension grants from any existing ex situ program.
We will be accepting funding applications for the following types of grants from 15th March 2022:
Our grants are intended to support conservation projects for amphibian species that cannot currently be saved in the wild, with a focus on ex situ actions, and in partnership with appropriate field activities. Preference will be given to projects for species which have been assessed as in need of ex situ rescue or research work, either as a recommendation from a Conservation Needs Assessment (www.conservationneeds.org) or a similar, national assessment process.
These grants are not intended to fund:
All applicants for Start-up Grants or Program Extension Grants are required to submit a brief Project Outline, prior to submitting a full application. Ideally, your Project Outline should in English or Spanish, but it can be submitted in any language. It should be less than 300 words in length, and should contain information under the following headings: Species, Organization, Project Manager, Previous amphibian husbandry experience, Goals, Proposed outcomes, Other funding sources (both requested and received) and the status of a Species Action or Recovery Plan for the species (including authors of the plan). Project Outlines for start-up grants from institutions with limited amphibian expertise must include a copy of the report from the Institutional Program Implementation Tool (www.amphibianark.org/program-implementation-tool/) for the species at your institution. The Project Outline should address any shortfalls highlighted within the tool.
Project Outlines will be reviewed and successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. Full applications will not be accepted without a Project Outline having been submitted and approved by the review committee.
Project Outlines which have been approved by our review committee will receive an invitation to submit a Full Proposal.
Guidelines and requirements
All applications must reflect AArk values. Please pay careful attention to the grant guidelines, and address all of the appropriate items.
Requirements from grant recipients
Need some help?
AArk staff are available if you need assistance in formulating your proposal. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Each year several proposals have been rejected due to issues that could have been prevented with a little extra guidance! We also have several past seed grant recipients who are willing to act as mentors, to help with your application – please let us know if you would like us to put you in contact with one of them. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Program Outline deadline: 15 April 2022
- Applicants notified about review of Project Outlines: 29 April 2022
- Grant application deadline: 20 May 2022
- Grant decision/notification date: 3 June 2022
- Successful applicants must provide bank account details, signed MOU and 3-4 photos of species and/or facilities by: 17 June 2022
- Grant payment date: 30 June 2022
- Initial progress report and species action plan provided by 1 January 2023
- Final progress report, species action plan and husbandry guidelines due 30 June 2023