Call for proposal was on 3 January. Applications close at 5pm (Seoul Time) on 3 February annually. A follow-up application process may be available 6 months later should funds remain.
Announcements of funding will be made by 3 March.
NOTES FOR APPLICANTS
- Applications must be reviewed by the relevant EAAFP Working Group or Task Force Chair or coordinator, who will provide a statement of the relative merit of the application against the assessment criteria, prior to submission.
- Applications will be assessed by at least three members of the EAAFP Management Committee, Technical Committee and/or external referees that are not party to any of the proposals. If the reviewer is affiliated with a proposal, they must recuse themselves from the process.
- EAAFP Working Group or Task Force are eligible for funding to go towards meetings, research, monitoring, site management, training and CEPA events and materials.
- Students, with the support of the relevant Working Group or Task Force, are only eligible for funding toward studies being undertaken at a research institution or travel to a conference to present original research.
- Grants are awarded on the strict understanding that funds will be exempt from institutional administration charges, unless Partner government law so requires.
- Funds are limited and not all applications may be funded.
- Applications should be targeted towards EAAFP key species or habitats, regions, or emerging threats or other specified Partnership objectives. All applications should demonstrate how it would contribute to Partnership objectives and the implementation of the Partnership document and Strategic Plan.
- Applications with in-kind contributions and other matching financial are preferred.
- The maximum amount annually provided by the Small Grants Fund to an applicant or for a specific project is $5,000 (USD).
- Conference attendance will be supported to a maximum of $1,000 (USD) and is only for task force or working group members delivering their own work as a presentation, paper or poster.
- Lead investigators are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits from government authorities, indigenous communities, ethics committees etc., to undertake approved research or monitoring studies.
- Successful applicants will be required to provide a short write up of their project outcomes in the EAAFP newsletter and website and to report to the relevant Working Group or Task Force, and are strongly encouraged to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals.
Application form can be downloaded here.