WORKING GROUPS / TASK FORCES (WG/TF) SMALL GRANT FUND
The Small Grant Fund for EAAFP Working Groups and Task Forces was established to provide financial support to members to go towards meetings, research, monitoring, site management actions, training, and CEPA events and materials as a part of implementation of objectives of the Partnership.
Up to $30,000 USD is allocated annually to the Small Grant Fund from the activity budget of the EAAFP Secretariat. At the 10th Meeting of Partners, the Partners adopted a standard application and assessment process for allocation of monies from the Small Grant Fund (MOP10.DD.07). The Application Form is now to be reviewed each year to improve its useability by applicants and reviewers.
Applications should be targeted towards EAAFP key species or habitats, regions, or emerging threats or other specified Partnership objectives as listed in the EAAFP Strategic Plan 2019-2028. All applications should demonstrate how their proposed project would contribute to the Key Result Areas identified in the EAAFP Strategic Plan 2019-2028.
All Working Group and Task Force members are eligible to apply. Students, with the support of the relevant Working Groups or Task Forces, are only eligible for funding toward studies being undertaken at a research institution or travel to a conference to present original research.
The application must be filled out by an applicant and 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.
For your budget planning, please note that the maximum amount annually provided by the Small Grants Fund to an applicant or for a specific project is $5,000 (USD) - Conference attendance for Working Groups or Task Forces members delivering their own work as a presentation, paper or poster will be supported to a maximum of $1,000 (USD). Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.
Funds are limited and not all applications may be funded. Grants are awarded on the strict understanding that funds will be exempt from institutional administration charges (unless Partner government law so requires).
** Application details and form for EAAFP Working Groups/Task Forces Small Grant Fund can be downloaded here : EAAFP Working Groups/Task Forces Small Grant Fund Application 2020
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
APPLICATION ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Applications submitted to the EAAFP Secretariat, will be assessed by at least three members of the Technical Sub-Committee and/or external referees that are not party to any of the proposals. All applicants will be advised by email from the Secretariat on the status of their application by the 3 March 2020. Information will also be available on the EAAFP website at "Announcements of Funding". Further progress will then be discussed individually with the successful applicants. (****Please be informed the announcement date is postponed to 9th March of 2020 (Monday) due to unseen circumstances.****)
A follow-up application process may be available within 6 months should funds remain.
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 Task Force or Working Group, and are strongly encouraged to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals.