martes, 3 de febrero de 2009

Fondos para de The Scott Neotropical Fund para estudiantes y cientificos trabajando en LatinoAmerica

Pre-Proposal Application Deadline March 20, 2009

The Scott Neotropical Fund provides funds to deserving students and scientists living and working in Latin America. Annual awards ranging from $3000 - $5000 are made to research and conservation initiatives involving animals and their habitat or programs involving local people that directly affect animal conservation. The primary investigator must be a neotropical resident and the project impact must be within the neotropics (Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). The Scott Neotropical Fund supports the work of neotropical residents in their countries through direct project support, training opportunities, and/or technical assistance that will continue to benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats of the neotropics into the future.

Projects submitted for funding should be sound research proposals with clear conservation implications.

Examples include:

  • Species, natural history and ecology studies
  • National park inventories
  • Surveys and biological assessments
  • Initiatives involving local people that directly impact animal conservation

Consideration will also be given to projects in captive situations in the neotropics if the project contributes to the conservation of a species in the wild.

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