The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Targeted Amphibian Research and Action Program (TARAP). This grant program provides financial support for research projects that address critical conservation needs identified in key studies such as the 2023 State of the World’s Amphibians (SOTWA) and the 2023 Amphibian Conservation Action Plan Status Review Draft (ACAP). The program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Synchronicity Earth’s Amphibian Endowment Fund.

This program offers funding up to USD 8,333.00 per project. Grant applications must address at least one of the following three core areas:

1. Conduct and support comprehensive research to understand and mitigate the negative impacts of amphibian trade.
2. Direct conservation efforts towards the most critically endangered amphibian genera and landscapes (TALs), particularly those highlighted as priorities in SOTWA.
3. Align with and act upon the ACAP recommendations by funding projects that implement these strategies and address the identified conservation needs.

Researchers, conservationists, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Research groups are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate a track record of conducting relevant research or implementing conservation projects in the field of amphibian conservation. While not every individual may meet all criteria, the collective expertise and experience of the project team should cover all necessary areas.

Projects should propose research methodologies or conservation strategies that generate significant conservation impact. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of effective conservation strategies, proposals should demonstrate how the various expertise within the team will contribute to achieving the project’s objectives.

Proposals should include communication and awareness-raising activities and must justify how these actions may influence key audiences to mitigate threats and improve the outlook for target species.
All project proposals must demonstrate strategies for preventing the spread of disease, including any necessary disease screening protocols.

The deadline to submit applications is September 1st, 2024, 11:59pm UTC. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For detailed guidelines, eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit the TARAP page.