ASA partner The Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders (FCSal), is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 Dan M. DiGiacomo Grant. This program funds research, education, and conservation efforts towards salamanders and their habitats, particularly species of greatest conservation need.
FCSal will consider proposals for amounts up to $5,000.
Grant applications are due January 15, 2022, and recipients will be notified of selection by March 1, 2022.
To apply, download the grant application on their website here. Please send applications and any questions to [email protected].

The 2022 Dan M. DiGiacomo FCSal Small Grant Application and Guidelines

FUNDING PRIORITIES: The Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders will support research, education, or conservation efforts towards salamanders and their habitats, particularly species that are locally or regionally listed.

  • Field conservation of species and their habitats or mitigation of threats
  • Innovative education initiatives to benefit species at risk and their habitats
  • Research that has direct application to the health or recovery of species at risk
  • Zoo and aquarium partnerships and permits must be approved and demonstrated

The following are ineligible expenses/costs which are not supported:

  • Salaries, except for graduate student stipends or technicians
  • Administrative costs, including institutional overhead
  • Travel unrelated to completion of the project
  • General institutional support, projects considered to be normal institutional operating expenses, or shortfalls in budgets
  • Grants may not be used for political lobbying, litigation, or travel funds for attending or presenting at conferences
  • Grants will not be provided to fund projects that are already completed



The proposal must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to the FCSal Grant Committee ([email protected]) by January 15, 2022.  Should your project receive funding, we will disburse funds as specified in the award letter. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2022.



Ideally, grants must be spent within 12 months after the grant is awarded. However, exceptions can be made; please provide a detailed timeline in your application. Additionally, FCSal requires quarterly reports during the duration of the project and a final report within 2 months of the completion of the project.  FCSal reserves the right to display and promote this research on their website and other social media pages.

Only complete applications will be considered for review and possible funding. Separate mailing of materials will not be accepted. The application contains a budget (see below) and must include the following:

  • Support letters from the CEO/Director of the Primary Investigator(s) and collaborating institution(s)
  • Copies of permits or letters of approval by the appropriate regulatory agencies or recovery team, and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approvals
  • Curriculum vitae of Primary Investigator(s); maximum one page per investigator

Format must not deviate from the following form. Total application length may not exceed seven typewritten pages. Appendices are permitted, but may only clarify, and not supplement, information in the narrative (i.e., photos/diagrams would be acceptable, but not videos/publications).


Download the grant application template here.