Targeted Amphibian Research and Action Program

KEY DATES:

The call for applications is NOW OPEN.

The deadline to submit your application is September 1st, 2024 11:59pm UTC.

Results will be announced in November, 2024.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Follow these steps to complete your application:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria and terms listed below.
  2. Prepare your (a) project proposal (b) budget and timeline using the templates provided.
  3. Complete the online application form and attach the required documents.
  4. Submit your application by September 1st, 2024 11:59pm UTC. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  5. Ensure all PDF files are not password protected or encrypted.

Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive this confirmation within 72 hours, please contact Candace Hansen, ASA Programs Director, at [email protected].

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Projects must address at least one of the core areas of the program:

  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.

The maximum grant amount available per project is USD 8,333.00. Ensure that your budget details in your project proposal match the amount requested.

Administrative fees or overhead costs associated with managing the grant are not covered.

Researchers, conservationists, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Research groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of conducting relevant research or implementing conservation projects in the field of amphibian conservation.
  1. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Two recommendation letters
  3. A detailed project proposal using the required ASA proposal, budget and timeline templates.
We aim to provide all applicants will an email confirmation within 72 hours of submitting their application. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact Candace Hansen, ASA Programs Director, at [email protected].
For any questions or further clarification, please reach out to Candace Hansen, ASA Programs Director, at [email protected].

The Amphibian Survival Alliance’s Targeted Amphibian Research and Action Program program is designed to provide financial support for research projects addressing 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). This program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Synchronicity Earth’s Amphibian Endowment Fund.

The maximum grant amount available per project is USD 8,333.00. Ensure that your budget details in your project proposal match the amount requested.

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.

One project per core area will be selected to receive funding.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. Researchers, conservationists, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Research groups are encouraged to apply.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of conducting relevant research or implementing conservation projects in the field of amphibian conservation. It is understood that research and conservation are collaborative efforts; thus, while not every individual may meet all criteria, the collective expertise and experience of the project team should cover all necessary areas.
  3. The project’s objectives must be realistic, achievable, and align with the budget and the project timeline.
  4. Applicants must have the capacity to undertake the proposed project and deliver meaningful outcomes within the specified timeframe. This includes collective team competencies in managing and executing the project components.
  5. All proposals must demonstrate strategies in place for preventing the spread of disease, including any necessary disease screening protocols.
  6. Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply.
  1. Projects must address at least one of the priority areas identified in the program objectives, including amphibian trade, conservation of threatened genera and landscapes, and implementation of ACAP recommendations.
  2. 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.
  3. Projects must be feasible, with a clear timeline, budget, and measurable outcomes.
  4. Projects that have acquired or are actively seeking match funding for linked activities will be prioritized. A clear budgetary breakdown must be provided in the application. If the project currently has or has had previous support from another organization, we encourage full disclosure in the application form. We respect the privacy and confidentiality agreements that applicants may have with their donors. However, voluntarily sharing this information can help us understand the broader context of your project and ensure complementary funding.
  5. Projects should include communication and awareness-raising activities, and they must be justified in the context of how these actions may influence key audiences to mitigate threats and improve the outlook for target species.
  6. Project timelines should not exceed 18 months.
  1. Projects may be conducted globally, with priority given to regions with high amphibian diversity, endemic species, and/or significant conservation threats.
  2. Preference may be given to projects that benefit underrepresented regions or communities in amphibian conservation efforts.
  1. Preference may be given to projects that demonstrate collaboration and partnership with local stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, and other relevant organizations.
  2. Projects that involve interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with diverse stakeholders are encouraged.
  1. Projects must adhere to ethical guidelines for research involving animals, including obtaining necessary permits and approvals for fieldwork and ensuring humane treatment of study subjects.
  2. Projects must comply with international, national, and institutional regulations governing research and conservation activities.
  3. Applicants will be required to provide detailed feedback and reports upon project completion. Comprehensive interim reporting will also be required.
  4. If the project currently has or has had previous support from another organization, we encourage but do not require disclosure in the application form. We respect the privacy and confidentiality agreements that applicants may have with their donors. However, voluntarily sharing this information can help us understand the broader context of your project and ensure complementary funding.
  5. All applicants are required to read and agree with ASA guidelines and policies.