Calls for proposals

We regularly open calls for proposals to civil society and government organisations involved in conservation activities.


Open calls for proposals

Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund

As part of the Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund, we are now accepting proposals for Conservation Action Grants and Research Support Grants.

Conservation Action Grants support on-the-ground conservation action with the goal of improving the status of threatened animal species and their habitats. Maximum grant size for Conservation Action Grants will be EUR 50’000 with a maximum duration of 12 months. These grants are open to all local and national Civil Society Organisations, as well as local or regional Non-Governmental Organisations, with a primary focus on local non-profit organisations.

Research Support Grants support young and early scientists in their research to improve the knowledge on threatened species and their role in natural ecosystems. These grants intend to provide budding researchers the opportunity to develop into world class conservationists. Maximum grant size for Research Support Grants will be EUR 7’000 for a maximum duration of 12 months. Applicants have to be enrolled in a curriculum at an academic institution in order to apply.

SOS African Wildlife

As part of the SOS African Wildlife initiative, we are accepting applications for Rapid Action Grants for projects targeting terrestrial and freshwater threatened species in South Africa. Rapid Action Grants are open to projects responding to threats linked to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences. Grant funding to a maximum of 100,000 EUR is available to Civil Society Organisations and public entities. We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

What are the advantages of working with IUCN SOS?

When IUCN Save Our Species awards a grant to an organisation, it is the beginning of a special relationship. We provide support to our grantees throughout the entirety of our shared journey, while adding value along the way by sharing the projects’ impacts and the lessons learned.

Ana Nieto
Head, Species Conservation Action
Image credit: WWF

Woman planting a tree in Africa

Who do we collaborate with?

IUCN Save Our Species works with Civil Society Organisations and government agencies, and offers three types of grants:

  1. Threatened Species Grants are awarded under each of our initiatives through periodic Calls for Proposals. These are awarded to projects that have a programmatic approach to addressing existing conservation threats.
  2. Rapid Action Grants are awarded through an open-ended Call for Proposals available to projects responding to emergency situations. They are awarded to shorter project (maximum 12 months) and are designed to enable immediate responses to new and emerging threats. Note: Rapid Action Grants are currently only available under our SOS African Wildlife initiative.
  3. Research Support Grants are awarded to young and early scientists in their research to improve the knowledge on threatened species and their ecosystems. Note: Research Support Grants are currently only available under the Fondation Segré Conservation Fund.