Calls for proposals

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

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Open calls for proposals

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

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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.

Archived Calls for Proposals

By browisng our Call for Proposals archive, you may find information on previous awarded grants and donors.