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2011 Call for Conservation Award Nominations and Grant Applications

Due date for grant proposals: 31 January 2011
Due date for award nominations: 31 January 2011

Nominations for Conservation Awards and Grants are now being sought by the American Society of Primatologists (ASP). These awards and grants, funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, including those from primate habitat countries - countries with native primate fauna - for whom the prestige of an ASP award or grant can be a valuable aid to the recipient's conservation efforts.

Subscription Award: This award provides the American Journal of Primatology to worthy individuals in habitat countries who otherwise would have little access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates. Preference is given to individuals who will make the journal available for use by students and colleagues. The award is normally granted for a 5-year period. Recipients are requested to submit a brief report summarizing the use of the journal. A nominating letter should describe the nominee's credentials, his/her primate-related activities, and should explain why the nominee deserves to receive high priority consideration. DUE DATE: 31 January, 2011.

Conservation Award ($750): This award provides recognition and financial support for students and young investigators from habitat countries who demonstrate potential for making significant and continuing contributions to primate conservation. Those eligible include students, researchers, and educators from primate habitat countries for whom no more than five years have elapsed since receipt of their terminal degree. Nominators should provide the name, title and full mailing address of their nominee, along with a statement about the nominee's qualifications for the award, focusing on past and potential contributions to primate conservation. A copy of the nominee's vita is requested. Supporting letters from other individuals acquainted with the nominee's work may be submitted. Past awards have been presented by U.S. Ambassadors or other senior officials, thereby obtaining favorable publicity for the award, its recipient, and primate conservation in the recipient's country. DUE DATE: 31 January, 2011.

Conservation Small Grants (up to $1,500): Grant proposals are solicited for conservation research or related projects, including conservation education. ASP members working in habitat countries are especially urged to apply or to help someone from a habitat country submit a meaningful project that can be a portion of a larger effort. Recipients of grants must agree to submit a brief report (maximum 1-2 pages, single spaced), in a form suitable for publication in the ASP Bulletin, to the chair of the ASP Conservation Committee within 6 months of completion of the project. Grants may be submitted online (see link below), emailed, or mailed to the Committee Chair. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2011. DUE DATE: 31 January, 2011.

On-line grant submission: You don't have to be a member of ASP in order to submit a proposal on-line, but you do need a username and password to get to the Members Only section where you will upload your files. If you already have one, please login and submit your grant proposal. If not, you may create a new login. On-line grant submission begins 1 January, 2011.

Evaluation and Application Procedure:

  • Conservation Small Grants: The ASP Conservation Committee will make its recommendations for grants by late April, 2011. In this way, the grant recipients will be able to acquire their funds before the summer months. All applicants will be informed of decisions by May 2011, and successful applicants will be published in the ASP Bulletin and posted on the ASP web page.
  • Conservation Awards & AJP Subscription Awards: The Conservation Committee will make its recommendations for awards to the ASP Board of Directors at the annual ASP meeting in September, 2011. Successful nominees will be informed following the meeting and their names will be published in the ASP Bulletin and posted on the ASP web page.

For more information or to submit an award nomination or grant application, contact: Dr. Erin P. Riley, Chair, ASP Conservation Committee, Anthropology Department, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 (epriley@mail.sdsu.edu).

-Erin P. Riley, Conservation Committee Chair

Modified: 26 September

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