Conservation Award Recipients

Since 1989, the American Society of Primatologists has provided funding in support of research- and education-based projects aimed at effecting primate conservation. Riley & Zak (2015) developed and administered a survey to former grant recipients from the years 1997–2012 to assess the conservation impact of ASP funded projects. The results highlight the importance of garnering local support for primate conservation projects, sustaining a long-term research presence at field sites, clearly defining terms used in monitoring and evaluation, building evaluation into the design of primate conservation projects, and encouraging and enabling researchers to share both successes and failures. You can read more about the impact of the ASP Conservation Small grant program with complimentary access to the Riley & Zak paper.
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
1998 1997

2018 Conservation Small Grants

The Conservation Committee is happy to announce the 2018 Conservation Small Grants. We were able to fund five proposals that were submitted for this funding cycle.

Grants were awarded for the following projects:

  • Holly Torres: An investigation into community involvement in the conservation of Ateles fusciceps fusciceps in Tesoro Escondido, Ecuador. ($1927)
  • Sayantan Das: Mitigation of conflict between Nicobar Long-tailed monkeys and humans/dogs through ecological and cognitive research, and community engagement. ($2,000)
  • Kathy West: Photography inspiring children in conservation. ($1986)
  • Yvan Andriamaheary: Propagation of bamboo and litchis: preserving the primary food of the greater bamboo lemur in Kianjavato, Madagascar. ($1894.14)
  • Aparna Chandrashekar: Reconstructing the demographic history of black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in Ranomafana National Park. $1148.32