The Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, together with the Audubon Naturalist Society, helps fund small, local conservation and education projects in developing countries by providing seed money to communities and individuals whose projects have not attracted major support from other sources.
The maximum grant for 1 year is $2000.
- Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner. Projects must have:
- a benefit to the human, plant and animal populations of a particular habitat in an ecological sustainable manner
- a lasting significance to local residents
- protect threatened or endangered species or habitats
- a public education component.
- The Project must:
- be outside the United States or other developed country
- involve the local population
- if research, just be for conservation purposes rather than to obtain scientific data
- funds must go for salaries, material and publication development, meeting and training costs, field trip costs and not international travel or overhead expenses, taxes, utilities or insurance.
- Preference is given to applicants who have a record of prior conservation action relevant to the proposed project. Applicants from countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply. United States researchers planning work in foreign countries must have at least one local collaborator and consider how the project will benefit the local communities.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund.