Call for proposals: Small grants in Bhutan | WWF

Call for proposals: Small grants in Bhutan

Posted on 06 December 2007

The CEPF Small Grants Program, Bhutan Implementation Team, based in WWF Bhutan, Thimphu, invites proposals from Bhutanese civil society organizations such as non government organizations, community based organizations, academic organizations as well as individual researchers for biodiversity conservation.

Applicants are required to have extensive experience in implementing biodiversity conservation projects in Bhutan.

All projects proposed should focus on conservation of the region’s flora and fauna that are in critical danger at key biodiversity sites and corridors in the Bhutan Biological Corridor Comples (B2C2). The specific species and sites of interest of this Small Grant Program can be found in The Ecosystem Profile of the Eastern Himalayas (pdf document, 3 MB).  

For specific guidelines and format for writing proposals, see the background document (pdf file, 254 KB) on the Small Grants Program.

Grants will be provided in three different areas.

• To support action research for conservation of Critically Endangered and endemic species, or ongoing targeted high impact projects having the potential for immediate conservation impact .
• For conducting research to fill the information void for priority species in selected sites and corridors. Importance will be given for projects which seek to determine the population and threat status of species from the lesser known taxonomic groups including plants (defined in the background note).
• To support scholars for completion of studies on conservation biology with emphasis in the B2C2.

All completed proposals should be sent electronically directly to

The last date for submission of proposals is 20 December 2007.

For more information
Chophel Dayang
WWF Bhutan Program
+975-2-323528 ext. 118
Note: CEPF is a joint initiative of Conservation International (CI), l’Agence Française de Développement, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. It provides strategic assistance to non-government organizations, community groups and other civil society partners to help safeguard the earth’s biodiversity hotspots. A fundamental goal of CEPF is to engage civil society in biodiversity conservation. Out of 16 hotspots currently being funded by CEPF globally, the Eastern Himalayas region is the most recent.