Grants and Awards
IPS offers small monetary grants to those conducting projects congruent with the aims of our society. These grants include the Martha J. Galante Award, Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award, Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award, and Captive Care Grant.
Martha J. Galante Award
Deadline for applications is May 1st of each year.
Grant proposals are solicited from professionals of habitat countries of primates. Money awarded could be used for conservation training:
• Transportation to the course or event location.
• Course or event fees
• Expenses during the event period.
People interested in receiving this award should:
• be officially enrolled in an academic institution or a similar organization (either taking or giving courses or doing research or conservation work),
• send information about the program of interest (courses, congresses, symposia, field work, etc.),
• send a letter explaining his/her interests in participating in the course or event (in English),
• send a C. V. in English,
• send a letter of acceptance for the respective course, and
• send two recommendation letters (including information about referee).
Send the completed grant proposal by email to:
Dr. Claudio Valladares Padua, IPS Conservation Committee
The review of the application will be made by the Conservation Committee, and the results will be announced by the end of August
Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award
The Education Committee of IPS solicits grants of up to $1000 to support the development of primate conservation education programs. These initiatives should support field conservation programs, work with local community and/or schools, or are used to provide training in conservation education techniques. Please provide the following information: 1) introduction to the conservation program; 2) methods to be used to implement the program, 3) methods to be used to evaluate the program; 4) potential conservation impact; 5) budget in a 2-page application; 6) timeline. Please include a 1-page vitae of the principal investigator. Deadline for applications is May 1st of each calendar year. Send applications to: Dr. Anne Savage, Vice-President for Education, International Primatological Society; c/o Disney’s Animal Kingdom, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, U.S.A. email Anne.Savage@disney.com
In honor of Dr. Charles Southwick’s longstanding commitment to conservation education, we have developed the Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award. This award is dedicated to recognizing individuals living in primate habitat countries that have made a significant contribution to formal and informal conservation education in their countries. The amount of the award is $750: $500 will be given directly to the recipient and $250 will be given in the recipient’s name to a project of their choosing in their community.
We encourage investigators working in primate habitat areas to nominate members of their staff (or of the local community) that they feel have made a significant contribution to conservation education in their study area. Eligible candidates must be residents of the region in which they are working and include education staff, field assistants, graduate students, or other individuals that are directly involved with providing educational programs to the people living around the project area. Candidates do not need to have an advanced degree to be eligible.
Nominators should provide the name, title and full mailing address of their nominee, along with a letter of recommendation stating the nominee’s qualifications for the award, focusing on past and potential contributions to conservation education. A copy of the nominee’s resume should also be included. Supporting letters from other individuals acquainted with the nominee’s work may be submitted as part of the packet.
Deadline for applications is May 1st, 2004. The award and a plaque will be presented at the August 2004 IPS Congress in Torino, Italy. Send applications to: Dr. Anne Savage, Vice-President for Education, International Primatological Society; c/o Disney’s Animal Kingdom, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, U.S.A. email: Anne.Savage@disney.com
Captive Care Grants
The Captive Care and Breeding Committee of IPS awards grants of up to $1000 for projects focusing on captive care issues that relate to: (1) the status of primates in captivity (e.g., sanctuaries, private, commercial) in range countries, (2) information from local wildlife officials and field researchers on the problems relating to captive primates, and (3) improving conditions for the well-being of captive primates in range countries. Interested individuals should send a proposal (maximum of 3 pages including a 1-page vitae of principal investigator) outlining the project including: background/introduction, methods, application of results to the captive care issue, and a budget. Deadline for applications is June 1st. Please send proposals to Dr. Colleen McCann, Vice-President for Captive Care and Breeding, International Primatological Society, c/o Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460.
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