CALL for GRANT PROPOSALS
Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) is a not-for-profit foundation founded to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species. The involvement of citizens from the country in which the primates are found will be a plus. The intent is to provide support for original research that can be used to formulate and to implement conservation plans for the species studied.
Primate Conservation, Inc. will grant seed monies or provide matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates and their conservation in their natural habitat. Grants have averaged approximately $2,500, with a maximum grant of $5,000. We do not support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, legal actions, tuitions or salaries at institutions, and overhead costs.
Proposals are evaluated on competitive basis. Applications are screened by outside reviewers and the Board of Directors of PCI. All appropriate projects will be considered, but the regions of current interest are Asia and West Africa.
Deadlines for all grant application materials to be in our office is February 1st and September 20th. Awards will be given by May 15th and December 15th.
Grant applicants should fill out the cover sheet and institutional agreement forms (one page each). Please submit three (3) copies of the complete proposal (All items). Please email one a digital copy of the proposal with your name and species in the file name. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org in an MS .doc file or RTF. Please do not send pdf files as they cannot be copied or pasted. If the cover sheet is scanned as a JPEG to include the signature, then please send another copy without the signature that is a .doc file, and can be copied and pasted. Proposals are to be submitted typed, double spaced, in English and limited to 20 pages total. Please send all application material to Primate Conservation, Incorporated at 1411 Shannock Rd Charlestown, RI 02813. Please do not send them registered or certified mail as the US Postal Service will not deliver them. (Regular air mail is fine). Please do not fill in the cover sheet with your handwriting. You may have to retype the cover sheet to fill it in with the computer.
Please use: 8.5 X 11 inch paper, at least 12 point type, 1.5 spacing, no less than 1/2 inch margins. Be concise, items 1 - 5 should be no longer than 10 pages. Use the enclosed Project Proposal form as a cover sheet for each copy of your proposal. Submit three (3) copies of a complete proposal (The cover sheet and items 1-11). Include the following suggested outline items only if appropriate for your proposal. Be sure to send 3 copies of the signed Institutional Agreement form. We will not award a grant without this form.
Fill In the Cover Sheet with your Abstract
2. Background Information
3. Project description
5. Post-project follow-up
8. Bibliography and a map of the location of the project within the country.
9. C.V.'s of principal personnel. Two (2) pages maximum per person.
10. Copies of permissions from appropriate governmental agencies (i.e. visa, research permits) or statement that permits and permissions are not needed.
11. Completed and signed institution agreement form (page 3).
12. Names and addresses of 3 people qualified to review your proposal. N.B. We are not asking for personal references. Please do not include people who are involved in anyway with your project.
The following are publications you might wish to consult to find methods suitable for your project:
Brockelman WY and R Ali (1987) Methods of surveying and sampling forest primate populations. In (eds. CW Marsh and RA Mittermeier) Primate Conservation in the Tropical Forest. Alan R. Liss: New York, pp. 23-62.
Defler T and D Pintor (1985) Censusing primates by transects in a forest of known primate density. Int J Primatol 6:243-259.
Peres CA (1999) General guidelines for standardizing line transect surveys of tropical forest primates. Neotropical Primates 7:11-16.
Fashing PJ & M Cords (2000) Diurnal primate densities and biomass in the Kakamega Forest: An evaluation of census methods and comparison with other forests. American Journal of Primatology 50:139-152.
Martin P, Bateson P. 1993. Measuring Behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
National Research Council (1981) Techniques for the Study of Primate Population Ecology. Subcommittee on Conservation of Natural Populations. National Research Council. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.
Paterson JD (2001) Primate Behavior: An Exercise Workbook. Waveland Press.
Setchell JM and DJ Curtis (eds.) , 2nd ed. (2011) Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology. Cambridge University Press.
White L and A Edwards (eds) (2000) Conservation Research in African Rain Forests. Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Institution Agreement Form
To whom it may concern
Primate Conservation, Inc. (PCI) is a not for profit foundation that awards small grants to individuals through colleges, universities and other not for profit organizations. The grants are given for field work or conservation. Due to the small amount of monies (under $5,000) to be disbursed by our organization, and due to the obvious need for conservation of many species of primates in their native environment, the Directors feel that no monies should be taken for administration or overhead by the college, university or not for profit organization through which the grant is administered. In keeping with this policy, the grant applicant must secure the institutions' agreement with this policy as part of the application process.
The grantee's institution should fill out and sign this form. Please return the form to the grant applicant so it can accompany the proposal. If a grant is awarded a copy of this form will be returned to the institution with the check.
Any grants from Primate Conservation, Inc.
for (grant applicant)______________________________________________________________
for (project title or description)_____________________________________________________
to be administered by
will not have any monies removed for administration, overhead or other purposes. The grant award will be used for the benefit of the above named recipient only.
The grant monies check should be made out to:_________________________________________
and sent to (office & address):______________________________________________________
Now, therefore the grantees institution:_______________________________________________
agrees to the terms stated here.
Primate Conservation, Inc
Telephone:(401) 364 7140