Thank you for your interest in the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.

The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individualspecies conservationinitiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungispecies conservationefforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. However, it is very competitive indeed with only around 12% of applicants in 2018 receiving a grant.

Grants will be awarded based on their ability to meetcriteriapre-determined by the Species Fund, and are for maximum of$25,000for each project.

You cancompleteandsubmitthe application online byclicking here.Before starting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the applicationcriteria(especially relating to the species conservation status)and have had a look at theFrequently Asked Questionspage on the Funds website.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application, which will also contain log in details.

There arethreegrant rounds per year, and generally applications received beforethe end of February will receive a replyat the end ofApril or early May. The next submission deadline will be the last day of June, (and applicantswill receive a reply in September). The final round of grants in a given year usually has a deadline of the end of October, with applicants receiving a repsonse in late December of the same year or early January of the following year. For exact timings and details, please visit theTimetablepage. Please do not leave it until the last minute to submit your application but do so well ahead of the deadline.

Please note that this is a very competitive process andsadly the vast majority of applicants do not receive grants. The Fund has limited amounts of money to spend each year and receives far more applications for good projects than could possibly be supported. In 2018 only 12% of applicants received any kind of a grant, and around 1,400 were turned down.

For any questions regarding the application, or to be added to the Funds contact database, pleaseuse theContact Us details provided,or send an email