Grants and Prizes

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Grants

Leela Haazah,center, works with the Lion Guardian's to train them to protect and monitor wild lions, and mitigate lion conflictA key component of Panthera’s mission is fostering the next generation of cat conservationists. The Kaplan Graduate Awards provide research and project funds for post-graduate students, the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Jaguar Research Grant Program supports conservation efforts throughout the jaguar corridor, and The Small Cat Action Fund supports conservation projects on wild felids weighing  less than 25 kilograms. Panthera is excited to partner with the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies to launch a new awards program, The Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program, which supports in situ research and conservation activities on the cheetah in Africa.

The Kaplan Graduate Award, the LCAO Jaguar Research Grant Program, and the Small Cat Action Fund each have two grant cycles a year. Letters of Interest are requested January 15 and June 1, with deadlines on February 15 and July 1. The Grants Committee has a month to review the LOIs, and then invitations for full applications will be sent in Early March and early August. Deadlines for the full applications are April 1 and September 15; decisions will be announced on May 15 and October 15.

The new Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grant will have only one annual grant cycle. In 2015, the cycle will begin with an open request for Letters of Interest (January 15-February 15), followed by invitations for full applications, which will be due on April 15.

All of Panthera’s grant programs are facilitated through an online grant management system, Foundant, through which all LOIs and new and renewal grant applications must be submitted.

To apply and learn more about Panthera's grant programs, please click on the links below:

If you are seeking renewal for a previous grant, please contact us directly.


Prizes

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Panthera recognizes extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their lives to studying and conserving wild cats and their habitats. The Rabinowitz-Kaplan Next Generation Prize rewards the efforts of young researchers who have already contributed significantly to ensuring a future for wild cats. We will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize on June 1, 2014; the deadline will be September 15, 2014.

To apply and learn more about Panthera's prizes, please click on the links below:


Fellowships

The Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship was established by Ramune Cobb under the auspices of Panthera to further wild cat conservation by fostering the professional growth of early career cat conservationists. This annual Fellowship is made to an exceptional early career conservationist to undertake a field-based internship for training and experience in field skills necessary for the conservation of wild cats. The fellowship award is granted to cover all costs of travel and support for fieldwork on an established wild cat conservation project selected by Panthera. The application period for the 2015 Winston Cobb Fellowship will open on January 1, 2015; the deadline for applications is February 1, 2015.

To learn more about Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship and to apply, please click on the link below: