A key component of Panthera’s mission is fostering the next generation of felid conservationists. The Kaplan Graduate Awards provide research and project costs for post-graduate students; the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Jaguar Research Grant Program supports conservation efforts on the jaguar throughout the jaguar corridor and The Small Cat Action Fund supports conservation projects on wild felids weighing less than 25 kilograms. Panthera’s grant programs intend to support promising felid conservationist and cultivate a new generation of practitioners dedicated to wild cat conservation.
The Panthera Grants Committee meets twice a year to make funding decisions, with closing dates for proposals on March 1st and September 1st. Final decisions and awards are announced four months after the application deadline. Proposal intake opens on January 1st and July 1st of each year, and closes on the respective due dates. Panthera’s grant programs are facilitated through the online grant management system, Foundant, through which all 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.
- Kaplan Graduate Awards
- Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Jaguar Research Grant Program
- Research and Conservation Grants - Discontinued
- Small Cat Action Fund
- STF-Panthera Grant Program - by invitation only
Panthera believes in recognizing extraordinary individuals who have shown unrelenting dedication and triumph of human spirit in conserving wild cats; whether working tirelessly their entire lives or showing at an early age the tenacity and fortitude needed to achieve conservation success. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the self sacrifice of extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to saving wild cats and their habitats, and to reward the efforts of established and up-and-coming researchers devoting their lives and career towards the common goal of ensuring a future for wild cats.
To apply and learn more about Panthera's prizes, please click on the links below:
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.
To learn more about Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship and to apply, please click on the link below: