An award to fund research within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region that advances understanding of local marine and terrestrial conservation challenges and helps us to prioritize conservation actions. Research Proposals must address key species and ecosystem threats or a trend of degradation on target species or ecosystems of ecological and/or cultural importance. The research must apply to conservation action and support the spirit and intent of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. The CBT is looking for a participatory approach, one in which local community organizations and individuals collaborate with and contribute to all aspects of the project.
Grant Value:$20,000, with no multi-year funding (although the research may extend past 2017).
Eligibility:Organizations must be a registered charity, educational institution, or local or First Nation government. Lead Applicants must have completed, or be near completion of, a relevant graduate degree and have current affiliation with an eligible organization.