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Applications Invited for 2019 Proposals to Fund Science to Solutions Teams For Lasting Impact.
Applications Invited for 2019 Proposals to Fund Science to Solutions Teams For Lasting Impact.

Organization: Science for Nature and People Partnership

Apply By: 01 May 2019

Grant Amount: 1000000 USD

Organization:

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between three partners: The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. SNAPP envisions a world where protecting and promoting nature works in concert with sustainable development and improving human well-being.

About the Grant:

SNAPP is inviting 2019 Request for Proposals to find new cross-sector and interdisciplinary teams willing to do science differently for lasting impact.

SNAPP funds science that leads to rapid, tangible and enduring benefits to conservation and sustainable development. To achieve this, SNAPP funds teams of 12-20 people from diverse organizations to gather for 3-4 collaborative sessions over the course of 24 months. These working groups conceive new ideas , synthesize data relevant to their work, and deliver rapid solutions to the most critical challenges facing humans and our planet. Between sessions, members collaborate remotely, work with long-term implementation partners, develop and test tools and products, and publish research. SNAPP teams influence policy at national and international levels and initiate action across sectors.

Each year, SNAPP provides up to US$1 million total across 4-6 approved working groups, led by academic, governmental agency, multilateral, or nonprofit institutions. SNAPP’s founding partners include two international conservation organizations and a synthesis science center – The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which is the standard location for working group meetings. Including members from TNC and WCS in your proposal is strongly encouraged but not required. Prospective applicants from TNC and WCS should reach out to Jessica Musengezi and Kate Mastro (respectively) to discuss proposal ideas.

Who is eligible to apply for a SNAPP working group?

Researchers and practitioners of any nationality affiliated with an academic, governmental agency, multilateral, or nonprofit institution may submit a proposal. Individuals operating independently are also eligible to apply. Individuals from private sector institutions are fully eligible to be participants of a working group but are not eligible to lead SNAPP working groups as PIs. Individuals and organizations from the humanitarian and development sectors are encouraged to submit SNAPP proposals. Proposals from low- and middle-income countries are especially welcomed.

To Apply:

  • Proposals are due no later than 5:00pm PT on 1 May 2019. Please download and complete both the Proposal Table template in Microsoft Word and the budget worksheet in Excel.
  • Applicants for the “climate, oceans and equity” opportunity, please use our urgent response budgeting worksheet. Please edit these documents to include all information about your proposal.
  • Proposal templates should be formatted to standard letter size (8.5” W by 11” L) with graphics embedded directly in the document.
  • Proposals and budgets should be saved and uploaded as separate files at: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/snap/rfpform.
  • You must submit both a proposal and a separate budget worksheet
  • Applicants will be notified of final decisions by 31 October 2019.
  • Leaders of approved projects should plan to begin work on the project soon after approval, and to hold their first working group meeting by no later than the first quarter of 2020.

Application Deadline: 1st May 2019

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