Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species.
The involvement of citizens from the country in which the primates are found will be a plus.
The intent is to provide support for original research that can be used to formulate and to implement conservation plans for the species studied.
Primate Conservation, Inc. will grant seed monies or provide matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates and their conservation in their natural habitat.
Grants have averaged approximately $2,500, with a maximum grant of $5,000.
Proposals are evaluated on competitive basis.
All appropriate projects will be considered, but the regions of current interest are Asia and west Africa.