Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles, but not marine turtles , with either partial or full support as funding allows.
The TCF provides grants in support of direct research and conservation expenses of selected turtle projects and programs.
TCF does not provide support for indirect organizational overhead expenses associated with administration of grants, and will not fund requests for such indirect costs.
Priority for funding is given to projects that focus on tortoises or freshwater turtles that are already highly threatened according to the IUCN Red List criteria, either Critically Endangered or Endangered, or which may be highly threatened but not yet officially classified as such on the Red List.
TCF Awards at the present time are approximately in the $2000 to $5000 range per project, with two funding cycles annually.
Total disbursement has averaged between $30,000 to $50,000 per year to date, and is growing as the TCF grows.
The proposal itself must be no longer than 12 pages long (shorter is better) and c.v.’s must be no longer than 3 pages per individual.
All type must be of good readable size, no smaller than 12-point font.
Deadline: 1st May and 1st November
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