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Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations
and Individuals for Research to Prevent Elephant Extinction

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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International Elephant Foundation (IEF)

Deadline Date:

08/09/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grants typically in the $10,000 range to USA, Canada, and International organizations and individuals for research projects that contribute to the conservation of elephants. Research may focus on African or Asian elephants and their habitats, or elephants in human care. The themes and focus areas for the current funding cycle are outlined below:

During the 2020 grant cycle, the Foundation is requesting proposals that specifically target the following:

Asian Elephant:
- Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence
- Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss
- Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants
- Community capacity building
- Conservation education
- Managing captive range country Asian elephants

IEF recognizes the priorities and objectives for Asian elephant conservation as determined by the 13 Asian range states countries described in the Asian Elephant Ranges States Meeting Final Report including the Jakarta Declaration. Preference is given to projects which address issues described in those documents.

African Elephant:
- Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence
- Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss
- Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants
- Community capacity building
- Conservation education

Elephants in Human Care:
- Critical diseases – EEHV or Tuberculosis
- Quantify the impacts of conservation education at U.S elephant holding facilities on public action in the U.S or in Asian or African elephant range countries

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159356

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests of $10,000 or less are preferred but larger amounts will be considered.

Grants are typically in the $10,000 range.

Term of Contract:

Funding will only be awarded for 2020 with no guarantee of funding for future years. The application must be resubmitted annually demonstrating project progress before each additional year of support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

International individuals and organizations are eligible as are students, scientists, and institutions. Students are required to provide faculty advisor approval; the advisor should be a co-investigator on the application and must accept the responsibility of project completion and reporting.

IEF does not provide miscellaneous expenses, contingency funds or indirect costs (overhead costs) to the recipients of any IEF funded grant or contract.

Budget requests that consist primarily of salary or travel will generally not be considered favorably.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received at the IEF office by 11:59 PM CST on 9 August 2019.

The review process will be completed in December 2019.

Funds will be awarded and available in January 2020.

You may submit more than one proposal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals must be submitted in English electronically to:

Deborah Olson, Executive Director

Sarah Conley, Conservation Coordinator

International Elephant Foundation
P.O. Box 366
Azle, Texas 76098

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.