Call for proposals

We regularly open calls for proposals to civil society and government organisations involved in conservation activities.

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Call for proposals

SOS Lemurs Phase II

Only previous SOS Lemurs Phase I beneficiaries can apply for a maximum grant amount of up to CHF 300,000 and a maximum duration of three years. These projects are expected to start no later than January 2025.

Projects must be implemented in Madagascar and focus on improving the status of Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN) or Critically Endangered (CR) lemurs, as listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More eligibility information can be found in the Guidelines for Applicants, accessible through the link below.

Call for concept notes

There are no call for concept notes open at this time.

What are the advantages of working with IUCN SOS?

When IUCN Save Our Species awards a grant to an organisation, it is the beginning of a special relationship. We provide support to our grantees throughout the entirety of our shared journey, while adding value along the way by sharing the projects’ impacts and the lessons learned.

Ana Nieto
Head, Species Conservation Action

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Who do we collaborate with?

IUCN Save Our Species works with Civil Society Organisations and government agencies, and offers three types of grants:

  1. Threatened Species Grants are awarded under each of our initiatives through periodic Calls for Proposals. These are awarded to projects that have a programmatic approach to addressing existing conservation threats.
  2. Rapid Action Grants are awarded through an open-ended Call for Proposals available to projects responding to emergency situations. They are awarded to shorter project (maximum 12 months) and are designed to enable immediate responses to new and emerging threats.
  3. Research Support Grants are awarded to young and early scientists in their research to improve the knowledge on threatened species and their ecosystems. Note: Research Support Grants are currently only available under the Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund.

Archived Calls for Proposals

By browisng our Call for Proposals archive, you may find information on previous awarded grants and donors.

Click here to read the latest version of the IUCN Save Our Species Operational Manual, which sets forth the procedures for the implementation of the IUCN Save Our Species grant-making programme.