Applications are sought for research and project funding that will assist the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) meet its objective of achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. This the latest round of grant opportunities made by ACAP since 2008 (click here to read of projects funded by the 2010-2011 and 2012 rounds).
Total funding of approximately AUD 110 000 is available for allocation from the Advisory Committee (AC) Work Programme budget in 2013-14. Normally, a maximum of AUD 20 000 will be granted per individual project.
Applications must be submitted on an ACAP Grant Application Form.
When assessing project applications, preference will be given to projects that address elements of the AC Work Programme (see Annex 5 of the AC7 Report) and any research priorities identified by the AC Working Groups (AC7 Doc 12 Rev 1 and AC7 Doc 14 Rev 1). Innovative proposals making a substantive contribution to the Agreement’s objective will also be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant Working Group Convenor or the Advisory Committee Chair to discuss the development and relevance of their application to ensure it addresses the requirements of the AC Work Programme.
Applications opened on 28 August 2013 and will close on 21 October 2013. Completed applications are to be submitted to relevant ACAP National Contact Points. Applications from international organisations may be submitted directly to the ACAP Secretariat.
National Contact Points and international organisations are asked to check that all required sections are included in any applications, prior to submission to ACAP. It is desirable that applications are submitted in English in order to limit translation costs; however submissions in any other Agreement language will also be accepted.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by 7 February 2014.
A Tristan Albatross chick on Gough Island begs for food
Photograph by Andrea Angel/Ross Wanless
ACAP Secretariat, 29 October 2013