THE INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT FOUNDATION (IEF) IS NOW ACCEPTING PRE-PROPOSALS FOR 2023 ELEPHANT CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH FUNDING SUPPORT

In 2022 the International Elephant Foundation has divided our Elephant Conservation and Research Funding grant application process into two parts. For applicants to be considered for funding in 2023, we require the submittal of a short preproposal for your project which will be due April 29, 2022. All preproposals that are selected for further consideration will be given an invitation to submit a full proposal by May 27, 2022 with a deadline to submit your full proposal by August 19, 2022. The selection of the final grantees will be in December 2022 for funding in 2023.

 Pre-Proposals should specifically target at least one of the following: 

African Savannah 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
  • Disease investigation

African Forest 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
  • Disease investigation

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
  • Disease investigation

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 given to projects which address issues described in:https://elephantconservation.org/iefImages/2018/03/AsERSM-2017_Final-Report.pdf

Criteria for funding:

  • Clearly contribute to the in situ or ex situ conservation of African or Asian elephants or their habitats.
  • Be grounded in sound scientific methodology, be logistically feasible, and have a high probability of success.
  • Be impact and action-oriented not purely data collection or survey.
  • Must include a component that evaluates the success in saving elephants.
  • Projects must begin in the year for the portion of the project which funds are requested, but not before funds are to be awarded.
  • Funds will not be awarded for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are made.
  • If the project includes direct contact or capture of animals, it must meet humane standards of care when animals are involved.

Download: 2022 Conservation Pre-proposal GrantApplication 2-10-22

The International Elephant Foundation typically awards grants up to $15,000 but larger amounts will be considered for exceptional projects.

Pre-Proposals Due April 29, 2022