Funding

One of the biggest challenges of working with river dolphins and freshwater ecosystems is acquiring funding and scholarships to conduct research and conservation actions, among others. Here we provide a useful list of possible funding opportunities to direct funds for river dolphin and freshwater conservation. We are interested in expanding this list, so please feel free to add more organizations.–

Neotropical Grassland Conservancy
Non-profit organization that supports the research and training of Latin American graduate students in conservation science in Central and South America.
http://www.conservegrassland.org/home.htm

Russell E. Train Education for Nature
Graduate studies – training
International
http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/fellowships/train/item1825.html

Organization of American States Scholarships
Graduate studies – training
International
http://www.educoas.org/portal/en/oasbecas/about.aspx

Colfuturo
Graduate studies – training
Colombia
http://www.colfuturo.org/

Colciencias
Graduate studies – training
Colombia
http://www.colciencias.gov.co/

Idea Wild
Equipment
International
http://www.ideawild.org/

Society for Marine Mammalogy
Grants in Aid of Research
Field work
International
http://www.marinemammalscience.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=92

Cetacean Society International
Conferences
International
http://csiwhalesalive.org/

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
Conservation activities
International
http://latin.wdcs.org/

Fundacion Carolina
Graduate studies – training
Spain and Latin America
http://www.fundacioncarolina.es/es-ES/Paginas/index.aspx

Icetex
Graduate studies – training
Colombia
http://www.icetex.gov.co/portal/Default.aspx

National Geographic
Conservation activities
International
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/conservation-trust-application.html

Rufford Foundation
Nature Conservation projects
International
www.rufford.org

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Travel Grants
International
www.fsbi.org

The Witley Fund for Nature
Funding opportunities
International
www.whitleyaward.org

AVINA
Funding opportunities
Latin America
www.avina.net

This information was compiled by (in alphabetical order):

Catalina Gómez-Salazar
Enzo Aliaga-Rossel
Marcela Portocarrero-Aya

Last updated: February 8 2011

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