IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group
|1.||Projects on crocodilian species identified by the CSG as in need of conservation action|
|2.||Projects with direct and indirect conservation significance.|
|3.||Projects that quantify the status of crocodilians.|
|4.||Projects at the dynamic population level of resolution.|
|5.||Projects that develop analytical tools that can assist threatened crocodilians.|
|6.||Projects that address constraints on sustainable use.|
|7.||Projects involving local people in crocodilian conservation and management.|
|8.||Projects that develop educational and promotional materials.|
|9.||Projects involving training and capacity building.|
|10.||Projects with exceptional scientific merit.|
Projects focused on research largely unrelated to conservation, management and sustainable use will be considered for funding if they have exceptional merit, but they are not a CSG priority at this time.
Any expenditure that the Supervisor and/or the CSG consider will assist the student's project and/or the student’s professional development in the context of the project will be considered eligible. Ownership of equipment purchased with the CSG funds will be vested in the student unless the student and supervisor agree that it be retained by the institution.
The Supervisor will be responsible for confirming that the CSG that funds have been used for eligible expenditure.
The following guidelines apply to all applications for the SRAS:
- Applications can be initially submitted at any time, using the SRAS “Application Form” (available in English, Spanish and French).
- In the case of Spanish and French, a summary (up to 300 words) in English will also be required.
- Applications should not exceed 4 pages.
- Applications should stress the significance of the research and the general approach to it. The methodology should be as succinct as possible but understandable for experienced reviewers. Cite references from the scientific literature whenever possible. The emphasis should be on describing the expected outcomes
- Applications should be endorsed in writing by the chair/head of the relevant research institution, university, or other major, international conservation organization.
- All applications will be evaluated by at least three (3) CSG reviewers.
Successful applicants must provide a summary report or update on their project to the CSG within 12 months of receipt of SRAS funding! A photo of the applicant should also be provided for use on the CSG website.
Receipt of the grant in one year of a project does not infer that funding will be provided in subsequent years. The aim is to use the fund to assist the maximum number of students possible. If funding is sought for a continuation of a project, the outcomes/results from the previous SRAS funding will be essential to the application even being considered.
Submission of Proposals
Applications should be e-mailed to the CSG Executive Officer.