NBC Conservation Fund

The Neotropical Bird Club awards small and medium-sized grants for conservation action or research that has an intended measurable benefit.

The award scheme has been described in several articles in Neotropical Birding which can be read here, here, and here.

Please note that while the NBC strives to fund projects in every country within our region, it is occasionally necessary to restrict support in a particular country due to circumstances beyond our control.

To apply for a Neotropical Bird Club Conservation award:

Grants of $1,500 and $3,000 (US Dollars) are available subject to certain conditions. Grants are occasionally awarded for higher amounts (up to $5000). Please contact the Club (see below) to confirm the availability and criteria for higher amount awards.

Applications are assessed twice yearly, with deadlines on 1st January and 1st July. An initial assessment is made by a Conservation Awards sub-committee and sent for peer-review and the applications that best match the aims of the awards programme then have to be approved by the Council of the Neotropical Bird Club. You will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible thereafter (usually within 2 months of the application deadline).

Advice for Applicants  Click here for details

Applications must be submitted on the form provided click here for details , preferably by email.

Please read the advice for applicants carefully. If you have further enquiries please contact the Awards Coordinator at: NBCawards@gmail.com

A note on COVID-19:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for conservation work throughout the Neotropics. Ensuring the safety and well-being of all Neotropical Bird Club awardees is paramount, and we will work with all awardees to adapt or defer their projects as needed in line with relevant national and local regulations and international guidance.

To read this page in Spanish click here.

To read this page in Portuguese click here.