Protecting the balance
of nature in Namibia

The Namibian Wildlife Conservation Trust (NWCT) supports conservation and ecosystems research projects based in Namibia. Awards are initially for one year but may be extended to subsequent years, depending upon performance and results. Applications must be submitted by the project leader.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a significant contribution to the conservation of Namibia’s threatened species. Budgets can range up to £10,000 per annum. Emphasis will be given to requests for field conservation and research activities, including equipment, transportation and local salaries. NWCT does not support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, overhead costs or salaries for core administrative and management personnel.

Projects will be evaluated on a competitive basis and, given the number of applications and finite funds available, not all will receive funding. Applications are reviewed by the NWCT Trustees, and may be sent for external review. Projects are evaluated on their conservation relevance, scientific merit & value, and their synthesis with other NWCT-funded projects. The NWCT Trustees will consider applications every six months, with closing dates January 1st and July 1st. Decisions will be made within 2 months of the closing date.

There is no fixed format for applications, but proposals should be structured around the following categories:

The names and contact details of two referees must be supplied with each application.

Please direct any queries and submit applications in electronic form to

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