Grant recipients are expected to:
- Provide written acceptance of awarded funds including verification of funds received, and agreement to terms and conditions detailed here.
- Provide a few photographs (digital files 4x6in and 300dpi preferred) of your project that can be used in our zoo publications or promotions (may be of animals, habitat, yourself/others working on the project, etc.). We would appreciate having these within a few months of the award. Photos used in publications will credit the photographer if noted.
- Maintain contact with and provide periodic updates to the Conservation Assistant. At the minimum, provide a 6-month update via email. Updates should generally describe the progress of the project to date and need not include detailed information requested in the final report (below). A few paragraphs to one page of text is appropriate.
- Acknowledge the financial support of Cleveland Zoological Society/Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in any presentations, meetings, publications and/or materials resulting from the project.
- Submit a final report, including accounting of funds; within one year of receipt of the award (see guidelines below). If the project is more than one year in duration, a progress report should be submitted one year following the award in addition to a final report at the end of the project.
All reports and follow up information should be directed to the Conservation Assistant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Final reports should be sent within one year following the award. The following format should be used when submitting reports:
Progress Report or Final Report
Grant Program: (Scott Neotropical Fund, Africa Seed Grants, Asia Seed Grants)
Project web page (if available):
Person completing report (if different from above):
Summary: Provide a concise summary addressing the main findings, outcomes and successes of the project in 500 words or less.
Additionally, expand on the following questions in 2-3 pages:
- What were the major goals and objectives of the project? Were these accomplished?
- What impact will your findings and/or accomplishments have on the species/habitat/community? Also note any partnerships or collaborations that were created as a result of the project.
Did/will your findings and/or accomplishments influence existing conservation/research priorities or policy?
- What are the long-term implications of the project? What is the next step?
- Share a meaningful experience/story from the project that illustrates its impact /accomplishments-
(in your own words/conversational)
Required supporting materials:
- Budget - Detail budget expenses and include a copy of original budget requested.
- Photographs - Include three photographs ( digital files 4x6in and 300dpi and attached separately from report preferred) that describe your project. Please number photographs and include appropriate captions for each. Each caption should include basic information about the activity, animal, habitat in the photo and the significance of the picture to the project. Please include the name of the photographer (for photo credit) as well as the names of any persons appearing in the frame.*Please send photos cleared for publication.
Additional supporting materials:
Copies of published short reports, journal articles, and popular media articles, etc. are appreciated.