Please refer to the timeline below for deadlines and notification dates. Pre-Proposal Applications should be sent to the Conservation Assistant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The principal investigator (PI) will be notified via email that the pre-proposal has been received and is being considered for funding. All pre-proposals will be reviewed and applicants notified via email. A limited number of applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal for review. Full proposals will be submitted to a scientific committee for final review and award determination. Final award notifications will be made via email. Projects involving research will be reviewed by scientists familiar with the research techniques and/or the species being studied. Non-research based proposals will be reviewed by persons familiar with the field, situation or topic of the request. All aspects of the project and proposal will undergo careful review by multiple reviewers, and all research, whether it is by students or professionals in the field, must adhere to the rigors and ethical principals established for valid and responsible scientific study.
Applicants previously funded through one of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s competitive grants programs may apply for additional funding for the same or a new project only after all of the requirements have been met for the previously funded grant. If applying for additional funds for the same project, the applicant is limited to two grants. After two grants have been awarded for a project, the PI is not eligible to apply for further funding for that project. There is no limit to the number of applications one can submit for different projects. The application process is the same for both new and second-time applicants.
All correspondence with regard to the proposal and review process will be directed to the PI using the contact information provided in the the Pre-Proposal/Proposal Application Form (PDF | Word). Award and decline notifications are made via email for all proposals received for review, and are made based on the final decisions of the review committee. Upon notification of award, PI must contact the Conservation Assistant to provide written acceptance of awards and conditions, and complete fund transfer information before funds are disbursed.
2012 Competitive Grants Timeline
- Africa Seed Grants and Asia Seed Grants Programs
Pre-proposal Deadline Monday, November 5, 2012 Pre-proposal Notification Monday, December 3, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline Monday, January 7, 2013 Final Notification Monday, February 4, 2013
- Scott Neotropical Fund
Pre-proposal Deadline Friday, April 5, 2013 Pre-proposal Notification Monday, April 29, 2013 Full Proposal Deadline Monday, May 27, 2013 Final Notification Monday, July 15, 2013