Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)'s Small Grants Programme

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Call for proposals

ATREE, Bangalore invites project proposals on conservation from civil society organizations such as NGOs, community based organizations, academic organizations and individual researchers..

Grant details

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)’s small Grants Programme recognizes that there is a wealth of information and expertise at small scales that can be drawn upon for more effective conservation. The small grant will support 7 – 8 proposals in each of the two areas of focus. The topics under each focal area are only an indicative list.


Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Endangered and threatened Species and its habitat
  • Gaps in taxonomic work and monographs
  • Studies on lesser known or lesser studied species of wildlife
  • Critical areas of biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change and conservation
  • Innovative approaches and tools for conservation education

Environment and development

  • Enabling communities and other stakeholders to address local environmental concerns
  • Analysis and monitoring of policies and institutions for their socio-economic and environmental impact
  • Payments for eco-system services and poverty reduction
  • Incentives for agro-forestry systems and sustainable farming practices
  • Gender perspective in conservation/ Natural resource management
  • Environmental degradation and impact on women

Each research grant is up to Rs 1 lakh, is available for duration of 1 year, will be considered under the current call. Grants can be used for fieldwork, research writing, or internships with ATREE faculty. The selected applicant will be assigned an advisor for the research activity at ATREE, and can pursue independent research as per the proposal submitted to the committee.

Expected outputs

  • progress report at the end of first six months
  • complete written report in a given format towards the end of the year (for ATREE website)
  • notable research or popular article based on the report

Individuals not affiliated with any institution are eligible to use about up to 20% of the grant as honorarium and may request use of ATREE facilities at one of its locations, if needed.

Proposals must follow the prescribed format and be accompanied by updated resume and one reference letter. Download the prescribed format. Proposals should be sent preferably in electronic format to madhavi(at)atree(dot)org, or addressed to Madhavi Latha, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore-560064, Karnataka, India.

Last date for submission is 15 September, 2010.

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September 15, 2010 12:00AM