CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN & APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 19, 2022
Revive & Restore and Morris Animal Foundation are pleased to partner on Wild Genomes – Amphibians: a new funding opportunity for conservationists interested in applying genetic insight to the protection and management of amphibian wildlife. From caecilians to salamanders to frogs, all species belonging to the three orders of amphibians qualify. Proposals should describe a conservation-oriented effort that will benefit substantially from genomic sequencing and biobanking.
Thanks to the support of the Footprint Coalition we have $50,000, starting in January 2022, that we’re going to contribute to projects on Experiment — a small and fast grant program to get new ideas off the ground quickly. We will back eligible projects up to 50% of the project cost (and up to $5,000/project). The funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sooner you fill out a project application the better (use this link to start a project). Bold ideas and questions are encouraged to apply. We’re looking to help seed more projects pursuing important biobanking outcomes, documenting wild genomes, or pushing the boundaries of genetic monitoring techniques.
Project funding is allocated on a rolling basis. Review the funding guidelines to be invited for proposal.
We started this fund in 2018, with generous support from biotech company Promega, to hasten impactful innovations in conservation and to clearly demonstrate the benefits of genetic rescue biotechnologies to the broader conservation community.
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Wild Genomes is designed to accelerate the genomic sequencing and biobanking of species that have a clear conservation need. Through this program, we aim to put the fundamental tools of genetic rescue directly into the hands of those who manage wildlife.