Barcelona Zoo Foundation launches the application for new grants in 2014
The options are the PRIC grant, for research and conservation projects at the Zoo, the Snowflake grant, fot the best research project in primates, and the Antoni Jonch grant, for research projects in local fauna.
The deadline for applications ends on May 15th, at 2 p.m.
Barcelona Zoo Foundation launched the application for new grants for research and conservation projects for 2014. Fulfilling its main aim, the Foundation aids to promote projects that share values of conservation, education, protection, awareness and preservation of wildlife and biodiversity. Barcelona Zoo Foundation offers the possibility of obtaining the Snowflake grant, the Antoni Jonch grant and the PRIC grants.
Snowflake grant, the tenth edition of this grant dedicated to the albino gorilla, is given to the best research project in primates. The projects must be in line with the disciplines of interest: conservations, genetics, reproduction, communications or animal welfare in captivity or in the wild, among other detailed in the application rules. The grant for the 2014 edition of this scholarship consists of a maximum financial contribution of 9,000 € during the period of one year. Last year, the winner project was “Phylogeographical analysis of gorillas through mitochondrial DNA”, by Irene Hernando from the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC) - Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The grants on the Barcelona Zoo Research and Conservation Programme, aids those projects within the framework of the programme rules, in accordance with the research lines of the Foundation. Barcelona Zoo foundation the Barcelona Zoo Foundation will generally pay up to a third of the total annual budget of the submitted and approved project. Consequently, one of the necessary requisites for a project to be approved must be its ability to self-finance. Thirteen grants were given last year to different projects on research and conservation for a total of 40.
To conclude with, Barcelona Zoo Foundation also offers the Antoni Jonch grant, in memory of the former Zoo director between 1956 and 1987. As it is indicated in the application rules, this grant is intended for research projects on local fauna. In its second edition, the grant of this scholarship consists of a maximum financial contribution of 6,000 € during the period of one year. In 2013, the beneficiary of the grant was the project “Effect of transport infrastructure on the fragmentation of populations of natterjack toad (Bufo calamita)”, by Núria Garriga from the Universitat de Barcelona.
Applications for grants must be sent, along with the project, in pdf, to fundaciobarcelonazoo[at]bsmsa[dot]cat. The deadline for applications ends on May 15th, at 2 p.m. For more information take a look on the next link: