Applications are sought for research and project funding that will assist the Albatross and Petrel Agreement meet its objective of achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. Total funding of c. AUD 80 000 is available for allocation from the Advisory Committee (AC) Work Programme budget in 2014-15.
Applications must be submitted on an ACAP Small Grants Application Form, available from the home page on the ACAP website.
When assessing project applications, preference will be given to projects that address elements of the AC Work Programme (see AC8 Doc 16 Rev 3) and any research priorities identified by the AC Working Groups (see AC8 Doc 11 and AC8 Doc 12 Rev 1).
Innovative proposals making a substantive contribution to the Agreement’s objective will also be considered.
At risk from mice: a female Tristan Albatross incubates on Gough Island, photograph by John Cooper
Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant Working Group Convenor or the Advisory Committee Chair to discuss the development and relevance of their application to ensure it addresses the requirements of the AC Work Programme.
National Contact Points and international organisations are asked to check that all required sections are included in any applications, prior to submission to ACAP. It is desirable that applications are submitted in English in order to limit translation costs; however submissions in any other Agreement language will also be accepted.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by 27 April 2015.
ACAP Secretariat, 20 November 2014