Instructions for Applicants

Current application questions for Rufford Small Grants

Before submitting an application through the online system, you may wish to prepare your answers. The current question set is listed here for your reference.

Note: Applications must be submitted through the online form on this site.
1. Background

1.1 The origin of your work
Please explain why you decided to undertake this work. Are you aware of others who have done similar work? If yes, please provide more detail [max. 300 words].

1.2 The contribution of your work
Please explain briefly what the work is going to achieve [max. 300 words].

2. Project Activities

2.1 Project site
Provide a brief description of your project site(s), including geographic location, habitat and conservation importance(if relevant) [max. 300 words].

2.2 Permissions and fieldwork
Do you have all the necessary permissions or permits to do this work? Also, how long will you be in the field? [max. 200 words].

2.3 Activities and timescale
Describe the key activities you will carry out and when these will be undertaken [max. 500 words].

3. Methods

3.1 Methods to be used
Describe in detail the research methods/techniques will you use to undertake each of the activities outlined in Question 2.3 [max. 500 words].

3.2 Reasoning
Explain why you have chosen these research methods/techniques [max. 300 words].

3.3 Monitoring
How will you monitor the success of your work? If undertaking a conservation intervention/action, then look at www.conservationevaluation.org for help with evaluation methods. [max. 300 words].

4. Conservation Benefits

4.1 Conservation outputs
What will be the practical conservation outputs from this work? [max. 300 words].

4.2 Conservation evidence
If undertaking a conservation action/intervention, what is the evidence that suggests that it will work as desired (suggested resource www.conservationevidence.com) [max. 300 words].

4.3 Conservation importance
What species of conservation concern, either nationally or globally, will benefit from this work (if relevant)? If species are included in the IUCN Red List, please add the information using the search facility on the form page. [max. 1000 words].

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5. Your Team and Other Contacts

5.1 Team description
Please describe who will be working with you on this project, and explain what experience they bring.
Have any of the team members been funded by The Rufford Foundation before? If yes, give details.
Are any of the team members currently working on another Rufford-funded project? If yes, give details. [max. 500 words].

5.2 Your skills
Why do you feel you are qualified to lead this team? [max. 100 words].

5.3 Links
Describe what links you have formed or plan to form with other interested parties, for example NGOs, community groups, media, etc. [max. 300 words].

6. Funding
Budget

6.1 Budget form
Please fill out the line by line budget items on the form page.

6.2 Co-funding
Provide details of any co-funding

6.3 Organisation receiving the funds
Please give the name of the organisation (e.g., NGO or university) that will receive the funds. Ensure that they are happy to receive and manage the funds on your behalf. We will NOT pay funds into your personal bank account.

7. Bibliography

7.1 Bibliography
If necessary, provide full references to information that you have cited in your application.