The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) actively supports initiatives that advance its mission of supporting wild research, rescue and rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra, funding conservation science, supporting education programs, and staging the annual Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group Workshops. On an annual cycle, OC considers proposals (typically not exceeding $5,000- $10,000) to fund projects that specifically meet these criteria.
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Applicants should keep in mind that projects that allow OC to be distinctly identified, as opposed to being part of a large, commingled funding pool, are encouraged. The funded activity may be part of a larger collaborative effort, but OC’s mission is often best advanced by clear identification with a discrete aspect of the work. OC does not typically provide seed money to start a project whose completion will depend on subsequent support.
The OC is philosophically committed to the idea that local people are an essential part of the conservation equation; therefore, sustainable co-existence between humans and wildlife is of paramount concern. Preference will be given to in situ investigators who invest in local people and encourage sustainability. This may include training, employment, mentorship, or academic opportunities.
Cover Letter Requirements:
Notes on Submitting Your Proposal
Upon completion of your proposed project, OC must receive a follow-up report including:
Please Note: New proposals from the grantee will not be considered until final reports have been received for previously funded projects.