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Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund

Name: Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund
Bird-specific?: No
Website: http://www.rwpzoo.org/conservation/dansforth-conservation-grants
Organization: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Award Amount: up to $1000
Eligible Recipients: Undergraduate Students, Masters Students, Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral , Early Professionals, Established Professionals, Organizations/Governments
Purpose: Research, Conservation/Management
Annual Application Deadline(s): June

Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF) supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.


Field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority. Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.