Application composition and project design tips are provided to help applicants finalize their application package and improve their chances of receiving an AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grant.
Be sure to follow the application instructions carefully. Proposals that do not conform to the application instructions will not be included in the two-tiered review process.
Check for spelling, grammatical, and formatting errors; the application form does not identify typos. Reviewers have said that grammatical errors reflect poorly on the potential quality of the project and project team.
To encourage applicants to utilize results-based planning, management, and monitoring in their projects, the CGF application uses adaptive management terminology taken from the Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. For detailed descriptions of terms used in the application, review the Open Standards.
Applicants are encouraged to provide references for statements made within the proposal. References should be submitted as an appendix, in Word, attached to the CGF application email.