Applications open for Jana Robeyst Trust Fund in Sub-Saharan Africa

Grant Size $1000 to $10,000   ,   Closing Date


Applications are now open for the Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF), which provides financial resources to early career biologists/conservationists to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa.

Funding Information
  • Amounts up to a maximum of 1500 euro per application.

Eligible Projects
  • Eligible project will have a clear conservation value and be based in a country in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Preference will go to projects in relation with elephants. Education projects will also be considered.

  • Travel costs for presentation of the project at a conference, or participation to workshop/training program will also be considered.

  • Purchase of field equipment if they are essential in completing field work.

  • Pure research will not be funded. Research project will be considered if they demonstrate applied benefit to conservation and/or target an identified conservation need.

  • Living costs, salary’s, thesis production costs, retrospective costs, fundraising costs, and payment of a debt will not be considered for funding.

  • Office equipment and participation to internship and volunteer program will not be considered unless they are essential in completing field work or benefit an identified conservation need.


  • The JRTF aims to provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with a clear conservation value.

  • This funding program is open to individuals or organizations for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. They accept projects related to the conservation of mammals and especially (forest) elephants.

  • Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

  • Both successful and unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply again 12 months after the submission.

Post Date: January 03, 2024

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