The Habitat Foundation provides grants to advance the conservation of biodiversity through research, conservation initiatives, and integrated approaches to strengthen protected area management and build capacity for sustainability and environmental education. In addition, our internship programmes provide opportunities for promising young students or fresh graduates to gain experience in implementing a conservation programme. Applications for Grants and Young Professional Internships in 2021 have now been extended to 30 September 2020. Click on the headings below to learn more about the different grants.
The Habitat Foundation Research Grants support research that will advance our knowledge of biodiversity, rainforest ecology, and sustainability. Emphasis is on studies with potential application to strengthen conservation impact and promote a balance between protection and the productive use of rainforest ecosystems.
Penang Hill Small Grants
Small grants are available to encourage field research within the proposed Penang Hill UNESCO Biosphere Reserve or facilitate site visits to explore research opportunities. These grants are available to students, academics, and research partners. We encourage you to contact us if you have a proposal you would like to explore.
The Habitat Foundation Conservation Grants fund timely interventions and actions which can contribute to the conservation of species or important ecosystems. Proposed activities may be part of an ongoing programme of work or a new pilot project. Successful proposals are those that involve close collaboration with relevant government and local community stakeholders, and present a strong case for the sustainability of these efforts.
The Habitat Foundation Travel Grants provide support for Malaysian researchers and thought leaders to participate in international meetings, conferences and training opportunities to enhance the study of biodiversity and natural ecosystems and the practice of conservation.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, kindly note that the THF Travel Grants programme is suspended for the remainder of 2020. We will put up a fresh call for applications when we are able to resume the programme.
The Habitat Foundation Professional Internships are designed for early career conservation professionals and communicators. Through a 12-month internship, successful candidates will benefit from a specially curated programme that will enable them to gain experience with project management.
The internship will feature specialized training and practical experience which will boost their confidence and enhance their potential to make important contributions through their career in conservation.
The Habitat Foundation Sustainable Tourism Grants have been created to fund initiatives to build capacity and strengthen the practice of ecotourism and conservation in Malaysia. This grants programme is motivated by the belief that travel to natural areas can be a driver for conservation and environmental awareness. Ecotourism can also be a way to generate sustainable financing for protecting nature and incomes for local businesses and households. The Sustainable Tourism Grants are for activities or programmes to promote Best Practice in ecotourism that can be implemented within a timeframe of less than 10 months.
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