The Habitat Foundation provides grants to support the work of promising students and young professionals working in the area of biodiversity research, conservation biology, and also integrated approaches to protected area management and environmental conservation.
In 2019, we encourage those working on research and initiatives in Malaysia to apply for the following grants. In addition, our internship programme provides an opportunity for young professionals to gain experience in implementing a conservation programme.
The Habitat Foundation Research Grants are intended to support students and researchers seeking to advance our knowledge of biodiversity, rainforest ecology, and sustainability. Emphasis is on studies which have the potential to be applied to conservation and promote 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 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 funds 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 demonstrate 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.
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 applications for the 2019 Young Professional Internships has already closed. We will be announcing the recipients of the 2019 intake. Another Call for Applications will take place in 2020.