Guidance

Darwin Initiative: scoping projects

Darwin Initiative: applying for scoping project funding

Applications for scoping project funding will be invited later this year alongside applications for post projects and Darwin fellowship awards.

Scoping projects are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative. The aim is to develop a workable project idea and make contact with potential partners in the country where the project would take place. A successful scoping project should lead to a main round project application.

You can read more about a successful scoping project in this case study.

How to apply

The guidance note and application forms will be made available once the scheme is open for applications.

When to apply

The provisional timetable for Round 22 scoping project applications will be made available once the scheme is open for applications.

Who can apply

Only organisations that have not received a grant for main round Darwin project in either of the last two Darwin application rounds may apply for scoping project funding. The project idea must aim to benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries.

Level of funding

Funding of up to £5,000 is available for each grant.