The ASP Conservation Committee seeks to support primate research, education, and conservation with a particular focus on researchers and educators in habitat countries. We seek applications for two standing awards annually, the Conservation Small Grants and the Conservationist Award. In addition, other funding opportunities may become available for specific projects.
The Conservation Committee welcomes donors of all amounts. All donations are used entirely to support primate conservation, training, and education. In the past two decades, the Conservation Committee has awarded more than $200,000 to support 187 projects on some 86 primate species (as of 2020).
More than 40% of Conservation Small Grants went to support research and training of habitat-country primatologists. Support has been provided to researchers from or working in many primate-habitat countries, especially Madagascar, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and Uganda.
All our funds come directly from contributions from ASP members and other people who seek to protect primates and primate habitats. We are appreciative of all donations and particularly recognize the value of larger donors. Contributors of $500 or more will be acknowledged in the ASP Bulletin.Contributions are also tax-deductible to the full extent allowable. American Society of Primatologists is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.