The PPG Industries Conservation & Sustainability Fund is designed to further the mission of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium by awarding grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. Over the past decade we have funded over 150 projects in 54 countries and two oceans.
The period for accepting proposals for the 2016 grant cycle is now CLOSED. Decisions will be made by April 31, 2016 and funding will become available after June1, 2016.
What we fund: We particularly encourage field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation, but we will consider a wide variety of projects. Those who wish to conduct a project outside of the United States must present evidence of strong local involvement.
What we do not fund:
• Visitor surveys;
• Husbandry projects;
• Training (except for foreign researchers);
• Travel (except to bring foreign researchers to meetings);
• Organizational overheard costs; and
• Salaries/stipends (except for locally hired support staff in non-industrialized countries).
Please note that we will only accept one application/proposal per PI.