Pablo Borelli, grasslands scientist and grazing expert explains grassland ecology and grazing issues to a group of TNC scientists, program staff, ranchers and employees of Ovis XXI during a field training session as part of TNC's sustainable grasslands program, Argentina, Estancia Los Pozos.

Request for Proposals

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Proposing a New SNAPP Working Group

SNAPP regularly issues requests-for-proposals for new Working Groups. Project proposals must have the potential to generate clear outcomes for improving human well-being and nature conservation, and should examine a geographic scale that may produce generalizable conclusions and/or replicable solutions.

Proposals may require some original modeling, and in rare cases funding may be provided to collect some original data that fill gaps in an otherwise relatively complete picture.

Are you interested in natural solutions to climate change? Sanitation and water security? So are we!

While this year’s Request for Proposals remains open to globally important issues at the interface of conservation, development and human well-being, proposals centered around these climate and sanitation themes are especially welcome.

Please note: SNAPP funds the convening of working groups but does not cover salary of individual working group members.

Proposals will be evaluated by SNAPP’s Science Advisory Council and Board of Governors based on their inclusion of:

  • Direct path to impacting policy or practice and broad applicability of results
  • Clear and intriguing science questions
  • Diversity in sectors, disciplines and members
  • Cost-effective use of SNAPP funding and leveraging of other funds

The more truly trans-disciplinary our SNAPP working groups are, the more likely we are to develop innovative solutions to conservation problems that will actually be put into practice by a wide range of stakeholders.

SNAPP is well equipped to help make the world more sustainable by better understanding the interplay of development, conservation, and human well-being. Such an understanding plays to our core strengths — strong science, an interdisciplinary approach, and taking science to action at scales that matter.


SNAPP is accepting RFPs for new working groups until 5 p.m. PDT, 7 June 2017.

Download the 2017 RFP here