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.

We seek proposals for Working Groups that help answer two overarching questions:

  • How can programs advancing human well-being and economic development be designed to also maintain or enhance biodiversity and restore or protect ecosystems?
  • How can nature conservation contribute broadly to benefit human well-being and economic development?

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 9 a.m. PDT, 25 April 2016. You can click the link to download a copy of the 2016 RFP packet and related materials.

Download the 2016 RFP