Donor: British Ecological Society (BES)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 11.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.500GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Long-term Research Grants are designed to provide funding over a 10-year period for ecological studies conducted anywhere in the world. These grants aim to support existing short-term projects with at least 1-2 years of data, enabling them to extend into long-term studies. The focus is on establishing a new portfolio of long-term experiments or datasets that are relevant to current ecological issues. Projects can encompass various ecological aspects, including ecological restoration, habitat creation, control of alien species, and climate change.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must have BES membership. The grants are open to all types of ecologists, including conservation practitioners (e.g., Reserve Managers, consultants) and university academics. Grants are awarded to individuals, not organizations. Applicants are responsible for obtaining all relevant permits and permissions for their proposed work.

3) Location

Actions can take place in various countries worldwide.

4) Budget

The first five years’ worth of funding (£3,500) is claimable in year 1, with an average of £500 per year for data collection and an additional £1,000 reserved for year 1. After a satisfactory mid-project report, an additional £3,500 is available in the sixth year for new or replacement equipment and data collection for the remaining grant period. Funding can cover equipment, software, travel, accommodation, subsistence, and hiring personnel for data collection.

5) Application

Applicants need to use the online grants system. There are two rounds of funding in 2024, with opening dates on January 11th and July 11th. Applications are made through the BES online grants system. Applicants can submit one grant application per round, across all grant schemes. Projects should start within 6 months of the grant award date and run over 10 years, with a mid-project report due after 5 years.

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