The call for funding applications for the 2019 BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Program is open! This is a funding opportunity to support the development of international collaborations between gardens and arboreta for the purpose of exchanging skills, resources and expertise to advance tree conservation efforts. Botanical gardens and arboreta play a vital role in studying, collecting and protecting threatened tree diversity around the world. The Partnership Program provides funding (up to $2,500) for collaborative tree conservation projects, with priority given to projects that target biodiversity hotspots and/or capacity building in developing countries. Grant applications must satisfy the following conditions:
- Focus on tree conservation
- Involve an international partnership between two botanical institutions
- Both partners are BGCI members
- At least one of the two partners is an ArbNet accredited arboretum (accreditation applications will be accepted up to the funding deadline to be considered for this opportunity)
Partners may apply for BGCI membership and ArbNet accreditation concurrently with submitting a funding proposal. Proposals must be submitted through the BGCI Global Botanic Garden Fund application. Proposals will be reviewed by the ArbNet and BGCI staff.
Deadline for funding proposals (and accreditation applications, if applicable) is September 13, 2019
This is the 3rd Phase of the BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme. Learn more about past funded projects here.
Please email, Amy Byrne, Global Trees Conservation Assistant, with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org