Applications for 2021 SNAPP funding program are open (US$1m)

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Applications for 2021 SNAPP funding program are open (US$1m)

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is calling for project proposals from individuals and organizations who are willing to develop innovative and feasible scientific ideas that promote conservation and sustainable development.

To achieve this, SNAPP wants to fund teams of 12-15 people from diverse organizations to gather for 3-4 collaborative sessions over the course of 12-24 months.

Laying the groundwork for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to influence policy and/or practice, these working groups will conceive new ideas, synthesize data relevant to their work, and deliver rapid solutions.

Throughout the duration of the sessions, members will collaborate remotely; work with long-term implementation partners; identify emerging opportunities for tangible, lasting change; develop and test tools and products; and publish research.

The program will provide technical support for repeatable synthesis and modeling methods, and the creation of open-source tools and products. As ideas and relationships grow within SNAPP teams this will not only influence policy at national and international levels but initiate action across sectors.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, SNAPP welcomes innovative models including virtual and hybrid collaboration spaces.


A SNAPP team is an interdisciplinary group of experts representing a broad suite of sectors, institutions, and specialties who would not otherwise convene around a targeted, complex challenge. Team includes:

  • Academic experts in scientific fields directly relevant to the key questions
  • Practitioners from conservation, humanitarian, sustainable development, cultural, and spiritual organizations
  • Representatives of governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector
Focus areas

SNAPP teams will come up with solutions to these critical challenges:

Climate Resilience: They craft nature-friendly solutions to climate change impacts like drought, storms, and sea-level rise.

Food and Freshwater: They balance the growing demand for food and fresh water with long-term conservation.

Ocean Sustainability: They discover new ways to lighten the collective impact on the ocean and its diverse ecosystems.

Social Innovations: They develop and deploy effective solutions to systemic social and environmental issues.

Grant size

SNAPP provides a sum of up to US$1 million across 4-6 approved working groups, led by academic, governmental agencies, multilateral, or nonprofit institutions.

Eligibility criteria

The program is open to academics, researchers, NGOs, government, and the private sector across the world. SNAPP welcomes proposals for working groups on all conservation / sustainable development topics.


Entries close on Friday, December 10, 2021. Click here to register for the SNAPP program.

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