SEH Grants

SEH Grants in Herpetology for 2018

1. Conservation
The “SEH Grant in Herpetology - Conservation” will be made available in 2018 again to support a project orientated to the conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, focused on either a species or habitat, with a grant of up to EUR 2000.
The SEH Conservation Committee and the SEH Council will decide on the project applications, and priority will be given to those addressing species conservation priorities identified by the SEH CC and the Council. The decision will take into consideration:

  1. Conservation orientation/ value of the proposal
  2. Likelihood of success
  3. Costs and time table (expenses for the project, material, other costs (e.g. petrol))
  4. Scientific background
  5. Why SEH funding is needed.

Precondition of application is active SEH membership status (with 2018 membership fees paid before January 1, 2018). Applications from young researchers are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for applications is 31st December 2017 and they should be sent to the SEH Conservation Committee (e-mail: balint.halpern@gmail.com) as PDF files and should include the words “SEH Grant application - Conservation” in the email subject line.
Applications should include:

  • A short curriculum vitae of the prospective candidate(s).
  • An outline of the project, including a time table, the goals that are intended to be achieved and the means for reaching these goals.
  • A financial plan, including a statement on other financial supports for the project and should include a statement on why SEH funding is being requested.

Please send your application in a single document – maximum of 4 pages.
A decision on the applications will be taken on 31st January 2018. The grant will be provided on the understanding that the funds are used exclusively for the purpose that they were requested for, and that a report (to be published as a short version in SEH News) will be submitted to the SEH Conservation Committee immediately after the project has been completed.

 

 

 

2. Mapping and Distributions
The “SEH Grant in Herpetology – Mapping and Distributions” will be made available in 2018 to support two projects (of up to EUR 500 each) orientated to the filling of distributional gaps of the amphibians and reptiles of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The SEH Mapping Committee and the SEH Council will decide on the projects applications, and priority will be given to those addressing mapping priorities identified by the Mapping Committee and the Council. The decision will take into consideration:

  1. Distributional - Mapping gap to be filled - compared to relevant and existing mapping data
  2. Extent of the area to be covered
  3. Likelihood of success
  4. Costs and time table (expenses for the project, material, other costs (e.g. petrol))
  5. Why SEH funding is needed.

Precondition of application is active SEH membership status (with 2018 membership fees paid before January 1, 2018). Applications from young researchers are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for applications is 31st December 2017 and they should be sent to the SEH Mapping Committee Chair (e-mail: neftali.sillero@gmail.com) as PDF files and should include the words “SEH Grant application - Distributions” in the email subject line.
Applications should include:

  • A short curriculum vitae of the prospective candidate(s).
  • An outline of the project, including a time table, the goals that are intended to be achieved and the means for reaching these goals.
  • A financial plan (mainly covering transportation costs) including a statement on other financial supports for the project and should include a statement on why SEH funding is being requested.

Please send your application in a single document – maximum of 4 pages.
A decision on the applications will be taken on 31st January 2018. The grant will be provided on the understanding that the funds are used exclusively for the purpose that they were requested for, and that a report (to be published as a short version in SEH News) and relevant shapefiles (or gpx, kml or kmz) will be submitted to the SEH Mapping Committee immediately after the project has been completed.