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 SNAP Working Group

SNAP 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.

SNAP is a boundary institution — at the boundary between analysis and action. We seek proposals for Working Groups that help answer two overarching questions:

  1. How can conservation actions benefit a critical mass of people today while addressing long-term ecological sustainability?
  2. How can economic development be achieved without irreversible or severe environmental damage?

Our most recent RFP closed 20 May 2014. Decisions on proposals submitted to this RFP will be announced by 10 July 2014. We anticipate issuing another RFP in early 2015.



Our 2014 RFP is now closed. If you are interested in applying for a future SNAP Working Group, click the link to download the 2014 RFP packet for your reference.

Download the RFP