CEPF Mediterranean - Application Guidelines

Please follow the guidance below:


  • This call for proposals is for large grants between US $20,000 and US $200,000.
  • Only Strategic Direction 1 is eligible for this call.
  • Only Algeria, Cape Verde, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are eligible for this call.
  • Only the priority Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and countries listed in Table 2 are eligible for this call.
  • Only the thematic areas explained on Page 5 are eligible for this call.
  • The project idea should be built on biodiversity conservation as a fundamental component.
  • Applicants can submit more than one Letter of Inquiry.
  • Applications can be made in English and French.
  • Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Sunday 25th May 2014
  • All applicants must use this Letter of Inquiry template: http://cepf.net/Documents/cepf.loi.doc
  • Completed LOIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: cepfmed@conservation.org


Full details of the call is available here: http://www.cepf.net/SiteCollectionDocuments/mediterranean/CEPF_Med_CallForLargeGrants_6_EN.pdf

Additional information and guidance on how to apply is available on the CEPF website:  www.cepf.net/grants/apply

Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by e-mail, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate team member. Applicants will be contacted thereafter as to how to proceed. Submission of the LOI initiates the application review process. Based on the information contained within the LOI, CEPF and the RIT will perform an initial screening. A reviewing panel, composed of experts from the region, will support CEPF in the reviewing process. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal, respond to a Financial Questionnaire (the necessary forms and guidance will be provided to these applicants), and, if needed, demonstrate the project’s compliance with CEPF’s safeguard policies. The RIT will assist applicants complete the full proposal and provide the necessary supporting documents. Approbation of the LoI does not imply the validation of the project. The approval of the grant award is taken on the basis of the full proposal, which should therefore contain all the elements needed for CEPF to take a decision.

Applicants should expect to receive a decision on whether they have been invited to submit a full proposal within 2 months from the close of the period for the submission of the LOI. For successful applicants, the whole process from submission of the full proposal to signing of the grant agreement typically requires a further 2 to 4 months.


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