South America Regional Program

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to reduce threats to key species and ecosystems in South America and to strengthen the requisite local individual and institutional capacity to sustain conservation programs in the long-term through strategic partnerships with key stakeholders at the local, national, regional, and/or international levels. Project activities should take place in the focal countries in South America (see Geographic Eligibility). If work is to be conducted in the United States, the proposal must show a clear impact on biodiversity conservation in South America to be eligible.

The USFWS seeks to support conservation of the large-scale terrestrial ecosystems that are viable for long-term wildlife conservation and critical to protecting regional watersheds and environmental services. Because existing protected areas alone are not sufficient to maintain ecosystem functions and large scale processes, this funding opportunity seeks landscape-scale approaches to conserve the region’s unique ecosystems and iconic wildlife that can also serve as umbrella species for the rest of the region’s biodiversity.  

Consideration will be given to projects that address one or more of the programmatic funding priorities in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru.

Deadline: May 11, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

Individuals are not eligible to apply under this Notice of Funding Opportunity. In addition, tuition for individuals and field projects carried out in support of masters, doctorate degrees, and post-doctorate research are not eligible under this Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Amount Description

The anticipated amount of funding available under this program in fiscal year 2018 is $1,000,000 USD. Based on program experience, it is anticipated that 15 to 25 awards will be granted this fiscal year. The amount of funding requested must be fully justified by the scope of the activities, the anticipated results, and the length of the project period. 

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 11, 2018