ATREE Small Grants for Research in North East India 2011

Call for proposals

The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Eastern Himalayas Programme, based in Darjeeling, invites project proposals focused on biodiversity conservation from civil society organizations such as NGOs, community based organizations, academic organizations and individual researchers.
Projects proposed should focus on exploration and conservation of the region’s flora and fauna in the Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

Grants will be provided typically for work in the areas mentioned below:

  • For supporting research and field work to fill critical information gaps in building biodiversity databases for existing information in public domain;
  • Action research for conservation of Critically Endangered, Endangered and endemic species; and, incremental support to ongoing targeted high impact projects having the potential for immediate conservation impact
  • Community based conservation of critical ecosystems and landscapes with emphasis on building capacity of local communities in conservation action

A background document on the Program can be downloaded here. Specific guidelines and format for writing proposals are provided in this background document. All completed proposals should be sent electronically directly to

Please note that hard copies of proposals will not be accepted. The last date for submission of proposals is 31 June 2011.
For more information contact: Suman K. Rai, Regional Director, Eastern Himalaya Office, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Darjeeling, India
Tel: (+91) 0354 2259297, (+91) 9434045123