World Lagomorph Society
World Lagomorph Society
Chicago Zoological Society: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund
Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Promoting Conservation, Protecting Species

The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding.

CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund Accepting New Proposals

Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013
(early submissions welcome)

Please note the new CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund online proposal submission process. Please review the guidelines and criteria in linked documents.

Only online submissions will be accepted. Please read critieria & submission document guidelines at this link  Fill out the online submission here: Individuals must submit the complete proposal at one sitting. Please write your proposal in Word and copy sections into our online form.

Letters of endorsement should be sent to in a separate email. Please add the researcher’s name, species and the word endorsement in the subject line of the endorsement email.

Note: Applications are not being accepted for field research being conducted in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

Limited resubmissions
Applicants can reapply to the Fund every (2) years. Immediate resubmissions will not be considered. The Fund will support small projects usually up to $5,000 

The Chicago Zoological Society is soliciting new proposals for the Chicago Board of Trade Endangered Species Fund.

In general, the Society's CBOT Committee wishes to have grant funds applied to the following types of actions: Projects that will assist directly in the protection of populations of threatened and endangered species; or a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List Status).

This includes projects that will quantitatively assess population and environmental status with indications of best conservation strategy; projects that will help achieve sustainable relations between local people, and the species of concern. The development of educational projects and training that assist in building local conservation capacity are given higher priority.

Grants are open to SSC Specialist Group Chairs and Officers, AZA/WAZA Chairs and Officers, and all interested researchers. Each group should select and submit only one proposal that has been ranked as the highest funding priority and endorsed by the group.