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CCI Collaborative Fund

The CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation (CCI Fund) has been established to support innovative, collaborative conservation projects undertaken by CCI members that integrate research and analysis with policy and practice. Every project will address a high priority biodiversity conservation issue and include some combination of research, education, policy and practice. Applications should normally address one or more of the agreed CCI Strategic Objectives and Themes as described on the CCI website ( and given in Annex A. The CCI Fund aims to facilitate innovative and necessary collaborations between CCI members, with particular emphasis on enabling successful partnerships between University of Cambridge Departments and Cambridge area based conservation organisations.

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, founded in 2007, brings together researchers, educators, strategists, policy-makers and practitioners from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge area based conservation organisations in a strategic collaboration to address major challenges in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems (see for more information).

The CCI Fund has been established thanks to the generous support of the Arcadia fund, which recognises the vital need for collaborative approaches to investigating global conservation problems and creating sustainable solutions. CCI partners and Arcadia recognise that financial support for such initiatives is lacking and this Fund is designed to fill that gap. The CCI Fund is administered by the office of the Executive Director of CCI with grants being awarded by a Selection Panel.
The Fund complements other CCI programmes, including the Conservation Futures Programme and the Learning and Leadership Programme and may support projects on issues that arise from such CCI activities.

The Fund is available to all CCI members, but each application requires at least three organisations/Departments to be actively working together on the project, including at least one University Department and one conservation organisation. If a member organisation of CCF, that is not a member of CCI, wishes to apply as one of the three, it can do so through the CCF by agreement of the CCF Committee

If you are a researcher who might be interested in collaborating with one of CCI's NGOs please contact UCCRI in the first instance

Please note the closing date is 1st May 2014

We are one of CCI's ten conservation partners based in Cambridge, UK.

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UCCRI is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre, with a network of over 150 researchers from all 6 Schools of the University of Cambridge. The Institute supports multidisciplinary research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. It works from a base in the David Attenborough Building, which is designed to enhance collaboration and the sharing of perspectives across organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Find out more...


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