AZA – Conservation Grants Fund


Association of Zoos and Aquariums

For More Information

please go to the AZA website.


Established in 1984, the Conservation Grants Fund (previously called the Conservation Endowment Fund, or CEF) supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA and AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their collaborators.


All Principal Investigators (PIs) must be individual AZA membersat the Professional Associate, Professional Affiliate, Professional Fellow, or Student level

Funding Availability

Average award is approx. $18,000 - Annual disbursement amounts are determined by the AZA Board.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

To Office of Research.  Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

to sponsor directly.

How to Apply

via a single email,with the proposal title as the subject line to:

For Questions, please contact

The CGF website ( contains a wealth of information to assist applicants.

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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