Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Conservation Grants Fund


Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

For More Information

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. CGF grants are intended to serve as seed money to attract additional funding.


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

Funding Availability

Average award is approx. $18,175 - 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

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

Submitting: 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
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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