MFF – India Small Grants Projects Deadline Extended


MFF-India extends its deadline for concept notes under the Small Grants Projects till Monday, June 27, 2011

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MFF-India has extended its deadline for the concept notes under the 3rd phase of its Small Grants Projects. The broad thematic areas for support, under the overall ambit of Indian coastal and marine biodiversity conservation and management, include research studies on taxa and/or ecosystems, restoration ecology, alternative livelihood interventions, coastal management and specific, targeted knowledge products.  

Budgets will range from USD 10,000 to USD 20,000, for project durations between 8 to 18 months. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBO), research & teaching agencies, private enterprises, universities, government led research agencies and other civil society organizations are eligible for submitting applications for support.

Concept notes, not exceeding five pages, should include the title, names of principal investigators and organizations, aims and objectives, methods, envisaged outcomes and a project summary budget. The deadline for receipt of concept notes is 5:30pm (India Standard Time) on Wednesday 15th June 2011. These will be reviewed and screened by IUCN India and by a sub-committee of the NCB and MFF (India), before the final selection is made by the NCB. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a detailed proposal by 15th July 2011, for which intimation shall be sent by 30th June 2011.

For specifics on the eligibility for the small grants from the MFF (India) programme and the detailed proposal please visit All concept notes should be sent to:

Dr. N M Ishwar

Mangroves for the Future - India Coordinator

IUCN India Office

20, Anand Lok,

New Delhi - 110049

Mob - +91 98 4098 1971

Telefax - +91 11 2625 7742



Important Dates

Concept note submission deadline – 15th June 2011

Request for detailed proposal – 30th June 2011

Detailed proposal submission deadline – 15th July 2011

MFF recognizes coastal ecosystems as rich assets vital for human society that must be restored, protected and invested in. This regional initiative is currently operating in the following 8 countries - Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam and India.  The MFF initiative in India is led by IUCN.

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