The Chicago Zoological Society offers grants up to $5,000 USD for
conservation-oriented research through the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Endangered Species Fund.
The CBOT committee is now accepting proposals for 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)."
Proposals must be submitted online by July 15th and require endorsement by an IUCN specialist group. The CBOT committee only accepts one endorsed proposal per group.
Details on proposal guidelines, selection criteria, and the online
submission process are at: http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/czs/CBOTGrant.