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2023 Baja Working Group Small Grants are now open!

The goal of this program is to support our member’s professional, research, and educational efforts in a transparent and equitable manner. Projects should have a climate change emphasis, and should be located in or near the Baja Peninsula, its surrounding waters, or the Mexico-California border region.



Total available funding for 2023: $5,000 USD (~$95,000 MXN)

Types of Funding:

(1) Professional development Opportunities

  • Not to exceed $500 per individual

  • Examples include, but are not limited to, conference attendance fees, education course or training fees, certification fees, or compensation for community outreach efforts in the Baja California Peninsula region.


(2) Research or outreach project support

  • Not to exceed $1,000 per individual

  • Examples include supplies, materials, communication, or travel support.


Requirements to apply:

  • Must be a member of the Baja Work Group and have attended at least one meeting in the past year.

  • Submit completed application document via Google Forms that includes:

    • A description of what the funding will be used for

    • A timeline for the project

    • The total amount requested and budget overview

    • Description of the project’s climate change component

    • Description of a project that is located in or near to the Baja California Peninsula, its surrounding waters, or the Mexico-California border region

  • Members can submit, or be part of, more than one application.


Deliverable requirements:

  • Brief report describing how the money was spent, explaining how it helped further your project.

  • Photos and videos of your activities that can be used on the Climate Science Alliance website and social media.

  • A presentation at a Baja Working Group meeting about your work.


Deadlines:

  • Submission due April 16, 2023 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

  • Decision issued May 5, 2023.

  • Funding must be spent by November 31, 2023.


Selection Process:

  • Projects will be selected based on perceived need, climate change relevance, and benefit to the larger group. Proposals written collaboratively between two or more members will be given priority. Any Baja Working Group member is welcome to participate in the decision making process, as long as they do not have an active funding request submitted.


How to apply:

  • Applications should be completed on Google Forms or scan the QR code on the flyer below.

Download the flyer by clicking on the flyer image below.


 

A special thank you to The Nature Conservancy for supporting the 2023 regranting program.

 


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