Grant Opportunities

"Adult Fishing Cat hunting by water at night. From S.E. Asia. Photographed in captivity at Singapore Zoo."
Adult Fishing Cat hunting by water at night. From S.E. Asia. Photographed in captivity at Singapore Zoo.
© Nick garbutt

Panthera is committed to fostering the next generation of wild cat conservationists through our grant and fellowship programs. Grant and fellowship recipients have helped make major advancements in our understanding of wild cats, as well as in our research and conservation methods.

Panthera’s grants and fellowships support conservation research initiatives on small cat species to help fill in the gaps where we lack a permanent presence. In our selection process, we prioritize projects led by in-country nationals to help build the scientific base of the countries that wild cats call home.

How to Apply

All of Panthera’s grant programs are facilitated through the online grant management system Foundant, through which all Letters of Interest (LOIs) and new and renewal grant applications must be submitted. Please check individual grants for submission dates. 

If you have any questions, email

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Clouded Leopard yawning
© Christian Sperka LLC

The Small Cat Action Fund

The Small Cat Action Fund supports in situ conservation and research on small cat species.

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Black panther walking in forest
© Panthera / DNP / WCS

Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship

Are you an exceptional early career conservationist interested in a field-based internship? You could be eligible for this fellowship to support your fieldwork.

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Jaguar peering out of a bush
© Nick Kleer

Kaplan Graduate Awards

The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program (KAP) supports the conservation efforts of outstanding young biology graduate students working on wild felids in situ. The Kaplan Graduate Award program is on hiatus in 2024.

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Leopard roaming near mountains
© Steve Winter / National Geographic Image Collection

Sabin Snow Leopard Grant Program

The Sabin Snow Leopard Grant Program has been discontinued. Thank you to all who participated in this special program over the years.