Research grant

for primate conservation

La Vallée des Singes Primate Conservation Research Grant.

Le Conservatoire pour la Protection des Primates is a non-profit organisation founded by the French Primate Park “LA VALLEE DES SINGES” to fund conservation programs for wild populations of primates.

In 2009 Le Conservatoire pour la Protection des Primates initiated the La Vallée des Singes Conservation Research Grant to support research that can benefice the conservation of primates worldwide.

We will give priority to studies that involve, in their natural habitat, little known and (probable) endangered species. Studies on the distribution and taxonomy of endangered primates are urgently needed, and will receive priority. We give priority to studies conducted by citizens from the country in which the primates are found. The intent is to provide support for research that can be used to formulate and to implement conservation plans for the species studied.



Le Conservatoire pour la Protection des Primates will grant to any qualified person that studies rare and endangered primates and their conservation in their natural habitat.

Grants average approximately € 2,500.

With this grant we do not intend to support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, salaries or work for sanctuaries. 


Selection criteria

Proposals are evaluated on competitive basis. Applications are screened by the board of Le Conservatoire pour la Protection des Primates, if necessary with the help of outside reviewers.


Closing dates and notification

Deadlines for all grant applications are April 1st and October 1st. Results will be given May 1st and November 1st.


Application procedure

Grant applicants should complete the application materials on the following pages.

Download file
nomination of a
research grant.

Proposals are to be submitted typed in English, Spanish or French.

Please send full proposal with the cover sheet to in a Microsoft Word file that is identified with your name, species and the country where the study will be conducted.

Make the file as small as possible (under 2mb). DO NOT send PDF files. All materials are due in the office by April 1st or October 1st.