CBT Grants

Learn about the range of CBT grants below. Additional information can be found on our online grant system when you are ready to take your idea to the next level.

Biosphere Research Award
The Biosphere Research Award is a grant of $20,000 to support research that advances the local understanding of conservation challenges in our marine and/or terrestrial ecosystems and helps us to prioritize conservation actions within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region.

Approximate Funding Timeline
Applications are open: January 2020
Deadline to apply: March 2020
Funding decisions announced: May 2020

Funding Criteria
Funding priority will be given to projects that: 

  • Research that addresses key species and ecosystem threats within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region.
  • Research that addresses a trend of degradation on target species or ecosystems of ecological and/or cultural importance.
  • Research that applies to conservation action and can be applied in other areas as well (broad application). Conservation action refers to management responses that can mitigate the threat.
  • Research findings need to be communicated in a public forum of some kind.
  • Research proposals that support the spirit and intent of the UNESCO Biosphere designation.
  • Research that follows local protocols including local First Nations review and compliance with BC Parks research permits.