SEH GRANT in herpetology

SEH Grant in Herpetology for 2023

The SEH Grant in Herpetology will be made available in 2023 again to support projects orientated to the conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, focused on either a species or habitat, with two grants of up to 5000 EUR. The SEH Conservation Committee and the SEH Council will decide on the project applications, and priority will be given to those addressing species conservation priorities identified by the SEH CC and the Council.

The decision will take into consideration:

1. Conservation orientation/ value of the proposal

2. Extent of the area to be covered

3. Likelihood of success, with realistic timetable and measurable targets

4. Costs and time table (expenses for the project-material, other costs (e.g., petrol)

5. Scientific background

6. Necessity of SEH funding: pilot projects are welcome

7. Priority will be given to projects targeting species classified by IUCN Red List as endangered, critically endangered or extinct in the wild.

Precondition of application is active SEH membership status. Applications from young researchers are particularly encouraged.

The deadline for applications is 31st December 2022 and they should be sent to the SEH Conservation Committee (e-mail: as PDF files and should include the words SEH Grant application in the email subject line.

Applications should include:

– A short curriculum vitae of the prospective candidate(s).

– An outline of the project, including a timetable, the goals that are intended to be achieved and the means for reaching these goals.

– A financial plan, including a statement on other financial support for the project and should include a statement on why SEH funding is being requested.

Please send your application in a single document – maximum of 4 pages. (The collected data will not be provided to third parties.)

A decision on the applications will be taken until 31st January 2023. The grants will be provided on the understanding that the funds are used exclusively for the purpose that they were requested for, and that a report (to be published in Amphibia-Reptilia and on the SEH website) will be submitted to the SEH Conservation Committee immediately after the project has been completed.