SEH Grants

SEH Grant in Herpetology for 2020

The “SEH Grant in Herpetology” will be made available in 2020 again to support a project orientated to the conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, focused on either a single species, a group of species, a habitat or a geographic area, with a grant of up to EUR 2000.

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 Conservation Committee and the Council. The decision will take into consideration:

  1. Conservation value of the proposal
  2. Extent of the area to be covered (especially in distributional, mapping gap filling projects)
  3. Likelihood of success, with realistic, measurable targets
  4. Costs and timetable (expenses for the project: material, other costs (e.g. petrol))
  5. Scientific background
  6. Necessity of SEH funding: pilot projects are welcome

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

The applicant must ensure to have all the necessary permits or permissions from the relevant authorities needed to undertake the work. The Conservation Committee may need to see evidence of these before funds are transferred.

Projects are expected to be ended by the end of 2021 and funds must be used predominantly for field-based activities. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2019 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 supports for the project as well as on why SEH funding is being requested.

Please send your application in a single document – maximum of 4 pages. By sending their applications, the candidates agree that their data are stored and used by SEH and its committees. The collected data will not be provided to third parties.

A decision on the applications will be taken by 31st January 2020. The grant will be provided on the understanding

(1) that the funds are used exclusively for the purpose that they were requested for,

(2) that a report (to be published in AMRE and on the SEH website) will be submitted to the SEH Conservation Committee immediately after the project has been completed,

(3) that all scientific publications in journals and communications at congresses in links with research funded by the present grant clearly indicate that the work was supported by a SEH grant in Herpetology, and

(4) that a short summary, a picture of the applicant and a picture of the study species or habitat are provided within two-weeks after the date of the decision letter for diffusion through the SEH website, mailing list and social media.


Check the Amphibia-Reptilia SEH Grant in Herpetology