Close-up of monkey with yellowish and black hair looking down from tree.
Endangered golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) in Gishwati Forest, Rwanda.
© Fabian Haas/Pixels on Screen

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large Grants

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Opening Date: Monday, 29 January 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 5 March 2018
Closing Time: 11:59 p.m. in Washington, D.C., USA

See Eastern Afromontane map

How to Apply

Please refer to the detailed call for letters of inquiry (PDF - 104 KB).

Important note: Letters of inquiry must be submitted through the ConservationGrants electronic portal link specific to this open call, found here.

ConservationGrants is a new web-based system. If you are a current CEPF grantee, you should already have a ConservationGrants account and can use your existing username and password. If you are new applicant, you must create a new account in ConservationGrants and will need to register a new account by clicking on the blue “New User?” link underneath the "Sign in" box. Read ConservationGrants frequently asked questions

CEPF will not accept letters of inquiry via electronic mail or any other mechanism. You will receive an acknowledgement confirming that your submission through ConservationGrants has been accepted.

Questions regarding account creation or issues using ConservationGrants should be emailed to

It is critical that applicants review:

  1. Eastern Afromontane Ecosystem Profile (2.5 MB)
  2. Call for proposals (PDF - 104 KB)

For additional guidance, please review: 

  1. 12 Tips for Getting Your Grant Idea Funded