snowy mountain landscape
Ala Archa National Park, Kyrgyzstan.
© O. Langrand

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large Grants

Eligible Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Opening Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 August 2021 at 23:59:59 (Almaty, Bishkek); Sunday, 1 August 2021 at 23:00 (Ashgabat, Dushanbe, Tashkent)
Grant Amount: US$20,000 to US$150,000

Read the detailed instructions, criteria and restrictions in the call for letters of inquiry, available below. Submit your proposal through the ConservationGrants electronic portal by the closing date. If you do not have a ConservationGrants account, you will need to create a new account. If you encounter any technical difficulties with ConservationGrants, please email


Call for Letters of Inquiry 
- English (PDF – 232 KB)     
- Russian (PDF - 241 KB)                    

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 5.5 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary
English (PDF - 1.5 MB)
Russian (PDF - 2 MB)

Please also see the CEPF webpage for the Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot, which includes a detailed map of the hotspot.