Spot-billed pelicans roosting
Spot-billed Pelicans
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Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small and Large Grants

Opening date: Monday, 15 August 2022
Closing date: Monday, 26 September 2022
Grant size: Small grants up to US$40,000 and large grants between US$40,000 and US$200,000
Eligible countries: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
Eligible priorities: Strategic Directions 4 and 6.
Eligible languages: CEPF accepts large grant applications in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. IUCN accepts small grant applications in Burmese, Chinese, English, Khmer, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are releasing a call for Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) from non-governmental organisations, community groups, Indigenous People’s organisations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organisations for projects that address the conservation of biodiversity in the Indo-Burma Hotspot, and that meet the criteria set out in this call. Please read the Call for Letters of Inquiry before applying.

How to Apply

Applicants for small grants (up to US$40,000) can apply in Burmese, Chinese, English, Khmer, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese, using the offline template available here. Applicants are advised to prepare LoIs for projects that are 6-24 months in duration with an estimated start date of 1 March 2023. Completed LoIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to The file name of the LoI submitted should be as follows: Organisation acronym_CEPF SG Letter of Inquiry. For example, IUCN_CEPF SG Letter of Inquiry. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by e-mail. Applicants will be contacted thereafter as to how to proceed. Questions or concerns during this process can be sent to

Applicants for large grants (US$40,000 to US$200,000) must apply through CEPF’s online portal, ConservationGrants. First-time users will need to register to create an account. Applicants encountering any technical difficulties with the online portal should contact LoIs can be submitted in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish.

All applicants must submit their LoIs by 11:59 PM Indochina Time (ICT) on 26 September 2022. LoIs received after this time will be rejected. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their LoI at the time of submission.

More Information

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- Burmese (PDF - 540 KB)
- Chinese (PDF - 473 KB)
- English (PDF - 240 KB)
- Khmer (PDF - 361 KB)
- Lao (PDF - 270 KB)
- Thai (PDF -221 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF - 374 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF 34 MB)

Additional Resources