Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia


Updated: 06 Oct, 2023

Funding type


Project size funding

< US$ 5.000

Target region/countries

Afghanistan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Asia

Eligible Organisations for funding

Individual, Communities / Non-registered citizen groups


Wildlife / Endangered Species

Biodiversity Categories

Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Invasive Alien Species (IAS), Protected Areas and other conservation measures

Sector Tags

Science and Research

Funding Criteria

Conservation Fund:
- all kind of conservation activities

Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund
- field-based individual species research and conservation
- projects by nationals of target countries or with strong inclusion of local communities

Youth Development Fund
- capacity-building and international experiences
- youth = 16-25 years

Youth Development Fund Travel Bursary
- bus/train travel, conference fee, accomodation and/or subsistence costs (no flights)
- youth = 16-30 years

Application process

Call for application (Conservation Fund & Species Conservation Fund)
Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund (annually): https://osme.org/the-trevor-poyser-species-conservation-fund/how-to-apply/
Conservation Fund (3 times a year): https://osme.org/grants/how-to-apply/

Application on a rolling basis:
Youth Development Fund: https://osme.org/the-youth-development-fund/how-to-apply/
Youth Development Fund Travel Bursary: https://osme.org/grants/osme-youth-development-fund-travel-bursary/

Application language


Particular consideration of

Local Communities (LC), Youth