Studentship Grants

Research Grant

Orangutan Appeal UK is pleased to offer Studentship Grants up to a maximum value of £1500 for research projects that support primate conservation in Borneo.

We have particular interest in projects that involve camera trapping but all methodologies will be considered.


The grant is available to applicants based at a UK academic institution. Applicants must be undergraduate or master’s students.

To Apply

Applicants should prepare a project proposal of no more than six pages in Word or PDF format. The proposal should contain:

  • Project aims
  • Project methodology (including statistical analysis)
  • Project outputs
  • Conservation outcomes
  • Ethics statement
  • Timeline of project
  • Details of any required permits
  • Full budget breakdown including any other secured or pending funding

In addition to the project proposal the applicant should also provide a 1-2 page CV, a letter of support from the organisation with which the research will be conducted and a letter of academic support.

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to

Terms and Conditions

Successful applicants will be expected to:

Produce a one-page summary of their project in addition to a full scientific report
Provide three high-quality digital photographs depicting aspects of their work
Acknowledge Orangutan Appeal UK in any presentations or publications
Provide receipts for expenses and return any unspent money
Agree to Orangutan Appeal UK publishing the summary on the OAUK website and promotional materials

Orangutan Appeal UK reserve the right to offer grants for less than the full amount applied for, or to award no grants if no suitable applications are received.

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