The Prakriti Research Fellowship is an ambition of The Centre for Applied Research and People’s Engagement (CARPE). It is a small grants programme initiated to support nature conservation and action with a center to create a direct tangible long-term impact on nature conservation in Aurangabad and beyond started in 2018.
This program was born out of the need as recognized during research into the Green Aurangabad Mission. Sponsored by various industry partners, the fellowship aims to provide seed money for strong on-ground work done by individuals, teams, and small NGOs in this field.
Important Habitats (e.g. UNESCO natural world heritage sites, protected areas, Biosphere reserves, threatened habitats outside protected areas)
Threatened species (IUCN Red list categories, critically endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Vulnerable (VU), Near Threatened (NT))
Urban habitats (urban forests, green spaces)
CATEGORY ONE: Projects located in Aurangabad division of Maharashtra (which includes
Aurangabad, Nanded, Beed, Jalna, Latur, Hingoli, Parbhani, and Osmanabad districts).
CATEGORY TWO: Projects located across India, except Aurangabad division
Maximum of ₹ 2 lakh per project. One candidate/organization can apply for one fellowship only.