Darwin Plus Initiative: Guidance for FIG Support
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is keen to encourage research into the Falkland Islands environment that provides a greater understanding of ecosystems, biodiversity and wider influences and that contributes to environmental management in the Falkland Islands.
We therefore welcome Darwin Initiative applications that will contribute to the environmental aims of FIG. Below you can find the details of how you can involve FIG in your project application and what is required in order to consider supporting your application.
We recommend that organisations seeking support or partnership from FIG contact the FIG Environment Department as early as possible to discuss their projects. Please contact the FIG Environment Department even if they have a contact elsewhere in FIG.
Please note that for Darwin-Plus funding, it is important for applicants to provide as much information as possible to FIG at the Stage 1 application phase. Applicants invited to submit a Stage 2 application by Darwin, are then invited to engage FIG further as the project develops. Projects that have not sought to engage FIG during Stage 1 will not be eligible to receive a letter of support for Stage 2.
In order for FIG to consider requests for support of your proposal we require:
- A completed Darwin-Plus application form
- A separate document that includes the following (section by section)
- Statement of Motivation: clearly outlining how this project builds on existing research and/or aligns with current FIG (environmental) management priorities. As appropriate, detail what questions and gaps it will help FIG address.
- Resources/Facilities/Support: clearly state what resources, facilities or support you would like to request from FIG. This includes project partnership, letter(s) of support, logistical support needed during your project, government officers’ time, use of facilities and/or equipment, hosting/attendance of workshops etc. Please note that there are opportunities to apply for co-funding through the competitive Environmental Studies Budget bid process. This funding cannot be guaranteed and is subject to various FIG budgetary rules and processes.
- Outreach and Communications: an outline of how FIG will be included in any outreach and communication activities of the project and the intended benefit of these particular activities to FIG.
FIG will not ordinarily be able to support or prioritise submissions made later than this deadline.
Details of the Darwin funding stream can be found at: http://www.darwininitiative.org.uk
UPDATE: Deadline extended to 8 August 2021 at 23:59 FI time (UTC-3).
NOTE: Applicants should be aware that there are regulations and restrictions in place with respect to travel to the Falkland Islands due to the COVID 19 pandemic. These are subject to change at short notice and you are advised to keep an eye on FIG’s dedicated Covid-19 information page https://fig.gov.fk/covid-19/
For more information, please contact:
Denise Blake, Environmental Officer & Environmental Policy Adviser
Phone: + 500 28427