The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) funds science that rapidly leads to tangible and enduring benefits to conservation and sustainable development. To achieve this, SNAPP funds teams of 12-15 people from diverse organizations to gather for 3-4 collaborative sessions over the course of 12-24 months.
Building from a clearly articulated opportunity for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to influence policy and / or practice, these working groups conceive new ideas, synthesize data relevant to their work, and deliver rapid solutions.
Between sessions, members collaborate remotely; work with long-term implementation partners; identify emerging opportunities for tangible, lasting change; develop and test tools and products; and publish research.
The program provides technical support for repeatable synthesis and modeling methods, and creation of open-source tools and products. Over time, ideas and relationships fostered within SNAPP teams influence policy at national and international levels and initiate action across sectors.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, SNAPP welcomes innovative models including virtual and hybrid collaboration spaces.
SNAPP is offering 2021 Request for Proposals to find new cross-sector and interdisciplinary teams willing to do science differently for lasting impact.
The deadline to submit applications is 10-Dec-21.