Research Grant Submission

We generally award two General Research Grants in the annual award round, each to the value of about £1000. Awards are intended to assist with primatological research in any area, except for those covered by the Captive Care and Conservation Grants.  

Candidates should not apply to more than one Working Party for funds for the same project or in any one year, but decide which best represents their chosen research topic. Work that has already started is rarely funded by the RWP although specific parts of an ongoing project requiring funds (e.g., laboratory / analysis / training / dissemination costs) may be.  For further clarification please see the Guidance Notes (link below) and if unsure contact the relevant Convenor(s) for advice prior to submitting a proposal.  Grants are awarded based on the quality of the primatological research proposed, although maximising benefit to the individual or institution is also a consideration.

The grant deadline in 2021 is 31st March and all PSGB members are eligible to apply.

Grant awardees will be informed as soon as possible, probably in April.


All applications should be written in English and EMAILED DIRECT to the convenor ( Zanna Clay  - You may ALSO submit online if you like, but presently this system is not working well and it is not recommended.

For online submissions: Please note that the application you upload should be the final one (the system does not allow amendments or overriding of earlier submissions).  You will receive an on-screen receipt of your submission, which you should print out for your records, but no confirmation email.  The application form can be downloaded below.

References should be written on the form that can be downloaded below, and submitted by email direct to the convenor (  Your institution should also provide a statement confirming that it is willing to host the research. This statement should also be emailed direct to the Convenor but may also be submitted online through this page.  If you are unable to submit an application online, please contact the RWP Convenor

PSGB RWP grant application form

PSGB RWP grant referee form

PSGB RWP grant guidance notes

PSGB has adopted the International Primatological Society's Code of Best Practices For Field Primatology.


PLEASE NOTE - the online submission form below is not working well - send all required documents by email direct to the Convenor (


Research Submissions