Dipendra Adhikari Memorial Conservation Grant Notice

Second Announcement (Deadline: 15 March 2024)

With support from Dipendra’s friends and conservationists in Nepal to honor his legacy, we have established the Dipendra Adhikari Memorial Conservation Grant. This initiative aims to continue his conservation efforts by providing support to students for their project work/thesis/dissertation dedicated to exploring and safeguarding biodiversity of Nepal. The grant seeks to fund student research, initiatives, and practical conservation projects that align with Dipendra’s vision.


  1. The grant is open to individuals who are currently pursuing M.Sc. in Forestry, Environment Science, Zoology, Wildlife and allied natural resources conservation.
  2. The grant is available to Nepalese citizens only.
  3. The grantee should have his/her substantial fieldwork in Nepal.

Scope and Priorities

  1. Studies involving threatened and data deficient species will be given preference.
  2. Studies in biodiversity research in Hyaena distribution range will be prioritized.
  3. Studies in Terai and Siwaliks will be prioritized.
  4. Individuals within the age of 20-30 years will be given preference.

Grant Criteria

  1. Alignment with Scope and Goals: Proposals should align within the scope of the grant and a broader goals of biodiversity conservation in Nepal
  2. Innovation: Projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to wildlife conservation will be favored.
  3. Feasibility: Applicants should present a clear and feasible plan, outlining the project’s objectives, methods, and expected outcomes.
  4. Impact: Emphasis will be placed on projects with tangible and sustainable impacts on the targeted species or ecosystems.

Grant Amount

NRs. 50,000 (Fifty thousand Nepalese rupees); tax will be deducted as per government rules.

Grant deadline

15 March 2024


  • A project proposal (including background, significance of the project, objectives, methods, budget, timeline of activities)
  • A reference/support letter from supervisor
  • A CV of the student

Where to submit?

Email: ncrc.research@gmail.com

For more information contact

Nepal Conservation and Research Center