Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund


Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund

2014 application period is now open!

WCCR Fund logoThe Texas State Aquarium is accepting applications for grants up to $15,000 for research/conservation projects that focus on important conservation issues of species and/or habitats interpreted at the Aquarium.

The Texas State Aquarium’s mission is to connect people with nature and inspire conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas State Aquarium established the Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund (WCCR) to further the Aquarium’s dedication to natural resources conservation. The WCCR was created to support conservation and research projects involving species and habitats interpreted at the Aquarium.

Project Guidelines

  1. Projects must focus on species in the Aquarium’s living collection or habitats that support those species.
  2. Projects must fall under one of five categories; Conservation Management, Fisheries Management, Habitat Restoration, Species Culturing/Culturing Techniques, or Wildlife Management.
  3. Grant funds may not be used for indirect/overhead costs.

Grant applications should include program narratives on how the proposed project addresses project the guidelines referenced above. In addition, a program budget must be included that identifies the key cost categories where grant funds will be expended.

WCCR funding is intended as seed money, and applicants should include a summary of additional funds anticipated.

Grant applications are due to the Aquarium by August 12, 2014 at 17:00 CST. The 2014 funding cycle is twelve (12) months beginning September 10, 2014, and the grant report is due to the Aquarium by December 31, 2015.

Please submit all application questions and application materials electronically to:

Leslie Peart, Director of Education and Conservation
Texas State Aquarium



WCCR Guidelines

WCCR Application