Office of Research

2013 Annual Grants

The Walt Disney Company is pleased to invite you to apply for a Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund award.  Since 1995 more than $20 million in conservation awards have been distributed through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to more than 300 different nonprofit organizations workingin 112 countries.   The DWCF Annual Grants program supports established CONSERVATION PROGRAMS -- particularly those long-term in nature -- that preferably have all of these components:

  • contain a strong in situ component (scientific field studies which demonstrate where applicable that the welfare of the animals identified in the study is not compromised) 
  • advance education, awareness and training in-country with methods to evaluate the impact of such programs and adapt accordingly
  • demonstrate a marked benefit to in-country participants, habitats and species by working with local communities, stakeholders, regional/national NGO's or governments that directly impact the initiative 

Eligibility Requirements

Submission Limitations:

  • Each organization is limited to one project application in each of the five following geographic areas:
    • Africa
    • Asia/Australasia
    • Central/South America (includes all terrestrial Caribbean Island projects)
    • North America (includes Canada, United States and Mexico)
    • Marine (includes all marine species worldwide and freshwater fish)
  • If you have questions about what region your project(s) may fall into please contact us and we can help clarify.
  • For universities, the same statement above applies to each university department.

For the original announcement and FAQ materials please email

Application Instructions

We request that anyone intending to submit an application should send an email to by Thursday 2/14/13 indicating what country, and what species, they are interested in studying. If there are any conflicts we will attempt to remedy it before submission. Full proposals are due to the sponsor 3/15/13. so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 3/8/13 for processing if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


02/14/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
03/08/2013 OSP Deadline
03/15/2013 Sponsor Deadline

Walt Disney Company

Funding amount


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at