The Grants Committee oversees the evaluation of grant proposals submitted to the Desert Tortoise Council, and awarding of funds for scientific research, management, and conservation actions. The Grants Committee accepts proposals for the following grant awards:
This program funds activities and research that benefit desert tortoises and/or their habitats, provide information or service to the public, or address other appropriate conservation issues.
This grant award supports student research that contributes to the understanding, management and conservation of the desert tortoises.
This grant award supports minority and international student research that contributes to the understanding, management and conservation of imperiled tortoises and turtles.
This fund supports students working with North American Gopherus tortoises by assisting with their travel costs to attend and participate at Desert Tortoise Council Annual Symposia.