Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund

We are again open for applications!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund is now open year-round for applications! Due to the nature of conferences and symposiums often opening applications a few months before the event, this grant opportunity will be held on a running basis.

In memory of our beloved friend, sister and colleague: Arfah Nasution

The Memorial Fund is dedicated to the memory of our beloved colleague and friend Arfah Nasution. Arfah dedicated her life to nature conservation from an early age and worked for the Cikananga Foundation as our biologist from 2016 to 2020. In the summer of 2020, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a battle that she lost in September 2020.

The aim and purpose of the Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund is to provide, once a year, the opportunity for young Indonesian women working in conservation to apply for financial support for travel and general expenses which will enable them to gain experience by attending training opportunities and/or conferences in Indonesia or abroad.

Candidates must be 30 years old or younger and be aspiring to, or already be, working to contribute to the conservation of Indonesia’s nature and wildlife. Candidates planning activities related to the following fields of interest with the goal to conserve Indonesian flora and fauna can apply:

* Ecology / Biology
* Forestry Conservation
* Veterinary Science
* Social studies
* Genetics
* Education

Below are the documents with details on how to apply (available both in English (EN) and Bahasa Indonesia (ID):

  • Grant call EN ID
  • Application form EN ID
  • Application form EN ID

Training & Attendance Opportunities

Attendance opportunities:

Asia For Animals Conference :

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management International Conference:

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine Conference:

International Primatological Society –
Malaysian Primatological Society (IPS – MPS)

Training opportunities:

The Society for Coastal Ecosystems Studies – Asia Pacific :