IPS Awards and Grantees

Check out some of the fantastic primate research and conservation projects from our grantees here. For a full record of recent awards scroll to the bottom of the page or see the list here: IPS all 201718 grant and award winners.xlsx

2018 IPS Conservation Grants awardees

Richard BusoboziUgandaConservation to coexist: Participatory action research for primate conservation and community development
Mohamed KibajaTanzaniaConservation of the Endangered Ashy red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus tephrosceles) in the Ufipa escarpment, south western Tanzania.
Elida GameroVenezuelaGenetic bases for the conservation of the critically-endangered Margarita Capuchin
Wendy ErbUSAPopulation monitoring of endangered gibbons and orangutans to support protection of a threatened Bornean landscape
Dereje YazezewEthiopiaThe conservation status of Theropithecus gelada in Ethiopian highlands is not ‘least concern’ but ‘data deficient’: first population assessment in two different unprotected areas as an initial step to start filling the gap
Cristian PaddockUKPopulation genomics and the viability of the Sanje Mangabey in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania
Pedro Mendez-CarvajalPanamaNatural behaviour and conservation of Aotus zonalis in fragmented habitats, Cocle, Republic of Panama

2017 IPS Conservation Grants awardees

*Chloe Chen-KrausUSAAssessing anthropogenic impacts on endangered Verreaux’s sifaka and prospects for human-lemur coexistence in southwestern Madagascar
Rami OtaBeninRanging and feeding behavior of the mixed-species group of the last remaining white-thighed colobus (Colobus vellerosus) and the mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona) in Kikélé Sacred Forest and surveys of nearby community forests in the Republic of Benin (CCI).
Paul TehodaGhanaStatus and conservation of the Critically Endangered western chimpanzee in Southwestern Ghana (CCI).
Pedro PerezPeruInvestigation of genetic diversity of pygmy marmosets (Cebuella) in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Nestor AllgasPeruPrimate Census at “La Jungla de los Monos” reserve, El Tambo, San Martin, Peru (CCI).
Ryan SatriaIndonesiaConservation of Floristic Habitat for Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus) in Kemuning Forest. 
Jose Lopez CruzHondurasSpatial distribution of the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) in relation to the vegetal structure.

 *2017 Alison Jolly Lemur Conservation Grant winner

2016 IPS Conservation Grants awardees

Daniel AlempijevicUSAA population assessment of the critically endangered Dryad monkey (Cercopithecus dryas) in the Balanda Community Forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Parthankar ChoudhuryIndiaStatus survey and Conservation needs of Primates in the Inner Line Reserve forest, Cachar, Assam, India
Allie HofnerUKPreuss’s red colobus Procolobus pennantii preussi density and significance in northern Korup National Park: A multifaceted approach to understanding arboreal primate abundance and local perceptions and livelihoods in a protected area.
Katharine KlingUSATesting time: Follow-up surveys of southeastern Malagasy rainforest fragments to assess long-term viability
Daniel MwamidiKenyaConservation of Roosting and Foraging Habitats for the Endemic Mountain Dwarf Galagos (Galagoides orinus) in Taita hills, Kenya
Petro ScarasciaBrazilConservation Program of the black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) in the Carlos Botelho State Park and its Buffer Zone
*Brandon SemelUSAClimate Change, Coups, and Critically Endangered Species: First Aerial Drone Surveys of Madagascar’s Lemurs
Jaima SmithUKAn examination and assessment of current conservation activities for Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) in West Java, Indonesia

*2016 Alison Jolly Lemur Conservation Grant winner

2018 Precongress Training Program participants

Charles MaingiKenya
Dorothy KirumiraUganda
Raimi OtaBenin
Jacinto MatheMozambique
Tran DungVietnam
Bojun LiuChina
Thi Anh Minh NguyenVietnam
Dinda PrayunitaIndonesia
Karolina MedeirosBrazil
Mabel SanchezPeru
Jones GoncalvesBrazil
Lucia TorrezNicaragua

2016 Precongress Training Program participants

Bruce AinebyonaUganda
Nestor AllgasPeru
Nguyen Thi Lan AnhVietnam
Swtha Stotra BhashyanIndia
Dwi Yandhi FebriyantiIndonesia
Lisley Pereira Lemos Nogueria GomesBrazil
Karine Galisteo Diemer LopesBrazil
David MomohSierra Leone
Samedi MucyoRwanda
Toky Hery RakotoarinivoMadagascar
Natalia Fuentes SalcedoEcuador
Bui Van TuanVietnam

Outcome of the 2017 Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award

Bishwanath RijalNepalPrimate Conservationist and Educator; secondary school biology teacher in Kathmandu, Nepal
Bruce AinebyonaUgandaEducation Officer for North Carolina Zoo’s UNITE for the Environment program based in Uganda
Mukesh ChaliseNepalAssociate Professor in the Central Dept. of Zoology at Tribhuvan University and President and Founder of the Nepal Biodiversity Research Society

Outcome of the 2017 Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grantees

Rosamira GuillenColombiaKeeping the Wild in Wildlife: Discouraging the Use of Cotton-Top Tamarins as Pets in Northern Colombia
Kathy KellySouth AfricaBaboon Matters Namaqualand Farm Project
Genevieve CrisfordMalawiLWT Primate Conservation Learning Facility
Greg TullyUSACameroon National Conservation Education Program
Elysée RasoamananaMadagascarRaising Awareness for the Conservation of Lemur Catta in the Surrounding Area of Mangily, Madagascar

Outcome of the 2016 Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award

Herman SyahputraSumatraConservation Educator, Orang Utan Republik Foundation

Outcome of the 2018 Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grantees

Sonya KahlenbergUSAProducation of an informative poster for awareness raising and conservation education on newly created Kimbi-Fungom National Park
Tatiana ValençaBrazilProtecting monkeys as a way of combating Yellow Fever
Karina AtkinsonParaguayTraining Paraguayan “Parabiologists” and future “Eco-Leaders” to save Paraguay’s primates
Liyong Emmanuel SamaCameroonProduction of an informative poster for awarness raising and conservation education on newly created Kimbi-Fungom National Park

Outcome of the 2016 Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Grantees

Thierry InzirayinezaRwandaUsing debate as a tool to increase young people awareness about the importance of primate conservation around Gishwati National Park, Rwanda 
Nick MarxCambodiaPrimate Conservation Centre at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre
Rebecca SmithParaguayParaguay’s Little Monkeys: Inspiring Primate Conservation Heroes and Tackling Paraguy’s Primate Pet Trade
Gary ShapiroSumatraMECU6: Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF)’s Mobile Education & Conservation Unit, Year 6

Outcome of the 2018 Research grant awards

Melanie FentonUSACoercive and affiliative mating tactics in Olive Baboons (Papio anubis)
Thalita SumampowUSAIdentifying cryptic species of tarsiers on North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tainara SobrozaBrazilSounds, cities and “Sauins”: the effect of acoustic environment in the pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) (Primates: Callitrichidae) communication behavior
Rachel PetersonUSAMechanisms of sperm perference in the female reproductive tract of a non-human primate
Sofya DolotovskayaGermanyDoes social monogamy translate into genetic monogamy in red titi monkey (Callicebus cupreus)
Adam PopeUSAEvaluating the kin selection hypothesis of cooperative infant care in tamarins (Leontocebus weddelli)
Sharmi SenUSAExamining the fitness consequences of male alternative male reproductive tactics in wild geladas
Helen SlaterUKThe importance of micro-climate refuges for primate responses to climate change and human disturbance
Eve A SmeltzeCanadaConsensus decision-making of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) during group movements
Jayashree MazumderIndiaTool-aided foraging behaviour by macaca fascicularis umbrosus of Nicobar islands

  Outcome of the 2017 Research grant awards

Elizabeth TapanesUSADiversity of pelage patterning and function in wild sifaka lemurs (Propithecus diadema) at the Tsinjoarivo Forest in Madagascar.
Benjamin FinkelUSAForaging Strategies of Old Chimpanzees (Uganda).
Erin WeigelUSAThe use of multiple play signals in captive immature western lowland gorillas
Chris MarshUKThe effects of forest degradation on arboreal apes within Sikundur, the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra
Amanda TanUSAUsing stable isotopes to measure the nutritional advantages of stone tool use in a primate model, the coastal stone-tool-using longtailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) of Thailand
Lucie RigaillJapanDo male olive baboons (Papio anubis) attend to female odor signals?
Kelly van LeeuwenUKHabitat use at a landscape scale for savanna chimpanzees at Issa Valley, Ugalla, Tanzania
Elizabeth MallottUSADo white-faced capuchins use preferred partners to mitigate foraging costs associated with color vision phenotypes? (Costa Rica)
Laura AbondanoUSAMating strategies and reproductive endocrinology of female lowland woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha poeppigii): Implications for female mate choice in a promiscuous primate.

Outcome of the 2016 Research grant awards

Matthew De VriesCanadaAn exploration of intragroup variation in behaviour across habitat types during the dry season in Saguinus imperator
Susie LeeUSARole of androgens in the modulation of parental effort and protectiveness in female macaques
Rachel SawyerUKBriding the gap between primate food selection and sensory ecology: how do nocturnal folivorous strepsirrhines determine food quality?
Mareike JaniakUSAAdaptations for insectivory in digestive enzymes of new world primates
Gillian King-BaileyUSAAndrogens, cortisol, behavior, and food seasonality in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in Sector Santa Rosa, Área de Conservación de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Brandon WheelerUKCan nonhuman primates socially learn the meaning of signals? An experimental test with wild capuchin monkeys
Rachel PerlmanUSAThe energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (Theropithecus gelada
Ghislain ThieryFranceUncovering food mechanical properties from the teeth of extant and extinct primates

Outcome of the 2018 Captive Care grant awards

Susannah ThorpeUKAn enclosure design tool to encourage wild-type behavior and enhance welfare in sanctuary chimpanzees
Greg TullyUSAPrimate care training program for rescued primates at African wildlife centers
Sonya KahlenbergUSAInstalling a water source to complete a new forest habitat for orphaned Grauer’s gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo