Two research and educational institutes are affiliated with the IDPAS: the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) and the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI).
ICTE is dedicated to research, conservation, and training in tropical regions, but its main focus has been on Madagascar. ICTE has administered two major USAID grants: an Integrated Conservation and Development Project for Ranomafana National Park (RNP) in Madagascar, and a University Development Linkage Program (UDLP) linking three U.S. and two Malagasy universities. The ICTE has also received support from the National Science Foundation, the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Douroucouli Foundation, Primate Conservation International, and others. ICTE was recently invited to develop and implement management plans for two additional protected areas in Madagascar.
The Turkana Basin Institute, based at Stony Brook, provides educational programs and opportunities for paleontological, archeological and geological research in the Turkana Basin of Northern Kenya. The institute also offers graduate fellowships and summer research fellowships on a competitive basis to Stony Brook graduate students.