The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): Inviting applications for ‘the Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds’ to help the world’s rarest birds.

Funding brief: RSPB awards small grants to help the world’s rarest birds. Around 600 bird species are listed as globally Endangered or Critically Endangered. These are the rarest and most threatened species on the planet. Yet some of them are so poorly known that it is difficult to know what to do to help them. Some of them have not even been seen for many years. This fund allows researchers working in their own countries to undertake basic research on these species to generate the knowledge we need to design conservation actions.

Objectives:
● To support local ornithologists to undertake research on the world’s most threatened birds.
● To publicize their findings.
● To raise the capacity of researchers in developing countries.

Donor Name: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Funding name: The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds

Deadline: The closing date for applications to the 2017 round of funding is October, 31st, 2017.

Funding details link: https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/projects/birdfair-rspb-research-fund-for-endangered-birds

Funding limit: Grants of up to a maximum of US $2,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Priority is given to researchers working in their own country, particularly where they are working for or in collaboration with the local BirdLife Partner, and to researchers addressing research requirements identified as priorities by BirdLife International (see below).
● BirdLife Partners themselves are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from BirdLife Species Guardians are particularly welcomed.
● Smaller requests are more likely to succeed than larger ones. Funding is for scientific research only, and is not provided for undertaking actions such as awareness raising, advocacy or education. Projects that might qualify include searches for species with no or few currently known occupied sites, ecological research on poorly known species and work that clarifies the taxonomic or conservation status of threatened species.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

 Submission mail: toby.galligan@rspb.org.uk

Other important link:
Form: https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/documents/conservation-projects/the-birdfair-rspb-research-fund-for-endangered-birds-2017-application-form.docx

How to apply: Please return this form by email to toby.galligan@rspb.org.uk  with your surname (family name) followed by the English name of the species in the Subject field.

Visit all Funding opportunities: https://fundforbangladesh.wordpress.com/site-map/

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