Funding brief: Bat Conservation International requests proposals through BCI’s online application system from exceptionally talented student researchers interested in seeking financial support for their bat conservation research projects.
This RFP is only open to students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution. They anticipate granting 13 awards total, up to the amount of $3,000. These awards are not intended to cover the full cost of a project and BCI hopes these funds provide opportunities for matching grants from other funding sources. They are seeking proposals for research in the following categories:
● Category #1: The project contributes to the understanding of the effects of human-caused environmental changes, such as land use and climate change, as threats to global bat biodiversity, including projects focusing on habitat destruction or degradation, wind energy development, pollution, impacts from drought or extreme weather, invasive species, etc.
● Category #2: The project contributes to the understanding of bat/human conflicts, such as persecution, bush-meat hunting, disturbance, bats and disease, etc.
● Category #3: The project will answer ecological or behavioral questions essential to the conservation of one or more bat species currently listed as Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered, or Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species or officially recognized on a national list of species of concern.
From the awardees, they will recognize outstanding students for the following special awards:
● Women in Conservation Science Honor: an honor: to an outstanding woman student from a developing country (low-income and lower to middle income countries as defined by the World Bank. This recognition comes with an additional $500 in support of the student’s professional development.
● Verne & Marion Read Bat Conservation Honor: an annual award to a student who inspires education and community action to protect bats around the world and address critical conservation needs. This recognition comes with an additional $500 in support of their project.
Donor Name: Bat Conservation International
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: The application system will accept new registrations and proposal submissions on October 1, 2019 and the system will close to applicants on Thursday, October, 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm (Central Standard Time GMT-6).
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Funding limit: They anticipate awarding 13 research scholarships to graduate students (Ph.D. or Masters) up to $3,000 and announcing the awardees by January 2020.
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Eligibility: BCI is bound by the laws of the United States of America, and therefore may not be able to make financial awards to nationals of certain countries or to persons or institutions specifically barred from receiving such financial support by the US government.
● Students must be a registered graduate student (Ph.D. or Masters) and in good standing with a recognized academic institution.
● Previous BCI Student Scholarship recipients enrolled in the same degree program are not eligible to apply. Note: a student regains eligibility if they successfully completed the project and degree for which they received a scholarship and are now in a new degree program (e.g., a student received a scholarship during their Masters program, and now are pursuing a Ph.D.).
● Graduate research must fit the priority categories as defined in this RFP
Eligible Country: Women in Conservation Science Honor: an honor: to an outstanding woman student from a developing country (low-income and lower to middle income countries as defined by the World Bank.
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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● Proposal must be prepared by the applicant. While BCI will fund work that is part of a larger project, the student applicant must write the proposal and conduct the research.
● One letter of recommendation is required, preferably from student’s supervisor. Any applications without a letter of recommendation will not be considered for funding.
● Projects must begin no later than six (6) months following the date of award, and final reports are generally expected within two (2) years following the date of award.
● Applicants may submit only one proposal per RFP. Unsuccessful applicants from previous RFPs may re-apply, but BCI encourages these applicants to refine their applications.
● Eligible use of funds is limited to direct project costs.
● BCI requires that all sponsoring universities and institutions do NOT take overhead, administrative, or indirect costs from the awarded grant monies.
All submitted materials must be in English and only applications submitted through BCI’s online system will be accepted; email or paper submissions will not be considered.
For your application to be accepted, a letter of recommendation must be received in support of your application. Your recommender should ideally be your thesis advisor but can be a professional who is familiar with you and your project and is sufficiently established in the profession to lend credibility to their recommendation.Visit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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