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February 27, 2015

***Important update to the open RFP

The application system will now open to new user registrations and application submissions on March 10th, and it will close to applicants on March 31st. The downloadable PDF available on the page below has been updated, and all changes are highlighted within the document in gray.


BCI has released a Request for Proposals (RFP), entitled, “Scholarships & Grassroots Grants for Bat-Centric Projects Focused on Critical Conservation Needs.” The RFP is available for download as a PDF on the webpage below.

Please read the complete RFP, with special attention to the sections on eligibility, application procedure, and submission materials. This RFP contains significant changes from past BCI scholarship and global grassroots opportunities, including allowing non-students to apply for funding and limiting eligible projects to just three categories.

Bat Conservation International operates its Granting Programs in line with the ten critical conservation strategies listed in the organization’s Strategic Plan. These strategies highlight the need to accelerate scientific research into priority issues, catalyze action to prevent the loss of species or critical habitat, develop innovative solutions to address serious threats, create new mechanisms to engage stakeholders at all levels and ensure sustainability, perfect emerging technologies for use in protecting bats, and support the work of promising students and young conservationists as they become the next generation of bat champions around the world.

Since its founding in 1982, BCI has supported hundreds of university students and aspiring conservationists in dozens of countries through its Granting Programs, traditionally called Student Research Scholarships and Global Grassroots Grants. Beginning in 2015, BCI is broadening its approach to grant-making by awarding financial awards of various types and sizes to best advance the organization’s mission and address its stated priorities.

If you are interested in applying for funding from BCI’s Granting Programs, please read the details below to determine if one of our open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) fits your project and to confirm your eligibility.

Available RFPs

For general questions about BCI’s granting programs, email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Note: please do not register or attempt to apply until March 10, 2015.