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Request for Proposals for White-nose Syndrome Research (RFP)
Bat Conservation, International and The Nature Conservancy are pleased to announce the availability of funding for research projects that identify mechanisms to control the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome. RFP proposals will be accepted here between May 15, 2015 - June 15, 2015. Full details of the RFP can be found here.
The Request for Proposals (RFP), entitled, “Scholarships & Grassroots Grants for Bat-Centric Projects Focused on Critical Conservation Needs” is now closed. Finalized applications will now go to internal review.
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.
Scholarships & Grassroots Grants for Bat-Centric Projects Focused on Critical Conservation Needs (PDF) (released February 27, 2015) - Closed, applications under review.
White-nose Syndrome Research - Pending - taking applications May 15, 2015 - June 15, 2015.