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Award Grants & Scholarships


Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)
©Richard Jackson

Since its founding in 1982, BCI has supported hundreds of university students and aspiring conservationists in dozens of countries through its Granting Programs. 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. Annually we offer Student Research Scholarships that open in October and seek proposals related to three priority 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.

Read about BCI's previous Student Research Scholarship for Global Bat Conservation Priorities Grantees:

2019 Cohort

2020 Cohort (coming soon!)

BCI is an equal opportunity organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

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Apply for this RFP online at www.batcon.org/rfp

 

 

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