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Published on February 27, 2015


Bat Conservation International has released a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for its 2015 scholarships and grassroots grants to fund bat-centric projects that qualify within at least one of our three conservation need categories.

Category #1: Answering ecological or behavioral questions essential to the conservation or management of one or more bat species currently listed as Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered, or Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species;

Category #2: Documenting key ecological or economic roles of bats (regardless of species), which hold promise for helping promote the importance of bat conservation; or

Category #3: Designing strategies and testing methods to connect bat conservation actions with sustainable development initiatives, particularly in developing countries, focused on the linkages between environmental stewardship and advancement of economic and public health issues at the community level.

Financial awards of up to $5,000 each will be given to the best projects for 2015-16. Award decisions and funding agreements are expected to be finalized by June 1, 2015.

Eligibility is open to students, researchers, conservationists, educators, NGOs, networks, etc. for projects in any country around the world (except those countries prohibited from receiving funds by the US Government).

APPLICATION UPDATE: Our new online application system will become available for proposal submissions on March 10th, and it will close to applicants on March 31 at 11:59pm CST. Click here for more information. To contact BCI about this RFP, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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