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).
The application deadline is March 22, 2015. Detailed information is available online at http://www.batcon.org/our-work/initiatives/award-grants-scholarships.
To contact BCI about this RFP, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org