The CBC provides grants to support research, education and conservation of birds of the Carolinas and their habitats.
Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The CBC Grants Committee meets quarterly to review applications.
Applications should be made through an educational or non-profit institution.
For student research projects, applications require the sponsorship of a faculty member.
For secondary school programs, applications require a letter of support from the school principal.
Applications should be prepared directly by the applicant and should include:
A scope of work (preferably limited to two single-spaced pages), including species to be studied and the site where the work will be conducted.
A detailed budget.
Appropriate course work and other activities that would indicate that the applicant is capable of performing the described research.
A letter of support from the faculty sponsor or school principal.
Details of the starting date of the research and the time period for which funding is requested.
The name of the payee and the address to which a check should be mailed.
Checks are made out to an institution or a department, not to an individual.
Allowable costs include, but are not necessarily limited to, laboratory supplies and limited travel to research sites. The Carolina Bird Club does not support institutional indirect costs.
Awardees must file a final report including an accounting of expenditures and a summary of research or programming no later than 30 days following the close of the grant period. Any unused funds must be returned to CBC.
Significant research findings will be reviewed for possible publication in The Chat, the ornithological journal of the CBC.
Also, awardees may be invited to present their findings at a seasonal meeting of the CBC. In that case the CBC will cover all reasonable expenses incurred by the presenter.