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  1. FUNDING FOR PRAIRIE RESEARCH offered by Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. We Are Prairie Biotic Research (PBR) is an all-volunteer, Wisconsin nonprofit established in 2000 to foster basic biotic research in prairies and savannas. One way we do this is through a competitive Small Grants Program that funds grants up to $1000 to individuals for the study of any grassland taxon anywhere in the USA. We support both natural history and experimental science. We are especially eager to support independent researchers (those lacking institutional support), but anyone having a U.S. Social Security number may apply. Since 2002, we've awarded 136 grants worth $130,196 to people in 30 states to study insects, plants, mammals, reptiles, slime molds, mycorrhizal fungi, spiders, snails, amphibians, birds, invasive species, effects of management, and the human dimensions of conservation. Many of these grants supported graduate student research. In 2013, we expect to fund at least 10 grants of up to $1000 each with the donations we have received, including some restricted by donors to support research in Iowa and Wisconsin. To Apply for a Grant Visit our website (prairiebioticresearch.org) to learn more, to download our proposal form, instructions, and a sample researcher agreement form that winners of this competition must sign. Check out the history and overview files in the Small Grants section of the website to see what sorts of proposals have won funding in the past. Review the reports submitted by researchers of past years. We must receive your proposal through the mail before January 6, 2013. Those who won funding in 2012 are ineligible for this funding in 2013, but those who won funding longer ago are welcome to submit proposals to further that same work or to support a new project. Our Supporters We are very grateful for gifts recently received from individuals, businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations in support of our Small Grants Program: Michael Anderson, Neil Bernstein, Big Bluestem Audubon Society (Ames, IA), Andria Blattner, Stephen & Nancy Bloom, Kurt Christoffel, Rebecca Christoffel, Citizens Natural Resources Association of Wisconsin, Conservation and Research Foundation, Lloyd Crim, Robert & Nancy Dott, James E. Dutton Foundation, Marlene & Bruce Ehresman, Hildy Feen, Tamara Felden, Johanna Foster, Catherine Gimse-Owen & Robert Owen, Dorothy Haines, MJ Hatfield, Hillsdale Fund, George & Marilyn Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Herbert H. Kohl Charities, The Fred Maytag Family Foundation, Merganser Fund, The Leo Model Foundation, Emily & Richard Moore, The R. D. and Linda Peters Foundation, Ron Priest, Dennis Schlicht, Jim & Rose Sime, The Soap Opera, Glenn Teschendorf, TOSA Foundation, Laura Van Slyke, Andrew Williams, Willow Springs Foundation, Ken Wood, Dan Young. Become a Supporter Please make a donation to support PBR. Any amount is welcome. PBR is volunteer-run so our overhead is very low. You may specify that your entire tax-deductible donation be given to researchers through our Small Grants Program, or to expand our research endowment that produces income we give away annually through this program. Please help us to help others! Michael Anderson, Craig Brabant, Rebecca Christoffel, Linda Duever, Jaime Edwards, Brick Fevold, Kerry Katovich, Douglas LeDoux, Victoria Nuzzo, Ursula Petersen, Dennis Schlicht, Scott Swengel, David Voegtlin, Andrew Williams, and Daniel Young, who comprise the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisors of Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. "We Foster Curiosity"
  2. Greetings from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation: We are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013 Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who are committed to a career in environmental improvement, and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their chosen field. The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award, as well as access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, a vibrant community of over 500 Switzer Fellows and environmental leaders. (We invite you to check out Switzer Network News to see live podcast interviews with some of our Fellows working on a diverse set of issues.) The Switzer Fellowship is not intended to be a research fellowship. We fund individuals doing a wide variety of environmental work (e.g., science, law, policy, engineering). Leadership potential is a more significant factor in our evaluation than the specifics of a particular graduate research project, although we are interested in novel and applied approaches to contemporary issues. Please see the Call for Applications which describes the Fellowship program and its requirements. Please pass this on to eligible candidates and colleagues, and post to your financial aid or graduate student office bulletin boards! This year's application deadline is January 10, 2013. If you have any questions about the Fellowship Program guidelines or the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Switzer Foundation staff. Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your students' applications! Lissa Widoff, Executive Director - lissa@switzernetwork.org Erin Lloyd, Program Officer - erin@switzernetwork.org Don Brackett, Administrative Officer - don@switzernetwork.org Office: (207) 338-5654 (office hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern time, Mon-Thurs, other hours available by appointment) The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is a results-driven family foundation that invests in individuals and organizations that drive positive environmental change. Founded in 1986, the Foundation is a grant making organization that mobilizes leaders from diverse disciplines who focus on integrated solutions to environmental issues. Through the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program and related grants, the Foundation supports a Network of over 500 Switzer Fellows who are leaders in the nonprofit, public policy, business, academic and government sectors working to solve today's environmental challenges. For more information see www.switzernetwork.org
  3. Applications are requested for the 2013 Grinnell Awards. See here for the full announcement from the Cooper Ornithological Society.
  4. This could be useful: --- Begin forwarded message --- We are pleased to announce the 2012 Request for Proposals through the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program. As a partnership among ConocoPhillips, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this program awards competitive grant funding for the conservation of birds and their habitats in areas where ConocoPhillips has an operating presence. Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Eligible grant recipients include: non-profit organizations; state, tribal and local governments; and educational institutions. Applicants can submit their pre-proposals at www.nfwf.org/easygrants prior to the application deadline on October 2, 2012. Additional details are outlined in the attached RFP. 2012 ConocoPhillips SPIRIT RFP.pdf We invite eligible applicants to consider submitting a pre-proposal, and we encourage you to share this information with other partners who may be interested. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions. Thanks. Todd Hogrefe National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 8011 34th Ave. South, Suite 444 Bloomington, MN 55425 612-564-7286 Todd.Hogrefe@nfwf.org
  5. LORO PARQUE FUNDACION SUPPORT FOR PARROT IN-SITU CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS The total funds committed by the Loro Parque Fundación to projects beginning or continuing in 2012 have been US$1,266,014. NOTICE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS TO BEGIN IN 2013 The Loro Parque Fundación supports projects which have parrot species as their focus of attention. Its main interest is to utilise these projects to improve the conservation prospects of threatened parrots and to promote biodiversity conservation. The Loro Parque Fundación supports projects in two categories: A. "Principal Projects": these tend to be long-term and have a significant proactive input by the Loro Parque Fundación; budgets are usually above US$ 20,000 per annum. B. "Small-scale grants": created to address short-term parrot conservation research priorities, with a relatively small input by the Loro Parque Fundación. Individual project budgets in this category average US$ 5,000 per annum. Applications for projects to begin in 2013 will reviewed at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees and Advisors of the Loro Parque Fundación. To be included in the review, applications must be received by the Loro Parque Fundación by Friday 26th October 2012. For application forms and the Guidelines for Applicants, please or send an email to: director@loroparque-fundacion.org ************************************* LORO PARQUE FUNDACION FINANCIACION PARA PROYECTOS DE CONSERVACIÓN E INVESTIGACIÓN IN SITU SOBRE PSITÁCIDOS La cantidad total de fondos comprometidos a la financiación de proyectos en el año 2012 ha sido de 1.266.014 dólares US.. CONVOCATORIA PARA PROYECTOS EN 2013 Loro Parque Fundación financia proyectos que tienen en su foco de atención los psitácidos. Nuestro principal objetivo es que estos proyectos sirvan para mejorar el estado de conservación de las especies amenazadas de loros, así como para promover la conservación de la biodiversidad terrestre. Loro Parque Fundación financia proyectos en dos categorías: A. "Proyectos Principales": Estos proyectos tienen objetivos a largo plazo y una implicación activa y significativa por parte de la Fundación. La financiación concedida suele estar por encima de los 20.000 dólares US al año. B. "Becas a pequeña escala": Creadas para atender demandas de conservación de loros a corto plazo, con una implicación menor por parte de Loro Parque Fundación. Las cantidades financiadas por proyecto en esta categoría son en promedio de unos 5.000 dólares US. Las solicitudes para los proyectos que comiencen en 2013 serán revisadas en la reunión anual 2012 del Comité Consejero de Loro Parque Fundación. Para que puedan ser incluidas en dicha revisión, las propuestas deben recibirse en Loro Parque Fundación antes de la nueva fecha del viernes 26 de octubre de 2012. Los formularios y las guías de solicitud pueden obtenerse por enviar un correo electrónico a: director@loroparque-fundacion.org *************************************************************
  6. Good Afternoon, The WCS Research Fellowship Program is accepting applications for a July 16th deadline, please see the attached memo for more details. If you can post this information on your website or distribute it among your colleagues we would appreciate it. For more information please visit http://programs.wcs.org/rfp/Home.aspx. RFP External Memo June 2012.docx All the best, Kate Kate Mastro Program Officer, Conservation Support Wildlife Conservation Society 2300 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10460
  7. This was just posted in the Waterbird Society forums:
  8. With funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $3.1 million in competitive grants in 2012. Grants will be 1-2 years in length. Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale. To apply, submit a pre-proposal application form to Darren Long, dlong@wcs.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. MST on Friday, March 30, 2012 2012 Request for Proposals Interested applicants are highly encouraged to learn more about the application process and the types of projects that best fit the program by joining our: Grant informational webinar Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. MST Meeting Number: 824 864 716; Meeting Password: Long0306 If you are unable to attend the webinar, refer to our Guidance Document for Applicants designed to assist potential applicants in both understanding the programmatic priorities of the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund and in determining the key elements of a strong proposal. Learn More... Find out more about the program online: WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Downloads: Request for Proposals Guidance Document for Applicants Pre-proposal Application Form
  9. Nathaniel R. Whitney Jr. Memorial Research Grant Program Administered by the South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union Nathanial R. Whitney, Jr. SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BIRD STUDY IN SOUTH DAKOTA Grants may be awarded to qualified graduate and upper division (junior or senior year) students majoring in ornithology, avian ecology, avian wildlife management, or an appropriately-related scientific discipline at an accredited college or university in South Dakota offering 4-year degrees in ornithology or related fields. Whitney research grants may also be awarded to other ornithologically or scientifically-qualified individuals, including amateur ornithologists. Whitney Small Grants are payable up to $500. SDOU invites applications for the 2012 summer field season. Deadline for applications is April 20, 2012. The winner will be notified by May 15, 2012. For more information including application instructions: http://www.homepages...s.htm#Nathaniel Whitney Small Grants Program
  10. The application web site for the Wilson Ornithological Society program for student research awards is now available. WOS awards include Louis Agassiz Fuertes Awards (up to 2 awarded), the Paul A. Stewart Awards (up to 8 awarded), and the George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Award (1 award). Additional information about the awards is available here. The deadline for all award applications is 1 February 2012. Please note that on the application submission page, additional fields will appear as soon as a visitor to the page selects the appropriate category to indicate whether they are an award applicant or the writer of a letter of recommendation.
  11. Graduate students who might be interested in a research fellowship opportunity focused on semi-arid grassland, savanna and riparian areas. Purpose: To support non-destructive research in the natural sciences, with emphasis on conservation ecology focused on species, communities, ecosystems and ecosystem services, or human ecology in semi-arid grassland, savanna, and riparian areas of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan eco-regions; research proposals within the earth sciences are also encouraged. Applications that propose non-destructive, non-invasive research at and around the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society (http://researchranch.audubon.org/) will be especially welcome. Amount: $2000 per fellowship, which is considered to cover costs of the study, including room, board, transportation, and minor equipment. Payment will be made directly to successful applicants. Application deadline: 1 February 2012 Awards announcement: early March 2012 Duration: Study to be completed within one year. Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at recognized academic institutions. Application Requirements: Applications must be received electronically, and must include four parts in the order given below: Biography (one page) of applicant including field experience, relevant courses completed, and other information the applicant deems relevant. Research proposal (two pages maximum, excluding citations), that describes the work to be accomplished, its ecological or biophysical significance, relevance to contemporary ecology or earth science, and a tentative timeline. All information, excluding literature citations, must adhere to the two-page limit. Budget (one-page). Letter of support (one) from the faculty advisor stating that the applicant is capable of conducting the proposed research. The letter should describe the level of supervision that is to be provided or indicate how the work can be accomplished independently. The applicant's work plan should be endorsed by the student's faculty advisor in the case of graduate students, or the student's faculty mentor in the case of undergraduates. Format: 1 inch margins (maximum), 12 point font (minimum) Special considerations will be given to projects that involve or include the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society, near Elgin, Arizona (applicants are encouraged to consider this site for part or all of the field work) efforts that provide the foundation (e.g. literature review) for larger proposals that would focus on trans-border issues. Examples include the measurement of ecosystem services provided by semi-arid grasslands, status of research associated with carbon sequestration of semi-arid grasslands, correlation of hydro-ecologic monitoring of grasslands to the ecosystem services they provide, as well as proposals that consider the phenological reactions of grasslands to climate change, and how changes and ecological conditions affect populations of native species such as bats, other small mammals, and the Chiricahua leopard frog. Submission procedure: Email to W. R. Osterkamp wroster@usgs.gov, 520-670-6821 ex. 113
  12. Request For Application: The Audubon Society of Missouri Graduate Research Scholarship The Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM), Missouri’s ornithological society since 1901, is pleased to announce an annual scholarship to support graduate level ornithological research at Missouri universities and colleges. ASM, with over 300 members throughout Missouri, is dedicated to the preservation and protection of birds and all wildlife forms and habitat, to the education of the citizenry toward appreciation of the natural world, and to wise conservation practices related to people and wildlife. ASM is providing $2,000 which will be given to the applicant’s academic institution, which shall monitor the award without receiving any facilities and administration (indirect) fees. Funds from ASM’s Graduate Research Scholarship are to be used in support of research or field work in ornithology, or in an area of study that will directly benefit birds or bird habitat. Graduate students enrolled at a Missouri university or college, doing such research in Missouri, are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit the following materials: A cover page detailing your contact information (mailing address, phone number, email address) and the same contact information for your institution which also indicates where the check should be mailed. The title of the research project, and a description of the nature and location of the proposed field work and/or research. Review the goals and hypotheses to be tested. If field data will be further analyzed in the lab, please indicate the extent of this analysis. A budget for the expected costs. Itemize scientific supplies and equipment costs and justify their need and cost. For auto mileage and per diem expenses, use your institution’s official rate. A curriculum vitae or brief statement of your academic career including education and degrees (institutions and dates), a brief summary of related courses including grades (transcripts are not required), and conservation-related activities. Three letters of recommendation submitted by former or current faculty. One must be from your academic advisor stating that a) you are a student currently registered for a M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and b) that the expenses potentially covered by this scholarship are not already covered by existing funds. Submit three (3) copies of your application postmarked by January 17, 2012 to: ASM Graduate Research Scholarship Fund Audubon Society of Missouri 2101 W. Broadway, #122 Columbia, MO 65203-1261 Recipients will by notified by March 1, 2012. Recipients should submit a brief (two to three pages) written report within a year of receiving the funds and shall acknowledge the ASM Graduate Research Scholarship in any resulting published material. Recipients may also be invited to a future spring or fall ASM meeting to present their research findings.
  13. Instructions for submitting an application for a 2012 AOU Research Award are now available and can be accessed on the AOU homepage (URL: http://www.aou.org/awards/research/). Questions can be directed to the Chair of the AOU Research Awards Committee either by e-mail (rbowman@archbold-station.org ) or by regular mail: REED BOWMAN, Avian Ecology Lab, Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Dr., Venus, FL 33960. We have moved to a completely on-line application process. Please follow the submission guidelines carefully, including the naming of your application file. Applications that do not adhere strictly to the submission guidelines will not be evaluated. The completed application must be uploaded by 01 February 2012.
  14. TIOF ENDOWMENT FUND PROPOSAL--The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF) is seeking applications for its 21st annual grant program to support research activities of a graduate student primarily focusing on osprey. However, work with other raptor species may be considered. The award recipient will be expected to provide a report on his or her research and use of the funds within one year of receiving the grant. To apply, send a project description of no more than two pages, an itemized estimate of expenses, and the name and address of the graduate supervisor. This project description and estimated budget, along with a cover letter giving whatever personal data you wish to furnish, will serve as your grant application. No further documents are required. Applications must be submitted by 31 Jan 2012 to: TIOF Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 250, Sanibe3l, Florida, USA 33957-0250. The grant will be awarded on 31 Mar 2012.
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