Due to generous support from Bat Conservation International and the Lubee Bat Conservancy, we are able to offer nine small grants of $1000 each to support conservation research in the SEABCRU priority areas of cave bats, forest bats, and flying foxes.
Proposal Guidelines: Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate students, qualified post-doctoral research scientists, and zoological professionals. Applicants must be nationals from Southeast Asian countries and conducting work within Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, or Vietnam.
The award can be used:
The grant is not intended for travel to meetings or conferences.
Proposals may include requests for equipment purchase, research costs and travel. Grants may not provide any funding for indirect costs (overhead costs), principal investigator salary support or student tuition costs, but may include support for salaries while conducting field work. Joint applications to enable several people to conduct research are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with matched funding from other agencies. Project duration should not exceed one year, although each application will be assessed on its own merit.
Awards will be evaluated by external reviewers on the basis of:
Applications are due on 31st August 2012 winners announced in mid September, with funds available in the beginning of October 2012. Please take this into consideration when planning your project’s start date. If you submitted a proposal before the grant extension, please do not be concerned, we will assume a delayed start date.
Application ProcedureResearchers must complete an online application for, note there are different forms for each priority:
cave bat application
flying fox application
forest bat application
A preview of the application form is attached (the Cave Bat Preview is given as an example - the questions are the same for each priority) so that answers can be prepared offline.
Grant Reporting Recipients are required to submit a brief report (1-2 pages – single spaced) within three months of completing the project. They will also be required to submit a 1-3 paragraph article suitable for posting on the SEABCRU website and may be asked to submit an article for publication in Bat Conservation International’s BATS magazine or Lubee Bat Conservancy's Newsletter. Project photos particularly those of the recipient in the field will also be required.
Please note: SEABCRU Steering Committee and Student Support Team members are not eligible to apply
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1051363. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).