The Wildlife Acoustics Science Product Grant program is now open to support the advancement of animal biology research, habitat monitoring, and environmental conservation.
The grant program provides scientists with products and software to help them continue their research in the study of bats, birds, frogs and other vocal wildlife.
They are pleased to announce that they are increasing the value they give per quarter through the grant program, from $5,000 to $12,000 per quarter. They hope this will enable them to support more critical bioacoustic research projects around the world.
- Accessories such as microphones and cables are eligible for the program. However, third-party accessories such as SD cards, batteries and battery chargers, padlocks and cable locks are not eligible.
- US or non-US government agencies are not eligible for the program.
- For each application, please include documentation showing tax-exempt or non-profit organization status for your country.
- Due to the volume of applications, you can only apply for one project per term.
- Kaleidoscope subscriptions are eligible for the grant program.
- If your country does not grant tax-exempt status or provide documentary evidence, the online application will allow you to certify that you will and your organization will cover any applicable taxes assessed by your government.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you must:
- Provide written acceptance of the grant and agree to the terms and conditions.
- Maintain contact with Wildlife Acoustics and provide quarterly project updates.
- Whenever possible, acknowledge the support of Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. in all presentations, meetings, publications and/or documents resulting from the project.
- Submit a final report within two months of completion of the project, or this phase of the project.
Projects that meet the following criteria will be considered:
- The project makes extensive use of wildlife vocalization recordings for data collection and/or analysis.
- The work advances scientific knowledge and contributes to long-term conservation.
- The grant would have a significant impact on the success of the project.
- The app provides adequate information to facilitate project assessment, including detailed expected results and the need for bioacoustic data to support those results.
- The project must begin within one year of award.
For more information, visit https://www.wildlifeacoustics.com/grant-program