Bat Conservation International (BCI) offers a student research scholarship program for pursuing conservation-relevant research at universities around the world yearly. It also supports students in conducting conservation-relevant research. All BCI scholarship recipients must be conducting research that specifically addresses at least one of our specified areas of need by: 1) answering ecological or behavioral questions essential to conservation or management; 2) resolving an economic problem which will further conservation tolerance; 3) documenting key ecological or economic roles of bats; or 4) educating people who are directly relevant to conservation success. The award is worth of $5,000 one-year award per student. Open to International applicants and can be taken at Worldwide.
- About the eligibility:-
Students enrolled in any college or universities worldwide are eligible to apply. Students who have applied in previous years to BCI’s Student Research Scholarship Program are eligible to reapply each subsequent year, whether they received a previous BCI grant or not. Non-students are not eligible. All proposals to the Student Research Scholarship Program must be prepared by the applicant. While BCI will fund research that is part of a larger project, the student must personally research and develop the proposal. All funded projects must begin no later than December 31 of the year in which the award is received.
- About the nationality:-
International applicants can submit an application for these scholarships.
- About the awards:-
- Scholarships are awarded for a maximum one-year.
- Individual awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- All conservation-relevant proposals that meet the minimum submission criteria will be forwarded to each member of a team of three outside reviewers, selected for their recognized expertise in bat conservation and research. Depending on the number of applications received, more than one review team may be used. Each of the three reviewers will assign scores of 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent) in each of the following areas:
1) importance to conservation progress;
2) relevance to BCI’s stated conservation goals (see Suggestions for Applicant section);
3) methodology (project design and approach);
4) Feasibility (time, funding, logistics, and experience).
- Notification of acceptance or rejection typically will be made within 90 days of the submission deadline.
- About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
- Applications will not be accepted via mail. Only online and electronic applications will be accepted. The proposal, budget and student curriculum vitae should be included with the application. Templates for the proposal and budget documents can be found on “Step 6” in the application form. All submitted materials must be in English.
- The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2013.