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Grants Program Guidelines


The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) is pleased to announce a new grant cycle in the winter of 2021.  BIWFC seeks proposals that are aligned with the Institute’s mission to advance the use of effective, sustainable fertility control methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and promote coexistence worldwide. The Institute serves as a resource center for the field of wildlife fertility control by stimulating vital discussion, collaboration, and networking through events (virtual for the duration of the pandemic); awarding grants that support wildlife fertility control projects based on the guidelines of the grant cycle; and educating wildlife managers, policy makers and the public. Click here to learn more about BIWFC.


NEW AND EXPANDED GRANT CATEGORIES

As part of BIWFC’s 5th anniversary celebration in 2021, we invite applications seeking up to $25,000 (USD) from all who wish to contribute to the field of wildlife fertility control in one of the following ways:

• Public Policy
• Public Education/Stakeholder Analysis (i.e. hunters, veterinarians, ecologists, community leaders, and animal advocates) – includes community outreach and engagement
• Feasibility Studies and Cost
• Proof of Concept studies including, but not limited to, new agents, recombinant agents, controlled release technology, quality controls, identification and delivery systems
• Environmental Impact Mitigation
• Modelling Systems


Grantmaking Philosophy

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control serves as a leader in advancing the field of wildlife fertility control, understanding that broad-based collaboration is critical to any success. Likewise, BIWFC seeks to be a catalyst in supporting a project that validates its worthiness by securing funding from several sources. Cost-sharing is encouraged.


What We Do Fund

BIWFC will support direct costs (except for salary/benefits), travel, consumable supplies such as printing, related seminars and workshops, surveys, publications, and documentaries or other necessary expenses.


What We Don’t Fund

BIWFC funding cannot be used for salaries/benefits, indirect costs, for tuition, or for durable equipment such as a computer, printer, office furniture, recording equipment, etc.


I Have An Idea for a Submission. What Next?

If you have an idea for a compelling grant proposal submission that you feel meets the grant guidelines, here are your next steps.

Step 1: Pre-Applicant Informational Webinar
Step 2: Letter of Intent Instructions
Step 3: Grant Proposal Instructions

Step 1: Pre-Applicant Informational Webinar
Step 2: Letter of Intent Instructions
Step 3: Grant Proposal Instructions