Grant Application Guidelines
The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) seeks public policy research projects that advance the knowledge, acceptance and implementation of wildlife fertility control as a method of wildlife management throughout the world. The BIWFC’s goal is to support projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and evaluate existing public policies on wildlife fertility control. The BIWFC will support projects that demonstrate ways to examine current management programs and policies, increase public awareness and stimulate and introduce new ideas into the policy debate. Grants may include support for related seminars, surveys, publications, and documentaries. Grants for tuition will not be considered. A grant of up to $25,000 will be considered to support project costs, travel, or other necessary expenses.
Applicants wishing to be considered for a BIWFC grant should submit a letter of intent (LOI). LOIs may be submitted at any time. BIWFC will review all LOIs within six weeks of submission. The BIWFC may request a full proposal after consideration of the LOI.
To submit a letter of intent, please provide the following:
- Title of project
- Name of applicant
- Country of Citizenship
- Applicant’s position and institution (if applicable)
- Current and permanent mailing address
- Current and permanent e-mail address
- Project synopsis
- A specific statement about how the project advances an understanding of wildlife fertility control (not to exceed 100 words
- What is the final product that you are working to produce at the end of the grant period?
- Amount of money requested and budget (in U.S. dollars)
- Proposed start and end dates of project
- Where did you hear about the BIWFC grant program?
Please do not exceed two pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11. Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address below. If you have any questions about the application process, you may contact:
The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control
P.O. Box 1819
Media, PA 19063
The Institute recently awarded grants for the following work on wildlife fertility control:
- “Management of Urban Black-tailed Prairie Dog Populations using Non-Lethal Reproductive Control,” Dan Salkeld of Colorado State University
- “Recombinant Immunocontraceptive Vaccines to Control Rodent and Ultimately Other Wildlife Species,” Paul Hartig of University of Florida
- “Porcine Zona Pellucida and Recombinant Zona Pellucida Vaccine as Immunocontraceptives for a Population Control Program in Caribbean Donkeys,” Hilari French of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
“The Clifton Deer Program: Cincinnati’s Non-lethal Deer Fertility Control Pilot Research Study,” Laurie Briggs of CliftonDeer.org