Deadline: 13-Aug-21

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant Program to support the kinds of important wildlife projects that are typically overlooked by most major organizations.

This is a seed grant program, meaning they prioritize projects that have not yet started or are within their first year. Projects should focus on terrestrial and shoreline-associated animals (including invertebrates). They do not generally fund marine work. They do not fund projects that propose lethal solutions to human/wildlife conflict. They do not fund wildlife rehabilitation work.

They fund research, outreach, and conservation projects focusing on wildlife around the world (as well as organize some of their own). They fund workshops that help professionals learn about and communicate science. They direct one of the largest online-outreach campaigns focusing on wildlife and wildlife conservation. They collaborate with artists to communicate conservation messages. They recognize innovative science communicators with an annual award.

Focus Areas

  • Natural History: despite increasing calls to recognize and appreciate natural history, this type of research is rarely prioritized; they fund projects that generate basic but vital information about the species alongside them.
  • Science Communication: scientists and science communicators are facing pressure to reach out and engage with new audiences and their grant program is designed to support this work; they focus on projects that facilitate and encourage science communication projects that aim to reduce human/wildlife conflict. Projects must include novel and creative collaborations between scientists and artists.
  • Living alongside Wildlife: As their landscapes become increasingly human-dominated, it is essential to generate and implement co-existence strategies that allow for wildlife to persist alongside them. They fund projects that evaluate or implement science-based strategies to reduce human/wildlife conflict.

Funding Information

  • In just few years they’ve awarded nearly $50,000 to wildlife conservation projects from Arkansas to Indonesia.
  • In 2021, grants will be up to $2,500.
  • This is a seed grant program, meaning they prioritize projects that have not yet started or are within their first year. Projects should focus on terrestrial and shoreline-associated animals (including invertebrates). They do not generally fund marine work. They do not fund projects that propose lethal solutions to human/wildlife conflict. They do not fund wildlife rehabilitation work.

If you represent an international or small organization with a limited online presence, The Alongside Wildlife Foundation appreciates independent letters written on your behalf when evaluating your proposal as well as supplementary information that allows them to learn more about your project or institution. If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your advisor.

For more information, visit https://alongsidewildlifefoundation.org/grants/

By Andrew

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