As part of the OWCN’s mission, we greatly encourage and support research necessary for improving oiled wildlife spill response and the understanding of the short- and long-term effects of oil on wildlife.
To do this, the OWCN is now requesting research proposals from wildlife professionals for the 2010 – 2011 funding period. In particular, proposals investigating the direct and indirect effects of oil on wildlife, baseline biomedical studies and improvements to oiled rehabilitation techniques are strongly encouraged.
A maximum of $250,000 is available for proposals and projects may be multi-year in nature; however, annual application, provision of complete and timely progress reports, and competitive review are required. For projects requesting $10,000 or less for a single year, the pre-proposal will suffice as the complete application. For investigators requesting greater than $10,000 or for multiple years of support, should the pre-proposal be favorably reviewed, a full proposal will be required.
People interested in seeking funding should submit a pre-proposal to the Wildlife Health Center by post or e-mail no later than 5:00 pm (PST) on 3 May 2010 (Pre-Proposals) or 26 July 2010 (Small Grant Proposals) (Note: this is not a postmark deadline). Late pre-proposals, or pre-proposals not adhering to this format, will not be reviewed.
For a detailed description of grant guidelines, proposal format and the review process, please visit the OWCN’s Research website. If you have further questions, please contact Lavonne Hull at lwhull (at) ucdavis.edu.