Put on your thinking caps and start coming up with new and innovative ideas! The Oiled Wildlife Care Network has just released its annual call for research proposals and ideas for mentorship projects.
Every year, the OWCN allocates up to $250,000 for scientific projects that further promote its mission to provide the best achievable capture and care to oiled wildlife. These projects are funded from two separate types: Small Grant proposals, which require $10,000 or less and can be done in a single year (and require only a relatively short application) and Full proposals, which are not upper funding limited and can be up to three years in duration, but undergo more intensive scientific review.
The second research program we are proud to offer (only to OWCVN Member Organizations, however) is Mentorship Program awards. These projects allow our members to work in concert with OWCN staff to develop and conduct a research project, and provides support and funds to write up and present/publish the results.
We encourage all interested people to further explore these opportunities on our website. More info can be found on the Mentor program by clicking here; the Competitive Grants program info can be found by clicking here. The application form for the Mentor program can be found here, while the complete RFP for the Competitive Grant program can be found here.
Good luck, and we look forward to hearing about your ideas very soon!