Each year, Bat Conservation International (BCI) offers a student research scholarship program for pursuing conservation-relevant research at universities around the world. The maximum one-year award per student is $5,000. Students enrolled in any college or universities worldwide are eligible to apply. All funded projects must begin no later than December 31 of the year in which the award is received. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.
Study Subject (s): BCI sponsors students in conducting conservation-relevant research. All BCI scholarship recipients must be conducting research that specifically addresses at least one of our specified areas of need by: 1) answering ecological or behavioral questions essential to conservation or management; 2) resolving an economic problem which will further conservation tolerance; 3) documenting key ecological or economic roles of bats; or 4) educating people who are directly relevant to conservation success. Course Level: Scholarships are offered for pursuing research programme at universities around the world. Scholarship Provider: Bat Conservation International (BCI) Scholarship can be taken at: Worldwide
Eligibility: Students enrolled in any college or universities worldwide are eligible to apply. Students who have applied in previous years to BCI’s Student Research Scholarship Program are eligible to reapply each subsequent year, whether they received a previous BCI grant or not. Non-students are not eligible. All proposals to the Student Research Scholarship Program must be prepared by the applicant. While BCI will fund research that is part of a larger project, the student must personally research and develop the proposal. All funded projects must begin no later than December 31 of the year in which the award is received.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Each year, BCI awards scholarships to help students at universities around the world conduct conservation-relevant research. The goal of this program is to support exceptionally talented students in research initiatives that will contribute the new knowledge that is essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they serve worldwide. The maximum one-year award per student is $5,000. We hope that these funds will open opportunities for matching grants from other conservation organizations, government agencies and private foundations, and that BCI’s support will grow in years to come.
Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for a maximum one-year.
What does it cover? Individual awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Selection Criteria: All conservation-relevant proposals that meet the minimum submission criteria will be forwarded to each member of a team of three outside reviewers, selected for their recognized expertise in bat conservation and research. Depending on the number of applications received, more than one review team may be used. Each of the three reviewers will assign scores of 1 (unacceptable) to 5 (excellent) in each of the following areas: 1) importance to conservation progress; 2) relevance to BCI’s stated conservation goals (see Suggestions for Applicant section); 3) methodology (project design and approach); 4) feasibility (time, funding, logistics, and experience).
Notification: Notification of acceptance or rejection typically will be made within 90 days of the submission deadline.
How to Apply: Applications will not be accepted via mail. Only online and electronic applications will be accepted. The proposal, budget and student curriculum vitae should be included with the application. Templates for the proposal and budget documents can be found on “Step 6” in the application form. All submitted materials must be in English.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2013.