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BCI Student Research Scholarship Program, 2014


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.

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