Funding Opportunity: Challenge Grant Program 2023 by Wildlife Animal Initiative

About the Organization

We’re advancing a scientific field dedicated to understanding wild animal welfare.Although the vast majority of animals live in the wild, we know relatively little about their welfare. To understand the unique threats to wild animals’ well-being as individuals and figure out how people can safely and effectively intervene, we need much more research. That’s why our mission is to advance the field of wild animal welfare science.About the GrantWild Animal Initiative’s Challenge Grants support researchers exploring critical research questions that will unlock new avenues of wild animal welfare research and are not prioritized by other funders. Each round of Challenge Grants calls for projects within one or more specific themes. These flagship projects should be led by experienced principal investigators and demonstrate a high degree of relevance to high priority research areas, novelty, and methodological rigor.Grant size$30,000 — $200,000 USD totalDurationUp to 5 yearsEligibility

  • Challenge Grant projects must be led by an experienced principal investigator, but can include financial support for students or other early-career collaborators.Eligible projects include those that are standalone, or those that add a wild animal welfare component to an existing non-Wild Animal Initiative funded project to broaden its scope.Projects must be led by a principal investigator who is affiliated with a university or other research institution (e.g. a government agency).Projects must be led by or include collaborators who are residents of all countries where field work will take place. If a project is managed by an NGO, that NGO must be registered in the country where field work will take place.We prioritize funding for direct research costs (e.g. supplies, materials), though we do fund other expense areas (e.g. stipends, salaries, capital equipment) if they are fully justified relative to the project goals.

How to ApplyExpressions of interest are due: December 1, 2023

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