Funding Opportunity: Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant

About the Organization

Wildlife Acoustics creates the world’s leading wildlife acoustic monitoring tools, specially designed to help scientists make impactful discoveries that expand our understanding of this biologically diverse planet.

A passionate and innovative group of technologists, operational experts, wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists, we have a zeal for helping our customers succeed in their research —understanding their needs and creating wildlife audio recording and analysis tools specially designed to help them conduct research across the globe.

About the Grant 

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to offer a grant program to support the advancement of wildlife research, habitat monitoring, and environmental conservation. Our quarterly grant program provides scientists with bioacoustics research tools to further their study of bats, birds, amphibians, and other vocal wildlife.

Standard Product Grant: Wildlife Acoustics may award up to $12,000 worth of eligible products to selected grant recipients worldwide every quarter. Individual applicants may request products and software licenses totaling up to $4,000 quarterly. We will highlight grant recipients and their projects on our website and social media platforms.

Kaleidoscope Pro-Only Grant: Wildlife Acoustics may award an unlimited number of Kaleidoscope Pro licenses to selected grant recipients worldwide every quarter. Individual applicants may request an unlimited number of software licenses.

In General: Grant recipients must be associated with a charitable, educational, NGOs, or other tax-exempt organization. Consideration will be given to projects that make significant and novel use of wildlife vocalization recordings for data collection and/or analysis.

  • The work advances scientific knowledge and contributes to long-term conservation.
  • The grant would have a significant impact on the success of the project.
  • The application provides adequate information to facilitate project evaluation, including detailed expected outcomes and the need for bioacoustics data to support those outcomes.
  • The project must begin within one year of the award.

If you receive a grant, you’ll be expected to:

  • Provide written acceptance of the grant and agree to the applicable terms and conditions.
  • Maintain contact with Wildlife Acoustics to provide:
  • Quarterly project updates for the duration of your project (Standard Product Grant); or
  • One annual project update per Kaleidoscope Pro license awarded for the duration of the project (Kaleidoscope Pro-Only Grant).
  • Acknowledge the support of Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., in any presentations, meetings, publications, and/or materials mentioning or resulting from the project, whenever possible.
  • Submit a final report within two months of project completion (or within two months of the bioacoustics section/phase if part of a larger biodiversity project)

How to Apply

You can apply for our grant here.

  • All sections of the application must be completed in English.
  • You must include one letter of recommendation (written in English); however, you may submit up to two letters of recommendation and/or letters of reference that you feel would be helpful. (Note: a letter of recommendation/reference is not required for Kaleidoscope Pro-only grant applications.)
  • You will be asked to include a copy of your organization’s certificate/tax exemption letter showing tax-exempt and charitable or educational status. For countries without these, you will be responsible for covering any applicable taxes.
  • If you are unable to complete the application all at once, you can save your work and come back later to finish and submit your application.
  • If you have previously applied for a grant and were not awarded, you are welcome to apply again.
  • Only applications that are fully completed will be evaluated. This includes all required fields in the form, in addition to at least one letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline: Award Period Q3 2024 August 15, 2024.

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