In 2018 The Alongside Wildlife Foundation began a small-grants program to help fund the kind of important projects that are typically overlooked by most funding agencies and organizations. For example, there have been increasing calls to recognize and appreciate natural history but the necessary research is rarely prioritized; now The Alongside Wildlife Foundation can help fund projects that generate this basic but vital information about the species alongside us. Are you working on science-based strategies that allow people to share landscapes with wildlife? Consider applying.
Many scientists and science communicators are facing pressure to reach out and engage with new audiences, but there are few funding opportunities to facilitate and encourage necessary collaborations. Now The Alongside Wildlife Foundation can help; thanks to the generous support of our donor network.
How to Apply for a Grant
Please contact us and briefly tell us about your project and how it relates to natural history, science communication and/or science-based strategies for living alongside wildlife. Let us know how a few hundred dollars can help make your project a reality (3-4 sentences); if we feel your interests align with the mission of the foundation, we will provide more details regarding the application process. Projects will be considered on a rolling basis. If you contacted us prior to January 21st, 2018 please resend your message.
Previously Funded Projects
Ikponke Nkanta (Tropical Research and Conservation Centre, Nigeria): Primate inventory and conservation
in Ikea River Basin, Southern Nigeria
Karl and Diane Roeder (University of Oklahoma and Cameron University): The ants of Oklahoma project.
Diogo Veríssimo (University of Oxford): Lost and Found.
Wade Boys (University of Arkansas): Surveys, modeling, and prioritization for rare, endemic dragonflies across the Ozark-Ouachita region.
Carla X. Neri Barrios (Soluciones Ambientales Itzeni, A.C., Mexico): A children’s book as a conservation education tool for awareness of the natural history of the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae).
Zackary Graham (Arkansas State University): Field observations on the aggressive behavior of Ringed Crayfish in Colorado.
Adam Mitchell (University of Delaware): Determining impacts of plant invasion on native arthropod diversity in the Mid-Atlantic.
Lauren Hennelly (UC-Davis): Assessing the status and distribution of wolves in Pakistan using genetics.
Erin Spencer (UNC-Chapel Hill): One fish, true fish: combatting seafood mislabeling in the United States.