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 either 1) the natural history of native species, 2) science communication and/or 3) 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 a grant application. Full applications will be evaluated twice a year (April 15th and October 15th). If English is not your first language, please feel free to reach out to us informally to help ensure you are providing all relevant information.
Previously Funded Projects
Ikponke Nkanta (Tropical Research and Conservation Centre): 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.
Lauren Hennelly (UC-Davis): Assessing the status and distribution of wolves in Pakistan using genetics.
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.
Erin Spencer (UNC-Chapel Hill): One fish, true fish: combatting seafood mislabeling in the United States.
Marina Garrido Priego (Osa Conservation): Creating the first conservation action plan for the endemic and endangered Golfo Dulce Poison Dart Frog using citizen science and tiny-tech.
Marie-Michaire LIMA (University of Abomey Calavi):
Diversity and occupancy of mammals on Lama Forest, Southern Benin.
Sagar Raj Kandel (Tribhuvan University): Status and prey preference of leopard in Kamdi Corridor Banke, Nepal.
Hannington Ochieng (Busitema University): Biological assessment of River Aturukuku in Tororo, Uganda: A tropical river with potential environmental threats from its basins.