What do we look for in an application?
While we can't answer this question individually, past winners have certain features in common. The following should help you in completing a successful application:
The first stage of review is ensuring all documents, including tax documents, are received by the deadline. Incomplete applications are dismissed without further consideration. Applications requesting cash or products other than our own will also be dismissed.
Next, we look to see that other funding needed for the project is in place and secured to ensure that the products will be used promptly.
Each application is then reviewed individually. Successful grant applicants do the following:
- Explain what makes the project unique and what impact it will have on conservation decisions.
- Show evidence of good data and recording analysis practices and wide-spread sharing of results.
- Expand the uses of bioacoustics in other research projects and by other researchers.
- Clearly specify who will benefit and how.
- Demonstrate that the grant significantly impacts project's success.
- Submit their grant application well ahead of the deadline in case we need to reach you for feedback or other questions.