Date: 3/29/17 6:39 am From: Patti Reum <pareum...> Subject: [Va-bird] VSO Conservation Grants announcement
Every year, the Virginia Society of Ornithology awards Conservation Grants to worthy candidates conducting research in the field of bird conservation with potential benefits to Virginia species and habitats, or that increases our knowledge about native avian species. The VSO Board of Directors has budgeted $2,500.00 annually. Awards are usually $500.00, $1,000.00 or occasionally more, depending on the worthiness of the project.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a request in writing to the Conservation Committee Chair. Each application should include:
1. A short research proposal describing benefits to our knowledge of Virginia’s avifauna or to a Virginia species.
2. Requested funding level,
3. Detailed budget for requested funding, and
4. Agreement to report back to the VSO at the end of the project.
The Conservation Committee will then consider each application, confer with the entire Board of the VSO, and notify applicants of an award by *August 15**th* and *November 15**th* each year. Just to be clear, there are 2 separate competitions for these awards; this is not a two-step process.
There are two deadlines for application: *JUNE 30* and *OCTOBER 31*. Please e-mail your application to <pareum...>