NERI (http://www.nweri.org/) is offering a $1,000 grant to an individual or team in honor and memory of Brenda McGowan, a NERI supporter and co-founder of the Hubert Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project in 1987 (www.prescottbluebird.com).
Grant Purpose: To enable an individual or team to conduct research in support of NERI’s mission statement:
The purpose of NERI is to further knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural historythrough research, training, and dissemination of information.
The target recipient is looking into out-of-the-main-stream research, into the neglected corners and niches of ecology.
Application Requirements: 1 page maximum (excluding budget, project reference, and references) stating the following:
- Project name and keyword(s) (maximum of 7).
- Applicant’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email and mailing address).
- Summary of project:
- Purpose and objectives. What will be studied?
- Scientific Rationale (why is study important?).
- References to existing literature are encouraged.
- Project reference contact information (name, position/relationship, phone number, email). The reference should be someone who knows about the project or would be helping to advise or discuss project results.
- Budgeted hours for project by personnel and any expenses (including mileage; state the number of miles and multiply by the current government mileage reimbursement rate)
Use This Budget Template; state the number of miles, if any, elsewhere in application (add rows if necessary).
|Project Budget Estimate||Budgeted Hours||Labor Cost by Hour||Total Labor Costs||Expenses||Mileage|
|Overall Project Cost||$||$||$||$|
|McGowan Grant Request||$||$||$||$|
|Total McGowan Grant Request||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||$|
- Does application adhere to grant guidelines?
- Does application answer our questions?
- Is this an underserved, niche research project?
- Will the project answer an important question that will result in new knowledge?
- Will this information be of use to other researchers, biologists, educators, natural resource agencies, and/or the conservation community?
- What other (if any) funding sources have been sought?
- How will receiving this $1,000 impact the success of your project?
Announcement: November, 2020; Submittal by January 10, 2021; Award by February 28, 2021.
Upon receipt of award, grantee agrees to sign NERI’s Grant Recipient Agreement, and
Grantee agrees to either (deadline: June 30, 2022; extension available upon request):
- Provide a brief report (length unspecified) to NERI; or
- Present the work and results at a NERI meeting, and provide a written summary to NERI; or
- Present the results to a relevant public group of stakeholders, and provide a summary to NERI; or
- Submit a paper for presentation at a scientific meeting or publication in a scientific or environmental journal or newsletter.
Submit application (in .PDF form with your last name and initials in filename) and any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.
NERI is a 501(c)3 organization and NERI volunteers (Associates and Officers) are available to assist with grant writing and other support.