The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the availability of research funding in 2017 to investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome disease of hibernating bats. This opportunity is open to non-governmental, university, and private researchers, as well as State and Federal agencies, and Tribes. The deadline for proposal submission is May 30th.
The Service has targeted up to $1.2 million, with a limit of $250,000 for individual projects, to investigate high-priority questions about white-nose syndrome that will improve our ability to manage the disease and conserve affected bats.
This funding is among three other Service opportunities for white-nose syndrome in 2017: 1) the Bats for the Future Fund (with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and U.S. Forest Service) www.nfwf.org/bats; 2) White-nose Syndrome Grants to States program (grants.gov Funding Opportunity # F17AS00166 open through May 15, 2017), and 3) White-nose Syndrome Small Grants for Communications and Research on WNS (with Wildlife Management Institute, anticipated in Fall 2017).
Follow the link below for the announcement and submission guidelines on grants.gov.