The Alongside Wildlife Foundation Grant Application
The Alongside Wildlife Foundation grant program is designed to support projects that are important yet typically overlooked by most funding agencies and organizations. 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 implementing science-based strategies that allow people to share landscapes with wildlife? Consider applying. Finally, 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.

Please note: we are not a large foundation financially backed by wealthy individuals, organizations, or endowments and we receive many more inquiries than we could possibly fund. We are fully supported by our growing grassroots network of small recurring donors; if you value the work we do (including this grants program) and wish we could do more then we hope you will consider joining this network.

We support projects that relate to either 1) collecting data (including basic natural history information) that can inform plans that allow people to live alongside wildlife, 2) communicating science to communities with the goal of reducing human/wildlife conflict, and/or 3) evaluating and/or implementing science-based strategies for living alongside wildlife populations.

Projects should focus on terrestrial and shoreline-associated animals (including invertebrates). We do not generally fund marine work. We do not fund projects that propose lethal solutions to human/wildlife conflict. We do not fund wildlife rehabilitation work. The science communication efforts we fund tend to involve novel and/or innovative outreach efforts and non-traditional audiences.

If you represent an international or small organization, The Alongside Wildlife Foundation appreciates independent letters written on your behalf when evaluating your proposal as well as supplementary information that allows us to learn more about your project or institution. If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your advisor. Letters can be e-mailed to Admin@AlongsideWildlifeFoundation.org and files should be YourLastName_GrantLetter1; YourLastName_GrantLetter2, etc.
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Are you currently a recurring donor of The Alongside Wildlife Foundation (not required) *
If your project is selected for funding, will you provide relevant pictures and/or video and consent to us using them to promote the foundation and our grants program? *
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What is the goal of your project? 1500 character limit *
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How will you accomplish your project goals? 2500 character limit *
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How and why are you qualified to lead this project and ensure successful completion? 1500 character limit *
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What deliverables and products will be generated from your project and what is the timeline? 1500 character limit *
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How does this project relate to the mission of The Alongside Wildlife Foundation and the goals of its grant program? 1500 character limit *
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Is this an independent project or a component of a larger project? If the latter, please explain. 1500 character limit *
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Why are traditional sources of funding unsuitable for this project? 1500 character limit *
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Will your project involve individuals from marginalized groups or minorities that are under-represented in science? If so, how? 1500 character limit *
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Are you a resident of the country or region where the project will take place? Describe your relationships with the people or communities associated with this project and their role in the project. You should be able to demonstrate their willingness and ability to participate in the project as proposed. 1500 character limit *
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What opportunities exist to recognize The Alongside Wildlife Foundation’s role in supporting your project? 1500 character limit *
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How much money are you requesting from The Alongside Wildlife Foundation? *
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Please provide a detailed budget and budget narrative that details how a grant from The Alongside Wildlife Foundation (up to $2,500) will be used to advance your project and why they are necessary. If your project depends on obtaining independent funding, be explicit regarding whether that funding has been secured. The Alongside Wildlife Foundation does not support indirect costs. If the project requires the PI to travel from the United States and Canada to another nation, travel costs should represent less than 10% of the total requested amount. Please ask for what is needed to make your project a reality but before asking for the maximum amount, note that we are a small organization trying to make the most out of a limited amount of funds. It is easier for us to say yes to projects with small budgets. 5000 character limit *
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