Washington Chapter

of The Wildlife Society

Research Grants

The Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society provides grant funding for wildlife research projects in Washington State. Funding requests cannot exceed $2,500.  Student proposals are encouraged.  Proposals are reviewed by the WA-TWS Research Grants Committee and final funding decisions are made by the Board.  The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15 (e.g., December 15, 2021 for grant year 2022, etc.).  

Application Guidelines:

Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length (not including CVs) and include the following information:  Introduction, Methods, Timetable, Budget, Expected Products, and Curriculum Vitae of proposer(s). Applications should be submitted to the Grants Committee at grants@watws.org using the subject line 'Research Grant Application'.

Selection Criteria:

  • The importance of the question.
  • Adequacy of proposed methods to meet project objectives.
  • Likely success of achieving objectives given question, design, funding, and time period.
  • Species management priority (e.g. T&E and sensitive species, important game species, etc.).
  • Publication potential.
  • Researchers’ experience.
  • Relative importance of the TWS monetary contribution to achieving research goals.

Grant recipients will be expected to present results of their project at a future Annual Meeting of the Chapter and/or provide a write-up for the Chapter newsletter. Recipients also are expected to be (or become) members of the Washington Chapter at the time the funds are received.

For more information, please contact the Grants Committee Chair, Tony Fuchs (tony.fuchs@watws.org).

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