Bowling for Rhinos Conservation Resource Grant

Application Deadline is June 1 of each calendar year

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Bowling for Rhinos Conservation Resource Fund. This competitive grant is designed to fund projects focused on rhino conservation and research. The total funds available in a given year is dependent upon the funds raised by the BFR Program in the year prior to Award. This competitive grant is designed to fund projects focused on rhino conservation and research. Successful proposals will reflect AAZK values and meet award criteria in one of four categories:

·    Category I – In-situ Rhino Conservation and Research-
Short-term (less than one year), specific, field research projects on African or Asian rhino species conducted by an individual or organized group of individuals working under the auspices of a zoological facility, educational entity or AAZK Conservation Partner.
·    Category 2 – In–situ Community, Educational or Medical Programs (Africa or Asia)-
Community education, school support or medical programs developed or administrated by an individual working under the auspices of a zoological facility, educational entity or AAZK Conservation Partner restricted to the continents of Africa or Asia. Preference may be given to local programs established and/or administrated by LWC (Lewa Wildlife Conservancy), IRF (International Rhino Foundation) or ACK (Action for Cheetahs in Kenya) endorsed partners.
·    Category 3 – In-situ Species Conservation-
Short-term (less than one year), specific, field research projects on any species that shares the exact same ecosystem as: Asian, Java, Sumatran, and African Black or White rhino.
·    Category 4 – Ex-situ Rhino Conservation and Research –
Short-term (less than one year), specific, zoological research projects on African or Asian rhino species conducted by an individual or organized group of individuals working under the auspices of a zoological facility, educational entity or AAZK Conservation Partner. Researcher(s) must be able to demonstrate evidence of partnership with a rhino conservation entity operating in Asia or Africa combined with a tangible benefit to an in-situ conservation project.

Eligibility
Affiliation or partnership with AAZK is not required, but preference may be given to AAZK Members or Conservation Partners.
Applications are due no later the June 1st. Award announcements will be made on July 1.

Application instructions.

BFR CRG Grant Application