Call for applications to the 2019 Birds New Zealand Research Fund
The "Birds New Zealand Research Fund" (BNZRF) is a national fund that is managed by our Executive Officer on behalf of T/GEAR, a New Zealand Charitable Trust. Applications to the 2019 BNZRF open in April 2019 and must be received by 15th June 2019.
Funding ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 may be awarded. This fund provides financial assistance for logistics and purchase of equipment and consumables. It does not fund salaries or wages. For smaller projects refer to the Society’s Projects Assistance Fund. Payments will be funded retrospective (either after submission of the interim or final project report) and are for a 12-month period only. In the event of financial hardship, exemptions may be made after prior consultation.
Applications will be accepted from individuals, students, researchers within universities, or organisations prepared to make a difference through ornithological research, with outcomes likely to provide for better management of New Zealand birds or their environment. The applicant must be a current member of Birds New Zealand, living in New Zealand, and the project carried out in New Zealand or its outlying islands (e.g. Kermadecs).
Preference will be given to applications that will:
• involve research into native species;
• involve research with a measurable outcome and a commitment to have results published;
• involve people learning as well as being involved;
• demonstrate intent to publish at least part of the funded work in the Society's journal, Notornis
• lead to results that will clearly be of benefit to the conservation of New Zealand birds;
• involve research on "Preferred Student Research Topics" (for student research projects): https://www.osnz.org.nz/sites/osnz.org. ... 201801.pdf
Applications must be received by 15th June 2019 on the official application form provided on the Society’s website (www.osnz.org.nz) and submitted as a single PDF file. For queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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