Get Funded: Small Grant Scheme for Bird Conservation Research

The Small Grant Scheme was initiated by the Bird Group in 2009. Its objective is to support the ecological research of birds in Singapore, particularly studies that can provide tangible outcomes for bird conservation. The scheme will offer up to two grants worth up to S$1000, to support conservation-based bird research over 2014 and 2015. Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals using the application form available on the Nature Society’s website

You can download the application form here.

Grant Conditions

• Applicants must be enrolled or hold an academic position at a Singapore university, polytechnic or relevant institution.

• All components of the research project, whether field or lab based, should be conducted in Singapore.

• The research project should lead to publication(s) in recognised ornithological or conservation journals.

• A mid-term report must be presented within 12 months of the award date or halfway through the proposed timeline.

• A final report must be presented within 24 months of the award date.

• Outcomes of successful projects will be published on the NSS website, Nature News, Nature Watch or any other publicity material.

• Conference fees and associated travel are not supported by the grant.

• The decision of the review committee in awarding the grant is final.

Application Process

• Application should be submitted as two separate PDF documents: 1) main application form and 2) referee letter.

• The application should include applicant’s CV, an itemised budget of the funding required, and details of the proposed research project. Please see the form on the NSS website for information needed.

• An approval letter from the institution’s animal ethics committee is needed if the project contains at least one component that involves the trapping of vertebrate animals (eg. mist- netting).

• Applications must be emailed to the Outreach Officer of the Nature Society by 5pm on 31 October 2014. Late applications will not be considered.