November 7, 2007

Request for Proposals: Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program

The Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program (WHPRP) is soliciting Letters of Intent (Due December 3, 2007) for our competitive awards program. Application for the awards is open to everyone.

The WHPRP will fund six specific projects in 2008 related to the implementation of State Wildlife Action Plans and wildlife habitat conservation in the United States.

    Project topics include:
  • Wildlife funding /policy linkages: Using State Wildlife Action Plan priorities to directly shape policies and direct expenditures at multiple levels of government
  • Efficiency of Land Conservation Spending for Priority Habitats
  • Time Sensitivity of Priority Habitats
  • Hazard mitigation policy applied to coastal and floodplain habitats
  • Development of a research framework for climate and wildlife habitat policy and management
  • Impacts of Bio-Energy Production on Conservation of Wildlife Habitat



The WHPRP's mission is to develop and disseminate new information and tools to accelerate the conservation of wildlife habitat in the US. The WHPRP sponsors work that is of the highest technical quality and also relevant to the needs of policy makers, administrators, resource managers, practitioners, and landowners.

Based upon the Letters of Intent, three candidates for each project will be invited to submit full proposals for external review. Awards are expected by mid-April 2008 and will range from $100,000 to $150,000 each, depending on the project. Further information, full project descriptions, and instructions for Letters of Intent are available at: http://www.whprp.org .

The WHPRP is a program of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), an independent, not-for-profit NGO, dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. Please contact Cheryl Horton at chorton@ncseonline.org or 202.207.0007 if you require further information. The WHPRP program is supported by a four year grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).

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