Four ORTWS Scholarship Awards Still Available!!!

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship: $600   will go to an outstanding undergraduate student working towards a Wildlife Sciences or similar degree (e.g., Zoology, Biology, Conservation Biology) at an Oregon college. Selection will focus on excellence in academics, leadership, and experience. To apply, follow the instructions below.

Kathy Johnson Outreach Scholarship: $600 will be awarded to an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. This award is intended to foster diversity within the Society, and will be based on academic performance and leadership. Eligible recipients include older returning students, single parents, or students making a career shift into natural resources, and those with real-world issues or challenges related to class, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, age, language, race, ability, and sexual orientation. To apply, follow instructions below and include information in the cover letter outlining why you are qualified and how scholarship support can help you.

Outstanding New Graduate Student Scholarship: $1000 will be awarded to a graduate student in their first year of graduate study. Awards will be based on academic qualifications and research goals. To apply, follow instructions below and include a copy of your research goals and a letter of support from your major professor.

Advanced Graduate Student Scholarship: $1000 will be awarded to an advanced graduate student for academic performance and excellence in research. To apply, follow instructions below and include a letter of support from your major professor.

For more information on qualifications and the application process click here.

Wildlife Refuge Managers, GS-0485-13; (San Francisco Bay NWRC, Malheur NWR and Tualatin NWR) positions available

Visit  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457764300/ for more information. Closes December 6, 2016.

Check out our new job opportunities page!!!

We will post information for wildlife related employment opportunities we are notified of on our new job opportunities page on our website at https://ortws.wordpress.com/tag/job-opportunities/. Come check it out!!!  Notify ortws.secretary@gmail.com if your would like you job posted.

Fish and Wildlife Technician Senior (Summer Lake Wildlife Area Senior Technician) position available

Visit here for more information.

Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Assistant Fish Passage Coordinator) position available.

Go here for more information.

FINAL CALL for ORTWS Grant Applications!!

Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Grants Program

2016 Request for Proposals

The Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society (ORTWS) awards small grants in support of wildlife outreach and education in the Pacific Northwest.  Funding is competitive and awards typically range from $200-$1000 (US dollars). As of October 2016, grants will be awarded based on an RFP released in fall rather than throughout the year.

Proposals are evaluated for their consistency with ORTWS mission and goals and impact on outreach and education related to wildlife; demonstration of a clear link to Oregon or the Pacific Northwest is preferred.  Proposals will be reviewed by the ORTWS grants committee and proposals selected by that committee will be subject to approval by the ORTWS board. Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:

·       Appropriate audience for the work (e.g., members of the public, students)

·       Ability to successfully accomplish the project

·       Appropriateness of budget

·       Appropriate link to Oregon or the Pacific Northwest (preferred but not required)

*ORTWS mission and goals are available at https://ortws.wordpress.com/grants-awards-scholarships/grants/

 

Examples of Previously Funded Projects

·       Funding for student chapters for educational trips related to wildlife management and conservation

·       Support for a research conference organized by graduate students

·       Support for special symposia or other activities related to the TWS national meeting

·       Outreach workshops and activities to schoolchildren

 

Proposal Format (https://ortws.wordpress.com/grants-awards-scholarships/grants/)

Proposals should be no more than two typed, single-spaced pages, 11-point font minimum, and should contain the following sections.

  • Title
  • Applicant’s Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail Address, Affiliation
  • Scope and Objectives – Provide a description of project background and objectives. Specifically explain how the project relates to the Chapter’s mission and goals.
  • Project Implementation – Provide a brief summary of how project objectives will be accomplished.
  • Expected Outcomes – Provide a description of anticipated products or outcomes of the project.
  • Budget and Timelines – Provide an itemized budget, showing cost-sharing (if applicable), and time schedule for the project. Funds may not be used for purchasing equipment or for paying salaries.  Requests for mileage and per diem will not exceed Federal Government rates at the time of application.
  • Disbursement of Funds – The recipient will receive a check for the requested amount when they are notified of project approval.

Deadline

The completed application must be submitted via email to ortws.secretary@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm (PST) November 30, 2016.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will NOT be eligible for consideration.

 

Funding Guideline

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions shortly before the next annual meeting (February 2017).  Funds must be deposited within two months of receipt.  All funded projects must be completed by the end of the calendar year in which the funding is granted.

 

Reporting

A final brief written report (with photos) must be submitted to ortws.secretary@gmail.com no more than 30 days after completion of the project. The report should specify when, where, how, and by whom funds were used, with a clear description of the outcomes of the event (numbers of people involved, etc.). High quality versions of photographs must be available on request by ORTWS for publishing on ORTWS website or social media.

ORTWS_GrantsRFP_Oct2016_Final.pdf