The North American
Falconers Association (NAFA) Small
Grants Program (SGP) is designed to
encourage and provide financial support
to a broad range of projects that in
some way contribute to our knowledge of
falconry and its resources, including
the birds flown in the sport.
The NAFA Small Grants
Program considers proposals for projects
that investigate aspects of falconry,
including: its history, legality,
equipment and technology; the raptors
flown in falconry, including their
natural history, conservation, captive
management, training, veterinary
medicine and breeding; other animals
used in the sport, including dogs,
ferrets, and horses; game species hunted
by falconers; and falconers, their
sociology and history.
Funding may be
requested for a diverse array of
expenses including those associated
with: biological, medical, sociological
or historical research; building
electronic databases and web sites;
publication and dissemination costs;
other aspects of data presentation like
travel, developing new or improved
technology or equipment; conservation,
education and outreach.
receipt of proposals: Proposals must
be post marked or time stamped by
that proposal is under review:
proposals: September 1 through
NAFA President of winners by Wednesday of week of the NAFA Meet.
each calendar year at the NAFA Field
recipients will go out at this time.
NAFA will send
funds to recipients before December
31 of the calendar year.
Priority will be given
to North American proposals but
proposals that occur elsewhere will be
considered. All proposals must be post
marked or time stamped (e-mail) no later
than August 15.
Projects are usually
funded for and completed in one year.
However, projects lasting longer than
one year will also be considered.
There is no minimum
amount for granting requests. Proposals
are rarely funded for more than $2500.
An itemized budget should include an
explanation of how expenses not covered
by this grant (if any) will be or hope
to be met. No administrative overhead
will be considered for funding. Money
may be budgeted for stipends.
All proposals should
include a statement of reporting. This
statement should at least include a
summary report of findings or goals
accomplished to be published in the
quarterly publication of NAFA, the
include the following:
information for the Principal
Investigator: full name, title,
address, phone, fax, e-mail address,
institutional organization or
affiliation (if any).
the proposal is funded, to whom or
to which organization would the
check be made payable, and where
should it be mailed? Provide account
number information (if applicable).
information (if applicable)
Purpose of Study
Statement of the
project's eligibility detailing its
relevance or application to falconry
or Products (how information or
products will be shared or
disseminated and to whom; include a
statement of reporting).
your proposals to
NAFA Vice-President and
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