BCNA Grant Proposal Requirements
Proposals should include a detailed methodology, a complete budget (including other funding sources) and be limited to five pages.
No institutional overhead will be allowed. Individuals at institutions requiring overhead can apply as independent scholars.
Successful applicants must sign a contract specifying they will complete the project by the time specified (generally within a year), share results with the Boulder County Nature Association, and allow BCNA to share written reports of results on the BCNA website.
We ask for electronic submission of a final report, generally no later than a year after the grant is awarded.
Criteria by which grant applications will be judged include:
- A clear and concise statement of the purpose and goal of the project;
- Evidence of sound scientific principles – that is, a statement of the research hypothesis, or, if a qualitative study, a concise description of the phenomena to be observed;
- Well-defined objectives, methods, and measurable outcomes;
- A methodology for collecting and analyzing data;
- A description and a timeline of the tasks necessary to complete the proposed project;
- A management plan for carrying out the project including responsibilities for carrying out each component of the plan;
- A budget with reasonable estimates of costs for each part of the project and supporting information to support these estimates;
- A clear statement or demonstration of direct benefit to natural resource conservation and management in Boulder county.
Information on where to submit the grant application will be forthcoming.