The Emily B Shane Award
The Emily B. Shane Award (EBS) supports conservation-oriented, non-harmful field research on free-ranging Odontocetes and Sirenians. The award honours Emily B. Shane (1924-1995), a fine amateur naturalist and dedicated conservationist. Funds are awarded to projects with clear conservation priorities for an odontocete or sirenian species, population, or habitat critical to the species. Research that also impacts a local human community in terms of increased public awareness, capacity building, or education may be given special consideration. The award will total approximately US$10,000. The award committee may opt to divide the award among two or more applicants. Although awards will be made for no more than one year at a time, applicants may apply more than once for the same project.
Application Date: to be announced in March 2020
Eligibility: The award is available to students and other researchers who meet the evaluation criteria. The application should be submitted by the person conducting the research.
The application must include the following materials; ·
- A proposal, not exceeding three pages in length (Times font, 12 point type, single space, 2 cm margins). Briefly outline the proposed research, objectives of the study, methods, role of the proposed work in conservation, the time period for the research, person(s) conducting the field research and role of each, and literature cited. ·
- A budget, including other funding applied for, or already held, for the proposed research. Funding requests should be for direct field research expenses only. ·
- Research permits or authorisation from appropriate authorities (or copies of application if permits not yet finalised)
- A current C.V. of the applicant, up to three pages in length. ·
- Three reference letters must be provided, to include contact details of referee and their relationship to the applicant.
- For students, the supervisor must provide a letter of support.