2017 WDC Bharathi Viswanathan Award for Innovative and Non-Invasive Research

WDC is delighted to announce the 2017 WDC Bharathi Viswanathan Award for Innovative and Non-Invasive Research. WDC strives to ensure that non-invasive research methods are promoted as a guiding principle, both for the organisation and the researchers that we fund.

 Up to £5,000 is available for the recipient of this annual award. The only restrictions that apply are that the project must utilize only non-invasive techniques and ultimately aim to benefit the conservation management or welfare of whales and/or dolphins. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the use of either novel techniques, or existing techniques used in novel circumstances.

 Applications must be on a WDC Research Award Form (http://uk.whales.org/sites/default/files/wdc_research_award_form_2017.pdf OR http://uk.whales.org/sites/default/files/wdc_research_award_form_2017.docx ) and will be accepted at any time until the closing date, mid-day (GMT) April 24th 2017. The award recipient will be chosen by May 22nd 2017. All applicants will be notified whether successful or not.

Through this Award, WDC aims to provide a platform for developing new non-invasive research methodologies and innovative approaches towards studying cetaceans.

 Please visit our website for more details www.whales.org/award

Good luck,