Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (Black Duck Joint Venture)

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV) is a partnership-based program under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) that promotes the conservation of black ducks by providing scientific information to support effective conservation and management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS, or Service), a partner in the BDJV, administers financial assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements), purchase orders, and contracts on a competitive basis for projects and studies that advance both our and the general scientific community’s understanding of black duck ecology and is seeking proposals from interested parties. The BDJV will a accept proposals addressing any aspect of black duck ecology and management, but proposals that address priority research needs (see below) will have a greater probability of funding. 

Deadline: Oct. 17, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Primary Research Priority: CHARACTERIZATION OF CARRY CAPACITY AND HABITAT USE DURING THE BREEDING SEASON.

Secondary Research Priority: ESTIMATES OF SURVIVAL RATES DURING THE NON-HUNTING SEASON (FEBRUARY TO AUGUST) 

Tertiary Research Priority: The BDJV will consider research proposals addressing other aspects of black duck ecology and management but these proposal will receive less weight in terms of overall scoring

Eligibility Requirements

All potential applicants are eligible. Applications are encouraged from nonprofit organizations, public and private educational organizations, federal, state, provincial, local, and tribal governments and organizations, foreign governments, and individual companies. 

Amount Description

The BDJV expects to have up to $360,000 USD available to support projects. Multiple awards may be issued in the form of Cooperative Agreements, Grants, or Intra-agency Agreements. To be competitive for funding, proposals should provide at least a 0.5:1 cash-match and 1:1 in-kind match for BDJV funds, preferably from non US federal sources. The BDJV is providing onetime funding to projects. Funding will be provided at the beginning of the project, with no commitment to provide future, additional funding. 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 17, 2019