AWI Is Now Accepting Grant Proposals for the Christine Stevens Wildlife Awards

$10,000 grants available to study innovative strategies for humane, non-lethal wildlife management Deadline for applications: May 1, 2015

AWI is now accepting applications for its 2015 Christine Stevens Wildlife Awards. This award program, named in honor of the organization’s late founder and president for over 50 years, provides grants of up to $10,000 to award recipients to help spur innovative and creative research on humane, non-lethal tools and techniques for wildlife conflict management and wildlife study.

Habitat destruction and degradation, urban and suburban sprawl, and ongoing challenges posed by invasive species make conflicts between wildlife and humans inevitable. Homeowners, property managers, and biologists need effective strategies to deal with conflicts. Wildlife researchers also need new tools to non-invasively study wildlife.

The Christine Stevens Wildlife Awards are intended to stimulate and support efforts to discover new techniques, test existing products, and devise new strategies to humanely remedy wildlife conflicts and study wildlife.

Application requirements

  • Details of the application proposal can be found at
  • In addition to the application proposal, submissions must include CV and budget. Applicants who are chosen to be funded will be required to supply a letter of support and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval or similar document (if applicable) to obtain grant funds.
  • To qualify for the award, applicants must be based in, and the project/study must be conducted in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Additional information

  • Proposed projects must not last longer than one year. Award recipients must agree to submit a 500-word summary of their research project, including photographs (if applicable), by July 1, 2016. Summaries may be considered for publication in the AWI Quarterly magazine.
  • Award notices are anticipated by June 1, 2015. Funds will be distributed after receipt of additional required documents.
  • For examples of successful applications and to review AWI Quarterly articles written by past recipients, visit If you have questions about the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, eligibility requirements, and/or the application, please contact