Established in winter 2005, the Experience and Exchange Grants Program (EEGP) aims to enable biologists and managers to participate in project work and training exchanges. The IBA recognize that working visits to other projects offer biologists and wildlife managers enormous opportunities for learning, sharing expertise, collaborating in on-site problem solving, technical training, and professional growth. Moreover, these experiences broaden perspective and understanding of the biological and cultural context within which bear conservation programs must operate in different regions.
Bears benefit when biologists and managers spend more time applying shared knowledge and less time re-inventing the wheel with each new project.
Who May Apply:
IBA’s Experience and Exchange Grants Program is designed to benefit a wide variety of people:
Previously Awarded Grants
Reports from grants awarded are presented on the IBA website for download here>>>
How Much and What Can Be Funded?
Despite the obvious value of work exchanges, it can be difficult to find financial support. Thus IBA cannot guarantee funding.
The Experience and Exchange Grants Committee
For additional information or help, feel free to contact any of the following committee members:
How to Apply
Important: applications will require an agreement between two parties - the applicant and the host. The application should be accompanied by a statement from the host that confirms their commitment, and how they will provide supporting logistics and funding to make the visit successful.
All grant recipients agree to provide a written report of accomplishments to the Grant Committee by June 1 of the year following that in which the grant was received. This report should be prepared for additional submission to the IBA Newsletter. Grant recipients agree to acknowledge the support of the IBA in any publication and/ or educational materials that result from the supported grant.
If internet access is not available, mail proposals to: