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Bob Berry Fund Partners








March 1, 2017



Bob Berry Scholarship



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Background:  Dr. Pat Brown-Berry will again match donations up to $1,000 for the Bob Berry Fund 2017 Scholarship awards. Donations to this fund can be made directly to the fund set up on the Western Bat Working Group website. The awards are given every other year at the biennial meeting of WBWG, which will next convene April 11-14, 2017 in Ft Collins, Colorado.


The impetus behind the generous donations to this fund by the suppliers of bat research equipment, software and training is to perpetuate Bob’s legacy of assisting other bat biologists. Bob utilized his engineering and computer skills to refine the tools used for bat-related field work, and to help people to understand the different and changing technologies. Bob worked best one-on-one and offered his expertise to many students and agency biologists until the time of his death in 2008. The goal of these awards is to facilitate research by providing current technology and training from the developers of the technology.


BCM & Partners Support: The following awards were contributed by BCM partners to help support in 2017 (see the full application for additional awards):




How to Apply: Proposals are now being accepted for the Bob Berry Scholarship Fund, with awards to be announced at the WBWG biennial conference in April 11-14, 2017 in Ft Collins, Colorado. Deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2017. You are not required to attend the WBWG meeting to be eligible for the award. Please limit proposals to 2 pages (including the information on the cover page below) and submitted electronically by March 1, 2017 to Dr. Pat Brown at with “Bob Berry Scholarship Fund proposal” as the subject. A committee of five representatives of WBWG will judge the proposals based on the following criteria.





Reporting Requirements: Awardees will be expected to prepare a research report and poster or oral presentation for the 2019 WBWG meeting. Applicant must assure that results from this work will be distributed or made publicly available through publication/report.

Bob Berry Fund Scholarship Program

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