The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) aims to advance the use of effective, sustainable fertility control methods to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts and promote coexistence worldwide.
BIWFC opened a European office in York, U.K. in September 2021 and hosted a well-attended and acclaimed 9th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control in May 2022. The ensuing momentum from these milestones has spurred BIWFC to thoughtfully reimagine its next phase of evolution, including its approach to grantmaking.
BIWFC historically has funded projects that align with its mission through a grants process driven by a Request for Proposals (RFP). While BIWFC’s support of discrete projects has yielded very important outcomes, BIWFC will now focus its grantmaking on tackling both systemic and interdisciplinary issues that impact wildlife fertility control’s viability and sustainability as an essential field in various place-based settings. BIWFC will identify these pivotal concerns by engaging with practitioners, researchers, policy experts, and social scientists. BIWFC will respond by collaborating with universities, not-for-profits, and government agencies through program design, implementation and, when appropriate, co-funding.
In keeping with this new approach to grantmaking, BIWFC will no longer release RFPs and will not accept unsolicited proposals. However, if you have identified an issue that resonates with BIWFC’s new focus and you are confident that you have the organizational capacity and expertise to collaborate in addressing the pivotal concern that you have identified, then please send an Executive Summary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your document, not to exceed 250 words, must identify the issue, why it is of critical importance to the viability and sustainability of wildlife fertility control, and your ability and capacity to collaborate in order to address the issue. If your concept resonates with BIWFC’s new grantmaking focus, someone will get back to you.
BIWFC looks forward to playing a dynamic role in shaping a transformational future for the field of wildlife fertility control!