“Wings to Fly” Travel Awards
The 2021 Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference will be held virtually on 8-12 October 2021, and will be hosted by The Peregrine Fund, in partnership with Boise State University, Intermountain Bird Observatory, Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Partnership, Golden Eagle Audubon, and USGS Idaho. Thanks to generous sponsors, a number of travel assistance awards will be made to qualified students and researchers to increase opportunities for collaboration and learning and thus, the overall impact of this conference.
Please note that the Wings to Fly awards fall into two categories:
- Some persons were offered awards in 2020 before the conference was postponed, and the award was reconfirmed to those recipients in early 2021. Your award is secure, and no additional steps are needed to receive the award, other than submitting your abstract.
- New awards are being offered in 2021 with additional funding for up to 35 awards.
Participants are limited to a single award; if you were offered and accepted an award for the 2020 conference, you may not apply for a second award in 2021.
Information for all Wings to Fly applicants: To be eligible to receive an award, all applicants (2020 and 2021) must submit an abstract to present a paper or poster at the 2021 conference. Travel awards will only be given to those who have had their abstract accepted by the RRF Scientific Program Committee. All presenters are eligible, regardless of career stage, or origin of travel. All Wings to Fly recipients will be provided a discount code enabling registration online at no cost.
Information for 2021 Wings to Fly applicants: Awards will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The award will consist of a $500 check which you will receive at the conference, and a discount code for registration.
To apply for the 2021 award: Select the Wings to Fly checkbox when submitting your abstract. Persons who were already notified of an award for the 2020 conference need not check this box.
Amount: The award is valued at $750 (registration fee waiver plus $500).
Number of awards available: up to 35
Deadline: 30 April 2021.
Thank you to the following generous sponsors who have made these grants possible including: the Raptor Research Foundation, Boise Visitors and Convention Bureau, Burket-Plack Foundation, Coastal Raptors, Emirates Falconers’ Club, Golden Eagle Audubon Society, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Identiflight, Intermountain Bird Observatory, Joan Morrison, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Nick Dunlop Photography, Raptor Resource Project, the Ricketts Conservation Foundation, Rob Bierregaard, TE Connectivity, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, and The Peregrine Fund.