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Default Re: Caudata.org Grant Poll

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Originally Posted by blueberlin View Post
I have two questions. First, is the point of the poll to narrow things down to a single project? Second, the projects are much more specific than I imagined. (I imagined something more like an investment in television advertising or political activism.) Me, I would prefer to cast a vote for a project that would prove most beneficial to the broadest range of amphibians. Is there a way of discerning the broadest potential application from the results of the various projects?
Scientific grants do not work in that fashion. In order to receive a grant from a scientific funding organisation, lots of detail must be provided so that the organisation can make an informed decision knowing that their money will be targeted at a specific issue or area. For small grants like ours, this system is perhaps even more essential to insure that our money has the most effect. I hope this makes sense to you.

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John, would it be possible for you to post the Caudata.org grant description and guidelines for application? I know you had mentioned in another thread that our grant specifies that we have "a strong preference for supporting projects that involve biologists from the speciesí native country" - what other specifications, if any, were outlined in the application procedure?
Here: http://www.amphibianark.org/Kevin/Caudata.org-grant.pdf

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And how was the 'call for application' made/advertised?
Kevin made people aware of it. I also wrote to a few organisations (concerned with axolotls) to let them know it was available.
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