CWD Research Request for Proposals…

The Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance and two of its founding partners, the Boone and Crockett Club and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, are pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support research that better enables state fish and wildlife agencies to effectively manage CWD for the long-term sustainability of North America’s wild cervid populations.

Priorities for this funding opportunity were developed through working groups coordinated by the CWD Alliance and its partnering organizations. Research priorities were reviewed and edited by members of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Fish and Wildlife Health Committee as well as state CWD researchers and managers. Special recognition should be given to Drs. Sonja Christensen, John Fischer, Colin Gillin, Krysten Schuler, and Mary Wood.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Boone and Crockett Club (through the William I. Spencer Conservation Grants Program) have made up to $90,000 available (per project) to support the attached request for proposals. The CWD Alliance coordinating organization, the Wildlife Management Institute, will manage the proposal selection process and grant disbursement.

Proposals must be submitted as a MS Word document to no later than September 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you have any questions about this grant program, please contact Matt Dunfee, Project Coordinator of the CWD Alliance (

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