American Eagle Foundation announces international eagle grants

The American Eagle Foundation is proud to announce that starting July1, 2018, we will be accepting proposals for our first ever, International Eagle Grants. The American Eagle
Foundation’s International Eagle Grants program will be targeted at funding research and conservation for eagle species in developing, underserved areas. The grants will help to promote research and conservation focused on eagles, and award decisions will be made based on a combination of quality of the proposal and the proposed project, the conservation status of the species, the urgency of the need for the project, and the qualifications of the applicants. Up to $10,000 in grants will be available with grant requests of $500 to $5,000 considered.

The AEF International Eagle Grants Program will be discharged in a manner similar to our Bald Eagle Grants program. For more information on this program, see our website at . To date, the American Eagle Foundation has awarded over $600,000 in grants to help to further our understanding and conservation of the Bald Eagle. Grants were first awarded in 2012, with about $100,000 awarded yearly (no awards were granted for 2013).

The American Eagle Foundation uses a Bald Eagle Grant Advisory Team to numerically rank all grant applications. This team consists of some of the Nation's outstanding eagle experts and will be the same team used to rank proposals for the AEF International Eagle Grants Program.

The American Eagle Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the United States’ living symbol of freedom, the Bald Eagle, and other birds of prey. The American Eagle Foundation is celebrating its 32nd year of carrying out its mission through Preservation, Repopulation, Education, and Rehabilitation. It is headquartered in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains at Dollywood Family Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The American Eagle Foundation International Eagle Program will accept applications July 1 – September 1, 2018 for grants, beginning the next calendar year. Names of successful applicants and their projects will be shared at the Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference for 2018, to be held in Skukuza, South Africa.

If you are interested in applying for an AEF International Eagle Grant, contact grant coordinator Jody Millar to access required forms.