WDA Small Grants

Wildlife Disease Association

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Predicted deadline: Feb 28, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $11,000

Fields of work: Wildlife Management Veterinary Science & Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Small Grants provide opportunities for members to enhance the Mission of the Wildlife Disease Association; “to acquire, disseminate and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, and interactions with humans and domestic animals."

Grant recipients will receive funding to accomplish a project that has defined and measurable goals that support the WDA mission.

Examples of projects that fit the criteria for the WDA Small Grants Program:

  • Science reviews or data surveys requested by the WDA Council or a WDA section, or that are of importance to WDA or its membership
  • Assistance for Geographic Section meetings / special symposia, (Small Grant funds will not be used for travel or refreshments.
  • Cataloging and preparing for access (e.g. on website) member contributions (such as historic material)
  • Acquiring and archiving educational materials for member use (e.g. images, Powerpoint presentations)
  • Publication, on-line or in print, of ‘disease manuals’, scientific reviews, and symposium proceedings.
  • Producing and / or enhancing on-line availability of reliable and current information for members, the broader scientific community, and the public.
  • Organization capacity-building opportunities that enhance WDA membership numbers and benefits:
    • e.g. conference or workshop organization (but not travel to meetings or refreshments);
    • extension and PR activities in the community, or
    • improving collaboration of WDA and other scientific organizations; etc.
  • Scientific ‘on-line’ self-study guides for wildlife issues
  • Membership drive for sections
  • Section newsletter funding
  • Developing new or creative outreach for WDA
  • Translation of wildlife health information to reach out to under-represented countries
  • Development of school curricula on wildlife health (kindergarten, elementary, junior high), television shows or other instructional media on wildlife health
  • Development of mobile apps or other media to enhance outreach of WDA

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The grant proposal must support the mission of the WDA.
  • The project leader must be an active WDA member.
  • Must have measurable objectives which area chievable within 1 year.
  • The proposal must not involve research, laboratory or field studies.
  • Grant funds must be administered through an organization to which the WDA can legally transfer funds and not a personal bank account.
    • Examples of allowable organizations are a WDA Geographic Section, a university, or a non-­profit organization.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. The project leader must be an active WDA member.


  • The proposal must NOT involve research, laboratory, or field studies.
  • There is no current allowance for overhead to be paid
  • In general, support for a small portion of a larger project proposal that is dependent on additional, uncommitted funding sources, or over several years, will not be approved.


This page was last reviewed September 03, 2020 and last updated February 29, 2020