The International Association for Bear Research and Management Fellowship Grants

12 November 2020
fRI Research Fellowship Announcement

IBA and fRI Research are pleased to announce a new fellowship to be awarded in 2021. The fRI Grizzly Bear Program based in Hinton, Alberta Canada and led by IBA council member Gordon Stenhouse is scheduled to conclude in April 2021 after 23 years of applied research on grizzly bears in this province.

In recognition of the work by the many scientists and sponsors who have contributed to the success of this long-term program, fRI Research is generously offering a new competitive 3 year fellowship available to IBA members through the Bear Conservation Fund in support of research and management activities on any bear species.

The fellowship amount is $2000.00/ year (CDN)/approximately $1500.00 US for each of 3 years beginning in 2021. Deadline to apply for the fellowship is 15 December 2020, midnight MST. Applications should be submitted via email to Jennapher Teunissen van Manen. The IBA’s new Special Grants Review Committee will announce the award recipient prior to 15 January 2021 with awards distributed by March 31, 2021.

Your IBA membership must be current at the time of applying for the grant to be eligible. The application form is available for download on from the IBA Special Grants Program webpage. For additional information, please contact Christopher Kelley, IBA Executive Director.

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19 November 2020
Glen Contreras Memorial Fellowship Announcement

Glen Contreras, a long-time IBA member and supporter of IBA’s Bear Conservation Fund, died on Saturday 14 December 2019, at home, surrounded by his family and his dogs after an almost 5 year battle with multiple myeloma. IBA has been successful because of the volunteers like Glen who work behind the scenes to support the programs and biologists of IBA. Glen was a big help to conference organizers with logistics, procuring sponsors, and conference planning. Glen Contreras was also a part of the first Experience and Exchange Grants Committee. In September of 2019, Glen and his wife Gail hosted a fun and successful fundraising party for the Bear Conservation Fund.

Glen’s wife, Gail Contreras is generously offering a new 3-year Glen Contreras Memorial fellowship available to IBA members through the Bear Conservation Fund in support of research and management activities on any bear species. This fellowship honors Gail’s  husband, longtime IBA member and supporter of IBA’s Bear Conservation Fund, Glen Contreras,

The fellowship amount is $2,500.00/year US for each of 3 years beginning in 2021. Deadline to apply for the fellowship is 15 December 2020, midnight MST. Applications should be submitted via email to Jennapher Teunissen van Manen. The IBA’s new Special Grants Review Committee will announce the award recipient prior to 15 January 2021 with awards distributed by March 31, 2021.

Your IBA membership must be current at the time of applying for the grant to be eligible.  The application form is available for download on from the IBA Special Grants Program webpage. For additional information, please contact Christopher Kelley, IBA Executive Director.

Download Application Instructions