Request for Proposals from the Wind Wildlife Research Fund for Bat Research Starting in 2021

The Wind Wildlife Research Fund has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new bat research projects to start in early 2021. The Fund seeks research projects designed to increase our understanding of bat behavior and ecology that influences temporal, spatial, and interspecific variation in collision risk and response to minimization strategies.

Learn more and view the RFP.

The application process will involve two phases:

  • Phase 1: Applicants submit pre-proposals (deadline: August 24)
  • Phase 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals based on a review of submitted pre-proposals

Full proposals will undergo expert review and authors of selected proposals will be notified in early 2021. Visit the RFP webpage to view the full RFP, submission information, and Q&A, as well as the recording of a public informational webinar with more information. Please submit any questions related to the RFP by email to by August 17.


The Wind Wildlife Research Fund is an industry-led initiative that pools resources to advance collaborative, priority research to produce scientifically robust solutions that enable the continued expansion of wind energy while advancing wildlife conservation. The Fund is managed by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), an independent 501(c)3 organization. All Fund projects align with AWWI’s National Wind Wildlife Research Plan guidelines. Fund results are expert- or peer-reviewed and will be published online.