Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: L22AS00069
Deadline for Proposals - 18 January 2022 @ 5:00 PM EST
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) strives to apply the best available science as part of the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program efforts to ensure that self-sustaining populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands. For example, the BLM uses science to monitor rangeland vegetation, soils, water, wildlife habitat and the effects of wildfire. The BLM also relies on sound science and monitoring data to determine appropriate management levels for wild horse and burro herds. Although BLM has deep experience with resource monitoring, it is not a research agency – instead, BLM relies on the US Geological Survey (USGS), other federal agencies with research expertise, universities, and other partners to answer questions that are vital to wild horse and burro management.
The BLM is currently seeking research proposals from scientists who can develop new research projects that support the goals outlined in its 2021 Wild Horse and Burro Strategic Research Plan. The process for proposal submission is different for non-federal and federal researchers.
Federal researchers should respond to the Request for Proposals from Federal Agencies: Wild Horse and Burro Research.
Non-federal researchers should respond to the parallel Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO): Wild Horse and Burro Research for Non-federal Researchers.
Details for both federal and non-federal research funding are available at the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program's Science and Research website.