For international organizations:
Shipping is included; however, please note we will deliver to an international port of entry, and you will be responsible for delivery from port of entry to the final destination, and for paying customs and import fees or other taxes and fees upon arrival.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants should complete this short application form to apply to receive one or more Trident and related accessories.
Who is Eligible to Apply
This offer is being made to qualified applicants that commit to using this equipment strictly to advance conservation, through research or education initiatives. Scientists, educators, researchers, and students (not individuals) affiliated with non-profit organizations with status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (or equivalent charitable status under foreign law) or U.S. government agencies (including public schools) are eligible to apply on behalf of their organization to this WCS call. Please include documentation of eligible status with your application. Please contact ROVs@wcs.org to inquire.
The application selection will be decided on these four main criteria:
- Research goal
- Conservation goal
- Education goal
- Plan and capacity to promote through communications
The deadline for this opportunity is October 2, 2020. Applicants will be notified within three weeks of that date whether or not they have been selected to receive a Trident package. If you do not hear from us in three weeks, please contact ROVs@wcs.org. If Tridents still are available after this first call, a second and/or third call for applicants will go out to ensure others have an opportunity to apply.
Reporting RequirementsThere are no financial costs associated with this opportunity (other than certain shipping and delivery fees, as noted above), and the recipient will be able to keep the donated equipment provided they to meet the following reporting and content-sharing requirements in accordance with signed grant agreement. The grant deliverables will include:
- Submit a short final user report about your experience using the Trident(s) by October 1, 2021 (template will be provided)
- Promote video highlights online via social media channels and/or organization website (social media sharing instructions will be provided)
- Provide a sample of video (e.g., highlight reels of footage taken by the Trident(s) granted) and/or still photography (including photos of project activities) from your project both at the time of reporting, and as relevant throughout the length of your project by emailing footage ROVs@wcs.org
These outputs will be used to help us improve our understanding of how underwater ROVs can be used for marine conservation and report activities to donors. Content provided by recipients may be used in websites, reports, publications, videos, press releases, blog posts, and other media published or made publicly available by WCS or Sofar. WCS will acknowledge the source (i.e., organization, institution or individual) of any shared materials used for these purposes.
Eligible organizations can apply initially for one Trident package; if Tridents remain available and other call will go out and all organization may apply for additional ROVs. Under certain circumstances, if proposed research requires multiple Tridents, please provide a clear justification for this in your application.
If you have any questions about the underwater Tridents or the application process, please contact us at ROVs@wcs.org.
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