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  Southeast European Saker falcon Network is sponsored by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi on annual basis.     SESN is dedicated to funding scientific research into the conservation of Saker Falcon and its habitats in Europe.  

Guidelines and conditions for funding:

  • Proposals for conservation and research on Saker Falcon Falco cherrug will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to studies that generate data to increase our understanding of the ecology and conservation of Saker Falcons.
  • SESN funds individuals, scientific and nature conservation organizations.
  • Eligible countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • We welcome field research which is part of master or PhD thesis studentship.
  • We expect most allocations to be in the region of £2000 but will consider applications up to a maximum of £5000.
  • We shall retain 10% of funding costs until a written report is received.
  • Studies should be directed towards producing publishable results in scientific and ornithological journals or, if appropriate, the results of the work should be submitted to the Falco (the Newsletter of the Middle East Falcon Research Group) for publication.
  • SESN retains the right to publicise or otherwise use the results of this work to promote the conservation of Saker Falcon.
  • Successful applicants work at their own risk, and the SESN accept no responsibility for any loss or injury arising from this work.
  • ­Applicants will conform to all relevant national and international laws.
  • As our financial support comes from Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), it must be acknowledged in all reports and papers written as result of the work.
  • The logos / abbreviations of EAD and SESN must appear in any press releases resulted from the project.
  • Applications for funding should be sent by email to dimitar.ragyov@gmail.com or by post to Dimitar Ragyov, Central Laboratory of General Ecology – Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia 1113, Yurii Gagarin str. 2.
  • Deadline for submission of applications for funding is January, 31st.
  • Successful applicants will be acknowledged until February, 28th and the money transfer will be done about 10 days latter.
  • Date of submission of the report is September, 30th (note: if any specific activities need to be prolonged after this date it must be specified in the project proposal).
  • The report must be written in a professional manner including the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and Reference.
  • Funded projects might be continued / extended in following years depending on the results of the previous year.

SESN board:

Dimitar Ragyov (SESN coordinator) – Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Andrew Dixon (Scientific advisor) – International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd.

Dr. Valko Biserkov (Conservation advisor) – Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

SESN is coordinated by:
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia 1113, Yurii Gagarin str. 2
www.ecolab.bas.bg; gsm +359 898 58 55 53; Fax +359 2 870 54 98; e-mail: dimitar.ragyov@gmail.com