Wings to Fly Award

“Wings to Fly” Travel Awards


The Raptor Research Foundation is proud to announce a new award—the “Wings to Fly” program. With this grant, RRF will support travel from outside the U.S. and Canada for four to five raptor researchers or conservationists to present a paper or poster at our annual meeting.

Each grant will include support for airfare, visa fees, and food and lodging, as well as waived conference registration fees and a one-year membership to RRF. The amount of the grant will depend on travel costs from the recipient’s home country. Awards will be $2,500, $2,000, or $1,500


Please contact with questions about your application.

  1. Title and abstract to be presented at the RRF meeting (maximum 300 words). If relevant, explain your detailed Material and Methods (maximum 300 words).
  2. List any degrees obtained and in progress.
  3. List any species of raptors you are working with and what aspect of raptor conservation have you been working on – research, monitoring, applied conservation, education advocacy?
  4. List any scientific papers you have been involved with.
  5. Please provide a short motivational essay: How will attending this year RRF conference contribute to your professional development and raptor conservation work in your home country (maximum 300 words)
  6. Students, please provide the names and emails of two references.
  7. Estimated travel cost to the conference location.


To provide time for recipients to arrange visas and travel plans, the deadline for applications will be March 31. Decisions on the winners of the awards will be made within two weeks of the deadline for applications.

YearWings to Fly RecipientPaper
2022Ulises BalzaAbundance and breeding success as weak indicators of the status of an endemic species: Genomic differentiation among the most important global populations of the Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis).
2022Zahra DidaraliAwareness of environmental legislation as a deterrent for wildlife crime: A case with Masaai pastoralists, poison use, and the Kenya Wildlife Act.
2022Márton Horváth42-years of simultaneous increase in population size and fecundity within an Eastern Imperial Eagle population: When will density-dependence play its role?