Telemetry methods in innovative ecological, eco-physiological or zoological wildlife studies

that may employ:

  • GPS tracking with GSM, GPRS or UHF data download;
  • activity monitoring based on acceleration activity reports;
  • raw acceleration data analyses;
  • use of diving duration or TDR data.

Two fully funded grants, or one fully funded and two partially funded grants will be awarded, maximal funding includes:

  • consultation and support from Ecotone specialists for logger start-up, deployment and data collection at the early stages of the project;
  • GPS loggers from Ecotone (up to 20 devices per project);
  • data transfer costs for loggers throughout the project;
  • reimbursement of field work expenses (up to 5000 EUR);
  • potential sponsored participation in the international conference.

Grant requirements

  • project duration: 1-2 years;
  • studies on birds, terrestrial mammals and bats will be considered
  • the minimal body weight of tracked animals >100g
  • research should have innovative nature;
  • collection and processing of all kinds of data available from the loggers
  • presentation at international conferences (oral presentation or workshop) the preliminary results within project duration and final results after completing the project.
  • submitting a publication in journal with a high impact factor within one year of research completion;
  • trapping and deployment methods must conform with accepted practices or experiences of the provider.
  • project must be designed as to not endanger any wildlife population and cannot be invasive in relation to examined group of animals nor shall endanger local population chosen as a research object;
  • external harness, collars or glue-on methods must be used to attach loggers (no implants or subcutaneous implanted hooks or anchors)
  • project cannot be joined with other researches, in which telemetry devices of other
    companies will be used

Ecotone may request additional information to facilitate final grant determinations.

Please complete Application Form and send to
before the end of January 2019.
Results will be announced before the end of February 2019.

Application form


We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ecotone Telemetry Grants 2017 that was held on our website on October 2017.
We received more than 120 projects from all over the world. All of them were very interesting, which did not facilitate our choice.
We are pleased to announce 4 projects, which have got the highest and the same score:

• Dr Stephen Votier “ Assortative mating as a mechanism of change in migratory seabirds”
• Dr Martina Carrete “Energy landscape and bird conservation: movements of griffon vultures and wind-farm development”
• Dr Olivier Gilg “Hunting strategies of the Arctic Fox: a circumpolar and multidisciplinary project:
• Dr Simon Chamaille-Jammes “Navigating the soundscape of fear”

Thank you all for taking part in Ecotone Telemetry GrantS 2017 and time devoted to project preparation.
We would like to offer the other competitors an option to buy our equipment with 25% discount to allow for the implementation of their projects, valid until the end of June 2018.
We will successively contact all applicants to discuss their project and suggest telemetry solutions for them.
The next edition of the Ecotone Grants will be announced this year. You are welcome to attend with new as well as resubmitted applications.