Request for Qualifications

The Renewable Energy Wildlife Research Fund (REWRF) is an industry-led initiative that advances scientific research on solutions to understand and minimize utility-scale solar and on-shore wind-wildlife impacts as accelerating renewable energy development meets clean energy demand. The Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute (REWI) manages the Fund on behalf of the 31 participating companies and 2 industry trade organizations. The Fund supports independent, peer-reviewed research to:

• Implement new, cutting-edge projects with tangible, high-impact results
• Apply science-based solutions to address top-priority solar and on-shore wind-wildlife challenges
• Leverage investment and reduce costs for expanding responsibly sited and operated solar and wind energy


REWRF has developed a set of priorities for research projects to be hosted at U.S. and/or Canada facilities beginning in 2024. This announcement is intended to identify qualified investigators interested in this program, and for REWRF to seek their interest, qualifications, labor rates, and a high-level summary of a potential study approach for each research priority your team wishes to be considered for.


Tentative Timeline 
Friday, September 8: RFQ submissions are due
Late September: REWRF notifies investigators selected for full proposal submittal
Late October: Full proposals due to REWRF
Early November: Investigator presents full proposal to REWRF
November/December: Fundraising
January/February 2024: Contracting for successful proposals, project launch

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