NRC PhD student Dennis Babaasa received a research grant from the International Foundation for Science ( IFS supports developing country (social and natural) scientists’ research relevant to the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources. These grants are awarded for amounts up to USD 12,000. Applicants must be citizens of a developing country with an academic degree of an MSc/MA and carry out their research in a developing country. The proposed research must be relevant to the needs of the country or region, contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the grantee’s field. Dennis’s research project is on determining habitat suitability for mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.