Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required. Willingness to report results of the research as an oral or poster paper at an annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society within the next five years and a brief write-up and a photograph of the awardees for the webpage are conditions of the three listed below. Click here for more information.
● Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant: The Wilson Ornithological Society’s most prestigious award is available to all ornithologists, although graduate students and young professionals are given preference. Up to two grants of $2,500 are awarded given annually.
● George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant: This grant, formerly known as the Margaret Morse Nice Award, is limited to independent researchers without access to funds and facilities available at colleges, universities, or governmental agencies; it is restricted to non-professionals, including high school students. Any kind of avian research is eligible. One $1,000 award may be given each year.
● Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant: Up to four grants of $1500 are given annually, for work in any area of ornithology. Two of these will be limited to research by Masters students.
● Paul A. Stewart Grant: These grants are available to all avian researchers and will be awarded with preference given to proposals for studies of bird movements based on banding, radio or satellite telemetry (or similar methods), or with an emphasis on economic ornithology. Up to eight awards of $1,000 (as of 2012) are given annually.
Donor Name: Wilson Ornithological Society
Funding name: Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant, George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant, Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant
Deadline: The deadline for applications and recommendations is Feb, 1st, 2019 midnight EST.
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● Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant: Up to two grants of $2,500 are awarded given annually.
● George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant: Any kind of avian research is eligible. One $1,000 award may be given each year.
● Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant: Up to four grants of $1500 are given annually, for work in any area of ornithology.
● Paul A. Stewart Grant: Up to eight awards of $1,000 (as of 2012) are given annually.
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Eligible organization: As below
● An applicant may be a citizen of any country.
● Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required. Click here for more information about membership.
● Applicants may be of any age.
● Generally, any avian research is eligible (see Stewart and Hall Award restrictions above), conducted anywhere in the world.
● Award monies are expected to be used for equipment, supplies, travel, and living expenses. Salaries for applicant and field assistants should not be included; however, stipends that cover only basic living expenses are allowed.
● Individuals are limited to one grant per degree program or project.
● Applicants may apply for more than one grant.
Grant winners will be announced at the banquet during the annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society. Winners (if not present at the meeting) will be notified within two weeks of the annual meeting. A list of winners will also be posted on this website within two weeks of the annual meeting.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Direct inquiries and submission of proposals (electronic submission is strongly recommended) to the address below.
If you are unable to submit electronically, please send three copies of all documents to this address. Dr. Margret Hatch, Penn State Worthington Scranton, 120 Ridge View Dr., Dunmore, PA 18512
1. Curriculum vitae
1.A CV (maximum two pages) containing information about your education, employment history (if relevant), papers and posters presented at meetings, and publications.
2. One letter of recommendation
Request one letter of recommendation from your advisor or individuals who are familiar with your research abilities. You are responsible for making sure that the letter is submitted via this website or to the e-mail address shown below. Those providing letters will be informed of receipt by e-mail. The chair of the research awards committee will not ask for letters from the references listed on the application form. If the letter is not received, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
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