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Funding Sources

The following is a compilation of grant and fellowship-related information for your use (compiled by Michelle Brown). It consists of the following four sections:

  1. Other Fellowships & Grant Listings: other places on the web where you can find lists of funding opportunities. No, it’s not exhaustive, but it’s a start.
  2. Fellowships & Grants: each funding opportunity is listed alphabetically by the donor organization’s name. So for instance, if you’re looking for the “Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant,” you’ll have to search for the “National Science Foundation.”

DO feel free to help your fellow grad students by adding to this list as you come across additional funding opportunities.


Other Fellowship & Grant Listings

Columbia University , GSAS Fellowship & Grant Database:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/sub/finaid/main/welcome/index.html

Earth Institute List of Funding Opportunities:
http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/education/fundingorganizations.htm

SIMBIOTA: http://wildlife.wisc.edu/simbiota/s-list.htm

The Foundation Center – Grants for Individuals (requires a $9.95/month subscription):
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/

The Foundation Center (good if you know the name of the foundation that you’re looking for):
http://fdncenter.org/

The Explorers Club: http://explorers.org/grants/online_resources.php

Cornell University , Graduate Fellowships for Minorities:
http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES

Columbia University , RASCAL grants database:
https://www.rascal.columbia.edu/fundopps/rasframe.html

The National Academies: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/othfells.html

The American Zoo and Aquarium Association List of Funding Sources
http://www.aza.org/ConScience/funding/


Fellowships and Grants

Organization

Amazon Conservation Association

Award Name

Field Research Grants 2006

Deadline

15-Oct

Amount

Up to $5,000

URL

http://www.amazonconservation.org/home/grants.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

Americas

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

For field work carried out at the Los Amigos Research Center and Conservation Area in Amazonian Peru. The grant will support travel to and from the station, living expenses, and field equipment.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

Award Name

American Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline

15-Nov

Amount

$20,000

URL

http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships%5Fgrants/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens / Women

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan. Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study, except engineering.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

Award Name

International Fellowships

Deadline

1-Dec

Amount

$18,000-$20,000

URL

http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships%5Fgrants/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens / Women

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. These fellowship recipients may study in any country other than their own.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Museum of Natural History

Award Name

Graduate Student Fellowship Program

Deadline

30-Nov

Amount

?

URL

http://research.amnh.org/grants/gradprog.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens / Women

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

Fellowships cover stipend and health insurance, and awards are for one year, renewable annually for up to a maximum of four years. Both U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Museum of Natural History

Award Name

Research Grants

Deadline

Varies

Amount

$200-$2,000 (usually ~$1,400)

URL

http://research.amnh.org/grants/grantsprog.html

Taxonomic Focus

Marine / Ornithology

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Modest short term awards are offered to advanced graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are commencing their careers in the fields of zoology, paleontology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences. Grants are available from a number of special funds. Approximately 200 grants are awarded annually to meet modest financial needs not normally available from private foundations or granting agencies. Research projects need not be carried out at the American Museum.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Society of Mammalogists

Award Name

ASM Fellowship in Mammology, Shadle Fellowship in Mammology, Grants-in-Aid of Research

Deadline

01 Mar, 01 May

Amount

$1,500 to $14,000

URL

http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/indexgrants.asp

Taxonomic Focus

Mammal

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

Must be a member of the ASM

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Society of Primatologists

Award Name

Research Grants

Deadline

16-Jan

Amount

$500 - $1,500

URL

http://www.asp.org/grants/index.html

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Grant proposals are invited for general research projects, with preference given to training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Awards will be for a period of one year.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

American Wildlife Research Foundation (aka American Wildlife Conservation Foundation)

Award Name

William C. Churchill Fund & Karl T. Fredrick Memorial Fund

Deadline

1-Aug

Amount

Up to $2,000

URL

http://www.americanwildlifeconservationfoundation.org/
grants.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Annual grant to support research on fish, wildlife, and other natural resources, as well as to fund conservation and related education projects.

Contact

American Wildlife Research Foundation, Inc.; John Hasenjager; 5698 State Rte. 23; RD #2 Box 176; Cincinnatus, NY 13040-9633 USA; Tel: (607) 863-4195

 

 

Organization

Anheuser-Busch & National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Award Name

Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program

Deadline

27-Jan

Amount

up to $10,000

URL

http://www.nfwf.org/programs/budscholarship/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

supports and promotes innovative research or study that seeks to respond to today’s most pressing conservation issues. The Conservation Scholarship Program is designed to respond to many of the most significant challenges in fish, wildlife and plant conservation in the United States, whether it is the sustainable use of natural resources, including sportfish and game, recovery of an endangered species, or control of invasive exotic species, by providing scholarships to eligible graduate and undergraduate students who are poised to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation.

Contact

lauren.guite@nfwf.org

 

 

Organization

Animal Behavior Society

Award Name

Student Research Grant

Deadline

28 Jan (but membership must be valid by Jan 14)

Amount

$500 - $1,000

URL

http://www.animalbehavior.org/ABS/Grants/SRG/
ABSSRG_announcement_2004_2005.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Must be member of ABS

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Bat Conservation International

Award Name

Student Scholarship Program

Deadline

15-Dec

Amount

$1,000 - $2,500

URL

http://www.batcon.org/

Taxonomic Focus

Bat

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The goal of this program is to support exceptionally talented students in research initiatives that will contribute new knowledge essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they serve. Students enrolled in any college or university worldwide are eligible to apply. Students who have applied in previous years to BCI's Student Scholarship Program are eligible to reapply each subsequent year, whether they received a previous BCI grant or not.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Black Rock Forest Consortium

Award Name

Small Grants for Scientific Research

Deadline

1-Feb

Amount

$5,000

URL

http://www.blackrockforest.org/2005SmallGrants.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Students may apply for grants if the proposal is submitted through a faculty member who will oversee the project. The awards can support purchases of equipment, summer stipends for students, transportation costs, and other needs for projects conducted in the Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, New York.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

British Petroleum

Award Name

BP Conservation Programme

Deadline

31-Oct

Amount

$7,500 - $17,500

URL

http://conservation.bp.com or http://conservation.bp.com/
applications/guideline.asp

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Conservation

Other

Does your project address a biodiversity conservation priority of global importance at the species or habitat level, preferably linking with established work plans, e.g. national biodiversity action plans? Does your project involve local people? Has you

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

C. S. Fund

Award Name

-

Deadline

mid Dec

Amount

Variable, generally from $10,000 to $25,000

URL

http://www.csfund.org/guidelines.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

funds NGOs, not individuals. One of four funding categories is: Food Sovereignty – Grantmaking in this category focuses on key elements of food sovereignty seeds saving, soil building, and protecting pollinating insects and animals.

Contact

C.S. Fund, 469 Bohemian Highway, Freestone, CA 95472 // Tel: (707) 874-2942 // Fax: (707) 874-1734 // Email: brochure@csfund.org

 

 

Organization

California Sea Grant College

Award Name

CBDA Science Fellows Program

Deadline

18-May

Amount

$25,000 per year, for up to three years, plus an additional $25,000 for research

URL

http://www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/
CALFED/CBDA_RFA2005.html

Taxonomic Focus

Marine

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

The goals of the CBDA Science Fellows Program are to: (1) bring world-class scientific talent to help advance the state of scientific knowledge on ecosystems and river systems in the Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and San Francisco Bay; (2) provide long-term support for the training and development of scientists able to work in multidisciplinary, field-oriented research intended to support resource management; and (3) promote scientific partnerships across agencies, research institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Award Name

Research Grant

Deadline

Jun (2nd Thursday of the month)

Amount

Up to $10,580

URL

http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/grants/index.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; conservation of natural resources - including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education; exploration; health; and waste minimization and management.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Chicago Herpetological Society

Award Name

Grant Awards

Deadline

16-Jan

Amount

$500

URL

http://chicagoherp.org/grants/rules.html

Taxonomic Focus

Herps

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Must be a member of the CHS. Grant categories are (1) Illinois Herpetology; (2) Graduate Student Research in Herpetology; (3) Undergraduate Research in Herpetology; (4) Conservation; and (5) Captive Management, Husbandry, and Propagation.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Chicago Zoological Society

Award Name

Conservation Grants

Deadline

Apr, Aug, Dec (by invitation only)

Amount

Up to $5,000

URL

http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/
0.asp?nSection=15&pageid=195&nLinkID=31

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

funds individuals: research grants for conservation of captive and wild animal populations.

Contact

Conservation and Research Committee, Attn. Dr. George B. Rabb, President of the Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL 60513 USA // Tim Sullivan or Linda Reiter: Tel: (708) 485-0263 ext. 419 or 380 // Fax: (708) 485-3532 // Email: bzconbio@ix.netcom.com

 

 

Organization

Columbia University

Award Name

Traveling Fellowship of Columbia University 

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Up to $12,500

URL

See GSAS fellowship search

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

for doctoral students in the research or writing stages of their dissertation who require overseas travel to complete their research. Previous stipends were $11,500 for a nine month period. An additional stipend of up to $1,000 is available to help defray travel expenses. 

Contact

Kerry Gluckmann, 107 Low Library, New York, NY  10027 // Tel: (212) 854-3808 // Email: kag1@columbia.edu 

 

 

Organization

Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Award Name

GSAS Merit Fellowships for Underrepresented PhD Candidates 

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Varies

URL

See http://www.gsas.columbia.edu:591/gsas/
gsas_qsearch.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Minorities

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

Must be a US citizen. The GSAS Merit Fellowship is a competition open to all currently enrolled GSAS students. The goal of the program is to identify outstanding unfunded scholars who are members of historically underrepresented groups. Funds may NOT be used for travel. Dissertation Writing Fellowships, Pre-Doctoral Fellowships, and Summer Research Awards.

Contact

Office of Minority Affairs

 

 

Organization

Columbia University GSAS Teaching Center

Award Name

Teaching Center Fellowships & Teaching with Technology Fellowships

Deadline

29-Apr

Amount

$5,000

URL

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tat/fellowships.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

The GSAS Teaching Center offers three funded teaching development opportunities for graduate students to develop additional teaching skills.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation

Award Name

Conservation, Food, or Health Grants

Deadline

01 Feb, 01 Aug (concept paper)

Amount

Up to $25,000

URL

http://www.grantsmanagement.com/cfhguide.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Conservation

Other

Conservation grants will help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. The Foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that: help conserve viable ecosyste

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Cooper Ornithological Society

Award Name

Mewaldt-King Student Research Award and Joseph Grinnell Student Research Award

Deadline

15 Jan, 14 Feb

Amount

$1,000

URL

http://www.cooper.org/COS/COS_award_details.html

Taxonomic Focus

Ornithology

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

to support research that relates to the conservation of birds and to support basic research in any aspect of avian biology

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship Programs 

Award Name

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships 

Deadline

Varies

Amount

>= $18,000 stipend

URL

www.battelle.org/ndseg

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

The Department of Defense plans to award 90 new three-year graduate fellowships for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences. Applicants must be US citizens at or near the beginning or their graduate studies. National Defense and Engineering Fellowships do not incur any military or other service obligation.  Funds may NOT be used for travel.

Contact

George Outterson, PhD, NDSEG Fellowship Program, Research Triangle, NC  27709-3444 // Tel: (919) 549-8505 // Fax: (919) 549-8205 // Email: ndseg@aro-emh1.army.mil

 

 

Organization

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Award Name

-

Deadline

Dec, Jan

Amount

$18,000 stipend & tuition

URL

http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

Graduate fellowships to US citizens in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university.

Contact

Edward L. Jones, V.P., 345 Park Ave., 4th Fl, New York, NY 10154 // Tel: (212) 789-5682 // E-mail: jones_ed_l@jpmorgan.com // Additional tel.: (212) 464-2470 (Rohit Burman, Prog. Off.)

 

 

Organization

Dulverton Trust

Award Name

-

Deadline

01 Jan, 01 May, 01 Jul, 01 Oct

Amount

£500 - £50,000

URL

http://www.communitytoolkit.org.uk/htm/guide/
documents/dt/dt97.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Broad fields of Youth and Education, Conservation, and General Welfare. Keywords: Community Enterprise, Community Halls, Conservation, Forestry, Homeless, Poverty Relief, Sustainable Development, Training, Transport, Youth, Education, Elderly

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Earth Institute

Award Name

Student Travel Grant

Deadline

30-Sep

Amount

$750

URL

http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/education/
hpages/09-19-05_b.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

to support travel by students matriculated in Columbia University degree programs engaged in research projects dealing with issues of sustainable development and/or environmental protection. This travel is for projects directly related to degree studies at Columbia University.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Eastern Bird Banding Association

Award Name

Research Awards

Deadline

15-Mar

Amount

$500

URL

http://www.frontiernet.net/~bpbird/eb00007.htm

Taxonomic Focus

Ornithology

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

in aid of research using banding techniques or bird banding data

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Entomological Foundation

Award Name

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Graduate Student Fellowship

Deadline

N/A

Amount

$12,500 per year, up to four years

URL

http://www.entsoc.org/awards/student/pioneer.htm

Taxonomic Focus

Insects

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Environmental Protection Agency

Award Name

Genomic Approaches to Identify and Characterize Potential Indicators of Ecological Fitness in Crop and Non-Crop Plants Grant

Deadline

16-May

Amount

$300,000 for three years

URL

http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/opportunities/
TBN25375.pdf

Taxonomic Focus

Plants

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Environmental Protection Agency - Long Island Sound Office, Connecticut Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant (Long Island Sound Study Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee)

Award Name

Fellowship Program

Deadline

13-May

Amount

?

URL

www.longislandsoundstudy.net

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

As part of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), the Environmental Protection Agency-Long Island Sound Office (EPA-LISO), Connecticut Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant are cooperating to award partial fellowships to two graduate students to participate in and support the work of the LISS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The purpose of the fellowships is to provide experience on Long Island Sound issues and programs to students interested in careers in environmental management.  One applicant will be selected from a Connecticut institution and one from a New York institution. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral or masters program. 

Contact

Mr. Mark Tedesco, director of the EPA-LISO; tedesco.mark@epa.gov ; tel: 203-977-1541

 

 

Organization

Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Award Name

Scholarship Program

Deadline

1-Jul

Amount

Up to $12,000 per year, up to three years

URL

http://www.erefdn.org/scholar.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Tuition

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Explorers Club

Award Name

Exploration Fund

Deadline

31-Jan

Amount

Up to $1,200

URL

http://explorers.org/grants/exfund.php

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

scientific research during field expeditions

Contact

Explorers Club, 46 East 70th St., New York, NY 10021

 

 

Organization

Fannie & John Hertz Foundation

Award Name

Graduate Fellowship Awards

Deadline

29-Oct

Amount

Up to $28,000 per year for five years plus tuition

URL

http://www.hertzfoundation.org/awards.shtml

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

Typical fields of study include Applied Science, Earth Sciences, Quantitative Biology, Statistics, etc.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

George F. Dales Foundation

Award Name

-

Deadline

?

Amount

$5,000

URL

n/a

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

George F. Dales Foundation, PO Box 7235, Berkeley, CA

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Golub Foundation

Award Name

The Graduate or Professional School Scholarship

Deadline

15-Mar

Amount

$4,000

URL

http://www.pricechopper.com/PCNDocs/
Scholarship_Application1.pdf

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

to be awarded over two years to a graduating college senior or a college graduate who has demonstrated scholastic ability and plans to attend graduate school as a fully-matriculated first-year student

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Award Name

Dissertation Fellowships and Research Grants

Deadline

01 Feb (Dissertation Fellowships); 01 Aug (Research Grants)

Amount

$15,000 to $30,000

URL

http://www.hfg.org

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Institute of International Education

Award Name

Comprehensive Fulbright Grants

Deadline

01Aug, 21 Oct

Amount

Lots!

URL

http://www.iie.org/TemplateFulbright.cfm?section=Fulbright1

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

See also: Brazil--Fulbright/Fapergs/Rio Grande do Sul Sciences and Social Sciences or Brazil--Fulbright/Fapergs/Sao Paulo Science and Technology

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

International Federation of University Women

Award Name

(several different grants and fellowships)

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Swiss 3,000 to 10,000

URL

http://www.ifuw.org/i_fell.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Women

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

graduate fellowships to assist women in acquiring specialized training or conducting independent research; especially interested in supporting women from low income countries conducting or intending to pursue work likely to benefit the country. Must be a member of a national federation/association.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

International Osprey Foundation

Award Name

Research Grant

Deadline

31-Jan

Amount

$1,000

URL

http://www.ospreys.com/

Taxonomic Focus

Ornithology

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Studies relating to ospreys, other raptors, or research in areas of environmental concern, as they relate to the survival of the birds and wildlife in general.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

International Primatological Society

Award Name

Conservation Training Grants

Deadline

1-Mar

Amount

Up to $1,000

URL

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/ips/ConservationDesc.html

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

tuition or project support for individuals training themselves in primatology: primates and conservation and training (all 3)

Contact

Dr. Jeanne Altmann, Department of Conservation Biology, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL 60513 // Fax: (312) 702-0988 // Email: altj@midway.uchicago.edu

 

 

Organization

John Ball Zoo Society

Award Name

Wildlife Conservation Fund

Deadline

3-Apr

Amount

Up to $1,250

URL

http://www.johnballzoosociety.org/conservation.shtml

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Grants will be given for one or more of the following purposes: 1. To enhance or assist wild animal preservation, both native and exotic, threatened and endangered, and their habitat management. 2. To enhance or improve captive animal management including environmental design. 3. To assist in the development of education programming in concert with the above purposes.

Contact

Norah Fletchall, John Ball Zoo Society, PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2506

 

 

Organization

Kate Fansler Foundation, Inc.

Award Name

-

Deadline

?

Amount

?

URL

n/a

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Women

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Provides financial and other assistance to individuals, with special attention to women, in need of such assistance, in order to improve their lives through study, work, or support in their creative efforts.

Contact

Application address: 151 Central Park W., New York, NY 10023 // Tel: (212) 501-8157 // OR c/o E. Heilbrun, 86437 Greenbriar Dr, Eugene, Oregon 97402

 

 

Organization

L. S. B. Leakey Foundation

Award Name

Research Grants

Deadline

15 Dec, 15 Jul

Amount

$3,000 - $13,500

URL

http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants/g2.jsp

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Leakey Foundation was formed to further research into human origins. Recent priorities include research into the environments, archeology, and human paleontology; into the behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primate species; and into the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are rarely considered.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Leopold Schepp Foundation

Award Name

Scholarship for Graduate Education

Deadline

?

Amount

Up to $8,000

URL

http://www.scheppfoundation.org

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

Request an application from the contact address

Contact

Leopold Schepp Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue Suite 3000, New York, NY 10176-2597

 

 

Organization

Lincoln Park Zoo

Award Name

Field Conservation Funds (aka Scott Neotropic Fund and Africa/Asia Fund)

Deadline

1-Oct

Amount

Up to $6,000

URL

http://www.lpzoo.com/conservation/funds.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The emphasis of the funds is to support new conservation initiatives focused on projects that have: direct impact on wildlife conservation and/or conservation biology; direct participation by graduate students, undergraduate students, or wildlife managers (e.g., wardens, rangers) that enhance their educational experience and improve their opportunities for careers in wildlife management, conservation biology, or conservation policy; involvement by students and/or local field assistants from Latin America, Africa, or Asia at levels that engender appreciation for wildlife conservation; links to either the Lincoln Park Zoo animal collection or conservation activities of the zoo staff.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation

Award Name

Primate Action Fund

Deadline

N/A

Amount

?

URL

?

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation is a foundation established to fund projects that conserve or promote the conservation of biodiversity, with a particular emphasis on efforts aiding primates.

Contact

Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier, PO Box 923, Great Falls, VA 22066

 

 

Organization

Massachusetts Environmental Trust

Award Name

Unrestricted General Grants Program

Deadline

01 Oct (Letter of Inquiry)

Amount

?

URL

http://www.agmconnect.org/massenvironmentaltrust/
images/ug-rfr.pdf

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

All projects funded by the Trust must ultimately increase understanding or restore, protect, or improve the quality of a waterbody of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including oceans, harbors, bays, rivers, and watershed resources.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Mycological Society of America

Award Name

Forest Fungal Ecology Research Award

Deadline

15-Feb

Amount

$1,000

URL

http://www.msafungi.org/ecology_research_award.html

Taxonomic Focus

Fungi

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Proposals should address innovative approaches to examining fungal systems or interactions of individuals, or groups of fungi, with hosts or substrates in old growth forest or other sensitive ecosystems. Floristic and systematic studies will not be considered.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Academies, The

Award Name

Christine Mirzayan Science And Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline

01 Nov, 01 Mar, 01 Jun

Amount

?

URL

http://national-academies.org/policyfellows

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

To engage graduate and postdoctoral students in science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions among science, technology, and government. As a result, students in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, business, and law develop essential skills different from those attained in academia, which will help them make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional. The program will comprise three 10-week sessions: Winter: Jan 09 - Mar 17 // Summer: Jun 05 - Aug 11 // Fall: Sep 11 - Nov 17

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Academies, The

Award Name

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Deadline

17-Nov

Amount

$22,000 per year (for 3 years) plus travel to a Ford conference

URL

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/
fordpredoc.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Minorities

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to i

Contact

Fellowships Office, GR 346A; National Research Council of the National Academies; 500 Fifth Street, NW; Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-334-2872; Email: infofell@nas.edu

 

 

Organization

National Center for Environmental Research

Award Name

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Study

Deadline

23-Nov

Amount

Up to $37,000 per year for 3 years

URL

http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_star_grad_fellow.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Center for Environmental Research

Award Name

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Graduate Fellowships

Deadline

23-Nov

Amount

Up to $37,000 per year for 3 years

URL

http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_gro_grad_fellow.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Award Name

Right Whale Research Program

Deadline

05 Apr (pre-proposal deadline)

Amount

?

URL

http://www.nfwf.org/programs/whale_gear.cfm

Taxonomic Focus

Marine

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

the overarching goal is to address right whale mortality and/or serious injury from gear entanglement, with priority given to those projects that work with the fishing industry or are proposed by the fishing industry toward useable solutions. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan web site for important information regarding existing fishing gear and regulations. Proposals will also be accepted for projects that address right whale biological needs to support the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Award Name

General Matching Grant Program or Special Grants Program

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Varies

URL

http://www.nfwf.org/programs/grant_apply.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

North America

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

Many different grants – see website, especially the Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Geographic Society

Award Name

Conservation Trust

Deadline

N/A (must submit a pre-application)

Amount

$15,000 - $20,000

URL

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/grant/rg2.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

to support conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural,

Contact

e-mail conservationtrust@ngs.org

 

 

Organization

National Geographic Society

Award Name

Committee for Research and Exploration

Deadline

N/A (must submit a pre-application)

Amount

$15,000 - $20,000

URL

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/
grant_application.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. All

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Geographic Society

Award Name

Expeditions Council

Deadline

N/A (must submit a pre-application)

Amount

$5,000 - $35,000

URL

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/council/program_info.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The council is editorially driven; projects must have the potential to yield compelling stories and images. Funds are to be used for direct field expenses: transportation, supplies, subsistence, and permit costs as well as other related fees (e.g., interpreters, guides, and porters).

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Science Foundation

Award Name

Quantitative Environmental and Integrative Biology (QEIB)

Deadline

Unclear

Amount

Unclear

URL

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05602/nsf05602.jsp

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Our goals are: 1) to encourage major mathematical advances of relevance to ecological and evolutionary forecasting; 2) to encourage mathematical and statistical advances in analyses of complex sets of phenotype traits, the values of which are functions of age and environmental conditions; 3) to foster collaboration among environmental and integrative biologists and mathematicians; and 4) to enhance quantitative skills of students and investigators through training activities.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Science Foundation

Award Name

Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR)

Deadline

04 Oct (Preliminary Proposals)

Amount

?

URL

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04596/nsf04596.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) Program supports integrative research that addresses major questions in the biological sciences. FIBR encourages investigators to identify major under-studied or unanswered questions in biology and t

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Science Foundation

Award Name

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

Deadline

Nov (3rd Friday of the month)

Amount

$3,000 - $10,000

URL

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf0095/nsf0095.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

Proposals whose focus falls within the scope of any program in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), or the Animal Behavior or Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology programs in the Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN) are eligibl

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

National Science Foundation

Award Name

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Deadline

17-Nov

Amount

$30,000 Stipend plus $10,500 Cost of Education allowance per year

URL

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=DGE&from=home

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Primate Conservation, Inc.

Award Name

-

Deadline

01 Feb, 20 Sep

Amount

Up to $5,000

URL

http://www.primate.org/grant_in.htm

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

will grant seed monies or provide matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates and their conservation in their natural habitat. We do not support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, legal actions, tuitions or salaries at institutions, and overhead costs. 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Resources for the Future

Award Name

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline

28-Feb

Amount

$12,000

URL

http://www.rff.org/rff/About/Fellowships_and_Internships/
Fisher/Joseph-L-Fisher-Doctoral-Dissertation-Fellowships.cfm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend

Other

This fellowship is intended to be the principal source of support for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Rhode Island Zoological Society & The Roger Williams Park Zoo

Award Name

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund

Deadline

1-Jun

Amount

Up to $1,000

URL

http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/conservation/danforth.cfm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

funds research, education programs, training

Contact

Dr. Anne Savage, Director of Research, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02905 // Tel: (401) 785-3510 // Fax: (401) 941-3988 // Email: asavage@brownvm.brown.edu

 

 

Organization

Rotary Foundation

Award Name

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships 

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Up to $25,000

URL

http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/
amb_scho/prospect/award/type.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

Awards are given for one academic year (usually nine months) of study abroad, not necessarily toward a degree, in any country which has a Rotary club. Applicants must have completed two years of university or college course work or have been employed in a

Contact

Scholarships Program, One Rotary Center, Evanston, IL  60201-3698 // Tel: (847) 866-3000 // Fax: (847) 328-8554

 

 

Organization

Royal Geographic Society

Award Name

(many different grants)

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Varies

URL

http://www.rgs.org/category.php?Page=maingrants

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation

Award Name

Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation

Deadline

Jan, Jul

Amount

Up to $5,000

URL

http://www.rufford.org/rsg/index.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Application from non first world areas are strongly encouraged; grants are not normally offered in response to applications for funding for attending conferences and seminars, nor for academic research projects or purely data gathering expeditions.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Sigma Delta Epsilon / Graduate Women in Science, Inc.

Award Name

(several fellowships and a travel grant are available)

Deadline

15-Jan

Amount

Up to $4,000

URL

http://www.gwis.org/grants/default.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

Must be a member of SDE

Contact

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, National Headquarters, P.O. Box 19947, San Diego, CA 92159 // Tel: (515) 239-8200

 

 

Organization

Sigma Xi

Award Name

Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Deadline

15 Mar, 15 Oct

Amount

Up to $1,000

URL

http://sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

Travel

Other

Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships

Award Name

(several fellowships available)

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Up to $20,000 per year

URL

http://www.si.edu/ofg

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Types of fellowships:

Contact

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short-term Fellowships; Andrew W. Mellon STRI-OTS Exploration Awards; Graduate Student Fellowships - These fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Applicants must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, must have completed at least one semester, and must not yet have been advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program.; Predoctoral Fellowships - These fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months. Applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. In addition, candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct their doctoral research at the Smithsonian.

 

 

Organization

Timmissartok Foundation

Award Name

Grants for Adventure

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Small

URL

http://www.timmissartok.com/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Open to: Individuals seeking adventure in foreign lands - all nationalities, all ages. Application: Apply anytime. We read all applications. We cannot reply to every email. Recipients posted on January 30th each year.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Travel Foundation, The

Award Name

Grants for Sustainable Tourism

Deadline

02 Feb (expression of interest)

Amount

?

URL

http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/
01_takingaction_future_p.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Travel Foundation aims to help the tourism industry manage tourism more sustainably so that it makes a greater contribution to communities, the environment and to the economy in destination countries. This will be achieved through: developing research, demonstration projects and practical tools to guide best practice; and raising awareness of the issues and promoting the benefits of sustainable tourism with consumers, industry and government.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

US Department of Education

Award Name

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

Deadline

14-Nov

Amount

Stipend $30,000; tuition $11,822

URL

http://www.ed.gov/programs/gaann/index.html

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Stipend / Tuition

Other

This program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need. The areas of national need include biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, geological and related sciences, mathematics, nursing, and physics.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

US Department of the Interior

Award Name

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program

Deadline

3-May

Amount

$80,000

URL

http://www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

Americas / Caribbean

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program aims to develop the next generation of scientist working in the fields of conservation, environmental science, and park management. It is these scientists who will learn, discover, invent, and create solutions to preserve the National Park System in the 21th century. Fellowship is open to US citizens only. Funds may not be used for travel.

Contact

Dr. Gary E. Machlis, National Park Service, Washington, DC  20240 // Tel: (202) 208-5391 // Email: gmachlis@uidaho.edu

 

 

Organization

US Fish & Wildlife Service, Division of International Conservation

Award Name

Wildlife Without Borders – Latin America & The Caribbean

Deadline

N/A

Amount

up to $50,000

URL

http://www.fws.gov/international/rfps/LA&CRFP.pdf

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

Americas / Caribbean

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

Projects that address the management of fish, plant, and wildlife resources in the Western Hemisphere. Proposals may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed on an on-going basis. However, applicants are encouraged to submit proposals between September and December, as the majority of grants are awarded between December and June each year. Based on funding availability, proposals received late in the fiscal year (between June and August) may not be considered for funding until the start of the next fiscal year (which begins October 1).

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Award Name

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Deadline

01 May, 01 Nov

Amount

Up to $25,000

URL

http://www.wennergren.org/programsirg.asp

Taxonomic Focus

Primate

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Whitley Fund for Nature

Award Name

Whitley Award

Deadline

31-Oct

Amount

£30,000

URL

http://www.whitley-award.org/application_process.php

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

Open to non-US citizens

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

 

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society

Award Name

Research Fellowship Program

Deadline

01 Mar, 01 Sep

Amount

Up to $25,000

URL

www.wcs.org/rfp

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

Conservation

Other

Requires a conservation focus; designed to support individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wildlife habitat and that are based on sound and innovative conservation science. In addition, the RFP aims to build capacity for the next generation of conservationists. Most of the grantees are professional conservationists from the country of research and/or post-graduates pursuing a higher degree.

Contact

 

 

 

Organization

Wildlife Trust

Award Name

Biodiversity, Ecology and Health Fund

Deadline

15-Nov

Amount

~ $8,000

URL

http://www.wildlifetrust.org/enter.cgi?p=programs.htm

Taxonomic Focus

 

Regional Focus

 

Target Applicants

 

Funding Allowed For…

 

Other

projects normally focus on research aimed at improving wildlife conservation science, conservation medicine, natural resources management, or public environmental policies by local scientists working full-time in the country in which the project takes place.  Wildlife Trust’s BEHF Program does not fund: 1) administrative overhead or unrestricted operating support; 2) salaries (daily field expenses are funded); 3) tuition; and 4) attendance at conferences.

Contact