Fall 2015: Now accepting proposals for Angus Gavin Memorial Bird Research Grant

by Michelle Saport  |   

The University of Alaska Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 Angus Gavin Memorial Bird Research Grant.

Proposals for the grant will be accepted from scientists within the university system, which includes graduate students and faculty members employed within the UA system.

Grants are intended to be used for the support of research on bird species found either permanently or seasonally in Alaska or its coastal waters, including their biology, general ecology and habitat relationships. Research designed to yield information of value in management of bird species will be given preference. This shall include aspects of management directed toward protection, maintenance or enhancement of bird populations and their habitats that may be influenced by development activities. Proposals dealing with the habitat of Alaskan bird species and its effects on such species are acceptable under the terms of the grant.

All proposals will be submitted to a review team composed of qualified professionals for selection and review.

The deadline for receipt of complete proposals, including applications, transcripts and letters of reference, shall be Nov. 24, 2015 for the 2016 field season grant. Any proposals received after the deadline will be returned unopened to the applicant. The successful recipient will be notified of the review team's decision in mid-February 2016. The review team's decision on the merits of proposals is final.

Maximum grant amount is $15,000. The committee may also fund additional grants depending on available funds and the amounts requested by applicants. Requests for smaller amounts or partial funding will be considered.

The successful recipient will agree to submit a final report, preferably in publishable form, to the University of Alaska Foundation for submission to the donor.

For proposal material, please visit the UA Foundation website.

For more information, contact Dory Straight, UA Foundation scholarship officer, at (907) 450-8030.

Creative Commons License "Fall 2015: Now accepting proposals for Angus Gavin Memorial Bird Research Grant" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
October Archive