The Latin American Bergstrom award applications are due July 15. For more information follow this link:
Those of you who are not AFO members and are Latin American residents can apply to the Bergstrom award and at the same time complete an application form for the sponsored Neotropical Membership. For those of you who don't know about this program: AFO has a number of sponsored (free) memberships available for Latin American residents. These are one-year memberships. AFO members can apply to the research awards , purchase mist-nets and banding supplies with 10% discount through our website, apply for travel grants to the annual conference, etc.
For application instructions for 2016 follow this link:
E. Alexander Bergstrom (1919-1973) was Vice-President of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association (now the Association of Field Ornithologists) and the Editor of Bird-Banding (now the Journal of Field Ornithology) for 21 years. These awards honor his memory and dedication to bird research. The purpose of the award is to promote field studies of birds by helping to support a specific research or analysis project. In judging among proposals of equal quality, special consideration will be given to those that: 1) focus on avian life history, 2) use data collected all or in part by non-professionals and/or 3) employ banding or other marking techniques. Research in both the U.S./Canada and Latin America is supported.
If possible, awardees, especially those receiving Domestic awards, are expected to present the results of their research at an annual meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists. All awardees are also encouraged to consider publishing some of their findings in the Journal of Field Ornithology.