MEWALDT-KING STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS – The 24th annual Mewaldt-King Student Research Awards will be announced by the Cooper Ornithological Society at the 2016 North American Ornithological Congress in Washington, D.C. These $1,000-$2,000 awards are designated in the memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King to support Master's and Ph.D.-level research that relates to the conservation of birds. Research may be in any area of ornithology, but studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology may be particularly relevant, especially if the species is endangered, threatened, or otherwise of management concern. Studies of species from threatened ecosystems (e.g. old growth forest, wetlands) or with reference to large-scale conservation issues such as climate or landscape change are also of particular interest. For further information, instructions, and deadlines please visit: http://www.americano...-and-guidelines.
2016 AOU RESEARCH AWARDS - Information on the 2016 AOU Research Awards can be found at http://americanornit...-and-guidelines. The deadline for submission is Friday, 29 January 2016 @ noon (EST). Questions should be directed to the Chair of the AOU Research Awards Committee, BRIAN PEER (EM: BD-Peer@wiu.edu).
THE INTERNATIONAL OSPREY FOUNDATION (TIOF) ENDOWMENT FUND PROPOSAL–The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF) is seeking applications for its 27th annual grant program to support research activities of a graduate student primarily focused on osprey. However, work with other raptor species may be considered. The award recipient will be expected to provide a report of his or her research and use of the funds within one year of receiving the grant. To apply, send a project description of no more than two pages, an itemized estimate of expenses, and the name and address of the graduate supervisor. This project description and estimated budget, along with a cover letter giving whatever personal data you wish to furnish, will serve as your grant application. No further documents are required. Applications must be submitted by 31 Jan 2016 to: TIOF Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 250 Sanibel, Florida, USA 33957-0250. The grant will be awarded on 31 Mar 2016.