Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center offers up to $5,000 in grants each year to support biological research at and beyond our preserve in New Fairfield, Connecticut. The maximum amount awarded to a single project is $2,500. All areas of field biology are eligible, but those with a conservation application are the most competitive. Great Hollow Nature Preserve may be the only study site or may be one of multiple study sites used in the research. Applicants may be students or professionals of any age and career stage, but they must be affiliated with an educational institution or other non-profit organization. The grants may be used for field assistant wages or direct expenses such as field and lab equipment and supplies. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their novelty, scientific merit, soundness of the methodology, and ability to contribute significant new information to the published literature on the subject.
Great Hollow has all of the facilities of a biological field station, including short-term housing, which may be available to awardees during their field season(s). Please note in your application if you would like to be considered for housing.
Applications are due March 1st and awardees are announced by April 1st of each year. To apply, please provide a brief cover letter, C.V., and a proposal of no more than 3 pages single spaced (not including references) that includes the project need, research question(s), methods, predicted results, detailed budget and other sources of funding, and the expected contribution of the study to the relevant field. Email applications as a single PDF document to email@example.com with “GRANT APPLICATION_[Last Name]” in the subject line.