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Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study

Name: Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study
Bird-specific?: No
Website: http://www.wgnss.org/bo-koster-grant.html
Organization: Webster Groves Nature Study Society
Award Amount: up to $2000
Eligible Recipients: Undergraduate Students, Masters Students, Doctoral Students
Purpose: Research
Location of Research / Travel / Meeting Etc.: North America
Annual Application Deadline(s): February

The Webster Groves Nature Study Society is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study, an annual award to support the fieldwork of a college student in natural history. Eligible students are those registered for graduate or undergraduate degrees from accredited universities in Missouri and Illinois.


Bo Koster was an avid birder and a researcher in diabetes. Students planning field work in such areas as ornithology, systematics of plants or animals, entomology, forestry, ecology, behavior, population genetics, conservation, biogeography, or those desiring to attend a field station to take formal course work in such areas are invited to apply for the competitive grant.


The amount to be awarded will be up to $2,000. The award will be made to the applicant’s institution which is expected to establish and monitor a fund as appropriate to curate the stipend. The funds may carry over beyond the year of award if such is to the benefit of the awardee’s research. The Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study will not pay overhead to any institution.