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Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in January:
American Society of Naturalists Grant, $2000, Ph.D. candidates https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#SRA
Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, $5000, South Carolina high school students accepted to a wildlife or related university major http://hamptonwildlifefund.homestead.com/scholarship.html
Holohil Grant Program, CDN$2500+shipping for transmitters, https://www.holohil.com/grant-program/
Prairie Biotic Research Small Grants, $1500, https://prairiebioticresearch.org/PBRPage.aspx?pg=8
Oregon Wildlife Foundation Grant, $5000, for conservation projects in Oregon https://www.myowf.org/grants
Seattle City Light Wildlife Research Grants, $5,000–65,000, for wildlife research in the Skagit River area and Northern Cascades http://www.seattle.gov/light/environment/wildlifegrant/
Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/
**Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.
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