The Burt Monroe, Jr., Avian Research Fund was established in honor of Dr. Burt L. Monroe, Jr., who was an internationally-known and respected authority on avian taxonomy and an active member of the Kentucky Ornithological Society. Dr. Monroe served as the Society's President from 1973 - 1975. KOS members, and non-members, are encouraged to support the Monroe fund, and avian research in Kentucky, through their donations. Contributions (with checks made out to The Kentucky Ornithological Society & designated for the Monroe Fund) should be sent to the KOS Treasurer (Lee McNeely, P. O. Box 463, Burlington, KY 41005).
KOS members needing funds (up to $1000) to assist them in conducting research on birds in Kentucky are invited to submit an application to the KOS Burt L. Monroe, Jr., Avian Research Fund Committee. Guidelines and an application form are available on our website (click here to see the guidelines and here for an application form you can print and submit [pdf version of form]) or can be obtained from Shawchyi Vorisek, Avian Biologist, KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 . Proposals should be submitted by January 15 of each year.