The purpose of the Alabama Ornithological Society’s Dan C. Holliman Research Fund is to provide small grants in support of scientific research projects of an ornithological nature that are clearly applicable to Alabama birds. Priority is given to projects involving natural history or field biology involving ornithological research, or environmental issues that impact birds, and those performed in Alabama or by individuals or institutions affiliated with Alabama. Preference is also given to graduate students (outstanding undergraduates may also apply) or others not having access to normal mainstream funding. Applicants are welcome to discuss the general suitability of a potential project with the chairman (see below) before submission. Grants will be offered as single awards in amounts usually ranging up to $1,000, and are intended as seed-money to help initiate larger projects, or to facilitate applications to major funding agencies. Two awards are anticipated, depending on the merit of proposals received. Applications will be considered competitively, and decisions on funding made within 2-3 months.