WHO CAN APPLY?
Delta will consider research proposals submitted by any student currently enrolled in a recognized graduate school program. Delta may occasionally consider proposals from individuals that have not yet been accepted into a graduate program provided that a letter accompanies these proposals from the student’s prospective supervisor indicating that acceptance into a formal graduate program is forthcoming. Delta does not fund amateur, post-doctoral, or faculty research, although research facilities are sometimes made available provided that research objectives are consistent and compatible with Delta’s overall mission.
WHAT SORT OF STUDIES WILL DELTA SUPPORT?
Delta will consider research proposals addressing any aspect of the ecology or management of North American waterfowl and wetlands resources. The Delta Waterfowl Foundation is acutely concerned with the status of North American duck populations; hence, studies designed to address significant waterfowl or wetland conservation problems will be given highest priority. In addition, studies that attempt to test fundamental ecological or evolutionary hypotheses pertaining to waterfowl or wetlands are strongly encouraged. Delta also has a long history of supporting studies on non-game wildlife associated with prairie and wetland ecosystems. A new arena for Delta is socioeconomic and policy-related studies on issues that affect the conservation of waterfowl or prairie and wetland habitats.
If in doubt about whether a research topic is appropriate for Delta funding, please consult first with Delta’s Scientific Director