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  • EBBA Memorial Research Awards

    Melanie Colón

    The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applications for grant awards to be used toward research using banding or other avian marking techniques. From one to five grants of up to $1000 each will be awarded with priority given to research being conducted on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province included in EBBA territory. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.

    Applicants should submit a proposal that includes a clear research question, a project plan, a discussion of the ornithological significance of the study, a budget, and a CV.   Detailed information on application format and content is available on the EBBA website.  Applications that do not meet the guidelines will be rejected.

    Applications are typically due by February or March 15th of each year, with award announcements made no later than May 1.

    Grantees are asked to provide EBBA with an interim progress report and a final summary, and they are encouraged to present at least a part of the study at an annual EBBA meeting.  Travel Grants for this purpose are available. Grantees are strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA.  A list of recent grantees can be found on the EBBA website.

    Inquiries and questions can be sent to Andrea Patterson.

    Over 50 years ago EBBA established a Memorial Fund in memory of deceased members with income from the fund to be used to support student research in the field of ornithology using bird banding.  The Fund consists of memorial contributions, dues from Life Memberships and other contributions members may make.

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