The Wilson Society's most prestigious award is available to all ornithologists, although graduate students and young professionals are preferred. Any avian research is eligible. Up to two awards of $2500 are given annually.
General Eligibility Rules and Requirements
- Applicants may be a citizen of any country.
- Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is encouraged, but not required (except for the Wilson Undergraduate Mentoring Awards, for which the faculty Mentor must be an active member of the Society)
- Applicants may be of any age.
- Generally, any avian research is eligible (but see Stewart and Hall Award restrictions, above), conducted anywhere in the world.
- Grant monies are expected to be used for equipment, supplies, travel, and living expenses. Salaries for applicant and field assistants should not be included; however, stipends that cover only basic living expenses are allowed.
- Individuals are limited to one award per degree program or project.
- Applicants may apply for more than one award. A separate application packet is required for each award.
Grant winners are announced at the banquet during the annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society. Winners (if not present at the meeting) will be notified within two weeks of annual meeting. A list of winners will be posted on this website within two weeks of the annual meeting.