Herpetological Research Funding Sources

Compiled by Jeremy Hawk
Please send corrections, additions, or comments to: Chuck Peterson petechar@isu.edu
Funding Source Description Address(es) Deadlines Amounts Previous Results Comments
American Museum of Natural History - Theodore Roosevelt Fund Research on North American fauna, except birds. Office of Grants and Fellowships Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192 http://research.amnh.org/grants/index.html 15-Feb $200-1,000 avg. $700 Jeremy E. Hawk $900 (1998) Michael E. Dorcas $662 Vincent A. Cobb $630 (1991) Scott Grothe $500 (1991) usually allowed a maximum of two awards
ASIH Gaige Fund support herpetologists for museum or laboratory study, travel, field work or other activities enhancing the field of herpetology. Gaige Award chairperson: Steve Reilly Department of Biological Sciences Ohio University Athens Ohio 54701 http://www.utexas.edu/depts/asih/awards/gaige2.html Phone: (614) 593-0424 fax: (614) 593-0300  01-Mar $400-1000 Michael E. Dorcas $250 Raymond J. Clark $500 (1992) Vincent A Cobb - $385 (1990) two letters of recommendation must accompany application and awards are typically under $500.
Chicago Herpetological Society Grants awarded for Illinois herpetology, undergraduate and graduate Student research in herpetology, field studies in herpetology, conservation, captive management, husbandry and propogation Chicago Herpetological Society Grants Program 2060 N. Clark Street Chicago IL 60614 http://www.chicagoherp.org/grants/rules.html  to be determined by committee cannot exceed $500 Michael E. Dorcas $496 Must be a member of the Chicago Herpetological society. Recipients are encouraged to submit report to CHS bulletin or present results at a CHS meeting
Environmental Defense Fund Projects funded are those of substantive interest to EDF. Research topic may be related to climate change, toxic chemicals, wetlands, marine ecosystems, enviromental economics etc.  Enviromnetal Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 
Fax: (212) 505-2375 
May 3, 1999 -- proposals due May 17, 1999 -- award decisions made maximum of $15,000 N/A Costs not covered by grant include equipment, overhead, indirect costs.
Environmental Science and Research Foundation / Department of Energy            
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Nongame Wildlife Projects            
Idaho Herpetological Society       ~ $200    
ISU - Department of Biological Sciences   Contact Jay Anderson ? ~ $400   only awarded if researcher has no other source of funding.
ISU - Graduate Research and Scholarship Committee Grant for equipment, expendable supplies, computer time, food, lodging and transportation, or other legitimate expenses incurred by the investigator. Office of Research Fine Arts Building, Room 205 236-2179 17-Mar up to $1,000 avg. $500 Jeremy E. Hawk $636 (spring 1998) Raymond J. Clark $442 (1991) Vincent A. Cobb $280 (1990) May need to submit a proposal to the animal welfare committee
Mazama Research Grants Gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human impacts on these topics. Mazamas Research Committee 909 NW 19th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209 Standard Research Grant Jan 30 Advanced Research Grant Jan 30 Travel Scholarship Jan 15-June 15 Graduate Student Research Stipend Jan 15- June 15 Std. Grant ( four grants funded total $8,000) adv. Grant (one proposal funded up to $5,000) travel scholarship ($1,000 available) graduate stipend ($500)    
National Park Service            
National Resources Conservation Service            
National Science Foundation - Dissertation Improvement Grants Proposals whose focus falls within the scope of the ecology, ecosystems, systematics, population biology, animal physiology, and enviromental physiology are eligible. National Science Foundation - PPU Announcement No. 98 - 151 4201 Wilson Boulevard Room P60 Arlington VA 22230  
Third Friday in November $3000 to $10,000 Michael E. Dorcas ~$8000 Student must have advanced to a candidacy for a Ph.D. degree to be eligible to submit a proposal
Northwest Science Awards provided to help students complete research projects in the basic and applied sciences and social sciences. Dr. Ross Black Deparment of Biology MS-72 Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington 99004 Phone: 509-359-4815; Fax: 509-359-6876 email: R Black @ewu.edu http://ewub432a.ewu.edu/csmt/nwsci/studentresearch.htm February maximum $500 Michael E. Dorcas $300 Applicants must be members of Northwest Science.
Sigma Xi - Grants-in-Aid of Research Research awards are made to support scientific investigation in any field. Committee on Gants-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi Headquarters 99 Alexander Drive - Box 13975 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  
Charlie Nash (nash@indigo.usdavis,edu) 752-0961
May 1, Feb 1, Nov 1 up to $1,000 typically ~$600 David S Pilliod $705 Michael E. Dorcas $350 Not allowed to request a third award
SSAR - Grants in herpetology Grants available for research in Conservation of Amphibians and/or Reptiles, Field Research, and Laboratory Research. Funding for travel expenses also available. Joseph R. Mendelson III, Chair SSAR Grants-in-Herpetology Department of Biology Utah State University Logan, Utah 84322-5305 Phone: (435) 797-2097 Fax: (435) 797-1575 email: sapo@biology.usu.edu  
Postmarked by December 31, 1999 $500    All applicants must be members of SSAR except for those applying for support for regional herpetological projects, or those applying in the International category.
University of Wyoming / National Park Service Research Center Funding limited to University of Wyoming Faculty or out-of-state researchers conducting their studies in the GYE. Director UW - NPS Research Station Box 3166 University Station Laramie, WY 82071 February 12, 1999 -- last day proposals accepted April 9, 1999 -- acceptance/denial notification $5,000  Jeremy Hawk $3000 (1997) Debra Patla $4000 (1993) Must submit a final report by April 16 the following year.

Last Updated on 10/27/1999
By Charles R. Peterson
Email: petechar@isu.edu