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SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR GRAD STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS

The following is a list of potential sources of funding for grad students and post-docs. Some of these sources might be appropriate if your advisor is the actual applicant.
The orginal list was compiled by Dr. Rosemary Knapp but is periodically updated. Send corrections and additions to Matt Lattanzio
 

LOCAL FUNDING SOURCES

OU DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY (or related units)
Adams Memorial Scholarships in Biology
    Summer support for graduate students
    Award: variable
    Deadline: Spring
Sutton Scholarship for Avian Research
    Supports research on birds
    Award:
    Deadline: Spring (see Dr. Gary Schnell, SNOMNH)
 

OU GRADUATE STUDENT SENATE
http://gss.ou.edu//wm/grants/home.html
Conference and Creative Exhibition Grants
    Designed to encourage graduate students to attend professional and graduate conferences and creative exhibitions
    Award: up to $250
    Deadline: Fall (November 15) and Spring
Research Grants
    Supports research and creative activities of graduate students at the University of Oklahoma
    Award: up to $250
    Deadline: Fall (November 15) and Spring
 

OU GRADUATE COLLEGE
http://gradweb.ou.edu/docs/funding/index.htm
Fellowships, Travel and Research Grants, Tuition Waivers, Financial Aid, and other sources of funding
   See web page for specific information for each type of funding source
 

OU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
http?//casweb.ou.edu/home/students/scholarships/scholarships.html
Graduate students are eligible to apply for the following CAS scholarships:
   Ruby Brakebill Scholarship
   Corinne Price Scholarship
   G.W. and Vera Dobbs Pullin and Charles A. & Janice Pullin Drake Scholarship
   Second Century Scholarship
   Robert E. and Mary B. Sturgis Scholarship
   Marvin D. and Barbara L. Jirous Sonic Scholarship
   See web page for specific information for each type of funding source
   
Award: up to $1,500
   Deadline: Februrary 1

OU BIOLOGICAL STATION
http://www.ou.edu/uobs/scholarships_fellowships.htm
Summer research fellow program
  The University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS) will offer one $2500 fellowship for graduate-level (i.e. either M.S. or Ph.D-level) summer research. Research should be based at UOBS, housing is free.

OKLAHOMA CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Contact information for 2001:
Dr. Jay Farber, Dept. Physiology OUHSC  Jay-Farber@ouhsc.edu
Travel Awards
    Supports student-presented neuroscience-related research
    Award:  travel assistance to a national or international meeting
    Deadline: Fall (October) and Spring (early April)
 

NATIONAL FUNDING SOURCES

GRANTSTNET
http://www.grantsnet.org/
Large website hosted by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and AAAS
 

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
http://www.ukans.edu/~ssar/int_grt.html
List of grants compiled by SSAR but not exclusive to students in herpetology.
 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
www.aauw.org
Dissertation Fellowship
     Stipend to assist American women in final year of doctoral work in any field.
     Stipend = $20,000
     Deadline: 15 November. Application materials available 1 August
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
     Stipend = $30,000
     Deadline: 15 November. Application materials available 1 August
Career Development Grants
     Support women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
    Grant award: $2,000-$8,000
    Deadline: 15 December.  Applications available 1 August
    Grant year: 1 July - 30 June
 

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
http://research.amnh.org/grants/index.html
Collection Study Grants
     Supports predoctoral and recent postdoctoral investigators for study in vertebrate biology and anthropology collections. Applications require prior inquiry to collections manager.
     Award: $500-1500 for travel and subsistence
     Deadline: variable depending on department (taxonomic group)
Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund
     Supports ornithological research anywhere in the world
     Award: range from $200 - $1000
     Deadline: Jan 15
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund
     Supports research on North American vertebrates, except birds
     Award: range from $200 - $1000
     Deadline: Feb 15
Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research
     Supports projects dealing with systematics, evolution, ecology and field-oriented behavioral studies of marine animals
     Award: range from $200 - $1000
     Deadline: March 15
 

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION
http://www.aou.org/
Several different funds that support student members of the American Ornithologists' Union
     Award: up to $1,800
     Deadline: February 1
List of other funding sources for research on birds:
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/Grants/index.html
 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ICHTHYOLOGISTS AND HERPETOLOGISTS
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/asih/
Applicant should be member of ASIH and enrolled for an advanced degree.
Gaige Fund Award
     Funds for herpetologists for museum or lab work, travel, or fieldwork
     Award: $500
     Deadline: March 1
Raney Fund Award
     Funds for ichthyologists for museum or lab work, travel, or fieldwork
     Award: $150 - $1000
     Deadline: March 15
 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAMMALOGISTS
http://www.mammalsociety.org   or   http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/indexgrants.asp
Grants-in-Aid
     Supports society members for any aspect of research in mammalogy, except travel to meetings.
     Award: up to $1000
     Deadline: March 1
Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship in Mammalogy and American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship in Mammalogy
    Supports society members (1 of each per year).  Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students in the United States and be engaged in research in any area of mammalogy.
     Award is approximately $3,000-3,500 and $6,000, respectively.
     Deadline: March 1
A list of potential funding sources for mammalogists: http://www.mammalsociety.org/asmgrantsrevised.html  (revised Nov 2000)
 

AMERICAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (Information not verified since 1998)
Maurice M. Alexander, Secretary
4039 Tanner Rd. RD#2
Syracuse, NY 13215
    Supports research that contributes to restoration, protection, and conservation of natural resources (including wildlife).  Favors awarding "seed" money to get larger grants.
     Award: $1000
     Deadline: July 15
 

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SOCIETY
http://www.animalbehavior.org/
ABS Student Research Grant
Supports grad students who are ABS members.
     Award: $1000 maximum
     Deadline: January 25
 

CANON NATIONAL PARKS SCIENCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
http://www.nps.gov/socialscience/waso/acts.htm
    Supported eight doctoral students in 2001 to conduct research in national parks. The 2001 competition focused on four research topics within the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences.  The research topics were of critical importance to the management of the National Park System and selected by the National Park Service.
     Award: $25,000/year for up to 3 years
     Deadline:  June 1, 2001. Winners will be announced in early August
 

ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
http://esa.sdsc.edu/opportunity.htm
List of funding and job opportunities.
Forrest Shreve Desert Research Fund
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/societies/seesa/timesen/esa2001_awards.html
     Provides money for research in hot deserts.
     Award: $1,000 - $2,000
     Deadline: July 15
 

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Entomology Awards for Graduate and Postdoctoral Students
    The Entomological Society of America awards the following:
1) Undergraduate Scholarships - one $2,000 scholarship and three $1,500
scholarships are available to students interested in entomology.
2) Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research Grant - $1,000 to a postdoctoral
member of ESA who has at least 1 year of work experience and is doing
research in the area of insect control by attractants, repellents, or
biological, thermo, or chemical controls.  Second priority is given to
students working in insect control of medical/veterinary importance.
3) Jeffery P. LaFage Graduate Student Research Award - provides up to
$2,000 for graduate student research on the biology or control of pests in
the urban environment.
4) Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Research Award - a plaque
and grant awarded to a graduate student in entomology or plant
breeding/genetics for innovative research that contributes significantly to
the knowledge of plant resistance to insects.
5) Stanley Beck Fellowship - for an undergraduate or graduate student in
entomology or related disciplines who is a member of a minority, or has a
need based on physical limitations or economic or environmental conditions.

CONTACT: Entomological Foundation, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 210, Lanham, MD 20706.
Web: http://www.entfdn.org/Request.html
Telephone: (301) 459-9082.
Mailto:melodie@entfdn.org
DEADLINE: 31 May for 1); 1 July for 2), 3), and 4); 1 September 2002 for 5).
 
 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
http://www.environmentaldefense.org/minigrants/
Environmental Science Minigrants
EDF is a nonprofit organization that funds proposals related to climate change, toxic chemicals, wetlands, water quality, and other areas.  Particularly interested in topics impacting issues of concern to local communities.
     Award: $15,000 maximum
     Letter of inquiry deadline: mid-December
 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
http://www.epa.gov/ordntrnt/ORD/htm/grantopportunity.htm
Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowshipshttp://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/fellow/
     Graduate fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study
     Award: $17,000 annual stipend, $5,000 for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees
     Deadline: mid November
 

GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE
www.gwis.org
Award restricted to members of SDE/GWIS (membership may be obtained by including $20.00 in membership dues with the fellowship/travel award application)
Eloise Gerry Fellowship Fund
     Fellowship awards for graduate research by women in biological, physical, or mathematical sciences.
     Award: $2,000-$3,000
     Deadline: Dec 1
     Applicants must be graduate students or hold PhD from recognized institution.
SDE Fellowship
     Supports predoctoral research by women in biological, physical or mathematical sciences.
     Award: $1500 - $3000
     Deadline: Dec 1
 

HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
http://www.hhmi.org/grants/graduate/
Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences
     Supports research in many areas including cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, physiology
     Award:  $15000/year for up to 5 years of support.  80 fellowships each year.
     Deadline:  mid November
 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOBIOLOGY
http://www.uiowa.edu/~isdp/index.html
NIH Travel Awards
     Supports travel to annual meeting
     Award: variable
     Deadline:  Late July (See grads in Sullivan/Wilson lab for information)

MUSEUM OF COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY
Mayr Travel Grants in Animal Systematics
    The Museum of Comparative Biology at Harvard University awards Ernst Mayr
Grants averaging $1,000 to animal systematists for short visits to museums
to undertake taxonomic research on neglected taxa. Preference is given to
studies that use the MCZ collections.

CONTACT: Director, Museum of Comparative Biology, Harvard University, 26
Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Telephone: (617) 495-2475.
Mailto: mayrlib@oeb.harvard.edu
Fax: (617) 496-6838.
Web: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/Grants/MayrGrant.html
DEADLINE: 15 April 2002.
 

NASA
http://www.earth.nasa.gov/
 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
Drug Abuse Dissertation Research
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse will award small grants (R03) to
support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in epidemiology,
prevention, treatment, services, and women and gender differences.
Investigators are encouraged to explore the possible importance of gender
differences in their chosen area of study or to explore drug abuse issues
specific to women.  Special attention will be given to proposals by
individuals from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical
and behavioral sciences.

CONTACT: William Bukoski, Office of the Director, Div. of Epidemiology,
Services, and Prevention Research, NIDA, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 5153,
M/S 9541, Bethesda, MD  20892-9541.  Telephone: (301) 402-1526.  Fax: (301)
443-2636.  Mailto:bb75h@nih.gov
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-055.html
DEADLINE: 1 June, 1 October 2002; 1 February 2003.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding.htm
Individual National Research Service Award
     These awards are available at pre- and post-doctoral levels for 1-3 years.  Supports research related to human health (interpreted somewhat broadly).  Award provides stipend in addition to about $3000 for research and travel.
     Deadlines: April 5, Aug 5, Dec 5
 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
www.nsf.gov
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants
     Proposals whose focus is ecological, evolutionary, or behavioral and proposals to develop or exploit unique instrumental, informational or computational resources for biological research are eligible.  Grants usually funded for 24 months, but flexible.
     Award: $3000 - $10,000
     Deadline: fall

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
    The NSF will support fellowship programs at academic institutions that
enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates in science, math,
engineering, and technology to serve in K-12 schools as resources
knowledgeable about content and applications within those disciplines.
Grants are awarded to academic institutions to support fellowship
activities; the institutions are responsible for selecting fellows,
partnering with school districts for placement of fellows in schools, and
providing appropriate training for fellows. Awards will range from $300,000
to $500,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. NSF 02-042.

CONTACT: Terry Woodin, Div. of Graduate Education, NSF, Rm. 907, 4201
Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292-8697.
Mailto: twoodin@nsf.gov
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02042/nsf02042.html
DEADLINE: 1 May for letters of intent; 10 June 2002 for full proposals.

SANDPIPER TECHNOLOGIES
http://peeperpeople.com/grants.html
Wildlife Biology Grants for Graduate Students
     Sandpiper Technologies awards equipment grants, equipment discount grants, and cash grants to aid graduate students in wildlife biology research. The company specializes in burrow probes, underwater and elevated cameras, and time-lapse surveillance devices. 

CONTACT: Ann Christensen, Sandpiper Technologies, 535 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, CA 95337.
Telephone: (209) 239-7460.
Fax: (209) 239-1571.
E-mail:grants@peeperpeople.com
DEADLINE: 1 December 2002.

SIGMA XI
http://www.sigmaxi.org/
Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Awards to support scientific research in any field.  Now requires that the applicant's advisor be an active (paying) member of Sigma Xi.
     Award: $1000 maximum
     Deadline: March 15, October 15
 

SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY
http://www.sicb.org/awards.php3
SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research
     Provides awards to SICB graduate student members to support research in integrative and comparative biology.  Funds purchase of supplies, travel.  May receive once during grad tenure.
     Award: $1000 maximum
     Deadline: November 15
Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Fund
     Awarded by the Division of Invertebrate Biology to advanced undergrads or beginning grad students, to provide funds for coursework or research at a marine, terrestrial, or freshwater field station.
     Award: about $700
     Deadline: Early March

SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY
Vertebrate Paleontology Fellowship
    The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annually awards a fellowship to
support research by a graduate student in vertebrate paleontology who is
within 18 months of completion of a Ph.D. The 2002 award provides $2,500.
CONTACT: Elizabeth McGee, San Jose State University, Dept. of Biological
Sciences, San Jose, CA 95192-0100. Telephone: (408) 924-5277.
Mailto:emcgee@email.sjsu.edu
Web: http://www.vertpaleo.org/awards/predoctoral.html
DEADLINE: 19 April 2002.

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
http://www.ukans.edu/~ssar
Grants-in-Herpetology
     Supports herpetological research, education, or conservation.
     Award: $500 average
     Deadline: December 31
List of international funding sources:  http://www.ukans.edu/~ssar/int_grt.html
     Foundations and organizations selected because they are open to international students and professional herpetologists
 

SMITHSONIAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER
http://www.serc.si.edu/internship/fellow.htm
Various fellowships and internships
 

SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF CHICANOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS IN SCIENCE
http://www.sacnas.org/opps.html
Employment, Fellowship, and Scholarship Opportunities for Minorities in Science
SACANAS supports Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels
 

WESTERN SOCIETY OF MALACOLOGISTS
Student Research Grants in Malacology
    The Western Society of Malacologists invites applications for grants of up
to $1,000 to support student research in malacology.  Funds are to be used
for actual research costs, which may include field and laboratory
equipment, chemicals, photographic supplies, computer time and supplies,
microscope usage fees, and research travel costs.  Applicants must be
undergraduate or graduate students whose projects are focused primarily on
the systematics, biology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, or
paleontology of marine, terrestrial, or freshwater mollusks.

CONTACT: Henry Chaney, Dept. of Invertebrate Biology, Santa Barbara Museum
of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Telephone:  (805) 682-4711, ext. 334.
Mailto:hchaney@sbnature2.org
Web: http://www.sbnature.org/wsmgrant.htm
Fax: (805) 963-9679.
DEADLINE: 1 May 2002.
 

POSTDOCS

HELEN HAY WHITNEY FOUNDATION:
http://www.hhwf.org/
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
     Supports early postdoctoral research training in all the basic biomedical sciences
     Award: $36,000+ stipend per year for up to 3 years
     Deadline: August 15

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ASSOCIATESHIPS PROGRAMS
http://national-academies.org/rap
Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs conducted on behalf of over 120 research laboratories throughout the United States representing nearly all U.S. Government agencies with research facilities.  The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D., or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory.
     Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year (3 groups).  Those postmarked by January 15, 2001 will be reviewed in February, by April 15 in June, and by August 15 in October.
 

NATIONAL PARKS ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
http://www.nationalparks.org/npf/programs/natural/fellowship.htm
Supports outstanding post-doctoral research in basic ecological sciences related to the flora of the National Parks. The program, a partnership among the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service and the Ecological Society of America, has been funded through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
 
 

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