Research Grants

Application Deadline:  15 March 2019

The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applicants 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 provide included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the United States, North America, or the Western hemisphere also may be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.

Applicants should submit a resume of their banding and ornithological background, the project plan including the significance of the study site, and a budget. No formal application forms are necessary, but we ask that all applications be submitted electronically.  Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document, with the following naming convention:  Lastname_Firstname_EBBA2019.

Grant requests must be received by 15 March, and award announcements will be made no later than April 30.

Grantees strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA, and are asked to submit a summary of their work at the end of the year, or present at least part of their study at the annual EBBA meeting. Travel grants for this purpose are available.

Send applications and/or inquiries by 15 March 2019 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.  A list of recent grantees can be found on the EBBA website.