The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applications for grant awards to be used toward research using banding or other avian marking techniques. Applicants should submit a complete proposal including project plan including the significance of the study and a budget, and a resume of the candidate’s banding and ornithological background.
One to five grants of up to $1000 are awarded annually. Priority is given to research conducted on species that spend at least some part of their life cycle in EBBA territory (the 17 eastern states of the US and the six eastern provinces of Canada); projects that are planned for other portions of the US, Canada or the Western hemisphere may also be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.
Grantees are asked to provide EBBA a summary of their work at the end of the year, or present at least a part of the study at an annual EBBA meeting. Travel grants for this purpose are available. Please see the EBBA Travel Award Guidelines and the EBBA Travel Award Application for more information. Grantees are strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA.
No formal application forms are necessary, and we ask that all applications be submitted electronically. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document, with the following naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_EBBA2018
Research grant requests must be received by March 15. Due to the later-than-usual timing of the 2018 annual meeting, research award announcements cannot be made until June 22, 2018. Travel grant requests must be received by May 15, and awards will be announced by June 1.
Send applications and/or inquiries to
A list of recently awarded grants can be found here.