The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applicants to apply for grant awards to be used toward research using banding techniques and/or bird banding data. Applicants should submit a resume of their banding and ornithological background, the project plan including the significance of the study and a budget. No formal application forms are necessary, however three copies of each application are required if you submit hard copy, (electronic submissions are preferred).
Grant requests must be received by March 15 each year and award announcements are made no later than April 30.
There are one to five grants for up to $1000 each. Priority is given to research being conducted on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province included in EBBA territory. Projects that are planned for other portions of the United States, Canada, or the Western hemisphere also may be considered. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.
Grantees 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- please see the EBBA Travel Award Guidelines and EBBA Travel Award Application for travel grants. Grantees are strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA.
A list of recently awarded grants can be found here.