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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants wants to Sponsor your Research

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Applicants proposing to conduct research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna - terrestrial and freshwater (rivers, lakes, streams), extant or fossil - are invited to apply to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund. North America includes everything north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean.

These awards are intended principally to assist early career scientists -- advanced predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers -- although there are no formal educational restrictions to apply. Awards cover support for field work, including transportation, subsistence in the field or at a research station, and expendable supplies. Grants may be obtained for travel and living expenses to cover investigations at any location in North America, including trips to New York City to study the collections in AMNH or for work at any of the Museum’s field stations1 . In general, grants will not be made to cover salaries; the purchase of permanent research equipment (such as computers, software, and microscopes); overhead, conference or meeting costs; or expenses or salary for a field assistant.

The grants are meant to act as seed money for new researchers, and generally amount to between $1000 and $3,500; $3,500 is the maximum allowable request. The grant may be spent between July 1 of the application year and June 30 of the following year, and must be fully expended during that period. At the end of the project we require a 1-2 page report.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants wants to Sponsor your Research