Research Awards


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 site, 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 with award announcements 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, North America, 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 in addition to the Memorial grant for the research, also grantees are encouraged to become members of EBBA.

                              Send applications and/or inquiries to:  Memorial Grants Chairperson
                                                                                              Elizabeth W. Brooks
                                                                                              5540 Jericho Hill Road
                                                                                              Alfred Station, NY 14803

Summary of Awards click here: AWARDS

                                     EBBA Memorial Fund

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.

 Many grants from this Fund have been made to worthwhile students through the years. Student interest in applying for an EBBA Memorial Grant has grown to record levels.  This past year there was a record 27 applications for which EBBA made three grants.  We need more funding to support this worthwhile effort.

 If you would like to support EBBA’s quest for supporting more student research in ornithology, please consider a tax-deductible contribution or bequest to either the Memorial Fund or to next year’s budget for 2013 awards by contacting EBBA’s treasurer,

Don & Elaine Mease



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