Deadline: 15 September 2016
The Neotropical Ornithological Society is currently inviting applications for its François Vuilleumier Fund Grants with an aim to provide one or more awards per year for thesis studies of Neotropical birds conducted by graduate students from any country in Latin America and the Caribbean (the “Neotropical Region” as broadly defined by the Neotropical Ornithological Society).
The funds are provided to assist thesis research by students enrolled in an institution in the Neotropics who have little or no access to funds within their country or at their institution.
Awards will be competitive and are expected to be approximately US$ 1000.
- François Vuilleumier funds are expected to be used for thesis research-related expenses including equipment, supplies, travel and living expenses related to field work, etc.
- Grant monies will not cover salaries, stipends, travel to meetings, routine living expenses, overhead or indirect costs to the educational institution.
- Students from Latin America and the Caribbean enrolled in a graduate degree program (Masters or Ph.D.) at an institution in the Neotropical Region are eligible to apply.
- Students must be members of the Neotropical Ornithological Society at the time of their application.
- Students enrolled in institutions from outside the region are ineligible for funding. Neither Bachelor nor Post-doctoral students will be funded.
How to Apply
- Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
- Application should include cover page, proposal (as summarized below), Curriculum vitae (2-4 pages maximum length), and two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the major advisor.
- Applications are to be sent via email only (preferably as a single PDF file) given on the website.
Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Uruguay, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
For more information, please visit François Vuilleumier Fund Grants.