Chapman Grants

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund of the American Museum of Natural History was set up by Ms. Elsie M. B. Naumburg in memory of Dr. Chapman, a long-term Chairman of the Department of Ornithology at the Museum. Grants for research in several aspects of ornithology are supported by the Fund.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are available only for research in ornithology.
  • Grants are available for advanced graduate students (and occasionally to Postgraduate researchers) for expenses associated with their research.
  • Awards are for one year.


  • Priority for funding is given to grants investigating fundamental questions in evolutionary ornithological science 


  • The following are NOT supported:
    • permanent equipment,
    • salary for principal investigator,
    • overhead,
    • conference or meeting costs,
    • salary, expenses or travel for a field assistant.
  • Wildlife management and other applied proposals are rarely funded.