Chapman Grants

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

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

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020

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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About this funder:



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. A Committee composed of Curators in the Ornithology Department at the Museum, along with the Museum's Richard Gilder Graduate School and other representatives of the Museum and non-Museum communities, handles the administration of the Fund and the grants.

Chapman Grants

Modest short-term awards for research in ornithology are available to advanced graduate students (and occasionally to post-graduate researchers) for expenses associated with their research. These awards are highly competitive (recent success rates are approximately 30 percent; they average approximately $1,000, but occasionally are as large as $2,000-$3,000.

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


  • Salaries and stipends are not funded.
  • Wildlife management and other applied proposals are rarely funded.