Chapman Collection Study Grants

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: New York

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. 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.

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  • Collection Study Grants are awarded, competitively, to avian systematists without other funds who wish to perform research on the specimens in the Ornithological Collections of the American Museum of Natural History.
  • Awards are made in partial support of travel and subsistence while visiting the Museum. 
  • Projects of four days or longer are encouraged.


  • This program is not available to investigators within daily commuting range of the American Museum of Natural History.