Paul Jorgensen Bird Research Grant

Anza-Borrego Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Dec 2, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: California

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



The mission of Anza-Borrego Foundation is to protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Anza-Borrego Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We exist to ensure that individuals, corporations and governments value our desert for all of its unique characteristics. That’s why we don’t just advocate for and protect land, we approach conservation as a strategic process that leads to a greater understanding of and appreciation for California’s dwindling wilderness.

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is pleased to announce a competitive grant program to assist undergraduate and graduate students conducting field studies in ornithology within the Colorado Desert and Peninsular Ranges of southern California. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded annually to assist college students with costs associated with field work related to bird research. This grant is given in memory of Paul D. Jorgensen as a fitting way to carry on his passion and legacy.

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


  • Applicant eligibility:
    • Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must obtain all necessary permits prior to conducting their field research
  • Cost eligibility:
    • Equipment
    • Supplies
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Lodging
    • Other


  •  Research within State Parks of the region will receive special consideration in the award process:
    • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    • Palomar Mountain State Park
    • Picacho State Recreation Area
    • Salton Sea State Recreation Area
    • Indio Hills Palms


  • Cost ineligibility:
    • Salary
    • Conferences and travel to them
    • Computers
    • Major equipment (over $500)