E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award - US/Canada

Association of Field Ornithologists

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Unaffiliated Researcher Masters Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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About this funder:



E. Alexander Bergstrom (1919-1973) was Vice-President of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association (now the Association of Field Ornithologists) and the Editor of Bird-Banding (now the Journal of Field Ornithology) for 21 years. These awards honor his memory and dedication to bird research. The purpose of the award is to promote field studies of birds by helping to support a specific research or analysis project. 

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


  • The applicant and/or their primary research supervisor must be a member of the Association of Field Ornithologists prior to the application deadline. 
  • U.S./Canada awards are aimed at people beginning their research or those with limited or no access to major funding.
    • They are restricted to non-professionals, undergraduates, and Masters degree candidates working in the United States or Canada.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Special consideration will be given to those that:
    • Focus on avian life history
    • Use data collected all or in part by non-professionals
    • Employ banding or other marking techniques. 


  • Ph.D. students studying at U.S. and Canadian institutions, regardless of their nationality or geographic region of investigation, are NOT eligible to receive a Bergstrom Research Award.