Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant

Sea & Sage Audubon Society

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 6, 2021

Grant amount: US $250 - US $2,500

Fields of work: Ecology Ornithology

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, High School Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Counties in California: Imperial County, Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant 

The Science Committee solicits grant proposals for small projects or pieces of projects, typically for amounts of up to about $2500. Sea and Sage Audubon has funding for these projects, and is seeking suitable grant proposals from all sources. Typically, such projects are associated with local universities or junior colleges, though we'd consider a grant proposal from any source. We have a team of science experts ready to review the grant proposals and select from the worthiest among them, and this advisory team includes scientists of the highest caliber to be found in Orange County.


The objective of the Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant is to advance ecological research, particularly research related to avian species and the natural communities upon which they depend, by providing funds or supplies to support research activities benefitting native species and habitats in Southern California.


The size of the grant will vary between $250 and $2,500. The amount dispersed to each recipient will vary based on the number of proposals, the quality of proposals received, and the contribution of the proposed work to ecological research.

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


  • Recipients of a Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant will be eligible to apply for funds to continue the work in subsequent years, but will be required to submit a renewal application each year. 
  • Most grants are to be awarded to graduate students, but awards may be made to outstanding undergraduates or high school students. 


  • Preference will be given to research projects related to avian species and habitats in Southern California. However, other ecological research projects whose results would be applicable to habitat issues in Southern California or general ecology will also be considered. 


This page was last reviewed April 07, 2020 and last updated April 07, 2020