COS: Mewaldt-King Award

Cooper Ornithological Society (COS)

Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 26, 2019 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher

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: Anywhere in the world

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Cooper Ornithological Society

COS commemorates an early western naturalist, Dr. James G. Cooper. Grounded in natural history and the application of sound science to our understanding of avian biology, the COS has grown from a small band of naturalists in 1893 to the internationally recognized scientific society it is today. Since its inception, the COS has worked to disseminate ornithological knowledge, mentor young professionals, and promote the conservation of birds and wildlife in general.

Mewaldt-King Student Research Award

This award, named in memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King, supports research in any area of ornithology that relates to the conservation of birds. Studies of species from threatened ecosystems or that reference large-scale conservation issues such as climate or landscape change are especially relevant, as are studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology of  species that are endangered, threatened, or otherwise of management concern.

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  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Student or postdoctoral researcher, or researcher without access to funds from major granting agencies
    • Students who have no prior membership may be eligible for an AOS Student Membership Award.
    • Maximum of one research award per year
    • Maximum of two research awards per lifetime
    • Typically, awards would be for an M.S. project and, later, for a Ph.D. project.
      • However, undergraduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and individuals engaged in independent research (not associated with a university) also may apply.
      • Thus, other scenarios are possible, such as an award for an undergraduate project and later for a Ph.D. project.
    • Individuals are limited to one award per degree program or project (e.g., a doctoral student can only receive one award during his/her doctoral program).

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Membership in AOS (if you are not a member, join now)